This last weekend volunteers worked fearlessly through the spider attacks to clear roads, flag roads, set up structures, precisely set flags for where theme camps will be located, and clear away some camp areas. The city team does bad ass work.
That being said. We are not a landscaping company. Bring your rake and pruny shears for your camp area. We may have missed some thorny vines and we definitely did not rake up all the leaves.
If you have trouble finding your camp, ask a zone guide first. They have general knowledge and will tell you how wrong you’re doing it. They can radio for a city planning lead if needed. Dagobah people, bring boards and stuff if you have a trailer or camper.
While it’s not as wet as last year, it’s always recommend to be prepared. Parking on something that won’t sink is just smart. My crossroads family! Every single time one of you shows up at gate, city will be alerted and we will guide you to your spot. I know most of you can read flags, but it’s such a tight year, that having a guide is best.
Please be kind and patient. We love you all and we’re all in this together. City has at least three volunteers who promised to yell at people for us if needed. Don’t make us use our secret weapons!
BatCave City Liaison
FINAL REMINDERS FROM VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS
We are in the home stretch everyone! It's almost time to go home! So here are a few housekeeping reminders for ya:
Something new and fun this year is that Volunteer Headquarters will have a phone provided by those assholes at FUT! If you are running late for your shift or if we need to hunt you down because you are late, we can call your camp or you can find a phone and call us! (Phone number TBD)
I will be on-site Wednesday so try to ask all questions before I get on the land.
LET'S FUCKING DO THIS!
2019 Volunteer Coordinator
The eagerly anticipated participants’ map is here! Find your theme camp, check out art placement, and marvel at that out-of-this-world design.
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Additional City Notes
Due to changes with JOTS, the porto potty company, Porto placement is still being finalized and placement at the event may differ from what is shown on the map. We will do our best to keep them as close as possible to original map placement.
The most notable is that Jakku Trail is now a solid route through Dagobah and should withstand heavier traffic in the event of rain.
There's now a new 'Shadow' path that connects Dagobah to the halfway point of Hidden Creek Trail. This shadow of a path was added as a shortcut for safety teams and is still a bit rough around the edges. It's shaded, suitable for foot traffic, and a nice little nature hike if you're so inclined.
In the past RV's camping without a theme camp were a rarity and we did not have a way to notate or list them separately. For this year’s map RVs or groups of RVs that are NOT part of a Theme Camp are listed in the Theme Camps section but with an "(RV)" next to their name on the map to notate them as personal recreational vehicles.
For comments and compliments, please contact ntxb-city-planning at googlegroups.com
2019 City Planning Lead
We are so excited for all the amazing ART to come this year, that we just can’t help but give you a sneak peak! A big thank you to all our creatives and participants. Below you will see a description of Art that will be at TTITW, with a letter located before the title. Please look to the participants MAP (released later today!) to align the title with that letter *star*so that you know where to go to experience these amazing works of art.
Enjoy a little window into what the artists have to offer this year…
Much love and respect,
2019 Art Lead
*A* House of Glory and Redemption- A venue to explore and expose your secrets, sins, and sighings. It is a confessional booth with open priest(ess) and penitent sides. Participants can find an ear to listen, some juicy stories, or perhaps a fantasy or new friend to enjoy. It includes a glorious door to the beyond.
*B* The Shrine of Bea Arthur- Lay your weary head at the shrine of Bea Arthur and pay homage to the Patron Saint of Snark. May she bless you with the wit and charm that only a Golden Girl can.
*C* An Appeal for Space Communism - The ""Appeal for Space Communism"" is an educational art piece and exhibit describing the overwhelming abundance of natural resources available in space and how utilizing these resources could completely transform life on earth into a high-tech post-capitalist utopia. It will consist of a hanging model asteroid diorama with a model extraction facility and survey drones, and a series of educational posters discussing what is present in space, how it could be accessed, and how it could affect life on Earth. It will be freely available throughout the weekend.
*D* Love Tunnel Cuddle Puddle - Crawl down the urethra to a cozy, friendly cuddle puddle. Make new friends as you brainstorm puns together and play with little spermies glowing under uv light in the testicles. Crocheted out of recycled plastic, all you dirty space commies will have a safe and stimulating place to rest in between adventures.
*E* Fire Spinning Fan - A sideways mounted spinning ceiling fan with steel blades and propane flames.
*F* Painting Star Stuff with Rockets - A place where people can launch pneumatic powered plastic bottle rockets about 20 feet up in the air filled with paint over DIY canvases. The participants are able to pick their paint color(s), build the canvas, and launch as many bottles as their painting requires.
*G* Glow Wall- Find your shadow with a glow wall that captures your silhouette with UV light.
*H* Transdimensional Portal Generator- 12 foot pyramid with approx. 3500 LEDs. The legs extend about 12 feet on the diagonal into a keystone with laser cut backlit panels, and topped with a 100W LED pinnacle. Travelers can position themselves underneath the keystone, though stray thoughts may inadvertently trigger the portal opening.
*I* The Aleatorium - The Aleatorium is the successor to the Tripatorium--an interactive synesthetic light and sound room featuring several instruments and devices, centered around an LED light controller and a light-reactive synthesizer. The Aleatorium, rather than being just an aleatoric sound generator, like the Tripatorium, is now a full-on aleatoric music generator with ""songs"" generated on the spot by the participants using an upgraded light-to-sound synthesizer, a sequencer/drum machine, and enhanced LED patterns triggered by an arcade button controller. The Aleatorium will also feature a newly designed geometric enclosure with a reflective interior and LED lit exterior, a la last year's Vibe Collider. The Aleatorium provides an interactive and art generative experience for its visitors/participants. The impetus for the Aleatorium is to provide the means for creating music in a fun and approachable interface for anybody to use and care with while immersed in a psychedelic, playful, exploratory environment.
*J* The Wall - A tag wall for participants to practice immediacy and radical self-expression, while fueling conversations about boundaries, safety, and radical inclusion.
*K* Go Punk Yourself - Hair color and styling booth for communication and expression. Here, you have the opportunity to display what YOU want to communicate about who you are… with a little assistance and guidance for spiking, gelling, and colorizing.
*L* It’s a UFT - Big U.F.O. with fire and blinky lights!
*M* Deep Thot- Deep Thot is a participatory installation which prints out randomized fortunes when her button is pressed. Her physical form is still a work in progress, but the intent is to simulate the experience of interacting with an ultra-high-tech alien supercomputer. She's a reskin of the Prognosticat installation from Myschievia 2018, with all new fortunes and an all new physical appearance.
*N* Make Your Own Galaxy - Acrylic pour station. Learn to pour and make your own galaxy.
Events will be scheduled throughout the burn to allow participants to create works of art to take home. Station will be part of capitalist space slum scaffolding on the effigy field.
If you're sad that communism lost and can't afford to go to the stars, come see the stars in paint.
*O* Paint the Sky - Come paint a tiny black canvas with your favorite space scene, constellation, or planet. Magnets on each canvas will allow you to attach them to a board to display throughout Myschievia. We will play Symphony of Science during painting sessions. Sagan and Tyson are quoted in their music. Display board can be viewed throughout the burn. On Sunday everyone can pick up their tiny canvas and take home as a fridge magnet.
*P* The Great and Mighty Oz - Magical Guardian fountains to the realm of Fairy Tales, come witness the power of the Great and Mighty OZ!
*Q* Flower Crown Station - Feel like a Hollywood star wearing a headpiece made of faux flowers. We will provide a mirror and 100 premade crowns as well as supplies for participants to create something of their very own.
*R* Butt Putt Disco Fantazy Space Outpost - Putt Putt golf hole involving LEDS and Jellyfish!
*S* TRAMPoline Swing - We are all stars here and our camp is a performance art camp that turns trash into art. This will be a boojie lounge space with pillows on top of a suspended silver sturdy iron stand that invites people to take a moment to lounge and swing around in a luxurious space created from a upcycled trampoline and scrap fabrics.
*T* Star of Enoch - The frabjous star is a 3D trippy mathematical puzzle that makes your wonder how the hell someone could even concept the idea. The sculpture will be lit with multi programmable LED spotlights that are linked to motion sensors for a one of A kind interactive experience. Motion sensors around the sculpture provide a ""light show"" when activated giving the surrounding spectators a unique experience on an already trippy looking piece of art. @cre8nate @Goodvibetribehouston
*U* The Mesmer - The Mesmer is a light dynamic mural portraying our relationship with the universe. See reality transition from overwhelmingly chaotic to beautifully fluid as naturally as day turns to night. @aerica.raven #aericaraven
*V* Bound By Nature - A shibari/rope bondage based project! Focusing on the restraint of nature and people.
*W* Heaven’s Gate - Heaven's gate is an entrance beyond human conventional concepts and is represented by a rhombicosidodecahedron with 4ft edges that provide holes that one can enter through. The outside is decorated to be psychedelic, unnatural, radiating UV paint, splashed by black flood lights. Emanating its own energy, attracting those who gaze upon it.
*X* Lit Sparkle Balls - Lit Sparkle Balls will help lost hippies so they can stay out of the woods and keep on the trails.
*Y* Message in a Bottle - Send a letter to the future! Write a letter, quote, or story. Draw a picture. Anything!! Seal it in an envelope and default world address it to yourself or someone else. Put the letter in the bottle.
At some point in the future, months from now, perhaps when you’ve forgotten all about it, the letter will find its way back to you via your default world mailbox
*Z* Friday’s Goodbye - Most of you know Praxx, the camp creator and owner of Badlands Coffee. Many of you also got to meet Friday Jones-Gray, his beloved Nova Scotia Duck Toller. In early August, Friday developed a rare medical complication from a standard vet procedure. Despite our best efforts on Thursday, Sept. 19th the heart wrenching decision to end her suffering was made. She passed surrounded by Praxx, Sparrow and Mer, her loving family.
In our efforts to save her, Praxx built a custom wooden chair to assist with her feedings which will now serve as her memorial. We will have it in the BLC serving tent and those that knew and loved her are welcome to come by, express your condolences, and write a message of farewell. In true burner fashion, the chair will be burned at Temple. She had a well lived, adventurous life. We will remember her as the sailing, kayaking, motorcycle-riding, ultra-laid-back canine she was.
2017-2020 Information Manager, Viv, is an Amazon potato who lives under a bridge, occasionally popping out to throw cabbages at edge lords.