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Burning Man Journal
All The News That's Fit To Burn: 2001 Summer Newsletter

Community Notes 2001

Participants gather in the Center Camp Café.
Photo by George Post — 2000


Participate in Burning Man! We ask that all members of the community find a way to give of themselves. Create a theme camp, art project, or a performance. Volunteer for public service and join one of our teams. We need your skills! Please feel free to visit the Participate section of our website to learn more about volunteer opportunities. In January 2001, we created a new database for volunteer information — if you haven't filled out a volunteer questionnaire since January, please do so. You may be contacted by our volunteer coordinators, and will be added to our volunteer announcement list.

It takes over 2000 glorious people to make Black Rock City a reality. We need volunteers now. We need volunteers at the event. We need volunteers last week and next Sunday and all summer long. We need skilled volunteers, unskilled volunteers, little volunteers and big volunteers. Young and old. Mostly brave. We need volunteers for 4 hours and volunteers for 400 hours. We need volunteer team leaders and volunteer team members. There is no volunteer we don't need, want and love. You may not have contacted us yet, but we are already happy that you want to be a volunteer. Burning Man is a truly volunteer-created event. Be a volunteer and know that you made Burning Man 2001 happen.

If you have ANY questions about volunteering, please contact volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com. If you are interested in helping us, but have no Internet access, you're welcome to call our hotline (415 TO FLAME) and leave a message in the volunteer message box. Our volunteer coordinator will call you back. You can also write to Burning Man, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator, P O BOX 884688, SF, CA 94188-4688.

We also take "walk-on" volunteers at the event. To volunteer at the event, take your "ready to work" body to the Playa Information Services area in Center Camp (formerly known as Checkpoint) and ask for a volunteer coordinator. Thanks!


Help us curate the most amazing art gallery in the world — the open playa at Burning Man. Join our fun-loving Art Team and help us place art installations, document the art, assist artists, and host the Artery. Contact installations (at) burningman (dot) com.


Black Rock City has a daily newspaper, and you can be a part of it! The BRG team toils under daily deadlines to write, edit, photograph, design, and publish each of four playa issues that are delivered throughout Black Rock City on the following morning. Help us tell the story of our city as it happens! If you are interested in helping with the Gazette's administrative, editorial, or production tasks, or just want to deliver the playa's only on-site paper, indicate your interest on question #14 of the online volunteer questionnaire. For other questions send an email to brgazette (at) burningman (dot) com.


The Black Rock City Box Office is where our late purchasing comrades will be showing up for their Burning Man 2001 "will-call" tickets. You could be the one that greets and helps them with this detail, within a cool space even! Some of us will gather the week before the event and operate through Friday August 31. Join us for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. If interested, please indicate on your volunteer questionnaire, or email: thorny (at) burningman (dot) com.


A shuttle bus to Gerlach and the Empire store operates during the day throughout much of the event. If you would like to help staff the Bus Depot in Center Camp, and assist Burners headed in and out of BRC.


Often called "The coolest camp on the playa," CampArctica is the sole source for a vital element of survival in the desert — ICE! Help your community by participating in the distribution of this important resource. Come early and help build this frozen oasis on the desert floor. Indicate "ice sales" in question #14 on the questionnaire, and email ice-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com to find out more.


The Café at Center Camp grew in 2000 to a visually stunning, 34,000 square-foot community space at the heart of the Burning Man experience in "Downtown" Black Rock City. Decorated themed areas, multiple performance stages, art installations, and more make this locale both visually and interactively stimulating — to say nothing of caffeinated beverages. Volunteers are needed to build, decorate, and illuminate this incredible structure before August 27. If you are an artist whose work we might display, please contact us. Other roles include baristas, cashiers, recycling help, and support staff during the event, and we're looking for one dedicated individual to head Café Trash Abatement Cleanup. Send your questions to cafe-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com, and fill out the volunteer questionnaire.

The Center Camp Café Sound Team is accepting applications to perform on its music and spoken word stages at Burning Man 2001. Our focus is on instrumental and traditional music styles, and on performers who are bridging the gap between and creating new genres along the artistic spectrum. We are not booking vocals, singer-songwriters, rock, techno, and the like, because there are other stages around Black Rock City, and many great opportunities, for these style. To connect with performance opportunities outside Center Camp Café, please check out the 2001 Theme Camps listings or the ePlaya on the website to locate a stage. If you feel your music or performance is appropriate to the cafe, please email cafe-sound (at) burningman (dot) com for musical arts and cafe-spoken (at) burningman (dot) com for spoken word and other performances.


Sunday and Monday will once again be "Leave No Trace" days in Black Rock City, the town that disappears without a trace. Everyone is asked to contribute two hours to this effort before leaving the playa. Our government permit requires a timely, efficient, and thorough cleanup. Our love of the desert demands it. YOU are responsible for cleaning up the remains of your camp and art installation without a trace. Educate yourself and your campmates: read the website and survival guide for further information. Questions should be directed to cleanup (at) burningman (dot) com.


Graphic designers help create our newsletter (the one you hold in your hands!), Survival Guide, event flyers, stickers, and other miscellaneous paraphernalia. Indicate your skills on the volunteer questionnaire.

Photo Team The Burning Man Image Team is looking for evolved Photoshop and Image Editing gurus. Do you dream in pixels? Do you adjust the contrast of your environment whenever you go? Is there a Pantone book under your pillow? Do you want to make a lasting contribution to the greater Burning Man community? If you answered yes to any of these questions or simply want to get involved with Image Editing and Burning Man, please indicate your skills on the volunteer questionnaire - we would love your help.

Writers We are always looking for writers with strong skills to help create this newsletter, our website, online journals, and other publications. Please email writers (at) burningman (dot) com or fill out a volunteer questionnaire. Be prepared to show us samples of your work.


The DPW Parade brings out BRC's finest
Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer — 2000

If you have carpentry or other construction skills and are available at least two weeks ahead of time, please consider volunteering with our Department of Public Works. These are the hardworking people who build Black Rock City - painters, carpenters, mechanics, electricians, riggers, designers, truck drivers, and anybody willing to pretend they are. Help is needed RIGHT NOW to build Black Rock Station, our desert work ranch and headquarters. Fill out the volunteer questionnaire and indicate "DPW" in question 14; email dpwvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) com.


Join our growing community of activists working to keep the Black Rock Desert beautiful. Before and after the event we will engage in projects in San Francisco and the desert. See parts of the Black Rock that others never see, and join us on our work weekends on the playa, pre-event. Become a Leave No Trace trainer with our "Teach The Teacher" training program. We are a year-round team, and our work as environmental educators is never done. We will work before and during the event to teach participants Leave No Trace principles, host informative lectures, monitor hot springs, our city site, and surrounding area. Want to know more? Visit our web page, fill out the volunteer questionnaire, and email your questions to earthguardians (at) burningman (dot) com.


Fire performers from around the world converge to form the Fire Conclave at Burning Man. Whether you spin, spit, eat, juggle, or dance, come participate in the performance at the Fire Cauldron each evening of the event. Be part of the group that tends the First Flame, kept burning throughout the event. It is the sacred fire used to set the Man aflame. We need Fire Performers, Drummers, Fire Masters, Safety Experts, Musicians, and anyone else who would like to help with Fire Activities. Contact Crimson Rose, Naked Fire Goddess: fireconclave (at) burningman (dot) com.


Do you have what it takes to be a Greeter? We are the face of the entire event and a newcomer's first impression of Black Rock City. Our mission is to orient and educate citizens while spreading our infectious exuberance. We explain Leave No Trace principles, clarify community (Burning Man style), and answer all questions in a silly, yet helpful, way! Greeters are the one opportunity to communicate on a one-to-one basis with each and every participant.

We have a crucial need for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dependable Greeters. We will take anyone who is grounded and reliable, has awesome communication skills and the ability to relate to all kinds of people. If you are interested, fill out the volunteer questionnaire and indicate "greeters" under question #14. Email greeters (at) burningman (dot) com.


Are you interested in spirituality, civic duty, and ritual? Are you new to Burning Man and looking for a way to get involved? Come and join us as we light the streets of Black Rock City each night. There are several different types of roles, and 100 volunteers are needed daily. Email lamplighters (at) burningman (dot) com, and indicate "lamplighters" in question #14 of the volunteer questionnaire.


If you are a lawyer or legal expert interested in volunteering your services, there are a number of ways you can contribute your expertise to the ever-changing needs of the community. Real estate, intellectual property rights, environmental law, criminal justice, contract law, etc. — all practices are encouraged to contribute to this team of behind-the-scenes experts. Email your area of interest to legal-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com.


The Burning Man media team is a motley band of journalists, marketers, sociologists, technical writers, artists, anthropologists, Web designers, superheroes and eccentrics whose sole reason for existing is to prepare journalists for the Burning Man experience. If you have PR or media experience or would like to help with Media Mecca please send an email to our team at media-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com, and fill out the volunteer questionnaire.

Artist meet the press at the Media Mecca party.
Photo by Julia Ann Ellingson — 2000


Dedicated souls are needed on a regular AND irregular basis, for everything from stuffing envelopes and photocopying to database entry. Got a few hours to give? Contact volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com. Fill out your volunteer questionnaire and indicate "Office" under question 14.


We are the primary resource for on-playa information, located "in the shade" at Center Camp. If you're someone who loves to meet all kinds of new people, be empowered with information, communicate, and be helpful, this is a great volunteer opportunity, in a very lively and fun environment.

Got a question? We have the answer. Participants may come to the Playa Info area to leave their location with the Directory or a message for friends at Burning Bell. They might just want to know more about how to have their RV pumped, the times for a particular event, if they need to have their video camera tagged, or how far the sun is from planet Earth. We handle the Directory (where to find your friends), Burning Bell (message center) Check Point Salon (information center), Locksmiths, Lost and Found, Message Boards, the Dynamic Board (for on-the-fly camp placements), Event Calendars, and Burning Man Information Radio (public service radio station). We need people with all levels of experience to volunteer for each of these areas. Make someone's playa day by helping to find the information she or he needs. Fill out the volunteer questionnaire, and indicate your interest in Playa Information Services. Contact us at: playainfo (at) burningman (dot) com.


The Black Rock Rangers are the legendary khaki-clad clan who create the core infrastructure for safety and survival at the event. Rangers mediate public safety, and provide information as docents to the community. We are participants; Rangers live and work throughout the city and its perimeters to ensure the collective survival of the community. We are firefighters, medics, mediators, and concerned citizens. Connect with the Rangers by visiting the volunteer section of the website and indicating your interest in question #14 of the volunteer questionnaire. If you have questions about being a Ranger, email: rangers (at) burningman (dot) com or visit www.rangers.org. If you have specific questions about helping with Emergency Services, please email: 911 (at) burningman (dot) com.

Gate Ranger operations also include the Gate operation, the initial portal to Black Rock City. The gate is a perfect place to volunteer — this role lets you be a part of many Burning Man participants' first experience and introduction to our city. To volunteer, email: gate (at) burningman (dot) com.

Exodus — In 1999, the wait at the gate was reported at up to 7 hours during peak departure periods. In 2000, Ranger Director Big Bear put out the call for the formation of an Exodus Committee. This team of imaginative thinkers devised a system of departure that saved participants many hours of waiting at the entrance to the highway. Their goal: to make the Exodus process a true participant event, with community events, facilitated recycling, art performances, etc., in addition to improved traffic flow. The Exodus Committee is looking for traffic experts, city designers, and anyone else interested contributing their brainpower to solutions to the exit process. Sign up your big brain at: exodus (at) burningman (dot) com.


Tech Team — Tech team develops, manages, and maintains the technical infrastructure to keep Burning Man functioning, including our network, databases, extranet, and the www.burningman.com website. Fill out the volunteer questionnaire, which will help us identify your skills. Send questions to: techie-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com.

Database Team — Though Burning Man databases are currently FileMaker Pro, we still have a need for a broad variety of DB management skills: SQL, MySQL, PHP, Java, C++, etc. Indicate your skill set on the volunteer questionnaire. Please email techie-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com with questions.

Extranet Team — The extranet team is building a robust communications resource designed to help staff and volunteer groups share information and collaborate without geographic limitations. The better our communications tools, the better we can organize the Burning Man event. Eventually, this tool could be shared with regional groups to help them self-govern and organize. We're sharing volunteers with the web and database teams. Additionally, some of our team members may assist the PlayaNet project by building the on-playa web interface you'll see on the PlayaNet! Fill out the questionnaire with your skills; techie-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com can answer your questions about this project.


The new Burning Man Volunteer Corps has been formed to provide an arena for non-Burning Man related volunteer opportunities to be posted. We have a tremendous amount of ambition and good will in our community and many folks wish to spread this energy to other worthwhile causes throughout the year.

Subscribe to vol-corps-list (at) burningman (dot) com to join the discussion of this fledgling group or email volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com for more information.


Web designers, writers, graphic designers, information architects, project managers, HTML and scripting jockeys, Flash designers, photographers, and Photoshop experts are needed to breathe life into our beautiful new website — redesigned and launched in August 2000. Email: techie-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com

Art Installations

Blue Fish
Photo by Al Wildey — 2000


If you are creating an art installation and would like it to have prime visibility placement, please let us know what you're planning. Visit the website, email installations (at) burningman (dot) com, or leave a message on the hotline.

Those interested in working on themed art in the "Seven Ages" area are asked to contact themeart (at) burningman (dot) com.


We need help placing artwork in the themed area as well as the open playa. For the Seven Ages, we need placement coordinators and team members. Imagine the thrill of guiding an artist to the site where their work will be displayed! We are looking for artist assistants, a coordinator for out-of-town volunteers, and playa art collectors. We are also seeking volunteers to host our Base Camp at the Artery, greet and orient artists, and to serve as liaisons to the staff at Media Mecca. Volunteers are also needed in San Francisco. Please contact art-volunteers (at) burningman (dot) com.

Theme Camps


Theme camps may register for placement and be indicated on the city map. However it is possible that not all camps will be mapped. Fill out a theme camp questionnaire for placement, located under Theme Camps/Art Installations on the website. Further questions can be left on the hotline or sent to themecamps (at) burningman (dot) com.


Last year, large-scale sound installations were restricted to a zone extending 200 feet inward from the streets of 10:00 and 2:00. This system was a tremendous success, reducing the number of disagreements between techno music lovers and those who prefer a more subdued sonic environment. Assignment to these zones is on a first come, first served basis. To register for placement, contact themecamps (at) burningman (dot) com.


Burning Man is a community based on creativity, individuality, and ingenuity. At KidsVille, we believe children are an integral part of this community and we strive to create an environment where children are not only welcome, but become participants. While the environment can be tough, Burning Man offers a unique opportunity to let our children experience radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Our kids come away with an experience that will effect them for the rest of their lives.

All families and friends are welcome at KidsVille. Please visit www.blackrockkids.org for more information.


Recycle Camp is an educational camp that instructs participants how to'pack it in and pack it out'. We recycle only aluminum, no glass or plastic. Your cans may be dropped off at Recycle Camp, located in Center Camp. Cans are also collected from around Black Rock City by volunteers riding ingenious hand-made bicycle cart contraptions. Camp has some cool stationary rides, too: our can-crusher machines are 100% participant-powered. Stop by and take one for a'spin'!

Participants can assist with Recycle Camp efforts by attending work weekends during the year or collecting and crushing cans on the playa. The work weekends pre-playa are spent building the can crushing machines and cool bicycle carts.Our best kept secret: we brew our beer at this camp, with our very own bike-grease-y hands!

Email recycling (at) burningman (dot) com with questions. On the volunteer questionnaire, please indicate if you have bike repair/building skills - or an avid interest in brewing! — or wish to contribute to recycling efforts at Burning Man.


This collective of burners creates a camp using solar power, wind power, and other alternative energy sources. No gas generators are allowed here! Connect with like-minded burners with an email to aez (at) burningman (dot) com.

Ride Share

The journey is more fun if you share it. Do you have room in your vehicle? Need a lift to the event? Connect with other Burners and share the ride. We recommend you: 1) talk with your regional contact; 2) call 415 TO FLAME; 3) leave a message on the "Ride Share" bulletin board on our website.


If you are holding Burning Man-related events in your area prior to the event, why not list it on our calendar of events? Visit the website and post it in the calendar section of "Black Rock City Year Round". You may also send it to yrcal-admin (at) burningman (dot) com for inclusion in other areas.


Flambé Lounge is one way Burning Man creates community on a year-round basis; a venue to showcase new ideas for the desert event, to learn what others are working on, and to share information in a social setting. It is an opportunity to find collaborators and to volunteer in areas that interest you! It is time you set aside to meet friends and begin planning your theme camp, art installation, performance, ritual, or other means of personal expression — whether your plans are for the playa or your own backyard! (Oh, yes, and Flambé Lounge is also a really fabulous party.)

Want to volunteer? Bring your theme camp, playa art, slides or videos?

E-mail: flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com. Make sure you are on the Jack Rabbit Speaks mailing list to hear about this and other events.



If you haven't visited our incredible website, you're missing out on the most valuable information resource the community has to offer. The new, extended site was launched in August 2000, and new pages are added frequently; visit www.burningman.com.


Subscribing to the Jack Rabbit Speaks is THE way to remain informed about up-to-the-minute information about the event and the community. This near-weekly newsletter provides information about the event, what to bring, political issues, camps, and useful URLs. Please send an email to bman-announce-subscribe (at) burningman (dot) com. If you are not on the Internet please call us and we will put you on the mailing list for US Mail delivery.


The ePlaya is the Burning Man Internet bulletin board area. From this section of the website you can connect and resource with other Burners.

Need help with your project? Got a burning question? Looking for others in your area? Looking for a stage? Need a ride? Post messages on the ePlaya and connect with your community instantly.


Visit the Image Gallery and contribute your best images to the Burning Man web-based photo archive. This is a moderated repository for your photos from all years. You can search the database with keywords, photographers' names, and year to see what others have contributed. Email images (at) burningman (dot) com with questions.

Burning Man Journal

If you have received this Burning Man Journal from a pick-up site (coffee shop, friend, other event) rather than your US Mail, and you'd like to stay connected, please leave your mailing address and email address (if you have one) in the "mailing list" message box on our hotline, or visit the mailing form on the website. Stay connected!

Regional Contacts

We have 53 regional contacts in the US, and around the world! Regional contacts help keep the fires burning in their home town, year round by connecting people, holding gatherings, and facilitating project collaboration. If you would like to be a regional contact in an area not yet covered, have been to Burning Man at least once, and are interested in connecting people, please email jackrabbitspeaks (at) burningman (dot) com and indicate your interest.

alabama (at) burningman (dot) com
arkansas (at) burningman (dot) com
arizona (at) burningman (dot) com
florida (at) burningman (dot) com
idaho (at) burningman (dot) com
kansas (at) burningman (dot) com
minnesota (at) burningman (dot) com
missouri (at) burningman (dot) com
montana (at) burningman (dot) com
nevada (at) burningman (dot) com
newjersey (at) burningman (dot) com
newmexico (at) burningman (dot) com
northcarolina (at) burningman (dot) com
ohio (at) burningman (dot) com
oklahoma (at) burningman (dot) com
utah (at) burningman (dot) com
wisconsin (at) burningman (dot) com

atlanta (at) burningman (dot) com
austin (at) burningman (dot) com
baltimore-washington (at) burningman (dot) com
boston (at) burningman (dot) com
chicago (at) burningman (dot) com
dallas (at) burningman (dot) com
denver (at) burningman (dot) com
houston (at) burningman (dot) com
kansascity (at) burningman (dot) com
lasvegas (at) burningman (dot) com
Los Angeles: la (at) burningman (dot) com
memphis (at) burningman (dot) com
neworleans (at) burningman (dot) com
newyork (at) burningman (dot) com
North San Francisco Bay: northbay (at) burningman (dot) com
philadelphia (at) burningman (dot) com
pittsburgh (at) burningman (dot) com
portland (at) burningman (dot) com
reno (at) burningman (dot) com
sacramento (at) burningman (dot) com
saltlakecity (at) burningman (dot) com
sandiego (at) burningman (dot) com
sanluisobispo (at) burningman (dot) com
santabarbara (at) burningman (dot) com
santacruz (at) burningman (dot) com
seattle (at) burningman (dot) com
Southern OR/Northern CA: siskiyou (at) burningman (dot) com
Washington DC: baltimore-washington (at) burningman (dot) com
wichita (at) burningman (dot) com

Australia (at) burningman (dot) com
newzealand (at) burningman (dot) com
Canada (at) burningman (dot) com
Calgary, Alberta: calgary (at) burningman (dot) com
Nova Scotia: novascotia (at) burningman (dot) com
Toronto, Ontario: toronto (at) burningman (dot) com
Vancouver, British Columbia: vancouver (at) burningman (dot) com
Victoria, British Columbia: victoria (at) burningman (dot) com
Winnipeg, Manitoba: winnipeg (at) burningman (dot) com
Europe (all): europe (at) burningman (dot) com
Germany (at) burningman (dot) com
United Kingdom (uk (at) burningman (dot) com)
London (at) burningman (dot) com

Important Details


Black Rock Airport rolls out the red carpet, correction, runway on August 27 to welcome aviators from around the world flying to Burning Man. Pilots should check the website at http://burningman.com/on_the_playa/airport/ for more information and landing procedures. Or contact the Airport Manager at airport (at) burningman (dot) com or (408) 297-9795. We need your support to build and run the Airport and Customs.


No vending of products or food is permitted at Burning Man, except for ice for your cooler (find it at CampArctica) and coffee at the Center Camp Cafe. This is an experiment in community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Please bring all you need to survive.


There are no Day Passes to Burning Man. Additionally, there will be NO tickets sold at the gate after Thursday. Trips to Gerlach will be available by our shuttle bus for a $5 fee. You may also leave and return in your own vehicle, but will be charged a gate fee of $20.


The only motor vehicles allowed to drive at the event aside from service vehicles are ART CARS, which are an important and expressive part of Burning Man. Returning art cars may be pre-registered for your convenience; new art cars must be inspected and licensed prior to or at the event. All art cars must display their DMV placard. For information on what qualifies as an art car, and to register your work of art, contact dmv (at) burningman (dot) com.


It is STRONGLY recommended that you leave your dog at home. Extreme desert conditions are dangerous for pets. If you really, really insist upon bringing your pooch, you must visit "The Pet Unfriendly Playa" in the preparation section of the website, which will include information on requirements for bringing your pet. Also, you'll need to purchase a Pooch Pass, at $100, available at the gate. You must register your dog with an identifying tag.

Do you want to continue bringing your dog to the event? Would you like to connect with fellow dog-loving burners? Each year, a number of pets do get away from their owners, and these animals must be temporarily impounded. They then require constant care while their owner is sought. Without your help, we may be forced to exclude dogs entirely, so if you would like to help care for these animals, please contact dogs (at) burningman (dot) com.


Once again, there will be no main stage at the event this year. However, performers and stages can connect with one another on the ePlaya Bulletin Board Section of the website.


Burning Man welcomes all forms of media — another form of self-expression. We do ask, however, that all professional print, photographic, video, and film media register in advance to cover the event. All media must purchase a ticket, and are expected to comport themselves as participants in the community. Film and video crews with any sort of commercial intent must submit a written proposal by June 15, 2001 to be considered for permission to film. As in 2000, we are again limiting the number of commercial crews allowed to film during the event. Professional media must check in at Media Mecca in Center Camp upon arrival.

Questions about press registration can be sent to press (at) burningman (dot) com or left on our hotline. Visit the 'PRESS HERE' section of the website for extensive information.


ALL PARTICIPANTS bearing motion film or video cameras must sign a "Personal Use Agreement". Forms will be available at the Greeters, Playa Information Services, and Ranger Outposts. You will receive a tag that you must affix prominently to your camera. Our intent is to protect the identity and image of every participant, including the Man, from commercial exploitation.

REMEMBER, commercial use of images taken at Burning Man is STRICTLY prohibited without express permission. Your entry into the event signifies acceptance of this policy. We're serious about this, and will continue our enforcement of this standard.


Burning Man curates a growing photo, media, and art archive. We have images, videos, short stories, media stories, posters, handmade prints, drawings, stickers, camp gifts, and other unique items. These items represent important documentation of the event's unique historical evolution. If you have contributions, contact: archive (at) burningman (dot) com, call the hotline, or mail: Archive, Burning Man, PO Box 884688, San Francisco, CA 94188-4688.


As an alternative to life in the confines of Black Rock City, each year we offer Walk-In Camping, located at the back of our settlement beyond the last road that rings BRC. Here, participants are welcome to WALK-IN and camp on the open playa, away from their vehicles. Do you want to initiate a dialogue with your fellow walk-in campers? Meet your neighbors and discuss how you can help preserve this area as a safe alternative to car-camping on our street grid. Please contact walkin (at) burningman (dot) com.



are available through the mail (see "Marketplace" insert); from TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com, or by phone: (510) 704-4448; at Flambé Lounge and other San Francisco events; in Reno, NV at The Melting Pot, 888 South Virginia Street; and in Winnemucca, NV at Red Cat Records, 1051 West Fourth Street. Contact partiserv (at) burningman (dot) com or check the hotline for specific answers, or visit the website for up-to-the-minute info. REMEMBER, NO tickets will be sold at the gate during the event after Thursday, August 30.

This year we are also offering a limited number of Burning Man scholarships to veteran participants who need assistance. How have you contributed to Burning Man in the past? Have you volunteered? What are you planning to do this year? How do you plan to participate in the future? If you can answer these questions, you may qualify for a discounted ticket. The deadline for applications is July 15.