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:

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 18. 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.

Flame Effects Seminars

Flame art is arguably the heart of burn events, and we are lucky enough to have one of the foremost experts of all things boosh right here in our local community! Tim Deagan has graciously offered to host several seminars to help introduce folk to the basics and next levels of making breathtaking fire art.

From Tim…

“Are you interested in learning how to build Booshes, Poofers, Flame Cannons or other propane vapor flame effects? Did you miss our last session at Lloyd the Warehouse? YOU’RE IN LUCK!

I’m Tim Deagan, author of Make: Fire, The Art and Science of Working With Propane, and we’re going to bootstrap as many Central Texas Burners as we can into the Art/Science/Sport of flame effects, starting with 2 more sessions at Lloyd.

These sessions are free and open to all, no need to RSVP. Come to Church Nite and check them out or engage in the plethora of other Church Nite activities!

– Wed. 2/7/24 7:30-9:30 during Church Nite, Flame Effects 101 at Lloyd the Warehouse: Come join an open-to-all free class that introduces the basic principles and construction techniques for a basic boosh (aka flame effect, poofer, flame cannon, etc..) During the class I’ll build a fully functioning boosh from individual parts while explaining important techniques, alternate approaches, and how to safely build/operate flame effects. We’ll even fire up the boosh at the end so people can get first hand experience seeing it operate up close.

You can find the Facebook event for Flame Effects 101 here:

– Wed 2/21/24 7:30 – 9:30 during Church Nite, Flame Effects 102 at Lloyd the Warehouse: In this free, open-to-all seminar we’ll discuss next-level topics in boosh (aka poofer, flame effect,) design and operation. In this session, we’ll dig into special concerns on pilot design, computer and interactive control, and how to keep enough pressure to boosh big. Special guests like Tim Alexander will discuss some of their amazing builds going over goals/challenges/solutions. Folks are also welcome to bring their effects for troubleshooting and brainstorming on improvements.

You can find the Facebook event for Flame Effects 102 here:

I hope we’ll see you all there!

–Tim (FB:Pop Rivet) Deagan “

Please make sure you are familiar with the warehouse policies, sign a waiver when you arrive, and remember to leave no trace:

Art @Lloyd, the Warehouse

The ticket window is open (until January 29th), Spring Town Hall is coming up soon…lots of stuff is going on as our 2024 season ramps up, including a bunch of opportunities to meet with peeps and make art at Lloyd, the Warehouse!

Many of the upcoming Art Nights @Lloyd are being hosted to coincide with Church Nights, so you can get your social AND get your art on all in one go! Keep an eye out on (or subscribe to!) the calendar for the most updated goings on.

Here’s a few upcoming events…

January 24th, 8-10pm- Come Decorate Your Envelopes with frens! Envelopes with your ticket requests need to be postmarked by January 29th. This is a great opportunity to mingle!

January 31st, 8-10pm- Reuse on the Runway Fashion Discussion. Meet and join other burners interested in planning for and participating in the Austin Creative Reuse annual Reuse on the Runway fashion show!

February 3rd, 2:34-5:30pm- Spring Town Hall! Leads from the art department will be out to answer questions, cheerlead your project and looking for volunteers!

February 7th, 8-10pm- Valentines for Strangers! There will be some base supplies, but feel to bring more for you and/or to share. Make a stranger’s day!

March 3rd, 2-6pm- Spring Art Show at Lloyd. It’s totally great to pARTicipate by sharing your art with the community, and also just being there to cheer on the art. Find details in the January Announce.

As you can see- there’s a lot going on! More fun events at Lloyd are being added all the time. And we invite you to be here for it all:

New here and feeling a little overwhelmed? Check out the Flipside for Newcomers page.

See you soon! Happy arting!

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

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:

Registrations, Sign Ups, and Upcoming Events! 

Hello, Pyropolites, Pyropleans, and Flipizens,

It’s that time again – when the calendar turns over and we send out some info. So get out your laptop, your calendars and a frosty or hot beverage of choice, and get reading!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! We really need your submissions for the sTicket contest- We have such a colorful theme and not enough ideas. Help design how our official tickets and stickers will look this year.Think about the awesome mark that would make in our community. Go to for more info. Deadline is APRIL 17th!

ART EVENT Can’t wait to get your art on? Come on out to the art show: Unchosen Themes tomorrow (April 1, no kidding!) to Lloyd the Warehouse from 4-7 p.m. to appreciate community art inspired by themes unchosen from previous Flipsides!

ARTISTS AND ART-letic SUPPORTERS! Want to contribute to the Flipside Artscape?

  • HOW TO BRING ART TO FLIPSIDE (including Mutant Vehicles and Theme Camps): Planning on bringing art to Burning Flipside? If it is climbable, burnable, flame-effected, otherwise “dangerous”, or you just want to make sure it is on the official Burning Flipside map, you need to REGISTER IT! Is it a vehicle that doesn’t LOOK like a vehicle? Perhaps a mutant vehicle? REGISTER IT! Got a theme camp (a whole camp based on a theme is DEFINITELY art!)? REGISTER IT! Visit our registration page ( and follow the links from there (log in required). The deadline for Art and Theme Camp placement is APRIL 17th! The deadline for Mutant Vehicles and Flipside events is May 19th!
  • Not bringing a whole art piece? You, too, can get in on the fun! Visit and sign up to contribute your time, materials, funds, or even your smaller art to a larger piece!
  • IGNITION PHILTER SPRING PHUNDRAISER! Support the org that funds the art! Experience a night of art in central Austin from Flipside past and future! Dance the night away to community DJs! Enjoy snacks and libations! Bid on an item from the silent auction! Be amazed by performances. Bring a costume/leave a costume in a pre-flipside costume exchange! Learn more and get tickets at!

THE ART OF VOLUNTEERING! Did you know that Burning Flipside is an ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION?! That’s right! And All means YOU! Grab a friend and sign up for shifts at Ice, Greeters, Parking, Safety teams, and more. There’s something for everyone. Learn more at Some departments have shifts ready for sign-up now (with more department shifts coming soon!) Log in and sign up at Watch for a Volunteer Round Up message coming soon to an inbox near you!

Love and flames, ~Izzi B.

Art Event: Unchosen Themes

An Art Show at Lloyd The Warehouse!

This year’s event is dedicated to all of the wonderful, hilarious, and bizarre unchosen event themes! Felt really inspired by “Superhero Summer Camp” and sad it hasn’t been selected by the community (yet!)? Still dreaming of all the unrealized possibilities of crowd favorites like Flipside:The Musical!, Fear and Loathing in Las Tejas, Turtles All The Way Down, Pants Pants Persecution, and A Great Business Opportunity? NOW IS YOUR TIME! 

Every Unchosen Theme from the beginning of Burning Flipside can be your muse. Want to make more than one art piece based off of multiple themes? Awesome, get it, this is wonderful. Your inspiration doesn’t even have to be an unchosen theme- let’s just make all the art! Participate! 

If you would like to make an art for this year’s art show, please complete this google form.

Unfortunately, we only have quick access to themes running back to 2015. If you’d like this list, please see the Facebook event for more details; if you are not on Facebook, send us an email: 

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

If you would like to help, please comment under the “request for volunteers” post on the Facebook event or send us an email. We will need a few hands to help an hour prior and an hour after for set-up and break down. 

Unchosen Themes @Lloyd The Warehouse

Saturday, April 1st, 2023, 4pm-7pm