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JRS VOLUME #12; ISSUE #26

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 12, Issue #26
August 20, 2008

Greetings from Black Rock City! It's been a long time we've been waiting to be able to say that, and now here we are, working and watching as the city slowly and steadily takes shape around us.

It's beautiful out here, in all the dynamic ways that the Black Rock Desert can be. It's been hot, cool, windy and eerily still ... gorgeous sunsets and moonrises, mixed with the sounds of labor and laughter. The playa surface is as dusty as last year, only with smatterings of bumpy, frost heave-like dunes the consistency of stale brownies that will trip up unsuspecting bike tires and bounce a mutant vehicle, even at the 5mph speed limit -- so be aware, and have a bike light at night, 'cos there'll be a new moon by burn night.

If you haven't been following it, you really should check out John Curley's excellent chronicle of the building of Black Rock City's infrastructure on the Burning Blog: http://blog.burningman.com ... we just saw him head out to document the assembly of a medical tent this morning ... and if his stories don't get you excited to come home, this edition of the JRS should certainly stir those embers smoldering in your furnace. It's packed with a gloriously wide variety of playa activities to whet your imagination. Also, you can always poke through the Playa Calendar to see what else is going down in Black Rock City (and feel free to add your own event or activity): http://playacal.burningman.com

We've got one (maybe two?) more editions of the JRS coming your way before the event, so stay tuned ... and yes, we know it's been an informational onslaught, but wow, there's just so much to cover in what will be the 5th largest city in Nevada, populated by some of the best people on the planet.

We'll see you next week. Oh yes ... yes we will.

-PQ
(Associate Rabbit)

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LATEST NEWS:
+ CLARIFICATIONS ABOUT DMV PROTOCOLS
+ HANDY INFO ABOUT BLACK ROCK CITY: THE 2008 BURNING MAN TIP SHEET
+ SOLIDER MEADOWS ROAD CLOSED TO ALL NON-EMERGENCY TRAFFIC DURING BMAN
+ RESPECT THE ART: IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT, DON'T BREAK IT!!
+ AUDIO TOUR OF 2008 BURNING MAN ART, READY FOR DOWNLOAD
+ 2008 LEAVE NO TRACE AND GREEN CAMP OF THE DAY AWARD - FREE TICKETS
+ MOOPING TIPS FROM THE MASTER HIMSELF
+ KIDSVILLE ALL FULL UP ... ALTERNATIVE CAMPING AT REPUBLIC OF KIDTOPIA
+ REMINDERS FROM THE BLACK ROCK CITY POST OFFICE AT CENTER CAMP
+ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN DECOMPRESSIONS AND REGIONAL EVENTS!

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT RETURNS TO BURNING MAN
+ DOWNLOAD A SCHEDULE OF LIVE MUSIC ON THE PLAYA
+ ADAMENDMENT! AT THE BRC CENSUS 2008
+ ENTHEON VILLAGE PRESENTS THE DREAMRISE LECTURE & WORKSHOP SERIES
+ THE REDWOOD RESURRECTION CORRECTIVE RITUAL HUMAN SKY ART PERFORMANCE SCULPTURE
+ THE MISS BLACK ROCK CITY PROJECT
+ CHECK OUT THE EMAIL-TO-ART PROGRAM, WOW!
+ KOSTUME KULT COSTUMES THE NEEDY
+ HOME BREW CAMP WANTS TO FEED YOU PICKLED THINGS, AND PICKLE YOU
+ TAKING A GPS OR GARMIN RINO TO THE PLAYA? GET ON THE BRC MAP!
+ CALLING GUEST HEALERS ... HEE BEE GEE BEE WANTS YOU
+ LIBRARIAN COCKTAIL PARTY
+ TEMPLE OF COMMUNITY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
+ CYPHERTOWN: HIP HOP WORKSHOPS AND LIVE MUSIC
+ HELP MAKE A NEW EDITION OF THE BURNING TAROT DECK
+ INSECT SURFERS NEED RHYTHM SECTION!!
+ CELTIC FOREST LOOKING FOR FLAME EFFECTS THURSDAY NIGHT
+ STAR FACTORY'S COCKTAIL PARTY DEBATES
+ ARMS ACROSS THE PLAYA

UNSUBSCRIBE?:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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CLARIFICATIONS ABOUT DMV PROTOCOLS

Here's our good friend Odwally, with some clarifications about mutant vehicle policies that might have gotten muddied in the Law Enforcement edition of the JRS.

"Mutant vehicles to need to be finished before coming to the DMV to get registered.

Speeding by definition is over 5MPH, and slower if you are creating a lot of dust. A lot of dust is somewhat subjective though, and has different definitions, only one being 'higher than your vehicle'. Consider that dust can often go over the vehicle at a standstill, especially with some very short vehicles which we do have, but that does not necessarily mean that they are driving too fast or should not be driving at all. And consider some of the very tall vehicles that might have to go pretty fast and kick up lots of dust before it gets above the height of the vehicle. In the end, keeping dust down and people's safety in mind is the ultimate goal here."

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HANDY INFO ABOUT BLACK ROCK CITY: THE 2008 BURNING MAN TIP SHEET

As a public service to the community, the Burning Man Communications Team has put together the second annual handy dandy tip sheet, a 2-sided collection of useful information about being a part of Black Rock City. Participants will be getting them at the Greeters Station when they arrive, and you can see an online version here:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/tip_sheets/

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SOLIDER MEADOWS ROAD CLOSED TO ALL NON-EMERGENCY TRAFFIC DURING BMAN

If you are one a very small number of Burners who might consider accessing Black Rock City via the Soldier Meadows Road, through the remote area north of the Black Rock Desert, beware that this year, this route will be CLOSED to all non-emergency traffic during all of Burning Man!

If people go this way with just enough gas to get to Gerlach, and not enough to make it around the closure, they could be screwed. Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may use the Soldier Meadows Road to get to the playa for Burning Man.

Of course, if you don't know what or where Soldier Meadows road is, you can be pretty sure this doesn't pertain to you.

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RESPECT THE ART: IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT, DON'T BREAK IT!!

Over the last several years, Burning Man has seen a disturbing trend growing in Black Rock City: more and more art installations are getting vandalized or damaged every year, including everything from tagging to outright destruction.

Artists work exceptionally hard to create artwork for the playa at great personal expense. Understandably, they are deeply affected when their work is destroyed or damaged ... and participants who would have otherwise experienced the piece as it was intended are also affected. While some participants may see vandalism as their personal form of "radical self-expression", ultimately, personal expression needs to be tempered by the realities of co-existing within a community, which requires mutual respect to thrive.

Please help us spread the word: if you didn't make it, don’t break it! Help stop mindless vandalism to artwork on the playa.

We know that most JRS readers are unlikely to be the culprits of vandalism; we hope you will help by taking time to share in watching out for the artwork in our city.

Along these lines too, please don't lock your bicycles to pieces of artwork! There are of course many reasons why this can be problematic, including when the artist intends to BURN THE PIECE.

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AUDIO TOUR OF 2008 BURNING MAN ART, READY FOR DOWNLOAD

Anarchist Cowboy (aka Jim Tierney), a long-time ARTery volunteer, has once again created an incredible audio tour of some of the major art installations exhibited at Burning Man 2008. This year, he's included commentary direct from some of the artists, as well. It's available for download as MP3 files, which you can burn to CD or load onto your iPod (or other MP3 player) to bring with you to the playa. Thank you Jim, and the whole ARTery team! We hope you enjoy the tour, which you can find here on Burningman.com:

http://tinyurl.com/5dlnny

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2008 LEAVE NO TRACE AND GREEN CAMP OF THE DAY AWARD - FREE TICKETS

Got LNT? Got Green? Is your camp working on ways to leave no trace and reduce your carbon footprint at Burning Man? Will you be doing something interesting with resource sharing, renewable energy, reuse, grey water, recycling, or conservation? Then you may be a candidate for Free Tickets to Burning Man 2009!

Each year the Earth Guardians hold a Camp of the Day Contest. You can nominate your camp for the Camp of the Day Award! Details about last year's contest and winners can be found in the EG Afterburn on Burningman.com:

http://tinyurl.com/5jg9cp

Camps that best exemplify LNT and sustainability will be selected. If your camp is chosen one of our winners, your camp will receive recognition and two tickets to Burning Man 2009! Past winners have included AEZ, Entheon Village, Soulicious, Sustainabilaville, Nose Fish, Borrachos Y Bicicletas, Astral Head Wash, Iron Rose, Kava Island, Camp Zu and Bad Idea Theater.

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.earthguardians.net and click on Camp of the Day Contest. Our judges will check out the camps first come first served, so please apply early. Email your application or any questions to earthguardians@burningman.com!

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MOOPING TIPS FROM THE MASTER HIMSELF

A message from Dark Angel of Black Rock, who mnages Burning Man's Playa Restoration Team, about the Leave No Trace ethic and some tips on doing your part to keep Burning Man the largest Leave No Trace city in the world by MOOPing, or cleaning as you go You can find it on the Burning Blog, right here:

http://tinyurl.com/5exkql

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KIDSVILLE ALL FULL UP ... ALTERNATIVE CAMPING AT REPUBLIC OF KIDTOPIA

It's amazing! It's incredible! Kidsville is FULL this year! There is only room for pre-registered camps to set up in Kidsville this year and Registration is CLOSED. Everyone who pre-registered by August 1 is guaranteed a space, but the rest of you with young whippersnappers will need to park your buggies somewhere else. Not to worry, there will still be plenty of room in general camping, and families will be directed to the block beween 5 & 6 where they can throw off the shackles of expectation and create an independent Republic of Kidtopia.

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REMINDERS FROM THE BLACK ROCK CITY POST OFFICE AT CENTER CAMP

Depending on where you are mailing from, it is probably about time to send off your cards, letters, and care packages to loved ones in Black Rock City!

When mailing to the playa please address your playa-bound mail as completely as possible in this format to increase the odds of it being received:

CAMPER'S PLAYA NAME or REAL NAME ... or better, both.
CAMP NAME ... and any helpful descriptions of street facade, tents, or large features that might be at this location to help the postie find the addressee
CAMP ADDRESS ... as close as you can get (example: 9:35 and Hummer) &/or nearest cross-street, and even Man-side or mountain-side (if you know)

C/O BRCPO
Burning Man
Gerlach, NV 89412

...and include a return address, just in case.

Please remember no postage stamps are sold at the BRCPO at Center Camp, so bring postage stamps for mailing postcards (available as gifts at the BRCPO at Center Camp). If you bring extra stamps for others then your gift of stamps is always appreciated.

For instructions on sending registered and certified mail to BRC or for information on the 2008 Burning Man postmark, gift postcards, and other topics please visit the Black Rock City Post Office at Center Camp website, www.blackrockcitypostoffice.org

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN DECOMPRESSIONS AND REGIONAL EVENTS!

After Burning Man, take your playa dream to a Decompression or other Burning Man regional event near you! The San Francisco Decompression and regional events in many cities around the world are being planned NOW!

Burners dream the most amazing dreams, and somehow make them come true in the harshest environment. This year more than ever, it is time to make them come true everywhere! The best way to start is to leave no trace of your dream on the playa, and then bring it to a Decompression event near you!!!

Regional groups around the world are planning their Decompression events now - to find yours, visit http://regionals.burningman.com/ or the regionals directory on Burningman.com at http://tinyurl.com/6ccwh7.

The San Francisco DECOMPRESSION Heat the Street FaIRE! is October 12th. To reserve a space for your art, theme camp, mutant vehicle, or performance at the SF Decom, please email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com TODAY so we can accommodate and celebrate YOUR imagination and spirit. We especially need fire performance and fire/steam art submissions before Burning Man to support the fire permit process - so tell us now how you would like to help heat the street! Or, join the dream team! Decompression is organized through a massive team of amazing volunteers - to be one, email firekitty (at) burningman (dot) com.

As you prepare for the Playa, take just a moment NOW to plan how your art, performance, invention, or creative dream can become a gift again at a local Decom or regional event ... or anywhere. That's right! Take it to the Playa ... then take it to the Planet! Take your dream on the road and keep the fire burning year-round!

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THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT RETURNS TO BURNING MAN

For the fourth year in a row, the 48 Hour Film Project will be at Burning Man!

Meet strangers and gather friends to make fiction films--write, shoot, and edit them--on the playa. Then a huge audience will gather to watch the films.

So bring a video camera to the playa! Bring a computer! Come create film art, and tell a story in the celluloid medium, spin yarns instead of fire, participate and collaborate with their films.

We'll also need: - kind-hearted souls, to lend cameras and editing equipment to the effort - editors, preferably with equipment, to help the filmmakers finish their films before the showing

Check out our website:
http://www.48hourfilm.com/blackrockcity

And email us with any questions:
blackrockcity (at) 48hourfilm (dot) com

See your bad filmmaking self on the playa!

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DOWNLOAD A SCHEDULE OF LIVE MUSIC ON THE PLAYA

(Actiongrl notes: this live music lover says THIS ROCKS! )

Hello BRC Music Lovers!

Follow this link to download a (PDF) schedule of LIVE MUSIC on the Playa!

http://evolutionista.com/bm/BM_Live_Music_2008.pdf

Thank you to the numerous musicians, camp coordinators and connectors who contributed to this project. It was a ton of fun to put together because of you!

So ... take this schedule with a grain of dust, of course, but do download a copy for yourself, five copies for your friends, or 50 copies for the friends you haven't met yet. See you out there!

Camp JOBI!

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ADAMENDMENT! AT THE BRC CENSUS 2008

Everyone can participate in this Interactive social forum! Post your AD for amendments to the US constitution, Burning Man's Ten Principles, or any other document in existence! ALL WEEK you can affix your typed up or handwritten amendments to the ADamendment display @ the CENSUS camp! Participants can also interact & add comments to each AD on display! Burning Man is a participation oriented social landscape, any and all options and statements are invited! YES! ANYONE can participate in the making of this Interactive social ART forum! – that means YOU!

Post your ADamendment @ BRC 2008 CENSUS CAMP located adjacent MEDIA MECCA in Center Camp!

Your ADamendment: - Requires the name of what needs amending; such as a specific document, a geographical area, or a political entity.
- Can be posted though out the whole week! The longer it is posted the more comments you are bound to get!
- ADs can be any shape/ orientation/ graphic/ language/ color/ format, but should be no larger than legal size paper (8.5×14).
- They can be printed ahead of time or handwritten on the spot!
- Write as many ADamendments as you wish!
- Bring three copies; one for the board, one for the books, and one for historical record!

Questions? Email: census (at) burningman (dot) com

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ENTHEON VILLAGE PRESENTS THE DREAMRISE LECTURE & WORKSHOP SERIES

Entheon Village presents ...

The DreamRise Lecture and Workshop Series
Tuesday August 26 - Sunday August 31, 2008, 2-7pm
The Heart Dome of the Pantheogenesis Temple @ Entheon Village

The Entheon Village Lecture and Workshop Series returns for its third straight year with a diverse collection of presentations on cultural shift and re-imagining the American dream. Let our dreams rise. A full listing and descriptions of workshops and lectures can be found here:

http://www.entheonvillage.com/content/blogcategory/43/123/

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THE REDWOOD RESURRECTION CORRECTIVE RITUAL HUMAN SKY ART PERFORMANCE SCULPTURE

6:15 to Sunset, Wednesday the 27th

Things are coming together for our 1000 person Art For the Sky sunset event in beautiful ways. We've scored 110 ft crane, a beautiful art car with sound, musicians, fire dancers, a film company and sky captains. We are still needing MORE leader types to serve as 'sky captains' to help guide the very important fall and rise back up of our life size, human formed, redwood tree.

We are also seeking a performance troupe of 10-15 dancers or otherwise inspired folk to take on the creation of the protective "ring of light" that will start at the top of the resurrected tree like a halo and then descend to the bottom and then back up again. Originally, we conceived of fire dancers for this role until we realized they wouldn't be able to get that close to the human made tree. This moving encircling ring will look spectacular when filmed from above and we have several ideas on how this can be done. We are looking for an inspired group, or sets of individuals to form a group and take full ownership of this important part of the performance. All fire dancers are still welcome!! and will be invited to form a giant arch around the tree once it has been resurrected.

All potential participants for the key roles mentioned above should email dancer (at) artforthesky (dot) com for more details. E-Playa Calendar listing for this event can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/583yy4

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THE MISS BLACK ROCK CITY PROJECT

The Miss Black Rock City Project -- taking beauty out of the hands of corporate America -- is proud to announce the 2008 Pageant of Self Proclaimed Beauties!

MISS BLACK ROCK CITY 2008
Thursday, 4pm-530pm
AutoSub/Hive Village: Esplanade & 8:30

Represent your village, your camp, your art, your tent, or just yourself! Participants (open to all men + women) will reveal their unique inner beauty in these three categories: 1) Your Playa Style 2) Two Minute Talent Competition: No rules, everyone has a talent be it a stupid party trick or a fine art! and 3) Interview: Do they do it for world peace, the children, or for the puppies? All participants are beautiful and everyone wins by participating. Fabulous gifts include custom handmade tiaras and the Miss Black Rock City sash. Hosted by SuzQ.

NOTE: No Beauty pageant is fair, bribes are encouraged. Participate for fun, rather than play to win!

The MBRC Project has been producing events on-playa, around the USA, and Spain since 2004. Check out the Miss Black Rock City website for photos, our theme song, and info on past events. http://missblackrockcity.com

Check out the MBRC Tribe http://MBRC.tribe.net for MBRC Project events, weird pageant links, and unsolicited pageant commentary.

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CHECK OUT THE EMAIL-TO-ART PROGRAM, WOW!

The BRC Post Office (Extreme Version) at Tokyo Plaza is initiating the Email-to-Playa Art Program this year. Have your default-world situated loved-ones follow the instructions on:

http://www.brcpostoffice.com/arttoplaya

and they will be able to send a short message transformed to art delivered to their favorite Burning Man participant. The intended BRC citizen will receive it as art (our choice as to which artistic medium!) delivered in person. If we fail to track down the citizen in question, one of our grumpy and/or sexy postal employees will have the art-transformed message at the Tokyo Post Office. The reverse can also be done: playa folks can send short messages to the default world, and these will be transformed to art and then e-delivered to your default world friend. If we can't deliver it on playa, please make sure your folks know pickup is at the BRC Post Office at Tokyo plaza (9 o'clock plaza).

Techies, Artists and Delivery Specialists are needed to help make this project a reality. Donations of certain tech equipment needed. Or if want you want to support this effort with a small contribution go here: http://www.brcpostoffice.com/donations or contact blue (at) infosecgroup (dot) com

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KOSTUME KULT COSTUMES THE NEEDY

Dearest Burners...

Due to an outpouring of Burner love, the playa has provided and Kostume Kult gots da' goods. While we still encourage on-playa costume donations, we are o-fficially ready!

Located at ~8:08 & Esplanade in NYrvana Village, we are open for business every afternoon Tuesday through Saturday. With new stuff being brought out daily, body paint and other enhancings, we will be there to "costume the needy" and help folks get involved.

For those not fully familiar with KK--- we have been around since 2002 with most of our people from NYC with friends joining us from around the world. Every year we support this mission with numerous fundraising events and donations from costume and theater groups and burners like you who wish to recycle their costume clutter.

Philosophically, "The Dogma of the Kostume Dome" incorporates the following principles of Burning Man...

- GIFTING: All in our esplanade frontage dome is available free of barter or need to return. Recycle freely but all is voluntary.

- IMMEDIACY: If you are seeking a particular item you will not find it-- You will find something else! We have a hodgepodge of strange stuff so the idea is to accessorize and play but not to come hoping to find a dozen showgirl costumes, or other, in pursuit of a specific need. Come with no agenda and leave with a new attitude!

- DECOMMODIFICATION: One transformation per customer... Please suppress the commercialistic urges that will well up in you when confronted with a wild selection of glittery stuff. These are not costumes to be hoarded for later use but to be experienced and later passed on. Come back every day for a new look but please think of others and do not grab armfuls. Kostume Kult offers a shopping experience unclouded by commercial motivation. It is a place of discovery and interaction.

- RADICAL SELF EXPRESSION: Push your boundaries and motivate others to do the same. Interact and encourage. Make friends and help people to liberate their inner child.

If you have any questions please email Cody (4x4cody (at) gmail (dot) com) or, on-playa, ask for:

Jewels or Laura: KK camp producers...
Stefan: Volunteer coordinator... Do a greeter shift in the dome!
Mayor Dave: NYrvana Village leader
Costume Jim, KK founder and lead costume wrangler

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HOME BREW CAMP WANTS TO FEED YOU PICKLED THINGS, AND PICKLE YOU

Hello, I would like to invite everyone to Home Brew Camp at Burning Man to get pickled at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon for a tasting of pickled stuff (cukes, watermelon, onion, eggs, beans, peppers, okra, olives, etc.) please bring your favorite to share!! There will also be home brew.

On Thursday morning 9am we will be holding our lounge Brunch so put on some fancy silks and bring a brunch treat to share ... we will have booze soaked fruit pancakes for those who dare. Please stop by ANYTIME for a beer we are a non-registered camp and plan to be on 5:30, just look for the coffin serving beer and soda.

gAWD

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TAKING A GPS OR GARMIN RINO TO THE PLAYA? GET ON THE BRC MAP!

There are two projects with lots of resources you may be interested in:
http://tinyurl.com/6zdazl http://tinyurl.com/5pp5yp

You can load your GPS unit with this years 2008 BRC map as well as the porta-potty locations. Why not keep your track and upload your saved cookie crumbs to the Burning Man Earth Project to have YOUR wanderings "burned" into the geo-archive forever. If you are using a Garmin Rino or other GPS/GMRS/APRS hand held and would like to take part in experimental APRS live tracking project send an email to andrew (at) adjohnstone (dot) com. Project channel for Rinos is 18/24.

Thanks Malibu Burns & the Burning Man Earth Project.

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CALLING GUEST HEALERS ... HEE BEE GEE BEE WANTS YOU

Hee Bee Gee Bee Healers are pre-registering guest healers this year. If you have been a guest healer with us in the past or if you would like to join us as a guest healer this year, please sign up with us via the web before the burn. You'll still be able to sign up with us on playa and it will streamline lots of things on playa if we get you registered ahead of time! If you are a body worker, energy worker or other healing practitioner, we would love to have you come join us in our healing tent this year. The HeeBee's mission is to create a nurturing environment and provide healing services to the HeeBee community and all of Black Rock City. Our community's intention is for the healing energy we cultivate to spread into the greater world, providing love, healing and a higher state of being for everyone. If you'd like to be a guest healer in our healing space click here to register with us!

http://www.heebeegeebeehealers.org/guesthealer.php

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LIBRARIAN COCKTAIL PARTY

Calling all librarians and library enthusiasts. Please join us for a Librarian Cocktail Party in Hushville Town Round, Wednesday, August 27, 7 p.m. until whenever we stop partying. Come meet your fellow burning librarians for drinks, chat, and hobnobbing. See below for more info or email meganmusic11[at]yahoo.com.

http://tinyurl.com/59fo9o

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TEMPLE OF COMMUNITY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Temple of Community has yet another opportunity for you to get involved! The Temple of Community is looking for volunteers to be gentle protectors of both the participants and the structure on the playa each night from 9pm to 6am in three hour shifts. Our temple keepers will be known as the Temple of Community Sohei. The sohei (pronounced "SO-HEY") were the warrior monks who maintained and protected temples around the Kyoto area during the Japanese feudal era. If you're interested in assisting in this role, please email: skirblah (at) skirblah (dot) com

You can get more information at: http://tinyurl.com/6h8j4x

To each person that volunteers, we offer our heartfelt gratitude and a small token of our appreciation (exact form to be determined - but it'll be swagarific)!

Thank you for your interest and support! We really cannot do this without our community! Please consider assisting us in this endeavor.

http://www.templeofcommunity.com

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CYPHERTOWN: HIP HOP WORKSHOPS AND LIVE MUSIC

Cyphertown will be back for its 2nd year on the playa, with a stage, sound system, and breakdance platform for Live Hip Hop Culture on the Playa! Roll thru for Workshops during the day, and Live Music all night long!

If you are a Hip Hop Performer or Enthusiast and are interested in being involved in the Camp, please email our Camp Coordinator, Robin Goodfelllow at robin (at) cyphertown (dot) org

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HELP MAKE A NEW EDITION OF THE BURNING TAROT DECK

Miss Magdalen the Mystical Misanthrope needs help making a new edition of the Burning Tarot deck. Bring your shining faces (and asses) to TAROTIST TRAINING CAMP so you can star as the next High Priestess, Death card, or Six of Playa Dust. Wear your character's costume and we'll take your photo in front of the tarot card background; come flaunt your stuff Tuesday after sundown, or wander by any time. The point of this message: if we're not home to shoot your pic, bring a camera & pose in front of the big red card-looking thingy. When you get home, email your favorite photo to magdalen23 at good ol' Gmail, and tell us what card you wanna be. OK? OK! We'll re-post the email address to the e-Playa discussion forums, too. xoxo.

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INSECT SURFERS NEED RHYTHM SECTION!!

For the severalth time in a row, psychedelic surf band 'Insect Surfers' will be playing at the 'Tsunami' stage at the 4:30 keyhole between Esplanade and Allante, Thurs-Sun. If you want to play bass or drums, we will mail you a burnt copy of our 40 minute set. No vocals required, we play all-instrumental surfadelic rock n roll ... Thanks so much to all who participated last year!!!

email - davidarnson (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or call 323-935-1417 see http://www.insectsurfers.com or http://www.myspace.com/insectsurfers for a taste of our sound.

thanks,
insect surfer dave and spooky pie willy (guitars)

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CELTIC FOREST LOOKING FOR FLAME EFFECTS THURSDAY NIGHT

Celtic Forest and Bonefire Bob are looking for flame effects for our Thursday night Black Rock City show. We're looking for portable and people powered flamers, strange fire toys and things that go POOF in the night, especially if they make noise. The event will culminate with the debut of Bonefires' newest project, the Ghost Mine Fire Fountains. Check out http://www.celticforest.net or email bob (at) bonefire (dot) com to make arrangements.

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STAR FACTORY'S COCKTAIL PARTY DEBATES

We're looking for a few good weirdos who think they can do a better job of running this country than the current administration. The bar is low, but creativity is high, and the Debates will happen on Thursday at Star Factory camp! The winner will receive a trophy and a ceremony in their honor and be lauded over by beautiful women!

Forget the republicans and democrats, in the Cocktail Party, everyone wins! Contact sattelite5812 (at) gmail (dot) com for more info on running, or just show up to heckle & vote!

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ARMS ACROSS THE PLAYA

We are trying to get enough people to link hands from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock by way of the temple during the rising sun of Saturday morning the morning of the burn.

Points of origin will be at 10:00, 2:00 and the Temple at 5 am. More info:

http://www.myspace.com/armsacrosstheplaya

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