Afterglow updates, Burners & Beers, GVIAS Visioning Salon, Events…

In this issue:

  • Afterglow News
  • Fri Nov 2: Burners & Beers (Just Off Main)
  • Sat Nov 3: Afterglow Site Visit
  • Sun Nov 4: GVIAS Visioning Salon
  • Sun Nov 11: Victoria Decompression: Prom Decom
  • SantaCon dates (also noted in the BMV Calendar)

Burners & Beers (Just Off Main)
Trying a new spot this Friday, Mavericks Sports Lounge!
Friday November 2nd, 6pm onwards, likely ‘til 9pm at least
395 Kingsway at 12th
Upstairs at the Howard Johson Plaza Hotel (same building as where the Biltmore is)
Reservation made for 20, will adjust based on Facebook event RSVPs:

Afterglow – Vancouver’s Official Regional Burning Man Decompression Event
Only 19 days left until the Afterglow ignites our community in a celebration of  art, music, fire!

In this announcement…

  • Ticket sales
  • Art Grants deadline – Nov 9th
  • Volunteers
  • Shuttle buses
  • RV parking
  • Artist accommodation
  • Site visit this Saturday

Ticket Sales
Tickets are on sale now!
Get your event tickets and shuttle bus tickets here:
We have now streamlined the online ticketing system to make the registration process even easier!
We ask that you please buy your tickets as soon as possible if you intend to participate in Afterglow.  This will help us with logistical issues such as how much food to prep and how many shuttle buses to run.  Thanks!

Art Grant Deadline – November 9th!
The art grant deadline for transporting existing projects to the event is fast approaching!
Make sure you get your art grant applications in before the deadline.  We want to help make sure your projects get to the event! You can find the grant applications and info here…

Volunteers Still Needed
We still need a volunteer for one more key position… Coat check lead.   We are also looking for volunteers for bar shifts, door shifts,  and Rangers!
Sign up here to volunteer…..
Get involved! Do your part to make this event spectacular!

Shuttle Buses
Shuttle buses will be running from Vancouver and West Vancouver to the event and back. Bus tickets are only $15!  Deadline to buy a bus ticket is Nov 14th. You will receive a link to buy a bus ticket with your registration confirmation after you have purchased an event ticket.

RV Parking
RV parking will be available very close to the event.  Please register here if you are planning on bringing an RV to the event…

Artist Accommodation
If you are an artist or installing an installation for the event, and you need accommodation in order to remain in Squamish to do tear-down on the following day, we are going to try to help.  Please contact Delyse here for more information…

Site visit this Saturday
We are having a site visit for all team leads and artists and theme camps who wish to come and check out site, figure out some placement questions and get inspired with the rest of us 🙂 There will be a group setting up so we want to get there early so as not to disturb them. Meet at the location at 10am.

A reminder to all artists and groups that want space please fill in the placement info form The deadline isn’t until Nov 14th but the sooner the better would be much appreciated 🙂

We are looking forward to a truly spectacular event!   Remember, it’s the community’s input that makes this type of event so amazing, so get involved and be part of the Afterglow!

GVIAS Visioning Salon
Public Event · By GVIAS – Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society

All are invited to join in a GVIAS-hosted discussion of the future needs of the Vancouver Burning Man community, the greater community, and the role that GVIAS can play now and in the coming years.

This event is open to GVIAS members and non-members. Anyone interested in the discussion may join.

DATE: Sunday, November 4, 2012
TIME: 1:30 Meet and greet, Salon from 2-6 PM, 6-7 Mingle
LOCATION: 689 Abbott St (at Expo Blvd, next to Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain station)

This 4 hour event is planned to be fun and participatory and broken up with performance and artsy stuff TBD–stay tuned for details. Sobey Wing will be facilitating.

Objectives for the salon identified by the board:

  1. To clarify for attendees the distinct roles and identities of GVIAS, BurningVan, Burning Man Regional Reps, the greater Burner community and local organizations with similar values and objectives
  2. Describe what we do now (events, committees, grants, etc.) and how
  3. Discuss: What would you like us to use our resources on?
  4. Discuss: What do we want to look like (as an organization and community) in the future? 5, 10, 20 years out?

The GVIAS Vision & Mission Committee is also being asked by the board to synthesize the ideas brought up in the salon and to review the vision and mission of GVIAS in light of these results. The results of the salon will be shared publicly.

Interested in becoming a GVIAS member? Join for free at Interested in being on the Vision & Mission Committee? Email [email protected] for info.

Please share this invitation with others that may be interested and invite friends to the FB Event page at :

Hope you can make it!
The GVIAS Board of Directors

Prom Decom By Victoria’s Kindle Arts Society
Sunday November 11th, Victoria, BC
)'( DECOMPRESSION 2012 )'(
It’s that time of year folks! A time for us to ground ourselves by connecting with like-minded friends and sharing our various talents and experiences. It is time to Decompress!

This year’s Decompression event will be based on a theme of GRADUATION as The Kindle Arts Society moves toward making community-run educational workshops a part of it’s constitutional mandate.
The event will take place in four parts at two venues: The Edelweiss Club of Victoria and Sunset Room.

Families Welcome – Tickets available by donation
The inaugural day of Kindle Arts Workshops will be held 1-4:30pm on afternoon of November 11th at The Edelweiss Club of Victoria. Topics and facilitators to be announced so stay tuned! Space is limited to register early!

This is a 19+ event – Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door
Our supercharismaticexpialiadocious Emcee, the wonderful Miss Amanda Crocker will lead an evening of on-stage debauchery and revelry at The Edelweiss Club of Victoria 9pm-1am. Fire Performances are on the menu here, as well as a full bar, and a community Art Gallery curated by CoRE visionary artist Kym Spencer. Check back here for a schedule of performances.

All Ages Welcome! – No ticket required
You got it! We be rollin’ in style on a cloud of bicycles and bass from the Edelweiss to Sunset Room for the After Party. The route will be posted here on the event page the week before the event.
PLEASE BE SAFE HERE FRIENDS, and don’t drink & ride.

All Ages Welcome! – Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door
In true Victoria fashion the after party will be held at the newly renovated Sunset Room! The music will be underway at 12am with the last set ending at 5am. Check back here for a list of community DJs who will keep yer booty shakin’ all night long!

We would like to thank you in advance for supporting the BurnVic 2012 Decompression Event! When you purchase your ticket online you will be given an opportunity to support this event by lending your time as a volunteer. We welcome stage performers, DJs, fire performers, rangers, VJs, and displays of art.

Facebook Event page:
Facebook fan Page;

Santa is coming!
You know what’s good about Halloween and the start of those dark dreary rainy days? It means we’re getting very close to Santacon season! Here’s the sked for the ones within usual reach for Vancouver burners.

Friday, December 7, 2012
SantaHammy: Bellingham Santacon

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Vancouver SantArchy

Saturday, December 15
Seattle Santarchy

Saturday, December 15
Santacon Victoria


Website for local resources & info:


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