Announce November 2015


NOvember is in the air. The weather is turning slightly cooler, the Fall decorations are out, and the inevitable creep toward Winter continues. Burning Flipside 2016: No. It’s happening in May, but the preparations are already underway. Teams are assembling to organize volunteers, Design and Fabricate the effigy, and get the ticketing process squared away. There’s always something going on, which means there’s always a way for you to PARTICIPATE!

Stay tuned to the Flipside Flame, the Announce email list, and the official Burning Flipside Facebook Page. 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.


Leads Nominations

NOminate yourself or others for Lead positions. Nominations are now open, and close on NOvember 4th. Community feedback starts after nominations close, so look for more information about that to come.

If you have any questions about any of the lead positions, you can consult

Here are the areas with volunteer positions:

Art Site Ops Safety Site Prep
City Planning Site Sign Off Communications 360/24/7
Volunteer Coordinator Genesis AAR LLC Combustion Chamber

Note: AAR, LLC and Combustion Chamber positions are special roles filled in a different process.

The sign-up form has a lot of great detail. Go! Nominate away!

If you’re not interested in being a Lead, but want to learn more about volunteering in general, check out the All Things Volunteering page and play the “Choose your own adventure” game.

DaFT Proposals

The Design and Fabrication Team (DaFT) is the group that brings the effigy to the playa year after year. Got an idea of what you’d like the effigy to be? Check out the Effigy Page for more details, and we’ll post more info as it becomes available.  Seriously, what do you think “No” means when it’s on fire? Give it some thought and show us what you’ve got! Send submissions to any time before the end of NOvember 22nd.

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:

Nov 2:

  • LLC/Regionals/AF Updates – “Let’s Catch Up” on what’s happening with the LLC, Regionals, and Area Facilitators.
  • CC Handbook Draft Review – The Combustion Chamber’s handbook is getting reviewed for completeness, accuracy, and relevance. If you’ve ever wondered how they do what they do, this is a place to start learning.
  • CC Retreat — Retreats are a fun way to help the CC members get to know each other and bond as a team.

Nov 16:

  • LLC/Regionals/AF Updates – “Let’s Catch Up” on what’s happening with the LLC, Regionals, and Area Facilitators.
  • Art @ Church Night – Who doesn’t love more art?
  • More Large Burnable Art? – Who doesn’t love more large art ON FIRE?

Nov 30:

  • LLC/Regionals/AF Updates – “Let’s Catch Up” on what’s happening with the LLC, Regionals, and Area Facilitators.
  • Adult Camp Placement Follow Up – Some things to consider when locating camps during the event. Logistics, y’all.

Have a topic you believe the community needs to discuss? Please send suggestions to  Please keep in mind that we discuss community and policy issues, not operational ones.