BitF important info/Upcoming Events…

  • Loads of Burn in the Forest News!

    • Tickets & Important links

    • Calling all Fire Performers and Fire Techs

    • Next Regional Ranger Training June 9th

  • Callout for ARTery volunteers on playa

  • June 17-23: The Cascadia Burn

  • Full BM Vancouver Google Calendar: http://burningvan.ca/calendar

    • REMINDER TONIGHT: GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP!

    • Next weekend: Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

    • June 16: Car Free Vancouver Day

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Hey, tickets are on sale – do you have yours yet?

http://burnintheforest.com/tickets/

Please be patient when purchasing, there can be a lag between when your ticket information arrives in your mailbox, and the time of purchase – please wait a couple hours, then if it’s still not there, get in touch with the registration team at [email protected]

  • LOW INCOME TICKET applications are due MAY 31st. You can find this application form at the ticket link above.
  • PERFORMERS – you can register and find more information about how to get involved at – http://burnintheforest.com/?s=performers&search=Search
  • VOLUNTEERING IS SEXY. I want you to be sexy. Don’t you want to be sexy?

There are so many ways to get involved…

  • Why not be a RANGER – a 4 hour commitment at the event, and Ranger Training beforehand (next one June 9th see post below), OR a Greeter, OR help at Centre Camp, OR… check out the linkhttp://burnintheforest.com/volunteeroptions/ to find out what’s available.

Have an idea that’s not on there – contact Luisa at [email protected]

  • ART GRANTS – The next round of art grant applications are DUE JUNE 1st. Need help writing your proposal, or more information? Contact Golden Saxomasaurus and he can help you work it out.
  • THEME CAMPS – Get on it! The application deadline for your theme camp proposal is JUNE 14th. Remember, the ART GRANT funding is available to help support you to create art for the event this also includes your theme camp – check out the criteria for a grant here -http://burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/art-grants/
  • ART PLACEMENT, WORKSHOPS – Do you have a big piece of art, or performance, or workshop that needs a lot of space or specific placement? Please apply to have your special spot reserved. The deadline to register is JUNE 14th (or the sooner the better!!)http://burnintheforest.com/placement-registration/

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*Calling all Fire Performers and Fire Techs!*

If you love to play with fire and have experience doing so….we want you for our fire show at Burn in the Forest!
Mystress Fyre is teaming up with Pyro-Mantis and together they are going to create another phenomenal show for all to enjoy!!!!!

On the Saturday night we’ll be doing a 10 minute show just before Tango’s Organ Burns! (yes, you read that right, Tango is burning his Organ!)

We welcome all performers and all skill levels to perform with us!!!! We just ask that you have had some experience spinning fire before hand 🙂
What’s expected of you?
A full day of sobriety on Saturday until after the show (no exceptions)
A 2 hour rehearsal on the day of (Saturday)
Your amazing sparkling selves!PLEASE NOTE::: There are no free tickets to BiTF. You may apply for a low income ticket here:
http://burnintheforest.com/registration-contact/

Who to contact?
FIRE PERFORMERS:::
Contact Pyro-Mantis::: [email protected]

FIRE TECHS:::
Geoff ::: [email protected]

When contacting us, please give us a list of your tools and how confident you feel with them on a scale of 1-10. This is for our eyes only as we may not have met you in the past 🙂

We look forward to hearing from you SOON!
Mystress Fyre n Pyro-Mantis

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Next Ranger Training June 9th !!

Please sign up if you want to reserve a spot. Send an email to [email protected]

With Burn in the Forest around the corner our second Ranger training is on the horizon. This is an excellent and very important way to contribute. If you’ve ever thought of being involved as a Ranger, then come out to the training on Saturday April 27th and join the team!Venue TBA
Time 12 noon – 5pm

We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support.

Wrangler 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. So you can see how important it is to get as many people trained as possible.

We are combining peer support into our Ranger team so if you would like to be one of our peer support Rangers you will need to do the Ranger Training.

It is important to note that this is a Regional Training not an official Burning Man Training. This will allow you to Ranger at any of the Regional Events in and around BC.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. It is an afternoon full of great discussion and great company !

We need you to RSVP so we know numbers. Send an email to Andrew through [email protected]

Best wishes

Ranger Andrew

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Calling ROCK STARS who work with ART and ARTISTS at Regional Events!

The scale of art at Burning Man is staggering both in size and numbers.
Have you ever wondered how we deal with all of the logistics such as pre-event artist registration, art placement, art support services and the hundreds of other details related to the awesome display of art?
Ever wondered how this all relates to your Regional Event and if there are any lessons that could be brought back to your event?
Ever wanted to meet all of the great artists who populate the Playa with all of that great art?

Well, we have something for you.
We are looking for volunteers and interns for the ARTery who are involved in the art process at the Regional level.

What is the ARTery?
Check it out here.
http://www.burningman.com/installations/artery.html

This would be a great opportunity to learn from each other and for us to find new folks who might be a good fit for our team.
Let us know if you are interested by emailing here and please make note that you are a Regional Art person and please indicate the Regional area you work in.
[email protected]
Thanks all!

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The Cascadia Burn
Date: (June 17 – 23)

Information about the Gun Creek Campground: http://tinyurl.com/78epsjh
Google Map of the area: http://goo.gl/maps/OwBd
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155270697968098
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurnBC/
Website: http://burnbc.org/

Hello folks,
Next month we embark on a little adventure to a spectacular location to finally Burn the Baboon Robot.
Last summer we made an attempt to renegade Burn on the edge of the city.
We came close, but not close enough.

So now we are heading to Carpenter Lake, to the Gun Creek Campground, where a 2km square area of open space awaits our return.
It’s a stunning location with a well kept campground next to it.

Being remote, no one cares what we do.
While we are close to Goldbrige BC, and just over the Hurley Road from Pemberton, we are far enough away from everything that we shall bother none.

I am dragging a very large sculpture in a full size school bus.
We have room for 6 people who want to split gas and enjoy a nice camping trip for a week.

Once there, it’s your playground.
If you want to help get the Baboon Robot there, drop us a donation to help with gas.
If you want to bring something to set up and make noise/music with…

Do IT!
Drop me line if you have any questions.
[email protected]
Napalm Dragon
(Instigator of the Vancouver Cacophony)

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

 

BitF Tickets/Ranger Training/Grants; Events

In this Issue:

  • BitF Tickets On Sale Friday 17th! TOMORROW!
  • Fri May 17: 2 choices for Burners & Beers!
  • Fri May 17: The BLOOM Series: Episode 2: Practicing the New World, Screening & Discussion
  • BitF Grants & Grant Writing Workshop Thurs May 23
  • Fri May 24: DRUM + LIGHT
  • Next BitF Ranger Training June 9th!!
  • Full BM Vancouver Google Calendar: http://burningvan.ca/calendar
  • FYI: Important BitF dates & deadlines are posted in the Calendar! Search on “bitf”
  • Sat May 18-20: Alluvium
  • Sun May 19: Official Bass Coast Pre-party :: Legendary Long Weekend 

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BitF Tickets On Sale Friday 17th!

The anticipation has been growing and here it is, FINALLY you can buy your ticket.

You will be able to purchase your ticket through paypal with a credit card. We are still working on the payment process that will allow you to buy your ticket with a debit card. We didn’t want you all to have to wait any longer so we have activated the paypal option for now.

We appreciate your patience.

Tickets are $95 plus GST. There are a limited number so don’t delay 🙂

Please read all the information on the ticket page http://burnintheforest.com/tickets

What time you ask? 12 pm NOON!

BitF Production team

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Fri May 17: 2 choices for Burners & Beers!

Signs of a thriving community: TWO spontaneous Burners & Beers events being called for this Friday! YAH! Take your pick or do both!

1. Seven says: earlier start for pre-Bloom movie on Granville Island:

https://www.facebook.com/events/143274662528343

2. Fehkor MacFakerson says: Impromptu Burners n Beer at The Wicklow this Friday! See you there.

http://www.thewicklow.com/location.html

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The BLOOM Series: Episode 2: Practicing the New World, Screening & Discussion

Friday, May 17, 2013

Doors open at 7pm.

Location: North Building – Room 245 – top of the straight stairs + to the right.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be taking place in a different room than previous screening and discussion. Limited capacity of 80 people. Arrive early to ensure seating.

ADMISSION: Free for current Emily Carr Students, $5-10 sliding scale (unwaged-employed)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/154472904731224

Evolver Vancouver & Emily Carr Student Union present a public screening & discussion of the Bloom Series.

THE BLOOM is a new documentary webseries illuminating the emerging culture of Transformational Festivals, immersive participatory realities that are having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of thousands of lives.

Over the course of 4 episodes, THE BLOOM explores a dozen ingredients that create the alchemy of the Transformational Festival. Each episode illuminates three themes, explored through the potent moments, stories and interviews captured at 23 Transformational Festivals around the globe.

Episode 2: PRACTICING THE NEW WORLD

Co-Creation * Participation * Modeling

THE BLOOM’s second episode examines how Transformational Festivals have become opportunities for “Practicing The New World” through the paradigm shift of producing reality through CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION which results in immensely rich environments that take the festival beyond commercial entertainment and into the realm of meaningful community experience and ritual, and MODELING, the many ways that participants are taking their transformational experiences back into their communities and their everyday lives.

Episode Guide for all 4 episodes of the first season:

http://thebloomseries.com/episodes/episode-guide/

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BitF Grants & Grant Writing Workshop

 

Oh you sexy Interactive Artists!

 

Are you attending, or thinking of attending, Burn In The Forest?

Have an awesome idea for an interactive art project that you might bring to the festival?

Need a bit of financial support to make it happen?

 

Burn in the Forest is quickly approaching, and GVIAS needs YOU to make it fantastical! If you have an art project in mind, read on – we’d like to help you!

 

GVIAS provides grants to select awesome interactive art projects, both new projects and refurbishment of previous projects. All individuals are eligible, membership in GVIAS is not necessary!

 

The second round of grants closes on Saturday June 1st at 11:59PM SHARP!

For more info, eligibility criteria, and to submit your application, please visit: www.burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/art-grants

 

Grant Writing Workshops

Do you have a great art idea but are deterred by the task of writing a grant application?

Do you love making art but you can’t make your budget add up?

The GVIAS grants committee is hosting a workshop to help you on:

May 23rd 7:30-9:30pm – venue TBA

 

Committee members will be on hand at this workshops to assist with your grant application and let you know everything that is needed to be considered for a GVIAS grant.

 

Questions?? Send us an email – we’re always happy to discuss a project and/or potential grant submission: [email protected]

 

 

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DRUM + LIGHT

Friday May 24 at Roundhouse Performance Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm

Tickets $25 General • $15 Students & Seniors • $15 Groups (5+)

cash only at the door

Get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com

Info: hardrubber.com • 604.683.8240

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/363611397082691

https://www.facebook.com/groups/9737242579/

http://www.hardrubber.com/

 

Mark this date on your calendar. Come out and dance! Drum + Light is a night of high-energy sonic and visual extravagance featuring percussion, improvised and jazz music, electronica, and visual projections by some of Vancouver’s best and brightest artists. Each year since 2008, Vancouver’s Hard Rubber Orchestra has unleashed Drum + Light, a series of sold-out multimedia dance events featuring a 14-piece groove orchestra and eye-popping visuals.

 

The dance party continues in 2013.

 

Drum + Light combines the most cutting-edge music and lights for a breathtaking evening at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. This high-energy dance event features a 14-piece mondo-groove ensemble, five drummers, electronic music and turntables. Music by an all-star collection of Vancouver artists — featured musicians include drummers Randall Stoll (Soulstream) and Ray Garraway (K-OS), keyboardist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Russ Klyne, and Stefan Smulovitz on laptop. Plus dazzling lights by Mychal Heidro. The Roundhouse’s Locomotive Room will be transformed into a chill room with downtempo DJ.

 

Hard Rubber New Music has presented concerts of original music by some of Canada’s most exciting composers, performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Under the artistic direction of composer, conductor, musician John Korsrud, previous large-scale works include Alcan Award-winning Enter/Exit, a multi-media extravaganza featuring the premiere of compositions by Giorgio Magnanensi, Brad Turner and John Korsrud as well as visual projections by jamie griffiths, Brian Johnson, Rena del Pieve Gobbi, Riel Roussopoulos and HoneyBee Visuals. Other projects include The Ice Age, ice shows (2000, 2010) featuring the talents of hockey players, curlers and figure skaters; White Hot Core, a collaboration with Kokoro Dance; and The Elvis Cantata, which took an irreverent look at pop icons. The all-star Hard Rubber Orchestra features the finest of Vancouver’s jazz community and performs music that is influenced by jazz, pop, world, contemporary classical and improvised music. Since its debut in 1990 the Orchestra has toured to Europe and across Canada including concerts in Amsterdam and at FIMAV in Quebec.

 

HARD RUBBER IS, NO QUESTION, CONSISTENTLY THE BEST VANCOUVER BAND EVENT YOU CAN SEE Discorder Magazine

 

 

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Next BitF Ranger Training June 9th!!

Please sign up if you want to reserve a spot. Send an email to [email protected]

 

With Burn in the Forest around the corner our second Ranger training is on the horizon. This is an excellent and very important way to contribute. If you’ve ever thought of being involved as a Ranger, then come out to the training on Saturday April 27th and join the team!

 

Venue TBA

Time 12 noon – 5pm

 

We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support.

 

Wrangler 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. So you can see how important it is to get as many people trained as possible.

 

We are combining peer support into our Ranger team so if you would like to be one of our peer support Rangers you will need to do the Ranger Training.

 

It is important to note that this is a Regional Training not an official Burning Man Training. This will allow you to Ranger at any of the Regional Events in and around BC.

 

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. It is an afternoon full of great discussion and great company !

We need you to RSVP so we know numbers. Send an email to Andrew through [email protected]

 

Best wishes,

Ranger Andrew

 

 

 

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

BMV Announce archives: http://burningvan.ca/category/bmvannounce

 

B&B/CORE/BitF Newsletter

  • Friday: Burners & Beers – May the Fourth Be With You….
  • Saturday: Vancouver CORE fundraiser: Crate Expectations – Steampunk Rags to Riches
  • Burn in the Forest Newsletter – lots of important info!
  • First Seattle Ranger Training May 11th
  • Full BM Vancouver Google Calendar: http://burningvan.ca/calendar

    FYI: Important BitF dates & deadlines are posted in the Calendar! Search on “bitf”

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Burners & Beers – May the Fourth Be With You….

Maverick’s Sports Lounge

BACK ROOM ONLY (main part of the restaurant is fully booked by A&B for a private event)

Friday May 4th, 2013 6pm onwards

395 Kingsway at 12th

RSVP & invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/642366849114125

 

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Crate Expectations – Artifactuary Fundraiser (Steampunk Rags to Riches)

https://www.facebook.com/events/585315318159642/

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00pm until 2:00am

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE 1965 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C1

 

A limited number of paper tickets for Crate Expectations are available for sale at Why Knot’s curiosities for those who don’t want to purchase online but don’t wait, both paper and online tickets are selling fast and we don’t want you to miss out! Get Tickets (http://artifactuary-efbevent.eventbrite.ca/)

 

Shine up your brass gun, polish those knee-high boots, dust off those goggles, it is almost time to dress up in your steampunk finery while supporting an astounding, interactive art project. We need your support to bring our vision to life and to the playa!

 

We have a wicked dance space jammed full with amazing vibes and floor throbbing beats. We have a stellar DJ lineup for you including Kevin K, Boom Human, DJ Tango, BToxic and all the way from Seattle DJ Diem.

 

Our burlesque show will have your goggles popping off your noggin and leave you begging for more. And just when you think you can’t take any more awesome in one evening, we will be drawing for several prizes so grand that your brass buttons might just pop!

 

So please consider us as your Saturday night destination for fun!! You’ll be supporting community art, and one heck of an awesome burn on the Playa! (Seriously, we can’t wait!)

Follow along on the Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/Artifactuary

 

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Listen up! BitF has a few important announcements for you. About….

  • Tickets (delay in sales!)

  • Equipment Call Out

  • Volunteering

  • Art/Theme Camp/Performer/Workshop Placement & Registration

  • Deadlines info

:::TICKETS:::

Ticket Sales Delay…

Ok folks, guess what?

We’ve decided to make BitF 2013 feel as much like ‘home’ as possible, so we’ve decided to throw in a ticket sales glitch. 🙂 Seriously, though –

This year the payment service system is being transferred to a more robust system. It’s a more efficient system and you will have more ways to pay – including direct payment and credit card options. It’ll make your ticket buying experience just as smooth as silk…. BUT, the process is taking longer than expected to set up. So, you won’t be able to buy tickets until a little later in May – most likely this weekend (May 4).

 

Of course we’ll announce the exact date as soon as we know!

 

Low income applications can be made to registration using  http://burnintheforest.com/registration-contact/

Deadline May 31st.

 

:::EQUIPMENT CALL OUT:::

The BitF Production team is looking for equipment donations for the event.

The more we can keep keep production costs down, the more funding we’ll have for Art Programs!

So, if any of you have, or have leads on, any of the following equipment that BitF can borrow –  from July 11-14th – please send correspondence to Benjamin Feagin Jr., by Facebook or by e-mail at: benjamin.feagin@elementartdesigns.com

 

We do have a rental agreement we will forward you in order to book the equipment.

 

*Please do not commit equipment to the production team that is needed for other camps.*

 

We are currently seeking FROM A FULLY INSURED AND SERVICED ORGANIZATION! (living document):

  • RUV or other small mobile transportation device we can use to move equipment around

  • Generators (Silent only, as Temporary Power)

  • Radios

 

We are currently seeking FROM ANY COMMUNITY SOURCE (living document):

  • Temporary Structures (must be complete sets and undamaged).

  • Vehicles \ Transportation Services To/From Site for Equipment and/or people in a pinch.

  • Fuel (Gasoline, Diesel, Propane, and Fire Performance Fuels).

  • Power Distribution Cabling, Panels, and Components.

  • Forms of Larger Capacity Potable Water Storage than House-hold Sizes.

  • Tools for Construction and Landscaping (Proposed to be kept in a Tool Shed Temporary Structure).

  • Wristbands (GIFT, must not have text).

  • Printing Services (GIFT).

  • Legal Services (GIFT).

 

Thank you all for your considerations, and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

:::VOLUNTEERING:::

Yes, please volunteer. BitF needs YOU to pull it all together and there are limitless ways that you can give your time to the event. Remember, it is YOUR event and YOU create the magic for all of US. So, polish up your wand and manifest some volunteer time.

Contact Luisa at [email protected] and she’ll make the magic happen.

 

:::ART/THEME CAMP/WORKSHOP/PERFORMERS PLACEMENT AND REGISTRATION:::

If you want to register a theme camp, art, sound camps, workshops and performers, you can do so through the BitF webpage. Go here and get on it:http://burnintheforest.com/placement-registration/

 

:::IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:::

A list of important deadlines can be found at: http://burnintheforest.com/important-deadlines/

Dates are also posted in the BMV Google Calendar! Search on “bitf”.

Of note:

  • TOMORROW!: Wed, May 1st: GVIAS grants deadline for large scale art projects.
    For more info, eligibility criteria, and to submit your application, please visit: www.burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/art-grants

  • Fire Art submissions deadline – May 3rd

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First Seattle Ranger Training May 11th

Interested in participating at Burning Man in a unique and interesting way?  Want to *REALLY* get to know Black Rock City? Ready to profoundly and intensely engage in the Burning Man community?

Easily identified by the logos on their khaki shirts and the laminates around their necks, the rangers are participants just like you, who act as non-confrontational community mediators, facilitators of public safety, providers of information, and navigators of the edge of chaos.

 

If you have been to Burning Man at least twice before, you are cordially invited to attend a Black Rock Ranger Training and check out one of the most double-super-throw-down cool, fun, and interesting groups on the playa. If  you’re excited about rangering, but don’t have the Burn experience, drop us a note and we’ll tell you about how to become a regional ranger.

 

The first Seattle ranger training is coming up on Saturday, May 11th at the Wedglake House: 9403 27th Ave NE from 10 AM-5 PM. If you can’t make it on the 11th, there will be another chance later in the summer, but  keep in mind that there will not be a Black Rock Ranger training at Critical NW this year.

 

IMPORTANT: Before coming to a training, you MUST have signed up,  filled out the volunteer questionnaire, read the manual and passed the post-quiz. We have an increasingly large amount of material to cover, and we need everyone to be familiar with it coming in.

IMPORTANT: Alphas and first year rangers need to be at the training at 10 AM. 2nd+ year vets need to be at the training by 1:30. This is new from last year. Vets are of course also welcome to show up earlier for the ARTs.

Phew! That’s a lot of info! To recap:


Questions?  Send ’em to [email protected].

See you at training, and see you out there in the dust!

Roslyn and the Seattle Ranger training team

 

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

BMV Announce archives: http://burningvan.ca/category/bmvannounce

Crowdfunding Advice/BitF News/Ranger Training/Critical Northwest/Upcoming Events…

  • Ian Mackenzie shares his advice for crowdfunding a BM art project
  • Burn In The Forest Town Hall, Sat April 13
  • Burn in the Forest Art Grants – Workshop Thurs April 18
  • Ranger Training, Sat April 27
  • Recharge Update
  • [Seattle] Critical Northwest registration and participation info
  • Local events listings: http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    Fri Apr 12: Burners & Beers
    – Sat Apr 13: re:new – Intention Celebration 14.25
    – Apr 12/13: Electro Vaudeville Festival
    – Apr 20: Flip Fantasia: A Musical Masquerade (will sell out!)

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Ian Mackenzie shares his advice for crowdfunding a BM art project

Hi all –

Just sharing my new post sharing advice for crowdfunding your BM art project.  Would love if you could share with fellow Burners in all cities.

http://www.ianmack.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-crowdfunding-your-burning-man-art-project/

Also, the BM blog added it here along with their other resources http://blog.burningman.com/2013/01/eventshappenings/workshop-crowdsourcing-fundraising-for-art-projects/

Cheers, Vision Weaver

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Burn In The Forest Town Hall, Saturday April 13

BiTF Town Hall Meeting

Saturday April 13, 5pm – 8pm

Trout Lake Community Center: 3360 Victoria Drive


Looking for information about Burn in the Forest?

New to the scene and interested in coming to the event?

Have a ‘burning’ question – both literally and figuratively?

We’ll have the answers for you at the Town Hall Meeting.


Topics on the agenda are:

-Effigies and Burning Art

-Volunteering (& yes, you can volunteer!)

-Rangers and Ranger Training

-Art Grants

-Survival Guide

-Theme camps

-Sexual Boundaries

… and there will be a Q & A period as well.


Invite your friends and see you there.

Town Hall Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/510203472350527/

BitF FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/432897876801655

BitF Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/578080672203952


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Burn in the Forest Art Grants &

Grant Writing Workshops

 

Calling all Makers, Creators, Builders and Imagineers! Performance Artists, Visual Artists, Construction Artists and Artists of Stripes Unmentioned!


Burn in the Forest is quickly approaching, and GVIAS needs YOU to make it fantastical! If you have an art project in mind, read on – we’d like to help you!


Grant funding is available for large, medium and small-scale projects heading to Burn In The Forest this July. The GVIAS Grants Committee is currently accepting applications, and the Round 1 (large scale projects) deadline is Wednesday, May 1st, 2013.


For more info, eligibility criteria, and to submit your application, please visit: www.burnintheforest.com/about-bitf/art-grants


Grant Writing Workshops

Do you have a great art idea but are deterred by the task of writing a grant application?

Do you love making art but you can’t make your budget add up?


The GVIAS grants committee is here to help. Committee members will be on hand at these two workshops to assist with your grant application and let you know everything that is needed to be considered for a GVIAS grant.


April 18th 7-9pm – 1619 East Broadway

May 23rd 7-9pm – venue TBA


Questions?? Send us an email – we’re always happy to discuss a project and/or potential grant submission: [email protected]org

Love – and Art – the GVIAS Grants Team


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Recharge Update

ReCharge was a great success. We had 14 projects that all received some money from the event!  We had an auction with some really cool stuff that people purchased and returned that money to the artists.  We want to give e BIG thank you to those that gifted to the auction, to all the volunteers and to Kim Gallagher and Deb Beaudreau for producing the event. The BOD are just tallying up all the money from the event and the online donations to get the final amounts to all the artists. We thank you for your patience in this, as we know you are keen to start building.  We look forward to all the fantastic projects coming to BitF.


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Ranger Training, Saturday April 27

Hello, Vancouver Burning Man community!


With Burn in the Forest around the corner our second Ranger training is on the horizon. This is an excellent and very important way to contribute.

If you’ve ever thought of being involved as a Ranger, then come out to the training on Saturday April 27th and join the team!

Venue: China Creek Co-op – 1230 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

Time: 12 noon – 5pm


We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support.


Wrangler 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. So you can see how important it is to get as many people trained as possible.


We are combining peer support into our Ranger team so if you would like to be one of our peer support Rangers you will need to do the Ranger Training.


It is important to note that this is a Regional Training not an official Burning Man Training. This will allow you to Ranger at any of the Regional Events in and around BC.


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.  It is an afternoon full of great discussion and great company !


We need you to RSVP so we know numbers. Send an email to Andrew through rangers at andrewmartens.com


Best wishes

Ranger Andrew


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[Seattle] Critical Northwest registration and participation info

In this Critical Announce you’ll find registration and participation information for the Jankiest place on Earth!

http://www.criticalnw.org/critical-announce-registration-and-participation/

 

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


ReCharge/Bloom Series/BunnArchy/Re:New /WLP Spring Carnival

In this issue:

  • Sat March 23: ReCharge

  • NEW: Fri March 22: The Bloom Series

  • NEW: Sat March 23: BunnArchy 2013

  • NEW: Sat April 13: Re:New / Intention 14.2

  • NEW: Sat April 27: Work Less Party PARTY – Spring Carnival

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ReCharge: Burn in the Forest Art Fundraiser

Art Fundraiser / Art Auction / Party!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

8:00pm until 2:00am

Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy Street, Vancouver, BC

 

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT

NO DOOR SALES!

Tickets $15 available at:

Why Knot’s – 319 Cambie Street (Mon-Sat 11-6 / Sun 12-5)

Highlife Records – 1317 Commercial Drive (Mon-Sun 11-6)

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Come be inspired and excited while helping bring art to Burn in the Forest in 2013.

Artists in the community need your enthusiasm, ideas and dollars to bring their dreams to life.

Every $15 entry ticket gives you a $10 voucher to donate to your favourite art idea of the night.

Extra vouchers for purchase so you can show your love to all the pieces that get you excited about BitF this summer.

 

ART AUCTION –

Join in the auction and you can get your hands on some amazing art. You will then get to donate the TOTAL AMOUNT of anything you buy at the auction to art pieces for BitF!

 

SWEET PARTY AND COMMUNITY SOCIAL –

Boom Human / Skull Flower / Spry Bry/ Kasey Riot / DJ Tango.

 

Artists, volunteers and auction donors –

Go the the BitF website to get info and get involved. Help make this night an amazing success for BitF art.

http://burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser

 

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Evolver Vancouver presents Volume 1 of the Bloom Series.

 

Hello from Evolver Vancouver. We have a screening of the first episode of volume 1 of the Bloom Series: A Journey in Transformational Festivals happening this Friday March 22nd at Emily Carr (in their theatre). This will be of definite interest to the Burning Man community! Some of the series is filmed at Burning Man as well. Here’s further info:

 

Over the course of 4 episodes, THE BLOOM explores a dozen ingredients that create the alchemy of the Transformational Festival. Each episode illuminates three themes, explored through the potent moments, stories and interviews captured at 23 Transformational Festivals around the globe.

 

Episode 1: FUNDAMENTAL FREQUENCIES Inspiration * Connection * Healing

 

Our first episode considers the “Fundamental Frequencies” required to be a whole human, examining how Transformational Festivals create immersive environments of INSPIRATION, which become containers for peak experiences of CONNECTION, very often catalyzing powerful HEALING processes with lasting and positive life-changing effects for participants.

 

About an hour of video will be shown including episode 1,some featurettes and previews. Following that will be a Q & A and facilitated discussion. Joining us will be film producer and director Jeet-Kei Leung via Skype, and film crew member Syd Woodward of Grounded TV live in person.

 

Happening at Emily Carr University on Granville Island. Theatre is across from the main building up the stairs. Doors at 7pm. Free for Emily Carr Students. $5-10 sliding scale for General Public.

 

For further info about the Bloom Series and what’s coming next go tohttp://www.thebloomseries.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/485766814805909

http://www.tribalharmonix.org/events/details2123.html

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BunnArchy 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00pm start

 

Spring starts with BunnArchy!!!

Be at the starting point, enjoy the adventure.

 

Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bunnarchy.Vancouver/

https://www.facebook.com/events/385342388231815/

 

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Re:New / Intention 14.25

 

On Saturday April 13th there’s going to be a one-day distillation of Intention – Re:New (aka. “Intention 14.25”)

 

We’ll have workshops from 2-6, share a meal from 6-8, and from 8 until early (2am) we’ll be dancing it up with ever-excellentIntention DJs Raghunath, Stargirl, SobeyOne, and Bombus (and possibly more).

 

Check out the poster, the Facebook page and the website – it’ll be amazing.  Please invite the world to the Facebook event, and/or send the poster to whoever you think might want to see it.

 

Related: this is a co-created event and we’re always happy if anyone from the community wants to join in.  If you’ve got a dose of good will, you can connect with awesome people and fun things to do.  Volunteering provides a chance to play alongside some pretty magical human beings.

 

In particular we’re looking for some help organizing / running the day, some help with the evening meal, and if anyone wants to learn more about how this sort of event happens, Promo can always use a hand.

 

All help is welcome help and this is built by the community.  All that’s required to be part of it is willingness, and we’ll help make it happen from there.

 

I’ll be happy to chat about what awesomeness you want to add to the event and how it’ll fit with all the other moving parts in Re:New / Intention 14.25.  Contact [email protected] if you want to have a conversation about it – I like that sort of thing.

 

Love you all, and see you there!

-Jonathan (the younger Bean)

 

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Work Less Party PARTY – Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 27, 2013

8:00pm until 2:00am

487 Alexander

https://www.facebook.com/events/318864144882711

 

Twice a year, we present to you, the very best of crazy..

 

Delights and giggles wrapped up into one giant spectacle:- The Work Less Party PARTY. Music, dance, body painting, acrobatics and much much more. So on Saturday April 27th from 8pm til 2am dress up in all your wildest finery and buckle your dancing shoes for a night of crazy.

 

Lineup: Kytami, Timothy Wisdom, Kutapira, Eliazar, Nehana, Tango, Cellout

$ 1000 for best body painting – send us an email to enter competition

And and much much more (Still to be announced)

$15 in advance / $20 at the door

 

ReCharge/GVIAS AGM/BitF Producers & News/Breaking Wave/Events…

  • ReCharge News
  • GVIAS AGM this sunday
  • BitF Producer Announcement
  • BitF Effigy Call-Out
  • 4th Annual MadSkillz Vancouver – Juggling & Flow Festival is back!
  • Sat March 9: Electro Tea Party
      • Sun March 10: Daylight Saving Time Begins! The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour)
  • Sun March 10: GVIAS AGM
  • Sun March 10: Pancakes and Jam – Five
  • Sat March 16: LepraCON

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ReCharge News

Reminder for the artists submission deadline  –  TOMORROW – 1 day left!!  March 8th.

Bring an idea and a budget – that is all you need and a commitment to bring it to BitF.

We can help you flesh it out, the community can give you ideas at ReCharge, you can meet other artists to collaborate with!  You can find more information on the website:
http://burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser

Ticket Information: $15 per ticket.  $10 goes to  the artists for you to choose.
NOTE: NO DOOR SALES! Ticket Information http://burnintheforest.com/recharge-tickets

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GVIAS AGM
Sunday, March 10, 2-6 PM (1:30 mingle)
689 Abbott Street, Vancouver (Abbott & Expo Blvd)

(reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins! The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour).

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/gvias
RSVP & pass it on: https://www.facebook.com/events/394091044017374/

Hello friends of GVIAS!
Anyone wishing to become a member of the society before the AGM, must now do so in person at the AGM. Please arrive at the meeting early and register by 1:45pm, giving the board the opportunity to approve the new members before business begins at 2pm.

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BitF Producer Announcement

The Board of Directors of GVIAS would like to announce the decision for producer role for Burn in the Forest 2013:
The producers of the event will be Delyse Ledgard and Benjamin Feagin!!  This year we have two co-producers!
For those that applied – thank you!  This is the first year we have had such a great turn-out and we appreciate all of you for stepping up and your contributions to the community in the past.  We hope that you will find a role in another area of the event this year and would encourage you to apply for the other roles as they become available.  Thank you to the events committee for the vetting and interview process.
A special thank you to Delyse for her continued dedication and an excited welcome to Benjamin and his enthusiasm moving forward!
See you in the forest!
http://burnintheforest.com/

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BitF Effigy Call-Out

EFFIGY! EFFIGY! EFFIGY!
Effigy Designs Wanted for BitF 2013.  Deadline April 1st.

Do you have an awesome design for the effigy at BitF ?  Were you inspired by last year’s spinning mushroom ?

We are looking for an individual or team to build this year’s effigy.  You will have a budget of $700 for a structure no more than 20ft in height.  It can be anything that you think represents our community.
All designs that fit the criteria will be presented at a Town Hall Meeting in April for the community to choose the final design.

For more information and application form : http://burnintheforest.com/effigy-design-2/

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Breaking Wave Documentary available online
Alrighty folks – here it is , the documentary completed and online to view – complete part 1-4, the whole thing, the Breaking Wave from beginning to burning.

Thiis project represents (in what I feel) is the spirit of the Vancouver Burners to produce a piece of epic art, have the intestinal fortitude to bring it down to the Black Rock Playa and to have the drive, focus, force, motivation and follow through to build it in one of the most difficult places on earth – then to let it go to burn.   To bring a piece of BC (and Japan) across international boarders and three state lines over mountains, through valleys to take the ocean to the desert.

Hopefully this inspires you to do your own art at BRC or get onboard with someone elses project
and to the Breaking Wave Crew – you’ve raised the bar baby

Watch the Documentary on these links

Part 1
https://vimeo.com/59369209
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8HUifE3vw4

Part 2
https://vimeo.com/59603096
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6xSmttnFY4

Part 3
https://vimeo.com/59639565
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA1QZvJi1g4

Part 4
https://vimeo.com/59680171
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QXmKwaYhMk

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4th Annual MadSkillz Vancouver – Juggling & Flow Festival is back!

AGAIN, ONLY BETTER!!
It will be happening this year from June 20th through June 23rd. YES, that’s right we have a whole extra day of fun this year!!

What?
4 days of open gym, 3 days of workshops, 3 Cabaret performances, a late night dance/flow/juggling party, games, prizes and some of the most eclectic skillz you have ever seen.

Who?
The MadSkillz Vancouver features some of Vancouver’s finest jugglers, hoopers, flow artists and ground-level circus misfits, who have banded together to develop and showcase their mad skillz! This is our fourth time around, and we are back with more madness and craziness.

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/342138405885703/
Website for 2012: http://www.madskillzvancouver.com/

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

Recharge News/Victoria Events/Critical Northwest

In this issue

  • Recharge Art Auction: Callout for items!
  • Recharge BitF Art Fundraiser reminder: deadline March 8
  • [Victoria] Kasbah Art Project callout
  • [Victoria] Otherworld dates announced
  • [Seattle] Critical Northwest dates being announced tomorrow!
  • Events coming up
    • Sun: Pancakes and jam : NEW LOCATION!
    • Thurs 28th: BM Tickets: Registration for STEP opens

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Recharge Art Auction: Callout for items!

If making an art project for BitF isn’t quite in your scope this year, there are other ways of contributing to the Art Fundraiser.  We are looking to you to donate items for the Art Auction at ReCharge.

We will accept ANYTHING that you think someone else will pay money for and want!What happens with the proceeds of the auction?
When participants purchase your donated item, they also get to distribute the money they have paid for the item to the artists of their choice at ReCharge.  How cool is that?

What might you give?
Costumes, art pieces, trinkets, services –  you could even offer to take the winner out for dinner with you. Nothing is too small or too large – let your imagination flow with ideas of what you could give.  We thank you for all your gifts!

To make your offer, please contact Ron through http://burnintheforest.com/art-auction.

Vancouver Burners: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015/

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Recharge – BitF Art Fundraiser

Anyone need money to fund an Art project or Theme Camp for Burn in the Forest? Here’s a reminder about “Recharge”, thnot if you only needed $100 to begin with, but you get the idea). It’s that easy! e fundraising event happening on March 23. Present your idea to the community that night. People attending the event will cast a vote for the project of their choice. Get 3 votes, leave that night with $30. Get 50 votes, leave with $500 (ok, ok,

For more info or to submit your proposal, please go here —>http://burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser/.
Proposals are due on March 8!
Tell your friends, too! More Art means more fun!

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[Victoria] Kasbah

Want some money for your art project? Do you have a good idea for something you want to make? Have a model or a prototype or a picture? Do you think the local community will get excited about it?

Now is the time.

Bring it to Kasbah on March 30.
https://www.facebook.com/events/403017623119232

Contact Natalie Gregory ([email protected]) to secure a voting bucket; people attending Kasbah will get tokens to put in your bucket if they think your idea is awesome. Community members will vote directly for the art they want to fund. You will receive a proportionate amount of money after the beans have been counted.

Registration is open until March 15, 2013.

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[Victoria] Otherworld dates announced!

The Kindle Arts Society operates Greater Victoria’s Regional Burn event called Otherworld, held over 4 days at a private campground near Shawnigan Lake, BC.
June 28 at 5:00pm until July 1 at 5:00pm Tickets on sale likely in March.
Kindle Arts Society https://www.facebook.com/kindleartssociety
FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/382060098558354/========================================================
[Seattle] Critical Northwest dates being announced tomorrow!
Want to stay up to date with everything Critical Northwest? Sign up for the Critical Announces at http://www.criticalnw.org/. Tomorrow, you will be first to find out when it’s happening!

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Pancakes and jam

Sunday, February 24, 2013
12:00pm until 5:00pm

Casablanca jammers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164078587013/
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/131477387026882

Hey music lovers, jammers, dancers, cooks and lovers. It’s that time again. Pancakes and Jam!! Sunday brunch and an afternoon jam.

WE’VE CHANGED THE VENUE FOR THIS WEEK!
Submerged Studios
390 industrial ave, Vancouver, British Columbia

All you musicians. cooks and music lovers come out and bring your friends for breakfast. We’ll have the griddles going with pancakes, bacon, eggs and tasty breakfast treats – with an afternoon jam on the side.

Huge thanks to all the participants who’ve come out to make this happen thus far. Something truly wonderful is happening in our community.

SINGER/SONGWRITERS WELCOME! If you have a more quiet style please come out early (a.k.a. noon) and serenade us over brunch. As the afternoon progresses things get livelier, dancers get dancing and things get bopping. It’s lovely to have that gradual musical progression during the afternoon.

This is jam number four in a winter series that will go every second Sunday until Spring. What better way to spend a rainy Vancouver Sunday than sharing good food and music with friends?

This is a community building event. You are encouraged to participate. Volunteers are needed and wanted for cooking, playing, dancing and cleaning.

This is a free event at heart but to keep it sustainable we ask you donate $5 or $10 at the door. Best deal in Vancouver that includes all you can eat breakfast and live music on a Sunday with some of the coolest peeps in town.

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Thurs 28th: BM Tickets:Registration for STEP opens

Didja miss out on the Individual Sale last week? Don’t despair! Sign up for STEP so you can try to grab tickets from folks who might not be needing the ones they’ve bought already.

SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP)
STEP opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and closes July 31, 2013.

  • This year, anyone who has not already purchased a ticket through one of our other sales can register to purchase at ticket through STEP.
  • Availability is dependent on participants releasing tickets into the program.
  • Registration opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST.
  • As soon as tickets are released into STEP they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis via email notifications to registered participants.

For more information about STEP, see the STEP section of our Frequently Asked Questions.

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

 

Ranger Training/BM Tix/Recharge/Makers Faire/Events

In this issue

  • Sat Feb 9: Reminder & Show of Hands for Ranger Training
  • Burning Man Tickets: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED NOW UNTIL SUNDAY!
  • Fri Feb 15: Recharge! Info session and artist mingle
  • Call for Makers is Now Open
  • Other Upcoming Events – for detais: http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    • Sun Feb 10: Pancakes and Jam – Third Time Lucky
    • Sun Feb 10: Swap-O-Rama-Rama
    • Sun Feb 10: Electro Swing Vs Electro Blues – Valentine’s Day party
    • Wed Feb 13: Individual Sale starts for BM Tickets
    • Sun March 10: GVIAS AGM

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Reminder & Show of Hands for Ranger Training

We are looking forward to seeing many of you, this Saturday Feb 9th.
12 noon – 5pm.
China Creek Coop, Common Room 1230 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Show of hands!
We’d really appreciate a show of hands to make sure we have enough room/chairs for all of you who intend to be there! Could you please chime in on this thread on Facebook & reconfirm your attendance?
It’ll really help us know whether we need to reach out more actively, or if 32 Going & 65 Maybes are all gonna show up!
https://www.facebook.com/events/534370309908895

If you are not on Facebook and/or prefer to RSVP by email: [email protected]

Ranger Andrew and Delyse

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Burning Man Tickets: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED NOW UNTIL SUNDAY!

Wanna go to Burning Man? Want a ticket?
There is a 3-step process for buying tickets this year:

Step 1. Create a Profile at http://profiles.burningman.com/
You will get an email immediately stating:
“Burner Profile registration information
OK, you’ve completed the first step in establishing your Burner Profile. Click on the link below and log in with the username and temporary password. We recommend you reset your password.

IMPORTANT: You must complete your Burner Profile and provide all required information in order to get access to Burning Man ticket sales – simply signing up for an account DOES NOT GET YOU ACCESS TO TICKET SALES.”

Step 2. OPEN UNTIL THIS SUNDAY ONLY: Register your profile for the individual sale
Go back to http://profiles.burningman.com/ & click “YES! I already have a Burner Profile” & login to enter the queue.

Confirmation screen will say:
“Thank you! You have requested access to the Individual Ticket Sale on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, starting at 12pm (noon) PST. You will receive a confirmation email within 24-36 hours (allowing us time to remove known scalpers and those who have already bought tickets in the Directed Group Sale). This email will contain a link to the sale and your unique pass code for accessing the sale.”

So even if you get in the queue on the last day of registration (this Sunday) you will still receive your pass code before the tickets actually go on sale as first come first serve on Feb 13.

Step 3. Hit reload furiously on Wed Feb 13 at noon.

LINKS:
http://profiles.burningman.com/
http://tickets2.burningman.com/#IndividualSale

Get the latest news from the belly of The Man:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

Or via the Vancouver Official Announce list:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/vancouver-announce

And Like the Fan Page for the News feed:
https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners

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Recharge! Info session and artist mingle

Love to create great art?
Have a fantastic idea but just need the funding?
Hoping to share your art with the community at Burn in the Forest?

Check out Recharge!

Want to know more or just mingle with other artists? Come by 5034 Prince Albert St (Fraser and 33rd) on Friday, February 15 between 7 and 9.

Still need to know more?
Visit www.burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser

Recharge is a fundraising event happening on March 23 where all artists are given the opportunity to present their ideas to the Community and raise funds that very night.

All proposals for the event must be submitted by March 1.
Can’t wait to see the wonderful things this community has to offer!

Contact [email protected] for more info.
RSVP for March 23rd event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015/

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Call for Makers is Now Open

http://vancouver.makerfaire.ca/makers/call-for-makers/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfairevan

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a community-run event aimed at bringing together Makers, Doers, and Creatives for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and community building.

It showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers – anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire: June 1 & 2, 2013, PNE Forum
Call for Makers Closes: March 25th, 2013
Acceptance Emails sent: April 15, 2013
Fire & General Safety Plans Due: April 30, 2013

The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals and groups such as hobby clubs and schools. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Questions? Email Jenny, the Maker Co-ordinator at [email protected]

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

Volume 17, Issue #13

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #13
February 4, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ PRE-REGISTER FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALE
+ FOR TICKETING NEWS & INFO FOLLOW @BMANTICKETS
+ REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES OF BURNERS LOST: 2012-2013

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BRC CENSUS – WERE YOU COUNTED?
+ HARLAN GRUBER INTERVIEWED IN IGNITE.ME
+ IS VANDALIZING ART ALSO ART?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ 24 HOURS OF BURNING MAN — WHY THE NOSE?
+ 2012 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES
+ CAMP UP BUILDS A CLIMBING WALL AT BURNING MAN

PARTICIPATE:
+ HELP CREATE INSPIRING GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BURNING MAN!
+ SHARE THE LOVE: VALENTINE CARD CRAFTING FROM HOME
+ GET YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE IN JUST ONE DAY
+ FRENCH QUARTER VOODOO SHOP SEEKING REPUTABLE READERS & PSYCHICS

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ THE BAY LIGHTS: BE BRILLIANT ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON: SANDY RELIEF UPDATE – FEBRUARY 7TH
+ BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS
+ CARRY A CUP!

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

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Heya kids! The pre-registration period for the Burning Man 2013 Individual Ticket Sale starts THIS Wednesday, February 6th at 12pm (noon) PST and runs through Sunday, February 10th at 12pm (noon) PST. Pre-registering will give you access to the sale NEXT Wednesday, February 13th (starting at 12pm PST). The Individual Sale will make 40,000 tickets available to those who are pre-registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out! See below for details on how to pre-register.

Oh! And if you’re on that Twitter thing, follow @bmantickets to keep up on all the latest news and information about Burning Man tickets.

And as we move into February, you’ll notice in this JRS that we’re starting to look up at the rapidly-increasing slope of dynamic activity that will soon take us into full-blown Burning Man season … which, admit it, is very much a thing.

The Man burns in 208 days! But don’t let that stop you from getting your gears turning now!

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PRE-REGISTER FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALE

To access the first-come first-served Individual Ticket Sale on February 13, you MUST pre-register between Wednesday, February 6th (at noon PST) and Sunday, February 10th (at noon PST).

To pre-register, go to http://profiles.burningman.com and follow the instructions.

Within 36 hours, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to access the sale and your verification Passcode.

To access the ticket sale on Wednesday, February 13th (starting at noon PST), click the link in your confirmation email OR go tohttp://tickets.burningman.com and enter your verification Passcode.

Full information about Burning Man ticketing can be found on our ticket page (http://tickets.burningman.com). If you have further questions about Burning Man ticketing, please see our FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) or visit our interactive online support forums (https://ticketsupport.burningman.com/forums).

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FOR TICKETING NEWS & INFO FOLLOW @BMANTICKETS

Are you on Twitter? Cool. Well, to keep up with the latest news and information on Burning Man ticket sales, follow @bmantickets.

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REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES OF BURNERS LOST: 2012-2013

Each year since 1996, an anonymous Burner has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away the previous year. This tradition honors those people who have participated in creating Burning Man and affected our Burning experiences. This is a call out to you, our community, to please let us know of any Burners lost in the last year whose names you feel should be added to this year’s Remembrance Plaque.

Please send only their name, exactly as you would like to see it appear, to this address:

[email protected]

(**please DO NOT HIT REPLY to this newsletter to submit a name.)

Submissions must be received by July 20th to be included on this year’s plaque. Submissions after the 20th will be added to next year’s plaque.

Look for the completed plaque at the base of the Man. (Important note: the plaque is displayed at the Manbase, not the Temple, where more elaborate and personal memorials are created by participants).

May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!

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BRC CENSUS – WERE YOU COUNTED?

This year we expanded our Black Rock City Census project to include data collection from a randomized sample, which was a first for us. Why, you ask? Learn more in the Burning Blog:

http://bit.ly/11L2MY5

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HARLAN GRUBER INTERVIEWED IN IGNITE.ME

Long-time Burning Man artist Harlan Gruber (known for his amazing hyper-geometric portal sculptures … http://bit.ly/11KStTR) was interviewed by a new online magazine called Ignite.me. Enjoy:

http://ignite.me/artist-interviews/artist-interview-with-burning-man-pioneer-harlan-emil-gruber/

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IS VANDALIZING ART ALSO ART?

An interesting conversation is developing around the perennial question of where the definition of radical self-expression starts and stops … join the dialog on the Burning Blog:

http://bit.ly/11L3gxk

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24 HOURS OF BURNING MAN — WHY THE NOSE?

Mark Day writes:

“I went to Burning Man 2012 for 24 hours. It was a last-minute decision and when I knew I was really going for ‘the day’ I tried as much as possible to leave 24 hours after I arrived, to give myself more of an ‘I have a project’ theme. I was there on Friday, which meant dealing with what I was told was the worst night time weather. I don’t recommend going for a day, but it’s more fun than not going…..while there, I made this video (the second I’ve made on-playa for the Why the Nose project):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0LE_rYj05w

I documented the whole 24 hour experience here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPFoi1Sapgw

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2012 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES

Ales is a member of Burning Man’s official documentation team, and sure does know his way around a camera. Check out his fantastic gallery from Burning Man 2012:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorstream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorstream/sets/72157631749610159/

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CAMP UP BUILDS A CLIMBING WALL AT BURNING MAN

Spenser writes:

“In 2011, four climbers built a 14 foot tall, 26 foot wide climbing wall and brought it out to Black Rock City. We are Camp UP, and we put together a little video and article about our time at the 4:30 plaza. Shout outs to our neighbors at Rapper’s Delight and Camp Do Nothing, and a big thanks to everyone who donated money, gear, or encouragement. What a year…

http://bit.ly/11L8VTT ”

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HELP CREATE INSPIRING GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BURNING MAN!

Have you always wanted to have a design considered for an official Burning Man project, but didn’t know how? Have you been dying to share your deep love of typography and clean design with the larger Burning Man community? Well, this is your big chance! We’re currently seeking contact with new designers for our design pool. So if you’re an experienced graphic designer brimming with creative, amazing ideas who is comfortable working with illustration and photograph and is also savvy in setting up files for press, get in touch with us! (If you’ve previously sent us your info you do not need to re-submit unless your portfolio has changed dramatically.) Here’s how:

– send an email to [email protected] and include a link where we can view samples of your work,
– or if your pieces aren’t online, you are also welcome to send samples to us in the mail (include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you need your
items returned to you.) Mail can be sent to Burning Man, Attn: Design, PO Box 884688, San Francisco, CA 94188-4688
– Please indicate what types of projects you like to work on best, and what you feel are your design strengths.

We have several projects throughout the year for which we have calls for submissions, and we’d love to include you for consideration.

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SHARE THE LOVE: VALENTINE CARD CRAFTING FROM HOME

You don’t need to play Cupid, just put on your best cherub smile and help us craft some Valentine’s Day Cards. On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the Burning Man Project will join the Glide Foundation in San Francisco by helping to serve dinner to over 700 guests on this happiest of hearts day! Not only will we help serve the meal, but leading up to it, we will craft the LOVEliest valentines to give to diners.

Would You Like to Participate by Making Some Valentine Cards?

That is about 750 Valentine cards. We are going to makes some of those cards at Burning Man Headquarters, but if you do not live close enough to participate in our craft evenings, you are welcome to make some from the comfort of your home. Please contact [email protected]org for details about crafting the Valentines.

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GET YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE IN JUST ONE DAY

Communication on the playa at Burning Man can be challenging. FRS radios, while cheap, have limited range and their channels get clogged. Not so with ham radio! The channels are clear and coverage out in the desert is excellent.

“But don’t you need a license for ham radio?” You do. But you can get your license in just one day — it’s easy and it costs just $15. The non-profit Black Rock Amateur Radio Association will be teaching a “ham cram” and then giving a license exam on Sunday, March 17, in San Francisco. This is the perfect opportunity to become part of a fun and interesting hobby and improve your camp’s communications situation at the same time.

For details please see http://cq-blackrock.org/hamcram-2013.php. Important: you must sign up in advance at http://cq-blackrock.org/signup.php. Questions? Email[email protected].

[Editor’s Note: Speaking of which, Burning Man has its own email list for HAMs to coordinate their activities on playa, and for general radio related geeking. Subscribe by sending an email to: burningham-list-subscribe@burningman.com ]

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FRENCH QUARTER VOODOO SHOP SEEKING REPUTABLE READERS & PSYCHICS

Chakra Khan writes [Editor’s Note: Wouldn’t these psychics already know of the opportunity? Just sayin’.]:

“The Botanica Bodhi Manman Nan Bejeezus located in the heart of the historic French Quarter is seeking reputable and experienced qualified psyhics and readers. Readers must have a thourough working knowledge of tarot. Psyhics who do cold readings without tools please be prepared to offer a cold phone reading. Please make an inquiry to Chakra Khan with your occult/esoteric experience, knowledge and interest. The Botanika is a small intimate camp of mystics and seers. Early application is essential as space is extraordinarly limited to 13 souls, we are half full already.

email: [email protected]

Please haunt our Facebook page if you are interested in learning more. https://www.facebook.com/botanicabejeezus

Chakra Khan”

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THE BAY LIGHTS: BE BRILLIANT ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

The folks over at The (amazing) Bay Lights Project write:

“Surprise your Valentine with the most unique and romantic gift of the year -personalize one or more lights in the dazzling light sculpture The Bay Lights and celebrate your favorite person, group or cause. What better way to say “You light up my life” than with the Gift of Light? gift.thebaylights.org You choose and name one or more lights in The Bay Lights digital display, and add a photo and message that will shine for two years! Up the enticement with an elegant commemorative card or get the ultimate Gift of Light with card and handcrafted aluminum sculpture.

And don’t forget to make a date for The Bay Lights March 5 Grand Lighting at 9 PM when the San Francisco Bay Bridge transforms into a stunning illuminated canvas by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. Live online streaming of grand lighting activities starts at 8:30 PM PST at www.thebaylights.org.

http://gift.thebaylights.org ”

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON: SANDY RELIEF UPDATE – FEBRUARY 7TH

Christopher writes:

“Join us for our next BWB Tele-Salon on Feb 7th, which will feature the Hurricane Sandy Relief Crew that has been working since the storm hit on the east coast in Union Beach, New Jersey. Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Craddock, and Jovia Nierenberg will speak to us about their background, the scope of their current project, and recount their personal stories of their specific roles in assisting homeowners after the disaster.This Salon will have a strong focus on Q&A, so please come with any questions you might have about the project and the team!

Call begins at 7pm CST, 8pm EST, 5pm PT.
Call in Number (USA)- +1 209 255 1000
Participant code- 410006

To check out last month’s Tele-Salon Audio with Ryan ‘Searchl1te’ Keesling about the ‘Free Write Jail Arts Program’ and the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ listen in or download for free here on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/burners-without-borders/bwb-tele-salon-november-2012 ”

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BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

The Burnal Equinox marks the midway point between Burns, and offers an opportunity to celebrate together in the spirit of Burning Man. And so we shall, on March 2nd at Public Works in San Francisco. We’ll have more information to come, but in the meantime, here’s the Burnal Equinox 2013 event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/386259321470536/

AND a sharable version of the poster:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=483108308412197

Hope to see you there! Not in San Francisco? Planning on celebrating in your own way? Let us know what you do!

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CARRY A CUP!

Veteran Burners will tell you it’s good practice to carry a cup wherever you go on playa … the ones that somehow clip to your pack or your person (or your piercing? ew.) are particularly handy, as are the military-style ones that fold down to barely nothin’. Why? We’re a gift economy, and odds are extraordinarily high that if you’re cruising Black Rock City, *somebody’s* going to offer you a drink at some point … and if you’ve got your cup in hand, you’ll be ready.

It’s also good form to not use the cups at camps you visit, leaving THEM to deal with the resulting washing-up or MOOP. People will love you for being so thoughtful, and your thirst will be handled. Win win.

(Of course, it’s the environmentally friendly way to go too, but you knew that part.)

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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

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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
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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

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Tahiti 80, Modest Mouse

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GVIAS Annual General Meeting

GVIAS members and friends,

* SAVE THE DATE! *
GVIAS is pleased to announce this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Sunday, March 10, 2-6 PM (1:30 mingle)
689 Abbott Street, Vancouver (Abbott & Expo Blvd)

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/gvias
RSVP & pass it on: https://www.facebook.com/events/394091044017374/

* OPEN POSITIONS ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS*
This year three Directors will be continuing on and up to four Directors will be elected at the 2013 AGM. There is a maximum of seven Directors.

Directors are expected to contribute 10-20 or more hours per month depending on role (ie. Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.), time of year and volume of GVIAS activities. Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the GVIAS organization and its community and will bring informed decision-making, broad knowledge, openness to learning and an inclusive perspective.

To nominate yourself, email the GVIAS board at [email protected] stating your interest. You may provide a short statement describing your interest in being a director, which will be provided to the membership.

NEW! Board candidates will be announced one week before the AGM. Candidates may make a statement on their own behalf at the AGM or have a written statement  read.

You must be a GVIAS member to be elected to the Board and to vote at the AGM. Membership is free. To become a member, email your first and last name, full address, phone and email address to [email protected].

Hope to see you all at the AGM!

Kind regards,
The GVIAS Board of Directors:
Benson Ho
Jane Nemis
Megan Amaral
Pi Feathersword
Laurent Coque

[email protected]