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Announcement from the PDF Board

Dear Playa del Fuego Community,

Going forward, Playa Del Fuego, Inc. will no longer be hosting PDF at the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Veterans Motorcycle Club. The impetus behind this decision was the discovery of VVMC values and policies that are irreconcilable with the values of our community. 

Winter 2018 PC Meeting Dates

Join in the discussion and planning for Spring PDF 2018 by participating in our monthly PC meetings!

Upcoming PC Meetings: 

  • Saturday, January 13, 12:00 noon
  • Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 12:00 noon
  • Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10, 12:00 noon
  • Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Call-in information: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/666258919
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,666258919#  or +14086380968,,666258919# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923 

Meeting ID: 666 258 919

Link to view proposals or make your own: http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=ae5bd13ff350455987646501757be0fa

Upcoming PC Meeting Dates

Join the discussion on rental land search for Spring PDF 2018 by participating in our monthly PC meetings!

Upcoming PC Meetings: 

Two Important Announcements

Fall 2017 Playa del Fuego has been cancelled.
FAQ re. the Decision to Cancel Fall 2017 Playa del Fuego can be found here:

Playa del Fuego is proud to announce a new event, Contsellation, which will be held on SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 2, 2017 at Pegasus Farm Campground in Elkins, WV.
Today, we invite you to visit the event website to learn more: http://constellationburn.org/
The website is a work in progress, and we hope you’ll return frequently for updates.
Interested in taking on a leadership role? Apply here! http://tinyurl.com/y7w2ok28
We invite you join the Constellation Mailing List here: -----> http://eepurl.com/cUqVMf
and like the Facebook group: -----> https://www.facebook.com/ConstellationBurn/

Upcoming PC Meetings

Time for spring wrap-up and fall planning.  Join in on the fun by participating in our monthly PC meetings!

Upcoming PC Meetings: 

Spring 2017 What Where When now available for download



Due to a continued decline in late night volunteers for parking & ticketing the Ticketing lead has decided to further reduce the entry hours for this burn.  
As of spring 2017 the new gate hours will be:
Thursday 5:00 PM - Friday 12:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM - Saturday 12:00 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM - Saturday 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - Sunday 6:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: This means there will be no entry for anyone without a wristband.  Those who already have a wristband are still able to come and go as normal, however there will also be no cars allowed on site for loadin/loadout while ticketing is closed.

Multiple positions now available

TL;DR:  Playa del Fuego is recruiting a Safety Coordinator, Ranger Leads, an Inventory Lead, a Treasurer, and a whole bunch of people who want to help us fulfill a larger vision for Playa del Fuego. Please send all nominations, questions, concerns, or words of support to bod@playadelfuego.org.
Please click 'read me' below for the April 6th letter to the Community from the Board of Directors, including additional information about these positions.

Registrations and Volunteer Schedules are now live!

Volunteer schedules, What Where WHen, Sound Camp placement, theme camp placement, Art Placement and Onsite parking requests are now all open.

Thank you for your patience


Spring 2017 Art Grants Recipients Announced

Dear PDF Community,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grants Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Spring 2017! They are as follows:


As of this spring there will no longer be dumpsters at PDF.  In the spirit of the Burning Man principle of Leave No Trace and to further lock in our regional status we will be eliminating public use dumpsters and trash cans starting this spring.  
This means you are responsible for leaving with anything you come in with.  More details and suggestions on how to lighten your garbage footprint will be posted here, shared on the facebook and the Burning Pony Express in the upcoming months.

Spring PDF Ticket Sale Dates

Spring PDF Ticket Sale Dates:

Round 1 - Sunday, February 26th (noon)
Round 2 - Wednesday, March 15 (9 PM)
Reserves open - Sunday, March 26
Reserves close - Tuesday, April 25 (4 weeks before PDF)

Wristbands, Wristbands....

Who wants fabulous wristbands at Spring PDF 2017? 
PDF community members we read your post about wristbands being too tight or not coming off easily after the burn. After PDF we saw your pictures and comments of wristbands. Well, we heard your suggestions….We will be ordering fabric smart-lock wristbands, pending the Gate budget approval.
We still need your design to make this happen.  
Who in the community would like to be the person who sees their artwork on 90% of the PDF community?
We are opening submissions for artwork to design the fabric wristbands at Spring PDF 2017.
We have a template from the vendor that must be adhered to for the artwork design of the wristband.
The opening dates for artwork submissions will be from February 2, 2017 and will close April 2, 2017.
If you are interested in submitting artwork for the fabric wristbands for Spring PDF 2017, send an email to Gate-lead@playadelfuego.org for more information and template.
I can’t wait to see what our community can create )*(
Smartie Martie
Gate Lead

Upcoming PC Meetings

Spring PDF Planning is upon us.  Join in on the fun by participating in our monthly PC meetings.

Upcoming PC Meetings: 

Times for future meetings will be published the week prior to the meeting.


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