history

IMG_0074“anon” was derived in part from the word “anonymous” with the intention of allowing “the ART and experience speak for itself”.Over 25 years ago, a younger Joegh Bullock spontaneously scrawled the word “anon” on a beer box flap when asked what this first event should be called. This was merely the beginning of a brand new social experience of merging art, music, theater and the unexpected. While this may sound like the format of most typical creative events today, back in the late 70’s it was a totally unique concept of celebration, designed to inspire social flirtations and cultural interaction. The original “anon club” later evolved into the legendary Anon Salon, located discreetly at the corner of 9th & Folsom Streets for nearly 20 years. And anonEvents is now the latest reinvention of the transformational, trend setting, legacy of iconic artistic events in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

P1010101Anon birthed storied showcases for film, art and theater, including Off the Wall Cinema, 20×20 Gallery, Climate Theater, Solo Mio Performance Festival, and the Fantochio Festival of Contemporary Puppetry. Since the year 2000, Anon has been involved in the creation and production of the Burning Man Decompression and How Weird Street Fairs which now attract over 20,000 partygoers annually. Anon also co-produces yearly SF traditions: Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Sea of Dreams New Years Eve (@ SF Concourse & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium), Masquerotica Costume Ball, and Superhero Street Fair. The Harmony Festival, Earth Dance, Lightning in a Bottle, and Envision Festival Costa Rica have also blossomed in popularity thanks to Joegh Bullock’s expert production consultation, creative participation, and eye for budding talent.