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Get an invitation!

Written by Trailblazer Friday, 17 April 2020 11:55

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!

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Event Cancelled

Written by Trailblazer Monday, 13 April 2020 23:38

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


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Main Sale Postponed

Written by Sinky Saturday, 28 March 2020 19:53

Hey everybody! Hope everything is going well at home and no one is going too stir crazy. Today the org hosted the annual Theme Camp symposium and we learned some important info I thought you all would be interested in.

Firstly the Main Sale has been postponed...so no registration on April fools ? and no sale on April 8th. They are holding off on the sale because they don’t want anymore tickets sold if the event is going to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Miriam, CEO of the Org, let us know that May 1st will be the point of no return for that looming cancellation announcement. That means in the event The Multiverse takes place the main sale will likely happen in early May.

As a side note for those of us who have already dropped a wad on tickets this year she outlined the possible options being discussed. Basically they are the same as what Trailblazer noted about our dues...donation, rolling them into next year or partial refund. To be clear they have still not come to a decision. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

With that said I hope you are all safe and healthy and want to invite you to the hang out Wizard and Trailblazer have been hosting every evening. So far it has been great getting to have a social life through all this craziness. Hope to see you all if not in the dust then through the tubes!???

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Social Distancing Daily Meetup

Written by Trailblazer Sunday, 22 March 2020 21:54

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!

https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/M3Y2N2V2NWY3aGcwNmJqZHYxdnRnbXZmY2dAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.40rttmbbcte8ns84m5l334jhr6

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COVID-19 Update

Written by Trailblazer Saturday, 21 March 2020 17:13

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:

  • Donate your Camp Dues
  • Kick them forward to next year
  • Get reimbursed most of your dues minus our yearly overhead (Sojourner storage is pretty much our only cost) which we would equally distribute.

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! 

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Update your contact information for the 2020 Season

Written by Trailblazer Tuesday, 17 March 2020 20:25

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!!

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Main Sale Announcement

Written by Sinky Monday, 09 March 2020 16:24

Do you love the Mycodelic Forest? Are you planning on coming to this years burn? If you said yes to either question then you should participate in Burning Man’s main ticket sale.

We still need around 20 tickets to be full force on playa so even if you are not planning to burn this year it is super important you still participate in the main sale. These tickets are really tough to get but super easy to offload. So don’t worry about getting stuck with the bill.

Registration for the main sale opens April 1st...that’s right April Fools everybody. ? The actual sale opens at Noon PST. It usually sells out in minutes so punctuality is key.

If you are participating in the main sale please let me know ASAP especially if you are an exceptionally wonderful person who is not going to use a ticket but wants to help make sure someone else gets to. This is the big one everybody let’s make it count. ??

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2020 Camp Dues Announcement

Written by Trailblazer Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:00

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.

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Successful DGS

Written by Sinky Friday, 28 February 2020 16:28

Guess what guys?! We successfully purchased all Direct Group tickets offered to us! These tickets are what ensures the Mycodelic Forest has enough people on playa to be a successful part of the city’s infrastructure. A very special thank you to Caro FautschChris McCleanDavid CarrascoJamison GardnerLowell ReeveMichelle LothRachael FalesSarah CallanTamsin Woolley-BarkerThomas Garret and Trevor Bice for participating in this sale and for securing tickets for half our camp! This does not make the main sale any less crucial though. We will still need everyone eligible, even or friends, to participate in the main sale to close the gap on the rest of the tickets needed. Keep the energy going we are kicking ass!???

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Announcing 2020 Ticketmaster

Written by Sinky Monday, 03 February 2020 23:10

Hello Burner Buddies! It’s me Sinky/Rachael your friendly neighborhood Ticketmaster for the 2020 Burn Multiverse. I will be your guide through all ticket sales and DGS ticket allocations. Today I’m here to announce three ticket events that will be happening this month.

First is registration for low income tickets starting Feb. 12th. If you are interested in applying for a low income ticket please let me know ASAP. It will exclude you from other ticket sales but have no fear as a theme camp we buy extras to offset that risk.

Speaking of theme camp tickets DGS registration opens Feb 13th. The Direct Group Sale is where theme camps are allocated a certain number of tickets to ensure there are enough people to get our camp on its feet. Last year we were allocated 14 invitation. Which means we need 14 people from our camp who can pony up enough cash to buy two tickets at the sale on Feb. 26th. If you are interested in participating in DGS again please let me know ASAP.

I’m so excited to be burning with you all again this year and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. See y’all in the dust ?

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