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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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 . 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

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 the newsletter page to join our mailing list.

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 .

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: 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 .

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

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 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 with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.