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JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #19

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #19
June 6, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ 2012 THEME CAMPS LIST
+ PARTICIPATE IN THE 2012 BURNING MAN RESOURCE LISTING
+ RENO BIKE PROGRAMS - TIME TO GET ON IT!
+ MATERIAL CULTURE / PLAYA ARTIFACTS WANTS *YOUR* PLAYA CREATIONS!
+ TO FLAME BUS - BUSES TO BRC FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO
+ LA CONTESSA - THE CASE GOES TO COURT
+ CELEBRATING THE GRADUATES OF THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, 2011
+ STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ...

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ THE UNIVERSE REVOLVES AROUND YOU: AN INTERVIEW WITH ZACHARY COFFIN
+ EX-MENUDO STAR ADDRESSES BURNING MAN CRISIS
+ FINDING LOVE IN THE BLACK ROCK DESERT
+ DANIEL PINCHBECK ON BURNING MAN, 2003

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTOS BY KEN DEEMER
+ CAMP OFOSHO'S BURNING MAN 2011 EXPERIENCE
+ AWESOME LOOKING FILM -- "PEOPLE IN MOTION"

PARTICIPATE:
+ BEE HERE NOW!
+ PLAYA INFO VOLUNTEER CALL OUT
+ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CAFE AT BURNING MAN 2012
+ CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! BURNER PERFORMANCE ARTISTS' GLOBAL NETWORK
+ JAZZ FUNERAL FOR THE MAN
+ THE BURNING BAND SEEKS MUSICIANS!
+ EL AND NEON SIGNS NEEDED FOR ASIATOWN

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A PROJECT
+ SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF JUNO
+ REMEMBERING CAP'N JIM, BY THE TUNA GUYS
+ HAITI COMMUNITERE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ "EVENT HORIZON" FILM PREMIERE - NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART IN RENO - JUNE 14
+ SOAK - TIDEWATER, OR - JUNE 21-24
+ SERENDIPITY: TENNESSEE'S INAUGURAL BURN - MORRISON, TN - JUNE 21-24
+ EVAPOTRON WORKSHOP - OAKLAND, CA - JULY 7
+ ELEMENT 11 FESTIVAL - BONNEVILLE SEABASE, UTAH - JULY 12-15
+ CLOSING PARTY OF MUTANT RIDES - RENO, NV - JULY 20
+ MOOSEMAN 2012 - MINDEN, ONTARIO CANADA - AUGUST 2-6
+ BURNING SEED - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 2

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

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

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As the days get longer, so do the JRS newsletters ... and as this community grows, there's more and more to tell you about. Phew we got a doozie here, and another big one coming soon, chock full. Don't blame us, blame all the awesome that's happening out there (YOU PEOPLE NEVER REST, DO YOU?! ahem.).

So ... many are speculating about whether the event will be drastically different this year, in light of ticket sales and the influx of new interest. Here's one way to look at that question: it's always different, and yet it's the same. We've received more art grant applications than ever before, more theme camps have registered, and the number of interesting new projects is on the rise, just like every year. Those we're talking to who are coming for the first time (and let's be clear, there's a big percentage of newcomers every year, not just this one) are vocal and eager about their plans for how they'll participate in -- not just attend -- Burning Man. We're coming to the conclusion that this could turn out to be one of the most interesting years yet....but that's up to all of us, isn't it?

Back out here in the rest of the world, we're in the midst of Regional event season (aka the summer), and they're flying fast and furious in our Events & Happenings section ... just try and keep up with 'em all, we'll help! Opportunities to participate in various shenanigans and projects on playa are starting to blow up here too, so if you're wondering whether there's going to be anything cool to do on playa? DO. NOT. WORRY. You should be worrying about having TOO MUCH to do. Now get down there and find something for you! (SNEAK PREVIEW: in the coming weeks, watch the JRS for an announcement about a very cool new way to plug in to participation! We can't wait to tell you more...)

The Man burns in 86 (holy bajoly that's less than 90) days. It's officially time to get excited.

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2012 THEME CAMPS LIST

This year's list of theme camps requesting placement in Black Rock City is now live ... so great to see so many names returning and so many fun new ideas!

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/themecamps.html?yy=2012

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PARTICIPATE IN THE 2012 BURNING MAN RESOURCE LISTING

Once again, the JRS will publish a Resource Listing for businesses that offer goods and services that are of interest to the Burning Man community as they prepare for the event. Our goal with this is to support the cottage industry that has grown up around Burning Man over the years, particularly (but not limited to) Burner-owned businesses, as well as making our community aware of these resources and the many discounts or special offers that are shared with us each year. We limit this activity to a single issue in order to give you the freedom of choice to delete the issue if it's not your cup of tea. We all know that there are preparations and sometimes purchases that we make to get ready for Burning Man -- we've never said we're against commerce, but when it comes to the JRS we do keep this activity to a single issue each year.

We are now accepting submissions ONLY via this form http://bit.ly/L7TEqv, which will close on June 15 at 12 noon PST. Late submissions will not be considered, no exceptions. The listing will be published on the Burning Man website by June 20, and we'll post the link on the JRS, on our Facebook Page, and Twitter feeds.

(Note: We reserve the right to refuse to publish a listing on our resource page and to edit these listings, and we will not post links to businesses that aren't directly related to resources for planning or building in BRC.)

Again, do not write to the JRS -- the ONLY way we will accept your submission is if it's entered into this form:

http://bit.ly/L7TEqv

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RENO BIKE PROGRAMS - TIME TO GET ON IT!

There are three popular bike programs in the Reno area that sell or rent reliable and affordable bikes especially for life on the playa, that are now taking reservations:

Kiwanis Bike Program

If you are in need of a bike close to as well as great for the playa, reserving one from the Kiwanis Bike Program comes highly recommended. Kiwanis has a huge variety of bicycles ranging from $40-$50, and all purchases support the repairs and donation of bikes for at-risk kids in the Reno area. Moreover, if you return your bike to Kiwanis on your way home from the playa, they love it -- they'll refurbish and reuse it! Reserve your bike now as they go fast. The shop is open daily or by appointment during Burning Man to pick up your reserved bike, or to pick out a bike from those still available, before moving on to Black Rock City. For bike reservations and further information, or if you'd like to know more about their programs in northern Nevada, go to www.kiwanisbikes.org

Kiwanis Bike Program
2500 Valley Road, Suite A
Reno, NV 89512
775-846-7146
kiwanisbikes (at) att (dot) net www.kiwanisbikes.org

Black Rock Bicycles

Black Rock Bicycles is highly recommended as your transportation headquarters for rentals as well as sales of bikes for the playa. Having a bicycle -- especially a reliable one with comfort and style, with fat tires and a soft seat! -- is a large part of the Burning Man experience and tradition, and is pretty much an essential to your overall enjoyment in Black Rock City. Located in Reno just a few hours from the playa, they offer rentals as well as sell new/used bikes at affordable prices, which have been professionally cared for by experienced bike mechanics (and Burners). Black Rock Bikes also has everything you need to be able to set your bike apart from the rest -- lighting supplies, baskets, bells, locks, and many other items needed to have fun as well as be safe on the playa. This year, they have plenty of rentals, extended hours, and have moved to a new location. Please check out their website for reservations, pick-up arrangements, and for other details at: www.blackrockbicycles.com

Rat's Bikes

After many years of service to our community, Rat's Bikes returns to offer great used playa bikes for rent to those of us WHO LIVE AT LEAST 1000 MILES from Black Rock City. And especially to those who live overseas, as he likes to take care of those who have to make a very long journey! Best to reserve now while you can, as his supply of bikes is likely to be gone soon. To find out further information or make reservation arrangements, send an email to Rat at: nv_desert_rat (at) nvbell (dot) net

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MATERIAL CULTURE / PLAYA ARTIFACTS WANTS *YOUR* PLAYA CREATIONS!

We are a gifting community. Burning Man inspires the urge to create and give. Objects are often given spontaneously for the pleasure of giving and receiving.The artifacts and gifts we give one another at Burning Man reveal a great deal about ourselves and give us information not recorded elsewhere about participants way of life, spiritual values and customs. Your treasures enrich our Material Culture archive at our San Francisco office. We love to collect and archive them.

One of the functions of the ARTery in Center Camp is to collect your artifacts and gifts. We have forms for you to fill out as well as sealed bags to store your contribution. Please come by and drop off your gifts. We catalog everything post event for the archives and eventually add them to the Image Gallery.

You can also mail your contribution to our San Francisco office.
Burning Man
attn: Material Culture
995 Market Street 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

forms can be downloaded at http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pdf/print_forms/playa_artifacts.pdf

Thank you!

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TO FLAME BUS - BUSES TO BRC FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO

Do you live in or near LA, SF, or Sacramento? Are you without a car or ride, and not sure how you're going to get to Burning Man? Flying into Reno from some corner of the globe? Don't want to spend a lot of money on a rental car? Wanting to help reduce cars to the event ... or just don't want to drive? Are you still unsure how you're going to get home from the playa?

To Flame Bus is part of a national "social mobility network" that is providing bus transportation to Black Rock City from Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Return trips from BRC to these cities are also offered following Burning Man. Seats are now available to reserve at very reasonable prices, while rates will increase incrementally over the summer as Burning Man approaches. NOTE: Each bus trip will need to achieve a certain number of passengers in order to confirm, so keep that in mind in your options, while you may want to tell your friends about it too. But they're all likely to fill. You can find out further information, ask questions, check out the many schedule possibilities, and reserve a seat by going to their website at: www.brc.toflame.com

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LA CONTESSA - THE CASE GOES TO COURT

If you've been around for a while, you probably remember La Contessa, the magnificent Spanish Galleon that used to famously roam the playa, blowing minds wherever she went ... well, here's an update on the impending court case since she was maliciously set on fire. Katy Bell writes:

"friends, for those of you who remember the La Contessa, below is an update of the case involving her demise. the trial is set for july 30.

though our steadfast legal superhero, paul quade, is working pro-bono on the case, there are still some costs to cover (relocating greg and simon to reno for a month, costs for transporting and sheltering/feeding witnesses, covering the lawyer's expenses to subpoena witnesses and other small expenses). we had a benefit, but didn't raise quite enough.

we have a paypal account: LaContessaLegalFund (at) gmail (dot) com . if you are moved, we are humbly accepting donations in any amount. we need about $4000. if you donate, please make a note to us with your mailing address and you will receive a special gift with our kind regards.

please take a minute to read the press release below. join our facebook page, friends of la contessa. share your stories, feel free to post pictures. we are looking to re-enliven the magic this ship inspired in the people who saw her, rode her, and loved her. feel free to share this post with any friends or relevant lists.

i kindly thank you for your time and attention,
katy bell

For further information and updates please visit the Friends of La Contessa on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/Kf5PR2)."

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CELEBRATING THE GRADUATES OF THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, 2011

This is downright cute.

"At the 2011 Burn, over 70 graduates of the School of Life stopped by to pick up their diplomas and have their pictures taken. The folks from the Happy Spot have finally posted the very important list of graduates who participated in this important rite of passage. Also check out Zeke's video, Hug Slut's story, and Sparkle's photos:

http://bit.ly/KM4SlM "

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STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ...

Athena, one of our Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Contacts, writes:

"One of our Burner photographers received Student Photographer of the Year Award of Excellence. And the photos she entered into the contest ...

http://www.whnpa.org/contest/eyes2012/students/poy/03/ "

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THE UNIVERSE REVOLVES AROUND YOU: AN INTERVIEW WITH ZACHARY COFFIN

John Mosbaugh interviews artist Zachary Coffin, whose mind-blowing sculptures have graced the playa for years ... including THIS year. His piece "The Universe Revolves Around YOU" will be in the 6:00 keyhole in front of Center Camp.

http://bit.ly/LgKQgp

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EX-MENUDO STAR ADDRESSES BURNING MAN CRISIS

Welcome to surrealia, my friends ... SF Gate reports ...

Ex-Menudo Star Addresses Burning Man Crisis "Dance-pop artist, Ash Ruiz, launches his solo career with a Music Video inspired by the sold-out ticket crisis facing mega-festival 'Burning Man'."

http://bit.ly/KSNkkP

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FINDING LOVE IN THE BLACK ROCK DESERT

Here's a nice little story that came across our radar, and we thought you'd enjoy it.

http://bit.ly/KGI0pg

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DANIEL PINCHBECK ON BURNING MAN, 2003

Daniel Pinchbeck of Reality Sandwich fame wrote a pretty spot-on piece about Burning Man and its culture back in 2003. We thought you'd appreciate his thoughtful insights.

http://bit.ly/JKr2Rs

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BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTOS BY KEN DEEMER

Here's a nice Flickr set of Burning Man 2011 photos by Ken Deemer ... enjoy!

http://bit.ly/NGUprd

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CAMP OFOSHO'S BURNING MAN 2011 EXPERIENCE

Dude chucks his smart phone in the river (smart move) and heads off to Burning Man 2011 ... pretty sweet video, particularly the last half. Stay with it. Thanks guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV1wPV3jeY4

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AWESOME LOOKING FILM -- "PEOPLE IN MOTION"

Burning Man is pretty rad. Parkour is pretty rad. Put the two together? Super rad. Cedric writes:

"We recently released an indie film, People in Motion, about the art of movement & a portion of the film focuses on Burning Man.

People in Motion has universally received excellent reviews for being heartfelt, visually engaging, & emotionally satisfying.

A few other interesting notes about the film. People can get it at our website www.PeopleInMotionMovie.com and pay what they want. Folks can also download it for free from Pirate Bay & other torrent site where we've posted it.

We've done our best to make & distribute this film in a way that resonates with the values of our community. We hope you enjoy the film & if you do, we hope you spread the word."

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BEE HERE NOW!

You are invited to bust out your inner bee and participate in the beautiful pistil sculpture that will be underneath the Man this year. Learn more:

http://blog.burningman.com/2012/05/participate/bee-here-now/

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PLAYA INFO VOLUNTEER CALL OUT

Want to volunteer with a fun group? Do you like helping people? Dedicate at least two four-hour shifts to hang out in the shade interacting with fellow Black Rock City denizens? Then, you should join Playa Info!

Volunteering at Playa Info is a satisfying way to participate at Burning Man and is an incredible opportunity to see what makes Burning Man happen. As a PI volunteer, you'll have an constant interaction with the variety of people who make up BRC.

We are looking for enthusiastic, people- and service-oriented volunteers. Check out more details at: http://www.burningman.com/participate/information.html

Get involved! Fill out the Volunteer Questionnaire (http://www2.burningman.com/people/) and be sure to check the Playa Info box

We can't wait to meet you!

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CAFE AT BURNING MAN 2012

Our buddy Jonesy writes:

"Greetings Burning World!

How would you like to place your art in the biggest, most populated structure on the Playa? That's right! You have the opportunity to show off your talent & ideas in Center Camp Cafe for Burning Man 2012!

Help us enhance this environment and engage your fellow Black Rock Citizens as they sit and mingle in this popular hot spot on the Playa. We are looking for art in all shapes and sizes! If you have a sculpture that would get lost in the great expanse of the open playa, but might be appreciated in a more intimate setting, please let us know! You can also take over one of our "alcove" spaces and create your own environment or vision of "Fertility". Sculpture or painting, large or small, please write to us and tell us what you would like to bring! Write to cafe-art (at) burningman (dot) com.

ALSO, now in its fourth year, the Cafe hosts a GIGANTIC two-dimensional wall art gallery to show paintings, photographs, and whatever you can hang on a board! If you are a painter or photographer and always felt lost in giant art world on the Playa, now is your opportunity to shine and be a part of our KIOSK project. The works must fit into a 48" x 48" space and extend no further than 8" from the Kiosk surface. To see pictures of the Kiosk spaces, and other parts of the Cafe, see the Flickr gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32065929@N05/4590473966/in/set-72157624020135956/

To be a part of this beautiful and exciting environment, please see write to us at cafe-art@burningman.com,

Thanks!
Jonesy Jones and the Cafe Art Team"

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CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! BURNER PERFORMANCE ARTISTS' GLOBAL NETWORK

Megs writes:

"Calling all Burner Performance Artists and Performance Troupes! Hey out there, you professional musicians, burlesquers, fire twirlers, acrobats, carneys, ballerinas, and pro performers of all persuasions!

We want to hear from YOU!

In an effort to inspire more collaboration and camaraderie between performers in our community, we’d like to put together a database of Burner performers across the globe!

Please complete this short survey so we can learn more about who you are and what you do: http://tinyurl.com/BurnerPerformerNetworkSurvey

Based upon the responses we gather, we’ll work to figure out the best way to present the information and to see whether it might be possible to host some performer networking events at Burning Man 2012."

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JAZZ FUNERAL FOR THE MAN

Ignatius writes in with this fun invitation:

"The Man deserves a proper sendoff! To celebrate his passing, we invite you all to join us in a JAZZ FUNERAL Sunday afternoon, starting in the Black Rock French Quarter, and winding its way to the site of his smoldering ashes. Don your funerary finest! Bring your brass and woodwinds! Bring a whole marching band! Join our procession!

Let us know you're attending, and SHARE to spread the word... http://www.facebook.com/events/284049351660992/

Musicians sign up here... http://groups.google.com/group/black-rock-musicians "

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THE BURNING BAND SEEKS MUSICIANS!

Carbon Buildup writes:

"The Burning Band will once again be roaming the playa in 2012 to provide musical entertainment for all kinds of events. Interested in joining up? We're always looking for dedicated musicians to play with us. We especially could use some marching band-type drummers this year, though trombones, French horns, and bassoons would be a plus. We play old favorites, some jazz standards, and wrestle with requests. So why not apply your musical talents on the playa? Count on a good time, even in dust storms.

This will be our 17th year on the playa, so we know our business really well. Oh, and we do have some uniforms available. We'll be camping at Snowflake Village, and we have room for a few more people willing to attend most of our gigs. Contact SINdy at flossyrabbit (at) earthlink (dot) net or Carbon Buildup at meezllz (at) gmail (dot) com for more or less info. We're also soliciting gig requests, so let us know if you have an event you want us to play for. It can't ALL be random...."

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EL AND NEON SIGNS NEEDED FOR ASIATOWN

The Mayor of Black Rock Asiatown writes:

"Our little Black Rock Asiatown is seeking every possible EL and neon sign, in both real and invented languages, to light up Esplanade near our Dojo, Noodle Cart, Teahouse, Tiki Lounge, and other attractions! Are you skilled with EL wire or other luminous signmaking techniques? Find a home for your art on the bustling streets of Asiatown!

Contact mayor (at) blackrockasiatown (dot) org for details and find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/blackrockasiatown "

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SUPPORT A PROJECT

The list of projects seeking your help with funding is growing steadily, and we've captured them on our Support a Project page. Helping these folks out is a great way to participate if you're not able to create something yourself (or even if you are), since it takes money to make these things happen, by and large (some larger than others).

www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject

We would also like to encourage people who are creating Kickstarters to think about using ethical premiums and being careful to not exploit the Burning Man experience when coming up with donation rewards ... more on that can be found here: http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

We also feature a selection of high-impact projects to highlight for you here ... see below.

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SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF JUNO

David Best is back to build this year's temple -- the emotional centerpiece of Black Rock City -- and they're looking for funds to support the construction of this incredibly ambitious structure. Support them if you can -- we all win on this one.

http://kck.st/Lbq97p

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REMEMBERING CAP'N JIM, BY THE TUNA GUYS

A wonderful memorial for the Tuna Guys' Cap'n Jim, who tragically passed away this past year when his boat capsized while he was crab fishing. Contribute to this special project if you can (particularly if you've enjoyed the Tuna Guys' hospitality in the past).

http://kck.st/Lw6qxC

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HAITI COMMUNITERE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Carmen Mauk, the Executive Director of Burners Without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) writes:

"On the afternoon of May 3, 2012 a devastating fire broke out in the Haiti Communitere (HC) workshop. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the fire was extinguished before it spread. The workshop burned to the ground, destroying over two years of collected tool donations, five 40 foot tool containers, building supplies, medical supplies, and multiple projects in progress, totaling over $175,000 USD of damage. HC is the evolution of the BWB Pisco Project and operated primarily by Burners. The support of the Burner Community helped build this workshop and HC is putting the call out for the continuation of that support. Please read the full press release http://tinyurl.com/d4slnol. Since the fire tremendous support has poured in; donated planes, medical supplies, tools, and large Haitian led cleanups, but there still is a long way to go. Please view www.haiti.communitere.org for the latest stories and progress.

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"EVENT HORIZON" FILM PREMIERE - NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART IN RENO - JUNE 14

Our friend Nathan writes in from Reno:

"'Event Horizon' is a documentary look at the economic and cultural impacts of Burning Man upon the Reno area. The film features interviews with Burning Man organizers and local leaders and personalities, and extensive footage of local arts, events, and happenings. The film premieres at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 14, located at 190 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno. Tickets are available at the museum and online here: tinyurl.com/EventHorizonTickets

Check out the trailer: tinyurl.com/EventHorizonTrailer

For more info on the film and the many stars featured: www.facebook.com/EventHorizonDocumentary "

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SOAK - TIDEWATER, OR - JUNE 21-24

SOAK* 2012 :: Time Travel Field Trip :: June 21-24, MMXII

Our scientists have reported the discovery of several chronocosmic time waves of unprecedented size converging on Tidewater Oregon on June 21 in the year 2012 CE. The sheer magnitude of these waves practically guarantees the opening of several large cross-time rifts connecting the Jurassic period, vaudeville, robots, Europe, new baroque, 1987, and twenty-third century Mars, all in the span of a weekend in the Oregon forest. Further scans of this location reveal lush meadows nearby, several odd geodesic structures, a creek for swimming and numerous time-loop trails to explore.

Your mission is to use your timeship to participate in this unprecedented creative clash of cultures, interact with the arts, and find out more about a group of strange people who call themselves "Burners," known to be in the area around this datetime. Is there a connection? What will you find? Bring back evidence of your discoveries, and of course LEAVE NO TRACE. This event is a multi-day interactive arts festival and camping featuring participation, fire performances, art, DJs, live music, theme camps, workshops, Friday night burn and Saturday main effigy burn.

Information: http://www.BurningmanPortland.com
Volunteer: http://tiny.cc/soakvolunteer
Tickets: http://tiny.cc/soaktickets

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SERENDIPITY - TENNESSEE'S INAUGURAL BURN - MORRISON, TN - JUNE 21-24

Tennessee announces its inaugural burn!

§erendipity
June 21 - 24, 2012
On "The Funny Farm"
In Morrison, Tennessee

More information and Tickets here: http://serendipityburn.com

§erendipity is a participatory event adhering to the 10 Principles of Burning Man.

§erendipity's inaugural theme is "Awakening" The year is 2012 and what would be more appropriate than being more aware of what goes on around us everyday, everywhere? §erendipity wants to congregate all you beautiful souls and merge them into one collective event of like-minded spirits, howling at the moon.
Awaken to the differences in all of us which, when combined, make up the unique tapestry of our communal fabric on The Funny Farm and beyond.
Awaken to the ways of the old, which, combined with those of the new, can lead to new insights, discoveries and endless possibilities.
Awaken to hidden potential of your inner child with wild eyed wonder.
Awaken to the sum of the whole being greater than its parts.
Awaken to our capacity as co-creators of the world around us.

Lana Chu aka Pink
Co-Regional Contact
Tennessee- Arkansas

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EVAPOTRON WORKSHOP - OAKLAND, CA - JULY 7

Larry Breed writes:

"You've probably seen Gray-B-Gon evapotrons on the playa -- those small windmills that get rid of a camp's graywater, while the flashing blades add a quiet sparkle. Now you can build one for your camp, in a one-day workshop in Oakland on July 7.

To sign up for the workshop, volunteer to help, or just ask questions, please e-mail ember (at) burningman (dot) com . There is a limit of 25 devices, but no limit on friends and co-builders.

To see what an evapotron looks like, please visit www.evapotrons.info ."

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ELEMENT 11 FESTIVAL - BONNEVILLE SEABASE, UTAH - JULY 12-15

"Hello folks this is Bobby bee, Regional Contact in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are an official Burning Man regional event and our tickets have just gone online. This is where to purchase them http://element11.org/events/element-11/tickets/ . We have 500 tickets available at $85 each and we are ready to welcome Burners from everywhere. We sold 500 in person tickets to our community before going live with ticket sales.

Bobby bee RC, Utah"

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CLOSING PARTY OF MUTANT RIDES - RENO, NV - JULY 20

The amazing Harrod Blank writes to let us know about the ...

"Closing party of Mutant Rides in Reno Nevada!
Movin’ & Groovin’ Party at the National Automobile Museum
Friday, July 20, 2012, 7 – 10 p.m.

Come see the Mutant Rides exhibit about the history of art cars and mutant vehicles at Burning Man. Curated by Harrod Blank, this exhibit features 8 art cars/mutants and a show of 30 photographs with text panels shedding light on this little known history. Included in the exhibit are Danger Ranger's first art car on the playa "5:04 P.M," also known as the Earthquake Car, and the 2nd art car on the playa, Harrod Blank's "Oh My God!" In addition to the exhibit there will also be a party! This will also mark the first day of the first ever ArtCar Fest Reno! Art Cars from around the country and Canada will be featured in the Museum parking lot and Harrod Blank and the artists from the fest and in the exhibit will be introduced. An endless loop slide presentation of art cars & mutants will be presented. Here are some good reasons to attend:

Party with Art Car Artists including the renowned Harrod Blank
Mingle with Burning Man's Michael Mikel "Danger Ranger" & others from Burning Man
Celebrate the Museum’s “Mutant Rides” and meet the artists behind them
Explore one of America’s Five Greatest Auto Museums
Cash Bar featuring Microbrews by Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery
Be a part of the first ever ArtCar Fest Reno and show your support

Special Admission: $10 per person, payable at the door

Special Offer: RSVP not required, but the first 50 people who do RSVP by July 9, 2012, will receive a ticket for a free microbrew. To RSVP for this offer, call the National Automobile Museum at (775) 333-9300 or email info (at) automuseum (dot) org.

The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) is located at the Corner of Lake and Mill Streets in downtown Reno along the Truckee River. Free Parking is available in the Museum’s parking lot on Museum Drive off Mill Street. For more information, call (775) 333-9300 or email info (at) automuseum (dot) org.

And that's not all folks. There's more happening with the ArtCar Fest the rest of the weekend. Check out www.artcarfest.com for the full schedule of events. See you there!

Mutant Rides: Origin of a Species
Masterpiece Exhibit
October 7, 2011 – July 25, 2012

They began spontaneously, a change in the genetic code, and evolved from the assembly line to an emerging species on the Black Rock Desert. The DNA of early mutations was still evident, but over time some became so radically mutated their origins were unrecognizable. These rolling works of art are now deeply entrenched in the culture of Burning Man, a festival of radical self-expression that draws thousands to a temporary city created each year in the Northern Nevada desert. Imagine a world of motorized vehicles where boundaries are limitless, imaginations rule and the bizarre becomes the norm. Experience it here – the evolution of mutant rides."

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MOOSEMAN 2012 - MINDEN, ONTARIO CANADA - AUGUST 2-6

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM (ET)

Early Bird ticket = $60 on sale from now until June 16th - Regular tickets $80 on sale until July 31st at midnight.

This year's mOOseman weekend is set to take place in a new venue on a partly forested and open terrain area on private property near Minden, ON. Our site this year is beautiful, and will include a 30’ diameter rock formation fire pit with access to a public beach approximately 5 km or a 5 minute drive from the site with the possibility of on-site water access.

Please see our Facebook page for full details on tickets, policies, participation, volunteering and more: http://www.facebook.com/events/385482188169720/

To purchase online visit: http://mooseman2012.eventbrite.com/

PLEASE email mooseman.toronto (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any questions.

Stay up to date with announcements through the following channels!

BurnT Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/burnt/subscribe?hl=en
Tweet us @burntoronto

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BURNING SEED - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 2

Yep, we're in Australia.

Burning Seed - Mythconception
Date: 26th September - 2nd October, 2012.
Location: Matong State Forest, NSW, Australia

First tier tickets are $125 and are on sale until June 10th.
Second tier tickets are $145 until August 5th
Third tier tickets are $165

For further information, go to www.burningmanaustralia.com or http://www.facebook.com/BurningManAustralia

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The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
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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

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Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
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