Applications are NOW OPEN for BitF 2017 Theme Camps

Are you a Theme Camp? Are you all kinds of excited for Bitf 2017, getting your decor on, figuring out your parties, bedazzling your costumes, detailing your gifts, but wondering “when do I apply for my Theme Camp Status?”
NOW would be that time.
Click the link below and fill out the fancy form, and remember: you have until *March 19th* to be considered for Directed Tickets, and *May 26th* to have your theme camp placed by Placement.
If you have questions, send ’em to:
[email protected]
Allison & Yvonne – Theme Camp Leads
JAMZ! Ass. Producer, Curation.

An Update from the Registration/Ticketing Team

Greetings from the BitF 2017 Registration Team,

Fuelled by our endless pursuit of perfection (and a variety of craft beer), we have been working tirelessly on this year’s ticketing plan and have finally emerged from our stewed planning sessions to share with you all what we have in store.

Tonight we are pleased to announce a high level overview of the official BitF 2017 Registration Plan. There are still a lot of details forthcoming, but we wanted to get this out to you as early as possible so you can mark your calendars with these important dates.

The plan is similar to last year’s and is split into 4 sales:

    • Directed Tickets Sale – Opens Sunday April 9th
      • For producers, art projects, theme camps to distribute tickets to their volunteers for this year’s festival.
      • 2016 Volunteer Pre Sale – Sunday April 16th – Friday April 21st
      • Limited pool sale open to volunteers from last year.
    • Main Sale – Saturday April 22nd @ 9 AM
      • For individuals who are certain that they will not be receiving a directed ticket.
      • Split into three phases: pre-registration, reservation, and purchase.
      • Pre-registration required: Open from Saturday April 8th – Friday April 21st.
  • Last Minute Sale – Mid June
    • All unused tickets will be available in this final sale.

We are still working on our FAQ, ticket numbers, links to purchase pages and final details so please hold off on on any questions or concerns you might have!

Our team will be communicating regularly with those looking to purchase tickets and ticket holders. You should expect information from us every other week, so please check the website or your email often!

For now, just stay tuned, and expect to see a full plan, with FAQ from our team by the end of February.

BitF 2017 Registration
Arthur, Curtis, Nat, Chris & Fabian – Team GSD

Leadership Roles Still Available!

There are several key volunteer production roles that still need to be filled for BitF 2017. Check out the organisation chart and fill in the short form at the link below to step up. Now is your chance to implement all those brilliant ideas you have for BitF!

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Leadership Form.

Also, a reminder that the BitF 2017 Discussion group is now active on Facebook. Come join in the conversation about theme camps, art, kids at the event, and more! If you are not on Facebook, don’t worry as all important information regarding the event will still be posted here on the website as well.

— Markus (Communications Lead)

BitF Town Hall – Monday, March 27

A reminder that the 2017 BitF Town Hall is coming up on Monday, March 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC) in the Grandview Room.

There will be lots of information on this year’s event and we’ll be voting on a theme and effigy! Also, if you are looking to get involved with production, a theme camp, or art project, you should be there.

Facebook event link is below. You may need to join the 2017  BitF discussion group (which you should do anyway! ) to see the event.

Come join the discussion in the BitF 2017 group:

And then RSVP for the Town Hall:

— Markus (Communications Lead)

BitF 2017 Facebook group

With Burn in the Forest 2017 confirmed for July 13-16 at Cheam Fishing Village campground, your volunteer production staff has been busy laying the groundwork for the event.

The website will be the main point of access for information regarding Burn in the Forest 2017. It is being currently updated with 2017-specific information and we hope to have it ready for you soon. In the meantime, we have created a new group for this year’s event to facilitate discussions about theme camps, tickets, and anything related to the event itself. Please join if you are planning to attend BitF 2017 and direct discussions here:

Having a group specific to the year has a number of benefits, including privacy for posts, active discussions remaining at the top of the group, and that the group continues to remain easily accessible for discussion after the event. There are a number of other elements that make things easier for the volunteers managing things behind the scenes as well. We will still post major announcements to the both the general BitF group and the discussion group, but your main contact point for all event info will be the website.

A reminder that the Burn in the Forest Town Hall meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2017 at the Trout Lake Community Centre, likely at 7pm. More details to follow.

Ticket sales are tentatively scheduled for April, but details are still being finalized.

Thanks everyone,

Markus (Communications Lead)