Hey Hey Hey!
Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi, is just around the corner. Time to
bring out your wild side and start thinking about the what kind of
creature you are!
Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi
Thursday, June 23rd - Sunday June 26th
Lucky Lake Campground
3977 W. Wilke Road
Montague, MI 49437
Sorry, the last tickets for Lakes of Fire 2011 were sold this last Saturday.
If you couldn't get tickets, we at G.L.E.A. Inc. suggest you try
reaching out to your local community by going here:
Click on the green
button that represents your area, and then see how to get in touch
with other burners in your area. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
Please remember that Lakes of Fire and G.L.E.A. Inc do NOT operate a
"will call" booth, nor are there ANY cash sales at the gate. Our
policy is "Won't Call." You are responsible for any ticketing
transfers to or from other participants. If you're over 13, bring your
bar-coded ticket! If you're under 13, a non-bar-coded ticket will
We still need more volunteers to fill in our empty slots in the Lakes
of Fire volunteer Schedule this year, especially with the Parking,
Greeters, Medical, LNT and Ranger Teams! Follow the link below to
volunteer at: http://lwww.lakesoffire.org/volunteer-ipate/
There is more information on Fire Spinning and Flame Effects below. As
a brief reminder, if you're bringing any art piece involving fire, we
need to hear from you BEFORE the event! Please write to
and send us a description along with any
plans or photos/video you might have.
To keep our agreement with the fire marshal, we need to know what's
coming, so remember to check in with us (Fire Safety and Performance).
Our camp will be on the road you come in on. All flame effects will
be "tagged and bagged" on the way in, but contacting us first
expedites this process.
KIDS: BRING 'EM!
Lakes of Fire is a family event that welcomes participants of all
ages. Here's a Facebook group of LoFers who put together Kidsville!
People under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a 21+ parent or
guardian both at entry, as well as at all times during the event. You
are responsible for the welfare of minors in your care. Please be
aware that there may be adult-specific activities or theme camps, and
that grown-ups may not wish to curtail their own free expression to
accommodate your children, or minors in your care.
Minors 12 years old and under will be welcome to join Lakes of Fire
free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full ticket price.
For the protection of kids at Lakes of Fire, all parents & guardians
are required to register their kids (or minors in their care) at the
greeter's station. If you fail to adequately supervise minors in your
care, you will be ejected from Lakes of Fire, immediately. No
With the specific exception of ADA Qualified assistance dogs, pets are
NOT allowed at Lakes of Fire. The Event volunteers have chosen to
adhere to this rule, and we have puppies too. Your pet will be turned
away at the gate and you won't be admitted until you return without
PHOTOGRAPHY: PROCEED WITH RESPECT!
Lakes of Fire is a private event, and we expect participants to
approach photography with respect for others. There is no filming
without express permission. You have ultimate responsibility for your
image, and should ask photographers or videographers how your image
will be used. You must ask permission before photographing someone,
and avoid photography that could be intrusive of someone's privacy. Do
not take or publish, in any manner, ANY unauthorized pictures of any
human subject, or any pictures for a commercial purpose. We reserve
the right to act on any violation of these guidelines by requiring
erasure of images, or by removing violators of these policies from
Lakes of Fire.
No commercial use of photographs taken at Lakes of Fire is allowed
without the express written permission of Great Lakes Experimental
)( FIRE: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT!
Fire is a spectacular part of our event. Volunteers are working with
local fire authorities to safely enact the best fire effects possible
at Lakes of Fire.
PERSONAL CAMPFIRES-- You can make small personal campfires in the
provided fire rings or bring fire barrels. Please use common sense.
Clear an area around your fire, don't have it too near your tent, and
keep some water or dirt on hand to put it out if the wind kicks up. Do
not, ever, leave a fire unattended!
)( FIRE CONCLAVE-- Sorry. Signups for spinning fire in conclave are closed.
Details of participating with Conclave will be sent via email to
conclave applicants. As all fire art should be, Conclave is run in a
safe, sane and sober (and legal) manner. Those who wish to
participate in conclave will be required to follow that motto and any
other requirements of the Shin, Doxie (firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRE SPINNING-- All participants are welcome to spin fire at their own
risk as long as proper safety procedures for your art are followed.
Our deal with the local authorities stipulates that all fire on the
grounds--including poi/tools and any other fire art -- will be safe
and legal. Not sure how to do that? We will have a pamphlet for all
fire artists at the gate. A few things to remember: Never leave
unattended fuel on the ground, always have a fire safety with you with
an extinguisher and/or wet towels on hand.
Please do not spin fire in the pine woods; the dried needles are very
fire prone and the land owner politlely requests that we not set his
woods on fire! Again, Safe, Sane and Sober spinning!
)( FIRE SCULPTURES, POOFERS AND OTHER FLAME EFFECTS-- The big stuff,
if you will. Even big stuff needs to abide by the Safe, Sane and
Sober motto of operation. If you wish to bring larger-scale fire art,
you must contact Fire Safety Team Co-Lead - Russian Wulfgar at
. Note: this is for non-poi/spinning
flame effects, Group II and above. Failure to contact the Fire Safety
team regarding these devices will be grounds for their disuse during
the event. These devices can only be used in open areas, not among the
tents. The Fire Chief has a right to inspect them for safety. They
must be attended at all times, have emergency shut-off valves in easy
reach and have a fire extinguisher nearby.
The Fire Safety & Performance Team is here for your safety! FSPT staff
has the right to shut down any use of fire that threatens other
attendees, endangers the event, or breaks our agreement with the local
fire authorities. Failure to abide with Fire Safety protocols may be
grounds for your immediate removal from this event. FSPT recognizes
and abides by NFPA Section 160 and all other applicable laws and
expects fire artists to do the same.
ART CARS & MUTANT VEHICLES!
Mutant vehicles are a unique type of art that is welcome to roam Lakes
of Fire. If it has a motor and is not completely powered by human
propulsion, it's considered an Art Car or Mutant Vehicle. Art Cars
typically resemble the shape of the vehicle they're made out of and
are radically decorated, turning a car into a mobile work of art.
Mutant Vehicles however, are typically radically modified/mutated
vehicles transformed to look like something other then a car or truck.
Both Art Cars and Mutant Vehicles are welcome at Lakes of Fire. Owners
are required to pre-register, sign a waiver, and license their mobile
art at the Greeter's station. Owners are responsible for the use and
behavior of their vehicle during the event regardless of who drives
it, and agree to only drive in approved areas of the event, to yield
to pedestrians, bicycle, Ranger, and Medical traffic.
That's all for now!
See you at Lakes of Fire in just two short weeks!