Mid-May Announce: Almost time to head out!

Survival Guide – a MUST READ publication! Did you know you assume all risk by attending Flipside? It ain’t Dizzy-knee world, you know. Have you read your survival guide? If not, please do it now!!! You can find it here:https://www.burningflipside.com/event/survival-guide 

LOAD-IN NEEDS YOU! It’s May 18th! Do you know where your children….er…..your event infrastructures are? I do. They’re in the warehouse, waiting for you to help load them onto the trucks and into Flipside. Come on out tomorrow to help load some effigy and all that other stuff needed to make Flipside go. Many hands make for lighter loads! Being prepared: Bring sunscreen, gloves, water, snacks, and a good attitude. Load in begins at 10 am at the warehouse and 12:00 on site out at Apache Pass-tures.

Packing up for the event? Pack a radio! (and bring a spare!) A message from camp: K-FLiP, The Voice of Pyropolis asks that you bring a working FM Radio to FS!  Jambox or counter top, plug in or battery-powered, all are needed. Please bring suitable batteries. That way, folks in far off locations (Hello Parking!) can enjoy the great shows planned for this year. Radios can be dropped off anytime at the K-FLiP studios. And keep it locked to 100.5FM campers! ~Thank J. Radio

VOLUNTEERING –a great way to participate!

GATE I.T. Our gate staff is friendly and efficient at getting us through the fate and into the event. We LOVE our gate staff! What they are not is IT techs, and sometimes the machines go blip up there. Available to help fix the techy stuff?  You just need a solid understanding of PCs and basic networking, and to be at gate for opening each day you volunteer. There’s an easy how-to doc tshowing what needs to happen. Please contact communications-af@burningflipside.org.

SHAVEN APES Can you he’p ‘em? Shaven Apes help folx who need it, specifically the sort of thing like moving a thing, getting a thing upright that’s not, basic physical labor and support.  Most of that help is needed Thursday and Monday.

MEDICAL Do you have medical training? Do you like a nice shady spot to be during the day? Volunteer for PETS (Pyropolis Emergency Team) for a shift or two! Want to help, but not medically trained? I hear they have concierge spots, too. You can help take care of the people who take care of the people.

And more! Zone Czar, Parking, Echelon, Guardians, Greeters, and Meteorology are also looking for some help. Haven’t secured a ticket? Some of these positions will open up a ticket sale. You can use the contact form: contact form to reach who you need!


Theme camps and artists have been working hard to make Flipside, well, Flipside! What are you bringing? What is everyone else bringing? Here is a little taste!

Events at the Event You can find the Official alphabetical listing here: Registered Events. Click on each event for hours. A participant has created this handy grid here!. There will also be kiosks throughout the event for us non-pre-planners and those who drop their plans the second they make it through greeters.

More about Theme Camps The map is great! But you can learn a little more about each camp,here: Registered Camps.

Ogle Some Art! Just kidding, don’t just be a looky-loo! Again, yay for maps so you know where the art starts! Here is where you can find a bit more about what you’re looking at/participating in! Regsitered Art

Pre-Flip Megannounce

It’s beginning to look a lot like almost-Flipside! And you know what that means! Time for a mega-announce!

ALL ABOUT ART (including Events!)

A message from DaFT – They want your art! “Hi folks!  r any combination thereof!  Also on topic: voids, abysses, black holes, singularities, unending nothingness, and opossums. Art needs to be no greater than 20″ wide, 20″ tall, and 6” in depth.  Please swing by the Wherehouse on a DaFT build night to discuss or to frown at the places where it would go, or email daft@burningflipside.com if you’d like to discuss particulars.  Cheers!”

Art Beyond DaFT! There are still a few projects that can use your support, too! Some need art added to the art, some need hands, some need $ support. Go have a gander and help out some amazing projects at www.burningflipside.com/art/art-projects-seeking-supportDo you have some art you’d like to put in the effigy?  It can be cosmic, critter, carnival, o

Speaking of Art…cars Don’t forget to register that bangin’ jalopy (but don’t let it look like a mere jalopy)! The DMV registration deadline is May 17th at www.burningflipside.com/event/art/art-cars.

Got an Event at the Event? If you want it in Disinfo, please register at www.burningflipside.com/event/events-at-flipside.


Pre and Post Event

Load In to the Land on Saturday, May 18
Volunteer for truck loading (at the warehouse) and unloading (on the land) -sign up at https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=6632b00897eb42559d063c24 (you will have to log in).

Help DaFT Get a Head Start! If you are unavailable for helping with the main load Saturday but could be available Friday evening and would love to lend a hand, please email daft@burningflipside.org to help with Friday loading.

Pre-Ops/Boundaries – Pre/Post Lead is Lurko Unlike the Shaven Apes, Pre/Post Ops deals specifically with helping set up the various pieces of infrastructure such as carports, the radio tower, etc. Pre/Post Ops are not simply Flipside’s workforce; they are the heroes who make everything much easier.
Volunteer for Pre-Post shifts which occur before and after the event here: https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=flipside&department=Prepost. Volunteers must be approved for shifts before the gate opens and after it closes, and volunteers will be sent special instructions related to Early Entry.

Clean up and Load out on the Land, Saturday June 1 Volunteer for truck loading and cleaning up (on the land) and unloading (at the warehouse) here! https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=6615e174c1c661337e03d904

At the event
Shaven Apes – Lead is Marlboro Man
Shaven Apes are a group that help the community through manual labor. Helping to set up a tent, build a dome, get a car unstuck, etc. are the type of tasks that the Apes undertake. Apes are informal, in that a participant does not have a “right to Apes”, but they can certainly ask. Apes in general do NOT undertake the setting up of infrastructure. AND Apes have a ton of fun!
To volunteer for Shaven Apes shifts, click https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=flipside&department=shavenapes (Use the < > arrows to navigate through the days)

Cartelle – Lead is an open position (Talk to me if you’re interested in taking on a Lead role!) Help us help Flipside volunteers get and return their carts. Make sure carts go into the right hands. Help get carts back on the road if they get damaged. Answer radio calls about carts. Kindly communicate with volunteers and leads. Clean up carts for return to the vendor. Volunteer for Cartelle shifts here: https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=flipside&department=cartelle

P.S. Shameless plug If you find these posts/emails helpful, or if you don’t but want to make them better, contact Content@burningflipside.org! Join the team, or just suggest content and we’ll do what we can to make it go!

Watch this space for more ways to pARTicipate before, during and after Burning Flipside! https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/?event=flipside&department=cartelle

DATES and DEADLINES: An April Announce!

UPDATED (4/15/2024) The deadline for registering for theme camps and art projects has been pushed from April 15th to April 18th.

UPDATED (4/16/2024) Edited to remove the secondary sale link after the deadline.

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 in our Secure site 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 18th! 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 https://secure.burningflipside.com/register/

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 (https://secure.burningflipside.com/register/). Visit  https://www.burningflipside.com/art/art-projects-seeking-support 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: wwcomms@burningflipside.org

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 https://www.burningflipside.com/organization/operations and sign up for shifts at https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/


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

UPDATE (4/15/2024): There was a typo below that said the sale ends on April 16, 2024. That is incorrect, it ends TODAY at midnight, on April 15. We apologize for any confusion.

UPDATE (4/16/2024): Secondary sale closed yesterday.

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 15 OR whenever we run out of tickets, whichever comes first. (Yep, April 15th happened first.)

  • If you have not already, create your Flipside Secure profile here.
  • Log in and access the sale registration in Secure.
  • 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 tickets@burningflipside.org 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!

UPDATED (4/15/2024) The deadline for registering for theme camps and art projects has been pushed from April 15th to April 18th.

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: wwcomms@burningflipside.org

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: https://secure.burningflipside.com/

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: https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets/sticket-contest-submission-guidelines

Registrations! Theme Camp registration and Art registration opened on March 1 and close on April 18. Want to bring art or a theme camp? Want to see them on the map? Get ‘em registered! https://secure.burningflipside.com/ 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! https://secure.burningflipside.com/

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: https://secure.burningflipside.com/

DaFT Update!  DaFT is CRUSHING it (like, wow, things are moving!) but we’d always love to see new faces. Email daft@burningflipside.org 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. https://www.burningflipside.com/art/art-projects-seeking-support

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 https://www.burningflipside.com/art/blog 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 https://forms.gle/9dcbkU2NzFjoz1LJ7 

Watch this space for more info soon. Got an idea for the Flipside Flame? Let us know at https://www.burningflipside.com/contact/ff-submission 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 www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets

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 (secure.burningflipside.org(and 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 https://ignitionphilter.com/ 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 art-af@burningflipside.org. 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 http://profiles.burningflipside.com/.  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 https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets/stickets-design

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 genesis-af@burningflipside.org

Communications needs a Website Admin lead. Contact communications-af@burningflipside.org.

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 art-af@burningflipside.org

*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: https://www.burningflipside.com/event/effigy Learn about the proposal process here: https://www.burningflipside.com/event/effigy/proposal 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 https://www.burningflipside.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/DaFT-Lead.pdf

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 https://www.burningflipside.com/24-7-360/warehouse 

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 https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets/stickets-design


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