The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 7

October 17, 2021

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


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:

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:

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:

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:

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://

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 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.