It has certainly been a whirlwind of information and planning the past couple of months. As a camp, we had just made the decision to take a break from Burning Man this year. Many of our individual camp mates still plan to go (should BRC open as scheduled) but as Yellowstone Burners, we will take a year off. Our leadership team simply didn't have enough time, or personal funds, to pull it off.
Now that the coronavirus has hit, those funds have taken an even bigger hit. So everything is uncertain right now and we are finding that the more we embrace the uncertainty, and stop expecting things to be certain, the less anxious we feel. Along those lines, the entire Burning Man gathering in Nevada is up in the air right now. Nothing is certain. The Org has announced that they will still hold their Theme Camp Symposium this weekend - but it will all be done online through Zoom. They are also marching forward with plans for BRC in 2020, same time, same date...for now.
Please read this update by Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell to get the full picture as well as some links to other great burner related articles and information. https://journal.burningman.org/2020/03/opinion/serious-stuff/ties-that-bind-ties-that-burn/
Hi! I'm April and I'm the communications lead for the Yellowstone Burners. I first attended Burning Man in 2010 and have been back 8, mostly glorious, times. My fiance, Todd, and I moved from San Francisco/Oakland to Cody, Wyoming in October 2015. We formed the Yellowstone Burners to bring the collaborative public art experience to all the creative folks here in our new neighborhood.