Let’s get this Fire Started, Fire Conclave 2023

Let’s get this Fire Started, Fire Conclave 2023

Greetings all, 

The Fire Conclave Council is delighted to announce that the Intention period for participating in the 2023 Fire Conclave is NOW OPEN. The submission period closes March 1, 2023 @ Noon PST.

Join us on Zoom for an informal Q & A session (aka Sit and Spin…) Anyone interested in participating in the Fire Conclave as a performer, safety, documentarian or group leader (Shin) is invited to join and  ask questions (which we may not know the answer to). 

Sit and Spin

The zoom link will be sent to you about 24 hours before the session. 

Regardless of if you have done this before or not it’s a good time to review what it takes to participate. We have updated the document we like to call “So you wanna be a Shin”, which describes what it takes to lead a fire group through the audition process and perform in the Great Circle before the Man burns. Even if you don’t intend to lead a group this document is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the process. 

The “So you wanna be a Shin” document and the “Intent to Perform” form can be found on the Fire Conclave Resource Page.

Now for the rest:

  • How to stay in touch / Connecting with the Council
    • Email
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • The Fire Conclave Announce List
  • Burning Man 2023: Animalia
  • Tickets, Profiles, and Vehicle Passes
  • Jack Rabbit Speaks (the Burning Man newsletter)
  • So You Wanna Be a Shin


Got a question? Email the Fire Conclave Council at fireconclave@burningman.org and one of us will get back to you. 


 We announce major events on our Facebook page, feel free to follow and share our page so you can stay up to date: The Fire Conclave – Home

What you should expect to see on this page

  • Fire Conclave related News, Announcements, Deadlines, and Photos
  • General Burning Man related News.


Follow @fireconclave on Instagram for a dose of inspiration! We regularly share photos taken by the Fire Conclave documentarians as well as news and activities from our fire community.


If you received this communication as an email you are subscribed to the FC Announce List.  This is your official way to hear about all the activities related to the Fire Conclave from the Fire Conclave Council. 

All fire performers, and fire watch — whether with a group or not — are encouraged to subscribe to the Fire Conclave announce list. Email fireconclave@burningman.org, and tell us something about yourself, what attracted you to fire, how long have you been playing with fire, what kind of tool(s) you utilize, where you live, how many years you’ve attended Burning Man, if you play with a fire group, and anything else you want to express about yourself.

Burning Man 2023: ANIMALIA

This year’s Burning Man theme will celebrate the animal world and our place in it—animals real and imagined, mythic and remembered—and explore the curious mental constructs that allow us to believe that imagined animals are real, real animals are imagined, and that somehow, despite all evidence to the contrary, mankind is somehow not part of the animal kingdom.“When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised, because in every animal there is a human and in every human there is an animal!” ―Mehmet Murat ildan


The Burning Man Ticket page is the best place to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about ticketing options. You must be pre-registered through the Burner Profile system to participate in any of the ticket sales. (Hint: if you haven’t already, set up your Burner Profile now.) There are many ways to purchase a ticket, so check the Burning Man Ticket page for details.

If you purchase a ticket and then learn that you’ve been accepted into the Fire Conclave, we’d love it if you would use the ticket you already purchased. If you must sell it, we encourage you to sell it through the STEP program or, in the spirit of the 10 Principles you may gift purchased tickets.  If you move from your current address please make sure you change it in Burner Profiles.


Burning Man’s newsletter, the one way to stay in touch with everything that is happening. Click this link: The Jackrabbit Speaks


Do you want to create a fire performance which is not only good enough for the Man but awesome enough to get past the very passionate Fire Conclave Council? Let us show you how…

We have some information for you which will help you on your way. Follow this link https://fireconclave.org/resources and then read “So You Wanna Be a Shin- 2023” Links to submit your intent to perform are in this document and on the Fire Conclave Resources page. 

It begins with a spark…

Crimson, Tabasco, Wrangler, Scorch, and Natalie
Fire Conclave Council

Photo Credit: Espresso Buzz