[BManUpdate] V16:#30:08.6.12 LAW ENFORCEMENT

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#30:08.6.12 LAW ENFORCEMENT
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #30 LAW ENFORCEMENT
August 6, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LAW ENFORCEMENT AT BURNING MAN:
+ WHAT PUBLIC AGENCIES PATROL THE EVENT?
+ HOW DO THE BLACK ROCK RANGERS DIFFER FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT? WHAT IS THE LEAL TEAM?
+ SPECIFIC LAWS TO BE AWARE OF IN 2012
+ PLEASE RESPECT LAW ENFORCEMENT – ESPECIALLY IF YOU IF YOU’RE STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING
+ INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS IN THE US
+ GIVE US YOUR REAL-TIME FEEDBACK WITH A “LAW ENFORCEMENT FEEDBACK FORM”
+ ACLU IN BRC: LOCATED AT LIBERTY LOUNGE, FOXGLOVE & 4:45
+ LAWYERS FOR BURNERS

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Seriously? OK, here’s how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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While Burning Man is certainly a remote and freewheeling place, it’s also a functioning metropolis. And just like any other city, numerous law enforcement agencies patrol Black Rock City day and night.

Yes, not to toss cold water on anyone’s excitement, but this JRS topic is extremely important: all Federal, State and Local laws still exist at Burning Man. Any illegal action witnessed by law enforcement can lead to a citation or your arrest. Law enforcement officers have a difficult yet important job, both on and off the playa. Please respect the valuable work that they do. It is the duty of all law enforcement personnel to enforce the law, and they are there to help protect our citizenry.

In order to give you the best understanding of how law enforcement works at Burning Man, how to interact with a law enforcement officer, and how to protect your Constitutional rights, professionals in the extended Burning Man community have generously provided the following information.

It’s long, yes, but well worth a thorough read through, and even committing parts to memory … like how to speak to a law enforcement officer. Believe the Rabbit.

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WHAT PUBLIC AGENCIES PATROL THE EVENT?

Officers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service patrol throughout Black Rock City and the surrounding Black Rock Desert. BLM Rangers typically wear tan pants and short-sleeved shirts with the Department of the Interior/BLM logo on their sleeves. The Forest Service’s regular uniform is dark green. The Nevada Department of Investigations works with BLM to look for drug-trafficking. Both BLM and NDI use undercover agents to patrol. This year there will be more undercover teams than last year. Remember, illegal drugs are no more legal at Burning Man than they are anywhere else. If you choose to ignore this fact, you risk citations, arrest, court costs, lawyer fees, etc.

Nevada has some of the strictest drug trafficking laws in the country. Even gifting a small amount of illegal substance can be considered trafficking.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office will be in Black Rock City enforcing state and local laws. Remember, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. If you are gifting drinks, please be sure to check the age of anyone who does not look 21. Ask for ID. It is also a violation of law to commit any sexual acts in a public place.

Child safety is of utmost importance in Black Rock City. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of their children. Please be forewarned that in the past parents have been arrested at Burning Man for failing to keep their children under their supervision. We know that you want your children to be safe. We also know that you don’t want to be arrested. Furthermore, we know that you don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize families being allowed to attend Burning Man. So please help spread the word that child safety is of the utmost importance.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office can also be found close at hand, primarily patrolling the nearby town of Gerlach. They wear green uniforms, and are concerned mainly with keeping the traffic moving and ensuring that Burning Man participants respect local citizens’ privacy and property. Please be sure that all head and tail lights on your vehicle are working properly, your registration is up-to-date, and your license plate is clearly visible, to avoid an unscheduled stop on your way to the playa.

The Nevada State Health Division is also present. Their goal is to protect the health of our citizens and prevent food-borne epidemics, or other health hazards.

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HOW DO THE BLACK ROCK RANGERS DIFFER FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT? WHAT IS THE LEAL TEAM?

The Black Rock Rangers are Burning Man participants who volunteer time and effort as non-confrontational community mediators. Responding to the continuously evolving nature of the event, Rangers are usually the first to address situations within the community that would otherwise require outside intervention, aiding in the prevention of escalation to that level. By encouraging and facilitating communication, the Rangers promote awareness of potential hazards, from sunstroke to tent fires.

LEAL is an acronym for Law Enforcement Agency Liaison. The LEAL Team is comprised of volunteer Black Rock Rangers who are specifically trained to interact with law enforcement on the playa. They don’t directly deal with violations of the law, but they are available to help bridge the gap between our ethos and culture, and the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers working on the playa. One or more representatives of this team will be on duty around the clock during the event. They often wear some item of zebra print clothing, along with their Ranger shirts, to help identify them. You can contact a LEAL team member by asking at Ranger Headquarters in Center Camp, or asking any Black Rock Ranger you see to radio for their assistance.

It is important to remember that Black Rock Rangers (including LEAL team members) are not law enforcement personnel. They are members of the Burning Man community, just like you. You can identify them by their khaki-colored attire, featuring the familiar Burning Man logo in brown on their backs and chests. You should feel free to request their assistance at any time.

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SPECIFIC LAWS TO BE AWARE OF IN 2012

We’ll say it again: it is important to remember that all Federal, State and Local laws still exist at Burning Man. THE USE AND TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES IS PROHIBITED. BLM DOES NOT RECOGNIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS AND THE STATE OF NEVADA DOES NOT RECOGNIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS FROM OTHER STATES.

Law enforcement agencies have usually emphasized patrolling Gate Road and at Greeter stations early in the event, often stopping vehicles just as they leave the Greeter stations, especially if any equipment, such as tail lights, are not operating correctly on your vehicle. Even though Gate Road is part of Black Rock City, law enforcement sometime claims that mutant vehicles that are not street legal should not be operated there.

Stick to the rules of the road while entering Black Rock City — headlights on at night, no passengers on the roof or hanging off the side, etc. Wait until you receive your official sticker from DMV before allowing your vehicle to fully mutate into the bar car, public taxi or art that it is meant to be. Headlights and taillights on art cars will also be monitored while on playa.

Remember that once you arrive at your campsite, driving is prohibited except for DMV licensed mutant vehicles. NO SPEEDING anywhere in Black Rock City, including Gate Road! Please be forewarned that law enforcement can use exceeding the speed limit as a rationale to pull over your vehicle.

NO OPEN ALCOHOLIC CONTAINERS in the driver’s area of moving vehicles. An open container does not have to be in the driver’s possession to be a violation, the law states that it is a violation for an open container to be within the reach of the driver. A container that is in the center console or that is being consumed by a passenger in the front seat is enough to be a violation. The vehicle does not have to be in motion. The bottom line — no driving with an open container in the driver’s compartment at any time or anywhere within reach of the driver, particularly on Gate Road and Greeters stations.

NO UNDERAGE DRINKING. At Burning Man, we want you to let go of your inhibitions and feel fully free to discover and express yourself. We believe everyone is perfectly capable of reaching this level of freedom without the aid of any intoxicating substances (after all, what is more intoxicating than walking along the esplanade at night?), and even more strongly believe that all of the citizens of Black Rock City can experience all that Burning Man has to offer without breaking the law.

If you are running a bar or camp that gifts alcoholic beverages, please be sure to check identification of anyone that may look under 21, no matter how “burnery” they seem. If you are planning to drink, as in any city, town, or event, please carry your ID in a safe and secure location. If you are under 21, please feel free to explore and engage in all the magic and wonder that Black Rock City has to offer, as long as you do it according to the law, and alcohol-free.

Public sex acts are prohibited by law. Do you really want to have to tell your friends and family that this is what you got arrested for? Act responsibly.

Our research indicates that simply being nude is not against the law. However, lewd and lascivious behavior in public is. Again, act responsibly. Also, be aware of your surroundings. Be mindful of families with children who are also part of our community.

For more information see:
BLM’s 2012 Burning Man Temporary Closure Order, which has all of BLM’s temporary restrictions for the Burning Man event can be read here: http://bit.ly/OG9wAW

For the Closure Order Map, click here: http://bit.ly/OG9usO
Burning Man 2012 Survival Guide http://survival.burningman.com/

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PLEASE RESPECT LAW ENFORCEMENT – ESPECIALLY IF YOU IF YOU’RE STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING

It is important to remember that for the Burning Man event to take place, law enforcement is a required and necessary presence. Without them, not only would the BLM not issue a permit because the event takes place on federal lands, but the State of Nevada would not allow such a large assembly without enforcement of state laws. Furthermore, the Burning Man Project is concerned with the safety and protection of its participants, and would not even consider holding such a large-scale event without law enforcement’s expertise and assistance.

So how can you as a participant be prepared in the instance that you have an encounter with law enforcement at Burning Man?

First, it is very helpful to understand law enforcement’s concerns, rationales, and potential behaviors on playa and the situations you may encounter (as well as the legal consequences it can engender). This information is found in a concise and readable form in the Law Enforcement section of the Survival Guide. (The Survival Guide has been mailed out to all ticket holders, and is available on Burningman.com at:

http://survival.burningman.com/

Second, you should remember that the playa is a place to fully express and be yourself. Please choose the behaviors you feel comfortable engaging in on playa before you arrive to prevent becoming swept away by the events of the moment.

Third, you need to look outside yourself and consider your campmates and traveling companions in your decisions. Do not let their choices and their behavior put you in legal jeopardy, and do not let yours endanger them.

Fourth, familiarize yourself with this year’s areas of concern for law enforcement (see the next section).

Finally, you could help Burning Man improve every year by completing a Law Enforcement Feedback Form on playa this year (see below).

Many Burners find it useful to consider law enforcement officers who work the Burning Man event to be participants with differing agendas, differing levels of playa experience and differing levels of Burner acculturation. In the past, many (if not most) law enforcement officers were “playa experienced” and worked the event year after year. Many of them made it a personal choice to come to Burning Man and work the event. They looked forward to returning to the playa year after year and grew to appreciate and understand the culture of Burning Man.

However, as our event has grown over the years, more and more law enforcement officers have had to be brought in to keep pace with our population growth. We have simply outgrown the limited resources of the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office based in Lovelock, and they now bring in officers from other Nevada jurisdictions to supplement their own numbers. Similar policies affect BLM’s staffing.

As many of you already know, any Burning Man newbie has a pretty steep learning curve upon arriving on the playa, living in Black Rock City and experiencing Burning Man. Lots of folks cannot readily absorb the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and human interaction that spring from the Burning Man experience, and it takes them a while to adjust and to adapt. This challenge is heightened by the fact that Black Rock City exists for only one week. This process is made more difficult for Burning Man law enforcement officers because they arrive on playa with a pre-defined set of criteria (the laws they are sworn to enforce); they are not at liberty to discard or even selectively enforce these laws.

Unfortunately, some officers also arrive with pre-conceived ideas about Burning Man, which may or may not align with reality. The result is a predictable (perhaps even inevitable) clash between the values and behaviors that are the tapestry of the Burning Man culture, and many of law enforcement’s perceptions about their role as the designated law enforcement force on playa.

As you can tell from observing law enforcement’s behavior on playa, and as you can conclude from the changing/evolving content of each year’s Survival Guide, the priorities and agenda(s) of law enforcement can often shift from year to year. This is a function of many factors, including changes in law enforcement personnel, changes in Black Rock City citizen behaviors, changes in Burner population and demographics, and changes in pressure and priorities from entities and sources outside of Burning Man and law enforcement.

The Burning Man Project would like to thank all law enforcement agencies at Black Rock for their 15 years of ongoing cooperative effort. The law enforcement presence at Burning Man is for public safety. They provide numerous instances of invaluable services for the good of the community, as public servants. We all have jobs to do, whether patrolling the streets of Black Rock or sliding down a giant wedge of astro-turf. So, why don’t we try to get along? Let’s respect one another on the playa and practice a little of that radical inclusion we keep talking about.

J. Duane Hoover
Law Enforcement & Agency Liaison (LEAL) Team Manager
Black Rock Rangers
The Burning Man Project

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INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS IN THE US

Quick facts for foreign visitors about driving in the United States:
1.  An International Driving Permit (IDP) translates information contained on your driver’s license into 10 languages so that officials in foreign countries are able to interpret your license. An IDP supplements a valid government-issued license–it does not serve as a replacement for a license. If you are stopped by law enforcement, you will most likely be asked to produce both your IDP and your official driver’s license. The United States does NOT issue International Driving Permits to foreign visitors, so you will need to obtain this document before traveling to the U.S.
2.  If you are going to reside in the U.S., you can get a U.S. driver’s license once you are in the U.S., but it may take several months to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.
3.  Foreign visitors who become U.S. residents can only obtain a driver’s license from the state in which they reside (not from the federal government). Each state has its own driving rules and regulations. Check with your state’s motor vehicles department to find out how to apply.
4.  Once you receive your U.S. driver’s license from a state motor vehicles department, you will be permitted to drive in all other U.S. states. The laws in each state vary from one to another. It is your responsibility to know and obey the laws of that state while driving.
5.  The residency requirement for obtaining a U.S. driver’s license varies with each state. Consult the motor vehicles department in your state for more information.
6.  If you are a foreign student coming to the U.S. to study, contact the university or college you will attend, as most institutions provide students with additional driving information.
7.  The U.S. government has issued warnings about Internet vendors of worthless international driver’s licenses/permits. It is important to educate yourself about the dangers of these costly and illegal operations. See International Driver’s License Warning from Federal Trade Commission.

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GIVE US YOUR REAL-TIME FEEDBACK WITH A “LAW ENFORCEMENT FEEDBACK FORM”

If you experience or witness an encounter with law enforcement on the playa this year, whether it’s positive or negative, we would like to hear about it. Each participant will receive a feedback form at the Greeter’s Station. They are also available at Ranger Headquarters in Center Camp, and at the Ranger Outposts in the 3:00 and 9:00 o’clock plazas. The quicker you can provide us with your feedback, the more effective we can be at following up on situations that occur.

Please try to provide accurate information about the date, time, and location of any incidents, as much detail as you can provide about the officer(s) involved and a clear account of what you saw and heard. We are looking for badge numbers, law enforcement vehicle license plate numbers, an accurate description of the officer’s agency affiliation, their uniform description and their vehicle description. The facts of the interaction need to be presented as clearly as possible in order for the report to be of maximum utility. Names and contact information for any additional witnesses are also helpful.

These reports are gathered by the Black Rock Rangers LEAL Team (see above) and are presented and discussed at the daily afternoon meeting with law enforcement. A 2:00 PM deadline ensures inclusion of the report in that day’s meeting. Forms can be turned in at Ranger HQ in Center Camp. The purpose is to inform law enforcement of their observed behaviors and to hopefully shape those behaviors on playa. Important note: Burning Man recognizes that negative feedback can arise as a natural consequence of unfolding events. However, positive Law Enforcement Feedback Form reports are also important. Law enforcement often performs valuable community services at Burning Man, and these acts also need to be recognized so that they can be reinforced and encouraged. If you’d like to make a report in person, ask to speak to a member of the LEAL team.

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ACLU IN BRC: LOCATED AT LIBERTY LOUNGE, FOXGLOVE & 4:45

The ACLU will again be in Black Rock City to help educate participants about their civil rights. If you have a question about how to comport yourself if you find yourself in a law enforcement investigation, check with the ACLU. It’s always smart to know your rights–both on and off-playa. The ACLU will be[location still pending] during the event from Monday-Saturday from 2-6 PM with presentations at 5 pm

Know Your Rights: The ACLU publishes a guide on What To Do If You’re Stopped by Police on the ACLU website at: http://bit.ly/Qyb4Am

Know Your Rights Videos: Flex Your Rights offers DVDs (they used to be free, now they charge for them) on how to behave if stopped by law enforcement on their website at: http://www.flexyourrights.org/

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LAWYERS FOR BURNERS

Lawyers For Burners is a volunteer organization that helps participants find lawyers after they have been cited or arrested at the event, or otherwise have issues with treatment by law enforcement personnel. For more information, visit:

http://www.lawyersforburners.com

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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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[BManUpdate] V16:#29:08.4.12

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#29:08.4.12
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #29
August 4, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ 2012-2013 BURNING MAN CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!
+ DOING A SPEAKER SERIES OR INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT ON PLAYA? LET US KNOW
+ CENSUS PROJECT SEEKS ANDROID PHONES FOR DATA COLLECTION
+ GERLACH WATER SALES CORRECTION
+ NEVADA FOOD LICENSES
+ CONNECT WITH YOUR PLAYA NEIGHBORHOOD
+ TIME TO BURN IPHONE/IPAD APP
+ DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GIFTING APP
+ RIGGING ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS AT SUSPENDED ANIMATION
+ BERNIE MANN GIVING AWAY A FREE BURNING MAN TICKET … LIVE!

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ LOSING JOB WITH CITY FREES MEHL RENNER TO BE CREATIVE
+ GEORGE POST INTERVIEWED IN HIGH CONTRAST REVIEW
+ WHY THE NOSE?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ JARED MECHABER’S 12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY
+ THE GOLDEN SPIKE 2012

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE BLACK ROCK BEACON: BACK WITH MORE BACON
+ VOLUNTEER TO BE A TEMPLE GUARDIAN
+ PERFORM, SPEAK OR VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE
+ WANT TO BE IN ROCK STAR LIBRARIANS PLAYA MUSIC GUIDE? YEAH YOU DO.
+ CALLING ALL EDU-BURNERS!
+ RECYCLE OLD COSTUMES AT KOSTUME KULT
+ SEEKING SMALL GIFTS OF METAL FOR THE UK REGIONAL CORE PROJECT
+ FIRE SAFETIES NEEDED
+ NATURALISTS WANTED FOR BURNING MAN NATURE WALKS
+ BEE PEOPLE FLASH MOB
+ CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS!
+ HUMILIATE YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: SHARE STORIES FROM YOUR TEEN JOURNAL
+ GOLDEN CAFE SEEKS MUSICIANS
+ BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK IS TAKING REQUESTS FOR GROUP PHOTOS
+ BOTANIKA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS TEACHES YOU TO BE A PSYCHIC STALKER
+ LIVE BANDS WANTED TO PLAY AT ELEPHANT BIRD CAMP!
+ LET’S TAKE OVER THE PIER ON TUESDAY EVE ON THE PLAYA!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ HELP THESE ART PROJECTS GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE
+ THE DREAM BOX
+ GOT A MASSAGE TABLE? HEEBEEGEEBEE HEALERS CAMP WANTS ‘EM

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ ROY2000’S BURNING MAN FILM IN NAVADA CITY FILM FEST – AUG 17 & 19
+ BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY – DELREY BEACH, FL – DEC 1

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
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The Golden Spike is in the ground, and the DPW is on playa, creating the infrastructure of Black Rock City. We’ve just completed our final sale of 1,000 tickets to excited Burners, and we’re getting closer every day.

If you (like us) are busy with your playa planning, we direct your attention to this cool online tool that facilitates collaborative project planning … these folks created a free, customized version of the tool just for Burners — BurnerAsana. Plenty of folks we know are using it with great success. Check it out: www.asana.com/burningman.

We appreciate your keeping up with all the super-frequent and jam-packed JRSs these days — that’s just the way it goes … there’s SO much that goes into preparing for Burning Man and making it happen, and we don’t want you to lack a clue on the important stuff … and there’s a TON of important stuff. We’ve got a lot more editions coming your way in the next couple weeks, right up until you hit the road for Black Rock City. Stay strong!

Speaking of staying strong, be forewarned that this is looking to be our dustiest year in years … perhaps ever! So you’re going to want to really double down on your dust prevention efforts, kids. Goggles, dust masks (we like bandanas), plastic tubs and ziplock bags to keep your stuff dust-free (until it’s not), dust-proofing your shelter, fat-tired bikes, extra contact lenses … you get the idea. Veteran Burners will tell you that dust is always an integral part of the experience, and it’s so true … but as much as we revel in its alkaline awesomeness, it’s critical to be prepared. Woot!

The Man burns in 28 days!!

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2012-2013 BURNING MAN CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2012-2013 Official Burning Man Calendar is now available in our marketplace at http://bit.ly/LtDKJT. This year’s edition can be hung on a wall or used on a desktop. It features over 75 stunning images from throughout the history of Burning Man and beyond the trash fence.

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DOING A SPEAKER SERIES OR INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT ON PLAYA? LET US KNOW

Soon we’re going to be doing a round-up of all the speaker series, workshops, talks, conferences (really?) or whatever creative form of intellectual pursuit on playa, so if you’ve got one, email it to [email protected] with the subject line “INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT”, and we’ll include it (unless you’re just jerking us around, of course, which … please don’t).

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CENSUS PROJECT SEEKS ANDROID PHONES FOR DATA COLLECTION

The Droids We’re Looking For … The Census Samplers would LOVE donations of old Android cell phones! We’ll use the phones to capture data when we do quick surveys of randomly sampled Burners—and we’ll be able to share the findings quickly and easily. We’re looking for Androids with an operating system of 2.3 or later, which means that if your phone was made in 2010 or later, it should work. Ideally, you’d send us the phone along with its working battery and memory card, too. We’ll load our software onto the phone, and it will be used well. You won’t get your phone back, but your donation will help the Census team create a more accurate picture of the population of Black Rock City.

Please send the phone as soon as possible to (by Aug 7)
Census Samplers @ Burning Man
995 Market Street, 15th floor
San Francisco CA 94117

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GERLACH WATER SALES CORRECTION

The Gerlach Water sales information was incorrect in that they are not taking fill up appointments this year, it is during hours of sales only. Therefore:

“Gerlach General Improvement District — 330 Short Drive – 775-557-2601
Open Aug 20-23, 9am-5pm; Aug 24-27, 6am-midnight; and Aug 28-29, 9am-9pm. The Gerlach GID (the local governing body of Gerlach, just a few miles from BRC) will be selling potable water to fill up RVs and water tanks of any size, with the funds going to support the town of Gerlach. Located in front of the town’s Community Center, look out for directional signs just as you enter town on Main Street. Rates are 50 cents per gallon up to 100 gallons, 45 cents per gallon between 100 and 200 gallons, and 40 cents per gallon for above 200 gallons. Cash only, but ATM is onsite. Call the office or email [email protected] with any questions.”

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NEVADA FOOD LICENSES

Are you serving food on playa? Wondering if you need a Nevada Food License to do it? Good question. Here’s what you need to know:http://bit.ly/QH0Exy

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CONNECT WITH YOUR PLAYA NEIGHBORHOOD

There’s a group of neighborhood discussion threads on the ePlaya, should you want to get all neighborly and stuff. Cuz yeah you do … especially when you want to borrow a cup of sugar or a hunk of rebar — as you do. Check it:

3:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=54645

4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55891

6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55892

7:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55893

9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55894

2:00/10:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=55895

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TIME TO BURN IPHONE/IPAD APP

So very psyched about this … Terry writes:

“The 2012 version of the Time To Burn iPhone/iPad app is now available (for free) in the Apple app store. In addition to providing a handy countdown to the main event, the app includes a snapshot of the Playa Event calendar for off-line browsing, the list of registered theme camps, and the 2012 map of the city.

The app has been significantly enhanced since last year, thanks to the feedback from the Burning Man community.

Enjoy, and swing by Homojitoville (8:45 and E) to say “Hi!” or look for me at the the Billion Bunny March!

Terry”

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DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GIFTING APP

Artem Peplov writes:

“We want to make burners aware of a new app that we built to facilitate giving and sharing among friends — literally bringing the Gifting culture into the default world. The app is called the givengine and is available as a free download (naturally!) in the App Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/givengine/id533836009?mt=8

Our small team worked pretty darn hard over the course of last year to get this sharing tool ready for our friends and families (and You!) to enjoy just in time to plan for Burning Man!

Whether you have costumes you want to pass on or equipment you’re willing to lend because you won’t make it to playa this year, we hope that you give what you don’t need and share what you’re not using. You can also offer up your time or skills to assist others.

There is no exchange of money or bartering involved. Give and you shall receive!

You can find out more at givengine.org or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/givengine.”

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RIGGING ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS AT SUSPENDED ANIMATION

Wow wow wow. If you know Suspended Animation camp, well, let’s just say they know how to tie things (and people) up. They’ve provided an incredible guide to rigging your structures on playa (THANK YOU, GUYS!) … check this out:

“The good folks at Suspended Animation pride themselves on the skill of tying things to, you know, other things. Several years on the playa have provided some hard-won lessons, and thus we give you: “How To Tie Your Camp Up And Make It Behave”, a practical guide to not being the camp whose unofficial flag is the shredded tarp, or the camp whose unofficial sculpture is entitled Dude What Happened To Our Shade Structure, Dude?

http://suspendedanimationcrew.com/burningman/How_To_Tie_Your_Camp_Up.pdf ”

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BERNIE MANN GIVING AWAY A FREE BURNING MAN TICKET … LIVE!

Bernie Mann who provided us with some great levity during the ticket snafu has resurfaced. He truly does have ONE ticket to give away and is doing it live on August 5th. All info can be deciphered at www. freeburningmantickets.com check it out for a good giggle. Here’s the teaser video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnYtFXCv1SY&feature=youtu.be

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LOSING JOB WITH CITY FREES MEHL RENNER TO BE CREATIVE

Nice story about a Burner and his creative streak.

http://bit.ly/PqWhCH

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GEORGE POST INTERVIEWED IN HIGH CONTRAST REVIEW

Sam writes:

“Burning Man Documentarian George Post is back on High Contrast Review! He shares a peak at his new book that chronicles over two decades of life on the playa, offers technical advice for aspiring burn photographers, and muses over the merge of technology and psychology.

http://highcontrastreview.com/visual/eyes-ahead-with-the-past-in-mind

Energy and Light!

Sam Kulla, Editor
High Contrast Review”

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WHY THE NOSE?

We came across Tex Allen and his awesome calling-cum-project through the magic of the interwebs, and we tracked him down to give us the inside scoop on the nose. Cuz we love the nose.

http://blog.burningman.com/2012/08/participate/why-the-nose/

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JARED MECHABER’S 12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY

Holy wow this gallery is amazing. Thank you Jared!

http://www.mechaber.com/index2.php#/fgallery1/1/

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THE GOLDEN SPIKE 2012

The Golden Spike ceremony is an annual ritual of marking the centerpoint, and the origin of Black Rock City. John Curley covers it in words and beautiful photos here:

http://blog.burningman.com/2012/07/building-brc/the-golden-spike/

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THE BLACK ROCK BEACON: BACK WITH MORE BACON

“The Black Rock Beacon is tickled a rosy pink to be announcing our 8th year serving Black Rock City with crispy and chewy morsels of news, views, and totally tangential references to pork-related products.

We will be producing five issues during the week to entertain and inform the record population of our Burning burg. The paper is produced onsite, using decade-old computers and a press in the back of a van.

Beacon Burnalists have already begun to gather information for this year’s papers but we are hungry for more. We have a long list of stories we would like to do, and we need writers to do them. There are also openings for editors, production people, illustrators, schwag-starved delivery folks, and if you’re good at assembling Playatech furniture, we need some extra chairs.

If you know us and love us from past years, please consider making a donation to support our work. We would like to increase our press run; paper and ink are among our largest expenses, and the population keeps growing. We are also in the market for an approximately 40′ by 20′ tarp or similar shade structure, and we’re willing to talk donation, rental, loan, or purchase.

No money? No time to volunteer? No problem. We exist to serve Black Rock City, we are happy if you read our paper. You can also drop by our camp just to say hi, we will be located in Center Camp, 1:15 the Inner Circle of Center Camp, right across from the Cafe. Our City Desk will operate all day and late into the night, you can come by and discuss the news of the day, what you would like to see in the paper, and whether fried or baked is the better approach.

If you want to join us, see our website at www.blackrockbeacon.org for information, shoot an email to [email protected] or come by for our daily team meeting at 10:30 a.m. at our camp. Donations can be made via PayPal or credit card on our website.

Lux. Veritas. Lardum.”

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VOLUNTEER TO BE A TEMPLE GUARDIAN

DhammaSeeker writes:

“Behind the Temple stands a group that has quietly watched over those structures each year since 2002. The main duty of the Temple Guardians is to protect the Temple and all of those who visit it. We stand with love for the Temple and everything that it stands for.

Temple Guardian shifts run 4 hours each, 24 hours a day.

During your Temple shift, there are a number of duties you may be asked to perform. Guardians keep watch for injuries and unsafe conditions, including fire, climbing, vehicle traffic, and problems with the structure. We do not make rules, nor are we enforcers; we watch quietly and act skillfully when necessary to protect the safety and sacred space of the Temple.

Most of all we provide the Temple with grounding and love. We follow a philosophy that says small pushes from a great distance help keep the Temple a serene space. When we do interact with participants, we do so with love, carrying the sacred space of the Temple with us in to every interaction.

On Sunday, Guardians maintain the perimeter with the Black Rock Rangers and Temple Crew for the Temple burn.

If the Temple has a special place in your heart, join us and help create the space for another to have the wonder that brought you back.

To join our group, please email templeguardians@templeguardians.org.”

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PERFORM, SPEAK OR VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE

1.) Aerial in the Cafe

We have a small aeiral rig in the center camp cafe which we are providing for experienced aerialists who want to share their act with the community. The rig is small in size: 18.5′ tall by 11′ wide and will only accommodate STATIC single or double-point acts which do not involve swinging, hoisting or ellipses. You must have your own apparatus, which will be inspected and rigged by our rigger (my name here?). We emphasize that this is an invitation for experienced aerialists who have a developed act only, it is not a training rig. In order to get scheduled, either email [email protected] before August 15th or come to the center camp cafe sound booth from Monday thru Thursday between 5 and 6pm to meet Karl and talk to him about scheduling your gift.

2.) Occupy the Imagination Speaker Series

To all you geeky, sexy Nerds, thinkers, general miscreants who like to challenge your assumptions and knowledge:

Occupy the imagination is a opportunity to participate intellectually at Burning Man. Drop your ego. Challenge your Id. Blow minds or have them blown. Occupy the Imagination is a public forum created to inspire dialogue between burners through moderated talks. These talks range from protest movements, sustainability, technology, expanding consciousness, The past, present and future of BM, The ethos and 10 principals of BM and how they can be applied in other real life situations and many other things. The speaker series is happening in Center Camp on the Spoken word and Performance stages daily.

To learn more and submit a proposal, go here: http://bit.ly/KojW5b

3.) Come Volunteer at the Center Camp Cafe Performance Stage!

The Center Camp Cafe stages offer, without citation or reference, the most strange and eclectic gathering of talent in the world. It brings instruments and musicians to audiences that cannot always be predicted or described, and it services the ears and eyes of Black Rock City for 24 hours a day, every day of the event. This herculean task cannot be done without the assistance of the community, and we implore you to join us at the stage. We need a wide range of talents for a variety of duties. Three duties, in fact.

Stage managers wrangle the talent, keep the stage (somewhat) organized and on time, and manage the big picture of our little stage.

Gear Gods build up and tear down the stage, very quickly, very often; you need to have a basic knowledge of how rigs work, where cords plug, and speak a bit of musician-ese.

Sound Engineers run the board. They fondle the knobs and caress the dials. Sound can be funny out there; the engineer needs to hear the dust caked speaker and make it sing, not cough.

If you want to grace us with your skills and presence, email [email protected]. Let him know what position suits your fancy and when you want to work. From there, we’re sure something strange but appropriate will occur.

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WANT TO BE IN ROCK STAR LIBRARIANS PLAYA MUSIC GUIDE? YEAH YOU DO.

The one and only Rockstar Librarian, purveyor of only the finest playa sound camp line-up lists, writes:

“Be in the 7th annual Rock Star Librarian Burning Man Music Calendar! Please help me help you RAWK the playa!

If you are a sound camp and want to be included in the guide, send an email to [email protected] with this information:

SUBJECT: Your Camp Name

MESSAGE: The name(s) and email(s) for your camp’s music lineup guru(s)

NEW THIS YEAR: Please do not send lineups directly to this email. I have a new process to gather your awesome info! Once I have your camp contact(s), I’ll email your camp the details!

The guide will be available for download the week before Gate opens via my Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockstar-Librarian-Fan-Page/125145057538915 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/rockstarlibn  Let’s get our booty shakeshake on!

Dusty hugs,
Rock Star Librarian”

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CALLING ALL EDU-BURNERS!

Jennifer writes:

“The goal of BREC is to create a staff development opportunity unlike any other- where we help each other to bring the magic home to our students. Teach a workshop! Collaborate on lesson plans! Bring home a slick flyer to prove to your administration that the art festival you missed the first week of school to go to is semi-legitimate!

As opening day approaches, we’re putting together this year’s sessions. Look for us in the What, Where, When for this year. I’m still looking for a few more speakers, so if you’re interested, shoot me an email with “BREC Presenter” in the subject line (so I don’t lose it in the vast wasteland of my inbox in the midst of BM prep.) If you need an invite letter, please ask soon! Put “BREC Invite Request” in the subject line and don’t forget to tell me who it should be addressed to, and the address so I can keep it as professional looking as possible.

The final conference flyer pdf will go out in a few weeks (typically the week before the burn) and I’ll have printed copies on site for you to bring home to your various administrators. If you haven’t liked our page yet, please check it out at www.facebook.com/BlackRockEducatorsConsortium. I post the flyers there, and it’s a good place to get announcements.

BREC 2012 will be held on Weds and Thurs from noon to 4 at Lahontan Korps, in Gigsville (3:30, E-G.) LK is the giant camo net camp, and we’ll have bright signs on the main streets directing you in.

Send questions and requests to [email protected] (make sure to put BREC in the subject line,) or to our FB page!”

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RECYCLE OLD COSTUMES AT KOSTUME KULT

Costume Jim writes:

“Kostume Kult is BAAAACKKK but in a brand new location at *** 2:45 and Esplanade*** within Nyrvana Village. Every year we recycle hundreds of pounds of costumery and fancy fashion items donated by costume companies, theater groups and burners like YOU whose closets and other crevices are bursting with costumery of days-gone-by. So please consider giving these items one last big hurrah — on the backs, butts and boobs of your Burner brethren and sistren whose burns you could greatly enhance with your gift. So come find the Kostume Dome next to the Nyrvana Village arch at 2:45 and esplanade or email us at [email protected] to ship to our costume drop location in Davis, CA. (Receiving deadline August 17th!). Or come by to help give costumes away!”

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SEEKING SMALL GIFTS OF METAL FOR THE UK REGIONAL CORE PROJECT

This is pretty neat (file under: what CAN you do at Burning Man?). Romy writes:

“This year, the UK Regional Burning Man Community will create one of the largest collaborative art projects from this side of the pond as part of the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE). The ‘Tower of Nowhere’ is a 20-foot bell tower and a physical manifestation of our community. It represents our hopes, dreams, memories, life, death and eventually, rebirth.

The bell founding will take place on Tuesday, August 28th 2012, at night, beside the Tower of Nowhere. We will cast five bells, one large central one which hangs as the centrepiece. This bell will be encircled by four others, hung on each support.

You are invited to donate small gifts of metal to the molten metal, in order to become a part of one of the bells yourself. We are looking for token amounts of metals. This ritual is about everyone coming together and making the bells with cherished memories. Maybe donate that ring from an old girlfriend that you just can’t throw away, or that copper bracelet you never wear which has been sitting in your jewelry box for decades. The emphasis is on small, meaningful, symbolic and ritualistic.

What metal is good to go in?
– Most rings and earrings are good to go
– Metals with low melting points, such as copper, bronze, brass, tin, pewter, gold, silver, zinc, aluminium, led
– US pennies are good to go in

And what is NOT good to go in?
– Most piercing materials are made of titanium and surgical steels , so not good
– Metal jewellery with set stone aren’t good
– No keys
– Metals with high melting points like such steel, mild steel, stainless steel, titanium cannot go in

We will start the furnace at sunset, around 7:30pm, and will be going for 2 to 3 hours. The making of the ‘Greeters’ bell will start from 9:00pm sharp. If you can’t make this event but would like to gift some material to the bell, come and find us at the Tower of Nowhere. The UK CORE team will be at there all of Tuesday, or on Monday when there will be a box for you to put your gifts in.”

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FIRE SAFETIES NEEDED

This? This is fun. 24/7 writes:

“On Friday night Anubis, the 50′ tall Jackal God of the Underworld, will burn, and we need YOUR help in making it happen. If you have any experience in fire perimeter or fire safety (or you want to get some), please get in touch with [email protected].

Thanks, and we look forward to getting dusty with you…..

Mitchell AKA 24/7″

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NATURALISTS WANTED FOR BURNING MAN NATURE WALKS

Going with the assumption that “naturalist” doesn’t mean “nudist”, but either way … our good friend Andy Baker writes:

“The Burning Man Nature Walk series returns for its 13th year on the playa! We take busloads of Black Rock citizens to explore the surrounding landscape. Register at the Earth Guardians Pavilion on the playa: no advance reservations.

We invite you to participate with the nature walks as a guest expert about some aspect of the desert. Biologists, geologists, birders, historians, desert rats – anyone who’d like to share their knowledge in the field. You can research a subject for a short talk, or just come explore and show what you know. To volunteer, contact [email protected]. There will be a trip leader meeting at 3 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 28th at the Earth Guardians Pavilion.”

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BEE PEOPLE FLASH MOB

Ramona Mayhem writes:

“We, the Bee Ppl @ the BuzzInn (a swanky lil dHive bar @ 6 & Dandelion~part of Silicon Village ) would like to invite you to join us in a flash mob doing the Waggle dance! Max Lanman, creator and producer of this song and video, has graciously allowed us to borrow his song.  — Check out this video on YouTube:

http://bit.ly/NXQ9nZ

We ask that you dress up in your finest black and yellow bizzee bee costume, antennae provided, wings optional. Show up Wednesday, 1:45-2:15 pm. (We are behind Center Camp). The song is only 2:10 but we’ll have a little bit of time to coordinate beforehand. Live groovy DJ beats and honey sweetened peppermint mate available until 4pm! Bee the Change! Bzzzzzzz!!! >’='< ”

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CALL FOR AERIAL PERFORMERS!

Fly! Be free! Jeremy writes:

“Automatic Subconscious, (located at 2:30 & Esplanade), is seeking experienced aerial performers to participate at a Burning Man Aerial Showcase in our awesome 21’ high dome on Thursday at 8pm.  We will have silks and Lyra hung, (if you have any other single point gear, trapeze, rope etc, we can accommodate).

Burners will be able to experience your gifts on cushions on the floor, or in the awesome vantage point of our upper level rope hammock that circles the top of the dome, (and can exit on our new upper level escape slide!).

This is for experienced performers only, (we also have aerial classes, meet and greets, and skill shares during the week for all including non-pros).

Please contact: Jeremy (JEM) @ [email protected], if interested, or with any questions.”

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HUMILIATE YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: SHARE STORIES FROM YOUR TEEN JOURNAL

Surely to be a hoot. Megan writes:

“Did you keep a journal as a teen? Bring it to Center Camp Spoken Word stage Wed and Fri at 12:30 and participate in My Teenage Angst. Share your stories of hormone fueled crushes, parental woes, and your first time, all written by your younger self! Wonderfully embarrassing and so very entertaining! Contact [email protected] for more details or just show up!”

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GOLDEN CAFE SEEKS MUSICIANS

Lucifer (hey, who are we to judge?) writes:

“Celebrating its 10th anniversary on playa this year, the Golden Cafe returns as your home for live improvised music! Full bands and individual musicians from around the world have congregated on our stage for the past decade, to jam with each other, and remind the world that horns and drums and guitars and fiddles can still set the days and nights ablaze.

If you would like to perform, join our Google Group:
http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/black-rock-musicians

Or message us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/goldencafe

Lucifer
http://www.goldencafe.org
http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org ”

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BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK IS TAKING REQUESTS FOR GROUP PHOTOS

Rad. DougJ11 writes:

“Have a big theme camp? Crazy mutant vehicle or great art installation? Get it in the yearbook! We have a limited amount of slots open to come and take your camp’s group photo for the yearbook. To schedule a group photo email us: [email protected]

Tells us your project’s name, where to go shoot the photo, some preferred times, a contact name. It’s also recommended that you check in with us on playa prior to your shoot day. We can’t get to everyone so you also are more than welcome to also take a high rez photo of your camp and send it in after the event.

For regular yearbook photos and small groups,  Come to our camp at 4:45 in center camp circle. We are open daily from 11am – 4:30 pm. Bring a playa name or else we’ll give you one for your photo. Be patient with us, we’re a little smaller this year but we’ll be there!

dougj11
www.blackrockyearbook.com

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BOTANIKA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS TEACHES YOU TO BE A PSYCHIC STALKER

You just can’t make this stuff up. Amberly writes:

“Never Leave His Thoughts! The Botanika Bodhi Manman Nan Beejeezus Located in the French Quarter, Will Teach You How To Be A Psychic Stalker!! Please join our workshop: Using Energy Balls To Send Telepathic Messages. http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/120464374764019/

We are also still looking for members to join our camp! Do you have a flair for the mystical? Do you channel messages, talk to spirits, read tarot, read palms, astral travel or bend spoons with your mind? Then we want you! If you dont do any of things, but feel you would be a good fit for our camp then contact: Chakra Khan at: [email protected]. Or you may visit our website at: http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org/join/ and fill out the form and I will contact you. Feel free to like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/botanicabejeezus ”

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LIVE BANDS WANTED TO PLAY AT ELEPHANT BIRD CAMP!

Graham Rumplestiltskin McCleod (real name?) writes:

“Elephant Bird Camp (7:15 & C) is looking for live bands to perform at two of our live music events. We need Jazz bands/musicians for our Tuesday day event Jazzy Juice, where we will be serving up freshly made juice smoothies to the tunes of live jazz! On Wednesday night we are looking for bands with a flair for performance to accompany our resident costumed dance band, i can dress myself. Please send us an email with some music links if you are interested. Thanks!”

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LET’S TAKE OVER THE PIER ON TUESDAY EVE ON THE PLAYA!

Franny writes:

“Get your seal on and meet other seals at the Pier with your cocktails in hand!! We can all be seals of approval for ART ART ART (in your best seal voice). There will be a Seal of Disapproval on hand as well. If you are not so keen on being a seal, you can always bring something to share and go clubbing!!!

PLEASE SHARE WITH FIRST TIMERS !!!!!!
http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/

HERE’S THE PIER
https://www.facebook.com/ThePier2012?ref=ts ”

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HELP THESE ART PROJECTS GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

These honorarium art projects could really use your help … they’re in the last throes of their fundraising efforts, and are currently coming up a bit short. Help push them over the finish line if you can:

Tree of Transmutation: http://kck.st/M9PRr1
The Universe Revolves Around You: http://kck.st/M9Q4KQ

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THE DREAM BOX

This comes from Teddy, the guy who made last years Dr Seuss video … you remember that, right? Yeah you do.

“Today I launched a Kickstarter campaign for a project that is designed to make peoples dreams come true.

It’s called The Dream Box. It is a solar powered video booth that is going to the playa, where people will be able to walk into it and record a statement of their own dreams into an HD camera. It will be functional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. After the Burn I will then take all of the most beautiful, heartfelt dreams and make them into a film for the world to see. This way the world can directly respond to the people of Burning Man via email and help make their dreams come true.

Here is the Project:
http://kck.st/Q4KD63

Many many thanks,
Teddy”

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GOT A MASSAGE TABLE? HEEBEEGEEBEE HEALERS CAMP WANTS ‘EM

Rad writes:

“Playa Denizens,

A callout to you from your favorite healing oasis on the playa “HeeBeeGeeBee” camp. As you all know, we provide the most delightful healing service on the playa – ” Massages”.

We are asking for on-playa massage table donations. So, if you and your crew has some spare massage tables, bring them along and drop them in our healing space.
Rest assured, the tables will taken care off and more importantly , you will get priority healing service as part of your contribution 😉

Bring them in on the playa or just send us an email and let us know early about your table contribution. ‘More tables – More fellow dusters getting massages’

On Playa contact : rAdical or Ying
Off Playa e-contact: [email protected]

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ROY2000’S BURNING MAN FILM IN NAVADA CITY FILM FEST – AUG 17 & 19

Nice! Roy2000’s awesome Burning Man film (https://vimeo.com/37149784) has recently been accepted to the 2012 Nevada City Film Festival!

The film will be screening there on Friday, Aug.17 at 8:30pm, and Sunday, Aug.19 at 2:00pm.

http://bit.ly/PqYn5t

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BURNING MAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY – DELREY BEACH, FL – DEC 1

“Learn the meaning of life from fellow burners at the premiere screening in sunny Florida! The documentary that so many of you helped create, Burning Man & The Meaning of Life, will screen December 1st in Delrey Beach. The 9pm screening will be followed by a Q&A and the midnight screening will be followed by a kick-ass after party! Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by going to http://www.jpifproductions.com/. The proceeds will go to the producers, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Burners Without Borders, Burnt Oranges, and the 2013 Florida CORE Project. Come join us for a magical night and fellowship with some amazing people. 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]

Thanks so much!
Captain Me-dia”

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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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Soundtrack for this JRS: Bran Van 3000, Junior Boys, Metric, RATATAT

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[BManUpdate] V16:#28:08.1.12 TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#28:08.1.12 TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #28 TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC
August 1, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

GETTIN’ THERE:
+ DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BLACK ROCK CITY
+ BURNING MAN RIDESHARES – GET ‘EM HERE
+ TO FLAME BUS – BUSES TO BRC FROM RENO, SF, LA, SACRAMENTO, AND PORTLAND
+ BIOTOUR – BUS FROM SF TO BLACK ROCK CITY
+ FLYING INTO RENO – THE RENO AIRPORT AND AIR PLAYA INFO
+ THE BLACK ROCK CITY AIRPORT
+ RIDESHARING FROM RENO TO BRC
+ CALIFORNIA I-80 ROAD CLOSURES, DETOURS, DELAYS, ETC.
+ RENO I-80 AND US-395 RECONSTRUCTION
+ GASSING UP IN WADSWORTH & NIXON
+ DRIVING THE SPEED LIMIT IS THE NEW RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION
+ HOW TO BEHAVE IF YOU GET PULLED OVER BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
+ SOME HELPFUL ADVICE FROM THE NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL
+ PYRAMID LAKE BURNING MAN ADVISORY
+ ENJOY “AMERICA’S SOLAR HIGHWAY”, COURTESY OF BLACK ROCK SOLAR
+ WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE GATE

GETTIN’ OUT:
+ EXODUS
+ EXODUS TRAFFIC PULSING
+ DO NOT PASS … DO NOT GET KILLED
+ DO NOT DRIVE WHEN YOU’RE TIRED! PULL OVER AND REST!
+ HEY THERE! WHERE TO TAKE YOUR TRASH AND RECYCLING!!
+ RENTING A VEHICLE? CLEAN IT THOROUGHLY … INCLUDING THE ENGINE

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

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If you’re still looking for tickets, we’ve got 1,000 going on sale this Friday at noon PST, but to have access to the sale, you MUST sign up at http://tickets.burningman.com TODAY between 10am and 10pm PST. So get on it! Speaking of tickets, here’s the latest ticket news, in the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/OB7vte.

The Golden Spike — the spot on which the Man will stand, and the center point of Black Rock City — was ceremoniously driven into the playa surface on Sunday, marking the beginning of Black Rock City 2012! The city is now being surveyed — huge chains are being dragged to lay out and demarcate the street grid as we speak. Which means? Here we go!!

OK, this JRS is dedicated to getting TO Burning Man and getting the hell OUT of Burning Man. Stay tuned for another edition for getting AROUND Black Rock City. Transportation and traffic, people. If there’s just ONE thing you get out of this JRS, please please let it be this:

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. DON’T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OF INTOXICANTS… OR THAT OTHER KILLER, SLEEPLESSNESS). DON’T SPEED. DON’T PASS CARS ON ROUTE 447. DONT DRIVE TIRED. ARRIVE ALIVE.

Was that clear enough? Did it seem emphatic? Cool. We want you to arrive in Black Rock City safely, and return to your other home the same way.

OK here’s another important one: LEAVE NO TRACE ALWAYS APPLIES – ON YOUR ENTIRE WAY TO AND FROM BLACK ROCK CITY. Do NOT trash our neighboring communities. Deposit your recycling and trash only at authorized dumping stations. For more information on those, see www.burningman.com/trash.

This is a big JRS, we know, but it’s important … so please, print it out and read it … and make sure your friends read it too.

See you in Black Rock City … the Man burns in 31 days!

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BLACK ROCK CITY

Here are driving directions to Black Rock City, coming from all points on the compass:

http://bit.ly/oi5K9F

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BURNING MAN RIDESHARES – GET ‘EM HERE

Save yourself some money, and save your planet some carbon emissions by ridesharing. Burning Man has its own rideshare board here:

http://rideshare.burningman.com

Rideshare data is transferred from this service to the Directory at Playa Info in Black Rock City, so you can follow up on return rides and input new ride offers and needs while in BRC. So if you want to handle rideshare stuff while on playa, it’s best to use this system since the only internet access in Black Rock City can be spotty, and you may not be able to connect reliably to source your ride.

There are indeed other rideshare services out there … here are some that have been in touch with us:

Burning Man Rides www.burningmanrides.com
(not a Burning Man web site)

Ridehack www.ridehack.com/event/241

Zimride http://public.zimride.com/ride/add?event_id=2688

Amovens www.amovens.com

Oh, and some quick reminders when car sharing:

1. Pitching in gas money is cool. Way cool.
2. Tickets are not being sold at the gate this year. Yes, really. Make sure everybody in the car has their ticket, or none will be allowed in the gate. Yes, really.
3. When you post to the board, be honest about who you are, what you’re bringing, how much (and whether) you can share driving responsibilities, your temperment, expectations, stops you have planned on the way, and any special needs. When it comes to ridesharing, surprises suck.
4. Make sure you’re comfortable with the person with whom you’re driving. Bad vibe? Find another ride. Really.
5. Have fun … you just might make a friend.

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TO FLAME BUS – BUSES TO BRC FROM RENO, SF, LA, SACRAMENTO, AND PORTLAND

Do you live in or near LA, SF, Sacramento, or Portland? Are you without a car or ride, and not sure how you’re going to get to Burning Man? Flying into Reno from some corner of the globe? Don’t want to spend a lot of money on a rental car? Wanting to help reduce cars to the event … or just do not want to drive? Are you still unsure how you’re going to get home from the playa?

To Flame Bus is part of a national “social mobility network” that is providing bus transportation to Black Rock City from the Reno Airport, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Return trips from BRC to these cities are also offered following Burning Man. Reno Airport-to-BRC buses will be making a pit-stop for travelers to get supplies. Seats are available to reserve at very reasonable prices, while rates will increase incrementally as Burning Man approaches.

NOTE: Each bus trip will need to achieve a certain number of passengers in order to confirm, so keep that in mind in your options, ..while you may want to tell your friends about To Flame Bus too! More people means more buses and therefore seats available, –and less cars on the road. You can find out further information, ask questions, check out the many schedule possibilities, and reserve a seat by going to their website at:

www.brc.toflame.com

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BIOTOUR – BUS FROM SF TO BLACK ROCK CITY

BioTour returns again this year with its veggie oil-fueled bus and solar-generated beats for a trip from San Francisco to Black Rock City. Seats are still available for the trip which departs SF on Saturday, August 25, at 11PM.  BioTour also has seats available for a return trip from BRC to SF on Monday, September 3, after Burning Man.  For further info, check out their website here:

http://www.biotour.org/content/events/2012_Burning_Man_Shuttle/BurningManShuttles2012.html

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FLYING INTO RENO – THE RENO AIRPORT AND AIR PLAYA INFO

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest major airport to Black Rock City. Air Playa Info at the airport will be staffed by helpful volunteers with tons of information on local resources and transportation options. Go here for all the information on the Reno Airport:

http://bit.ly/2LojV

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THE BLACK ROCK CITY AIRPORT

Want to fly your own private plane into Burning Man? We got you covered. In fact, we built an airport on the playa just. for. you. It has the official FAA designation “88-NV”. All the info about flying into, camping at, and departing from the Black Rock City Regional Airport can be found on our airport web pages:

http://tinyurl.com/5cfco2

Oh, and the Rabbit wants a spin in your plane. Yes, really. And a pony.

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ADVANTAGE FLIGHT – AVOID THE ROADS, THEY’LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA FAST!

Flying into and out of Burning Man has always been one way to save travel time, avoid the lines at Gate or during Exodus, and arrive like a rock star. With the record number of participants this year, it’s also a great way to help keep cars off the road. Advantage Flight, a Burner-owned and -operated charter air service with over 500 playa flights logged since 2005, is working with several other air-charter operators with the goal of reducing at least 800 cars from this year’s Burn!

Advantage now offers many FAST non-stop flights daily between the BRC Airport and Reno (35 minutes), the Bay Area and Northern California (90 minutes), LA and SoCal (2.5 hours), Portland (2 hours), Seattle (2.75 hours), and Utah (2 hours). Special per-seat pricing from the Bay Area now also available for the first time ó no need to charter a whole aircraft to get to the playa! In addition to passengers, Advantage can fly in time-critical materials for build crews, such as baggage, fresh food, and other supplies. Check out all the details at: www.advantageflight.com/bman

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RIDESHARING FROM RENO TO BLACK ROCK CITY

If you are unable to arrange for means of transportation from Reno to BRC beforehand, you also have two well-used Rideshare possibilities to the playa (which is 2.5 hours away).

The first rideshare option to the playa is from the Reno Airport, where you may be able to negotiate a ride from fellow Burners who rent a car — check in at Air Playa Info to see about the possibilities. Chances are you might be able to get some of your supplies on the ride too, as most everyone flying in has to get supplies, due to flight baggage restrictions — be sure and ask.

Your second rideshare option is to go to the busiest pit-stop in the region for Burners shopping their way through, which is 10 minutes from the airport, and is right next to Interstate 80. And you can get supplies there. If you’re flying in, check in at Air Playa Info to see if there may be other Burners who may be willing to give you a ride there (if not to the playa), or to see if anyone may be willing to carpool a taxi with you to this rideshare location:

Save Mart Supermarket
525 Keystone Ave – 775-786-2150
Open 24/7.

Finally, some important things to keep in mind about ridesharing with fellow Burners:

Riders:
– Offering to chip in for gas is helpful if you can.
– Everyone in the vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt — it’s the law.
– Be sure to LEAVE NO TRACE at the rideshare locations.

Drivers:
– Make sure EVERYBODY in the vehicle has their Burning Man ticket, or has one at Will Call. If riders aren’t holding a ticket or a will call receipt, we ask you to PLEASE not bring them to BRC.

Finally, and most importantly: Riders and Drivers, BE COMFORTABLE before agreeing to ride with your fellow would-be travelers.

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CALIFORNIA I-80 ROAD CLOSURES, DETOURS, DELAYS, ETC.

In April 2009, the California Department of Transportation launched a major construction effort on Interstate 80, which includes eight separate projects that will provide various road improvements over a nearly 80-mile stretch of the highway from Colfax, California to the Nevada State line. Project construction will continue into 2012. Make sure you anticipate any delays or detours that might affect you and impact your travel plans. For full information, visit any or all of these sites:

http://www.getacross80.com/

http://caltrans.com

http://www.dot.ca.gov/

http://baybridgeinfo.org/

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RENO I-80 AND US-395 RECONSTRUCTION

Travelers on Highway I-80 through Reno and Sparks will experience reduced speed limits and some narrowing of roads due to highway reconstruction. All highway exits will be open during Burning Man. Please drive cautiously and obey the speed limit.

Southbound travelers on US-395 through Reno should plan for the closure of the Neil Road exit (# 64), so use alternate exit (#63) at South Virginia. The on-ramp at Neil Road is also closed for northbound US-395 travelers, so use the on-ramp at South Virginia Street near South McCarran Blvd. People looking to access Whole Foods Market should take note of these closures.

For further Reno-Sparks highway information, visit here:

http://www.keeprenosparksmoving.com/

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GASSING UP IN WADSWORTH & NIXON

We had a meeting with the Washoe County Sheriffs recently. One of their biggest concerns is that when people are arriving and stop for gas at Bruno’s in Gerlach, the traffic backs up past the railroad tracks, and then people trying to get around the backup move into the oncoming traffic lane. And this is bad.

So here’s what we’d like you to do if you’re coming up Hwy 447 from I80:

1. Get final gas in Fernley, Wadsworth, or Nixon!
2. If Bruno’s is full and starting to back up, don’t stop on the highway and block the road. If people ARE stopped, don’t do risky things like moving into the oncoming traffic lane or stop on the railroad tracks.

The only good solution is for people to gas up in Fernley, Wadsworth, or Nixon. So please, do that.

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DRIVING THE SPEED LIMIT IS THE NEW RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION

During Burning Man, there are plenty of law enforcement officers patrolling the routes to the Black Rock Desert, just WAITING for you to speed, so they can write you a nice fat citation. Seriously, we hear this EVERY year: “Wow, you were right, I was barely speeding and I got a ticket.” Right, so don’t speed. Like even 3 MPH over. You’ll get nailed, we promise. It’s just not worth it! And just the right thing to do, caring for the safety of the people, children and pets living in the small towns along the way. Thanks!

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HOW TO BEHAVE IF YOU GET PULLED OVER BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Here’s an informative video that explains how to behave if you’re pulled over by a law enforcement officer en route to the playa (or anywhere else, for that matter). It’s a great explanation of your Constitutional rights, and how to protect them:

http://bit.ly/64ixK

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SOME HELPFUL ADVICE FROM THE NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL

Every year the NHP helps hundreds of Burners who get stranded or otherwise experience problems on the road to and from the event. At a recent meeting they let us know some super helpful tips to avoid the most common problems that Burners experience while on the road:

Balding…
…The NHP reports that bald tires are a significant factor in accidents and break downs so be sure to check your tires before you leave for the event and replace those old tires if you need to.

Too tired to drive…
…The NHP reports that of the accidents that relate to Burning Man traffic, the number one reported cause of these accidents was FATIGUE. Be sure to be well rested and sober (duh), with a copilot to help to keep you company while you drive. Behind the wheel is no place for a playa hangover.

Driving on empty..
Coming to Black Rock City on Interstate 80? Get fuel in Reno, Wadsworth, Nixon, or Fernley. Coming from the Pacific Northwest? Gas up in Cedarville. Otherwise you risk being backed up with traffic for miles waiting for gas in Gerlach or Empire, and simply running out of gas. Empire and Gerlach CANNOT handle the kind of traffic created by fueling lines, which causes traffic hazards. And it will only be worse on the way OUT of Burning Man. Gas up fully at the recommended filling cities beforehand. And this goes for fuel for RV generators as well. One more thing–figure out what kind of fuel your generator uses BEFOREHAND. Most generators do NOT run on gasoline.

No camping …
Camping is prohibited in Gerlach. Please respect the local citizens.

Traveling into Wadsworth after Burning Man…
One of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network partners, Trash Pros, is located a mile north of Wadsworth on 447, just before you enter the town. Look out for the big signs. Expect a reduced speed limit, traffic-safety workers, and slow traffic here during Exodus.

Going for broke…
…If your vehicle breaks down please carefully pull off the road to allow traffic to continue past you safely. NHP may push your vehicle off the road if needed but if you can safely coast or push your vehicle onto a gravel shoulder, please do so.

Soft shoulders…
…State Route 447 and the other rural highways have *very* soft shoulders and the chance of getting stuck is much higher than you expect, especially in the soft sands around Pyramid lake. Only pull over if you absolutely have to, and if at all possible only on fully developed gravel shoulders. It’s also easy to roll a vehicle if you hit these soft shoulders at high speeds. Be CAREFUL.

Secure your load!…
…Be sure loads on your roof rack or trailers are ABSOLUTELY secured to your vehicle. **This especially applies at the end of the event on the way home** when you may be tired and less careful about how you pack and secure your belongings and trash. Taking a couple of extra minutes to fully secure your load for the sail home is a lot easier and safer for you and for other travelers. Finally, Leaving No Trace both on AND off the playa is absolutely critical to the event’s future. So, make triple sure EVERYTHING is secure!

Hurry up and wait…
…the wait for tow trucks can be very long (think hours and hours). Sitting on the side of the road is a major bummer so please be careful.

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PYRAMID LAKE BURNING MAN TRAVEL ADVISORY

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe writes to say:

“The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to invite all Burning Man travelers to its native and sovereign lands. The Tribe would also like to advise all travelers to SLOW DOWN AND KEEP YOUR DISTANCE while traveling through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation. All of the State Routes on the reservation are two lane roads and the Tribe would like motorists to turn on their headlights during the day and night, and be aware of the dangers associated with high speeds on two lane highways.

Due to the number vehicles traveling to and from the Burning Man Festival, motorists are advised to be extra cautious while traveling on any of the State Routes that run through the reservation. The entire Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is an open range area for livestock; motorists are to be cautious of livestock that may be on the highways. While passing though the Tribal communities of Wadsworth and Nixon, the Tribe requests that motorists be cautious of children and courteous to Tribal Members that may attempt to cross the highway, or that are accessing their homes, businesses, or Tribal Services. For more important Burning Man travel information please visit http://www.pyramidlake.us.

Emergency Contact Numbers
All Emergencies: 911
Nevada Highway Patrol: *NHP (*647)
Washoe County Dispatch: 775-574-0444
Pyramid Lake Ranger Station: 775-476-1155

PYRAMID LAKE STORES AND OTHER RESOURCES
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will have both of its convenience stores — the I-80 Smokeshop (Wadsworth) and the Nixon Store (Nixon) — open for extended hours during peak travel times, and fully stocked for the convenience of travelers to Burning Man.

The I-80 Smokeshop located off exit #43 in Wadsworth offers gas, ice, food, alcohol, ATM, Native Crafts, pay phone, cheap cigarettes, and many other supplies needed for the Burning Man event. For more information about the I-80 Smokeshop please visit http://www.plpt.nsn.us/tstores/i80.htm.

The Nixon Store is located at the intersection of State Route 447 and State Route 446 in Nixon offers gas, ice, food, ATM, pay phone, and many other supplies needed for the Burning Man event. For more information about the Nixon Store please visit http://www.plpt.nsn.us/tstores/nixonstore.htm.

There are also lake tours, RV Parks and campgrounds, a restaurant and saloon, trash, recycling, and greywater services, auto/tow service, and a car-wash to be found on the reservation. Check out all the information here:

Wadsworth – http://bit.ly/qYFca6
Nixon and Pyramid Lake – http://bit.ly/qnn6Um

VENDORS
Throughout the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, motorists may find several vendors along the sides of the highway. The Tribe encourages all visitors to support Tribal Member vendors and other businesses located on the reservation. Motorists are advised to use caution and to not be distracted by the vendors while driving on the highways. These vendors may be selling food or supplies to travelers en route to the Burning Man event on the reservation. The Tribe reminds travelers that all the vendors are required to meet all Federal Health Code standards and other Tribal regulations.

TRASH AND RECYCLING RESOURCES
Every year the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reports large amounts of garbage littering their roadways during Exodus. And every year Burning Man’s Playa Restoration team sends crews to pick this trash up. This year:

Plan on taking your recycling and trash to the Trash Pros center in Wadsworth, one of the 24-hour locations in the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network. Go here for further info:

http://bit.ly/LViq00

You will also find trash service available at The Nixon Store in Nixon and the I-80 Smokeshop in Wadworth. Both stores will be open 24 hours during Exodus.

Finally, you will also see roadside trash services in Wadsworth and Nixon during Exodus. It’s another great way to support the Tribe — our neighbors.

Remember: Leave No Trace On and Off the Playa!

FIREWORKS
This year the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is selling Fireworks that you may shoot ONLY on the reservation. They are illegal everywhere else, including in Black Rock City. Please be advised, if you purchase fireworks on the reservation, you must shoot them on the reservation, and only in very specific locations. You must be over 18 and shooting hours are between dusk and midnight.

PYRAMID LAKE CAMPING AND DAY-USE
Pyramid Lake is a beautiful ancient lake at the heart of the Paiute Tribe Reservation, with plenty of day-use and camping opportunities before or after a week on the hot dusty playa. All day-use and camping requires Tribal permits Proceeds from permits help support the Tribal Government, and water quality and environmental programs that protect the unique ecosystem of Pyramid Lake year round. The Tribe advises all travelers to know that the north and east side of the lake, Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge, The Pyramid, and The Needles are off-limits to everyone but tribe members. The Tribe also advises that souvenir and artifact hunting are not permitted. To purchase camping, day-use, and other permits online, or for a list of permit locations and additional information about Pyramid Lake, please visit www.pyramidlake.us.

PYRAMID LAKE ART SHOW

The Paiute Tribe invites all Burning Man participants to stop and experience the unique art and culture on display at the Pyramid Lake Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, at the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center (709 State Street in Nixon, across from The Nixon Store). Native American artists will be displaying and selling their artwork & crafts. The traveler will also find an invaluable experience in checking out the Museum itself with breathtaking architecture and a remarkable display of the history and culture of the Tribe, lake, and land. If you are camping at Pyramid Lake or otherwise have the time, don’t miss out on this special arts show at the Museum that will leave you with an appreciation for the unique arts and culture of Pyramid Lake. For more information about the Pyramid lake Museum and Visitors Center, please visit http://www.pyramidlake.us/pyramid-lake-visitor-center.html.

WADSWORTH CAR WASH
The Sacred Visions Powwow Committee will be sponsoring a carwash during Exodus for travelers next to the Natchez Elementary School, just as you enter Wadsworth on State Route 447. The wash will be available for vehicles of all sizes during daylight hours from September 1-4. All funds raised will go to support the 5th Annual Sacred Visions Powwow in Wadsworth in July of 2013. For more information about the Sacred Visions Powwow, please visit www.sacredvisionspowwow.com.

THE PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL BURNING MAN TRAVELERS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TRIP.”

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ENJOY “AMERICA’S SOLAR HIGHWAY”, COURTESY OF BLACK ROCK SOLAR

Since its inception, Black Rock Solar (www.blackrocksolar.org) has been busy spreading free solar power arrays throughout northern Nevada. In fact, they’ve been so good at it that Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons declared Highway 447 “America’s Solar Highway”.

A total of ten solar arrays have been built under the Solar Generations program along the 75 mile length of State Highway 447 between Fernley and Gerlach, totaling 451 kilowatts for an average of six kilowatts of energy produced per mile, believed to be the largest amount of distributed solar power per mile of any highway in the country.

So as you’re cruising up Route 447, keep an eye out … you’ll see ’em.

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GETTING INTO BRC: THE GATE

With an expected population of 60,000, we are expecting our busiest year yet at the Gate. Wait times during the first 24-36 hours after opening could be 5 or more hours (last year it peaked at 9). Do your part to be prepared and know the process, and you will help make it easier for everyone.

In 2012 the eight-day Special Recreation Permit is from 6pm on Sunday, August 26th to 6pm on Monday, September 3rd. The Gate will officially open at 6pm this year.

The Gate Crew works VERY hard in sometimes NIGHTMARISH conditions throughout the entire event, as they meticulously process EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT who comes into Black Rock City. The Gate has its own unique culture: part theater, a lot of pride, and deep-seated professional integrity … and beneath every tough exterior beats the soft heart of a very good person. Here are some tips on what to expect at the Gate when arriving at Black Rock City and how to make the process go as smoothly as possible for you.

For a full list of frequently asked questions about the Gate and Exodus, go here: http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/gate_faq.html

What you need to know about arriving at Burning Man:
1. On your way to Burning Man, please drive safely and be considerate while passing through local towns. Speeding, parking on highway shoulders, and unsafe driving are safety hazards and could threaten the future of the event. We are guests in their community, so be extra courteous and obey the law.
2. Plan your arrival so that you show up at the Gate after opening. We cannot allow people who show up early to wait in town (see #1 above). When the Gate opens, we give will give priority to those who show up on time. This means that if you show up early and we have to stage you somewhere, you will get in later than if you showed up on time.
3. During peak traffic periods we will be controlling traffic with highway flaggers along Hwy 447 before the Gerlach gas station. Past experience has shown that long lines at the gas station have caused unsafe conditions. Watch for signs and flaggers on the road; they are fellow Burning Man volunteers helping to make your arrival safer!
4. As you approach the Burning Man entrance from the highway, tune your radio to 95.1 FM for the Gate Advisory Radio Station! We will be broadcasting up to date info about the entry process.
5. Drive no more than 5-10mph on Gate Road. We have volunteers working out there and the dust can make it hard for you to see them. Speeding also causes ruts in the road.
6. Stay in your vehicle. If you need to go to will call, your entire vehicle should go with you. Don’t risk losing your friends (yes, it happens).
7. About 1/4 mile before you reach the Gate you will come to a set of small kiosks we call the ‘Apex.’ During busy times there will be Gate staff here to direct you. There is an empty zone just after the “Apex” that will allow vehicles in any lane to turn into the Will Call lot.
8. Upon reaching the Gate your tickets will be scanned and torn, and your car searched. Plan ahead for the search and know what items are prohibited. http://bit.ly/f8k6v
9. Be patient. Chances are high that many other Burners will decide to show up when you do, and with a single two lane rural highway leading to a single entry point, expect to wait. If the weather gets bad we may have to close the Gate.
10. Carpool! Fewer vehicles = less traffic = shorter wait times = better for the environment. Winning!
11. If you don’t have a ticket, do not show up at the event. There is a closure order issued by the BLM and you must have a valid ticket to be inside of it. Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. If you are at the Gate without a ticket, you will be told to leave or risk citation from the BLM.
12. Be well informed: read up to date info on the Burning Man website and in the JRS. Know what items are prohibited, know what you need for early arrivals, and if you are a camp or project expecting deliveries, know about that process far in advance.
13. Educate your fellow Burners by sharing this information with your campmates and friends. During your entry and exit, help fellow Burners through the process by respectfully teaching them the *right* way to do it.

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EXODUS

As important as figuring out how you are getting to Burning Man is how you are planning to leave, and when. Exodus gets more interesting every year as the population of Black Rock City grows, and we expect this to be the busiest year yet. Last year’s wait times peaked at about 6-9 hours just to get to the highway. Plan for another 3 hours or more from the start of the highway to Reno. These times could increase if there are accidents or other traffic issues, including too many people trying to leave BRC all at once, as we saw in 2011. It’s important that you know what to expect and plan accordingly. To state it simply, we cannot get vehicles off of the playa any *faster* than we already are.

“When is it best to leave?” AVOID PEAK TRAVEL TIMES ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY! Generally any night from 2am to dawn, Monday night after dark, or yes, Saturday before the Man burns are the best times to leave. This does not mean there will not be a line, you should always plan and be prepared to wait.

For a full list of frequently asked questions about Exodus, go here: http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/gate_faq.html

Above all, keep that playa vibe with you! No sense getting road rage, cutting in front of your fellow community members, or trying to dangerously pass cars on the highway in order to save a few minutes. Take your time, have fun, and remember, Leave no Trace and the community spirit do not stop once you leave Black Rock City.

Tips for making your Exodus experience as smooth as it can be:
1. How do you pick the best time to leave? Listen to the community. If everyone you talk to says they are staying to watch the Temple burn on Sunday night, then Monday is going to have very long wait times. If there is a major storm predicted for the weekend (as was the case in 2010), then a bunch of people will probably leave on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
2. If you are looking for a shorter wait time, your best bet is to leave on days other than Sunday and Monday. If you are part of a theme camp or art project, schedule your tear down so that your crew leaves after Monday.
3. Upon leaving your camp, head straight to L Street at the back of the city. This is the most direct route to Gate Road and helps to prevent the city center from getting too clogged up. NEW FOR 2012! We will be dividing L Street during Exodus so that there are dedicated lanes for each of the 2:00-4:00, 4:00-6:00, 6:00-8:00 and 10:00-8:00 quadrants. The purpose of this division is to reduce the number of merges and thus allow for more fairness across the city in getting to Gate Road.
4. Use all available lanes on Gate Road until you hit the back-up. If you see that there are 8 lanes (which there are), but see only 6 lines of cars and 2 lanes completely open, USE THEM. All lanes on Gate Road during Exodus are outbound lanes, always, always, always.
5. Once you are in the 8-lane-wide back-up, if the vehicle in front of you is stopped, and traffic in front of it has moved on in a Pulse, go around the stopped vehicle. Do not change lanes! Do not merge into the lane next to you. Go around the stopped vehicle, and stay in your same lane. (All Gate Road lanes are 20 feet wide for this reason.)
6. If a lane is open next to you because a vehicle is stopped or broken down, please ignore your inclination and do not fill into it unless an Exodus staff member directs you to. That open space is for the people behind the stopped vehicle! If you merge into an open lane in the back-up, you are making the system unfair.
7. Ultimately we must rely on the community to police itself and ensure that their fellow participants are respecting the process. If you see people cheating the system, say something! There is no way for us to monitor all of Gate Road for lane changing…nor do we want to be the traffic police. YOU can help make it fair by informing people about the process and making sure they follow it.
8. Any vehicles found to be outside the perimeter of BRC or Gate Road are in violation of the Event Closure Area. Closure Area violations are ticketed by the BLM. They really are out there watching and you will be ticketed. Then you will be returned to the back of the Exodus line. Sounds fun, right?

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EXODUS TRAFFIC PULSING

We will implement Pulsing again this year on Sunday and Monday, generally from 10am until 2am (or until the need dissipates). Pulsing is a system of moving vehicles at regular intervals toward the highway on Gate Road to avoid the long slow creep that challenges the sanity of even the most patient among us. With Pulsing, vehicles stop and turn off their engines. Then, every hour, vehicles are “pulsed” a mile forward all at once.

Pulsing does NOT get you out of the city more quickly, it just lets you take a break from driving. During Pulsing, expect to be stopped along Gate Road for periods of time. Listen to BMIR 94.5FM or the Gate Advisory Radio Station 91.5FM for Exodus and Pulsing info.

Make the most out of your Exodus experience! Pulsing is the perfect time to create ONE HOUR NEIGHBORHOODS (see a participant’s explanation of this idea here: http://apictureofit.com/2011/09/burning-man-2011-exodus/.) and ensure your fellow Burners have properly secured their loads.

Want more info on how Pulsing works? Check it out here:
http://gate.burningman.com/Pulsing_Diagram.jpg

Happy Leaving.
Your Exodus Team

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DO NOT PASS … DO NOT GET KILLED

We were going say this ourselves, but Leslie, who wrote in asking us to remind participants about this important issue, is pretty spot on, and she has particular cred in this department, as she notes: “I was struck head-on by a person passing and my car was left three feet shorter. I suffered unbelieveable pain, spent time in a wheelchair and in physical rehabilitation as the result of his one bad choice to pass. Much of what was good in my life has been taken from me as a result.”

So … please take a moment to read and consider her invaluable advice … since we prefer our Burners alive, thank you. She writes:

“Please, while driving to and from the event do not pass AT ALL between the freeway and the event. Passing simply isn’t safe and can lead to fatal head-on collisions. Full-size 18 wheelers regularly use these roads and go the opposite directions from the main traffic at high speeds; they are not watching out for you at all.

You simply cannot count on other drivers in a long line of cars bumper to bumper leaving Burning Man to hang back and let you back into the line when an oncoming vehicle is coming at you head-on at 55-85 mph. The delay for just not passing and patiently following the car in front of you may be only a few additional minutes. The cost of passing may be your life.

Besides, when everyone is in a line to leave Burning Man it is just selfish and pointless to pass an entire line of cars as if they didn’t want to go faster. We all have to put up with slowly leaving the playa.

One year while leaving Burning Man I saw a catastrophic accident as the result of someone passing. I’ve also seen numerous near misses that would have resulted in severe head-on collisions, some with full size 18 wheelers going over 40 mph, that would have killed everyone in the car.

Many people who go to Burning Man just do not understand or appreciate the risk.”

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DO NOT DRIVE WHEN YOU’RE TIRED! PULL OVER AND REST!

Here’s a little cautionary tale about what can happen when you drive to or from Black Rock City when you’re overly tired, titled “A Little More Sleep to Avoid the Big Sleep”: http://bit.ly/OHrN2O

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HEY THERE! WHERE TO TAKE YOUR TRASH AND RECYCLING!!

Hey! Did you know that Leaving No Trace is absolutely critical to the survival of Black Rock City both on AND off the playa? Yep, it is. Really critical. Errant trash on the sides of the roads and other littering seriously impacts the time, money, resources, and the continuing support of our neighbors — which are all necessary for the survival of the event. Littering is not only illegal and cause for prosecution — it makes Burning Man, and all of us, look really REALLY careless and irresponsible. And if we want Burning Man to continue, we can’t have any of that. Period.

Managing your trash and recycling successfully isn’t hard! It’s actually really easy with a little bit of preparation. Make it part of your Survival list. Here are a few quick final pointers to help insure your clean Exodus home, our future return to the Black Rock Desert, and our track record as the largest Leave No Trace event on the planet:

After you’ve MOOP-ed your camp one last time, and hugged your neighbors and kissed the playa goodbye, stop and make triply sure that your load is FULLY SECURED TO YOUR VEHICLE. You absolutely cannot have any bags or bits flying off as you’re sailing and whistling along the highways headed home. And check again during Exodus Pulsing Operations — and remember to check neighboring cars too!

Second, there are a PLENITUDE of 24-hour trash and recycling disposal options in all directions from BRC during Exodus. These fully-equipped centers in Wadsworth, Cedarville, Reno, and Sparks have been providing this service for Burners for years and are the best way to take that load off on your way home. Check out all the info on the Exodus Trash and Recycling (EXTRA) network of locations here:

http://bit.ly/LViq00

You will also find other roadside trash vendors during Exodus in Gerlach, Nixon, and Wadsworth, and some of them will also be open 24 hours. They’ll have signs up so you can’t miss them. Not only will they help take a load off, supporting them also supports local economies.

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RENTING A VEHICLE? CLEAN IT THOROUGHLY … INCLUDING THE ENGINE

If you’re renting a car or RV, you want to clean the living hell out of it, INCLUDING the engine … you might get dinged for an extra fee if you don’t. To clean the engine, you can use one of those air blower hose things at a gas station. And, returning rental cars in bad shape reflects badly on our community and risks our people’s future ability to rent cars.

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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
Email your post requests to [email protected]com with the words “POST REQUEST” in your subject line.

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

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
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To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
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Soundtrack for this JRS: Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band, Stevie Wonder, The Strokes

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[BManUpdate] V16:#27:07.27.12 BIKES

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#27:07.27.12 BIKES
To: [email protected] Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #27 BIKES
July 27, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

BIKES: THE ESSENTIAL PLAYA ACCESSORY
+ WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD YOU BRING TO BURNING MAN?
+ LIGHT YOUR BIKE, OR DIE
+ WHERE CAN I STILL GET A BIKE?
+ BURNING MAN’S COMMUNITY BIKES PROGRAM
+ DON’T WANT YOUR BIKE TO GET STOLEN? OK THEN …
+ GOT A BIG THEME CAMP? PROVIDE BIKE RACKS!
+ DISPOSING OF YOUR BIKE AFTER THE EVENT

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

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Today’s JRS is dedicated to that stalwart steed of steel (or aluminum or titanium or whatever) — the BIKE. First-time Burners might be wondering why we’d dedicate an entire JRS to the lowly bike, but veterans know how absolutely critical it is to have a trusty bike on the playa.

Black Rock City is a vast open space with incredible things to see, experience and participate in. Let’s just say you’re really really going to want to have a bike to get around and explore, cuz like we said: VAST. Burning Man is very much a bike culture … in fact, Black Rock City has more bikes per capita than any city in the WORLD. Cool, huh? OK then, onward …

Here are four KEY PIECES OF INFORMATION FOR 2012:

#1: This year is going to be one of the DUSTIEST we’ve seen in like, ever. There is a thick layer of loose dust on top of the playa just waiting to get kicked up. So, this is NOT the year to bring a bike with narrow tires … you’re going to want one with FAT tires to push through the heavy spots. Yes, really.

#2: While we normally recommend single-speed bikes so you don’t need to deal with gearing malfunctions in the alkaline dust, you might consider bringing a geared bike this year so you can shift into low when you hit the deep stuff.

#3: LIGHT YOUR BIKE. There are gonna be around 60,000 people out there. If you can’t be seen in the dark, people are going to run into you. And that’s a great way to ruin your Burn (let’s face it, the medical tent is kind of a downer). Plus creative lighting makes it easier for YOU to find your bike amongst hoards of parked bikes.

#4: Unless you’re hoping to get it stolen, LOCK YOUR BIKE. Whether it happens by accident or intentionally, walking out of some fabulous theme camp to find your bike missing sucks, especially when your friends still have theirs and you’re stuck walking.

So yes, this is us, loving you up with the beta to make your biking at the Burn better. Get a bike, get it playa ready, reuse or dispose of it properly after the event, and have fun out there!

The Man burns in 37 days, people!

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WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD YOU BRING TO BURNING MAN?

For the easiest cycling on the playa surface, the ideal bicycle is a beach cruiser with fat tires or a mountain bike. Thin 10-speed or road bike tires can make for some tough travel. They’re just not playa-friendly.

Your bike should be in good enough shape to survive and ride smoothly, but the playa turns any bike into a rustbucket in short order, so don’t bring your multi-thousand dollar mountain bike if you don’t plan on either having it destroyed, or doing some serious cleaning and restoration work on it after the event. Or you’re a masochist.

Many participants (this Rabbit included) have a dedicated “playa bike” that’s used exclusively for Burning Man … just sayin’.

The best information about bikes at Burning Man — including recommended bikes, how to maintain them, how to be safe and keep them from being stolen — can be found in your Survival Guide (which you’ve read, right?), and also online at the Burning Man website, riiiiiiight here:

http://bit.ly/mTMYYw

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LIGHT YOUR BIKE, OR DIE

It’s super freakin’ dangerous to ride around on an unlit bike at night. Dangerous for you, and for those around you. So come on, get some lights and put them on your bike. And we’re not talking about weak-kneed pansy lights either … get good ones that you can see from afar. A headlight and a taillight are key, too.

There’s a lot of people running around on playa at night, and guess what? If your bike isn’t lit, THEY CAN’T SEE YOU. Riding an unlit bike is just asking to get whacked, and nursing a broken collarbone is a less-than-ideal way to spend your Burn. Without a headlight, you might not see that dude sleeping (read: speed bump) on the open playa. At the very least, it’s a lot easier to find your bike amongst others if you light it uniquely.

So please, if you take just *one* thing away from this JRS, it’s this: light your bike. Or die. <Cue the doom-like music.>

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WHERE CAN I STILL GET A BIKE?

Say you’re flying into Reno, or you don’t want to haul a bike from across the country. We’ve got a few favorite bike shops there that still have bikes, and we’d like to let you know about them again…

Black Rock Bicycles
7875 North Virginia Street, Unit B — 775-972-3336
Black Rock Bicycles is highly recommended as a transportation headquarters for rentals as well as sales of bikes for the playa. Having a bicycle — especially a reliable, comfortable, and stylish one, with fat tires and a soft seat! — is a large part of the Burning Man experience and tradition, and is pretty much an essential to one’s overall enjoyment in Black Rock City. Located in Reno just a few hours from the playa, they offer rentals as well as sell new/used bikes at affordable prices, which have been professionally cared for by experienced bike mechanics (who also happen to be fellow Burners). Black Rock Bikes also has everything you may need to be able to set your bike apart from the rest, including lighting supplies, baskets, bells, locks, and many other items needed to have fun and be safe on the playa. This year, they still have plenty of bikes for sell or rent, will have extended hours, and have moved to a new location. Please check out their website for reservati
ons, pick-up arrangements, and for other details here: www.blackrockbicycles.com

Reno Bike Project
541 East Fourth Street — 775-323-4488
A community bike shop operated by Burners near downtown Reno, this is a great place to get a well-cared-for and very affordable recycled bike for life on the playa. They also repair bikes and carry lighting and accessories, such as baskets, racks, bells, and backup supplies. They also will take and recycle your bike back after Burning Man. IMPORTANT NOTE: Reno Bike Project is unable to reserve bike purchases over the phone, so you will have to visit the shop in-person to purchase a bike. RBP is open 9am-8pm around Burning Man time. Call ahead though for possible after-hours appointment and to see if they still have bikes, as they go fast!

A Few Final Notes on Bikes in Reno:

The very popular Rats Bikes of Reno, which offers rentals exclusively to long-distance Burners, has been out of bikes all summer. Yep, he’s out. However, if you are looking for a real good bike rental for Black Rock City in 2013, AND you live outside of the United States or really far away from BRC (like 1000 miles), remember to send Rat an email early in 2013 at [email protected].

Also, the world famous Kiwanis Bike Program in Reno is also out of bikes — they take really good care of Burners with fixed-up recycled bikes so … they ran out weeks ago. For 2013, best to contact Kiwanis in the spring (not now!) to get one for sure here [email protected].

You can potentially get a Kiwanis bike during Burning Man at the very popular Save Mart Supermarket in Reno. BUT … you can only get one in-person and only while they last … so don’t bother trying to reserve a bike before-hand. Go here for the store’s location and to find out what else is going on that pit-stop:

http://bit.ly/LOG3qS

Finally, there are other, general bike shops in the Reno area … please check out the Bikes page in the Preparation – Reno Pages for further info:

http://bit.ly/rufqNP

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BURNING MAN’S COMMUNITY BIKES PROGRAM

Once again, Burning Man’s Community Bike program is offering a fleet of community bicycles available for anyone who needs a one-way ride. Community Bikes are easy to spot because they are painted BRIGHT GREEN, with no visible brand and/or the words “YELLOW BIKE” painted on the frame.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when using a Community Bike:

– Community Bikes are for temporary use by anyone without immediate access to their own bike. This is not YOUR loaner bike for the week. Bike rides are only a one-way, temporary guarantee.

– If a Community Bike breaks while you’re using it, use Radical Self-Reliance to get it repaired for the next person. Check with Playa Info at Center Camp for a repair camp if you can’t Do-It-Yourself (DIY).

– NEVER LOCK A COMMUNITY BIKE. The bike camp team will cut any locks from community bikes. Don’t bring a Community Bike into your tent or RV, and don’t take it home when you leave the playa.

– Community Bikes are meant for short trips. Grab a community bike, make your trek, and then drop it off where you found it, or leave it in an obvious public place. Do not keep a community bike in your camp.

– Community Bikes should be treated with respect, as if it was your own. Be nice to the bike. Don’t trash it, vandalize it or part it out! It’s a shared community resource. And don’t forget personal hygiene … pants are required while riding a community bike.

We heart the Community Bike program. Let’s keep it working. Here’s a blog post about it, if you want to share it with your friends:

http://blog.burningman.com/?p=4488

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DON’T WANT YOUR BIKE TO GET STOLEN? OK THEN …

If you don’t want your bike stolen on the playa, then always lock it up wherever you leave it. Rocket science, right? The unfortunate reality is that bicycles get stolen (or “recklessly borrowed”) because they’re unlocked. This has been the case for years and years. The only bikes that should never be locked are GREEN Community Bikes.

Here’s a handy tip: you can always sharpie your name and camp address on the frame of your bike, and maybe some kind soul will find your bike and have the presence of mind to return it to you (“stealing” tends to be of a spontaneous and ultimately temporary nature more often than not). We’d guess the odds of that happening are actually pretty good: the great majority of Burners are good peeps.

Burning Man is not responsible if your bike gets stolen. We’re supposed to say that, I think. Either way, we’re not.

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BIKE REPAIR ON PLAYA

The key concept when it comes to bike repair on playa is? Self-reliance. You should bring everything you need to service your own bike, including basic tools, a bike pump and extra innertubes or a patch kit.

There is at least one bike repair camp on playa, but (and maybe this is petty), we’re not going to tell you where they are, lest they become your first resort and get swamped. They should be your *last* resort. Anyway, they provide NO parts, ONLY tools. If you really need ’em, you can find ’em.

So, again: self-reliance. Key concept.

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GOT A BIG THEME CAMP? PROVIDE BIKE RACKS!

If your theme camp is planning on attracting the masses, do everybody a favor and provide some bike racks! Strewn bikes can present a public safety hazard, considering how hard it is for Rangers and emergency service personnel to respond quickly to a situation when they have to wend their way through a thicket of tossed bikes. Information about building simple and effective bike racks can be found on Burningman.com:

http://bit.ly/r3lwlu

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DISPOSING OF YOUR BIKE AFTER THE EVENT

The absolute least cool thing you can do with your bike at the end of the event is to leave it on the playa. Way. WAY UNCOOL! Our hardworking crews are forced to round up all the abandoned bikes at the end of the event and dispose of them. And that sucks.

If you really don’t want that bike anymore, that’s ok, but please recycle it in Reno, Wadsworth, or Cedarville, as part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network. Wait, what … you can do that? Yes! And not to mention all of those bikes will be donated to Bike Programs in the region in support of kids in-need. Nice. Beats ditching them on the playa, right? Same result, only with positive Karma. OK, so where and when? Here:

THE BURNING MAN EXODUS TRASH AND RECYCLING NETWORK (EXTRA!)

Saturday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 5, 2012 — OPEN 24 HOURS!

There are several convenient 24-hour trash and recycling centers along all Exodus routes following Burning Man. Recycling is free and trash disposal is approximately $3 per 35-gallon trash bag.

Accepted Recyclables: Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1-5), glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, plastic bags, household (rechargeable and disposable) batteries, and non-perishable food and water. Please have your recyclables as clean as possible, and sorted and de-bagged before depositing into the appropriate containers. Please deposit trash separately into appropriate dumpsters. Human and other hazardous waste is NOT permitted.

Drop-Off Locations:

To the SOUTH, EAST, and WEST:

Trash Pros
1299 Washeim Street, State Route 447, Wadsworth, NV, 775-575-0707

Save Mart Supermarkets
525 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV, 775-786-2150
195 West Plumb Lane, Reno, NV, 775-786-0138 (back of store)
565 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV, 775-359-9060
9750 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks, NV, 775-425-2700

Whole Foods Market
6139 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 775-852-8023

And to the NORTH:

The Cedarville Collective (at Rabbit Traxx)
580 Patterson Street, Cedarville, CA, 530-279-2022

Bonus Points!

EXTRA proceeds from recyclables, and proceeds beyond expenses for garbage disposal, will be donated to help support new Black Rock Solar installations and other local community programs in the region. Non-perishable food and water will be donated to local Food Banks. Bicycles will be donated to local bike programs in support of kids. Your participation and care are very much appreciated in the sixth year of this multi-community project!

)'( Leave No Trace On and Off the Playa )'(

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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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[BManUpdate] V16:#26:07.24.12 LOCAL TOWNS & RESOURCES

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#26:07.24.12 LOCAL TOWNS & RESOURCES
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #26 LOCAL TOWNS & RESOURCES
July 24, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

RENO – THE BIGGEST LITTLE CITY IN THE WORLD:
+ FULL-BLOWN RENO INFORMATION
+ RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
+ AIR PLAYA INFO RETURNS TO RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
+ THE EXODUS TRASH AND RECYCLING NEWTORK (EXTRA!)
+ TO FLAME BUS — BUSING FROM THE RENO AIRPORT TO BRC
+ ADVANTAGE FLIGHT — WE’LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA
+ RIDESHARING FROM RENO TO BRC
+ DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM RENO TO BLACK ROCK CITY

TOWNS EN ROUTE FROM DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS:
+ FROM THE NORTHWEST: CEDARVILLE & ALTURAS
+ FROM THE EAST: LOVELOCK
+ FROM THE SOUTHEAST: FALLON
+ FROM THE SOUTH: FERNLEY
+ BRC’S CLOSE NEIGHBORS: WADSWORTH, NIXON, AND PYRAMID LAKE

PLAYA-PROXIMATE TOWNS
+ GETTING YOUR SUPPLIES AND SHOWERS IN GERLACH
+ GERLACH CAR WASH
+ PURCHASING WATER IN GERLACH
+ EMPIRE STORE

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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Hey folks, we’re getting darn near a month until Burning Man starts! The time has come – the home stretch! Time to plot your strategy for getting there and getting all the supplies you need. As you’re heading to the playa from all points on the map, we’re here to help you with your pit stops along the way. We’ve compiled a collection of resources in the neighboring towns you’ll pass through on the way to BRC, whichever direction you’re coming from — even from the air.

Whether you want to load up on water, find a tent, grab another costume, get that last shower … or just take a moment to kiss civilization goodbye, we’ve got you handled.

From the West or Southwest (or flying in from across the country or around the globe), we’ve got Reno covered. From the Northwest, Cedarville. From the East, we got Lovelock and Fernley. From the Southeast, there’s Fallon. Then for most travelers, Wadsworth and Nixon, our good neighbors from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. And finally, when you get up close to the playa, our favorite small desert towns: Gerlach and Empire.

These communities are our neighbors. We’ve formed some great and evolving relationships with them over the years, and frankly, our community in the desert couldn’t continue without them. Please pay all these towns the utmost respect on your way through and be sure to remember that your actions represent Burners everywhere. When patronizing any local businesses, rest area, or parking lot, please be respectful and courteous. Just like on the playa, you absolutely must LEAVE NO TRACE. And keep your pants on. It’s critical — the future of our event depends on it. Plus, it’s just the right thing to do.

Finally, if you’re going to be loading up on supplies in the region, learn more about how you can spend your money at businesses that invest in social capital: http://bit.ly/MG574Q

The Man burns in 39 days!

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FULL-BLOWN RENO INFORMATION

The Reno area is the nearest major metropolitan area to Black Rock City, which is 2.5 hours away. Whether it’s for getting any and all of the supplies you need, or for a multi-day layover, this section on our website is packed with information on all of the important local resources — supermarkets, water and hardware stores, curiosity shops, trash, recycling, greywater disposal, hotels, restaurants, bars, transportation/shipping resources…you name it — its all mapped out for your navigational planning (which is no mean feat in Reno).

These pages are painstakingly updated each year by a team of awesome local Burners who know whereof they speak. Check it out:

http://bit.ly/MCcRTq

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RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The folks at Reno-Tahoe International Airport tell us that Burning Man is going to be the busiest time of year for them, with approximately 15,000 Burners coming through on their way to the playa. We’ve compiled information and a list of resources that will help make your travel through RTIA as smooth-flying as possible. Check it out here:

http://bit.ly/2LojV

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…PLUS! AIR PLAYA INFO RETURNS TO RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Through the coordinated efforts of the Burning Man Project, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and local resources, Air Playa Info returns for its fifth year to provide information and resources for travelers on their way to Burning Man.

Located next to Baggage Claim inside the airport, volunteers at the Air Playa Info table will help answer your questions, provide directions and maps, and share information about BRC and all kinds of Reno-area resources — including transportation options.

Air Playa Info will be available 9am-10pm daily from Friday, August 24 through Friday, August 31.

More info found here: http://bit.ly/iE9OW8

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THE BURNING MAN EXODUS TRASH AND RECYCLING NETWORK (EXTRA!)

Saturday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 5, 2012 — OPEN 24 HOURS!

There are several convenient 24-hour trash and recycling centers along all Exodus routes following Burning Man.

Recycling is free and trash disposal is approximately $3 per 35-gallon trash bag.

Accepted Recyclables: Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1-5), glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, plastic bags, household (rechargeable and disposable) batteries, and non-perishable food and water. Please have your recyclables as clean as possible, and sorted and de-bagged before depositing into the appropriate containers. Please deposit trash separately into appropriate dumpsters.

Human and other hazardous waste is NOT permitted.

Drop-Off Locations:

To the SOUTH, EAST, and WEST:

Trash Pros
1299 Washeim Street, State Route 447, Wadsworth, NV, 775-575-0707

Save Mart Supermarkets
525 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV, 775-786-2150
195 West Plumb Lane, Reno, NV, 775-786-0138 (back of store)
565 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV, 775-359-9060
9750 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks, NV, 775-425-2700

Whole Foods Market
6139 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 775-852-8023

And to the NORTH:

The Cedarville Collective (at Rabbit Traxx)
580 Patterson Street, Cedarville, CA, 530-279-2022

Bonus Points!

EXTRA proceeds from recyclables, and proceeds beyond expenses for garbage disposal, will be donated to help support new Black Rock Solar installations and other local community programs in the region. Non-perishable food and water will be donated to local Food Banks. Bicycles will be donated to local bike programs in support of kids. Your participation and care are very much appreciated in the sixth year of this multi-community project!

)'( Leave No Trace On and Off the Playa )'(

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TO FLAME BUS – BUSING FROM THE RENO AIRPORT TO BLACK ROCK CITY

Are you flying into Reno and are wondering how to get to Burning Man? Don’t want to spend a lot of money on a rental car? Want to help reduce cars to the event, or just don’t want to drive at all? Maybe you are also still unsure how you’re going to get home after Burning Man?

To Flame Bus is part of a national “social mobility network” that is providing bus transportation to Black Rock City from the Reno Airport, as well as from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Return trips from BRC to these cities are also offered following Burning Man. Seats are now available to reserve at very reasonable prices, while rates will increase incrementally as Burning Man gets closer. You can find out further information, ask questions, check out the schedule, and reserve a seat by going to their website at: www.brc.toflame.com

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ADVANTAGE FLIGHT – WE’LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA!

Flying into and out of Burning Man has always been one way to save the drive, avoid the lines at Gate and Exodus, and arrive like a rock star. With the record number of participants this year, it’s also a great way to keep cars off the road. Advantage Flight, a Burner-owned and -operated charter air service with over 500 playa flights logged since 2005, teamed up this year with several other charter operators with a goal of reducing at least 800 cars from this year’s Burn.

Advantage now offers many daily non-stop flights between the BRC Airport and Reno, and then to and from the Bay and Northern California, LA and SoCal, the Pacific Northwest, and Utah. In addition to passengers, Advantage can fly in time-critical materials for build crews, such as baggage, fresh food, and other supplies. Check out the details at: www.advantageflight.com/bman

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RIDESHARING FROM RENO TO BLACK ROCK CITY

If you are unable to arrange for means of transportation from Reno to BRC beforehand, you also have two well-used Rideshare possibilities to the playa (which is 2.5 hours away).

The first rideshare option to the playa is from the airport, where you may be able to negotiate a ride from fellow Burners who rent a car — check in at Air Playa Info to see about the possibilities. Chances are you might be able to get some of your supplies on the ride too, as most everyone flying in has to get supplies, due to flight baggage restrictions — be sure and ask.

Your second rideshare option is to go to the busiest pit-stop in the region from Burners shopping their way through, which is 10 minutes from the airport. Check in at Air Playa Info to see if there may be other Burners who may be willing to give you a ride there (if not to the playa), or to see if anyone may be willing to carpool a taxi with you to this rideshare location:

Save Mart Supermarket
525 Keystone Ave – 775-786-2150
Open 24/7.

Some important things to keep in mind about ridesharing with fellow Burners:

Riders:
– Offering to chip in for gas is helpful if you can.
– Everyone in the vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt — it’s the law.
– Be sure to LEAVE NO TRACE at the rideshare locations.

Drivers:
– Make sure EVERYBODY in the vehicle has their Burning Man ticket, or has one at Will Call. If riders aren’t holding a ticket or a will call receipt, we ask you to PLEASE not bring them to BRC.

Finally, and most importantly: Riders and drivers, BE COMFORTABLE before agreeing to ride with your fellow would-be travelers.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM RENO TO BLACK ROCK CITY

OK, so you’ve done what you need to do … you’ve got your ride packed to the gills, you’re gassed up, you’re ready to venture forth from Reno, and out to Black Rock City. How the heck do you …? Ahhhh, driving directions:

http://bit.ly/MCezUS

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FROM THE NORTHWEST: CEDARVILLE & ALTURAS

The town of Cedarville, CA is a great place to stop — in fact, your last for 85 miles — to get supplies if you’re coming to Black Rock City from the northwest on Route 299. Their chamber of commerce and the people of the town are super welcoming of Burners and are really working hard to support us. More info and a list of resources here:

http://bit.ly/1aoPkG

Also, for all northbound travelers from Black Rock City: Remember that the community of Cedarville is taking part in the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network, making it possible for you to deposit your trash and recycling, and lighten your load after Burning Man — see here for all the details:

http://survival.burningman.com/leave-no-trace/pack-it-out/

In Alturas:

4-Corners Market in Alturas will stay open for all 24 hours leading up to the opening of Burning Man to help customers make it through the night and not hold anyone up from getting supplies and making it to the Black Rock Desert. Just a reminder that they cannot sell alcohol between 2 am and 6 am. They have plenty of food, water, and hoses outside for your convenience.

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FROM THE EAST: LOVELOCK

Set on the western edge of “Cowboy Country,” Lovelock, the County Seat of Pershing County, is the first major pit stop on I-80 heading west after a few hundred miles, and your last for another 70, before you hit Fernley and then veer north to the playa. Great place to stop, get final supplies, maybe get a bite to eat or a room for the night, while enjoying some Nevada history. Get the details here:

http://bit.ly/K68zP

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FROM THE SOUTHEAST: FALLON

Fallon is your first major town after traveling hundreds of miles across Nevada, whether from Las Vegas or via Highway 50. Many resources can be found in this very hospitable oasis in the desert, and we’ve got them listed here for you:

http://bit.ly/pD4SrU

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FROM THE SOUTH: FERNLEY

Your last town to find many supplies within 100 miles of BRC, Fernley is a town very supportive of Burning Man with some great things to offer. More information about what’s available in Fernley can be found here:

http://bit.ly/OzKHa

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BLACK ROCK CITY’S CLOSE NEIGHBORS: WADSWORTH, NIXON, AND PYRAMID LAKE

Most travelers pass through the towns of Wadsworth and Nixon on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation on their way to Burning Man. The Tribe is very supportive of Burning Man and hospitable to travelers. You will find the I-80 Smokeshop in Wadsworth and The Nixon Store in Nixon with gas, food, alcohol, ice, cheap smokes, ATM, pay-phone, and lots of other supplies, as well as lake camping and day-use permits. There are also lake tours, RV Parks and campgrounds, a restaurant and saloon, trash service, auto/tow service, and car-wash to be found in Wadsworth. Some of the businesses/services will be open 24 hours during peak travel times. Check out all the information here:

Wadsworth – http://bit.ly/qYFca6
Nixon and Pyramid Lake – http://bit.ly/qnn6Um

PYRAMID LAKE

Pyramid Lake is a beautiful ancient lake at the heart of the Paiute Tribe Reservation, with plenty of day-use and camping opportunities for before and/or after a week on the hot dusty playa.

NOTE: all day-use and camping requires permits! Proceeds from permits help support the Tribal Government, and water quality and environmental programs that protect the unique ecosystem of Pyramid Lake year round. The Tribe advises all travelers to know that the north and east side of the lake, Anajo Island, The Pyramid, and The Needles, are off-limits to everyone but ±Tribe members. The Tribe also advises that souvenir and artifact hunting are not permitted. To purchase camping, day-use, and other permits online, or for a list of permit locations and additional information about Pyramid Lake, please visit www.pyramidlake.us.

PYRAMID LAKE ART SHOW

The Paiute Tribe invites all Burning Man participants to stop and experience the unique art and culture on display at the Pyramid Lake Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, at the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center (709 State Street in Nixon, across from The Nixon Store). Native American artists will be displaying and selling their artwork & crafts. The traveler will also find an invaluable experience in checking out the Museum itself with breathtaking architecture and a remarkable display of the history and culture of the Tribe, lake, and land. If you are camping on Pyramid Lake or otherwise have the time, don’t miss out on this special arts show at the Museum that will leave you with an appreciation for the unique arts and culture of Pyramid Lake.

CAR WASH

The Sacred Visions Powwow Committee will be sponsoring a carwash during Exodus for travelers next to the Natchez Elementary School, just as you enter Wadsworth on State Route 447. The wash will be available for vehicles of all sizes during daylight hours from September 1-4. All funds raised will go to support the 5th Annual Sacred Visions Powwow.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

The Tribe advises all travelers to slow down and keep your distance while traveling through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation.  Obey the posted speed limits and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. All of the State Routes on the reservation are two lane roads and the Tribe would like motorists to be aware of the dangers associated with high speeds on two lane highways. The entire Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is an open range area for livestock; motorists are to be cautious of livestock that may be on the highways. Finally, while passing though the Tribal communities of Wadsworth and Nixon, the Tribe requests that motorists be cautious of children and courteous to Tribal Members that may attempt to cross the road, or that are accessing their homes, businesses, or Tribal Services.

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GETTING YOUR SUPPLIES AND SHOWERS IN GERLACH

You can support your Gerlach Burners by getting your supplies at the big WHITE STAR TENT at 305 Main Street in Gerlach beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2009 and continuing throughout the event!

BarSylBazaar in Gerlach:
Burners selling BEER, FOOD, potable water (bottles, cases, RV and tank fillups available!), goggles, sunglasses, skincare, emergen-C, feminine products, local resource walking sticks, tee-shirts, gifts, etc.! (Supports FEI Wildlife Conservation Ranch.)

Gerlach SHOWERS, SHOWERS, SHOWERS throughout the event!
(For Burners, By Burners)

Sylvia and JB’s Mutant Vehicle Support is near the Burning Man Ranch, by the Black Rock Desert. Please contact JB for contacts, towing or troubleshooting if you have any trouble with your vehicle on the way to or from Burning Man.

Info:
775-557-2804
775-721-8061
http://artcarsupport.com
Iveson Ranch – Gerlach

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GERLACH CAR WASH

Ranger Keeper writes to tell us:

“The annual Gerlach Car Wash will be happening again this year on Sunday and Monday of Exodus. All the proceeds go to the Gerlach Schools. This supports our athletic program throughout the year. All of the student athletes (along with parents and teachers) come out with the hopes of washing many a playa-dusty vehicle.

The Car Wash is located on the corner of Main Street in Gerlach. Thanks for supporting the local community!

~Ranger Keeper, Teacher, Gerlach Schools”

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PURCHASING WATER IN GERLACH

Our good friends with the Gerlach General Improvement District update us on getting water there and how it supports you and their community:

“Gerlach General Improvement District — 330 Short Drive – 775-557-2601
Open Aug 20-23, 9am-5pm; Aug 24-27, 6am-midnight; and Aug 28-29, 9am-9pm. The Gerlach GID (the local governing body of Gerlach, just a few miles from BRC) will be selling potable water to fill up RVs and water tanks of any size, with the funds going to support the town of Gerlach. Located in front of the town’s Community Center, look out for directional signs just as you enter town on Main Street. Rates are 50 cents per gallon up to 100 gallons, 45 cents per gallon between 100 and 200 gallons, and 40 cents per gallon for above 200 gallons. Cash only, but ATM is onsite. Call the office or email [email protected] with any questions or to arrange fill-ups prior to August 26th.

This decision has been made in an attempt to keep our water rates reasonable for the citizens of Gerlach. We have a top notch water treatment plant here, but due to the small size of our town, our 150 residents must pay for the maintenance of an entire water system. We want to provide a town resource to the participants of Burning Man, and we think this will save you money in addition to helping our town. Water weighs 8 lbs per gallon, and by buying your water in Gerlach you will avoid paying fuel costs to transport your water from afar.”

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EMPIRE STORE

The Empire Store is a smaller store about the size of your average convenience store … it’s not a gigantic grocery store. If you’re going to need to stock up on TONS of stuff for your Burn, you’ll want to do that shopping in Reno. But the Empire Store is a great resource for the essentials you need, especially the “D’oh! I forgot toothpaste,” or “We can’t do the project without that spatula!” kind of thing, or to pick up a last 6-pack of beer. Plus, they have ice cream, which will look like EDIBLE SOLID GOLD about the time you’re rolling through Empire, believe us.

PLUS! We’ve got to tell you, the store looks incredible! They’ve installed some decorative art gardens out front, remodeled the front entry – and we’re told that they’ll be open 24 hours during this year’s event, along with some other awesome surprises. We’ll share more with you soon as we learn what they have planned!

Thanks to our friends at the Empire Store for their ongoing efforts to welcome and serve Burning Man participants!

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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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[BManUpdate] V16:#25:07.20.12 GREENING YOUR BURN

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Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#25:07.20.12 GREENING YOUR BURN
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Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #25 GREENING YOUR BURN
July 20, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LEAVE NO TRACE, TREAD LIGHTLY & BE GREEN AT BURNING MAN
+ EDUCATE YOURSELF
+ PLAN TO CONSERVE ENERGY AND REDUCE THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS
+ RETHINK AND REDUCE WHAT WE PURCHASE AND BRING
+ REUSE WHAT WE CAN FROM YEAR TO YEAR
+ RECYCLE EVERYTHING ELSE – TRY FOR ZERO WASTE
+ DISPOSE OF WHAT’S LEFT WITHOUT A TRACE
+ TRAVEL GREEN & RESPONSIBLY & AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS
+ MINIMIZE FIRE IMPACTS IN BRC
+ RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SHARE RESOURCES AND HUNT MOOP
+ DO YOUR PART YEAR ROUND

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Burning Man cares deeply about the environment, and we take special care of the Black Rock Desert, the home of Black Rock City. We do everything we can to lessen our impact and Leave No Trace … and we can’t do that without the help of every Burner on the playa.

Each year, Karina O’Connor and her crew of Earth Guardians compiles this invaluable collection of tips, tricks and suggestions for Greening Your Burn. It all starts with careful pre-planning, carries on to your practices on playa, then disposing of your trash and recycling after the event, and finishing up with how you live your life back home, year round.

In addition to these tips and tricks, The Hun has written some suuuuper helpful blog posts about how to optimize your Leave No Trace Efforts, including a list of all the 24-hour trash and recycling drop-off locations you can hit as you leave Black Rock City — all part of the EXTRA program. Check them out: http://blog.burningman.com/tag/trash/

Big ups to The Hun, and to Karina and the Earth Guardians! Please do pay them a visit on playa (they’re right on the Esplanade and easy to find), say hello, and join them in their efforts to keep Burning Man the largest Leave No Trace event in the world!

Remember: it all depends on YOU. Please share this information with each of your campmates!

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LEAVE NO TRACE, TREAD LIGHTLY & BE GREEN AT BURNING MAN

Once you step onto the playa, you become a contributor to a very large art piece: the wonderful temporary community on the blank canvas of the playa. Leaving No Trace in Black Rock City and Treading Lightly on the playa is enormously significant – that’s what protects this beautiful place and allows us to return every year. Being aware of your impacts on the earth and on each other preserves our home on the playa, our experience and our event.

Being Green also spreads positive impacts beyond the desert, to our larger collective homes. If you put some of these tips to use in planning your camp, your days on the playa will be easier, cleaner, happier and healthier and you’ll have new skills and memories, rather than trash, to take home.

Here are our top ten LNT, Tread Lightly and Green reminders

1) ENGAGE IN OUR LNT COMMUNITY, MAKE A MOOP BAG & BRING A STICK
2) PREPARE LEAVE NO TRACE & GREEN PLANS
3) RESPECT, RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, PRECYCLE, RECYLE AND RESTORE!
4) IF IT DOESN’T COME OUT OF YOUR BODY IT DOESN’T GO INTO THE POTTY.
5) CONSERVE ENERGY & USE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (SOLAR, WIND, BIODIESEL)
6) NEVER LET IT HIT THE GROUND (INCLUDING GREY WATER, CIGARETTE BUTTS AND WOOD CHIPS), CLEAN AS YOU GO! & SECURE ITEMS FROM THE WIND
7) INITIATE A COMMUNITY MOOP SWEEP! GRID YOUR AREA BEFORE YOU LEAVE
8) GIVE YOURSELF, NOT GIFTS THAT ARE LIKELY TO BECOME MOOP
9) PREPARE FOR THE HUNGRY WIND – SECURE YOUR CAMP & YOUR LOAD, ESPECIALLY YOUR TRASH
10) VOLUNTEER FOR CLEAN UP WITH DPW & PARTICIPATE IN ECO-RESTORATION PROJECTS YEAR ROUND!

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HOW DO WE SUPPORT A CITY THAT’S CLEAN AND GREEN?

It takes thousands of participants to create and then remove our disappearing city. What Can You Do? We have collected good ideas from participants, mixed in Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly outdoor ethics, and now pass them along to you. Not only will you reduce the Matter Out Of Place (“MOOP”) in our metropolis, you’ll contribute to a better planet.

Did you know that Burning Man is the largest Leave No Trace event in the world? By embracing these seven LNT principles, we have shown that little things can, in fact, make a BIG difference. The Leave No Trace Organization has more information on their website: www.lnt.org.

1.) Plan Ahead and Prepare
2.) Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3). Dispose of Waste Properly
4.) Minimize Campfire Impacts
5.) Be Considerate of Other Visitors
6.) Leave What You Find
7.) Respect Wildlife

Tread Lightly Principles – 1) Travel Responsibly, 2) Respect Other Visitors 3) Educate Yourself, 3) Avoid Sensitive Areas, 4) Do Your Part. www.treadlightly.org

These principles are incorporated into our steps below to building a clean and green Black Rock Metropolis!

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EDUCATE YOURSELF

Start by reading the survival guide (http://survival.burningman.com/) and the first timers guide (http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/) to learn about what you’re getting yourself into!

The Earth Guardians have also been collecting and recording LNT tips for playa living. Visit their website at http://www.earthguardians.net

And for some eco-friendly Burner resources, check out http://www.burningman.com/environment/

Then, start your camp’s planning by picking a Leave No Trace team for your camp and develop LNT & Green plans. These folks will help set up the camp so that it doesn’t blow away and is made of greener materials, help to plan your camp’s cleanup and break-down ahead of time, reduce energy use and waste (especially stinky trash), design gray water disposal, and identify what NOT to burn. If you plan ahead and prepare to LNT, you’ll have less to haul to the burn platforms (located this year along the Esplanade at 3, 6, and 9:00), and have less to clean-up at the end of the week.

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CONSERVE ENERGY AND REDUCE THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS

Reduce energy use by getting creative about ways to conserve. Incorporate energy- efficient light bulbs, LED’s or EL wire. Use rechargeable batteries. There are also many handy lights that come with their own solar cells.

Use renewable energy sources (human, solar, wind, biodiesel). The Alternative Energy Zone (www.aez.org) has been living generator free for many playa years! If you must use a generator, consider biodiesel fuels instead of gasoline. Visit Solar Koan to check out their solar- based recharging station!

Coordinate with other participants to carpool – reduce your transportation costs and impacts and make new friends even before you get to the playa! Share transportation and energy generation with neighboring camps. Note that many Regionals contacts also coordinate to ship different camps’ supplies to the playa. Check with your local regional contact and test out the BM rideshare web page:

http://rideshare.burningman.com

Get your car’s maintenance done on a regular basis. A well-maintained car produces lower emissions and will make it all the way to BRC (and back again!!). Consider purchasing carbon credits to offset your transportation and energy (generators) emissions. The www.Coolingman.org web site contains a handy spreadsheet to calculate your carbon emissions.

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RETHINK AND REDUCE WHAT WE PURCHASE AND BRING

How are you going to be sustainable at/to/from BRC in 2012? Consider the materials being used, waste produced and energy consumed.

Use Greener Materials. Use nontoxic, biodegradable, renewable and salvageable materials, and those that can be reused or repurposed at home or at next year’s event. Select construction materials and decorations for your camp that are recyclable or reusable. You’ll reduce costs and disposal headaches at the end of the week and for next year.

Minimize kitchen waste and clean-up by planning simple, low- dishwashing meals, repackaging and preparing food in advance. Bring less food than you think you’ll need (really). Repackage and prepare food in advance. Bring water in big reusable plastic or stainless steel containers and bring reusable cups, utensils, bowls or plates, not flimsy, blowable disposables. Ask visitors to your camp to BYOM (bring your own mug) and take your own mug to the Center Camp Café and fashionable bars. A carabineer or shower hook easily secures it for transport around the City.

Separate and sort trash in your kitchen, including compost and recycling. Collect food waste in a mesh bag. The food will dry up, becoming light and nearly odorless. Burn paper and wood in a community burn platform. Here’s food wisdom from a decade on the playa:

http://bit.ly/1097WF

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REUSE WHAT WE CAN FROM YEAR TO YEAR

Consider using materials that are reclaimed and can be reused or repurposed at home or at next year’s event. You’ll save money (this year AND next), and have less disposal headaches.

Design your camp structures for reuse, easy deconstruction, storage and salvage. Use screws instead of nails, reclaimed wood, and metal when possible. If someone in your camp volunteers to store the structure and associated shade-cloth, you can spend more time and energy decorating a structure that will last for years. If you reuse and repurpose the basic framework for your camp’s structure, you can still reconfigure it to give your camp a new look and feel each year and save money!

Trashion is high fashion! Instead of going shopping, go to your closet or look to save items from going to the landfill for some styling playa fashions. Nowadays, burners are meeting for swaps, DIY workshops, and trashion shows. Check your local Regional list for announcements. And check out some of the wonderful costume boutiques on the playa and come to the Earth Guardian fashion show on Wednesday afternoon.

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RECYCLE EVERYTHING ELSE – CREATE ZERO WASTE

Plan to Recycle- Buy only aluminum cans and dispose of them at Recycle Camp. There are many good beers in cans! Check out

http://bit.ly/d18vI

The more cans you leave with Recycle camp, the less you have to take home! Be sure to separate any other recyclables (glass and plastic) at recycle centers.

For detailed info and locations for disposing trash and recycling on your way home, check out: http://survival.burningman.com/leave-no-trace/pack-it-out/

Composting food waste not only reduces garbage but repurposes the waste to fertilizer. Use a container with a tight lid for transporting the compost home.

Salvage, Reuse, and/or Recycle everything, including camp construction and demolition waste. Bring your extra wood and other camp building materials to re-use/salvage centers or the Burning Man collection centers at 3, 6 and 9:00 along the esplanade for used, reusable, building materials at the end of the event, Sunday till Tuesday. Take other recyclables to Save Marts or Whole Foods in Reno – check your survival guide for locations.

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DISPOSE OF WASTE WITHOUT A TRACE

Plan your camp to minimize clean-up efforts and don’t wait until the end of the week to pick stuff up. Clean as you go. This will help you from getting overwhelmed by the mess and keep trash from blowing out of reach. Seal the small amount of trash you have left in big plastic bags, or in five-gallon buckets with lids, to take home, compost or, if you must, drop off some trash in local landfills.

This page has a list of neighboring drop-off locations for trash and recycling: http://bit.ly/LZqf64 including EXTRA, the Exodus Trash and Recycling network of locations along all routes from Black Rock City that are providing 24-hour trash-disposal and free recycling services to participants following Burning Man. These locations will be open September 1 through September 5, and proceeds from recyclables will be donated to help support new Black Rock Solar installations or other local community causes.

If it doesn’t come out of your body it doesn’t go into the Potty. Only single-ply toilet paper and human waste in the potties. Anything else will clog up the toilet vendor two-inch hose resulting in unserviced potties, and that means trouble. Always use a potty for your body waste – not the playa. Having a pee jug near your bed will cut down on trips to the potties.

How will you dispose of your grey water from your kitchen and shower? We cannot dump grey water directly on the playa. Camps can use small footprint evapotrons (see www.evapatrons.info), or collect their grey water and take it to one of the RV dump stations along highway 80 , or contract with United Site Services to let a professional handle the grey water disposal. Or if you’re in a small camp, with minimal dish and body-washing water, you might choose to treat your grey water: pour it through a filter (like a paint sieve), disinfect it with bleach, then, since it is treated, sprinkle it in your camp to keep down dust. Learn more at:

http://bit.ly/1aIS8d

and

http://www.evapotrons.info/

There are no trash cans in Black Rock city – so you must take any trash you generate home with you and beware of the hungry wind. Bring tethers, anchors, containers, and covers, to keep light stuff from blowing away from your camp or your vehicle.

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TRAVEL GREEN & RESPONSIBLY & AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS

Winter rains help erase our tracks on the playa, but dust from driving affects people in BRC. Keep auto speeds under 5 mph in BRC. Do not even think about taking a dip in the Hot Springs during the event. These delicate ecosystems cannot handle the impact and visiting them is a violation of our permit. Don’t do it!

Design your Camp Structures and Shelters to withstand the extreme conditions on the playa and be reusable. Stake your tents and structures so they will stay secure in the heavy wind, rain, and dust storms that are sudden and usual on the playa.

Do not dig holes in the playa. Only dig small postholes used for structural support which are properly tamped and filled. Larger holes easily erode even when carefully backfilled. They leave a visible mark and create a serious safety hazard.

Keep your vehicle from dripping oil or other fluids on to the playa. BLM did a study on this and requests that we use pans or other barriers under our cars, especially older cars, to prevent drips. Leave No Stain!

On the way home, don’t let your trash fly off your vehicle, and do not dump it on the side of the road or at a rest stop! Use an approved dumping facility or take it home with you. Starting home, take a rest stop early; at the entrance gate, at a wide pullout, or maybe in Empire (if not too congested). Tie down your load! And check it. It is most likely to fail early in the trip.

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MINIMIZE FIRE IMPACTS – HOW DO WE BURN RESPONSIBLY AND CLEAN?

Don’t Burn on the Unprotected Playa. While resilient, the playa surface is vulnerable to scarring from careless burning. Burning directly on the alkaline playa BAKES the surface into a dark, hard brick-like material. Use community burn barrels or a burn platform.

Speaking of burn platforms, this year’s Burn “Gardens” and Wood Reclamation Stations will be located near the Promenades at 3, 6 and 9:00. There will be fewer locations, but each of the three Burn Gardens will consist of 4 raised metal platforms on a decomposed granite (DG) burn scary prevention pad (this is how we protect the playa from scars). Trained volunteers will be present to help assist and direct you and your pile of burnables.  Staffing will begin on Sunday morning at 9:00am and continue 24 hours/day through Tuesday evening.

Reduce and Reuse: Fires are for celebration and spiritual connection, not places to dump garbage. Low temperature burning produces toxic emissions, so minimize what you burn. Recycle or reuse materials. If you do burn, be sure the wood you place in the burn platform is well contained. When the platforms are overloaded, burning wood can hit the playa and cause a burn scar. Have tools on hand to break down and cut up larger pieces.

Don’t Overload the Burn Platforms – Recycle Your Wood! Bring your extra wood and other camp building materials to the Wood Reclamation Stations at 3, 6 and 9:00 along the Esplanade on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Burn Clean: Be careful to burn only clean (no paint) wood or paper! Don’t burn anything that is toxic! Carpets, cushioned furniture, PVC and other plastics release dioxins, formaldehyde, and other nasty stuff. The community burn platforms are low to the ground, and produce smoke that is easily inhaled. The low temperature, incomplete combustion emits toxic gases and particulates. Do not put any trash into your burn barrels! For more information on the hazards associated with toxic fumes:

http://bit.ly/4EW4bH

Participate – Join the Toxic Avengers! If you want to volunteer to help educate our citizens about wood recycling and responsible ways to burn, [email protected]com, and please come by the Earth Guardians Pavilion at Esplanade, near Center Camp during the event and sign up for our Sunday patrols. We’ll be having a meeting on Friday at 11:30 to train new volunteers.

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RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SHARE RESOURCES AND HUNT MOOP

Promote LNT neighborhoods. Initiate a MOOP sweep with your neighbors to keep your part of the city clean and green. If you get overwhelmed, ask for help. The LNT principle, “Be considerate of Other Visitors,” in our city, includes helping neighbors to leave no trace. Carry a MOOP bag and water as you walk around your part of the city.

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

Gifting in a LNT Community: Instead of bringing cheap trinkets for gifts that become MOOP, consider the gift of one’s self. Look around and pitch in to help keep things clean: offer a tool, an extra hand, a gesture of thanks. Try giving a smile, a helping hand or a joke. Help a neighbor set up camp. You are the best gift.

Partner with other camps to share resources. Many camps now collaborate on shared energy sources and grey water management. If you’re in a Village, you work with your village organizers to place camps so that sharing generators (or even better, renewable power sources) can happen.

Discuss the possibility of sharing water and water treatment needs with others in your camp and village. Many theme camps within villages take advantage of shared resources to use larger scale processes to store their drinking and shower water and treat their grey water. Do not bring small plastic bottles of water to the playa.

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DO YOUR PART

On first reaching the playa, we encounter one of the most profoundly barren and empty corners of the world. Do Your Part to keep it that way!

Clean As You Go and Grid Your Camp at the End! Don’t wait until the end of the week to pick stuff up, NEVER LET IT HIT THE GROUND and CLEAN AS YOU GO. This will help you from getting overwhelmed by the mess and help keep trash from blowing out of reach. Once you have taken down your camp, pack-up and load everything (including all trash) into your vehicles, and do a line sweep for every last bit of MOOP. Use something like cones on the outside of your camp’s border to define your boundaries, break up any dunes that formed around vehicles or structures, then divide up your area and begin line sweeps. Give everyone a sack, line them up along one edge of camp, look down and slowly walk to the other side. Cover your entire area looking for those last bits of trash- every wood chip, plastic piece, twist tie, cigarette butt, food scrap, carpet fiber, match, nut shell, scrap of plastic, everything. Check out DA’s (leader of DPW’s Playa Restoration team) MOOP blog:
http://moopmap.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-lead-line-sweep.html

A buried stake doesn’t disappear. Instead, its hazard is magnified. Even when pounded below the surface, a stake will slowly, inevitably, emerge from the playa. Vise-grips will almost always remove a stuck stake. First, clamp on the vise-grips and rotate the stake back and forth, to break the playa’s grip. Then continue rotating and also pull upwards. Still stuck? Ask a neighbor for help. Next year, remember that smooth stakes pull out much easier than ridged rebar.

Devote 2 Hours to General Cleanup in Black Rock City. This means MOOP sweeps in the streets, public spaces, and open playa, removing all burn scars, dunes, leftover debris, or other physical traces of our presence. Stop by the Earth Guardian camp during the week and on Sunday and Monday — we’ll give you a beautiful reusable MOOP bag and direct you to the areas of the City that need the most attention. Consider staying an extra day to help clean-up and avoid the Sunday and Monday traffic!

Consider joining the DPW post-event restoration crews. Help us clean and restore the playa, so that we and all its visitors can appreciate its beauty again and again. Come back to the Black Rock Desert after the event and participate in restoration activities. The Earth Guardians participate in eco-restoration activities year-round. For more information, check out our calendar at http://www.earthguardians.net

Do Your Part -Year-Round

As home to Burning Man, the Black Rock Desert has importance to the Burning Man community. Earth Guardians have partnered with BLM and other user groups to restore sensitive areas around the Black Rock Desert and have also taken on our own restoration projects.

Participate in Environmental Stewardship. EG’s are continuing their efforts to take care of the desert environment with the Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Black Rock/High Rock. Stop by the Earth Guardian Pavilion at Esplanade near Center camp to sign up for environmental workshops and naturalist-led desert walks throughout the week.

Let’s keep our beautiful desert home clean year round! See the EG pages for more details:

http://www.earthguardians.net

Promote more sustainable practices at Burning Man with Respect, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Precycle, Recycle and Restore, resulting in more awareness of conservation, ecological footprints, carbon equivalent offsets, and alternative energy sources, protecting our global habitat. Interested in helping, come to the Earth Guardians Pavilion and participate in one of our workshops.

RESPECT THE PLAYA – NEVER LET IT HIT THE GROUND!

RESPECT, RETHINK, PRECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYLE and RESTORE! DON’T
LET IT HIT THE GROUND – CLEAN AS YOU GO!

Watch for weekly, daily tips at the Black Rock City Earth Guardian Facebook page!

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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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[BManUpdate] V16:#24:07.19.12

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Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #24
July 19, 2012

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LATEST NEWS:
+ NEW OPEN POSITION: BRC EVENT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
+ TRASH: CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT LEAVING NO TRACE — THE EXTRA PROGRAM!
+ TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN: WHAT *YOU* CAN DO ABOUT IT
+ BRINGING KIDS TO THE PLAYA? GREAT! HERE’S A FAMILY SURVIVAL GUIDE!
+ LOST AND FOUND ON PLAYA: LET US HELP YOU HELP *YOURSELF*
+ FACEBOOK GROUP VS. FACEBOOK PAGE: A GUIDE FOR THE CONFUSED
+ PERSPECTIVES ART INSTALLATION – FROM BURNING MAN TO THE OLYMPICS
+ PORTAL OF EVOLUTION INSTALLED FOR ONE-YEAR STAY IN RENO
+ BRAF AWARDED SECOND GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FROM THE ARTS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ LOOK WHAT TIME IT IS! THE DESERT ART PREVIEW
+ BEHIND THE SCENES: DPW/GATE WORK WEEKEND AT THE RANCH
+ FINDING JESUS AT BURNING MAN

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ AWARD-WINNING BURNING MAN PHOTOS FROM BRIAN VAN TIGHEM
+ BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ERIC WINTER

PARTICIPATE:
+ CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP SELF-SCHEDULING TOOL
+ FEED THE ARTISTS 2012 — GIVING IT OVER TO THE COMMUNITY
+ ROMP OF THE PLAYA HOOKERS: TRANNIES FOR TRADE
+ ROMP OF THE TRANNY GODDESSES
+ WELCOME TO VW BUS NEWBIELANDIA

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ SOLAR PLAYA INTERNATIONAL – BLACK ROCK CITY, NV – AUGUST 28

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+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

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Yep, another JRS comin’ at ya. It’s that time of year when they come fast and furious, and we appreciate your keeping up with the onslaught.

If you read nothing else in this JRS, please read the posts about Traffic and Trash … these are issues that threaten the future the event, and they require our ever-growing community to step up (participation style-y!) to make ’em work. Seriously. It’s critical that you get educated, make sure your Burner friends hitting the playa are educated too, and PLAN AHEAD.

We’ve faced challenges like this before, we’re sure to face more … and we’re nothing if not adept at adapting and gettin’ ‘er done.

On another front, we’ve got some exciting news! Burning Man is now seeking a BRC Event Operations Director to take over operational responsibilities for the Burning Man event as the Founders start to focus their attention more on the non-profit Burning Man Project (www.burningmanproject.org). Interested? Know somebody who is? Sweet … see below!

So then … stay tuned for future editions of the JRS covering preparation-specific topics … there’s going to be a lot of information coming your way, and the more you know, the better your experience will be. And we all want good experiences, right? Right. So buckle up.

The Man burns in 44 days! Woot!

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NEW OPEN POSITION: BRC EVENT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

The Burning Man Founders are excited to announce a new open position at BRC: Event Operations Director.  This person will oversee the event-related logistics and operations of BRC and all event-related departments (ESD, Community Services, Playa Safety Council [Rangers, Gate/Perimeter/Exodus, DMV], DPW, Café and Ice, and Art) as well as all physical manifestations of the event.

This position will be taking on the Founders’ event-related responsibilities, which will allow them to transition to the Burning Man Project as their main focus.

We are taking applicants both internally and externally, so please send this to people who you think may be great for this role.  The best candidates come from other Burners!

POSITION AVAILABLE: BRC Event Operations Director

LOCATION: Burning Man San Francisco office

Submit resume and cover letter by 6pm on Sunday, July 29th, using this link: http://bit.ly/brceventops

JOB SUMMARY:
The BRC Event Operations Director will oversee and direct the ongoing event operations and logistics of the Burning Man event. This role will manage six event-related departments and oversee strategic planning and decision-making for the long-term success of the event. The Event Operations Director will consult with the Burning Man Founders on decisions, and will have full authority to make all decisions in fulfilling the responsibilities set forth in the job description.

The responsibilities of the BRC Event Operations Director will include but are not limited to:
*General management of event-related departments
*Event operations production and management
*Participation in the Executive Committee, the Leadership Forum, and staff-wide meetings, retreats, and processes
*Oversight of the Operations Team Committee
*Participation in External Relations
*Budgetary Oversight

For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications and physical requirements, please view the complete job listing here: http://bit.ly/brceventops

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

Submit resume and cover letter by 6pm on Sunday, July 29th, using this link: http://bit.ly/brceventops

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TRASH: CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT LEAVING NO TRACE — THE EXTRA PROGRAM!

The Hun wrote up a great blog post about the EXTRA program. Why do you care? Because this program facilitates a number of businesses offering 24-hour recycling and trash disposal on ALL routes from Black Rock City after the Burning Man event.

So when you’re driving down the road FREAKING OUT because you have a bunch of stinky trash and recycling in your vehicle and you JUST WANT TO GET RID OF IT, these are the places to do it! And they make it easy.

This is probably some of the most important information you’ll want to know as you’re leaving BRC (other than “where’s my brain?”), so read up!

http://bit.ly/NyMooR

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TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN: WHAT *YOU* CAN DO ABOUT IT

OK, think about this for a second, folks. We’ve got 60,000 people coming to Burning Man this year, and everybody has to ARRIVE and LEAVE via just one 2-lane road. Ingress and egress are always a challenge, and this year promises to be the most challenging yet. The nut of it is that YOU WILL SIT IN TRAFFIC.

At the same time, we’re all in this together (literally), and we have the opportunity to improve the situation if we all get educated, make sure everybody we know is educated, and PLAN AHEAD. Gate, Perimeter and Exodus team manager Kristy Evans wrote up a great blog post about traffic at Burning Man, and how YOU can help:

http://bit.ly/Q3bPSs

Please read it, and share it with every Burner you know will be on playa this year!

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BRINGING KIDS TO THE PLAYA? GREAT! HERE’S A FAMILY SURVIVAL GUIDE!

The good folks over at Kidsville (Burning Man’s biggest village, didn’t ya know?) have created an incredibly thorough and helpful Survival Guide for Families. Bringing your kiddos out to the playa is an awesome thing to do, but it’s not without its unique challenges.  This survival guide is essential reading for any playa parent.

Judi Morales Gibson, who has brought her son Dexter to 8 Burns now, co-wrote the guide, and introduces it in the Burning Blog. Check it out:

http://bit.ly/neQiX4

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LOST AND FOUND ON PLAYA: LET US HELP YOU HELP *YOURSELF*

Check out this great advice from your friends at Playa Info:

“Every year thousands of items are lost on the playa, and many are found. Technically there is no such thing as a ‘playa gift’… but a lost item labeled with owner info positively begs to be reunited. Besides, turning in items to Lost & Found is a leave-no-trace community action.

We volunteers at Playa Info do our best to reunite items with their owners on-playa and for months after. This year we’re going on the offensive and reminding y’all of the power of prevention! With a little forethought and a few inexpensive materials, you can take steps to help yourself, others and us before you lose something.

Cameras, bikes, IDs, car keys, and whatever else you really want to keep… even tarps and tents, back packs and sleeping bags end up on our shelves. Show that you love your stuff and label it! Duct tape, luggage tags, sticky labels, permanent marker, ribbon & thread… Since Burning Man is extreme camping, not just applying a label, but also using the proper tool for the item is important. Watch this help-your-self video for more information and a little fun:  LABEL IThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7icX4Pzs8nE

Additional notes:
ON PLAYA
* Carry photocopies of your official ID and health insurance info instead of originals
* Bring extra labeling supplies (a kit?) in case you or your campmates forgot about something that matters
* No bikes in Playa Info! Park first and then come on in…

MISSING ITEMS
* Turn in lost items to Lost & Found or to a roaming Playa Info Ambassador
* Yep, we’re your salvation for airline-delayed luggage
* Nope, Lost & Found does not accept bikes. The process for dealing with lost bikes is:  [email protected]. Meanwhile, label and lock your bike, unkay? No promises, but seriously it helps.

Lost and Found, behind Playa Info, in the Center Camp key hole, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily… Happy packing burners, and see you on the playa!”

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FACEBOOK GROUP VS. FACEBOOK PAGE: A GUIDE FOR THE CONFUSED

[Hat tip to Andie Grace for contributing this message …]

Burning Man’s official Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/BurningMan . A Page welcomes anyone to “like” it which will cause all official updates to show up in your feed. We’re pleased and a little amazed to say we have 356,000 fans on Facebook!

There is, however, a Burning Man “group” to be found there as well. This is readily found in searching for “Burning Man” – which can be troublesome for newcomers who visit it thinking it’s the official home for Burning Man on Facebook. While the group is full of lovely people and lively conversation, its moderators are opposed to the regulations we use to moderate our Page (as well as the Burning Blog — you can find these guidelines here: http://blog.burningman.com/comment-policy/). This can and has led to a little confusion when tempers flare, pranksterism flourishes, and/or personal attacks happen.

So to be clear: http://facebook.com/burningman is our official page, moderated by representatives of BMHQ, where we post official announcements etc. and invite your posts as well. The Burning Man Group on Facebook is a participant-organized, anything-goes group. This group is not moderated by the organization and not staffed by nor representing BMHQ.

We say: the internet is a big place, so let a thousand (digital) flowers bloom – but know which one is which, and choose accordingly.

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PERSPECTIVES ART INSTALLATION – FROM BURNING MAN TO THE OLYMPICS

Rad! We love that project … shout out duly given! Sam writes:

“Hi Rabbits!

I was thinking that it would be totally cool if you guys could give a shout out to my friends Trey Watkins and co-artist Cameron Brown and their art project Perspectives that was featured at BM last year.  The reason why is because after someone who works at the South Bank Center in London saw their project, he contacted Trey and started talking to him about re-creating it in London during the Olympics.  And, after lots of planning, it is up and ‘running’ with a new twist during the Festival of the World and the 2012 Olympics!  Another cool thing is Trey and Cam got some funding from BRAF so they were able to go over to London and they were able to help direct how to build it in person.  I think it’s amazing that the art project that we put up at BM last year is being seen (and hopefully inspiring) millions of people traveling through London for the Olympics.

After clicking on the link below: Click on the Perspectives blocks in the map and you will see a photo of the project.  The new twist is instead of having the blocks on the ground (or on the playa rather), they are now suspended over a walkway.  They spell out “Dream Big” and “Ask Why” among other things.

http://world.southbankcentre.co.uk/ ”

Right on … here’s a mention of it in BRAF’s list of currently installed projects: http://blackrockarts.org/current-projects .

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PORTAL OF EVOLUTION INSTALLED FOR ONE-YEAR STAY IN RENO

Artist Bryan Tedrick has created a ton of amazing art for Burning Man over the years (see: http://bit.ly/OSXjYH), and we’re excited to announce that with the help of the Black Rock Arts Foundation (www.blackrockarts.org), his gorgeous piece “Portal of Evolution” is now installed in downtown Reno — at their City Plaza in front of City Hall, no less — for a one-year stay.

Check it out: http://bit.ly/OSXZgz

Congratulations, Bryan, and thank you BRAF for making it happen!

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BRAF AWARDED SECOND GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FROM THE ARTS

Anybody in the art business will tell you that getting even ONE grant from the NEA is a huge achievement. And they’ll tell you that getting MORE than one is practically unheard of, especially in such a short timeframe. Therefore, huge congratulations are in order for the Black Rock Arts Foundation (www.blackrockarts.org) on being awarded a SECOND grant from the NEA. Kudos also to the Burning Man Project (www.burningmanproject.org) for helping land this prestigious grant.

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LOOK WHAT TIME IT IS! THE DESERT ART PREVIEW

John Curley is back on the Burning Blog, this time covering the Desert Art Preview event, featuring talks from some major Burning Man artists who will be creating installations on the playa this year.  Enjoy!

http://bit.ly/OT9xjY

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BEHIND THE SCENES: DPW/GATE WORK WEEKEND AT THE RANCH

Brody has a grin-inducing post up on the Burning Blog … here’s a snippet:

“When people say ‘I could put on a Burning Man event, you just need to draw some roads and bring porta-potties, right?’, I wish they could see what happens behind the scenes. The amount of work that goes into the event is staggering, yet much of it is completely invisible to participants. Take for example, the work weekends up at the Burning Man Ranch that start in the spring and continue into summer.”

Read the full post here: http://bit.ly/OTfmxY

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FINDING JESUS AT BURNING MAN

Pretty rad. Phil writes:

“Hey Jackrabbit,

An article from Christianity Today is now out. It is about our project last year: The Pillars of the Saints. The article is called ‘Finding Jesus at Burning Man.’

Here is a link to it online:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/july-august/finding-jesus-at-burning-man.html

The full article can be read if people go to the bottom of the page and look for “register”. No cost to do so. Our team is coming back this year with a large theremin called Theophony.

Phil and the Theremaniacs”

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AWARD-WINNING BURNING MAN PHOTOS FROM BRIAN VAN TIGHEM

“Hello fellow citizen!

My name is Brian Van Tighem, a photographer from Canmore, Alberta, Canada.  Last year was my first Burn, and will be returning this year (with a lot more costumes).  I wanted to share some great news I just received.  I submitted a series of five photographs that I took on the Playa last year to a prestigious international photography competition called PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris.  My series won a gold medal, first place in the Press (travel/tourism) category.  The same series also won an Honourable Mention in the Fine Art category.  I am very excited as this is my third year since graduating from photographic studies in Vancouver.

Thanks for considering sharing this with the community!  See you on the Playa!

I posted the photos in a slideshow on this post:

http://brianvantighem.com/2012/07/px3-competition-gold-medal/

– Brian”

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BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ERIC WINTER

Eric Winter sends us this nice gallery he shot at Burning Man last year.

http://wintervisuals.zenfolio.com/p530787045

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CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP SELF-SCHEDULING TOOL

Want to sling coffee in the cafe this year? Yeah ya do, it’s a total blast. Witchy from the Center Camp Cafe writes:

“We’ll be really happy to see you in the desert. We want you to join us, so we can all work together to make coffee and lemonade and chai and oh-just-all-of-it while listening to music and dancing around and having a really good time while we caffeinate the masses of Black Rock City.

We have an exciting new self-scheduling system! There are only TWO steps to this new process:
1. You will fill out the “New Registration Form.”
2. Once you are approved, you will get a welcome email with your password and login. You’ll need to go to the site again to sign up for your shifts.

That’s it. No back & forth emails, just YOU scheduling the shifts that YOU want. We’ll still be here to help & you can email us at ***[email protected]*** to get all your questions answered.

Keep in mind that the late night shifts are always the hardest for us to fill, so if you’re up for it please take one of those on. They’re lots of fun!

Once you register, you’ll get your welcome letter within 72 hours after you register for account.

To Register for Shiftboard:
1) Go to https://www.shiftboard.com/BMCoffeeShop/
2) Click on “New Registration” and fill out your information. (Yes, we need your contact information, and make sure to enter your phone number like this: 987-123-4567 (Shiftboard doesn’t like parenthesis, but I do)).
3) Click the “Submit Application” button in the lower left hand corner of the screen. This button is small and will try to hide from you. Don’t let that button be all sneaky like that: You are better than that button!
4) You will need to enter the 3 characters into the box under the “No-Spam Code:” section or the machine may think that you are a bot and it will not let you continue.

That’s it! It’s like magic, but with more coffee.”

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FEED THE ARTISTS 2012 — GIVING IT OVER TO THE COMMUNITY

Colonel Angus writes:

“When we started (gave birth to, in fertility parlance) Feed the Artists in 2007, we said we wanted to create a program that would introduce the BM populace to the concept of “creating community through the sharing of meals,” and then step back and let the community take it from there. Over the years, FtA dinners have run the gamut from a few dust covered participants offering a meal to small groups of artists to exotic extravaganzas filled with five course meals, opera singers, and futuristic aerialists offered to hundreds of artists.  Over 8000 people have been fed by over 400 theme camps during that time, so we feel we’ve been pretty successful at introducing the “Radical Collaboration” meme to the Burner community.  And now, we’re ready to back out and hand it over to YOU, all the citizens of BRC!

So this year, we are proposing that EVERYONE who is bringing food to the playa plan on a little random food gifting.  Instead of using our online reservations system to pre-plan meals with artist groups, WE will simply be making a lot more (gourmet) food than we need for each of our dinners, and randomly gifting out the extra food on a nightly basis, and we recommend that you all plan to do the same.  Of course, if you want to invite a specific group to dinner, by all means, do it.  Contact them in advance and work out the details.  But for everyone else, if you can simply bring 10%, or 20%, or 30% more food than you need for yourselves, and use that extra to invite strangers to dinner, or randomly gift out the food after you’ve eaten, as we’ll be doing, you’ll create some of your most cherished Burning Man memories, and create some lifelong friends in the process.  How do we know?  Just ask any of the hundreds of theme camps that have participated and continue to participate in the program over the years!!!

Don’t forget, if you’re going to offer food to people outside your camp, you’ll need a health department permit, but it’s a very simple process to obtain one.

Of course we will continue to be a food resource on-playa, and our website will always contain all kinds of helpful info, like local fresh food providers in the Reno/Sparks area, but going forward we will not be offering our online or on-playa reservations systems, because we feel, in the spirit of radical self-reliance,  that all of you can now make those arrangements on your own.  Plus, this will make it easier for us to spread the FtA message throughout the world to the BM Regionals and beyond!

S0 we hope to see you on the playa weaving food gifting into the sequin covered, fire tinged, multi colored fabric that is Burning Man.  And if you’re out on the playa during setup week, come join us nightly as our armada of art cars prowls the playa in search of groups to feed and friends to make!

For more info, visit our newly updated website at Feedtheartist.net.  Now go fourth and food gift!

Contact:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feed-The-Artists/353762805543
Kickstarter: http://kck.st/qBgzci ”

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ROMP OF THE PLAYA HOOKERS: TRANNIES FOR TRADE

Minerva Breakdown (love the name!) writes to tell us about this super fun opportunity for participation on the playa:

“Calling all drag queens!  Come join us in your finest fashion! Immediately following Friday’s 3-5 pm “Nu U Glamover” workshop, our gaggle of street walking glamazons will stop at nothing in search of mayhem, booze, and art car rides in the 10th annual event…this year titled …’The Romp of the Playa Hookers: Trannies for Trade’. We’ll meet on Friday, August 31, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Comfort and Joy Village located at 7:30 and Edelweiss.”

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ROMP OF THE TRANNY GODDESSES

In case you couldn’t get enough in the post above, there’s also a Romp of the Tranny Goddesses. Rob writes:

“Join us, on thursday at noon and bring a dress or your best DRAG for our traditional Drag makeup and costume workshop followed by the ‘Romp of the Tranny Goddesses’ at 2:00, next we all board an art car ‘DiscoFish’ for a ride to the man and back with a few fun photo ops and stops between.  Stick around after the romp as we return to Comfort & Joy for a playa hunks judging at the Pink Gym and round out the night with a drag cabaret show at midnight hosted by Comfort & Joys resident drag queens Mona and Amanda. We welcome new performers and seasoned queens as well!

Thursday, August 30th 2012 2pm – 4pm”

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WELCOME TO VW BUS NEWBIELANDIA

Gary writes:

“VW Bus Camp invites Playa virgins arriving in a VW Bus to Newbielandia.  Newbielandia will integrate newbies into a veteran theme camp, sharing 15 years of Playa experience. VW Bus Camp is also keen to learn from our VW Bus Playa virgins. We are all part of the same international tribe! Newbielandia will be available until camp space is filled.

Contact: [email protected]
www.vwbuscamp.com

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SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR

Want to lend a hand to a project? Check out the listings on Spark:

http://spark.burningman.com

Got some money jingling around in your pocket and looking for a good place to put it? Consider supporting a Burning Man project … check out our Support a Project page:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/index.html

If you’d like to have your project included on the Support a Project page, learn how:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

(Please note that we ask projects to handle their own promotions, rather than relying on the Jackrabbit to do it … reach out to your community, it’s part of the process!)

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SOLAR PLAYA INTERNATIONAL – BLACK ROCK CITY, NV – AUGUST 28

Solar camps, artists and renewable energy wonks: You’re invited to SOLAR PLAYA INTERNATIONAL
A clean energy summit on Tuesday 8/28 – Hosted by Black Rock Solar

What: Black Rock Solar’s third annual Solar Summit
Where: District Everywhere, on the Esplanade at 6:15 (next to the ARTery)
When: Tuesday, August 28, 5-7pm

Featuring:
– Hobnobbin’ with participants from all over the country doing work in renewable energy, climate change, art, sustainability and environmental policy
– Mint juleps, Arnold Palmers, beer and chilled white wine
– Live music by THAT Damned Band
– Solar-powered beats by the GOBImobile
– Black Rock Solar crew, staff and board members

In addition to the summit, Black Rock Solar will be hosting an invite-only tour of solar installations on the playa. Are you bringing an impressive solar array or cool piece of solar-powered art? Want to be included as a tour stop, or invited on the tour? Get in touch by August 13. Invites are limited!

We’re also seeking a solar mutant vehicle to provide tour transportation. If you’re interested, we can’t wait to hear from you.

RSVPs and questions: SolarSummit2012@BlackRockSolar.org.

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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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V16:#23:07.14.12

From: Will Chase <[email protected]>

Date: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 6:55 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#23:07.14.12

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #23
July 14, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN SURVIVAL GUIDE 2012 — ALL NEW AND MOBILE FRIENDLY TOO!
+ BURNING MAN 2012 GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
+ BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 CITY PLAN
+ WHAT’S UP WITH TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN?
+ BURNING MAN CENSUS 2012 — BE COUNTED! (OR HELP COUNT)
+ TURNKEY CAMPING GUIDELINES
+ SHARE BURNING BLOG POSTS!
+ TO FLAME BUS – BUSES TO BLACK ROCK CITY FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO
+ ADVANTAGE FLIGHT – WE’LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA!

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ DISPATCHES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
+ SF BAY GUARDIAN ON THE LATEST BATCH OF TICKETS & TRAFFIC ISSUES

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ AMAZING PHOTO GALLERY FROM DARREN KEITH
+ “BEYOND BLACK ROCK” RETURNS TO NATIONWIDE CABLE VOD THIS SUMMER

PARTICIPATE:
+ “BRC WEEKLY” NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!
+ MYSTICAL BOTANICA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
+ WITCHES, MASKMAKERS, READERS, AND ESOTERICS!
+ DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL BRC SEEKS PARTICIPANTS
+ BROKEN ANGEL BATHHOUSE IS STILL SEEKING MEMBERS!
+ DO YOU CUT HAIR? JOIN BARBER ELLA AS A GUEST STYLIST!
+ THE FRENCH QUARTER PRESS CORP SEEKS DOCUMENTARIANS
+ PIMP YR BIKE SEEKS BIKE DECORATIONS
+ CALLING ALL TEACHERS, GUIDES, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS, FILM-MAKERS & ARTISTS
+ RRREVOLUTIONARY GUERILLA SCENTERS NEED HELP DE-STINKING OUR POTTIES
+ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SF DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR
+ CORE PROJECTS THAT COULD USE YOUR HELP
+ HONORARIUM PROJECTS THAT COULD USE YOUR HELP

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ NO SPECTATORS DAY! IS JULY 31 – HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE?
+ MONTEREY OFFICIAL BURNING MAN BEACH BURN – MONTEREY, CA – AUGUST 4

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

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If you haven’t received your already-purchased ticket(s), don’t fret! As we write, the last of the physical tickets sold thus far are being mailed out to their eager owners. Sending out this many tickets is a highly labor-intensive process that has taken longer than we anticipated, but our ticket vendor has been cranking through them just as fast as they can. Don’t worry, soon you will have your ticket home in your hot little hands!

So we’ve got a SOLID Jackrabbit for you today, full of really important information about such perennial fan favorites as the 2012 Survival Guide (all new!), the Black Rock City Plan for 2012 (street names!), Gate opening and closing times (new!), the BRC Census (get counted!), Turnkey camping guidelines (what the? Read on!), and the start of an ongoing conversation about how we can ALL help with the challenges we face getting in and out of Black Rock City every year (traffic, for short).

Oh, and you can help make the porta potties more … ahem … aromatically pleasing. Yyyep, we got it all.

The Man burns in 49 days! Hop to it, people!

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BURNING MAN SURVIVAL GUIDE 2012 — ALL NEW AND MOBILE FRIENDLY TOO!

If you’ve received your tickets by now, you have in your possession the Burning Man Survival Guide for 2012 … and if you’ve attended Burning Man before, you’ll still want to check it out – seriously – because if you do, you’ll see that it’s undergone a significant overhaul. We really dug into it to make it easier to get the information you want. With the anticipated increase of first-time Burners this year, we want to be sure that the Survival Guide (which is mandatory reading for ALL participants, by the way) is as accessible and effective as possible.

And … we’ve also got an online and mobile friendly version!!! It’s seamlessly readable on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s keyword searchable and everything! You can also download the PDF version to your mobile device so you have the essential information (like where to take your trash after the Burn) at your fingertips while traveling to and from Black Rock City.

Here it is, check it out, and make sure ALL your campmates and first-timer friends do too!

http://survival.burningman.com

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BURNING MAN 2012 GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES

Important stuff, share with your friends! Here are the official start and end times for Burning Man 2012:

– This year the eight-day Special Recreation Permit is from 6pm on Sunday, August 26th to 6pm on Monday, September 3rd.
– The Gate will open at 6 PM on Sunday.

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BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 CITY PLAN

The city plan for Black Rock City 2012 is now available:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/maps/12_maps/index.html

It includes this year’s street names (hooray!), which are quite lovely … in the spirit of Fertility, we have the following:

Esplanade
Alyssum
Begonia
Columbine
Dandelion
Edelweiss
Foxglove
Geranium
Hyacinth
Iris
Jasmine
Kingcup
Lilac

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WHAT’S UP WITH TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN?

Getting participants in and out of Black Rock City is one of our greatest challenges, and we figure it’s high time to share our ongoing work on the traffic front with you. The Gate, Perimeter and Exodus team are working hard throughout the year to make improvements to the system, but we can’t do it without YOUR help.

This Burning Blog post by GP&E senior manager Kristy Evans is the first in a series about this critical issue that threatens Black Rock City’s future growth. Read up and learn how you can help!

http://bit.ly/Ns6C0i

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BURNING MAN CENSUS 2012 — BE COUNTED! (OR HELP COUNT)

Don’t be surprised if a group of lab coat-clad scientists descends upon your vehicle as you approach the Greeters station this year. You might just be one of the lucky ones selected by the Census Samplers! These eager burning nerds are keen to include you in a scientific probability sample of Black Rock City’s population. They’re gathering data to get a more accurate picture of who is attending Burning Man this year. Aren’t you curious to know? Learn more:

http://bit.ly/NwGHbh

The information collected is used by academics and other researchers, and is also used by the Burning Man organization to better represent the interests of the people of Black Rock City.

p.s. While we playfully call this a “census”, sticklers will note that this is actually a “survey by convenience sample”. It’s our hope and dream that someday the entirety of Black Rock City’s population will participate, making it a truly scientific census … but until then … this is what we got.

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TURNKEY CAMPING GUIDELINES

Groups of people who set up a camp at Burning Man – or hire help to set up a camp – with the explicit intention of having things ready to go in advance of the arrival of others, are engaging in what we’ve termed “Turnkey camping” (see previous posts on this topic here: http://bit.ly/NscJBL and here: http://bit.ly/NscEhA).

In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in Turnkey camping services, and the Burning Man organization has decided to address the issue by providing guidelines for these camps and their organizers. Here are our Turnkey Camping Guidelines.

http://bit.ly/NsbjqS

We welcome your feedback via the comments on this blog post about the topic:

http://bit.ly/NsyDF3

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SHARE BURNING BLOG POSTS!

Regular readers of the Burning Blog will be happy to know that we’ve added sharing links, so you can share your favorite posts through the usual suspect social media channels. We particularly hope that this feature gets used for sharing tips, tricks and preparation posts with your first-time Burner friends. Share away!

http://blog.burningman.com

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TO FLAME BUS – BUSES TO BLACK ROCK CITY FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO

Do you live in or near LA, SF, or Sacramento?  Are you without a car or ride to Burning Man?  Flying into Reno from some corner of the globe without further transportation to the playa, 2.5 hours away?  Don’t want to spend a lot of money on a rental car?  Wanting to help reduce cars to the event, or just don’t want to drive?  Maybe you are also still unsure how you’re going to get home after Burning Man?

To Flame Bus is part of a national “social mobility network” that is providing bus transportation to Black Rock City from Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Return trips from BRC to these cities are also offered following Burning Man.  Seats are now available to reserve at very reasonable prices, while rates will increase incrementally as Burning Man approaches.  You can find out further information, ask questions, check out the many schedule possibilities, and reserve a seat by going to their website at: www.brc.toflame.com

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ADVANTAGE FLIGHT – WE’LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA!

Flying into and out of Burning Man has always been one way to save the drive, avoid the lines at Gate and Exodus, and arrive like a rock star.  With the record number of participants this year, it’s also a great way to keep cars off the highways and reduce pollution.  Advantage Flight, a Burner-owned and -operated charter air service with over 500 playa flights logged since 2005, teamed up with several other charter operators with a goal of reducing at least 800 cars from this year’s Burn.  Advantage now offers many daily non-stop flights between the BRC Airport and Reno, and then to and from the Bay and Northern California, LA and SoCal, the Pacific Northwest, and Utah.  In addition to passengers, Advantage can fly in time-critical materials for build crews, such as baggage, fresh food, and other supplies.

Check out http://www.advantageflight.com/bman.html for details.

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DISPATCHES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Burning Man’s Regional Manager Meghan Rutigliano is in Europe visiting our far-flung Regional Contacts (like our friends from Lithuania: http://bit.ly/P3jRcK) and dropping in on some Regional events, including Nowhere, the annual gathering in the Spanish high desert. She’s been tossing these fun dispatches our way … check ’em out:

Dispatch from the Middle of Nowhere! http://bit.ly/Nsd9In

Regional Networking in Nowhere! http://bit.ly/NsdVVN

En Los Barrios: Theme Camps at Nowhere http://bit.ly/Nse2AE

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SF BAY GUARDIAN ON THE LATEST BATCH OF TICKETS & TRAFFIC ISSUES

“Burning Man takes anti-scalper and traffic control measures as tickets arrive”, by Steven T. Jones.

http://bit.ly/N6lqr7

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AMAZING PHOTO GALLERY FROM DARREN KEITH

Darren Keith has compiled a pretty astounding gallery of photographs from his three years’ worth of Burns. Check it out:

http://bit.ly/NkIOzZ

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“BEYOND BLACK ROCK” RETURNS TO NATIONWIDE CABLE VOD THIS SUMMER

Our friend Mike Wilson writes:

“Hey gang! ‘Beyond Black Rock’ returns to nationwide cable VOD for the summer. The movie went live yesterday nationwide on cable movies on demand… It’s just called ‘Burning Man’ due to character limit. It’ll be on through September.”

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“BRC WEEKLY” NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!

The playa famous and always fabulous Adrian Roberts writes:

“From the creators of the legendary ‘Piss Clear’ — Black Rock City’s much-loved alternative newspaper — comes the ‘BRC Weekly,’ now in its third year of publication on the playa. To check out previous issues, click here: http://BRCWeekly.com

We are currently working on our best issue ever, and seeking submissions for articles, features, etc. Here’s what we’re looking for:
• Interesting articles and rants
• Infographics about Burning Man or Black Rock City
• Comics and photographs
• Items for the Playa Out/In List
• Playa Lingo

Basically, we’re looking for pretty much anything you’d find in any other city’s alternative newsweekly … except that it MUST pertain to Black Rock City.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 13.

If you’d like to submit something, or for more information, please email editor Adrian Roberts at: [email protected]

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MYSTICAL BOTANICA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Amberley writes:

“The Mystical Botanica Bodhi Manman Nan Beejeezus located in the throbbing heart of the French Quarter is looking for camp members and volunteers for various rituals and events.

Most important event is Jesus Complex! I need mortal girls to help give the boys at Burning Man Jesus Complex.

The feminine is divine and sacred but the male is dusty and naked! All you playafied boys come get your spiritual detox and let the French Quarter girls treat you like Jesus. We will wash the dust from your feet, oil your head with frankincense, and feed you spiced wine from a sea sponge. And we do it all in various states of undress. Ladies please do not be afraid to come, we are equal opportunity lovers. Please come to French Quarter at 7:30 and A. Jesus Complex on Sunday at 1 p.m. right before the Jazz Funeral Procession for the Man.

The Botanika is also looking for channelers, tarot readers and rebel rousers to help enlighten, invigor and embolden the sinning citizens of Black Rock Desert.
If you would like to join our group please fill click on the link and fill out the form.

http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org/join

Also see our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/botanicabejeezus ”

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WITCHES, MASKMAKERS, READERS, AND ESOTERICS!

Chakra Khan writes:

“Tarot and palm readings, candle magic, essential oils and infusions, talismans and other expressions of the mystical arts find their home behind our unassuming storefront in the Black Rock French Quarter. Join us in crafting spirit masks, and helping visitors to customize voodoo dolls with trinkets from the object of their desire or ire. Offerings of the sacred and the profane are encouraged to keep our little Botanica and Voodoo Shop stocked. Seek us where the chalice is held aloft and the sounds of blood and magic are heard – find us beneath the image of the Blessed Virgin cradling African Jesus in her six arms.

To help out or camp with us email [email protected]

Chakra Khan
Proprietor
Botanica Bodhi Manman nan Bejeezus
(Botanica of the Awakened Mother of Jesus)
www.facebook.com/botanicabejeezus ”

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DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL BRC SEEKS PARTICIPANTS

Dusty Bacon writes:

“The First Ever Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School BRC seeks: Models, Performers, Drawing Supplies, Prizes, and Art Cars who would like to participate in the scheduled anti-art ‘happening’ ON: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m; LOCATION: We’ll all meet up halfway between the man and the temple before heading out to a TBA art-installation or two in the Deep Playa) please email me: [email protected] if you would like to assist with one of these needs.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art school ( http://www.drsketchy.com/ ) is the world’s premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. The models we are seeking can be of any sex and will need to hold poses on art-structures for up to 15 minutes, models can be costumed & in makeup or not.

Art Cars – We will need to ferry at least 40 or so people so if you have an art car that can carry some portion of that crowd please get in touch.

Between poses we will be titillated by performances:  Performers sought can be of any sex and performance style.

If you are a member of an existing Dr. Sketchy chapter come represent, if you don’t know what we’re talking about come and find out!  We are also seeking drawing supplies and “prizes” so get in touch with me if you would like to contribute something along those lines as well: [email protected]

Full event details on the What Where When http://playaevents.burningman.com/2012/playa_event/7350/

Hope we can ‘draw’ you into this micro-creative event!
~ Dusty Bacon”

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BROKEN ANGEL BATHHOUSE IS STILL SEEKING MEMBERS!

Dani writes:

“Come purify your body and soul by helping be a part of the Broken Angel Bathhouse!  The Broken Angel Bathhouse is a small camp in its second year that focuses on creating a sanctuary of water and relaxation.  A beacon of cleanliness amongst the dust storms of the playa, we are devoted to creating and gifting bath scrubs and oils, and providing healing body work.  We are still seeking Broken Angels that enjoy giving showers and baths, giving massages and crafting the soaps, oils, lotions, scrubs, and salts that pamper us.  So, join us in sharing the gift of rejuvenation and help us bring this little piece of luxury and relaxation to the playa!!!  If this strikes your fancy and sounds interesting, please email Dani at [email protected] for more details…

And don’t forget to check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/brokenangelbathhouse.org

Hope to see you all on the playa!!!”

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DO YOU CUT HAIR? JOIN BARBER ELLA AS A GUEST STYLIST!

Bonnie writes:

“We’re Barber Ella Shop, the sexy, space-age barber shop located in the 9:00 plaza — and we’d love it if you came cut hair with us! We always leave a chair or two open for professional stylists who want to drop in and snip-snip-snip up awesome hairdos. Our haircut-ees are often looking for extreme new looks. Last year, more than a dozen pro stylists came to volunteer; they said they loved the opportunity to leave their stuffy customers behind and get wacky and creative.

Have pro haircutting equipment? You’re more than welcome to bring your own if you’re particular, but we also have plenty to share. Though we’d love to hear from you, there’s no need to sign up for a volunteer spot ahead of time — just come on by during any open hours and get cutting. Barber Ella Shop is open this year Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. From us and all our haircut-ees, thanks for making us look awesome!

On-playa address: 9:00 Plaza
On-playa open hours: 10:00 to 1:00 Tuesday – Friday

Our website: http://barberellashop.wordpress.com/
Our email: [email protected]

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THE FRENCH QUARTER PRESS CORP SEEKS DOCUMENTARIANS

Cougar Loo writes:

“The French Quarter Press Corp is the official Photography team in charge of Documenting and Visually capturing the Glory of the BLACK ROCK FRENCH QUARTER. We provide a space for pro’s and amateurs alike to develop their craft, and a platform for development through the act of gifting.  Anyone can come to the French Quarter and give the gift of photography, Videography, journalism or any other type of documentation.
Questions? Email Shawn(cougar LOO) [email protected]

PLEASE SIGN UP, REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE WITH THE FQ PRESS CORP HERE:
http://bit.ly/NkJRQ9

Check out our facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/FQ-Press-Corp/210321385756908 ”

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PIMP YR BIKE SEEKS BIKE DECORATIONS

Ari writes:

“This is a Solicitation!

Bioluminati, home of Pimp Yr Bike, is celebrating 16 years on the Playa with our most spectacular bike decoration installation ever!  We need donations of non-MOOP-producing bike decorating materials in order to feed the forges of bicycular creativity!  We can use: cloth ribbon, plastic bead chains, SPRAY PAINT, small toys and toy parts, shiny stuff, non-mooping bright fabric, non breakable Xmas ornaments, brightly colored tape …just use your imagination or borrow someone else’s!  If it is pretty, shiny or weird and can be glued, tied or otherwise attached to a bike, it will be used and enjoyed. See:

http://bioluminati.org/onplaya/activities/pimpernalia/

For info on material drop locations and how your deluxe junk can soon be pimping the rides of the masses.

I Have Not Yet Begun To Pimp!”

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS, GUIDES, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS, FILM-MAKERS & ARTISTS

Jon writes:

“Play)A(Skool is dedicated to exploring the intersection between the principles of Burning Man and the default world.  We are seeking Teachers and Guides to contribute to our daily curriculum of exploration where we seek to Share, Learn, Grow and Evolve through Interaction and Activity.  Come share with your fellow Burners in our SkoolHouse.  Last year our classes ranged from yoga and meditation, to science and metaphysics, to the art of gifting and desert survival, from urban farming to learning the cosmic formula for finding your soul mate on the Playa. This year we are looking to build on our curriculum with performances of all sorts, film premiers and more!  We are GIFTING our space and production prowess to you and all of Burning Man.

Classes will be participant-driven, including games, play, discussion, and debate.  The Fakulty are mere guides, seeding the discussion with their experience and technical knowledge, and encouraging the classes to focus on beyond Burning Man application of the topics. How do we take this experience of Burning Man and Bridge the Gap between Black Rock City and our communities around the world?

All talents, experiences, the silly, the serious, the esoteric and the academic are welcome to experience, teach, guide and learn together. If you want to join our band of teachers, email [email protected] and tell us what you have to share.”

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RRREVOLUTIONARY GUERILLA SCENTERS NEED HELP DE-STINKING OUR POTTIES

Can’t help but snigger, but this is pretty awesome. Tracey writes:

“Dear Burners, Peers and Pooers,

Let the RRRevolution Begin in Your Senses!

RRRevolutionary Guerilla Scenters will use real essential oils to enhance porta potties all over the Playa!

Join the AromaTheraPotty Project! RRRepost, RRR-email and RRRefer http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1488

Everything I could think of to say and depict about the Burning Man 2012 AromaThera Potty Project is here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1488

Please go to the new Facebook Event Burning Man 2012: AromaThera Potty Project, say yes, and invite your friends, especially those you expect to Burn.
http://on.fb.me/Nspf4b

Love & RRRevolution, Tracey aka Miranda Askew, Lamay Camp, Kidsville
Tracey TieF
Certified Natural Health Practitioner
www.AnarresHealth.ca

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SF DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12

Your Burning Man year-round volunteer Special Events Team is
planning the 13th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! for
10/07/12 on Indiana Street starting Noon. We are scheduling
stages and placing art and camps NOW. Don’t delay!!!

Got big art? A mutant vehicle? Interactive theme camp? Performance,
crafting workshop, kids event, Performance art thingy, dance troupe, parade,
lecture? Or maybe you can loan a live performer sound system, stage, lighting/other
infrastructure?

Email NOW: [email protected] to request a space and share
your creative spirit, art and vision.

IMPORTANT SF DECOM DEADLINES:

– SEPT 12th FIRE DEADLINE- Deadline for fire artists and performers to submit fire
safety info. But, contact us BEFORE Burning Man with interest pretty please!!!

– SEPT 22nd DEADLINE- Deadline for non-fire art, theme camps and performance.
We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try

Priority given to new folks that didn’t have a spot last year. But
we’ll accommodate everyone we can!

The SF Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and
tons of communal effort. To join the SF Decom team, email
[email protected]

To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you,
see: http://regionals.burningman.com/. This is a year-round community
with events being planned here, there and EVERYWHERE, literally every
day of the week!

So, as you prepare for the Playa, take a moment RIGHT NOW to plan how
your art will make it to Decom and one or more regional event.
Take your art on the road and keep the fires burning all year-long!

NOW CONTACT US!

For SF Decom submissions: [email protected]
For SF Decom Volunteers: [email protected]

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SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR

Want to lend a hand to a project? Check out the listings on Spark:

http://spark.burningman.com

Got some money jingling around in your pocket and looking for a good place to put it? Consider supporting a Burning Man project … check out our Support a Project page:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/index.html

If you’d like to have your project included on the Support a Project page, learn how:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

(Please note that we ask projects to handle their own promotions, rather than relying on the Jackrabbit to do it … reach out to your community, it’s part of the process!)

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CORE PROJECTS THAT COULD USE HELP

The Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) is a massive undertaking by 34 different Regional groups (http://regionals.burningman.com) who are building sculptures to represent their Regions on playa. They’ll be circling the Man this year, and will ALL BURN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THURSDAY NIGHT (and yes, that’s all-caps worthy).

Learn more: http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_core.html

Here’s a few that could use a push over the edge:

Houston: 7 days to go http://kck.st/NU7exV
New Orleans: 17 days to go: http://kck.st/N6p9Fo
DC Core: 29 days to go http://kck.st/N6p5Fw
London Core: 34 days to go http://bit.ly/N6pgka

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HONORARIUM PROJECTS THAT COULD USE HELP

A couple big projects we’d like to put on your radar … help them out if you can:

Lune and Tide: 20 days to go http://kck.st/N6oZO6

Otic Oasis 2.0: 21 days to go http://kck.st/N6p1Wm

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NO SPECTATORS DAY! IS JULY 31 – HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE?

July 31 is No Spectator’s Day as officially recognized in San Francisco by Mayoral Proclamation. We kid you not!

We encourage you to personally embody the spirit of No Spectator’s Day through acts of self-expression, civic participation, and gifting. Some may choose to observe this day individually, others will involve friends and members of their community.  Let your imaginations run amok in the very best of ways. On July 31st everyone is a Participant!

10 Suggested Ways to Observe No Spectator’s Day:

1) Random acts of kindness and gifting.
2) Dress expressively– why save that fairy-turnip-princess bee costume just for the playa?
3) Adopt-your-block, beach or park; invite the neighbors to a neighborhood cleanup and potluck
4) Make temporary public art and take it to the streets (but Leave No Trace after)
5) Instead of a garage sale, have an Un-Sale or “Gift-Away.” That’s right…stand around like you’re having a garage or sidewalk sale—and surprise people by GIFTING it all instead!
6) Host an Art-Parade.
7) Create an art car or bike and go for a ride!
8) Get involved with a Burning Man Art-project – see these links for artist needs:
http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_brc.html and
http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_honor.html
9) Volunteer at a local school, senior center or food bank.
10) Bring the spirit of Burning Man home: See these groups for ideas and ways to plug into the community year-round. http://www.burningmanproject.org , www.burnerswithoutborders.orghttp://www.blackrockarts.org ,  www.blackrocksolar.org . Be sure to learn what is going on in your part of the world at: http://regionals.burningman.com/

Remember, it’s No Spectator’s Day! … Just Another Day of Burner Public Participation thru Artistic Creation!

Enjoy NOT spectating!

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MONTEREY OFFICIAL BURNING MAN BEACH BURN – MONTEREY, CA – AUGUST 4

Jennie Kay writes:

“Saturday, August 4th, 10a-10p, the sands of Monterey will be taken over by a brilliant display of music, dancing, art, fire performance, theme camps, and an assortment of expression and cacophony the likes of which Monterey has never seen!

Who: Everyone! All ages (including pets on leashes)
Where: Del Monte Beach, Monterey – Windows on the Bay (in between Monterey Bay Kayaks and the Volleyball Courts)
When: Saturday, August 4th, 10a-10p
Cost: Suggested Donation, $10 – Everyone welcome, no required donation necessary.

All prepaid donations of $10 or more will receive an 11×17 poster calendar featuring stunning photography by Aldo Gemel. You can pick up your calendar at the beach burn, or if you want it shipped add $5. Paypal [email protected]

MPYRE Strikes back, and its sister event, True Grit, are the only official Burning Man events in the world that have no gates, required entry fees or admission policies.  To be able to produce these events is a gift that the City of Monterey has given us for years with their support, encouragement, and reduced permit fees.

To volunteer or get involved, email [email protected]

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/143543282448536/

Website: www.montereyburners.com ”

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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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Volume 16, Issue #22

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From: Will Chase
Date: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#22:07.08.12
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #22
July 8, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ MORE BURNING MAN 2012 TICKETS BECOMING AVAILABLE
+ ANNOUNCING THE SPARK SYSTEM: FACILITATING COLLABORATIVE CONNECTIONS
+ DANCING WITH THE PLAYA MESSIAH – A 21-YEAR BURNING MAN PHOTO ALBUM

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ WHAT DO YOU DO AT BURNING MAN, ANYWAY?
+ BURNERS GUIDE TO LEAVING NO TRACE: JUNK AND YOUR TRUNK

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN RITES OF PASSAGE – DAY
+ BURNING MAN RITES OF PASSAGE – NIGHT
+ BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER ROB G (AGAIN)

PARTICIPATE:
+ LAMPLIGHTERS CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIGHTING BLACK ROCK CITY
+ JOIN THE BILLION BUNNY MARCH IN BLACK ROCK CITY!
+ BLACK ROCK CITY FARMERS MARKET WANTS YOU!
+ ROCKY HORROR 2012 CASTING CALL
+ CALLING ALL BARBERSHOPPING BURNERS!
+ UNICORN STAMPEDE NEEDS YOUR HELP
+ “YOUR FUNERAL” ART INSTALLATION WILL HOST YOUR FUNERAL!
+ BURNING MAN 2012 *PLAYA MAIL*
+ WINEMAKERS UNITE!
+ THEME CAMP SEEKS GUMBO CHEFS AND ASSISTANTS
+ PLAYA CHOIR SEEKING SINGERS, MUSICIANS
+ BLACK ROCK SPATIAL DELIVERY GATHERING LETTERS TO VIRGINS
+ SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS GUEST CHEFS AND HELPERS

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR
+ EAST BAY CORE PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP
+ DONATE YOUR CAR TO THE FLUX FOUNDATION

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ RETHINKING RITUAL, SPIRITUALITY & CULTURE: AN ONLINE COURSE ABOUT BURNING MAN AT CHERRY HILL SEMINARY

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
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Today we present a rare weekend edition of the Jackrabbit, as we’ve got some breaking ticket information we’d like to get into your hot little hands. We know you’ve been waiting patiently for it … take a look below.

As we move through summer, and Burning Man becomes more than just a glow on the horizon, we once again see the burgeoning of our Participate section — it’s absolutely bursting with stuff to do on playa. And of course this represents merely a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of what’s happening in Black Rock City… what participants like you are making happen on playa! What are YOU gonna do out there?

Speaking of which, if you’re looking for a way to participate by contributing your skills to a project, we’ve just made it that much easier for you … last week we launched Spark, an online system for connecting projects in need with people looking for opportunities to apply their skills! More details below, but check it out at http://spark.burningman.com … we’re excited about the connections already being made through this cool new online tool!

Rather than prattle on any further, we’ll let you get into it … the DPW starts building the Black Rock City fence in less than 30 days, and the Man burns in 55 days! Right? Right. Wow, here we go.

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MORE BURNING MAN 2012 TICKETS BECOMING AVAILABLE

On June 12 we announced (http://bit.ly/LHxbmA) that the BLM awarded Black Rock City LLC a one-year permit to hold Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert in 2012. We’re happy to report that in response to growing interest in the event, we were able to work with the BLM to increase the maximum population of Black Rock City to 60,900 participants in 2012.

Counter to misleading media coverage of this announcement, this does not mean that there will be 10,000 additional tickets available. In preparing for this year’s event we were working with a peak population of 58,000. Through the pre-sale last December, the main sale in February, the low-income ticket program, and the Directed Ticket Distribution process, we have officially allocated 57,000 tickets.

And now that we have a permit that allows for a maximum population of 60,900, we have a little bit of breathing room and a welcome opportunity to get more tickets out into our community, while thwarting scalpers who hope to capitalize off of the popularity of our event (to the detriment of our participants).

Our intention is to sell a number of tickets just shy of the population cap allowed by our permit. We want to be certain that we’re not in danger of exceeding that number … if we exceed our population cap in 2012 we could trigger sanctions that would seriously endanger the future of the event on the Black Rock Desert, and we all want to avoid that scenario!

After carefully considering input from our community, consulting with ticketing experts on best practices, and much discussion, we are pleased to announce that:

Today (Sunday, July 8) 1,000 additional $390 tickets will be placed into the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). This will get tickets to many of those who were not awarded tickets in the Main Sale, registered for STEP, and have been waiting patiently in the queue. (There continues to be a consistent trickle of tickets bought and sold through STEP, and the pace may increase as the summer wears on and people change their plans.)

And that’s not all…

1,000 additional $390 tickets will be made available to the general public through a first-come first-serve online private sale on August 3 at noon PST. You need not have registered for the sale in January, or signed up for STEP—anyone may participate in the sale, but you must request access to the private sale during a 12-hour sign up period between 10am PST and 10pm PST on Wednesday, August 1. When you sign up, you’ll be asked for your name, your email address, and your zip or postal code. You will then be added to the list of people allowed into the private sale. Your email address will be your key to enter the sale. The sale will take place online on Friday, August 3, at 12 noon PST. Tickets are one per person, will all be held at Will Call, and are not available for name changes (this is necessary to prevent these precious tickets from ending up in the hands of scalpers). Full information will be posted on http://tickets.burningman.com

This sale will provide an opportunity to those who had hoped to buy tickets in the Open Sale that was planned for March and later canceled, while serving to put a damper on the scalper market by injecting tickets into the open market after physical tickets have been mailed out. Those feeling pressured to opt for a scalped ticket will now have an opportunity to get one at face value.

We’ve chosen this combined allocation because it serves those waiting patiently in the STEP queue, undermines the scalper market, and protects our ability to hold the Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert for years to come. We know this ticket news won’t put a ticket in the hand of every Burner who wants one, but we are working tirelessly to get as many folks to the playa this year as possible. We look forward to seeing you in Black Rock City, or in one of the many other places around the world where the Burning Man culture is being manifested.

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ANNOUNCING THE SPARK SYSTEM: FACILITATING COLLABORATIVE CONNECTIONS

Burning Man is pleased to announce the launch of Spark!

Spark is an online application designed to facilitate connections among Burners, fostering collaborative efforts related to theme camps, art installations, mutant vehicles and other Burning Man–related projects. Spark provides a secure, centralized place for people to post listings to seek or offer resources and skill sets to make projects a reality.

So let’s say you can’t possibly pull off your project without a carpenter, electrician, sword-swallower, welder, dancer, aerialist, fire performer, painter, hooper, dude with a truck, seamstress, zebra trainer, project manager, or a 6’5″ woman who juggles flaming chainsaws. Pop a listing onto Spark seeking what you seek!

Or let’s say you’re any one (or more) of those things and you want to offer your skills to a worthy project. Pop a listing onto Spark offering what you have to offer!

But keep this in mind: Spark is not intended to be a commercial connection engine — it’s about collaborating. If you’re offering commercial services, please do that elsewhere. If you’re looking to promote your fundraiser, Spark is not the place for it … use our Support a Project page for that. Take a look at our Spark community guidelines for more information: http://spark.burningman.com/community-guidelines/

We hope you find this to be a useful tool in sparking your ultimate Burning Man experience. Now, click the link and … go forth and collaborate!

http://spark.burningman.com

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DANCING WITH THE PLAYA MESSIAH – A 21-YEAR BURNING MAN PHOTO ALBUM

Longtime Playa photographer George Post recently finished laying out a 216-page picture book containing nearly 1000 of his best color images from 21 consecutive years at Burning Man 1991-2011. He is launching a pre-sale website and will be able to go to press as soon as a few hundred copies are pre-sold, with UPS delivery to follow 9-10 weeks later. Simply go online to order your First Edition autographed hardbound copy of this historic and definitive monograph. The website is up and running at:

http://playa-messiah.com

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WHAT DO YOU DO AT BURNING MAN, ANYWAY?

Caveat Magister explores the inevitable question all Burners are asked now and again: what do you DO at Burning Man, anyway? Might be better to ask what you DON’T do. Great read for the first-timers in your midst.

http://bit.ly/M8pSGb

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BURNERS GUIDE TO LEAVING NO TRACE: JUNK AND YOUR TRUNK

The Hun digs deep in her extensive repertoire of LNT tricks and tips to help you ease your efforts at Leave No Trace. She’s good at this stuff, yo … pay attention. For serious.

http://bit.ly/LWxFqi

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BURNING MAN RITES OF PASSAGE – DAY

Gorgeous video by Ahmed of Burning Man 2011 by day, with some stunning cinematography. Sure does get you back in the mood! Enjoy. (Hat tip to Carlos Menchaca for the heads-up.)

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BURNING MAN RITES OF PASSAGE – NIGHT

Here’s Ahmed’s companion piece, Burning Man 2011 by night. Wow.

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BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER ROB G

[We flubbed Rob’s URL in the last Jackrabbit, so here it is again … take two!]

Rob says of his Burning Man experience: “Burning Man 2012 was my first time as a burner.It was quite the adventure and journey.” Yeah it was. Always fun to see Burning Man through the eyes of a first-timer … particularly the photographers.

http:[email protected]/sets/72157627590264177/

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LAMPLIGHTERS CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIGHTING BLACK ROCK CITY

Did you know that anyone can be a Lamplighter?

Each year it takes over 1000 volunteers to help us light the city and we can’t do it without you! All you need to do is show up any night or nights you would like to volunteer at 5pm (4pm on Burn night) to our Center Camp Workspace (behind the Cafe).

Have a theme camp and you would like to volunteer as a group? Email [email protected] to set that up.

This year we are not hosting the normal parties everyone is use to. We will NOT be hosting the Sangria Soiree Monday night nor the Bloody Mary Brunch Wednesday at Noon. Instead, here is our 2012 party schedule:

Monday 3pm – 5pm – Panda’s Cider Party
Tuesday 3pm – 5pm – Snotto’s (Long Island) Tea Party playing lounge music
Wednesday 3pm – 5pm – Poolboy’s 80’s new wave UNDERWEAR Party
Thursday 3pm – 5pm – Smokey’s Old Skool Hip Hop Grape Drank Party
Friday 3pm – 5pm – Motorboat’s Pirate Party Arggg
Saturday 2pm – 4pm – Manslave’s Find a Date for the Burn Party

And please plan on sticking around at 5pm to help Lamplighters light up Black Rock City!

If you have any questions or would like more information about Lamplighting, please email [email protected]

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JOIN THE BILLION BUNNY MARCH IN BLACK ROCK CITY!

Mein Hare writes:

“Bunnies of the world, unite! The Billion Bunny March to Protest Humanity marches again! All bunnies and furry sentient beings are welcome in the march. Humans and bunnyvores need NOT apply.

Special Request: We need mutant vehicles and mobile sound systems to play our ridiculously wonderful marching music. Contact us to join forces.You’ll get your very own Billion Bunny March soundtrack to play along the march route and then take home as a thank you gift so you can keep on marching wherever you go! Email Neon Bunny at [email protected]

Why? Because the humans have gone too far and the world will be much better when it’s ruled by BUNNIES!

We’ll meet Thursday at BMIR from 4-6pm for bunnification and HOPtails. We march at 6PM SHARP (like a really pointy carrot!)

New recruits and pesky humans should renounce their humanity and join our universal campaign of FLUFFY GOODNESS and JELLYBEANS FOR ALL!

Afterparty at EGGS Bar!”

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BLACK ROCK CITY FARMERS MARKET WANTS YOU!

This is pretty damn awesome … we love you people, we really do. Ramona writes:

“Imagine, it’s 8am, you’re dusty, miles from your camp, parched and hankering for a slice of freshness…juicy watermelon, tangy plums, a crunchy carrot or a sweet and salty hot cob of corn; where do you turn when your cooler looks like slush and you’re craving a vitamin hit? The Black Rock City Farmers Market, of course!

The Black Rock City Farmers Market is looking for circus performers (jugglers, stilt walkers, magicians, etc) to entertain at the Farmers Market. And if you are a produce camp (bakery, tea room, etc) or just have some yummy edibles to gift, we invite you to come and join us! BYO rug/stall and get in touch with Mo Dumplings via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BRCfarmersMarket or email [email protected] and we’ll put you into our plot plan!”

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ROCKY HORROR 2012 CASTING CALL

Love love LOVE this. Elizabeth writes:

“The Six Minute Players will be returning to the playa for a seventh season of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the help of the lovely folks at Videogasm.

Have you always wanted to wear sexy lingerie, heels, marvelous makeup and (non-feather) boas on the playa while dancing your heart out and pretending you’re an alien? Um, well, you probably do that already but now you can do it in front of a crowd who will be screaming and cheering you on!

This is a shadow show so no singing is required. If you would like to be a part of the show, even if you don’t want to be in the limelight, please let me know! The show will be at Videogasm in Snowflake Village, Friday night at 11:59 PM!!!

Email me at [email protected] if you would like to be a part of the show.

Visit http://www.westernmassburners.org/ to see videos of the show from 2005 and 2007 under the Photo Links.

So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab
I’ll make you shiver with antici……..

Your Sweet Transvestite,
El”

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CALLING ALL BARBERSHOPPING BURNERS!

Gerflash writes:

“Do you like to sing those good, old barbershop songs? So does Gerflash. I gotta think they had something to do with our population explosion! But since our theme is Fertility 2.0, why not? Tenors, Leads, Baris, Basses wanted! Any aspiring Barberpole Cat!

Email: [email protected], or check into: http://www.facebook.com/groups/198208360209399/ ( – that’s Cartoon Commune’s FB page).”

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UNICORN STAMPEDE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Our lovely and charming (she is that awesome) friend Polly Superstar writes:

“With all the Sparkleponies heading to the Playa this year there are concerns that the UNICORN STAMPEDE may careen out of control.

CALLING ALL COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS we are requesting your mounted assistance to help corral.

Meeting place for UNICORN STAMPEDE is half way between Center Camp and The Man, 6.30pm Wednesday August 29th.

RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/events/284610781616274/ ”

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“YOUR FUNERAL” ART INSTALLATION WILL HOST YOUR FUNERAL!

Our very own Jonesy, of Center Camp Cafe and Special Events Team fame, is creating a completely brilliant art project this year, and we’re all the beneficiaries (see what I did there?). Morbid? Maybe. Awesome? Definitely. He writes:

“Have you ever wanted to attend your own funeral? Or do you want to honor a close, living friend by hosting a funeral for them? Ever wondered what it would be like to lay in a casket while your loved ones pine about how awesome or lame you were? Is it your fantasy to have a crowd of people singing Danny Boy on your behalf? We’re giving you the opportunity to experience Your Funeral at Burning Man 2012!

Sign up now to have your funeral on the open playa, complete with accoutrements specific to your selection of ceremony. Do you want The Traditional Catholic? The Irish Wake? The Cremation? The Viking? The Egyptian? You’ll have a variety of options when you request a hosted funeral. Register to start a dialogue so that we can attend to your last wishes. Remembered souls will be invited to leave a symbol of their death/rebirth with the Your Funeral crew and placed in the casket for a Friday night group cremation.

All this and more with a many hidden surprises…

Please visit our website to get more info, daily updated blog posts and pictures, and a link to donate to this project. Help us make Your Funeral a reality for all to enjoy! You will have our eternal gratitude!

www.yourfuneral2012.com

And our deepest condolences for your passing.

The ‘Your Funeral’ Crew”

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BURNING MAN 2012 *PLAYA MAIL*

Ranger Beauty offers this one up:

“This is my “art project” in its 3rd year. 🙂

This will be my 12th Burn & 11th year as a Black Rock Ranger & 10th year as an Ordained Minister.

I’ll be accepting ‘PLAYA MAIL’ 🙂

Just send me -whatever- (post cards ROCK!) while I’m @ BM& you’ll be HOME in one shape or form!

You may send your mail to:

RANGER BEAUTY c/o RADIO ELECTRA 89.9 FM
7:45 & A
BURNING MAN FESTIVAL,
BLACK ROCK CITY / GERLACH, NV
89412 U.S.A.

Please try to send your mail around August 20th but no later than August 27th, 2012.

One year a fellow Ranger (Good Start) sent me a FULL package of DORITOS! They
made it intact! Last year I got 1 shoe….. go figure.

I can hardly wait to see what you send & where you send it from!~?

I think my record mail delivery in 2011in just one day was over 50 pieces! I’m trying to beat
that this year.

If you have anything -special- you need burned, it would be my honor to place it in the Man & or Temple too.
You -WILL- burn one way or another.

Thanks for all of your goodies in advance.
Ranger Love,
Beauty”

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WINEMAKERS UNITE!

Vintner (go figure, right?) writes:

“The first and only vineyard in the Black Rock Desert is looking for volunteers! The 2009 vintage of our exotic Vinum Pejorative will be available for tastings this year, along with other varietals that you create or help us create…we especially need experts and trainees to start our first batch of Dandelion and Lilac wines! Want to be a part of something extraordinary – email [email protected] for details!

Fermented for your pleasure…

http://www.blackrockvineyards.org
http://www.facebook.com/blackrockvineyards ”

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THEME CAMP SEEKS GUMBO CHEFS AND ASSISTANTS

Josh Prime (or “He of the Awesome Name”) writes:

The Lonesome Gator Gumbo Cookery served over 1300 bowls of gumbo and jambalaya to the hungry citizens of BRC in 2011 – for our return in 2012, we are seeking chefs, campmates and other contributors!!! Help us bring authentic (and inauthentic!!!) gumbo to Black Rock City!

Shrimp, okra, crab, sausage, celery, catfish, crawfish, onions, gator, lobster – it all goes in there one time or another, and the recipe changes with the ingredients. Shuck oysters and do a proper crawfish boil on playa! JOIN US and lend your talents to our everchanging savory delight!

For more details, email…
[email protected]

And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/lonesomegator

And especially don’t forget about MARDI GRAS ON PLAYA:
http://www.facebook.com/events/358210487524416/ ”

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PLAYA CHOIR SEEKING SINGERS, MUSICIANS

Madi writes:

“Dear Burning Man community,

Hi, it’s Madi, the Playa Choir director and I’m writing to find a few more people to help lift up Sunday morning at the burn again this year!

I am always inviting singers, the more the better! If you are interested, and have not emailed me yet, please do so. I’ll mail you the music and invite you to the google group. I can be reached at:

[email protected]

Second, I’m looking for a dynamic, powerful, non-dogmatic, ecumenical, highly spiritual, divinely charged, hopefully funny and thoroughly engaging speaker to bear an important and powerful message for our Sunday service. If this sounds like you, please email me with some sort of a sample of your work. I’d prefer a video, if at all possible. You don’t need to be a legit preacher and I’m not looking necessarily for someone with a divinity degree, although you could have one, so long as you fit the above criteria. See emails address above!

I am also seeking a keyboard player to work with me during rehearsals and play for the service. If you have some soulful chops, and a good understanding of music and can have the charts prepared before you arrive, please contact me. I’d prefer someone who can read and has some choir accompanying skills. Most important thing is that you have the music prepared before you arrive at rehearsal…! email me!

I also welcome drummers/percussionists of all types to join us, just email me or simply show up! Play accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar, melodica or some other cool instrument? Please join us…!

Looking forward to a great year!

Love,
Madi”

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BLACK ROCK SPATIAL DELIVERY GATHERING LETTERS TO VIRGINS

Black Rock Spatial Delivery (BRSD) is gathering letters to be delivered to random Virgins at this year’s Burn. Check it out:

“How does one reproduce the magic of the first time? FERTILITY 2.0 (yeah it’s lame but….) From the heart of all possible worlds…. The one you discovered the first time your reality met playa time….spread the love, reproduce the magic…. BRSD wants you to write at least one love letter to the virgin that you were….. to be delivered to an anonymous virgin this year at the burn. There are going to be an unprecedented number of newbies who all need a little synchronistic magic to happen. Let’s make it so. (Even if your not going feel free to join in the fertility 2.0 ) To make it more interesting BRSD invites you to challenge/invite all those who have pollinated and cross pollinated your imagination and your soul to do the same…. In a perfect world we create a cauldron of love letters to be delivered at the gate from every veteran to every virgin.

http://www.blackrockspatialdelivery.com/virgin-letters/ or http://bit.ly/virginletters ”

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SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS GUEST CHEFS AND HELPERS

Candi writes:

“Since 2006, the Sunset Supper Club has gifted culinary and mixological performance art to the builders and shapers of Black Rock City. Each year our agents wander the playa, gifting gilded dinner tickets to the creators of art, the leaders of camps, the lighters of lamps, the makers of infrastructure, the recyclers of trash, and the performers of strange wonders. Guest chefs, wait staff, hosts, musicians, and all other manners of doers are welcome on our team of calm professional gourmet workaholics…

FIND US AT www.facebook.com/thesunsetsupperclub
CONTACT ME AT [email protected]

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SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR

If you’d like to participate in helping get people’s art to the playa, but for some reason can’t gift your time, talents or stuff, you might consider making a donation to the project(s) of your choice. We’d got a round-up of the ones we know about on our Support a Project page:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/index.html

If you’d like to have your project included on the page, g’head and learn how:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

Please note that we ask that you handle your own promotion, rather than relying on the Jackrabbit to do it … reach out to your community, it’s part of the process!

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EAST BAY CORE PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP

Lynn of the East Bay Burners writes:

“We are the East Bay Burners and we are passionate about art and our community. We are 75% complete on our contribution to this year’s Circle of Regional Effigies but it may never touch the Playa floor. It may be stuck in Oakland due to lack of funding to finish and transport it. In these tough economic times, it is difficult to ask for funding but we really need your help. We have only a few days left in our fundraising campaign. To see a photo of our project, please visit:

http://www.indiegogo.com/EBBCOREProject2012 ”

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DONATE YOUR CAR TO THE FLUX FOUNDATION

Nice! The clever monkeys over at the Flux Foundation (they built the Temple a couple years back, it maaay just have blown your mind) have come up with a brilliant idea for fundraising. Jess writes:

“So we here at Flux have figured out a fundraising phenomenon to take advantage of – Car Donations. You know like KQED; you can now donate your car to Flux. We have partnered with an outside organization to enable Flux to benefit from automotive donations. In fact our first donation is already in progress.

Should you or someone you know want to donate an automobile to Flux please call toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) to place a donation or place an online donation through the CARS landing page:
http://www.donatingiseasy.org/donate-car-flux-foundation.htm

the CARS website: http://www.donatingiseasy.org/car-donation-flux-foundation-charity.htm

Flux keeps 70% of the car’s value from auction.”

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RETHINKING RITUAL, SPIRITUALITY & CULTURE: AN ONLINE COURSE ABOUT BURNING MAN AT CHERRY HILL SEMINARY

Our friend Lee, author of a number of fine books about spirituality at Burning Man (see: http://amzn.to/NcsC2T), writes:

“- Curious about the deep history and broad cultural context of Burning Man?
– Have an intellectual, geeky streak and want to think critically about Burning Man’s broader cultural significance?
– Want to learn about the role of alternative and para-religions in America’s rapidly transforming cultural landscape?
– Keen to ponder why so many Burners over the years have described Burning Man as a transformative experience?
– Want to explore Burning Man’s eclectic and dynamic, ritual, and syncretic ritual traditions?
– Have a project brewing (written, visual, performed, etc?), perhaps related to some of these themes, and want feedback & a formal structure to bounce ideas around in?

Enroll in an online course about Burning Man this summer (July 16-August 12, 2012).

http://bit.ly/Ncswbz

This course will critically examine the broad cultural and spiritual significance of the Burning Man festival. We will think about the event’s dynamic history, culture, communities, traditions, rituals, and values in order to cultivate an expanded & diversified understanding of “religion” (Pagan and otherwise). In keeping with the spirit of Burning Man, this course will be participatory and will culminate in the completion of creative and intellectual projects.

Online readings & discussion forums will form the backbone of the course. Optional skype chats will be scheduled. Proceeds support online education for Pagan ministry. (see http://www.cherryhillseminary.org/about/mission/)

Taught by Lee Gilmore, Lecturer at San José State University & author of Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual & Spirituality at Burning Man (University of California Press, 2010). For more info, contact: [email protected]

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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
Email your post requests to [email protected] with the words “POST REQUEST” in your subject line.

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

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: [email protected]
To unsubscribe, email: [email protected]
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: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, LCD Soundsystem, Grizzly Bear

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V16:#21:06.29.12
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #21
June 29, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2012 RESOURCE LISTING
+ BURNING MAN RIDESHARE BOARD
+ BEFORE JULY 20TH – REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES – 2011-2012 BURNERS LOST
+ MID-ATLANTIC / MIDWEST TRUCK TO BURNING MAN
+ WHERE’S YOUR MOM? CAMP OFFERS PREPARATION TIPS FOR FIRST-TIMERS
+ DOCUMENTARY: BURNING MAN AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNERLOVE BLOG

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ WE DON’T NEED NO WATER LET THE MOTHER EARTH BURN!
+ PHOTOS OF BURNING MAN ARCHITECTURE BY ROD HOEKSTRA
+ BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER ROB G

PARTICIPATE:
+ ACADEMIC SURVEY SEEKING PARTICIPANT OPINIONS ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
+ “OCCUPY THE IMAGINATION” SPEAKER SERIES EXPANSION IN CENTER CAMP CAFE
+ SEEKING ARTISTS TO PAINT CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE BACKDROPS
+ SHARE YOUR TALENTS ON THE CENTER CAMP STAGES
+ BURN YOUR FORECLOSURE NOTICE OR PINK SLIP IN THE BANK OF UNAMERICA
+ ILLUMINATION VILLAGE 2012: CALL FOR AERIALISTS AND FIRE PERFORMERS
+ NOT GOING TO BURNING MAN BUT WANT TO PUT SOMETHING IN THE TEMPLE?
+ FRESH ROASTED COFFEE CAMP RECRUITING
+ HOME BREWERS ON PLAYA!
+ JOIN THE BLACK ROCK BAKERY!
+ SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS – PLAYA TERPS
+ BURNING MAN 2012 BOOP MAIL-ART PROJECT
+ WARHAMMER … ON THE PLAYA?

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ A CAVALLO MOBILE CAROUSEL / PERFORMANCE STAGE / CALLIOPE NEEDS HELP
+ THE BUREAU OF EROTIC DISCOURSE IS RAFFLING A BURNING MAN TICKET
+ HEY RABBIT! WHY AREN’T YOU PROMOTING MY KICKSTARTER?

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ SF PRECOMPRESSION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 30
+ ANNUAL TORONTO BURNER NEWBIE PICNIC – TORONTO, CANADA – JULY 18
+ LA BURNING MAN NEWBIE ORIENTATION – LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 22
+ NEWBIES! SOUTH BAY MEET & GREET (PICNIC) – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 22

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

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Hey all, welcome to the first of our summer editions of the Jackrabbit Speaks! Oh and here’s a bit of trivia for you … the very first Burning Man took place in 1986 on San Francisco’ Baker Beach on the summer solstice — NOT on Labor Day weekend as it is now. So the folks in the office dragged our mini-Man out to Baker Beach on the solstice to celebrate a little MANiversary the other day, harkening back to the inspired act of self-expression 26 years ago that has evolved to where we are today.

Onward! As you may have read (here on the JRS, the Burning Blog, or through other news sources) the BLM issued our 2012 permit for Burning Man and increased our maximum allowable population to 60,900. We know many of you are anxious about what this may mean for tickets. While we’re currently evaluating ways we may be able to release a small number of additional tickets to relieve some of the stress in our community, please understand that we cannot sell an additional quantity of tickets that will risk exceeding our allowable population cap. Happily the new permit does give us a little bit of breathing room, though. Hang tight while we work to find the sweet spot between helping more folks get out to Black Rock City and being too precariously close to going over our allowable maximum.

In the meantime, physical tickets are going in the mail as we speak and will start to arrive in your mailboxes — together with this year’s Survival Guide — imminently. It takes a while to process that many tickets, so be patient and keep an eye out for your email notification that your ticket order has shipped. Remember: deliveries need to be signed for, so pay attention to your shipping notification.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve heard from our Art Department that there are a record 320 art projects pre-registered for the playa, with a whole lot more expected to be out there in the end (to give you a frame of reference, there were around 320 IN TOTAL on playa last year). The art registration form is now closed, but you can still bring your art to the playa. Learn about that here: www.burningman.com/installations/art_guidelines.html.

Finally, many folks have been sending us their Kickstarter widgets to promote their fundraising efforts in the JRS, and may be wondering why we aren’t publishing them. There’s a good reason, and we answer that question in the “Support a Project” section below.

Summer’s here, folks! The Man burns in 64 days!

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BURNING MAN 2012 RESOURCE LISTING

Once again, we present the annual Burning Man Resource Listing. We’ve compiled a list of fellow JRS readers who are offering you their bits, bobs, wares and suchlike (and often special discounts for Burners) to help you prepare for the playa.  And some of the listings stretch the concept of playa preparation a bit, it’s true, but rather than arbitrate that, we decided to interpret broadly and let you decide. Anyway, we’ve got them filtered into the following categories:

Playa Preparation Events
Lights and Electronics
Miscellaneous BRC Gear
Playa Wear
Services

Now, we hear back every year from people for whom the Resource issue strikes a discordant note in their Burning Man world. We’d like to offer a reminder that Burning Man’s principles don’t state that our community is opposed to commerce. The thing we avoid is commodification of our culture, which is quite a different thing (although the line between the two can be very fine sometimes). Commerce is a part of daily existence … including those days spent preparing for Black Rock City.

Over the years, we’ve witnessed a lot of creativity and drive from small business owners who are Burners, and we’ve seen a cottage industry grow apace with our event – those are the folks we share with you here, in hopes we can keep it in the family in the face of mass market consumerism.

Of course, you don’t *need* to buy a bunch of stuff to go to Burning Man, and what counts most is your creativity. But from Burner DIY goods on Etsy to discounts on EL wire you can use to create your crazy idea of a thing, we’d be remiss not to share these submitted links with you.

This once-a-year edition can be discarded if you prefer to find your own resources for the playa without any help. We can respect that. It’s just a link y’know, and you can choose to click it or not.

And please note that if you want to submit a listing, our submission deadline has passed, and we’re accepting late submissions.

You can find the complete list of Burning Man Resources that were submitted to us by the business owners here:

http://bit.ly/Ky899r

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BURNING MAN RIDESHARE BOARD

Let’s be as environmentally conscious as we can about getting to and from the playa … carpool! If you’re looking for a ride to or from Black Rock City, or offering one, post a listing on the Burning Man Rideshare Board.

http://rideshare.burningman.com

The fewer cars we have going into Black Rock City, the better off we ALL are, as it will help to reduce the long wait times to get in and out of the city.

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BEFORE JULY 20TH – REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES – 2011-2012 BURNERS LOST

Since 1996, an anonymous Burner has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away the previous year. This tradition continues to honor those people who have affected our Burning experiences and who participated in creating Burning Man. 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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MID-ATLANTIC / MIDWEST TRUCK TO BURNING MAN

Andy Wing brings you this great service …

“Camp Videogasm returns for year number thirteen!

Full details on the web site: http://www.videogasm.com/burningman/bigoletruck/

Highlights:
$7 per cubic foot
Truck departs Wayne, PA (suburban Philadelphia) on Sunday 8/19 and Woodhaven, MI (suburban Detroit) on Wed 8/22
for a playa arrival on Sat 8/25.

All bikes must be crated or securely boxed!”

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WHERE’S YOUR MOM? CAMP OFFERS PREPARATION TIPS FOR FIRST-TIMERS

Nice! Gaelen (6-time Burner) writes to offer you (and your) first-time Burners a leg up on the whole situation:

“To the darling newbies, revirginized, or the easily sidetracked-
Where’s Your Mom? Camp is here for those wishing a gently guiding hand in their preparations for the playa!  Simply email us at [email protected] and we’ll send you just a few helpful emails with packing checklists, preparation timelines, and recommendations developed through our years of nurturing playa virgins.

Remember: nagging is just another way of saying I love you!”

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DOCUMENTARY: BURNING MAN AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

Julia writes:

“New feature-length documentary Burning Man & The Meaning of Life has recently been completed! Thank you to everyone who offered your meaningful insights on this all-encompassing topic! Whether I met you on the playa or you went into the Collective Conscious Capsule, you have a special place in my heart. By speaking to each and every one of you, the meaning of life was easier to touch than anyone could have realized! Special thanks to Chaz at Sol Solutions for providing solar power, John Halcyon Styn for narrating, and Cello Joe for providing such good music.

View the teaser trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpO9bRIkQws

Screenings are currently being scheduled! Stay tuned for more updates on the project or follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BM_MeaningOLife ”

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BURNERLOVE BLOG

Marc writes:

“The folks who brought you BurnerMap love Burners and Burning Man so much we just had to do more!

Please welcome BurnerLove!

‘BurnerLove’ aims to help Burners find out more about other Burners, cool projects, insider news and gossip as well as exploring and cultivating the Burner spirit that makes Burning Man so goddamn f*cking awesome I giggle like a teenage girl just thinking about it.

We are creating original content 3-4 days a week up through the Burn as well as re-posts from other great Burner content we find on the web.

One of the features we are most proud of is the weekly ‘Interview a Burner’ piece – last week it was Kat of Pancake Playhouse:

http://burnerlove.com/2012/06/21/interview-a-burner-kat/ ”

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WE DON’T NEED NO WATER LET THE MOTHER EARTH BURN!

In light of Burning Man’s capacity issues, Ash Ruiz, former member of Menudo, wrote the song “Burn (One Love)” created this amazing video about how to bring Burning Man to YOU. He’s created it as a gift to our community, and it really speaks to the future of Burning Man. Thank you, Ash … and enjoy, everybody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRE63-tNQLM

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PHOTOS OF BURNING MAN ARCHITECTURE BY ROD HOEKSTRA

This is a great set of shots … Rod says:

“I tend to focus more on the architecture at Burning Man rather than the people,  so there are plenty of images of both The Man and the temple in my set.  I also hang a camera off a kite and get low altitude aerial shots,  this is called Kite Aerial Photography,  there are a few images in that set that demonstrate that as well.”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookinghamus/sets/72157627743148383/

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BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER ROB G

Rob says of his Burning Man experience: “Burning Man 2012 was my first time as a burner.It was quite the adventure and journey.” Yeah it was. Always fun to see Burning Man through the eyes of a first-timer … particularly the photographers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookinghamus/sets/72157627743148383/

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ACADEMIC SURVEY SEEKING PARTICIPANT OPINIONS ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

Dawn writes:

“Greetings fellow Burners! Are you interested in the preservation of Burning Man culture? Do you have an opinion about SOCIAL MEDIA and its effects on the Burning Man community? I’m a seven-time burner looking for your opinions about social/new media and how they affect our community. Your participation in a 10-15 minute confidential online survey will be a crucial part of my graduate thesis on social media, archives, and the future of Burning Man’s cultural record. The survey is open to Burners everywhere (as long as you are at least 18 years old). Please visit http://tinyurl.com/BurnSurvey to participate. Feel free to share widely. Thank you! ~Dawn.”

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“OCCUPY THE IMAGINATION” SPEAKER SERIES EXPANSION IN CENTER CAMP CAFE

oc·cu·py  (ky-p)

1. To fill up, To dwell or reside in
2. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
3. The Occupy movement is a laboratory for participatory democracy. It’s a massive crash course in leadership training.

i·mag·i·na·tion  (-mj-nshn)

1. The formation of a mental image of something that is neither perceived as real nor present to the senses.
2. The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness
3. A plan or scheme.
4. To give rise to knowledge of possibility as perception gives rise to knowledge of the actual world.

Potentially you are a leader in your field, or have new ideas in your field. You are a scientist, an artist, a professor, an author, a historian, an analyst, an entrepreneur, a radical, a person with ideas to change the world and the want to share your ideas with a new audience, at Burning Man.

Welcome to our new expanded Speaker Series: “Occupy the Imagination” will be held between the hours of 1pm-3pm Tuesday through Sunday on the Spoken Word Stage. Proposals are now being accepted.

These talks will be brief, well structured and intimate. Talks will be 5-15 minutes long followed by a short, moderated Q & A. General Burning Man ethos and values must be upheld: no promotions of products, corporations, or political candidates

Details: In particular, we would like to make sure that the talks in this series are distinct from workshops.  Occupy the Imagination is a venue dedicated to conveying ideas, events, research, intellectual endeavors, collective political movements, synthetic analyses, and/or other intellectual trajectories pertaining to the theme(s).  While many such topics may lend themselves to workshops, trainings, and meditations, those activities themselves would find a better home on other stages or regions of the playa; here, your role in fostering audience participation would be to create a lively discourse through engaging the minds of your fellow burners. Proposals should include:

For more information on how to submit a proposal- check out the following link:

http://bit.ly/KojW5b

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SEEKING ARTISTS TO PAINT CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE BACKDROPS

It is time to clean off your paintbrushes, fire up your welding tools and dig out your idea caps for we are looking for submissions for the Center Camp Café’s Performance Stage Backdrop.

The stage itself is a fantastic venue for performers; amateur, professional and all sorts in between, to share their art with as diverse an audience as can be found anywhere in the world. The stage runs 24 hours a day 7 days of the event- and your art could frame the show.

Of course, special consideration will be give to proposals that relate to this year’s theme: Fertility 2.0

Some important information to consider in making your proposal:

The stage itself is 8 feet tall, by 24 feet wide and 16 feet deep. The proposed backdrop will be attached to a plywood ‘wall’ that forms the back of the stage. The piece itself must be weather resistant- for a) high winds, b) dust, c) heat and d) rain. The piece must refrain from obstructing the stage stairs on the ground attached to both stage left and stage right that are 3 feet wide and placed six inches out from the backdrop. There is no Fire allowed in the Café.

The deadline for proposals is July 3rd, 2012. For more information about how to submit a proposal see the below link:

http://bit.ly/Kok2df

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SHARE YOUR TALENTS ON THE CENTER CAMP STAGES

Tis time to play, preen and share your talents, musical, comedic, theatric, from the largest living room in the world: The Center Camp Cafe Stages!

Bustling with strangeness, surprise and community of all stripes and colors, you can share your love of exciting performances, from jazz, rock, and  marching bands, to classical, hip-hop and funk on the Performance Stage, and bring your passions, your thoughts, and the words that frame them,  to the Spoken Word Stage, with poetry, improv, lectures, comedy, theatre and dance. Let us love you.

Schedule in advance- Schedule now.

Are you a live music performer with original music (no covers/ licensed music please), magician, thespian, comedian, dancer, aerialist or Marching Band in search of a stage? Well, we have one to offer and spots are going fast!

We have fabulous volunteers to help schedule your performances.  Email us as soon as you have purchased your ticket, for we cannot schedule you until you do:

a.    For your spoken word/comedy/soap-box stylings:
[email protected]

b.   For musical performances (Generally 25 minute-55 minute slots):
[email protected]

c.   For aerial performances: (scheduled from 5:30pm-6pm daily)
[email protected]

d.    For MCing:
(scheduled from 5pm-1am daily in 2-4 hour shifts):
[email protected]

e.     For all other types of performances:
[email protected]com

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BURN YOUR FORECLOSURE NOTICE OR PINK SLIP IN THE BANK OF UNAMERICA

Otto von Danger writes:

“Want to burn/blow up your home foreclosure notice or pink slip in the towering Bank of UnAmerica this year?

‘Burn Wall Street’ (the biggest honorarium art project in 2012!) will provide the glue, the building, and the mind blowing pyrotechnics; you provide the the anger, frustration, sadness, and the foreclosure notice or pink slip.  We prefer that you bring your items to us on playa and give them to our volunteer tellers who will glue them to the walls of the Bank of UnAmerica on site.  (Want to volunteer as a teller?  Email [email protected] to sign up or for more info.)  If you can’t make it to the playa, drop off or mail your foreclosure notice or pink slip before August 10th to our build location in Reno, at the Salvagery (2530 Wrondel Way, Reno, NV 89502).  Please black out or cut out your social security number or any other personal identifying information beforehand!

We also need your participation in other ways.  BWS consists of 5 large and highly interactive buildings (Chaos Manhattan, Merrill Lynched, Goldman Sucks, Bank of UnAmerica, and the New York Stock Exchange).  If you can swing a hammer, we would love for you to volunteer to actually build it all!  If you can’t come to Reno to help build before August 10th, please consider participating on playa.  In addition to the volunteers we need for Bank of UnAmerica, we also need volunteers bank tellers inside Chaos Manhattan to accept receipts from donors for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) for Burn Wall Street bucks (which were designed by David Silverman, an amazing animator and longtime Simpsons director and producer).  Tellers will also “charge” other participants schwag and Burn Wall Street Bucks for outrageous things like using the pen, standing on the floor, and breathing bank air– just like banks seem to do these days.

It will be up to you if you want to ‘climb the corporate ladder’ inside the Goldman Sucks building (a giant jungle gym representing how twisted Goldman Sachs is on the inside), but our purpose with this project is not just to provide the best view on the playa (at 72 feet, the view from the penthouse office will be breathtaking, we promise).  In fact, Burn Wall Street isn’t being built just to point out the ironies and flaws in our financial system.  It is a very political art installation that stems from a neutral point of view with the goal of actually bringing the Occupy and Tea Party movements together.

To do this, we are asking these disparate groups to put down their Bibles and their Communist Manifestos in order to unite, share ideas and come up with actual solutions for financial reform from a combined and rational perspective. Each day at 9am at the NYSE, we will have a scheduled key note speaker who will talk from the balcony about financial reform and present possible solutions.  We hope that regardless of whether you present yourself as a hippy or come dressed for success as a 1%er who jeers at the hippies that have come to protest in the park, you will listen and then join the conversation.  You will, after all, be in a replicated Zucotti park with a big Bull at one end and an 8’x12′ Bill of Rights right beside it.

Finally, if you can participate by donating, we still need about $16,500 to complete this project.  ALL DONATIONS are TAX DEDUCTIBLE, since this art project is being sponsored by Veterans for Peace, a 501c3 non-profit.  Whether you can gift $5 or $75, any amount will help!

For more information about Burn Wall Street, including information about our talented muralists whose art will be displayed inside the Merrill Lynched building, please check us out at www.burnwallstreet.net.  Your participation in the conversation along the way and before the playa is also an important part of this massive project.  Please post your thoughts on our blog because we want to hear from you!

-Otto Von Danger
Artist/Designer/Engineer
Semper Fi”

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ILLUMINATION VILLAGE 2012: CALL FOR AERIALISTS AND FIRE PERFORMERS

The good folks over at Illumination Village write:

“Illumination Village, one of the oldest and most-flammable villages in Black Rock City, will host nightly performances at our Fire Stage on the Esplanade for 2012.

We extend an invitation to all Aerialists and Fire Performers/Conclaves to come perform.

Here is a Fire Stage FAQ: http://bit.ly/MSLy6h

For more info, or to schedule a performance, contact: [email protected]net

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NOT GOING TO BURNING MAN BUT WANT TO PUT SOMETHING IN THE TEMPLE?

Temple deliveries have returned! Madgirl is once again offering this wonderful service …

“Are you unable to make it home this year but have something you’d like placed at the Temple? I’m here to help! Whether it’s a physical item, a letter, a photo, or just a message that you’d like written on the Temple itself, I’m happy to make sure it gets there. Shoot me a message at [email protected] if you need a delivery made.

Dusty hugs,
Madgirl”

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FRESH ROASTED COFFEE CAMP RECRUITING

Puma writes of one of our most favorite topics ever ever:

“Coffee was meant to be roasted fresh right before you enjoy it! Join us on our shaded patio to start those lazy mornings, and cap off those crazy nights, with a cup of the darkest expression of God’s love. Whether you’re looking for a camp to be a part of, or just bringing raw beans for us to roast, find us in the Black Rock French Quarter, and email [email protected] for the scoop!

Puma
www.facebook.com/cafedelafindumonde ”

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HOME BREWERS ON PLAYA!

Quickdraw Annie writes:

“Are you working on a batch of homebrew? The Black Rock Brewery stands ready to have your bottles labeled with your name, as well as unqiue art inspired by your brew, mixed into our sampler packs, and distributed to other brewing camps across the playa by the invincible monks of the Black Rock Kwoon and Dojo. See your name and your brew carried far and wide!

To participate, email [email protected]

To see brews from previous years, go to www.blackrockbrewery.org/brews/ ”

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JOIN THE BLACK ROCK BAKERY!

Nom. Isaac writes:

“BAKERS! Whether you are with another camp or looking for one to join, help us build the finest bakery in BRC! Fresh breads, pastries, and pizzas, delivered hot to theme camps around the city! Last year we produced everything from caramel espresso brownies to a lovely wedding cake, and this year we want to expand with your help, including an iron baker contest judged by the audience!

Email me to find out more…
[email protected]

…and become a fan on Facebook to spread the word!
http://www.facebook.com/blackrockbakery ”

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SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS – PLAYA TERPS

Squirt Innuendo writes:

“If you have American Sign Language interpreting skills please join our volunteer group to help Deaf Burners interact more fully on the Playa.  We volunteer our time to be available if a Deaf Burner needs us.  We have a few Deaf volunteer staff who need services before official opening on Monday as well, so if you are on Playa early, let us know.

If you are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing or if you know some sign language and would like to connect with other signers, please let us know.  We will post our location at the volunteer table in Center Camp so you can find us.  Contact Playaterps@gmail.com for more info.”

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BURNING MAN 2012 BOOP MAIL-ART PROJECT

Twatrick writes:

“dealine must arrive in time to be delivered to the UNIVERSAL BOOP ZONE…friday the 24th of august or be delivered in person

address….
universal boop zone
po box 353
point arena
mendocino, california 95468

you are invited to mail art to the Universal boop zone,@ burningman 2012,the art will b displayed attached to the piece.at the end of the week the art will be burnt.it will be used, seen and recorded b4 we destroy it.

Guidelines; no loose items attached such as glitter,try to keep it eco, you dont have to… but if it looks like pieces of it will blow away in the wind we will not display it openly, but we will burn it.

Around an inch to two inches of one edge will be covered by adhesive tape and will not b seen.U do not have to make this obvious although u can.The universal boop zone has lots of supporting poles that the art will b taped to showing the variety of boops all around us in the universe.

The piece MUST embody in some way your interpretation of the werd, sound whatever boop,boooooop ,boooop bop,boooooooooooooop,BOOP,BOooop or any other variety of boop you so see fit.

you are asked to consider attaching a paper banknote (eg $100) from any country with boop written on it….this is not required to participate merely an option some of the artists are exercising. no limit to how many you send.

you can physically deliver the boop art during the week of Burningman.
the piece must not be signed or contain advertising. we do not give guarantees or promises but we will do our best….booop boooop. it can make noise……

for more info on the boop…..http://www.facebook.com/TheBookOf

plse make a note on the facecrack page above that u have SENT a piece, or more for inclusion, so we can make adjustments from trickle to tidal wave of art we have to deal,If this offends you in anyway ignore me and send it anyway,boop booop…

twatrick THE UNIVERSAL BOOP ZONE….2012.the year the man booped.”

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WARHAMMER … ON THE PLAYA?

Weird, but hey, we’re all about weird. Kallie writes:

“i’d like to put a call out for any Burner who plays warhammer or warmachine. My husband is coming with me to Burning Man this year. I told him ‘you can do whatever you like at Burning Man!’ He said, ‘What about warhammer?’
So, if anyone shares that interest and wants to play a small battle at the Playa, or just to come chat and socialize with a friendly family of Canadians, should email Kallie at kallie3000@gmail.com for camp and meet up info.”

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A CAVALLO MOBILE CAROUSEL / PERFORMANCE STAGE / CALLIOPE NEEDS HELP

Dan writes:

“In 2007, a 50-ft long pirate ship with life-sized rideable carousel horses, powered performance stage, and flame cannons roamed the desert
at Burning Man. It was a mobile mirage, swarming with revelers as funk bands jammed out for thousand-strong crowds dancing joyously alongside as jets of flame erupted above. Many told us they had the best times of their lives on that machine, which created a zone of magical
reality every time it set sail.

With your help, A Cavallo (“by horse” in Italian), will return to the desert this year, redesigned for ultra-reliability, and with new musical flame effects, playable by the riders. So it’s Kickstarter to the rescue!

We need to raise $6,000 by July 16 in order to complete the craft, and we’re offering great rewards for donating to the campaign – each a
handmade piece of art – as well as a desert party cruise for groups who’ll be at Burning Man and want to celebrate on one of the baddest
art cars ever built.

So take a look at the Carousel and our Kickstarter campaign, and help us make this mirage appear again! (Seriously, take a look at the drawings for this thing – unbelievable.)

www.acavallo.org

www.kickstarter.com/projects/acavallo/a-cavallo-carousel ”

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THE BUREAU OF EROTIC DISCOURSE IS RAFFLING A BURNING MAN TICKET

Anile writes:

“Anile here from the Bureau of Erotic Discourse. Maybe you’ve received one of our fun buttons, read our info blurb in the Survival Guide or seen our posters in the port-a-potties.  We work from a very sex-positive approach while educating our good citizens about sexual assault, how to avoid it and how to take care of each other, in our yearly ‘play-shops’ during the Burning Man event. We hope to build a city where everyone is free to explore and stretch their boundaries in a safe and strong community.

In the past all expenses have been funded entirely by the B.E.D. volunteers, but we have and amazing opportunity this year.  B.E.D. has received a generous gift of one ticket to Burning Man, with the stipulation that is is to be used in a raffle to raise funds to help us pay for our buttons and workshop materials.

Please visit our website in order to donate and be entered into the raffle. www.bureauoferoticdiscourse.org

Raffle entries are $5.00 each, and the drawing will happen on July 21st. The winner will be notified by email.

And remember, any donations are greatly appreciated, even if you already have your ticket!”

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HEY RABBIT! WHY AREN’T YOU PROMOTING MY KICKSTARTER?

A lot of folks have been sending us their Kickstarter widgets to promote in the JRS, and may be wondering why we aren’t publishing them here. Well, if you send us your Kickstarter widget (to fundraiser@burningman.com) we’ll be happy to add it to our Support a Project page (www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject). However, we only actively promote ones that — based on our judgment — have *significantly* high impact on a large number of people at Burning Man (like the Temple, for instance).

Basically, if we were to publish every project that was sent to us, the JRS would start to look like a big ol’ classified ad, and nobody wants that. We ask instead that people handle their own Kickstarter promotions. Look at it as an opportunity to make some new friends and connections out there.

More information about our requirements and guidelines for getting your project listed on our Support a Project page can be found here:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

Thanks for your understanding!

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SF PRECOMPRESSION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 30

Burning Man Presents Precompression 2.0: THE POLLINATION FACTORY!

Saturday evening, June 30th, 2012
8:00pm until 4:00am – (performances end at 3:30am)

At The Factory
525 Harrison St, San Francisco
(between 1st and 2nd St)
Parking nearby at 2nd St between Harrison & Bryant

$20; just $15 before 9pm or w/donation of Art Supplies*
21 & Over with ID

3 performance areas and multiple rooms of art, info and theme camps! Come for The New-Bee Happy Hour & Cross-pollinator Mix-a-thon from 8-9pm Stay late and don’t miss a thingy!

Full details, line-up and more: http://bit.ly/Ky71Ct

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ANNUAL TORONTO BURNER NEWBIE PICNIC – TORONTO, CANADA – JULY 18

Lil’Jen & Laura write:

“The Annual Toronto Burner Newbie Picnic will be taking place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on July 18 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Newbie Picnic is a chance for newbies to learn more about the playa and the Toronto Burner Community. We have a great line-up of speakers who will present on a number of topics including arrival and exodus on playa, Toronto art projects, rangers, safe sex & drugs, art support and on-playa newbie experiences. There will also be time for a Q & A at the end of the night.

Come out and learn more about your local Burner community!

Lil’Jen & Laura
Toronto Burning Man Regional Contacts
toronto@burningman.com

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LA BURNING MAN NEWBIE ORIENTATION – LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 22

Athena writes:

“If this is your first time going to the desert or maybe you have been once and want a little more information, this is for you. Bring your paper and pens and all your questions. Also bring a chair to sit in, snacks, and a beverage.

Location: The Other Door ~ 10437 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Time: Noon – 3pm
If you are a veteran and want to lead a section of the orientation, please contact Athena ~ ademos@laleagueofarts.org

http://laleagueofarts.org/what-we-do/educational-programs/ ”

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NEWBIES! SOUTH BAY MEET & GREET (PICNIC) – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 22

Real Girl writes:

“We’re planning to BBQ-A-Newbie (but crusty ol’ veterans are welcome, too!) This will be your big chance to get edjamacated as you start thinking about packing up for the playa.  Talk about Burning Man’s 10 Principles, if you can’t recite them by heart.  Meet burners with waaaay too much advice, meet other virgins who are still shiny like bright new pennies, and make new friends.

LOCATION:  Rengstorff Park, Mountain View  – ‘W’ group picnic area off Crisanto:
http://www.mountainview.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=3586
Rengstorff Park is under 2 miles north of the Mountain View CalTrain station if you want to walk or bike from there!
WHAT:  There will be BBQ grills, so bring your own picnic and enough to share with others.  Bring charcoal and BBQ tools if you plan to grill. Oh, and someone bring a lighter and some lighter fluid or something!  <wink> Please make this a Leave No Trace event, as only burners can!
WHEN:  Sunday, July 22nd from noon – 7:00 pm
WHY:  So you can bring your friends, your family, your kids and your dogs and your Frisbees and your hula-hoops and your bocce balls.  Find a camp —  find a ticket — hear about art projects and playa conditions and stories that begin with, ‘This one time, at Burning Man ….’
HOW MUCH:  Free!  Yup, the permit has been paid by South Bay Burners, and there is no parking fee.  Just come and enjoy the day with us!

For more information or if you have something special to bring, email southbay@burningman.com

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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
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