The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 10

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October 28, 2019

HEY, GUYS!
You know you want to stop your AfterBurn packing and read it right now. Who’s coming? What are they bringing? It’s all on the Official Map and Bucket List, which you can download from the floridaafterburn.com website.

Are you planning to walk to AfterBurn? If so, we’d love hear that story. Otherwise, you’ll need a Vehicle Pass. You can buy one from the Brown Paper Tickets site through Tuesday (tomorrow!).

Last week’s call for volunteers brought a bunch of great folks to the AfterBurn Signup Genius page. That means we’ll get to use the pool, and our parking lot is not going to look like bumper cars at the State Fair. As always, there will be additional volunteer signups on site. Come to the InfoBooth, located in the Indaba, to find out what you can do to help your community.How ’bout that?
Bob


In this issue:

  • How to survive the weekend
  • One more day to get ice pogs, vehicle passes, and tickets for friends
  • Coming early to set up? Review the Work Access Pass (WAP) rules before you come.
  • Important message from the folks at Camp La Llanada
AfterBurn site map
Official 2019 AfterBurn Event Map (click to enlarge)

How to survive the weekend

To survive AfterBurn, read the Survival Guide. It’s full of tips and tidbits about our new venue, Camp La Llanada, and it’s especially good for folks who are new to Burning in Central Florida.

To not only survive, but thrive, download the Official Map and Bucket List. There will be some copies available at the event, but if you have a printer, we recommend you print it at home. You can come to the Indaba and color your copy any time during the weekend.


One more day to get ice pogs, vehicle passes, and tickets for friends

Until 8 pm Tuesday, October 29, you can still purchase the following on Brown Paper Tickets:

  • Tier 2 tickets ($125)
  • Vehicle passes ($10). You will need one to park — there is NO other parking available!
  • Ice pogs ($5). Ice is only available by presale at this event.

Coming early to set up? Review the Work Access Pass (WAP) rules before you come.

Early arrival is intended for work access only. “Thursday night parties” are not happening. “Trick or Treating” is not happening. 

Anyone who is on-site before the Gate opens on Friday morning is expected to be actively working, setting up, or assisting others who are working or setting up. There are no exceptions.


Important Message from Camp La Llanada

The tiki hut at Camp La Llanada

Dear AfterBurn Phambly: We’re excited to have you at our property! Many children and grownups use this camp throughout the year and enjoy its peaceful surroundings.

Dear AfterBurn Phambly: We’re excited to have you at our property! Many children and grownups use this camp throughout the year and enjoy its peaceful surroundings.

However, we are a small camp and we don’t have a full-time cleaning staff.

We’ve asked the event organizers to share a message from us that we share with all of our campers at the start of every session: “Please treat public spaces with the utmost care. Please clean up after yourself and return the place to the same condition it was in when you arrived. It should be clean, tidy, and ready for our next visitors. If you make a mess, please find one of your event’s Earth Guardian Volunteers to ask for the proper supplies to clean it up. If you can do this, we’d be happy to have you back!”


The effigy burns in 5 days, but Bob will still be here long after the embers cool. Submit your AfterBurn photos and stories to the Blurb of Bob! Blurbs must be fewer than 200 words long and relevant to the entire AfterBurn community. Send ’em to Bob’s email address below.

ABOUT BOB
Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 9

October 21, 2019

HEY, GUYS! YIKES!

We are 12 days away from Burning the effigy, and I took a look at our volunteer signups. We have a problem: Only 24% of our volunteer shifts are filled, and some departments have zero signups. If we don’t get volunteers, we don’t get to do the things.

In other words, if you don’t sign up for Pool Monitor, we can’t swim in the pool.

No Parking Pirates? You’ might have to wait a couple of hours to get through the gate.

And if you don’t sign up for Perimeter, we can’t burn stuff.

I know you’re excited about your theme camp, your art, and the snacks you’re bringing to share. But right now, we need you to visit the AfterBurn Signup Genius page and choose one or more shifts for the weekend. Otherwise, we can’t do the things we love to do. How ’bout that?

Bob

In this issue:

  • Extremely Useful Facts
  • G.I.F.T.= Give In Free Time
  • What’s this about a Burner Art Gallery?
  • What’s will you find at AfterBurn? These Bucket List activities, art, and more!
  • News for Newbies: What are DOGs?

Extremely Useful Facts

  • Tier 2 tickets ($125) will be available until midnight Friday, Oct. 25.
  • Get your AfterBurn Tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, or visit the floridaafterburn.com webpage for the link and more information.
  • Vehicle passes are still available at $10. You’ll need one to park.
  • RV passes have sold out. If you arrive with an RV and no pass, we will have to turn you away, as the property has limited parking space.
  • Bucket List submissions close at midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Use this Google Form to get your event on the printed list: https://forms.gle/m8335B2YLW2mGjuW8
  • Theme Camp submissions are now closed.
  • All Sound Camps, Mutant Vehicles, and Disabled Vehicles must be registered. Don’t be unpleasantly surprised — read the details on the sound and DMV pages of the website.


G.I.F.T.: Give In Free Time
Our volunteer coordinators have created this little mnemonic to remind you to volunteer: G.I.F.T. = Give In Free Time.

  • Have you already signed up? Then you are AWESOME, FABULOUS, AND FANTASTIC! Thank you! (Could you please go recruit your friends now?)
  • Just haven’t signed up yet? DO IT! SIGN UP HERE! SIGN UP NOW!
  • Are you new to AfterBurn, not sure where to sign up? Check out the News for Newbies section, below, to unravel acronyms and get useful tips.

Volunteers get special rewards, too — fancy swag and a gourmet, unforgettable chef-prepared meal. Don’t miss out!


What’s this about a Burner Art Gallery?
From Liesl and the Art Attack Department

This year we are proud to introduce a gallery to display the incredible art produced by our community. From etchings to sculpture, paintings to tapestries and even photography we will have it all. If you have a piece (all submissions taken) you would like to display, you still have time to submit it, here: https://forms.gle/G53TZD3sfsWvhGrq7  The Art Department will be doing a gallery opening party at 6 p.m. on Friday. Come join us and see the amazing art your community has produced.



What will you find at AfterBurn? The following art and activities!

What’s bigger on the inside than the outside?
An enclosed light show called “Dodecahedron.” According to the artist, Ken, “It’s just something that came out of my warped imagination…I was trying to make a working TARDIS and this just came out as an experiment in that direction.

Latest submissions to “The Bucket List”:

  • Voodoo Happy Hour at the Freaky Tiki Fire Lounge
  • Breakfast in Bed!, brought to you by Deities of Deliciousness
  • Intro to Contact Staff with Ranger Funk
  • Late-Night Cookies & Conversation in the Indaba Willage
  • Get the Rhythm Going Percussion
  • Challenging With a Game of Chess

You only have two more days to submit your items to the Bucket List — use this form: https://forms.gle/m8335B2YLW2mGjuW8.


News for Newbies

If there are no pets at AfterBurn, what are DOGs?
According to the leader of the pack, RobL:
DOGs stands for Department Of Ground Services — our version of the DPW (Department of Public Works). We set it up and tear it down, and our main goal is to protect the property and make sure it looks better then we found it. Currently seeking volunteers to join our pack. Participants need to be available to help both pre- and post-event. If you are interested in seeing the burn built, let us know by sending an email to .

Ready to sign up for your first volunteer shifts? Here are some roles to consider:

Here’s a great way to make new friends — sign up as a Pool Monitor. It’s the perfect job for someone who likes to be poolside and meet people. Sign up for a shift helping the lifeguards to keep the pool safe, clean and glass-free.  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8ac29a7ff2-pool2 )

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Love to feed people? Join the food team to help prepare some special treats to share with others. [link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-burn) Limited early work access passes also available to foodies who come early to help feed the builders Wednesday and Thursday (reach out to for work access and special signup genius code/access)


Submit your announcements to the Blurb of Bob! Blurbs must be fewer than 200 words long and relevant to the entire AfterBurn community. Send ’em to Bob’s email address below.

ABOUT BOB
Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .
Did someone forward this lovely message to you, and you want to sign up to receive Bob’s emails? Go to floridaafterburn.com/subscribe to join our mailing list.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 8

October 14, 2019

HEY, GUYS!
What do Susan Sarandon, Elon Musk, Alan Parsons, and Paris Hilton have in common? They’ve all been to Burning Man. And as far as we know, none of them have ever been to AfterBurn.

However, we DO have celebrity sightings at AfterBurn…read on for more details about them, and how you can find them this year. How ’bout that?

Bob

In this issue:

  • AfterBurn celebrity sightings
  • Tier 1 tickets are sold out! Tier 2 tickets now available.
  • Whoa there, cowboy! Don’t bring amplified sound without reading the sound policy
  • Whoa there, cowboy! Don’t bring your golf cart without reading the DMV policy
  • Two more days to register your theme camp
  • On the Bucket List: RevJackAssholio’s Snackatorium and (new!) Kamikaze Bar

AfterBurn celebrity sightings
From Bob
I once saw Susan Sarandon volunteering at Burning Man. I’ve never seen her at AfterBurn, but maybe she’ll show up this year, since we need volunteers. In the meantime, here are my most treasured celebrity-sightings:

Pokey the Parking Pirate
Pokey is a former 39th-place NASCAR driver who gave up the fast lane for AfterBurn’s 5 mph speed limit. As a Parking Pirate at AfterBurn, he has been known to park 12 cars in less than 3 minutes.
Gloria Glooster
Gloria’s claim to fame is that she once shook hands with Pee Wee Herman in a Columbus, Ohio department store. She swears that she has washed her hands since then! At AfterBurn, she can be found wearing a French Maid’s costume and stocking the potties with TP. If you ask her, she’ll show you Pee Wee’s autograph.
Dani Dirt Ranger
Dani is best known for his starring role in the 1987 Bollywood film Inaam Dus Hazaar. He says that volunteering as a middle-of-the-night AfterBurn Dirt Ranger is more satisfying than playing a hair-dye salesman who gets abducted and framed for murder.
Splishy Splashy
Splishy is an Senior Olympic athlete with dozens of medals on her wall. When she gets hungry, she peels off the foil and eats the chocolate inside. She volunteers as a pool guardian, helping the lifeguards and keeping the pool area clean and glass-free.

VOLUNTEER! OR THE PUPPY GETS IT!

Do you want to be a celebrity, too? All you have to do is volunteer at AfterBurn! Take a couple of minutes right now to visit the SignupGenius site. Click on the pretty pictures, read the descriptions, and choose one or more shifts.


Tier 1 tickets are sold out! Tier 2 tickets now available.

Thank you to everyone who purchased their tickets early — we have sold out of the $105 Tier 1 tickets. Tier 2 tickets ($125) will be available until midnight Friday, Oct. 25. Vehicle passes are also still available at $10.

However, RV passes have sold out! If you arrive with an RV and no pass, we will have to turn you away, as the property has limited parking space. We welcome you to join us with your tent-camping equipment instead.

Get your AfterBurn Tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, or visit the floridaafterburn.com webpage for the link and more information.


Whoa there, cowboy! Don’t bring that amp without reading the sound policy
Our sound marshal says to remind you, all sound camps have to be registered! We’ve now posted the AfterBurn sound policy on the website, so read the whole thing if you are thinking of bringing amplified sound.


Whoa there, cowboy! Don’t bring your golf cart without reading the DMV policy
AfterBurn is a small, pedestrian event. Vehicles are not permitted unless they’re registered with our DMV. We’ve posted the DMV policy on the website, so read the whole thing if you are thinking of bringing a vehicle.


Two more days to register your theme camp
Theme camp registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, October 16. That gives you two days to figure out what kind of awesomeness you are bringing and submit the registration form!


On the Bucket List: RevJackAssholio’s Snackatorium and (new!) Kamikaze Bar

We’ve got two great Bucket List submissions to get you salivating:

  • Mix your own trailmix at RevJackAssholio’s Snackatorium and (new!) Kamikaze Bar
  • Get the best coffee in Florida with handmade swag at Camp Java, located in the Indaba Willage.

Are you hosting an event, too? Submit it to the Bucket List, so we can get it in print! Here’s the submission form: https://forms.gle/m8335B2YLW2mGjuW8


Submit your announcements to the Blurb of Bob! Blurbs must be fewer than 200 words long and relevant to the entire AfterBurn community. Send ’em to Bob’s email address below.

ABOUT BOB
Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .
Did someone forward this lovely message to you, and you want to sign up to receive Bob’s emails? Go to floridaafterburn.com/subscribe to join our mailing list.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 7

Volume 3, Number 7
October 7, 2019

HEY, GUYS! I already have a big pile of costumes, camping gear, and junk food taking over my living room. Plus art and gifts and things to decorate my camp…but enough about me! What are YOU bringing to the Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn? I can’t wait to hear your ideas for goofy games, mind-blowing performance art, colorful gatherings, and edifying workshops.

This year, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) coincides with AfterBurn. I know that will inspire some of you to create unforgettable activities.

Moreover, thanks to Daylight Savings Time, the hour from 2 to 3 am on Sunday will actually happen TWICE. That’s right, our very own Time Warp!

How ’bout that?

Bob


In this issue:

  • Tickets still available, RV passes sold out
  • What are YOU bringing? Get it on The Bucket List!
  • The Art Gallery wants you…
  • News for Newbies
  • Spotlight on Volunteering: What’s a Lime Dot?
  • Theme camp submissions still open

Tickets still available, RV passes sold out
We still have tickets available, but those RV Passes sold like hotcakes! In other words, RV Passes are sold out and NO more passes will be allocated!  If you arrive in an RV and DO NOT have an RV Pass, access to park will be denied; we will not have a space for you to park your RV.  We hope that you will join us with your tent-camping gear instead!

Speaking of RVs, if you hold an RV Pass and are not registered with a Theme Camp, please email  your RV/Camper dimensions. Due to space limitations, placement can not guarantee extra space in the RV Lot for tent camping.  Tent campers should plan to camp within a Theme Camp or in Open Camping.

Tickets are selling quickly, so if you haven’t bought yours yet, you’d better hurry. Buy early, buy often! Here’s the link to buy tickets: AfterBurn Tickets

What are YOU bringing? Get it on The Bucket List!
The Bucket List is the AfterBurn guide to what’s happenin’, where it’s happenin’, and when it’s happenin’. Maybe your camp wants to host an orange party, or you’ve got live music to offer. Can you teach needle felting or tassle-making? Even if it’s just a 15-minute event, we’d be happy to put it on the schedule. Extra credit if you figure out how to use the 2 am Sunday Time Warp.

Bucket List submissions are open right now at this link: https://forms.gle/m8335B2YLW2mGjuW8

We expect to have limited space in the special pocket edition, so get your events in early — the pocket edition is first come, first served! However, even if you don’t make the pocket edition, all submissions received before Wednesday, October 23 at midnight will be posted in the Indaba, and we’ll help promote your event with our new Town Criers.

Not sure where to host your event? Go ahead and submit your idea. We’ll work with you find the best spot at the Burns Phambly Reunion.

The Art Gallery wants you…

…to make your submissions. Art touches us all in different ways. What will you bring?

Our newest addition for this year is the Art Gallery, and the Indaba provides an absolutely incredible indoor space to host your art. We are truly seeking the breadth and depth of the art of the community. We are taking all submissions, the only thing we need to know is the approximate size of your piece, and what we may need to have available to display it. Bring us ALL THE ART!

  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Sculptural Art
  • Drawings
  • Fabric and Textile art

Do you have Junior Burners in your family? This week we want to ask the parents of our young burners to submit their art for the Kids’ Corner. Even if your kids can’t come this year, their art is welcome.

Have we convinced you? Please fill out the interest form: https://forms.gle/G53TZD3sfsWvhGrq7 

News for Newbies

Are you new to all this? Sorry about the jargon! Sometimes, we forget to explain what the heck we’re talking about. We’ll throw out a few terms in each edition of the Blurb so you don’t sound like a newbie when you arrive. Here’s this week’s list:

  • GLOO: Guardians of the Loo. They educate participants on what goes in the potties (hint: If it didn’t pass through your body, it shouldn’t go in there). They earn our eternal gratitude by making sure we don’t run out of toilet paper.
  • Indaba: Our name for Center Camp, based on an African term for a gathering place.
  • Moop: Matter Out of Place, aka trash, rubbish, spills, or anything that violates the Leave No Trace principle. There are no garbage cans at AfterBurn, so always be prepared to carry your moop back to your own camp. You’ll have to bag it up and take it with you when you leave the event. Can be used as a noun or a verb (as in “Hang on, I just mooped some snack mix.”)
  • Micromoop: Tiny pieces of hard-to-see moop, like sequins, zipties, or snack mix. Don’t let it hit the ground, and if it does, pick it up immediately. If individual pieces would be too hard to pick up (like glitter), don’t even bring it to the property!
  • Rangers: ‘Not the cops, not your mom.’ Rangers volunteer in service of the safety and well-being of the community by acting as non-confrontational mediators, providing reliable information and facilitating public safety.
  • Welcome Home Crew: Volunteers who greet new arrivals and check their tickets at the gate.

By the way, if you’re new and wondering where to camp, email Bob. There are a number of camps who adopt newcomers, and Bob can hook you up.

Spotlight on Volunteering: What’s a Lime Dot?

Wondering where to volunteer this year? Read on for descriptions of a couple of rewarding roles that need you:

Sanctuary is a space where participants can find a safe haven for reflection, or reintegration within the self after a shattering or emotionally harrowing experience. We offer peer-to-peer support.

Lime Dots are roving members of the Sanctuary team. While the experiences within Sanctuary are personal, specific, and subjective, the Lime 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/Lime Team 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 at sanctuary@floridaafterburn.com.

You can sign up for these roles, plus many more at this link:  SignupGenius link

Theme camp submissions still open
Have you sent your theme camp details to Placement yet? Here’s the link: www.floridaafterburn.com/theme-camps.
 


Submit your announcements to the Blurb of Bob! Blurbs must be fewer than 200 words long and relevant to the entire AfterBurn community. Send ’em to Bob’s email address below.

ABOUT BOB

Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .
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The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 6

Blurb of Bob Vol. 3 No. 6

AfterBurn tickets on sale at 8 pm 9/30

Volume 3, Number 6

HEY, GUYS! YOU READY?

AfterBurn Tickets go on sale today at 8 pm!  I’m so excited, I’m about to pop my buttons! Read on to make sure you are ready and don’t miss out on this year’s Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn.

How ’bout that?
Bob

In this issue:
Main Ticket Sale starts Monday, Sept. 30 at 8 pm
No spectators: Real Burners volunteer
Theme camps are magical places
Got art? Bring it!
This could be you…


Main Ticket Sale starts Monday, Sept. 30 at 8 pm Eastern time
There are three steps to getting an AfterBurn ticket.

  1. Read the ticket policies, so you understand what you’re getting yourself into.
  2. Buy your AfterBurn Ticket for $105. Vehicle passes and RV passes are also available, and quantities are limited.
  3. Read on for step 3!

Step 3: No spectators: Real Burners volunteer
Once you have your ticket in hand, you are ready to start participating. We are a 100% volunteer-run event, and we need every one of you shiny participants! Here’s how it works: Go to the SignupGenius link and start reading about volunteer shifts. Pick a couple that sound interesting and sign yourself up.

Are you new to AfterBurn? That’s OK, we’ll show you what to do. When you sign up for volunteer shifts in advance, you help the event run smoothly. We promise you’ll make new friends while you’re volunteering — maybe you’ll even meet Bob!

Theme camps are magical places
We’ve received about a dozen submissions for theme camps, those magical places where the community gathers and does fun stuff. If you’re planning a theme camp, get yourself over to the Theme Camps page on the website to submit it: www.floridaafterburn.com/theme-camps. Remember, the best placement does not go to last-minute entries!

Got art? Bring it!
AfterBurn welcomes all kinds of art — if you have a piece you’d like to bring, let us know how big it is, so we can help you place it! For the first time, we have lots of room for indoor art in our giant Indaba gallery. There also will be a blacklight gallery and a Florida Burns history museum. Use this form https://forms.gle/G53TZD3sfsWvhGrq7 to submit your self-funded art.

Art grant submissions are now closed and community voting has concluded on those 11 pieces. We’ll get back to you with those results in next week’s Blurb.

This could be you…
Did you know that Bob accepts content submissions from folks like you? If you have a Burning story to share, please reach out to Bob via email. Blurbs must be less than 200 words and relevant to the entire AfterBurn community.


ABOUT BOB

Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .
Did someone forward this lovely message to you, and you want to sign up to receive Bob’s emails? Go to floridaafterburn.com/subscribe to join our mailing list.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 5

The Blurb of Bob

AfterBurn 2019 has official event status!

Volume 3, Number 5

HEY, GUYS!

We have more good news to share: We just received word that AfterBurn has been granted official event status by Burning Man in 2019! Read on for more news and updates regarding the November 1-3 event in Lake Wales.

How ’bout that?
Bob

In this issue:
Important dates and times
Volunteers needed this Saturday, Sept. 28
New email addresses for AfterBurn
Got a theme camp? Get it registered!
Art news: Grants closed, gallery submissions open
Got a Burning question? Help us write our FAQ

Important dates and times
Monday, Sept. 23 (today!): Core Volunteer tickets are now on sale. If you volunteered at least two 4-hour shifts last year, and you plan to volunteer that much or more this year, you may be eligible for a Core Volunteer Ticket before General Sales. Reach out to your team lead or email for more information.
Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 am EDT: Volunteer shifts will open in Signup Genius. The best shifts always get snapped up fast, so mark your calendar!
Monday, Sept. 30 at 8 pm EDT: Main ticket sale begins. If you’re on the email list, you’ll get a reminder that day.

Volunteers needed this Saturday, Sept. 28
From RobL on behalf of the DOGS team: Looking for volunteers this Saturday to meet at the Bartow property to get the storage containers ready to move. Meet at 9am. Bring water, gloves and snacks. Contact  for more information.

New email addresses for AfterBurn
Hey, guys, I have a new email address! You might have noticed that this message comes from bob@floridaafterburn.com. There’s also a new email box for the organizing committee, abc2019@floridaafterburn.com. We love hearing your input and questions, so write to us!

Got a theme camp? Get it registered!
Do you have a gift to share with the community, and you need a place to do it? When you register your theme camp, we’ll work with you to provide appropriate placement for the weekend. So get your information together and go to the Theme Camps page on the website to submit it — we can’t wait to see what you’re bringing! www.floridaafterburn.com/theme-camps

Art news: Grants closed, gallery submissions open
We have now closed submissions for art grants and effigies, but we are still accepting submissions for the indoor art gallery at the Burns Phambly Reunion. Use the Art Gallery Interest form (https://forms.gle/G53TZD3sfsWvhGrq7) to submit your art, and email the Art Grant Committee (artgrantcommittee@burntoranges.org) if you have questions.

Got a Burning question? Help us write our FAQ
Bob is helping the web team put together www.floridaafterburn.com, the site that covers all things related to AfterBurn. If you have a Burning Question that you think belongs in our list of Frequently Asked Questions, please . Even if the question only gets asked once, that might be frequent enough to get it on the website!


ABOUT BOB Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related. You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list. You can reach the AfterBurn Event Organizing Committee at .
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The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 4

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 4

September 17, 2019

HEY, GUYS!

Announcing a fabulous new venue for The Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn!
Camp La Llanada, 2819 Tiger Lake Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898
November 1-3, 2019


This past weekend, the organizing committee, department leads, and Burnt Oranges directors held a Leadership Summit at the new venue. We conducted safety training, scoped out the property, and decided where to put the art. The camp is a well-developed FLAT property with shady camping, a swimming pool, showers, and indoor gallery space. Most importantly, it has fewer ants!

The Camp AfterBurn announcement video.
  • Tickets will go on sale September 30 at $105 per participant. AfterBurn is an all-volunteer event, so as soon as you purchase your ticket, you’ll need to go to Signup Genius and sign up for shifts. We’ll provide that signup link in our Sept. 30 announcement. We recommend you buy your ticket ASAP, because if we get enough volunteers to release additional tickets, the price will go up after the first block of “Volun-Tier” tickets are sold.
  • If you are a Mandarin Supporter, thank you! You will receive a separate email with a code that allows you to purchase a $90 discounted ticket right now.
  • Did you do a ton of volunteering at last year’s AfterBurn? Reach out to your team lead or send an email to bob@burntoranges.org. You may be able to buy your ticket early!
  • Everyone attending must have a ticket, including children. Minion tickets are available at the following prices: Under 5, free; 5-11 years old, $45; and 12-17 years old, $90.

Vehicle Passes
To encourage carpooling, every vehicle coming to the event must have a Vehicle Pass. These are available during all ticket sales for $10 per vehicle. Please note: There is no offsite parking, so every vehicle coming to the event will need to purchase a pass.

RV Passes
We have a parking lot set aside with a limited amount of space for RVs and camping trailers. If you are planning to camp in an RV or travel trailer, you’ll need to purchase a $25 RV Pass instead of a Vehicle Pass.

Theme Camp Registration is now open!
Now that you know where we’ll be, it’s time to submit your theme camp registration. To submit the details of your awesome plans, go to the Theme Camp page.

Art Grants, Commemorative Ticket Art and Effigy Submissions have been extended until Sunday, September 22!
The new venue has incredible space for art, including dry interior spaces for our new Art Gallery. Gallery submissions will be open until mid-October. Send your grant applications and gallery submissions using the links here:  https://burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/

So, get your art and theme camps submitted now! And then watch your inbox and the floridaafterburn.com website to make sure you don’t miss the sale announcements. Remember, there are absolutely no ticket sales at the gate, and there are no spectators at Camp AfterBurn.

How ’bout that?

Bob


ABOUT BOB

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The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 3

August 29, 2019

HEY, GUYS!

A Creative Opportunity
1. Do you want to see the breadth and depth of artistic talent of our community, but insulated from the elements in an enclosed structure, complete with power?
2. Have you ever wanted to see your art displayed, gallery style, where all your favorite burners could fully appreciate it?
3. Do you have smaller scale canvas, sculptural, fabric, or photographic art that you would be excited to have displayed?
4. Maybe you would like to create new art (possibly financed by an art grant) before AfterBurn?

For the Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn we are excited that we will provide such a space. The Art Grant Committee has a vision of creating a gallery to honor and appreciate the incredibly talented artists we have in our community, complete with a gallery opening party.

Go to Burnt Oranges – Art Grants to submit your desire to participate: https://burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/ If you have any questions, please direct them to artgrantcommittee@burntoranges.org.

Share Your Imagination
Your Committee would like to provide a commemorative ticket and sticker for our Burns Phambly Reunion (like the good old times). We want you, the community, to create the design to represent this year’s theme: Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn.

Please send your design as a .gif or .jpeg file to the Committee email: abc2019@burntoranges.org with a small description and your name for proper credit. Submissions for ticket/sticker designs will be open until September 15th at midnight.

Leaders Needed
A huge Thank You to our returning and new Leads & Co-Leads. We still need Leads and Co-Leads in the following areas:

Leads: Sound Marshal, Theme Camps
Co-Leads: Dogs, Cats, Earth Guardians, Volunteer Coordinator, Parking, Certified LifeGuard(s), Shower Guardians, Sound Marshal, Theme Camps

If you want to be a part of the fun and creativity that goes into creating the canvas for AfterBurn, step up to fill one of these great roles by emailing your Committee at abc2019@burntoranges.org.

How ’bout that?

Bob, on behalf of your AfterBurn Event Committee

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 2

August 17, 2019

HEY, GUYS!

Your Event Committee has listened to you, and we’re happy to confirm that we’ve found a new location for Camp AfterBurn. It’s FLAT, with showers, LOTS of shade and fewer ants. More information will be coming soon.

Calling all our artists and dreamers!

1. Do you art?
2. Do you want to share your art with the community at our Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn?
3. Are you ready to bring your “A” game?
4. Would an art grant help you do this?

If you said yes to all of the above, your time has come.

The period for formal submissions of art grants, including burnable art, is open. It will close at midnight on Sunday, September 15th.

There will be at least $5,000 available for art grants at AfterBurn.

This year we have decided to let the Phambly decide what art they would like to see brought to the event. After the submission period closes on September 15th, the Art Grant Committee will open the grants up to the Community for voting.

All references to artists and camps will be removed; we are asking that the artists allow each submission to be judged according to the art’s own merits. Voting will be via a Facebook poll, similar to the one used for the event committee members. Note: Any grant requests received after September 15th at midnight will not be considered for the community vote.

New this year: We will have some enclosed structures with electricity available to display your art and keep it safe from the elements.

Information on how to submit your art grant and online forms for submission can be found at https://burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/

Submissions for the Effigy and Temple should be sent to your Event Committee via email at ABC2019@burntoranges.org

We can’t wait to see what your creativity will bring to life!

How ’bout that?

Bob, on behalf of your AfterBurn Event Committee

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ABOUT BOB
Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at bob@burntoranges.org with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 3, Number 1

August 13, 2019

HEY, GUYS!

I’m writing on behalf of your Event Committee, the hard-working group that is enthusiastically taking responsibility for planning and creating an amazing AfterBurn together with you, the community.

They’ve confirmed that many of our past Department Leads will be returning (including me, Bob!). Thank you, Leads, for stepping up!

(Drumroll, please) And now, for the information you have been patiently waiting for:

1: AfterBurn 2019 will be held from Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3.
2: You have 80 days to get ready.
3: This year’s theme will be “Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn.”

So start thinking about ART! And stay tuned for the Art Submissions Form next!

How ’bout that?

Bob

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ABOUT BOB

Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

You can email Bob at bob@burntoranges.org with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.