Helloooo TTATCers!

TTATC is only EIGHT months away! Time to get going! Hahahaha! Well, the Lead Team is already on it, and we have a few Things and Announcements for ya! Are you ready?!? YOU SHOULD READ THIS WHOLE THING for a bunch of info! Here we go!

  1. What is TTATC (That Thing at the Cabin)?
    For the newbies and reminders to everybody! TTATC is an event that follows the 10 Principles of Burning Man, including all the community stuff, such as Participation, Community Involvement, and Civic Responsibility. We all create and enjoy the art (interactive theme camps, static art, effigies, etc), we all volunteer to run the event (many opportunities!), and we all express ourselves, clean up after ourselves, offer gifts (time and things), and accept anybody and everybody, and so on and so on! TTATC will remain unsanctioned (no thanks red tape), privately run as an LLC (as always), and isn’t much different than other Regional Burns. Overall, we are a Burn, not a festival (so different!), and we are all in this together! TTATC isn’t provided FOR YOU, it’s a collaboration created by ALL OF US!
  2. What is the C4?
    The Core 4 Team (C4) consists of 4 long time TTATCers that collaborate to take the lead on major decisions, deal with all things ethical, financial, and large scale planning for now and in the future as we continue to grow. This team has experienced some shifting through time (from 4 to 3 and back to 4, with some adjustments), but now we are set with myself, Paulski, J5, and Jeffy! We have a nice balance of people that bring many aspects of prep, planning, web stuff, and humor (gotta have humor!). Thanks for believing in us and our Core decisions.
  3. What is the TTATC Lead Team?
    Most of our Lead Team has existed since TTATC THREE, which is basically when our team was established! Quite an impressive run for many of our crew! We have leads for Gate, FAST, Volunteers, Rangers, etc etc etc, those kinds of things, and we’ve added a few departments over the years as we’ve grown, as necessary. This is a team of almost 20 people, and this crew is BADASS. Thanks for stepping up to volunteer with these leads and departments to keep these necessary parts of TTATC alive and well!
  4. What’s up with the TTATC Grounds?
    As most of you know, last year was very HOT and very WET (woooo!), our land took a hit, and as somebody eloquently said… “It was the best kind of brutal.” Many people stepped up, kept it together, and made it happen, regardless of the challenges! However, there are some things we must be mindful of moving forward as an event and community. We will keep our eyes on the weather and will make sure to have a Plan A and a Plan B for all things. As we grow, our Parking situation continues to be a challenge, but we have ideas and plans that will come. The neighborhood continues to mostly love us, but we did get a major SOUND complaint last year that is A BIG DEAL. This is something we will need to monitor and work together to manage as we move forward. However, it took us SIX YEARS to get a complaint, which is awesome! But the fact is…. the town knows we exist. We are loved by many, but must tiptoe around a few. Fortunately, our venue LOVES US and will work with us as much as possible, as long as we do our part. We are VERY LUCKY in so many ways…. Let;s be careful and protect what we have!
  5. When do TICKETS go on sale?!?!
    Our main sale will commence on Friday, April 24th at NOON! Mark your calendars! All general tickets will be sold for $80 each, and when they are gone, they are gone! Last year, we sold out all (450) available tickets in 2.5 hours! It was crazy! This year we are adding something new….. We are making 50 tickets available as ART SUPPORT TICKETS available for $250 each, and go on sale very soon! Some people in our community have more money than time, and have the ability to give more financially. These particular tickets will support our ever expanding Art Grant program. Maybe we’ll sell 2? 20? 50 of these? We don’t know! But we do know that Burning Man has offered this program before, and like many Things we do, we follow the Burning Man lead, and so we’ll give it a shot! Some will love this and some won’t (if you don’t, this program isn’t for you), but we’re gonna try it out. Art Support tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18th at NOON, just in time to give as holiday gifts, if that’s your Thing! We will be making decisions and providing directed tickets to established camps and a few departments as usual, THEN we will see where we are at as of our Main Sale, and sell ALL that remains of our 500 ticket cap (up 50 tickets total each year as usual) at that time. May the ticket odds be with you! Don’t forget that tickets tend to become available closer to the event, so if it doesn’t happen for you during these sales, it’s not over! Let’s make it happen!

THAT’S IT! Thanks for playing along! TTATC is awesome. You are awesome, we are awesome. It’s already happening, and it will be great! Thanks for being a TTATCer!

<3 Fire Mama (and crew!)

Ice

ice is confirmed and ordered! I got as much as the freezer trailer will hold! 864 bags to be exact, with the option to have more delivered on Saturday if we run out. Yay!
* Don’t forget to being WATER! No potable water available on site! Bring all you will need!!

Fire Mama

FIRE DANCERS!

***THIS IS IMPORTANT!***
TAG/TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Cabin Burn Fire Conclave Meeting
@ 3:33 pm Saturday
@ the Cabin
Experienced fire dancers and safeties, if you would like to join the group of fire dancers that performs in front of the Cabin just prior to its Burn on Saturday night, you MUST attend this fire safety and planning meeting! Tags will be issued. Come get one! Burn Burn Burn!
<3 Fire Mama

Placement, Theme Camps, and Ticket Transfers, OH MY!


Theme Camp and Art placement forms are CLOSED!
Theme/Art People: Yeah, we bugged some of you about getting them in this year after they were due, and have been kinda flexible, but you know what?…. that poor practice will now END. As we grow in population, things are getting tighter and tighter, both in location, parking, and event, but also with time and efforts of our coordinators! Once forms are due, then our placement, map, and organization can begin. If you delay…. WE DELAY. We’ve been giving up some of our valuable work time to wait for some of you, but no more! Please respect our time and efforts by getting your shit in on time, which we give you MONTHS to do, leaving ourselves only a couple of weeks to put it all together. Moving forward there will be zero extensions, you won’t be placed or on the map, AND any projects that received an art grant that do not follow up with further appropriate placement forms will have their grant VOIDED. Seriously. Yep, that money will then be re-distributed to projects that actually did things on time and worked with us! See how that works?!? We work with you, so please (for the love of fuck) work with us. Thanks!
*** Forms will be updated and tweaked for the future.
*** Theme camp and Art Project People: Stay tuned for a big ole info email (including instructions on how to list/post your own camp events!), coming soon, now that we’ve finally collected y’all!
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Ticket Transfers
Rule #1: Don’t ask Mama! (or anybody else, really)
Cuz you know where you can find this information?!?
YEP, the fucking WEBSITE! http://www.ttatc.com/tickets/
Or the BPT website (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/), or call them, or google it!
Self-reliance is one of the Principles – you got this!
Sell tickets for ONLY face value. FACE VALUE. Or GIFT them. That works too.
The best place to find or sell a ticket is in our TTATC TIcket Exchange Group!
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Last stuff for now:
* Volunteer! Lots of opportunities!
Links for volunteer opportunities are provided on the WEBSITE! www.ttatc.com* If you have a question that hasn’t been answered in the TTATCers group (you should look/search there for stuff too!) or isn’t on the website, THEN you can ask. But if I find the answer to your answer on the website, you are in trouble, and I have no problem shaming you.
* Do you realize how hard organizers are working to get this event set up to make it possible for the community to come together so we can ALL make this event happen?!? I do, and it’s really cool. Impressive really. Thanks to EVERYBODY working hard on camps, projects, and organization! So much appreciation!
* Finally, I want to acknowledge the Dog that took some balls to the face, giving up their dignity, to provide you with a reminder that there is a WEBSITE! Thank you, Dog. Note: Cats are still better than dogs.
www.ttatc.com
One more time….. HERE’S THE WEBSITE! www.ttatc.com

Fire Mama
PS… Time is flying! It’s GO TIME! Wooohoooo!

WHEN and WHERE does it BURN?!?

TTATC9 Main Events!

Thursday:
NOON: Gates open!
10:10 pm: Speed-friending with Fire Mama (not a Burn, but a super fun thing for the 1st night!)
@ Centergasm

Friday:
10:10 pm: Friday Effigy Burn (stay tuned for details!)
@ near the Swimmin Hole (our former Temple Burn spot!)

Saturday: 
5:05 pm: Temple Burn (NEW TIME AND LOCATION!)
@ Big Burn Zone
8:08 – 10:10 pm: EMERALD FORMAL (the suggested attire is in the title!)
@ Centergasm
11:11 pm: Fire Conclave and Cabin Burn
@ Big Burn Zone

Sunday: 
NOON – GTFO. ❤️🙂❤️

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Ok, soooo…. wut?!? 
Yep, there are some new things that we are changing and trying this year! If they don’t work for this year, we can always change it up again year after year. We’re always doing our best to do our best, for the event, the whole team, and the big picture. So this year, we are trying this! 
Yep, there will be tons of other events thrown by Theme Camps, so stay tuned for those! Theme Camps, you will have an opportunity to add and post your events, in a fancy way (ooo!), so stay tuned for info on that, coming soon! Meanwhile, maybe make your plans around this main event schedule…. 
So… WHY the changes?!? 
First of all, we’re switching the Friday night effigy and Temple Burn sites, to create a quieter and more reverent place for our Temple, for visits all weekend, and for its Burn on Saturday at 5:05 pm. So make sure you go to the right place at the right times for these Burns! Check out the Mappy Map, released eventually pre-event, and provided in print at the event.
So…. the new Temple time…. I’ll explain…..
In past years, we have our big fun Conclave and Cabin Burn, party for a couple hours, gather for the Temple Burn, all cry, ambient music takes over most of the event, and everybody goes to bed, and that’s it. In an effort to keep the party vibe going all night instead, we’ll Burn the Temple earlier, and have a few hours to have dinner and get ready for our Emerald Formal! Don’t forget to dress to impress! 
More reasons: In previous years, we’ve been left with a big coal pile after our late night Temple Burn that gets shovelled into metal cans and left at the venue to cool and be picked up weeks later, which we want to avoid. Additionally, we’ve had challenges with gathering sane and sober perimeter crew and volunteers to staff a late night Burn on Saturday night. This Temple Burn time change lets those crews off the hook, and lets them party too! This schedule also lets us all enjoy the Emerald Formal without needing to hurry to the Cabin Burn, then to the Temple Burn…. Instead we get to space things out much more comfortably. No rush! Ahhhhh…..
Yeah, burning something during daylight hours might seem kinda weird, but with all of the benefits of this change, we think it’s worth it. Sometimes there’s a bigger picture that involves more than people realize, and after weighing all the pros and cons, this is what we’re gonna try this year. Thanks for understanding, and playing along! If it doesn’t work, we’ll just change it again in the future! THANK YOU to everybody (that’s ALL OF YOU!) for making it happen!
TTATC is ever-evolving, ever-growing, and ever-amazing…… 
❤️ Fire Mama

Let’s talk about TICKETS….

I’m a terrible graphic designer, but I can put words on a photo! Haha! Let’s talk about TICKETS….
***Best ways to find a ticket:
– Ask your friends
– Be patient, and don’t give up!
– Post your request (and offers!) to the Ticket Exchange Group HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199819534073272/
***Best ways to NOT get a ticket:
– Sit on your ass and do nothing
– Post your request to the TTATCers group (that shit will be deleted in a day or 2)
– Asking me won’t help you, it actually will probably give me guilt and sadness that I can’t help, so please don’t do that to me. Thanks! 
HANG THERE Y’ALL! 

<3 Fire Mama

ART GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

We received 16 apps, and I’m thrilled to report that we will be funding ALL of these projects! I appreciate the range of funds requested so that we’re able to spread the money around a little bit. If you applied, stay tuned for an email with exact reward amounts and more info. Check out this killer list!
So much BADASS, and SO MUCH FUN! 

Fire Mama
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Grant funded projects include: (in mama shorthand)
Glopera
Cabin Radio (GUYS! Radio Station!)
BOOP
VAG
Fuck Shit Stack 
Danger Bike 
Igloo
Bar 54
Fist a Puppet 
Zardoz 
Treasure Hunt 
Monkeys 
Ima 
Behind the Curtain 
Not in KS anymore
Jeffy’s
(Wouldn’t it be great if this is HOW ALL ART WORKS?!)

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