When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

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When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:58 am

I've checked around the forums and the FAQ, and I didn't see it in my placement confirmation email. Would rather not pester my placement guy. Does anyone know when the early entry passes will be distributed? If I recall correctly, they're either barcodes or some numerical code and each member of the camp that arrives early will need on in-hand, correct?

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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:01 am

Sometimes they come early, sometimes they come while you are already on your way to the Playa.

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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:07 am

Expect them to be distributed in mid-August.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:08 am

Just like you expect your ticket to go out last weekend.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby CornMan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:36 am

trilobyte wrote:Expect them to be distributed in mid-August.


What does that translate into BMORG 2012 language?
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby illy dilly » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:39 am

Zeke Chaparral wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Expect them to be distributed in mid-August.


What does that translate into BMORG 2012 language?

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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:49 pm

Thanks, guys. Didnt know they came so late. Not worried -- all the stuff I've worried about so far has worked out, and I'll have Reverend Bloodshot on speeddial in case anything blows up ;)
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby SnowBlind » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:45 am

MacGlenver wrote:If I recall correctly, they're either barcodes or some numerical code and each member of the camp that arrives early will need on in-hand, correct?


And yes, they are a barcode. Your camp can distribute them among the members. Each barcode gets scanned and can only be used once (obviously).
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby ultraaman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:26 pm

Related question - when will be be notified how many early entry passes we will be getting? We've got people who will be coming from different parts of the country so the total count is important.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby MacGlenver » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:47 pm

I had an email exchange with my placement dude and asked for our number to be increased and got a thumbs up. I'm guessing if you got placed you will get the number your requested.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby DrYes » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:16 pm

They're really good about accommodating placed camps, but prefer that you only ask for passes for people you need to be there to help setup camp/art, not just to hang out.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:48 pm

And don't forget kids, sometimes after you get out there the Early pass barcode doesn't work at the gate!!!!!!
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby shykat » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:01 pm

ultraaman wrote:Related question - when will be be notified how many early entry passes we will be getting? We've got people who will be coming from different parts of the country so the total count is important.


You should of been told when the first placement email came stating you were placed. At least thats how it worked with our camp.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:02 am

ultraaman wrote:Related question - when will be be notified how many early entry passes we will be getting? We've got people who will be coming from different parts of the country so the total count is important.


Your theme camp coordinator should have specified the number you were requesting in the placement questionnaire several months ago. When placement was announced, your placer most likely also confirmed whether or not you would be granted early arrival and if so how many. Have your coordinator re-read the placement email. Carefully. If nothing was in there, he or she should contact your placer.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby Galaxo Magic » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:56 am

ok, ok, so we have our EA's, but 3 of our build crew is on Will Call, so they can not get their Will Call tickets until Noon on August 22?

I guess they will have to hang out there while the others go in from the long drive, cause they plan on arriving really early on Wednesday. It takes us 5 days to build that camp and MV. I hope the weather holds, but if not, it's BURNING MAN!!!!! woohoo!!!!!!!!!
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby Shaman-n-KK » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:50 am

"Hey _____ theme camp, I wanna come party, I mean help 'work' for your camp for set up or whatever, and I know I've never met you but you can learn all about me from my private FB profile and my anonymous email addy...but can I get an early entry pass from you?"

And so it begins!

Apparently, I'm a negative/angry/piece of dog shit/sad loser/no friends/begging for campers (wha?) for my pathetic miserable camp for calling this guy out. He also asked my not to contact him again...which is pretty funny, considering the pleasantries summarized above what he contacted me for.

Sigh. Can't we put these jerks on blast? I'm assuming he was a NARC or something, and there's no way we'd jeopardize early entry access for the hard-working people who actually help us set-up over this guy!
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Per email from Placement on July 24:

EARLY ARRIVAL CHANGES FOR 2012

Soon, you will receive early arrival passes via email, but instead of those pesky PDF attachments, you will receive a unique web link address for each of your passes. You may distribute the passes after you have printed them, or you may simply distribute the link addresses for printing by your recipients. But don't distribute multiple copies of the same pass! Once a pass is scanned at the Gate, it is no longer good.


They really discourage theme camp members from entering any earlier than Wednesday at NOON. The Good Reverend Bloodshot tells me all the basic services will just be getting settled on that day.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby veleda » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:01 pm

Just want to say Props to Shaman for his snark on the EA "helper" trolls.

Every year they start pounding on my door..not part of camp.. noone knows them.. but ya they want to come early and help build.. and can we send them an EA pass.. one time I gave in after they said all sorts of awesome things about their build skills... I was like..maybe this is the way they want to contribute.. NEVER SAW THEM.

We are very weary with EA pass requests even within our camp... as we've had friends and friends of friends show up and do little. Everyone now has to be recommended by someone who is a 'tried and true' build crew member.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:29 am

It's worth pointing out that buying, selling, trading, or gifting early arrival passes (especially to people who are not a part of your camp or project) is not allowed. Placement has been known to come down hard on the camps they catch playing games, so please distribute them carefully.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:51 am

Got my early arrival pass email yesterday with all requested passes approved, in case anyone is curious.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:41 am

If you think you got your EA passes already, think again!!!

Placement ✆ placement@burningman.com
1:07 PM (1 minute ago)

to placement-news.
WELCOME TO EARLY ARRIVALS 2.0

We need to apologize and tell you that our first transmission of early arrival passes have all been voided!

Although we pre-tested the process, we heard from so many camps who struggled, especially on the Windows platform,
with the links and experienced empty downloads. For this reason and to enhance security, we have voided all the passes
that have gone out. We wanted to tell you now to stop distributing what you were able to download, and stand by for your
new set of replacement passes.

Tools for unzipping the compressed files:

On Windows machines the program 7zip at http://www.7-zip.org/ seems to work expanded these compressed files.
Look for additional tips in the email accompanying your replacement passes.

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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby HandJamMasterC » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:43 pm

I got that email right after I finished printing all of our passes ! :evil:
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby MacGlenver » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Yup. Passes canceled. Hope they get the new ones out soon
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby XnightmarekittenX » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:34 pm

Is it too late to request a couple more passes?
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby XnightmarekittenX » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:38 pm

I know it's cutting it really close but we weren't sure of exactly how many we needed to set up the camp in time until recently. I already emailed my placer a couple times but no reply and I'm slightly worried because most of us early goers are car pooling and it's crucial that we get enough. :-/.
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby lemur » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:49 pm

so are you padding your early arrival figures to suit the car pooling?

i.e. extra people getting in early just because theyll be in the car/driving it ?
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:55 pm

yea, sometimes it happens, Lemur....

But those of us that are responsible camps, don't refill their umbrella drinks until we get and ounce of sweat off of them..... :evil:
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby lemur » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:15 pm

its not as if i wouldnt/havnt approved of such things.


but considering we've got way more work to do than people i guess its not so bad ;-)


kinda makes me wonder what those people who have no camp and ask for early entry plan to do out there!
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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:20 pm

hehe... yea, I saw it one year.... Their art was at least 3/4-built before they had to tear it down on Monday......

Such is "It goes up... then must come down"..... Gawd I love this place.... :D


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Re: When do Early Entry Passes get Distributed?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:47 pm

Yes, I think it is too late to be making early arrival requests. Ideally of course you want to put a realistic number on your questionnaire before you hit the submit button. If it's a reasonable request, placement tries to help camps out but those requests need to be in shortly after your placement is announced. It's an adventure in logistics!
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