South Bay

Regional Community

Main web page:  www.southbayburners.org

We hereby declare that all burners who live south of Highway 92 in the San Francisco Bay Area are officially South Bay Burners (yes, even if you go to the City for burny things, too!) There are parties, workshops, fire practices and pot lucks in your own back yard, ya know!  We hold monthly Meet & Greets across the region (Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, Santa Clara, and San Jose) to make sure YOU are radically included.

Significant events in South Bay Burner history:

2014: Eighth annual camping Precompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, monthly Meet & Greets, Burning Man SOUK on the playa (Occidental Oasis), “Impossible Light” movie screening in San Jose, BBQ-A-Newbie picnic, Fifth annual camping Decompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, South Bay Santa Con

2013: Seventh annual camping Precompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, Costume workshop, monthly Meet & Greets, CORE Fundraiser/”SPARK:  A Burning Man Story” movie screening in Cupertino, BBQ-A-Newbie picnic, participation in CityCamp Palo Alto (International Day of Hacking), Mission Umbrae, the third CORE Project burned on the playa, Fourth annual camping Decompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, Aurora Palo Alto art installation unveiling in Palo Alto, South Bay Santa Con

2012: Sixth annual camping Precompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, Costume workshop, monthly Meet & Greets, Valley of Heart’s Delight water tower, the second Circle of Regionals Effigy (CORE) burned on the playa, BBQ-A-Newbie picnic, Third annual camping Decompression, "SoulFire" near Los Gatos, South Bay Santa Con

2011: Fifth annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted Burner Day at San Jose Museum of Art, Costume workshop, monthly Meet & Greets, monthly gatherings for San Jose First Friday Art Walks, Valley of Heart’s Delight “Laptop Man”, the first Circle of Regionals Effigy (CORE) burned on the playa, Second annual camping Decompression, "SoulFire" near Los Gatos, South Bay Santa Con

2010: Fourth annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Costume workshop, Gray-B-Gone evapatron workshop, Meet & Greet virgin picnic, South Bay Santa Con

2009: Third annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted screening of Olivier Bonin’s film, “Dust & Illusions”, First annual camping Decompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, monthly Meet & Greets begin, South Bay Santa Con

2008: Hosted Peter Hudson’s playa zoetrope, “Homouroboros” in downtown San Jose, Second annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted 2 screenings of Laurent Le Gall’s film, “Voyage in Utopia”

2007: "Burning Silicon" is renamed “South Bay Burners”, Burning Man Film Festival, First official Regional camping Precompression, “San Flameado” near Los Gatos

2004: Third annual Precompression party

2003: Second annual Precompression party and film show, first Decompression party

2002: Precompression party and film show and founding of the region

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Connect:

Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The South Bay Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:
southbay-announce-subscribe@burningman.com

Discussion List:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthbayBurners/

Regional Contact Email:

southbay@burningman.com

Regional Contacts:

RealGirl
burning since:
2004
personal quote:
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the wood, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. (Yup, kinda applies to how you inspire burners, too ... substitute the word "playa" for "sea" and we're pretty much there!)