Theme Camp, Art Project, and Fire Sale Deadlines

Hello, fellow taxpayer Flipizens! How are your eyes after the eclipse? We at Flipside Comms would love to say we stared too long at the celestial event and then made these typos, but no. They’ve been on the website long enough to need this heads up for everyone to be on the same page.

  • The deadline to register your theme camp or art project was officially April 15. Because the website had inconsistent dates, the deadline is now April 18. Now go be a cool kid who respects deadlines!
  • The deadline to participate in the secondary ticket sale is still midnight central standard time tonight. Go here to learn more: 

Sorry again for any confusion. We want all you lovely cosmic critters to come to this ridiculous carnival.

-Burning Flipside Comms

No COVID-19 Policy for 2024

We apologize if there was any confusion recently when some ticket confirmations went out today. There is no COVID-19 policy for 2024, other than: be responsible, do not come to the event sick, and please find a way to leave if you get sick while there.

If you are super-curious to know what the dead link in the email used to link to, you can stroll down memory lane here:

February: Learning Fire Through Art!

Photo by Charles Hueter

We had a lovely Spring Town Hall last weekend. Those who attended learned some of the arcane secrets of the Ice Team, observed live mass media training of Kidsville’s next generation, and learned that Work Weekends are coming soon. (You should really come join us sometime. Yeah, you: the one waaay in the back who doesn’t goof off with us enough.)

DaFT Likes Sharing Fire with You

Do you like bonfires, but always wish they were WAY bigger? Come help us build the craziest one in town, with the Design and Fabrication Team, DaFT!

There’s lots of wood to turn into scrap and sawdust, and if being covered in sawdust isn’t for you, there’s plenty of special projects that could cover you with glue or paint instead!  No prior experience necessary, if you want to learn something, we’re happy to teach.

Kickoff meeting will be TOMORROW at the Wherehouse: Tuesday, 2/6 and build days will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 PM, and Sundays from noon to 8.

Come when you can, don’t when you can’t. Let’s make some art about it! Questions? Email

Speaking of Art…

Come to and to learn more about upcoming art events. For example, the Spring Art Show on March 3rd:

Speaking of Fire…

Check out upcoming flame effects classes! One is happening the day after tomorrow, and we aren’t talking about disaster movies:

Tickets and Stickers Need Art, Too

It is time for everyone with an eye for the visual to create and send in art submissions for the official 2024 ticket and sticker! STicket season is here, and it’s once again a competition for a complimentary pair of tickets for each winner. DEADLINE IS APRIL 8! Get started here:

Until Next Time

Stay warm and dry, folks. We have a lot of heads-upping, deadline-dropping, and volunteering-ing rolling our way the next few months. Whether you’re in this for the carnival, the cosmic, or the critters, we’re all in this together.

-Burning Flipside Comms

Special December Announce: Send Even More Effigy Proposals Edition!

Art by Steve Hopson, photo by Stephanie Vyborna from the recent Art Show

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the effigy proposal process thus far!

The deadline for effigy proposal submission has been extended to January 1st, 11:59pm. If you have already submitted a proposal, you are welcome to use this time to flesh it out some more and respond to the feedback you’ve been provided. 

If you have not yet submitted but you’re inspired to, get your proposal in ASAP! Find effigy and DaFT lead basics here: Learn about the proposal process here: 

Thanks again, happy designing!

-Burning Flipside Comms

THE END IS NIGH: Flipside 2023 Load-Out!

Greetings Citizens of Pyropolis!

Flipside has ended and wasn’t it awesome? We discoed, we demoed, and a few of us even derbied.

Yet there is still work to be done! Load-Out is THIS Saturday, June 3rd, at 10am, on land. We’ll need many hands to help load event infrastructure, de-MOOP, etc. Park your car, find the waiver wrangler to sign a site waiver, and help make sure all the things we brought out get back home. Bring your water bottles and gloves and let’s get moving!

Starting around 12pm at the warehouse (3106 Industrial Terrace, ATX) we can use hands to help *unload* trucks. We always have a significant drop-off of volunteers for this part, so any help is super appreciated!

Many hands lighten the load <3 ( Facebook event here: )

Questions? Reach out to

Welcome to Pyropolis PUPs!

We are excited to test a new way to improve accessibility in 2023: Pick Up Points – PUPS! Look for them on the map and at Disinfo Kiosks, where they will be clearly marked and highly visible. All volunteer carts and registered mobile art will be participating in this program when they have availability. VAS has a schedule for when they are providing rides that will be shared at the event.

PUP Etiquette

  • Don’t try to get on, impede, or stop a moving mutant vehicle or volunteer cart. Wait until it has come to a complete stop and you have the operator’s permission before boarding or disembarking. Consent applies here, too!
  • The folks you are riding with are going somewhere. They are happy to help you on your way, but they may not be able to take you to your final destination. 
  • Ask for permission of the owner/operator before you operate any artistic additions (e.g., fire cannons, pants cannons, sounds and light systems). Yep, consent!
  • Help look out for the safety of fellow passengers and passers-by.
  • Most volunteer carts are full when they have four people on them.  Some can only take two. A few can hold six. Please don’t ask to crowd onto a cart.
  • Mutant vehicles also have limits. Please respect your fellow Flipizens when they tell you their vehicle is full. Even if there appears to be space, keep in mind that weight, balance or other issues may affect how many or where a mutant vehicle can carry passengers.
  • In limited cases, a volunteer cart may need to get somewhere quickly to address an emergency issue.  In those cases, the volunteer cart will pass by to address the issue.  Please don’t be rude if it doesn’t stop for you.

Survival Guide 2023 is Live

Howdy! The 2023 Burning Flipside Survival Guide is live. Many, many thanks to all of you who decorated your ticket request envelopes and gave us permission to publish your work. Dive right into the super-cool PDF version here:

There is also a plainer-text version here:

We do not mass-print Survival Guides any longer, so if you did not check the box in your ticket request for a printed copy, the above formats are what you get. Be sure to read up, Greeters will want you to know your stuff when you enter…