Save Black Rock City!

Celestial Bodies is your straight-friendly gay bar and lounge on playa.  Off playa, we’re a group of Burners who believe in The 10 Principles in our daily lives.  As such, won’t you join us in our “civic responsibility” to save our community? Burning Man Project needs our help to ensure everyone can experience the playa in the future whether for the first time or for the 24th time.

We know these are challenging times for everyone. Any amount, $5, $10, $25, anything will be embraced with endless dusty enthusiasm.

If you cannot contribute a donation, help us spread the word to everyone you know.  Please share this page on social media and via email.


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Photo credit: Scott Lindsey (2019)


Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

WOW!  We are almost up to $2,000 in donations (which would mean $4,000 towards saving Black Rock City!). Thank you everyone who contributed! 

Please share this fundraiser before 10/8 so all dollars are matched up to $46K by two generous donors.


Friday, October 9th, 2020

Thank you to everyone who contributed before October 8th.  We raised $2,350. Because of the matching grant, that means we actually raised $4,700!

Thank you!!!

PS- fundraising is still going on in their $1.5M campaign.  It’s not too late to give.

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Join us at Accelerant – Sunday, October 25 at 2pm PT.

OUR MISSION: Accelerant is a series of salons inspired by the 10 Principles of Burning Man created by the campmates from Celestial Bodies.  Accelerant strives to create an inclusive online experience that invites artists, thinkers, and makers to engage with a respectful audience in an effort to ignite conversation and inspiration to make our world the best place it can be. We require anyone participating to commit to our Code of Conduct (see addendum)


WHO: Accelerant is created and managed by the campmates from Celestial Bodies.  There is a formal Board of Celestialites made up of campmates past and present. We are open to welcoming non-campmates onto the Board of Celestialistes after a careful vetting process.  See FAQ for more details. We are committed to providing a welcoming, harassment-free environment for all participants regardless of audience size from 5 to 5000.


WHAT: Accelerant is a once-a-month Salon featuring a unique theme and speakers who present thought-leadership in the first hour around that theme for discussion and debate with a respectful audience.  Then a second hour features a world-class DJ and an invitation for everyone to dance!


WHEN: Accelerant is one Sunday every month at 2pm PT.


WHERE: Accelerant is available online (desktop and mobile) using multiple technology platforms for audience participation: Zoom, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live, AltSpaceVR (BRCvr), SparkleVerse, Multiverse and others will be continually added.


WHY: We believe Burning Man is not one week in a desert, but a culture that can be shared year-round across the globe. The Multiverse 2020 Burn ignited our creative and managerial skills. But the Burn was not completely radically inclusive. So, our campmates took the interactivity of the 2020 Burn and devised a technological solution to include anyone anywhere on any device. To learn more about what we did in the Multiverse read here:


HOW: We are combining tools like OBS and to enable anyone with an internet connection or phone to participate in Accelerant.  They can use their phone, mobile device, a desktop browser, or even a VR headset.  We are available to speak with anyone interested in learning the technical tools and methods we are using to create the experience.

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Thank you to the over 200 participants across 7 platforms who made our inaugural Accelerant a success! Six generous donors helped us raise $250 for the Burning Man Project!
If you would like to rewatch it, or if you missed it, you can view on the Celestial Bodies YouTube channel here:
[NOTE: Sound begins at 29:15]
NEXT ACCELERANT: Sunday, November 15 @ 2pm PT
Theme: Civic Responsibility

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

BIG NEWS: The next Accelerant is now scheduled for Sunday, November 29 @ 5pm ET/2pm PT.  We will be part of the BRCvr weekend of “Giving Thanks” events.  Our subject will be “Civic Responsibility.”  Post election…should be interesting!