Cindy “Moonshine” - LLC
In 2008 I met an amazing group of people who introduced me to the joy of Santa and told me about Flipside which I attended in 2009, that same year I was baptized by the mud of Myshievia. 2012 I volunteered as Earth Guardian lead and LLC intern and 2013 I signed onto the NTXB LLC.
I enjoy long walks in the woods with ratcheting tools and dirty gloves. I find that immediacy is the principal I strive for the most. "Overcoming barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience." I have learned more by volunteering and participating in this community than any paying job. Thank you!
Patrick Nameless - LLC
Hi I’m Patrick “Nameless.” I’ve been an NTXB LLC Member since 2011. My first Burn was Flipside 2001 followed by Burning Man 2001. I have attended almost every Myschievia. I am a strong proponent for more art at Myschievia and at other burns, I typically volunteer in safety related roles. In my default world I have a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and twenty combined years of programming experience. I hope to continue contributing to our sustainability long after I leave my position on the LLC.
General Malaise (Chad) - LLC
I camped with C.O.L.D. Camp at my first several burns, beginning in 2009. I am a founding member of the latest iteration of Chupacabra Policia (version 3.0).
Vern “Soccer Mom” - LLC
SoccerMom is the result of a Y2K bug that 'accidentally' fell into a barrel of radioactive rum. For years, she enlisted kids into the short-lived and everlasting Soup Soccer Leauge, a real sports cult hiding in plain sight, masquerading as real people involved in the not-cult known as Flipside, and mostly just playing volleyball and 'tennis'. Residing in the City of Lost Dreams, a crack team of sports drink researchers were soon testing products on estranged appliances and abandonded TV sets tossed to the curb like so much rotten meat. Soon, this art was to be melded with certain prank sciences stolen from Corporate life. This led to the creation of the infernal 40 oz. beverage product known as NTXB, LLC in 2005. Declaring themselves Myschievians, the poor souls who tested this product were mutated far beyond 'default' levels. All of the researchers 'accidentaly' drank the product during the original taste test challenge, having been told it was Gatorade. The experience compelled them to start a new sports cult known as Myschievia. SoccerMom continued her recruiting efforts at the coaching level for years, and you can tell that she's been drinking the stuff the whole time. Try explaining Robert's rules of order to her and she'll probably spill exotic research drinks on your menfolk miming a drooling soccer ball and ranting about the good ol' Soups.
I'm Curtis, aka Workboot. Burner since The Tree of Life and member of Gypsy Steam Circus. I volunteer with MEATS and Rangers on site and am a member of Batcave. They don't call me Workboot for no reason!
Hi, I'm Geo. I've been burning since 2002 and am one of the founders of Myschievia. This year I'm on the Batcave and helping with Rangers. I'm either at Ranger HQ being part of the solution, or at the Chupacabra Policia being part of the problem.
My name is Jen Binsley, I go by Jen :) I was introduced to the burn community by my boyfriend at the time (now husband) when he brought me to Flipside 2012. I did not really have much preparation other than it was a fun time with like-minded people and our camp (Eat My Meat) smoked a ton of meat and fed all of the happy people. I had a blast and have been attending ever since! I have been to Flipsides, Myschievias, FreezerBurns, Burning Mans, and one Apogaea. Outside of Batcave I work as a licensed counselor. I spend my free time relaxing at home, baking, reading, singing bad karaoke, and currently preparing for the arrival of the first Binsley baby. I love this community because it has given me an opportunity to grow as a person, both in my interactions with others as well as through volunteering and organizing charity events. I love that every event I attend I meet someone new that I can connect with. I love the sense of camaraderie I feel at burns. I love that I have found a group of weirdos just like me. If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me, I have resting bitch face but I am really a nice person :)
Taylor is a member of Batcave and an active Ranger. He often makes jellyfish light art installations and can be seen riding around in a glowing golf cart. His main focus is on conflict mediation and working to help ensure that decentralized systems of organization account for everyone's voice.
Michael “Doom Cookie” - Batcave Member
Hello, My name is Michael. I also go by Doom Cookie. I am a relatively new member to Burner Society. I’m a non-voting member of the Batcave and Earth Guardian Lead for Myschievia 2015. My interests include history, music, craft beer, making pretty goddamn good cookies and handing them out, and solemnly swearing that I am up to no good. During the Burn I can be found wandering around checking out the camps or over at Gypsy Steam Circus. If you have any questions or problems please feel free to come up and talk to me at any time. If I can’t be of assistance I will find somebody who will be.
Road Rash - Batcave Quartermaster
Been part of the burn community since my first event, Flipside - Down the Rabbit Hole, May of 2002. Been going to Flipside ever since with only one miss. I started out rangering in 2005, but switched over to perimeter (Guardians) by 2007 or 2008.
We made the journey out to BM in 2006, and again in 2009...Great experience, everyone should try it once or twice...but my heart lies with the smaller, regional burns...more intimate, more personal, more variety of environment.
We helped start Gateway Burn its first year, and returned during its 3rd season, at different locations.
We were part of the first year of Oblivium in Oklahoma this year, and we had a blast...we expect big things from them next year!
I have been part of Myschievia since the initial meeting at Lee Harvey's back in January, 2005, when we got a look at the USGS topo map of Hap Hazard & Lady Iron Grace's family land out in East Texas...looked like a great place for a burn to begin! We spent the summer clearing brush and cedar from the hilltop to prepare for the best burn ever! And in October, 2005, Myschieivia was born...under a burn ban! But, we learned a lot, (ate a lot of awesome Chicken Fried Steak at Mary's Cafe' in Strawn, TX) and the next year, our trusty land owners purchased new land (Armadillo Acres) at the present location, and there we have been ever since.
The first couple of years, we had no real infrastructure of our own...everything was borrowed personal equipment from the core group, or from friends. As we began to acquire "stuff", I began to store it in my garage. I was Site Ops coordinator from before it was even a position, going out to the land sometime in August, setting up our camp at that time, and there it sat until after the event in October... I love that land, and have been out to nearly every work weekend to help carve out our event space, year after year.
Geo & I got married at UnrulyMan, Myschievia 2007. That was truly spectacular! One of the best burns we have ever had. (personally biased, of course!)
My Myschievia responsibilities have ranged from pre- and post-event Site Ops, Load Out and Transport, as well as work weekends, event Site Ops, Parking, Ice Sales, perimeter, and night gate closure...in the early years, all of those at the same time!
In 2012, we split out ice sales, and 2013, Gregor took over Site Ops. I have remained as Inventory Quartermaster, but am looking at this year as my last. I think we finally have enough people in the mix that I can step back without fearing that something will be left undone.
Member of the North Texas burn community since 2004, loud talking prankster who was coerced to participate by interested parties who told him that he should create a sound department to police himself, since he kept bringing the biggest sound system.
As a graduate student in counseling he became a volunteer for the fledgling sanctuary team in its second year, and took over as lead of that department until moving to Austin two years later. He currently holds no lead role but is working closely with the 2015 lead because they're both hilarious people who enjoy each other's company and it's fun to have projects.
For something like five-ish (honestly he has no idea) years he has served as a representative for the community in batcave. In 2014 he announced his move to Austin, and in 2015 he stepped down as a voting member and was voted in as the first officially appointed Batcave spy, tasked with surveillance, asset development, and counter espionage in the Austin and surrounding area.
“Major Tom” - Batcave, Graphics Lead, Survival Guide Lead
An adventurer and Aletheia-naut from a parallel universe, this vibrant & rubenesque humanoid is usually encountered 'skyclad'—which is like naked without shame, while armored invisibly, unencumbered, in the mantle of the heavens. Chaotic Good and forthright, this admitted servant of Love and Light & so-called Champion of Hope is utterly ridiculous, a Fool in the classic sense, and more than enough Idiot for a score of villages, even an entire province. Frequently described as "One of the nicest people I have ever met," Tom oft responds "Well you should get out more- let me introduce you around!" To hear him speak, there is something to love in EVERYONE, and everyone we meet has something valuable to teach. Major Tom's super-powers include eyes to see the Beauty which emanates from all things, all of Creation, each passing moment outlined: luminous in silver linings. Were that not enough, this simple creature is a limitless radiant source of unconditional Love and Light. His kindness kinda contagious, he’ll whisper “Love is an action verb!”
Approach this subject with caution: Consenting to his hugs might get your costume sweaty; more disastrously, a true HUG may transform you, changing you forever into a hugger (which you’ll only do with consent.) Prolonged exposure to the Major’s radiation and blasphemous ideas could result in mental mutations, such as increased empathy, pronoia, optimismania, remote viewing, alignment change (toward Good and Chaos), chronic obsessive altruism, and anti-materialism.