We were to meet last Sunday on the virtual playa but something was awry in world and so lag made chatting and getting anything happening, very difficult. This was a grid-wide problem, not just on BURN2’s sim.
We decided we would postpone the meeting to next Sunday, the 14th of January, at 10:00am Pacific Time (SLT). We’ll meet and drum together and talk about plans for the near future with BURN2. When in world, just holler out in group chat – we’ll bring you over to the virtual Playa!
All members of The Lamplighters are called to come if you can; Burners also welcome!
Our group continues to grow, with new members joining in the fiery, drummy fun. The photo here is from when we welcomed Maple as a new Lamplighter during the Winter Solstice. Seeing Maple walking into the camp, receiving the robes and sharing in the enthusiasm for the Ten Principles was a delight.
Looking forward, we’ve got new reason to do so – we have new ROBES! They are partial mesh outfits and they are BEAUTIFUL. You can see them in the photos below this post. We will distribute them personally to group members – contact one of these Elders inworld: iSkye Silverweb, Freia Guillaume or Dream Wrexan.
We also have a place marked out on the playa for our Village for OctoBurn. Thanks to the generosity of members of The Lamplighters group, HeadLampe announced at last meeting that we were able to cover the full cost of a 2048 square meter plot for the Village. Donations are always appreciated, and the Lindens go toward the Lamplighters’ participation in the annual OctoBurn and other BURN2 events during the year. We are very excited that Dream Wrexan is going to build this year’s Village for OctoBurn. If you’d like to contribute one of your own creations to the build, contact Dream inworld.
At the BURN2 Center Camp Sunday night, The Lamplighters performed a Fire Dance together while waiting for the Temple Burn to commence. For a while there was some uncertainty as to whether we would be able to get a live stream of it, but it started on schedule, we saw the live stream, and we enjoyed watching a fabulous Temple Burn. Thank you to Motorbikematt for all his efforts!
We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming this year! Come join us at the next meeting, first Sunday in October – get your NEW robes, share input and ideas for the processions, contribute to the build of our Village, and just hang out with your fellow Lamplighters inworld! We look forward to seeing you.
As you may have been hearing, we have Conception coming up the weekend of the 14th of July. The Lamplighters in SL will be opening and closing as usual, and as usual we like to find a fun way to do it. Come join us and throw in some of your ideas! We also have a couple of other events to look forward to and get ready.
You can always drop a notecard on the Elders – iSkye Silverweb, Freia Guillaume, or Dream Wrexan – if you have an idea, suggestion or offer of something to share or do. Meeting today at 10:00am SLT (4th of June), as we usually meet on the first Sunday of each month. Come join us, find us on the playa somewhere.
Lamplighters! We’ve got some fun ideas in the works – we will need YOUR help!
We’re planning for our opening walk-on for the Fire Moon event coming up the 27th of January.
“Oh, but that’s lots of time!” Um…not really. We want to test a fun idea for our walk-on – and we need YOU to come and help. We will do that at the meeting Sunday.
We also want some input, ideas, and volunteers to help with building a themed Lamplighters Village for the Fire Moon event. Interested? Contact iSkye Silverweb inworld or via comments here, and COME to our next meeting! Every contribution, however small, even just suggestions, is welcome.
Sunday 4 December 2016
Lamplighters Meeting and Drumming
Find us on the virtual playa!
A return to the default life for those of us active in BURN2, the virtual regional of Burning Man, brings with it effects similar to those experienced by the Burners who attended That Thing in the Desert back in August. While that event only occurs once per year, BURN2 hosts several smaller events between the annual “Big Burns” in October.
The Lamplighters that collaborate with BURN2 are also looking forward. At BURN2, the staff have been putting together teams for their next event called Fire Moon, which is a decompression event bringing in the first New Moon of new year and coinciding with the Chinese New Year (Year of the Fire Rooster). Save these dates: January 27-29, 2017.
At our next meeting on 4th December, 10am SLT as usual, we will talk about what we can do to participate in that event, among other things. Members of The Lamplighters in SL are definitely asked to attend, if available. Location is our usual, somewhere on the BURN2 playa on Deep Hole in SL.
If you have any questions or are unable to attend but would like to participate in some way, please drop a notecard on iSkye Silverweb in world. She will address your questions or share your interest in participating at the next meeting.
Meanwhile, remember that the Lamplighters collaborate very closely with the BURN2 event planning team. You are encouraged to read the recent posts on BURN2’s website to learn more about the Fire Moon event, and to contribute to the poster contest! They are still putting together their event team, so if you are interested please do let them know. If you cannot attend their weekly Thursday 9pm SLT planning meetings, you are not excluded – notes of the weekly meetings can be viewed upon request.
We will be putting our fiery, fun-loving heads together and planning our Lamplighters Village for the upcoming Octoburn event themed “da Vinci’s Workshop” – we’re going back in time to the Renaissance, to bring forth some great ideas for decorating our Village and we want YOUR input and participation!
Come to the BURN2 playa Sunday the 31st of July at 7:30pm SLT – you’ll find us, Lamplighters always find each other! Join us to share ideas and start the planning for our fantastic Village!