Hey fam! So I have been sadly staring at this GIANT stack of invitations for Burning Man 2020 Multiverse for quite a while now and I feel like they are going to waste on my shelf! We've decided we're gonna send out the invitations anyway, you can keep them as a souvenire or something. If you want an invitation, just register for an account on the website here and plop a good address in there. We are going to put a deadline on this for May 1st, so make sure you get this done before then if you want to get one. I am not going to share what they look like so its more mysterious :p
Love you all, stay safe out there!
Hey everyone. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Burning Man made the decision to pull the plug on this years event. Its been tough grappling with the reality of the situation which is that there is really no way to have the event safely without some very dramatic changes to our situation. We've been having this discussion behind the scenes in leadership for the last week and it was a relief to see the org make the call which we were dreading to make on our own.
I know that a lot of us have purchased DGS tickets and are wondering about refunds. I can tell you that refunds will be made available very soon.
We will be providing a full refund of camp dues to everyone who has sent them thus far. Leadership is currently working out a barebones budget we need to kick the can down the road and next steps will be getting together fundraising to cover those costs. It shouldn't be much. Ballpark is like 2 grand for Sojourner storage and Insurance.
There is talk of a 'Virtual' Burning Man. I have no fucking idea what thats going to be. No one has any idea what the fuck its going to be. If you think you would be interested in virtual Burning Man you can let me know and I'll try to keep people in the loop as to what Mycodelic Forest's plans are.
Even if Burning Man isn't happening, we can all live Burning Man right here in default world. Do what you can to help others and embody the 10 principles. Remember that we are all here for each other. Like seriously. If you need help, ask and we'll network that shit. <3
Given the somewhat dramatic changes to our social lives recently, I was thinking that it might be nice to have a daily virtual meetup for those of us who want to hang out a bit and socialize! I am proposing 7PM-8PM PST daily on Google Meet for anyone who wants to pop in! I will continue to keep the space open if people show! This is going to be super informal, and is just for fun not for Burning Man planning. If you have a few spare min I hope to see all your faces in the tubes! Tell a joke! Share crazy stories! Enjoy the imemdiacy of each other's company! See ya there!
If you'd like to suggest another time, or would like to keep the space open yourself at a different time let me know and we can arrainge it!
I know that the COVID-19 Pandemic is on everyone's mind right now. I hope that everyone is taking the proper social distancing measures -- wheverer you might be in the world. It looks like every single one of us is going to be impacted. No one should be panicking, but we should all be trying to avoid congregating and I encourage all of us to use the technology at our disposal to hang out virtually! This is going to be a real challenge but its critical for flattning the curve and reducing the stress on our Healthcare systems. Staying home can save lives! If you have any extra N95 masks please consider donating them.
With regards to Burning Man, I know everyone is dying to know: is it cancelled? Burning Man is still 171 days away. Thats a long time, but the truth is that at the moment no one really knows for sure what is going to happen. There have been lots of things in the past that have 'nearly' cancelled Burning Man and we usually don't receive our Permit until August. There is a lot of talk about about how the virus will burn out as we approach the summer heat, that intense UV light kills it, and that the Alkaline playa will make it difficult for the virus to survive in Black Rock City. While that could all be true, at this point its still speculation.
There is no reason at this point to think that the Burn will not be taking place. However, this could easily change in the future depending on how California and Nevada, the US, and the World in general are able to deal with the virus. Leadership in the Mycodelic Forest is continuing our 2020 planning cycle and are keeping a close eye on any new developments.
There has been a lot of chatter on the interwebs surrounding Burning Man Tickets and whether they will be refunded IF in the unlikely event that COVID-19 causes it to be cancelled. I don't know any more than you do, but the TOS basically says they are non-refundable. The org has not made an official position on this, but I don't want there to be any hard feelings or finger pointing if it turns out we will not get a refund. We don't know what is going to happen. If that makes you uncomfortable buying a ticket then please don't buy a ticket. We are still trying to gather as many people as possible who are willing to participate in the Main Sale and to purchase the full two tickets that are available. Myself, and a number of camp members have already participated in the DGS sale. We also are finding partners for the existing extra DGS tickets that we have with the goal of being able to make sure that everyone who wants to go can go.
With regards to Camp Dues, I'm just going to be up-front on the situation here. We are still encouraging people to pay their camp dues before the Main Sale for a reduced rate because we have some year round costs that need to be covered. In order to keep moving forward with plans, we need to have some cash on hand. Leadership has discussed the issue, and we decided that if the event does get cancelled that camp mates would be given the option to:
Please make sure to update your Mycodelic Forest website profile and your contact information so we have the most up to date info. If you already signed up with an account on our website go to https://mycodelicforest.org/Edit-user-details.html, or you can create an account at https://mycodelicforest.org/Join-us.html. We are cleaning the cobwebs out of the website and will be using it more actively moving forward.
Remember we are all in this together!
Hey everyone, we are gearing up for the 2020 Season and we need to get everyone's primary contact information so we can send out Invitations! Please go ot https://mycodelicforest.org/Join-us.html here to create a new account, or if you already have an account please go to https://mycodelicforest.org/Edit-user-details.html to log in and update your information! Thanks!!
I have an announcement about some changes to camp dues for the 2020 season! We will be increasing our dues from $200 to $250 this year — but there is a silver lining. In the hopes of making the camp more self sufficient year round and less dependent on camp leads floating costs we are offering an Early Bird Special. Until the Main Sale (April 8th), dues will be $200. This will not only reserve your place in camp but will also make it possible for us to complete projects earlier. It also makes planning a lot easier when we known exactly who is coming as early as possible! After April 8th Dues will rise to $250. As always we are firm that finances should never be the reason someone misses a burn. Please let someone in leadership know if dues are a hardship for you and we will always work something out.