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JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #23

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

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN SURVIVAL GUIDE 2012 -- ALL NEW AND MOBILE FRIENDLY TOO!
+ BURNING MAN 2012 GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
+ BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 CITY PLAN
+ WHAT'S UP WITH TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN?
+ BURNING MAN CENSUS 2012 -- BE COUNTED! (OR HELP COUNT)
+ TURNKEY CAMPING GUIDELINES
+ SHARE BURNING BLOG POSTS!
+ TO FLAME BUS - BUSES TO BLACK ROCK CITY FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO
+ ADVANTAGE FLIGHT - WE'LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA!

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ DISPATCHES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
+ SF BAY GUARDIAN ON THE LATEST BATCH OF TICKETS & TRAFFIC ISSUES

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ AMAZING PHOTO GALLERY FROM DARREN KEITH
+ "BEYOND BLACK ROCK" RETURNS TO NATIONWIDE CABLE VOD THIS SUMMER

PARTICIPATE:
+ "BRC WEEKLY" NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!
+ MYSTICAL BOTANICA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
+ WITCHES, MASKMAKERS, READERS, AND ESOTERICS!
+ DR. SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL BRC SEEKS PARTICIPANTS
+ BROKEN ANGEL BATHHOUSE IS STILL SEEKING MEMBERS!
+ DO YOU CUT HAIR? JOIN BARBER ELLA AS A GUEST STYLIST!
+ THE FRENCH QUARTER PRESS CORP SEEKS DOCUMENTARIANS
+ PIMP YR BIKE SEEKS BIKE DECORATIONS
+ CALLING ALL TEACHERS, GUIDES, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS, FILM-MAKERS & ARTISTS
+ RRREVOLUTIONARY GUERILLA SCENTERS NEED HELP DE-STINKING OUR POTTIES
+ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SF DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR
+ CORE PROJECTS THAT COULD USE YOUR HELP
+ HONORARIUM PROJECTS THAT COULD USE YOUR HELP

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ NO SPECTATORS DAY! IS JULY 31 - HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE?
+ MONTEREY OFFICIAL BURNING MAN BEACH BURN - MONTEREY, CA - AUGUST 4

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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If you haven't received your already-purchased ticket(s), don't fret! As we write, the last of the physical tickets sold thus far are being mailed out to their eager owners. Sending out this many tickets is a highly labor-intensive process that has taken longer than we anticipated, but our ticket vendor has been cranking through them just as fast as they can. Don't worry, soon you will have your ticket home in your hot little hands!

So we've got a SOLID Jackrabbit for you today, full of really important information about such perennial fan favorites as the 2012 Survival Guide (all new!), the Black Rock City Plan for 2012 (street names!), Gate opening and closing times (new!), the BRC Census (get counted!), Turnkey camping guidelines (what the? Read on!), and the start of an ongoing conversation about how we can ALL help with the challenges we face getting in and out of Black Rock City every year (traffic, for short).

Oh, and you can help make the porta potties more ... ahem ... aromatically pleasing. Yyyep, we got it all.

The Man burns in 49 days! Hop to it, people!

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BURNING MAN SURVIVAL GUIDE 2012 -- ALL NEW AND MOBILE FRIENDLY TOO!

If you've received your tickets by now, you have in your possession the Burning Man Survival Guide for 2012 ... and if you've attended Burning Man before, you'll still want to check it out - seriously - because if you do, you'll see that it's undergone a significant overhaul. We really dug into it to make it easier to get the information you want. With the anticipated increase of first-time Burners this year, we want to be sure that the Survival Guide (which is mandatory reading for ALL participants, by the way) is as accessible and effective as possible.

And ... we've also got an online and mobile friendly version!!! It's seamlessly readable on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It's keyword searchable and everything! You can also download the PDF version to your mobile device so you have the essential information (like where to take your trash after the Burn) at your fingertips while traveling to and from Black Rock City.

Here it is, check it out, and make sure ALL your campmates and first-timer friends do too!

http://survival.burningman.com

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BURNING MAN 2012 GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES

Important stuff, share with your friends! Here are the official start and end times for Burning Man 2012:

- This year the eight-day Special Recreation Permit is from 6pm on Sunday, August 26th to 6pm on Monday, September 3rd. - The Gate will open at 6 PM on Sunday.

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BLACK ROCK CITY 2012 CITY PLAN

The city plan for Black Rock City 2012 is now available:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/maps/12_maps/index.html

It includes this year's street names (hooray!), which are quite lovely ... in the spirit of Fertility, we have the following:

Esplanade
Alyssum
Begonia
Columbine
Dandelion
Edelweiss
Foxglove
Geranium
Hyacinth
Iris
Jasmine
Kingcup
Lilac

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WHAT'S UP WITH TRAFFIC AT BURNING MAN?

Getting participants in and out of Black Rock City is one of our greatest challenges, and we figure it’s high time to share our ongoing work on the traffic front with you. The Gate, Perimeter and Exodus team are working hard throughout the year to make improvements to the system, but we can't do it without YOUR help.

This Burning Blog post by GP&E senior manager Kristy Evans is the first in a series about this critical issue that threatens Black Rock City's future growth. Read up and learn how you can help!

http://bit.ly/Ns6C0i

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BURNING MAN CENSUS 2012 -- BE COUNTED! (OR HELP COUNT)

Don’t be surprised if a group of lab coat-clad scientists descends upon your vehicle as you approach the Greeters station this year. You might just be one of the lucky ones selected by the Census Samplers! These eager burning nerds are keen to include you in a scientific probability sample of Black Rock City’s population. They’re gathering data to get a more accurate picture of who is attending Burning Man this year. Aren’t you curious to know? Learn more:

http://bit.ly/NwGHbh

The information collected is used by academics and other researchers, and is also used by the Burning Man organization to better represent the interests of the people of Black Rock City.

p.s. While we playfully call this a "census", sticklers will note that this is actually a "survey by convenience sample". It's our hope and dream that someday the entirety of Black Rock City's population will participate, making it a truly scientific census ... but until then ... this is what we got.

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TURNKEY CAMPING GUIDELINES

Groups of people who set up a camp at Burning Man – or hire help to set up a camp – with the explicit intention of having things ready to go in advance of the arrival of others, are engaging in what we’ve termed “Turnkey camping” (see previous posts on this topic here: http://bit.ly/NscJBL and here: http://bit.ly/NscEhA).

In recent years, we've seen a rise in Turnkey camping services, and the Burning Man organization has decided to address the issue by providing guidelines for these camps and their organizers. Here are our Turnkey Camping Guidelines.

http://bit.ly/NsbjqS

We welcome your feedback via the comments on this blog post about the topic:

http://bit.ly/NsyDF3

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SHARE BURNING BLOG POSTS!

Regular readers of the Burning Blog will be happy to know that we've added sharing links, so you can share your favorite posts through the usual suspect social media channels. We particularly hope that this feature gets used for sharing tips, tricks and preparation posts with your first-time Burner friends. Share away!

http://blog.burningman.com

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TO FLAME BUS - BUSES TO BLACK ROCK CITY FROM RENO, SF, LA, AND SACRAMENTO

Do you live in or near LA, SF, or Sacramento? Are you without a car or ride to Burning Man? Flying into Reno from some corner of the globe without further transportation to the playa, 2.5 hours away? 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? Maybe you are also still unsure how you're going to get home after Burning Man?

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 as Burning Man approaches. 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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ADVANTAGE FLIGHT - WE'LL FLY YA TO THE PLAYA!

Flying into and out of Burning Man has always been one way to save the drive, avoid the lines at Gate and Exodus, and arrive like a rock star. With the record number of participants this year, it's also a great way to keep cars off the highways and reduce pollution. Advantage Flight, a Burner-owned and -operated charter air service with over 500 playa flights logged since 2005, teamed up with several other charter operators with a goal of reducing at least 800 cars from this year's Burn. Advantage now offers many daily non-stop flights between the BRC Airport and Reno, and then to and from the Bay and Northern California, LA and SoCal, the Pacific Northwest, and Utah. In addition to passengers, Advantage can fly in time-critical materials for build crews, such as baggage, fresh food, and other supplies.

Check out http://www.advantageflight.com/bman.html for details.

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DISPATCHES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Burning Man's Regional Manager Meghan Rutigliano is in Europe visiting our far-flung Regional Contacts (like our friends from Lithuania: http://bit.ly/P3jRcK) and dropping in on some Regional events, including Nowhere, the annual gathering in the Spanish high desert. She's been tossing these fun dispatches our way ... check 'em out:

Dispatch from the Middle of Nowhere! http://bit.ly/Nsd9In

Regional Networking in Nowhere! http://bit.ly/NsdVVN

En Los Barrios: Theme Camps at Nowhere http://bit.ly/Nse2AE

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SF BAY GUARDIAN ON THE LATEST BATCH OF TICKETS & TRAFFIC ISSUES

"Burning Man takes anti-scalper and traffic control measures as tickets arrive", by Steven T. Jones.

http://bit.ly/N6lqr7

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AMAZING PHOTO GALLERY FROM DARREN KEITH

Darren Keith has compiled a pretty astounding gallery of photographs from his three years' worth of Burns. Check it out:

http://bit.ly/NkIOzZ

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"BEYOND BLACK ROCK" RETURNS TO NATIONWIDE CABLE VOD THIS SUMMER

Our friend Mike Wilson writes:

"Hey gang! 'Beyond Black Rock' returns to nationwide cable VOD for the summer. The movie went live yesterday nationwide on cable movies on demand... It's just called 'Burning Man' due to character limit. It'll be on through September."

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"BRC WEEKLY" NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!

The playa famous and always fabulous Adrian Roberts writes:

"From the creators of the legendary 'Piss Clear' -- Black Rock City's much-loved alternative newspaper -- comes the 'BRC Weekly,' now in its third year of publication on the playa. To check out previous issues, click here: http://BRCWeekly.com

We are currently working on our best issue ever, and seeking submissions for articles, features, etc. Here's what we're looking for:
• Interesting articles and rants
• Infographics about Burning Man or Black Rock City
• Comics and photographs
• Items for the Playa Out/In List
• Playa Lingo

Basically, we're looking for pretty much anything you'd find in any other city's alternative newsweekly ... except that it MUST pertain to Black Rock City.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 13.

If you'd like to submit something, or for more information, please email editor Adrian Roberts at: brcweekly@brcweekly.com"

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MYSTICAL BOTANICA BODHI MANMAN NAN BEEJEEZUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Amberley writes:

"The Mystical Botanica Bodhi Manman Nan Beejeezus located in the throbbing heart of the French Quarter is looking for camp members and volunteers for various rituals and events.

Most important event is Jesus Complex! I need mortal girls to help give the boys at Burning Man Jesus Complex.

The feminine is divine and sacred but the male is dusty and naked! All you playafied boys come get your spiritual detox and let the French Quarter girls treat you like Jesus. We will wash the dust from your feet, oil your head with frankincense, and feed you spiced wine from a sea sponge. And we do it all in various states of undress. Ladies please do not be afraid to come, we are equal opportunity lovers. Please come to French Quarter at 7:30 and A. Jesus Complex on Sunday at 1 p.m. right before the Jazz Funeral Procession for the Man.

The Botanika is also looking for channelers, tarot readers and rebel rousers to help enlighten, invigor and embolden the sinning citizens of Black Rock Desert. If you would like to join our group please fill click on the link and fill out the form.

http://www.blackrockfrenchquarter.org/join

Also see our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/botanicabejeezus "

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WITCHES, MASKMAKERS, READERS, AND ESOTERICS!

Chakra Khan writes:

"Tarot and palm readings, candle magic, essential oils and infusions, talismans and other expressions of the mystical arts find their home behind our unassuming storefront in the Black Rock French Quarter. Join us in crafting spirit masks, and helping visitors to customize voodoo dolls with trinkets from the object of their desire or ire. Offerings of the sacred and the profane are encouraged to keep our little Botanica and Voodoo Shop stocked. Seek us where the chalice is held aloft and the sounds of blood and magic are heard - find us beneath the image of the Blessed Virgin cradling African Jesus in her six arms.

To help out or camp with us email eatbasil (at) yahoo (dot) com

Chakra Khan
Proprietor
Botanica Bodhi Manman nan Bejeezus
(Botanica of the Awakened Mother of Jesus)
www.facebook.com/botanicabejeezus "

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DR. SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL BRC SEEKS PARTICIPANTS

Dusty Bacon writes:

"The First Ever Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School BRC seeks: Models, Performers, Drawing Supplies, Prizes, and Art Cars who would like to participate in the scheduled anti-art 'happening' ON: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m; LOCATION: We'll all meet up halfway between the man and the temple before heading out to a TBA art-installation or two in the Deep Playa) please email me: dustyd775 (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to assist with one of these needs.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school ( http://www.drsketchy.com/ ) is the world's premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. The models we are seeking can be of any sex and will need to hold poses on art-structures for up to 15 minutes, models can be costumed & in makeup or not.

Art Cars - We will need to ferry at least 40 or so people so if you have an art car that can carry some portion of that crowd please get in touch.

Between poses we will be titillated by performances: Performers sought can be of any sex and performance style.

If you are a member of an existing Dr. Sketchy chapter come represent, if you don't know what we're talking about come and find out! We are also seeking drawing supplies and "prizes" so get in touch with me if you would like to contribute something along those lines as well: dustyd775 (at) gmail (dot) com

Full event details on the What Where When http://playaevents.burningman.com/2012/playa_event/7350/

Hope we can 'draw' you into this micro-creative event!
~ Dusty Bacon"

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BROKEN ANGEL BATHHOUSE IS STILL SEEKING MEMBERS!

Dani writes:

"Come purify your body and soul by helping be a part of the Broken Angel Bathhouse! The Broken Angel Bathhouse is a small camp in its second year that focuses on creating a sanctuary of water and relaxation. A beacon of cleanliness amongst the dust storms of the playa, we are devoted to creating and gifting bath scrubs and oils, and providing healing body work. We are still seeking Broken Angels that enjoy giving showers and baths, giving massages and crafting the soaps, oils, lotions, scrubs, and salts that pamper us. So, join us in sharing the gift of rejuvenation and help us bring this little piece of luxury and relaxation to the playa!!! If this strikes your fancy and sounds interesting, please email Dani at dani (at) brokenangelbathhouse (dot) org for more details...

And don't forget to check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/brokenangelbathhouse.org

Hope to see you all on the playa!!!"

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DO YOU CUT HAIR? JOIN BARBER ELLA AS A GUEST STYLIST!

Bonnie writes:

"We're Barber Ella Shop, the sexy, space-age barber shop located in the 9:00 plaza -- and we'd love it if you came cut hair with us! We always leave a chair or two open for professional stylists who want to drop in and snip-snip-snip up awesome hairdos. Our haircut-ees are often looking for extreme new looks. Last year, more than a dozen pro stylists came to volunteer; they said they loved the opportunity to leave their stuffy customers behind and get wacky and creative.

Have pro haircutting equipment? You're more than welcome to bring your own if you're particular, but we also have plenty to share. Though we'd love to hear from you, there's no need to sign up for a volunteer spot ahead of time -- just come on by during any open hours and get cutting. Barber Ella Shop is open this year Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. From us and all our haircut-ees, thanks for making us look awesome!

On-playa address: 9:00 Plaza
On-playa open hours: 10:00 to 1:00 Tuesday - Friday

Our website: http://barberellashop.wordpress.com/
Our email: barberellashop@gmail.com"

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THE FRENCH QUARTER PRESS CORP SEEKS DOCUMENTARIANS

Cougar Loo writes:

"The French Quarter Press Corp is the official Photography team in charge of Documenting and Visually capturing the Glory of the BLACK ROCK FRENCH QUARTER. We provide a space for pro's and amateurs alike to develop their craft, and a platform for development through the act of gifting. Anyone can come to the French Quarter and give the gift of photography, Videography, journalism or any other type of documentation. Questions? Email Shawn(cougar LOO) fqpresscorp (at) live (dot) com

PLEASE SIGN UP, REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE WITH THE FQ PRESS CORP HERE:
http://bit.ly/NkJRQ9

Check out our facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/FQ-Press-Corp/210321385756908 "

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PIMP YR BIKE SEEKS BIKE DECORATIONS

Ari writes:

"This is a Solicitation!

Bioluminati, home of Pimp Yr Bike, is celebrating 16 years on the Playa with our most spectacular bike decoration installation ever! We need donations of non-MOOP-producing bike decorating materials in order to feed the forges of bicycular creativity! We can use: cloth ribbon, plastic bead chains, SPRAY PAINT, small toys and toy parts, shiny stuff, non-mooping bright fabric, non breakable Xmas ornaments, brightly colored tape …just use your imagination or borrow someone else's! If it is pretty, shiny or weird and can be glued, tied or otherwise attached to a bike, it will be used and enjoyed. See:

http://bioluminati.org/onplaya/activities/pimpernalia/

For info on material drop locations and how your deluxe junk can soon be pimping the rides of the masses.

I Have Not Yet Begun To Pimp!"

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS, GUIDES, SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS, FILM-MAKERS & ARTISTS

Jon writes:

"Play)A(Skool is dedicated to exploring the intersection between the principles of Burning Man and the default world. We are seeking Teachers and Guides to contribute to our daily curriculum of exploration where we seek to Share, Learn, Grow and Evolve through Interaction and Activity. Come share with your fellow Burners in our SkoolHouse. Last year our classes ranged from yoga and meditation, to science and metaphysics, to the art of gifting and desert survival, from urban farming to learning the cosmic formula for finding your soul mate on the Playa. This year we are looking to build on our curriculum with performances of all sorts, film premiers and more! We are GIFTING our space and production prowess to you and all of Burning Man.

Classes will be participant-driven, including games, play, discussion, and debate. The Fakulty are mere guides, seeding the discussion with their experience and technical knowledge, and encouraging the classes to focus on beyond Burning Man application of the topics. How do we take this experience of Burning Man and Bridge the Gap between Black Rock City and our communities around the world?

All talents, experiences, the silly, the serious, the esoteric and the academic are welcome to experience, teach, guide and learn together. If you want to join our band of teachers, email playaskool (at) gmail (dot) com and tell us what you have to share."

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RRREVOLUTIONARY GUERILLA SCENTERS NEED HELP DE-STINKING OUR POTTIES

Can't help but snigger, but this is pretty awesome. Tracey writes:

"Dear Burners, Peers and Pooers,

Let the RRRevolution Begin in Your Senses!

RRRevolutionary Guerilla Scenters will use real essential oils to enhance porta potties all over the Playa!

Join the AromaTheraPotty Project! RRRepost, RRR-email and RRRefer http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1488

Everything I could think of to say and depict about the Burning Man 2012 AromaThera Potty Project is here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1488

Please go to the new Facebook Event Burning Man 2012: AromaThera Potty Project, say yes, and invite your friends, especially those you expect to Burn.
http://on.fb.me/Nspf4b

Love & RRRevolution, Tracey aka Miranda Askew, Lamay Camp, Kidsville
Tracey TieF
Certified Natural Health Practitioner
www.AnarresHealth.ca"

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SF DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12

Your Burning Man year-round volunteer Special Events Team is planning the 13th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! for 10/07/12 on Indiana Street starting Noon. We are scheduling stages and placing art and camps NOW. Don’t delay!!!

Got big art? A mutant vehicle? Interactive theme camp? Performance, crafting workshop, kids event, Performance art thingy, dance troupe, parade, lecture? Or maybe you can loan a live performer sound system, stage, lighting/other infrastructure?

Email NOW: flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com to request a space and share your creative spirit, art and vision.

IMPORTANT SF DECOM DEADLINES:

- SEPT 12th FIRE DEADLINE- Deadline for fire artists and performers to submit fire safety info. But, contact us BEFORE Burning Man with interest pretty please!!!

- SEPT 22nd DEADLINE- Deadline for non-fire art, theme camps and performance. We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try

Priority given to new folks that didn’t have a spot last year. But we’ll accommodate everyone we can!

The SF Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and tons of communal effort. To join the SF Decom team, email SEvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) com

To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you, see: http://regionals.burningman.com/. This is a year-round community with events being planned here, there and EVERYWHERE, literally every day of the week!

So, as you prepare for the Playa, take a moment RIGHT NOW to plan how your art will make it to Decom and one or more regional event. Take your art on the road and keep the fires burning all year-long!

NOW CONTACT US!

For SF Decom submissions: flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com For SF Decom Volunteers: SEvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) com

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SUPPORT A BURNING MAN PROJECT THIS YEAR

Want to lend a hand to a project? Check out the listings on Spark:

http://spark.burningman.com

Got some money jingling around in your pocket and looking for a good place to put it? Consider supporting a Burning Man project ... check out our Support a Project page:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/index.html

If you'd like to have your project included on the Support a Project page, learn how:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

(Please note that we ask projects to handle their own promotions, rather than relying on the Jackrabbit to do it ... reach out to your community, it's part of the process!)

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CORE PROJECTS THAT COULD USE HELP

The Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) is a massive undertaking by 34 different Regional groups (http://regionals.burningman.com) who are building sculptures to represent their Regions on playa. They'll be circling the Man this year, and will ALL BURN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THURSDAY NIGHT (and yes, that's all-caps worthy).

Learn more: http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_core.html

Here's a few that could use a push over the edge:

Houston: 7 days to go http://kck.st/NU7exV
New Orleans: 17 days to go: http://kck.st/N6p9Fo
DC Core: 29 days to go http://kck.st/N6p5Fw
London Core: 34 days to go http://bit.ly/N6pgka

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HONORARIUM PROJECTS THAT COULD USE HELP

A couple big projects we'd like to put on your radar ... help them out if you can:

Lune and Tide: 20 days to go http://kck.st/N6oZO6

Otic Oasis 2.0: 21 days to go http://kck.st/N6p1Wm

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NO SPECTATORS DAY! IS JULY 31 - HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE?

July 31 is No Spectator’s Day as officially recognized in San Francisco by Mayoral Proclamation. We kid you not!

We encourage you to personally embody the spirit of No Spectator’s Day through acts of self-expression, civic participation, and gifting. Some may choose to observe this day individually, others will involve friends and members of their community. Let your imaginations run amok in the very best of ways. On July 31st everyone is a Participant!

10 Suggested Ways to Observe No Spectator’s Day:

1) Random acts of kindness and gifting.
2) Dress expressively-- why save that fairy-turnip-princess bee costume just for the playa?
3) Adopt-your-block, beach or park; invite the neighbors to a neighborhood cleanup and potluck
4) Make temporary public art and take it to the streets (but Leave No Trace after)
5) Instead of a garage sale, have an Un-Sale or “Gift-Away.” That’s right…stand around like you’re having a garage or sidewalk sale—and surprise people by GIFTING it all instead!
6) Host an Art-Parade.
7) Create an art car or bike and go for a ride!
8) Get involved with a Burning Man Art-project – see these links for artist needs:
http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_brc.html and
http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_honor.html
9) Volunteer at a local school, senior center or food bank.
10) Bring the spirit of Burning Man home: See these groups for ideas and ways to plug into the community year-round. http://www.burningmanproject.org , www.burnerswithoutborders.org, http://www.blackrockarts.org , www.blackrocksolar.org . Be sure to learn what is going on in your part of the world at: http://regionals.burningman.com/

Remember, it’s No Spectator’s Day! … Just Another Day of Burner Public Participation thru Artistic Creation!

Enjoy NOT spectating!

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MONTEREY OFFICIAL BURNING MAN BEACH BURN - MONTEREY, CA - AUGUST 4

Jennie Kay writes:

"Saturday, August 4th, 10a-10p, the sands of Monterey will be taken over by a brilliant display of music, dancing, art, fire performance, theme camps, and an assortment of expression and cacophony the likes of which Monterey has never seen!

Who: Everyone! All ages (including pets on leashes)
Where: Del Monte Beach, Monterey - Windows on the Bay (in between Monterey Bay Kayaks and the Volleyball Courts)
When: Saturday, August 4th, 10a-10p
Cost: Suggested Donation, $10 - Everyone welcome, no required donation necessary.

All prepaid donations of $10 or more will receive an 11x17 poster calendar featuring stunning photography by Aldo Gemel. You can pick up your calendar at the beach burn, or if you want it shipped add $5. Paypal pyre.treasury (at) gmail (dot) com

MPYRE Strikes back, and its sister event, True Grit, are the only official Burning Man events in the world that have no gates, required entry fees or admission policies. To be able to produce these events is a gift that the City of Monterey has given us for years with their support, encouragement, and reduced permit fees.

To volunteer or get involved, email monterey (at) burningman (dot) com

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/143543282448536/

Website: www.montereyburners.com "

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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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Soundtrack for this JRS: Holy F*ck, The Woodentops, The Housemartins, Radiohead

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