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Firefly 2018!  Ticket registration will open April 1.

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This year Firefly is Tues 3 July through Sunday 8 July 2018, in Vermont, with around a thousand participants.

A super short version of what to do right now is available: Tickets TL;DR.

The ticket process works similarly to last year:

  1. Each participant seeking a ticket signs up on the Firefly Ticketing website and confirms their registration by snailmailing in a signed release.
  2. After lottery registration is closed, the lottery is held on 24 April to put all registrations in random order.
  3. Ticket offers are sent to the top confirmed entries on the list, and a waitlist created for ticket turnover after that.
  4. Folks who register on the website or confirm their registration after 15 April are added to the waitlist in the order their release is received.
  5. If you have a ticket offer from the waitlist, pay for it within five days or the next person on the waitlist will get it!
  6. Tickets are non-transferable and tied to your name and birth date. If you can’t attend, you can–and should!–return your ticket for a refund so it can be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

Information about all the details of the ticketing process is on the Omnibus Ticket Information Page.

If ticket cost would keep you from participating in Firefly, you can apply for a Scholarship Ticket.

As always, send your questions, comments, concerns, and thematically-appropriate pteranodon pictures (but please, no bribes) to

From the 2017 process:

If you missed the payment deadline for your ticket offer and want to go to Firefly, log on to and hit the button to add yourself back to the waitlist.

Register online at  You’ll make an account (with your own password!) which also allows you to register online for volunteer shifts.  If you have a volunteer account from last year, you can use that.

There are no ARTifacts or Intentions this year, but you’ll still need to send your release form in the mail.  See the Postal Mail FAQ page with questions.


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