Category Archives: 2018

SURVIVAL GUIDE & WAIVER sent to all ticket buyers

SURVIVAL GUIDE & WAIVER was just emailed to all ticket buyers. If you purchased more than one ticket under your Eventbrite Account, or if you sold your ticket to someone else, it is your responsibility to forward this message to each ticket holder under your purchase. Thank you!
If you did not receive an email, first please check your spam folder! Then email me at & I can resend.

Newbie Welcome Reception @ 9:15pm / Pick Your Brain Scavenger Hunt!

Countdown to Dustcovery!
Howdy from your Dustcovery 2018 Newbie Welcome Team!

Everybody’s invited to join us at 9:15pm for the Newbie Welcome Reception at Playa Info (on the right just after you enter Doors) for a giant rainbow welcome to Dustcovery 2018!!

Is this your first Dustcovery or local Burner event? Come and get riled up, learn more about how things work at our events and meet some awesome, experienced burners! During this welcome reception, you will:

  • Hear from Rangers about playing safely at Burner events
  • Learn about the year-round efforts of the GVIAS, our non-profit society that makes our events possible
  • Get the lowdown on what exactly all these Principles are about from some experienced (but not jaded) Burners

After the Newbie Welcome, you’ll have just enough time to grab a drink, or make a quick round of the venue before heading outside to catch the fire show at 10:15pm!

For the rest of the evening, we hope you’ll join in on a GIANT Scavenger Hunt that will help you meet some amazing Burners! Newbies, recent arrivals and long-time Burners are all encouraged to stick their heads together and discover hidden gems in this community of ours!

Come say hello to our amazing volunteers at Playa Info anytime during the evening for a yak, a Scavenger Hunt card and a good time!

Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday! !

Joss & The Newbie Welcome Team!

Still looking for volunteer hours? Come volunteer with us for a 90 minute shift of high-energy Immediacy and Radical Inclusion!
Apply through Volcor and make sure to click Newbie Hub in your application!
Alternately, send me an email at if you need assistance!


Fire Techs volunteer callout

Dustcovery is coming up soon!!!

Love fire?
Want to put out?

Need a few more volunteer hours and can think on your feet?

We love fire techs!
If you want to help keep the fire performers safe, we can totally use you!

Contact me here, or at



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Call out for LED performers

We want YOU on stage with your LED hoops, poi, fans or que sais-je !
We also want you if you only have your bum to shake !
Shift are 30 min on the main stage from 11pm to 1am.
Bring your sparkliest outfit, lift the energy of the room up to the roof ! 
Send me an email at

Note: must already have a ticket!

Adeline & Lauren
Volunteer Leads

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Parking options / some free spots for crew/volunteers, etc

Our producers were able secure 140 parking spaces for the event. They will be available during the day for set-up crew, artists, BC Rangers and volunteers and will continue to be free during the event and until teardown the next day (Time TBD). THESE SPOTS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! Given the limited number, please do not rely on free parking being available; if you are not part of the set-up crew or early volunteer shifts, there is a good chance they will be gone.
You will find these spaces marked off on the South side of Pacific Blvd just as you are approaching BC Place – See photo for a closer look.



1. There is an Impark underground parking just past our free parking lot. This location also boasts 6 Modo and 6 Evo parking spaces if you choose to ride share.
2. The next closest parking is a huge pay lot slightly further down Pacific Blvd.

Stadium Skytrain is about 5 minutes walking distance.
Route 023 stops: East bound Pacific Blvd @ Marinaside Cres
Route 017 or N17: Smithe Street @ Expo Blvd

For anyone coming from out of town requiring RV parking, the best location that’s nearby to the venue will be by the Home Depot on Terminal Ave & Glen Dr (see map link for reference).
It’s still a fair distance from the venue so be prepared to taxi, bus or walk.

Whatever you do, however you get there, be safe and be sober!
Lots of love,
Jennifer (Ash Smash) your Parking Lead

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Food trucks gifting & Use the Ticketing Sheet :)

Guess what? 4 more sleeps AND we are completely sold out!

I am very excited to announce that we will have Chickpea Food Truck and El Cartel Food Truck at Dustcovery this year! On behalf of GVIAS and the production team, they will be offering free snacks starting at 8pm until they run out. Come early! 

Our production team members will have a lot of valuable information coming out in the next few days. We don’t want to clog up the channel on the FB event page so please post all ticket wishes and tickets available on the spreadsheet.

We will be switching to having all posts approved.

Please take a look at the pinned post on this event page and the Dustcovery website & blog for ALL of the information you need to know.

andi candi
Dustcovery 2018 Producer

Ticket exchange & updated info

You can sell your ticket privately to anyone you want. Only buy/sell from trusted people at face value!
There are no names attached to individual tickets, so treat each ticket like a physical ticket.
NEW: Dustcovery Ticket Exchange Spreadsheet 2018
In order to try to help ticket seekers find available tickets within the community, we’ve created a self serve list.
The hope is that once someone finds themselves with an extra ticket to sell, they will look on the sheet to contact folks directly, and more easily. Good luck!

Art & Theme Camps for 2018


Here’s a list of all of the phenomenal theme camps & art projects being shared  at Dustcovery.
Remember, doors open at 8pm, and event ends at 2am. COME EARLY to experience all the goodness!
ALL OF THIS is gifted to the community by YOU, the participants. Do not simply go forth blindly and consume, but instead participate! Look for ways that you can help support these creators and artists, whether helping with set up & teardown, or volunteering with the event production. To be a part of the creation of this event, check out the Volunteer page to sign up.

Massive props to the Art Placement team, Kristen & Kyle, for their heroic efforts & great sense of space in placing all of these projects on site!

See list on the Art & Theme Camps page.

Signage volunteers needed Tues & Sat

Are you a crafty human looking for a chill way to get in some volunteer hours before the event? Volunteer hours that can add up for use towards a directed or early access ticket to Burn In The Forest? Well step right up, folx, have I got the gig for you! SIGNAGE needs people to put their artful hands to work all in the name of ensuring happy, rainbow clad burners can party the night away without getting lost!

TUESDAY, November 13 – Work Party! Cut, paint, paste, stick, stamp and fold all night. Let’s make those signs! There is space three or so more humans available this evening to get arty with me at my home in Burnaby.

SATURDAY, November 17th – Signage Installation. Why make all those signs if we aren’t going to use them?! Saturday afternoon I will need to people to join me at the venue to put up the signs. Of all the setup activities available, I’d say this one is pretty low-key but it may require occasional use of height adjustment devices (ie ladders).

Interested parties can feel free to email for more details and assignment. 

Also don’t forget:
Your hours from volunteering from this year’s events (BitF 2018, Dustcovery 2018, & Recharge 2019) count towards one of two ways to get tickets for BitF 2019: 1) for 4-19 hours you get access to the volunteer Advanced Ticket Sale which is a first come, first served pool of tickets reserved for volunteers, or 2) over 19 hours will get you access to your very own Directed (assured) ticket.

Signage Lead

Puck’s Palace Main Stage DJ Lineup

Puck’s Palace is pleased to return to the main stage at Dustcovery with an all-star lineup! This year’s theme is “don’t throw stones in glass houses”.


8-9 ❥ I.M. Ian 
9-10 ❥ Kevin Gamble
10-11 ❥ Phenomedon
11-12 ❥ Smoothie
12-1 ❥ Sex Traffic Panda
1-2 ❥ Skywalker


Don’t forget that 100 more tickets are available Monday at 1 pm if you didn’t get one yet.

See you there!!!


– Peter
Puck’s Palace

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