Lead Nominations Open until October 26th!

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Flipside*

The Lead Nominations Form is online and ready your clicking, perusing, self-nominations, voluntelling-ations, and feedback. You’ve got until October 26th to get it got it good it.

Please consider signing up for something that might seem interesting to you. While not everyone who throws their hat in is chosen to be a Flipside Lead this year, as an all-volunteer celebration of Central Texas Burniness, volunteering for a Lead role helps us figure out a whole lot more about this year’s planning, and about who is interested in what.

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.

No gnomes were harmed in the making of this event.

*and it’s not even Myschievia yet–is Flipside starting sooner every year?

Update 10:23PM Thursday May 28th

Thank you to everyone who has been asking about Post Operations.

I apologize for the delay in getting this message out but as you can
understand this year is unprecedented and plans needed to be worked out.

First let me say this Saturday is NOT the major cleanup day that has
occurred in past years. This Saturday is for individuals/theme camps to
retrieve personal items and minimal infrastructure work.

Post Operations Dates As follow:

Day 1: Saturday May 30th

Purpose: Individuals or members of theme camps with items on site are
requested to remove them (get your cars, find your valuables, get your camp
things, or throw it away)

Time: 10am-completed

Volunteers on site: Minimal needed for assisting individuals/theme camps
and general clean up. Meet up at 9am at Warehouse if interested.

Note: prepare for wet conditions as there is a good chance of rain on
Saturday. Additionally participants will need to understand that conditions
are potentially worse than when they left. Materials that have been sitting
out for days and are possibly in standing water so protective gear should
be brought out as well as a change of clothes for afterwards.

Day 2: TBD but potentially Saturday June 6th (Depending on continued
weather, analysis of conditions after Day 1 and arrangements with land

Purpose: First Pass Clean Up and Infrastructure removal

Time: 10am-5pm

Volunteers on Site: We need all hands on Deck!!!!

Note: Additional details will follow but expect this to be more challenging
than previous year line sweeps.

Day 3-?: Follow on dates to complete clean up will be determined as needed.

I understand how difficult the conditions this year were on everyone and I
appreciate your understanding and patience as we work out how to deal with
the aftermath. I am always amazed by Burners and the desire to jump in and

2015 Site Sign Off AF

Update 5:50PM Tuesday May 26th

The last dozen volunteers are readying to leave Aquapolis (Apache Pastures).  They are closing and locking the gate behind them.

About 10 minutes ago, our volunteers had to turn away someone wanting to go through their camp.

Please don’t be that person who needs rescue with no one there to help. Please do not trespass on private property.

Weather permitting, folks would be able to come out and get their stuff this weekend Saturday, May 30th. A possible second work week-end to wrap things up is in the works.  Stay tuned…



Patrick Boyd
Trevor Goodman
Noreen Long
Thomas Monclova
Adam Rice

Update 1:50PM Tuesday May 26th

Nearly everyone is out.  At this point, no one needs to head to Aquapolis (Apache Pastures).

Our volunteers are still pulling cars out and onto the roads.  We are down to some 30 people left.

We will be organizing the actual clean-up on Saturday, May 30th.  There is a chance another work week-end will be needed to finish the Leave No Trace work ahead.

Stay tuned to www.BurningFlipside.com for details.

Thank you!



Patrick Boyd
Trevor Goodman
Noreen Long
Thomas Monclova
Adam Rice

Update 9:40AM Tuesday May 26th

The waters are receding and the goal now is to get EVERYONE off of the property. The three divisions from last night are combined to one now. If any Flipizens have been waiting to come pick up their friends and family, now is the time.

Our volunteers are clearing the roads, and those that can get off-site are leaving. Some people will need rides, so if you know you’re picking someone up, please do.

We will be organizing the actual CLEAN-UP on SATURDAY, May 30th.

Should you drive out to the site, please be aware that we are picking up Flipizens, NOT packing out camps. You will get stuck out there, and someone who’s been volunteering to help others for the last few days will have to drag you out. Uncool.

Be cool. Help people, not stuff.

There are approximately 135 Flipizens on Aquapolis (Apache Pastures). With approximately 40 people needing a lift out. Please make phone calls, and figure out if you need to come out.

Thank you!



Patrick Boyd
Trevor Goodman
Noreen Long
Thomas Monclova
Adam Rice

—————————- Original Message —————————-
Subject: Updates on Burning Flipside 2015
From: “Austin Artistic Reconstruction, LLC” <aarllc@BurningFlipside.com>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 10:11 am

To: announce@flames.burningflipside.com