Friendly reminder that Event Registration is open through Monday Sept 30th. If you haven't registered your events there's still a few days!
Register your event here.
Once registration closes, a list of events will be included on the website so you can check out what everyone is up to this year!
Estimated Map Release
We’re still ironing out some last minute updates to ensure participants get an accurate map of the event. Look for the Participant map to be released next week, most likely Tuesday, Oct 1st.
During this time (and more so once the map is released) we ask that you remember that this entire event is volunteer run. We’re doing this out of a love for the community in our free time. We’ve all put in a lot of time and effort into making this event happen, run smoothly and be enjoyable for all participants. With that in mind, please take a moment to reach out to a volunteer and tell them how much you appreciate what their doing.It really does make a world of difference. <3
RV Placement at Myschievia 2019
Congratulations you industrious burners, RV registration and attendance are at a record number this year! Last year at Meowchievia we had just under 10 RVs registered. This year despite having the same number of ticket sales we’ve placed over three times as many!
City has been working tirelessly to find placement for all RV’s that registered on time, as well as accommodation for stranglers. Both Crossroads and the area marked “Open RV Camping” on last year’s map have been filled to the brim.
We are currently working with Parking Leads to accommodate additional RV’s to be placed in parking. Once we’re able to get back on land at the final work weekend we’ll figure out the most suitable land in parking to place RV’s and look for any additional spaces we may have missed.
What’s the big deal with RVs?
The logistics of getting RVs into place at Myschievia are significantly more challenging than in the expansive dessert or the flat plains and prairies of many other Burns. The land is much more conducive to erecting a structure in place than driving a similarly sized vehicle into the same spot. This is because trees exist. A lot of trees. And you can’t drive through trees.
Myschevia takes place in the piney woods of East Texas, a rough terrain that is heavily timbered. While the City and Land teams have worked diligently with the Land Owner over the years to make the land more hospitable to hosting our event, it’s still not very friendly to RVs. While we’ve worked to map the land, we haven’t had the time to document all the trees. There’s so many of them and I swear more are growing by the day.
On top of that some pockets of terrain are made up of a sandy loam. When wet this soil can become mushy, and under heavy rain and traffic can turn into a quicksand like mud. RVs are significantly heavier than tents and this limits where they can be safely placed. Overall Crossroads has a denser soil, is less treed throughout, and minimizes an RV’s trek through problematic terrain to get in and out of the event.
Fortunately for our RV population, Hughes Springs has so far been scant on rain and currently the land is significantly drier and sturdier than it was last year. But as a community we are still holding out hope for rain so that we can burn ban stays lifted and we can burn that beautiful effigy!
So, if you have an RV, we highly recommend you bring traction boards to place under the wheels so that in the event of rain it will help to prevent the possibility of getting stuck on land.
More information to come soon!
City Planning Lead
Do you like going to Myschevia?
Did you sign up for a couple shifts and just realize you are 1-2 hours short on filling your 8 hour requirement to get a volunteer incentive ticket for next year?
Are you looking for an easy shift?
Can you pick shit up?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then buddy do I have news for you!
Earth Guardians has a couple open shifts to fill and many hands make short work! Help us keep our beloved Piney Playa MOOP-free by signing up and SHOWING up for a shift or two!
We currently have openings for:
Saturday From 8-10a
Sunday From 8-10a
Monday From 8a-2p
(12 shifts! Each only one hour long!)
Earth Guardian Lead
Have you found a match on the Ticket Fairy? Found out your step-sister's new girlfriend is having a baby shower that weekend? Need to transfer your tickets?
TRANSFER TICKETS BY OCTOBER 5TH!
Don't know how?
Here's what to do:
Why October 5th?
Gate needs to finalize the entry list for their volunteer materials. The time remaining will allow the Gate Lead, Safety Team and LLC to get all of their ducks in a row so nobody is left out. They've got a lot of logistics to plan so let's give them the time to do so!
RV Registration for Myschievia closed on Sept 6th and we are not currently accepting any additional RV registrations. That being said, please send us the measurements of your RV and list any and all structures that should be taken into consideration. We may not have room at this point to place you, but if we have the information it’s at least possible.
In past years there has been limited Open RV Camping in designated spaces at CrossRoads for any unregistered RVs, and provided there is space after placing all registered RVs there will be this year as well. If needed, additional overflow RV Camping will be in parking.
If it’s possible for you to tent camp instead, you’re going to find a spot easier. There are many Open Camping spots that are well suited for tent camping.
We are attempting to work with the requests we've received and meet the needs of our participants however it should be noted that RV registration closed September 6th and we do need the remaining time to organize placement and release the map in a timely manner for all participants.
We are working as best we can to place requests but due to the terrain at Myschievia, RV (et.al.) parking has always had a limited amount of space. Additionally, no vehicle camping of any kind is allowed on the Lower Field.
The RV registration form was new this year. We apologize for the confusion and will be working to streamline the procedure in the future.
-Thorni, City Planning Lead
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