-=Announcing The Black Rock Beacon=- The Playa's new paper!

-=Announcing The Black Rock Beacon=- The Playa's new paper!

Postby Gothalot » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:37 pm

-=Announcing the Black Rock Beacon=-

From the dust of playa papers past comes the Black Rock Beacon, a new newspaper for the Burning Man community. Our gift to the community: an independent source of news and information to brighten your week in Black Rock City and a website to keep you up-to-date on Burning Man happenings the year round.

Although we are a brand-new publication, with no official ties to the Burning Man organization, our team has years of experience in producing daily newspapers on the playa. As you may know, Burning Man has announced that it will cease publication of the playa editions of the Black Rock Gazette, but we're betting that you still want to be informed and entertained by a Burner-created brand of journalism.

Please visit our website at www.blackrockbeacon.org and our message board at theblackrockbeacon.tribe.net. We welcome volunteers who want to help us create the most memorable publications ever to grace Black Rock City. Enthusiasm is more important than experience, and we have plenty of pre-playa work to do. We'll be a mapped camp as well, with our own Black Rock mansion as headquarters, and if you're looking for a place to stay, let us know.

Oh, and while we won't ask you to send us burritos or brewskies, we could use a bit of a financial aid. Donate what you can, every bit helps.
Sit back in the morning watching the sun rise with your cup of coffee and the latest copy of the Black Rock Beacon knowing it was YOU that helped make it happen! Contributors are asked to come by our camp and stick a pin on our Playa map and we’ll do our best to get their copies delivered right to their camp! What a deal!

By PayPal
Go to www.paypal.com
Logon (or create an account)
Click on the Send Money tab at the top.
Send money to "donations@blackrockbeacon.org"
(keep the PayPal electronic receipt for tax purposes)

Many thanks to those who have supported us. We hope to provide the Playa with one of the most exciting Playa papers to date. Writing is our art and our gift.
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Postby Gothalot » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:59 pm

Oh yeah I need to add that for those golf fans come play a few rounds with us at our Black Rock Beacon Putt Putt, courtesy of Angie and Carry the layout Godesses.
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Just can't keep that boy in his coffin...

Postby Mitch » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:03 pm

Goth jumped the gun a bit -- we're now official, with a website. Please check it out (www.blackrockbeacon.org).

Here's the real announcement:


Announcing the Black Rock Beacon


BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada (June 20, 2005) -- From the dust of playa papers past comes the Black Rock Beacon, a new daily publication for the Burning Man community. Our gift is an independent source of news and information to brighten the week in Black Rock City and a website to keep people up-to-date on Burning Man happenings the year round.

Although we are a brand-new publication without official ties to the Burning Man organization, our team has years of experience in producing daily newspapers on the Playa. As you may know, the Burning Man organization has announced that it will cease publication of the daily editions of the Black Rock Gazette, but we're betting that Burners still want to be informed and entertained by Black Rock City Burnalists.

For 2005, we are planning five daily issues brimming with news and views for Black Rock City.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.blackrockbeacon.org and our message board at theblackrockbeacon.tribe.net. We welcome volunteers who want to help us create the most memorable publications ever to grace Black Rock City. Enthusiasm is more important than experience, and we have plenty of pre-Playa work to do. We'll be a mapped camp as well, with our own Black Rock mansion as headquarters and a limited amount of space is still available.

Do we need financial aid? Glad you asked, of course we do! Donate what you can, every bit helps; if you can offer $5 or more, we'll guarantee that you receive five daily issues, which you'll be able to pick up at our camp. Those donating $20 or more will be entered into our Breakfast in Bed With a Playa Hottie raffle. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States.

Sit back in the morning watching the sun rise with your cup of coffee and the latest copy of the Black Rock Beacon knowing it was YOU that helped make it happen!

To contribute by PayPal
Go to www.paypal.com
Logon (or create an account)
Click on the Send Money tab at the top.
Send money to "donations@blackrockbeacon.org"
(keep the PayPal electronic receipt for tax purposes)

To contribute by check, money order or cash, send your donation to:

Black Rock Beacon
31811 Pacific Highway South B-123
Federal Way, WA 98003

Please include your name, address, and email.

Many thanks to those who have already shown their support. We hope to provide Black Rock City with the most exciting Playa papers ever. The Beacon is our art and our gift.
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Postby Gothalot » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:53 am

Sorry Mitch, this coffin got a little claustrophobic. Me bad.
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Postby joel the ornery » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:33 am

may i suggest an investigative expose' on Kamp Apokiliptika.

inquiring minds that can't attend this year want to know.
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Postby Gothalot » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:37 pm

Yea, rumor has it they have an air canon. Please come see me at the Beacon as soon as you can. I'll try to get over there but it'd help a lot if you stopped by.

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Postby Sandwichman » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:27 pm

Bacon mmmmm...

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Postby Gothalot » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:22 pm

Mmm Bacon indeed. So if you want The Black Rock Beacon with your Bacon in the morning we can really use your donations. For more info go to our website:

http://www.blackrockbeacon.org

We need ink, toner, paper and it costs. Help us everyone please. Keep the daily playa paper alive!
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Postby Gothalot » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 am

Donate , donate , donate!
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Postby joel the ornery » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:35 am

donate bacon?
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mmm bacon

Postby Gothalot » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:40 am

Actually cash. We are well stocked on the bacon after all its what runs our bellies. Cash is needed for paper, ink, etc..
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