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As promised, our last in our series of Town Halls will be held in NYC on Saturday, April 4th!

Location: Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor
Time: 2pm to 5pm

We’ll be continuing our discussion on the workings of the PDF organization, communications, land, and how you can get more involved! We look forward to hearing your thoughts and sharing our goals!!

Spring 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 Spring 2015! They are as follows:

Playa Del Fuego Marquee Sign - by Ursula Sadiq Hanging Balls 2.0 - by Gary Sparks
Strawberry Jam - by Mitch Delsack PDF - by Alan Shechter
6 X 6 Gallery - by Debi "Crackerjack" Mansour Totem 3 - by Quentin Davis
Hall of Mirrors - Giant Pachinko - by Alexander Griffin Pigment of the Imagination - by Diana Svendsen
Saucy See-Saw - by Daniel Ricciotti Evolution - by Peter Willis
Communillage - by Scott E. Frias The Moon - by Robert Jones
Color Changing Building Blocks - by Darren Sontos Philly Phreak Show & Oddities Emporium - by Kimberlee Traub
Galileo's Revenge - by James Thanh Duy Ha Flaming Boptagon v2.0 - by Devin J. Thompson
Intensegrity! - by Benjamin Gardiner  

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!

~St. Greg & O Man

Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Co-Coordinators


Registrations Are Open!

The following registrations for Spring PDF are now open:

Pony Builder Application
We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Pony Effigy.  To Apply, please make sure you are signed into the website.  
Applications are due by March 22nd.

Need to manage your applications, registrations and What Where When submissions?  This is the place to go to view and manage it all!

Volunteer Schedule
Sign Up Early, sign up often!  Did you know that Playa del Fuego is a 100% volunteer run event and everyone can be a mad sexy rockin Volunteer!  Check out the volunteer schedule and pick a shift that suits your style, then pick another just for fun!

Theme Camp Registration
Bringing a Theme Camp to PDF, creating it here will make sure it is displayed in the What Where When for all to see.  If you've previously brought a Theme Camp to PDF, instead of creating a new camp, click on My PDF and update your camp information for the upcoming burn.

Theme Camp Placement
If you would like your Theme Camp placed in the main Theme Camp area, please request Theme Camp Placement by clicking on the link above.

Sound Camps
PDF limits the number of Loud Sound Camps playing at PDF.  If you would like to bring a Sound Camp, please fill in this Application. For additional information about Sound, check out our Sound Policies

What Where When
The What Where When Guide is the participants' guide to all the many silly, inspiring, delightful, loud, quiet, thoughtful, foxy, exotic, expressive, interesting, beautiful, humbling, and yummy things that happen at Playa del Fuego.  Click here to read more about it and get your Events or Art in the guide.

Art Placement
New this year!  In order to help with the placement of Art installations through the burn, we are asking anyone who has received an Art Grant, is bringing art to burn, or will have an art piece that needs to be placed outside their own Theme Camp to please fill in a placement application by clicking the Art Placement link above.

On Site Parking Requests
Interested in sleeping in your RV or Van?  Not part of a Theme Camp?  There is VERY limited space available for RVs at playa del fuego, so get your application in early.


But wait! There’s more! As promised, our last in our series of Town Halls will be held in NYC on Saturday, April 4th. We realize this is Easter Weekend, but we would like to have all of the these events take place prior to the Burning Man Global Leadership Conference on April 9th. We are hoping to have a lot of information to take with us to talk about with other Regional event leads.

Location: New York City! Specifics to be worked out.

Time: This will depend on space available. We are aiming for early afternoon.


In November and January, PDF held Town Hall events aimed to encourage participation, spark discussion, and answer questions about all aspects of PDF, from event planning to nonprofit management. These events have been incredibly successful and we are looking forward to continuing these.

Our next PDF Town Hall will be Saturday, March 14th.

Planning Committee Meeting - Sunday, March 1 at noon!


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Planning Committee Meeting - Saturday February 7 at 6pm

The Planning Committee (the PC) is currently planning Spring 2015 Playa del Fuego. The PC is comprised of literally anyone who calls in and attends the planning meeting call. Everyone is already a member of the PC, just call in!  All are welcome to join in. 


Playa del Fuego is excited to announce the location for our next Town Hall meeting in Philadelphia!

Saturday, January 31st
1pm to 4pm
Kingsessing Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
1201 South 51st Street
(51st St. between Kingsessing and Chester Avenues)

For directions, map, or bus schedule, please visit http://libwww.freelibrary.org/branches/branch.cfm?loc=KNG


Round 1 - Sunday, February 8 at NOON

Round 2 - Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 PM

Reserve tickets (for essential volunteers, arts grants, and the volunteer raffle winners) will be on sale Sunday, March 22 thru Tuesday, April 21.

Answers to FAQs about tickets can be found at http://playadelfuego.org/ticketsfaq

The Communications Tech list is now open!

One of the themes brought up at the first Town Hall was the confusion about the digital communication tools, and how to make suggestions and/or improvements to the tools PDF has available, including:

Art Grants application process is now open!

The Playa Del Fuego – Spring 2015 - 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 Spring 2015 event. Do you have an idea that you want to see come to life? Are you somewhat organized? Can you help us help you make your project happen? Well then, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

To learn more about applying for an Art Grant, please click READ MORE below!

PDF Town Hall Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Town Hall. We're fortunate to have people invested in working on moving forward & making a better event. Here are the results of the survey we put out in full. If there are any questions, please let us know by contacting us at bod[at]playadelfuego.org (replace the [at] with the appropriate symbol, of course).

New BoD Member Elected and PDF Town Hall Meeting Details

The Playa del Fuego Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the election of our newest member, Damian Masterson. Damian has served PDF as our Greeter Coordinator and is currently a Burning Man Regional Contact for Upstate NY. Please join us in welcoming him to the team!



Fall 2014 What Where When 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 or the Fall_2014_WWW.pdf link below and choosing "Save File as" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) then follow the prompts.




Down time and Deadlines

Thank you all for your patience as our ISP recovered from a massive crash of one of our servers.  While we are back online, please be patient when adding content (Art Grant Applications, What Where When, Theme camp or sound camp submissions), several drives on the server are still be restored so there will be some slowness.  Please avoid over using refresh (F5) or hitting submit multiple times.

We are aware that deadline for Art Grant applications was during the outage.  The Art Grant committee has decided to extend the deadline.  An announcement on the length of time for the extension will be made this evening and the website will be updated once the announcement is made.