The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 13

June 6, 2022

Get those plans in order

HEY, FAM!
I hope you had a great time at PreHeat 2022! I sure did, spending my time gambling at that quirky casino, enjoying those delicious post-burn grilled cheese sammiches, swimming in the super refreshing swimming pool, and sleeping soundly in my cabin. Those were the icing on the cake, huh? Of course, my favorite events were the effigy and temple burns, as well as the Friday night parade.

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

  1. Post PreHeat 2022 survey
  2. AfterBurn 2022 Announcement

Post PreHeat 2022 Survey

While I had a blast at PreHeat and wish I was back at Camp La Llanada already, I still want to know what you thought of the event! That’s why we created this handy dandy Post PreHeat 2022 Survey. Feel free to let us know what we got right, what we can do better next time, and anything else we need to know. We’re a community, after all, so we need to hear from you!


AfterBurn 2022

Yes fam, there’s good news to be had: The Board has approved having AfterBurn 2022 and they are finalizing dates with the property. Rejoice! I’ll have more on that in the coming months.


Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

Bob


ABOUT BOB

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

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

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 12

April 7, 2022

Get those plans in order

HEY, FAM!
Goodness, PreHeat 2022 is right around the corner. Hopefully your camping gear is already organized and your shopping list is completed. Word on the street is that Camp La Llanada is looking gorgeous and will be the perfect place to finally come together after far too long. We’ll keep you updated right up to the event, so fear not!

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. The Guides are Here
  2. Ticket Deadlines
  3. Ticket Assistance Update
  4. Cabins are Sold Out
  5. Volunteer Signup
  6. Theme Camp Registration
  7. COVID-19 Policy
  8. Art Grant Second Deadline Approaching
  9. Certified Lifeguards Still Needed

The Guides are HereAre you planning to play with fire at PreHeat 2022? The bust out your readers and take the time to thoroughly read the Burn Guide. Yes, there will be a quiz. 

The 2022 PreHeat Survival Guide is also available, and is jam-packed with helpful deets. 


Ticket DeadlinesTier Two tickets for PreHeat 2022 are still available. Get ’em while you still can at Ticket Tailor : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burntorangesinc/609977#

The member reserved ticket deadline has passed, however, and all ticket sales (excluding vehicle and RV passes and ice pogs) close on Friday, 4/15 at 12PM. Word on the street is that this is for everybody, no exceptions: no ticket, no entry!

You can also find all the event details via our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2XvcZ58yq — and don’t forget the website: http://35.222.200.35/ 


Ticket Assistance Update

Ticket assistance is available if you are unable to afford a ticket. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 4/11 and the final day to obtain tickets is Friday, 4/15 at 12PM. Please fill out the form under tickets on the homepage:  http://35.222.200.35/ 


Cabins are Sold Out

Cabins are all sold out, fam. We’re so happy this new program has generated so much interest! If you reserved one, remit payment by Friday, 4/15. Also, be sure to sign-up all participants staying in your cabin pre-event or at Greeters. No participants will be signed in to stay in a cabin if they are not on the list.


Volunteer Signup

You can still volunteer to sign up for a shift at PreHeat 2022. As you know, no burn can happen without volunteers, and we’re all about that. I myself am a volunteer, so be like Bob and sign up here: http://35.222.200.35/volunteering/

Leads are working hard and will be emailing everyone to confirm their shifts. You may also reach out anytime to the teams. Email addresses are on the website, too


Theme Camp RegistrationTheme Camp registration closes on Friday, 4/8. The website is being updated with this year’s placement map. Stand By.
Get your camp activities to me for the What, When, Where guide by Friday, 4/8. Email with the names of your camp builders for Thursday Worker Access Pass/Early Entry approval.


COVID-19 Policy

In order to burn safely, you will need either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours to attend PreHeat 2022. Since there are indoor spaces at this event, we thought it to be the most responsible thing we can do. So in the spirit of radical self-reliance, make sure you have one or the other by the time you get to the gate. Read the full policy and any updates on the homepage: http://35.222.200.35/


Art Grant Second Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for an art grant is 4/8. Have a last minute project in mind? Funds are still available.
http://35.222.200.35/art/


Certified Lifeguards Still Needed

Certified lifeguards are needed to have the pool open at Camp La Llanada per our contract with the property, and trust us — you want it open. Two lifeguards are required at all times to open the pool. Unfortunately, the prior vendor has opted not to re-sign with our event due to the nature of it (mainly alcohol is available, and their lifeguards had to stay overnight due to drive distance/time to the property each day. The company felt there were too many liabilities). That’s where radical self-reliance comes in again fam, and we’re sensing a theme. Are you ready to bring your life-saving skills to the table?

The American Red Cross lifeguard certification (with First Aid/CPR/AED) is all that is required to meet the property’s certification requirements. Financial assistance may be available if you wish to be certified. If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, check out: https://parks.tampagov.net/web/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?SessionID=si&module=AR&keyword=Lifeguard

If you are currently certified or wish to certify to volunteer, please email both Event Planning at as well as Volunteers at .

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 11

March 14, 2022

Get your ducks in a row

HEY, FAM!
This blub is chock full o’ deets as PreHeat is happening next month! It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve burned together, and we’re pleased as punch that it’s looking safer and safer out there every day. Plenty of you folks have been emailing us, so hopefully this blurb will answer all of your burning questions.

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. Tier Two Tickets
  2. Ticket Assistance
  3. Cabin Rentals are Still Available
  4. Volunteer Signup
  5. Volunteer Leadership Needed
  6. Theme Camp Registration
  7. COVID-19 Policy
  8. Art Grant Deadline
  9. Certified Lifeguards Needed
  10. Logo

Tier Two Tickets

Tier Two tickets for PreHeat 2022 are on sale. Get ’em while they’re hot at Ticket Tailor : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burntorangesinc/609977#  (Member reserved ticket deadline is Thursday, 3/31.)

You can also find all the event details via our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2XvcZ58yq — and don’t forget the website: http://35.222.200.35/ 

Ticket Assistance

Ticket assistance is available if you are unable to afford a ticket. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Please fill out the form under tickets on the homepage:  http://35.222.200.35/ 

Cabin Rentals are Still Available

Want to camp in your car at Pre-Heat 2022? Here are the deets:
Cabins rentals are still available for Pre-Heat 2022. Get all the details on the website and complete the registration form to secure your cabin for your theme camp or group: http://35.222.200.35/cabins/

Volunteer Signup

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about volunteering, which is a good thing! As you know, no burn can happen without volunteers, and we’re all about that. I myself am a volunteer, so be like Bob and sign up here: http://35.222.200.35/volunteering/

Volunteer Leadership Needed

Speaking of volunteers, we’re in need of event leadership, specifically a Parking Co-lead, a Greeters Co-lead, a Gate Co-lead Backup, a Quartermaster, and a pre-site Volunteer Coordinator. If you want to be a part of the leadership magic at the event, reach out. 

Theme Camp Registration

Theme camps are the beating heart of PreHeat, and priority registration closes on March 31, 2022. Applications received after that day will be placed where space is available. So be a hero and submit your application for your unique and incredible theme camp today. Click the link to get started! http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps

COVID-19 Policy

The Event Planning Committee is doing what they do best: planning an opening ceremony In order to burn safely, you will need either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours to attend PreHeat 2022. Since there are indoor spaces at this event, we thought it to be the most responsible thing we can do. So in the spirit of radical self-reliance, make sure you have one or the other by the time you get to the gate. Read the full policy and any updates on the homepage: http://35.222.200.35/

Art Grant Deadline

The priority deadline to apply for an art grant is March 18, 2022, and the final deadline is April 8, 2022. Any grant applications received after the former will be allotted whatever funds are leftover. http://35.222.200.35/art/

Certified Lifeguards Neeses

Certified lifeguards are needed to have the pool open at Camp La Llanada per our contract with the property, and trust us — you want it open. Unfortunately, the prior vendor has opted not to re-sign with our event due to the nature of it (mainly alcohol is available, and their lifeguards had to stay overnight due to drive distance/time to the property each day. The company felt there were too many liabilities). That’s where radical self-reliance comes in again fam, and we’re sensing a theme. Are you ready to bring your life-saving skills to the table?

The American Red Cross lifeguard certification (with First Aid/CPR/AED) is all that is required to meet the property’s certification requirements. Financial assistance may be available if you wish to be certified. If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, check out: https://parks.tampagov.net/web/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?SessionID=si&module=AR&keyword=Lifeguard

If you are currently certified or wish to certify to volunteer, please email both Event Planning at as well as Volunteers at .

Logo

Check out our amazing logo for PreHeat 2022! Original art by Ducky, final edits by Robl.

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 10

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February 10, 2022

Get ready for some action!

HEY, FAM!
Things are really starting to heat up around here, and we’re not talking about the gloomy February weather. Rather, we have lots of information you will need to have the most epic Pre-Heat experience possible. We can’t wait to see your faces in the firelight again at Camp La Llanada!

Fun fact: Did you know that eating burnt oranges may help you regain taste and smell after COVID-19? We knew we were onto something when we named ourselves!

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. November 20, 2021 Gathering: Recap
  2. Tickets, Tickets, Tickets!
  3. Cabin Rentals at Camp La Llanada? Yes, Really!
  4. Car Camping
  5. Register Your Theme Camp
  6. Effigy and Temple Submissions
  7. Awesome Areas for Theme Camps
  8. Pre-Heat 2022 Opening Ceremony
  9. Remembering Peter Goetz

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets!

Ticket Sales for PreHeat 2022 are live! Get your tickets before the first round closes in mid-February. This includes those with member and AB2019 volunteer reserved tickets. If you are a reserved ticket holder and need an extension, please email the BOI before ticket sales close so that we can work with you to procure your ticket. Get ’em while they’re hot at Ticket Tailor : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burntorangesinc/609977#

You can also find all the event details via our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2XvcZ58yq — and don’t forget the website: http://35.222.200.35/ 

Cabin Rentals at Camp La Llanada? Yes, Really!

Applications for cabin rentals at Camp La Llanada are live for Pre-Heat 2022. Yes, really! Get all the details on the website and complete the registration form to secure your cabin for your theme camp or group: http://35.222.200.35/cabins/

Car Camping

Want to camp in your car at Pre-Heat 2022? Here are the deets:
Car campers will need to purchase an RV Pass. Additionally, you must decorate your car so as not to resemble a boring old vehicle (if you’re not camping in the RV lot). Your theme camp leader will need to indicate on the theme camp registration that you will be a car camper, too. Note: As with RVs, car camping cannot be guaranteed placement with theme camps within the event space. Still, best efforts will be made to place RVs and car campers with their registered theme camp. If you are not with a theme camp or there is no room to place you with your theme camp, then you will be placed in the RV Lot. Get your RV pass here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burntorangesinc/609977# 

Register Your Theme Camp

Theme camps are the beating heart of Pre-Heat. So be a hero and submit your application for your unique and incredible theme camp today. Click the link to get started! http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps

Effigy and Temple Submissions

We still need that one perfect and amazing idea for the effigy and temple to be submitted. We may be small but we are mighty, and we burn just as brightly as the big dogs. Won’t you be the next person to light our fire? Submit your ideas here: http://35.222.200.35/burnable-art/

Oh yes, and art grant applications are awaiting your perfect application! That’s right, we have money and we want to give it to you to make art. What’s better than that? To apply, submit your desire to participate here: https://www.burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/

Awesome New Area at Camp La Llanada Available

Camp La Llanada has a new bar on the lake, and the space is available for you to use at PreHeat 2022! Look how cool this is! 

Be sure to indicate your plans to use the bar when registering your theme camp

There’s also a sound cave, a Tiki hut, and an outdoor kitchen for your camp to utilize. Check out the map for more pics: http://35.222.200.35/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/MAP-06302021.pdf

Let us know what you’d like to do with these spaces! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1WjmVNqD5melysYevW7mK9LL5Jqg4_CxWDlx90yXTwCWuOw/viewform

Pre-Heat 2022 Opening Ceremony

The Event Planning Committee is doing what they do best: planning an opening ceremony for PreHeat 2022, and they need your input and participation. Do you want to participate and eradicate any potential FOMO? Do you have theme-related ideas? Send them to the committee at .

Remembering Peter Goetz

We are saddened by the passing of another phambly member, Peter Goetz. He was a longtime, cherished member of our phambly along with his wonderful wife, Sandra — and he was a fighter. In his own words: “And I’m not losing the fight. It will be a tie cause I’ll take the fucker with me.”  You never lost the fight, Peter and you indeed took the fucker with you. May you rest in power, and we hope you are enjoying all the kratom and catching all of the pokemon in the beyond.

Our love and comfort goes out to all who are feeling the loss of Peter. If you desire and are able to provide assistance to Sandra, a GoFundMe as been set up for her: https://gofund.me/5142bb0e

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 9

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December 11, 2021

Who’s ready to get this party started?

HEY, FAM!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holidays! Well, it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year, because our favorite occasions involve being together with you in the spirit of the burn community. Nevertheless, we’re feeling the holiday cheer and wanted to update you with some exciting info.

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. November 20, 2021 Gathering: Recap
  2. PreHeat Tickets are Coming
  3. Awesome New Area at Camp La Llanada Available
  4. Remembering Kat Hefter-Kirkpatrick (Star Kitteh)

November 20, 2021 Gathering: Event Recap

Event: November 2021 Community Gathering at Dead Lizard Brewing
The gathering was a resounding success! A great time was had by all and it was lovely seeing everyone in person again. We had some enlightening conversations and shared many ideas. We want to thank our hosts, Storm and Rich, for letting us use the brewery. We look forward to doing more of these in the near future.  

Huge gratitude to Builder and Den Mother for this wonderful art piece!

PreHeat Tickets are Coming!

That’s right fam, PreHeat tickets will be going on sale 12/15/21! Members, Staff and AB19 Volunteers, keep an eye on your emails for access to your reserved ticket(s). All others, you can sign up for notification of General Sale via our new new ticket processor, Ticket Tailor : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burntorangesinc/609977# 

You can also find all the event details via our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2XvcZ58yq  and don’t forget the website: http://35.222.200.35/

Awesome New Area at Camp La Llanada Available

We’re so excited to share this news with you: Camp La Llanada has a new bar on the lake, and the space is available for you to use at PreHeat 2022! Look how cool this is! 

Be sure to indicate your plans to use the bar when registering your theme camp (http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps/). Use will be granted to first registration.

Remembering Kat-Hefter-Kirkpatrick (Star Kitteh)

We are sad to report the passing of Kat Hefter-Kirkpatrick (Star Kitteh). Kat joined the Florida burn community in 2015, sharing her vivacious and indomitable spirit with all who interacted with her. Although she may not be very well known in the community at large, she was well loved by those with whom she made camp and shared good times. She will be sorely missed by so many.

If you are able to assist or share: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-our-friend-as-she-battles-mrsa

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 8

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November 4, 2021

Some good stuff is on the horizon!

HEY, FAM!

It’s like we blinked and suddenly, it was November. That means it’s out with the humidity and in with the perfect weather all the snowbirds flock here for. We admit, we’re a touch blue because AfterBurn was supposed to be next weekend, but we’re taking solace in the good stuff on the horizon.

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. November 20, 2021 Gathering: New Deets
  2. PreHeat Plug

November 20, 2021 Gathering: New Deets

Event: November 2021 Community Gathering
Location: Dead Lizard Brewing in Orlando, FL
Date: 11/20/21
Timeframe: 3:00 – 9:00 pm

Event: November 2021 Community Gathering
Location: Dead Lizard Brewing in Orlando, FL
Date: 11/20/21
Timeframe: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
http://35.222.200.35/

As we told you a few weeks back, a free, one day event is being planned at Dead Lizard Brewing in Orlando. This public, family friendly event promises to be a good time!.

Wondering where to stay the night? Here are some options:
Best Western Plus Universal Inn on Vineland Road
Best Western Plus Universal Inn on Major Blvd

Other Hotel options on Kirkman Road or Major Blvd are the closest to Universal Studios and the Brewery. All are within 5-10 minute drives for your convenience.

Get all of the details from the Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1IMIMB8qo

PreHeat Plug

Calling all artists! 

As I yapped about in our last newsletter, PreHeat seems like it’s a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! So check with your friends and start planning now so we can have an epic event. Register your theme camp here: http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps/

Additionally, effigy and temple submissions are also being accepted. We may be small but we are mighty, and we burn just as brightly as the big dogs. Won’t you be the next person to light our fire? Submit your ideas here: http://35.222.200.35/burnable-art/

Oh yes, and art grant applications are live! That’s right, we have money and we want to give it to you to make art. What’s better than that? To apply, go to Burnt Oranges – Art Grants to submit your desire to participate: ttps://burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 7

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October 17, 2021

Are you ready for a bit of bonding? So are we.

HEY, FAM!

Can you believe it’s already fall in Florida? You know what that means: nothing! Well, okay, it’s a little less humid and the sun is only 6 feet from our faces instead of 3 feet. But the cold fronts are coming and so is a little bit of fun and community, and we wanted to give you the skinny.

Okie dokie artichokie, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

In this issue:

  1. Save The Date: November 20, 2021
  2. Calling All Artists
  3. PreHeat Highlights and Updates
  4. Volunteer Appreciation and Feedback Request

Save the Date: November 20, 2021

Event: November 2021 Community Gathering
Location: Dead Lizard Brewing in Orlando, FL
Date: 11/20/21
Timeframe: 3:00 – 9:00 pm

A free, one day event is being planned at Dead Lizard Brewing in Orlando for the community to gather and spend some long overdue time with each other, as well as have the opportunity to share our wonderful burner community with the public. This will be a public, family friendly event.

If you would like to share an activity, give out gifts, or have any other great burner ideas, there is registration for space that is free. However, depending on response, space may have to be limited to first registered, first served.

Get all of the details, the link to register your space, and get or share ideas from the Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1IMIMB8qo

From the Art Committee

Calling all artists! 

As part of the Burnt Oranges mission, the November event at Dead Lizard Brewing is a great opportunity to share art with both your fellow burners and the public. Maybe you have something you plan on bringing to PreHeat like an effigy, temple, or other art and you could use some community involvement to bring it to life? Maybe you just want to bring your art for display, or you have art that you would like to donate to Burnt Oranges for fundraising?

Please register here to let us know about art you are bringing for community engagement, display, or donation. The registration link is on the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1IMIMB8qo.

PreHeat Highlights and Updates

Great news, fam! Theme camp registration is still open. Yes, PreHeat seems like it’s a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! So check with your friends and start planning now so we can have an epic event. Register here: http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps/

Additionally, effigy and temple submissions are also being accepted. We may be small but we are mighty, and we burn just as brightly as the big dogs. Won’t you be the next person to light our fire? Submit your ideas here:  http://35.222.200.35/burnable-art/

Oh yes, and art grant applications are live! That’s right, we have money and we want to give it to you to make art. What’s better than that? To apply, go to Burnt Oranges – Art Grants to submit your desire to participate: ttps://burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/art-grants/

Volunteer Appreciation and Feedback Request

We’re in the process of establishing a Volunteer Resources Team to improve recruitment, training, retention, and separation. Our first focus will be to improve sign-up for event volunteer shifts, create better job descriptions for event volunteer positions, provide onsite help with any questions and/or concerns, and host training events to learn new positions that may be of interest. More information will be forthcoming.
 
In the meantime, we also want to let you know that you are appreciated! The Event Planning Committee is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Lounge at PreHeat 2022 and they want to hear what would make you feel appreciated. The current plan is to host the lounge in the large dining room where there will be plenty of room to personally distance indoors, but due to COVID-19 the kitchen will be closed. Send us all of your burning desires. It could be iced lattes, a massage, a DJ, the possibilities are endless. To that end, don’t limit yourself, but also know not all suggestions may be feasible nor implemented. Please send your wishes, ideas, thoughts, etc. to
 
Your Volunteer Resources Team

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 6

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August 9, 2021

We’re finding joy even when things are sticky.

HEY, FAM!

We’re deep in the dog days of summer, and it seems like the world is super heavy right now. If you’re like us, it can be pretty tough to turn on the news, so make sure you’re taking good care of yourselves. 

We were feeling pretty excited about the state of the world for a while, but as we all know, the only constant is change. Here’s hoping for brighter tomorrows as we navigate a rather sticky today.

Okay, let’s get down to business. I have some important updates for the Burnt Oranges community.

In this issue:

  1. AfterBurn 2021 postponed to PreHeat 2022
  2. Remembering Austin Miles
  3. Remembering Richard Lemanski
  4. But there’s good news coming!

AfterBurn 2021 postponed to PreHeat 2022

As you may have learned, Burnt Oranges is offering a new membership system with burner Unfortunately, the Board of Directors made the collective (and we think smart) decision to cancel AfterBurn 2021. They don’t feel confident enough about holding AfterBurn safely and selling enough tickets in order to pay for the event. We will miss seeing your shining faces at Camp La Llanada this year.

Remembering Austin Miles

Many of you know Austin Miles and his wonderful family who have been part of our Burn community for seven years. Austin was recently hospitalized with complications of COVID-19 and sadly passed away August 4th. He will be missed immensely by his family and by all who knew him. There is a fundraiser organized by Julie Mills for him if you’d like to donate: 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/austin-miles-is-hospitalized-family-needs-support

Remembering Richard Lemanski

We were also saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Lemanski. Without his willingness to take a chance on hosting us, the Florida burn scene might not be what it is today. At Maddox Ranch, we found a place to call home and grow. Many of us first met each other there and will always have a love for it. For those of us who got to know Richard and Lynne, the generosity and true sense of phambly we received from them was a blessing. We will miss him always.

But There’s Good News Coming!

The new Art Committee would like feedback from past art grant recipients. Kindly fill out We’re turning our sights to PreHeat 2022! All of the Event Planning Committee’s efforts will transfer to PreHeat and we’re hoping that even more of you will volunteer to make this event happen. Keep your eyes on your inbox as I will update you next week with PreHeat deets!

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 5

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June 14, 2021

We’re meditating on what it means to be prepared.

HEY, FAM!

It’s that time of year again: hurricane season. Fortunately for us burners, preparing for storms every year is a breeze, as we have everything we need in our camping bins. Don’t forget to make sure your batteries are still good, though, and stock up on any sundries you’d like on-hand.

We’re feeling especially saucy now that we’re fully vaccinated! Thanks to that, we’re readier than ever for AfterBurn, as it’s safe for us to gather once again. Yeah, we’re feeling pretty emotional about that.

Okay, let’s get down to business. I have some important updates for the Burnt Oranges community.

In this issue:

  1. New Burnt Oranges membership plans
  2. Theme camp registration for AfterBurn 2021
  3. Camp La Llanada property use
  4. Art Committee Survey
  5. Remembering Fay Ocampo

Zoom Registration for April Gathering

As you may have learned, Burnt Oranges is offering a new membership system with burner benefits. These memberships will help Burnt Oranges do what it does best: help our community make great art! Click on the link below to learn about what each tier offers.
https://www.burntoranges.org/about-burnt-oranges/membership/

Theme camp registration for AfterBurn 2021 is open

As we get closer and closer to AfterBurn 2021, it’s time to prepare for gathering once again with our burner phambly. I for one am completely stoked to see people and share art, gifts, treats, and dranks. To that end, it’s time to submit your application for theme camps. Click the link below to get started!
http://35.222.200.35/theme-camps

Camp La Llanada Property Use

If you were lucky enough to attend AfterBurn in 2019, you probably noticed that Camp La Llanada has some pretty nice facilities. This year, we want to open up more of those spaces to you. Interested in utilizing an outdoor kitchen? Or anything else? Let us know, fam. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1WjmVNqD5melysYevW7mK9LL5Jqg4_CxWDlx90yXTwCWuOw/viewform

Art Committee Survey

The new Art Committee would like feedback from past art grant recipients. Kindly fill out the form here if that’s you. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd24N4oxq8UtSoGVAr3jWvOUY9Od_zi8Hf0yniv4JhF14VINQ/viewform

Remembering Fay Ocampo

Our community has lost another beautiful soul way to soon. Fay Ocampo was a fiery spirit in all aspects of life, and as a goblin and fox she was known to be a little mischievous, too! She was a well respected fire performer, and took great pride in fire safety. As for many of us, burns were home to her and she looked forward to growing as a ranger and one day a fire lead.  She is missed by so many and our love goes out to all whose lives she touched.

Thanks for reading…and for making art, supporting art, and taking the survey! Do you want to share a photo of the AfterBurn schwag in your home? Email it to me, and I might use it in the next edition of the Blurb of Bob!

How ’bout that?

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.

The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 4

blurb of bob v3n10

April 8, 2021

It’s April and I’m feeling optimistic!

HEY, FAM!

Can you believe 2020 is finally over? After pretty much everything was cancelled in the longest year ever, we’re looking especially forward to Pre-Heat 2021. Of course, we’re

Are you feeling as hopeful as I am? Spring is in the air, vaccines are going into eager arms, and it feels like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been over a year since COVID-19 turned everything upside-down, and we’re ready to discover what our new normal looks like. We’re still wearing our masks and social distancing, but we’re thinking about the future and all of the hugging we’re going to do when it’s safe — soon!

Meanwhile, the Event Planning Committee has been hard at work planning events, and they gave me all of the deets! Read on to get the latest updates.

In this issue:

  1. Zoom registration for Sunday, 4/18 virtual gathering
  2. Example effigy shim and burn guidelines for mini effigy
  3. Email Video and Questions
  4. Art Committee call for members
  5. Spark the Art update

Zoom Registration for April Gathering

The first virtual town hall for the community is being planned for January 2021. This will be

We hope you’re excited for the virtual gathering happening on April 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Here is the Zoom registration link for this exciting get together:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuuqqzgrE9eHsxHno64M2MLZ7E_fNEds

Registration will be limited to the first 100 people. Registered attendees will be allowed to join from one device. We encourage safe gathering and burning as possible, so one registration per household is the limit.

Example Effigy Shim and Burn Guidelines for Mini Effigy

Looking to get prepared for the virtual gathering I keep talking about? The above Zoom link as well as a sample shim and burn guidelines are posted on the website here:
https://www.burntoranges.org/events/virtual-gathering-preheat-and-townhall/

Email Your Burn Video and Town Hall Questions

Please email your Burn Video to the Event Planning Committee email:  before 9:00 am on Sunday 4/18.  If you are available to assist with editing the video submissions, please send your contact info to the Event Planning Committee email: .

We also want hear your questions, concerns or thoughts for the Town Hall portion of the evening. Please do email those as well to the Event Planning Committee email: .

Art Committee Call for Members

The Board is looking for 5 individuals to join our new Art Committee. While the hope is for a year-long commitment to include not only the awarding of grants for our regional events, but to also support grants and art displays within our communities, we understand the value of personal time. At minimum a commitment from June to November to bring amazing art and artists to AfterBurn 2021 is being asked. If you have a passion for art, we invite you to help with Burnt Oranges’ mission to cultivate interactive art by serving on the Burnt Oranges Art Committee.

If you would like to be considered for the Art Committee, please email the following to  before June 1 (we would like to have the committee’s first meeting in June to begin preparing for AfterBurn 2021):

Legal name:
Preferred name:
Contact information:
Please share any previous art, grant, volunteer or leadership experience:
Approximately how many Preheat/Afterburns have you attended?
Why do you want to join the Art Committee?
If you are not chosen for the Art  Committee, would you be interested in any other leadership roles?
Do you have any questions for us?

Spark the Art Updates coming soon!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Spark the Art contributions! Their creations will be revealed at the upcoming virtual gathering.

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?

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.