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2005 THEME CAMPS AND VILLAGES

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

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Maj Jongg Maven
Once the most popular game in the Orient, Mah Jongg has been played by millions of people for thousands of years. Originally played only by Chinese men,then mostly by middle aged Jewish women from NY, the game is having a comeback with the younger set. Find out how this combination of gin rummy, dominoes, and black jack can challenge your Burning Man mind!
Hometown: Fayetteville, NY
Contact: linalex (at) twcny.rr (dot) com

MASH 4207
M*A*S*H* 4207* we're not really doctors
Hometown: Keizer, OR
Contact: srmmrs (at) hotmail (dot) com

Math Camp: A Safe Place for Mathematics
If you are anywhere between mathephobic and mathephilic, Math Camp is a safe place for your uniqueness and all your mathematical issues and properties. Mathematical questions? We will try to answer them, or come on over to hang out and answer other people's questions. We'll have a schedule of presentations on different subjects in mathematics, so check our schedule, or make a presentation of your own! Everything from the traditional subjects of arithmetic (Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision) to Chaos, Fractals and Fuzzy Logic, is fair game. (Located at Group W)
Contact: happy_squirrel (at) juno (dot) com

Media Mecca
Media Mecca is Black Rock City's press room — a resource for the media to check in, get information, and learn more about Burning Man. All press are required to pre-register at http://www.burningman.com/press. Media Mecca, in Center Camp, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.burningman.com/press
Contact: actiongrl (at) burningman (dot) com

Melba Camp
A camp for all melbites to unite in the subconcious playground. Come by to enjoy art, sound, life and the meaning of melba, a playa inspiration!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.vaporvent.com/melbatribe
Contact: cyril (at) vaporvent (dot) com

Mindful Krew of the Man
Mindful Krew of the Man is where people can come visit the crew who build the man. Come talk to us, ask questions, see the history of the Man and his crews. You can come play with a model of the Man where you can raise the arms yourself which are rigged just like the real Man we burn every year and lift him like he was in the days when he still stood on the playa.
Contact: shebatt (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mind Shaft Society
The Mind Shaft Society is a collaboration of artistically disciplined conceptual scientists who embark on an Expedition every winter to discover something fascinating in relation to the theme of Burning Man. Later each year, we recreate and present the findings from the annual Expedition in Black Rock City.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.arewereally.com/mindshaftsociety.html
Contact: really (at) arewereally (dot) com

Mind Sublime
"To cause the mind to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form". Everyone who possesses a skill would be invited to share that skill with others through demonstrations and group discussions in the form of workshops and playshops — individuals and groups who would like to be a part of this experience — anything you can dream of can be a contribution to this village's theme. How to make sushi, build an art car, balance your checkbook, play a drum, build a shade structure, film a movie, and ANYTHING else you can think of (the goal is to have a mix of both off-playa and on-playa related information).
Hometown: Valley Village, CA
URL: http://mindsublime.tribe.net/
Contact: poprokz (at) gmail (dot) com

Mindwarp
Sensory Stimulation without the Tryptamines: A visually immersive environment that maps the mind at night and becomes a focus of artistic exchange and learning by day.
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Contact: nick (at) citizensofutopia (dot) org

Mohammeds Mini Martini and Erotica
Mohammeds has the coolest martinis and the hottest erotica(written by YOU)all in a bedouin style camp where you can chill and watch the world go by while lounging around on pillows and poofs. Come by and dig up those deep dark sexual secrets and write a story for our 300 year old book or just relax and read about other burners sick and twisted love lives.
Hometown: Incline Village, NV
Contact: tilt (at) earthlink (dot) com

Monkey Puzzle
Heal your weary Playa souls in rhythmic step with the good folks of the _Monkey Puzzle tribe. Explore your aching mind, catch some shade and stretch your limbs amongst gracious hosts in the _illustrious Monkey Dome, then jig over to the mighty Amphitheater for improve dance, hoola hooping and music.
Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: http://www.monkeypuzzle.us
Contact: marceacw (at) yahoo (dot) com

MOUSETRAP CAMP
The life size Mousetrap presents the COUNTY UNFAIR, a MIDWAY of carnival games dedicated to the RUBE in all of us! You too can spin the WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE
and lose your shirt in the worlds most unfair set of carnival games ever created! Indeed the people of the playa will experience surreal country living inside the Black Rock City limits! DON'T miss the chance to gorge your self in a hot dog pie eating contest, or put your barter on a square for a game of CHICKEN SHIT BINGO!!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.lifesizemousetrap.com/
Contact: maustrap (at) earthlink (dot) net

MST3Kamp
MST3Kamp is an interactive deconstruction of Hollywood swill featuring nightly screenings with running audience commentary of the movies you love to hate.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: harmonxscape (at) yahoo (dot) com

Musee des Aster (BORG2)
The BORG2 is dedicated to making the Art of the Burning Man 2005 event SPECTACULAR. Towards this goal, we are running a demonstration project using MASSIVELY Collaborative DO-MOCRACY as a means to inspire, facilitate, curate and fund public works of art for Burning Man. In the process, we also intend to reaffirm the core truth of the larger Burning Man experiment: Collaborate creative work, broadly defined, is our main vehicle towards community. We have funded and will bring the projects of at least ten artists to the playa this year. The Musee des Aster will be our center camp, public shop, art institute and obtanium depot, and where we will facilitate all the art that fits.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: nesdon (at) terrakino (dot) org


Mutaytor HQ
For years, the Mutaytor has been honored to be a part of many of your Playa experiences. This year, our various family members will be part of many large scale projects throughout this fine city. Our HQ, located deep within the sub-conscious of Gigsville, will be a place to gather around a fire, swap tales of old, new, and those yet to be plotted, or just swing by to nosh on some grilled cheese sammies in Shantytown. HQ is a place to celebrate this community, veterans and young-uns alike, and all that we've shared together. The Mutaytor, Plotting, Scheming, Toiling, Smashing! Repeating, since 1997.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: http://www.mutaytor.com
Contact: christine (dot) nash (at) wbr (dot) com


Mystical Misfits
The Mystical Misfits will divine your future and deconstruct your psyche with the mystical art of the tarot. Our band of misfit soothsayer's and prognosticators will utilize the ancient wisdom of the tarot to open doorways between your conscious, sub-conscious and super-conscious.
Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Contact: johnpedone (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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N7B ('Nevada-7-Burn')
N7B ('Nevada-7-Burn') Amateur Radio Special Event Station at Burning Man 2005.
Consciously, sub-consciously, unconsciously, we are in a constant state of communication. With ourselves and with others we try to bridge the gaps of space and time, or state of mind. Radio communication is at once practical; technical; real. At the same time it is as ethereal as a dream, as transient and translucent as a mirage. This is a year to bring the power and the glory of Amateur Radio to the playa.
Hometown: Kennewick, WA
Contact: mike97mike (at) yahoo (dot) com

NAIR (Not Arson Island Resort)
Arson Island Resort is returning to the playa in its fourth (re)incarnation: NAIR (NOT Arson Island Resort. We will be returning with our new and improved Pillow Fight Club. Duke it out with your friends and/or enemies 24 hours every day, or stop in for a ride on our (also new and improved) Sand Worm.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: http://www.arsonislandresort.com/
Contact: darwinman1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nancy'z Army of Redheadz
BETTER RED THAN DEAD!
The Fire of the ID unleashed on the Playa, where the HELL of the Self and the HELL of this world become one!
We create an impenatrable Army of Redheadz ONE HEAD AT A TIME! Fire up your HEAD. Fire up your SOUL. Fire up this WORLD. Nancy'z Army of Redheadz (will naturally fade after 2 to 3 washingz)
Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: gearbox23 (at) comcast (dot) net

Naughty Backwoods Ranch
Get Branded or Bucked at the Naughty Backwoods Ranch. Home of Daisy the Bull and the Naughty Cowgirls.
Hometown: Renton, WA
Contact: m.gove (at) comcast (dot) net

Nephology
Come study the clouds with us. Set your unconscious mind free.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: kathaus (at) speakeasy (dot) net

Neverland
Neverland Camp- replica of Neverland, primarily for children and their adults. Play-bring your imagination and dress up cloths.
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Contact: febekiddo (at) yahoo (dot) com

New Days Eve
Why do we only celebrate the New Year, why not the New Day. Join us each night at Midnight to celebrate the start of a new day. Stop by every day to read or write your burning man new day's resolutions.
Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: jodie (at) walrus (dot) com

Nexus
The Nexus, a marvelous microcosm in the macrocosmic universe that is Black Rock City. Homestyle atmosphere with the finest in music, performance, libations, and creative interaction available on the playa. Bringing promises of high voltage, blinding illuminations, throbbing basswaves, dragons, and chakra aligning vortex ring generators, as well as plain good old fashion good times. A beacon to a better tomorrow and a fine place to visit. Come shake it with the crew.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: random (at) gotitogether (dot) com

N-gon's Playground of the Mind
Exercise is a path to good mental health. Come join us in some healthy competition over the volleyball net, jump over your troubles on our tramp, let your stress drop away from your unconcious tossing 'shoes, and let endorphins put a cheery outlook on your psyche.
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: stromsmo (at) pacbell (dot) net

NOD
NOD has been a trans-temporal agent of change in the occult community for the past several years with it's cells focusing on a wide range of interests including but never limited to Dzog Chen, Ving Tsun, WeiChi/Go, Tantra, Eastern Meditation, Sensuality, Tarot, Kabballah, Philosophy, and other forms of psychic remodeling. This year we look forward to sharing in these explorations with the Burning Man community. Stop by for a lesson in Ving Tsun or a game of WeiChi/Go or Perudo.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: http://www.occult.net/
Contact: miadear93 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nose Fish
Camp Nose Fish presents "Head Games," a delightful collection of large scale games, puzzles, art and more to make adults feel like kids again! We'll also have the MEZ dynamic video exhibit, the Great Unhot (our impressive people cooler), and as usual we'll be directly interacting with "watchers" to entice them to come in, have fun and participate!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.timefold.com/nosefish
Contact: hoco (at) timefold (dot) com

Nothing Camp
Camp Nothing. Have you spent years coordinating with others to create really cool stuff, participated in big theme camps, built large villages? Nothing is for you. We will be a loose collection of burners taking a break from extreme adherence to organized camps and interaction schedules. Need to take a year off and experience what it was you felt when you first arrived? Want that feeling of plopping you stuff down and seeing how it works with those cool new neighbors? Nothing is for you. At Camp Nothing, we will plan nothing, no meals, no infrastructure, nothing. Just bring your gig with no obligations. Go out and participate in the big picture freely without feeling that you're letting your campmates down. Take a year off. Camp Nothing, where nothing is art.
Hometown: Winter Garden, FL
Contact: joel (at) coolight (dot) com

Nuk Fam Power Lounge Camp
Power Lunch...power nap...and on Playa be sure to POWER LOUNGE!
Nuklear Family recreates itself this year, mergeing and mingling with Los Angeles area camps to form a comfy theme camp and village that provides good vibes, perhaps a coveted giftie and best yet: a colorful, 24/7 furry public chill space, the Power Lounge! Come show us your incredible lounging abilities or recieve instruction from our seasoned professionals. Were looking forward to lounging ith you!
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: brc_sweettart (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Oasis Dome
The Oasis Dome is an oasis of calm, moisture and living things in the middle of the desert. The dome contains a fountain as its centerpiece, tropical plants, and massage tables.
Hometown: Mountain View, CA
URL: http://www.efalk.org/OasisDome/
Contact: falk (at) efalk (dot) org

oasis of dreams
The Yin/Yang, Sun/Moon, Male/Female, Dreams/Nightmares -Our daydreams and nightdreams join to complete the picture of wholeness and all we desire. Whether you are looking for the daydream oasis, with cool mists, palms swaying and the sound of flowing water, you'll find it here. Or perhaps you are looking for the nightdream oasis, with the moon, stars, and the coolness of the dark, the mystical side. You'll find that also in our dreamy night time atmosphere. Come explore your dreams, we will interpret your dreams, have a tarot card reading and make your dreams come true by manifesting them in our Pagan New Moon ritual on Friday Night at Dark time. You can participate in black light body painting and create a dream journal to take with you. Dreams illuminate, dreams set goals, dreams are instigators for change, and dreams give hope. Our camp has had a dream come true, after 4 years of waiting, in June '05, one of members received a kidney transplant from a living donor friend. *Billy the kid*-ney is doing great. Within this dream, we continue to do our part by reminding people to *RECYCLE YOURSELF*. Be a part of someone else's dream to receive a transplant, and with that-LIFE. Honor, celebrate and investigate the hidden wonders of dreams and the knowledge of self they can bring to your life.
Hometown: Auburn, CA
URL: http://www.geocities.com/burningman_oasis
Contact: phcoop (at) hotmail (dot) com

OBOP (Ojai Bureau of Pleasure)
OBOP (the Ojai Bureau of Pleaure) returns to celebrate our mother Psyche with a metamorphic environment including the Chrysalis Lounge and Psyche's Womb, which gives birth to Pleasure. We will also host the Phonebooth to God, offer live music each evening, mount a publically composed storyboard where participants can author a story one word at a time, produce the first ever Black Rock Idol contest, and serve as home to the fire troupe Fiamma Luna, and to Ganesh, the copper cruiser of the playa.
Hometown: Ojai, CA
URL: http://www.obop.org
Contact: dave (at) glenmuse (dot) com

The Oedible Complex
The Oedible Complex is a search for meaning in random tones, a musical invocation of the divine, and a portal to the eternal. Also, we'll have some really good food and drinks for those who join our journey.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: peterandanne (at) mindspring (dot) com

Operation Camp
Operation Camp will deliver an exciting journey into childhood with an adult twist. Come play our life sized Operation game and determine poor Sam's fate. Shot or a shock...take your chances...spin the wheel...you might end up pantless!
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
URL: http://www.mrbudz.com
Contact: mistybudz (at) hotmail (dot) com

Opulent Temple of Venus
By day: a full service salon for the goddesses of the playa, providing healing and intentional attention for mind, body, and spirit. By night: A full scale sound camp providing a space for sacred dance and opulent chilling to world class music.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.opulenttemple.org
Contact: sydgris (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Oracle
Do you have a question? Everyone does. A visit with the Oracle provides insight into your own life's journey in a safe, encouraging setting. We use Tarot, a powerful medium which we don't pretend to understand. For each person, the cards have a revelation. We hope to meet you in shared experience, wherever we may be.
Hometown: Arbuckle, CA
Contact: rattatrat (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ordinary/Extraordinary Life Stages
Enter the psyche of the child, adolescent, and/or adult in our life stages. Re-create or re-experience some of life's tough, funny, gritty and beautiful moments. What life stage are you in right now- mentally, physically, spiritually, socially? Are you a child wanting to play? Then venture into our CHILD STAGE and find: giant games, stilt-walking, (soy)milk and cookies, laughter, arts and crafts. Are you an adolescent looking for deviance? In the ADOLESCENT STAGE find: The Wheel of Addiction- spin the wheel to win cigarettes and feed your addiction and elect if you so choose a new path by signing a pledge to quit X number of days after burning man. Also find -condoms, candy, keg, vanity products. Are you an adult looking for wisdom? In this stage: tell your LIFE STORY through a recorded interview, anonymously or with an interviewer. Do you have a compelling, funny, sad, unbelievable story to tell. Do you have a confession to make, do you need to make sense of your life? OR just come and listen to anonymous segments of fellow burners' life stories as they are played back in clips in our main shade structure. Also, make your own life or work business cards out of reused material.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact: amyrushell (at) yahoo (dot) com

Our Lady of Schlongs
First let us thank all the visitors to Our Lady of Schlongs Meat Inspection Center over the last five years. Your participation is what makes the camp great. Please join us this year for another rip roaring Meat Inspecting experience. Bring your "Meat" by and we'll make sure its "USDA PRIME". Inspections are rewarded with an ice cold BEER.
Hometown: North Hills, CA
URL: http://www.schlonghappy.com
Contact: tataume (at) hotmail (dot) com

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P"05" (Pepperland)
You may say I'm a dreamer,but I'm not the only one, someday I hope you'll join us and the world will be as one. Visit us at Pepperland and see your dreams become reality.
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Contact: jameso (at) machlink (dot) com

Pamper Camp
Got Playa grit? Come to Pamper Camp, where desert lovelies will pamper your fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures, put a Cosmo in your hand and a copy of Vogue in the other. A real nail salon where visitors are encouraged to give and receive.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: mmay (at) sfchronicle (dot) com


Pancake Playhouse
Attention: If you suffer from PDD (Pancake Deficit Disorder), Pancake Playhouse has the cure! Get your morning-after dose of syrupy goodness from the folks at Pancake Playhouse — feeding burners mind, body, and soul since 2001. When soft rock is heard, pancakes are served.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: blackrockcara (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pandora's Secret Dream Lounge
Got a secret that's just yearning to be told? A dream that's waiting to come true? Stop by Pandora's Secret Dream Lounge and attach your wildest dreams and your deepest darkest secrets to our Giant Sphere of Secrets and Dreams. Friday night we will roll the Sphere in procession to it's fiery end wherein all of your secrets and dreams will drift off into the world in a blaze of glory. Our comfortable Eastern themed lounge will be available as well to entice you with its billowy pillows, twinkling atmosphere, and alluring music. Around dusk, we will be lounging and drinking green/mint tea to recuperate from the day's tall-bike jousting tournament or just enjoying the occasional entrancing performances of our lovely mystic belly dancers. We'll also have a poi repair boy that will be available when he's not off spinning poi himself. We have many other activities planned as well so feel free to stop by at any time. We'll be waiting for you!
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Contact: steve (at) genetics (dot) wustl (dot) edu


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Pangea
Individual Consciousness creates ideas, collective consciousness can create worlds. Welcome to Pangea.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Contact: dennis (at) turtlefuzz (dot) com

Panty Camp
Panty Camp returns, for our third year, to expose the beauteous diversity of ladies panties. Lounge in our Panty Pavilion, completely made of panties, or pick up a clean pair for your very own!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: cotton (at) pantycamp (dot) org

PARADOX LOUNGE 2005 [beta]
PARADOX LOUNGE 2005 [beta]: It's Your Birthday!!!

Each of us came to this world in our own way. From the warmth and security of conception, with or without or consent, we are all thrust into this reality through the impetus of our creators. Some fight it, others embrace - but through all sentient awareness runs a sense of our own mortality. To each awareness comes the begining and the end. Much is spent in the pursuit of transcending the 'mortal coil'; karmic justice, the afterlife, the law of the conservation of energy, fractal natures, and the general search for purpose... but this is not why we're here.

This year, we would like to salute those individuals (carbon or silicone based) who are celebrating the anniversary of their entrance into this world (Gregorian, Mayan, and Chinese calendars included). Of course, since it's a rare individual indeed who can personally confirm this event, we'll also gladly accept assumed dates for those individuals who have no recollection of this moment themselves.

Commonly known as the 'Birthday', we plan on handing out cake and cardboard hats to those wishing to celebrate. We also plan on providing a database for meeting others who claim to share your moment. And naturally we'll be providing the streamers & balloons for the Man on his special day.

So please join us if you or someone in your camp claims to have a birthday. Special gifts will be provided for individuals who are having their birthdays during the festival. Get down... It's your birthday...

Back to the alkali, standing strong, it's time for round 7.
Hometown: Olympia, WA
URL: http://www.paradoxlounge.com
Contact: alton (at) altonparker (dot) com

Paradox Lounge: Dream Awake
Paradox Lounge presents Dream Awake
Happy Hour Lounge and Bar
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: rgilbert (at) gmail (dot) com

People United for Nothing (P.U.N.)
Let us help plant the seeds of trust in your hearts. Just as Eros said unto Psyche, who mistook him for a monster, "Where there is no trust, there can be no love." People United for Nothing is a social experiment with only one rule: Bind Nothing! For Nothing is the secret key of this law: "Love Under Will." Unite by thine art so that all disappear! That being said, until the Man burns on Saturday, join us for Foot First Aid in the late mornings with Dr. Sno and Cocktail hour in the early evenings with your host, Mr. Nobody! Nightly performances from the Canadian Fire Conclave and Santa Cruz Fire Conclave with special guests from all over the world! Look for the EL-wire signage advertising the Nowhere Bar. Also, come and claim your free P.U.N. button, now available in more fabulously bizarre colors than ever before. We thank you for supporting Nothing over the past three years. Let's do it again! Please remember to bring your cocktail glass and any gifts you might have for our fearless bartenders.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: http://p-u-n.tribe.net
Contact: snoh23 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pewterman
Those little metal men are back out on the playa! And our home base, located in Sanctuary Village, will be featuring the Flying Hookah Lounge as our chill-space. We welcome all and encourage participation!!!
Hometown: Dallas, TX
URL: http://www.geocities.com/mr_nks2000/PEWTERMAN.html
Contact: Nathan (at) naftatraders (dot) com

Pigmalions: ObsessiveBaconDisorder
Come enjoy 11am bacon and bloody mary's at Pigmalions: Obessive Bacon Disorder Camp. Lounge, laugh and feast!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: christine_troy (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pinewood Derby Camp
Come build your racer just like when you were a c*b s**ut, only different. We will be having races every day.
**STANDARD CLASS**: come by, bring some scotch, hang out, get a block of wood, and make a car. All cars will meet the standard weight and materials rules to make an equal playing field. We'll have some tools.
**OPEN CLASS**: Make your best car at home and bring it. For open class, there is only one rule -- it has to fit on the track. All materials, propellants and controls are allowed. We'll post track dimensions on our web site soon. (extra points if your car destroys the track. Then we can all get drunk and stare at it)
Standard class races will happen throughout the day as we have cars to fill the track. Open Class races will be scheduled... come by the camp to find the next scheduled Open Class race.
Hometown: Tujunga, CA
Contact: jimk (at) gigsville (dot) org

pinhole
The pinhole camp builds and operates a walk-in pinhole darkroom. Burning Man participants can take out one of our portable pinhole barrel cameras and photograph the art and other participants on the playa in a new and unique way. They then return to our camp to have these photographs developed, creating beautiful art of their own.
Hometown: New York, NY
URL: http://www.pinholecamp.org
Contact: pinholecamp2005 (at) gmail (dot) com

Pink Funk
Pink? Fuzzy? Sound? Lovey? Come by and vist our camp Pink Funk. We will be having pre-funk parties (pre-funk at Pink Funk) daily and heading out in our 2 pink bunny arty cars. We looking forwarding to meeting as many as possible!
Contact: jonl (at) skyware (dot) net

Piss Clear alternative newspaper
PISS CLEAR is Black Rock City's favorite alternative newspaper, and has been a fixture at Burning Man since 1995. It is also Black Rock City's longest-running publication, now in its 11th year, with a daily circulation of about 10,000. It's cheeky name is a constant reminder for playa denizens to drink enough water so that they "piss clear."
As an independent newspaper, PISS CLEAR prides itself on being Burning Man's snarky reality check, chock full of insightful articles, acerbic rants, witty commentaries, and funny lists. Free from any censorship from the Burning Man organization, it is PISS CLEAR's duty to tell it like it is – and to do so in a way that both entertains and informs the citizens of Black Rock City!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.pissclear.org
Contact: pissclear (at) pissclear (dot) org

Pizza Smut
Have one of our succulent playa pizzas. Peruse the titillating reading materials provided with your meal while thick, steaming pepperoni and hot, oozing cheese slide down your throat. Outcalls and incalls.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: inzimbabwe (at) yahoo (dot) com

Plato's Cave
Two-Sentence description: Plato's Cave is a camp installation of human perception. Sit or lay, listen to cave mixes, and zone out on the shadows and images. Assess how real the world is around you, and then step into the light.
Plato's Cave (The Cave) is an allegory of the conscious mind, an awakening. Inside, you witness graphic images that depict the pathetic condition of mankind, that we, society at large, are prisoners of shadows and voices, of our own misconception, and that deliverance from these shadows and illusions is painful and difficult; because we grow accustomed to the images, the illusions, we see everyday.
Those who pass through The Cave will witness man's struggle. The first test that the liberated prisoner has to face is to get accustomed to his new condition and to forsake his long-cherished illusions. The second test is to see the unity of all things. The third is to show compassion towards his fellow prisoners and not merely revel in his own happiness. The fourth is to detach himself completely from the false valuations and hierarchical distinctions made by the men in the den. His fifth and much more difficult test comes if he is then made to re-enter the cave of darkness, for he would appear ridiculous to the prisoners who still cling to their former illusions centered on the shadows. They would say that he had become blind to realities since leaving the cave, that it is better not even to think of ascending, that they would be entitled to put to death anyone who tried to free another and lead him up to the light. "The Human tragedy lies simply in our refusal to recognize that we live in a condition of perpetual imprisonment, clinging tenaciously to the sights and sounds of earthly life, mistaking slavery for freedom and shadows for realities."
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: ab (at) pageffect (dot) com

Playa Go Round
Come to the Playa Go Round and take a spin back into your youth. With every rotation you go deeper and deeper into your psyche. We're always open and you're always welcomed. Wednesday is Colorado Burner appreciation day. Will see you a mile at 9PM for cocktails and Beats, Thursday Night is our 7th annually Playa Go Round throw down. Don't miss it! Live performance by Bhakti Rasa and DJ YAYHA.

Camp Playa-Go-Round (at 2:30 and Esplanade) proudly presents the first
and probably the last annual...
Psyche-Delic Fashion Show!!! Thursday at 4:30 pm. YOU are the models, creators and fashion victims. Think Austin Powers meets Sigmund Freud. There will be a panel of 3 esteemed judges. You will be judged. Harshly.
There will be fabulous prizes. There will be fabulous music for you to strut your stuff by DJ Chris. Come show us how mental you really are!
Hometown: Denver, CO
URL http://www.playgoround.com
Contact: ronnie (at) playagoround (dot) com

PlayaGround
PlayaGround. Tommy Bigfinger and Tomas Verde invite you to PlayaGround, Where the Sexy Freaks and inFamous come to play.
Hometown: East Rockaway, NY
Contact: tommybigfinger (at) optonline (dot) net

Playa Info
We've combined many of the information services into one, easy-to-find, location in Center Camp. You'll find:
* Our Famous Oracles. They will help answer your questions, hook you up with volunteer opportunities, help you recover found items, locate a locksmith, and answer your more esoteric questions.
* Directory. You can register your campsite or theme camp here. Let your friends know your exact Black Rock City Address. Need to leave a message for a friend? This is the place to do it!!! Directory addressing and messenging is available through terminals at Playa Info.
* Burning Man Information Radio. We broadcast public service announcements, information on events, and other data to keep you informed while on the playa.
* Playa Bulletin Boards. A Burning Man tradition. Post messages about your theme camp events. Find fun things to do while in Black Rock City.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.burningman.com/participate/information.html
Contact: robo (at) burningman (dot) com

Playa MacGyver
Your all-purpose problem-solvers on the playa! Here to share our secrets and special tricks for great gaffs, righteous rigs, fantastic fix-its, and spectactular scenes of saving the day.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: mdq (at) comcast (dot) net

Playatography/Storytelling Camp
"Faces of Burningman" will record the spirit and consciousness of Burningman 2005 through portraits and stories. In the cool relaxed environment of the studio, participants may choose a photo session that reveals the inner self or a video session sharing a story about themselves. Participants receive either a CD of their portraits or a video of stories to remind themselves later who they really are.
Hometown: Woodland, CA
Contact: solo (at) yolo (dot) com

Playa World Records
Playa World Records is Black Rock City's foremost authority on collecting, confirming and accrediting records set and broken on the playa. Any and all are welcome to visit us at our Playa World Record Headquarters and make an attempt at earning entry into what will undoubtedly become Burning Man's most prestigious community.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.playaworldrecords.com
Contact: peg_oberste (at) gspsf (dot) com

playfully yours
"playfully yours" a dungeonous experience, our dungeonmaster will instruct and share the pleasures of S & M play in our fully equiped dungeon, you can also interact with others, under his supervision or instruction.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Contact: pndlaino (at) aol (dot) com

Pleasure Kitten Army
Think "Fight Club" with a BDSM theme. The first rule of Pleasure Kitten Army is: Purr!
Dedicated to spreading pleasure in all forms.
Applicants needed who feel they have what it takes for pleasure while purring. Must be able to withstand strict discipline, act as servants, be submissive. Sweet kitties needed with a learning attitude or experience. (Trainer positions also available!)
Hometown: Davis, CA
URL: http://www.purr4meow.tribe.net
Contact: razor.listsmail (at) guddals (dot) com

PolyParadise
PolyParadise has been influencing the Hearts & Minds and Washing the Bodies of Playa Citizens from '2:00 - 10:00' for the past 6 years.
We are a group of polyamorists seeking to live our dreams, and this camp is one manifestation of that. Polyamory involves openness to multiple loving relationships, with honesty among all partners.
Come in from the sun... take a load off your feet...
Trade in your "OLD" Playa dust for "NEW" Playa Dust at the Infamous 'Human Carcass Wash'. Get involved with some of your closest Playa friends and some new friends in trading your old Playa Dust in for a clean body ready to be dusted once again. This event honors your stated boundaries of where you do want to be touched or washed.
3:00-4:30p Daily.
Join us for 'Poly High Tea'
4:30-6:00p Daily. First, it's a Tea Party. We will be serving Tea and Cookies... for tea and cookies.
All you Polyamorous, poly-curious, and poly-friendly folks out there on the playa are invited to join us for a discussion about the practical issues of loving more than one in an open, responsible multi-person relationship. There are many workable forms of Polyamorous relationship - polyamory is polymorphic! There is much wisdom in the poly community which can be helpful to people trying to make *any* relationship work, monogamous or Polyamorous. There will be a facilitated discussion in which you can get your questions addressed and some of the knowledge in our community can be shared.
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
URL: http://polyparadise.azcompuguy.com
Contact: scotto (at) burningman (dot) com

Pop Science
A team of intrepid scientists descends upon the playa with one goal - to complete our knowledge of human psychology by understanding the one remaining anomaly: the burner brain. Come and let us pop your mind!
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Contact: asewell71 (at) gmail (dot) com

PORN & EGGS
Who are we?

We are the new elite. We have Betty Davis eyes.

We are artists & dreamers, creatives, musicians, singers & dancers, writers, poets, optomists, freaks, geeks and seekers of lost souls. We are a rapidly expanding cult of cultural anthropologists and closet pornstars. We are love. We are magic. We are a hit and run operation. We are just one step ahead of the man.

We will scream your dreams with you.

Come give us a hug.
URL: http://www.PORNandEGGS.com
Contact: bernard (at) bernardphoto (dot) com

Port of Entry
The Port of Entry is home for the Airport with planes, helicopters, skydivers, ultralights and more. This aviation and landsailing village is also home for the Black Rock Travel Agency, the Phoenix Bar & Lounge, and Fly by Nyte camp. Were about a half-mile outside the edge of BRC because thats where the planes have to park, but still only one mile from Center Camp and out of the city dust. Find us by following the 5:00 radial street outward, and then continue along Aviation Blvd adjacent to walk-in camping until you get to the trash fence.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: http://www.portofentry.org/
Contact: tigertiger (at) burningman (dot) com

Post Beatnik Syndrome
Oh, we've got it bad. That syndrome. Everytime we see a set of Bongos, the poetry just spills out. This unconscious sense of disrespect for authority rises, and we have an urge to have a cup of coffee, sit on a pillow, play and listen to music, and space out. It's so hard to get anything done, but, what the hell, we don't care anymore, just want to enjoy the remaining daze ahead. Come join us, and watch the sun come up, waltz across the sky, and set into the western desert. Oh look, there's the moon.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: captsquid (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Primitive Technology Camp
Stop by to brush up on your flint napping skills, or if you're in the mood for something less greuling, try a drink from the Bad Advice Bar - dispensing tequila and conflicting advice from an aging hippie, yuppie business consultant, and proper British gentleman.
Hometown: Ellwood City, PA
Contact: infidelcastro (at) yahoo (dot) com


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Prometheatrics
Prometheatrics is proud to return with the Hypercube, a four-foot mirror box suspended point-down from bungee cords, providing participants with a deeper sense of self-discovery as they're closed in tight with an infinite number of their own reflections. We also offer a self-running self-portrait studio involving the projection of your photograph onto the back of a drawing surface for a skill-free rendition of yourself, in addition to a trampoline (for more of your bouncing needs) and an I-Ching light display which slowly cycles through the King Wen sequence.
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA
URL: http://www.prometheatrics.com
Contact: quidam (at) prometheatrics (dot) com

Punani Trim Parlor
Celebrating our 5th Anniversary of doing our small part to beautify the playa. Within every woman lie aspects of the Goddess.
In our culture it is easy for any woman to lose sight of these wonders.
My purpose as the Greenman is to meditate upon these aspects within you. In finding them, I reflect them back to you.
We are open Monday thru Sunday - 12 noon to 6pm or as inspired.
Hometown: Garberville, CA
Contact: greenman (at) asis (dot) com

Psych de Soleil: A Tiki Bar
A fire-friendly tiki bar featuring nightly happy hours with poi dancing, hula shows and fantastic tiki drinks. In addition to trained dancers, the bar is manned by two trained psychiatrists who will dive deep into your unconscious to prescribe the most potent potables for your ailments.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: enenbach (at) gmail (dot) com

Psyche's Wrinkled Wardrobe
Psyche's Wrinkled Wardrobe will provide the venue, forum, and audience for a probing exploration of personality. We will offer a stage and invite citizens of Black Rock City to participate in a series of encounters including performances, interviews, and contests, all designed to reveal the many selves of those who step upon our stage.
Hometown: La Jolla, CA
Contact: eddie (at) bermingham (dot) com

Psychic Fossil
Psychic Fossil is a metaphor for traces of shadow that hide within the human psyche. In life, the hurts, the fears, the losses we experience leave behind their calcified remains in the depths of our souls. In order to experience healing, these shadow "fossils" must be unearthed and embraced. As long as they stay hidden from conscious consideration, they can continue to wreck havoc in unseen and unrecognized ways. By prying loose the fossilized remains of an old wound, acknowledging its existance and recognizing that in addition to pain, it has created strength, that is the path to finding healing.__Fossil could be (geographically) the largest installation in Burning Man history. The individual components of Fossil are intended to be STOLEN by who ever finds them and taken home. The discovery, exposure and unearthing of the fossil is symbolic of facing that aspect of personal shadow. Taking the fossil home and displaying it prominently is symbolic of the individual's conquest of that aspect of their own shadow. It also makes a nice memento of Burning Man 2005._
Hometown: Arvada, CO
Contact: jgardner (at) gasanim (dot) com

Pyschic Taxi
Psychic Taxi Random Service, provides pedal powered rickshaw transportation. We are able to devine where you need to go, if you sit back and relax your mind, we will take you to your unconscious destination.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: jalle27 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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QUBE LITE
Queer and queer-friendly groovy 60's ambience; music, design, visuals, drinks, fun, and games.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Maxicode (at) aol (dot) com

Quixote's Cabaret Club and Bar
Roll Up, Roll UP, come and see the wonderful show at Quixotes Cabaret Club and Bar!

Are you a comely cabaret performer, a bawdy burlesque or a riotous goodtime gal/guy with an act to impress the discerning citizens of Black Rock? If so Quixote's needs you. We're a collective from Europe and our gift to the desert this year is a cabaret club and bar where you can come and realise your Cabaret fantasies, either as a performer or as an audience member. We are looking for performers. From stand-up comics to sword-juggling strippers, we want your help to produce three evenings of Playa chaos. We've got the staging, we've got the sounds, we've got the cutest Irish Nurse on the Playa, and now we need you.

If you'd like to be part of the Quixote's experience Pop in, have a drink, grab a chair and say hello.
Hometown: London, UK
Contact: ukmontyuk (at) yahoo.co (dot) uk