soma’s up at Maker Faire!

over the past weeks and months, lots of good folks have put in many hours of hard work to get Soma ready for Maker Faire. and wouldn’t ya know it? we did it!

Photo by Catie Magee

after lots of work yesterday and the help of lots of new and old faces, we got Soma all up and ready to be tested today! it’s nice to have her back up again, and it’s even nicer to know that the geex were able to come a long way with her over  the past few months. By the time Saturday rolls around, we hope to have her brighter and better than you’ve ever seen her. And if you’ve never seen her, well, you’ll be mighty impressed.

Get your tickets to Maker Faire and come down to see amazing art, incredible creations and wild contraptions! The Raygun Rocketship will be there. So will the exquisite Fishbug, the amazingly talented Interpretive Arson team with their newest creation, Syzygryd, and the fantastic Kinetic Steam Works team. So, get your ticket to Maker Faire, and come see us! We’ll have buttons and tee shirts and stickers and fire and lights and lots of fun and friendly Lotus Girls.



we’re supporting the Brass Cowboys AIDS Lifecycle Ride…and so can you!

This weekend, on Saturday night, May 15th, Brass Tax and the SapceCowboys are throwin down an all-day/all-night hot party to support their joint AIDS Lifecycle Ride.  A follow-up fundraiser to their Puttin’ on the Ritz event in April, Swag presents “Sizzle,” a hot night of sun and surf.  So grab your beach chairs and towels to rock it tiki style!

We love these folks, and we’re bringing out a beautiful Flaming Lotus Girls orginal piece to share at the party: The Gate from Burning Man 2002, the entrance to the Fire Garden

The party will be a good one with an incredible lineup.  Check it out here.  The event is FREE from 12 pm – 8 pm, and $15 from 8 pm – 2 am.  It’s an 18+ event in downtown San Francisco at a new venue in the Metreon.  Here are the details:

12 pm – 2 am
Metreon – City View Terrace
Fourth St. and Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94115
get your tickets here!

Come out and support great peeps, great art and great music!



prepping Soma for Maker Faire!

With three-ish weeks til Maker Faire, we’re getting ready to bring SOMA back to the San Mateo County Event Center. Last May, we brought one of her nuclei out to the event, to demonstrate the kind of work we do, and show off our new piece. SOMA has long since been finished, and this year we’ll be bringing her out in her completed form!

Photo by Chad Berkley

This week we’ll be doing some final tweaking and modifying. Our fantastic plumbers are busy reconstructing the manifold, making new poofer pilots and repositioning poofer spouts for a slightly different visual effect. Come out to Maker Faire on May 22 & 23, 2010 and see our giant flaming neuron, in her new and improved form.

— denise

come support our lotus girls this weekend!

The first weekend of April is upon us! Eggs will be hunted! Bunnies will jam! Jesus will be judged hunky! Big wheels will be raced at breakneck speed!



And in the midst of all the mayhem, we’d like to invite you to a very special event for two of our favorite lotus girls. Come join us for the:

“Stay/Go Party” …or

“Help Mills get closer to the $5085 she needs to keep her awesomeness in the Bay Area AND Wish Brent farewell on his Near East adventure so he can get his ass out of here”

Background: Mills needs money to pay for lawyer and government filing fees for her GREEN CARD so you can keep her here setting fire to things like only she knows how! Otherwise she will be kicked back to blighty in August 2011 Brent is off to New Zealand and we are going to wish him on his merry way!

Saturday, April 3rd
2 pm til LATE!
At the Shipyard
1010 Murray Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Donations of any size welcomed and appreciated. If you can’t make it but want to support Mills, you can paypal donations to billsformills (at) gmail (dot) com

*Rosa Anna’s gonna make burgers with all the fixings, marinated chicken and tri-tip
*Catherine’s gonna give you yummy cheese and snacks
*World fabulous DJs!
*There will be booze! A full bar with beer and wine (none of that 2 buck chuck garbage) and fancy cocktails!
*Mills is gonna love you!
*Brent’s gonna love you, too!
*Fire toys courtesy of JDV
*Mini-mega Junior!

Come out and help keep one of our most favorite people in the world here with us in the Bay. Mills can’t do it without us.

And come give Brent the great send off he deserves as he packs it all up and heads off to exotic lands.

we’d love to see you!




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