Paul Addis, the man accused of setting fire to the Burning Man early at the 2007 event, plead guilty to arson charges. On June 25th, 2008, he was sentenced to 12-24 months in jail and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution.
It’s getting bigger folks! Black Rock City will be growing by 1,800,000 square feet, the esplanade will be 2,500 feet longer, and the distance from the Man to the esplanade will be increased 500 feet. Click here for full details and maps.
Now that I’ve seen other sites posting this info, I felt it was okay to share. The street names for this year’s city have been announced!
The radial-streets are still numbered in the clock formation we are all familiar with. Center Camp at 6:00. Plazas at 9:00, 7:30, 4:30, and 3:30. Camping/placement areas end at 10:00 and 2:00. The Man at the center.
The concentric-streets begin at the Esplanade and thereafter go :
the “ring road” around Center Camp is “The Wheel”
That’s right! DebaseCamp has officially registered as a theme camp for Burning Man 2008! After a very successful meeting a few weeks ago, we hammered out the details for our camp plan and got it in just under the wire. Our registration, as well as a nifty map of the camp layout are now in the capable hands of the wonderful Placement team! We expect to hear back from them in early August with the details on where we are placed and when we are allowed to arrive.
This is definitely a milestone for those of us who have been to Black Rock City many times and only dreamed we would be our own theme camp someday. A very special thanks going out to the Black Rock City Combat Club! Without the addition of their awesome people and events, we may never have gotten off our asses and registered! Watch for their updates here on debasecamp.com, as well as on their site.
Our first official planning meeting is coming up and the excitement is palpable! Check back with us for a lot more updates as the countdown continues!
Burning Man has finally jumped on the blogging bandwagon! Well, it seems they’ve simply consolidated many blogs in to one, but you can finally get great updates straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak).
There’s even a handy RSS feed!