Budget meetings have concluded that camp dues will be $300 this year. This allows the fungus to grow and evolve.
PS: As always: we don’t want the cash strain to be the reason you can’t camp with us. Talk to a circle lead if you need to get some financial aid and we will see what we can cut.
Attention Mycological Burners:
Please be advised, the Battle for Animalia Tickets has begun! Unfortunately, it started with a kick in the pants. We received FEWER DGS/Stewards allocations than in past years. We have MORE interest than in past years.
This means we are really going to have to pull together to make sure our whole camp gets tickets. We will allocate our Stewards strategically. If you can apply for LI/Ticket Aid, please do! It will be important that every eligible body join the main sale. Recruit friends and family members to vie for tickets as well. Campmates who can’t come to BRC this year, please consider going out for the main sale to up our numbers. The camp will make sure that everyone is paid for secured tickets. No one will be stuck holding the bag financially. If you have other avenues to secure tickets outside of this camp, reach out to me and let’s talk about them.
For those who requested DGS/Stewards sale allocation: make sure you have updated your profiles with Mycodelic Forest and Burning Man. 1) Make sure your address is up to date and valid. 2) Make sure your email addresses match! That is critical for delegating Stewards.
I’m tallying up the sources and number of tickets. The Algorithm is churning to determine who is going to be buying the Stewards allocation, which should be completed by early next week. The ticket process will take all hands on deck, so prepare to hear from me a lot.
Fuck your Burn!
Feb 26- Camp Meeting
Mar 3- Steward Sale Registration Closes
Mar 8-10 Steward Sale (opens and closes at 12pm)
Mar 15- Ticket Aid Application Opens
Apr 12- Main Sale
WE ARE ARCHIVING THE MYCODELIC FOREST SLACK AND MOVING THOSE CHANNELS TO OUR NEW DISCORD SERVER.
It's time for everyone's favorite thing to do on computers-- making a new unsername and password on some obscure new internet platform/App: DISCORD!!!
We've discussed this at length in camp meetings, and because of REASONS, it is time to say "Hasta la vista, baby" to Slack. We are keeping the slack channels for now, but will not be posting over there except maybe to yell at you to come to discord. What is there dust in your ears, old-timer?!
Here is an invite link to our Discord server: mycodelicforest.org/join_discord/
Thank you for your cooperation. Virtual hugs and kisses available upon entry.
At this point we just need to know precisely who is going. If there is anyone who has been on the fence or being a lurker here but has been thinking about going...now is the time to speak up. Also if you have a plus one who is planning on going, they also need to register and RSVP. There is no such thing as a 'Plus One' here at the Mycodelic Forest! I'm going to give us all two weeks to submit this form! That means after July 11th, there isn't going to be an automatic way of getting added! Get it done! I will send out a few more reminders...but also Radical Self Reliance!
Rumors of Burning Man's demise have been greatly exagerrated! I just wanted to shoot out a quick post to let people know, in a somewhat official capacity, thaat Mycodelic Forest is going to That Thing In The Desert. The one formerly known as Burning Man also now commonly called the Renegade Burn or Not Burning Man. This will be the second year that this event will be taking place now without any organizing body. We've weighed the risks, and we think that as long as our group is fully vaccinated the risk is minimal to ourselves and others. BLM won't require a permit if there is no organzing body and we keep our individual group sizes under 50. If we do that, they can't cancel us.
There is something funny about the theme of this year's burn 'The Great Unknown' because the way things are shaking out, that really is the theme this year. At this stage in the game there are only a few things we know for sure:
There are still quite a few unknowns so I'll refrain from listing them all. But logistically we have a lot to figure out for services that the org normally provides. This Burn will be very different from regular Burning Man and who knows if it will ever happen again. Its scary, and exciting. Expect everything to be harder than it usually is. If you are interested please let people know ASAP.
See you in the dust!
Just wanted to shoot out everyone a quick reminder that there is always a perpetual meeting space available at https://hangouts.mycodelicforest.org! This has actually been up for some time and has gone from redirecting users to Google Meet, To Talkie, and now to Zoom. We generally use that link for any camp meetings and for when you just want to see a friendly face.
Its hard to believe that its been an entre year since this whole COVID fiasco started! Its been filled with more plot twists than an M. Night Shamalan flick but there are finally some vaccines out there and people are asking the 40 million dollar question:
"Will Burning Man happen this year?"
The short answer is that no one knows. Burning Man doesn't ever get official approval for their permit until early August so pretty much every year its unknown whether we will get our permit. This year is much the same, but with even greater uncertainty. Things could go really well with the vaccine roll out and we could be home free by the Burn. Or things could go horribly wrong and leave us without much immunity by then.
If the official event doesn't happen, will there be another renegade event? Will that event be safe to risk going? What about throwing our own small event?
I can say that I really want to go, and I want to be optimistic about the possibility but there are a lot of unknowns. If we as a camp do want to attend Burning Man 2021, we will need to start making plans before we have the official word the event is happening. Ticketing refunds nearly bankrupted Burning Man Project last year -- I very much doubt they will be able to honor them this year. I would plan on not getting a refund for a ticket if the event is cancelled. That makes it pretty hard for our core team to secure DGS (Directed Group Sale) tickets because most years we purchase all the DGS tickets we are allocated and then later distribute them to camp members. This left a lot of us holding the bag last year. This year we are reccomending that no one buys two tickets unless someone has given you money for the second ticket. This is going to have the effect of pushing up the date that people need to decide to go quite a bit.
If enough people are interested in going to a Renegade Burn, or creating our own small event -- we could have that in our pocket as a backup plan if the event is cancelled again. We are not quite sure what 'small event' might mean but basically something that is composed entirely of our close friends with people who are practicing all the scientifically recomended social distancing measures.
Leadership for 2021 has started (slowly) getting our asses together. We have had a few meetings so far and are excited about a 2021 event but unsure where most of us stand. So as a result, we are planning a small online gathering in a few weeks which we are hoping to see everyone who has any wisp of an interest in going to a 2021 event. We want to hear how you all generally feel about 2021 and what kind of appetite everyone has for this nonsense.
Here are three things we need your opinion on:
This date has not been set in stone, but shooting for a day / time on the weekend of Februrary 20th that would let everyone attend. If we don't see a big enough turnout -- Leadership will prob go back into our burrows and caves and save our time planning for convalescing. I wish you all well in this new year, may the odds be ever in our favor!
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