August 2013

NYC BM Newsletter

Issue #4- AUGUST 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.

Our goal is to provide local, E. Coast regional and BRC info for and about our Burner Community. This is also a great outlet to streamline and disseminate information about deadlines and events pertaining not only to Burning Man but also to local community and participatory gatherings.
This is for the past, present and future Burners, young and old, seasoned and new to get the information which will help them/you plug-into the community the way that suits you best, with…
-Day events and Night events
*{have kids and/or just want a picnic/outside gathering? Looking for a Newbie orientation? Want an all-night party? Here, there’s something for everyone!
-NYC and E. Coast events & Burns
*{can’t get to the Man in Nevada but want to burn locally? Look no further..actually look below}

*In this issue

PRE-PLAYA (East Coast)

1. Newbie Picnic and Orientation (NYC – Central Park July 30th)
2. DISORIENT presents: COUNTRY CLUB (Upstate NY – Aug. 2-4)
3. PHILADELPHIA  CONTAINER LOAD-IN (Philadelphia – Aug. 10)
4. NYC CONTAINER LOAD-IN (New Jersey – Aug. 10th)
5. Camp Tsunami Bass in Booshwick presents EPICENTER:03:Wave Particle Duality Camp (Brooklyn – Aug. 10)
6. Second Annual Bathroom Beacons Toilet Bowl-A-Thon & George’s Birthday Celebration! (Brooklyn – Aug. 11)


7. Broken Angel Bathhouse


8. ‘Dimension of Accessibility’ (BRC DoA) located in Center Camp at 7 o’clock!  (Anytime)
9. The Fairy Princess Tent… (Anytime)
10. Burning Survivors Walk to the Temple (Monday 6pm)
11. Burning Man 50k AND 5k (Wednesday 5am)
12. NYC CORE 2013: Star of the City (Thursday 5:30pm)
13. Support the Empire Fire Collective! (Saturday Night)


Zhenya Shabs– The Sexy Russian Woman
Andrew Sewell (aka Dr. Mercury – Connecticut Regional)



1. Newbie Picnic and Orientation (NYC – Central Park July 30th)

WHAT:  Newbie/Virgin/Burner Picnic!
WHERE: Central Park – the Great Lawn (South End)
WHEN: TUESDAY JULY 30th  (Raindate Wednesday July 31st)

Starting about 6pm
*First time going to Burning Man and have questions?
*Wondering about That Thing in the Desert and want to learn more about it?
*Been a few times and want to meet other community members?
*Been a bunch of times and want to help answer questions and share your experiences with new burners?

Bring a chair, blanket, water.. snacks to share, an open mind and great energy! We’ll be gathering at the South end of the Great Lawn of Central Park starting at about 6pm.
(Look for the balloons)


2. DISORIENT presents: COUNTRY CLUB (Upstate NY – Aug. 2-4)

2 hrs. from NYC, 3 hrs. from Boston.
Exact location will be sent to ticket buyers week of event.
No tickets will be sold at the gate
Tickets & Info:
RSVP & Invite Friends:
Country Club is deep chilling with Disorient. It’s three days of off the grid relaxation where blissful self-reliance meets massive multiplayer participation. It’s a blank canvas for music, fire, art, and performance, where every host is our guest, and every guest is our host. Create your own art and interactivity and come to play! There is no vending at Country Club, and no vending is allowed . Bring everything you need for survival and well-being including shade, food and water. You may bring your pets but please be mindful of them, as there are coyotes in the area. Most of the camping site is in the woods. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.


3. PHILADELPHIA  CONTAINER LOAD-IN (Philadelphia – Aug. 10)

***Space still available***
The 2nd Philadelphia Container to Burning Man is on Sale! The demand is high, so please get your tickets before space fills up!
Please read the following information carefully!
Hello! Due to the extreme demand this year, we are opening up a second container to BRC.
1581 N Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1581 N Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

There is no guaranteed arrival date on the playa. Once it leaves Philly, we have NO control. It has been made it clear to the shippers the nature of the shipment and that it can be an issue of someone’s survival if the container is late. Don’t pack perishables or your prescriptions in the container!
Home Depot:
Please pack into these yellow topped bins. These bins have been tried and proven from years of shipping gear to BRC. Space on the container will be sold in 6 cubic feet increments for $54, which roughly translates to $9.00 per cubic foot. If you have odd sized items that do not fit in these bins, you will be responsible for the volumetric rectangular space it takes up. We will not refund,
ALL BIKES MUST BE BOXED. ONE (1) STANDARD BIKE BOX IS EQUAL TO TWO (2) TICKETS. You must purchase 2 tickets per bike box


4. NYC CONTAINER LOAD-IN (New Jersey – Aug. 10th)

It’s almost that time, the lot is reserved, the containers ordered, here’s a quick rundown of what everyone needs to know.
This is a community event, come load, help, eat, drink, be merry.  We have a good team of volunteers, we’ve been doing this now for 8 years. We’ll all be working hard, while having a good time.
Read it, Please, really read it first.
Date: Saturday Aug 10th.
Time: 9am-6pm, each purchaser has been notified of a load in time window, please adhere to it. Showing up at 9am when you’re loading in at 4pm will NOT get your stuff on any quicker. We’ll just put you to work.
Where: Parking lot at the intersection of Warren and Morgan Sts
(350 Morgan for GPS)
Jersey City, NJ 07301.
For those not driving, we are 1 block east of the Grove St Path Station. for maps, etc.
Know what is not allowed on the containers. Explosives, flammable liquid or gases, this includes anything that had flammables in it before, no compressed gases, this included canned air.  No illegal substances, we are ultimately responsible for what is loaded and we will not end up in jail so you can have a good time. Any questions refer to the website. Make sure that your bins/boxes/whatnot are properly labeled.
This should include:
Your Real Name-Your Real Address-A working contact number.-Playa Name-Camp Name-Camp Address.
It’s important that you put your real name and contact info on everything. If there is an issue w/ the containers and you want your stuff back, I’ll guarantee you the shippers or authorities are not going to bother to try to contact Little Lord Puffy Pants, they will reach out to John or Jane Doe. If you have any odd shaped, over sized or really heavy items, contact the container at ASAP.
Remember while we have people helping w/ Load In, you are responsible for getting your stuff on and off the containers. We do not provide help on the playa, so plan accordingly.  We do not offer lifts, hand trucks, derricks, cranes, trains or automobiles either in JC or BRC.  Make sure you are prepared to load and unload your stuff w/out help.
Waivers: If you are loading gear for someone else, make sure you have a notarized waiver, you can get a copy by emailing Without the waiver you will not be able to load anything onto the containers.  The waiver confirms that YOU are taking responsibility for their stuff.
Volunteers: A call will be going out this week, we need people to measure, parking badgers and a host of other parts to play. If interested, send me a note,
Remember, we are Volunteers and we GUARANTEE NOTHING.

Nickname, Cin and the rest of the Container crew.


5. Camp Tsunami Bass in Booshwick presents EPICENTER:03:Wave Particle Duality Camp (Brooklyn – Aug. 10)

Camp Tsunami Bass Experience
The Booshwick campus of the Tsunami Bass Experience Multiversity of Bass Culture Appreciation (first established in Black Rock City at 10 o’clock & Graduation in 2011) is proud to sponsor a special community gathering intended to both educate & facilitate, EPICENTER:03: an experimental exploration into Wave Particle Duality. Enter the Tsunami Bass LAB~oratory, discover your zone of proximal development and refreshen those multi-sensory perceptions on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2013.
Sadly this will be our final event at the current HOUSE of YES so we fully intend to make it extraordinary as well as Extraterrestrial!! We will be presenting a very similar version of our playa experience we will be delivering at our home in BRC at 10 o’clock & E.T. We hope you will join us as we continue the Tsunami Bass mission by showcasing some of the finest low-frequency producer “professors” in North America, utilizing the full force of the TSUNAMI BASS SOUND SYSTEM to deliver their lessons! We hope you will join us to experience a whole new dimension of bass culture appreciation and enlighten your perceptions! T’is high time & tide to let go of them quantum strings and fall forward, into the future!! not backwards into the past…. Cheers ~}*{~ ShiZaru & Morphous, CampTsunami Bass
For details click here
Or if you prefer to pay at the door discount password, simply provide the The Camp Tsunami Bass Experience address on playa for 2013!! to your lovely door being.

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6. Second Annual Bathroom Beacons Toilet Bowl-A-Thon & George’s Birthday Celebration! (Brooklyn – Aug. 11)

Do you have what it takes to win the title of Toilet Bowl Champion?
The Toilet Bowl is a bowl-a-thon and party with costumes, booze and great music to benefit the Bathroom Beacons Project. Please join us for the Second Annual Toilet Bowl-A-Thon and George F. Ingalls birthday on Sunday, August 11th 2– 8:30 PM at The Gutter in Brooklyn, NY!
BOWL! Form a theme team– haul out those costumes and come up with a name.  Or show up stag and we’ll hook you up!  You might get to join the Sexy Nurse team! DRINK and DANCE! Even if you don’t want to bowl, booze it up at The Gutter’s full bar and move to the grooves of this fabulous DJ Lineup:
– SmallChange (No Parking NYC | WFMU)
– Barney iLLer (Vitamin B NYC | Mischief)
– Tim The Enchanter (Vitamin B NYC)
– Orange Krush (Disorient NYC)
– Lucky (NYC DJ debut)
WIN! Fabulous prizes will be awarded to bowlers for:
– Best Team and Individual Costumes
– Most gutters rolled with the bumpers on
– Lowest Individual Scor
– Team with highest pledge amount
It’s $15 to bowl preregistered ($20 at the door), including the shoe rental, if you’re into that sort of thing.  If you just want to drink, dance, and laugh, we request that you pledge one of the theme teams for $15.
For more details, and to register, visit the Facebook event page here:

LAST CALL (for Participation)


7. Broken Angel Bathhouse

Calling all dusty playa souls… The Broken Angel Bathhouse is looking for campers! If you are a playa homeless and need a camp check us out! We are looking for all kinds of people especially those that love to make people happy!  We offer massages, healings, bath salt readings and much more!  So please email Dani at and dont forget to check out our facebook page!   See you in the dust!!!




8. ‘Dimension of Accessibility’ (BRC DoA) located in Center Camp at 7 o’clock!

The Dimension of Accessibility is a new name for an old camp providing VITAL services to the disabled burners in the interest of RADICAL INCLUSION.  We are looking for campers to join us, both able bodied and disabled. Visit our website for more info.
We offer playa tours 4x daily, as well as transportation services out to the burns for the disabled and able bodied, the disabled are served first. We have a charging station for electric wheelchairs, a wheelchair friendly Bus and tips for disabled burners – available to you on the Playa and at our website at We will have a workshop on how to make your Camp, Art or Artcar wheelchair friendly Wed. Aug 28th at high noon.
Due to a recent leadership change, we may be in the guide as either the ‘Department of Mobility’ or the shiny new name ‘Dimension of Accessibility’. Please visit!
We still have a limited number of spaces available in camp. Contact Rat Lady at
Please pass this on to anyone that you think might benefit, for this year or coming years ! Any help is appreciated, visit
Dani Moore
Rat Lady
Black Rock City Dimension of Accessibility

fairy princess gift tent

9. The Fairy Princess Tent… (Anytime)

will be in hushville on the lettered avenue. this is a sweet little tent, filled with various treats for all who wish to take a peek and
find something for themself or a friend. come visit!



10. Burning Survivors Walk to the Temple (Monday 6pm)

Join Burning Survivors as we walk from the Man to the Temple to celebrate those of us surviving cancer, honoring those not with us. Mon. 6pm, the Man
Please Join the Burning Survivors as we walk from the Man to the Temple to celebrate those of us surviving cancer, honoring those not with us. We will celebrate being ALIVE! We will honor the fight, the spirit and the challenge that is cancer. This year we walk on MONDAY at 6pm-7pm. Meet at the 12:00 side of the Man.



11. Burning Man 50k AND 5k (Wednesday 5am)
Choose your distance
Don’t forget your running shoes when packing for the playa – pick from the 5k and the 50k.
Black Rock City’s running races are a great way to see the playa in a different way, while getting that all-natural high. Run as fast or as slow as you want. Come join the fun.
Volunteers for both races and pacers wanted for the 50k – contact for more info.
More more info about the 5k:
And the ultramarathon:



12. NYC CORE 2013: Star of the City (Thursday 5:30pm)

The piece burns Thursday night at 9 pm. All fire safety team members need to be at our meeting place (TBA) at 5:30PM. PLEASE DON’T BE LATE. I will be going over our emergency plan and procedures then giving you your laminates and your vests which will mark you as fire perimeter team. We will then all WALK over to the piece and start the perimeter. There WILL NOT be a space for you to lock up your bike inside the perimeter so either leave your bike at camp or be prepared to have it outside of the crowd of people.

You all need to be or have the following:
Non-confrontational – Have a head lamp!! – Bandanna in case of a dust storm – Goggles – Water!, Wearing fire retardant natural fiber clothing (will be asked to leave if not dressed properly). This means jeans, cotton, natural fibers or leather.
You WILL NOT be on the team if you are wearing the following: – Feathers, plether, faux fur, spandex any sort of poly stretchy cloth
We will start a small tight ring around the piece and slowly walk towards the rope being assertive, but polite. You are the host, they are the guests. Anyone not wearing a laminate will not be allowed into the perimeter. We will hold this circle while they fuel and then light the piece. Only after height has fallen to the point where it can no longer hurt anyone and myself and the FAST team have agreed it is no longer a danger, and  I have given you the signal are you to drop the perimeter.
I will be roaming the whole perimeter and will be coming by to check on all of you throughout the whole process. Once the perimeter has dropped we will meet back at an appointed space so I can get a headcount and you are free to go.
I have included a link here please read it all and specifically “Step Four on playa” as this is the most important for you all.
If you have a friend who wants to participate please send them my way, we still have a couple of openings.

Molly Rose
Fire Safety Lead
The Star of the City Core Team
707 363 5513
**timings are subject to change, as all things at Burning Man are. You will have exact times and meeting locations before you leave for playa.



13. Support the Empire Fire Collective! (Saturday Night)

The Empire Fire Collective will be proudly representing NYC in this year’s Fire Conclave on Burn Night. We have worked hard over the past three months and are extremely honored to be part of this great tradition.
Show your local conclave some love and follow us on: Facebook:
Twitter: @EmpireFireCollective
You can also help get the Empire Fire Collective to the playa by purchasing a limited edition, semi-fabulous decal on Etsy: Empire Fire Collective – Etsy
See you all at the burn!





Zhenya Shabs


*(Wednesday 6pm  in front of  Kostume Kult and Thursday morning @ The Temple)

Her Life Celebration

Zhenya was a unique individual much loved by all who knew her and her passing was and is an opportunity to honor her life, style, and gracious humanity while reflecting on how lucky we are to be part of a community with people like her.

An alter will be set up somewhere on the east side of the Temple.  We encourage people to bring photos to add to the memorial.  You can also write messages and read stories about her.

On Thursday morning, we will attach a locket of her hair to the end of a White Balloon Chain line and fly it over the temple during the sunrise.  The line will be made on Wednesday, 6PM in front of Kostume Kult frontage (3:15 & Esplanade).  People will have the opportunity to write messages to her on the white balloons.  You’ll also have a second chance just prior to sunrise at the temple.  Both times, we will toast her life with a shot of Vodka.   Let her fly high and give her the best view of the Playa.

Andrew Sewell


*(Thursday 2pm 830 & Esplanade)

By now most of you have heard…
Dr. Andrew Sewell, aka Dr. Mercury – the outspoken Connecticut Regional -is no longer with us.

He was an instrumental part of the Connecticut Burner scene. He was a highly intelligent, clever, irreverent human being with a wicked sense of humor and the ability to share insightfully and intelligently with just about anyone. He is missed greatly already.

In honor of, and to celebrate the life of, this most interesting of fellows, I propose that anyone who is interested please join me in traveling out to the Temple to honor his passing Thursday from 2-4:00PM. Meeting at AutoSub-8:30 & Esplanade, around 2:00PM and heading to the Temple around 2:30PM. Many of us have lost someone in the past year and although we all mourn and celebrate in our own ways, I feel that as a community it would be nice to visit and remember one who was so part of and instrumental to, and in, our community


Douglas Ruuska

1/4 Boston

JULY 2013

NYC BM Newsletter
Issue #3- July 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.

Our goal is to provide local, E. Coast regional and BRC info for and about our Burner Community. This is also a great outlet to streamline and disseminate information about deadlines and events pertaining not only to Burning Man but also to local community and participatory gatherings.

This is for the past, present and future Burners, young and old, seasoned and new to get the information which will help them/you plug-into the community the way that suits you best, with…

-Day events and Night events
*{have kids and/or just want a picnic/outside gathering? Looking for a Newbie orientation? Want an all-night party? Here, there’s something for everyone!}

-NYC and E. Coast events & Burns
*{can’t get to the Man in Nevada but want to burn locally? Look no further..actually look below}

*In this issue

BRC Official Info and Deadlines

1. Ticket Fulfillment concludes (July 15)
2. Disabled persons vehicle app  (July 31st)
3. Press app due  (July 31st)
4. STEP Closes- Secure Ticket Exchange Program (July 31st)
5. Burns Around the World (July Edition)

Events & Happenings

6. “CO-DEPENDENCE DAY!” NYC Meet & Greet (s) & Happy Hour (July 3 & #2 TBD)
7. PEX (July 4-8)
10. EPICENTER – OUTLAW SPEAKERBOX Launch & Camp (July 13)
11. IGNITION NW (July 15-21)
12. 2013 FIGMENT Boston (July 27th & 28)

Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals

13. Balloon Chain – Kickstarter
14. NYC CORE – Kickstarter

BRC Official Info and Deadlines


1. Ticket Fulfillment concludes (July 15)


All of your Ticket “Gotta know” is on this page.

2. Disabled persons vehicle app  (July 31st)   


Let’s face it: Black Rock City is huge, and it grows larger each year. How does one navigate such an expanse? It’s daunting. Human (foot and bike) power is the standard mode of transportation in Black Rock City, but as Burning Man continues to grow, and BRC expands to accommodate its population, more people are tempted to fall back on their attachment to driving to get around.

With a city of tens of thousands of people, and the problems inherent in human-vehicle interaction (over the years we have seen severe injuries and even death due to vehicle-related accidents), it is critical that Burning Man remain primarily a city for pedestrians and bicyclists. The only vehicles that may be driven at Burning Man are staff and service vehicles, vehicles for people with a physical disability, and Mutant Vehicles.

The Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV) was created in 1997 to address the very real challenges of non-human powered driving at Burning Man. It was the alternative to banning the movement of vehicles at the event altogether. Black Rock City can only accommodate a small number of vehicles being driven. If you wish to bring your Mutant Vehicle to Black Rock City or require accommodation due to a disability, you must go through the DMV licensing process.

3. Press app due  (July 31st)   


This Burning Man Press Resource Center is designed to help journalists prepare for the event. All media outlets must register with Burning Man prior to arrival in Black Rock City. The Media Team is here to help you get your story, but the most important thing to remember is that you are a citizen of Black Rock City and are expected to comport yourself accordingly.

Burning Man is a private event, and photographers, videographers and documentarians wishing to capture images intended for public distribution are required to sign use agreements that will be emailed upon approval of a project. Our review and written permission is required to use any image from the event publicly regardless of its commercial intent; no public use of images is allowed without this written consent.

If you are shooting film or video only to show your friends and family, you do not need to register as press. Information about personal use video cameras can be found here. Personal use still cameras – cameras which use film and only capture still imagery – are permitted and do not require a written agreement, but any image use beyond personal use must be approved in writing post-event.

4. STEP Closes- Secure Ticket Exchange Program (July 31st)

To sign up to participate in STEP go to your Burner Profile anytime after 12pm (noon) PST February 28th 2013. Burners who have an extra ticket to sell can submit it for sale through the STEP system, and those wanting to purchase a ticket can sign up to join the STEP queue to buy.

For more information about STEP, see the STEP section below as well as our Frequently Asked Questions.

  5. Burns Around the World (July Edition)


-FIREFLY -Boston (July 3rd-7th)

-NOWHERE – Germany/UK/Spain  (July 9th -14th)

-ELEMENT 11 – Utah (July 11th -14th)

-BURN IN THE FOREST – Vancouver (July 11th -14th)

-CRITICALLAND – Seattle (July 15th -21st)

-TRANSFORMUS – North Carolina (July 18th-22nd)

-SOAK: The Oddity Emporium – Portland (July 18th-21st)

Events & Happenings

6. “CO-DEPENDENCE DAY!” NYC Meet & Greet (s) & Happy Hour (July 3 & #2TBD)


The Happy Hour Crew and NYC Regionals are planning two “Meet & Greets” for you this year!  Please join us for the first one this Wednesday, July 3.


Burning Man doesn’t happen in a void. (Okay, actually it kinda does. But you know what we mean.) The event is all about working together to create the most amazing week of the year for everyone attending.

Come and learn  how you can: learn from, ask of, lean on, camp with, volunteer for, work with, cook for, craft with, share an RV with, get a ride from, ship your stuff on, make art with, create gifts for, swap blinkies with, well, you get the picture.

Representatives of Rangers, CORE Project, Thunder Gumbo, Ghost Town, Fluffers for BRFQ, DPW, French Quarter, Tsunami Bass, BRC Airport & DMV, Burning Survivors, Container, Reformata and MORE will be on hand to answer all your burning questions!

Wednesday, July 3
Burning Man Happy Hour
Double Down Saloon
14 Avenue A
Starting at 6pm
2-4-1 drinks till 8

7. PEX (July 4-8)    


This year PEX Summer Festival brings you over 70 musical guests from around the globe. From amazing live bands and world-class DJs, to mesmerizing Fire & Dance, this year’s bill is the most exciting yet. We can’t wait to share in the awesomeness with you. And while great care and thought was put into all the amazing music acts, live bands and DJs that help create that one-of-a-kind PEX Summer Festival experience, we’re careful to never forget that the Complete Lineup of the festival is built by you.


Who bring the Theme Camps
Who create the Art
Who build grounds
Who burn The Effigy


Who teach The Workshops
Who play with fire
Who transform Art CabinT Row
Who light the lights and sound the sounds


Who work your ass off and play even harder
Who offer a simple smile or simply contribute to the inexplicable vibe


ARE The Complete Lineup of PEX Summer Festival. Thank you, with all we got.

Only 7 days to PEX Summer Festival!

Facebook Event Page
Join our Facebook Group
Join our Mailing List


8. THE DESERT FOREST (Jul y 6)    


The Desert Forest Fundraiser

July 6 from 2pm – 10pm

Havemeyer Park

49 South 4th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Dance all day with the Wolf+Lamb family as we kick off the summer with a Domino Forest Funraiser Party!

DJ sets by Wolf+Lamb/Zev, Nick Monaco, Nicholas Matar, Smirk & Friends

Come join us in The Domino Forest, a unique large-scale immersive art experience that will transport you to another world.  The Forest’s swaying leaves and soft faux-fur understory create an intoxicating simulation of nature amidst the cityscape. This is a place to experience deep relaxation, a space for inspiration, and childlike playfulness.

About the park: Havemeyer Park is an urban park space located across from the old Domino Sugar factory. Over one acre in size, it is a multidimensional space that plays host to large scale interactive art, an urban farm, a bike trick trail, a reading room, and way more!

All proceeds go to support the construction of the Desert Forest, to be installed at Burning Man in August.

Suggested donation begins at $25 at the door, $20 until June 28.

See you in The Forest!



The NYC Container goes on sale Wednesday, July 10 at noon EDT.

After you’ve dusted off from PEX but before you are too crazy to have spent all your money on sparkles and shit.
Our website will have the details.

Here’s the deal:

A. You are required to read the WHOLE WEBSITE. It has important information on it about packing, buying, etc.
B. Space is sold in cubic feet…not square feet.
C. No refunds, so don’t horde. And no refunds, so measure well!
D. You will be signing legal forms, so if you share your space with someone else, make sure you trust them!
E. No BIG BOXES that you can not lift yourself. Seriously, if you have to have a team of people lifting it, you can’t load it. (exceptions for art and themecamps only). But we WILL turn you away and no refunds. You read it here.
F. IF YOU ARE BIG ART…we are not an art moving company. I promise. So if you are loading on for someone else or you are having someone else load your art, let’s chat. Seriously, this won’t go well otherwise.
G. No BUYING FOR A RICH BOSS who just doesn’t feel like dealing him/herself. Unless we have already had this conversation, don’t even think about it. This NEVER goes well.

We are scary and mean and all that stuff, so follow the rules and things will go well! Otherwise, we have ogres and goblins that find you on the playa and steal all your good stuff…..growl.

We are truly looking forward to another wonderful year of container bliss. We will do a call-out for day-of volunteers close to load-in!

All our burning love,

Cinemagirl and Nickname and the whole damn container crew.

10. EPICENTER – OUTLAW SPEAKERBOX Launch & Camp (July 13)

TB 1

TBE BM Fundraiser
Camp Tsunami Bass Experience

TSUNAMI BASS invites one & all to join us as we celebrate our ongoing mission in collaboration with burner Bruvistas from around the world at the second installment of EPICENTER on Sat. July 13th, 2013. For this, our sole fundraiser for Camp Tsunami Bass Experience at Burning Man 2013, we are rolling out our playa installation, the body~sonic TBE~WaVe, powered proper by the full force of the Tsunami Bass Sound System, which now feature 8 playa retired burner hand-crafted LABHORN subs.Deluging golden spirals that’ll make you smile whilst blissing out in our multi~sensory environment featuring analog feedback immersion delivered by resident visualist Cineomeba, as well as performances by Floasis Fire Crew, Dancers & more, its gonna be a multi~sensory dub~flip~trip along 10 o’clock & deep playa at the House of Yes. All this for a mere $10 on the pre-sale tip~>> or $15+ at the door, t’is thebest deal in town for sure!!

In addition to showcasing the finest North American live fusion bass culture from our local and national faculty, this lovingly produced slice of Booshwick playa will also serve as an album release launch for the latest project by our illustrious host MC ZULU!! His forthcoming CD #OUTLAWSPEAKERBOX is jam packed with collaborations, including NYC’s very own Alex Ferguson a.k.a Barney Iller, and you can get your copy, as well as official Tsunami Bass merch at this event to fully support our collective creative endeavors!

See our flyers with the full line-up of performers here~>>Epicenter:03:OutlawSpeakerBox Facebook Invite

We hope you will join us to experience a whole new dimension of bass culture appreciation and enlighten your perceptions! T’is high time & tide to let go of them quantum strings and fall forward, into the future!! not backwards into the past….

Cheers ~}*{~ ShiZaru & Morphous, Tsunami Bass


11. IGNITION NW (July 15-21)


I am on the board of directors for Ignition Northwest in Seattle and am doing outreach networking to share our event nationally with other regions.  I would like to cordially and personally invite you to come to our greater Seattle area’s regional event, Critical Northwest. Our theme this year is “Criticaland: The Jankiest Place on Earth” (July 15th-21st) and we have an entire, full sized county fairgrounds within which to house our week-long shenanigans, no time limit on sound and an airport conveniently located adjacent to the site!! (just in case you have a plane… 😉 Janky carnival is the flavor, expect allll kinds of twisted, burnerific awesomeness. It would be a wonderful treat to see some of you at our event!!

Karen Sloane
Ignition Northwest

12. 2013 FIGMENT Boston (July 27th & 28)


July 27-28, 2013

Rose Kennedy Greenway


FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For two days this summer, it will transform the Rose Kennedy Greenway into a large-scale collaborative artwork, and then it’s gone.

Saturday, July 27 — 11AM – 11PM
Sunday, July 28 — 11AM – 6PM

the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Click here for directions

How Much:
FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.

What to Bring:
Whatever you need for a day of fun. For specific ideas or if you have specific questions, view our list!

Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals

13. Balloon Chain – Kickstarter

Balloons' end

Robert Bose and Michael Cha are the artists who are bringing Balloon Chain to Burning Man this year.
We have set up a Kickstarter campaign to assist me in bringing Balloon Chain back to the playa.

TITLE:  Balloon Chain at Burning Man Kickstarter Support (NYC Art Project)


INFORMATION:  This summer, NYC based balloon artist, Robert Bose, will be bringing his large scale, trippy art installation, Balloon Chain, back to Burning Man.

In years past, he has funded his art project out of pocket, taking out pension loans to pay for the helium, balloons, line, tools, LEDs, batteries, and all of the other supplies needed to make Balloon Chain happen.
This year, his pension loans have been maxed out and he needs your support to bring Balloon Chain back to the playa.  He has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help him pay for his materials and his new, kick-ass, interactive, super bright balloon lighting system.


14. NYC CORE – Kickstarter


10 Bucks…

May not get you a cocktail at the Plaza or an 8 o’clock movie ticket in Union Square or a carriage ride through Central Park or even entrance to a super swank party at an undisclosed location, BUT…

it Will connect you to your community and to the project of joint effort and love which goes by the name of 2013 NYC CORE: Star of the City.

YOUR art piece, OUR art piece represents for the New York Community five wings, five arcs, five points, five boroughs of strength that is not only New York City, but also the New York City Burning Man’s Community symbol of Tenacity and Perseverance.

On or Off playa you can be part of  this project and experience.

When completed, the Star of the City will be a towering 20-foot tall structure.  It will be part of Burning Man’s Circle of
Regional Effigies where regions from around the world present structures that are representative of their local communities.

So not only are we building an awe inspiring and poignant art piece, but we’ll be doing so with close to 100 members of the New York community -which should include you. So, in order to bring the Star of the City to life, our team needs to raise a lot of money for its construction and cross-continent installation.

We’ve already received lots of financial support/faith in the project but we still need you! The Kickstarter campaign is up to fund the remainder of what we need to make this project happen. Please consider joining the team, with a little financial faith ($$) and sharing with your friends.

To make a donation visit our Kickstarter page:

For updates and to share with your friends visit our Facebook page:

Thank you so much for your support and I hope to see each of you in the near future.

MAY 2013

NYC BM Newsletter
Issue #1- May 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.

Our goal is to provide local, E. Coast regional and BRC info for and about our Burner Community. This is also a great outlet to streamline and disseminate information about deadlines and events pertaining not only to Burning Man but also to local community and participatory gatherings.

This is for the past, present and future Burners, young and old, seasoned and new to get the information which will help them/you plug-into the community the way that suits you best, with…

-Day events and Night events
*{have kids and/or just want a picnic/outside gathering? Looking for a Newbie orientation? Want an all-night party? Here, there’s something for everyone!}

-NYC and E. Coast events & Burns
*{can’t get to the Man in Nevada but want to burn locally? Look no further..actually look below}

*In this issue

BRC Official Info and Deadlines

0. THE 2013 TEMPLE

1. Mutant Vehicle Questionnaire Deadline(BRCHQ-San Francisco, CA)
2. Ranger Training in Canada (Toronto)
3. Burns Around the World (MAY Edition)

Events & Happenings

4. NYC Happy Hour@ Double Down (East Village-NYC)
5. NYC Burning Man “Social Hour” in the Park (Greenpoint-Brooklyn, NY)
6. Creating Playa Art Event? (Soho-NYC, NY)
7. NYC Dance Parade (Manhattan, NY)
8. NYC CORE Roof Top BBQ (Queens, NY)
9. Kostume Kult Camp Meeting & Info Session (Manhattan, NY)
10. P.O.C. People of Color Meet & Greet PotLuck BBQ (Bushwick-Brooklyn, NY)
11. FIGMENT NYC-Meet & Greet (Union Square-NYC, NY)
12. Mischief DC and PLF (Party Liberation Front) (Washington DC & Richmond VA)
14. MAYHEM (North Carolina)

Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals

15. NYC 2013 CORE: Star of the City (New York, NY)
16. “PIPPIN ON THE PLAYA”- Artist, Acrobats and Performer Call (Washington DC and Beyond)
17. ALL that is FIGMENT (Washington DC & Boston)
18. Empire Fire Collective-Call for Dancers, Drummers and Safeties (Brooklyn, NY)
19. BRCH3 Theme Camp –Call For Campers (New York, NY)
20. Help Build a 10 seat Bike with Shamandome (NYC, NY)
21. PETER HUDSON-ZOETROPES-2014 (San Francisco, CA)

Burners in the Spotlight

22. Indiana Burners on PBS (Indianapolis, IN)
23. SPARK: A Burning Man Story (SXSW Review & Trailer)


*****BRC Official Info and Deadlines*****

0. THE 2013 TEMPLE



For more information of the beautiful structure go to


1. Mutant Vehicle Questionnaire deadline
2013 Registration Questionnaires
Mutant Vehicle Application: Open until May 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

2. Ranger Training
(Toronto & Montreal)

We will have ranger training in Toronto on May 26.
If you are interested and want more information email
martin sneath

3. Burns Around the World

AfrikaBurn – May 1-5, 2013 – Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa

Saguaro Man May 2-5, 2013 – Snowflake, Arizona

InterFuse – May 2-5, 2013 – Boonville, Missouri

Burning Flipside 2013: Bandersnatch Booby Trap – May 23-27, 2013 – Austin, Texas

Playa del Fuego – May 23-27, 2013 – Baltimore, Maryland

Scorched Nuts – May 23-27, 2013 – Rutland, Ohio

For the full list go to:

*****Events & Happenings*****

4. NYC Burning Man “Happy Hour” @ Double Down Saloondd

This is the NYC longest running weekly Burning Man Happy Hour.
5pm-8pm+ @ Double Down Saloon

Featuring your bar maiden Abby!

Want a mid-week surge of burner energy? Got ideas that you want to float informally? Have questions about tips for planning, packing, or other logistics? Want to find out about theme camps, art projects, or volunteer departments to get involved in? Have advice or items to gift or share? Come by the weekly Happy Hour to casually meet and mingle. Newbie and veteran burners–and friends–are encouraged to stop by.

It’s a great way for Burners old & new to meet and exchange information.
Their happy hour 2-4-1 drink specials run until 8PM. Make sure you check the backyard/patio!
Want to be a guest “host” on behalf of a group or project? Let the ad hoc Happy Hour committee know: Nicole P; Dan Finton; Dana Voehl; O Man; and Abby.

5. NYC Burning Man “Social Hour” in the Park mctrees
(Greenpoint-Brooklyn, NY)

As a family, park & sunset friendly alternative to our on-going Happy Hour at Double-Down Saloon the NYC Regionals in association with the Empire Fire Collective are hosting an outdoors

“SOCIAL HOUR” WEDNESDAY May 8th 8pm-10pm.
*(McCarren Park-the corner of North 12th btw Berry & bedford)

Bring a snack and/or blanket, come out and watch the Fire spinners practice while chatting with other Burners in McCarren Park on the corner of North 12 and Berry. Though this is a no-alcohol events, for those wishing to “wet their whistles” locally, there are extremely convenient location around the corner including Brooklyn Brewery and the Whiskey Shop.

We hope to see Burners “New and Sage” come out!

6. “Creating Playa ART” Event? image
(Soho-NYC, NY)

If you have an art piece you are creating for the 2013 Burn and
you want to crowd source some of your funding, listen up:

Us NYC regionals have come up with a creative event that you can display some aspect of your soon to be created playa-art and the crowd attending this event will personally fund it!
The event will take place in SoHo at a Galley/Event space on May 19th. If you want to take part, please email and let him know about your project and what you plan to bring to our May 19th event (we are accepting all types of Playa art/cars/classes/creative endeavors but email now, space is limited).

7. NYC Dance Parade HELLO100byBex
(Manhattan, NY)

Calling All Hoopers!
THE BEX presents: All is LOVE

Join the army of hoopers who will dance down Broadway in the NYC Dance Parade May 18. Be the sea of glittery spirally beauty that brings Figment to life June 8. Bex Burton, aka THE BEX, nationally acclaimed hoopdancer, teacher, and the hoop behind HELLO!100, brings ALL OF THE HOOPERS together in a new work, All is LOVE. For more information and registration details, visit

b e x b u r t o n
Pilates, Thai Yoga, Hoops and Fire

8. NYC CORE Rooftop BBQ  Print
(Queens, NY)

NYC CORE: Star of the City invites you to our first of many roof top barbecues!

Come meet the CORE Team and have some delicious food. We’ll have the grill running all day bring food and drinks to share. We’ll also have some food and beverages for sale and all the proceeds from this event will go towards the CORE Project!

Come and find out how you can get involved in making this project happen!
For more info on the project you can visit our facebook page:

or Sign up for our mailing list:

If you want to volunteer you can fill out our volunteer sheet:

And Don’t forget, We love you!

9. Kostume Kult Camp Meeting & Info Session and Save the Date: Black and Light Ball  KostumeKult
(Manhattan, NY)

Kostume Kult and Disorient Present: Black and Light Ball 2013
Date: June 1, 2013

Details of this well-loved annual collaboration to be released very soon!

Join the Kostume Kult ( and Disorient ( Facebook groups to make sure that you dont miss out!

Kostume Kult Camp Meeting & Info Session
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM – we all leave
Where: Madame X, 94 W Houston St (Between Thompson and Laguardia)
Facebook event:

Come and join us for our first camp meeting to learn more about what we do on playa, how you can get involved, and who we are. Our crew is shaping up fast, but we have some openings for new and old friends to get onboard. Happy hour social for the first hour, and then a more formal meeting and information session on the second floor, followed by more happy hour afterwards

10. P.O.C. People of Color Meet & Greet PotLuck BBQ poc
(Bushwick-Brooklyn, NY)

Yes Virginia, People of Color attend Burning Man!

So, you have heard stories, rumor and more about this annual gathering out in the desert.
Get the real scoop on this magical event!

Grab a drink, grab a dish and come on out as we share stories from the
perspective of folks of color, while we nourish our mind, body and soul…..
If you have (or have not) been to Burning Man before, you’re more than welcome to jump on
in and participate! We are looking for folks to help share their experiences.
Yes…the NEW YORK CITY regional gathering is open to anyone who defines
themselves as a Person Of Color.
We’re talking about connecting and developing workshops, events celebrating all the spices of the world and shades of the rainbow.

For More info/deets contact: Sel @

11. FIGMENT NYC Meet & Greet   fig
(Union Square-NYC, NY)

The next Meet & Greet is May 20th at Sidebar (corner of 15th St & Irving) from 7-10pm.

12.Mischief DC and PLF (Party Liberation Front)pfl

(Washington DC & Richmond VA)

are throwing a huge fundraiser for the Castle of Mischief to go to the playa this year, our third Intergalactic Speakeasy, on Sat, May 18th.
Details: Grab those blasters, fuel up your rockets, and don’t forget to strap on that bootlegger flask, Mischief and PLF are back and ready to
teleport you to the Castle at the End of the Universe! Join the coolest cats, the hottest dames, and the minions of Lord Acidonius as you step through the wormhole to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, where our performers will dazzle your senses as you get
down to our funky swing sounds.

$20 adv / $25 door
100% of proceeds will go to Castle of Mischief, and future Mischief and PLF burn events.
DJs and Dancing in the Andromeda Dance Hall, the return of the Milky Way Cabaret, and so much more!
Silent Auctions, Raffles and Castle of Mischief swag will all benefit Castle of Mischief fundraising efforts!
You’ve never seen a more wretched HIVE of scum and villainy. You know you want to.

Announcing Your Cosmic Rulers of Rhythm!

Baroness of Booty (Teknacolor Ninja)
King of Crunk (Mr. Jennings)
Pirate King (EZ Almighty)
Master of the House (Sequoia)
Titan of Tunes (DJ Throdown)
Sir KnightTime (Michael NightTime)
FB event:

(Waltham, MA)
Gear up for FIGMENT Boston with an evening of innovative art & performance
in a truly inspirational environment.

FIGMENT Boston and the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (CRMII) invite you to IMAGINE FIGMENT, a celebration of interactive art, creativity, and a culture where anything is possible!
Explore this innovative museum surrounded by roving minstrels, awe-inspiring aerial performances, interactive light sculptures and installations steam-powered by the imagination. Join us as we gear up for FIGMENT Boston 2013!
May 31, 2013, 7–11 PM
Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham, MA

ENVISION – $35 Admission
• Full Access to CRMII Exhibits
• Interactive Art & Performances
• Hors D’oeuvres
• Beer & Wine
• Raffle & Silent Auction

*INVENT – $50 Admission
• INVENT Level Lounge
• Special Hors D’oeuvres & Champagne Toast
• Preview of Silent Auction
• Limited Edition FIGMENT “Gear Up” Pendant

/ # 781 367 4992
Please contact us if you’re interested in bringing art or performing at the event.
*FIGMENT 100 members receive free INVENT admission. Stay tuned for more information. Visit to learn more and join the FIGMENT 100.
14. MAYHEM                 mayhem
(Wilmington NC)

You can always come to MAYHEM! in Wilmington NC.
May 17th -19th

Everybody needs a bit of MAYHEM in their life!!!!

It’s on a river. And the theme is time. Too small to be a self sustaining official burn, 350 people, but we shake it down hard, and uses the 10 principles, and all proceeds go to creating a dangerous ride at Transformus
(NC official regional burn)


*****Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals******

15. NYC 2013 CORE: Star of the CityPrint
(New York, NY)

As many of you know The NYC CORE Project – Star of the City, was accepted as one of the 24 CORE projects by the Burning Man Organization and we are starting in earnest to get the project moving forward and built. We want to get up to full speed quickly and we want the NYC community involved!!!!

If you are interested in plugging into the community and being part of an Amazing Art Build…Reach out…Say “Hi” and Jump in!!!

We’re getting this project on is feet and we need your help!
*(no experience require, just desire to be a part of something AWESOME!!!)

This is your moment to help build:
-a connection with the community
-a skill set (or 2 or 3 or 4….)
-a beautiful piece of Art
-a positive vibe in NYC..the World
-a piece of history

Check out the links below and connect with us! or email us at

16. PIPPIN ON THE PLAYA     pippin

Pippin, the musical, is the story of a young man trying to find his way in the world, guided by a troupe of players who encourage him to ultimately set himself on fire to leave his mark in their “grande finale”. Now, imagine this journey taking place in Black Rock City, a first time burner trying to figure out where he fits in, how he can make a difference in the world, surrounded and guided by wacky players of all stripes. He tries to find his Corner of the Sky, while a
veteran Burners tell him to pay attention to the Simple Joys and to enjoy the moment before there’s No Time At All. There are spectacular sparkle ponies who just want to Spread A Little Sunshine, and War Is a Science in the Thunderdome. And of course, there is nothing quite like
the Morning Glow of the Temple at sunrise. After a long night on the playa, who hasn’t experienced feeling a bit frenzied and frazzled? We just need a helping hand to put us on The Right Track. Pippin, like all of us, strives to be Extraordinary.

So I totally have this vision of setting Pippin on the playa and filming it. And I need players! I am looking for people who understand the need to find a balance between hard work and focus to bring a crazy art project to life, and the reality of playa time and how plans are sometimes futile. I am good at herding cats, but I need cats who are willing to be herded. I work as a professional theatre director, but I have also directed the DC Burner Choir a number of times as well, so this is a balance with which I have experience. 😛

I will be auditioning people over the next month, either in person or video. You don’t have to be in or near DC (where I am), though bonus if you are! Most roles are currently open. All experience levels welcome, but as you will be rehearsing your music largely on your own,
you need to assess your comfort level with that. I hope to meet somewhere on the east coast over the summer, possibly at a burn prior to the end of August. (for those of you who are familiar with the current Bway revival, I SWEAR I came up with this idea before I knew about the concept of the players as circus performers!)

Lots and lots of details still to be worked out…I just have this crazy notion and want to see if others would like to join the ride! Shoot me a message if you are interested and we’ll go from ther3
Debbi in DC
17. ALL that is FIGMENT fig

GET Involved!!!!


(New York City)

FIGMENT + ENYA (Emerging New York Architects of the AIA) + SEAoNY (Structural Engineers Association of New York) are building their 3rd pavilion on Governors Island to be featured at the participatory arts extravaganza FIGMENT NYC 2013! The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art in the historical context of Governors Island. Check out the video here!

The City of Dreams Pavilion presents the opportunity to allow emerging architects, designers, industry professionals, students, public space enthusiasts, and a world of other people the chance to become part of building one of the next exciting public spaces and public pavilions of NYC!

The theme for this year’s pavilion is Head in the Clouds, a venue where visitors can lose themselves in both the cloud-like structure, as well as the clouds in the sky around them. This amazing structure requires the hands of hundreds to help build it. Construction has begun, and the designers are inviting everyone to help build it throughout the months of April, May, and June. Join us as we work together to build one of the next exciting public spaces of NYC and Governors Island! Volunteer builder shifts and details here. See you soon!

To see the video of the City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013: Head in the Clouds. Check it out here:  To help build this amazing project, check out the build schedule here:

(Boston, MA)

Please consider supporting FIGMENT Boston by bringing your art, volunteering your time, or joining the FIGMENT 100!
People who join the FIGMENT 100 help sustain us year-round by sending $5, $10, or $20 a month. Please donate to FIGMENT BOSTON online, either as a one-time donation or by joining the FIGMENT 100.You can make a huge difference to FIGMENT with a small monthly donation and the more people on board, the merrier! Tell your friends that you’re part of FIGMENT 100 and invite them to join you!

We thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the Greenway for FIGMENT Boston 2013, Saturday & Sunday, July 27 – July 28!

(Washington DC)

FIGMENT DC will be September 28th and 29th at Anacostia Park in SE Washington, DC.

Art submissions for this year’s event will open in early May. So get your thinking caps on and ponder the possibilities. We’d love for you to join us for a weekend of participatory creative exploration! Not familiar with FIGMENT DC? Check out our website!

18. Empire Fire Collective-Call for Dancers, Drummers and Safetiesfire
(Brooklyn NY)

Hey NYC Burners!

Do you like fire?
Do you like drumming?
Are you looking for a way to participate in this year’s burn?
The Empire Fire Collective needs your help. We are a new conclave of fire performers from all over New York and New Jersey who have come together to create art, have fun, develop fire skills, teach, and burn stuff. We welcome performers of all skill levels: newbies, seasoned performers, and fire-curious. We believe that anyone who can safely spin fire and make the necessary commitment should be able to be part of the awesome experience of spinning under the man.

We are still looking for a few safeties, drummers, and possibly performers for this year’s burn. We rehearse every Wednesday from 8-10pm at McCarren Park in Williamsburg.

If interested in participating, Please come to one of the next two practices: Wednesday, May 1st (That’s TONIGHT), or Wednesday, May 8th.

McCarren Park on N. 12th Street
In Between Bedford & Berry

For more information, please contact Sunny V at
You can also check out our facebook group: Empire Fire Collective – Facebook


Sunny V
Shin – Empire Fire Collective

19. BRCH3 Theme Camp –Call For Campers footBike
(New York, NY)

BRCH3 Bike Repair are a group of hashers who camp together and provide bike repair services on playa. Beer, bike repair and the burn, what’s better than that? We welcome experienced burners and newbees. Interested in BRCH3?
Go to On-On.
20. Help Build a 10 seat Bike with Shamandome smallheaderphoebedrawing  shamancycleanimals

Shamandome is building a 10 person bicycle for Burning Man 2013!
We are launching our Kickstarter this afternoon to get finishing funds for our awesome green community transportation!

Help us build a giant multi-user Eagle Bicycle with Beautiful Metal Wings and Flaming Eyeballs! It is Green Art Transportation! All lights, music and devices onboard will be run by pedal and solar power.

The Shamancycle is completely made from re-cycled and re-purposed metal, welded, brazed and forged into a poetic symbol of what our community represents: the healing of the planet, and of ourselves, and of our children.

The Shamancycle was designed and imagineered by East Village artist Phoebe “Songbundle” Legere of Shamandome Camp. Phoebe is a transmedia artist. She creates works that combine music, dance, visual art, sculpture and renewable energy technology. The Shamancycle is being built by Phoebe, volunteers from Shamandome and members of Curious Forge, a maker’s collective in Grass Valley, California.

Please watch for our Kickstarter launch tomorrow. And thank you so much (ah ho!) for “liking” our Facebook page Go to to learn more about the way designers and engineers, artists and activists are coming together to make a vehicle of energy transformation.



21. Peter Hudson-ZOETROPES-2014 PH
(San Francisco, CA)

Lucky for us, Peter Hudson will be creating another of his incredible zoetropes for Burning Man 2014. In case you weren’t aware, a zoetrope cylindrical device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures; instead of drawings and shutters, Peter uses sculptures and strobe lights to achieve the same effect. In the past, he’s used his formidable skills to bring swimmers, divers, monkeys, and rowing skeletons to life on the playa, and around the world. We’re not going to tell you the details of his project, as he prefers to unveil his creations in Black Rock City, but you can darn well be sure it’s going to be amazing.

Please support his project if you’re so inclined:

*****Burners in the Spotlight*****

22. Indiana Burners on PBS IN
(Indianapolis, IN)

Heya folks! Earlier this month the Indiana Burners held a Potluck, Costume Swap, and Fire event at a local bar that’s been super wonderful to our community. During that time we were being filmed for a short vignette for the local PBS station’s Art of the Matter (you might know it from NPR, now it’s on PBS, YAY pictures!). Here’s what was turned in:

We feel super special getting to do this and share a little of our burner community with the larger Indiana community.

April / Poosie Kat
Indiana RC

23. SPARK: A Burning Man Story (SXSW Review)  spark
“Only three minutes into the film, and I knew I would have to go to Burning Man sometime in my life. After watching the film, I realized that may not be as easy as imagined.
The documentary Spark is about how the elusive festival in the desert, Burning Man, came to be and is today. In this moment, what do you really know about Burning Man? Before watching the doc, I knew very little. I knew it took place out in the desert, it was something like five days of hippies dancing in the sun, taking as many drugs as possible and commemorating the entire experience by burning a huge statue of a wooden man on the last night. Come to find out, my predictions were not too far off. Although the festival is a week-long and there is much more involved than hippies getting high in the desert. It’s much deeper than that…”
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