Virtual Burn Gratitude

To All of YOU Who Brought 2021 Virtual Burn to Life — Thank You!

It’s a wrap! While the official Virtual Burn concluded in September 2021, the experiences, collaborative relationships, and new connections that emerged continue to resonate. This is why we burn — to imagine, plan, create, share, and celebrate in ways that support the ongoing evolution of our vibrant global community. 

This is an expression of gratitude to you, from Burning Man Project and virtual Burners around the world. Thank you for your imagination, the months and long days and hours of work, play and dedication that brought us together across platforms, virtual Worlds, continents, and time zones to celebrate what it means to be a Burner in 2021.

The licensed Worlds of Virtual Burn 2021 are by brilliantly committed community members dedicating endless hours of genius-level creativity all designed as a gift to the shared burner community as a way to grasp the magic and connectivity we all feel when we come together.

Luminous Lotus Temple

Simeone Scaramozzino: Immersive Artist, Writer, Director, Producer, Composer, Performer
Alison Keiper: Co-Producer, Operations & Communications
Roger Carr: Lotus Temple Design Artist
Clement Merville of Manzalab: Tech Partner. Teemew: Tech Platform
Antonia Comito: Music Producer, Composer, & Performer
David Ballard: CGI Artist
Mathieu Castelet: CGI Artist
Estephan Quass: 3D Modeller & Designer
Gloria Beck: Senior Project Manager
Peter Platzgummer: Project Manager
Courtney Norman: 2D Graphic Designer
Jenna Seiden: Marketing/Communications Support
J Phoenix, Shesh Iyer, & Mohan: Tech Support
Abaidullah A: API Support
Temple Guardians, Rangers, VEST: Virtual Experience Support & Safety
Tranquilitea, Diver Dave, Komack, RedBirdBean, Zen Panda, Captain, Cherub, Tomas, BunnyMan, Pebble, Fancypants, nutmeg, Cosmic Trooper, Joyous Special, TigerCub, Sherpa, Putin, Dr Chris, Quentin Coyote, RoloDex, Stella, Headlights, Michael, MysterE, Fringe, Joyride, Santee, Astro, Wizard, April, Notorious, Tophat, Hestia, Firelight, Skye, Tess, Spanks, NotSorry, Tess, Sparky, Sassi, & Zygote.
Temple Burn Soundtrack Voice Offerings by Simeone Scaramozzino, Alison Keiper, Roger Carr, Peter Platzgummer, Max Platzgummer, David Ballard, Estephan Quass, Antonia Comito, Francesco Comito, Jasmine Lee, Noelle Freeman, Addison Li, Mel Awasi, Gregorio Grillo, Alessia D’Ippolito, Caterina Currao, Martijn Schirp, Arin Dell Amsler Schirp, & Rachel Cora Wood.
Special thanks to Marian Goodell, Kim Cook, Colette Crespin, Katie Hazard, Kirsten Weisenburger, Chris Christiansen, & Kristy Neufeld.

BRCvr

Producers
Doug Jacobson
Athena Demos
Development Team
Alan Chao
Austin Caine (Cause)
Ben Garfield
Christi Fenison
Goose Manriquez
Jennifer Brooks (Nera)
John Gwinner (Country Club)
John Riggs (Riggs)
Loren Kulesus
Mark Late Boomer
Mohamadraza Khan
Niko
Oded Sharon (Marshmallow)
Sean Guadron
Shu Shu
MX Development Team
Alan Tolentino Rojas
Alejandro Blanca Gutierrez
Amador Serrano Vergara
Armando Manuel Cortez Hernandez
Carlos Johari Perez Herrera
Emiliano Flores
Roberto Gutierrez Osnaya
Director of Creator Support
Justin Gunn
Creator Support
Lindsay Handren
Event Production Manager
Paul Kats
Event Production
Alicia Tan
Andrew Barrett
Andy Fidel
Danielle White
Joey Elwell
Kallisti Dawn
Kevin Ells
Krista An
MeTaMiNd
Matt Bokoles (Ender)
Rich Prugh
Rick Tuazon
Sara Pugh
Video Production
Doug Jacobson
Justin Gunn
Rick Tuazon
Carlos Austin
Andrew Burr
Ryan Wright
Sherri Miranda
Mark Rickard
Hugh Hou
PR & Marketing Director
Andrew Barrett
Publicity
Kristen Grossi
PR – Social Media Manager
Alicia Tan
Web & Tech
Alicia St. Rose
Accounting/Bookkeeping
Vitalia Fedossova
Kallisti Dawn
Legal – Digital Rights and IP
Christiane Kinney
Legal – Business Attorney
Lindsey Mignano
Special Thanks to the Microsoft and AltspaceVR Team
Alex Kipman, Katie Kelly, Leila Amirsadeghi, Kelly Campelia, Genevieve Pesant, Krystal Ho, Mei Mei Bong, Jason Schmidt, Yunji Johanning, Rachelle Nydegger
Special Thanks to Our Advisors
Brock Pierce, Cari Jacobs, Chris Paine, Ajay Arora, Paul Kats

Build-A-Burn

Team
Daniel Liebeskind, Co-founder & CEO Topia
Dylan Jones, Co-Founder Topia
Brooke Daily, Community Manager & Experience Designer
Patricia Parkinson, Experience Designer & Event Production
Danielle Diamond, Event Production
Chris Psiaki, Engineer
Lina Bell, Engineer
Alex King, Engineer
Monaica Ledell, Marketing
Bryan Aldea, Community Steward, Actor, Tour Guide, & MC
Hayden Wu, Artist
Marianna Osho, Artist
Jane Lyons, Copywriter

Teresa Yung, Sparkle Pony Express Experience Designer (Art Grant Recipient)
Jeremy Boxer, Sparkle Pony Express NPC Video Production
Ari Lazer, Artist (Art Grant Recipient)
Adam Stewart, Artist (Art Grant Recipient)
Heleacla, Artist, Habritual
Nour, Artist, Habritual
Gunel, Artist, Habritual
Roxanna Shohadaee, Habritual, Art creation & experience advisor
Nico Alchala, Habritual, Art creation & experience advisor
Ranger Forward, Artist (Gate Road)NPC Actors
Zigzag
Rose
Steven Ra$pa
Chris Pitcher
Shade
Brian
Eric
Kevin
Claire
Caro Avedano
Phil Newman
Christopher Breedlove
Ganga
Jaimee
Regis
Roothub
Cutie
Teresa
Renee
Mona
Ceraun
Neal HuangCommunity Managers
Shawn
Ben Cowgill
Brian SwichkowMusicians
Drumspyder
Space Dad
Matsya
DJ Rowan
Leland River
Oddwan
Grey Moon
Christopher Willits
Feetmac Wood
Equal
Skratch Basitd
DJ Spider
Nala
LP Giobbi
Codes
Alexandar Smash
Jayceeoh
Anna Lunoe
Edan Prince
David Starfire
Sarmi
Dodd
Spice Traders
The Human Experience
Porangui
Tone Ranger
Matt Caines
Alex Crus
Sooma
CisclesProduction
Coalition Entertainment, Booking Agent
Daydream Studio, Advisor & Video Production
Stream of Consciousness, Live Stream Production Team
Mr. Timespace, Event MCCamp, Art, Experience and World Creators
Marshmallow
Boosta
Captain Shepherd
Gareth
Dani
Claud1a
Sharlea
Octane
Kayla Bear
Flamey Amy
Mikewoot
Marquee
Dr. Seymour
Rudy Arconte
Brian Swichkow
Sam Kaplan
James Codotte
Creuza G
PixeyL
Moss
Benjamin Cowgill
Cuite
Adam Stewart
The Demon Torwne
Circontinuo
Ewok and Marauder
BleachedBlond
Socks
A Human
cScout
Ness
Brad Templeton
MantaRay
Caro Avedano and Comsicglitter crew
Matt and Kelly Werner, Burning Man the Musical
and many more…

SparkleVerse

Ed Cooke
Thomas O’Duffy
Chris Adams
Natasha Fong

The Infinite Playa

Helix Wolfson
Elliot Jobe
Tyler Hansen
Tracy Zapata
Hubert Krzysztofik

Dusty Multiverse

Brittany Brousseau
Faryar Ghanzanfari
Carlos Diosdado

Burn Week: Global Live Stream

Emilio Lopez
Jeffery Bousquet
Brian Malis
Tierro Lee
Steven Raspa
Ron (Precious) Vidal

BURN2

Zoren Manray
3V
Mia Wallace
Wicked Truth
Cuga
Hallix
Suz
Xiled
Herbie
Xiled
freia
Zoren
Jeff
Macha
Rajal
Mia
Leondra
Shendara
Ktahdn
Guillaume
Suz
Quinote
Huntress
Rajal
Suzie
Herbie Haven

Man Build

Paul Scheer 
Andy Moore
B. Koch
Juli & Allen Sparks
Kimba Standridge
Jack Haye

Man Burn 

Crimson Rose
Dave X
Dave Best

Man Burn Live Stream

Motorbike Matt Reyes
Michael Fasman
Devin Quitral
Andrew Ganzon
Stuart Mangrum
Steven Blumenfeld

Man Burn Support

Kate Gonnella
Michael Burdiss
Dale D’Allessandro
Dominic Tinio
Zac Cirivello
Joe Childs
Thomas Takano
Cedi Fiumara
Matt Sundquist
Will Roger
Erin Crawford
Michael Black
Frederick Osterhagen
Mike Smith
Benjamin Fontes
Tim Billings
Marnee Benson
Willey Courtney
Ria Brigman
(Ranger) Uncle John
Dom
Hugh Kane
Ranger Kendo
Steven Blumenfeld
Dustin Fasman

Ticketing

Rebecca Throne
Lulu Lurline
Colin Ballou
Taylor Gustafson

Burning Man Arts

Katie Hazard
Brody 
Gloria Beck
Peter Platzgummer
Kye Horton

Regional Network

Iris Yee
Steven Raspa
Lara Hopwood
Heather Nuanes

Camp Support

Level
Papa Bear

Comms

Kirsten Weisenburger
Domonique Debucquoy-Dodley
Deets Shay
Kristy Nuefeld

Burning Man Project Graphics, Video, and Audio Production

Tanner Boeger
Michael Vav
Devin Quitral
Chef Juke
Will Chase

Virtual Burn Events

Jonathan (Soup) Rosen
Andrew Lowe
Anjelika Petrochenko
Gregory Sutter

virtualburn.burningman.org
Special Thanks to Burning Man Project Finance & Legal,

Lisa Robertson
Laura Sandifer

Ally Deraps
Kevin Moreng

 

Virtual Event Support Team, or as we like to say V.E.S.T., is comprised of Temple Guardians, V.E.S.T. Rangers, vPlaya Info, and Harm Reduction teams of dedicated volunteers who have set the standard for virtual event support operations.  The participants and producers of these amazing experiences are grateful for the friendly and professional presence of VEST.  Much props, much thanks.

We appreciate and express gratitude to all VEST Rangers and Harm Reduction Volunteers who volunteered. And those individuals listed below have gone above and beyond contributing to year-round planning efforts pre-event, and/or those who volunteered 18-48 hours during Virtual Burn Week. Thank you!

Temple Guardians

Captain (David Johnston) VEST Temple Guardian Lead, Guardian Training and Orientation
Cherub (Steve Cabrera) VEST Temple Guardians Planning Lead responsible for Temple Guardians presence and participation in this year’s Virtual Burn Week, year round planning
Notorious (Babs De Lay) VEST Temple Guardian Support, Rockstar In-World Service, Virtual Bacon!
Quentin Coyote (Quentin Mohos) VEST Temple Guardian Shift Lead, Data Management, Tech Support, Training
Spanks (Julie De Lay) VEST Temple Guardian Support, Guardian Training, Rockstar In-World Service
Tess (M. Therese Carey) VEST Temple Guardian Support, Training, Guardian Meditation
Tomas (Tom Pettine) VEST Temple Guardians Planning Co-Lead responsible for Temple Guardians presence and participation in this year’s Virtual Burn Week, year round planning
Wizard (Adriene Douglas) VEST Temple Guardian Support

VEST Rangers

Belmont (Noah Reson-Brown) Virtual SITE Team Lead responsible for design and construction of Ranger HQ in BRCvr
Coal Smoke (Brian Smaalders) Virtual SITE Team Member responsible for design and construction of Ranger Outpost Berlin
Diver Dave (David McLean) VEST Operations Manager responsible for oversight for VEST Operations, VEST Ranger Trainer, VEST Ranger and Mentor, year round planning
Fishfood (Chris Schaerli) VEST Rangers Trainer, Training and Orientation review
Komack (Thomas Terashima) VEST Rangers Co-Lead, managed Shift Lead Operations for the duration and leading up to the event. VEST Rangers Trainer, year round planning
Lake Lover (William Baker) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
Likatu (Anna Zelinsky) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
Miss Piggy (Susan Kennedy-Grant) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
Mutant Reaper (Erica Inches) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
RedBirdBean (Sara Pugh) VEST Subject Matter Expert for BRCvr, VEST Ranger, year round planning
Saint Nick (Nicholas Bostic) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
Starfish (Chris Schneider) VEST Ranger, Outstanding service to the community!
Tranquilitea (Heather Nuanes) VEST Co-Lead, responsible for Rangers presence and participation in this year’s Virtual Burn Week, VEST Ranger, coordinating the team’s operations, Safety Plan review, year round planning
Turing Machine (Stephen Brobst) VEST Ranger,Outstanding service to the community!
Zeitgeist (Corprew Reed) VEST Ranger, Regional Ranger Network Cadre, team support
Zen Panda (Erica Siegal) VEST Harm Reduction Trainer, VEST Ranger, year-round planning team

vPlaya Info

Aseem (Aseem Sood) Outstanding service, Global veteran leadership
Cheekybitch (Madelaine Hulleman) Outstanding service to the community!
EE (Emily McNaughton) Planning cadre
QT Elecktra (Elecktra Elecktra) Planning cadre – Belongs in Rockstar Hall of Fame
Geo (George Wiktor) VEST vPlaya Info Co-Lead responsible for Playa Info’s presence and participation in this year’s Virtual Burn Week, year round planning
Mady (Madeleine Waldron) Outstanding service to the community!
Mr. Kilt (Michael McFarland) Planning cadre
NaSia (Anastasia Aleksejeva) Outstanding service to the community!
One Day (Daniel Cook) Outstanding service, stepping up to leadership roles
Panda(monium) (Will Stevens) Planning cadre, Tech support
PrettyKitty (Cat Henley) Planning cadre, Video Producer
Safety First (Jolene Konnersman) Planning cadre
SmokinBob (Bob Larsen) VEST vPlaya Info Co-Lead responsible for Playa Info’s presence and participation in this year’s Virtual Burn Week, year round planning
T-Rex (Jason Kuska) Planning cadre
Ted (Ted Wallace) Outstanding service, stepping up to leadership roles
Twisty (Chris Tuck) Planning cadre, Tech support
Ziptie (Michelle Giffen) Planning cadre

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