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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:25 am

If you are in the sub-forum, right underneath the name of that sub-forum is a a button that says something like "new thread". Try that.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Minxie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi.... Minxie here.... new to eplaya..... not new to Burning Man. :)
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Welcome to eplaya. It's not exactly like the playa...
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Hello to Sarah, Tasha, x0diak, and Minxie! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Virgil » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:56 am

Hey there ePlaya. Virgil here from the Netherlands. Been lurking on these forums and the subreddits for some time. Thought I'd come in and shout. Me and my fiancé are thinking of losing our virginity next year. Reading up and connecting to see what we can expect organising this!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:30 am

Hi Virgil! :D

The Netherlands has a regional group, I think . . . if you're not already on it.
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu_nl.html

And there's an All-Europe list (and some others).
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu.html

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Joshuah_Airbender » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:52 am

Greetings from SoCal! I'm a 29 year old Graphic Design Student at CalState Northridge (I had a late start, but i finish this year!) I was a regular LA raver from 2002-2007, i still go out and dance but only once or twice a year. I went to LA's Decom, and have lot's of friends that go to burning man, so I figured It was time I experience it for myself.

Next year will be my first burn and I just wanted to introduce myself.


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PS, in case anyone was wondering, I hail from the Northern Air Temple.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:10 pm

Welcome, Joshuah! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Milayna » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:59 pm

Hello Joshua, Minxie and Virgil!!! :)
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Boz79 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:33 pm

Hi my name is Boz. I had learned about BM about 10 years or so ago and heard from the wrong people that it was not the place for me. Again they were extremely wrong. I was convinced by a few friends that I should go this year. I did, and it instantly felt like home... I had been to alot of the BM fundraiser party's but had never put it together about what it would be like. Upon arrival I felt the warmth and the amazing aura surrounding the playa and the people. Instantly (after setting camp) I rode to see The Man... we connected instantly and he opened my eyes to what "it" was all about....Every morning after, me and the man spent sunrise together as I rode back to camp from Root Society. Slept a few hours and then went wondering again and again. So many beautiful people and helpful and loving and intenseness and conversations everywhere. People here are highly intelligent and really dont look down on those of us who werent ready to verbalize their every thought. Not really good at that, but now has become my mission from BM to do my best at being more personable. The burn of the man itself was intense for me, besides the connection with him all week, I had also written a letter that had all my "weights" in it. From my grandfathers death to , well thats for me and The Man to know... Seeing all of it up in flames felt like the "weights" were being burned away from my shoulders, I did cry, thinking about what I had written. In a crowd with a lot of friends close by, all of them saw my tears and one by one hugged me and told me they loved me. I had never felt such a closeness to anyone. Now they are def. family to me... All of YOU (BM) I consider family now... Thank you for such a great experience and will def. be there from now on.... Much love!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Ratty » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:55 am

Welcome to your 'home away from home' Boz79, You are truly living proof that it doesn't matter how many times a person has attended ttitd. (That thing in the desert). You are family now. Not a raver that shows up the last 3 nights to drink and party. (Although family does that too.) I'm glad you found eplaya. It will add to your burn.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:08 am

Fabulousness! Hi Boz. :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby uoshitton » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Hi guys! I'm a burner virgin from Brazil and going all alone. Recently i'm reading stuff about BM to get enough preparation. :P
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Hello & Welcome, Uoshitton! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Cynosure » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:43 am

Hi friends!! My name is Cynosure and I am an artist/musician. I have helped create some exhibitions and artwork you may have seen at Burning Man for the past three years :)

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:56 am

A piece of information you might need is that we tend to find it rude for people to ask for money on their very first eplaya post.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Samera<3 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:05 am

Well, hello friends! My name is Samera :D ! I live in San Jose, CA. I have yet to go to burning man. Every year I plan to go, something happens that causes me to not be able to. But I promise, 2013 is my year! I am born and raised a hippie and love like minded individuals. I'm always up for a good time and am impossible to embarrass, so if you like to have a good time we'll get along splendidly. Anywho, I work at bakery called Nothing Bundt Cakes which is home to some of the most delicious cakes in the world! On my free time I love to go out, hike, and make fun little knick knacks. Anyways...nice to meet y'all :P
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:51 am

Hi Samera<3! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:55 am

Hey Samera, have you looked up South Bay Burners?
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Samera<3 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:03 pm

Yes, i actually joined their email list the other day! Thanks for asking <3
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby NaughtyNate » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:01 pm

Afternoon (my time anyways), My name is Nate, I'm a 20 year old art college student in Seattle. Never attended Burning Man before and only really found out what it was about a week ago. (I thought it was Guy Fawkes festival). Since I found out about it, I'm really interested in going. However it takes place during the middle of my fall quarter *sad face*. Looking for a way to hopefully attend 2013, but we'll see.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Hi NaughtyNate!

Here's a link to a thread that might help you out:

Survival Guide for College Students Missing First Week?
viewtopic.php?t=53491

Not to be confused with the official event Survival Guide, which is linked in my .sig and will (probably) keep you from dying out there (no promises). Required reading.

Welcome to the board! :D
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Postby NaughtyNate » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:07 pm

thanks for the link. I'll look it over, but unfortunatly for me, my art college is extremly tech heavy. Like using computers in a lot of the classes. I suppose I could cut back on that by seeing if I can take some non-computer based classes.
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Misplaced New Englander

Postby BobsterClaws » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 pm

Hello All,

My name is Bob, and I am a native New Englander (NH) who was recently transplanted to Texas and loving every minute of it. I currently manage a production facility while working on my MBA so the chance to get away doesn't present itself often. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to get out, experience something new, meet new people, and be myself. I am making plans to attend my first Burning Man this year, which is something I have wanted to do for about the last 12 years or so, and I will be bringing my 14 y.o. son along for the ride. Really looking forward to getting out into the desert and meeting up with some of you.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Ratty » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:49 am

Welcome Bob. THITD, (that thing in the desert), can be a family adventure of a lifetime. Read everything on the boards and come prepared. Nice to meetcha.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:48 pm

Hi Bobsterclaws! Great nick. :)

Bob & other new folks! Don't forget to check out your regional mailing lists here . . .
http://regionals.burningman.com/index.html
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Burner trapped in NYC

Postby starseedd12 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:13 am

Hi! My name is Courtney I live in New York City and I am hoping 2013 will be my first Burning Man! I am a college student and study art history, not sure what I want to do after I graduate but it's been interesting enough to keep me from dropping out so far. I love traveling, my favorite place that I've ever been is the Grand Canyon. I have a twin brother and 3 younger sisters, me and my brother are the oldest. I'm an amateur photographer and recently started photographing concerts and festivals for a music blog which I love doing. I love smiling and hugging and if I make it to BM next year I plan to give everyone a hug! Love and light.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby SweetRas13 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:38 am

Hello!

My name is Anthony Oliveras, I'm a Senior at St. Edward high school and I am yearning to go to BRC in 2013. I've done some research myself, and a few of my friends and I would love to go to Burning Man 2013. A small problem, I'm having some trouble with logistics, I would appreciate if there was someone (preferably from the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains) to help guide me through my virgin burn.

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:02 pm

Hi Courtney! I highly recommend you sign up for the New York mailing lists. There are plenty of New Yorkers who Burn, and meeting them might result in a rideshare or some stories over a pint about driving vs. flying.

http://regionals.burningman.com/us_ny.html


Hi Anthony!

First, will you be 18 by the time of the next Burn? That's your first hurdle. People under 18 need a legal guardian at the Burn. Secondly, guiding someone through their first Burn is a larger task than it might seem; finding a mentor is iffy. And Radical Self Reliance is one of the Burn principles . . . so you may as well planning as though you will go it alone (and/or with a few friends, but plan it in such a way that you can hack it even if they drop out, because they very well may become intimidated).

Start saving your money now, and add camping stuff to any holiday wishlists you have. (My first Burn cost me about $1,200, and that was done on the cheap).

Look up your area here and add yourself to the mailing lists in your state and neighboring states. Make Burner friends who are local; meet camps, and get in on their builds. But a theme camp is not a necessity. You can be a camp of one--or a camp of 3, or 5.

http://regionals.burningman.com/na_index.html

Even if you find a mentor, you'll want to read The Survival Guide linked below.

Welcome to the board . . .
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby SweetRas13 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:38 pm

Hey Savannah!

Yes, I will be 18 in time, and the emphasis on radical self-reliance is duly noted. Thank you for the link to the RC page, I appreciate your help!
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