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Old 02-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #29
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I got a message from Placement, just a minute ago:
Hello Campers -

The current ticket shortage has hit us very hard. We are writing to encourage you to register your camp, even if you are short of tickets. Thanks to those of you who have been sending feedback, suggestions, and hard figures and data around the current ticket shortage. What's encouraging is the community is, after the initial "@$##!!", pulling together, and some ticket needs are slowly decreasing as camps gage their own ticket inventories and work toward redistribution. Please 'hedge your bets' and register.

If you haven't yet, please read the blog post from February 3rd here:
http://blog.burningman.com/2012/02/news/burning-man-addresses-2012-ticket-situation/

In a nutshell:

"Burning Man’s most important priority is to make sure the community stays intact in the face of the current challenges."

The ticket shortage is impacting theme camps, mutant vehicle projects, and also Burning Man's core volunteer infrastructure. The majority of our volunteer staff of our departments have always purchased their own tickets.

With that commitment in mind, we want to encourage you to register your camp, though it appears currently that you do not have enough tickets for even your core people. We do not want you to miss the opportunity to register your camp, should solutions to your ticket shortage appear after the April 26th Placement registration deadline. The Placement questionnaire goes live in nine days: on Wednesday February 15th at noon Pacific Time.

Finally, look for information on this list soon for how to RSVP and attend our upcoming our upcoming Placement Resource Forums
Limited seats in person, via phone and the web will all be options. For now, save one of these two dates:

Wednesday, February 15th, 6-9pm Pacific Time
Saturday, March 24th, 11am-2pm Pacific Time

Hang in there.

Thank you,

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #30
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guess we have to wait and see what happens. if we do get tickets we are more than willing to help out with the camp in anyway we can.

I've had lots of ideas for themes - Metallica, 'streams in the desert, Heavy Metal, aluminum foiled, Canned Heat, etc etc

seeing how this years theme is Fertility. our friends call our 'stream "the tube"
- as in "why do you travel around in that tube instead of living in your house?"

Test Tubes! like test tube babies? labs coats and test tubes for drinks, perhaps a layout of the "periodic" table? (we can bring the bloody marys - I make a good one) the camp could be laid out in giant U shapes (like test tubes).

sorry. I leave you alone now. at least until I have another idea!
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:11 PM   #31
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I've been wondering if the rising popularity of the main event in BRC and now the ticket controversy might not lead to a greater interest in regional burns?

For instance, I haven't found a Kidsville theme camp at the mid-Atlantic regional burns, either Transformus or the regional burn in Delaware. If a lot of Burners with kids get shut out of BRC, why not converge on one of the larger burns in a region and form a kids camp? Is there a good Kidsville camp at any of the east coast regionals?

While I can't attend BRC this year, to me, the BASH rally in PA seems to have many of the shared elements of inclusiveness, sharing, and child friendliness and adventuresome spirit that I experience profoundly in BRC last year.

Thoughts?

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Old 02-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #32
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Hmmm. I guess we (or you Perry ) should jump in for placement.
Hopefully the tickets will shift back into the hands of those who need them.

Our carnival last year was big fun...Tin Can Carnival?
Will we have cotton candy again? That was awesome.
Something to do with Test Tubes or Mad Scientists?
Love the lab coats.
Endless possibilities with a carnival theme...

Barbie? You out there? Will Zombie Bait be making an appearance?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #33
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We're still one ticket short, but we may be camping at Berlin with the Rangers in any case.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #34
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... we may be camping at Berlin with the Rangers in any case.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #35
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Hmmm. I guess we (or you Perry ) should jump in for placement.
Hopefully the tickets will shift back into the hands of those who need them.

Our carnival last year was big fun...Tin Can Carnival?
Will we have cotton candy again? That was awesome.
Something to do with Test Tubes or Mad Scientists?
Love the lab coats.
Endless possibilities with a carnival theme...

Barbie? You out there? Will Zombie Bait be making an appearance?
Well it says Submit by April..questionnaire comes on on Feb 15....so Its party on to plan time, before already!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #36
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:12 AM   #37
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Any and all are welcome to help me form a Jackson Hole satellite Burn. We will be camping on a FS hilltop and obviously operating on a reduced scale. The Man might be just 5 feet tall this year, depending on what sort of fire danger we are experiencing, but I would promise an artsy experience all the same! Bonus: no playa dust.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #38
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Latest from the BRC guys, an hour or two old. Being an established theme camp with a clean de-MOOPED certification (thanks to our chief MOOP enforcer Charley), there may be some tickets to be assigned to the Airstreameri and Geologist(s) camp. The them camp application form is live this afternoon; I haven't seen it yet but PLAN ON. More exciting news in the works. Stay tuned, often and frequently for a while. Burning Blog » Blog Archive » Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
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I will be with you in spirit but my middle son is getting married on Aug 27. Tough decision but I will be back at the Playa in 2013. I will work on the preparation as best I can.
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Congratulations to your middle son! You will be missed. Love to all.
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Background Reading

Greetings fellow playaites. Just the very briefest recap of our craziness thread so far..There has been an established airstream camp on playa for many years, called Burnstream Court. They had great theme camp in 2007 in the 3:00atE or D area, which was my first year. In 2008 they didn't apply to be a "placed" theme camp and returned to their prefered neighbor hood around 7:00. But a lot of us hangers-on "squatted" a bunch of ground in the 3:00at E area: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...lly-39011.html and again in 2009:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...9-a-47480.html
Mark and I got to know the placer police verrrrry well, we definitely were in their radar for hogging so much ground and it was "suggested" we put in an application.. so in 2010 we applied for an official "placed" theme camp, and got Placed!! at Bagdad at the 3:00 keyhole even!:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...0-a-59951.html
would you believe we got placed in 2011 too! : http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...1-a-72089.html

and now we need to fill out an even more exciting application for 2012. And Now you know the history of the world, tee shirts available from your favorite full time Art ist.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #42
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Whether our family parks with the Rangers or with the Airstreamers this year, we'd like to be involved in helping make the Airstream camp as participatory as possible. An awesome theme camp application may lead to placement and even the chance to buy an otherwise unobtainable ticket for someone who needs one. But even more important, an involved theme camp is a way to connect with the people of Black Rock City.

With that in mind, I'll be making some suggestions as I think of ways that we could reach out to the community.

What do we have to offer?

Airstreams! We love them. They look cool. They ARE cool! Other people think so too. What features make them good for Burning Man? What can we share of our expertise or our experience that other burners could benefit from? Would we be willing to open our trailers for tours?

DIY - Most of us tinker with our Airstreams. Could we do any trailer or camping or tech How To sessions? Everything from the low tech "How to Seal the Dust Out" to "Reflectix Made Simple" to "What I Wish I'd Known Before Camping In A Trailer" (for instance, we still cook outside and store much of our food and beverages in coolers outside in order to keep the trailer closed up and cool as much as possible).

More later.
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