April NorthBayNews

Hey there North Bay Burners!

It’s getting closer 😀 things are definitely starting to ramp up over here, how about at your end of things? Plenty of opportunities to get out there and participate. Find yours and get in where you fit in!

Salon is early this month, see below for deets and come on out to the monthly meet and greet this Saturday in Santa Rosa w00t!

Hope to see you all at a fire pit soon. xoxo RLL

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The collaboration is well underway, and you’re invited! We are doing a joint with Saskatchewan, Shanghai and Argentina this year in what used to be C.O.R.E., then was the Souk and now is the Midway! Be a part of the hubba jubba under the Man in Black Rock City for Burning Man 2015. We have a page for you to like here


and if you want to don a top hat and lab coat and pull a shift showing people around our museum of oddities you can join the group here


and get in on the dusty ground floor with the rest of the freaks. It’s gonna be a blast, last year rocked and as we all know next year is always so much better.
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As I told you earlier the roaming goodness that is the North Bay Salon will be early in the month for April. Here again are the deets for you sweets!

Come on out and play! Fire pit goodness at Barry and Isaac’s place in Santa Rosa. We’ll hang out in the backyard and have a redo of the fun we had last time over at the Olsons’ place. Bring your playa tips and tricks for show and tell. Bring some snacks or drinks to share, or just show up in your playa finery and hang out around the fire pit with us.

See you there!  xoxo RLL

First Saturday Salon
Come get your chat on!
7pm on Saturday April 4th
107 Stanford Street, Santa Rosa, Ca

So come out and do some show and tell with us, last time it was so fun we decided to do it all again, only with different show. and tell. you know what I mean! bring it and we will, um listen to you LOL
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Check it out, a new camp forming needs your help. If you are inspired get in there, they sound like a great concept and they need you! um We Want You!  meh. just do it.


Combat veterans host a theme camp to share their war experiences through discussion and art while taking in the self expression, art and community of Burning Man. We are seeking help because only 4 of our 20 campers/artists got tickets so far, so I need help pulling this together.

Our camp will have:

*30’x40′ tent with art displayed.
*specialty drink bar (in the art tent)
*memorial wall. (We will put our friends’ names here, but will have markers for burners to write on the wall too.)*sculpture garden
*18′ diameter dome for discussions, PTSD meditation and Q&A

What we need:

*Art. (We’d like all of our art to made by veterans, but will accept provocative art by others if it depicts military or veteran life.)

*Materials for our memorial wall. (Eight 2’x6′ panels (1 1/2″ thickness or less) plus eight 2″x4″ (4′ long)*one or two EU 2000 or 3000 generators (depending on costs, I might rent one. We’ll see what happens)

*Transportation (Not sure we’ll get enough campers, so if anyone can offer to transport pieces of our camp, it would be a big help. The 18′ dome is in San Francisco. But the tent, memorial wall, bar and some art will just need a ride from Reno.)

*Reno Builders (We will have a work party last week of July for the memorial wall, and our sign. Not a lot or tough work, just need a few pairs of hands)

*CAMPERS!!! No camp dues, just requirement to bring alcohol or generator fuel (waived for whoever brings the generators)
(We need people to help build and tear down and/or make themselves available to talk to burners who come by, Run a Q&A, or TED Talk type discussion on combat, PTSD, or transition home.)


*Tickets (I figure no harm in asking.  Out of the 20 campers, I have 7 veterans that I think would really get a lot out of going and are still dedicated to going and holding on to the hope that we will find tickets. So, any connection to tickets are very welcome too).

Any help, even advice is welcome.

Ranger Claymore
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I hear Chimera is closing in on a larger warehouse space, and now is the time to join if you want to help support their efforts. http://chimeraarts.org/  makers unite!

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Congratulations to the honorarium artists from our region!  w00t w00t

Kevin Clark from Petaluma with the Medusa Madness, Portal to the Midway

Marco Cochrane from Mill Valley with the R-evolution

Michael Coy MC from Sebastopol with Be the Menagerie

and of course the crew from Oakland with our new Temple of Promise! yes


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Great article in the NY Times on David Best and team’s temple burn in Northern Ireland. It’s wonderfully affirming proof for what we can do in the world to bring people together through our style of art-making and our shared principles. Burning Man Project worked with Artichoke in the UK to bring David there to work with locals on this temple. – $teven


Well as someone with Irish roots myself this really hit home for me. The article brought me to tears, had to share. here’s to finding peace – RLL
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Burning Man is a No Spectators,

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produced and driven event!

On Saturday April 25th, BURNING MAN is hosting a


in San Francisco at BMHQ
660 Alabama St @ 19th st

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/q69yptm

This is an opportunity to visit Burning Man Headquarters
Meet your fellow virgins and learn tips and tricks from veteran Burners
Meet the Volunteer Coordinators that help making Burning Man possible
Get involved and help build Black Rock City!


Orientation for BURNING MAN Virgins
Starting Promtly at 11am on the 4th floor!
Space is limited.
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/q69yptm

– Hints and Tricks
– Travel & Transportation
– City Layout and Infrastructure
– Shelter and the Elements
– Clothing and Essentials
– Leave No Trace
– Gift Economy
– Volunteering
– Resources

The Earth Guardians will be turning donated neckties and pants into MOOP bags


1pm-2pm – 4nd Floor Participation Faire
Volunteer Coordinators from Burning Man crews
will be onsite to welcome you, chat, and help you
find your “V-Spot” (See crews listed below).

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/q69yptm

NOT SF LOCAL? . . . Journey to our ePlaya to engage with your fellow

burners, Art Projects and Theme Camps:

Sharing Resources – https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=365
Preparation – https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=275
Theme Camps – https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=364
Art Projects – https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=362
Mutant Vehicles – https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=363

Or check out Burning Man’s Spark collaboration tool – http://spark.burningman.com


Our Annual PARTICIPATION PICNIC is June 6th in the East Bay.
Details to be announced.

Why Participate? . . . from Ten Guiding Principles of Burning Man:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger.
No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional.
Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce,
promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods
of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume
responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities
to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events
in accordance with local, state and federal laws.


air playa info (reno airport)
arctica (ice sales)
art installations
black rock city rangers
box office
empire-gerlach bus service
center camp café
dept. of public works
dept. of mutant vehicles
earth guardians
emergency services
gate, perimeter & exodus
burning man information radio
media mecca
playa info
playa restoration
recycle camp
san francisco office squad
special events
technology teams
temple guardians
volunteer resource team

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Flaming Lotus Girls, Airpusher, & NIMBY present

The 3rd Annual Steampunk Masquerade starring SERPENT MOTHER

NIMBY, 8410 Amelia St, Oakland

Saturday, April 18th, 7pm-3am

Dust off your top hat and hop in your favorite steam engine for the adventure of a lifetime!

Three amazing groups are turning NIMBY into a legendary evening to remember! Flaming Lotus Girl’s Serpent Mother will be ON FIRE for the first time in 2 years! She will be featured amongst 6 stages of music including international talent Slynk & Timothy Wisdom, a mutant vehicle round-up, interactive art, fire performers, aerialists, and MORE!

Join us early for our Interactive Arts Happy Hour! Meet the artists, bid on great art in the silent auction, create custom wearable art at the screen-printing station, and play with interactive art pieces.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet The Serpent Mother!

Here is what’s in store for us so far:

ASTOUNDING ART: SERPENT MOTHER (Flaming Lotus Girls), Live Sculpting by Marco Cochrane (Bliss Dance/Truth is Beauty/R-Evolution), Twin Tesla Coils (Sextant Camp), Blumen Lumen, Trancender (Love Potion Collective), outdoor chill-space by Miso Horny), shipping container Bumpdown Lounge by ICARUS), and more to come!

HEADLINING HEROS: Slynk (Australia – Disco Cakes),  Timothy Wisdom (Canada – Resoul Records), & Mikey Lion (San Diego – Desert Hearts)

BEASTLY BANDS: The Crossroads Experience and Jordan & The Ritual

DIRIGIBLE DJS: DJ Mes (Guesthouse Music), DJ M3 (Green Gorilla / Disco Knights / Monarch), Motion Potion (Sunset SF / Janky Barge), Zach Moore (Space Cowboys, The Armory Podcast), shOOey (Space Cowboys), Tamo (Space Cowboys), DJ Dane (Dusty Rhino), Lt. Daaan (Laser Native / MNML:FUN), Zita Molnar (MNML:FUN), David Gropper (Helix SF), Derek Ryan Helix SF), MOSF3T (Icarus), Snarkle (Janky Barge), DJ Cor (Pancake Playhouse), DJ Kelly (Vulvatron), Matt The Katt (Miso Horny), @lex (Pancake Playhouse), Cptn Jay (Airpusher), Djesika (Airpusher), J-Kind (Airpusher), Jon Barnes (Airpusher), & Edmundo (Airpusher)

MUTANT VEHICLE MOB: Airpusher Steampunk Airship, UNAVERZ, The Janky Barge, Garage Mahal, Apis Inlusio, Chester, & Beezus Christ SuperCar

The 3rd Annual Steampunk Masquerade is a fundraiser benefitting the Flaming Lotus Girls, Airpusher, and NIMBY. All funds raised go toward making more awesome art for everyone to enjoy!

Tickets: https://airpusher.ticketbud.com/steampunk-masquerade

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550576231894679
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and that’s all the fit that’s print to news. until next time, yours faithfully,  RLL your dTd

::: Reminder ::: Have stuff you want included? Please send to northbay (at) burningman (dot) com with POST REQUEST in the subject line. It will be considered for the next monthly announce newsletter which comes out around the first of the month. The North Bay Burners Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/northbayburners and our discussion list at http://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/northbay-list are largely unmoderated. Want to let folks know about a fire spinning or hooping workshop? Got an idea for a sewing party? Feel like having some burners over for a night around a firepit or as company at an Art Walk? Reach out and invite us over! Have something that’s too long for announce? Do a guest blog! Email northbay  (at)  burningman  (dot) org and request a login. ::: Reminder :::

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