Trip Report: 2014 QBLS

This was the third year for the QBLS and it was amazing. See details on previous years, including trip reports at the library of links below. Special thanks to all who came and those who traveled to be a part of it.

2012 | 2013 | 2014

The event was held at The Box Factory in San Francisco; the Box Factory is run by Bernadette Bohan who is a great friend to the community and has been very generous about letting projects use her art/living space.

Who is Queer Burners?

2014 QBLSQueer Burners is a 5 year old project designed to provide a network for LGBTQ++ burners a means of communicating and is also dedicated to promoting the Gayborhood at Black Rock City,  Nevada. We are not political and we are not a whipping post. This is a 10 principles based idea system who seeks to promote those idea on and off the playa.

Starting off…

There was a lot to be said and a lot of feeling expressed at this year’s event the spun off the agenda items and started right out of the gate when everyone introduced themselves and talks about their individual projects. A couple highlights included:

  • Terry Goodman’s Time To Burn App on Android and iPhone
  • Camp Beaverton & Gender Blender’s amicable separation
  • A new system to help the community at-large in personal safety

The Past

Toaster went over some of the key items from previous QBLS including a break down of ways of getting people motivated to be part of camp activities; see the who story from the 2012 QBLS and the amazing TED video posted there.

We also highlighted past discussions of the Gayborhood  and why we feel it is a very important service to the community; safety, awareness, and it has become an attraction.

Social Networking / Fund Raising

Cam Brochu cam in from EBB asking about social networking while Glo from Beaverton was asking about fund raising. While we talked about a lot of things here were the quick highlights:

  • Social Networking: Facebook is the media of choice right now that can networking with twitter.com, pintertrest.com, tumblr.com and more. SnapChat is popular but not always ideal. Always embed, use #tags, call out partners using @name (name or twitter name). More
  • Fund Raising: Few people have the remarkable success of C&J. We all need to find the right niche for those goals. C&J has a captive audience; who is your audience? With that, is crowd fund the right channel for you: kickstarter.com, indiegogo.com and more. More

Intense Feelings

There were a lot of intense feelings over various issues including, but not limited to, what is perceived to be BMorg’s general view of the LGBTQ++ community; which very much seems to be a hands over the eyes approach. Keeping something very important in mind: BMorg ideology as best as we can interpret seems to be that we are all part on one melting pot.

LGBTQ Issues: Theoretically: So, women issues, racial issues, spiritual issues, sexual orientation issues don’t fall on their radar because those are personal and not community issues.

Personal Safety: while the Regional Team has emphasized personal responsibility (as stated on the back of the ticket as an agreement); sexual assault, homophobia and other issues like that still fall on community members for their individual choices.

  • Self Care: Someone asked why these were BMorg problems they had to deal with. What do we as a community do to combat it? A project was discussed called Secure Sanctuary that is in the first stages of development answering all the above.

Feelings were frequently intense as people share beliefs that came from deeply felt positions on the above mentioned items.

Tension Relief

Special thanks to some people who really shined:

  • Theo (aka Turtle) for coming and talking to us about the Cafe in Center Camp. Who also helped out with a lot of history information that will be seen on this site soon.
  • Jean-Jaques who was our chief volunteer and who helped everything around the summit work smoothly.
  • Bradley (aka Badger) for making an amazing lunch!

And on a special note! There was an energizing surprise set up for the late afternoon that would allow us to start shutting down for the day. SF CHEER camp to liven up the scene and wow, did they!

Final Session

After SF Cheer left the scene we were all blown away and excited! The video will tell all. But we managed to get back on track and jump back into the agenda where we hit on Queer Burner History. A page was on this site with a short chronology that was pulled down until a lot of information could be changed or updated.

What was different this year?

Not a whole lot, but it was also very different. We had a lot of new people who came out to play and be involved. We had some strong personalities but our focus was making what we do better and helping each other in the process.

Leadership in the Community

While the discussion is heating up for the upcoming Queer Burner Leadership Summit (QBLS) and Community Building Conference (Facebook / Eventbrite) there is another event that this

2012 Global Leadership Summit at the Kabuki Hotel
2012 Global Leadership Summit at the Kabuki Hotel

one is designed to bleed into. Burning Man will be hosting their Global Leadership Conference (GLC) the following week.

In attendance representing the Gayborhood and the LGBTQ++ Queer Burners will be your Toaster and the new Mayor of Camp Beaverton Home for Wayward Girls – Glo.

The Burning Man (Burning Man Project formerly Burning Man, LLC) has had this conference for years. It used to be called the Regional Conference, but in/about 2011 they started including local leaders who are actively engaged in the community. That was when Toaster was first invited.

What we are bringing:

In the past we have brought what the overwhelming voices of leaders at the QBLS to the GLC have noted as community issues. This has been about safety and viability of the Gayborhood; especially in the wake of the 2012 ticket fiasco where we expected an outpouring of tourists who could not appreciate burner ideology.

qbls2We have set to face the misrepresentations of the Gayborhood as a space where LGBTQ++ persons have made a place to separate themselves away from the rest of the city. AND! That the reality that there is homophobia and danger to our people because of gender and other physical differences.

  • we will bring what / if any items from the GBLS
  • we will talk about LGBTQ++ history in Burning Man

*we is in the royal sense as Toaster plans on doing the usual networking and chatting people up through the GLC hoping to get people more on board with seeing the Gayborhood as an important part of Black Rock City as much as a Castro is in San Francisco.

QBLS & CBC

by Mark DemmaWhen considering if you are a fit for the conference for the community consider how much people have walked away with every year. There is a refreshing and amazing network of people who typically attend. It is:

  • A gathering of leaders who share and learn from others
  • The net step to taking your idea or project from launch to spring board
  • Community Town Hall

In the past

2011 was this Toaster’s first year at the GLC and it was an amazing experience.

2012 your Toaster went to the event as a voice/set of ears for the Queer Burner community realizing we were not really a voice. The result was a really ugly reality that official leadership of Burning Man had a distinctively low opinion of LGBTQ++ participants who dared to celebrate our own voice within the scope of the Gayborhood.

  • the Regional Chat private message board had a destructive message string that was outwardly abusive (unfortunately I only have the word of queer participants on the message system who passed on the information verbally and it was confirmed by multiple people at the 2012 event)
  • the Regional Contact board manager Meghan/Mega equated LGBTQ++ needs with lifestyle groups like the BDSM community and summarily dismissed any concerns brought to the table relating to the Gayborhood

2013 Toaster skipped the GLS to focus on the QBLS.

See all past details here:

Queer Burner Leadership: Announcement

Today we announced the 2014 Queer Burner Leadership Summit and Community Building Conference to be held at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco March 30th, 2014.

This is the 3rd annual event and will celebrate 5 years of Queer Burners [dot] Com as a service working to network the LGBTQ++ (LGBTQS and more) members of the Burning Man community that identity as Queer Burners. We are also greatly focused on the health and well being of the Gayborhood as an important presence at Burning Man.

The Leadership Summit is:

QBLS: The Queer Burner Leadership Network linking leaders / project managers / do’ers to others of the same ilk to network and supportive. Talking to each other in an open forum and carrying that connection away is invaluable.

Community Building Conference: Team building and inspiring people to carry the health, well-being and success of the camp / project /  community (Gayborhood) / city (BRC).

Join us March 30th in San Francisco. Tickets on sale soon, sliding scale, NOTAFLOF*.

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*NOTAFLOF: No one turned away for lack of funds is a philosophy inspired by the Radical Faery community to assure that all people in our community have a chance to participate.

2013 Naked Pub Crawl

2013 Naked Pub Crawl

The ride starts at the Man at 11:00 AM on Wednesday.
The website is http://www.dragondebris.com/brc_pubcrawl.htm (DEFINITELY NSFW)
Location
Arrive
Depart
Travel Time
The Man
11:00 AM
10m
Barbie Death Camp
4:00 & E
11:10 AM
11:40 AM
5m
Drive-By Misting:
Northwest Mist
3:00 & A
If Time Allows
15m
Duckpond
9:00 & E
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
10m
Drive-By Misting:
Bloasis
7:30 & D
5m
Celestial Bodies
7:30 Plaza
12:45 PM
1:15 PM
5m
BAAAHS
Mutant Vehicle
1:20 PM
1:50 PM
10m
LolliPop Guild w/
The Extra Testicles from Outer Space
7:15 & F
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
5m
Comfort & Joy
7:30 & E
2:35 PM
Afterparty

Playa Events 2013 / LGBTQ

A big thank you for Terry Grossman, author of the the iPhone & Android – Burning Man Apps for your smart phone for creating this document which is also available in a Plain Text format and a lighter PDF format. Download a copy today and save it for any device you are bringing to the playa!

Events for ‘Monday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Open Life Drawing Session (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Bring your pens and paper and get ready to draw. No messy materials, such as chalks and paints, unless watercolour. The model will be nude and will pose for 1-5 min gestures then one 20 min pose for a total of 1 hour. Limited amount of art supplies available. 15 person max, so come early.Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Mon 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9931/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9931

A celestial Welcome Home Celebration (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies welcomes the community home with great music and tasty libations in our lounge.
Mon 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10444/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10444

Gay Meet & Greet (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
Black Rock City’s LGBTQQ community kicks off the week in festive rainbow colors with libations, music and an exchange of info on the week’s gay-oriented events. This premier annual opening-night gathering for the Playa’s Gay/Bi/Curious Burners and their friends is hosted by Down Low Club Camp in memory of Mario Cisneros, founder of the event. Come meet new friends, reaquaint with those from past Burns, perhaps spark a new Playa romance or rekindle one from the past. Gather with your LGBTQQ brothers and sisters to learn where they are camped and what events they’ve got planned for the week on the Playa. Don’t forget to bring a flyer or other info about your gay-oriented events to post on our LGBT Community Bulletin Board.
Mon 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10091/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10091

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Man-to-Man Monday (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Tonight, adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa flock to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP to stoke and inflame the sparks that started to fly at the earlier Gay Meet & Greet. Whether those sparks are between you and the hot man you just met or last year’s Playa boyfriend, the man-to-man play will continue into the wee hours. Open 24/7 during the week, Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air conditioned tent at 7:15 GDP is fully outfitted for adult manplay. Start your burn with a bang! Come get acquainted with the playful men of the Playa tonight. Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Mon 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10081/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10081

Events for ‘Tuesday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Books and Boobs (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Who is Jane Frum? Explore the gender binary in apocalyptic fiction and Cargo Cult. We’ll discuss books like The Handmaid’s Tale, Into the Forest, and favorites by Octavia Butler, Ursula Le Guin, and how they differ from ones by male authors like Cormac McCarthy, Philip K. Dick, and books like World War Z.
Beaverton Shade Structure, open to all.
Tue 11:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9932/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9932

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Hoopla Hula Hoop Factory (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
Calling all hoopless beings. Build, decorate and play. Yours to keep! All supplies provided. Bring your own hips.
Tue Noon – 2:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8435/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8435

Cargo Cult or Celebration of Colonialism? (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Shade Structure
Was John Frum a racist? Is the current theme of BM ignoring the dangers of colonialism, power, and privilege?
Explore the ways race, class, gender, power, and privilege affect your experience on and off playa.

This workshop is a challenge to the theme that Cargo Cult is all about aliens, visitors returning, and celebrating John Frum. Come join in an interactive workshop that will explore the shadow side of John Frum including the negative impact of colonialism, the glorification of material objects, the destruction of native lands and culture, America’s lack of responsibility for military endeavors, and the current impact of this Cargo Cult story. This workshop will explore our shared reality of how racism, classism, and sexism affect our current Burning Man community. We welcome people of all backgrounds to this workshop and to this exploration of how the oppression we were taught in every day society plays out on playa. We will explore the difficulties of the current paradigm and how that affects our ability to form a new experimental community. There will be space to address how we as the BM community want to create change on and off playa.
Tue 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9966/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9966

Tutu Tattoo Tuesday (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Moonshine & Tripod will be serving up Celestial Bodies’ famous Playa Cosmos for campy good time. Temporary tattoos will be applied to Virgins and Celestial Bodies enthusiasts all afternoon.
Tue 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10445/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10445

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

Manplay With the Bears (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Aroused from the afternoon’s Bear Shower Happy Hour at Astropups, the 18+ Bearish men of the Playa and the adult men that admire them head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP. Open 24/7 all week, no Bear Cave is better outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man play than Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-cooled manplay tent. GRRRRRRRRR!! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
Tue 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10479/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10479

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Mutants and Mad Scientist Happy hour (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Calling all members of the Evil League of Evil! Come down to the Paradise Motel to witness the twisted creations of our own mad scientists and help us make more. Mutant animals are created by combining parts from various stuffed animals together. Bring your own stuffed animal to mutate or we have some leftover parts. The twisted creations we’ve made at our mutant animal parties in SF and LA will be on display.

We’ll have music and test tube jello shots will be given to anyone wearing a lab coat, super villain, mutant or other evil creation outfit.
Tue 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9752/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9752

Clit-Tails, Lesbian Mixer (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Come to Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls and meet the Beavers! Make new friends and possibly find a date before the Strap-on-a-Thon play party on Wednesday night.
Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9933/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9933

Do Ask, Don’t Tell (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
You can ask but you don’t have to tell at Down Low Club, open 24/7 all week @ 7:15 GDP. Tonight it’s real man-to-man action for adult Gay/Bi/Curious men with a military theme. Our discreet, enclosed, air-conditioned Army tent is fully outfitted for adult manplay. Wear your best camouflage, BDUs, 13-button pants if you like. Or not. Soldier? Sailor? Marine? Airman? Come live your “in the service” fantasy or re-live those manly military days from your past. From foxholes to flight decks, barracks to bulkheads it’s all here, men! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Tue 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10084/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10084

GLAMCOCKS’ Superhero Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
POW! ZIP! BANG! The forces of good and evil are battling it out with the Gotham GlamCocks. Calling all Superheros from Earth, planet GlamCockia, and BEYOND! Take your chances with our Kocktonite Cocktails and other interstellar dangers. Show us your Super Power and we’ll show you ours!
Tue 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9500/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9500

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Alien Invasion of Celestial Bodies! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Gaylactic Invaders will descend on Celestial Bodies Bar to perform strange alcoholic experiments on the bar guests! Will you be probed? Will you be abducted? Will you be turned into an intergalactic love slave? Come get your gaylactic freak on!
Tue 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10386/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10386

Roaring 20s Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:jamminjamieg
23skidoo! Run Free camp is hosting a 20s themed clean and sober party starting at 9:00
Tue 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10110/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10110

Events for ‘Wednesday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Naked Pub Crawl (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
BRC Address:The Man
This is our 10th year!

Each year since 2004, hundreds of naked burners meet at the Man to consume a little liquid courage, and pedal off into the City for a few hours of bar hopping. Multiple host camps will have bartenders standing by with icy libations prepared exclusively for the ride participants. We’ll be stopping off at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, Celestial Bodies, Duck Pond, and more. If you make it to the end of the ride, the after party at Comfort & Joy will be hosted once again by a team of talented bartenders wearing nothing but their hospitality.

This isn’t an event, it’s a tradition. So if you’re willing to meet the dress code, join us for one of the goofiest parties on the playa. Mugs for the first 400 riders (and yeah, we always run out).

Cheers!
Wed 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9468/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9468

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

Naked Pub Crawl Stop (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
For the fourth year running, Celestial Bodies will be one of the host camps for this annual event. Meet at The Man at 11am to begin the ride.
Wed Noon – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10448/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10448

Apres Naked Pub Crawl Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week @ 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-conditioned manplay tent is fully outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man action with other adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa. Following today’s Naked Pub Crawl, Down Low Club is the perfect venue for frisky and woozy naked pub crawlers to stagger in, cool down, let their inhibitions go and create some man-to-man heat. Remember, at Down Low Club our credo is: What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Wed 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10085/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10085

Consent for Kinky Queers and Genderfucks (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
Demos, tips, and vital information for folks in the queer kink scence.
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10265/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10265

Gay meet and greet at Spank The Monkey Bar (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Spank the Monkey Bar and Monkey Love Lounge
Celebrate socially appropriate boner day with STMB. Cool off in our shade structure and quench your thirst with one of our signature cocktails. We will have specially themed cocktails for all you gays and lady gays.
Wed 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8670/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8670

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

Release Frum Bondage of Self (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:jamminjamieg
Two realities – my brain, its ramblings, old beliefs, judgments, future tripping, nay-saying, fear-oriented, friction and always suspicious. The world – unfolding, nonjudgmental, flow, coincidences, phenomena, joy, love-oriented. The choice is always yours.
Wed 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10111/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10111

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Buck Naked Run Free (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
Tangled up with personal bs, ambition, ego? Old beliefs about self? Turn it over at the TransFRUMstantiator and Run Free nekid back to the community. TransFRUMstantiator is an open playa art piece presented by Run Free camp.
Wed 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10117/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10117

Homojitoville Happy Hour Cocktail & Dance Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Homojitoville
Join the boys of Homojitoville & GUZZLE down our bottomless icy fresh Playa Famous Homojitos while dancing to groovy beats with words!
A mirage appears in Deep Playa. The aroma of fresh, icy Homojitos stimulates your hypothalamus. Giant, bright, puffy flowers belt out groovy dance beats. Leave it to serendipity and the boys of Homojitoville! Always on the move, the Mobile Homojito Dance Bar and Sound Garden of Eden appears randomly, erupting in a fabulous cocktail & dance party oasis, then disappears. Never in the same place twice, this is no mirage. Shake your groove thing where spontaneity rules! Bring us your cup, we’ll fill it with love.

Find us randomly serving bottomless icy fresh Homojitos throughout our fair City AND at Homojitoville base camp on the 9:00 side of the city! Come join us for a Delicious Dusty Daytime Drink and a Dirty Dance! Unleash your inner HOMO!!!
Wed 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9268/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9268

Clit-Tails, Lesbian Mixer (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Come to Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls, your queer female oasis, & get to meet new friends before our infamous Strap-on-a-Thon play party.
Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9934/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9934

GLAMCOCKS’ Lord of the Flies Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Lord of the Flies meets the Cock Roost! Loin cloths & playful attitude encouraged. Bring your conch & we’ll make sure it gets blown!
Wed 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9501/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9501

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Aetherial Aerialists (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Come see Gaylactic Invaders Zircon & Wish defy your pitiful gravity! As the sun sets, they climb into the sky and dance upon the air. Stay afterwards and see if you can escape our laser labyrinth
Wed 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10388/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10388

Laser Labyrinth (‘Game’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Clumsy earth creatures, do you dare test yourself against our intricate web of lasers? Can you navigate the space without breaking one of the beams? What awaits at the end of the gauntlet: treasure? Wealth? Try it and find out! When your yellow sun sets, and Omicron Perseii 8 appears high in the sky… that is when the fun begins!
Wed 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Thu 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10387/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10387

Strap-on-a-Thon (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Beaverton’s infamous play party! Cuddle, play, watch, give, receive, whatever you want, in a safe environment. Bring your own toys or try some of ours.
Women identified/Trans Women only.
Wed 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9930/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9930

Events for ‘Thursday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Book Reading, Armistead Maupin (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Book reading, signing and gifting, Armistead Maupin. Additional reading may be schedule during morning Celestial Chill music time.
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10450/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10450

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

Celestial Calling & Tribal Dance (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Our newest Celestialite, Orange Guy, will host native costume and dance workshops followed by an afternoon of drumming, spinning and dance. Craft your own “native” attire. Materials provided, while they last!
Thu 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10449/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10449

GLAMCOCKS’ Aussie Beach Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Aussie Beach Party! Dress down to your favorite beachwear for the first-ever day party at the GlamCocks’ camp. Expect house music anthem, (beach)balls, water gun action and refreshing Cock Punch from our Aussie lifesavers.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9502/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9502

T-Shirt Painting (‘Kid-friendly’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies provides easels, stencils and spray paint to spiffy up your own boring T’s. Create your 2013 Burn and Celestial Bodies souvenirs. Bar Bunny and Cat will be on hand to assist.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10455/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10455

Manplay with the Bears (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Aroused from the afternoon’s Bear Shower Happy Hour at Astropups, the 18+ Bearish men of the Playa and the adult men that admire them head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP. Open 24/7 all week, no Bear Cave is better outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man play than Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-cooled manplay tent. GRRRRRRRRR!! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Thu 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10082/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10082

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Costume Appreciation Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Here’s your chance to show off that costume you spent days working and half of your burning man budget on! Enjoy our worship and a blended mudslide!
Thu 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9837/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9837

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Queer Prom (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Wasabi Kisses
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
A prom for queer, trans*, genderqueer, and general sparkly people. Bring your cheesy prom dresses, corsages, and hot queer date. Or, find one here.
Thu 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10262/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10262

Laser Labyrinth (‘Game’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Clumsy earth creatures, do you dare test yourself against our intricate web of lasers? Can you navigate the space without breaking one of the beams? What awaits at the end of the gauntlet: treasure? Wealth? Try it and find out! When your yellow sun sets, and Omicron Perseii 8 appears high in the sky… that is when the fun begins!
Wed 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Thu 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10387/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10387

Sexploration! A Gender Blender Play Party! (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Dome
Get your Sexploration on! Its time to get hot and sexy with other fabulous gender queer, trans, and queer folks.

This party is a safe space for trans, gender queer, gender variant, queer, open minded, unidentified folks to get their freak on. Sexy, hot, & off the hook. We practice safer sex and in order to play you must also. This party is designed with queer folks in mind. It is specifically a safe space for gender blenders, gender benders, trans, and gender questioning folks. It also is a safe space for cis-gendered queer folks. Feel free to bring toys, condoms, gloves, lube, and cute people – of course we will also be providing. Consent in our Gender Blender dome is a must. Keep it safe, sane, and consensual. We take our consent and safety seriously, if you are not interested in fun safe play, don’t show up. If you can’t play safely then you can’t play in our dome. If you are ready for an amazing fabulous glittery kickin play party then this is the spot for you! All levels of play are welcome from first timers to sexperts. Respect in our dome is paramount. We are creating a unique space that is not found anywhere else on playa. This party is for people of all genders with a priority on creating safety for communities that are normally marginalized or exoticized. Everyone is welcome and we especially invite our gayborhood neighbors to experience our play dome. We can’t wait to see your hotness shine at this phenomenal event.
All genders welcome all ways.
Thu 9:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9580/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9580

Events for ‘Friday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

GLAMCOCKS’ Cosmic Creature Feature (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Carouse the GLAMCOCKS Cosmic Creature Feature and see if Earth Boys are Easy too. Alien DJs will spin as you dance with Wookies, Nibblonians and the sexiest Cylons this side of the galaxy.
Fri All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9503/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9503

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Cold Pizza Breakfast (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Come get a slice of cold pizza for breakfast. ‘Nuf said.
Fri Noon – 12:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9851/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9851

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

BRC Gay Pride Parade (‘Parade’ event)
BRC Address:The Man
We are celebrating our pride and the unique and very special relationship we have in our Burner community. Look forward to this exciting event working its way through the playa with cool stops along the way to Burner Buddies to complete our journey and get the ever desired Gay Cards! #dancing #music #artcars #afterparty …party on the road!
Fri 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10225/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10225

Gay Cards Issued (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
BRC Address:J & 4:15
Ever have someone say you were gonna lose your Gay Card only to realize you don’t have one? Get one @ Burner Buddies on J near 4:15.
Fri 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8406/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8406

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

T-Shirt Painting (‘Kid-friendly’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies provides easels, stencils and spray paint to spiffy up your own boring T’s. Create your 2013 Burn and Celestial Bodies souvenirs. Bar Bunny and Cat will be on hand to assist.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10455/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10455

Gay Party (‘Unknown’ event)
BRC Address:J & 4:15
Join or follow the Gay Pride Parade into Burner Buddies Camp for the best party, drinks and music on the playa. ALL welcome. On J near 4:15.
Fri 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8420/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8420

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Cult Of the Smoothie Epic Gayborhood Party!!! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Dome
Cult Of the Smoothie!!!

Gather all ye queers…

The whole gayborhood is invited for smoothies, clit & cocktails, dance, gender-blender games, toss the monkey make-out, and all around queer love fest. Hosted by Gender Blender with a special shout out to Comfort & Joy, Beaverton, Fe Boy Collective, Astropups, Stella, Suspended Animation, PolyParadise, ShamanDome, Yes Please, all the camps that were at the Queer Burner Summit, and all you other fabulous queer camps – if we didn’t mention you please show up so we can mention you next year. Our goal is to create the largest ever and most epic gayborhood event. So come and enjoy smoothies and tails! All genders welcome always. (and don’t worry if your straight but not narrow you are welcome too…besides by the time you leave you probably will be bent – that’s right we recruit!)
Also since we are queers – I am sure there will be booty shakin – dance dance!
Fri 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9972/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9972

Furry Men & Fun Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Are you just wild about Hairy? Does a furry man bring out the beast in you? Tonight, furry adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa and the 18+ men into them let their hair down to gather for hot man-to-man action @ 7:15 GDP in Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed, air-cooled manplay tent. Open 24/7 all week, it’ll be packed tonight with adult men ranging from smooth to Sasquatch. Missed the whole chia pet craze? Here’s your chance now to play with some of the Playa’s furriest manimals! Remember, at Down Low Club our credo is: What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Fri 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10086/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10086

Friday Night Rock You Socks Off (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Cult of Personality – Friday Night Rock Your Socks Off
LaLa and GoGo are your hosts for a rockin’ night of old school and funky mixes. This is a techno-free event.
Fri 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10452/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10452

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Queer and Trans* Kinky Play Party (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Wasabi Kisses
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
A safe space for queer & trans* bodies to get beaten, bitten, & blown. Wear whatever makes you feel sparkly; be ready for a horde of queer hotties.
Fri 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10263/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10263

Events for ‘Saturday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Oval Ascension (Female Masturbation Party) (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Are you a woman who loves to masturbate? Have you wanted to do it among friends and feel that group energy, but just never had the right space? Then join us at Camp Beaverton in our Beaver Dome for this workshop. We will open with heartfelt sharing about our relationships with masturbation, address the stigmas faced in society, and open ourselves to understanding why and how we pleasure ourselves. Once we are all comfortable, we will start exploring our bodies. We will keep our hands to ourselves and power up our bullets, magic wands, rabbits, or other fun battery operated toys. We will not be able to provide much AC power for the Hitachi’s so if you have an extra generator – please bring it to help charge up those in need. Safe sex supplies like lube, gloves, hand sanitizer, and condoms will be available. Cum take a ride with us!Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Sat 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9935/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9935

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Married/Bi/Curious Men Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Overdosed on estrogen after several days with the little woman in a small tent? Open 24/7 @ 7:15 GDP all week, adult manplay at Down Low Club is the perfect antidote. Sneak away this afternoon for some testosterone fueled man-to-man action with other adult married/bi/curious men on the Playa in Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed, air-cooled, fully outfitted tent that’s away-from-home and away-from-prying-eyes. After all, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do! Bi-curious? Don’t leave the Playa wondering what it’s all about! Remember, what happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Sat Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10087/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10087

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

After the Burn Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
As the hot coals of the Man burn cool from white and red to black and grey, adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP to enjoy one last night of uber hot man-to-man action. After being open 24/7 all week, our discreet, enclosed, air-conditioned, away-from-home and away-from-prying eyes manplay tent celebrates all things adult male until dawn with this last of our themed events for Burning Man 2013. As we close another testosterone-fueled year on the Playa this last night at Down Low Club is yours to live, men! Still curious? Fantasies yet to live? Don’t go home without checking it out. Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
Sat 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10088/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10088

Events for ‘Sunday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Events for ‘Last Monday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Sun Guardians
Mon
Tue 10:00am Heart Circle
Wed 7:00 pm Come as your favorite Deity Party
Thu 12:00 pm Heart Circle
Fri
Sat
Sun 11:00 am Heart Circle
Mon
Event Calendar Link:

2013 Burning Man Gay Meet & Greet

The 2013 Burning Man Gay Meet & Greet is from 8:00p – 11:00p on opening night Monday, August 26.  Hosted by Down Low Club located in the Gayborhood at 7:15 GDP, this annual event is open to the entire LGBTQQ community and their friends on the Playa.
Come in your rainbow finery for the official start of Cargo Cult for Queer Burners and enjoy music, snacks and thirst quenching libations.  The first of many LGBTQQ events for the week, this is an awesome way to reconnect with all your friends from years past, make some new friends and perhaps even create some sparks for the week with that new hottie you may meet there.
The Gay Meet & Greet is also a terrific opportunity to network with other LGBTQQ Burners and learn about the week’s gay-oriented events. Bring info on your own events to post on our community board along with any snacks and libations you’d like to share.

Fund Raising Season

We are seeing a lot of camps promoting their agendas and asking members of the community to come and support the infrastructure of their camp. It comes with an amazing evening with other burners who fly under their banner and help make the experience at TTITD* whole. We all know that it takes the community, the people that bring their own infrastructure, that make Burning Man happen.

When we look at a camp like Opulent Temple (who unfortunately is not coming out for 2013’s Cargo Cult) is takes upward of $50,000 to make that camp happen. Comfort & Joy have a pretty steep budget but are driven by an amazing core of volunteers; much is the same for many other camps within the LGBTQ Burner Community.

Who is funding these ventures?

While we see successful Kickstarter campaigns and events positioned throughout the world who is really dropping coin? From my perspective it is a lot of money coming from outside the community while successful campaigns (generally speaking) have come from public events drawing in dollars from the general public.

Opulent Temple and Pink Mammoth for example run major shows through their production teams all around the country. In San Francisco OT recently held an amazing successful party at the Endup (at 6th and Harrison). Comfort & Joy holds a series of event called Touch and Afterglow through the year that drawl people in like flies.

Look around at these events and count how many burners are actually there. While C&J have a strong burner audience half or more people attending are from the secular community. These are non-burners.

Community Fund Raising

Over the last year camps that have been in the scope of the Queer Burner mission have done some amazing work. Last year, the things the Rocket Collective did to support the camps in this community was landmark. The Rocket Collective, consisting of members of the AstroPups (DJ’s Brian Maher, Trevor Sigler, Mathew Dos Santos and David Sternsky), raised money for other camps as well as their own and was really well attended at first.

Comfort & Joy have their monthly Touch parties to resounding success every time. The next event is March 30th.

Just recently the GlamCocks held a beer bust at the Midnight Sun in San Francisco while their brothers/sisters in New York and Los Angeles hold their own events.

Camp Beaverton just announced their next fund raiser is on April 24th.

The question is still out there… who is funding these ventures?

The Question

To find success are fund raisers reaching the demographic of successful funding or anticipating that the community itself is going to step in and be there? Cash cows seem to have come from reaching people outside the community (outside the queer burner demographic) and making their target audience more general; e.g. Pink Mammoth and Comfort & Joy.

Is there enough people within your group (cliche, demographic, or camp membership) to fund your venture?

…and where were you when those other camps were asking for support?

An Observation

I have made every effort to attend and support any event thrown by burners in and outside of my community. Yes, I was entertained and partied my socks off, but I was there either in spirit or in force. Yet, I looked around and saw almost no one from the community at-large.

For example, at the recent GlamCocks beer bust there was a smattering of Queer Burners that showed up. It was at a gay bar in the Castro and the handful of people outside of GlamCocks camp that were there came because of Facebook and Twitter posting that I made; these were also friends of mine from the community as well; as far as the people I knew and recognized were concerned.

Not calling anyone out or not putting anyone on the spot, but when it is time to put the honey pot out what did you do to support the people you are now asking for? This is one of the reasons that I have been talking a lot about “Community”. We are LGBTQ Burners and while Burning Man IS NOT a gay event our community brings a very important personality to the mix.

A Conclusion

Events put on by Queer Burners and camps from the community are chances to embrace our unique culture and support each other in our projects. It is a way to stay connected and draw on energy as we spread our wings into the year when things get a little quieter… it is also a chance to stay energized as the season begins accelerating.

Coming Soon… UPDATES!

Since the last post there have been some cool things going in with some of the do’ers here on Queer Burners. The Quire: QUEER BURNER LEADERSHIP NETWORK and a lot of the dialog does take place on Facebook. It does seem to provide the easiest access for the general population. You will see many of those posts in the Twitter feed in the side column.

Quire is a space for the people who are willing to invest themselves on some level to help make the things that go on here happen. If this is not you, then enjoy the Gay Burners page (5 years old in 2013) and the Queer Burners Group (more social).

Enough of that! Let’s talk about some of the fun stuff coming up!!!!

Well, and some of the other stuff too!

With the upcoming 5 year anniversary goals for 2013 include: (Events Page on QB.Com)

  • Queer Burner Leadership Summit (TBD before April)
  • “Sweet Thing” Queer Burner Camp-Out /  Retreat
  • San Francisco Gay Pride Parade
  • “The Village Q” @ Element-11 in July 2013

For now that is it and this is an update to the previous posting.

Quire; Queer+Fire

There is a link to the Quire web site above in the tool bar. Be a part of it if you want to make great things happen. Yes… I said mutha-f’kin great!

BMorg (Burning Man Headquarters)

We have been described by some burners as isolating ourselves frim the rest of the Burner community which I feel is really a misconception. So I have taken steps to try and address this with the powers that be to show ourselves as a pro-active force when it comes to community and the 10 principles. Here is a letter I am working on that will be going out this coming week:

This is Scott K aka Toaster from QueerBurners [dot] Com also known as GayBurners [dot] Com … I have been in touch with the Regionals contacts in the past a few times and have at one time been a candidate for a Regional Contact role when I lived in Las Vegas. I created a network for LGBTQ+ Burners because there was a need I discovered to provide a resource for this segment of the Burner Culture.

I am writing hoping to engage in a dialog that will help us be a better part of the community at large. It has come to my attention there is an idea in the Burning Man Organization (BMorg) that the network I started, then let grow, is an attempt to segregate ourselves from the rest of the Burner community as a whole. I hope to show you and anyone inside the construct of Burning Man that this is as far from the truth as possible.

This notion that we were segregating ourselves came to me from a trustworthy and reliable source who heard this at Burning Man main office. We are interested in suggestions of what we can bring to the table to improve our relationship. This is not someone I would like to see exposed for passing this information on but I am thankful for providing insight into how we can improve our mutual understanding.

I did post this concern on one of our boards and got some very interesting feedback… it is on the Gay Burners Facebook Page and I invite anyone to look at it at their convenience.

We (yes, we) want to:

  • show that we art partners in the application of the 10 principles in every way possible
  • help convey the message from BMorg and other lateral communities into our community
  • be a part of the future of the culture and whatever direction that takes

On a side note from me personally (Scott aka Toaster): if there is a history that has affected our ability to develop projects together I would like to ask if we can suspend that and start over.

Expectations

None. By reaching out we hope to erase the idea that we are attempting to operate outside of the Burning Man principle Radical Inclusion. In fact, we have been striving to do the opposite.

What we bring to the table

  • maintaining our mailing list of 2000 people and network of more than twice that
    holding regular events with open invitations on our list and other burner networks of all camps and orientations
  • bringing our unique culture to the burner community much as the “Gayborhood” and other Queer pockets at Burning Man have done over the years

in 2013 we are looking at our 5 year anniversary and will be planning events of our own and will be going to support and participate in other regional events including Element-11; all detailed on our main Facebook; and a 2013 Queer Burner Leadership Summit

3 facebook groups, 1 facebook page and our web site

What we hope to convey

the Queer-Burner project is really no different than any of the regional communities out there with participants

  • the members of this community bring a lot to the table every year without need or desire for any special recognition because it is simply what we do to participate and gift when we can to the community.

Conclusion

Just on the few bullet points above and before the season starts making us all nuts can we arrange a meeting at BMorg with the Regionals Office, Placement and anyone else with an interest. I would like to bring Kitten from Comfort & Joy and Foxy from Camp Beaverton Home for Wayward Girls with myself. We come to listen and share with the effort to build a better relationship with the organization that started what we have adopted in our lives within our collective as part of the over all Burner Culture.

Burning Man Regional Conference / Regional Conference

I would like to attend this year again representing my community and bring some of my strongest partners including Kitten and Foxy. Thank you.

2nd of 3 announced

The 2nd of 3 projected events by Queer Burners was “announced” this week… but only in the planning stages. Almost as quickly as we started planting seeds we got growth and will keep working to make these great things happen:

  1. Sweet Think & 2013 QBLSMarch 2013 “Sweet Thing” Camp Out and 2nd annual Queer Burner Leadership Summit all at the same time; YOU DO NOT have to attend any leadership summit stuff to enjoy the camp out.
  2. July 2013: “The Village Q” at Salt Lake City’s regional event called Element-11 (element11.org)
  3. Although it has not been released yet, the 3rd event is a proposed presence in the 2013 San Francisco Gay Pride parade

These things sound pretty cool, huh??? Well, a lot of this focus on these projects is being driven on Facebook, but we do have resources here online. There is the Queer Burners page (where one would presume you are reading this entry) and the Quire Page: Queer Burner Leadership Network.

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The first of 3

The first of 3 major QB events has hit the airwaves today on our Facebook page. This is your chance to discover a Regional event if you have never been to one. Better yet, having a wicked good time with a bunch of queers rep-prez-zentin’! We do have a lot of members and friends in Salt Lake City, which is close to the event, it is their Regional Event after all.

This is the exploration stage to see what kind of steam we can get behind it. Of course we are all amped up being less than a month after Burning Man itself. We have a lot of time to work it out.

What about the 2013 Queer Burner Leadership Summit – you ask??? Yes, that will be announced soon too. Stay tuned! XO

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