Burning Man Journal Authors

The Hun, also known as J.H. Fearless, has been blogging for Burning Man (and many other outlets) since 2005, which is also the year she joined the BRC DPW on a whim that turned out to be a ten-year commitment. Since then she's won some awards for blogging, built her own creative business, and produced some of the Burning Blog's most popular stories and series. She co-created a grant-funded art piece, "Refoliation," in 2007, and stood next to it watching the Man burn on Monday night during a full lunar eclipse. She considers that, in many ways, to have been the symbolic end of Burning Man that was. The Hun lives in Reno with DPW Shade King, Quiet Earp. You may address her as "The Hun" or "Hun". If you call her "Honey" she reserves the right to cut you.

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The Countess has been burning since 1999 and has been counting Burners with the Census since 2004. One Burner. Two Burners. Three Burners. Four Burners. Five Burners. Mah Ah Ah Ah Ahhhh. (thunder clap)

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As manager of the Community Services Department, Terry oversees the planning, budgets, management, and operations of nine volunteer-staffed teams that are dedicated to providing Burning Man participants with vital public services at our event: BRC Municipal Airport, Earth Guardians, Greeters, Lamplighters, Placement, Playa Info, Recycle Camp, and the Volunteer Resource Team. As a core member of the BRC Ops Team and a member of the Event Leadership Team, Terry collaborates on the management of event-related issues affecting public welfare and resource management.

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Terbo Ted first visited the Black Rock Desert in 1992 when there was no gate, no perimeter, no road, no trash fence, and you could drive your car as fast as you wanted in any direction. Terbo was the first DJ to play in Black Rock City with no one there to hear his set on a dusty Friday afternoon. Later, in the early years, he was the only one ever to be called “Mayor of the Techno Ghetto”. His playa self and default-world self can be remarkably similar these days.

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Tales From the Playa are dreams and memories of events that took place at Burning Man, as told by participants. Submit your story here.

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Proud citizen of Black Rock City and Glittercamp since 2005, Sybil Hatch is a lover of the desert, bicycles, and writing. She is particularly drawn to stories exploring the interstitial dynamics between humans, emotion, and the natural world. Best burn ever? When she brought her 16-year-old daughter to Burning Man. Daughter’s response when asked about her favorite part of Burning Man? “I couldn’t believe how friendly and open all the people were to me!” That’s Sybil’s kind of town!

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Summer Burkes has been rousting about at Burning Man since 1998. She first met her dusty DPW / Cyclecide / Bike Club fam-dambly on the back of The Bucket. A Cacophony Society enthusiast, Summer loves explosions and cake.

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A member of the community since 1993, Stuart was a pioneer settler of Black Rock City and Burning Man’s first communications manager. He currently serves as education director for Burning Man Project.

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Stewart Harvey is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in both museum and gallery exhibitions. He is the brother of Burning Man founder Larry Harvey and the author of the 2017 book, Playa Fire. Stewart’s Burning Man photography has appeared in numerous publications, including Wired and Life magazines, as well as the books Burning Man, Playa Dust, and the cover of Geoff Dyer’s Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It. He attended the last Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshop in 1981 and received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in 2007. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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$teven Ra$pa is Associate Director of Community Events for Burning Man and a founding member of the Regional Network Committee and Regional Events Committee. He is an artist, passionate arts advocate, community organizer and lover of cities.

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