New Gallery Page

So many pictures have been coming in that I’ve decided to set up a gallery page to contain it all. Again, if you have any pictures you’d like us to upload then please email them to us!

We also have some lost and found items from this weekend. It is a house and car key attached to a lanyard. If the owner can email us with the color of the lanyard or what it says on it then we can arrange to get those keys back to you.

Reminder: Raffle for BurningMan – Evolution Ticket and Playa Survival Kit will be next Friday at 7pm in town square (next to the Performing Arts Center) in Downtown Anchorage. Need not be present to win, but bring a drum and we will make it an event!

Important info.

With only a day and a half until the festivities begin there is some important information that you must know for the event to go as smoothly as possible. Below is a list of these. Also, don’t forget to check the “Need to Know” page for additional information such as directions.

If you plan on buying willcall tickets the deadline for those is midnight tonight (Thursday), so email us with your order.

Gate opens at 12:00am Saturday. Please do not attempt to arrive early, we will make you wait.

There is a beautiful field adjacent to the Holos event. DO NOT attempt to camp there, the cops will be called. Do not run, walk, saunter, skip or gallop in the field, the cops will be called. The neighbors are a bit stuffy and we need to stay within the Holos Boundaries. Thank you for your understanding.

Bring your ID. you are driving, you should have an ID right? If you don’t I can’t let you in. If you are under 18 you better have your parents or legal guardian with you or I can’t let you in. Sorry, not our rules, but we have to enforce them.

Don’t piss into the wind.
Don’t piss off the wildlife.
Don’t piss on the wildlife.
(unless they are on fire)
Don’t set the wildlife on fire.
Don’t burn anything that was
already here when you showed up.
Wildlife doesn’t just mean wild animals
It can also mean your neighbors.

Try Something New
Teach
Learn
Build
Talk
Listen

Be self reliant
BE respectful
Respect yourself
Respect others
Respect the space
Respect other peoples property
Not just tangible goods but the property surrounding Holos is Private. Keep it that way.
Be Patient
Be forgiving
If something or someone makes you
feel unsafe then communicate with the infrastructure
they are there to help you
Leave no trace.

CARS:
No cruising! Once you are on site your car is parked until you leave site

COMMERCE:
You cannot buy or sell anything

FIRE GUIDELINES:
Safety is essential. You have some Fire Art? Cool, check in with infrastructure so it’s not a surprise. Fire performer? Bring your Gig Journal so that we can take a look at your safety record. Its summer in Alaska lets not contribute to any forest fires. Be aware of your environment have full time spotters and safeties

FIREARMS:
The possession of firearms including BB guns, air rifles, or paint ball guns, within Holos is strongly discouraged. Neither our event nor the surrounding property is suitable for recreational shooting.

SOUND:
Be aware. Some people will want to party all night long.
Some people will want sleep like the dead.
Communicate and compromise. Try to get an idea of how things are going to play out around your camp so that there are no unpleasant surprises.
Be flexible

PETS= Bear food/Drama/Noise/Anti-Leave No Trace
This will be a confusing, noisy, unfamiliar place filled with strangers and shiny objects.
We highly recommend that you leave your pets at home.
Less stress for them less stress for you. Less stress for the community.
We are not responsible for your pet’s actions or well being. You are and will be held accountable as such.

That being said if by some chance you are part of that 1% of the population that has well behaved pets that are comfortable around strangers, loud noises, children, fire, wilderness Alaska and other animals, then cool, we look forward to meeting you and your insanely cool pets. Remember you will be held responsible for their Radical self-Reliance, Leave No Trace, and Respect for others, their space, their property and their peace of mind.

TOILETS:
If it wasn’t made by your body, don’t put it in the potty!

SUGGESTIONS
Get gas and other supplies on the way towards the event.
If you break down or have car problems, make sure you get off the road and out of the way so the traffic can keep moving. Keep safe, and get out of the way as soon as possible.

Make sure your load is secure. We don’t want accidents to happen, or to have trash strewn along the highway.
Don’t pass on the local roadway.
OBEY SPEED LAWS. Particularly through small towns.
Stay alert, stay alive.

Do NOT discard refuse along the highway or in neighboring towns. Pack your load securely. In the event you have to portage garbage on top of your vehicle, make sure it is double bagged and strapped down securely.

Last chances to get tickets early!

There are only two more opportunities to get tickets ahead of time: Tuesday at Metro Music and Books on Benson from 5 to 7pm and Thursday at Guido’s Pizza on International just off Arctic from 6-8pm. If you cannot make either time for tickets you can email Melanie at freezerburner@gmail.com and let her know by Thurday at midnight to hold a ticket for you at will call.

Also a note on Camping: Limited camping available for motorhomes and trailers. We will do our best to accomodate car campers but it is advised if you want to be close to the action to bring a tent and walk in. Contact Melanie if you have any questions on car camping and would like to be sure you reserve a space for you and your camper.

Directions to Holos:
Trip takes about 2.5 hours from Anchorage Airport. Go North out of Anchorage, through Wasilla, and to mile 114.5 on the Parks Highway. Turn Right onto Suisitna River Road (to the left is Petersville Road-there are clear signs for that) at 1.7 miles in you will turn right onto Bradley Road and follow the road to the end – it will dead end at Boots Bison Ranch and the Holos event. Some landmarks are: at 4.2 miles in from Parks Highway there is a curve to the right and a big clearing, At mile 5 in from Parks Hwy the is a one lane bridge – after that you go up the hill and curve a little to the right and then to the left we will be straight ahead to the left after the barn and the big field, you can’t miss it.

Tickets

Remember, buying tickets early gets them to you at only $20! So be sure to plan ahead and meet up with Melanie and get yours today.

Melanie can be found at these locations this week:
Wednesday, June 17th, Serrano’s Mexican Grill, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 20th, Middleway Cafe, 12-5pm

First Friday

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It’s First Friday in downtown Anchorage we’re sitting here planning for our big event which happens in only a few more weeks! We’ve got info posters, fliers, and tickets all printed up. Keep an eye out at chill locations near you to catch a glimpse of these beauties. Use the contact page and get a hold of us to find out how you can get your tickets early.

You can also meet with our regional representative Melanie here in Anchorage to purchase tickets. She will be at the following locations and times with a Holos sign.

Tuesday, June 9th, Organic Oasis, 6-9pm
Friday, June 12th, Mid Faire Feast, Three Barons Renaissance Fair
Sunday, June 14th, Dock Dogs, Lake Lucille Lodge Wasilla, 12-5pm
Monday, June 15th, Kaladi Brothers Coffee Downtown, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 17th, Serrano’s Mexican Grill, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 20th, Middleway Cafe, 12-5pm
Tuesday, June 23rd, Metro Music and Books, 6-9pm
Thursday, June 25th, Guido’s Pizza, 6-8pm

Accomplishments of the Week

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We’ve had many an accomplishment this last week. To start it off, on monday we met with $teven Raspa who was in Anchorage for the World Championship Beard and Mustache Competition. His beard was quite impressive as well as his knowlege and ideas he had to share about doing a Burning Man related event.

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Last night we met once more. Melanie has set us up with insurance for the event which was a must. This week our flyers and tickets are in the creation process and we hope to have those ready by next weekend.

Until next time, keep the music playing always.

Holos Festival

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Welcome to the page for what will be the first official Alaska Burning Man regional community event, which we have called Holos. Keep a keen eye on our news page to stay informed of the latest updates about the event as they roll in.

Holos will adhere to the principles of Burning Man. It is these principles which make an event like this unique. These principles are:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.