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.

Burning Glam Needs 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!

We want them clean!

We want them non-mooping!

We do not want your bland, dirty, trashed, stinky or boring.

We do not want cargo shorts, logos of any kind, polo shirts, dockers or button downs, or anything you wear in the default world…unless you are a full-time weirdo, in which case come help us dress peeps up!

(Why do I even have to say this?!? We don’t, seriously don’t, want these things. Just don’t.)

Thank you to Our Donors from All of Flipside for Upping the Eye Candy, the Inspiration, and the Fun!

Artists4humanity performance

We will be doing a performance art piece at Burning Glam Friday at dusk. You won’t want to miss this one! Listen for the drums and follow to see our body painted performers bring Haka to life challenging misuse of power on the Playa.

Announce May 2018

Welcome to the last Announce before Flipside 2018: Return of the Shadows: 20 Years of Light and Dark. Now is the time to start panicking!

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 at least one week ahead of schedule.

Next due date:

  • Flame: May 11 – This curated list of posts focuses on art, community, fundraising, and events.

Your new Content Lead,

Erica


What is in this Announce:

  • VAS needs YOU to make a Difference!
  • Ticket Lead Update
  • Sweet and Innocent City Planners Need Help
  • Burning Green – MOOP
  • A Note for Parents
  • Community Safety Issue: Help us find and fix our missing stairs
  • Interpersonal incidents FAQ
  • Echelon is Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Flipside Ticket Update
  • InterZone Coordinator
  • Barbie Goes to Flipside, the Screenplay
  • Flipside 2018: All RVs
  • Flagging! City Signage! Fun!! Fun!! Fun!!
  • Guardians is Looking for Volunteers
  • DaFT is still looking for community art for the effigy!
  • One More Chance for DisInfo

Important Dates


VAS needs YOU to make a Difference!

Have you ever been volunteering, and had the realization that sometimes it’s hard? It’s hot and you’re thirsty, or half of the team hasn’t shown up, or you really need to get a vat of salty limeade over to the Dafties stat and they’re way on the other side of the city? Well, fear not! The Volunteer Assistance Squad exists to help make your volunteer experience even more awesome than making Flipside go already is! Want to learn more? Check out this post.


Ticket Lead Update

The ticket window is closed and we do not anticipate selling any more tickets. Never fear though! Since we were able to fulfill all viable requests this year, tickets should be easily obtainable. Learn about how to find your Flipside tickets here.


Sweet and Innocent City Planners Need Help

Emily our devoted City Signage lead slaves away, crying at her solitude, Sundays at Lloyd the Warehouse to make city signs. Won’t someone come and help her?

Molly, our fresh recruit the Flagging lead role, is wondering if anyone will help her as well. Help the poor dear out!

And don’t forget Bonnie, your Theme Camp Liaison. She always wants to hear from theme camps when things change so we can try to accommodate them while we still can. After a while it gets harder to do that, and that makes us so sad.

Want to be a hero for these fine folks? Find out how to contact them here.


Burning Green – MOOP

MOOP.

A common burner word that pretty much expresses our desire for an LNT event but what exactly is MOOP?

Find out about what MOOP entails and how to curb your footprint here!


A Note for Parents

If you’re planning on bringing a kid to Flipside, you have some extra responsibilities. You need to bring documentation to verify that you are the parent or legal guardian of the minor in your care. Check out the list of documentation on this post here.


Community Safety Issue: Help us find and fix our missing stairs

Public domain by hhm8.

There was an influential essay titled The Missing Stair written in 2012. If you haven’t read it, it’s one page long and worth a look.

The author likens the missing stair to a known predator within any community (social, work, religious, club, etc.). Everyone knows about the problem with the staircase, so new community Members are informed / warned. “Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you, there’s a missing step on the unlit staircase with no railings. But it’s okay because we all just remember to jump over it.”

This is obviously not a good way of dealing with a problem, even in a small community, but it’s completely unworkable when applied to the Texas Burn Communities, including Flipside’s Community.

If you would like to learn about how you can help the Flipside community, please read more here. Help us fix our missing stairs.


Interpersonal incidents FAQ

Sometimes it can seem like Mother Nature has it in for us at Burning Flipside—floods, falling trees, and fire ants. There’s only so much we can do about that. But when it comes to problematic interpersonal interactions, we have some options. Learn about how to handle incidents and make our community a safer place here.


Echelon is Still Looking for Volunteers

Echelon is still looking for volunteers to support our Safety Teams as well as the Flipside community. It’s a pretty sweet shift. You’ll meet a ton of awesome volunteers as we check radios in and out to our Safety Teams. You’ll also meet and help fellow participants (and possibly make someone’s day) by keeping track of lost and found items at the event. All from the comfort and convenience of the air-conditioned trailer at Safety HQ! Sound interesting? Check out more about Echelon in this post!


Flipside Ticket Update

You think you have tickets? If your Ticket Request status says “Pending” you may have a problem. Take a moment to look into your tickets and read more here.


InterZone Coordinator

Zone Czars Needed! Czars are stationed at the beginning of each zone and they help place the first theme campers into their proper place. It is a low stress way to meet and bond with fellow Flipizens. It’s perfect for newer burners as well as seasoned ones. Interested? Learn more here.


Barbie Goes to Flipside, the Screenplay

All vehicles (golf cart, modified lawn mower, Fisher-Price Jeeps, etc.) must meet Mutant Standards to be licensed for usage at Flipside! Register your art car before the event, and we’ll let you know if your ideas are Mutant Vehicle worthy, before you spend your time, money, effort, etc. If it’s not 100% human powered, register it. Learn how to by reading this post! And… enjoy Barbie Goes to Flipside, the Screenplay.


Flipside 2018: All RVs

Due to the massive influx, let’s get some RV discussion started! From a City Planning perspective, we have included your RV in your placement, but placement is based on moderately firm or better ground conditions. If ground conditions get squishy in the weeks leading up to the event, we will let folks know the impact of ground conditions. Want to know more about RV placement? Read more here.


Flagging! City Signage! Fun!! Fun!! Fun!!

Have you always wanted to help the weekend before, but aren’t good at heavy lifting? City Planning has some opportunities for you! Woo hoo! Get your volunteering on by clicking this super awesome link.


Guardians is Looking for Volunteers

Guardians is looking for volunteers, we have space that needs fillin’!

Introverted? No problem. This is a great opportunity for you.

Want to play with night vision? Now is your chance!

If you would like to be part of Guardians of Flipside 2018 or know someone who would, check out this post.


DaFT is still looking for community art for the effigy!

DaFT is looking for:

  • 2D Art for the Underworld
  • Metal Art
  • Quest Givers & Theme Camps
  • Odds & Ends

You know you want to get your art on. Find out what that entails and help out DaFT here.


One More Chance for DisInfo

 

Do you have any events that haven’t been added to the Events list? We’re entering the last days before Flipside – take a moment to list your theme camp events on the events page and find out more here!

 


Learn from PETs!

PETs will be teaching a few classes, including community CPR.  We’ll have a whiteboard up by the station to list times.


We’re almost there, folks!

Flipside 2018: All RVs

Okay, maybe not ALL RVs. But yeah, there are more RVs registered in theme camps this year than there are theme camps. And that doesn’t include the folks that were planning on RVing in the badlands.

Due to the massive influx, let’s get some RV discussion started! From a City Planning perspective, we have included your RV in your placement, but placement is based on moderately firm or better ground conditions. If ground conditions get squishy in the weeks leading up to the event, we will let folks know the impact of ground conditions.

These could vary. We could suggest larger RVs consider camping in the high ground areas of the Badlands (lightly squishy ground conditions). We could say no heavy vehicles are allowed to drive on the city roads requiring all RVs to camp in the high ground areas of Badlands (very squishy ground conditions). Or any sort of guidance or restriction that will decrease the likelihood of whole event from getting stuck in the mud for five days.

Here are some things you can do:

  1. Stop all planned rain dances before the event; we can double them in June, just to be safe.
  2. Be prepared to be flexible on your camping location; the Badlands aren’t actually bad.
  3. Listen to our advice and accept that ultimately it’s your responsibility to RV responsibly.
  4. Don’t complain too much to the volunteers.

We get it, it sucks. We know. We didn’t want to have to do this, but the alternative is worse, and we have to explain this to 140 other RVs owners today. So it would be super great if you could complain to a friend instead so that we don’t feel shitty and never want to volunteer again.

Remember camping and driving restrictions applies to everyone even you. And no I don’t know who you are. Do you know who I am?

KFLiP 100.5 FM Update!

Hey, y’all. 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.) Many thanks to all who braved the Freezerburn-like conditions; our Spring Pledge Drive was a huge success! We had a silent auction, a bar, a DJ, and various shenanigans. If you want a KFLiP tote bag or stainless steel mug, we’re still taking pledges. Become a member today! Pledge here: https://www.youcaring.com/kflip1005fmcommunityradio-1142015

Yes, a new FM transmitter! KFLiP 100.5 FM is now broadcasting in STEREO. We have finally decided that it’s not a fad, and have boldly moved forward into the 1960’s. We coupled that with a new antenna, optimized for good reception on car stereos, and a new tower.

Next item: Expanded hours! This year we are opening our DJ slots up to the community until 4am. If you want one of these late-night slots, they will be available for sign-up. We will be sending out our DJ sign-up announcement to the community at-large in a few days.

We are there for YOU. If your camp is doing a Thing that you want everyone to know about, come by the station and tell us about it on the air! Or fill out a card and we’ll announce it for you. (Or just drop by to cuss on the air; whatever.)

Last, and most important, you can’t pick up KFLiP without an FM radio so bring one! Or install an FM radio app on your phone; they are available for both Android and iPhone.

We look forward to serving Pyropolis again. Don’t forget to leave your radio tuned to 100.5 FM!