Burning Man is an annual festival held in the high desert wilderness of northern Nevada. Each year around Labor Day, thousands of artists, performers and free spirits converge for a week-long celebration that culminates in the ritual burning of an enormous human effigy. Participants build a temporary community in the Black Rock Desert, and call it Black Rock City. The event has also been described as: "a gathering of people doing weird stuff in the desert".
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Official site, with the essential survival guide, a guide for first-timers, message boards, information about volunteering, city ordinances, art installations, theme camps and villages, press kit, and ticket sales.
The Black Rock Rangers
Citizens of Black Rock City who volunteer their time to facilitate the safety and well-being of others. Reasons for being a ranger, how to apply, events calendar, survival guide, resources and community information.
Burners Without Borders
Group that works to make changes beyond Black Rock City by doing volunteer work. Includes weblog of their 6-month Hurricane Katrina work, photographs, and information about volunteering or donating.
The Burning Man Archive
Links to many relevant sites, listed by year, up to 2002.
Wikitravel Black Rock City
Open source travel guide to BRC, featuring information on attractions, nightlife, tips.