Myschievia is thinking about changing up the way we designate the effigy and temple team process.
As it stands, we vote on effigy and temple proposals at the Summer Town Hall and the submission that wins the vote is responsible for building.
The proposed change is to have an elected META lead who has prior build knowledge to oversee the build teams. Everyone will still get to propose and vote on the effigy and temple, we'll just have an elected lead to oversee the actual build.
What do you think? Cast your vote here:
Myschievia 2023 - Rapscallion Rodeo
Play is an important part of burns - especially Myschievia. it's even in our principles!
Playful Mischief - Our 6th principle:
Growth is impossible without pushing against pre-existing limits, and the magic of inner growth and achieving the impossible happens outside of our comfort zones. Lean into your discomfort. Safety third.
That being said, it's time to embrace that western flair of fringe and cowfolk hats to make our space a super gay rodeo!
Did you know?
Before there were rodeos in Texas, there were pirates!
Hughes Springs, the city just outside our very own piney playa, was settled while cowfolk were hunting pirate treasure!
Let's enjoy our unique ability to create our own world of play and mischief, where the impossible happens.
RAPSCALLION RODEO: Let's hunt some booty and discover that the REAL treasures are the cowfolk friends we make along the way!
Now that you know we'll be voting on this year's theme at the Spring town hall, let's talk a bit about how it's gonna go down.
Proposals may be submitted in person or by video.
In-person submissions may be made at town hall until the end of the presentations.
**All video submissions must be sent by noon Wednesday, Feb 22nd.**
Submit your videos here.
All voting must be done in person.
Each person only gets one vote.
That's it! Easy peasy!
Get your presentations ready and your voting fingers primed. See you at town hall next Saturday!
Spring Town Hall
You know what's coming up soon?
SPRING TOWN HALL!
"But Viv. What does it all mean?"
Well, I'll tell ya.
Grab your friends and head on over to the Myschievia warehouse at 1pm on Saturday, Feb 25th.
We'll be introducing your illustrious 2023 leadership volunteers, picking a theme for this year's burn, and talking about effigy proposals (we'll showcase and vote on those at the Summer Town Hall).
Here's the specifics in not-paragraph form:
WHAT: Spring Town Hall
WHEN: Saturday 2/25 @ 1pm
WHERE: Myschievia Warehouse
WHY: leadership introduction, theme selection and effigy discussion
Check out the Facebook Event for more details. I can't wait to see all of your lovely faces!
Want to get all the good info about Myschievia? Check out these great resources you can slap around!
The NTXB LLC Facebook page has all that sweet, sweet official information right from our magnificent LLC!
The OFFICIAL Myschievia Facebook page has community information milk straight from the teat of our illustrious Batcave!
The Unofficial Myschievia Facebook page has all of the delicious snark and sarcasm you expect from Myschievians mixed in with information that's been posted on the official Mys page and the LLC page. It's a beautiful dumpster fire that's fun to watch burn!
Hate Facebook? Hey, us too!
The Myschievia Discord can be joined here:
Don't forget about these things and when they're happening or you'll probably die? I don't know. I'm not a doctor.
Spring Town Hall - 2/25
Summer Town Hall - 5/27
Fall Town Hall - 8/26
Myschievia - October 5-9
If you're just as neurodivergent as the rest of us, check out the calendar page to add the awesome Myschievia calendar to your own Google calendar selection so you never miss a thing.
New Year, New Opportunities!
You ever think to yourself, "I sure would love to be part of the problem in the BEST way,"?
There are so many open positions in Myschievia leadership!
Were you part of leadership last year?
Apply again to see if you can keep your position!
Applications are open today 1/15/2023 and will close on 2/19/2023 at 3 pm.
Applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews throughout the month.
Nominations and elections will be conducted at the February Batcave meeting on 02/19/2023 at 4 pm.
Wanna know more before you apply?
Check out the volunteers page or this handy job description sheet!
Last Minute Reminders
You guys. We're almost there. It's so close, I can taste the dust. Are you ready? Are you sure you're ready? Are you for really real for sure you're ready? Just in case you're not, here are some last minute reminders:
Read the Survival Guide!
Yes, all of it. It contains information VITAL to your SURVIVAL. Your first stop after Gate is Greeters. And while you will certainly be greeted, don't be fooled by their smiles and cheerful demeanor. They are there to QUIZ YOU and ensure that you are, in fact, prepared to SURVIVE! http://www.ntxb.org/survival-guide.html
MASKS are REQUIRED at GATE!
While masks are not required at the event as a whole, each camp is allowed to make their own mask policy. Gate is a tight space with lots of people crammed in waiting to get into the event. With this in mind, Gate has decided to require masks. Various camps may do so as well, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to tuck a few more into your bag, bra, or waist band.
TICKET TRANSFERS are CLOSED!
There are no ticket transfers at Gate. If you don't have a ticket by now, then you don't have a ticket.
ALL REGISTRATIONS are now CLOSED!
Can you still register your theme camp? No. Can you still register your RV? No. Can you still register your event? No.
DO NOT SHOW UP OUTSIDE OF GATE HOURS!
Gate hours are as follows:
Wednesday (Early Entry ONLY): 9a-9p
Thursday (Early Entry ONLY): 9a-12p
Sunday (Exodus): 9a-6p
DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE GATE OPENS. DO NOT SHOW UP AFTER GATE CLOSES. YOU WILL NOT BE LET IN.
Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!
Online volunteer registration is closed but you can still register at Volunteer Headquarters on site!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: You MUST come to VHQ to check in for your shift bu signing into our shift log book. This is very important as this is our way of tracking you showed for your shifts so you can get credit towards your VIP tickets for next year. When VHQ closes at night you can check into the log book at Ranger HQ which is the tent directly next to VHQ.
This will be the final blog post pre-burn. If you need any information you can't find in this or previous blog posts, check the survival guide or the rest of the website. See you on the Piney Playa!
Theme Camps and Art Installations
Want to know what that weird theme camp is about?
Need more information on an art installation?
Click here for theme camp and art installation descriptions!
RVs on Land at Myscheivia
All 34 registered RVs were placed but we know more RVs will show up to the event that have not registered.
Crossroads is full and there is no open camping there. Previous to 2019 and our bloom in RV numbers, there had been open RV camping at Crossroads and many RV owners still expect that to be the case.
We do not prevent RVs from being in Open Camping (as long as it's not on the Lower Field, because no wheels on the Lower Field). The open camping that RVs can camp in is wooded and space to park was dubious before the pandemic. The land has retaken much in our absence.
Dagobah open camping is not ideal for RV or car camping as the back portion is sandy loam and turns into quicksand with the combination of rain and traffic. We have hundreds of participants on land and it always rains at least once.
For all cars or RVs in Dagobah I'd recommend parking on traction boards. Honestly, I'd recommend it for any vehicles larger than a gator that will stay parked on land. Overflow RVs will be placed in parking. It's not a punishment, it's a restriction of the land.
City Planning Lead
P.S. What's an RV? RV, or recreational vehicle, is a motor vehicle or trailer that will be used for living, sleeping, or entertaining purposes while on land. RVs include motorhomes, campervans, caravans (also known as travel trailers and camper trailers), fifth-wheel trailers, teardrop trailers, popup campers, toy haulers, truck campers, tiny homes, and converted box and flatbed trailers. In short, if it's not a car, truck, gator, or art car, we classify it as an RV.
Mys Participants' Map is Finally Here!
The eagerly anticipated participants’ map is here! Find your theme camp, check out art placement, and take in its hearth-warming design. (You can click here for a larger, downloadable version)
A Bit About the Graphics of this Year's Map:
This year, I struggled with how to represent our theme, Coming Home. For many of us it’s been far too long since we've been Home, and what makes Myschievia home to us is uniquely held within each of you. So I picked a memory that pulls at my heart strings and hopes to encapsulate what Coming Home to Myschievia means for me.
Years ago, as Effigy Lead, I walked down to the lower field as the sun was setting. I climbed up to the top of the Tea Cup, laid down and gazed up at the sky. As dusk set in, the bats came out. Dipping and swooping, catching their breakfast. You won't see them at the event. The pounding music and revelry keeps them away. But in the quiet twilight of a Work Weekend they're there.
I had forgotten until then that our logo and Batcave are inspired by the bats that inhabit the Piney Playa. In that quiet, expansive night I felt exquisitely present in a way I never would have in the bustle of the event. Even with its sandy loam and problematic trees, I couldn’t imagine Myschievia happening on any other land. This is Home.
So, welcome Home.
2017-2023 Information Manager, Viv, is an Amazon potato who lives under a bridge, occasionally popping out to throw cabbages at edge lords.