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by fbcota
Sat May 28, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: How not to use Kickstarter for your Project
Replies: 64
Views: 6046

Bob: Damn you are a troll! Any reasonable person can look at a Kickstarter project and do a little math to see if the money is justified or not. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to crunch some numbers on a project and come up with a reasonable proximity to their actual working budget. No shit fame...
by fbcota
Fri May 27, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Black Rock Regatta
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Figjam: That's a good idea.

We need to diversify BM if we want Somali pirates. I have 1 friend who could pass as a giant Somali!!!

Ohh, and those guys look Indonesian or Malaysian
by fbcota
Fri May 27, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Black Rock Regatta
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Anpu2001: Please make this happen. Please, please, please,... I can imagine stumbling toward the piece with the sun rising behind me trying to place that siren song. Then realizing, that Peter from family guy is dressed like a mermaid yelling "ROCK LOBSTER" with a support chorus of hairy MerMen. I c...
by fbcota
Fri May 27, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: How not to use Kickstarter for your Project
Replies: 64
Views: 6046

There are allot of great projects on KS that failed to get funding. But there are some that were clearly money grabs. When you do the math on the costs sometimes they are simply unjustified. Sometimes, these money grabs aren't so misguided, some artists simply want to get paid for their work. Howeve...
by fbcota
Fri May 27, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Black Rock Regatta
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

I think the regatta could use some Pirate non sense. I could submit both as events in the guide. Of course they are fully organic, non organized events if I do them (I am lazy when the burn starts :P).
by fbcota
Fri May 27, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: How not to use Kickstarter for your Project
Replies: 64
Views: 6046

jkisha: I agree. My response was all snark. I am not sure how I feel about art and capitalism. On one side you can debate that most great artists were supported by the state, but then how do you reconcile that with the proliferation of amazing American artists? I do think art in this country is WAAA...
by fbcota
Thu May 26, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Black Rock Regatta
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Thats right. Hmmmmm, what day should it be?

Or should it stay on Thursday night? CORE burn that night too
by fbcota
Thu May 26, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Black Rock Regatta
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

The Black Rock Regatta

Ok, Thursday night. Black Rock Regatta. The idea. Get all the nautical vessels, drive them around then park them at The Pier and let loose for the night. I guess, really just do whatever you want!!! Ohh, and if anyone wants to do ANYTHING on The Pier, do it! Its public space so do whatever you want ...
by fbcota
Thu May 26, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: How not to use Kickstarter for your Project
Replies: 64
Views: 6046

The douche projects tend to fail. There are a couple on there right now if you search "Burning Man" that were clearly a money grab and they are clearly failing. I think each project is using Kickstarter differently. I was initially baffled by the funding amounts, and with some projects I still am. W...
by fbcota
Fri May 20, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 95647

If you guys are planning to come by cirque and you have some nautical items that you think would go with The Pier please bring them by. At the moment we are in dire need (:P) of barrels, anchors, fishing poles, climbing nets and big ass rope.
by fbcota
Fri May 20, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Self bump, Cirque De Mar, this weekend. Underground in Reno. Will be absurd!

Ok, on a side note I can't wait until I can stop this incessant fundraising and go back to working on art :p
by fbcota
Thu May 12, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

I'm sad that you can't come. But you will be there is spirit, everytime a cock ring is tossed your ears will tingle a bit like someone is speaking your name.
by fbcota
Sun May 08, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Should be easy enough. Come July we should just go through all the Burning Man Kickstarter projects. There are only maybe 15 so far for this year.
by fbcota
Fri May 06, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Super: You guys need a video. Also, change the title (if you can) to more clearly state that its a Burning Man project. Sorry for the unsolicited advice, I have just noticed that you guys are not getting the attention you deserve yet and I think that it may be due to those 2 things. Ohh, I don't thi...
by fbcota
Fri May 06, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Tuesday or Wednesday work fine. Wednesday night we are having our poncy dinner at the end of the pier, so it could be a bit chaotic at night. But I don't mind, The Pier is for the public.

Do you think all the KS projects will be installed by then? A good number of us are honorarium, but not all.
by fbcota
Thu May 05, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

I have been pretty stoked about kickstarter. It has allowed me to think a bit bigger each year and do some things that are outside of my financial realm. I can't name a single "real" artist I have ever met or read about that didn't spend time justifying their work. I guess their could be a couple bu...
by fbcota
Wed May 04, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

I do have a problem with a handful of projects I have seen on kickstarter that seem to be projects that are meant to pay the artist. However, since I have been combing through the projects on Kickstarter the past couple days I have found that those projects seem to fail. The projects that succeed te...
by fbcota
Wed May 04, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Yea, no fundraising on playa. That would kinda suck. No raffles, prizes or whatever. Lets just have fun. jkisha: most of us arn't rich enough to just throw together rad art. I have spent allot of money out of pocket on my art in past years. I will still spend some this year. But Kickstarter gives us...
by fbcota
Tue May 03, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

Its actually a long walk off a long Pier :p.

Charon is going to be amazing, so far its my favorite and I don't even know exactly what it looks like.

I'm in. I like art and getting drunk!
by fbcota
Tue May 03, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: KickStarter party on the playa!
Replies: 33
Views: 2851

The Pier is down too. It would be fun to have a roaming party. Have everyone start their seaside voyage from the pier and have a travelling party armada hit up a bunch of Kickstarter projects. Georgie Boy, The Temple, Re-Onion (please donate to them) Walk about woods, etc,... After all, that is kind...
by fbcota
Mon May 02, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier, Kickstarter project is live
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

Mydearfriend: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Maybe the 2 of us can sit on the end and swing our feet. Even at its current state its a pretty good place to do that :)
by fbcota
Mon May 02, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier, Kickstarter project is live
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

Bob: :p, shucks, but our love affair was so beautiful and rewarding. Can you rethink my selling out?
by fbcota
Sun May 01, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Black Rock City's Next Top Assassin
Replies: 57
Views: 8421

This makes me soo happy, if I remember its on!
by fbcota
Sun May 01, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier, Kickstarter project is live
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

The Pier, Kickstarter project is live

Hola Seaside Denizens, The Pier Kickstarter is now live http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705373243/the-pier-burning-man-2011-art-installation Like every other Burning Man project this is a labor of love and me some help to make it happen. I think we have some pretty cool rewards, life a 7+ cours...
by fbcota
Sun May 01, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 95647

1. Our kickstarter is live: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170 ... stallation

2. We built 50 ft. of pier this weekend :) Image
The Pier, Start by fbcota, on Flickr
by fbcota
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Yes, I did. And I think its a fine idea! Just have to work out details on how to make it happen :)

Yay!
by fbcota
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Awww, I hear teleporters are much more satisfying personal wishes.
by fbcota
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 95647

Well, we are having a giant fundraiser in Reno on May 21st to help make this thing come alive. We are following the amazing Yuri's night vibe and continuing it with "Cirque De mar" a naughty nautical themed carnival with 6+ Dj's, 4 live bands stiltwalkers, silks, hoopers, poi spinners, freaks, merma...
by fbcota
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Tickets are available online at http://renounderground.com/event/saturd ... m-1215-21/ or you can purchase from tickets from The Melting Pot in Reno or Prism Magic Clothing in Sparks, or at the the door.
by fbcota
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Cirque De Mar- A fundraiser for the Pier, Reno May 21st

Hola Everybody, So you may or may not have heard about The Pier http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=37226 our giant 300ft. long third world Pier we are building this year, and our first Honorarium project :) Well, we are having a giant fundraiser in Reno on May 21st to help make this thing ...

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