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. 5 – 2017

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blurb of bob

Volume 1, Number 5
November 6, 2017

Hey, guys!
Bob’s down in Bartow, getting the AfterBurn site ready for you. Over the past three weeks, it’s been transformed from an overgrown field in the central Florida wilderness to the site where our community will come together and co-create an art-filled event. I’m super-excited! From the views of the sunset to the natural amphitheater, I can’t stop thinking what this place will look like with 600 people bringing their best!

How ’bout that?

An urgent message from your Event Coordination Team!

This week, we need help with final site preparations. Anyone signing up for one of the following shifts is guaranteed a volunteer ticket +1 for the next event.

  • Today thru Wednesday: Infrastructure build crew to assist with core building and land beautification. If you have skills in lawn care, brush clearing, picking up sticks, raking sand, filling in holes, and building structures, we need you. We’d also like to get an area cleared out around the natural, sand-bottomed artesian spring so community members have a place to soak tired feet.
  • Tuesday: Indaba Setup Crew. Noon to 1 PM. We’re looking for a handful of people to help raise the tent in the field for the Indaba. Bonus points if you’d like to transition into a site build crew or land crew once you’re done in the field.
  • Tuesday thru Thursday: Stake crew. Assist DPW with placement of stakes and string to mark off gate, greeters, and parking areas as well as any places where people should stay away from such as drop-offs. If you’re handy with a hammer and know how to tie knots, this is for you.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: Paint Crew. Turn leftover plywood into signage and works of art. If you like to paint, we’re looking for those who know how to hold a paintbrush, draw lines, shapes, and letters.
  • Wednesday and Thursday thru Event: Effigy Crew. Help make sure that the effigy sites are ready for the event. Help spread piles of sand with tractors, rakes and shovels. At the event, be an Effigy Guardian to ensure that noobs don’t mess them up for others. Help with LNT after the effigies burn and rake the fresh sand over the burn areas so grass will grow there and it will look better than before.
  • Thursday and Friday: Placement crew. Directing people to the appropriate camp sites for open camping, primitive camping, RV camping, or theme camping. You need to be a licensed driver, we will provide the wheels. Basically, lots of driving around, explaining, and pointing. Be friendly and ready to answer the same questions over and over. Some periods of slow hanging around, interspersed with periods of great chaos!
  • Sunday evening thru Monday afternoon: Tear-down, LNT and Resto Crew. If you’d like to ensure that this beautiful land is left better than we found it, sign up for this shift. You’ll be making sure that there aren’t any fun burner toys left behind, getting the infrastructure packed away in a way that will make the next event run more smoothly and wrapped up with glee, instead of angst. We’ll be offsite by dark on Monday 11/13, and you’ll be home before bedtime.

If you would like to join any of these crews, please send your information using this Google form:

When you fill out the form, you’ll get a confirmation email to verify your availability, and you’ll be assigned a team lead to check-in with on-site. You’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have about the process.

How ’bout that? I had no idea there was so much work involved in setting up the site! Be sure to thank your hard-working DPW Dogs and Event Coordinators when you see them. I’ll write more tomorrow, and I’ll see you all very soon! ~Bob