I was privileged enough to gain entry into Burn 2 press day today. I'm super tired right now and need to get to bed but wanted to at least get a little info. out about it. Burn 2 opens Saturday 10-19 and will run through the 27th. The theme this year is "Cargo Cult".
(A few of the pics I took during press day at Burn 2, 2013)
First I recommend just going to the Burn 2 official site (link at top) as it provides a list of builders and direct links to their exhibits. They give the history of the RL Burning Man event, as well as how Second Life became involved in this annual event. There will be many events and the exhibits are always very fun to see.
Highlights are always of course, the man, who literally gets burned at the end, and this year they have a pretty impressive temple. The Temple was built by Midori Rotaru and Zorch Voom, with scripter Cammi Hudson helping with the censer. Skye Silverweb said, " the censer will be in place starting that day, to collect the messages left for friends, loved ones, estranged ones and those gone beyond. These are filled with surprisingly powerful emotions ranging from grief to anger to discovery to love and hope, and just before the Temple is burned on the last night of the festival, these messages are read out in local chat. Incredibly spiritual - and healing - when the Burn commences." There is so much to see and do it's almost overwhelming, in a good way : ). Check it out Saturday and the following week.
It seems there are a lot of pigs around this year. I saw fun vehicles as usual, freebies, and it's always a great time hanging out, dancing and socializing with the builders and attendees at Burn 2.