DATES and DEADLINES: An April Announce!

Howdy Fuh…lipsidians…welcome to your friendly April Announce! If you’ve been reading along, this is mostly reminders, but keep reading, there’s new stuff too.

TICKETS The most important looming deadline is the FIREsale ticket window. It closes on April 15th. Haven’t got a ticket yet? Know someone who JUST HEARD ABOUT Burning Flipside? Will your mom be unexpectedly in the area at the end of May? After they create a profile, they can log in and register for tickets at: – and complete the rest of our process by mailing a money order. Registration and postmark all must be complete by April 15th.

REGISTRATIONS are open across the board! Two of them close on APRIL 15th! Bringing art that you want someone to find on the map? REGISTER it! Bringing a theme camp and don’t want to camp in the lawlessness of the badlands? REGISTER IT! Holding an event at the event? You have until May 17th. Got a cool ride (an ART ride!)? Again, you have until May 17th for your DMV needs. All registrations happen by logging in and going to

SPEAKING OF ART – if you have an art project that needs some help, we have some help. When you register, please indicate if you need help with logistics. The Art Dept. will do their dangedest and so will the community. Let the Art dept. know what you need on your registration form ( Visit to find art to support (with time, art parts, or money) or to ask the community for some support for your art.

WORK WEEKENDS! (Don’t let the name fool you. It will be work, but it will also be fun! Come help make and maintain the canvas that the community paints this beautiful event upon. Please sign up on the Volunteer System if you plan to join! Bring a t-shirt to get your DIY Dirty Worker swag! For more info please email:

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION Did you know you could participate in community feedback! You can at the next Combustion Chamber meeting. It will be held on April 15th, and we are going to try to go virtual on Google Meet. Check out the calendar listing on Monday for the link. The meeting topic is “Review of the Interpersonal Incidents FAQ

EVENT VOLUNTEER Highlights This city was not, in fact, built on rock ‘n’ roll, but on the participation of people like you! Always wanted to help but not sure what to do? Watch for our upcoming VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS post. In the meantime, you can learn more at and sign up for shifts at


(aka second-round ticket window; same process, same price – plus tax*)

Did you have a poorly-timed payday, an unplanned work trip, an unexpected snafu? Maybe you just learned about our little burn among the pecans yesterday. Whatever the reason, if you missed purchasing your Burning Flipside tickets during the regular ticket window, you may be pleased to learn that Burning Flipside is releasing a second round of tickets! No, it won’t be easier, and it will add sales tax*, but it will be a second chance! The ticket window opens TODAY. Tickets will be processed in the order in which they are received. The secondary ticket window (for registration and postmark) will CLOSE April 16 OR whenever we run out of tickets, whichever comes first. (Watch this space for updates! Don’t wait ‘til the last minute!)

  • If you have not already, create your Flipside Secure profile here.
  • Log in and access the sale registration here.
  • Complete the registration, check your email, and print your form.
  • Get a money order for the total amount on your form. Make it out to “Burning Flipside”
  • Mail your form and money order to:

Burning Flipside, Ticket Request
P.O. Box 9987
Austin TX 78766

Got questions? Email if you cannot find the answer. Updates to the ticket page coming soon!

*PLEASE NOTE! As a nonprofit organization, Catalyst Collective can declare a tax free day on sales tax on goods we sell. We’ve already used that day for the main ticket sale. Therefore, for this sale we have to pass the sales tax along to the purchaser. So prices will look slightly higher, to incorporate that cost.

March Announce: Tickets, Art, Registrations, and Upcoming Events!

Work Weekend is coming at your face this weekend March 8-10. Please sign up on the Volunteer System if you plan to join! We will be gathering fallen branches and limbs. Bring gloves and appropriate tools if you has them. Bring a t-shirt to get your DIY Dirty Worker swag! For more info please email:

Tickets wants to thank the overwhelming supermajority of cosmic critters who submitted correct ticket paperwork and payment (no personal checks!) for 2024. We (you, me, and that carnival weirdo over there) created 1,354 ticket requests representing 2,154 possible tickets. As of March 5, our intrepid ticket team processed that into 1,917 actual going-to-Flipside tickets. Didn’t see your “you’re going to Flipside!” email, or curious about transferring yours to someone else, go here:

STickets wants more artwork submissions! The Art volunteers can’t have all of it, man. And we’re giving out free tickets to the winners. If you want awesome-looking ticket and sticker designs for 2024, click this link to participate:

Registrations! Theme Camp registration and Art registration opened on March 1 and close on April 15. Want to bring art or a theme camp? Want to see them on the map? Get ‘em registered! Speaking of art, we’ve got a ton of announcements from that area!

Disinfo! Are you throwing an awesome Event at the Event? Register with Disinfo by May 17, so a crowd of critters will crawl your way!

DMV If you want to drive that mutant vehicle around the city, you gotta register it! You’ve got til May 17 to do so – where? You guessed it:

DaFT Update!  DaFT is CRUSHING it (like, wow, things are moving!) but we’d always love to see new faces. Email to get connected.

Art Projects Seeking Support – whether it’s hands, help or $$$, projects looking for support can use this page as a bulletin board to ask for community involvement.

Art Blog! If you’re interested in workshops or other art gatherings, keep an eye on the FS calendar with more details published on the art blog. Check often!

Safety wants to announce this year’s SafetySide!  April 12-14 at Apache Pass Event Center! It’s time! We’re ready! Tell us you’re coming Sign up at 

Watch this space for more info soon. Got an idea for the Flipside Flame? Let us know at A Flame will come out in approximately 2 weeks and have more colorful, community content.


Hello Flipsiders! We’ve all been on the edge of our camp chairs* waiting for a bit of info, and that bit of info is now here. Burning Flipside 2024: Cosmic Critter Carnival, will appear on our beloved pecan playa.  Read more about the event , including location, HERE.

Also note, you have 9 DAYS to register your ticket request and send in that money order! Find info and instructions HERE. Don’t delay!

*you know how difficult it is to be on the edge of a camp chair? I, for one, am happy to not be so precariously balanced)

(January Announce) Tickets and Art and More – but not much more

Hullo Pyropolers! It’s (near) the beginning of the month and it’s time to make some announcements, all official-like. Perk up and pay attention for some news you can use!


Detailed instructions and info can be found at

A note from your ticket lead:

No Personal Checks

It’s that time again, folks!!  That’s right!  It’s time to get your excuses for missing the Ticket Window ready!  No Personal Checks. Or, OR, maybe it’s time to plan to make the ticket window this year! (January 8 through January 29).

You will need a login to the system ( complete a ticket registration). You will need a Money Order or Cashier’s Check (you can get them AT the post office!) for the ticket price, any donation to Ignition Philter*, and survival guide (if you want a hard copy).  You will need an envelope addressed to Catalyst Collective. You will NOT need a personal check. If you do it right, it takes about an hour. 

A note on decorations:

There has been an increased rate of lost or significantly delayed envelopes recently.  Please ensure your decorations aren’t so good the machines can’t read the address.

No personal checks.

Love and tickets, Ste. Michelle, Patron Saint of NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

SUPPORT THE ART! *What is the Ignition Philter? It is an organization dedicated to inspiring the flames of creative expression through small grants for artists to bring art to Burning Flipside and other burns and burn-related events and communities. Want to see more art at Burning Flipside? Add a donation to your ticket purchase. Learn more about how Ignition Philter operates at and watch this space and that for details about how to further support and apply for artist grants.

MAKE ART NOW! Can’t wait to make art? No problem! Having just had a beautiful and successful art show at Lloyd The Warehouse, the Pyropolis Art Guild is busy planning for next one. March 3, 2024 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. This event is for ALL AGES!! Littles are encouraged to share their work.

No vending on site, but feel free to display/share your website/insta/store/etc for people to find you afterwards. Bringing art? Please sign up here: here. Have questions? Email See the event on the socials at here (and poste soon on a Flipside website near you)!

SPRING TOWN HALL Need more news? Come out in person to our “Spring” Town Hall, hosted by Burning Flipside’s Combustion Chamber on February 3rd! Tailgating begins at 12:00, the Meeting at 2:34.

Find out about volunteer opportunities. Meet people involved in this creative exercise we call Flipside. Get updates on this year’s event (maybe even an effigy design!) Theme camps are invited to set up for tailgating and show off show your magnificent selves! Just like Flipside, this is a Leave No Trace Event. You bring it, you pack it out. Find it on the socials here.

Art and flames (and art in flames!), Your content lead, Izzi B

Prepare for Tickets, Lead the Way, See Some Art!

Howdy Pyropoleans, new and old, and yet to be! Keep reading for news you can use in this December Announce message!

Beware the Ticket Carnival (Coming in January!)

Get ready for the ticket window now by, perhaps, updating your password or even creating your profile at  Engage the hassle now, so you have no hassle later! Watch this space for the ticket window and more info about getting your ticket(s)!

Also…remember: the winner of the ticket art contest and the winner of the sticker art contest each get a pair of Flipside tickets this year.  Read all the details at

Burning Flipside Needs Leads!

We critters love well-run events, and our well-run events need volunteers.  Leads help volunteers get their stuff done, and we always need more of both.  Some notable openings for lead positions: Genesis needs a Zone Greeters lead – Contact

Communications needs a Website Admin lead. Contact

You can always contact the volunteer coordinator team directly with offers of sweat equity, time, and cosmic questions.

Don’t forget the Winter Art Show at Lloyd THIS SUNDAY!

Theme: Wonder Room: Naturalia, Artificialia, Exotica, Scientifica*
Dec.10, 2:00-6:00 pm at Lloyd the Warehouse 3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758

Have fun! Bring art! While you’re at it, bring donations of coats, cold weather clothing, and other items for folks in need. 

This event is for ALL AGES!! Littles are encouraged to participate!

There will be limited snacks and drinks, but BYO things and don’t forget to pack out what ya brought in.

Sign up here: here!  Find the Facebook event here! Questions? Reach out to

*Adherence to the theme is not required.

Year-Round Happenings

Lest we not forget, there are Church Nights and Combustion Chamber meetings happening all around us.  These are easy ways to meet the community, pitch ideas, and catch (or set on fire) the good ones.  

Warm wishes,

your content Content lead

Effigy Proposals – Deadline Extended

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the effigy proposal process thus far! The deadline for effigy proposal submission has been extended to this Thursday, November 30th, 11:59pm. If you have already submitted a proposal, you are welcome to use this time to flesh it out some more. 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!

November Announce: Lots of Art – Also Tickets

For the DaFT-Curious – A DSC Community Event

Attention! The DaFT Selection Committee is having a special community event on Wednesday, November 8th (THAT’S TOMORROW!!! or today, maybe, by the time you read this) at 8:00pm at the warehouse.

Planning on submitting an effigy proposal for Flipside 2024? Curious about the effigy submission process? Then this event is for you! Members of the DSC will be showing some of their own previous effigy proposals and answer your questions about the proposal process. Learn more about what goes into being a DaFT lead!

  • Get a head start on your Flipside 2024 effigy proposal!
  • Learn how to build your budget!
  • Find out what a Gantt chart is!
  • Get tips on turning your idea into a plan that can be enacted!

 *Attending this event is not required for the effigy proposal submission process. If you feel good about where your proposal is, or you just don’t have the time to make

it that night, that’s okay. Learn more about being a DaFT Lead at

Winter Art Show at Lloyd

Theme: Wonder Room: Naturalia, Artificialia, Exotica, Scientifica*

December 10, 2:00 -6:00 pm, Lloyd the Warehouse (3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758)

Have fun! Bring art! This event is for ALL AGES!! Littles are encouraged to participate! There will be limited snacks and drinks, but BYO things and don’t forget to pack out what ya brought in. Find Warehouse rules and more at 

Sign up here: here!  Find the Facebook event here!

*Adherence to the theme is not required.

A Cosmic Critter Carnival Needs STickets, and They Need Art

Can you draw? Do you work in visual mediums? Wanna give something new a try? Flipside needs all ya’ll to start visualizing what the heck critters are doing cosmically at a carnival. Nurture those ideas and be ready to share them when the ticket and sticker (STicket) art contest opens in December. REMEMBER: the winner of the ticket art contest and the winner of the sticker art contest each get a pair of Flipside tickets this year.  Read all the details at


Ticket Lead here! The ticket window (usually in January) is probably going to be intercepted, interposed, or maybe even interrupted by that dastardly FreezerBurn event. Plan accordingly. The best way to save up for Flipside tickets is to not get pulled over for speeding to or from FreezerBurn.

Love and Tickets! Ste. Michelle, Patron Saint of Avoiding Specific Kinds of Tickets

THAT’S ALL for announcements right now! Interested in helping build this newsletter? Let me know.

With love and flames, your

Content Content Lead

October Announce – Beyond Town Hall!

Now that we have a theme, we’re gonna need an effigy! Here’s what you need to know to get started! We’re well on our way to building Burning Flipside 2024!  We need our effigy designers to step up and propose their DaFT magic!
Details for the proposal process can be found at:
Are you full of great ideas but have never built or designed an effigy before? No problem! You’ll find contact information for the DaFT Selection Committee (DSC) in the proposal link above. Do make sure you read through the guidelines before you do anything else, so you have a good handle on expectations. Our wonderful group of previous effigy builders are happy to share a brain and provide feedback as you design your art at any time before the deadline. Reach out as early as possible. You are encouraged to utilize this resource!
The deadline to submit your effigy proposal is Thanksgiving this year (11:59pm CST on 11/23/2023). This provides the DSC some time to help guide prospective DaFT leads. Today’s a great day to let your creative juices flow- we look forward to seeing your submissions! Happy designing!

Burning Flipside Art Show at Lloyd! Save the Date and start the art! December 10th from 2-6pm we’re hosting an Art Show at Lloyd! Please note – this is an all ages event and littles are encouraged to participate! Facebook Event:
So what’s the theme? You have until 11:59pm Oct. 7th to throw in your suggestions by commenting on the theme thread on the FB event, adding your suggestion to “the box” at Town Hall, or by emailing Facebook event will be updated shortly afterwards with everything you’ll need to know to pARTicipate. We will also post an update on the art blog on the Burning Flipside website with all of the info mid-October, including how to RSVP and sign up if you are not on Facebook. Happy arting!

The STicket Contest is Back (along with the free tickets)! Do you desperately want to leave just one really cool trace on the event and wider community? Do you have fun ideas to share about cosmics and critters and carnivals bubbling in your mindspace? Do you want to get a pair of free tickets?

Then submit your dang art for the dang ticket and sticker, dang it! We’re bringing back default world incentives to encourage more submissions, because we can’t have a contest if the community only sends in one or two choices. There is a pair of tickets available for the ticket art winner, and a pair available for the sticker art winner. The deadline to submit your art is April 8, 2024.  See the details here:

Share Your Opinions About Our Website From now until Sunday, October 8 you can fill out this really easy survey to help us decide what to prioritize for a makeover.  Should we improve the mobile experience?  Should we upgrade the Secure section?  Should we enhance the public-facing side?  We maintain a web presence for many reasons, help guide our decisions:


Live notes, but a single post…please forgive any omissions or errors!

Catalyst Collective update -New land? Nothing known.
AFs needed – genesis and _______
Jenna Raider—Volunteering
Stickets equals tickets
Website improvement survey

Theme presentations:
-Cosmic Critter Carnival
-Hold my Blank
-Monkey Business
-Sysyphean Celebration
-Cosmic convergence (or coalescence?)
-#boycott freezerburn (don’t vote for it – Ste. Michelle will cry)
-Science Flair
-Hungry hungry Helicopters

Vote explanation – 3 stickers, themes on the wall, go in and add stickers

360 AF -Turtle. Leave no trace space. Lloyd, our beloved warehouse. Come build here (please fill out the form)! Church night Wednesday – come on out. Need a new 360 AF. Know anyone? Send em to Turtle. And again, take your crap with you. The recycle dumpster is not ours.

Combustion Chamber – communication device for board – takes input to the board. Meets about once a month. Most recent was on accessibility – event and warehouse! More input welcome at Next meeting Oct. 16. Community input on effigy (in general, not in specific).7:42 pm.

Community Announcements:
-Ignition philter (XTC) funds the art. Submit a grant application. Judge the applications. Donate some funds!

-Freezerburn Art (Destiny) – FB Art grants are open. Budget is big. Theme for FB is The Eyes Have It.

-Art Show at Lloyd (Rally) December 10. Submit theme suggestions; bring your art; come see the art.

-Scale it Back! (Ellen) impassioned plea to scale things down this year. Contribute to Habitat. Be a good example. and lead the way.

Theme announcement (drumroll please) (Mercedes)

3rd place -Sysyphean Celebration! (again!)
2nd- Neurodivergent Divebar!



Now watch this space, and watch your emails. More important news is coming here soon!