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VIRTUAL PRESS KIT

Use the information in the following links to learn more about the history of Burning Man and the project staff, and to see our archive of other stories about Burning Man:

We encourage you to read as much information as possible before attending Burning Man. The Virtual Press Kit is simply a starting point for your exploration. The rest of the website is an extensive resource of information, and a thorough read will better prepare you for your Burning Man experience. Because Burning Man is such a dynamic event, held in such an extremely harsh location, particular attention should be paid to the Survival Guide, art installations, and theme camps sections.

The development of Burning Man from an act of self-expression to an international cultural movement can be followed through reading the Burning Man History Timeline, speeches and essays by Larry Harvey, and the event's archives.

The Burning Man Myths article outlines some of the common misconceptions surrounding the origin of and purpose behind Burning Man. We also include some new ideas you might want to consider - and don't miss the famous Phrase Generator.

We've also included a link here for the Media Archive. Participants enjoy reading the articles about the event, but to some degree, we caution you to not read too many of them, as "your" experience will be better if it is less colored ahead of time.