Flipside Flame – Hot Off The Presses!

An Important Message from your PETs Team!

Burning Flipside is a Burn. It’s even in the name. This means BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED to enjoy 5 days outside. That doesn’t just mean your beers and booch; it includes a good first aid kit! GOOD NEWS! April 23-25, 2022 is an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. That includes first aid supplies. You should be able to handle your own booboos, scrapes, poison ivy -. PETS is not the festie “First Aid tent”; it’s your last stop back stop. Take care of yourself and take care of your friends. Come prepared!

sTicket Contest What is a sTicket contest? Well, it’s two contests, really. If you’d like your art seen by everyone who comes through the gate, submit your designs! Winning submissions will be used for the this year’s ticket and accompanying sticker. See your art on every water bottle at the event! The submission deadline has been extended to April 22nd! Designs may also be displayed (whether they won or not) on the website and in the survival guide. Go here for submission guidelines and a link to the submission form.

Town Hall – the Details Speaking of Art and Theme camps, want to show yours off before Flipside? Come out to Town Hall! April 23rd 2:34 to 5:34 at Lloyd the Warehouse. Tailgating and set up begin around noon. Find your ideal volunteer experience, come socialize with your fellow burners, and reconnect to the outside world! Do not park in the WH parking lot immediately in front. Carpooling is encouraged. Town Hall is a leave no trace event, brought to you to Burning Flipside’s Combustion Chamber.

Registrations Registered your theme camp and art yet? No? GET ON IT! The registration deadline for Theme Camp and Art is Monday, April 18thLOG IN AND REGISTER NOW!

Registration Deadlines, Town Hall, and a Volunteer Round Up! Giddyup!

Howdy, Flipsidians! We’re getting close, so check out the latest from around the town!

DEADLINES: Register yer stuff! Got a theme camp? How about art? Want folks to find it? Log in and REGISTER BY APRIL 18th to get on the map! Register your amazing events and badass mutant vehicles while you’re at it.

Town Hall is a Go (so go to Town Hall)! The CC (Combustion Chamber) is bringing back Town Hall – part Announce-in-Person, part Volunteer Fest, ALL FUN! Come out for major community announcements, learn about volunteering opportunities, and reconnect with community. April 23, 2:34 PM at Lloyd the Warehouseat 3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758. Watch all channels for upcoming details.

BURNING FLIPSIDE RUNS ON VOLUNTEERS! Check out these awesome opportunities to participate!

DaFT: Want to get your art on before the event? DaFT (design and fabrication team) wants YOU to help build the effigy! No prior experience necessary – we can teach you! Join us Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Lloyd the warehouse. Can’t help now? Onsite assistance is also needed. Vaccination required for build. Show up with vax card or VaxYes verification. Questions about DaFT? Reach out to art@burningflipside.com.

For all other volunteer opportunities, from Pre-event to Post, Giddy-on-up and SIGN YOURSELF UP! (You’ll have to log in first).

Work Weekends: Come out to prepare the land for Flipside! WWs run from Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon, and you are welcome to camp overnight. The next one is coming up on April 15th – 17th.

Greeters: No experience necessary (except for shift leads). Training provided. Shifts are 3-4 hours long. Saturday shifts are great for interactive games and/or introducing younger kids to volunteering. (Parents must be with their children).

Zone Czars (formerly Zone Greeters): No prior experience needed (but we’re always looking for people who are great at parking RVs)! Shifts are 4 to 5 hours, starting on Wednesday.

Volunteer Assistant Squad: No training needed. Optional radio training is helpful. Shifts are 3 hours long.

Shaven Apes: No training required, just a helpful attitude! Do you like to help people build things? Shifts are 3 hours. We’re expanding Shaven Apes this year to help with tear-down as well, so if you’d like to help people GTFO, you can do that too!

Echelon: Radio Training required (offered pre-event and onsite). Shifts are 4 – 6 hours, and 12 for On Call supervisors.

Burn Night Perimeter: No experience required, except for shift leads. Shifts are 4 hours on Saturday for Temple burn and 6 hours on Burn Night. Get the best view of the crowd, and the burn!

For these and other opportunities, log in and SIGN UP! Not sure where you want to volunteer? Head on over to our Flipside Volunteer System and let the robots help you out! To learn more about each volunteer team, visit our Operations page.

See you soon!

Your Content Team

Registrations (and Lloyd!) are OPEN!

Hello Pyropolites, Flipizens, however you fashion yourselves! What makes Burning Flipside? Why, YOU do, of course! And HOW might you do that? Pick from the following! (Pick them all!)

THEME CAMPS: Registration is OPEN! What’s this “theme camp” you speak of? Theme Camps are part of what makes a burn a Burn! They provide the unique setting where we all get to play! Learn more at https://www.burningflipside.com/event/theme-camps. Got your theme camp already planned? Get it on the map and don’t be stuck in the Badlands! Log in to and register your awesome theme camp at secure.burningflipside.com/register and follow the trail (or find the link on the Theme Camp page above). Deadline April 18th, but the sooner you do it, the more time your placement team has to work out the details!

ART: Registration is ALSO OPEN! What is art? Go to a Combustion Chamber meeting for that perennial conversation. Got art you want on the map for Burning Flipside?  Log in to and register your awesome art at secure.burningflipside.com/register and follow the trail. Deadline April 18th. You can pre-register your Art Car(t) too!

VOLUNTEERS make it go! What else makes Burning Flipside Burning Flipside?YOU! This place won’t run itself. It runs on participation, and that includes everything that marks the event go (set up, break down, and feet on the ground!), makes it more comfortable (portos and ice!), and provides needed info and support (safety teams! greeters! etc!)Learn more about volunteer opportunities and link to the sign up forms at https://www.burningflipside.com/volunteer.

COMMUNITY! By now you may have heard. Austin is in Stage 2 as far as this damn-pemic goes. What does that mean? It means Lloyd the Warehouse, the hub of our year-round community, is OPEN and Church Night has resumed. Come out on Wednesday evening to schmooze, plan, play, and enjoy each other’s company. Someone is usually there by 7 to open the building. Most activity takes place outside. Be prepared to wear your mask when inside the building, and as always, consent is important. Be respectful of each other’s space, and ask before you go in for that hug (and wait for the answer).

As always, love ya, mean it, and see you out there on the pecan playa!

Your Content Content Folks

Warehouse Reopening

Many of you have no doubt noticed that the Austin area has once again hit Stage 2 of COVID restrictions which means that the warehouse is open once again. That means Church Night should happen this week along with things like DaFT build nights starting up soon. 
While we will do our best to announce any future closure and reopenings due to COVID restrictions we may not always be able to get an announcement out as quickly as we would like or there may be things that we don’t actually know much about like department trainings or other such events taking place at the warehouse. 
So we would encourage everyone interested in attending events at the warehouse to look at this City of Austin Page: https://www.austintexas.gov/covid19. The top of the page contains a banner displaying what stage the Austin area is currently in. That is the deciding factor for when the warehouse is open or closed. So if, for example, an announcement about the warehouse opening goes out on a Monday but that website changes to Stage 3 on a Wednesday afternoon then the warehouse would be closed for church night that evening.

Ticket window is closing! / Art news / Land Prep

Hello, Pyropolis! 

It’s your friendly comms folks with some new news of the utmost importance. We’ve got a lot to cover so strap in. Here. We. Goooooo… 

Ticket Requests must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 28th

The ticket window for Burning Flipside 2022 is nearly closed. Complete your online requests, get your money order or cashier’s check (no personal checks), and have that envelope postmarked by Monday, February 28 (5 p.m. at most post offices!). You can save yourself some time by getting a money order at the post office itself. Decorating your envelope isn’t required but always entertains our ticket volunteers as well as the postal workers. So if you do please make sure addresses are legible and postage is attached. 

Get the complete ticket instructions here!

Art while you’re at it

While creating your ticket request consider digging a tiny bit deeper into those pockets and kicking a buck or ten to Ignition Philter, Burning Flipside’s sister organization that helps fund the art that goes to Flipside. If you want to crate a piece of art to bring out consider applying for a grant. If you like being judgy (and who doesn’t?) you can also apply to be on Ignition Philter’s jury and help decide just who gets a piece of that sweet, sweet art grant pie. Mmmmm…pie. 

Jury applications due February 28th (so, hurry!)

Grant applications due March 6th. 

Info, applications, and more ways to donate right cheer:

sTicket designs wanted

Just how official is your art? Well, it always could be more official-er and ain’t nothing more official than having your art on the Burning Flipside 2022 stickers or tickets! Head to the link below for all the design guidelines. There you’ll also find a link to submit your work through the interwebs. Ah, technology. The submission deadline is March 30th so get to artin’.


Prep dat land

Have a propensity to get dirt under your fingernails? Want to develop one? Join our crew of dirty workers March 18-20 to help get the land ready for Flipside. All work weekends start at 6 pm on Friday and everyone must depart by 3 pm on Sunday. Work Weekends are Leave No Trace, BYO Everything, Socially Distanced events. Have questions? Need more info? Stay in the loop here https://www.facebook.com/groups/flipside.work.weekends

But if you’re going you’ll still have to sign up all official-like with your Flipside profile here: https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/

One last thing

Stay closely tuned to this bat-channel for more details as Theme Camp and Art Registration will be open March 18 – April 18, 2022. 

Whew, you made it! That’s all for now, campers. Get those ticket requests in and start your art engines. We’ll be back with more soon.

Hugs and kisses,

The Burning Flipside Team

Art Projects and Flipside 2022


As you (hopefully) know, the ticket window for Burning Flipside is now open. Art Registration and Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV) Registration will open March 18th, 2022. Keep an eye out for communication from the official page/channels for updates! While we wait for tickets and registration openings, let’s talk art. 

Artist Resources

Are you an artist looking for some help to get your project off the ground? Are you a community member who is passionate about art and would like to help artists get the thing done did? We’ve got you! Check out these resources:

Art Grants- Ignition Philter

The community run organization Ignition Philter is taking applications for grants for Burning Flipside bound art projects for 2022. Need monies to get your art started? The application is currently open and will close March 6th.

Ignition Philter is also looking for art jurors to help determine funding for applicants. Learn more and apply to be a juror by February 28th. Selection will be held over Zoom mid-March, so you don’t have to live in Austin in order to participate!

Don’t forget to donate! You can do so through your Burning Flipside ticket request or directly through the Ignition Philter website. If you have any questions about this organization and process, you can also reach the Ignition Philter team directly: ignitionphilter@gmail.com 

Art Projects Seeking Support Page

Check out the Art Projects Seeking Support Page. It’s basically a community bulletin board where artists can ask for community assistance to help make their Burning Flipside bound art project go. Designed to help artists and community members to connect to make magic happen. 

You might be an artist looking to share a brain with someone with specific expertise. Perhaps you could use some additional hands on your build. Maybe a little more money would turn this dream into a reality. It’s a great place to share a request for support or crowd source link when seeking community support. 

Check the page regularly to see how your support can make art go.

The Effigy and DaFT

The centerpiece of the event is built by the community, for the community, and YOU are invited to participate! No previous build experience required. DaFT season will be kicking off soon. Get connected by emailing the team: daft@burningflipside.com 

As with the event, DaFT will be enforcing the Burning Flipside 2022 COVID-19 Policy. Please be sure to familiarize yourself: https://www.burningflipside.com/2022-covid-policy

For other art related questions, feel free to email art@burningflipside.com

Happy Arting!

The Cautious return of Church Night (Part 2)

Church Night Returns This Wednesday, December 22nd for one last time this year.

The hospital admissions have behaved themselves despite the Omicron variant. So we are doing one last church night before the holidays.  With any luck, next year we’ll be able to jump right back into our weekly regimen and everyone will be sick of each other again before you know it.

Covid Protocols will be in place:

  • Masks are to be worn when inside the warehouse
  • Social distancing encouraged
  • Get consent before crossing into anyone’s personal space

We can’t wait to see your faces!


Closing for Stage 3

Flipside Participants,

We are sad to report the Flipside Warehouse will be closed due to covid again as the Austin/Travis county area has reentered Stage 3 restrictions.

All events, including church night, will be cancelled until we hit Stage 2 again.

While we understand that many of you are vaccinated and feel the risks of attending events at the warehouse are justified, AAR does not want our community to contribute to the larger community’s difficulties at this time. Hopefully, this closure will be much shorter than the last and we can see you all at the warehouse again soon.


Burner Art Safari & Virtual Burn 2021

Burner Art Safari 2021

Aaaand here we go- we have a MAP!

Poke around, click on the “flags” for titles and details of the individual art pieces. Some pieces will be available 24/7 from Wednesday May 26th to Monday morning May 31st, and some for only part of the time, some are permanent pieces that will stay on the year-round map, some have special time sensitive events listed in the notes, etc.- check out the descriptions for more info and make your plans accordingly. 

You may have noticed that this map has grown and spread- once Memorial Day is over and as we slowly unwind from the pandemic, permanent pieces will stay on the map for all your globe trotting, road tripping needs. Please feel free to spread the word to your communities so this map can keep growing and getting better.

Have a publicly accessible piece you’d like to share? Awesome- you can get details about Burner Art Safari, get a link to the map, and register your piece on the website: https://burnerartsafari.org/

DO NOT Trespass– please don’t waltz on to anyone’s property uninvited. Stay in your car/on the street/sidewalk. If you happen to see someone, feel free to wave and thank ‘em- just don’t go ringing doorbells or charging them for conversation. The people and projects that are interested in interaction will tell you- ASK FIRST.

DO NOT Touch The Art– This is not an invitation to go messing with people’s art. If the art was meant to be interacted with, they’ll let ya know.  

PHOTOGRAPHY- If you see a sign near the art specifically asking you not to take pictures, don’t. 


This year, community members present a virtual burn portal site that will link out to the various activities happening, such as:

– Bigger & better Minecraft burn & discord chat

– Altspace (BRCvr) burn

– Streaming DJs, parties, activities, burns

– Art Gallery

– Anything else you can digitally dream up!

The theme was voted on by the community… So, naturally, it’s NSFW. At least it’s clear this ain’t no corporate sponsored event! We are so eager to play with you!

*Virtual Burn Portal & Survival Guide*


*Virtual Burn Discord*

– This will be the main audio/visual channel for the duration of the event


*Minecraft Virtual Burn*

– Build your camp, your art, and connect – just be sure you’re connected to the discord channel for audio

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-minecraft channel for more details!]

*Wanderful Gallery*

– Wander the land, look at art, catch up with friends with audio/video right inside the platform

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-gallery channel for more details!]

*Altspace VR*

– Explore, dance, connect

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-altspace channel for more details!]

KFLiP, Pyropolis Public Radio will be on the air for Virtual Flipside 2021! Our community has come together to create 4 days of programming, starting on Thursday Night at 11pm and going until Monday afternoon. Catch all the shows, see the calendar of upcoming shows, and interact with the DJs at www.kflipcamp.org! We still have room if you’d like to have a show! Sign up here:
KFLIP DJ Signup – Virtual Flipside 2021 – Google Sheets

HUGE thanks to all the artists who are participating and sharing their awesome projects, on and offline. You are inspiring and your efforts are so appreciated! As always, this magic couldn’t have happened without you and we are all so grateful. We are excited to be able to share a little magic with our friends and family inside and outside of the community. Happy (art) hunting! 

NOTE: If you use google maps extensively, you may want to play with your layers settings.