Announce March 2019

Is it Spring yet? Things are going to be warming up soon and we currently find ourselves 12 weeks out of Flipside 2019: Sisyphean Celebration. While not quite panic time, these weeks are likely to fly by. Keep an eye on your emails for upcoming Announces and Flames for more information on how you can be involved with Flipside this year.

For even more info, stay tuned to:

As a reminder, if you’re looking to contribute to Flame or Announce, please use the Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page. This will allow you to add a Public Domain or personal photograph to your BurningFlipside.com post. If you’re looking to add announcements to Announce or Flame for the first half of 2019, the following deadlines will apply:

March:
Flame – March 15, 2019

April:
Announce – April 1, 2019
Flame – April 15, 2019

May:
Announce – May 1, 2019 (Last Announce before Flipside)
Flame – May 15, 2019 (Last Flame before Flipside)

June:
Announce – June 1, 2019
Flame – June 15, 2019

Your Content Lead,

Erica


What is in this Announce:

  • Ticket Update
  • Art & Theme-Camp Registration Now Open
  • Work Weekends!

Community:

  • Art Projects and Flipside 2019
    • Art Registration
    • Art Cars and Events Registration
    • Ignition Philter Art Grant Application
    • Art Projects Seeking Support Page
    • Need Space in Lloyd for Art?

Important Dates

  • March 4, 2019: Ignition Philter Grants closes
  • March 9, 2019: BMORG Meet and Greet – El Mercado
  • March 15-17, 2019: Flipside Work Weekend 2
  • March 18, 2019: CC meeting
  • April 1, 2019: Art registration closes
  • April 12-14, 2019: Flipside Work Weekend 3
  • April 12, 2019: Safetyside
  • April 22, 2019: CC meeting
  • May 3-5, 2019: Flipside Work Weekend 4
  • May 17, 2019: Registration for Art Cars and Events closes
  • May 23, 2019: Burning Flipside

For more information on how to be involved year around, check out the Burning Flipside Calendar.


Announce:

Ticket Update

We held ticket opening today. Our ticket lead, Ste. Michelle, has a quick update:

  • There will be no lottery.
  • All valid ticket requests are being honored.
  • Want more good news? Read more about the ticket update [here]!

Art & Theme-Camp Registration Now Open

Bringing an art project, art car, or theme camp to Flipside this year? Register it! Have an event that you want to make sure ends up on the schedule? Register that too!


Work Weekends!

Work Weekends are scheduled to make sure everything is ready for Burning Flipside. We gather downed tree branches, clean up trails, and give the land some love before Pyropolis takes shape. There’s plenty of work for folks of all skills levels. If you want to learn to do something you’ve not done before, we’ll help you learn how. The first WW focused on clearing downed trees and limbs. Later in the Spring, we start working on poison ivy removal and fire ant eradication.

Let us know if you are coming!

Community:

Art Projects and Flipside 2019

Art Registration

Art Registration is now open! Make sure to register your art if you need something placed that has a flame effect, you’re bringing an art you were hoping to burn, you need placement, or if you were just looking to have your fabulous art on the Burning Flipside map.

Make sure to register your piece before April 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CST.

Art Cars & Events

Registration for Mutants and Motorized Art (Art Cars!) and Events is open! Registration closes on May 17th. Get in your registration in now!

Resources for Flipside Bound Art

Grants- Ignition Philter

The community run organization Ignition Philter is taking applications for grants for Burning Flipside bound art projects for 2019. The application is currently open and will close March 4th. Get your application in.

Art Projects Seeking Support Page

Check out the Art Projects Seeking Support Page. It’s a community bulletin board where artists can ask for assistance making their art project go. Needing some help? Crowdsource your brains, hands, and fundraising in this community effort!

Lloyd The Warehouse

Good ole Lloyd here has housed some pretty epic art pieces over the years. If you were hoping for space to make a thing or to have the use of some tools, reach out to the Warehouse Managers to set that up.

Come out on Wednesday evenings 7-10pm for Church Night to meet other participants, check out DaFT’s progress with the effigy (and maybe grab an impact driver and make magic happen! Learn how to volunteer here.

Ticket Update

Your fellow flipizens, processing your requests

We held ticket opening today. Our ticket lead, Ste. Michelle, has a quick update:

  • There will be no lottery.
  • All valid ticket requests are being honored.
  • We have a small number of requests with issues we need to clear up.
  • Your ticket status will be updated in about a week, after we resolve those outstanding issues.
  • The envelope art was (as usual) amazing.

See you at Flipside!

Art & Theme-Camp Registration Now Open

Bringing an art project, art car, or theme camp to Flipside this year? Register it!

All theme camps need to be registered in order to be placed. Providing complete and accurate information will help the City Planning team make sure everyone has enough room and is well situated in our fair city of Pyropolis.

Most art installations do not need to be registered (the exception is burnable art), but if you do register, your project can be placed on the map so everyone can find it.

Art cars need to be registered (read more about art cars here). This can be done in advance or on site, but who wants to fill out a bunch of forms on site? Do it ahead of time.

Finally, if you’re holding an event at Flipside, you can register your event so it gets on a schedule where people can find out about it.

Register here. You’ll need to be signed in.

Work Weekends!

Work Weekends are scheduled to make sure everything is ready for Burning Flipside. We gather downed tree branches, clean up trails, and give the land some love before Pyropolis takes shape. There’s plenty of work for folks of all skills levels. If you want to learn to do something you’ve not done before, we’ll help you learn how.

This first WW is focusing on clearing downed trees and limbs. Later in the Spring, we start working on poison ivy removal and fire ant eradication.

You can camp all weekend, but overnights are not required. The focus is getting work done. While there are good times around the fire at night (burn ban and weather permitting), this is not a party. They are Leave No Trace weekends, and you must provide for yourself as if you were at a burn (bring your own food and water). NO DOGS, and no open nudity are permitted.

There is a smoker on site, and we will be cooking some meat. We could use someone to help with this – let us know if it’s you! Please bring a side or snack to share.

All work weekends start at 6pm on Friday, and everyone has to be off the land by 5pm on Sunday.

PLAN AHEAD!

Work Weekend 1: Feb 15-17 (this weekend!)
Work Weekend 2: Mar 15-17
Work Weekend 3: Apr 12-14
Work Weekend 4: May 3-5

Let us know if you are coming! You may not be allowed on the property unless you have signed up on the spreadsheet before the work weekend. You must sign a waiver on site, too.

SIGN UP HERE: https://wiki.burningflipside.com/wiki/WorkWeekends

Combustion Chamber Seeks New Members

Your Community Needs You!

Are you passionate about Flipside and its community? Does learning how Flipside happens sound interesting? Do you enjoy listening to/discussing/debating the finer points of Community with your friends/camp mates/fellow burners? Would you enjoy talking about crucial matters in this community throughout the year? Do you know someone else who fits this description?

The Combustion Chamber is seeking new members. Please take a few minutes to submit your application or nominate that person who would love this gig at:

But wait…what is the Combustion Chamber? The Burning Flipside Combustion Chamber (CC) is the eyes and ears of the community. Do you have a concern? Touch base with us! Wonder why something happens the way it does? Ask us. If we don’t know, we’ll find out or at least point you to the person who can answer your question. We also act as a sounding board for the event organizers (aka AAR, LLC). The CC typically meets every other Monday evening for approximately two hours, at Lloyd the warehouse.

To learn more about the Burning Flipside Combustion Chamber, click here:

Does this sound like the right way for you to help your Flipizen community? Click the link.

The deadline for submissions is February 20th, at 11:59PM CDT.

Combustion Chamber membership is not limited specifically to those that live in the Austin area, but members do need to attend meetings regularly in person. If you’re in another city but down for a road trip every fortnight, feel free to apply.

Interested in seeing the CC in action? We welcome the participation of all Flipizens. Attend our meeting on Monday, February 18th, 7:42pm, at Lloyd the Burning Flipside Warehouse, 3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin TX.

All the best,
Burning Flipside Combustion Chamber

STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

Hellooooo Fellow Flipizens!! Testing, testing, can you hear me? puff puff 1, 2, 3…testing. We’re good? FREE TICKETS!!!! Huh…need more reverb? Ok, trying again. FREEEEEE TICKETTTSSS!!!.. ets… ets… ets Good!

Good morning Flipizens!!… ens..ens.. Ok, back off on the reverb now. 😜

Anyway!! FREE TICKETS!! Don’t you want the chance for FREE TICKETS?! The ticket window has begun!! And with that art starts it’s wonderful journey through the postal system, making all sorts of folks oooooo and aaaahhhhh!! Wanna make sure every member of our wonderful community to ooo and aahh?? Submit some art to the STickets contest!! The winner of the contests gets that opportunity and TWO FREE TICKETS!! Two contests…Sticker and Ticket. Each contest gets you two free tickets!!

And we need your art please!! Tickets and Stickers get handed out to every attending body at Burning Flipside! Every attendee will see that beautiful art that you created!! It’s really were the art starts!!

All submissions please sent to STickets@burningflipside.com.

For guidelines, please click on link or continue reading below: https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets/sticket-contest-submission-guidelines

Ticket Design Details

Please include the following information within your Ticket design:

  • Burning Flipside: Sisyphean Celebration
  • May 23-27, 2019
  • www.burningflipside.com

Technical specifications

  • The actual ticket size is 2 1/8″ × 4 7/8″.
  • The bottom 3/4″ is a stub that will be torn off at gate.
  • The artwork should extend by 1/8″ outside the ticket edges to allow for “bleed.”
  • Critical elements should be inset by 1/8″ inside the ticket edges to create a “clear zone” in case the trim is misaligned.
  • Artwork should be CMYK.
  • Artwork should be supplied at 100% size as either vector art (illustrator or freehand) or at 300 dpi if raster art.
  • If Photoshop – .tif, .eps, .psd and .jpeg files are preferred.
  • Save jpeg files with “maximum quality”.
  • You can download this template to visualize all this.
  • Leave a 1/2″ x 13/16″ space for the Flipside logo to be added to your ticket.
  • Tips for successful reproduction of your design:
  • You must pay attention to specs, or you could be disqualified.
  • Do not place text too close to the edge of your design. It should be 1/8″ in on either side once the artwork is trimmed.
  • Pick fonts that will be easy to read and try to not use a font that is really thin on a dark background. It will “plug-up” and be hard to read.
  • Do not get too complex, it is often easier to create artwork at a larger size and reduce it down. Keep in mind what it will look like at the smaller size.
  • If you create your art in layers, be sure and save that layered file just in case the printer needs anything altered – this will make it easier on them and you.
  • Sticker Design Details
    Please include at least the following information within your Sticker design: “Flipside 2019”

Sticker Design Details

Please include at least the following information within your Sticker design:

  • “Flipside 2019”

Technical specifications

  • Submit in black and white (or another color and white). But not multiple colors for the sticker.
  • Sticker Art should cover a 2 1/2 ” circle at 300 dpi.
  • All halftones are screened at 55 lpi and may not look great.
  • Critical elements should be inset by 1/8″ inside the edge to create a “clear zone” in case the trim is misaligned.
  • If your design runs to the edge, extend it past the edge by 1/8″ outside the ticket edges to allow for “bleed.”
  • Tips for successful reproduction of your design:
  • Make your design simple! Intricate and super-fine lines (less than 1-pt) tend to dry up in the screen and will not show up on the sticker. For your reference, 1pt lines are roughly the same size as what a medium ball point pen will draw. Serifed fonts can be a nightmare – especially at small point sizes. Set all type to at LEAST 10 points.
  • In the past we’ve only printed black and white stickers. Grayscale or gradients are a real pain and don’t print very well, so try to stick to solid colors. If you want to submit a two or three color image, that’s fine and it will be reviewed, but (depending on cost) it may end up being converted into black and white.

Keep in mind all designs must be original. No clip art, and no copy written material may be used. The designs can be created digitally or by hand. So break out your pen, marker, crayon or stylus and get the ideas flowing.

All submissions please sent to STickets@burningflipside.com.

Anyway…deadline is February 6th Midnight. As soon as the day turns Feb. 7th it’s no more. Still have lots of time!!

STickets!! It’s where the art starts!!!! starts… starts… starts PERFECT! 😀

Luv,Luk,&Lafter,
Nova-yesthat’smyrealname and
Your Flipside 2019 Sticker/Ticket Selection Team

Announce December 2018

We have a few important announcements in this edition. The big ticket item? Flipside tickets! It is that time again. Don’t miss out on the ticket window! We’re all looking to make it home to our very own Sisyphean Celebration!

For even more info, stay tuned to:

As a reminder, if you’re looking to contribute to Flame or Announce, please us the Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page to send it in. This will also allow you to also set up your own Public Domain or personal pictures to your BurningFlipside.com post. Announce will be at the beginning of the month, while Flames get published mid-month.

Please get me your announcements by the last week of every month.

Your Content Lead,

Erica


What is in this Announce:

  • TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
  • STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

Community:

  • Burner Classes

Important Dates

  • January 7, 2019: The Flipside ticket window opens!
  • January 14, 2019: CC Meeting
  • January 28, 2019: The Flipside ticket window closes!
  • February 2, 2019: Spring Town Hall
  • February 15, 2019: Flipside Work Weekend 1
  • March 15, 2019: Flipside Work Weekend 2

For more information on how to be involved year around, check out the Burning Flipside Calendar.


TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!

The 2019 Ticket Window is set in stone, making it difficult to see through it, but the date range is important because:

  • You have to register your ticket request on the website during this date-range, and
  • You have to mail in your completed ticket request during the same date-range. It’s the second most important date range of the event (the most important date range ends on Memorial day, if you get my drift).

You know you’re itching to know more. Check out the dates and details for your Flipside tickets here.


STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

Hey-hoooo!!!! Do you hear it? It’s almost here. Just take a quick moment, quiet yourself, and give a good listen. It’s still somewhat a distance away, but it’s getting closer and closer and louder and louder. What’s getting closer? Well…STickets contest of course!! It’s what gets you the only FREE TICKETS to Burning Flipside!! Soon the drum beat of art will be a-pounding at your door and what will it be asking for? Your awesome art to help create the best…event…EVAH!!!! STickets…it really is Where The Art Starts!!!! Join in on the fun by clicking on this fun link here.


Community:

Burner Classes

Burner classes are becoming a thing! If you have anything you would like to teach to the community at large (and beyond!), please contact us by going to this post. Get a sneak peek into what kinds of classes are coming up.

 

TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!

Hello, lovely Flipiziens! It is I, Ste. Michelle, Patron Saint of Ticket Distribution!

I am your new Ticket Lead, and I promise to bring you a kinder and gentler Ticket process!!*

The 2019 Ticket Window is set in stone, making it difficult to see through it, and more like a date range than a window, but whatever. The date range is important because:

  • You have to register your ticket request on the website during this date-range, and
  • You have to mail in your completed ticket request during the same date-range.

It’s the second most important date range of the event (the most important date range ends on Memorial day, if you get my drift).

Things to remember:
– The date range is January 7-28, 2019.
– No personal checks
– Clear your cache
– Read the instructions
– No.personal.checks.
– No, seriously, read the instructions.

If you have difficulties, and you have actually read the instructions and cleared your cache, you can email the ticket lead from the contact page: www.burningflipside.com/contact I promise to respond. With actual answers. To questions you have actually asked. I’m fancy that way.

Bonus round things to know:
– Decorating your envelope is your first chance to gift your art to the burner community. It cheers up the ticket volunteers, and I’m not saying there’s a competition, but you might just win, and never know it.
– If you decorate your envelope to the extent that it may be difficult to get to us (gluing stuff to the outside, covering up the space for the address, not buying stamps), the USPS will sell you a stamped flat-rate envelope for under $7 that will protect your art and get it to us safely.
– If you muck it up, I might be able to help. But you should let me know ASAP.

NO PERSONAL CHECKS!!!

*If you know me and the last few ticket leads, you should probably share your knowledge with other people who don’t know me at all. Muahahahahahah!

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

STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

Hey-hoooo!!!! Do you hear it? It’s almost here. Just take a quick moment, quiet yourself and give a good listen. It’s still somewhat a distance away, but it’s getting closer and closer and louder and louder. What’s getting closer? Well…STickets contest of course!! It’s what gets you the only FREE TICKETS to Burning Flipside!! Soon the drum beat of art will be a-pounding at your door and what will it be asking for? Your awesome art to help create the best…event…EVAH!!!! STickets…it really is Where The Art Starts!!!!

Theme: Sisyphean Celebration!!
Put in for a chance to win two free tickets!!!! Two contests, two chances to win!! The ONLY way to get free tickets to Burning Flipside!!

For guidelines, please click on link. https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets/sticket-contest-submission-guidelines Keep in mind all designs must be original. No clip art, and no copy written material may be used. The designs can be created digitally or by hand. So break out your pen, marker, crayon or stylus and get the ideas flowing.

All submissions please sent to STickets@burningflipside.com. Soooo…time to start thinking about not just sugar plums and fairies this time of year. And that drumming sound in the distance is not the Little Drummer Boy. It’s the beating drum of all the hearts from the folks that you delight with your submitted art. And of course, one of those drumbeats will play a fabulous beat that includes your hearts joy of winning TWO FREE TICKETS!!”

Anyway…deadline will be a couple of days after Spring Town Hall. That’s not until mid-February! Lots of time, you gots this!!

Also, if you think you’d like to submit, however know that life will get in the way and would like gentle reminders that you are interested, just look for me at my booth at the Fall Town Hall, give me your e-mail and I’ll add you to a personal list that I’ll make sure to e-mail reminder pokes with consent. 😉

Luv,Luk,&Lafter,
Nova-yesthat’smyrealname and
Your Flipside 2019 Sticker/Ticket Selection Team

Announce November 2018

The year has flown by and we find ourselves careening into the end of the year. There are some important announcements this edition – make sure to take a look!

For even more info, stay tuned to:

As a reminder, if you’re looking to contribute to Flame or Announce, please us the Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page to send it in. This will also allow you to also set up your own Public Domain or personal pictures to your BurningFlipside.com post. Announce will be at the beginning of the month, while Flames get published mid-month.

Please get me your announcements by the last week of every month.

Your new Content Lead,
Erica


What is in this Announce:

  • Leads Nominations are open
  • STickets: Where The Art Starts!!
  • Give us your feedback on nominated leads
  • Seeking Scribes for the Combustion Chamber
  • Burning Flipside Needs an Effigy!

Important Dates

  • CC Mixer: December 3, 2018 – Come on out and meet the CC members in an unstructured get-together @ AAR (Warehouse)
  • Spring Town Hall: February 2, 2019

For more information on how to be involved year around, check out the Burning Flipside Calendar.


Leads Nominations are open

Looking to become involved? Volunteer to be a lead! Have a friend? Sign them up too! Flex your volunteering skills and sign up here.


STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

Soooo…how’s your STickets art coming along? What’s that you say? NoooOOOooo art yet? WE HAVE A THEME!!!! Sisyphean Celebration!! YAAAAY!!!! That means we have something to be submitting Ticket and Sticker art!! This means you are putting in for a chance to win two free tickets!!!! Two contests, two chances to win!! The ONLY way to get free tickets to Burning Flipside!!

 

 

 


Give us your feedback on nominated leads

Hey! Are you a person with opinions? Of course you are. Do you like sharing them? You’re on the Internet, so the answer to that question is doubtlessly a Yes. Give your feedback here!


Seeking Scribes for the Combustion Chamber

Austin Artistic Reconstruction, (AAR) LLC and the Combustion Chamber (CC) seek scribes for the twice monthly CC meetings. More than one scribe allows for flexibility in scheduling meeting attendance. Interested? Find out more here.


Burning Flipside Needs an Effigy!

Just as a reminder, your letter of interest is due by 11:59 pm on Nov. 25th! The city needs YOU. Submit your design for Burning Flipside’s 2019 effigy!