Blurb of Bob Vol. 2 No. 4 – 2018

The Blurb of Bob AfterBurn 2018

The Blurb of Bob AfterBurn 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?
    • WWW, Theme Camp Registration, Tickets, and more

Hey, guys!

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

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

  1. Gate Hours
    Friday: 8 am – Midnight.
    Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm.
    Sunday 8 am – 7 pm. (exit only, no entry)
  2. 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.
  3. You MUST print out your ticket.
  4. 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…

From Justin

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!

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:

The sky is falling! (i.e., timely announcements and critical links)

WWW Submissions

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

Got your ticket?

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

About Bob

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 with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.


Blurb of Bob Vol. 1 No. 6 – 2017

Blurb of Bob

Blurb of Bob

Volume 1, Number 6
November 8, 2017

Hey, guys!

This new site has real critters, and you know what rhymes with hugs? BUGS! Pack your insect repellant and boots.
How ’bout that?

In this issue

  • Site map
  • Did we mention boots?
  • What to expect at the Gate
  • Ticket exchange
  • Unsupervised children will be given espresso and a puppy
  • Ice sales

Site map

AfterBurn site map
The AfterBurn site map

When you arrive, be prepared to wait at the Gate until the Placement Team can take you to your camping location. The Info Booth, located in The Indaba (top left corner of the map), will have a Theme Camp map to help you find your friends.

Did we mention boots?

This entire site will be considered by most Floridians as “Primitive”. This means, for the most part, unimproved natural, beautiful habitat. Wear boots and socks and have a bug plan for sunset – fire pits, mosquito coils, essential oils, or Deet if you don’t want to get eaten. Ant bait is a good idea, too.

We’ve seen a variety of flora and fauna onsite, from bobcats to deer to alligators to gopher turtles to snakes to birds. The center of the field (marked) is a bird sanctuary. Please do not take vehicles through the sanctuary, including golf carts. The area is very rough. Pedestrian traffic only.

Bring boots, hard-soled shoes or hiking boots. If you decide not to wear them, great. 

How ’bout that? Did we mention boots?

What to expect at the Gate

Gate hours are:

  • Friday, November 10: 8 am to midnight.
  • Saturday, November 11: 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Sunday, November 12: No entry. You must be packing up by 4 pm, and off the property by 7 pm.

AfterBurn is a no-reentry event. If you leave, you will not be allowed to return.

You know the saying, “The party starts at Greeters?” Be prepared to wait in the gate/greeter area to be placed — someone from Placement will take you to where you need to go. This is for your safety, and the safety of other participants. 

Ticket exchange

Do you have an extra ticket? Things are hopping over on the Facebook ticket exchange page, and you can easily find a new home for your ticket. To join the Facebook page, visit this link. Remember, when you transfer a ticket, the name on your ticket must match your government-issued ID. To change the name on a ticket, phone Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

Unsupervised children will be given espresso and a puppy

Sorry, no puppies at AfterBurn. That was just to get your attention.

Now that we have your attention, this one is serious: If you are planning to bring a child to AfterBurn, you must read the Minors policy on our website. The policy states that you must be prepared to supervise your child 100% of the time during the event: “All children must always be accompanied by a designated, responsible, sober adult.”

What should you do if find an unsupervised child? Get a Ranger.

Ice Sales

Ice will be available for purchase Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday before dark. If there’s any left we’ll sell it Sunday. The cost is $3 a bag.

How ’bout that?