Just over 6 months til the Man burns. Just how many months, weeks, days, hours, minutes to go? Check it out here.
So what do you need to know to get yourself ready? First off, you'll need to get yourself a ticket and there are some important dates you'll need to know:
FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 4. DIRECTED GROUP TICKETS - REGISTRATION
Our camp is invited to participate in this sale which happens ahead of the main sale. We are allocated a limited number of tickets to ensure critical members can attend. Once we have been told by BMOrg how many tickets we are allocated, we will be sending out an email to all past camp members to find out who is planning on camping with us again this year. Then we draw up a list of members who will be in this first sale and send this to BMOrg, who in turn will send you a unique code for when the sale commences. You must have a Burning Man profile set up in order to participate.
MARCH 9 @ NOON. DIRECTED GROUP TICKETS - SALE
This year BMOrg are saying they are confident they will have enough tickets to cover all invitees, however given that they are still opening up the ticket sales at a specific time, we should be vigilant and make sure that if you are an invitee, that you are by your laptop the minute they go on sale. You will likely need a Ticketfly account set up ahead of time. And you'll need this very handy timezone calculator to ensure you don't miss out! Please make sure you buy a car camping pass...we always run out and they're easy to sell on (at face value only please) closer to the time.
MARCH 16-18. MAIN TICKET SALE - REGISTRATION
If you didn't get tickets in the Directed Group Ticket sale, then this is your next opportunity. Please make sure you register beforehand though! VERY IMPORTANT. And yes, you'll need a Burning Man profile set up if you haven't already.
MARCH 23 @ NOON MAIN TICKET SALE - ON SALE
Every year this is a shit fight. Servers always crash, laptops freeze, tensions run high, disappointments run low. And every year, somehow, everyone who wants a ticket always gets one! Admittedly there have been times when it's been just one or two days before the event, but there are ALWAYS enough tickets...and you should NEVER have to pay more than face value for it either.
Also, if you're looking to buy just one ticket, may we request you buy two please? This way we can pass on (at face value) to another camp member who may not have been so blessed in the sale. Please buy a car camping pass (see above).
Lastly, here's the always useful timezone calculator to make sure you're on time.
There are other dates to keep track of too such as Low Income Ticket sales, STEP sales (where you can buy/sell your tickets on the open marketplace - face value only), and the OMG sale. You'll find all that information here.