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JRS VOLUME #13; ISSUE #08

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 13, Issue #8
December 12, 2008

What?! Two JRSs in as many days? Yes! Why? Because we've got fresh info, hot off the presses (ok, well, off the computer anyway), and this stuff is important enough to warrant its own edition. So there.

Yes, and so today we present to you the hard-won product of significant toil put in by our lovely ticketing team (they really are lovely, you should see them), which is to say: Burning Man Ticketing Information for 2009!

In short, we've got ticket pre-sales still going on now until December 28, 2008 or until that allotment runs out. Then, tickets officially go on sale on Wednesday, January 14. Go ahead and prepare to bust that piggy bank, dig down behind the cushions of your couch, sell some bodily fluids, whatever it takes, because this year maybe more than ever, BOY OH BOY do we *ever* need Burning Man? Sheesh. And how! And so we serve you up all the latest ticketing info today, and it can always be found here, too:

http://tickets.burningman.com

Oh oh oh! One more thing ... almost forgot. In the last JRS, we put the phone number for those kids down in Austin doing that New Year's Burn, without realizing they didn't mean for it to be published. Doh! OK, so do us a favor, and don't call them, please? Yeah, that would be cool. Instead, email them at marrilee@communityartmakers.com, and check out their very cool website:

http://www.communityartmakers.com

Thanks, and we hope your holiday season is going swimmingly.

-PQ
(Associate Rabbit)

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LATEST NEWS:
+ TICKETING INFORMATION FOR 2009!
+ UPDATED INFORMATION FOR AUSTIN NEW YEAR'S EVE BURN

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TICKETING INFORMATION FOR 2009!

Reminder for 2009: once again there will be NO ticket sales at the event gate! You must purchase your tickets before arriving.

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IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

January 14, 2009:
- Internet tickets go on sale: 10 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
- First postmark for mail order. NO mail orders will be processed if postmarked before 1/14/09.

March 1, 2009:
- Walk-in Ticket Outlets available.

June 30, 2009:
- LAST POSTMARK FOR MAIL ORDER. NO MAIL ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED IF POSTMARKED AFTER 6/30/09.

July 31, 2009:
- All tickets purchased online after July 31st WILL NOT BE MAILED and are WILL CALL, to be picked up at the Box Office located at the front gate of Black Rock City. You will need to show your photo ID and have a confirmation number to pick up your tickets.

August 28, 2009:
- Internet ticket sales end: 12 midnight PST (Friday)

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2009 TICKET PRICE STRUCTURE

Did you know that the first 9,000 tickets are sold at below the cost per person to produce the event?

Please help our community and do your part: buy tickets at the highest price level you can afford. When you buy a higher priced ticket it allows lower-income members of our community to purchase tickets at price levels they can afford.

First Level:
9,000 tickets will be available for $210 each, while supplies last.

* Limit 2 tickets per person
* Available through Internet sales ONLY

Second Level:
9,000 tickets will be available for $240 each, while supplies last.

* Limit 2 tickets per person
* Available through Internet sales and Mail Order

Third Level:
9,000 tickets will be available for $260 each, while supplies last.

* AVAILABLE THROUGH MAIL ORDER (cashier's check or money order ONLY - NO CHECKS)
* Also available through Internet Sales

Fourth Level:
9,000 tickets will be available for $280 each, while supplies last.

* AVAILABLE THROUGH MAIL ORDER (cashier's check or money order ONLY - NO CHECKS)
* Also available through Internet Sales
* Depending on supplies, MAY be available through Walk-in Ticket Outlets

Fifth Level:
Tickets are $300, while supplies last.

* Available through Internet Sales, Mail Order, and Walk-in Outlets
* Absolutely No Mail Order sales postmarked after 6/30/09.

For changes to Will Call Orders, warnings about buying a ticket from a third party, and other important ticket questions, read our ticket FAQ here:

http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php

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BUYING TICKETS ONLINE

For ALL questions/issues regarding ONLINE orders, go here: http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php

Methods of Online Payment

1. Direct Account Debit (ACH) orders:

* Only US bank accounts are eligible for ACH purchases.
* Direct Account Debit operates the same way an e-check or debit card works. Funds are withdrawn directly from your bank account. This transaction occurs on a secure server with all information encrypted while you purchase.
* We will record your driver license information for your security and none of your information is shared or stored.
* Only the amount of the transaction is withdrawn from your account.
* You can use a checking or savings account and there is no setup required or additional fees on your end. You simply enter in your account information when asked for it. You will need your checking or savings account number and routing number, so have a blank check or your savings account register in front of you when placing your order. What is a routing number? It is the 9 digit number at the bottom of your check, next to your account number.
* If you need help finding your account numbers or if you have any questions about how this works with your account, please contact your bank before attempting to puchase tickets.
* THERE WILL BE A $15 CHARGE FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS IF YOU ATTEMPT TO USE THIS METHOD WITHOUT ENOUGH MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT
* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METHOD OF PAYMENT WILL NOT WORK WITH NON- U.S. BANK ACCOUNTS!!

2. PayPal orders

* When ordering through PayPal we accept all major credit cards (Amex, Discover, Visa and Mastercard). You will also have the option of paying without needing to setup a PayPal account. Although we are offering PayPal as a payment method option at the start of ticket sales, it is subject to change. If any problems arise with PayPal it may be discontinued without notice. If the option to pay via PayPal does not appear at check out then it is no longer available and you will need to pay by ACH or credit card.
* DO NOT GO THROUGH THE PAYPAL SITE TO ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS. YOUR ORDER MUST GO THROUGH THE BURNING MAN WEBSITE.
* If you do not have a PayPal account, set one up WELL BEFORE tickets go on sale. Go here to read about PayPal and set up an account: http://www.paypal.com.

3. Credit card orders

When ordering with a credit card we accept Visa and Mastercard only. No different from other online credit card purchases - you will need the credit card number and expiration date, with the three digit Verification Code on the back, as well as the matching billing address.

Ticket Delivery for Online Orders

* Orders outside of the U.S. and Canada are held at Will Call.
* Secure Delivery (USPS First Class Signature Confirmation) in the U.S. cost: $12.00
* Secure Delivery (Global Priority) to Canada cost: $28.00
* Canadian Post cost: $8.50
* Online orders are no longer sent via regular mail.
* Will Call (held at the box office at the front gate of event, requires valid photo ID for pickup) Cost $12.00

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WALK-IN OUTLETS

* Tickets are available at outlets beginning Sunday, March 1, through Friday, August 28, or until supplies run out, whichever comes first.
* Outlet tickets will start either at $280 or $300 depending on when ticket levels sell out. We will update this section as soon as we know which level will be offered. There are no additional service charges!
* Outlets accept Cash or Money Order/Cashier's Check ONLY! Money Orders & Cashier's Checks should be made out to Burning Man. All payment must be made in US Dollars. Please be prepared with exact change. Absolutely no Credit or Debit Cards, and No Personal Checks!

Walk-in Ticket Outlets for 2009 will be announced after ticket sales have begun. Please check http://tickets.burningman.com in March, 2009.

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BUYING TICKETS BY MAIL ORDER

To order tickets by mail:

* CLEARLY print your full name, address, phone number and email address and indicate how many tickets you want, and at which price level ($240, $260, $280, $300). Please understand that the lower price levels sell out quickly.
* We strongly suggest you have your tickets sent secure delivery. Burning Man is NOT responsible for tickets sent regular mail. Please add $12 to your order for secure delivery or to have your ticket held at Will Call.
* Payment must be made in the form of Money Order or Cashier's Check, made out to Burning Man. We cannot accept personal or business checks, and if sent they will be returned to you.
* Payment must be made in US Dollars. We are unable to accept international currencies.
* Be sure to clearly print your full name and address on your money order and save the receipt in case we are not able to fulfill your order.
* Send your payment, contact info and ticket order to:
      Burning Man
      PO Box 884688
      San Francisco, CA 94188-4688
* Orders postmarked BEFORE January 14th and AFTER June 30th will be returned to you.

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LOW INCOME AND SCHOLARSHIP TICKETS

There are 2500 tickets available for $160. These tickets are reserved for our lower income participants. Please apply for this lower priced ticket only if you truly need one.

* These tickets are available from 1/26/09 through 5/30/09 or while supplies last.
* The link to the Low Income Ticket Application will be posted on http://tickets.burningman.com in January. Check back.
* Applications sent before or after those dates will NOT be accepted. PLEASE DO NOT FEDEX OR OVERNIGHT YOUR APPLICATION! If you can afford to overnight your application you should purchase your ticket at a higher price level.

Please read ALL information about Low Income Tickets BEFORE applying. You MUST follow all directions in order to be considered for the $160 ticket.

Requirements for Low Income Ticket application:

* Tickets are available through mail order only
* Applications must be postmarked NO EARLIER than January 26, 2009 and NO LATER than May 30, 2009.
* Limit one (1) $160 ticket per person and per application
* Include an additional $12 for Secure Delivery (First Class Signature Confirmation).
* Participants MUST fill out an application and mail it to the address below. You are welcome to get creative with your application, but all of your answers must also appear clearly on the version you print out.
* Unless you require assistance due to a disability, applications must be filled out by the applicant! Tickets may not be applied for on behalf of a third party.
* Payment in the form of a Money Order or Cashier's Check, made out to Burning Man, MUST accompany your application. We will not hold applications for payment. Applications received without payment will be returned.
* To qualify for the Low Income Ticket you cannot have already purchased tickets at any other level, even if they are to be used by someone else.
* We cannot guarantee that you will receive a ticket at this level, and if you are not awarded a ticket your application and payment will be returned to you.
* If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us through regular mail at the PO Box listed below, or call 1-415-TO- FLAME and we will be happy to mail you an application.
* Be sure to save your Money Order receipt! We will return your payment to you if you do not qualify for a ticket.

PLEASE DO NOT mail your application before January 25th or it will be returned to you.

Send requests for applications and completed applications with payment to:

Burning Man
Attn: Low Income Tickets
PO Box 884688
San Francisco, CA 94188-4688

Scholarship Tickets:

The Scholarship Ticket Program also distributes a limited number of low-cost tickets each month. You do not need to be a student or be planning part of a huge art project. For questions or to request consideration for the monthly allotment, please email on or after January 26, 2009: scholarship (at) burningman (dot) com and you will be emailed the link to the application.

If you do not have easy computer access, write to us at our PO Box with your mailing address and we will send you an application.

Deadline to apply: May 30, 2009

Mailing Address:
Attn: Scholarship Ticket Program
PO Box 884688
San Francisco, CA 94188-4688
Ticket Delivery for Tickets Ordered by Mail

* Secure Delivery to the U.S. and Canada (First Class Signature Confirmation or Global Priority) cost $12, and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
* Regular U.S. Mail is no additional cost, but you assume the risk.
* Will Call (held at the Box Office at the front gate of the event, requires valid photo ID for pickup) is no additional cost for Mail Order Tickets.

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

For ALL questions/issues regarding ONLINE orders, visit http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php and select a topic from the pulldown menu.

Stay informed ... check http://tickets.burningman.com regularly for updated ticketing info.

Please pay the highest price you can afford. When you buy a higher priced ticket it allows lower-income members of our community to purchase tickets at price levels they can afford. Let your gifting begin here.

Choose secure delivery! We cannot be responsible for tickets that are lost when sent regular mail. Secure delivery allows us to track and possibly replace lost tickets.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED TICKET QUESTIONS

Go here for answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding tickets: http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php

For questions about tickets ordered by mail (not online) email: partiserv (at) burningman (dot) com

For ALL questions/issues regarding ONLINE orders, visit http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php and select a topic from the pulldown menu.

Hotline: (415-TO-FLAME)

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UPDATED INFORMATION FOR AUSTIN NEW YEAR'S EVE BURN

This coming New Year's Eve our team, the Lost Arts Collective, will be burning down an elaborate, working, 34-foot tall wooden clock in the middle of Austin, Texas for an estimated crowd of 30,000. This goal has been a longtime in the making for us, endeavoring to bring the party to the people.

This project is made possible by the efforts of many talented, passionate people. You can get to know us, follow our progress and check back for pictures of the event here:

http://www.communityartmakers.com

We hope that anyone in the Austin area can come be among the 150,000 anticipated revelers on December 31st. And if you can't make it on NYE but are resolved to Make Big Things Happen in 2009, get subscribed on our website's Announce list. If you've got questions, fantastic ideas or magic beans, drop us a line: marrilee (at) communityartmakers (dot) com

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