Lakes Letter – May 17th, 2019

TOPICS: More Tickets for 2019 | The Map is Ready! | Courtesy Reminders | Moop Advisory | Food Drive | Event Submission Deadline | Gate Procedure Changes | About Campfires

More Tickets for 2019

UPDATE: Ticket transfers end June 9th at 11:59 PM CDT.

After much deliberation, we have decided to release up to 100 additional tickets for Lakes of Fire 2019.  You have our community and ticket-holding attendees to thank for this – the response to our volunteering call-to-action was immense!  You really stepped up to fill critical volunteer shifts that guarantee the safety of the event, and we cannot thank you enough.

Friday, May 17th (hey, that’s today!), 90 tickets will be released to the Burner Tickets wait list.  This is the first round of tickets for release; it is very likely that we will release another round.  Keep your eyes on your inbox and on our Facebook group for more ticketing updates.

The Map is Ready!

And, to answer a frequently asked question: Yes, there is open RV camping!  It’s in the Back 40, just north of the Shambulance and west of the mummy.

Courtesy Reminders

  • When you enter the property, please do not speed!
  • If you can’t commit to a volunteer shift, please cancel on Signup by Friday June 7th. This is the Friday before the week of the Burn.
  • If you have to cancel or change a shift during the event, go to the Nexus. We won’t be using Signup at all during the event. Plus, at the Nexus, our friendly team can help you swap for a shift that suits you better 🙂
  • If possible, please print your ticket. To print your ticket, log in to your Burner Tickets account, go to “My Events/Transfers”, and click on the button that says “eTicket”. You can print out this ticket directly from your browser. Please verify that you have a valid ticket before hopping in a vehicle! If you have unexpected problems, please contact tickets@lakesoffire.org.

Moop AdvisoryUnicorns are Great at Beach Clean-Up, photo by Katelyn Wollet

  • There will be a trash collection station at the end of Gate road during Exodus. You may pay $5/bag to dump moop before leaving the property (no furniture). The proceeds, less the dumpster fee, will be donated to the local fire department!
  • Please don’t forget to drop off your returnables at Recycle Camp!
  • Do NOT dump your trash in town or at the closest freeway exit – if you do not use the trash collection station, you need to take your trash all the way home.
  • You must clean out your campfire ring (ash, wood, and all) before leaving. Unburned firewood may be stacked neatly next to fire ring.

Food Drive

Scare Away Hunger this Summerween! Greeters are collecting food for the Trinity Community Pantry this year. Please remember to pack a few non-perishable food items or unused toiletries.

The Trinity Community Pantry in New Era Michigan provides 4,500 lbs of food to over 180 families every week. This area of Michigan has one of the highest hunger rates. The Greeter station will be accepting food donations throughout the event, up to 3 p.m. on exodus Sunday. Donations must be unopened and non-perishable. Cans are preferred; please, no glass. Unopened and unused toiletries are also accepted.

Event Submission Deadline

The WhatWhereWhen submission portal will close on Sunday, May 19th. Don’t wait – if you want to see your event in the schedule, you have until then to get it in!

Gate Procedure Changes

Read the updated Gate Check-In Procedure on our website. Some highlights are below.

  • Gate accepts only valid state-issued IDs or passports; we cannot accept expired IDs.
  • Register your minors! Otherwise you may get tied up at entry.
  • Smuggling someone into the event results in the ticket of each person in the vehicle being revoked without refund.

About CampfiresBurn photo, photo by Bartek

Like every year, all attendees are strongly encouraged to re-read the Survival Guide to ensure their readiness. In particular, let’s review the section on campfires. Plan your campfire accordingly!

  • Keyhole Theme Camps: Fire rings or fire on the ground is NOT allowed, but elevated burn barrels are allowed. FAST requests that all fire, other than cooking stoves, be placed on the road/path side of your camp and not put in the middle of your camp with tents and such surrounding the fire. We request, as always, that any open fire (flame effect or burn barrel) have a fire extinguisher in close proximity to the fire in case of an emergency. But please, not right next to the fire.
  • NO fire is allowed in open camping except for small propane cook stoves.

New Policies in 2019

There are multiple changes coming to Lakes of Fire this year. We will continue to link to them in the New Policies section of each news blast as they are announced. Sign up now for the Lakes Letter if you want these updates in your inbox.

    • Tickets (excluding LIT) are transferable this year!
    • We do not anticipate a fire sale for 2019
    • See the Ticketing Process Page for more

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Packed your sarcophagus?  Got your vampire-grade SPF 9000 sun screen?  Re-read the Survival Guide?  Thanks to Cabbie for an awesome job on our map!  (And Placement, and Arthub, and DPW, and the Effigy Build Team, and, and, and…)  And a huge thanks to our community for stepping up to volunteer, especially with Rangers, ESD, and Perimeter Ninjas!  A huge XOXO section for a huge Lakes Letter and it still isn’t big enough.