WELCOME TO PLAYA DEL FUEGO!
We’re a Burning Man affiliated event for the mid-Atlantic region, promoting the ten principles of Burning Man and inspiring participants to join in on the gifting and self expression so vital to our community. We welcome and need all participants, newbie to gnarled, because we are an engine that runs on good will. So check out the site and get ready to be part of one of the most creative and joyful communities on the planet.

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Spring 2017 Pony and Art Grants application processes are now open!

Every burn needs great art to be made for the community, by the community. Playa Del Fuego is seeking some great projects to enhance the community's experience of the Spring 2017 event, including one special artist team to design, build and burn our signature effigy, the Pony!

Do you have an idea that you want to see come to life? Are you organized? Can you help us help you make your project happen? Well then, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

To apply to build the Pony, please make sure you are signed into an account on www.playadelfuego.org, and then go to: http://playadelfuego.org/ponyeffigy
To apply for an art grant, please make sure you are signed into an account on www.playadelfuego.org, and then go to: http://playadelfuego.org/ArtGrantApplications

Important Dates:
February 21st - Deadline for applications
March 14th - Grant recipients announced

If you have any questions on Art Grants, please send them to artgrants-lead@playadelfuego.org
If you have any questions about the Pony, please send them to burningart-lead@playadelfuego.org

 

A Message To Our Community

Dear Playa del Fuego Community,

On Monday afternoon, our community experienced a tragic loss.

During our post-event breakdown efforts, we discovered that one of our participants had passed away in his tent.

Our team called emergency services, and we have and will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities involved. Thank you to our hosts who were prepared to support us with anything we needed.

It is very important for all of us to avoid speculation. We will release his identity once we’re certain the next of kin have been notified, as well as any additional information we receive.

This is a terrible loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the Playa del Fuego community.

With much sadness,
The PDF Board of Directors

Fall 2016 What Where When now available

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New Waiver for Fall 2016

Click below for a copy of the new Fall 2016 waiver.  

Event Map Is Live!!

Check out the latest Theme Camp information as well as the updated site map HERE

Fall 2016 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grants Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Fall 2016! They are as follows:

Ellipse Staff - by David Pullen

The Wandering Hypnagogic Dream Bar - by Nicole Russo

Boob’s Rainbow Dangles - by Jessica Koob

Pile - by Quentin Davis

Tower of !Babel - by Alan Shechter

The Rage Cage - by Timothy Dougherty

Propane - by Joseph M. Robins

Flaming Dance Pole - by David Serrahima

Balloon Chain & Flying Foam - by Michael Cha

LuminUS - by Anatoliy Kaverin

Dreams - by Scott Frias

Tetris Shadow Stage - by Jeffrey Owens

Gendermazing - by Asher Kory

 

 

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

Thanks,
St. Greg & Ursula
Playa Del Fuego Art Grants Co-Coordinators

Fall 2016 Art Grants application process is now open!

Every burn needs great art to be made for the community, by the community. Playa Del Fuego is seeking some great projects to enhance the community's experience of the Fall 2016 event.

Do you have an idea that you want to see come to life? Are you organized? Can you help us help you make your project happen? Well then, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

To apply for an art grant, please make sure you are signed into an account on www.playadelfuego.org, and then go to: http://playadelfuego.org/ArtGrantApplications

Important Dates:
August 14th - Deadline for applications
August 21st - Grant recipients announced

If you have any questions on Art Grants, please send them to artgrants-lead@playadelfuego.org

Fall 2016 General Ticket Sales Dates Announced!

Dates are set for general ticket sales for fall 2016 burn!  Please pass the information on to your friends and camp members.
 
Ticket Sales:
Round 1:  Sunday, July 10 at noon
Round 2:  Wednesday, August 10 at 9 PM

Reserve ticket sales:
Open:  Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Close:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Online volunteer sign ups go live during Round 2 of ticket sales and stay active until the Sunday before the event!  Please sign up to volunteer at http://tickets.playadelfuego.org/schedules/

 

Fall Cycle Planning Committe Meetings!

The Fall Cycle Planning Committee meetings are set! 

  • Sunday June 12 at noon.
  • Saturday July 9 at noon.
  • Sunday August 14, at 11am.
  • Saturday September 10, time TBD.

Want to be on the Planning Committee? All you have to do is call-in and participate! Instructions for how to call-in are posted on the PONY in every planning committee meeting topic in Event Planning:  http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewforum.php?f=5

Agenda and minutes can be found here:  http://playadelfuego.org/content/pc-docs

 

More information on the Planning Committee can be found on this site, in the sidebar under Organization.

 

Request for Public Comments: PDF Board of Directors Nominees

We're thrilled to announce the nominees for the Playa del Fuego Board of Directors.
 
Please share your thoughts with us about this year's nominees. Your answers will remain private, and will be viewed only by the current members of the PDF Board. You may choose to keep your answers anonymous, but we've also included a question for your email and/or phone number if you'd like to make yourself available for follow-up.
 
All responses are due by midnight EST, June 19, 2016.
 
Kate "Kate Monster" Bell
Jonathan Delano
David "Karnak" Dugard
Zack Gangemi
Greg "Gandhi" Goodman
Phil "Chef Phil" Johnson
Andie Oswald
Gary Sparks
Diana "Smiles" Svendsen
Mike Toohey
Oscar "O Man" Young
 

Spring 2016 What Where When is now available... and its a doozie!

Click the cover above to open the what where when, click the link below to download it.

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Spring 2016 Theme Camp Placement Map

The spring 2016 Placement map is now available.  

To check out where all the fun will be this spring Click Here and scroll to the bottom.

 

Ticketing/Gate Hours & Plan B Information.

Ticketing hours

Thursday 5pm - Friday 2am
Friday 9am - Saturday 2am
Saturday 9am - Saturday 8pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Note: These hours are for those who do not have a wrist band.  If you've already checked in and have a wrist band you are welcome to come and go at any hour.  However, you will not be able to bring your car on site to load/unload during closed ticketing hours.

Sometimes against every bit of planning and prep, you can still get hung up and not make it to the gate in time.  If this happens to you, you aren't able to hang out on site (even in the parking lot), but there are some options of things for you to do while you wait for the gate to open the following morning.

Click the "READ MORE" link below to see your options.

Spring 2016 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Spring 2016! They are as follows:

Bigger Better Lifeguard Chair  – by Robert “Fritz” Kitz

Underwater Haven – Rahne “Panda” Mantz

The Luminous Dance Floor – by Michael Shawe

The Hive of Splendor – by Nelda Garcia

Baggage Drop Off – by Fred Myers

Balloon Chain & Projection Art – by Michael Cha

The gate of change – by Glenn Richardson

Lotus-- the magic of transformation – by Gil Rosen

Ziggy Sawdust and the Chainsaws from Mars – by Glenn Richardson

Eyes on You! – by Leah Umberger

The loan card shark – by Bobby Reynolds

Pony Screening – by Doug “Nataraj” Shire

Ripple – by Quentin Davis

Weird Wired Work – by Justin Tyler Knaub

Tye dye in the sky – by Cheryl Erickson

Prancing Pony’s Bungee Barrel Rodeo – by Nick Consagra

Focus light - by Betty T. Kao

I like Big Ball - by Ursula Sadiq

Incendio Fiore - by Aaron Parness

Tower of !Babel - by Alan Shechter

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

 

Spring 2016 Official Dates Announced

Below are the official ticket sale dates, as well as deadlines for hardship ticket applications, arts grants, and the pony effigy!
Please pass the information on to your friends and camp members.  
FYI, all applications are due by the END of the day specified (11:59pm)
 
Ticket Sales:
Round 1 - Sunday, February 28th 
Round 2 - Wednesday, March 16 @ 9 PM
Reserves open - Sunday, March 27
Reserves close - Tuesday, April 26 (4 weeks before PDF)
 
Hardship Tickets
Round 1: Feb 21st
Round 2: March 9th
 
Art Grants: 
Accepting Applications Now
February 21st - Deadline for applications
March 14th - Grant recipients announced
 
Pony Builder
Accepting Applications Now
February 21st - Deadline for applications
March 14th - Grant recipients announced
 
Theme Camp Placement
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
Sound Camps
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
Art Placement
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
On Site Parking 
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 18th (1 week prior to burn)
 
What Where When (Printed Submissions)
Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday April 27th (4 weeks prior to burn)
 
Volunteer Schedule
Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Sunday May 22nd (The Sunday prior to burn)
 

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