i think you might be in luck.
i've given up on trying to sell my two tickets, and after reading your post to my future wife (who i met at the burn last year) she thinks you're the derserving recipient of these tickets.
all i ask is that one day, maybe you could put us up on the way to / from the burn in years to come? i guess from your message that you live near the desert. we live in the UK and having both been to the burn a couple of times, we'll certainly be going back there one day. i'm sure that having a friendly face on the way to black rock city when that time comes will definitely be a benefit! it's a mission to get to the desert regardless, but when you're travelling across the world to get there, it makes it even harder. having a staging point for future trips to the burn, with a fellow burner, would be worth the $700 odd i've spent on these tickets...
this year, after lots and lots of chat, we decided we just couldn't afford the trip to the states (still getting over it financially from last year - it's expensive flying from london to come to a party in the desert!) But we made the decision too late, and now everyone who's scared of the dust is trying to sell their tickets. so in the spirit of the burn, rather than spend any more time screwing about the lost money, i thought it much more positive to gift these tickets to someone who would really appreciate them...
if you're interested still, email me at email@example.com
and we can chat further. my tickets are at will call and i think it's easy enough to transfer them into your name.