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CANCELLED (due to rain): Fire, Fotos, Footage & Fun, October 2012 Edition!

Come join us in Justin Herman Plaza for the September episode of Fire, Fotos, Footage, and FUN!

* October Update *

This could be our last event in Justin Herman Plaza for 2012 -- the skating rink gets put up sometime in November and depending on construction, we may not be able to get into the space for the November Jam. So come on by and enjoy the Indian Summer Weather we're having! :)


Thank you to everyone who has been bringing the catch trays -- the ground has been much more clear of fuel, though, still people seem to be missing the point to some degree as there was definitely some spillage on the ground last jam. Please keep ALL FUEL on top of catch trays so that we don't pollute the ground.

EVERYONE MUST USE A CATCH TRAY! A catch tray is not the same as a dipping bucket! All fire spinners must put a catch tray underneath there dipping buckets, this is for multiple safety reasons. spinners last month were dripping fuel all over the dipping station, as well as dripping out of the dipping station.

We will also continue to have ONE dipping area this month, ONE! This is to make sure all fuel is set a safe distance away from the spin area, and as well as to protect anyone knocking fuel over.

PLEASE set the dipping area up away from the spinning area. Remember SF Fire code requires 25 feet so let's try and have at least more than 10. Last time when I walked up people were spinning fire a few feet from one of the fuel depot areas.

FIRE SPITTERS! No more spitting fire over the water or on top of any of the stairs above the water!! its getting fuel in the water and goes against the leave no trace practices. Lamp oil was not only landing in/on the water, but the rest of the structure was covered in lamp oil making it slippery and dangerous for other to climb on it.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: please come and join us -
For those new to fire photography -- as an artist or as a photographer -- or looking for some guidance, you can purchase our Get Lit video instruction series with nearly 40 minutes of useful information for $10. as one photographer said, "you're giving it away at that price!" Details and purchase link are here:

- practice shooting extended exposure photos and capturing the amazing images fire dancing creates. most artists would love copies of your photos, so please share them with us when you're done! Please approach the artists and ask them to model for you! they will!!! :)

Fire Friends & Faeries...


Fire Footage Capturers...

Fans and Fellows alike -

- Please read this before you come out n'play:

- This is a leave no trace event

- please bring your *own* fuel and pack out any empty cans and trash you may accumulate. Pack it IN, pack it OUT! it really sucks at the end of the night cleaning up other people's fuel cans which keeps happening.

- Bring LED toys! in case we get shut down with fire so we can still rock out on lights.

- If is raining the day of, check back here and we'll make a decision by 6 pm about if the event will or won't happen.

- NO mooching fuel! bring your own or make arrangements for someone else coming to bring it for you!!!
Also: * We ask all performers to safety -

- this includes crowd control as well as grabbing the duvey.

- if you go to put fuel in someone else's dip can, please check with them, no one wants kero mixed with their white gas.

The purpose of this event is to:

- have fun

- have a safe place to play with fire where we can also have a crowd and audience

- share our art form

- play

- capture photos

- capture footage

- expand the community

- connect photographers with artists so artists can have better marketing photos and so the photographers can expand their skills and portfolio You can bring your own videoographer or camera and hopefully we can trade off so we can capture each other's footage. All are welcome, so please pass this on.

Again: This is a leave no trace event -- please bring your own fuel and pack out any empty cans.

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  • Eric I.

    i read about this in news letter and randomly drove down from Fairfield to check it out. even though it was cancelled( found out when i got there) it still was cool. i meet a couple great dancers (bad with names) a fire fan and double staff chick and a fire poi chick. both were very nice to me and let me use fuel for my staff.
    even with only a couple dancers and lots of photographers it was a very enjoyable night

    October 11, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    Jessica: look for parking on embarcaderro. Also, it is metered till midnight and then no parking after but it is 25 cents an hour I think. :)

    October 10, 2012

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      actually, that's not accurate Bob. some of the places on embarcaderro do require payment in the meters till 11 pm -- or so they read on te meters. ;)

      October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the info. I've been parking right on the corner and the meter says no payment required after 6:00. I assumed they were all the same.

      October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    How funny, I must have been looking at a couple different photography "meet ups groups" at the same time when I RSVPed. I just read the description for tonight's event. I had no idea it was photographing fire spitters! But COOL!! This will be wicked! I was wondering why someone posted something about lamp oil :).

    October 11, 2012

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      it is cancelled due to rain. and most people don't spit fire -- most spin fire. very big difference. ;)

      October 11, 2012

  • Andrew G.

    Anybody know where I can buy lamp oil in downtown San Francisco?

    October 11, 2012

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      although the jam is cancelled, you can get lamp oil at cole hardware on 4th between market and mission. however, i'd go with white gas. either way, be sure to bring your own catch tray -- lamp oil is nasty in terms of residue. ;)

      October 11, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    okay, bad news, it is drizzling down here now -- just enough to make it cold and annoying. it is with sadness that I'm gonna say let's not meet tonight. :(

    October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nooo!!! What a bummer!

      October 11, 2012

  • Thien N.

    I just found out about this cool MeetUp. Awesome.

    October 10, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    Jessica. Driving is most convenient. If you don't have a vehicle, try Caltrain to the Muni station at embarcaderro which is maybe 100 yards to the plaza itself. :)

    October 9, 2012

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