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Old 02-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #57
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Here's another placement announce, similar to the BM blog entry but with more:
Dear Theme Camps,

The Burning Man organization has been listening to your concerns and feedback and has come up with a plan to address our current ticket problem that rewards our community in the best way we can. Our blog, http://blog.burningman.com/, will get you up to speed on the latest thus far. There will be a new post going up as you receive this announcement. It says that we will not hold an open sale on the remaining tickets to our event as previously planned. We are turning those tickets over to our committed community instead. That means many of you. Our core volunteer staff have already been notified that they will be eligible to purchase a ticket, and next we are coming to you. Your contribution to the fabric of our event is imperative. The outcome of our ticket process this year was completely unexpected and placed camps have taken the hardest hits. We need to make sure Burning Man stays whole and that means most of the remaining $390 ticket are going to be made available to you.

There are not enough tickets left to distribute to all of the theme camps that would like to come. We have already gone through the painful process of selecting those camps that will be awarded the opportunity to purchase more tickets. In the past we have only had to not place a camp that did not follow our process or was not interactive. Now we have had to figure out a process and make some very hard choices. This has been done using the following criteria:


1. _History_ - Your camp has to be in our database in past years.(We have ways to catch name changes for groups.) We looked for past participation.

2. _Demonstrated Community Benefit_- Your camp has been interactive in a way that has been experienced as meaningful. Your camp provides support for our Burning Man infrastructure. Your camp provides services for our community. Basically, your camp helps make the community and the magic.

3. _LNT_- Your camp has demonstrated adherence to and good practices around Leave No Trace and are committed to our community perpetuating the message of pack it in-pack it out/ Don't Let It Hit the Ground and sustainability.

4. _10 Principles_ - Your camp fully embraces the 10 principles in their entirety at their core.


This must seem familiar. It is very close to our standard criteria used for placement since 1999, with the addition of consideration of the 10 principles.

Unfortunately we will not be able to reserve all the tickets needed for any one camp. There simply are not enough tickets. We have considered closely all of the variables associated with the production of your camps and weighed how difficult it is to set up, run, and take down leaving no trace. An allotment of ticket purchase opportunities has been made to accommodate the core members of your operations. Beyond this our hope is that tickets will loosen up with those that may have more than they need and the STEP program will provide the extra ticket that your theme camp would enjoy. You may also need to find other solutions such as taking in new people or changing the scope of your project. Changes like this are being made on every level and every area of Burning Man.

In order to discover if your camp has been selected for these tickets, you will need to register for placement using the standard process of filling out the questionnaire, although much sooner. Allocations have already been made there is no need to use the questionnaire to better your chances. Though we hate to say this, this may not be the year to grow your ideas and increase your size. It is the year to gather your resources, hone your message, and open your thoughts to how you can embrace a new era in our evolution.

If you are not planning on attending this year you may be allowing us to redistribute your ticket access to another camp. Proactive communication to us would be appreciated.

We are aware that some of you may be considering applying for low income tickets. That list will be cross-referenced with theme camps tickets so a requester can receive only one ticket. We would like to offer you ticket access through placement and take some of the pressure off of the low income process. Please fill out your questionnaire quickly – by March 8th – so we can let you know if you have been selected.

This year, more than ever, it is imperative that the person who fills out the questionnaire (our contact person) is in a leadership position for your camp.That is who we will be discussing ticket access with.

It is easy to want to find blame in the board, the lottery, the scalpers, but the truth is this issue is one of supply and demand.Our cumulative successes have created an event that has caught the attention of thousands that want to join us. This shift will be hard this first year, but if we plan well, we can turn this into our greatest success ever.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:23 PM   #58
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Placement Application questions

Hate to be the grumpy, but I need help from the less verbosity challenged wordologists out there. Here's some new questions on this year's application form, if you can wordify these questions dustily, take one on and PM me with the words. Most of them have 300 characters space, except the "what are you going to do for us Interactivity" question:

First I need our LNT chief MOOPER name and their email address, the form won't save anything more till I fill out that line. Thank you Charly for last year!

Acculturation *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
As the Burning Man event and culture grows, we are all challenged by demonstrating our values to the newest members of our community. How will your camp meet this challenge?

Interactivity Description *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
Please describe your Camp's concepts and goals, philosophy and plans for personal interaction with the community for this year’s event. (This is the most important information we are collecting from you).

Number of Campmates *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
How many people will be camping with you? We have limited areas available for very large camps/villages, therefore we are encouraging more, smaller camps

Number and Type of Vehicles *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
Burning Man would like to support environmentally conscious transportation options. Please consider this as you plan your transportation to the playa. Please specify the number of cars and large vehicles (RVs, buses) that will be in your Camp so we can determine space needs.

Physical Description *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
We need a description of the layout of your Camp. Please describe the physical aspects with as much detail as possible. Include a description of features like structures, buildings, vehicles, tents, platforms, and the locations of your power sources. Maximum of 5000 characters
This one Zep has done successfully for us so far, lets hope he'll do it again:
Camp Layout Plan Must be uploaded to complete questionnaire *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
Camp layout plan must be uploaded to complete questionnaire. Upload only a single page .jpg camp plan or a single page .pdf camp plan here. File size no greater than 1 MB. Note: filenames must have extensions .jpg or .pdf and contain no blank spaces for successful uploading.
If you are using a mobile device, this file upload functionality may not work as expected. Please save your progress on the next page and continue this section of the form on a computer. If you do not upload your final layout plan, your application may not be processed. This is a required question, but may not function as such on a mobile device.
Camp Placement Preferences

Using the descriptions below please select your three preferences for location within the BRC registered Placement Zones. Coordinate your preference lists with other Camps you wish to be near. We cannot guarantee location, but we’ll do our best. All registered theme camps must be on site before our gate opens to the public. Placement of registered camps will end and we cannot hold your space after this time
(I've been inflicting you all with 3:00 Keyhole usually for this question)
Requested Approximate square footage need by population, 1st choice *This question is required. Save and continue if you need to return at another time.
-- Please Select --3 to 5 up to 2000 sq ft6 to 10 up to 4000 sq ft11 to 15 up to 6000 sq ft16 to 20 up to 8000 sq ft21 to 30 up to 12000 sq ft31 to 40 up to 16000 sq ft41 to 50 up to 20000 sq ft51 to 60 up to 24000 sq ft61 to 70 up to 28000 sq ft71 to 80 up to 32000 sq ft81 to 90 up to 36000 sq ft91 to 100 up to 40000 sq ft101 to 125 up to 50000 sq ft126 to 150 up to 60000 sq ft151 to 200 up to 80000 sq ft201 to 300 up to 120000 sq ft301 to 400 up to 160000 sq ft401 and up up to 250000 sq ft

one of my favorite questions:
You would prefer not to camp near ...
Please list the names of any groups you do not wish to be placed near, one per line.

Reply early and often, there may be tickets in it if we get it in by March 8.
Thank you all for helping me imaginate us onto the playa.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:15 AM   #60
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Yea, I know - but I WAS a professional........ I was pretty good at this Burning Man stuff back in the day. Not anymore.
You've been conscripted, report for duty in the MASH tent.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #61
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does that involve Alcohol and naughty nurses in any way????
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:14 AM   #62
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Define "involve" and "any"...
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Gary and Ellen -
Congratulations to you and Leah and Clarke! We look forward to seeing you in 2013. Give them hugs from us.

- Barbie (and Bart) and Roboshaw
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Congratulations to you and Leah and Clarke! We look forward to seeing you in 2013. Give them hugs from us.

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I think the little one will already have a dozen or two dusty godparents.
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Last year's carnival and cotton candy extravaganza was spectacular!
It was such a treat to have all that fluffy goodness you shared.
Sorry you won't be joining us this year but what wonderful news.
Congrats and looking forward to meeting the tiny new burner.

Perry, I'm willing to help with whatever needs doing and you can put my
name on whatever forms require such things. It's a little challenging
this year with the ticket debacle and not being sure that everyone is
going to get tickets.
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sticking with the Airstreameri and Geology theme

"Birth of the Earth"

we could rift on the geology, rock, scientist, test tube, chemicals, elements (aluminum of course!)
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Acculturation
As the Burning Man event and culture grows, we are all challenged by demonstrating our values to the newest members of our community. How will your camp meet this challenge?

As Airstreamers we are among the first to mobilize!

Our interest in Airstreaming comes from the desire to be mobile, to see, do, help, plan, to execute, relish, relive the memories. Airstreams have been caravanning since the 1920's all over the world and building short term mobile communities. We are self reliant by nature, but where ever our 'streams go we build communities. These are core values of Airstreamers and of the Burning Man community. Our shiny aluminum tubes attract attention and we like that! Newcomers will naturally be attracted to 'streams first, but secondly our friendly individualistic outgoing inclusive nature.
Each Airstream is in itself is a work of art. Individually crafted, handmade and loving cared for our 'streams are works of art in and of themselves.

We can teach the new ones the joy of living in a piece of art, not just viewing a piece of art.
We can teach the new ones the hardships and happiness of self containment.
We can teach the new ones the value of doing more with less in a smaller space.
We can teach the new ones the beauty of mobile communities.

Our camp also offers a refuge for the new ones. A glass of water, a bathroom, a place to cool off or warm up, a shady spot to sit.

Our camp includes geologists. Rocks, minerals, chemicals, aluminum - it flows naturally together in our minds. Our resident geologists give a talk on the nature of the playa dust. This is a must for the Birgins - learning about the most basic element of their Black Rock experience - and how to deal with it.

Airstreamerati and Geology. Unique, historic, experience. This is what our camp brings to the Burning Man.
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sorry I don't know how to PM

feel free to use any some all of the below.

am having a busy week - friends visiting.

verbosity be me! if it seems I have what you are looking for in filling out the forms let me know. I'll work on the next question.

in addition to the Geology talk (which I think will be HUGE for the Birgins) we could also schedule an Airstream talk - with walk through of our streams and a quick lecture on how the 'streams work - power supply, fresh, black, grey water, heating, AC, etc. I think I could get Airstream (the company) to contribute brochures, info, perhaps even tschotskies to hand out to those attending.

that would give us two events to "give back" to the community. the rest of the time we can drink!!
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sorry I don't know how to PM
The Private Message (PM) system is a good tool. Take a look here for a walk through. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...tml#post613097.
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You have beautifully expressed the Airstream Burning man connection.
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