Last minute SOAK wisdom from the oracles

This may be the last announcement you receive before a great number of us depart to Tygh Valley for SOAK*2017: Superstition. This is our thirteenth SOAK, and we’re anticipating great things! The White River will run red with blood, frogs will rain from the sky, locusts, famine, overflowing parking, crowning portos! As a protective ritual…

Theme Camps and Art!

The spirit world is big on vagaries. “You’ll meet a tall, handsome stranger.” “A new business opportunity will present itself.” What’s that about? At SOAK, we like our omens with some specificity! We know it’s bad luck to see the bride before the wedding, but surely it’s okay to at least know her name? In…

SOAK ticket sales have concluded

The second and final SOAK ticket sale has concluded. In a scenario familiar to people who attempt to purchase tickets to the playa, we sold out in under five minutes. The server changes we made handled the load extraordinarily better than was the case in the first sale. Regardless, the speed with which tickets were…

Main Sale #1 debrief

tl, dr: We know the first sale was rough! We’re working on the technology snafus and plan to make the next one better! SOAK*2017 Ticket Sale #2 April 29 10:00 am PDT We had significant server issues with Main Sale #1 tonight. In the coming days, we will be analyzing the various error reports and…

Tell Someone’s Fortune

Some believe that fortunes can be read in the stars, in tarot cards, in tea leaves, or even in chicken entrails. If your crystal ball is especially clear, please share the fortune you see for some unnamed SOAK participant. We will consult the cosmos to determine the ideal recipient for your fortune. Have the fates…

Happy Groundhog Day!

We are happy to report that Tygh Valley Tammy, our premier groundhog of prognostication, emerged from her burrow this morning and did *not* see her shadow! This omen means SOAK*2017 will begin as expected on May 25th. This event will be the thirteenth annual SOAK, and the third consecutive year holding the event in glorious…