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Theme Camp
March 31, 2017

WTF – Where’s the Fun 2017

Where's the fun at Blazing Swan in 2017?  Here is the official map, the registered Theme Camps and kick-ass events throughout the week of Blazing Swan Elemental. Everyone attending Blazing Swan will be given a printed copy of the WTF Guide,…
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Participate
March 27, 2017

V-Spot: Volunteering @ Blaze

Volunteering At Blazing Swan V-Spot: Volunteering opportunities can be found at Camp Hart. Volunteer spaces for our amazing Crews are now full. Thank you to everyone who registered and will be gifting the most precious thing they can ever own…
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PrepareTheme Camp
March 15, 2017

Preparing for Blaze

Preparing for Blazing Swan and not sure if you’ve got everything? Maybe this list will help. Hopefully you’ve already started collecting the fun stuff like MOOP-free expressive dress-ups (no cheap feather boas they drop feathers and face paint (no glitter…
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The swan burning
ArtEventsParticipateUncategorized
March 15, 2017

How are the Effigy Burn and the Temple Burn different

By Angus Priest Blazing Swan Build Crew I first went to Burning Man in 2006 and again in 2008. I was hooked. Came back to Perth and started building gas flame effects and looking for a creative outlet. A group…
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Participate
February 19, 2017

Volunteering At Blazing Swan

Ever wondered what it takes to pull off a Blaze each year? Well…putting to one side the unpaid hard work, dedication and relentless tenacity of the Blazing Swan committee who ensure that every legal and contractual specification, pre-condition and stipulation…
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Uncategorized
February 19, 2017

Who does what at Blaze

Thousands of hours by committee members, peeps who deal with the processes and procedures of ticketing, art grants, theme camp grants, communications, managing the Nest, building Jilikan Rock city etc. etc.  But more than anything, Blazing Swan takes YOU to make it happen.…
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ParticipatePreparePrinciples
February 19, 2017

Bringing in Burgins – Each one Teach one

We all feel the rapid increase in the number of Blazing Swan participants, the increase in media attention and the ever-buzzing interest in official community events. As a result, heaps of ‘Virgin Blazers’ have joined the community - some come…
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ParticipatePrinciples
February 16, 2017

The Difference between Communal Effort and Civic Responsibility

I like the idea of talking about the principles of Communal Effort and Civic Responsibility at the same time because while they are often intertwined, there are distinct differences between the two. Both of these principles are about how we…
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Theme Camp
February 16, 2017

Theme Camp Meeting 2017

Theme Camp Info Meeting 12 Feb 2017 (Full report) Original document on Blazing Swan Community Page  Watch the full video of this meeting online here.   NOTE: The times in brackets next to each heading below is the approximate elapsed start time…
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Principles
February 5, 2017

Consent, the 11th Principle of Blazing Swan

Consent is the, cornerstone of a healthy community, even in an erotically charged, mind expanding and boundary challenging environment such as Blazing Swan. We want to help prevent sexual harassment, substance abuse and unwanted gifting while ensuring that participation, immediacy,…
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PrinciplesTheme Camp
February 5, 2017

Grey Water at Blazing Swan

What is grey water? Grey water is water that has been used for cooking, washing, dish-washing, or bathing and contains soap, detergent, food scraps or food residue. Grey water disposal is a constant issue when living off-the-grid and adhering to…
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Principles
January 18, 2017

Immediacy – Do it Now!

Right now I have to write. I’d actually prefer to watch a stand up comedian while I drink some wine because it seems like more fun. I have a concrete plan to shower, brush my teeth and get into bed,…
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ParticipateTheme Camp
January 18, 2017

Theme Camping or Free Balling

Photo by Siraj Media The big question for your first burn is usually the same for most people, "Do I join a theme-camp, or free ball like a wildling?" Wikipedia says that "free-balling" or "going commando" is the practice of…
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Principles
January 2, 2017

Exploring Consent at Blazing Swan

Image by Project Consent Consent is simple. If it’s not yes, it’s no. Here are a few tips for exploring consent at Blazing Swan: Is someone naked, scantily clad, or showing skin? This is not an invitation to touch, caress, or…
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KidsTheme Camp
December 19, 2016

Family Camps at Blazing Swan

Couple, Alia Leadabrand and Allan Allsop and close friend Michelle Smith are a team of parents with one teenager, and two littlies between them have created two theme camps for the Blazing Swan festival so that children of all ages…
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