Changes and improvements are afoot for ticket sales to Burning Man 2012! Here's the overview:
2011 provided two compelling reasons to change how tickets are sold: a challenging ticket launch day, and then, our first-ever sold-out event. Before the Man even fell in BRC, we got busy with a deep examination of our processes and technology - and of new ideas, some of them straight from your feedback - to figure out how to provide successful, smooth ticket sales in 2012.
The big news: tickets to Burning Man 2012 will be offered via a random selection system. This solution offers a two-fold benefit: it eliminates the annual ticket sales rush by spreading out registration over time (no more sitting in "line" all day, no more getting kicked out of the queue, no sudden unwieldy server demand!) -- and it begins to address the challenges of scarcity. We are also intent upon creating a balance of opportunity across a few months time.
Additional Details Can Be Found Here
Information about pre-sales, the Main Sale (random selection), Secondary Sale (open ticket sales), and reduced price programs (low income/scholarship) can be found at the link above.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE.