Official Regional?

One of the things we are often asked is “Are you a Regional sanctioned burn?”. The answer is NO.

For the past two years, we have been working towards that goal. We are doing everything we need to be doing to become a Regional, and we have zero intention of letting those standards slip. In fact, every person on the Council remains committed to the 10 Principles and to making our event even better in years to come. Rest easy. We will always listen to you, the community, and we won’t let you down.

However, we, the Council, have strong concerns about the direction that Burning Man has taken, and we are holding back becoming a Regional for those reasons. A few, just so you’re aware, include the separation of Burning Man into both a for-profit business and a non-profit organization. We are also concerned with their choice to include, and from every report, give preference (in many ways) to Commodification Camps. Their reluctance to address community concerns over these camps can’t be excused. The fact that one of them was headed up by someone who sits on the Burning Man Board of Directors absolutely goes against everything that we strive for, when we build our little city here in Wichita.

In a nutshell? We will not be actively pursuing Regional status this year. We will be carefully watching the Org and the business side of Burning Man as time goes on to determine, yearly, if Regional status is right for us.


RESONANCE 7.0: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, will be held Friday September 26th through Sunday September 28th, 2014. More information can be found on the Event Details page.

Every attendee must become a member of the Wichita Burners. It’s simple and easy! The MEMBERSHIP PAGE is right here.



Friday Sept 26th – 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday Sept 27th – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday Sept 28th  - Open at 8:00 AM for departure.


Resonance is held on secluded private property located in Valley Center, KS, at

7149 N Tyler Rd, Valley Center, KS.


View Larger Map



Ok, let’s talk about something there has been a lot of confusion about but no actual POSTS about: ICE SALES.

When we made the decision to raise ticket prices, one of the things we hoped to do was offer free ice with the extra ticket money.

That’s not going to be feasible.

What we CAN do is still pretty awesome. We are renting an ice machine, and it will be delivered on Friday so we can sell ice twice a day. Because of the deal I was able to broker for the cost of the ice machine, it’s delivery, and so on, we have decided to embrace the spirit of decommodification and sell the ice at zero profit. It is costing us roughly a little more than $1.00/#7 bag of cubed ice. We are, therefore, selling the ice for $1/bag. No more, no less.

Ice sales will be at 1pm and again at 5pm on Friday and again on Sat. The ice truck will be parked in the general vicinity of the bathrooms; I’m not sure yet where we will end up putting it, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find. Thanks so much in advance for your understanding of the situation.

PS: For those of you with early entry, please realize that this means there will be no ice sales from the time you arrive until 1pm on Friday, and the temperature is forecasted to hit around 80 degrees. That’s not bad. If you think you will need ice after you arrive, but before we do ice sales, you will need to go get ice on THURSDAY. We can give you directions to a nearby gas station.