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The Lantern::Chicago's Monthly Burning Man Newsletter

Postby The Lantern » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:40 pm

What’s Cracki-lakin?

It was amazing to see everyone at Resonate v6.0. Props and thanks to the producers and the army of volunteers that have always made that
incredible event incredible.

And let’s not forget Chiditarod. A day of cold drizzle has never stopped that event before, and it sure as hell wasn’t going to stop it now! An epic amount of food (over 19,000 lbs) and epic amount of money (over $18,000.00) was collected for the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation. www.chiditarod.org

As usual, scroll to the bottom for information on events coming up soon!

Today’s Feature is:
* We Burn II – Spring Show

Upcoming Events:
* April 15th – Burner Without Borders-Chicago Earth Night Celebration @ Loyola
* April 16th – We Burn II Closing Party and April’s Meet ‘n’ Greet AND . . . .
* April 16th – Firewater Lounge’s OH GAWD IT BURNS – We Burn II
Closing After Party
* April 17th – Full Moon Drum Jam
* May 7th – B.U.R.N.’s Second Annual Burlesque Bake Sale
* May 11th – Burning Man Chicago’s Annual Town Hall @ The Bottom
Lounge – WIN A TICKET TO BURNING MAN!
* May 14th – Chicago River Clean-Up Day

OTHER B.U.R.N. UPDATES:
B.U.R.N. Art Grant applications open for all rounds
B.U.R.N. Art Grant Submission deadline for Summer Round 4/17
B.U.R.N. Art Grant Submission deadline for Fall Round 9/18
Burners Without Borders
Burlesque Bake Sale – Call-out for Performers & Bakers

Burning Man update
* Registrations Open

Looking Ahead:
* May 11th Town Hall
* May 12th-15th – Kinetic Fire – Stonehouse Park, Earlville, IL
* June 23-26 – Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi – Great Lakes Regional
Burn – Southwest Michigan
* Aug 29-Sep 5 – Burning Man 2011: â€
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B.U.R.N. Art Grant Summer Cycle Closing 4.17

Postby The Lantern » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:27 am

Have an idea for an art project you want to bring out to Burning Man? A solar-powered art car that you want to drive around at Lakes of Fire? A lavishly-staged and costumed performance? Short on funds? You should apply for a B.U.R.N. Art Grant!

The submission deadline for the B.U.R.N. Art Grant Summer Cycle is April 17, 2011. Grant recipients will be announced on April 29th. We've already received several applications - hurry and get your own in, too!

Any applications received after April 17 will be considered for the Fall cycle. The submission deadline for the Fall cycle is September 18th and awards will be announced on September 30th. Even if your project won’t be displayed until Burning Man, or Decompression, there’s no penalty for submitting early.

Now go apply! We want to give you money!â€
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Summer Art Grant Cycle: Closing 4.17

Postby The Lantern » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 am

Hi there:

Have an idea for an art project you want to bring out to Burning Man? A solar-powered art car that you want to drive around at Lakes of Fire? A lavishly-staged and costumed performance? Short on funds? You should apply for a B.U.R.N. Art Grant!

The submission deadline for the B.U.R.N. Art Grant Summer Cycle is April 17, 2011. Grant recipients will be announced on April 29th. We've already received several applications - hurry and get your own in, too.

Any applications received after April 17 will be considered for the Fall cycle. The submission deadline for the Fall cycle is September 18th and awards will be announced on September 30th. Even if your project won’t be displayed until Burning Man, or Decompression, there’s no penalty for submitting early.

Now go apply! We want to give you money!

Full info here:
http://boldurban.org/grants/

Be sure to read the FAQ before applying:
http://boldurban.org/2010/06/art-grant-faq/

Go here to apply:
http://boldurban.org/2010/09/grant-application-form/

Direct any questions to artgrants@boldurban.org.

Art Grants Committee, for
Bold Urban Renaissance Network, NFP
http://boldurban.org/grants/
artgrants@boldurban.org

Bold Urban Renaissance Network (B.U.R.N.) is a dynamic nonprofit organization which fosters community arts through grass-roots projects and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspires action and connects people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.
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The Lantern::4.30.11::Town Hall Edition

Postby The Lantern » Mon May 02, 2011 5:48 pm

What's Shakin Everyone?

Thanks to everyone who came out for Burners Without Borders' Annual Earth Night celebration! That was awesome!

And dags! We Burn's Closing Night party was fun! Great people! Great times! Great art! Props to We Burn Curatrix Elysia Lock and the swarm of artists and volunteers that made that night possible. And who could forget Firewater Lounge's Schweet-tastic Oh Gawd It Burns After Party . . . . I mean for those who remember it!

As usual, scroll to the bottom for information on events coming up soon! The upcoming Town Hall on May 11th will act as May's Meet'n'Greet!

So you know, the application for process for B.U.R.N.'s Fall Art Grant Cycle is ongoing, and submissions for the are due by Sunday, September 18th!

Today's Feature is:
* May 11th - Burning Man Chicago's Annual Town Hall @ The Bottom Lounge

Upcoming Events:
* May 7th - B.U.R.N.'s Second Annual Burlesque Bake Sale
* May 11th - Burning Man Chicago's Annual Town Hall @ The Bottom Lounge - WIN A TICKET TO BURNING MAN!
* May 14th - Chicago River Clean-Up Day
* May 17th - Full Moon Drum Jam

OTHER B.U.R.N. UPDATES:
B.U.R.N. Art Grant Summer Cycle Winners
We Burn II Art Show Recap
Decompression 2011: Call out for Volunteers & Performers
B.U.R.N.'s 2nd Annual Burlesque Bake Sale

Burning Man update
* Registrations Now Closed

Looking Ahead
* May 12th-15th - Kinetic Fire - Stonehouse Park, Earlville, IL
* June 23-26 – Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi - Great Lakes Regional Burn - Southwest Michigan
* Aug 29-Sep 5 - Burning Man 2011: â€
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Re: The Lantern::Chicago's Monthly Burning Man Newsletter

Postby The Lantern » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:29 pm

How's It Hangin Y'all?

Dang!

Was Burning Man amazing or what this year? Between the Trojan Horse, gorgeous Temple and effigy burns, and the incredible people from Chicago, the Midwest, and all over the planet, this year's Burn was truly one for the ages. Whether you participated in Hookahdome, were one of Chicago's huge representation at Burners Without Borders, got your adrenaline pumping at the Monster Wheel Death Race, or were one of the MANY volunteers with whom our area blesses the Playa as
Rangers, Gate Staff, Greeters, LNT/Playa restoration, or you name it . . . THANK YOU for making this year's Burn even more epicker than usual!

Double extra high-fives to the incredible Great Lakes-region and Chicago people who put together the Great Lakes C.O.R.E. Project. The lighthouse ignited with fury, burned with amazing (some might say dangerous) tenacity, fell first, and was among the very first regional burns to be approved as "leaving no trace." Way to represent. It just goes to show you that Chicago people know how to rock the Upper Midwest, the Playa, the nation, and the world!

Our three Art Grant cycles for 2011 are now finished. This year, B.U.R.N. and its Art Grants Committee gave away over $6,000 for burner art. Next year we hope to give away even more. So start brainstorming ideas!!!!

Most of this month's Lantern is all DECOMP DECOMP DECOMP!

As usual, scroll to the bottom for information on coming events. Hint: It's Decomp.

~~**)'(**~~ TODAY'S FEATURE! ~~**)'(**~~
* October 15 - THE VOYAGE HOME - Decompression 2011 - Bridgeport Art Center

~~**)'(**~~ OTHER B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)'(**~~
* Fall Cycle Art Grants Committee Award Winners!

The Steering Committee's monthly meeting for October has been cancelled, to allow its busy Events Team members to focus on Decompression.

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com. Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 13th, 2011.
Send us your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions: chicago@burningman.com.

Websites:
B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org
BurningManChicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org
Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26636787214

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Your Burning Man Chicago Community Presents:

THE VOYAGE HOME
Chicago's Decompression 2011

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 A.M.
The Bridgeport Arts Center
1200 W. 35th Street @ 35th & Racine
Chicago, IL
- $15 suggested pre-sale contributions - http://www.boldurban.org/donate
- $20 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in voyager or playa-gear
- $25 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in street clothes
- Participants 12 and under will not be asked for a contribution
- 18+ only AFTER 9:00 P.M.

You're so very welcome to join your friends in Chicago's Burning Man Community for Decompression 2011: The Voyage Home. Every year, this B.U.R.N. NFP-sponsored community event brings the loving, creative spirit, and the full-throttled energy of the Burning Man Project to beautiful Chicago, Illinois for thirteen hours.

On Saturday, October 15th, you and hundreds of your closest friends ill return to the Bridgeport Arts Center to create your version of Black Rock City, right here in your own amazing town.

We hope you are getting excited for Decomp, but we have a quick question for you: How many people should we invite to this shin-dig?

We ask you this question because it really depends on YOU, the volunteers who volunteer to make it happen to make it happen. If we don't have enough volunteers to staff our infrastructure then there is a real possibility we will need to limit out number of participants this year. So if you want to make sure your friend/girlfriend/boyfriend/sister/brother/neighbor/buddy/soul mate/long lost lover/uncle/??? is able to attend then please step up and help yourselves to make this one the best post playa event ever!

If you want to help with set-up, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday day of (Oct 15th) then please send an e-mail to Elektra:
elektra4170@yahoo.com

If you have knowledge running sound and lights and would like to help out there please contact Damian: TeknosisAudio@gmail.com

If you want to be a Greeter contact Dani: hotsauceangel@gmail.com

If you want to work Gate contact Foxy: foxy@firewaterlounge.org

Rangers please talk to Steve the Ghost: sirghoast@gmail.com

If you have ideas about kidsvillie and want to help out there please let Mars know: TheArtofMars@yahoo.com

Clean up and our LNT efforts, which will be EARLY Sunday morning, some time Sunday day and most of it Monday after the event, please let HeyU know: Heyu420@gmail.com

If you still don't know what to do and you still want to get involved please let me know and we'll find a fit for you.
kruegers.time@gmail.com

Also, we are accepting advance donations at: http://boldurban.org/donate/

THEME: THE VOYAGE HOME
Some “Rites of Passage” call you away from your nest for a pilgrimage or exploration, a battle, or mission. The Rite then ends with “The Voyage Home,” a familiar story to burners in and around our great town.

Each August, hundreds of Chicagoans voyage 2000 miles to Black Rock City, where they are greeted with the words “Welcome Home.” Yet in September they voyage 2000 more miles back to their permanent homes in Chicago and the family, friends, or lovers unable to travel those 4000 miles. And that's why there's a Decompression . . . for everyone to
relive Home, right here in our amazing town.

More information on getting to and from Decompression is available here: http://boldurban.org/events/ . Still more information will be forthcoming.

See you at your Burning Man Chicago Community's Decompression 2011!

xoxoxoxox,

B.U.R.N. Events Committee
"http://www.boldurban.org"
chicago@burningman.com

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FALL CYCLE ART GRANTS AWARD WINNERS!!!

The Art Grants Commitee is pleased to announce the winners of B.U.R.N.'s Fall Cycle.

DRAWING FROM LIGHT - Elysia Lock - $211
The centerpiece of Drawing From Light is a three by three grid of white phosphorescent panels. The foam core panels will be 30 inches wide by 20 inches tall, with grommets at each corner. At Decompression, the panels will be connected with S-hooks and suspended from rafters with chain. There will also be chain connecting the bottom to a brick weight on the floor, if needed. Black cotton/lyrca fabric will be stretched behind the white glow-in-the-dark panels with rope and grommets. This will create a background so the light drawings pop, and also prevent blinding people who are walking behind the panels.

Artist-participants will be offered a variety of lights with which they can create temporary glowing artworks. A high-powered green laser pointer provides the finest, cleanest lines. Small LED keychains held very close to the surface create a thicker, softer line. People can also use stencils and flashlights to create shapes, or they can pose in front of the wall and have a friend snap a picture with a flash. When they step away, their outlines will remain.

HYPERSONIC PHOTO-TRANSPAD - Teresa and Michael Jugovich, Karlis Kanderovskis - $260
Participants will be drawn in by the hanging garden of giant floating blacklight dream-catchers. As they approach they will hear the tunes emanating from the Audiorealoe

Looking through the Audiorealoe they will see blacklight flying saucers surrounding the mothership: the Hypersonic Photo-transpad. The spaceship will contain a private photo-booth where participants will get their picture taken by our crew of photographers and then they will be able to print that photo and take home a 4x6 picture as a souvenir from their voyage home.

SENSES OF WONDER - Gordon Kummel - $400
The installation will consist of two sealed (except for entrance/egress) micro environments roughly of dimensions of 60" x 48" x 50"D connected by a padded wireframe kid's play tunnel of 28" diameter and 6' length. The tunnel will connect the two main micro environment and will be the only conduit for participants to get from one to the other. The tunnel will like serve as its own micro environment. The installation emphasizes mystery so no cues as to interior will exist on the outside. The structures will be covered in dark fabric with a variety of textured flooring possible based on final design(carpet/grass(sod)/etc). They will not be lighted or very dimly lighted on the inside (participants are blindfolded). Each micro environment will fit one to two blindfolded individuals at once. The environments will be strongly scented (pervasive scent created by
atomizing of diffusing an essence into the micro environment) and will contain various textured objects or surfaces that directly complement the scent.

TOUCHY DUCHESS - Marcin Albekier - $400
The piece will be 15-20 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide at the base. There will be a central totem made from stacked 55 gallon drums that have the designs cut in them with various other design elements/metal sculpture components on the outside. It will all be backlit with fire through the different openings of the cans. Some of these openings will have flame effects shooting from them. Fire will also adorn the crown of the duchess (which will double as a pilot for the main effect). The enclosed base will contain all 5 accumulators & components. There will be 4 control stations around the central figure(safe
distance away). These will require participants to work together in order to set off the main effect. Failure will result in mediocre blasts and ridicule from the duchess. Success will set off a big blast(4 20lb accumulator tanks worth of propane). The main effect will spin around the top of the piece and shoot upward and over head of the participants.

MINGU'S FLOATING EMPORIUM OF STARLIGHT - Jajah Wu - $100
No Argo she, the Floating Emporium is a modest 12ft x 12ft, constructed from lumber and reclaimed water drums.
We plan to build the Emporium and test it on a local pond, and then disassemble it for transport to the Lakes of Fire site.
While we haven't decided on the trappings of the Emporium, we do want it to exude a carnival-like air, something touching a Catalan dance festival in the late 19th century, painted and festooned bright reds and golds. There will be strings of lights, but they will run on battery power or by a hand crank, so that there is no danger of electrocution.

A violinist or cellist (or both!) will riddle the night charming Gymnopédies and gypsy airs.

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. . . more info . . . .

BURNING MAN CHICAGO STEERING COMMITTEE a.k.a. SteeringComm is a diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago Metropolitan area. We have various sub-committees that specialize in:
* B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants
* Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!!
* Monthly Meet 'n' gGeets
* Communications (Websites, the Lantern)
* Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members)

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT
Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.

GETTING INVOLVED
Want to get more involved with the Steering Committee and B.U.R.N? We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and growing Chicago Burner Community, participate!
Email volunteer@burningmanchicago.org. Or just go here! http://boldurban.org/volunteer/

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com. Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 13th, 2011.

See you soon - that's all we got!!

xoxoxoxo,

Your friends at the Lantern
B.U.R.N. Communications Team
http://www.boldurban.org
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Re: The Lantern::Chicago's Monthly Burning Man Newsletter

Postby The Lantern » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Buenos tardes!!

And Happy Holidays, in general, to all of Chicago's diverse, super-wonderful, and amazing burners!

It was great to see a few friends at the awesome November Meet'n'Greet down at the Green Door Tavern. We met some new friends, had some food and drinks, and even played some pool! S'more info on our December Meet'n'Greet, the Fall PowWow, is below, and HEY!!!! If you have an idea for a meet'n'greet, please let us know by emailing chicago@burningman.com!

Here's what's up in this month's Lantern.

~~**)'(**~~ TODAY'S FEATURE! ~~**)'(**~~
* FALL POWWOW - 1:00 P.M. - Sunday 12.4.11 @ Catalyst Collective - Humboldt Park - Email chicago@burningman.com for address details.

~~**)'(**~~ OTHER B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)'(**~~
* HUGELY AWESOME NEWS - B.U.R.N.'S 501(c)3 Status Approved by the I.R.S.
* B.U.R.N. Art Grants - Time to start thinking about next year
* Burners Without Borders-Chicago & Eco present: The BwB Winter Ball on 12.16.11

~~**)'(**~~ NON-B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)'(**~~
* IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING BURNING MAN'S NEW TICKETING SYSTEM (Registration for $420 tickets underway, for $240-$390 tickets January 9-22)
* SynchroniCity's 10th Annual SantaKong Whiskey Santa Rampage - 12.17.11

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com. Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011.

Send us your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions: chicago@burningman.com.

Websites:
B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org
BurningManChicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org
Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26636787214
BwB-Chicago Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

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BURN NFP and BURNING MAN CHICAGO'S ANNUAL

FALL POWWOW
Catalyst Collective
Sunday, December 4th
1:00 P.M.
North Avenue on Chicago's Westside

Please email chicago@burningman.com to RSVP and receive location details.

Burning Man Chicago's annual Fall PowWow is right around the corner! On Sunday, December 4th, at 1:00, your friendly community of Chicago burners will be meeting to discuss community events, community initiatives, volunteer appreciation, and how to further build our collective consciousness as Chicago burners. This is your chance to help set the agenda for BURN NFP and Burning Man Chicago. Make your concerns known to B.U.R.N. leadership . . . BECOME B.U.R.N. leadership!

B.U.R.N. will be giving away a free ticket to Burning Man at the PowWow!

All are welcome for this "down-to-business" event (regardless of level of Burning Man experience). It will also prove somewhat sociable before it's over (so it counts as our December meet and greet, too).
If you've got an idea, a project, a theme camp looking for help, expert advice, or just participants in general - this is the place to do it. So get your short presentation together! Your community wants
to know what you have in store!!!

As Catalyst is a private home, the address will not be available
on-line, but rest assured that you will be able to find the location
details easily by RSVPing to chicago@burningman.com, or by hitting up
Burn NFP on Facebook.

Please come out and help your community shape its future destiny!

B.U.R.N. Steering Committee
info@boldurban.org
http://www.boldurban.org/

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We have BIG news for Bold Urban Renaissance Network, aka B.U.R.N.....

OUR 501(C)3 STATUS HAS BEEN FINALIZED AND APPROVED BY THE IRS!!!!!!!!!!!

What a wild ride we've had since dreaming up this project in 2006. This is a huge accomplishment that's taken countless participants countless hours. Everyone, EVERYONE who participates has played a hand in making this a reality. We especially want to thank those who've given their time, creativity and energy into our Steeringman committee, now, and throughout the years past:

Groot
Minimonk
Dr. Shoebocks
Liz Campanella
Downtown Dave
Willard Skynard Devotionliner
Keith "Flipit" Privett (B.U.R.N. treasurer, 501c3 biz team allstar)
Tim Krueger (B.U.R.N. secretary, 501c3 biz team allstar)
Richard "Heyu" Kelley
Christopher Breedlove
Ninjalina
Linda Loca
Shorty
Sam L.
JB
Elysia Lock
Monica Storch
Steve the Ghost
Tom LaPorte
Dewa Putra
Philamonjaro
Poochie
Buckman
Barkley
Devin "Chopper" Breen

So what does this mean? B.U.R.N. is not only recognized as an arts/education not-for-profit that is exempt from federal income taxes, donations to B.U.R.N. are now also officially tax-deductible "to the extent permitted by law" - retroactive to our incorporation. (We are also officially a "public charity"). The B.U.R.N. biz team has some todo's coming out of this announcement, including filing with the state for sales tax exemption. tuned for more awesome announcements. We did it!!

Elated,
Devin Breen
President
B.U.R.N., NFP

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM REGIONAL CONTACT AND "BIZ TEAM" HEAD, FLIPIT:
We also want to thank Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a Chicago not-for-profit that helps artists and arts organizations take care of business, providing affordable (sometimes free) legal and mediation
services. Not only did their workshop provide guidance in the incorporation process, but our attorney Bill several times helped Tim, Devin and I find the magic words for our correspondences with the IRS,
helping us tell our story in a way in the language they need to hear to get us to 501(c)3.

Learn more about LCA's services at http://www.law-arts.org/services.html

Learn more about 501(c)3 at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501%28c%29 ... .29.283.29

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Art Grants 2012

Keep thinking about the art projects you want to create in 2012. The Winter Cycle is expected to open in late January (stay tuned to the lantern for updates). Although there may be some changes, the 2011 policies at http://boldurban.org/2010/06/grants/ should give an idea of what is needed.

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Burners Without Borders Chicago & ECO present:

The BwB Winter Ball
December 16th
10:00 to Late Night
@ The ECO Collective
Pilsen-West
Email chicago@burnerswithoutborders for more specific location details.
$15 Donation

A formal evening and dashing affair to whisk you into wintertime. BwB-Chicago & ECO invite you to come out, dress up, and play with us as we all start to bunker down for the Chicago winter!

Featuring the musical talents of: Searchl1te, Jeekos, Spacewülf, Magpie, JBizzle, Ruff Fingers, Marcin, Good Evening, and Ben X. Tea Lounge. Treats by Edible Alchemy. Egon's WunderBar. Poets Who Know It. Live Silk Screening and more being announced soon.

We will be collecting donations for the Burners Without Borders
Detroit Backpack Project consisting of: socks, backpacks, winter
gloves, & hats. Please- no sweaters or jackets.

If you would like to get involved artistically or as a volunteer please email: chicago@burnerswithoutborders.org
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BURNING MAN 2012 TICKET INFORMATION

News from the Burning Man HQ (The full story is available here:http://tickets.burningman.com/):

THE BASICS:
In an effort to create equal opportunity for participants to purchase tickets for Burning Man 2012, tickets will be sold via three different methods. There will be two rounds of tickets provided by a random selection process, followed by one round of open ticket sales. We will also again offer a low income ticket program through special application. More information about the low income program will be posted soon.
II. PRE-SALE TICKETS -- 3,000 TICKETS SOLD VIA RANDOM SELECTION NOV/DEC 2011 -- $420 + s/h -- LIMIT 4 PER PERSON
• Participants seeking early access to full price tickets can register for the Pre-Sale during a two-week period from November 28 until December 11, 2011 (at 11:59pm PST).

• Entrants will need to provide a valid credit or debit card number at the time of registration.
• On or before December 19, a random drawing from the pool of entrants will be conducted to award 3,000 tickets at a Pre-Sale price of $420.
• If you are awarded tickets, your credit card will be charged for the total amount of your tickets at that time.
• Those who are awarded tickets will receive notification via email that their credit cards have been charged for their tickets, along with a gift certificate suitable for printing.
• Any entrants who do not receive one of these Pre-Sale Tickets will automatically be entered into the Main Sale.


II. MAIN SALE -- 40,000 TICKETS SOLD VIA RANDOM SELECTION JANUARY 2012 -- $240/$320/$390 + s/h -- LIMIT 2 PER PERSON AT ALL TIERS
• Participants will register for the Main Sale during a two-week
period from January 9 until January 22 (at 11:59pm PST), 2012.
• Entrants will need to provide a valid credit or debit card number
at the time of registration.
• On or before February 1, a random selection will be conducted to
award 40,000 tickets as follows:
- $240: 10,000 tickets
- $320: 15,000 tickets
- $390: 15,000 tickets
• If you are awarded tickets, your credit card will be charged for the total amount of your tickets at that time.
• All sales at all Tiers for the Main Sale are limit 2 per person.
• Those who are awarded tickets will receive notification on or before February 1 via email that their credit cards have been charged for their tickets and at which pricing tier.
• Any remaining tickets not claimed in the Main Sale will be moved into the allotment for the Secondary Open Sale.


III. SECONDARY OPEN SALE -- 10,000 TICKETS (INCLUDING ANY REMAINING
TICKETS FROM MAIN SALE) – MARCH 2012 -- $390 + s/h -- LIMIT 4 PER PERSON
• Once lotteries are completed, 10,000 tickets will be held aside for open sale, plus any unclaimed tickets from the Main Sale.
• These tickets will be sold until they are gone.

ALL physical tickets from ALL THREE sales (except those that were
designated to be held at Will Call) will be mailed in June 2012.

GATE AND WALK-UP OUTLET SALES: Tickets will NOT be sold at the Gate to
Black Rock City, nor at Walk-Up Outlets.

RESALE TICKETS: Burning Man plans to create a centralized online system to facilitate the resale of unwanted/unneeded tickets. More details will be announced soon.

LOW INCOME/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: These separate programs will be merged into a new program designed to combine the best of each for 2012. The total number of low-income tickets will be increased (from last year’s total of 3,500) to serve more participants. Further details will be released after the Main Sale has begun.

MORE INFO!
I'M ANXIOUS ABOUT GETTING A BURNING MAN TICKET THIS YEAR. WHAT DO I DO?
Don't panic. While we understand everybody's eager (and perhaps anxious) to secure themselves a ticket for 2012, it's important to remember that we're selling AS MANY OR MORE tickets than we did in 2011, only through different mechanisms than in the past. There are in reality upwards of five different ways you could acquire tickets:

- You can get 'em in the holiday Pre-Sale now ... register, and we'll do a random drawing from all entries to distribute 3,000 tickets.
- You can get 'em in the Main Sale in January ... just register, and we'll do a random drawing for 40,000 tickets.
- We'll have a first-come, first-served Open Sale of 10,000 tickets (plus whatever's left over from the Main Sale) in March.
- Then there's the inevitable aftermarket from Burners like yourselves who either sell their extras, or realize they can't attend, and sell them. (We're anticipating this will be a big market, and we're working on a system that helps you buy and sell them more safely.)
- Finally, if you're particularly financially constrained, we've also got a Low Income Ticket Program that'll start up after the Main Sale
... it requires filling out a written application for our hard-working
ticket folks to review by hand.

We really do believe that with all these mechanisms to get tickets, most everybody's needs will be met. We worked very hard on this, weighing many variables, and determined that this solution would serve the community's myriad needs at this time.

Inevitably, there's going to be something that doesn't work perfectly, and we are committed to learning from our experience and improving things for the future. We'll continue to study and evolve our systems to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our community. In fact, when you go to register for tickets, you'll be asked to fill out a quick 12-question survey, which will help us learn more about you and your purchasing patterns, providing important data for our ongoing considerations and system improvements.

If you still have questions or concerns about the ticket process this year, chances are they're answered in our Ticket FAQ: http://bit.ly/vQ25T9 ... or somebody's discussing them on this ePlaya
thread: http://bit.ly/tcXWEW .

Thanks for hanging in there with us through all this ... luckily, Burners are nothing if not adept at adapting to a shifting landscape (and the occasional whiteout dust storm).

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Ho Ho Ho Santa!

It's that time of year again! SynchroniCity's annual SantaKong is December 17th, 2011!!!

WHO: You.

WHAT: SantaKong is Chicago's oldest and most heralded Whiskey Santa Rampage. Although you do not need to be Santa, you are required to have a costume that represents your holiday spirit. Examples from the past are; santa, reindeer, trees, winter pagans, winter vikings, presents, dreidels, elves (both evil and nice), etc., etc. You will get a long bus tour with drinks on the bus included in your payment. We will be making many stops around town spreading are special brand of cheer through out. These stops will include Quencher's, the Santa's Village at the Daley Plaza, Macy's, Small Bar, the ABC News filming window, the Billy Goat Tavern, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, December 17th.

WHERE: We are slated to start at Quencher's Bar, located at 2401 N. Western Avenue, as we have in year's past.

WHY: Whiskey, Beer, Xmas Cheer, Friends, Mayhem, and FUN FUN FUN!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Tickets for this event typically are $30. You must Paypal pocketbook@synchroni-city.org to guarantee your participation. Some cash participants will likely be allowed on our buses the day of the event, but once we're filled up, we will have to start sending people away.

Email downtowndave23 AT gmail DOT com for more info.

Downtown the Disco Elf
for
http://www.facebook.com/groups/synchoni.city/

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. . . more info . . . .

BURNING MAN CHICAGO STEERING COMMITTEE a.k.a. SteeringMan - is a diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago Metropolitan area. We have various sub-committees that specialize in:

* B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants
* Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!!
* Monthly Meet 'n' Greets
* Communications (Websites, the Lantern)
* Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members)

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT
Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.

GETTING INVOLVED
Want to get more involved with the Steering Committee and B.U.R.N? We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and growing Chicago Burner Community, participate! "We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community."

Email volunteer@burningmanchicago.org. Or just go here!
http://boldurban.org/volunteer/

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com. Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011.

See you soon - that's all we got!!

xoxoxoxo,

Your friends at the Lantern
B.U.R.N. Communications Team
http://www.boldurban.org
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