BURN2 Skin Burn 2019 Starts Saturday 26th October


The Burn2 Skin Burn event takes place tomorrow on Saturday 26th October 2019 in Second Life. The first burn starts at 1pm SLT and the second burn starts at 6pm SLT.

The check in opens two hours before each burn. Everyone is welcome to participate and have fun.

The Man will be burning again but this time everyone will be in their best low lag form to see it. It’s a low lag burn!.

WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We recognise that some of us may have had difficulty seeing the Man burn last Saturday – lag is a fact of life with all the partying and the range of lag generated in the sims.

Thus, we become more radically inclusive by expending a bit of communal effort and “slimming down” to just skins and system layers, It helps reduce sim lag (BURN2 sims) and also client lag (your computer’s resources and those of avatars around you).

The location will be given out via the BurningMan 2.0 group notices tomorrow and on the Burn2 blog.

Here are the full details.

Tenth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey Now Available


Tenth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey Open 

Maria Korolov has opened up the Tenth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey where everyone can vote for their favourite OpenSim grid. The survey includes the top 15 most popular OpenSim grids from the latest monthly stats report. This helps “the community improve, and help give newcomers to OpenSim some ideas for places to explore!”.

It’s strongly recommended to vote once for the OpenSim grid that you spend the most time on during the week. If you have any feedback for any OpenSim grid then this is a great opportunity to put something down. The deadline for submissions is midnight (SLT) on Sunday 27th October 2019. The results will be published on Monday 28th October 2019.


Latest OpenSim News – October 2019

OpenSim Land Area Increased This Month – Link

  • Went up by 3, 300 regions this month
  • Largest growth recorded on OSgrid which gained more than 1, 500 regions
  • Total OpenSim land area this month was the equivalent of 81, 866 standard regions.
  • The public grids also reported a total of 394, 885 registered users and 35, 716 active users.

Sixth Annual Tangle Grid Halloween Expo (continues until 19th November) – Link

Tag Marketplace Gaining Fast On Kitely’s – Link

  • Tag Grid merchants added 4, 058 new item listings, while Kitely merchants added 2, 289. 
  • Kitely is still in the lead with a total of 32, 449 different items, compared to Tag’s 21, 566.

2019 OpenSim Conference Seeks Presenters Link 

  • Visit the OSCC’s Call for Proposals page and fill out the form
  • This year’s conference will focus on visions of the future and the evolution of the platform.
  • It will take place on December 14 and 15 and will include presentations about creative, educational, technical, and experiential topics.
  • Each speaker session will be 20 minutes long.
  • The conference will also feature community-sponsored tours, an Expo, content give-aways and hypergrid exploration.

OSCC19 Conference Key Dates

  • November 3, 2019 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • November 10, 2019 – Proposal acceptance emails and with conference information.
  • November 17, 2019 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
  • November 23, 2019 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
  • December 3, 2019 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for the conference program.
  • December 14-15, 2019 – OSCC19 Conference dates!

Lab Gab Episode 5 – Halloween Special!


Here is the Halloween special episode. 

Lab Gab Episode 5 airs today from 3pm SLT/PDT over on the official Second Life YouTube channel hosted by Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden. They will be exploring some “de-frightful spots” around Second Life and sharing top Halloween themed things with some scary stories. 

Here is the full blog announcement on episode 5…

Scary movie rules state that no matter what – there must always be a sequel! Xiola and Strawberry are back this week for another chilling and thrilling episode of Lab Gab – with more frightening fun and spirited excitement!

We have some de-frightful spots to explore and need your help to make sure we survive the trials of our adventures in – The Spooky Side of Second Life Returns! 

We’ll also be sharing some of our top Halloween themed things and scary stories – there’s a ghost story in there somewhere! 

We might need to take a trip to a lovely autumnal experience after the bone-chilling venture – good thing there are so many scenic spots for us to lighten the mood and recover after our journey into maniacal madness.

Tune in to our Official YouTube Channel (or check us out on our new Mixer channel or Facebook Live! Via our Official Facebook page) to watch on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3 pm PT/SLT. 

Please spread the word about this. Thanks very much. 

The Man & The Temple Burns Weekend Schedule 2019


Event now closed!

This weekend marks the big burns of The Man and The Temple on the playa at BURN2 2019 Metamorphoses in Second Life. The event ends late on Sunday 20th October. This weekend is your last chance to visit the regions before they go for another year. 

Here is the weekend events schedule

The Man Burns

  • 12pm SLT/PDT
  • 6pm SLT/PDT

> Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burn2-%20Chrysalis/211/59/24

The Temple Burns

  • 12pm SLT/PDT
  • 6pm SLT/PDT

> Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burn2-%20Alchemy/229/48/24

It’s recommend to arrive early of these times (above) to get a good viewing point and it’s expected there may be lag due to the high volume of avatars.