What do I get for my ticket price?
You get 4 days in an enchanted land called Pangaea where you will find fellow wayfinders who, like you, thought it worth the effort and investment to see what we will create together. Emergence is a nonprofit event organized entirely by volunteers. All proceeds go to cover expenses and back out to the community in the form of art grants.
How much are tickets?
2020 ticket prices are TBD.
Where is the event?
Emergence will take place in a 20-acre area within a 6,000-acre private nature preserve on 2 fresh water lakes. It is a truly magical patch of earth 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. You'll get the coordinates when you get your ticket.
What should I bring?
You'll need to come ready to be radically self-reliant as nothing is bought or sold at a Burn. You need to be ready to camp in a forest with no power or water (though a participant is talking about filtering lake water for everyone!) for the length of your stay. Barring an emergency there are no ins and outs so don't expect to make a grocery run in the middle of your stay. While Emergence is not in the inhospitable Black Rock Desert (where Burning Man takes place) you may find this comprehensive list a good starting point.
Also be ready to gift and participate - though your gift need not be a physical thing. The best gifts are often experiences!
How do I get involved before the event?
Want to co-lead a team or help with the Temple and Burndala pre-build? Or do you have something else in mind? Email us at ManyHands@EmergenceBurn.org.
I heard Burning Man is a hedonistic rave, is that what I'll find at Emergence?
What you find at Emergence is up to you! You will likely encounter something that pushes your buttons, makes you uncomfortable, maybe even offends you. Turn and walk 5 paces and you will find something completely different. There is something for everyone - hedonists, spiritualists, nihilists, naturalists, artists, nudists, sadists, masochists, monogamists, and monotonists. (Q: What did the sadist do to the masochist? A: Nothing!)
What's the deal with RV camping?
RV camping is allowed but there are no hook ups. If you're with a placed camp be sure we know you're bringing an RV so we can do our best to place you in an RV accessible area.