As part of the kickoff there were a few key announcements:
- Burn2 2011 will begin on October 1. The aim is to have 18 sims this year (I'd better start training now).
- The theme is "Passages". Based on the theme for Burning Man 2011:
There are moments of crisis and frisson in our lives which inform us that we've somehow crossed an inner threshold and are changed. Thus moving from one state of being into an unknown other obliges us to face our innermost insecurities, and it requires faith, a willingness to leap off the ladder of ordered existence. Our theme this year invites participants to join with others in creating rites of passage.
The organizers would like the artists and camp builders to consider creating "rites of passage" for those who attend. Applications for camp sites will be available shortly.
- There is a huge opportunity to volunteer. If you'd like to build but never have - look at the "hotties" in the Department of Mutant Vehicles as a fabulous place to learn and contribute while belonging to a team of truly mad creators. If you love people in all their flawed beauty - look to the guides and greeters and linguists. The website will be announcing all of the volunteer opportunities (and there are too many for me to list) so bookmark it and check back frequently.
Burn2 is one of the few gridwide events held and it's enormous fun. More importantly it tries to include everybody and we all have the chance to get involved in something truly magical.
This weekend is one big party. There is music and insanity 24 hours a day. This afternoon the DMV races will start at 5:00 pm and I plan to be there. Start thinking about what you want to do for Burn 2 this year but go have some fun while you do. :)