Flame for September 2015 (2015 Vol 6)

That Thing in The Desert happened. The Warehouse is making the big move, and we’re getting ready for the Fall Town Hall. The CC is meeting as I polish this Flame edition. Our burning lives continue apace, and before you know it, we’ll be back Home again.

Stay tuned to the Flipside Flame, the Announce email list, and the official Burning Flipside Facebook Page. Remember, if you have something you’d like to contribute to the Flame or Announce, use Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page to send it in. Announce tends to be at the beginning of the month, and Flames usually get published around the middle of the month. Get me the info at least a week before then, and I’ll do my best to get your contribution included.


NEWERER&IMPROVEDERER Fall-ish Town Hall is upon us!

The Facebook Event for those of you who schedule yourselves with it…

Join us Saturday, September 26th, at OUR BRAND NEW WAREHOUSE! 3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin 78758. Tailgating starts at noon, Town Hall starts at 2:34PM.

AFTERPARTY: Join us at 7PM, at the OLD WAREHOUSE, 1023 Springdale Rd, Austin 78721, for music, beverages, and reminiscing. We’re saying goodbye to our old home, so let’s send it off with a bang.

Both events are BYOWhatever You Need To Be Comfortable. Bring a chair, a beverage to share, and a way to carry it all home with you when you go. Both events are, as always, Leave No Trace.

We’ll be hearing updates from AAR, LLC, the Combustion Chamber, the DaFT team, and more. We’ll also be hearing theme nomination presentations, then voting on the Burning Flipside 2016 theme.

If you’ve got an amazingZOMGcool theme in mind…pyropolisMove
Just click below to add that amazingZOMGcool event theme:
https://secure.burningflipside.com/themes/add.php (must have login to submit)

To view event themes that have been submitted click below:
https://secure.burningflipside.com/themes/view.php (must have login to submit)

To present a theme, please bring a sealed manila envelope containing 10oz of glitter (no color preference) a $200 bill in unmarked bills, three tacos marked “Property of the Combustion Chamber” (we like corn tortillas), a Toblerone, and a unicorn, preferably live. (No Pegasuses please, they know what they did.)

–OR– Just show up, and check in with the Emcee prior to Town Hall. If you have any audio/visual needs for your presentation, advanced notice is awesome, so that our sound person doesn’t give you condescending look of condescension. ALMOST anything goes, so don’t be afraid to get weird with it.

The Combustion Chamber


Howdy Flipizens!

Fall Town Hall is coming up on Saturday, September 26th at the NEW WAREHOUSE. We need volunteers to make it go!

If you or your theme camp are available to help out, please fill out this form so we can contact you about logistics:



An Hour in the Shoes of the Off Season Event Coordinator…

Our continuing series on what it’s like to volunteer for Burning Flipside brings you a quick message from Sparkles, who is busy rounding up volunteers for the Fall Town Hall:
Eyes glued to spreadsheets, making calls, finding venues, sourcing beer, renting porta-potties, sending invitations, making events that bring our community together go!

Combustion Chamber Meetings

The Combustion Chamber is an advisory committee to the Austin Artistic Reconstruction LLC to facilitate community input & transparency for the policy-making process and organization of burn community events. Meetings are open to everyone, starting at 7:42 pm at the Warehouse. Special topics are as follows:

September 14:

  • Town Hall: Getting ready for the big show.
  • Calendaring: Where we put things on the calendar. 
  • Exodus:  Leaving Burning Flipside and You! An exercise in patience.

September 28:

  • TBD (many of us are still recovering from TTITD)

Who Can/Should Attend:
You! If you care about the event and especially if you care about any of these topics you should come to discuss them.

Why this matters:
The CC provides advice to the LLC. The LLC provides the overall direction and policy guidance that end up making the event happen. The topics discussed at this meeting may have a direct impact on you during the actual Flipside event and/or at the AAR, LLC warehouse.

You can’t stay involved if you are uninformed. Meeting minutes will be posted as they are received. Thanks for your patience. http://www.burningflipside.com/organization/cc/minutes

Have a topic you believe the community needs to discuss? Please send suggestions to cc@burningflipside.com.  Please keep in mind that we discuss community and policy issues, not operational ones.

More Art Opportunities

Attention all Artists, Creators and Makers: I am working to create a new art experience in Austin in October 2015. Part of what makes it special is that it does not occur (much) on social media. So if you would like to talk to me about how you can pArticipate please email me at austinnightmarket@gmail.com.