BURN2 Press Day 2015: some teaser snapshots


Here are someĀ teaser snapshots from BURN2 Press Day 2015 in Second Life (16th October). I think the regions look incredible and the event organizers have done a great job this year in preparing for this huge annual event. First preview of the BURN2 2015 regions, see below! šŸ™‚

I will be posting more snapshots during the weekend on my blog and on my Flickr stream. Stay tuned! šŸ™‚

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Main Stage
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The Man
The Temple_001
The Temple
The Lamplighters_001
The Lamplighters
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Burning Man- Black Rock
Inner Child Camp
Inner Child Camp

That’s all folks for now. More soon! šŸ™‚

VWBPE 2016 details announced


Great news to hear thatĀ VWBPE 2016Ā has been confirmed for next year. The 9th annual conference will be happening from 9th-12th March 2016 in Second Life. The 2016 theme is Horizons and again the conference will be free to attend.

“The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference”.

I really enjoyed VWBPE 2015 and my favourite moment was when Ebbe Linden did his liveĀ opening keynotes speech onĀ education, Second Life and the next generation platform. There was a huge attendance this year and alot of useful information came out of the conference IĀ thought.

I hope that Ebbe Linden and more LindensĀ will be able to take part in either one or more keynote talks during VWBPE 2016. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.

Stay updated on VWBPE 2016 atĀ vwbpe.org.Ā 

BURN2 Press Day 2015, opens today at 10am – 8pm SLT


BURN2 2015 from above
BURN2 2015Ā opens to the press today!

Today marks BURN2 Press Day 2015 in Second Life and this year there will six regions to explore. At 10am SLT through until 8pm SLT members of the Second Life press will be able to get a sneak previewĀ of everything.

BURN2 Regions List (SLURLS)

BURN2 2015 theĀ Carnival of Mirrors will be opening at 12pm SLT on Saturday 17th October 2015 through until Sunday 25th October 2015 and it’s going to be incredible from start to end I think. I am most looking forward to exploring, seeing the man and the temple burns. I will be uploading snapshots and reporting my experiences on my blog. Stay tuned for that. šŸ™‚

I do think there needs to be more coverage of BURN2 from Second Life bloggers and from members of the press. It would be great to see more coverage of this event!

BURN2 Events and Times

BURN2 2015: Carnival of Mirrors will open on Saturday the 17th of October at noon SLT with a procession by the Lamplighters, beginning at their Village which is not far from the Welcome Gate where you arrive. You are all invited to explore, experience and express the joy of the Burn and revel in the music, art and colourful constructions born out of the imaginations of creative Burners. And, of course there will be fire!

The event opens with a Lamplighters procession at 12:00pm SLT on the 17th, with another at 7:00pm SLT. Additional processions will take place at noon and 7pm SLT daily through the 23rd. On the 24th there will be no processions, but the Man Burns will be at 6am, 12pm and 6pm SLT on the 24th. On the last day the Lamplighters will perform their last processions at 5am, 11am and 5pm SLT – one hour before each Temple Burn. Also on Temple Burn day, Lamplighter processions will pause along their route at Center Camp for a short Fire Dance performance before continuing the procession toward the Temple.

More information about the event can be seen via the menu at the left side of the home page here on www.burn2.org.

We invite members of the press to come and visit on Friday, the 16th of October, before the opening of this festival of fire that is an echo of Burning Man in a virtual setting, so they may pass along a teaser of what has been prepared for the celebration of the Burn. With a Press Pass you will be able to visit from 10:00am to 8:00pm SLT. BURN2 Staff and creatives will be on hand to answer questions and share information. Apply for your Press Pass! We look forward to seeing you and saying, “Welcome Home!”

Spread the word that BURN2 2015 in Second Life and let’s make this year the best yet. šŸ™‚