Announce for March

It’s a tiny bit before March, but there’s so much information to share right now that we can’t contain ourselves.

Mass Gathering Permit

As many of you know, in order to hold an event with 2500 people or more, the event organizers need to apply for and receive a mass-gathering permit from the host county. Austin Artistic Reconstruction, LLC sought and was granted a mass-gathering permit for the first time in 2013, and again in 2014.

We are pleased to report that we have been granted a permit again for the 2015 event on February 19. This represents the hard work of many volunteers going back years, and is made possible by the positive working relationship that the organization enjoys with county officials and the site’s landowner.

Each year that we go through the permitting process, we get better at it, and this is the first year we have been able to secure the permit before ticket-request opening. This made the ticketing process smoother and clearer for everyone, not least your hard-working ticket team.

While this permit does give the event the opportunity to grow, AAR, LLC will continue to manage growth responsibly, within the limits imposed by the site, volunteer capacity, and common sense.


Ticket-request opening was on February 23. There were valid requests for 2761 tickets, and because the mass-gathering permit had already been granted, there was no lottery: every valid ticket request was honored. Taking into account set-aside tickets, up to 294 additional tickets can be sold while remaining under AAR’s self-imposed ticket cap.

Road shows: Houston & North Texas

Live in Houston or North Texas and weren’t able to make the Burning Flipside Town Hall in Austin on February 21st?  Came to Town Hall, but have further questions or concerns?  Just want to connect with other burners in your area? Our Traveling Roadshow Town Hall is headed your way!

Town Hall Road Shows are mini versions of Town Hall, where you can get information about bringing an art project or theme camp to Flipside, get information about volunteering, and find out what the organization is up to.

We’ll recap some of the main points covered at Spring Town Hall, plus give you some time to ask questions of representatives of the LLC, the CC, City Planning, Art, Safety and Volunteer Coordinating. We want your input and appreciate your involvement, so come visit with us!

This year, we plan to distribute some of our remaining tickets at both road shows. If any Houston or DFW folks missed out on regular ticketing, come on down. Please note that we cannot accept personal checks or credit cards.

Houston Road Show
Date: March 1st
Time: 1pm-4pm
Place: Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002

North Texas Road Show
Date: March 7th
Time: 1pm-4pm
Place: 219 S. Montclair Ave, Dallas, TX

If you need more information or would like to help organizing or setting up, please contact Mercedes Vaughn, Theme Camp Liaison, at

UPDATED: Work Weekend I Canceled

The first work weekend of the season will be at Apache Pastures, Feb 27-Mar 1. Work Weekend I has been canceled due to inclement weather. The next one is March 20-22, when we hope it will be less icy and gross.

Work weekends are work, but they’re also a great opportunity for a quieter, smaller campout, a chance to get to know some of your fellow participants, and this year, it will be a chance to see the new acreage we’re opening up, the corral. Interested? Sign up in the wiki at . Questions? Contact

Theme Camp/Art Project/Art Car/Event Registration

Art and Theme Camp Registration is open!

Please note that if you are registering an art piece to be placed at your theme camp, you must register it on both the theme camp and art forms to ensure the best placement and to be included on the map!

Visit to register your theme camp, your mutant vehicle, events at the event and art piece. The forms are new and improved—remember the more information you can provide, the better we can support you.

The Theme Camp Registration will remain open until 12:59pm April 1st (no joke!). We can only guarantee your camp will be listed on the map if you register before the deadline. For general information about theme camps and FAQ, please visit If information on your form changes, or you miss the deadline, please contact

The Art and DMV registration forms (for your fabulous mutant vehicles) will remain open until 12:59pm, April 8th. Art pieces to be included on the map must be registered before the deadline. If you need to update any information on the form or miss the deadline, please contact Please note that pyro art MUST be registered.

Events at the event registration will remain open until 12:59pm May 15th. If you have any questions, please email

Thank you, we can’t wait to see what awesome you’re bringing!
always yours,
City Planning and the Art Team

CC 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. There will be two meetings in March, each starting at 7:42 pm at the Flipside Warehouse. Special topics are as follows:

  • March 9th – Respect Meeting Planning and CC Term Limits
  • March 23rd – Recycling and Flipside without a BurnCheck the Flipside Flame for topic details!

The CC will inform the community of any location changes or topic changes as quickly as possible. Please join us at the Warehouse or send us your input at