Congrats on getting a ticket - prepare well and you ought to have a good time. There's lots on info here on eplaya and - of course - in the mandatory reading.
San Diego has a pretty active Burner community - we have a weekly meet-up at a bar every Tuesday. Be sure to sign up for the weekly news email (follow Savannah's link) if you want to hear more about that and other local happenings, like poi on the beach, this weekend's cookout, or how to help with the San Diego CORE effigy.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.
- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry