Blurb of Bob Vol. 2 No. 3 – 2018

Blurb of Bob

Volume 2, Number 3
October 30, 2018

In this issue:

  • No spectators: All the volunteer signups in one place
  • Gate hours, workers’ passes, and more
  • Woodchuck Weekend: The fun, hard-working way to spend Nov. 3 and 4*
  • WWW submissions now open
  • The Indaba is your place

*Bob is not infallible, and previously announced the wrong dates. Woodchuck weekend is Saturday and Sunday.

Hey, guys!

First of all, I want to thank everybody who wrote to me after my last issue. Your content submissions and offers to help are much appreciated! And your questions help me figure out what I need to address in future issues. So keep those emails coming to, and I’ll keep you in the loop on what’s happening.

We recently received the following in an email that captures how important AfterBurn is to members of our community: “I have truly found my community and my drive and my family…I am going to sign up for least one shift in every single department. Should anyone in any department need me for any reason at any time, if you see me walking by, call out or grab me and say “hey we need you, at *insert Department here*, and I will do the best that I can for whoever it is that asked me.”

100% participation: How ’bout that?


No spectators: All the volunteer signups in one place

From Mad Samurai

Tabula Rasa requires 100% participation from attendees — there are no spectators. When you get your ticket, you pledge to volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours.

What can you volunteer for? Here are the SignUp Genius links for all open AfterBurn departments.

Gate hours, workers’ passes, and more

From the Welcome Home Crew

The Gate opens in 9 days! Are you ready? Here’s everything you need to know about Gate Entry for AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa.

Gate Hours for General Public
  • Friday: 8 am – Midnight.
  • Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm.
  • Sunday 8 am – 7 pm. (exit only, no entry)

Do not forget your ID. The name on your ticket MUST match your ID. If you need to change the name on a ticket contact Brown Paper Tickets. (Information in Brown Paper Tickets link) You MUST print out your ticket.

About Workers’ Passes

Workers’ Passes are for early entry by approved build teams ONLY. If you have a Theme Camp or Build Crew for your art installation, you MUST send your list of requested Early Entrants to with First and Last name and what Team/Crew. If you are not on the list for early entry, you will not be admitted on site until Regular Gate hours (above)

Volunteering with the Welcome Home Crew

If you want to volunteer for gate/greeter shifts, use the link above or contact Jolly Hope DuPuy, the Welcome Home Crew Coordinator at You must have at least two prior welcome home crew shifts to be a lead — contact Jolly for a Lead Shift access code (

Official Gate Entry Information and Policies

For full Gate Entry information go to the website:

Woodchuck Weekend: The fun, hard-working way to spend Nov. 3 and 4

This coming Saturday and Sunday, a whole bunch of participants will be getting a preview of the AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa site. It’s Woodchuck Weekend, and we could use your help! Bring your unique skills, tools, and work gloves and help us get ready for the Burn. Bring a tent for the weekend or come for one day. Here’s the signup:

WWW submissions now open

From the Indaba team

What interactivity is your camp offering? Let everyone know by submitting your activity to the AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa What-Where-When. The full listing will be available for download before the event and will be posted at the Indaba. The new Town Crier will also be available to promote your activities. Come to the Indaba and ask about Town Crier service.

Here’s the form to submit your WWW events:

If you don’t have a theme camp, you can still have a scheduled event! Read on for information about holding your event in the Indaba.

The Indaba is YOUR place

The Indaba is an all-ages central gathering space for participants, with seating, shade, and information about what’s going on across the event. If you would like to offer a workshop, perform live music, hold a discussion, play board games, or do live painting, we have room for you. Email with your idea.

Indaba Hosts will facilitate your event and help you promote it. To volunteer as a host, visit Signup Genius and choose a shift.



Theme camp registration is still open at


Here’s the link to tickets for AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa:


Email me at with questions, concerns, or submissions to the Blurb of Bob.