BURN2 2017 officially opens to the public today at 10am SLT over at the five Burning Man regions in Second Life. The event runs from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October and this year the theme is Radical Ritual. This year there will be live music, art, fire dancing and so much more to experience.
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival in real life and every year the annual event gets even more amazing. Don’t miss the Burn of The Man on Saturday 28th October and The Temple Burn on Sunday 29th October 2017.
“Welcome Home!” We say to Burners and friends! The spectacle of the year is soon to begin, infused with the theme of Radical Ritual, in which you will see interpretations of every kind.
“Reinventing ritual in our post post-modern world – disregarding assertions of belief and focus on the immediate experience of play. Play can free us to envision truths of which we have no proof or warrant, and breaks down the distinction that divides belief from make-believe. Whole-hearted, creative play induces self-surrender to experience that is beyond the scope of reasoned thought.”
The playa is filled with camps of every sort, and showing such a range of ritual expressions. Stages are erected, decorated and lighted, art cars and mutant vehicles tested across the sims. Burners from near and far are gathering and cleaning their various goggles, masks and flashlights in preparation for any sort of weather. The Lamplighters are checking their lamps, the Rangers testing their radios, and the dusty air is rich with tunes of anticipation and excitement. Performers and artists continually add more gifts and mischievously fun touches to their camps.
It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, 40’/50’s feel). New packages, new options, new pricing, new layout, new events – Christmas Showcase Collection & The Christmas Bazaar.
The theme for this year is Holiday Windows with an over all Retro setting in the streets. A new addition has been added for 2017 which is the Christmas Showcase Collection – a special area (new & exclusive creations) for designers to showcase their work (invitation only).
The 2017 Winter Breedables Faire will be featuring the One Of A Kind Breedables Auction and Breedable Auction Houses. The well known T1Radio service will be providing recorded promotional advertisements during the Expo. There will be mini auctions and a special (OOAK) auction on Sunday 10th December 2017.
Apparently all returning 2016 merchants will receive a 10% discount if you participate this year. 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to RFL of SL.
Update 7/10/17: The Basilique region is still on the grid and open to everyone. Yay! 🙂
The much loved Basilique region is set for closure on Saturday 30th September 2017 according to Canary Beck’s latest blog post. Canary has enjoyed maintaining the region for many years and is now looking for someone who wishes to keep the Basilique region alive for many years to come.
Paradise Lost was a amazing theatre production filmed in the Basilique region and over the years I have enjoyed blogging about premiers that went worldwide. The popular Linden Inworld meetups were hosted on the island in recent years where hundred’s of avatars gathered and had interesting discussions.
I personally think it would be a very huge loss to Second Life if the Basilique region closed down this month. Hopefully there is someone out there who can save the region today and make it even more amazing.
region in Second Life and will close it on September 30th, 2017. I’ve enjoyed maintaining the region and hope that you have enjoyed visiting it as well.
I have, from time to time, heard expressions of interest from several people on taking over ownership of the region. If you have a serious interest in this, then I will read any proposals I receive for the full region (non-severable) by the 23rd of September.
The full region costs USD 295.00 per month and the transfer fee is USD 100.00. I’m not looking to make extra bucks from any transactions but would be happy to transfer the region (and use of all the public buildings and furnishings) to someone who wishes to keep it alive.
If I don’t receive or accept any serious transfer proposals, I will refund any rentals monies paid by tenants beyond the 30th, on that date. I will also return all objects to tenants on that date. I will close the region shortly thereafter.
Thanks for everything,
P.S. If you wish to propose a transfer send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ideally, send me an IM, so that you remind me to check my email.
These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.
The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.
I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.
Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.
Updated stats as of 10th September 2017
Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far
On 1st January 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
Private Estates: 16, 783
Linden Owned: 7, 219
On 2nd April 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
Private Estates: 16, 586
Linden Owned: 7, 220
On 5th July 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
Private Estates: 16, 414
Linden Owned: 7, 235
** 10th September 2017 **
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
Private Estates: 16, 312
Linden Owned: 7, 225
Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281
Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification: