The 2019 Newbie Night will be held Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm at Pumping Station: 1.
Doors open at 6:30pm, and Pumping Station: 1 is located at 3519 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60618
Designed for the first timer, this forum will cover the basics of getting to, and surviving on the playa, followed by a Q&A session. No charge, but we suggest bringing snacks or beverages to share and maybe an extra chair.
It's always a good time, and a great way to meet some fellow travelers and learn a couple of things. At the end the ChiCargo (nee CRiSP) and the Cobra Bus will be available to tell about their programs to ship your gear and your bike directly to Black Rock City.
Some good resources/ starting points:
The Official Burning Man Survival Guide - required reading, even for non-n00bs.
The Official Burning Man First Timer's Guide- chock full of important stuff.
Sample Packing List- Compiled by Stich, this list is freaking amazing.