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HEY EVERYBODY! 

Fire Mama

Hope everybody is excited, and not freaking out too much! Haha!
Yes, TTATC is soooon, so now is a good time to pay attention to ALL THE THINGS!
Here’s some good stuff to know:
– There’s a WEBSITE! Tons of info there! GO THERE. READ THINGS! If you ask a question, and the info is already posted on the website, the answer will probably be, GO TO THE WEBSITE, and I will give you shit about it. WEBSITE! WEBSITE! WEBSITE!
HERE IT IS: www.ttatc.com HERE IT IS AGAIN: www.ttatc.com #website
– Ticket Freakout! Yep, ticket transfers and exchanges are in full force, so if you’re looking, don’t give up hope. ALSO…. We are EXTENDING the ticket transfer due date to Tuesday, July 17 (WOOOHOOOO!), since there’s still time, and there seem to be a few bugs in the system. We’ll work it all out. For now…. just stay calm. It will be ok. We have more time.
– Volunteering! A few of the 10 Principles revolve around our community, such as Civic Responsibility, Participation, and Communal Effort, which can mean a lot of things, including VOLUNTEERING! Wooohoooo! We’ve added some shifts to the volunteer schedule, including Greeters and Parking, PLUS, we could use some more FAST/Perimeter people!
General Volunteering:https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2288522/false…
Perimeter Volunteering: https://docs.google.com/…/1iUga5xCH5JlTtWam9RqrW_…/viewform…
*These links can also be found on the WEBSITE, BTW! www.ttatc.com
Thanks for being a solid part of our community! That’s what it’s all about!
– Important Points to super note: LEAVE NO TRACE, pack it in, pack it out, you are responsible for your own trash THE WHOLE TIME. And take it home with you.
– No potable water at TTATC…. Bring your own.
Bring a cup, tent, bug spray, sunscreen…. There’s a whole list of “What to Bring”……
Guess where you can find that info??? ON THE WEBSITE! www.ttatc.com
– TTATC8 THEME: Infinity
And….. specific THEME DAYS!
Thursday: We don’t need no theme Thursday (double negative, math reference!)
Friday: Forever Friday (time!)
Saturday: Spacey Saturday (space!)
***PROM will be Saturday night! Dress in your finest! Prom Theme: Under the Stars
– MAP and FULL SCHEDULE: will be released later this week! So exciting!
Another big ole email will come next week with even more info, so stay tuned!
Thanks for everything, everybody, and you know what you should do???
GO READ THE WEBSITE! Thanks! www.ttatc.com
And tell your friends to check the website! www.ttatc.com
 Fire Mama
*** Please like and or comment if you’ve read this! THX! ***

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Hours

Paul Gutoski

As the event gets closer, I’m going to be posting some important information and reminders here, so please watch for them!

This first one is related to our official event and gate hours for this year – read on !

***OFFICIAL TTATC8 HOURS***
Noon Thursday 7/19 – Noon Sunday 7/22

***OFFICIAL TTATC8 GATE HOURS***
Thursday 7/19 12pm – 10pm
Friday 7/20 10am – 10pm
Saturday 7/21 10am – 4pm

PLEASE do not plan to arrive outside of gate hours. The gate will be closed and dark, and we really don’t have the resources to accommodate before or after-hours arrivals. We ask that you ALL respect this, and that if you know you’re not going to make it in time, wait until the next day to arrive. Thank you 

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HEY EVERYBODY! HEY EVERYBODY!

TTATC is coming! In just over 3 weeks – whoa! How did that happen?!?
We have sooo many new and exciting things happening this year, and the anticipation is off the charts! It’s gonna come super quick, so make sure you are READY! Your lead team is wrapping up all kinds of details, and making it happen! Thanks to everybody involved!
You can find tons of info at our website, so make sure to check that out!www.ttatc.com
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Meanwhile, read on for important information about…..
– TICKETS
– KIDS REGISTRATION
– VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
– THEME CAMPS/ART Placement
– THE TTATCers Group
– 10 Principles
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TICKETS:
Yep, there are lots of people looking for tickets, and in previous years, major shifting happens in the couple/few weeks just prior to the event, as people figure out they can’t make it or whatever, so hang in there! The deadline for transferring tickets is Noon on Tuesday, July 11th. Instructions to transfer tickets through BPT can be found on their website, or also on ours, under FAQ. The FB Ticket Exchange group, for those seeking or offering tickets, can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/199819534073272/
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KIDS:
Children 13 – 17 must have a ticket, but kids 12 and younger will be admitted for free, however…. ALL kids under 18 must be registered. This is so we can best care for our younger, future Burners properly! If this form isn’t completed in advance, there will be a hard copy of the form at the gate to complete at check-in, but advance registration ensures that the information is properly distributed, so help us help you, and fill it out. All kids must be accompanied to the event by a parent/legal guardian. The form to register your kids, and more information about that, can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/cNz80qUV5zokWncj2
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GET INVOLVED/VOLUNTEER:
This event is primarily volunteer driven, and as we grow, we need you more and more! It’s a great way to meet people, do something amazing, and volunteering simply feels GREAT! Important event volunteer opportunities can be found here:https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2288522/false…
We are also looking for specific volunteers to be part of our FAST (Fire Arts Safety Team)/Burn Perimeter crew. These are specific opportunities with some specialty requirements, and you can find out more information about that here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdZGBzvzJHPZA4HEH…/viewform
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THEME CAMPS/ART PLACEMENT:
Already applied to have a theme camp placed? GREAT! An email with tons of info you will need to know will be coming directly to your email soon! Haven’t filled out the app form yet?!? Well, time is ticking, and they are due this Friday, June 29, so get on it! Forms can be found here:
Theme Camp App: https://goo.gl/forms/Q3IUiizBmPQ5imOQ2
ART/FAST App: https://goo.gl/forms/NlW2rrrUaxjDBBe53
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THE TTATCers Group:
If you aren’t already a member of our primary FB group for info and fun stuff, you should join us! That group can be found here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/279767495462226/
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10 PRINCIPLES:
One of the things that makes this event amazing is that we follow the 10 Principles of Burning Man. This makes TTATC unlike any typical festival out there. We build our temporary city based on these ideas, and work together to create something magical. Familiarize yourself with them now, so you won’t be surprised at the event! You can find specfic information about the principles here: https://burningman.org/…/philosophical-center/10-principles/
But for now…. here’s a basic list of em:
1. Radical Expression
2. Radical Self-Reliance
3. Radical Inclusion
4. Participation
5. Civic Responsibility
6. Communal Effort
7. De-Commodification
8. Gifting
9. Immediacy
10. Leave No Trace
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More important information will come a bit closer to the event, so stay tuned!
Burn On and On and On –
 Fire Mama

TICKET PLEEEEZ! 

Seeking a ticket?!?!? Selling a ticket??
READ THIS. ALL OF THIS. THX!
omg – We’re blown away by the response this year. Tickets sold out REALLY FAST! It usually takes about 5 weeks for them to sell out, but this year it only took 5 days, and now, people are begging for tickets like craaaazy. WOWZA.
– No, sorry, there will be no more tickets going on sale.
– Yes, people can transfer tickets, as they become available in our community…. things always shift around a bit!
– Don’t get me wrong, in a way, I think this “problem” is great! People seem to have figured out that TTATC is awesome! This “ticket shortage” is sort of a good problem to have…. kinda sorta…. We LOVE all the interest and excitement, of course!
– We will continue to raise our ticket count by 50 each year.
– Slow grow is the way to go, in all the ways.
– There are many solid reasons for this slow grow approach: crew, parking issues, necessary volunteerism, maintaining our amazing Burner spirit, organizational sanity, etc.
– This event is about quality, not necessarily quantity.
– Believe me, it HURTS to see so many want to attend and have to say no. meh. Of course, I want everybody to be there, but we must stand our ground. Please don’t ask me for tickets, it’s painful, but necessary, for me to say no. yeah yeah yeah…. everybody’s my best friend…. we tight, yo, but sorry no. ughhhh….. painful…..
****BUT GET THIS….. there’s now a GROUP, just for ticket shuffling! Thanks for creating it, Paulski! Here’s the link! Join it, and get to ticket begging, AND OFFERING tickets there! We’ve created this new group to try to keep the TTATCers group mostly for event info, all the fun things, and a silly video here and there. All future ticket requests posted here will be referred to the ticket group, and probably deleted from this group, so go to the group, yo!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/199819534073272/
– Meanwhile…. please like this post if you’ve seen it, so I can see how many people are actually paying attention, and to give it a boost, so others see it too!
THANKS for playing along, and good luck out there!
 Fire Mama
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PS…
– There’s a BIG BLAST OF EVENT INFO coming at ya in the next week-ish that will be a doozey! Stay tuned!
– The Cabin burns in 36 days! Wooohoooo!

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Art Grant Announcement!

In true Mama form, I’m posting this just before midnight. 
We received 18 applications for $2500 worth of Art Grants, and I’m happy to announce that a small team figured out a way to at least partially fund 15 of them!
Here are the projects that are being funded, in no particular order, and welcome to my shorthand…..
Dragon, Brain Freeze, Sensitorium, Oracle, R-Bar, Cuddle, Jeffy’s, Forest Giants, FRY, Big-ish Crystal, Bakery, TOY, WWW Signage, and Centergasm.
Thanks to everybody that applied! Our Art Madam will be contacting everybody that applied via email to discuss details.
Anybody is welcome to donate to our Art Grant program at any time, and we will be sure to properly distribute more funds accordingly!
THANKS Y’ALL! July is gonna come QUICK!
 Fire Mama