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 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!

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