The application process has now closed this year’s BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox which will take place on 28th March until 30th March 2014 in Second Life. The names were randomly drawn from a ranger hat and here are the winning builders/artists for the Burnal Equinox 2014 – Hotter than Air event 2014.
I would like to say congratulations to all the winners selected below and good luck to all of you. I really hope the event is a success and everyone will come along to enjoy it.
The winners are…
Poster for BURN2 2014: Burnal Equinox 2014 in Second Life
The BURN2 planning team have released a brand new press release today announcing details of the upcoming BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2014. This will be the first big BURN2 event on the event calendar this year for the BURN2 community to enjoy in Second Life. Every year it’s great fun for everyone and more visitors attend the annual BURN2 events which is always a good thing.
The BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2014 starts at 12pm SLT on 28th March through to 30th March 2014. Invite friends and enjoy the 2014 playa experience.
OPENS MARCH 28TH 12PM SLT
Join us from March 28th-30th in Second Life for a totally different playa experience!
At a time far into our future, the earth has been devastated by a multitude of scourges: harsh climate change, pollution, famine, and war. The playa is one of the last inhabitable places on earth, but toxic fumes cover the ground and rise to 100 meters. The only safe living environment is above the toxic gas at ground levels as the playa’s winds help purify the air at this altitude. Passing through this toxic ground zone is possible, but long term exposure can be fatal.
One redeeming factor of the toxin is that when it is captured, placed into a balloon and mixed with the correct proportion of playa dust, it takes on the form of a very powerful, lighter-than-air gas. A single five-meter balloon can lift thousands of pounds into the air.
The gaseous concoction has been fondly named Fairy Dust. Modern manufacturing no longer exists. Everyday items are scavenged from the remains of abandoned buildings. Humans have learned to survive by creating with their own hands. They build platforms supported by balloons filled with Fairy Dust. These floating platforms are the hosts for a new civilization above the ground. The citizens of this floating city commute by building lighter than air vehicles. They are powered by whatever means can be found and lifted into the air by balloons filled with the Fairy Dust.
Every Spring the residents of this community celebrate a renewal of life. Balloons have been the savior of this city. Residents design and decorate their lifting balloons as part of the Equinox celebration. This tradition has been carried down from their ancestors from when the earth was plentiful. They celebrate this event in hopes that the earth will renew itself. They celebrate the clean air that still exists high in the clouds. They celebrate their existence on earth, as different as it might be from their ancestors. They are ALIVE!
Become a citizen of this Playa City in the Sky and celebrate Burnal Equinox by creating a build on one of our 32x32x40 floating platforms!
This is a special early post looking back at the first six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between January 2013 to June 2013 including Linden Lab announcements, popular SL news stories and big events that shaped 2013. All links below are from my blog posts during the first six months of 2013 and I’ll be publishing the final six months of 2013 post before the end of December 2013. Stay tuned for that. :)
I can’t believe it’s nearly christmas and 2014 already!
BURN2 Santalarity event in Second Life will be starting this year on Saturday 14th December 2013. The event starts at 10am SLT through to 10pm SLT and this year the theme is Ice Planet. The BURN2 sims have been transformed into an ice planet which is set in the future. It’s going to be great fun this year and celebrate once again on the wonderful playa.
It’s official that BURN2 SL 2013 is over for another year and wow it’s been great the past week on the playa. The last of the events finished last night and now everyone can rest for another year knowing that this year was a success. This year I managed to greet new visitors, dance around, explored artist builds and even capturing owl snapshots. We are now into the cool off phrase after the party.
The Press Day event was enjoyable and interesting again this year with many SL bloggers and SL media attending to get a sneak preview of the six regions. The grand opening was very popular and busy this year with hundreds of avatars exploring the regions. I’m glad there is still interest for the annual BURN2 event in Second Life after Linden Lab stopped funding it back in 2010. I do think more needs to done to get the word out to more people on the grid to let them know of this well known event. I think that OpenSim grids should think about hosting BURN2 event because that would be fun and interesting to see what they will come up with.
The Temple Burn
The good news is that the BURN2 regions will remain open until sometime between 11th-15th November 2013 when they will go offline. If you have not visited the sims yet then this is the last chance to do so.
There was a high attendance this year around the playa this year which was good to see and the live music events rocked once again. I thought the burning of Mini-Man, The Man and The Temple were very good indeed this year and different to previous years overall. The balloon trip on greeters gate road was a fun adventure this year because of the nice views you get high up looking over everything. I did notice that lag was much better this year compared with previous ones which made the experience for me better.
There are many important events happening this weekend and other exciting events happening at BURN2 2013 in Second Life which is worth attending. The biggest events to attend is the burning of The Man and The Temple events where hundreds of SL avatars will be attending on the playa to watch the show.
Every year these are very popular events at BURN2 and it’s been a tradition since the start of Burning Man inworld way back in the early days of Second Life. It’s a fantastic experience for sure and fun one each year I think. I’m sure everyone will agree that the BURN2 team do an amazing job at running the annual event each year. :D
Mark these events and times on your calendars…
The Man 2013 burn times for Saturday 26th October 2013…
Today I went along to the BURN2 greeters gate road in Deep Hole and started my 2 hour slot of welcoming new visitors to the playa which I enjoy doing every year. It’s good fun volunteering and meeting new people. This is my 5th year greeting at the BURN2 event in Second Life which just gets better every year I think. I enjoy giving out freebies and information to ensure everyone has a great experience at the BURN2 event.
i’ll be volunteering this week and next so buzz me if you see me in the owl avatar. Greeting is very important at resident supported events in Second Life overall and I’m glad that there are hundreds of people that still want to volunteer in the SL community.
As long as there is paper, people will write, secretly, in small rooms, in the hidden chambers of their minds, just as people whisper the words they are forbidden to speak aloud. — Karen Connelly "The Lizard Cage"