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JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #14

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

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN'S SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP) POLICY CHANGE
+ REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2012
+ FAMILIES AT BURNING MAN SURVEY
+ BURNING MAN LEGO SET
+ HOW LONG UNTIL BURNING MAN?
+ 'FALLING MAN' SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ MUTANT VEHICLES AT BURNING MAN 2011
+ BURNING MAN 2011 EXODUS - ONE HOUR NEIGHBORHOODS

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ FLYING OVER BRC IN AN ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT
+ BILLION BUNNY MARCH VS. ANIMAL CONTROL 2011

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNAL EQUINOX 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 3
+ BURNING MAN QUEER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 16-18
+ LUCKY LADY LUCY 2.0, VEGAS BURN - LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 2
+ THE FORGOTTEN CITY REGIONAL EVENT - LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 26-28

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OK! As we approach the Burnal Equinox (the midpoint between Burns -- March 3rd ... OMG?!), we're back with more regular editions of the Jackrabbit Speaks ... though this one DOES contain a quick ticket announcement, pertaining to a recent change to the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) policy we announced back on February 15th. It's good news, check it out.

Getting us back into the swing of things Burning Man on playa and around the world, we've got some cool videos to serve up, some nice writings about Burning Man from around the 'net, some goodies you can download and enjoy (Burning Man 2011 screen saver anyone?), and some great events you might want to get on out to -- including the official Burnal Equinox celebration in SF! Oh, and it's time to register your playa project ... hop on that.

This is a brief respite from ticket news though ... we're going to be coming back at you soon with some more announcements and information about ticket sales, including further details on the STEP system and more. Stay tuned.

The Man burns in 191 days!

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BURNING MAN'S SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP) POLICY CHANGE

(This post is reprinted from the Burning Blog, where we welcome your comments: http://bit.ly/yAfCuE)

Last week we announced (http://bit.ly/ytgfxk) changes to the sales process for Burning Man 2012 tickets, including adjustments to the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). At that time we announced a policy of allowing people to purchase only one (1) non-transferable ticket per person through STEP.

However, after further consideration and much feedback from you, we've decided that this policy is unfair to people who originally registered for two tickets in the Main Sale, one for themselves and one for their significant other, family member, friend, or campmate.

We hear you, and we’re listening. That’s why we're adjusting this policy to allow people who originally registered for two tickets in the Main Sale to request a maximum of two tickets per person through STEP. (If our records show that you originally registered for only one ticket in the Main Sale, you can only request one ticket through STEP.) All tickets purchased through STEP are non-transferable, and will be held at Will Call only. These tickets should be for you (or you and an identified guest).

Also, it's important to note that STEP will have only as many tickets available as there are people who sell their tickets into it. We believe that people will also be selling/giving tickets within their immediate circle of friends and local community- and we aren’t trying to change that. It’s likely that few will find themselves holding “extra” tickets without already having a friend or camp mate in need, so we don’t anticipate STEP will have a high, regular flow of tickets; we anticipate an early influx and then a trickle as people’s plans develop, though we'd be happy to be proven wrong on this. We also know that in any typical year, there is a fair amount of summertime turnover as the event gets closer and life events cause Burners’ plans to change. We encourage you to first seek out tickets from your immediate community of friends and cohorts, as well as any other avenues for acquiring face-value, legitimate tickets as you can find, without patronizing scalpers.

If you are eligible to participate in STEP, you'll be receiving an email at the end of February with information about how to sign up. For more information about Burning Man tickets and STEP, please see our ticket page: http://tickets.burningman.com.

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REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2012

If you're planning on bringing artwork to the event, or pre-registering a theme camp (required for reserved placement), or you want to apply to bring a mutant vehicle to Black Rock City, it's time to register your project!

Now, before you jump into the form and start cranking out a questionnaire, you'll want to know what the registration criteria are first, right? Right. Here's where to go:

* Art Installations: www.burningman.com/installations
* Placement (Theme Camps): www.burningman.com/themecamps
* Mutant Vehicles: www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/
* Media: www.burningman.com/press

And now that you're all informed and ready to go, fill out the appropriate project registration form here:

* Project Registration: http://forms.burningman.com/

And we have deadlines for these things, folks, so pay attention ... ready? Here:

* Art Installation: June 20
* Placement (Theme Camp or Department): April 26
* Mutant Vehicle: May 15
* Disabled Persons Vehicle: July 31
* Media (video/film): July 18
* Media (print): August 1

The earlier you register, the easier it is for our hard-working staff and volunteers to process this stuff, so please get your registration completed as quickly as possible. Most appreciated.

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FAMILIES AT BURNING MAN SURVEY

Burning Man has created this ANONYMOUS survey for Burners who have children, to help us understand more about how children and families experience the Burning Man event. Please help us by filling out this form by March 2, 2012 and forward this survey to any Burner parents you know. Questions about this survey? Contact rosalie (at) burningman (dot) com.

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22ESFUC4U2N

Thank you!

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BURNING MAN LEGO SET

Yes, this is fake. But it's definitely awesome ... a clever Burner came up with the idea for a Burning Man Lego set. (Psst. We want one.)

http://bit.ly/wyjnBE

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HOW LONG UNTIL BURNING MAN?

Rohan writes:

"Along the same lines as http://isthemanburning.com mentioned in the last newsletter, a little while ago I made http://howlongtillburningman.com for the perpetually-refreshing pleasure of burners everywhere. Would be honoured if you could share it in the newsletter :)

Rohan"

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'FALLING MAN' SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE

Brett writes:

"'As close to 'skydiving the playa' that most of us will ever get!'

Commander Gaijin reports that the fine makers of the software that powers 'The Burning Man Screen Saver Project' have created a free simple experimental screensaver for both Mac and Windows using last year's famous ESA satellite photo of Black Rock City. The long-time burners at iScreensaver also have been updating both software and features of some of the older screensaver collections for the TBMSSP. For those on work-computers, the Commander notes you can simply preview the screensavers from the downloaded installers without even actually installing.

Falling Man 2011 Screensavers available only at
http://iscreensaver.com/downloadburn.shtml
The Burning Man Screen Saver Project at
http://bmscreensavers.com

Enjoy!"

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MUTANT VEHICLES AT BURNING MAN 2011

John Cantwell writes:

"I'm wondering if you'd mind sharing this article I wrote about the mutant vehicles at Burning Man 2011. It appeared in Autoweek with great photos of several cars. You can check it out here:

http://bit.ly/wrofTC

Last year was my first Burn, and writing the article was a great chance to meet lots of warm, wonderful, talented people, including MARTI, a long-time Burner who wound up becoming my photographer for the story. Big thanks also to the folks at Media Mecca.

Peace and love.

- John"

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BURNING MAN 2011 EXODUS - ONE HOUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Here's a cool blog post by Christine (last name unknown) about the "one hour neighborhoods" that pop up during the height of Burning Man Exodus, made more sane and environmentally friendly by Pulsing, which was first adopted during the 2010 event. Good food for thought about how to maximize the pleasure of your Exodus:

http://bit.ly/zMj9Y4

Which reminds us ... we're going to be talking a lot about ingress and egress (aka Exodus) for the event this year, because yeah, making that all work is up to all of us. Stay tuned.

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FLYING OVER BRC IN AN ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT

This? Is rad. Do we want a ride? Hell yes we want a ride. Though our death wish is in the shop for repairs. Damien writes:

"Hello! for the last 2 years I've brought my 2 seater ultralight aircraft and gifted flights around Burning Man to many many people. Below is a video from the recent Burn. If I am there this coming year I will do the same so feel free to spread the word!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqUvSzdgAn8

Cheers!

Damien Beresford"

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BILLION BUNNY MARCH VS. ANIMAL CONTROL 2011

You really can't beat large-scale spontaneous performance art (the bunnies battling it out in Thunderdome is particularly epic). NSFW if your co-workers can't deal with seeing a butt. Thanks DougJ11!

http://youtu.be/xkjJ1NnZz3s

p.s. While the video is titled the "Million Bunny March", it's actually called the "Billion Bunny March". Just sayin'.

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BURNAL EQUINOX 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 3

Burning Man presents ... BURNAL EQUINOX 2012!
The Strange and Marvelous Experiment!

Saturday, March 3rd!
7pm to 3am (7-8pm drink specials, dance lesson, social-splicing)
At Public Works
161 Erie Street, SF, CA 94103 (between Division & 14th St. in the Mission)
21+ over venue

$20; $15 with donation of art supplies to benefit Hospitality House or if entering before 9pm *(see note below)

Art • Music • Performance * Theme Camps * Video Artistry * Unexpectables * You!

Join us to celebrate the mid-point in our burning year for a seriously mad-capped cultural PETRI DISH of a Burnal Equinox!

More information:

http://bit.ly/wbnAwI

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BURNING MAN QUEER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 16-18

[Note: While we don't normally post local events of this scale, we thought this was a GREAT idea and one that we'd love to see other Burners around the world pick up and run with, whatever your particular proclivity or special interest may be.] Scott writes:

"As this year's Burning Man season starts up, it's time for queer theme camps, villages, art projects & mutant vehicles to Come Together to discover, recruit, learn, discuss, and share ideas. (The one VERY IMPORTANT thing to remember is the word Queer is NOT EXCLUSIVE and not derogatory. We have some great hetero or hetero-adjacent friends that are a part of the community of all genders.)

Cosponsored by queer theme camps:
+ Beaverton / Gender Blender
+ Comfort & Joy
+ Sunguardians
+ The Pink Gym
+ ...and more!

Details and Schedule of events: http://queerburners.com/burning-man-queer-leadership-summit "

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LUCKY LADY LUCY 2.0, VEGAS BURN - LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 2

Art * Music * Live Performances * Mutant Vehicles * Fire Spinning * and the BURN
In Downtown Las Vegas in the Arts District,
@ S. 3rd Street and E.Colorado Ave in LAS VEGAS BABY!
Event Time: 5pm-11pm, 8:15pm Burn Time
FREE & All Ages
This is a 10 Principled and Leave no Trace Event!
Live Performances by: the cast of The Burning Opera & Las Vegas Drum Circle
Fire Performances by: The Las Vegas Fire Conclave Flameology, The Brotherhood of the Flame
DJ's and Mutant Vehicles: featuring The Dancetronauts

The 1st BURN in Las Vegas, is taking place on First Friday, March 2nd, 2012 on the “Burnal Equinox”, the half way point from last years Burning Man event and this years event. The location is in downtown Las Vegas in the Arts District at S. 3rd Street and E. Colorado Ave. First Friday is Las Vegas' community celebration of public art and music, a cultural mainstay of Downtown for over 9 years, drawing crowds of 14,000+.

Performances beneath Lucy start at 5pm and then at 8:15pm, Lucy will be set ablaze! The AFTER PARTIES continue all weekend, with ART CAR events at The Plaza Hotel on Friday March 2nd and at El Cortez Hotel on Saturday March 3rd.

Experience the Las Vegas you never knew existed and the 1st ever Las Vegas Burn!!

$UPPORT this project & donate to www.Indiegogo.com/LuckyLadyLucy Help this project become a reality by donating and sharing the excitement with your friends! Awards for donating include Fremont Street Zipline rides, bandanas, stickers, wall clings and lots of burn day experiences!!

Please find your way to Las Vegas to celebrate the Burnal Equinox, let’s show Vegas a little bit of Playa Love!! Be the Art!! Burner costumes encouraged!!

For INFORMATION, to VOLUNTEER or to bring your MUTANT VEHICLE, please contact burningmondays (at) gmail (dot) com

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THE FORGOTTEN CITY REGIONAL EVENT - LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 26-28

The Forgotten City (http://theforgottencity.org) is Las Vegas's official Regional Burning Man event and takes place 25 miles east of Las Vegas, NV over Memorial day weekend: May 26 to 28th 2012. Online ticket sales are available until we reach capacity.

Held on the lunar like surface of Bootleg Canyon Basin, The Forgotten City is a celebration of all things we love about the Playa. This isn't a party, it's an experiment in temporary community, an expression of art and diversity.

There is still time to register your theme camp, apply for your art grant, volunteer or register your mutant vehicle at http://theforgottencity.org

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The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account - All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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