The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 2

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November 18, 2020

HEY, FAM!

It’s finally getting chilly outside, which usually reminds me of AfterBurn. But since that’s not happening this year for safety reasons, I prefer to think about Pre-Heat 2021. As you know, Camp La Llanada has had some upgrades, so Pre-Heat 2021 could be one of our best burns yet. We’re monitoring the COVID-19 situation just as much as you are to make sure it’s safe when we meet again, too.

Meanwhile, Burnt Oranges has a group of deeply dedicated volunteers who are not in a bubble, and they want t been hard at work planning Pre-Heat 2021, and they gave me all of the newest intel! Read on to get the latest updates.

In this issue:

  1. Who has the most Pre-Heat and AfterBurn memorabilia? Now we know!
  2. Remembering Asa Semp, who we tragically lost.
  3. COVID-19 Considerations
  4. Pre-Heat 2021 Event Planning Committee
  5. Spark the Art Updates coming soon!
  6. Are you ready? Here’s the theme for Pre-Heat 2021

Who has the most PreHeat and AfterBurn memorabilia? Now we know!

Remember how I said I decorated my whole house in AfterBurn and Pre-Heat swag? Well, for as much as I thought I had a lot of keepsakes from my favorite burns, my friend Reverend Jackassholio sure impressed me! Check out all of his loot!

Remembering Asa Semp, who we tragically lost

As many of you know, the Florida burn community lost one of our own on September 24, 2020. A valued member of Rangers, as well as DOGs and CATS teams, Asa was always there when needed. He was an incredible fire performer who always pushed the limit — and was a hell of nice guy, too. Asa touched many lives and will be missed by all. See you on the other side, friend. I’ll remember you as we burn in April of 2021, and you should too.

If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1 800 873 TIPS. Or you can submit a tip to crimestopperstb.com. You can remain anonymous and information leading to an arrest could lead to a reward. Tips can also be submitted to Tampa Police by calling 813 231 6130.

COVID-19 Considerations

One of the continuing initiatives of the board is open communication and building community. That’s why they told me they’ll only be moving forward with Pre-Heat 2021 if it is safe to do so. Rest assured, they’re staying up-to-date on all of the science, and will make an informed decision when the time calls for it.

As we all continue to do our best to follow all the guidelines from WHO and CDC, stay home, wash your hands, practice social distancing, shelter in place. We hope that each of you are taking the absolute best care of yourselves and your families and for our entire community to be as safe as possible in these times.

Pre-Heat 2021 Event Planning Committee

We’ve put together a survey to gauge community interest in an AfterBurn event. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this quick survey and let us know where you stand on As you probably heard, Pre-Heat 2021 has a pretty rad event committee. Additionally, they told me that KC Allen, Amber “Stardust” Haley, Tama Lutzker, Gabriel “Swami G” Rothblatt, and Whitney Smith had a great first meeting last week. Can you imagine a cooler crew?

Spark the Art Updates coming soon!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Spark the Art contributions! We have received some super cool submissions, and I’ll share some of those with you in my next blurb. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that I have more time to make art!

We need your help to continue to spread the Spark about the available art grants.  Share far and wide among your family and friends, not just the Burner community.

Some of the grants funded include Acrylic Paint Pours, Paintings, Glass Marbles, Digital Art, Music, and Dance. (Photo: “The Golden Hour,” a Spark the Art project) 

Are you ready? Here’s the theme for Pre-Heat 2021 

The event committee has decided on the theme for Pre-Heat 2021! After considering several ideas, nothing feels more fitting than Reincarnation: Rise of the Phoenix.

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 1

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June 29, 2020

HEY, GUYS!


Who else has their home decorated in AfterBurn memorabilia besides me? From where I sit, I can see a button (“It was on fire when I got here”), a sign (“Bob wuz here”), and a  painted rock that says “The Sky Is Falling” (ain’t that timely!). My bathroom is full of handmade pendants (FYB, Java Mike!), and I’m wearing a t-shirt I silkscreened myself, down by the lake in 2019. Given the weird state of the world right now, I’m super-grateful to be surrounded by your creativity in my personal AfterBurn bubble.

Meanwhile, Burnt Oranges has a group of deeply dedicated volunteers who are not in a bubble, and they want to communicate with YOU! Read on for some questions and answers from the Board of Directors about the state of Art and AfterBurn here in Florida.

How ’bout that?
Bob


In this issue:

  • To Burn, or Not to Burn?
  • What do you think? Take the AfterBurn 2020 Survey
  • Spark the Art Update
  • To Burn, or Not to Burn?

    One of the continuing initiatives of the board is open communication and building community.

    Before any final decisions are made regarding a 2020 Afterburn Event, your thoughts are important on having an event safely not only for participants but the venue and neighboring town during the current COVID19 Pandemic. Please use the link in the next section to take the AfterBurn survey.

    One of the most important factors that we must understand as we make the assessment on moving ahead — or not — is the impact of the current situation on participants, specifically how this will affect your availability, finances and well-being.We have been in touch with Camp La Llanada, the venue we used for last year’s AfterBurn, to confirm that the first weekend in November is available for us.

    As we all continue to do our best to follow all the guidelines from WHO and CDC; stay home, wash your hands, practice social distancing, shelter in place. We hope that each of you is taking the absolute best care of yourselves and your families and for our entire community to be as safe as possible in these times.



    What do you think? Take the AfterBurn 2020 Survey

    EWe’ve put together a survey to gauge community interest in an AfterBurn event. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this quick survey and let us know where you stand on the event:
    https://forms.gle/X6wBo1qMtmtnvPyN7


    Spark the Art

    Spark the Art!

    Thank you to all of the wonderful donors to Spark the Art!! We have almost reached our initial goal of $1000 and have awarded $260 in grants.

    We need your help to continue to spread the Spark about the available art grants.  Share far and wide among your family and friends, not just the Burner community.

    Some of the grants funded include Acrylic Paint Pours, Paintings, Glass Marbles, Digital Art, Music, and Dance. (Photo: “The Golden Hour,” a Spark the Art project) 

    What would you like to create?

    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 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 .

    OMG! Bucket Kitty has big news!

    • Submissions to the AfterBurn event guide, The Bucket List, close Oct. 23 at midnight. Use this link to submit your activities: The Bucket List.
    • OMG RV Passes will be available by lottery. Read the details below.
    • Ice will be available by presale only. Read the details below.
    • Tier Two Ticket Sales end this Friday, October 25, at midnight. Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

    Remember, volunteer signups are happening now on Signup Genius. Thank you for signing up and making AfterBurn awesome!


    OMG RV Passes
    The Placement Team has found five additional spots for RVs in the RV parking lot. Please note, additional RVs will not be placed in any theme camps. If you have been waiting and hoping for an RV pass, here’s how it works:

    Ice Available by Presale Only
    From Stef: Our incredible Kitchen crew is going to bring ice! Be forewarned, it will be available by presale only — no cash accepted. You must order and pay for your ice pogs online by Tuesday, Oct. 29. Buy lots of ice pogs — proceeds go towards the effigy build, and it makes a great gift to your friends!

    • Cost: $5 per bag, presale only. Absolutely no cash will be accepted and no refunds given.
    • Purchase your ice pogs between 8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 23 and midnight Tuesday, Oct. 29 on Brown Paper Tickets.
    • Pick up your ice on Saturday or Sunday between 11 am and 1 pm. These are the only times it will be available. There are no refunds if you fail to pick up your ice.
    • Ice pickup location: At the Kitchen. Let’s give the Kitchen crew some love for handling this! Mwah!

    10 more days until the effigy burns! We’re super-excited about the Burns Phambly Reunion at Camp AfterBurn.

    How ’bout that?
    Bucket Kitty & Bob

    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 .

    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.

    2019 Art Grant Requests

    The AfterBurn 2019 Art Grant Committee has received the following requests for funding. The total amount requested is over $5400, and we have $2500 to allocate.

    From Friday, Sept. 27 at noon until Monday, Sept. 30 at noon, you can vote on your favorite projects, to help the Art Grant Committee determine which ones should be funded.

    Each of these projects has submitted a line item budget and detailed information, which we’ve removed to help with voting. Are you curious to know which line items can be funded, and which cannot? Take a look at the Burnt Oranges guidelines, which we use to determine the final allocations.

    Hot Shots

    Participants shoot a basket. If they make it fire or water will explode over their head. A fun interactive art piece that any age and skill level can enjoy

    This is a modification of a previously created project. The grant request is to assist with filling the large propane tanks that run the project, not creation of the project itself.

    Art Grant Request: $260 (project total $260)

    No image submitted.

    Better than Crop Circles

    Interactive Ground Art with LED Rope Lights

    As dark approaches, the installation would be setup with one of patterns. Throughout the night, participants would be encouraged to play and build any of the patterns or create their own large art designs on the ground. If someone has a drone, the photos could be spectacular. During the day, the installation would be rolled up for safety and to allow daytime activities in that space.

    Interactivity: Participants can look through the many patterns displayed to follow, or they can get creative and make their own. The ground lights are safe to touch and can be dragged across the ground to draw the desired patterns.

    Art Grant Request: $496 (project total: $740)

    Better than crop circles
    Better Than Crop Circles

    Fire Obelisk

    Steel Obelisk with Flame

    8 ft tall steel obelisk with constant burning torch style flame. It acts as a lighthouse and reference point to guide travelers. To create a beacon for Home. Project is ready, only asking for transportation help in the form of a trailer, and propane consumables

    Art Grant Request $144 (project total $960)

    Fire Obelisk

    Homage to Loins and Groins

    Live paintings of loins and groins with volunteer models to express body and sexuality positivity, and the portraits will be gifted to models.

    Promoting body positivity through art…. one loin at a time.

    5×7 hand painted canvas portraits of volunteer models

    Art Grant Request: $250 (project total $247)

    Homage to Loins and Groins

    UV Reactive Foosball Table

    UV Reactive Foosball Table This is a completed project, which will be best displayed with additional blacklights. Grant requested is to provide three additional blacklights to best display the table.

    Art Grant Request: $68 (project total $400)

    UV Reactive Foosball Table

    Azathoth – Mutant Vehicle

    15ft long mutant vehicle covered in programmable led lights and a cuddle space.

    Azathoth will operate as public transportation offering rides around burn. Doing his due diligence assisting people who suffer from limited mobility. He will be scanning the property and stopping to pick up all MOOP.

    Art Grant Request: $662 (project total $5,094)

    Azathoth Mutant Vehicle

    Precious Plastic Upcycle Art Gallery

    Participants will be invited to bring their plastic items they wish to dispose of and drop them into the shredder under staff supervision. Then the participant will handed the plastic shreds and be directed over to the precious plastic injector where they will dump them into the hopper and down into the heated injection tube. After 2-3 minutes the plastic is hot enough to inject. The participant pulls down on the lever and injects the hot molten plastic into an aluminum mold of their choice. Once the plastic has cooled down, the object is removed and the participant can keep the item as a souvenir.

    Art Grant Request: $1,000 (project total $1,250)

    Precious Plastic Upcycle Art Gallery

    Esthetic Lab

    To share and display fluid art with the community. I want to do a class to teach people an easy way to start playing with fluid art!

    This project will be interactive in two ways. the first is that I will teach a class and do a live paint pour. the second is at night the displays will have LED lights in the back on them that you, the participant, will be able to turn on and off to see how it changed the physical look of the painting.

    Art Grant Request: $500 (project total $535)

    Esthetic Lab

    Spread Your Sass Art Class

    Instructional class painting the stars in the night sky with a tree line

    Art Grant Request: $102 (project total $255)

    Participants will get an overview of painting a night scene in a Bob Ross style with acrylics that they get to take with them. To allow self expression and immediacy in the form of painting

    Spread Your Sass Art Class

    Gaia’s Grace

    Visual and auditory immersive space that inspired gratitude and kindness toward the Earth, creation, and the divine feminine energy.

    Visual art display, elevated viewing platform, attractive seating space to inspire intimate interaction and conversation. Possibly a small fire pit, water feature and LED light display.

    Art Grant Request: $300 (project total $364)

    Gaia’s Grace

    Fountain of Dreams

    This will be a large interactive kaleidoscope fountain, which changed effects depending if its day/night. The viewers will be able to look through the kaleidoscope as water trickles and circulates down the tapered shape of the art piece. In the day, you will see water act as the pattern of the kaleidoscope. Viewers will be able to manipulate the water to change the pattern. At night, the water will be lit up with RGB LED lighting, along with a fire flame at the end.

    Participants will be able to manipulate the water pattern. They will be able to put their face and hands on the end where the water pours out. It highly encourages creative thought, leaving it up to the viewers imagination. They will have the option to stick whatever they’d like on the one end of the kaleidoscope.

    Art Grant Request: $1,434 (project total $1,434)

    Fountain of Dreams

    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 . There’s also a new email box for the organizing committee, . 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 () 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 email it to us. 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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