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Euphorians - The Flashpoint BOD and Event Leadership Team regret to inform you that the efforts to relocate to a new property have failed. Not through malevolence, incompetence, or conflict, but purely because of the demands and hazards of having only a week to work with.

I want to take a moment even in darkness to give the spotlight to our *outstanding* public works team, who were able to physically move all the Burn infrastructure to the potential new site that we had lined up, and Placement Team that mapped out new locations for everything that would have been raised. This was an incredible task that they performed with speed, organization and professionalism the likes of which would have been impressive if they were vendors and is astounding for volunteers.

We encountered an enormously accommodating and courteous set of local officials. However even their ability to act on our behalf was restrained by the same structure and bylaws that keeps us accountable to all of you, and we weren’t able to get the necessary sign-offs in place in a timeframe we were willing to leave the burn in the air for. We considered rescheduling, but it simply would not have been feasible (over and above being an extreme disservice to you the community).

The new location is still very much workable, and we haven’t given up on the viability of the site we had in Chattooga either. We are briefly beaten but enduringly unbroken, and ready to push harder tomorrow. As long as all of you support us, there will always be new events and new opportunities. We will build faster than others can tear down, and we will take care of the people who support us.

As for those of you who have invested in us, refunds will be available for tickets within the next few weeks, and Art Grant awards will not be withheld or requested back. We *will* be coming back, and we hope to have you there with us.

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Scholarship tickets

Would you like to attend, but the ticket price is out of your range?  We are able to provide 20 scholarship tickets this year.  If you would like one, head over to the Scholarship Tickets page and check it out!

Team Leads Announced Soon

Deadline for applying for a Team Lead position is Feb 1.  Check out the requirements in the Teams menu above, and come be an action hippie with us!

Application here.

Euphoria Event Committee Announced

Event Lead: HBomb
Assistant Event Lead:  Chas

Fire Safety

  • Ruiner Emeritus Lead
  • Tarek, Co-Lead


  • Weatherman, coLead
  • Bells , CoLead


  • Biggles
  • Adam

Tranquility Base

  • Nadia
  • Grace Stone

Burn Perimeter


Public Works

  •  Bubbles, Lead
  •  Forgotten, CoLead


  • Red Spinach
  • Gwenevere


  • Daniel Labrador




  • Slice


  • Daniel Labrador


  • French Chris


  • Mikie, Team Lead
  • Deanna, Asst. Team Lead


  • Ashe Ida-Claire


  • Dale




  • Jules

Survival Guide

  • Elegant

Pocket Guide

  • Elegant


  • Dale


  • Earnie Law




  • Ashley Woods







Join the Flashpoint Board of Directors!

As our “events year” comes to a close, Flashpoint Artists Initiative begins its search for community members to fill two Board of Directors seats, each serving a two-year term.

The Board of Directors is currently composed of five members: Dusty Graham (term ending December 2017), Aislinn McEarchern (term ending December 2016), Rebecca Rea (term ending December 2017), Anna Stroup (Safari Anna) (term ending December 2016) and Michelle Waymire (term ending December 2017). Aislinn and Anna’s seats will open up at the end of the year, and we thank them for their service.

Role: The role of a director of our board is not an easy position, but it is a very important one. The board as a whole - and its members individually - are answerable for everything that FAI does and how those things are accomplished. They are responsible for the ongoing strategic planning of the organization, as well as tactical measures such as contracts, insurance, land procurement, legal paperwork, communications, community outreach, and financial oversight.

While the Board of Directors is not directly involved in planning the events, they are responsible for building and maintaining the vision of the organization, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of Flashpoint Artists Initiative.Beyond that, the Board of Directors are caretakers and trustholders of our community and its welfare. It is a board member’s job to examine, contemplate and have an opinion on all operations of FAI, from responding to complaints from community members to creating and writing FAI policy.

Qualifications: While not a requirement, It is helpful if you have experience in marketing, technology implementation, finances, HR or law. However, you do not have to have been on the Board of Directors of another organization to run for these positions or have a professional job title. Along with passion for the year-round management of the Org, members must possess two essential qualities: integrity and an open mind.

Time Commitment: Members are required to attend monthly meetings, as well as serve on two board-level committees and keep current on email correspondence. There may be additional weekly meetings, if needed. The average time commitment is 4-6 hours per week. Board of Directors terms last two years.

Important dates:

  • Nominations are open until November 25
  • Community voting for Board of Directors is open November 26 - December 13
  • Meet the Candidates Town Hall: December 9
  • Election results will be announced: December 15

If you are interested in running for a board seat, please fill out the nomination form. **Please note, a community member cannot serve as an ELT while also serving as a Board member.**

Board Meeting May 15th

The May meeting of the Board of Directors of Flashpoint Artists Initiative will be Sunday, May 15th from 2pm-4pm at 422 Virginia Place Southeast, Marietta, Georgia 30067.  Flashpoint Board meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Final details

As they happen.


Print your waivers!

You can help Euphoria by printing your waiver in advance and filling it out.  Bringing them with you to the gate will get you through faster.

2016 Adult Waiver

2016 Minor Waiver (to be filled out by legal guardian)

This year you can also participate in our "Tag and Release" program by registering children.  The parent and child will each get a wristband with a number, and we will record your camp location and any medical or allergy information you provide.  In the event of a lost or found child, this info can help us reunite familes much faster.

Welcome to The Hinterlands

We are less than 75 days away from the inaugural gate opening at the Lavender Farm. Given that we have chosen to embark upon a grand journey to a new and exciting homeland, it seemed fitting and proper to give further introductions of said land to the community, for your planning pleasure.

As of now, the land is a virgin burner. It is a clean face, or as some might say, a tabula rasa, lacking in defined neighborhoods or area names. Some of these names will come with time and with your experiences; others will be assigned by necessity as city planning is done by the Events Committee.

Others may be arbitrarily chosen. As such, we present to you:

The Hinterlands!




plural noun: Hinterlands

1. the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks.

"early settlers were driven from the coastal areas into the Hinterlands"

synonyms: backwoods, backwater, wilds, wilderness, bush, back of beyond, backcountry; More

-an area surrounding a town or port and served by it.

"the city had grown prosperous by exploiting its local western Hinterlands"

2. an area lying beyond what is visible or known.

"in the Hinterlands of his mind these things rose, dark and ominous"

The Hinterlands is a pine forest located beyond the Big L field and what has been lovingly called the Sliver. It is approximately 56 acres of row after row of planted young pine trees. It is entirely unnatural, and the layout of the trees combined with the sheer number of them create a juxtaposition of humankind and nature. The resulting effect garners mixed emotions, ranging from "spooky" to "amazing."

The Hinterlands occupies more space than the Main Field and the Deep End combined at Cherokee Farms. Once you enter the forest, everywhere you turn looks exactly the same. The young trees are so similar that they are poor landmarks. They stand around you in a grid pattern, offering you no guidance whatsoever about which way is out.

The floor of the forest is carpeted with years’ worth of dry pine needles. The sounds of steps are mutedby the needles, and everything seems more quiet…until you hear the random snaps in the distance, the source of which you cannot see.

The Hinterlands is a place of beauty and wonder, but it presents a new set of challenges for us as acommunity. Burners tend to wander, and wandering far into the Hinterlands could easily result in missing hippies. Also, dry pine straw burns like crazy.

Some ideas have been tossed around about how to keep us safe, and how to keep the Hinterlands safefrom us. Ideas so far have included various means of marking trails within the Hinterlands in such a way that the markers can be seen from all directions at night.

The most definite change from years’ past is this: fire will absolutely not be allowed in the Hinterlands.

We hope that the reasons for this are obvious. This is a glow only zone.

While the Org has plans for helping assure everyone’s safety in this newfound land-beyond, the community will need to help. It is absolutely essential that you let people know if you’re going into the Hinterlands, and for you to take a buddy. And if you see any sign of fire in there whatsoever, please put it out. If it is a fire you feel uncomfortable handling, call for Fire Safety.

The Hinterlands will be open for exploration, hammocks, and art projects. We encourage you to go andenjoy it! It’s a really great place to be! But please try to be responsible and respectful of the area, and take care of each other while doing so.

Ranger Training Dates

Flashpoint Rangers are going to be holding two trainings before Euphoria, and two more during the burn.

Atlanta Training will be Sunday, March 13th from 2-5pm.  Location:  712 Blake Ave SE, Atlanta 30316.  (Facebook event)

Lavender Farms Training will be Saturday, April 2nd from 11am to 3pm.  This will be on our new land so you get a sneak preview.  Lavender Farms is about 75 miles east of Atlanta, so this one involves a bit of travel.  Use the Facebook Event to organize carpools. 

Euphoria Trainings will be Thursday April 28th and Friday April 29th at 3pm.  Locations to be determined.

The Effigy Burns In (Wks/Days/Hrs/Min/Sec)