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By Tlfloyd
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Grand plans for this year's Not-Ephemerisle festival on the Sacramento River Delta include a large 20' X 24' common platform, but participants are also encouraged to Bring Your Own Land (BYOL) and make various floating things to play on

As with Burning Man, shade can be in short supply on the open water, so I plan to float a 16' diameter geodesic dome constructed out of PVC pipe and covered with triangular panels of art under which people may relax and drink a cold one.

This requires first putting together a hexagonal platform constructed from lumber and plywood, with floatation provided by a dozen or so large plastic drums or plastic buckets (depending on what is cheaply available).  The 3V dome is designed using the same proven methods detailed at Desert Domes and frequently used at Burning Man.

Previous such festivals have included lots of art projects, and we hope to be even more creative this year. The idea of the AquaDome was inspired by the SpaceLounge collective that frequently shows up at Burning Man, the Amazing Apocaisle Tiki Bar from the first Ephemerisle, and Lasse Birk Olesen's houseboat bar from last year's Not-Ephemerisle. I also took inspiration from the Sea Trek Dome attraction at the Coral World Marine Sanctuary on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, which I visited last February.  For a glimpse of the playful antics going on beneath the dome, watch this.

Money raised through Kickstarter will be used not only to subsidize the cost of construction of the platform and dome, but also for truck rental to transport the material to the Paradise Point Marina as well as boat rental to get the project out to the festival site at Mandeville Tip County Park.  And, of course, being a lounge, the dome must be stocked with plenty of beverages to keep everyone happy and hydrated.

Please help us make this happen and join us on the water next month!

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    Donors to the project will be given their own triangular panel to decorate themselves or, if they cannot join us on the Delta, their name will be painted on the panel in their honor. You'll also be given three free drinks from the bar and the opportunity to help build the dome and dismantle it when we're done.

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    $25 donors will be given five free drinks from the bar, two panels to decorate, and our eternal gratitude. You are also welcome to be on the construction/destruction crew. Need a ride to the site? Call me and we'll get a water taxi to bring you here!

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    Donors at this level will be given 10 free drink tickets, plus 5 panels to decorate as well as crash space beneath the dome in the event they have no place else to sleep (houseboat beds are going fast, so this is another option, if you don't mind sleeping outside). And of course, we'll see to it that you have transportation to and from the site.

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    Free ride to the site, free drinks from the bar all weekend, as many panels as you wish to paint and a place to sleep under the dome. You will be awesome in our eyes if you contribute at this level.

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