Burning Life 2007 Begins Today!

Last month, I blogged about this year’s Burning Life festivities. Today, Burning Life celebrates the launch of its fifth year gracing the Second Life community. Below, you’ll find important details on how you can enjoy this year’s celebration of art, music, and culture. And don’t forget to peek at the Burning Life flickr stream and pick up the complete Burning Life Camp Guide in the Burning Life (Rocco) welcome area.


Event: September 24 – October 1, 2007.
Burning the Man: Sunday, September 30, 2007.
Burning the Temple: Monday, October 1, 2007.
Land Reclaimed: Friday, October 5, 2007.


Burning Life’s 2007 theme is the Green Man, which celebrates fusing together the self-imposed disparity between human beings and the environment. For more information on the Green Man theme, visit here.


Join the group .:Burning Life:. to learn more about the event and to receive notices of upcoming activities and entertainment as the festival progresses.


Main Audio Stream Link: http://sc4.spacialnet.com:20582.


Burning Life organizers have worked tirelessly to ensure that many of the most talented entertainers in Second Life will take the stage at this year’s festival. To view the week-long schedule, visit http://burninglife.org/calendar/. To see current acts, look for the informational kiosks scattered throughout the 22 Burning Life sims and across the grid or just leisurely wind your way through the magnificent Resident-created theme camps at Burning Life to a stage.


Many Second Life Residents have met their closest friends through Burning Life, which fosters the spirit of cooperation and creativity. The group and event is open to all, and reflects shared memories, experiences, and artistic creations, which foster lasting ties between participants and more generally, the community. To celebrate Second Life’s Burning Life living history, join us!

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44 Responses to Burning Life 2007 Begins Today!

  1. ari blackthorne says:

    Cool – looking forward to it 🙂

  2. Emondrell Raymaker says:

    Is the Teen Grid getting anything like this, or have we been forgotten again? You have four handy sims off the coast of Sandbox Island; it’s not too late to convert them 😀

  3. TEEN GRID PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

  4. KMeist Hax says:

    Internet Hate Machine has already started trolling.

  5. Iridium Linden says:

    @Emondrell and Chilko- We just had a Teen Second Life party two weeks ago in response to your posts when we first announced Burning Life 2007 last month. 🙂

  6. WHAT?????

  7. Emondrell Raymaker says:

    Really? Are you referring to the end-of-summer pirate party? That was great fun for sure, but we didn’t exactly get to showcase our artistic sides at that – more like throw pies at each other and hunt giant squids 😛

    Or maybe I just missed it somehow 😦

  8. Tony says:

    Looks interesting. The 25 group limit is a pain in situations like this, I’m fully booked! Will there be information available elsewhere too?

    Nice work, I hope it all goes really well.

  9. JZ Paine says:

    Bring on the flames!

  10. Cat Gisel says:

    Tony, keep checking jira.secondlife.com. There are more than a few requests for this online.

  11. Bobo Decosta says:


    Can’t join the group. I’m subscribed to the max amount of groups and i can’t delete any of them.

  12. Iridium Linden says:

    If you can’t join the group, you can still get the complete schedule on the website! Just check out http://www.freewebs.com/burninglife2007/index.htm.

  13. Grey Marquette says:

    Is this going to be a fiasco/joke like the last Burning Life? I seem to recall a beautiful statue being censored and several artists being harassed by the organiser. 😦

  14. Nimrod yaffle says:

    Iridium: We’re sorry, the page you are looking for does not exist. Please check the URL and try again.

    Grey: That was THIS BL, the guy even started doing a dance infront of people and ignoring them when they were complaining.

  15. Broccoli Curry says:

    The website is http://www.freewebs.com/burninglife2007/index.htm – superfluous dot on the end of the URL.

    But that doesn’t matter as everything in SL is borked at present, took me 3 attempts to log in, search down, map not working, profiles not loading, can’t send money, buy anything etc.


  16. Broccoli Curry says:

    Ok its now fixed… odd… but having a look round, you do realise that the land is all set up with build and autoreturn off?

    Griefers paradise, and a dozen regions to do it in. Nice one.


  17. Troy says:

    I know its off subject but why you use freewebs? so lame. get a account with freewebtown.com. way better. lol

  18. Troy says:

    Or Run a webserver like me with all cool tools and abiltys. lol

  19. Venus Petrov says:

    @12 Iridium..oops that link goes to a ‘can’t find that page’ page…

  20. Juliet Ceres says:

    Boycot that stuff!
    Who wants to join in such a project when it’s going to be censored anyway?

    And great job Iridium for not even telling people WHERE it is. That surely helps keeping people away from it.

  21. Nexii Malthus says:

    Oh great, teen grid forgotten again.

  22. Justa Koba says:

    Burning Man > Burning Life

  23. Meghan Dench says:

    Hello, freewebs is being used as it was suitable for that time and the link on the message of the day was incorrect but thats all fixed now, and you can view the site it is working.
    The site is http://www.freewebs.com/burninglife2007/index.htm
    That is a correct URL

  24. Zaphod Kotobide says:

    I’ll just bite my tongue with regard to the negative commentary already polluting this post.. and believe me it’s difficult.

    THANK you, Iridium, and everyone else who has worked their tails off, despite a few rough spots, to make Burning Life happen. There is some great stuff out there, and it will truly be a pleasure to get out and take it all in.


  25. Jessica Veressi says:

    I went to check it out. The lag was nearly unbearable in the section I was in. Continued to get worse and worse for my friend and I until she crashed out and I just relogged to home. She came back in with the UI on her instead of clothes textures. She had to dump cache and relogg a few times before she got straightened out.

    Purely from a PR standpoint one would think an LL sponsored showcase event would feature the best running sims in SL. Sadly though that did not seem to be the case, and like so many other things that sound like neat things to go see and do my friend and I will likely not return due to our experiance there.

  26. Iridium Linden says:

    @Juliet, the event is at all 22 of the Burning Life sims! Just type Burning Life into the search field of your map and you’ll see the estate come up. Also, I checked all of the links. They worked for me!

  27. Tony says:

    Iridium there’s a full stop at the end of your link that stops it working 😉

    Thanks to Broccoli for pointing this out.

  28. Iridium Linden says:

    @Tony, if you’re talking about the link in my earlier comment, ack! Thanks for the heads up. That link and the Burning Life Festivities link in the first sentence of my post direct you to the same place. 🙂

  29. Tony says:

    Hi Iridium it was the link in your comment I meant 🙂 No wonder you wondered what everyone was talking about when the links in your original post work fine!

  30. Juliet Ceres says:

    Why not call it “Broken Life” or “Censored Life” instead?
    “Laggy Hell” would be pretty fitting, too…

  31. Bobsbag Tristan says:

    Burning Life got spam attacked round 1:00 PDT. Might have been earlier but that is when I discovered it.

  32. Juliet Ceres says:

    Would have been clever to turn off build rights for anyone (all the “art” there is set to group anyway…).
    That way that griefer attack would have not happened… but meh. Hats off to Iridium and the people who are responsible for managing this … whatever it is. You obviously don’t have a clue about how to manage things. As usual.

  33. Dusan Writer says:

    Today I brought a RL client to Burning Life who was interested in investing in the future – a future in which we express our creativity and engage with each other and our visions for something better, something different, something we believe in, but instead teleported them into the middle of a massive grief attack on Burning Life. This is the same grief attack that has been going on for weeks. The same one I have reported 8 times from 8 separate instances. My client was not only thus unconvinced that SL is a stable platform for creative expression, she was DISGUSTED. What disgusts me is that this has been going on for a considerable length of time and our friends have expressed no sense of urgency, replied to none of my tickets nor my friends, and have told mentors to no longer bring up the grief attacks as a topic for discussion.

    Well done.

  34. @Nexii
    See above posts, theres a possibility of something on TG i hears, keep your ears peeled.

  35. Dirk Felix says:

    Plagerism at it’s finest, that’s Linden Labs 😉

  36. Loki Ball says:

    Seems pretty cool when I visited except its getting slammed by particle spammers, and replicators, and animation spammers. From the sounds of it many people have filed abuse reports, and it is continuing to happen. Its going to be a griefer fest.

  37. Juliet Ceres says:

    Well of course it’s a griefer fest if you let everyone build and run scripts on the land. If they’d turn that off as well as object entry (in case they forgot it at one sim…lol) the whole thing should be somewhat bearable.

    But no, neither did they learn from the past, nor are they reading this blog and you bet they won’t actually DO anything about this although it’d take them a few minutes to deal with this.


  38. Monk Zymurgy says:

    I visited the BL sims yesterday, I managed to enjoy some of the audio on the music streams, but visually I was bombarded with some pretty gross particles. I never did understand why people troll and grief, but i guess its all part of the ‘internet experience’. Unfortunatly all the particles and anim permission requesters killed it for me. Is this gonna get sorted out, because I really do want to check out the art builds? It must be really upsetting for the organisers, and the comments here are..well..pretty harsh. To the Organisers – Good luck for the rest of the week, and I hope you figure out a neat way to stop the idiots. To the griefers – get a secondlife.

  39. I tried on many occasions to visit the burning life regions, but they were all lagging so bad i could not even move, its a shame this game is becoming so unplayable due to lag and missing inventory items and other nonsense that doesn’t seem to be being addressed, I wonder what else wont work today after the update is done.?

  40. Arahan Claveau says:

    What a depressing mess Burning Life is this year, such a waste. The spam textures and insufferable lag make it impossible to enjoy the admitedly very few decent builds there. I managed to get the name of the owner of the object spawning the textures and sent a report with snapshot but the same texture has been seen all over the grid for weeks and nothing has been done about it.

  41. Iridium Linden says:

    So just an update on the particle spamming some of you have mentioned here–Resident organizers have restricted build and object entry on the Burning Life sims. If however, you do see someone griefing the BL sims, please file abuse and inform any one of the many Resident organizers patrolling the playa. You should be able to enjoy the event from here on out sans those obnoxious particles.

    If you’d like to offer the Burning Life team (including me) feedback on this year’s event, by all means direct your comments to http://www.freewebs.com/burninglife2007/index.htm where they can be viewed and absorbed by all parties involved in planning BL this year. Resident organizers and volunteers have worked tirelessly on this event and are open to your comments, provided they are constructive and have the best interests of the community in mind.

  42. Soren Ferlinghetti says:

    hi all, i’ll be trying to stop by burning life to talk about religious experience in SL for a research project i’m doing (i’m a RL professor of religious studies). i’d love to hear what you think about experiencing the sacred in SL.

    if you could, i would also be _ever_ so grateful if you would take the following super-quick (< 5 minute) survey on SL and religion.


    thanks so much. and see you in SL.

  43. flux bashly says:

    if all music streams were 96kbps rather then the normal 128 or 160 the sim could be more stable in one way or another

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