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JRS VOLUME #7; ISSUE #39

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FIFTY DAYS??

Wahoo! (We cheered this out loud today at BMHQ.)

And as usual, we've got news for you: media deadlines coming up, our permits granted by the BLM, artists and newspapers seeking collaboration, and tips coming out of our ears! And we hope you've noticed that we're updating the content at http://www.burningman.com more frequently these days, with the hopes of making the website an even more helpful resource for all of you to plan the desert event and stay connected throughout the year. This week's poll: "How early do you start planning for Burning Man?" (I can sleep tonight knowing I'm not a freak for starting my packing list on my drive home from BRC 2003.)

There is important information too this week about early arrivals (a lot of you have been asking about this) and a Flambé Lounge wrap-up... plus events, tips, travel info, and more. Happy weekending, y'all.

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BLACK ROCK CITY NEWS:
- BLM GRANTS BURNING MAN 2003 PERMIT!
- THE WORD ON EARLY ARRIVALS AT BRC
- WASHOE STAGING AREA SAGA: UPDATE
- VEHICLE-LESS TRAVEL TO BLACK ROCK CITY
- DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR VIDEO CAMERA REGISTRATION
- PEGORAMA ON PLAYA SHOES
- MARS IS COMING TO BURNING MAN, AND HE IS PISSED
- GIANTMONSTER MAP OF THE PLAYA
- WHEN IN RENO

PARTICIPATE:
- ANOTHER BIKE "FIX"
- SHRINE ON YOU CRAZY LAMPLIGHTER
- PISS CLEAR SEEKS SUBMISSIONS!
- ART AGAINST EMPIRE WANTS YOU
- DIY PORCH LIGHTING
- ON THE ZIPLOC THREAD

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
- OAKLAND FLAMBE LOUNGE WRAP-UP + CRUCIBLE PYROMANIA WEEKEND, JULY 12-13
- FLAMBÉ PICS FROM THE EYES OF GAWD
- TEMPLE OF ATONEMENT'S "TRANSFORMATION", JULY 19 IN SF
- PINHOLE CAMP BENEFIT JULY 18 SF
- FIRE GARDEN IN SF, JULY 18-19
- OPELENT TEMPLE OF KAOS FUNDIE TONIGHT! SF
- TEMPLE OF SOUL AUGUST 9 SF

RESOURCES AND DISCOUNTS:
- XTRACYCLE, THE PICKUP TRUCK OF BIKES
- LIGHT' N WIRE "TUPPERWIRE PARTY" JULY 15
- MICHAEL'S LIGHT TOYS OPEN HOUSE JULY 12

ON AND OFF THIS CRAZY LIST

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BLM GRANTS BURNING MAN 2003 PERMIT!

We're always happy to share this yearly news - the BLM has officially issued our permit for Burning Man 2003! Not only did we once again receive the stamp of approval, but the BLM had some very complementary things to say about the Project in the AP story on the permit. A quote:

"Monitoring and inspections have shown that Burning Man has caused no known long-term adverse effects to public lands and resources," said Dave Cooper, conservation area manager for the BLM.

"This would be a remarkable record for any recreation permit, but is especially noteworthy in this instance since Burning Man is the largest special recreation event permitted anywhere by the Bureau of Land Management," Cooper said.

The full story in the Las Vegas Review Journal:

reviewjournal.com...21696946.html

GO BRC!

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EARLY ARRIVALS AND LAND GRABBING IN BRC

Every year we fight the tide of people who want to have their Burning Man experience start earlier and last longer. Yes, it would be wonderful if Burning Man could last more than a week... but this is not possible right now. Our permits from the BLM to occupy the site begin August 25th and end September 1st. We pay $4.00 per person per day for land use - a budgeted amount of about half a million dollars. Our ticket prices are based on this exact time frame.

If we allow anyone other than those building our city onto the site pre or post event we will be in violation of our permit and risk additional fees and fines, or possibly be denied future permits. We share the Black Rock with many other users, and we must be considerate of those that use the Black Rock beyond our event and keep our impact and presence to a minimum.

We are not prepared to host anyone until the date our event begins! We create an entire city in the month prior to August 25 and tear it down for all of September. This is hard work and takes a dedicated crew. Anyone on the site that is not contributing to this prime mission is adding work for the crew, and is using measured, costly and valuable resources. Our medical crew is not even available to you until just before our event begins. Anyone on site prior to our opening must be on a working crew, or be pre-approved and on a list at the gate and have a ticket. If you believe you will need to gain early entry please contact the appropriate organizer. If you are a theme camp, look for the theme camp announcement soliciting requests.

Early arrivals, even those coming up for the prior weekend to help, have brought on new challenges for real estate during the event, and we must attend to this. We are no longer able to tolerate any "land grabbing" pre-event. Last year much or our city was claimed long before our event began! While this is ingenious, it is not exactly fair. For those of you that are used to slipping in early, marking off real estate for your camp mates and slipping out again, you will find this nearly impossible this year. Our gate will be up earlier, and our systems will be tighter. Any land found marked off prior to our official opening will be liberated and ignored. Staff will not be able to hold land for others. All participants must take their chances at getting the location they prefer, work cooperatively with the neighbors to make everyone happy and use the resources at Playa Info in Center Camp to let their friends and family know exactly where they ended up.

Yes, there are some projects that require early entry to the site. For this reason, some ticket holders other than crew will be on site by Saturday, August 23rd. This will be the FIRST DAY that we will allow land to be marked and reserved for campers coming later.

Any land marked as reserved should be done so by means that will not puncture feet or tires, and be clearly visible both day and night. All reserved property must be occupied when it is marked, or is subject to liberation.

We can't wait to welcome you on August 25 when the city opens!

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WASHOE STAGING AREA SAGA UPDATE

All of us here are focusing our energies towards getting out to the Playa and coming home. Unfortunately, some of that energy is still being taken by the situation in Washoe County, dealing with our use of and the permits for the Ranch, which we use to set up and clean up Black Rock City. For those of you who want to keep tracking the developments in Washoe County, we'll be updating the News Section of the website with press releases and updates on a more regular basis. There's also a history of the situation located there, so you can get up to speed on all of the ins and outs of our trials and tribulations dealing with Nevada county politics.

For those of you with specific questions, concerns, or suggestions on this issue, email rae. Thanks again for all of your support as we move closer and closer to the Burn!

Burning Man resists uprooting, suitors line up to provide home rgj.com...46378.php

Washoe commissioners delay Burning Man decision rgj.com...46464.php

Editorial from the RGJ, July 9: rgj.com...46513.php

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VEHICLE-LESS TRAVEL TO BLACK ROCK CITY

So you've decided you want to go to Burning Man, but you don't have a playa-appropriate vehicle -- or perhaps ANY vehicle -- or you're flying in from far away. What's a prospective Burner to do?

Do not despair, you've got a several options:

(1) Rideshare: The e-playa bulletin board for 2003 has an extensive (and sure to get larger) discussion under "Getting There - Ride Share". There are current listings for California, the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Reno... in addition to Canada, Europe, and "other". You might get a ride in a fabulous art vehicle, or the chance to fly in to Black Rock City Airport by plane. Think about what you're willing to offer (pay for gas? Share driving? Bring road-goodies?), and be realistic about the amount of stuff you want to bring. Go to bbs.burningman.com...eedf910

(2) Green Tortoise: Our Gerlach/Empire shuttle partner, the Green Tortoise, offers two buses from San Francisco, leaving 8/26 and 8/28, and returning late Sunday night after the Temple burn. Tortoise passengers have access to a large central camping location, food, and drinking water. You can bring your bike for a small additional fee. Contact the Green Tortoise directly at greentortoise.com/burning.man.festival.html or call 1-800-TORTOISE. Plan ahead, as buses do typically sell out.

(3) Our pal Hageymon in Sparks, well-known for the Black Rock City Burner hostel (blackrockburnerhostel.com), also runs the Reno-to-Playa rideshare program (blackrockburnerhostel.com/rideshare.html) from his home in Sparks. If you're looking for a lift to the playa, he's the man who can help you out, even if it means he drives you to BRC himself! Fred's stellar contribution to the community has provided dozens of burners with a lift "home", and there is always a need for more volunteers to help... so if you're going to be driving through Reno or Sparks on your way to BRC, and want to help out by offering a lift to a fellow burner, get in touch with Fred. And if you need a lift, write to him *ASAP*!! Those arriving BEFORE August 25th are easiest to accommodate. You won't believe this, but it's all Fred's gift to the community, and he doesn't charge a dime. We love Fred! Contact him at fhagemeister for more info.

Happy trails, and see you on the playa!

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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR VIDEO CAMERA REGISTRATION

Shooting video at Burning Man this year? Most folks know that they need to register their video cameras, but we occasionally get questions from participants about whether they should register for personal use or as a member of the media. With the deadline for submitting video proposals coming up July 15, we wanted to provide a brief overview on video registration guidelines.

First, a paragraph's worth of background. Burning Man requires participants to register and tag their video cameras for two main reasons. First, registering and signing a personal use agreement means the camera's owner has read, understands and signed a contract that spells out the rules for shooting video at the event. Second, having this policy in place makes it easier for the Burning Man Project to ensure that videographers do not sell their footage for some commercial use. The bottom line is that we don't want videographers attending the event with the primary motive of making money off of other participants' creativity.

Burning Man divides videographers into two categories - 1. those who are shooting video to show their friends and family and 2. everyone else. If you brought your camera out to shoot video for the folks back home, then all you need to do is fill out a Personal Use Agreement (you can get one at the Gate, or at one of the dropoff locations) and turn it in at Greeters, Playa Info in Center Camp, or the Ranger Outposts, and receive a tag for your camera.

If you are shooting video for any other reason than to show it to your friends and family, you need to register as media, submit a proposal to Burning Man, and be approved in advance of arriving on the playa. We occasionally get participants who tell us "My project isn't commercial", "I'm shooting for public access TV", or "I'm just shooting video to display on a screen at a rave." Each of these projects requires registration as media. Burning Man categorizes video based on who will see it, not whether the project is going to make any money.

Burning Man has prepared a "Rights & Responsibilities" page, which outlines the rights and responsibilities for videographers, artists, participants and the Burning Man Project. You can find it here: burningman.com...pressRandR.html.

If you are thinking of shooting video for any reason other than to show friends and family, the first step in the process of registering is to read through the Press Here section of the website: burningman.com/press. Once you've read through the press info, you can fill out the online video proposal form. A member of the media team will usually be in touch within 24 hours.

Lastly, a comment on video cameras. Burning Man defines any camera that can shoot even a few seconds of motion imagery as a video camera. The new generation of digital still cameras often now include the option of shooting a few seconds or minutes of motion imagery. If your camera can do that, it needs to be registered.

If you have any questions, after having read through the Press Here section of the BM website, don't hesitate to send them to press. We'll do our best to get back to you ASAP.

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PEGORAMA ON PLAYA SHOES

We continue Pegorama of Austin's packing tips with a final note on shoes:

I usually pack shoes separately in their own baggies. No one can tell what your shoes look like out there. Your feet and shoes will be playa-white for the duration. No reason to buy any special shoes. The shoes you take with you will likely be playa shoes forever. Make sure you are COMFORTABLE in those shoes (I think 2 pairs at a minimum.) Choose a pair in your closet that you like, find comfortable, and just can't get rid of, even though they are scuffed and worn. Honor those shoes for all their hard work carting you around - take them to BM. Those old shoes are probably willing to sacrifice themselves to the Playa Alkali and would be honored to go with you on your adventure. I'd advise strongly against sandals of any sort, except for the occasional sun shower you'll take out there. For reasons on why: Refer to BM website under "playa foot." Sure, folks do it and they're fine, sometimes, but if you like your feet, put shoes and socks and moisturizer on 'em. You'll be able to walk further and see more stuff that way.

Epiphany Stardust echoes from Austin:
Before you take your old shoes to the playa, you can spray paint them so they are super-fabulous and shiny and go with some of your costumes. :) (no glitter though -- it tends to come off).

Keep your eyes on the home page at http://www.burningman.com - we're adding new playa tips and other goodies almost weekly!

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MARS IS COMING TO BURNING MAN, AND HE IS PISSED

Duelling Astronomers! A participant writes that last week's post about Mars being close "is relevant, but wrong by several orders of magnitude. Actually, the real information is even more impressive. This August Mars will be closer than it has been in 59,000 years.

skyandtelescope.com...article_985_1.asp
cpither.freeserve.co.uk/mars_-_opposition_2003.htm
astro.washington.edu/dept/mars_opposition.html
visualastrology.com/visualastrology/2003/topics_marsopsun.cfm

Also, Earth and Mars come into favorable alignment every two years, which is when we launch probes. It would be a drag to wait thousands of years between missions."

So - keep your head down this year!

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GIANTMONSTER MAP OF THE PLAYA

Mark Nickolas Fiorenza has drawn up his elegant version of the BRC 2003 street map, and graciously agreed to share it: his map was popular in 2002 and this may be another winner! Maps are available as 1-page PDFs and JPEGs.

giantmonster.com/burn2003

You WILL be given an official map at the gate Black Rock City.

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WHEN IN RENO

Many participants spend a day in Reno on either side of their visit to the desert - whether to purchase supplies beforehand, or get a good shower and night of sleep in before getting on the plane home. Those with time to kill might want to support another Nevada art institution, the newly remodeled Nevada Museum of Art. For more info visit nevadaart.org, where you'll learn that "The black rock desert inspired an invention of beauty and function." There's a decent article about it here:

Reno opens striking new art museum:
cnn.com...index.html

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ANOTHER BIKE "FIX"

Oh, yes, we're back yet again, shaking our best bike booties to make sure you're up-to-speed on wheeling and dealing in the desert. This time we're raving about REPAIR KITS. Since anything can happen on the playa, we thought we'd recommend a few must-haves to keep you bike-healthy-wealthy-and-wise:

- A patch kit. We doubt you'll want to fall flat in the desert. Patch kits are inexpensive and easy to come by. Check your favorite bike store or Target-like entity.
- A pump. Make sure someone in your camp has one for the group to share.
- An extra chain, just in case. Playa dust can be ruthless when it comes to moving parts. If you MUST use chain oil, a light coating of WD-40 should do it. Spray carefully, using a carpet under the bike, so you don't spoil the playa with petroleum products.
- An extra tube, ideally two, and an extra tire would be great. If you end up not needing it, you'll probably meet someone who does--and s/he will love ya for it!

Got extra of any of the above? Donate a little or a lot to your friendly BRC Bike Experts when you arrive on the playa. Visit "BRC Bike Repair and Divinity School" in Center camp or "Borrachos Y Bicicletas" at the three o'clock outpost.

We know, we know... you're waiting with bated breath for even more bike-related pieces and parts to live by! Keep reading your JRS and we'll satisfy soon.

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SHRINE ON YOU CRAZY LAMPLIGHTER

Citizens of Black Rock City!

2003 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Lamplighters.

10 years ago, 25 lanterns were placed on the ground to illuminate the road to the man.

Today, nearly 1000 lanterns light miles of roads in Black Rock City, high atop our elegant spires, with nearly 125 volunteers a day needed to accomplish that task. We invite you to join us any evening of the event, around 5pm, to take part in this, one of the noblest traditions at Burning Man.

2003 also marks a new workspace in Center Camp. A beautiful and massive chapel... downtown... where each evening, all are welcome to enjoy... The Lamplighters Shrine

The Lamplighters Shrine is an open-invitation large-scale shrine inspired by the 'Beyond Belief' theme. We invite all citizens, Lamplighters and others, to bring an object or two to add to this sacred installation. With your help, 10's of thousands of people will enjoy this incredible space.

In addition to considerable floor space and the elevated shrine(s), lightweight objects can be hung from the ceiling, helping the shrine expand in all dimensions. We'll handle the lighting.... glowing lanterns, of course....

All offerings are gracefully accepted. The more the merrier, the more incredible, and the more revealing.

Be attentive that some objects (like live flowers) can create MOOP, which we need to avoid...

All are welcome! Thank You!

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PISS CLEAR SEEKS SUBMISSIONS!

PISS CLEAR, Black Rock City's favorite alternative newspaper, returns to Burning Man for its ninth year! We are seeking submissions NOW for the three issues that we'll be publishing on the playa this year. We are looking for: interesting articles, rants, stories, photographs, comix, items for the Out/In list, whatever. To get an idea of where we're coming from, check out the PISS CLEAR web site at: blue-period.com/pissclear

Think of us as the Vice magazine of the playa. We're Burning Man's snarky reality check, so keep it sassy, saucy, and fun - and specific to the BM Experience (TM). Sorry, no long-winded, self-serving articles about your personal theme camp or art project. We're more like a Black Rock City lifestyle magazine.

Also, we're looking for people who want to get involved with our first-ever Fashion Issue! If you're a costume designer, model, or photographer, get in touch!

Deadline for advance submissions is Monday, August 4. To submit or for more information, e-mail Adrian at: pissclear

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ART AGAINST EMPIRE WANTS YOU

"Art Against Empire" (the nation-state, not the friendly twin city of Gerlach) is putting out a call for radical and revolutionary artists to collaborate and co-ordinate with others in creating an "Art Against the Empire" presence at Burning Man 2003. Endless War and Occupation, Police State Repression, Roundups and Detentions of Arabs and Moslems are all "Beyond Belief"! Art, sculpture, kinetics, performance, pyrotechnics are all encouraged. Be blasphemous, shocking, creative, whatever -- make it matter. Dangerous times demand DANGEROUS ART! ENLIST!

d'Andre 510-843-6056 or BurningEmpire2003

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DIY PLAYA PORCH LIGHTING

It's gonna be a new moon on the playa this year, you're gonna need lights to find your way home, but plain Christmas lights are so pre2k. Try this simple cheap way to spice up your homecoming: take a string of Christmas lights (white works best). Then go to your local film developing shop, like at a supermarket. Ask them for used clear film canisters--they'll be happy to hand over all you want. Make a small slit in one end, and push the bulb into the canister. Then plug the string into an inverter, and then into a deep cell battery, which will run for ages and is easily recharged from your standard car battery (note--using a regular battery will only kill it, and then you've got to lug the jump home.) Plug it in when you're heading out for the night and hey presto: you'll have soft, welcoming lights to greet you when you finally drag your ass back to camp. If you're really clever, you'll rig some sort of photovoltaic switch to turn them automatically at dusk. Cheap, clever, and it works--what's not to like?

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ON THE ZIPLOC THREAD

Sure, we spent last week publishing advice from a burner who uses zipper top bags to keep things clean. This week we publish advice saying zipper bags are wasteful. There is no official party line here, folks - make your own decision, as long as you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT and LEAVE NO TRACE!

Tiffany Lee Brown writes: We Burners might like to think of ourselves as the height of environmental consciousness, but of course we actually waste all kinds of resources in order to do our thing every year. Some ways to minimize your damage:

- if you will be camping near a van or car, park it at an angle to the primary winds. Sure, the winds do whatever they want, but they come in most consistently from the same angle where the entrance to BRC is. Park so that you can keep your big plastic tub or duffel bag full of costuming items near a door that's opposite to the wind. Problem solved. No extra petroleum products required.

- minimize baggie style packing. Instead, get a little dust on some of your clothes, which, let's face it, will be covered in Playa dust within minutes of coming out of the expensive baggie product.

- and/or: retain all your Ziplocs and use them year after year. When you get home and wash all your other stuff, just rinse off the dust and clip them to a clothesline or dump them in the tub 'til they dry. (Do this with your everyday baggies and veggie baggies from the grocery store, too -- it really isn't that much of a pain in the ass.)

-some things I've personally used on the playa that really need their own zip top bag: latex gloves within First Aid kit; burn dressing within First Aid Kit; ace bandages in First Aid kit.

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VIDEO DOCUMENTATION TEAM NEEDS

The Burning Man Video Documentation Team needs post-production equipment ASAP. We have a range of footage that needs to be processed before we go back to work on the playa this year. Please help us reach our goals by donating or loaning the equipment you have cluttering up your office and storage unit!

We need:

1 Super VHS deck- semi pro quality with jog shuttle transport like the Sony SLVR100

1 Computer with DSL internet capabilities- we prefer PC's so it can communicate smoothly with the network set up but wouldn't reject a Mac, especially a dual 800mhz G4 with an array of over 100 gigs of RAM.

1 Mini DV player/recorder

If you have these or other post-production equipment that you would like to donate or loan to Burning Man please contact me at: theliberator

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OAKLAND FLAMBÉ LOUNGE WRAP-UP + CRUCIBLE PYROMANIA WEEKEND, JULY 12-13

The June 28th Flambé Lounge held at The Crucible in Oakland was an amazing testament to art and community. Over 1900 artists, performers, theme camps, volunteers and participants from across the country filled The Crucible with art, performance, info tables, interactive theme camps, and plans for the playa. The event benefited artists, who found enthusiastic volunteers and collaborators for playa projects; it helped people prepare for the playa and think in advance what the "Beyond Belief" theme means to them; it provided funds to help build out The Crucible and to make people aware of it as a valuable Bay Area artist resource; and it was an incredible reminder of what makes our increasingly YEAR-ROUND community so incredible!!! THANK YOU! to everyone who contributed.

Those of you in the Bay Area should consider The Crucible as a year-round resource for work space and classes/workshops in welding, blacksmithing, glass, neon, jewelry/wearable art, foundry, ceramics and more! Check out the classes and register online at: thecrucible.org

And...DON'T miss The Crucible's First Annual
PYROMANIA WEEKEND & FLAME-A-THON
~ Saturday, July 12: *Free* Open House, 12 - 6pm
~ Sunday, July 13: Flame-a-Thon: Short Workshops in the Fire Arts

Saturday: Community Open House - FREE!
On Saturday, The Crucible's PyroMania Weekend begins with the Summer Open House. Sparks will fly as artisans demonstrate the fine arts of blacksmithing, welding, glassworking, neon bending and more. This is a rare chance to see The Crucible's full program of industrial arts in action, and to pick up a hammer and try a bit yourself. Stroll the 47,000 square foot studio and watch artists and artisans weld, cut and form metal, work glass, fire clay, and bend neon tube. Expert faculty and artists will be on hand to share tips and techniques and to answer questions about upcoming Summer Classes. Want to explore more? You can sign up for the Sunday introductory workshops (see below) or for a full class during Summer.
* Bring the kids: We'll have special activities just for youth and great performances by local performers. All this and barbecue too!

Explore the Fire Arts at the Sunday Flame-a-Thon
Get prepared to get hands-on, with the day-long Flame-a-Thon! Here's the opportunity you've been waiting for to get a serious taste of propane as you take an intensive 3-hour introductory class in blacksmithing, welding, neon, ceramic raku, jewelry or glass. Faculty and instructors will show you how to safely heat and shape iron, cut and weld metal, bend neon tube, fuse molten glass and get creative with jewelry and metalsmithing. All workshops will be offered in both the morning and the afternoon, so you can stay all day and sign up for two, or just check out that one area you've always wanted to learn.
- Full day: 10.30-am - 6:00pm; $100 per person
- Half day: 10:30am - 2:00pm, or 2:30pm - 6:00pm; $50 per person
-- Register in advance by calling 510-444-0919, or online at thecrucible.org

Where: The Crucible
1260 - 7th Street at Union, Oakland, CA 94607 (Parking available)
For more information, visit our web site at:
thecrucible.org or call: 510-444-0919
Admission:
* Open House: Free
* Flame-A-Thon Workshops: $50 half-day; $100 full day
~ Learn more and sign up at:
-- thecrucible.org...pyromania_weekend.html

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MORE FLAMBÉ PICS FROM THE EYES OF GAWD

I'm in the "Eyes of Gawd" Tribe, and saw your Flambé links in the JRS. I put some up on one of my pages you may also enjoy: jacksparx.com/eogpix.html. The Flambé is at the top, and the construction of EoG (Eyes of Gawd) is below. Our official site is at eyesofgawd.com. Thanks! John Dyer.

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TEMPLE OF ATONEMENT'S "TRANSFORMATION" JULY 19 IN SF

The Temple of Atonement presents a celebration to transform your perverted soul: "Transformation"

Piercing, branding, tattooing, cutting and scarring are some of the ways in which we transform our bodies. To what purpose? For many it goes beyond the mere decoration of the body: a ritual, a remembrance, a rite of passage, a healing or other self-expression. This will be a night to celebrate our transformations and to discover future possibilities.

Saturday, July 19,9:00 pm to 2:00 am., Diamond Hall - 2246 Jerrold Ave (at Barneveld), San Francisco. For all the details, please visit templeofatonement.org. Questions? thejudge.

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PINHOLE CAMP BENEFIT

Friday July 18, 2003

351 9th St. #205
btwn Folsom/Harrison
9pm-6am $10

The pinhole camp has been taking large scale pinhole portraits of and for Burning Man participants for the past 4 years. Please join us for a benefit whose proceeds will go towards the construction of our 16' camera, gallons of developer and fixer, over 200 feet of 42" photographic paper, and other operating expenses. There will be an exhibition of our photographs from previous years, as well as reproductions available for purchase.

View the gallery of mural sized pinhole shots at:

pinholecamp.org/gallery.html

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FIRE GARDEN JULY 18-19 IN SF

EVENT INFORMATION:
* July 18 & 19 (Friday and Saturday)
* Doors open: 8:00 pm, Performance begins: 9:00 pm
* HERBST PAVILION at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
* Admission: $20 at the door
* Children under 12 free
* (We are keeping this affordable for YOU!)
* For Information Call (510) 601-6269

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
* Therm - Fire & lightning performance
* Kelek - Monumental Tesla Coil
* Light Fantastic - Mobile and sensory fiber optic installations
* Sunbrothers - Solar illuminated botanical sculptures
* The Reverend Screaming Fingers - Sonic mayhem
* Ultra Gypsy - Innovative fire & belly dance theater
* LOOP! STATION - Mind blowing cello & vocals, New CD!
* Roger Carr - Dances with light: sculptural wall of light
* Cool Neon - Electroluminescent fashion designs by Zoe Blue
* Jeff Hobbs - High stepping performance art
* The Cinepimps - Cinematic dreamscapes
* Michael Christian - Babel: a singing kinetic tree
* Laurie Amat - Vocal pyrotechnics and aural seduction
* Mystresses of Fyre - Belva Stone and Amy Carr

For advance TICKETS go to: firegarden.org or purchase at the door on the night of your choice.

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OPELENT TEMPLE OF KAOS BENEFIT IN SF
7/11/03

Opelent Temple of Kaos Theme Camp fundraiser
Friday, July 11th (tonight!), 10pm-5am

136 Taylor @ Turk, San Francisco: 21+ only

opelproductions.com
infinitekaos.com

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TEMPLE OF SOUL: AUGUST 9 SF

A fundraiser for the Soul2Soul (funjoyment.com/Soul) and Temple of Poi
(templeofpoi.com) Burning Man Communities.

Join us, Saturday, August 9, 2003 from 7 pm - 2 am for frolicking, games, dancing, sensuality, a seminar, book signing, raffle, a silent auction and good old fashion FUNJOYMENT! Each ticket purchased includes an entry into the raffle and we will also have a silent auction where bidders can purchase a fire or light dance performance and have the dancer(s) show up at your camp to give you a special show on the playa!

Did we mention that instead of a kissing booth there will be a specia l sensual poi spanking game being played...? *wicked grin* Wanna join us?

Discounted tickets are on sale now; details are at templeofpoi.com...templeofsoul.html or email tickets , mark or call 415.543.4911.

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XTRACYCLE, THE PICKUP TRUCK OF BIKES

Hello, I am a four-time burner who just joined a small bike company in Nevada City, CA as CEO. The company is Xtracycle: we sell kits that allow people to convert their bikes into "bikes that haul". It's still your bike, it just ends up with a sturdy luggage rack you can use to carry around up to 200 lbs of stuff. That's right, finally a way to carry home that campmate who rides off into the sunset and then shows up a few hours later, sans bike. Or your gear, or whatever kept falling out of your bike basket last year.

There are plenty of pictures at xtracycle.com. I discovered the company when I converted my mountain bike to an xtracycle to use on the playa last year, and while it was BM that got me started, I quickly became psyched to have that carrying ability in "the real world" for groceries, books, lazy friends, you name it.

These days we offer a 25% discount to burners. Any questions, please shoot us an email at brad . Thanks! -Brad Knop, brad

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LIGHT UP THE MOONLESS NIGHTS WITH LIGHTWIRE FOR DESERT PLAY, JULY 15

LIGHT 'N WIRE PRODUCTIONS is involved in electro luminescent wire as an art & technology resource for illuminated fashions, props, toys, bicycle lighting and night lights for evening wear. We are offering a discount for Burning Man attendees as well as free consulting in designing for costumes or theme art projects. Curious? Learn about using light wire for fun, fashion and folly.

OUT OF TOWN: e-mail: lightnwire / lightnwire.com

IN TOWN: ATTEND OUR TUPPERWIRE PARTY (FREE). We offer demonstrations of Lightwire and explain its inner glow for your nightlife attire.
NEXT WIRE PARTY: JULY 15th / TUESDAY @ 7:00 PM
XENODROME (has a painted wall that says Xenodrome on it)
1320 Potereo Avenue @ 25th Street
MUNI: Use # 9 muni bus. Closest stop is 24th Street on Potereo, walk one block, same side as bus stop.
CAR: Drive to Potereo Avenue, go towards 25th Street, look for Xenodrome name painted on wall in front of their theater space. Park along street near site.

LEARN TO ROLL YOUR OWN?
We also teach a 1-day workshop in how to solder lightwire and make your own artwire. Special attention to Burning Man art projects. Workshop presented at The Crucible in Oakland. Call for class availability, fees and location (510) 444-0919.

Questions: Louie Lights (415) 664-0694 / lmbrill

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MICHAEL'S LIGHT TOYS OPEN HOUSE JULY 12

I know the Bar B Q is this Saturday also but please remind everyone we will be out here in the burbs working on light and art projects.

There isn't going to be a moon at this year's Burn. Don't be caught in the dark! Let MichaelsLightToys.com help to Light Up You, Your Camp and Your Ride. Come to our 4th Annual Open House Series. Remaining dates (All days are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.): July 12, August 2, 3, 9, 10.

Location: 4119 Marin Court, Concord, CA 94521
Info: MichaelsLightToys.com 925/686-2677

We specialize in unusual and interesting personal lighting not found in stores. We have a unique and colorful assortment of lights for you to choose from, including EL Wire, LED & Fiber Opticitems.

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