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A graphic and interactive publication of art, stories and facts from and for the fire and flow arts community!

F.I.R.E. is a bold statement in online media.  It is a venture to bring together the eccentric community of fire and flow performers. Masters, beginners and enthusiasts of poi, staff, hoop, fans and other phenomenal fire and flow props are a part of this community.  Everything we do, from festivals, to performances, to practice is big, bright and jaw-dropping.  This magazine will convey this ambiance through image and word and be a work of art in itself for all to enjoy.  

Shown Dj Kebunny, Photo by David M Parrott
Shown Dj Kebunny, Photo by David M Parrott

Fire isn't just for show.  Spin jams (public practice) and festivals are convergences of a peace-loving, judgement-free and artful public.  All are welcome from children to seniors, and all are there in the open air to heal, learn and perform.  The art of spinning does not stop at entertaining performance and our goal goes far beyond the "ooh"s and "ahhs" of our audience.  The scope of our endeavor ranges from physical therapy, to child education and recreation, to mental recovery.   The odd part is that we are all struggling to bring this beautiful, beneficial art into the public eye.   

We are growing!  Sometimes quickly, sometimes not so much.  We have many vines and branches; what we need is structure to unite and strengthen us.  This magazine will present insight through interviews, statistics, illustration, photography.  It will also serve as a forum.  Performers can meet their audience, beginners can meet their teachers, teachers can meet their mentors. F.I.R.E. is a platform, a venue and a resource.  

As a supporter, you deserve a clear and concise summary of how your funds will be appropriated, so here it is.  

The $2500 will pay for:

A) Your fantastic rewards.

B) Staff (not the kind you light and spin).  Believe us we are fully dedicated and have our hearts in this full force, but some meager compensation helps us devote more time, are recruit necessary help from those who may not be completely invested in our mission.  

C) Technical and physical stuff.  Domain names, online hosting, an office wipe off board with a mile long to-do list, and a few other humble things.  

D) Promotion.  A magazine runs on interest power and people only bite when there's bait.  Flyers, business cards, snacks for interviewees, hours spent on research and sending friendly messages (which I assure you are all from the heart).  

Backs have been broken from bending over backwards calling favors, and biting bullets to keep our budget so incredibly low.  All we need from you is what you can pledge, and when we put that together, our humble goal should be within reach.  

My gratitude to you.  Please check out our website at www.fireartsmagazine.com and subscribe!

Love,

Mariya K.  

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This project challenges the idea that the community is too wide spread to form a true network. Devotion is a powerful tool and with it as my incentive I am personally willing to do footwork that stretches across the country to hand my card, convince people to share their stories (not so hard, we all think we're rock stars) and infect them with my mission statement and enthusiasm. If I can do that, the magazine will write itself and people will be exposed to their peers from opposite sides of the country and world.

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    Thanks! Everyone will see how great you are on the magazine's 'Thank you' page.

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    Yay! $15 is fantastic. All readers will see our graphic gratitude to YOU on the 'Thank you' page and you'll get a beautifully illustrated, personally written 'Thank you' post card in the mail.

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    If 125 of you could donate that, we'd hit our goal, and for that contribution you get our $5, $15 rewards, an 8.5" x 11" and a free download of a beautiful fire illustration or photo for your desktop.

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    This is such an awesome number. Aside from $5, $15, $20 prices, you also get a super cool F.I.R.E. arts magazine graphic T-shirt. Oh yea, and you get to bring us $50 closer to making fire and flow arts more recognized for all their benefits.

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    $5, $15, $20 prize and your own set of practice poi made from long socks (just like the ones most of us start with) to start learning along with a beginners tutorial.

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    Serious? You get the $5, $15 and $20 prizes, plus a half-year subscription to members only materials like back archives and special featured interviews and tutorials, PLUS an original post card sized fire or flow sketch created by me, the creative director, much like the ones you see here from my travel sketchbook. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.265821696821467.64199.111443315592640&type=1http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.265821696821467.64199.111443315592640&type=1 .

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    The entire fire community thanks you! $5, $15, $20 rewards a year of members only access to archives, special feature tutorials, desktop wallpaper downloads, and a beautiful graphic F.I.R.E. T-shirt OR an original sketch drawn with charcoal from the temple burn at Burning Man 2012.

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    No way! You are amazing! Give this much and you get us so much closer to putting the fire community on the map. You'll get the $5, $15, $20, $50 prizes and two months of free banner ad December 2012 through March 2013 *if world ends in 2012 offer is null and void.

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    Yes! You REALLY believe in us! $5, $15 and $50 prize, an original 8.5"X11" sketch from burning man, similar to those from my travel sketch book and LIFE TIME access to members only materials, 2 months of free banner ad (anytime). Also a life time of hugs from burners you meet (if we know what you look like).

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    If you give us $1,000 I will lose consciousness, then wake up and send you ALL the above prices, give you a 3 (instead of the 2) month banner ad, a 2014 fire and flow wall calendar featuring Fire and Flow events throughout the country, your very own set of professional fire poi, staff or hoop. If you're a beginner, we will video tape a personalized tutorial on how to start spinning.

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