SunBurn 2020

We’re excited to announce that we have confirmed this year’s dates and location for SunBurn!

SunBurn 2020
Eaves Movie Ranch
July 2nd – July 5th

The theme has not yet been decided (see the most recent post before this), nor do we have ticketing information yet. First, we need to get our planning team (Event Council) organized. If you are interested in joining the Council, or if you want to get involved but in less of a lead capacity, or if you have any questions about SunBurn at all, we invite you to come to our winter Town Hall. This is when we start picking up  momentum with planning the event, filling department lead roles, sparking volunteer interest, and announcing more details, along with answering your questions about getting involved too.

Saturday February 1st, LivLab Studios
420 Haines Ave. NW, ABQ
Meet-and-greet 1:30pm
Meeting starts 2:00pm

A note on volunteerism and participation: As a 100% volunteer-driven event, SunBurn simply cannot and will not happen without participation. If you had a great time at SunBurn last year and want to have a hand in this year, or if you had a terrible time and want to make it better, or any number of other reasons to get involved, we need you! There are a variety of roles to fill and ways to contribute, to meet any level of interest and availability. 

The Event Council is compromised of key department leads and is responsible for planning, producing, and executing the SunBurn event. This is not yet a call-out for volunteers, which will come later, but we are looking for people interested in leading a department during planning. You will not be on your own, as we want to have at least two co-leads for each department.

You can register your interest here for now, or send an email to, or we will be available to talk more at the Town Hall.

Hope to see you there!

The sun burns in 166 days!!

SunBurn 2020 – Theme Ideas

The wheels are juuuust starting to get to turning on SunBurn 2020! One of the first things we need is a theme. While a small Theme Team will ultimately make the final decision, you, the Community of any age, shape, or persuasion of any kind, are invited to share your ideas for this year’s theme.

Past themes have been based around the elements, or space, or perspective. So what would you like to see for this year? What is calling to you? Be as wild and creative as you want! A brief but thought-out explanation on why you chose this theme will be much appreciated in order to help the Theme Team with their decision.

Stay tuned for more info coming out soon on dates, art grants, and getting involved!

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NMSPF90 LLC Code of Conduct

The wheels will be turning soon for SunBurn 2020! The board has been working quietly in the off-season to handle a few of the less-directly event-related things on our to-do list, one of which was to write up a Code of Conduct for our community. This living document was pieced together from other regionals’ as well as having taking our own community’s needs into consideration. Yes, it’s meaty and addresses some uncomfortable topics, but we wanted to be very clear on where we stand on some of these issues.

Please take some time time to read it thoroughly, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We can always be reached at

SunBurn Map & Final Work Weekend

Nothing says SunBurn is getting really close than the final placement map release! Handful, your tireless Placement Lead has been thoughtfully figuring out where to put all of ya, and there is a lot more of y’all compared to last year! 

You can download the map in two sizes…
Fullsize map:

Printable Letter Size Map:

SunBurn Pre-Event Set-Up Weekend: 6/29-6/30: There is still plenty to get done on site to get ready for SunBurn. We could really use additional help to finish out some final smaller projects, prepare for Art placement and help set the effigy for construction. 

If you can make it out this weekend please pre-register by filling out this signup form

Gate opens in 10 days!! Volunteer!!