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Help us bring mind-blowing virtual reality experiences to the 70,000 artists, creators, and dreamers of the Burning Man community
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The first-ever VR Camp at Burning Man will bring the world's latest VR tech to Black Rock City!

Hi, my name is Shannon Norrell. I'm a Virtual Reality Enthusiast and member of the Bay Area virtual reality community. VR is rapidly growing in popularity, and I see it as an important "movement"-- where spreading the word of how cool it is to folks who have yet to experience it is almost as important as the tech itself.

I also love Burning Man. I've had the privilege of working on many ambitious high-profile projects over the years, including the Trojan Horse and Alien Siege Machine. An estimated 40,000 people personally interacted with each of these large-scale art projects.

My team for VR Camp is a strong mix of veteran Burners and newcomers with a diverse set of skills. We're well-equipped to tackle the challenges of bringing this cutting edge technology to the harsh desert environment-- as long as we have the necessary equipment.

With your support, we'll bring virtual reality to Burning Man in a BIG way.

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VR Camp will consist of a large screen (30x20') for the cinematic display of interactive experiences including a giant Godzilla dancing with the crowd, controlled by a real-time motion capture suit. Each night we'll feature different VR content, motion captured dancers, and real-time feeds of VR demos happening inside the tents.

On each side of the screen are two large expo tents (40x20'), both containing demo stations showcasing the latest VR hardware and software. We'll be showing off a wide variety of the best VR content, from animated narrative shorts, to immersive abstract "trips", to 360° music visualizers and videos.   

Our goal is to inspire the creative community of Burning Man through innovative art experiences only possible in virtual reality.

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The VOID
The VOID

This reward level includes round-trip airfare from anywhere in the continental United States, a rental car, dinner, and an exclusive, never-before-seen experience at The Void. This "Golden Ticket" will get you in many months before The Void opens to the public and will give you a chance to see truly the coolest thing going on in VR today.

 Check out what The Void has to say about VRCamp!

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Limited Edition VR Camp Pendant (FEATURED REWARD)

The mark of a true VR fan
The mark of a true VR fan

3D Printed, Hand-Painted VR Camp Bottle Opener

Other Ways to Help 

Your donations help build the infrastructure necessary to support VR Camp. But if you can't pledge money, there are still ways you can help! Spread the word of VR Camp on social media and tell your friends.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurningManVR

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VrCamp

We also need sponsors for larger monetary and equipment donations. If you can help with this, email shannon@bmanvr.com.

Risks and challenges

We've received some equipment donations from NVIDIA, HP, Leap Motion, Perception Neuron, Google Cardboard, and others.

But there is still much to purchase, from generators and projectors to construction materials and truck rentals. Your contributions directly fund the crucial infrastructure necessary to make VR Camp successful.

At Burning Man, each person is eventually given a nickname. Our leader Shannon's is "Rain". VR Camp at Burning Man will happen, rain or shine.

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    VRCamp 3-D printed and custom painted beer bottle opener.

    These super-cool (and super useful) openers are great conversation pieces. Each piece is 3D printed and hand-painted.

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    EXPERIMENTAL VR EXPERIENCE

    A virtual reality film made by VR Camp artists at Burning Man 2015. See it before everyone else and get your name on the credits list. 

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    LIMITED EDITION VR CAMP PENDANT

    The mark of a true VR fan. Super high-quality pendant necklace in antique nickel plated brass that GLOWS IN THE DARK.

    This is the reward that everyone is going to remember.

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    BURNING MAN ESSENTIALS

    A survivors kit with high quality goods. One stainless steel mug, one great bandana and one 3d-printed bottle opener all signed by VR Camp. Pick it up at our camp and come and hang out.

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    VR CAMP GOLDEN SVVR TICKET

    A shimmering all access 2-day ticket to SVVR Conference & Expo in Silicon Valley, May 2016.

    The SVVR Conference is attended by everybody who's anybody in VR and this pass gives you exclusive access to all panels.

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    THE VOID

    Did you also see the mind-blowing trailer for this virtual reality madhouse? Were you also bummed out when you heard that they open in 2016? If you pledge this much we promise to get you inside before everyone else. We also promise you a flight ticket to Salt Lake City and a sweet rental car. If you pledge this much we even promise you a great dinner before you enter *play epic music* THE VOID!

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