Party Like It's the End of the World: Wasteland Weekend 2018

It's August, which means that around here, it's countdown time for one of my favorite things—Wasteland Weekend. I'm taking a break from prepping for this week-long, desert camping festival to chat a little bit about it.

So, what is Wasteland Weekend?

I'm so glad you (might have) asked! Officially build as the world's largest post-apocalyptic festival, Wasteland Weekend descends on a desolate area of the Mojave desert outside of California City every year in September. It's a 5-day long celebration of the end of the world (and showers.).

The community has organized incredible events, such as:

  • A full-blown apocalypse carnival
  • Bombed-out burlesque shows
  • A movie theatre showing the best of the worst of the pre-apocalype
  • Multiple games of a blood sport called Jugger
  • A daily newspaper, radio station, and event-wide mail system

My personal favorites are the Jugger matches, though I might be a bit biased. After all, I am their loud-mouth commentator. 

You'll find an incredible amount of dystopian and post-apocalyptic pop culture references there, from the Mad Max series to Fallout, A Boy and His Dog, Blood of Heroes, Six-String Samurai, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and more. If you're even a passing fan of the apocalypse, Wasteland Weekend is the place to be.

You can catch me there this year, camping with the Juggers of the Wasteland. Come geek out about all things end of the world! Wanna know more? Drop me a comment, or find me on Facebook or Twitter.

Tickets for Wasteland Weekend are still available. Wasteland Weekend 2018 is happening September 26-30. 

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