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Why I Haven’t Written Off Burning ...

Burning Man has changed in the last 5 years, and according to what seems like a majority, not for the better. In the last 10 years it’s changed more. And, well, 20 years ago there were no roads or services and you could shoot guns from the back of a pickup doing 80 mph across the desert. For most attendees of that era, Burning Man is completely ruined. Burning Man has opened it’s doors to some very questionable commercialization, such as exclusionary Kickstarter perks. The images that spread across the internet widely make it look like Coachella but with...
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Reset for the next batch of ridiculousne...

  Just a little post to check in with y’all. Otherworld is done. You’ve washed the camping dishes and done a giant pile of laundry, the leftover camping food is almost gone, you’ve scanned through the list of lost and found and recovered your travel mug (you flailer!) and the sunburn on your bum is almost done peeling. If you are one of the lucky ones, you are packing it all up again for Burn on the Fraser In The Forest, or maybe you are headed off to Bass Coast. Or maybe you headed back to work last Tuesday for a short work week and a long weekend,...
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To The Beach!

OK.  Let’s be honest here. Otherworld has the best damn beachfront of any Regional Event in the Burnerverse! With 1.2 km of soft sun warmed sand, and occasionally visited by  whales, eagles, osprey, bears, cougars, wolves, and beautiful people, it really upstages the event a bit. Sand, surf, wildlife, sun.  This is not the playa where we suffer.     If the weather is with us, (and it will be) in a week’s time we’ll all be lazing in the sun, watching the osprey fish in the surf, chasing gigantic bubbles, playing inside gigantic bubbles, dancing...
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The Less than Definitive Guide To More T...

Going to Otherworld and wondering what to expect? Your first couple burner events can be a bit of a strange time until you get the hang of them, and then strange just becomes normal. No worries though, we have you covered. We,  Amara! and Shenanigans, have yet to miss an Otherworld, since the very first one,  and between us have been to a ton of Burns, regional events and other festivals as well. We’re here to help you have the best Otherworld you can. First things first.  Go read the official Otherworld Survival guide, it has site specific information and rules that are...
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Spotlight on Art: Little Big Lebowlski

Welcome to Island Fire’s first Spotlight on Art, featuring Otherworld Artist mOOn DoG’s Little Big Lebowlski. Spotlight on Art will be an ongoing feature of Island Fire, if you’d like your art featured, contact us! *** It is 2016. The future is happening. Right now, right here. Last year The flaming bowling alley went off. It was a lot of hard work and learning for me as visionary and organizer. It payed off well. No one got hurt. A lot of fun happened and I relished in my first larger art project. I learned a lot about making a vision happen. The...