CORE News/Burners & Beers/BM Tickets/Ranger Training/Recharge: BitF Art Fundraiser

In this issue

  • Sunday: Vancouver CORE project meeting #2
  • Feb 1: Burners & Beers
  • Feb 1: Burning Man art grant proposals due
  • Feb 6: BM Tickets: Registration for the Individual Sale open for 4 days only!
  • Feb 9: Ranger Training for Vancouver Burners
  • March 23: Recharge – Burn in the Forest Art Fundraiser

================================================================
Vancouver CORE Meeting #2
Sunday Jan 20th, 3-6pm
China Creek Coop, Common Room
1230 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Link to Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/chinacreekcoop

If this is the first time the CORE project has come to your attention, and you are interested in getting involved in the creation of this project, please join the Org Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578316048850221
Once we settle on a project/design, we will create a public Fan Page to keep the community informed and engaged in our process

Please arrive on time so that we may have an efficient meeting!

  • 3:00 pm arrive, meet, mingle, get settled in
  • 3:30 pm prompt meeting start time
  • 5:30 pm meeting ends, with open space to connect until 6pm
  • 6:00 pm Leave no Trace and GTFU


:::MANDATORY READING:::
LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: http://bit.ly/XsZSKJ
Seriously, you MUST read these to be up to date with where we’re at.

:::BRING:::
– paper & pen
– water bottle/beverages
– snacks to share/keep blood sugar levels up
– open mind ready to collaborate!

Any questions, offers, ideas… email [email protected]

:::LINKS:::
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578316048850221/files/
Regional Network & Regional Contacts info: http://regionals.burningman.com/
Global CORE Project Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/BurningManCORE
Vancouver Burners Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners
Vancouver Burning Man Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurningVan/

================================================================
Burners & Beers

Please invite your friends to this event & like the Vancouver Burners page!
https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners

Maverick’s Sports Lounge
Friday Feb 1st, 2013
6pm onwards
395 Kingsway at 12th
Upstairs at the Howard Johson Plaza Hotel
(same building as where the Biltmore is)

NOTE: We had some supposedly unpaid bills last time. We’ve spoken to Matt, the Manager, and they are going to use people’s names on the bills instead of the numbers system.
The tab has been paid from last time, thanks to a couple of people who donated. See squishelle to throw a few $ into the pot as she’s still out $35.
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/196449813827695

================================================================
Burning Man art grant proposals due by February 1st
Want to apply for a Burning Man art grant? They offer grants for artwork for the open playa, in the city plazas, and the Centre Camp portal.

Money for grants is limited. Final proposals due by February 1st at 11:59 AM PST.

About Art Grants:
http://burningman.com/installations/art_grants.html

How to Submit Art Grant Proposals:
http://burningman.com/installations/submit_grant.html

================================================================
BM Tickets: Registration for the Individual Sale open for 4 days only!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 At 12pm (noon) PST, registration for the Individual Sale opens
Sunday, February 10, 2013 At 12pm (noon) PST, end of registration for the Individual Sale
http://tickets.burningman.com/

Individual Sale: 40,000 tickets
The Individual sale will make 40,000 tickets available at $380 each, with a maximum of 2 tickets per person. To participate in the Individual Sale, you must pre-register between Friday, February 6, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST. Detailed information about how to register for this sale will be available in mid-January at http://tickets.burningman.com. This first-come first-served sale begins at 12pm (noon) PST on Wednesday, February 13th. These tickets are transferable and eligible for STEP.

NOTE: There will not be tiered pricing for this sale – all 40,000 tickets are $380. (If you’re curious about how this compares with the ticket prices for major festivals, please see “Where Does My Ticket Money Go?”: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/ticketprices.html.)

================================================================
Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events

Facebook Event Page & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/534370309908895/

Hello, Vancouver Burning Man community!
With the smashing success of our Regional events for 2012, Burn In The Forest and Afterglow, we’ve decided to get the jump on training more Ranger volunteers for 2013. If you’ve ever thought of being involved asa Ranger, you should come out to one of our training workshops this coming year. The first of these will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. (venue TBA)

We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support. Wr
angler did a great job of explaining what we do:
“As a Ranger, you will take responsibility to ensure people are having a good time. Just walk around and check out the action. Our gift is to
mediate conflict using non-violent communication. We are an ambassador for the event and a source of information. We are the first responders and need to maintain communications within the event.”

As our events get larger and longer we need to build up our team.
For a three day event, we need at least 24-30 Rangers, for a four
day event, we would need over 40 people. That’s a lot of volunteers, and without your help we just won’t have the numbers needed to make sure everyone is safe and having a good time.

We are combining the peer support volunteers into our Ranger team so if you have these skills and interests we need you too, to join the team!

The summer is a long way off, but we all know that it gets harder and harder for people to make time for training as the date of the event draws near. Even if you aren’t sure of your summer plans yet, come on out and get some training on what it is to be a Ranger. Besides, what else are you going to be doing on a rainy February afternoon? Hope to see you there!

For more information and to sign up, you can reach me at [email protected]

Best wishes,
Ranger Andrew

================================================================
Burn in the Forest Art Fundraiser

Location announced: Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy Street, Vancouver
Website Information –  burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser
Stay tuned for details and mark your calendar for the March 23rd, 2013 event.

 

  • A new way to get more of you creating art projects for Burn in the Forest! YES!
  • A new way for your friends and the community to support you by voting with their dollars? YES!
  • In-person crowd funding with an art auction, a bar, and a sweet party? YES!

Inspired by the successful art fundraiser concept used by the ‘Alchemy’ event, USA’s biggest Burning Man Official Regional event taking place in Georgia, USA, a group of local burners have decided to launch a similar tradition here in BC.

The new program is designed to allow established and novice artists alike, to present their art project to the local Burner community, and that community in turn can vote with their dollars to support the projects they wish to see come to Burn in the Forest in a form of crowd-supported fundraising format.

The fundraiser provides an opportunity for the following:

  • Artists present their ideas to the community
  • Artists and participants have a chance to connect, learn and look for ways to get involved
  • Artists get funds up front by the end of the evening to start building their creation
  • Participate in an Art Auction with lots of cool stuff to buy, with proceeds directed at the artist of your choice
  • Everyone gets to decide where their money is allocated, and each artist’s fundraising status is displayed in real time
  • Hang out, socialize, and party!


Calling all Artists!
Do you have a vision for something awesome to bring to Burn in the Forest but need to raise some funds?  We want to help you raise the minimum it will take to bring that vision to life.  All you have to do is submit a proposal to us and prepare a presentation for the art fundraiser event.
Deadline for applications is March 1st! To see the criteria for the proposal visit  http://burnintheforest.com/artist-proposals/.
Team Leads
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join the Art Fundraiser Organizers team. We are particularly looking for someone to fill the following roles:

  • Communications/marketing
  • Sound Stage/DJ schedule
  • Bar

If you wish to volunteer for a team lead position or just volunteer for the door, bar, set up/tear down please contact the volunteer coordinator.
http://burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/volunteer-bitf/

Pass this on to artists in your circles & RSVP via the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015

============================

Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

[BManUpdate] V17:#11:1.11.13

From: Will Chase
Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#11:1.11.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #11
January 11, 2013

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ ANNOUNCING BURNER PROFILES
+ LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM OPEN!
+ REGISTER YOUR BURNING MAN PROJECTS FOR 2013
+ BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ SAUL OF HEARTS

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ SWEET BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM GARY DRALUCK
+ THE “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED” PROJECT AT BURNING MAN 2012

PARTICIPATE:
+ RESEARCH STUDY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE?
+ BRC AIRPORT TERMINAL & PILOTS LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
+ SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS CHEFS WITH MAD CULINARY SKILLS

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ WATER TRUCKS – THEY’RE NOT MOBILE SHOWERS!

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Hello everybody! As much as we love our JRSs with lotsa fun fluffy stuff to ooh and ahh over, sometimes you just want good ol’ fashioned SOLID ANNOUNCEMENTS, right? Well … we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got the roll-out of the new Burner Profile system, through which you’ll pre-register for access to our ticket sales this year — and beyond (we’re very excited about this thing).

AND, as promised, we’ve got full details on the Low Income Ticket program (hint: we’re now accepting applications … hop to it!).

AND, in case that wasn’t enough, we’ve got your deadlines for registering your various projects for Burning Man 2013. So if you’re planning on doing a theme camp, art installation, mutant vehicle, a video project, or a media project, it’s time to perk up your ears.

It’s all happening, people!

The Man burns in 232 days!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

ANNOUNCING BURNER PROFILES

Burning Man is excited to announce the launch of the Burner Profile, a system to help facilitate the flow of information we regularly collect from Burning Man participants for ticket sales, theme camp and art installation registration, mutant vehicle applications, What Where When submissions, and other things that people do and create for Black Rock City.

Read all about it here on the Burning Blog:

http://blog.burningman.com/?p=23965

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM OPEN!

We’re beyond excited to announce the opening of our Low Income Ticket Program. We recognize that many of our participants lead lifestyles that are rich in creativity and productivity, but not necessarily in cash. To honor and support the financial diversity within our community, we are offering 4,000 tickets at $190 each. These tickets are available by application only and are strictly for those who can demonstrate financial need. We are currently accepting applications! Full details of the Low Income Ticket Program, and how to apply, can be found at http://tickets.burningman.com.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

REGISTER YOUR BURNING MAN PROJECTS FOR 2013

Working on an art installation for BMan 2013? Coordinating a theme camp? Art car? Right on. Registration forms for your various projects for Burning Man 2013 will open on February 20th. The forms will be available here: http://forms.burningman.com/.

Dates are as follows:

Placement (Theme Camp or Department) Questionnaire: February 20, 2013 – April 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Mutant Vehicle Application: February 20, 2013 – May 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Disabled Persons Vehicle Application: February 20, 2013 – July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Art Installation Questionnaire: February 20, 2013 – June 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Media Registration Form: Open on February 20, 2013. Deadline for video/film is June 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. All other press open until July 31, 2013, 12:00 noon Pacific Time.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

Carmen, Executive Director of Burners Without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) writes:

“The Burning Man community is known for creating extraordinary outcomes in the most unlikely places, and with your participation, we are about to do it again in Haiti. With the launch of Burners Without Borders new artist in residency program, we have an opportunity to put our community’s principles into action and significantly transform the lives of artists whose voices have been historically excluded-until now.

BWB has partnered with the wildly successful arts organization, Jakmel Ekspresyon, to create a first of its kind arts program in Jacmel. The goal? To enable marginalized artists, including women, the physically challenged, and those who identify as gay to become financially self-reliant. How? By empowering these artists to learn the skills necessary in design, screen printing and business to eventually earn an income from their talents. We have just two weeks remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign to raise the $10K necessary to build a screen printing studio and to take artists from our community to Jacmel to share their talents and skills.

BWB is asking for help from this art loving community to support the success of this program that will provide a sustainable income for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to express themselves or financially benefit from their work. You can support the creation of a new model for radical inclusion in the arts in Haiti. Please click on the following link to learn more and to donate to this project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BWB-Jakmel

To learn about the artist in residency program and fill out an application, please click here. http://tinyurl.com/btl87ad

Together, we can create the foundation for lasting change for years to come!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==============ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS===============
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SAUL OF HEARTS

We came across this guy in our surfing of the internet (as you do) and found some quality stuff in his blog posts about Burning Man. Thought you might enjoy them:

http://www.saulofhearts.com/burningman

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SWEET BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM GARY DRALUCK

Need some pretty pictures to brighten up your day? Well then, here ya go … enjoy (NSFW):

http://photos.garydraluck.com/bm/2012/slideshow

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED” PROJECT AT BURNING MAN 2012

This is downright charming video (with a few brief NSFW moments) of a nifty art project, sent to us by Melanie:

http://bit.ly/ZyVPrT

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=======================PARTICIPATE===========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

RESEARCH STUDY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE?

Amy writes:

“You are invited to take part in a research study of Burning Man: An Ethnographic Study of Burning Man’s Contribution to Society to explore and examine if, and how, participation and the Ten Principles contribute to positive social change in the greater society. The researcher is inviting participants of Burning Man’ Regional Network to be in the study. This study is being conducted by Amy K. Swan, a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University.

The purpose of this study is to gain understanding of the participant’s perspective of participation and the Ten Principles within the Burning Man community and in their work and home communities.

The potential benefits of being in this study and sharing your valuable perspective would potentially allow this study to create a framework for organizations and communities to build positive collaborative environments for their members.

Please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BurningMan to participate today!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BRC AIRPORT TERMINAL & PILOTS LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Luke writes:

“Announcing the Burning Man Black Rock City Airport Terminal and Pilots Lounge International Design Competition. Design the 2013 Airport Terminal and Pilots Lounge for the largest and highest profile participatory Art Event in the World. When attendees land we want their eyes to pop out at the visual feast before them.

Go to www.PortofEntry.org for more info”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS CHEFS WITH MAD CULINARY SKILLS

Well, this sounds tasty. Ruby Skye writes:

“The Sunset Supper Club is looking for some amazing culinary talent. We would love to showcase your skills in a romantic dusty playa setting. We are looking for creative, intuitive, and visionary food artists willing to take the lead on one of our 4 amazing nights. We would love to see your menu and theme ideas and will help put a crew together to make a magical once in a lifetime feast. We are looking for folks with professional cooking experience that understand timing, bulk purchasing, and can tolerate cooking in unpredictable, dusty, and windy conditions. If interested, please submit your menu and theme ideas for consideration to Ruby Skye at [email protected]. And if you have any questions. We love questions.

In addition, if you own or operate an ART CAR and would be interested in helping out with a mobile feast, a dessert/champagne art tour, or simply give some after dinner cruises, we’d love to hear from you. We will feed you well and apply adult beverages liberally.”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

WATER TRUCKS – THEY’RE NOT MOBILE SHOWERS!

You’ve seen the trucks that drive around Black Rock City, spraying down the streets and dampening the dust, right? You’ve also seen the ‘naked marathon’… groups of people, tearing off their clothes (or not), and running behind the trucks, hoping to get cooled off by the spray. Quite a hoot, right?

Right, so let’s not do that anymore … here’s why:

We know, it’s WATER, and we’re in the desert, and that’s amazing! But honestly, the water coming out of these vehicles isn’t potable (pōtəbəl – safe to drink). It contains bacteria which could make you sick, and you certainly don’t want that, in the desert or elsewhere.

The playa gets incredibly slippery when wet, moreso than regular dirt … over the years we’ve seen more than a few busted up faces, after folks slipped and fell against the metal bumper of the water truck (can we just say: OW).

Save your guts and your teeth, use potable water for bathing!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: Vitamin Devo

————
will chase
burning man communications team

_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

BitF Art Fundraiser/Producer Callout/CORE News/Calendar

In this issue

  • Burn in the Forest Art Fundraiser
  • Burn in the Forest Producer Callout
  • Vancouver CORE project going for it
  • Calendar highlights – see full details at http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    – This Sat: Electro Swing CIRCUS II
    – Sun Jan 20: Vancouver CORE meeting #2 – Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events

================================================================
Burn in the Forest Art Fundraiser

Website Information –  burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser
Stay tuned for details and mark your calendar for the March 23rd, 2013 event.

  • A new way to get more of you creating art projects for Burn in the Forest! YES!
  • A new way for your friends and the community to support you by voting with their dollars? YES!
  • In-person crowd funding with an art auction, a bar, and a sweet party? YES!

Inspired by the successful art fundraiser concept used by the ‘Alchemy’ event, USA’s biggest Burning Man Official Regional event taking place in Georgia, USA, a group of local burners have decided to launch a similar tradition here in BC.

The new program is designed to allow established and novice artists alike, to present their art project to the local Burner community, and that community in turn can vote with their dollars to support the projects they wish to see come to Burn in the Forest in a form of crowd-supported fundraising format.

The fundraiser provides an opportunity for the following:

  • Artists present their ideas to the community
  • Artists and participants have a chance to connect, learn and look for ways to get involved
  • Artists get funds up front by the end of the evening to start building their creation
  • Participate in an Art Auction with lots of cool stuff to buy, with proceeds directed at the artist of your choice
  • Everyone gets to decide where their money is allocated, and each artist’s fundraising status is displayed in real time
  • Hang out, socialize, and party!

Calling all Artists!
Do you have a vision for something awesome to bring to Burn in the Forest but need to raise some funds?  We want to help you raise the minimum it will take to bring that vision to life.  All you have to do is submit a proposal to us and prepare a presentation for the art fundraiser event.
Deadline for applications is March 1st! To see the criteria for the proposal visit  http://burnintheforest.com/artist-proposals/

Team Leads
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join the Art Fundraiser Organizers team. We are particularly looking for someone to fill the following roles:

  • Communications/marketing
  • Sound Stage/DJ schedule
  • Bar

If you wish to volunteer for a team lead position or just volunteer for the door, bar, set up/tear down please contact the volunteer coordinator.
http://burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/volunteer-bitf/

Pass this on to artists in your circles & RSVP via the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015

================================================================
Burn in the Forest Producer Callout

It is that time of year again when the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society looks to one of YOU to produce Burn in the Forest. Burn in the Forest is Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society’s annual multi day summer event. The Events Committee for the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society is interested in receiving proposals from potential producers co-producers or even those that want to learn to produce, with unique and creative ideas for Burn in the Forest.

Anyone who is a member of the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society who would like to bring their creativity and ideas to produce this event can apply. Not a Member? Then pop on over here and sign up http://gvias.org/index.php/component/comprofiler/registers

Deadline: January 31, 2013
Event Date: July 11, 12, 13. 14, 2013
Location: Squamish Valley Campground http://www.campsquamish.com/information.html

Where to Submit an Application: Burn in the Forest Producer Application
Remember the deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. You are not alone and you
will have a team of volunteers to help you. Should you have any questions please feel
free to contact the Events Committee at: [email protected]

If you want to read up on the roles of the production team have a look here:
http://burnintheforest.com/production-team-application/

We look forward to seeing all the creative and fabulous ideas you have for 2013!

================================================================
Vancouver CORE project going for it
Over 20 members of the community met this past Sunday to discuss the possibility of creating an effigy to be a part of the CORE project. We’ve decided to go ahead with an application, and have an initial design idea in the works!
If you’d like to hear more and get involved in the project creation, our current hangout is in a Facebook group. We will create a googlegroup chat list after the next meeting, once some of the key roles are assigned.
Please read the minutes from the meeting here: http://bit.ly/XsZSKJ
Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578316048850221/
Stay tuned for details of the next meeting, happening Sunday January 20th.

============================

Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca
BMV Announce archives: http://burningvan.ca/category/bmvannounce

[BManUpdate] V17:#10:1.4.13

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 4:14 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#10:1.4.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #10
January 4, 2013

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TICKET SALES
+ BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI
+ LAST CALL FOR BURNING MAN 2012 LOST AND FOUND
+ DESERT BIKES FOR OVERSEAS BURNERS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ SPIRITUALITY AND COMMUNITY: THE PROCESS & INTENTION OF BRINGING A TEMPLE TO BRC
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS, KNOCKING ‘EM DOWN AND PICKING ‘EM UP IN NEW JERSEY

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ LIGHT-PAINTING PORTRAITS OF BURNERS FROM SUPERSNAIL
+ LIMITED EDITION 2013 BURNER CALENDAR

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ BLISS DANCE NEEDS A FACELIFT
+ THE GIFT OF LIGHT – JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF BAY LIGHTS SUPPORTERS!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ FROSTBURN!! – WESTERN PA – FEB 14-18
+ FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 23 & 24
+ APOGAEA REGIONAL BURN ART GRANT CYCLE OPEN – COLORADO – JUNE 5-9

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ GIFTING — IT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Greetings, all! We hope that the holiday season has treated you well, and you’ve come out the other side relatively (see what we did there? har.) unscathed.

As promised, we’ve got the full ticketing plan for tickets to Burning Man 2013 in this edition of the JRS … and it’s right down below … and if you’re still reading this paragraph, we salute you! 🙂 Seriously though, we’ve worked really hard to come up with a plan that would serve as many people’s needs as possible — we’ve listened and learned and made some changes.

We look forward to seeing YOU on playa this year. Happy new year, folks!

The Man burns in 239 days!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN 2013 TICKET SALES

We’re excited to announce the sales plan for tickets to Burning Man 2013. Burning Man is making 58,000 tickets available, 3,000 of which were already made available through the Holiday Sale. Details regarding the remaining 55,0000 are outlined below. You’ll notice we’re doing things differently this year. We’ve listened, we’ve learned a lot and we’ve worked hard to come up with a plan that we believe will meet the needs of the greatest number of people possible.

We’ve included the general gist below, but you can find all the nitty-gritty details on http://tickets.burningman.com, and answers to your questions in our Ticketing FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) and spiffy new online ticketing forum (http://ticketsupport.burningman.com/).

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required in order to gain access to any of our sales for 2013. Once you’ve registered you will be able to participate in the first-come first-served sales. So … here’s the plan:

55,000 Tickets for Burning Man 2013 will be sold as follows (details below):

1. Directed Group Sale (10,000 tickets) – January 30 (Pre-registration required)
2. Individual Sale (40,000 tickets) – February 13 (Pre-registration required, February 6-10)
3. Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) – February 28-July 31
4. OMG Last Chance Sale (1000+ tickets) – August 7 (Pre-registration required, August 2-5)
5. Low Income Ticket Program (4,000 tickets) – Application required

=====================================

Directed Group Sale: 10,000 tickets
We are once again taking steps to ensure critical theme camp, art installation, and mutant vehicle crews gain access to tickets. In addition to supporting the core social infrastructure of Black Rock City, providing these groups with access to tickets early on will decrease demand (and therefore competition) for tickets in the main Individual Sale. 10,000 tickets at $380 each will be offered to these core crews on Wednesday, January 30. Group leaders will receive an email on Friday, January 11, 2013 with detailed information about how to provide their core group members with access to the Directed Group Sale. These tickets are transferable and eligible for STEP.

Individual Sale: 40,000 tickets
The Individual sale will make 40,000 tickets available at $380 each, with a maximum of 2 tickets per person. To participate in the Individual Sale, you must pre-register between Friday, February 6, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST. Detailed information about how to register for this sale will be available in mid-January at http://tickets.burningman.com. This first-come first-served sale begins at 12pm (noon) PST on Wednesday, February 13th. These tickets are transferable and eligible for STEP.

NOTE: There will not be tiered pricing for this sale – all 40,000 tickets are $380. (If you’re curious about how this compares with the ticket prices for major festivals, please see “Where Does My Ticket Money Go?”: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/ticketprices.html.)

Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP)
We’re bringing back STEP to facilitate the secure, safe, hassle-free exchange of tickets. People wishing to purchase tickets may register to enter the STEP queue starting Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12pm PST at http://tickets.burningman.com. When tickets are put into STEP by ticket holders, the person at the front of the queue will be offered the opportunity to purchase them (maximum of 2 tickets per person). STEP will close on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12pm PST. Stay tuned to the JRS for details about the STEP process. Tickets bought through STEP are transferable, but they are ONLY available for pickup at Will Call.

OMG Last Chance Sale: 1,000 tickets
For those who decide at the last minute that they Absolutely Must Go To Burning Man, and to further combat scalpers, we will sell 1000 tickets at $380 each, maximum of 2 tickets per person. In order to participate, you must pre-register between Friday, August 2 at 12pm (noon) PST and Monday, August 5, 2013 at 12pm (noon). Details for how to register will be available at http://tickets.burningman.com. This first-come first-served sale starts Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12pm PST. Tickets purchased through the OMG sale are transferable but will not be shipped — they are held for pick up at Will Call only.

Low Income Ticket Program: 4,000 tickets
Our Low Income Ticket program will provide 4,000 tickets ($190/each) to those who provide proof of financial hardship. Our Ticketing department reviews each application and awards tickets to those who are best able to demonstrate need. Applicants should receive a response within 4-6 weeks of submitting their application. Details regarding when and how to apply will be made available shortly. These tickets are non-transferrable and must be purchased and picked up at Will Call in Black Rock City.

======================================

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW …

Ticket Fulfillment – June 03 – July 15
Shipping tickets in the summer allows folks a longer window to buy and sell tickets through our Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP), helps put a damper on the scalper market, limits the amount of time scammers have to counterfeit tickets and sell them to unsuspecting Burners, and allows us to include a printed Survival Guide with each ticket. Tickets purchased in the Holiday Sale, the Directed Group Sale and the Individual Sale will start shipping in early June. We cannot give you an exact delivery date since that depends on where they are being sent, the USPS, and other factors outside of our control. But rest assured: you will receive an email when your tickets have shipped.

Don’t Panic! A Word About the After-Market
Each year, we see a lively after-market kick up during the summer, when many tickets change hands as people realize they can’t make the trip to BRC — and others realize they can. If you’re unable to get a ticket through one of the above means, don’t panic! The likelihood of your being able to acquire a ticket is quite good if you keep your ear to the ground and tap into your community. In 2012 tickets to the event became available in August, as they do each year.

What About Scalpers?
A big worry about tickets in 2012 was that scalpers had scooped up a huge number of Burning Man tickets. However, our research shows that less than 1.5% of the total tickets in circulation were available on scalper sites, which is extraordinarily low for an event as large as ours. In order to thwart scalpers this year, we will be weeding out known scalpers through the pre-registration process, and spoiling the market by selling 1000+ tickets on August 7th. But ultimately, stopping scalpers is up to you. As long as there’s no demand, they’ll be stuck with their supply.

Why Not Implement Identity-based Ticketing (Non-Transferable, Name-on-Ticket)?
There are valid points on both sides of this question, and it’s something we’ve thought about and discussed at length. In addition to logistical and administrative challenges (including increased wait times at the gate), non-transferable tickets would put an end to the acts of gifting that frequently happen with Burning Man tickets — we don’t want to see that tradition die. For more information, see this blog post from Larry Harvey: http://blog.burningman.com/2012/12/tenprinciples/why-not-implement-identity-based-ticketing/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

Carmen, Executive Director of Burners Without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) writes:

“The Burning Man community is known for creating extraordinary outcomes in the most unlikely places, and with your participation, we are about to do it again in Haiti. With the launch of Burners Without Borders new artist in residency program, we have an opportunity to put our community’s principles into action and significantly transform the lives of artists whose voices have been historically excluded-until now.

BWB has partnered with the wildly successful arts organization, Jakmel Ekspresyon, to create a first of its kind arts program in Jacmel. The goal? To enable marginalized artists, including women, the physically challenged, and those who identify as gay to become financially self-reliant. How? By empowering these artists to learn the skills necessary in design, screen printing and business to eventually earn an income from their talents. We have just two weeks remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign to raise the $10K necessary to build a screen printing studio and to take artists from our community to Jacmel to share their talents and skills.

BWB is asking for help from this art loving community to support the success of this program that will provide a sustainable income for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to express themselves or financially benefit from their work. You can support the creation of a new model for radical inclusion in the arts in Haiti. Please click on the following link to learn more and to donate to this project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BWB-Jakmel

To learn about the artist in residency program and fill out an application, please click here. http://tinyurl.com/btl87ad

Together, we can create the foundation for lasting change for years to come!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

LAST CALL FOR BURNING MAN 2012 LOST AND FOUND

While most institutions wait for only 30 days, volunteers have been working on and off since the event ended to return backpacks, cameras, IDs, phones, and other dusty stuff to their rightful owners, and are still at it.

But, the time is very near to shut down 2012 found items reunification efforts. If you haven’t yet, you have until Tuesday, January 15th to write [email protected] about items lost on the playa.

You can take a look at images from found cameras here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/burning_man_lost_and_found/

. . . and stuff we don’t have – but other Burners do have – is listed by them on the ePlaya:
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=297

Appreciations to Lauren, who led the 2012 return efforts, and created a detailed how-to manual; Bobalou, Kristen, Grace, Kit-Kat, & Duarte, and all the volunteers who have generously donated their time to facilitate happy reunions; Playa Info tech wizard Brillig who fashioned a super-useful dedicated found-items database, and our admin staff at BMHQ, who make sure items are safely shipped back to their rightful owners!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

DESERT BIKES FOR OVERSEAS BURNERS

Rat from Reno writes:

“Rats Bikes will open for reservations the same day tickets for Burning Man 2013 go on sale to the general population, or January 15th, whichever comes first.  As usual, reservations will be limited to Burners who have to cross an ocean to attend the Burn, unless you’ve gotten bikes from me for at least 3 of the last 5 Burns. There are many changes this year, so please contact me at: [email protected] for the latest info. Seriously… contact me first!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==============ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS===============
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SPIRITUALITY AND COMMUNITY: THE PROCESS & INTENTION OF BRINGING A TEMPLE TO BRC

“Burning Man would like to have a conversation that explores what you feel about the Temple and to get your insights on it since it is really YOUR Temple. Our community loves discussions and the Temple is something many of us have very strong feelings about.”

http://bit.ly/TLPady

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS, KNOCKING ‘EM DOWN AND PICKING ‘EM UP IN NEW JERSEY

Way to go BWB! “This is some of the best leverage of donated dollars that I’ve ever seen,” said Community Foundation President Nancy Kieling. “It’s an example of philanthropy working quickly and in creative ways to help out where other forms of aid are unavailable or slow to arrive.”

http://bit.ly/TLOaGk

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

LIGHT-PAINTING PORTRAITS OF BURNERS FROM SUPERSNAIL

Julian Cash (aka Supersnail) created light painting images of the people at the Burning Man Regional Summit. See the video and photos at:http://ediblelight.com/bm_rs.html

And here are light painting images from decompression last year:
http://thepeopleofburningman.com/decompression.html

Here is more on his light painting portraits:
http://ediblelight.com

You’ll remember Julian from his Burning Man book:
http://ThePeopleOfBurningMan.com
The 25% off Coupon Code for the Burning Man book is XMAS25. 30% off of two or more books with xmas30.

Julian was painting with light on this past season of America’s Got Talent, too!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

LIMITED EDITION 2013 BURNER CALENDAR

Kitkat writes:

“Limited Edition 2013 Burner Calendar: 10% of sales donated to the Burning Man Project

For the past few years I have self-produced limited edition photo calendars. This year I have added a version with photos from my 2012 Playa experience and decided to donate 10% of the sales to the Burning Man Project. The calender is composed of a set of six 4×6 cards printed front and back and a wooden stand. The stand even has a Playa connection as it was made from repurposed redwood from my Burner friend, Opa’s, old deck. He made the stands, too! Get yours today and help me sell out (the calendars, not to the man…) Visit www.photokatz.com for more information.”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================SUPPORT A PROJECT========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLISS DANCE NEEDS A FACELIFT

Bliss Dance, a 40ft sculpture of a woman dancing, has braved the elements alone on San Francisco’s Treasure Island since 2010 and now she needs our help! Chip in if you can, and keep this amazing artwork — created for Burning Man — on display in the Bay.

http://kck.st/TLOm8B

A little background:

Rust Eating Away at 45-foot Treasure Island Statue
Written By: Joe Rosato Jr.
http://bit.ly/ULyuUD

Help Bliss Dance Stay on Treasure Island
http://bit.ly/ULyQuj

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE GIFT OF LIGHT – JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF BAY LIGHTS SUPPORTERS!

The folks over at the Bay Lights project write:

“The Bay Lights has just launched an interactive grassroots fundraising campaign: http://gift.thebaylights.org/home. You can buy one of the 25,000 LED lights on the bridge by using our interface to select one or more lights at any position on the four towers. You can then keep or gift the light, and you can add your name, photo and a message to it so that viewers will see it when they mouse over the light. In this way you can view the whole community of Bay Lights supporters. You can also memorialize someone in this way. These make great gifts, starting at $50.

For more information about The Bay Lights artist, Burning Man’s own Leo Villareal, check out this new article:

http://globallightingblog.com/leo-villareal-an-artist-with-a-glowing-touch/ .”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================EVENTS & HAPPENINGS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

FROSTBURN!! – WESTERN PA – FEB 14-18

Crazy-ass Burners … we love ’em. Our folks in Western Pennsylvania write:

“Visit the Land of Fire & Ice: Frostburn Tickets Now Available

Frostburn is a regional burn that brings Burning Man’s desert spirit to Western Pennsylvania’s winter tundra, merging Fire and Ice.

Now in our sixth year, we’ve watched burners create unique ways to share our warmth in a way that only Burners can: with volcano lounges, sweat lodges, flaming bars, and toad art cars.  This year we’re looking forward to more of the same, with more music, fire, dancing, food, and burns than ever before.

Frostburn is held over President’s Day weekend, from February 14th to 18th, with early arrivals starting on February 9th.  This year it will be located at Camp Kevin, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA in Brookville, PA.

Tickets are currently available for $35 at frostburn.org/tickets and increase in price on January 11th.

For more info, please visit our website: frostburn.org

See you on the Tundra!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 23 & 24

Our own fire maven DaveX writes:

“Our friends from the NOLA Burners will be our host for this first Flame Effects workshop of 2013.  New Orleans is a awesome place with all kinds of great art and music coming out of it all the time. Well let’s beef up the fire part!

Nola Burners.
http://www.facebook.com/NolaBurners
http://nolaburners.com/

Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art!  This class is for you. The workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.

We will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts.  Of course, we closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder.  We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.

The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.

Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas. We will also have displays of fire art from several local fire artists!

Check out some pics of past classes:

New York: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/nyc_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
Toronto: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/toronto/index.vhtml
Reno: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/reno_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
Detroit: http://monkeyview.com/id/1030/detroit/index.vhtml
San Francisco: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/flame_effects_class_sf/index.vhtml
_______________________________________________________

The cost of this 2-Day class will be $150.

Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.

Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists in the garden city of New Orleans and have a blast, no pun intended.

Email your name to [email protected] to reserve your spot.”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

APOGAEA REGIONAL BURN ART GRANT CYCLE OPEN – COLORADO – JUNE 5-9

“The Art Grant Cycle for Apogaea, Colorado’s regional burn, is officially open!  Apogaea will be awarding up to $30,000 in art grants in 2013 to fund all types of powerful and unique art including sculptures, theme camps, sound camps, performances, workshops, and mutant vehicles by awarding grants ranging from $50 to over $3,000.  Get your ideas flowing and let us help make your project happen.

First Round deadline (grants greater than $300): January 31, 2013
Second Round deadline (grants less than $300): February 28, 2013
Temple Round deadline: January 4, 2013

The most current information about Apogaea Art Grants including application instructions, deadlines, and funding guidelines are on Apogaea’s website:

http://apogaea.com/art-camps-things/art-grants/

{============================================================}
=================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

GIFTING — IT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

There’s so much that can be said of Gifting, one of the 10 Principles of the Burning Man event. “Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.”

Gifting doesn’t mean buying armloads of trinkets from your local toy store and marking everyone with your SWAG (that stands for S*** We All Get). The idea behind Gifting is to inspire participants (YOU) to share of yourself, your resources if necessary, but it’s not about that. The hope is to (pardon us while we get woo-woo) mindfully embody the spirit of abundance that gifting carries with it. Most people don’t need another glow necklace that will then create MOOP tomorrow morning. They’d probably way rather have your help putting up that dome, flipping those pancakes, or schlepping their ice back to their camp.

Related: the other nine Principles of the Burning Man event: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/principles.html

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: Zach Moore, live at Breakfast of Champions 2013

_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

CORE 2013 Call to Action/AfterGlow Report/Events

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Burning Man Vancouver Regional Contacts <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM
Subject: CORE 2013 Call to Action/AfterGlow Report/Events
To: BMV Announce <[email protected]>

In this issue

  • CORE Callout for Interest & Participation
  • AfterGlow Post Event Report
  • Calendar highlights – see full details at http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    – Dec 31: W2 LIGHTS NYE 2013
    – Dec 31: Speakeasy Electro Swing New Year’s Eve
    – Dec 31: LUCKY 13 – NYE 2013 Party – Revelry Society
    – Sat Feb 9: Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events
    – Feb 1: Burning Man art grant proposals due
    – Sat Jan 5: THE NEW DEMOCRATIC DANCE PARTY!!
    (read more about the NDDP in the  Get Grounded article: http://bit.ly/12RNRh3)

================================================================
CORE Callout for Interest & Participation & Facebook Group to discuss

NOTE: NEW FB GROUP created to discuss possibility of a Vancouver CORE Project.
Please talk to your friends/allies and get on this group to talk to others who are interested in submitting an application to Burning Man to represent Vancouver in the Circle of Regional Effigies.
Meetings must happen in January/early Feb as the Application deadline is a very firm Feb 15!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/578316048850221/
________________________________________________________
Message from Meghan Rutigliano, Burning Man Regional Network Manager

Greetings, BURNING MAN Regional Groups!
It is with great pleasure that The Regionals Committee and Burning Man’s Art Department invite your region to apply for participation in our Third Annual Circle of Regional Effigies!

We’re tremendously excited about the creativity and collaboration that these regional art projects have inspired across the world and we’re looking forward to seeing the ideas that you come up with this year!

Full application information and a link to our downloadable art grant PDF can be found on our CORE 2013 Pre-Selection Info page:http://tinyurl.com/core2013

Please direct any CORE-related questions to us via [email protected].

Happy holidays and we look forward to reviewing your submissions in February!
Megs
_______________________________________________
CORE 2013 NEW INFO & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total of 24 Effigies placed around the Man
  • Only 1 effigy app per Region, must be via the Regional Contact
  • Rigorous standards for Flame Effects
  • Submit a CORE Art Grant Application by Feb 15
  • If accepted, the standard Art Registration Questionnaire will also need to be submitted
  • Fill out a Theme Camp Questionnaire to reserve pre-event placement
  • Time commitment expectations, mandatory meetings, significant dates all laid out
  • Art Walk we require at least two of your team members to be on-site at your effigy during the Art Walk
  • Docents: The Art Department and Regionals Team expects each CORE group to coordinate the presence of Docents throughout the week
  • Complete application deadline February 15th. We know there will be refinements to the project/design made along the way but we want as much as you can give us by then for us to be able to make a decision on which effigies will represent in the Circle

_______________________________________________
CONTACT
Please direct any questions to your Vancouver Regional Contacts at [email protected]
Full application information is at http://tinyurl.com/core2013
_______________________________________________
CONNECT
CORE Project Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/BurningManCORE
Regional Network & Regional Contacts info: http://regionals.burningman.com
Vancouver Burners Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners
Vancouver Burning Man Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurningVan/
_______________________________________________
VANCOUVER CORE HISTORY
2011 Vancouver CORE Project: Playa Time https://www.facebook.com/BMVPlayaTime / http://playatime.net
2012 Vancouver CORE Project: The Life Tree https://www.facebook.com/BurningManVancouverLifeTree2012 / http://lifetree.burningvan.ca/

================================================================
AfterGlow Post Event Report
Congratulations again to the Production team of AfterGlow, Vancouver’s Official Decompression event for a very successful event
You may read the post event report on the website here: http://afterglowvancouver.org/afterglow-report/

================================================================
Happy New Year from your Burning Man Vancouver Regional Contacts
Uber, Abel, squishelle and Steven Z

============================

Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

 

[BManUpdate] V17:#9:12.18.12

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#9:12.18.12
To: [email protected] Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #9
December 18, 2012

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TICKETS HOLIDAY SALE
+ BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANTS
+ BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 POPULATION UPDATE
+ THE OFFICIAL BURNING MAN WALL CALENDAR MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ CARGO CULT IS A DARING — AND DANGEROUS — THEME
+ RJ KERN’S PERSONAL BURNING MAN STORY
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TO CLEAN UP OCEAN BEACH, NJ IN SANDY AFTERMATH

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ THE OLD BURNING MAN HEADQUARTERS
+ “ODE TO BLACK ROCK CITY”

PARTICIPATE:
+ VOLUNTEER FEEDBACK SURVEY
+ FUTURE WOW! TEAM SEEKING FOOTAGE
+ DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OF THE SEA TURTLE?

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ THE BAY LIGHTS PROJECT BY LEO VILLAREAL

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ WOOD IS MOOP. ALL OF IT. YES, ALL OF IT.

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

We’re closing in fast on the holiday season, and we hope you’re weathering it well … family coming to town? Heading out on the road? Enjoying some quality down time? Going at it hard? However you’re doing it, we wish you the best.

In this JRS, we have your usual garden variety of Burning Man news, including information about Burning Man art grants, a little more illumination on 2013 ticket sales (Holiday Sale pre-registration ends tomorrow!), an update on the Bay Bridge getting illuminated, and an illuminating discussion of this year’s Art Theme (Cargo Cult … you caught that, right? http://bit.ly/V9pzZs) from the inimitable Caveat Magister. And with that, we may just be out of reasonable illumination references. Ahem.

Onward! Enjoy this edition of the JRS, and please do make the most of the holiday season. As our holiday gift to you, we give you this stunner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRhltAQ4A

The Man burns in 256 days (techies will dig that)!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN 2013 TICKETS – HOLIDAY SALE

The Holiday Sale is right around the corner – this Thursday, December 20th, beginning at noon. Pre-registration for the Holiday Sale is required and ends on Wednesday (that’s tomorrow), December 19th at noon PST, so make sure you get in there and register to have access to the sale.

Pre-register here:
http://tickets.burningman.com/registration-holiday2013.html

The Holiday Sale sale offers 3,000 tickets at $650 each, and you may purchase up to 4 tickets per person. These tickets are not eligible to be sold through the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP), but they are transferable — you can sell them on your own if you wish. A *minimum* of 3% of the ticket price will be donated to the nonprofit Burning Man Project (www.burningmanproject.org).

Does that price seem high? We hear you. Thing is, offering tickets at this higher price point allows us to keep the cost of the regular tickets down and offer a robust Low Income Ticket Program. There are folks in our community who can afford to spend this much (and more) on their ticket to Burning Man, allowing us to cover our costs, while supporting economic diversity in our community. Please keep in mind these tickets are priced dramatically higher than the rest.

The 3% donation may seem small to you. However, consider this … 3% of the potential revenue from this sale is $58,000 — and that’s the *minimum* cash we’ll be donating. That’s a sizable chunk of change that can have a real impact on a fledgling non-profit such as the Burning Man Project. If the sale is 100% successful and we satisfy the budget requirements for event production, we will be able to commit to a potentially larger amount. We are aiming to accomplish several interdependent goals with this sale that aim to support the long term survival of the event and the culture. The people who are able to purchase tickets at this level are helping get the new organization off the ground, to assist Burning Man culture affect the world ‘outside the trash fence’ for the better.

So what does the Burning Man Project do? Since gaining its nonprofit status six months ago, this new nonprofit has been working to bring large Burning Man-style art to small towns in Nevada, cultivate a partnership with the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, and support the Regional Network – which is currently active in 46 countries. More recently, the Project has been working with Burners Without Borders in New Jersey to help folks affected by Storm Sandy rebuild their lives. Black Rock City, LLC makes contributions, including proceeds from fundraising events and other forms of support, throughout the year to the Burning Man Project to support these and other endeavors.

Looking for more ticket info? We will be announcing details and dates for the Low Income Ticket Program, STEP and access to the bulk of tickets to Burning Man 2013 on January 4, 2013. So … stay tuned.

As always, you can find find full ticket information on http://tickets.burningman.com, and answers to your questions in our Ticketing FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) and spiffy new online ticketing forum (http://ticketsupport.burningman.com/home).

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANTS

Every year Burning Man issues a small number of grants for the purpose of partially funding specific art projects. We look for work that stands on its own as physical, sculptural installation, independent of performances or activities, although these may accompany the installation. To learn more about the application process, visit:

http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_grants.html

To learn more about the art grant opportunities in the 2013 Man Pavilion, see:

http://www.burningman.com/installations/13_theme_artgrants.html

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 POPULATION UPDATE

When the peak population for Black Rock City 2012 was announced at noon on Friday of the event, the preliminary tally was 52,385, which seemed a bit low. We suspected there were more people in Black Rock City at its peak (which was actually Friday at 6am this year, by the way). So after the event, we went back and conducted a full and comprehensive audit …

After doing some pretty significant accounting and recounting, we determined that the actual peak population at the 2012 event was in fact 56,149. (Now, that’s not everybody who went to Burning Man, it’s just the peak population … a lot of people came late and/or left early this year, having planned ahead to avoid high-traffic ingress and egress times — did you notice the shorter wait times? Right.)

More info in this blog post from Megan Miller: http://bit.ly/12jjQ9N

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE OFFICIAL BURNING MAN WALL CALENDAR MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

The holiday season is here and if you are like us, you love to give the gift of Burning Man memories. The Burning Man Official Calendar is a perfect way to revisit Black Rock City over the years and to share the experience with your friends and family. http://bit.ly/SbcvWk

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==============ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS===============
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CARGO CULT IS A DARING — AND DANGEROUS — THEME

Caveat Magister (rather exhaustively, we must say) explores the dynamics of this year’s Art Theme in his (what can only be called) seminal blog post: “Cargo Cult is a daring – and dangerous – theme. Get it right.”

This guy is one of our *volunteer coordinators*, in case anybody thinks we’re all a bunch of crazy hippies running around in the desert.

http://bit.ly/R2Gros

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

RJ KERN’S PERSONAL BURNING MAN STORY

This is well worth checking out, trust us. RJ Kern shares his personal Burning Man story and beautiful photos.

http://bit.ly/VMVN2Z

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TO CLEAN UP OCEAN BEACH, NJ IN SANDY AFTERMATH

Burners Without Borders holds true to its roots in disaster relief, helping out those who fall through the cracks of the system after a travesty such as Hurricane Sandy.

http://on.app.com/UbsW2L

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**
{============================================================}
==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE OLD BURNING MAN HEADQUARTERS

Thanks to Scott Beale for posting these great pictures back in 2005, and to Ladybee for digging them up for us. We loved the old BMHQ, which was located on 3rd Street at 16th in San Francisco, and was ultimately demolished to make way for the new UCSF Women and Children’s Medical Center that stands there now. It’s nice to take a trip down memory lane … we miss that office!

http://laughingsquid.com/burning-man-headquarters-photos/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

“ODE TO BLACK ROCK CITY”

“Ode to Black Rock City” Perfectly Captures the Spirit of Burning Man (this one made us cry).

This video comes to us from Denmark. The video’s creation was led by filmmaker Anders Christian Rasmussen and is a synopsis of a longer piece which aired in full on the Danish public television station, TV2 Nord (which is to say, we can probably expect to see more Danes on playa next year). Wonderful work, Anders and crew!

Watch and enjoy – http://vimeo.com/54809341

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=======================PARTICIPATE===========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

VOLUNTEER FEEDBACK SURVEY

Have you participated as a volunteer for Burning Man? We want your feedback! Oh, and if you participated in last year’s feedback survey, we’d like to hear from you again. This survey is designed to capture your feedback year after year.

Click here to take the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BurningManVolunteerFeedbackSurvey2012

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

FUTURE WOW! TEAM SEEKING FOOTAGE

Divine writes:

“The Future Wow! Team collected a large amount of footage during Burning Man 2012, but there are still some scenes that we need more footage of to complete the documentary.

The Future Wow! Documentary is meant to capture Burning Man 2012 and Sacred Spaces from an intellectual and spiritual level by interviewing key players and filming multiple experiences and events.

Areas in which we are seeking more footage and/or photographs include:
•    Build week
•    Strike week
•    Groups dancing
•    Sacred Spaces Village Dining
•    Classes, workshops, or other activities
•    Musicians and/or DJs
•    Any nighttime footage
•    Man Burning
•    Temple Burning
•    Good audio of wind

Any footage or photography submitted and selected to help finish the documentary would be fully credited.  Please contact Devin at [email protected] for questions or concerns.

Thank you!
<3Divine”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OF THE SEA TURTLE?

There was a giant sea turtle sculpture that was part of the Northern California CORE (Circle of Regional Effigies) project. It was … um … absconded with mid-event before it could be burned with the other CORE projects, and then it mysteriously appeared in the Temple, where it was ultimately burned on Sunday night.

Do you happen to have pictures of it anywhere in the course of its … adventure? Baker would love to have them. Email him at [email protected] and you’ll make his day.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================SUPPORT A PROJECT========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE BAY LIGHTS PROJECT BY LEO VILLAREAL

Did you hear that Leo Villareal’s ambitious Bay Lights project was (wait for it …) green lighted? Har. Well it was, and we’re all very excited to see it. The Bay Lights will be the world’s largest light installation with 25,000 white LED’s. Leo was inspired to create his digital light art by….Burning Man! Back in the mid-90’s he became disoriented on the playa and resolved to create a light sculpture as a reference point. The rest is history.

Here’s more info on the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/R2HfJQ

And, if you’d like to help with the final stretch of fundraising, the Bay Lights has just launched a fun new grassroots fundraising campaign, The Gift of Light:  http://gift.thebaylights.org/home.

You can buy one of Leo Villareal’s 25,000 white LED’s and keep or gift it, or memorialize it in someone’s name. Check out the interface — you’ll see the four bridge towers and all the lights on each cable — you can select your light and add your name, photo and a message which can be seen when you mouse over the light — so you can see who else is in the support community. There are three price levels, starting at $50. These make great holiday gifts.

To receive bi-weekly updates and to be listed on the Community page, go to www.thebaylights.org and click on Community. We’ll list your website as well.

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

WOOD IS MOOP. ALL OF IT. YES, ALL OF IT.

Yes, even sawdust. Even wood chips. Remember, don’t let it hit the ground! Wood debris is the #1 most common Matter Out Of Place (MOOP).

It’s ideal to have all of your project cutting and constructing done before you get to the playa, but we know that sometimes it’s unavoidable, and you have to make a few cuts (or a lot of them) once you’re on site in the desert.

Even the sawdust or wood chips sifted out in the MOOP sweeps that happen after the event, counts toward our review by the BLM. Therefore, don’t let it hit the ground!

Cut your wood on a tarp, out of the wind (I know, right?) in a sheltered spot. Pack up the tarp immmediately, and either dump the chips into a burn barrel, your burnables yard waste bag (you bring those, right?) or into your take home trash. Voila! Your project is finished, and you haven’t MOOped up a storm!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: DJ Pinky live at Mighty (http://bit.ly/R2HmFw), Grimes

_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

 

[BManUpdate] V17:#8:12.14.2012

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#8:12.14.12 TICKETS: HOLIDAY SALE
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #8 TICKETS: HOLIDAY SALE
December 14, 2012

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TICKETS: THE HOLIDAY SALE

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Submit a post request to the Jackrabbit: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Hi everybody! We’ve got preliminary information about ticket sales for 2013 for you in this edition of the JRS, and more detailed information about the Holiday Sale — pre-registration for which is going on NOW. Read on to learn more.

The Man burns in 261 days (and we hope to see YOU there!)!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN 2013 TICKETS: THE HOLIDAY SALE

Here’s the deal: we don’t know yet what Black Rock City’s allowable peak population for 2013 will be. Some of the details of agreements that impact that number have not yet been finalized, which means we don’t have enough data to determine precisely how many tickets will be sold and at what price. We are working hard to get our permits and agreements in place, and will be announcing the full ticket plan on Friday January 4, 2013. That said …

We know you’re super curious about some big questions, and we’d like to put your mind at ease about a few things right now: tickets will be sold first-come first-served — that’s right, no lottery. Secondly, purchasing tickets will require pre-registration so that we can weed out known scalpers beforehand. We’ll offer a robust Low Income Ticket Program, as we have in the past, and we’re bringing back the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) to facilitate the safe, hassle-free exchange of tickets between people in the aftermarket.

So there are the big ones for you. We’ll have the rest — all the details — on January 4th. And with that, here’s information about the Holiday Sale …

Burning Man Tickets Holiday Sale:

Early-birds can participate in our Holiday Sale, which allows folks to buy tickets in time for holiday gifting. PLEASE NOTE: Holiday Sale tickets are priced dramatically higher than our regular tickets will be and Black Rock City, LLC will donate 3% of the price of each ticket sold during this early Holiday Sale to the Burning Man Project, a new nonprofit dedicated to spreading Burning Man culture around the world. (In addition, Black Rock City, LLC makes other substantial contributions throughout the year to support the Burning Man Project, including contributing the proceeds from fundraising events and many other forms of support.)

So … here are the details:

– 3000 tickets will be offered at $650 each for the Holiday Sale.
– In order to participate in this sale, you must pre-register at:
http://tickets.burningman.com/registration-holiday2013.html
– Registration is open NOW and will close at noon PST on Wednesday December 19th.
– Those pre-registered will be able to participate in the first-come first-served sale on Thursday December 20th, starting at noon PST.
– You may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per person.
– These tickets are not eligible for STEP, but are transferable (you are welcome to resell them on your own, if you wish).
– The only payment types accepted are Mastercard or Visa credit cards, or debit cards with either the Visa or Mastercard symbols. If you don’t have one of these cards, you will need to obtain a one-time use card.
– Physical tickets will be shipped between June 1 and July 15, unless you opt for pick-up at Will Call in Black Rock City.

(We will not be implementing identity-based ticketing (e.g. name-on-ticket) … for more information, see this blog post from Larry Harvey: http://blog.burningman.com/?p=23887.)

As always, you can find find full ticket information on http://tickets.burningman.com, and answers to your questions in our Ticketing FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) and spiffy new online ticketing forum (http://ticketsupport.burningman.com/home).

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: The Smiths, The Xx
_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

[BManUpdate] V17:#6:11.17.12

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#6:11.17.12
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #6
November 17, 2012

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ I KNOW THAT BURNER! HELP REUNITE LOST CAMERAS WITH THEIR OWNERS
+ GET BURNING MAN TICKET INFORMATION VIA @BMANTICKETS TWITTER FEED
+ PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACK ROCK CITY CENSUS (DECOMPRESSION EDITION)!
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AND 2 MEGAWATTS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ TALES FROM THE PLAYA – RESURRECTED!
+ EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE OF BURNING MAN UPDATED FOR 2012
+ CLARISSE THORN ON BURNING MAN

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ PHOTO GALLERY FROM AARON FEINBERG
+ NATHAN BERRY’S BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY

PARTICIPATE:
+ BURNING MAN SEEKING DJANGO EXPERTS!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ CONNECT WITH PROJECTS IN NEED (OR PROMOTE YOURS) THROUGH SPARK!
+ SUPPORT LOS ANGELES BURNING MAN REGIONAL AT GREEN FEST

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ AFTERGLOW: VANCOUVER DECOMPRESSION – VANCOUVER, CANADA – NOVEMBER 17 – TONIGHT!
+ OAHU DECOMPRESSION – OAHU, HI – NOVEMBER 17 – TONIGHT!
+ BRAF ARTUMNAL GATHERING – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 1
+ BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE SCREENING – DELREY BEACH, FL – DECEMBER 1
+ THE BURNING MAN FILMFEST COMES TO BERLIN – BERLIN, GERMANY – DECEMBER 2
+ BARB TRAUB AT THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART – SANTA BARBARA, CA – DECEMBER 6

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ IF IT’S NOT FROM YOUR BODY, DON’T PUT IT IN THE POTTY … BUT WHY?

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Post request, links to Burning Man on all your social networks

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

So, we were traipsing around the internet the other day, as you do, and we saw that the folks over at Burncast dug out and served up this oldie but goodie video, and it got us all wispy and verklemptified and whatnot. Thought you might enjoy it, as the days start to shorten, and the weather grows colder. So here it is … Matt Goodman’s incredible 5-week timelapse of Black Rock City 2011:

http://bit.ly/ZwC7zH

Kinda mind-blowing, ain’t it? OK, onward! This edition of the JRS brings with it plenty of opportunities to PARTICIPATE, including writing Django (if that doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry), sharing your playa story with the world, helping reunite sad sad Burners with their lost cameras, making your mark on the Black Rock City census, attending a Decompression event in HAWAII, and participating in a gifting workshop … how’s that for variety, right?

Dig in, and we hope that you have plenty to be grateful for when you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table next week. We know we do … after all, we get to hang out with YOU folks (awwww!). Seriously though, you guys are rad.

The Man burns in 288 days!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

I KNOW THAT BURNER! HELP REUNITE LOST CAMERAS WITH THEIR OWNERS

It’s time once again to play “I know that Burner!” and help us reunite folks with their lost cameras. Aaaaand GO!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/burning_man_lost_and_found/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

GET BURNING MAN TICKET INFORMATION VIA @BMANTICKETS TWITTER FEED

Interested in hearing about the latest Burning Man ticket news, as it becomes available? Aaaand you’re on Twitter? Follow @bmantickets and huzzah, there ya go. Real info. Real time.

Just to be clear, this doesn’t provide any special access to secret ticket information or anything … it’s just a new communication channel to facilitate the smooth flow of information about Burning Man tickets.  Check it out!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACK ROCK CITY CENSUS (DECOMPRESSION EDITION)!

Did you fill out the Census while you were at Burning Man? More than 10,000 people did this year (that’s more than one out of every five attendees!). If you’re one of these lucky Burners, you can access the final part of the Burning Man Census at http://census.burningman.com.

We’re calling it the Decompression section, and for the first time in Census history, you will be able to tell us about your Burning Man experience!

For this project to work, we need your help. Please:
1) Fill out the Decompression survey at http://census.burningman.com
2) Tell your fellow Burners about the project and send them the address.

Heads up: to fill out the Decompression section of the Census, you must be one of those who completed the Census at Burning Man (the long paper form with a pink access card in the back).

THE CENSUS CLOSES THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER!

The Census began in 2002, and has grown into a living collaboration between nerdy Burner scientists, Burning Man Headquarters (BMHQ), and Black Rock Citizens. Since its inception, Census data has been used by BMHQ and social scientists to demonstrate that the people of Black Rock City are upstanding global citizens. We post summaries of each Burn’s Census data online in the AfterBurn section of the burningman.com site.

Confidentiality has always been strictly maintained. The Decompression section of the census was written by our Burning Nerd collaborators and their questions were designed to answer their particular research questions. Your participation will help them to write more and better articles about people who go to Burning Man and their experiences. Going forward, we hope the Census data will become more interactive, allowing Black Rock Citizens an opportunity to explore the data sets while maintaining the confidentiality of the respondents. We are just beginning to envision how this might work. If you have ideas, please share them! If you’d like to be part of the team, please join us! We always need more nerds. Email us: [email protected].”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/*

BLACK ROCK SOLAR CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AND 2 MEGAWATTS

Marnee Benson, the Deputy Director of Black Rock Solar (www.blackrocksolar.org), the solar non-profit spinoff from Black Rock City LLC, wrote up a great summary of BRS’s awe-inspiring achievements since its inception five years ago:

http://bit.ly/RW9g3D

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/*

{============================================================}
==============ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS===============
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

TALES FROM THE PLAYA – RESURRECTED!

Back in the day, the Tales From the Playa section of the Burning Man website played host to years’ worth of participant’s first-hand playa stories. It made for a veritable trove of wonderful nuggets, slices, crumbs and niggly bits of Burning Man culture. Well, it went dormant for a few years there, but we’re happy to say that IT’S BEEN REVIVED!

We’ve migrated all the stories onto the Burning Blog (post-dating them to their original submission dates), and have caught up on posting our backlog of stories that you fine (and very patient) folks have been submitting. We’re VERY excited about this, as this is an important part of Burning Man’s historical archive. And with that, we give you Tales From the Playa:

http://blog.burningman.com/category/tales-from-the-playa/

YOU are welcome to submit your playa story (and photos, if you wish) for consideration to [email protected]. We encourage well-written submissions relating to your participation at the event. Please sample the diverse Tales already posted. We are interested in your unique experiences, episodes, or reflections. It is not necessary to provide general descriptions or advice about the event. We may select and edit any submission. (We do not post everything and will not post descriptions of illegal acts or false or inaccurate information.) Making your submission as grammatically and stylistically precise as possible will enhance the likelihood that your exact expression will be posted as you intended.  We look forward to reading your submissions, so get writing!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE OF BURNING MAN UPDATED FOR 2012

Philippe Glade writes to let us know that his blog capturing the unique architecture of Burning Man has been updated (this is an understatement) to include his photographs from Burning Man 2012, and hundreds of useful links. If you’re into architecture porn, this is your place:

http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.com/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CLARISSE THORN ON BURNING MAN

Clarisse Thorn writes an account of Burning Man that could be yours, or mine, and makes us want to go back Right Now, Please:

http://www.thepointmag.com/2012/reviews/burning-man

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

PHOTO GALLERY FROM AARON FEINBERG

Aaron Feinberg brings us some breathtaking portraits and photos of Burning Man art:

http://www.afeinbergphotography.com/portfolio/burningman2012/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

NATHAN BERRY’S BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY

Nathan Berry has some interesting perspectives on things at Burning Man:

http://nathanwberryphotography.zenfolio.com/p719582635

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=======================PARTICIPATE===========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN SEEKING DJANGO EXPERTS!

Djangonauts needed!

Burning Man’s Technology Department is seeking djangonauts to help us with some small projects. Developers should have 3-4 years experience working with django, python, postgres, apache, linux, cloud based deployments, django piston, and API development. Should also have a basic understanding of html, css, js, and AJAX. Bonus street cred if you have experience with PHP, mysql, WordPress, and mobile app development.

Reply to [email protected]

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================SUPPORT A PROJECT========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CONNECT WITH PROJECTS IN NEED (OR PROMOTE YOURS) THROUGH SPARK!

If you’re looking to get involved with a Burning Man project this year, hop onto Spark and create a listing advertising what skills, talents and services you offer. And if you’ve got a project needing help, list it!

http://spark.burningman.com

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

SUPPORT LOS ANGELES BURNING MAN REGIONAL AT GREEN FEST

Athena, one of Burning Man’s LA Regional Contacts, writes:

“LA League of Arts (LA Burning Man) At Green Fest! Please take one second to vote for LA League of Arts to receive a $5000 Ford Green Grant. JUST CLICK AND PICK!!!

http://www.greenfestivals.org/fcgg-los-angeles-2012

LA League of Arts is proud to join LA GREEN FESTIVAL as a non-profit partner, November 17-18th at the LA Convention Center! If you missed Green Fest last year, come join us this year – everyone who goes to Will Call and says “I’m here to support the LA League of Arts” will get FREE entry to LA Green Fest. Athena will be there all day manning the booth. Come by. Say Hi!. And VOTE. And on top of all the green attractions – (free yoga classes, organic beer and wine pavilion, intense eco-networking, dynamic presentations all day including Amy Goodman, John Robbins, and others, and over 300 eco businesses offering products and services) we need your vote!

LA League of Arts was selected as one of the 5 finalists at LA Green Fest for a $5000 Community Ford Green Grant, to support our education outreach program – Building an Aquaponic Eco System at Santee High School and hosting a symposium of experts and teachers to create a curriculum for the school.

The grant goes to the non-profit with the most votes, so we need your help! You can vote online for LA League of Arts or in person at the festival. Come to the expo and get your FREE ticket, and come visit Athena at the Green Expo Nov. 17-18 at the LA Convention Center!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================EVENTS & HAPPENINGS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

AFTERGLOW: VANCOUVER DECOMPRESSION – VANCOUVER, CANADA – NOVEMBER 17

Burning Man, eh?

“AFTERGLOW: Vancouver’s Official Burning Man Decompression
Saturday November 17th
7pm – 4am
West Coast Railway Association, 39645 Government Road, Squamish, BC.

:::Let the Afterglow ignite our community in a celebration of art, music, fire:::

Many of us coming back from the desert want to reconnect and share our experience. Afterglow is a celebration of the interactive arts, with an emphasis on participation. It takes us all to bring it alive. Afterglow is presented in association with Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS). We follow the 10 principles of Burning Man.

All details are posted on our website at: http://afterglowvancouver.org. Please help us spread the word, RSVP to the Facebook Event page and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/435855459808938

We welcome anyone to participate – let us know how we can support you! Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society is providing art grants, and transport for existing art and grants for new art. All proceeds from this event will be given back to the community to support interactive arts. We will be making a donation to either Black Rock Arts, BWB or the Regional Network.

Connect with Vancouver Burners
http://burningvan.ca
http://www.facebook.com/groups/BurningVan/ ”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

OAHU DECOMPRESSION – OAHU, HI – NOVEMBER 17

If you’re considering making the trek to a Decompression event, this one should be high on your list, for obvious reasons.

“Nov 17th is the night of an urban gathering of Burners to celebrate and exchange tales from the playa. Even if you were not able to attend this years burn, it will be a great way to get together with some like minded people. Dress in your finest Burner wear and come on down to SOHO Mixed Media Bar (Fort St. entrance) and enjoy!

Go to www.kapilina.org or https://www.facebook.com/kapilina for updates.”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BRAF ARTUMNAL GATHERING – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 1

Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation for this extraordinary annual celebration in honor of our remarkable artists and in support of BRAF’s future initiatives!

The 6th Annual
Artumnal Gathering

Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Don’t miss this spectacular gathering and fundraising event! Enjoy epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous pleasures, captivating performances, original artwork by our favorite artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and items, and abundant expressions of creativity!

Tickets are on sale now at www.blackrockarts.org/artumnal

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE SCREENING – DELREY BEACH, FL – DECEMBER 1

Julie writes:

“Learn the meaning of life from fellow Burners at the premiere screening of the documentary so many of you helped create, Burning Man & The Meaning of Life. Screening December 1st in Delrey Beach, FL. The 9pm screening will be followed by a Q&A and the midnight screening will be followed by a kick-ass after party! Pre-sale tickets are $15 purchased by going to http://www.jpifproductions.com/. $18 at the door. The profits will go to the Black Rock Arts Foundation, Burners Without Borders, Burnt Oranges, and the 2013 Florida CORE Project. Come join us for a meaningful night! Click here to view the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpO9bRIkQws

Special thanks to Scotty BabyHuey Bizzle for making this event happen!

Want to help schedule a screening in your area? Email [email protected]
Follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BM_MeaningOLife

Sincerely,
Julie Pifher
www.jpifproductions.com

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE BURNING MAN FILMFEST COMES TO BERLIN – BERLIN, GERMANY – DECEMBER 2

Our German friends write:

“After a brilliant night of films, stories and discussions in Munich on November 4, your co-regional contacts Claudi, Axel and Stefan are revving up for round no. 2 of the BM Filmfest in Germany. Join us for 5+ hours of documentaries, short films and discussions at Sputnik cinema in Berlin-Kreuzberg on December 2! Visit our website http://www.bm-filmfest.de to learn more about the event and to reserve tickets. You don’t have to be a Burner to attend but it’s likely you’ll yearn to become one after ;-)!”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BARB TRAUB AT THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART – SANTA BARBARA, CA – DECEMBER 6

Barb Traub will be at the SBMA Store (1130 State St.) on December 6th from 5~8pm to sign copies of ‘Desert to Dream: A Dozen Years of Burning Man Photography’ during 1st Thursday downtown soiree… http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com/about/1st-thursday

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
===================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

IF IT’S NOT FROM YOUR BODY, DON’T PUT IT IN THE POTTY … BUT WHY?

Why do we say, ‘If it’s not from your body, don’t put it in the potty’? And how come we’re so…ahem…anal… about the toilet paper used?

Do you know how the porta-potty suckers process our waste? They essentially spray it through a big screen (gross, we know. AND necessary). Anything more than single-ply TP gets stuck on the screen, and then, someone who works tirelessly doing this in 100-degree heat all day, a *REAL HUMAN*, has to pick out the thing that’s stopping the flow through the screen, *BY HAND*. Imagine for a moment, that that is YOU.

Now do you want to carry a ziplock bag with you to carry your trash back to camp? We thought you might. Have mercy on the troops of soldiers doing the work you don’t want to think about doing. Oh, and if they decide they don’t want to work with us anymore, guess what? Big problem for Burning Man. 🙁

Remember … if it goes through your body, it can go in the potty. Want your watermelon rind in there? Eat it first. Same goes for tampons.

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: M83, Ratatat, Wild Nothings, Tycho

_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

Ranger Training/Burning Man Art Grants & Volunteer Feedback/Upcoming Events

In this issue

  • Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events: Feb 9
  • Intention New Years Retreat and One Night Love Bus event – Deadline this Friday!
  • Burning Man art grant proposals due by February 1st
  • Burning Man request for Volunteer Feedback
  • Calendar higlights – see full details at http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    – Electro Swing Christmas Party this Friday Dec 14
    – Intention 14 ~A Dance Party At The Dawn Of A New Era next Friday Dec 21
    – New Democratic Dance Party DEADLINE for Applications Sat Dec 22

===================================
Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events

Hello, Vancouver Burning Man community!

With the smashing success of our Regional events for 2012, Burn In The Forest and Afterglow, we’ve decided to get the jump on training more Ranger volunteers for 2013. If you’ve ever thought of being involved asa Ranger, you should come out to one of our training workshops this coming year. The first of these will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. (venue TBA)

We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support. Wr
angler did a great job of explaining what we do:
“As a Ranger, you will take responsibility to ensure people are having a good time. Just walk around and check out the action. Our gift is to
mediate conflict using non-violent communication. We are an ambassador for the event and a source of information. We are the first responders and need to maintain communications within the event.”

As our events get larger and longer we need to build up our team.
For a three day event, we need at least 24-30 Rangers, for a four
day event, we would need over 40 people. That’s a lot of volunteers, and without your help we just won’t have the numbers needed to make sure everyone is safe and having a good time.

We are combining the peer support volunteers into our Ranger team so if you have these skills and interests we need you too, to join the team!

The summer is a long way off, but we all know that it gets harder and harder for people to make time for training as the date of the event draws near. Even if you aren’t sure of your summer plans yet, come on out and get some training on what it is to be a Ranger. Besides, what else are you going to be doing on a rainy February afternoon? Hope to see you there!

For more information and to sign up, you can reach me at [email protected]

Best wishes and happy holidays,
Ranger Andrew
Facebook Event Page & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/534370309908895/

================================================
Intention New Years Retreat and One Night Love Bus event

IMPORTANT! REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the full retreat OR for the one night bus trip is THIS FRIDAY DEC 14 !

Read the whole Announce message here: http://bit.ly/i14Dec12Announce

================================================
Burning Man art grant proposals due by February 1st
Want to apply for a Burning Man art grant? They offer grants for artwork for the open playa, in the city plazas, and the Centre Camp portal.

Money for grants is limited. Final proposals due by February 1st at 11:59 AM PST.

About Art Grants:
http://burningman.com/installations/art_grants.html

How to Submit Art Grant Proposals:
http://burningman.com/installations/submit_grant.html

================================================
Burning Man request for Volunteer Feedback
Hello Volunteers!

Did you volunteer for Burning Man in 2012 or have you in years past?  Did you help a Burning Man team, a theme camp, or an art project?  Maybe you’re a veteran volunteer?  Or perhaps a newbie volunteer?  If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE!

Please fill out this Volunteer Feedback Survey and tell us how you rocked it in 2012!
It’s easy and quick.  And, it will help us learn more about how you experience civic participation at Burning Man.

And, if you filled out one of these last year, we would love to hear from you again.  The survey is designed to capture your feedbackevery year.  WE LOVED YOUR FEEDBACK LAST YEAR, WE’LL LOVE IT EVEN MORE THIS YEAR!

Link:  “http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BurningManVolunteerFeedbackSurvey2012

The survey opens on December 10th and will close at midnight, on January 10th, 2013.

Thank you for participating!

Termeh

+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+
Termeh Yeghiazarian
Black Rock City, LLC | Burning Man
Volunteer Squadron Manager
Volunteer Coordinator Liaison
volunteers (at) burningman.com
+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+

============================

Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

 

[BManUpdate] V17:#7:11.30.12

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#7:11.30.12
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #7
November 30, 2012

{============================================================}
====================TABLE OF CONTENTS=======================
{============================================================}

INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2013 ART THEME: CARGO CULT
+ POSITION AVAILABLE: HR COORDINATOR, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AND HURRICANE SANDY
+ 21 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTOGRAPHY: “DANCING WITH THE PLAYA MESSIAH”

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ TALES FROM THE PLAYA
+ “SECRETS IN PLAIN SIGHT” OR “TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS”?
+ HOW MANY THEME CAMPS CAN DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A BURNING MAN TICKET?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ HOLGER STRUPPIK’S BURNING MAN 2012 PHOTOS
+ DOUBLE-PLUS EXCELLENT 2012 BURNING MAN TIMELAPSE

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE GAYBORHOOD WANTS YOU!
+ DISTRIKT WANTS YOUR ART!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ CONNECT WITH PROJECTS IN NEED (OR PROMOTE YOURS) THROUGH SPARK!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BRAF ARTUMNAL GATHERING – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 1 (THIS WEEKEND!)
+ BOSTON DECOMPRESSION 2012 – BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 1
+ A GIVING TREE – BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS – SF, CA – DEC 7

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ 5MPH? DAMN, THAT’S SLOW!

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Post request, links to Burning Man on social networks

{============================================================}
====================INTRODUCTION========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Greetings and welcome to this edition of the JRS, wherein we answer the hot question dancing on the tip of your tongues … WHAT IS THE 2013 ART THEME? We got that for you riiiight down there. We think you’ll like it. We certainly do.

As for the other question — tickets — we don’t have the details yet (soon, we promise), BUT Caveat Magister recently wrote a fascinating post for the Burning Blog that ponders some interesting questions regarding Burning Man and tickets.  Check it out in the ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS section.

OK then … as usual, we’ve got a wide variety of offerings for you, including information about Burners Without Borders activities in response to Hurricane Sandy (get involved!), an opportunity to work for Burning Man (yes, mom, it’s actually job), George Post’s fantastic book featuring 21 years of Burning Man photography (holy bejeezus!), and an excellent time-lapse video from this year’s event that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

So with that, let us say that we hope your holiday calendar is filling up nicely with friends, family and frivolity.

The Man burns in 274 days!

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================LATEST NEWS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BURNING MAN 2013 ART THEME: CARGO CULT

What’s a cargo cult? Who’s John Frum? What in the world do they have to do with Burning Man? Good questions, those … and your answers can be found in the 2013 Burning Man art theme:

http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm13_theme.html

Got some thoughts, ideas or inspiration around the theme? We encourage you to participate by adding your voice to the Art Theme thread on the ePlaya discussion board:

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=325

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POSITION AVAILABLE: HR COORDINATOR, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Location: Burning Man San Francisco office

*** NOTE *** We will be hiring a candidate into this role who has at least three years of specific HR experience. Thank you for considering this when applying!

**Please submit your resume and cover letter by 6:00pm on Monday, December 10th, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/Burning-Man-Job-Board **

JOB SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Coordinator will use their HR-specific skills and experience to be responsible for performing a variety of HR-related duties on a professional level. This position will support and significantly contribute to the growth and enhancement of the BRC, LLC HR department. The HR Coordinator will implement services, policies, and programs and assist and advise staff on Human Resources issues in the San Francisco Burning Man office, as well as on-playa in Nevada during event time. Work involves access to confidential information, implementation of systems and procedures, compliance, and policy development. Duties include light project management, tracking departmental action items to completion, drafting correspondence, and maintaining databases. Good judgment, professionalism, and initiative are frequently exercised in answering and interpreting verbal and written communications and projects.

For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications, please view the complete job listing here:

http://tinyurl.com/Burning-Man-Job-Board

This is a full-time, regular position eligible for benefits in our San Francisco office.

**Please submit resume and cover letter by 6:00pm on Monday, December 10th, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/Burning-Man-Job-Board **

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/*

BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AND HURRICANE SANDY

The folks coordinating the Burners Without Borders response to Hurricane Sandy write:

“Destroying a neighborhood, in order to rebuild it: Burners Without Borders and Hurricane Sandy … what’s happening, and how you can help (or, how to turn $30,000 into $1.6 million in a month).

We’ve all heard about Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact, and Burners all over the country have been responding in all kinds of ways, many with the Occupy Sandy efforts.

For some Sandy brought back memories of Hurricane Katrina, which inspired the creation of BWB. Within days of Sandy, Richard Scott, a founding member of BWB and former head of the Art Support Services Team of the DPW, was on his way to the Jersey Shore to assess where we could help the most.

That place is Union Beach, a small, year round working community absolutely devastated by Hurricane Sandy. (See some of the devastation here http://bit.ly/QPOpCq ) There are over 160 houses that need to be demolished, expensive work that would bankrupt the town. Union Beach asked if BWB could help–and who better to knock a city down so that it can get back up, but Burners? In true playa-synchronicity style, Richard connected with Michael Craddock, a local Burner who had volunteered with BWB/Pisco sin Fronteras doing earthquake relief in Chile, and Michael’s dad owned heavy machinery he was willing to donate to do the heavy lifting of recovery work. Since then, volunteers Jovia Nierenberg & Brenda Zimmerman have shown up to organize the logistics of a long term relief operation.

If BWB-Sandy can demolish all these houses, it will be doing free work worth over $1.6 million, between now and the end of the year. After that, we may go to other communities–if we can, and this is where you come in. We now have the people, and the tools, and the place — the only thing we need now is food and fuel for this growing team. We need to raise $30,000 to fund this all-volunteer, no-cost-to-homeowners gift program.

Support is pouring in — we’ve already received $12,000 (including one anonymous $10,000 donation!), and some amazing fundraisers are happening:
DelRey Bach, FL, December 1st,  Advance screening of “Burning Man and the meaning of life,” portion of proceeds to BWB-Sandy www.jpifproductions.com,
San Francisco, December 7th at Book Club, organized by Partners & SUTRO, details here: http://paperless.ly/UZUj1b, rsvp to [email protected]
Los Angeles, December 15th, BurnLA, The Cruz Coalition & The LA League of Arts are joining forces for a great cause to present the 1st Annual White Blissmass Charity Ball: http://www.facebook.com/events/168101543332273/
Want to organize a benefit? Let us know how we can help!

BWB-Sandy is also networking with area groups in beach and community space clean ups, including supporting Ocean Action Network on a statewide event on December 8th.

To join the network of volunteers, sign in here: http://bit.ly/UP2K37
To make a tax deductable donation via our fiscal sponsor, the Burning Man Project, do so here: http://bit.ly/ShvsWj
Be in touch: www.burnerswithoutborders.com, twitter @B_W_B, www.facebook.com/BurnersWithoutBorders, or sandyrelief@burnerswithoutborders.org.

Thank you for sharing the story far and wide, and any other help you can give to join in this gift.”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/*

21 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTOGRAPHY: “DANCING WITH THE PLAYA MESSIAH”

George Post’s beautiful book “Dancing with the Playa Messiah”, featuring photography from 21 years of Burning Man, is now available for purchase. It’s a truly stunning achievement. Thank you, George, for capturing the photographic history of Burning Man over the years!

http://bit.ly/TvKry2

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/*

{============================================================}
==============ROUND UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS===============
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

TALES FROM THE PLAYA

In case you haven’t perused them yet, we recommend checking out the Tales From the Playa … stories from Black Rock City from the perspective of the participants:

http://blog.burningman.com/category/tales-from-the-playa/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

“SECRETS IN PLAIN SIGHT” OR “TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS”?

Submitted without comment:

http://www.secretsinplainsight.com/2012/09/30/burning-man/

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

HOW MANY THEME CAMPS CAN DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A BURNING MAN TICKET?

Caveat Magister explores the dynamics and challenges of Burning Man ticketing:

http://bit.ly/V9nQ6v

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
==================PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO======================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

HOLGER STRUPPIK’S BURNING MAN 2012 PHOTOS

Holger Struppik shares his photos with us:

“A photo set that follows the ever-changing light on the playa, from sunrise, through sunset, ’til deep into the night:

http://holgerstruppek.com/Burning-Man-2012 ”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

DOUBLE-PLUS EXCELLENT 2012 BURNING MAN TIMELAPSE

Go forth and feast your eyes on this great timelapse from Burning Man 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1GE1_V5S-AY

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=======================PARTICIPATE===========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

THE GAYBORHOOD WANTS YOU!

Toaster writes:

“Greetings all you lovely burners, burgins and artistic antagonistos! This is Toaster, and I would like you to know and perhaps join us in participation within our little community and how we are participating in the rest of the community as well.

THE GAYBORHOOD: As you may know this existed long before there was any web site and this whole project but it has been a source of dialog in the last year. This year the Gayborhood was its strongest. NOT because we are queerer but we are grateful to a wonderous placement team.

While we cater to the LGBTQ++ not all of our members are specifically represented under that acronym. I talked to a vocal member of our community recently (the Burning Man community) and asked him if he would work with me on Queer Burners and his immediate reaction was ‘I’m not gay’. It’s not at all about that.

If NOTHING ELSE TAKE AWAY THIS:
* the web site and its content is just a platform for lgbtq++ to connect with each other and anyone else who wants to enjoy our vibe, too; there is no point where there is a pass/fail for who or… hmmm you make nookie with
* we are all powerfully committed to the 10 principles and a majority of us carry this in our daily lives – too
* we actively engage our community and the community at large with SUPREME Radical Inclusion

The Gayborhood, Gayburbs, Gayburbia or even the Gay Ghetto: whatever you call it are nothing more than pockets where people of all corners have camped or visited. Many of us find safety in coallessing into one giant village like any other out there every year. We are planning on a campout sometime soon in early 2013 and joining 1 or 2 Regional Events as ‘The Village Q’. For more information please check out any of the following links:

http://www.queerburners.com Web site with feeds
@queer_burners on Twitter

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gayburners (Main Facebook platform)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/250295325089174/ (the social group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/240956916002164/ (Quire: Queer Burner Leadership Network)

Quire Web Site (Queer Burner Leadership Network)
http://quire.queerburners.com/

A Final Footnote
The 10 Principles +1 (being Grateful) is always with us and everything we do as camps, individuals, villages and as participants in anything we do. I do not speak for anyone else but me; so my posts on the site have my name on them. We have great great people who I get to do some cool stuff with all over the burner community.

I can’t help but point out just a couple of the most outstanding examples of Community and Gifting that have come out of camps/groups who reside in the community:

* Comfort & Joy and their highly successful and evolved canned food drive annually for the Native Americans whose land is in the Black Rock Desert <=http://playajoy.org/

* Out of Los Angeles is ‘Payasos’ which is Spanish for Clown where members of Dickstracted Camp do so many fund raisers for their community. It started off for kids with clef pallets but has grown in many directions!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Payasos/102950689767779?ref=ts&fref=ts<= their Facebook”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

DISTRIKT WANTS YOUR ART!

The DISTRIKT folks write:

“From our inception over a decade ago, our goal has been to provide a great daytime vibe of music, dancing, and alternative arts at Burning Man. We live and breathe our ideals year around, and look forward to giving back to the community that has inspired and bonded us together. So, once again this year we are proud to annouce the 2013 DISTRIKT Art Grant!

We will provide up to $5000 for one or more art installations to be showcased at DISTRIKT during Burning Man 2013. The art should blend and interact with DISTRIKT (i.e.- extremely fragile nighttime-oriented installations won’t make sense at a crowded and energetic camp operating during the day.) Other than that, the sky’s the limit!

As with grants from BRAF or Burning Man itself, this is not a commission — the art is yours to keep. We simply provide funding and a venue within which to showcase your creation. Though we’d love to have you, camping with or becoming a member of DISTRIKT isn’t a requirement.  If you’re interested and feel your installation would be a good fit at DISTRIKT, please follow the following instructions.

Timeline/Process:
Email Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to [email protected] no later than December 31st 2012.
The LOI should include the following information
-Name of artist or collective
-Name phone number, email address, and mailing address of contact person
-Name of project or program
-Amount requested up to $5000
-Brief description of project, and how it fits the ethos of DISTRIKT (400 words or less)
-Attachment or link to images or conceptual drawings

Invitations for proposals, along with further instructions, will be extended no later than January 15th, 2013. Proposals are accepted by invitation only, and are due February 15th, 2013. Selected grantees are notified March 1st, 2013. Initial funding released to new grantees by March 15th, 2013. Finally, regardless of how Burning Man decides to conduct ticket sales this year, please note that we can work with the winner(s) to procure tickets if necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to respond quickly.  Now bring it on!!

With love,
Your DISTRIKT Governors”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================SUPPORT A PROJECT========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

CONNECT WITH PROJECTS IN NEED (OR PROMOTE YOURS) THROUGH SPARK!

If you’re looking to get involved with a Burning Man project this year, hop onto Spark and create a listing advertising what skills, talents and services you offer. And if you’ve got a project needing help, list it!

http://spark.burningman.com

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
====================EVENTS & HAPPENINGS========================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BRAF ARTUMNAL GATHERING – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 1 (THIS WEEKEND!)

Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation for this extraordinary annual celebration in honor of our remarkable artists and in support of BRAF’s future initiatives!

The 6th Annual
Artumnal Gathering

Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Don’t miss this spectacular gathering and fundraising event! Enjoy epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous pleasures, captivating performances, original artwork by our favorite artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and items, and abundant expressions of creativity!

Tickets are on sale now at www.blackrockarts.org/artumnal

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

BOSTON DECOMPRESSION 2012 – BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 1

The good folks over at the Burning Man Boston Regional write:

“Get Illuminati-ated on December 1st at Boston’s official Decompression Party. It all begins at 7pm at Who’s On First (across from Fenway Park).

Buy tickets here: http://bostondecompression.eventbrite.com/#
For more event information
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Boston-Decompression/135685666533618

If you’re beginning to realize everything you ever believed was a lie…
We won’t say we told you so.

Dust off your best LNT-sanctioned Tin Foil Hat and prepare to be Illuminati-ated at Boston’s official 2012 Decompression.

CONSPIRACY 2.0

THEY are watching. Do you rise up and reveal the Man behind the curtain, or do you join the puppet masters in expanding their most calculated of follies?”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

A GIVING TREE – BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS – SF, CA – DEC 7

We don’t normally post local fundraising events (because many of you don’t care, if you’re not in the immediate vicinity, right?), but this one has a great message attached to it that’s worth bringing to your attention. So this is a special case … Ariel Sutro (Bay Area Administrator for the 2011 Trojan Horse & Co-Founder of Vertical Camp) writes to tell us of her company’s holiday fundraising party to support Burners Without Borders:

“Partners & Sutro was forged out of relationships and experiences at Burning Man. After building Vertical Camp for 5 years, and then the Horse four of us got together and decided to make our Burning community our ‘real life’. A year ago we started a business together – and our office and event space, Book Club, has become a vibrant community space we can share for events like this. The holidays are a good time to ask ourselves what we can do for others. Burners Without Borders is particularly special – because you know the donated dollars go directly to work. The ‘boots on the ground’ Burner gift force is inspiring to all – we are happy to support their efforts, and motivate our friends and business partners to do so as well.

We’re creating ‘A Giving Tree’ to support the current cleanup in NJ. Guests will decorate the tree with their cash and checks, and ornaments they’ll make from housing scraps BWB is sending out from NJ. Many in our community are offering to help – we’ve already raised $500 from people who can’t make the event and St. George Artisan Distillery is sending over 3 cases of their spirits.

Saturday morning our $10,000 donation will hit NJ and the crews will immediately put it to work.

A Giving Tree
Friday Decemeber 7th
5 – 11pm
543 Howard Street, San Francisco
$50 donation requested – for BWB

Supporters
The Plantman http://plantman.com/live-christmas-tree.html
St. George Artisan Distillery http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/

RSVP: [email protected] Festive Attire”

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
=================BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS=====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

5MPH? DAMN, THAT’S SLOW!

There must be a method to our madness, right? We don’t just think that driving slower than your car naturally idles is fun, promise. The reasons for the super-low speed limit (5mph) are many, but we can group ’em into two buckets: enjoyment and safety.

Enjoyment! Let’s start here. If everyone driving past your camp is going 5mph, they’re not kicking up dust (much, anyway) and crop-dusting your camp. They’re going slow enough to look you in the eye. Burning Man has begun … slow down … take the time to soak it in and enjoy your surroundings.

Safety! Let’s face it, BRC can seem like somebody kicked an anthill — it’s madness out there. Driving at 5mph, you’re more likely to see the blitzkrieg of pedestrians, bikers, artworks and whatever-the-hell-THAT-was’s in your path — especially at night. Seriously, you don’t want to be the guy who ran that dude over, cuz that would completely suck.

Patience is a virtue, dusty friends. Let’s not trash the playa surface, choke out our neighbors, nor miss the opportunity to connect. Slow it down. You’ll get there, promise.

{============================================================}
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

{============================================================}
================ADMINISTERRATA FOR THE JRS==================
{============================================================}

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**\<>/**

Soundtrack for this JRS: Broadfield Marchers, Best Coast, Lower Dens

_______________________________________________
Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce