Just got this on a notecard in-world (excited!)
Dear Burner Community,
As you may know, last week the Burning Man organization assumed oversight of the Burning Life festival in Second Life. This is exciting news in the evolution of our virtual event. Linden Lab has been a great partner all these years. We thank the Lab for their past sponsorship and leadership of the event.
The festival’s name has changed to BURN2, and it will be a more intimate gathering than in previous years.
What will not change is the essence, the spirit, the soul of the celebration you have known as Burning Life. BURN2 is a festival of community, art and fire. It is creativity, it is energy, it is harmony. And this year it will push the boundaries of Second Life as it never has before.
BURN2 will be held October 16 – 24, as scheduled. Our Burning Man-inspired theme is “Metropolis: Civilization in the desert.”
The Operations Team for BURN2 consists of ChatBrat Pippita, Countess Decosta, Doctor Gascoigne, EmCee Widget, JeanBaptiste Eilde, Kev Sweetwater, Ronon Carver, and M2Danger Ranger who represents the Burning Man organization.
For news updates, check out http://www.burn2.org/. This site is as barren as the BURN2 Playa at the moment, but we’re busy working behind the scenes. Land distribution starts in September. Look for news about volunteer opportunities, art submissions, and calls for performers through the BURN2 site.
Watch an interview with M2Danger Ranger here: http://treet.tv/shows/metaverse-arts/episodes/mva-31jul10
BURN2, like Burning Man, is an inclusive community where you are truly free to express yourself within the bounds of civic responsibility. We are bound not by commerce, but by a burning desire to evolve and create. This year’s smaller, leaner festival is a new beginning. It is an opportunity for you to be part of a groundbreaking movement that will only become larger, stronger, and more innovative every year.
The virtual Man burns October 23rd. Woohoo!
– BURN2 Ops Team