Historical snapshots of Burning Life & BURN2 in Second Life

Here are some of my historical snapshots of Burning Life and BURN2 in Second Life. More historical snapshots can be found here of BURN2 and here for Burning Life.

Burning Life 2009 Countdown Clock!
Burning Life 2009 regions
BURN2 Festival 2010 Begins
BURN2 Festival 2010
Day 6 at BURN2! 2010 in SL
BURN2 2010 – Welcome Gate!
BURN2 The Man 2010 burn
BURN2 2010 – The Man burn
BURN2 The Temple burn
BURN2 2010 – The Temple burn
Ready for BURN2
BURN2 2011 – Press Day
The Man at BURN2 2012
BURN2 2012 – The Man burns
BURN2 on Day 4
BURN2 2012 – Live Music Event
BURN2 2013 - Lamplighter Procession
BURN2 2013 – Lamplighter Procession
Greeting at BURN2
BURN2 2013 – Greeters!
The Casbah Stage
BURN2 2014 – The Casbah Stage
The Man
BURN2 2014 – The Man
The Temple
BURN2 2014 – The Temple
BURN2 Press Preview 2015_006
BURN2 2015 starts today!

BURN2 Press Day 2015: some teaser snapshots

Here are some 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! 🙂

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

BURN2 Press Preview 2015_005
Main Stage
The Man_005
The Man
The Temple_001
The Temple
The Lamplighters_001
The Lamplighters
BURN2 2015_001
Burning Man- Black Rock
Inner Child Camp
Inner Child Camp

That’s all folks for now. More soon! 🙂

VWBPE 2016 details announced

Great news to hear that VWBPE 2016 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 live opening keynotes speech on 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 I thought.

I hope that Ebbe Linden and more Lindens 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 at vwbpe.org

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

BURN2 2015 from above
BURN2 2015 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 preview of everything.

BURN2 Regions List (SLURLS)

BURN2 2015 the 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. 🙂

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. 🙂


2015 Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest Starts Today

2015 Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest

Today Linden Lab posted about the new 2015 Second Life Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest on the official Second Life blog that starts today. If you participate, submit your Halloween themed snapshot entries then you could win 1 of 4 amazing prizes – L$10,000, L$5,000, L$3,000, or L$1,000. The contest ends on 12th November 2015. Enter the contest here

There are many Haunted locations to visit in Second Life to take amazing snapshots for this snapshot contest. “Experience haunted attractions where ghosts, goblins and other scary surprises lurk around every dark corner”.

The blog announcement reads this…

In Second Life, every day is an opportunity to dress up, but come Halloween time, Residents step it up and take it to a whole new level of fun and creativity. If this is your first Halloween in Second Life – or even if it’s your 12th – you are in for something incredible!

All over the grid, regions decorate, put together trick-or-treat style hunts, blast some chilling tunes for your move your avatar bones to, and generally run amok in the undeniable excitement of Halloween. We couldn’t be left out of the spooky shenanigans, so there’s a few official events you won’t want to miss out on.

Along with this year’s upcoming Creepy Crawl, there’s a chance you could win one of four amazing prizes for your Halloween-themed snapshots! That’s right, take pics – enter the contest, and potentially win Linden dollars!

The 2015 Second Life Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest starts today! Head over to the contest category of the forums to read the rules and start sharing your ghoulish, glam, gorgeous, and ghastly snaps.

2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl 2015 – Call for Venues

On 6th October 2015 Linden Lab posted details about the Second Life Creepy Crawl 2015 which is worth looking at. See below for details…

This year we’re going to take inworld meetups and Halloween shenanigans and mix them together for a frightful mashup of mind-blowingly fun times. But – we need your help to make it happen.

Are you interested in hosting a stop along our Second Life Creepy Crawl? We’re looking for spots that will have music, are appropriate for general and moderate audiences, and don’t mind having a few Lindens and Residents dropping in all at once to dance and hang out for a bit.

The Creepy Crawl will be taking place on October 30th – more details to follow for those who just want to come along for the fun! But for those interested is potentially being a stop along the crawl – here’s what you should do.

How it works

  • Make sure your place is listed in the Destination Guidehere’s how to submit.
  • Hop over to this form and fill it out before October 20th – we’ll start selecting the venues after that!
  • Keep an eye out for an email and/or notecard after the 20th to let you know if your venue was selected.

My 9th rezday in Second Life is 31st October 2015. 🙂


Sign up for Strides Walk 2015 in Second Life

This year Strides Walk will be happening on Sunday 25th October 2015 starting at 12pm SLT until 8pm SLT. Everyone is welcome to attend to help make Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life. If you are interested in doing one lap or more then you can register here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

More information can be found here.