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.

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.

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

Announce January 2019

Happy New Year, all! 2018 has flown by and we find ourselves in the home stretch toward Flipside 2018: Sisyphean Celebration. Make sure to read through this email for important ticket information if you’re looking to head home this year.

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 Public Domain or your own personal pictures to your BurningFlipside.com post. Announce will be at the beginning of the month, while Flames get published mid-month.

If you’re looking to add announcements to Announce or Flame for the first half of 2019, the following deadlines will apply:

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

March:
Announce – March 1, 2019
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:

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

Community:

  • Ignition Philter’s Second Year!

Important Dates

  • January 7, 2019: The Flipside ticket window opened! That was YESTERDAY folks!
  • 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.


Announce:

TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!

Today is Day TWO of our ticket window for your 2019 Flipside tickets. If you haven’t started the process, you may want to get on it! 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).

Want to ensure you get your tickets this year? Check out the dates and details here.


STickets: Where The Art Starts!!

“TicketBoard2017” created by the wonderful Nova-yesthat’smyrealname Photo courtesy of the fabulous André Olivier

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!!


Community:

Ignition Philter’s Second Year!

Ignition Philter (the independent art grant organization) had a fantastic first year at Burning Flipside. There were puppets and pay phones and blinkies and music and fire, oh my! We had 32 applications and were able to give away money for 16 pieces. For a refresher of whose art you helped pay for, see the list of last year’s winners.

2019 is coming and we’re ready to not be freshpeople. We learned a few things and are ready to go bigger and weirder next year. In addition to funding more projects, we have plans to work towards being a 501c3 when the 2020 Flipside comes around

Want to learn about our upcoming plans and how you can help? Check out our post here for more details.

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 email classes@burningflipside.com.  Some upcoming class ideas include:

  • Using Power-Tools
  • Dog Training
  • Designing with SketchUp
  • Learning Web Development
  • Spinning Fire
  • How to survive heat and cold

…and many more!  All classes will be free and are open to the public.

Announce July 2018

Flipside 2018 has come and gone – and what is in our future? Ways for you to continue to be connected to your community throughout the year, of course!

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:

  • Burning Flipside 2018 Return of the Shadows: 20 Years of Light and Dark: Public Information Report
  • Flipside wants your pictures!
  • 2018 MOOP Map
  • Burning Green – Post Event Results
  • STicket Winners

Community News:

  • Thank you Greeters!
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Glass Cascade

Important Dates

  • Fall Town Hall: Sept 22

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

 


Burning Flipside 2018 Return of the Shadows: 20 Years of Light and Dark: Public Information Report

This year marked the 20th edition of Burning Flipside. In 1998, George Paap and about 30 people got together for “Burning Man Texas”; the first event called Burning Flipside was in 1999. Since then, a family of regional events has grown up around Texas, and Burning Flipside itself has grown steadily in size, organization, and the strength of the community that underpins it.

Want to know how this year fared? Check out the Flipside wrap up here.


Flipside wants your pictures!

Did you get any great photos at Flipside that you’d like to share on the burningflipside.com website? We’d love to have them, or any other creative works in digital form. Please submit them through our Media Contribution Form found on this page.


2018 MOOP Map

The 2018 MOOP Map shows that there was little MOOP found post-event, but there were a few problematic areas. If you see one or more yellow dots placed in your camp or near your camp, then please get involved. Ask questions of your camp mates and neighbors to raise awareness. Click here to learn more about how you can help out, or if you have something to report.


Burning Green – Post Event Results

Another AWESOME Burning Flipside is behind us. While analysis is still going on, I thought I’d give a preliminary update on how event LNT and post event restoration actions went. In a nutshell – The participants did outstanding! It was a great year for LNT! Check out this post to read more about Post Event Restoration, Infrastructure removal, MOOP Patrols, and Burn Scar clean up.


STicket Winners!

What did you think of this year’s STickets?? I LOVE THEM! All of you crazy, fabulous artists REALLY turned it out and gave me your art this year and made it SUPER difficult for the judges to pick a winner!! But pick they did and now I can finally announce the winners!

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Community News:


Thank you Greeters!

I wanted to say a quick thanks to all the volunteers who worked to greet participants as they came in. A lot of people put a lot of work into making everyone feel welcomed and informed. Thank you all.


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Glass Cascade

I have been doing mosaic stained glass art off and on for almost 15 years. I got into it in college when I moved into a house where the previous occupant left me a giant box of glass cuttings. I tried the Tiffany style copper foil method, but it involved way too much planning. I then started making tables and lamps that were built organically–often based on the shapes of the materials or patterns in the glass/stone.

I know you want to hear more about this community art piece.

Thank you Greeters!

I wanted to say a quick thanks to all the volunteers who worked to Greet participants as they came in. A lot of people put a lot of work into making everyone feel welcomed and informed. Thank you all.

STicket WINNERS!!!!

Helloooo Flipizens!!!! Another Burning Flipside has come and gone and we’re busy unpacking, cleaning, and reminiscing the great moments that happened over the event. And, right now, you’re tucking away this year’s ticket into a safe place amongst all of your past tickets and have found that perfect spot to put your sticker on.

What did you think of this years STickets?? I LOVE THEM!!!! All of you crazy, fabulous artists REALLY turned it out and gave me your art this year and made it SUPER difficult for the judges to pick a winner!! But pick they did and now I can finally announce the winners!!!!

Ticket design winner: Stephanie Crane
Sticker design winner: Jessica Bishop

CONGRATS to you both!! You totally deserve ALL the alcolades. Fellow Flipizens please give lots of kudos to these Fine Flipizen Folks!! They gifted a big part of themselves to be the first art that a Flipizen sees upon arriving to Burning Flipside and I can’t say how happy I am for them and hope that their art inspires another 20 more years of STickets art entry.

Flipside Flame May 2018

It is a week before Flipside and welcome to the last Flame before we all head out on land! This mid-month post round-up tends to be a bit more on the casual side of things, so in the future, should your theme camp or art installation need any announcements, you’re going to want to contact me using the Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page. I hope you’ve started packing as we’re getting down to the wire: Flipside 2018: Return of the Shadows: 20 Years of Light and Dark.

For even more info, stay tuned to:

Your Content Lead,

Erica


What is in this Flame:

  • Larry Harvey, Rest in Peace
  • 2018 Map is Live
  • Get Yourself on Island Time
  • BurninGlam and You
  • Artists4humanity Performance
  • KFliP Updates
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Crank Baby
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Pretty Perilous
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Bunnies Dream of Synesthesia
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: The Very Small Effigy
  • Ignition Philter is Proud to Present the 2018 Grant Winners!
  • Memorial Temple Needs Volunteers
  • Post Event Restoration Events Needs You
  • It’s Real!
  • Last call for DisInfo

Important Dates


Larry Harvey, Rest in Peace

In 1986, a guy went down to a beach with some friends and burned a stick figure.

They had no way of knowing then how many lives they would change.

The following year, they did it again. And again. After a few years, they moved this thing–whatever this thing is–to a boundless, featureless desert. Read on about Larry’s effect on all of us...


2018 Map is Live

Big thanks to our City Planning volunteers! Is your favorite theme camp coming? [Check it out in detail here…]


Photo by: JadeRumour
“This is your Island.
This is your Island, without Art.
Don’t let your Island go Unfilled.”

Get Yourself on Island Time

Not to be missed, The Island is only across the bridge or down the river path, but occupies a parallel universe.

Hosting a gallery of Flipizen’s art, shady spots, and cool(er) breezes off the river, The Island is worth repeat visits to discover the scope of the Art and the variety of experiences they offer. Interested in visiting? Learn more about The Island here.

 


BurninGlam and You!

BurninGlam wants your bright, crazy, glittery, lacy, silly, flowy, sexy, boldly patterned, bizarre fun clothes! We want your weird hats, tights, gloves, bras, wigs, accessories and props! What kind of clothes and costume pieces are they looking for? Click here to learn how participate!


Artists4humanity Performance

Artists4humanity will be doing a performance art piece at Burning Glam Friday at dusk. You won’t want to miss this experience!


KFLiP Updates

There’s lots going on over at the KFLiP Radio Ranch! 20 years of the light and the dark is all well and good, but let me clue you in on the latest after 12 years of FM radio and unplanned power outages, KFLiP-style!

  • We had a fund-raiser a few weeks ago, because KFLiP needed a bunch of big-ticket items all at once. (Two new generators, a new FM transmitter, new antenna and tower, etc.). If you want a KFLiP tote bag or stainless steel mug, we’re still taking pledges.
  • A new FM transmitter! KFLiP 100.5 FM is now broadcasting in STEREO.
  • and more!

KFLiP DJ sign-up is NOW!

Broadcasting to our dozens of fans for over 10 years now, KFLiP offers a bewildering mix of music and news from our own camp DJs and the community at large! Sign up to add your mad skillz here.


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Crank Baby

The Art Spotlight is intended to highlight our community’s artists and provide a tease for the pieces they are bringing to the event. The countdown to Flipside is on! Start getting excited about the ART. Want to see what is going to be on the Pecan Playa? Check out this post for more on Mitch ‘Giraffe’ Hoffman’s Crank Baby.

 


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Pretty Perilous

It all started by my strong desire to gift a village at Burning Man with something heartfelt, but also terribly dangerous for no good reason: a bunch of uncapped rebar (it was going to be labeled “Rebar Garden” and just appear overnight). That didn’t happen because I overbooked myself to my first big burn, so for year two I decided I should make it pretty, by attaching jagged edged cut metal flowers to the rebar. Click here to read more about Ste. Michelle’s great rebar escapade.


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Bunnies Dream of Synesthesia

The project started from a desire to create a recognizable landmark to help me find my way home. Along the way, it has evolved into something more interactive by watching how people experience the piece. At the end of the day, though, I love when light and sound harmonize and hope I’ve created a canvas that attracts other visual and sound artists to come create.

Sounds delightful. Want to read more about this synesthetic piece? Head on over to this post!


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: The Very Small Effigy

I really love the way imagination, play, and general ridiculousness thrives at Flipside. I get so much joy at seeing people doing their thing, together, it’s amazing. Wanting to make basically a I-love-you-so-much-Flipside valentine back to the community led to a last minute idea… making Wee Camp, which came out two years ago as an unofficial piece. Much love and gratitude to Glam for letting our small first silliness happen by them!

The Very Small Effigy idea came out of Wee Camp thinking about events we could offer to the community, as a legit theme camp. [Read more…]


Ignition Philter is Proud to Present the 2018 Grant Winners!

This year we had 36 applications! Thanks to your donations during tickets and the LLC, we were able to award 16 projects money, giving away a total of $5500! Not bad for our first year! Read more about the winners here.


Memorial Temple Needs Volunteers

Also Memorial Temple ceremony night Saturday on playa needs a few volunteers. Please email templeburningflipside@gmail.com for more information.


Post Event Restoration Events Needs You

 

 

Restoration Efforts – Although Burning Flipside is a Leave No Trace event where every participant removes whatever they brought in, there are still some items that require community effort to fully restore the Pecan Playa. Hopefully you enjoyed the event, now come help us ensure we can have it next year! Learn about how you can help out with Exodus, Infrastructure/Post Ops, and Clean Up here.


It’s Real!

So, this Saturday, at Lloyd the Wherehouse, 3106 Industrial Terrace, we are doing the thing.

Flipside, right now, is an empty field.  This Saturday at 10:00 am, we are loading all of our infrastructure onto trucks, and taking it to Flipside and removing it.  Every ice and rangers shade strcuture, every infrastructure bench you sit on, every table, THE EFFIGY, all of the fire equipment, ALL OF IT MUST GO.

Hands are needed. Come and help!


Last Call for DisInfo

 

Is your theme camp holding a life changing and awesome event this year? Last call to head on over to the Events Registration to ensure that our community is in the know.

 

 

 


* See you on the flip side!*

~Erica~

It’s Real!

So, this Saturday, at Lloyd the Wherehouse, 3106 Industrial Terrace, we are doing the thing.

Flipside, right now, is an empty field.  This Saturday at 10:00 am, we are loading all of our infrastructure onto trucks, and taking it to Flipside and removing it.  Every ice and rangers shade strcuture, every infrastructure bench you sit on, every table, THE EFFIGY, all of the fire equipment, ALL OF IT MUST GO.

Needless to say, this is a lot of work, and requires a lot of hands.  So, who do we send out to help us?

That’s right!  Please come and help us.  We’ll love you even more  if you’re able to come out to the land and help us unload the trucks.  If that amount of lifting isn’t something that you can help with, you might want to contact our flagging lead at flagging18@burningflipside.com, and see if she needs help flagging out the theme camps.

 

It’s all very exciting and a great chance to see this crazy thing go from nothing to something.