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Blurb of Bob Vol. 2 No. 4 – 2018
Volume 2, Number 4
November 2, 2018
In this issue:
- Work weekend needs mowers
- Four important facts about Gate
- Safety Training is required for volunteers. Volunteering is required for participants. Therefore…
- Volunteer Shout Out for Sanctuary
- Have you signed up to volunteer yet?
- THE SKY IS FALLING!
- WWW, Theme Camp Registration, Tickets, and more
Tomorrow at 10 am, I’ll be at the AfterBurn property to help with mowing, brush-clearing, flagging, inventory, and whatever a Bob can do to assist. I’ll report back to you with my findings on Tuesday. If you can, come out and join us! The signup link for Woodchuck Weekend is included below.
This is my fourth bi-weekly edition of “All the AfterBurn news that’s fit to print.” I hope you’re finding this format informative and useful — if not, just tell me! I’m open to feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just think, next week this time, we’ll be Burning together. How ’bout that?
Work weekend needs mowers
From Ben & Robl
There’s a lot of grass to be cut on the property this weekend. If you’ve got a mower and a few hours, we can use your help! We’ll be out there all day Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4. Sign up here.
Four important facts about Gate
From the Welcome Home Crew
- Gate Hours
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.
- You MUST print out your ticket.
- This is a no-reentry event. Bring everything you need, because if you leave, you cannot come back.
Safety Training is required for volunteers. Volunteering is required for participants. Therefore…
At AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa, Safety Training applies to everyone! All volunteers must attend one of the following training sessions at Ranger HQ. No one will be permitted to use a radio or golf cart without this training.
- 5 pm
- 7 pm (Ranger Khaki)
- 12:30 Board/ESD/CATS
- 2:30 pm
- 5:00 pm
- 10:00 am
- 2:30 pm
- 10:00 am
- 2:30 pm
Have you signed up to volunteer yet?
If you like what you see, it’s thanks to our volunteers. If you don’t like what you see, it’s due to a lack of volunteers. Use these links to sign up today!
- Last call for Woodchuck Work Weekend Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-woodchuck
- Welcome Home Crew: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-welcome5
- Alpha/Dirt Ranger (requires training): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-alpha3
- Department of Cleanliness: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-department2
- Fire Safeties: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-fire1
- Perimeter: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-perimeter1
We can’t burn without Perimeter volunteers!
- Placement and Parking: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-placement
- Sanctuary/Green Dot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-sanctuarygreen1
- Department of Public Works: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-department1
- Indaba: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-indaba
The Indaba host is a congenial volunteer who welcomes folks to the space, answers questions, keeps the space tidy, and supports speakers and performers. Extra credit if you recruit speakers or performers for your shift!
- Burgers Without Orders Volunteer Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-burgers
- Medics: If you have Medic credentials, we really need you! Please email email@example.com to volunteer.
Volunteer Shout Out for Sanctuary
From Co-Coordinators Melissa & Savvy )'(
Sanctuary is a space where participants can find safe haven for reflection, or reintegration within the self after a shattering or emotionally harrowing experience, we offer peer-to-peer support. While the experiences within Sanctuary are personal, specific, and subjective, the Green Dots mission will always be simply offering support.
Training will be provided onsite, we would love to have your warm hearts and smiling faces join our Sanctuary/Green Dot family!
If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to find out more information on how you can be more involved please reach out to us.
Here is the Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8ac29a7ff2-sanctuarygreen1
The sky is falling! (i.e., timely announcements and critical links)
Use this form to submit your events. This coming Thursday, we’ll send out a comprehensive listing that you can print or save to your phone.
Theme camp registration still open
Theme camp registration is still open at https://burntoranges.org/events/participate/camps/theme-camp-registration/.
Got your ticket?
Here’s the link to tickets for AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa: https://m.bpt.me/event/3631213?fbclid=IwAR1iz6VznefzVPfyIjv8her-Ybq_EaCwEv0iJQOLtHawI142ZeV2gS1JZDM
Bob is a radical communicator who believes in civic responsibility and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related. Bob regrets any fake news you may have received regarding Bob’s relationship status and has no idea who Pumpkin is.
You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.
Blurb of Bob Vol 2. No. 1 – 2018
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 email@example.com 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)
DPW Dogs (Department of Public Works infrastructure)
Earth Guardians (Leave No Trace)
Indaba (includes Info Booth functions) (Link Coming – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parking (Link Coming – contact email@example.com)
Placement (Link Coming – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sanctuary (Link Coming – contact email@example.com)
Volunteer Coordination (Link Coming – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Theme Camps – Contact Sean@burntoranges.org
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) :
A**holes Anonymous (camping in association with Those A**holes)
Those A**holes/A**holes Anonoymous
The Happy Spot (in Indaba Willage)
Peter’s Photo-Wall and Foto-Tent
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 email@example.com. 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.
2018 City Name and Event Theme
The look, feel and overall ambiance of an event is a chance for participants to come together in a shared vision, reality, and concept. Heck, even out in the desert they’re supporting the Silicon Valley Elite’s dark illuminnati desires for the coming Singularity.
Has this been on your mind? Participate in a brief survey and share your ideas, which we’ll curate and share in a future update for you to decide.