Category Archives: Shin Tips

Hi Everyone…

Burning Man is permeated with rituals. From the playful invitation to make angels in the dust that greets every participant who enters Black Rock City, to the Temple Burn that signals its demise. These rites speak of soulful …

As citizens of Black Rock City, we must always be conscious to Leave No Trace. 

Nowhere is this more important than inside the Great Circle on burn night. As protecting the playa is of utmost concern, we wanted to remind …

How does the Fire Conclave Council decide where your fire groups are placed around the Great Circle?  Probably the best kept secret on the playa, right?

Well, here’s an inside look at the process…

Though it may seem at times …

Hi Everyone,

Here is the On-Playa Schedule of important meetings and deadlines relating to The Fire Conclave.

Things pertaining specifically to the Fire Conclave are in bold…

Calendar View: https://fireconclave.org/calendar/

Date – Event Name – Time – Location

  • Friday 8/19

Managing the Great Circle requires clear and exact communication between all the different teams involved in order to produce and execute a production as complicated as burn night. Safety is of utmost importance and requires each position to be vigilant. …

Hello Shins, 

We know everyone is anxiously awaiting word from the Council on your video submissions.  We will be working hard to get the final decisions out ASAP.

So, what should you do while you’re waiting?

  1. Start getting your Group

Now that filming is done and selections are underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to review some of the components of the Great Circle. One very important position is called the Sentinels.

In the past, fire …

Hi Everyone,

The deadline for your Video Audition is coming up soon! With that in mind, we wanted to cover some important reminders, do’s & don’ts.

We realize that even though this is an exciting time for Fire Groups, there …

Hi Firebugs,

Congratulations on making it through your first hurdle: The MayDay Reviews. The Council saw some really promising videos and made suggestions where we could. But then we asked ourselves if there was something more that we could do …

What is a “Documentarian”?

Storytellers and Documentarians have been an important part of the Burning Man culture since its beginning. The images and videos that come out of Black Rock City have helped extend the impact of Burning Man far …

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