Flipside Flame for February ‘016

FBSLogoSpring Town Hall was a blast, and we saw the first glimpse of what NO means in effigy form. Are you excited yet?

Stay tuned to the Flipside Flame, the Announce email list, and the official Burning Flipside Facebook Page. If you’re a Twitter user, follow @BurningFlipside for 140-character fun. 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.



It takes a boatload of knowledge, experience, care, and feeding to keep the hamsters jogging in the wheels of the technology (websites, wikis, etc.) which facilitate our annual family reunion.

For eons, the sacred knowledge and duty of building and maintaining these wheels has been passed down from flipizen to flipizen, each meticulously hand-selected and arduously trained by the secret cabal in the mystical magic of the Weird Wide Web.

The secret cabal has opened its books and is actively seeking to recruit new members. More hands make light work and lone wizards tire and get lonelier, the more of us who know how to craft these wheels, the less work any single one of us has to do… and so, you are hereby invited to join us and learn to make the magic!

Come and learn how to build modern web apps. Like DaFT, no prior experience is necessary to be a part of this and if you have experience you can help us teach.

All you need is a working computer with wifi and the desire to learn. We will provide the REST.
We need YOU. We will train you. (It’s not rocket surgery.)

If you wish to join us please contact us at
to learn location, dates, and times.

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. CC meetings each start at 7:42 pm at the Warehouse. Special topics are as follows:

February 29:

  • LLC Update
  • Regionals Update
  • Firearms—A general discussion of current firearms policy at the WareHouse and the event.
  • Art and Consequences—Does Art have Consequences? What does this mean for our community? Where does my art end and your safety begin? What if my art makes you angry? How can we think about our art to help build our community while maintaining our open minds?

Work Weekends!

Howdy Cats & Kittens ~
Burning Flipside Work Weekends are set! Please put these dates in your calendars and join us for prepping the land for our wonderful event!

  • WW-I – Feb. 19
  • WW-II – March 26
  • WW-III – April 9
  • WW-IV – May 7

What to do: Please contact Saraphina at https://www.burningflipside.com/contact. Let me know what dates you plan on coming out, and I will put you on the list. The list helps us know how many people to plan for and gets you on the super-secret work weekend direct emailer that will give all the specifics of what is needed each weekend.
2016 WW Communications

Burning Flipside Road Shows

If you didn’t get a chance to make it to Town Hall, a Road Show might be coming to a town near you!  Each event is Leave No Trace.

Houston Road Show
March 5, 2016, 1-4PM
908 Winston St, Unit G
Houston TX 77009

North Texas Road Show
March 12, 2016, 1-4PM
2518 Bridal Wreath Ln
Dallas TX 75233

Theme Camp Registration Window

Hello, Theme Camp Leads!

Theme Camp Registration opened February 7th, 2016.

Theme Camp Registration closes April 1st, 2016

So get your theme camp registration information organized and get that lovely form filled out. Don’t be a fool by waiting to the last minute. Friendly reminder: the earlier we have your details, the earlier we can place your camp.

Never say I don’t love you,
♥ Ste. Michelle ♥

Art/Burnable Art/Art Car Registration

Art. We love it. We observe it. We MAKE it. We also register it!

If you have art that burns, it’s SUPER important that we know as early as possible about it. It helps out with theme camp placement, and with Cartography. Register your ART by April 20, 2016!

Register Mutant Vehicles by May 15, 2016.

If you haven’t gotten a secure login, you’ll have to do that first.

 Earth Guardians Ask: Will You Meet Me?

Here’s a Leave No Trace question for the Flipside Flame. Will you meet me?

Earth guardian parades start just south of the Parking Tree in the badlands:


The exact position may shift a bit as badlands campers move the signs. But I’ll be there at 10 AM and 4 PM each day of the event. We will make performance art as we make our way to the effigy reminding our friends and neighbors to Leave No Trace.


Events (at The Event) Registration

If you’ve got a thing going on while we’re at the Pecan Playa, you can register it, too!

Head over to Event Registration and let us know what’s up. We’ll be closing this registration on May 15, 2016, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your proverbial ducks in a row. As always, the sooner you let us know, the sooner we can do something with the information. It’s not required to register, but it’s really helpful. The Disinformation Kiosks will be lonely without your help!