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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

Dates for reserve tickets to be determined and will be announced later.

June 2016 Planning Committe Meeting

The June PC meeting approaches!  Sunday June 12 at noon.  We will be primarily discussing this past burn and looking forward towards the next one.  

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:  http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4053&p=10725#p10725

Agenda can be found here:  http://playadelfuego.org/sites/default/files/sites/all/files/PCDocs/2016...

 

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)
 

Spring PDF future PC meeting schedule

Upcoming PC meetings:

February 20 (Sat), March 13 (Sun), April 9 (Sat)

*Times* for the meetings will be announced before each on the PONY (and are often at noon, but not always).

Spring 2016 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 2016 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

 

January 2016 Planning Committee Meeting

The January meeting of the Planning Committee approaches! It will be held on January 10th at noon.

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:  http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3967

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

November 2015 Planning Committee Meeting

The November meeting of the Planning Committee approaches! It will be held on November 14th at noon.

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:  http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3963

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

Fall 2015 What Where When Guide is here!!

Thanks to the What Where When team for another awesome guide.  To see the guide in its glorious entirety, just click the Cover image to the right.

If you have trouble viewing the guide online, you can download the guide by right clicking the image and choosing "Save File as" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) then follow the prompts.

 

 

Fall 2015 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 Fall 2015!

They are as follows:

Talk to God – by Princess Mirabal  Art Inside: The Big Box – by Michael Canepi
Dick Poetry – by Andrea Morris  The Confessional – by Liza Shankar
Connies Cantina – by Mary Hickok  Cock Cannon – Timothy Dougherty
Soap Box/AntiBox – by Andie Oswald Knick Knacks, Paddle Whacks, Give Our Dog Your Bone – by Taya Dianna
CHURCH – by Colin Carroll Nemma: the lantern project – by Quentin Davis
Patchwork Painting – by Victoria Chapman Seahorses Forever – by Jeffrey Owens
Dear Future Me – by Zoe Deroo Ark of the Covenant – by William Donelson (Bourne)
Alyse Firefly Art's PDF portrait project – by Lauryll Alyse Russell  Tapestries with Dharma Dye – by Cheryl Erickson

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!

Art Grant Applications For Spring 2016 - Now Open

Every burn needs great interactive art for the community, by the community. Playa del Fuego is seeking some great art pieces to enhance the community's experience of the event. Do you have a great idea you are dying to see come to life? Are you somewhat organized and can help us help you make this happen? What are you waiting for? 

To Apply, please make sure you are signed into the website and then go to: http://www.playadelfuego.org/node/add/art-grant.

Applications are due by midnight on February 21st
Decisions will be announced on March 14th

For more information about Art Grants go to: http://playadelfuego.org/artgrantgoals and http://playadelfuego.org/artgrantpolicies

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