I’m baaaack! This is your friendly AfterBurn spokesperson, Bob. I was recently called out of my well-deserved Florida shuffleboard retirement when a handful of AfterBurners said, “WTF happened to Bob?”
For the next few weeks, I will do my best to organize and share the news and information you need to pARTicipate at AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa. I’ll post everything on the Burnt Oranges Blog, so if you miss an issue, you can find it in one place. And I’ll send it via email as well.
This is a two-way street — I need to hear from you as well! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the event or want to tell everybody about the super-exciting things you are bringing this year.
How ’bout that?
WHO’S PUTTING ON AFTERBURN: TABULA RASA?
AfterBurn is put on by a group of volunteers organized into teams. Here is a list of the departments, so you can see what it takes to put on this event:
Art Department & Art Grant Committee (Link Coming)
Indaba (includes Info Booth functions) (Link Coming – contact email@example.com)
Parking (Link Coming – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Placement (Link Coming – contact email@example.com)
Sanctuary (Link Coming – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteer Coordination (Link Coming – contact email@example.com)
If you don’t have your ticket yet, please jump over to Brown Paper Tickets now. The earlier you purchase a ticket, the easier it is for the organizers (that list above) to plan infrastructure and activities. Here’s the link: https://m.bpt.me/event/
THEME CAMP REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN
From Sean, our Theme Camp Department Lead:
Theme Camp registration is open and we are keeping registration open as long as we can before the event.
Please register at :
Here is the list of great theme camp entries we have received as of 6 pm on 10/18 (ordered by date of registration) :
The Happy Spot (in Indaba Willage)
If you have any questions about theme camp registration please contact Sean at
We know of one camp that attempted to register early on, but was not successful. We don’t know the reason, but we do know the form is definitely working. If you registered your camp early on and you are not on this list please register again. You will get an automated notice if you complete the registration successfully.
Thank you for your community participation!
WOODCHUCK WEEKEND IS MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME
…however, it needs you to make it that way.
On November 3 and 4, one week before AfterBurn, a special group of individuals gather on the property to get it ready. What makes them special? They get an extra weekend with their Burner friends, in exchange for a couple of days of hard work. You can be one of those special people! There’s something for everyone to do, depending on ability and willingness. Extra points if you have saws, chainsaws, or mowers. You can also come and feed the volunteers. Check out the Sign-Up page here:
THE INDABA: IT’S NOT JUST A TENT
From the Indaba team:
The Indaba is your place, where you can start a discussion, share world-changing ideas, make music, and meet new friends. If you are a welcoming person, we can use your help! Please consider signing up as an Indaba Host.
Do you want to give a workshop or a speech? Book your time in the Indaba now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an idea while you are at AfterBurn, we’ll promote it on the whiteboard when you arrive.
At the Indaba, you can attend an activity, put on an activity, promote your theme camp activity, or find out about theme camp activities. In other words, it’s all about participation. Think of it as a physical What-Where-When.
Indaba Schedule so far…
Friday, 7 pm: Community potluck — bring a dish to share, and your own plates and utensils
Saturday, 11 pm: The First Annual Inaugural Joke-Telling Hour
Sunday, noon: Storytelling circle — bring your best Burner stories
If you have an idea for the schedule, let us know! We’ll make it happen!
NEW FOR AFTERBURN: THE ART DEPARTMENT
If you are building an art piece before the burn starts, please find Buttercup or Kevin Bean. We are adding a new part of infrastructure called the Art Department. If you’re feeling stuck or need a hand during your project, find them for support!
MOVING THE SOUND CAVE
This year during the Florida Arts Road show, burning man artist Tyson Ayers decided to donate a Sound Cave to our community.
It’s built with 4 baby grand piano sound boards and a grand piano that you can play. You can read more about his project here: http://www.soundcave.org/experience.php
We need to move it out of The Dead Lizard, where it’s been since March and take it to Bartow for the community to enjoy at Afterburn 2018: Tabula Rasa.
And we need help. While this event says it’s starting today, that’s just the first time we could attempt it. We’re looking for at least 4 people to confirm a date they’re available, and then we’ll schedule it. If we can then get 4-5 people to help during work weekend to assemble it, then we’ll have one of the coolest art pieces to enjoy. Work weekend signups are available on SignUP Genius. If you’d like to be part of an art team, leave your availability here and we’ll update the “event” as soon as we have 4 helpers. Thanks in advance! While this is shown as evening times, if you’re available daytimes, drop that in the responses too.
If you’ve got a box truck, or flatbed trailer, drop a line about that too.