We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, builders, and partiers interested in life on the water.
We construct a floating city on the Sacramento River Delta and live on it for four days. You could think of it as Burning Man on water, but there's a lot more to it. Burning Man is now a large, polished, centrally organized, and carefully controlled event. Not-Ephemerisle has elements of Burning Man in the early 1990s: a new adventure into an alien environment, with discoveries, adventures, and mishaps along the way. There are no tickets, no central organizers, no rules, and no Rangers to keep you safe. It's radical self-reliance. New to life on the water? So are we! We're figuring it out as we go.
Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute. Here are some things you can do: Bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, make music, help build this wiki, go wakeboarding and enjoy being a pioneer.
Pictures are often better than words. Here's a quick slideshow from the last two years of (not)Ephemerisles.
With no tickets and no organizers, the 2011 event, June 9 - June 12, was an unequivocal success: Ephemerisle 2011.
Post Ephemerisle Meetup/Discussion: vote for a date.
- What worked and what didn't in 2011.
- Ideas for 2012 (what would you like to try next year?)
- IRC Chat (http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ephemerisle)
- Facebook group
|How to attend
Don't know where to start? Learn the Basics.
Read the Survival guide.
Rideshares, boatshares, and more here.