AntiM, I'm trying to figure out a way for Oregon burners to set up our own regional volunteer hub. The org is going the computer route and having problems.
I think it would be better to have a mechanism for burners to get together and trade tickets face to face, or just talking to each other over Skype, or just the telephone. It involves transfer of money so brains other than mine would have to be involved, but, here's the thing:
If we can find grass-roots, burner-style ways for actual burners to get tickets to actual burners, we can monkey-wrenching the internet scalpers.
Unfortunately, just hooking up with people who have extras is turning into a popularity contest: People who ordered additional tickets get to sell them to whomever they want. On the flipside, the Sparkle Pony ratio will be at an all-time high because, hey, who's gonna sell their only spare ticket to the fat, nerdy couple or some guy from Prineville?
I'm trying to figure out where I can go to find out what I can do to help. It might be the only way I'm able to participate this year.
Burning Man Winner, 2012
"The Red Baron is smart.. He never spends the whole night dancing and drinking root beer.. "-Snoopy, WWI Flying Ace