Announce, August 2016


The dog days of Summer are wearing on. Many of us are gearing up for that thing in the desert, others are feeling myschievous, and some are even dreaming of the next deep freeze.  No matter what is next on your agenda, the organization for Burning Flipside continues year-round.

For more info, stay tuned to:

Remember, if you have something you’d like to contribute to the Flame or Announce, use Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page to send it in. Announce tends to be at the beginning of the month, and Flames usually get published around the middle of the month. Get me the info at least a week before then, and I’ll do my best to get your contribution included.


Save The Date: Fall Town Hall

Fall Town Hall is still in the planning stages, but the date is definite.

Mark your calendars for

Saturday, September 24, 2016!

Burning Flipside Land Search Survey

If you weren’t aware, AAR is continually looking for that perfect location for Pyropolis. In an effort to direct our searches in the right places Brisket has created a short survey to see what actually matters to y’all.

Could y’all help us out and take a minute to fill out this form?
Also, if you have any interest in helping or joining the land search team, please contact Brisket at so that we can keep this ball moving along.

Combustion Chamber Seeks Scribes


Austin Artistic Reconstruction, (AAR) LLC and the Combustion Chamber (CC) need scribes—ideally, a pair of scribes—working together on rotation, to document the CC meetings. We currently are short on that number, and you can help! Here’s an FAQ:

Why be a Scribe?

This is a great position for a reliable person who wants to know what’s going on with Flipside. If you can type pretty fast, have a couple of free hours on Monday nights (twice a month), and can operate a word processing application of any kind, and love your community–this gig is for you.

The CC discusses all sorts of things–ranging from very philosophical to procedural–but all are topics relevant and necessary to the continued growth of the Flipside community. It’s always thought provoking and friendly, no matter what.

What’s even more necessary is that we have people we can trust to record the meetings so that others may live vicariously/stay tuned in.

Relatively new to the community and want to geek out on the details? Be a Scribe.

Been around a while and want to reconnect with the goings on? Be a Scribe.

What do Scribes do?

  1. First and foremost, the Scribe is responsible for taking notes at CC meetings (every other Monday at the Warehouse, in general).
    You’ll document the agenda, discussion on those topics, record motions, note decisions and action items. Therefore, good listening and note taking/typing skills are key.
  2. The Scribe will need the means and skill for recording the relevant information from a constant stream of conversation. Ideally, this means you have a laptop and rapid typing skills. You take notes during the meeting, go home and clean up the typos, send the doc out to the CC, who then broadwaves them to the community at large.
  3. Scribes also make sure we have CC members lined up for the next meeting’s ‘Stack’ and ‘Facilitator’ positions.

What kind of time commitment are we talking about?

Typically, the CC meets every other Monday night around 7:42PM at the Warehouse. Meetings usually last 2-3 hours. We need a scribe for every CC meeting, so ideally we need two people who can work together to make sure that each meeting is covered.

The Scribes are responsible for coordinating their schedules to make sure that at least one of them can attend each meeting.

The CC needs YOU! (But only once or twice a month!)

Interested? Want to know more?

1) Contact the CC at at
if you’re sure!

2) If you’re not sure, attend a CC meeting or two, get a feel for how it works. You won’t be sorry.

Combustion Chamber Meetings

The Combustion Chamber is an advisory committee to the Austin Artistic Reconstruction LLC to facilitate community input & transparency for the policy-making process and organization of burn community events. CC meetings each start at 7:42 pm at the Warehouse.

Special topics are as follows:

August 8:

  • AAR Update
  • Regionals Update
  • Operational Update
  • Capitalizing on Flipside Work Experience: discuss creating a committee for setting guidelines for listing experience on social media and resumes, work verification process etc.
  • Census and Surveys at Flipside: What’s been done in the past, should the org be involved?, what data is important, privacy concerns, etc.
  • CC Business

August 22:

  • AAR Update
  • Regionals Update
  • Communicating Open Lead and Area Facilitator Positions
  • Fall Town Hall Planning

Have a topic you believe the community needs to discuss? Send suggestions to us at  Keep in mind that we discuss community and policy issues, not operational ones.

Who Can/Should Attend:
 You! If you care about the event and especially if you care about any of these topics you should come to discuss them.

Why this matters:
 The CC provides advice to AAR, LLC. In turn, AAR provides the overall direction and policy guidance that end up making the event happen. The topics discussed at this meeting may have a direct impact on you during the actual Flipside event and/or at the AAR, LLC warehouse.

CC meetings are a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in our community. 
Meeting minutes will be posted as they are received.

Church Nights Continue

Part of creating community is making it out to CC Meetings and Church Nights. Come hang out at Lloyd the Warehouse, work on projects, gab with fellow participants, and keep the warm fuzzy burning love alive. Folks arrive any time after 7:30 or so on Wednesday nights. Church Nights are BYOB and Leave No Trace. No MOOP!