About FZB

FreezerBurn Texas is a Central Texas winter regional arts event and community experiment. We have decided to move forward with FreezerBurn 2022. See below for more details. 

October 17, 2021 update:

Hey, folks. Quicket accidentally closed the lottery early. It’s open again now, and we’re extending the window an additional 24 hours. To enter the lottery, go to https://bit.ly/FZB22lottery.

October 3, 2021 update:

Hey, folks. Here’s more information about the items we covered during our virtual Town Hall. 

First of all, we are moving forward with trying to hold a January 2022 FreezerBurn. It would be held Jan. 14-17 on Valkyrie Ranch in Paige. 

Thank you to the 400 of y’all who participated in the community survey, here’s what we learned: 

  • 47% support waiting until 2024 or later to resume FreezerBurn. 
  • 68% support temporarily scaling back the number of tickets as a safety measure. 
  • 80% support requiring testing at gate. 
  • 80% support requiring proof of vaccination to purchase tickets. 

Based on y’all’s feedback, we are requiring that participants are fully vaccinated (two doses plus two weeks) before they can purchase tickets–with medical exceptions. Participants in in-person pre-event activities (like work weekends, build days, or Hypothermia) will also need to be fully vaccinated. For medical exceptions, email board@fzbtx.com. More on vaccine verification below.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Town Hall and helped us select the theme for “the next FreezerBurn!” Without further ado, it is: Weird Science!

Tickets

Due to the large demand indicated by the community survey, we will institute a lottery for General Tickets this event cycle. The General Ticket lottery is now open. You may enter it until midnight on Sunday, Oct. 17. To enter the lottery, go to https://bit.ly/FZB22lottery.

If selected in the lottery, you will need a vaccine-verified email address for each ticket you purchase. We recommend starting the VaxYes verification process no later than Thursday, Oct. 14, to ensure you are verified in time to purchase tickets.

Art Tickets are sold out.

There will be some changes to the cost of tickets this year. General Tickets will be $125, and Art Tickets will be $200. We are doing away with Vehicle Passes, but you will need a $25 RV Pass to bring any vehicle over 25 feet into the event.

For Minor Tickets (age 5-17) or Child Tickets (age 0-4), email tickets@fzbtx.com

Vaccine Verification

We are using VaxYes for vaccine verification. Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Have your CDC vaccine card and a photo ID ready
    • We recommend you take pictures first and crop them. Size limits apply.
  • On your mobile device, go to https://bit.ly/FZBvax. (If you plan on going to an in-person, pre-event activity, please use https://bit.ly/FZBvolvax.) This process only takes a few minutes.
  • You’ll receive an email from tickets@fzbtx.com confirming you are verified and with a link to the Quicket ticketing site. Use the same email address for VaxYes as your Quicket ticket purchase so we can verify your status. You will need a verified email address for each ticket you purchase. (These are batched each day, so stay tuned! If you aren’t finding the email, be sure to check your spam folder.)

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Important Note 

In December, we will reevaluate conditions, both in terms of the status of the pandemic and how we’re looking in terms of the volunteer base and volunteer signups. We’ll meet with our volunteer leaders and decide whether to proceed with the event. Other reasons why we might cancel in December include if we’re at Stage 4 or 5 in Austin or other major Texas metro areas, local/state/federal prohibitions on large gatherings, etc.

If we’re moving forward, we’ll also decide whether or not to sell any additional tickets. This decision will depend heavily on volunteerism, so please spread the word! Nominate yourself or others for leadership roles: https://bit.ly/FZB22noms. Sign up to volunteer here: https://bit.ly/FZB22vol.

If we do cancel, we will not refund tickets but rather roll them over to our next event. You are able to sell and transfer your ticket. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us at board@fzbtx.com.

September 2021 update:

Mark your calendars! We’re having a Virtual Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 1 pm.

We had an incredible response to our community survey—more than 400 submissions! Thank you for your feedback. We listened to what you had to say, and we’re going to announce the results of the survey at the meeting—as well as the path we’re charting because of it. 

We’ll also pick a theme for “the next FreezerBurn” during Town Hall. Got an idea you want to present? Email news@fzbtx.com and let us know to help us plan.

You can join the virtual town hall here.

August 2021 update:

We know you’re anxiously awaiting news about FreezerBurn 2022, and the answer is we’re still continuing to monitor conditions. We also need to hear from you, our community, before we make a final decision. 

It is important for us to get a pulse on how we can all work together to make everyone feel safe at future burns. FreezerBurn doesn’t happen without you.

Please take five minutes to complete our anonymous survey at fzbtx.com/community-survey. We will use your feedback to figure out next steps. Look for an announcement around the first of October.

In the meantime, we’re continuing to work behind the scenes to organize and plan so we can return even stronger. One way we’re doing this is reevaluating our communications channels. (We now have a Twitter, @fzbtx_news!)

Thank you for being part of our community, and for your continued support.

Also: Our hearts are with the Louisiana community. If you’re looking to volunteer, reach out to Burners Without Borders Austin at facebook.com/atxbwb.

July 2021 update:

A decision about FreezerBurn 2022 has not yet been made. We’re monitoring conditions and speaking with members of the community as well as our volunteer leaders and various experts. We will make an announcement around the first of September.

A decision about FreezerBurn 2022 has not yet been made. We’re monitoring conditions and speaking with members of the community as well as our volunteer leaders and various experts. We will make an announcement around the first of September.

If you have the means and inclination, we also currently have a fundraiser open at articexpedition.org/fundraiser to help us cover costs associated with having to reschedule ARTic Expedition twice, due to the insurrection and then the devastating winter storm. This will also close July 10. (Already given? Check back for newly-added goodies!)

If you’re looking for something to do, consider this: FreezerBurn has traditionally had an amazingly high volunteerism rate, but we’d need to double down to make this burn feasible. If you want to do something to try and make it happen, think on what department you might like to volunteer with. Ping leads you’ve worked within the past, or reach out to new ones. Let them know you’re on board. (Not sure which group to volunteer with? Contact the Volunteerz Team at af-volunteer@fzbtx.com and they can help you find the right fit.) Burnout is real, and the next burn we stand up will be a little extra challenging.

By the way, if you purchased tickets to ARTic Expedition but did not make it to the land, email tickets@fzbtx.com by July 10 if you want your event swag.

Contact us: board@fzbtx

Facebook: FreezerBurn Texas

Twitter: @fzbtx_news

Oh, and if you happen to be looking for the FreezerBurn Alberta, a Canadian Regional Burn: Their website is at http://www.freezerburn.org. We are not associated with that event, but we have common values and names. It’s a small world, after all.