Radical Inclusion. Radical Deflection.

This is a powerful episode of The Intersection podcast. If you listen carefully at 42:42, you can hear the voice of a founding board member respond to the question on the viewing platform at First Camp “Is anyone here on the board?” with the answer “There’s two members and they’re all down there.”
https://www.theintersection.fm/podcast/episode/a78381be/s03-e09-black-lives-matter-meets-black-rock-city

Dust or bust!

Caveat: Everything is subject to change at any time for any reason, but in particular, for the prevailing global pandemic and the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring. Having said that, please read on!

Hello Pickles!

Heather and I are cautiously hopeful that the stars will align, vaccines will be administered (and be effective), and that we will be able to be together in the dust again this year! I received the 2021 Placement Newsletter #2 today (attached below), and it’s chock full of tentative information and outlines some cautious steps to start planning for Black Rock City 2021.

Placement is asking us to fill out the Early Placement Decision Form no later than Wednesday, March 31, at 12pm PDT/ 3pm EDT / 7pm GMT to receive a DGS (Directed Group Sale) ticket allocation for 2021. The form asks us to nail down the number of DGS tickets our theme camp will need this year. Placement will confirm 2021 DGS allocations for the camp by Friday, April 16.

To that end, please fill out the Pretty Pickle Camp 2021 Membership Application by Friday, March 26, if you would like to be considered for a DGS ticket in 2021.
https://prettypicklecamp.p1r8.net/membership/

Choosing to receive a DGS ticket allocation does not obligate us to purchase those tickets. Placement understands that we are still living with a pandemic and that things can change at any point to make going to BRC seem more or less likely.

Estimated Timeline: 

  • March 16: PPC Membership Application opens for heroes and rock stars who want consideration for DGS tickets
  • March 16: Early Placement Decision Form opens 
  • March 31: Early Placement Decision Form due at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 7pm GMT
  • April 1: PPC Membership Application remains open for additional campers up to the population limit determined by the camp lead
  • April 16: DGS allocations provided to camp leads
  • April 28: Form open in Burner Profiles for camp leads to distribute DGS access
  • May 3: Placed Camp Questionnaire opens
  • May 22: Camp Symposium (all virtual)
  • June 3: Placed Camp Questionnaire due at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 7pm GMT
  • Mid-July: Placement decisions announced

With briny love, 
Wade (DhammaSeeker)

as of today, the Org is prepping to hold Burning Man 2021

There was an all-staff call today where a few things were disclosed.

  1. They are preparing to be able to hold BM 2021.
  2. However, the decision looks unlikely to be made before Feb at the earliest.
  3. April sounds like the point at which pressure ramps up to make a go/no-go call.
  4. There was talk of various possible Covid mitigation measures, from references to testing to social distancing to hand washing/sanitation and so on, but it all depends on where America and the world stands in the spring, Covid-wise.

via Dr. Yes on Reddit

The immortal dick butt

Sticker on the pickle bar top preserved here for the future before removal and repainting.

Moop Map 2020

Bloody Mary Pickle Jello Shots

hat tip to Craigster!

EVERYONE is in Camp Envy this year!

The EVENT Is Here

Taking a year off!

The Official Pretty Pickle Camp will go into hibernation for the 2020 Burn. This will allow us to return better than ever in 2021!