Would you like to keep tabs on what's going on with NTXB, Myschievia events, theme camp fundraisers, and local burner socials?
YOU TOTALLY CAN.
The official Myschievia calendar is public and can be subscribed to by anyone!
calendar.mys at gmail dot com
Android/Google phone: to add to your Google calendar, follow these steps.
iPhone: to add to your iCloud calendar, follow these steps.
Merge your life with us! Become one with the Myschievia universe!
Want your event added to the calendar? Email the web lead with information and we'll get you set up!
I know everyone is super eager to start signing up for their shifts and I am super ready for that madness to begin! I am waiting on some final approvals from the Leads on their shifts before I release the shift spreadsheet. You can expect sometime early next week for that to become available.
In the meantime, the Volunteer Form is up and running and everyone can start filling this out. As a reminder: you MUST fill this out before signing up for any shifts. If this form is not filled out, the leads will not be able to approve the shifts you request on the spreadsheet. PLEASE fill this out first!
Two new things that are changing this year:
We understand that volunteerism is a hot topic every year, and it will continue being a hot topic every year moving forward until we all die, I am sure! We know the system is not perfect and every year we try to get just a little bit better and adjust our behaviors based on prior experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we explore new ways of doing things.
If at any time you have questions, concerns, or need guidance on navigating your volunteer shifts; please do not hesitate to reach out to me or the lead of the department you are interested in volunteering in. Also feel free to check out the Volunteer Page for a little insight on what each position will entail. Please also try to be mindful that we ourselves are volunteers with jobs and responsibilities outside of this event and may not be able to answer in the immediate moment. However, we will do our best to answer questions as soon as possible. We value your efforts and know this event would not be able to happen without our volunteers!
2019 Volunteer Coordinator
The brilliant and wonderful volunteers at TexasTicketFairy.com have started the ticket exchange for Myschievia 2019 as of noon today! If you didn't get a ticket, head on over and get your name on the list. Remember, this is a volunteer created, organized, and maintained list so please have a little patience and be kind!
*TexasTicketFairy.com is its own entity and not affiliated with Myschievia or NTXB LLC. We have no access to the list or it's contents in any capacity.*
Hello fellow space conquerors, super novas, astronauts, and sea slugs!
Myschievia - We Are Star Stuff Art Grant Applications are coming to a close in less than two weeks! We wanted to give you a nudge incase there is an project you are thinking of bringing.
Art Grants are inclusive to EVERYONE besides Art Lead, LLC, and the volunteers of the Art Grant Committee. Whether you're thinking of: Trickery! Fire! Lights! Sculpture! Sound! Gifts! The sky is the limit.
Come one, come all and lets make some art for That Thing in The Woods!
Click here for the art grant application
Click here for the art grant committee inquiry
2019 Art Lead
So you're going to Myschevia, and you want to volunteer for Sanctuary?
ALL SANCTUARY VOLUNTEERS NEED TRAINING ANNUALLY!
There is one scheduled Sanctuary training for Myschevia 2019 in Austin on August 10th. Additional trainings will be held in Dallas (7/27), Denton (8/25), DFW Safety Extravaganza (9/15), and on-land (Fri 10/11). Check the calendar for details!
EVERYONE NEEDS LISTENER TRAINING! It's one hour of mostly radical listening with some fun exercises peppered in to keep you awake.
We will accept any Sanctuary Listener training you have completed in the most recent 12 months before Myschevia. YES, WE ACCEPT TRAINING FROM OTHER BURNS (but please read our packet at the top of your shift)!
MHA's & SHIFT SUPERVISORS ALSO NEED SUPERVISOR TRAINING! (Don’t worry, it’s just a 30-min add-on to Listener training.)
Have real-world mental health experience? You're qualified to take MHA Training.
Have worked at least one listener shift and want to help supervise? You're qualified to take Shift Supervisor Training.
Time for the ticket roll call!
As you know, LLC provided us with guaranteed incentive tickets for last year's volunteers, so there will be NO CRITICAL VOLUNTEER tickets this year.
If you already have a ticket, great!
If not, start with Texas Ticket Fairy (which should be live for Myschievia by July 14th).
Next, try personal trades!
Safety team leads are working to connect our volunteers with available tickets. If you are planning to come to Myschievia and volunteer for Sanctuary, I will add you to the Safety team database. This is not a guaranteed ticket, and you should definitely keep looking through other channels!
Please let me know your ticket status via email. I will only add people to the team database who have indicated their need to me!
2019 Sanctuary Lead
As we’ve stated before, we ran into some ticketing issues that have left many confused. In an effort to maintain transparency, here’s where we currently are:
What’s the hold up?
What are we doing about it?
What can you do to help?
Thank you for fighting the laws of entropy with us.
UPDATE ON THE TICKET SITUATION:
When tickets went live, most of you received an error message that your credit card was unable to be processed. This was due to the high volume of transactions at that time. (And yes, we had notified the credit card processor in advance). The volume of transactions caused the credit card processor's fraud protections to flag ALL of the transactions for manual review. ALL transactions were captured and flagged, including each of the multiple attempts many people made. The result was a couple thousand individual transactions that needed to be manually verified by the LLC. Our process to keep things fair was to close the sale to prevent more duplicates and sort the transactions by name so we could individually delete all multiple attempts after a person's initial attempt. This took many many hours and we appreciate everyone's patience as we worked through this. The end result was some 1,400 individual transactions after duplicates were deleted.
Our next step was to sort the transactions again by time stamp and manually approve transactions until we reached our predetermined cap. We reached this cap at approximately 12:04 PM yesterday. It's no wonder we triggered the velocity detectors! Yes, you read that right. We sold out in 4 minutes. There will be no more tickets available at this time. We apologize for any inconveniences.
So what next? Many of you will notice your credit cards being processed today. We are still having an issue with the credit card processor and Brown Paper Tickets communicating, so even though your card processes, you may not receive a confirmation email from BPT right away. We are working with BPT to resolve this as quickly as possible, even if we have to manually send out confirmation emails. We are also having to go through and decline the pending transactions that did not make the cut off for when tickets sold out. So how will you know if you got a ticket? Your card should process today, but whether you see that depends on your bank and how they process. We are hoping to have the confirmation emails sent out by the end of today or tomorrow at the latest and are on the phone with BPT to resolve as quickly as possible.
We plan to send an official email out as soon as this last piece is resolved with all of this information as well. We just did not want to bombard people's inboxes with multiple emails so we are waiting until all issues have been resolved.
We greatly appreciate your patience and support as we have worked through these issues. Hail Sagan and may Neil deGrasse Tyson be with you.
Ticket sales will now resume at 10pm CST today. With all of the multiple attempts of purchase, it's more time-consuming to sort through than initially thought.
*WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS*
The credit card processing company was hit with hundreds of transactions simultaneously so they put each transaction into an approval queue, requiring LLC to manually approve each and every transaction individually.
*BUT I RECEIVED AN ERROR MESSAGE*
Did it thank you for your transaction? Then you're in the queue and your purchase went through. Check the image and if that's what you saw, yu should receive a confirmation email shortly!
*BUT I TRIED TO BUT LIKE 100 TIMES*
No worries. As long as the name on the tickets are the same, even if you used a different credit card, only the initial attempt will be processed. You won't be charged for the subsequent attempts.
*PLEASE BE PATIENT*
If you received the error message below, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPURCHASE. Even if you didn't receive a confirmation email yet. You will. We promise.
Thanks for bearing with us while we figure this out!
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
LLC is having to manually go through and approve or decline each sale within the credit card processing company. PLEASE STOP TRYING TO PURCHASE TICKETS IF YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE ONE. It will be approved and you will get a confirmation email soon!
Did you kick ass as a volunteer last year to receive a link for the Volunteer Incentive Tickets the LLC so graciously awarded us? Sweet! Don't forget to grab them by midnight this Friday!
The tickets made available for the volunteers will be put into the General Admission pool and released into the wild for anyone to grab! Make sure you grab yours NOW! To reiterate:
VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE CODES WILL NO LONGER BE VALID AFTER MIDNIGHT CST ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH.
You know what that means?
That's right! It's almost time for everyone else to grab those tickets!
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON CST ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH.
Get your credit cards and clicking fingers ready. And remember, there will be ONLY ONE round of ticket sales. Check out the Tickets page for more info! See you soon, Stars!
As a thank you for everything you did to help make Myschievia a success last year, many volunteers from the 2018 season have qualified for our volunteer incentive program! This is the first year for this program, and we're hoping it's a success! Thank you to all the leads who assisted us by tracking who showed up for shifts last year to get to this point.
This year's theme, as voted on at Town Hall, is We Are Star Stuff. Beginning June 1st at 12pm through June 28th at 12am, qualified volunteers from last year will be able to purchase up to two tickets before the general admission sale begins on June 29th at 12pm.
Can't attend this year? No problem. Any unsold Volunteer Incentive tickets will be consolidated into the general ticket number available on June 29th. If you miss the Volunteer Incentive ticket window, your passcode becomes invalid and you must purchase a ticket via the general sale that begins on June 29th at noon.
If you have any questions, concerns, or general theories about traveling to other dimensions, drop us a line here. And again, you're all the best sort of people and we're lucky to know you.
Thanks and Hail Sagan,
2017-2019 Web Lead, Viv, is an Amazon potato who lives under a bridge, occasionally popping out to throw cabbages at edge lords.
2019 Information Manager, The WOHL, is known for his distracting attention to detail and a stunning laser-quipped third eye.