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Invites and Tickets
Everyone needs a ticket. Volunteers, artists, and performers get discounted or tickets.
An invitation is not a ticket. Buy your ticket through the link in your invitation email.
How do I find my invitation email? Anyone who has been to Something Else before gets an invite via email from Secret Party – our ticketing platform. Search your inbox for email@example.com if you're confused on this one.
If you have an invite:
Invite friends! However, keep in mind that you are responsible for the behavior of your invitees so if they're a problem we might have to hold your partly responsible. Our rules are documented in the Survival Guide.
Every ticket purchase allows 4 more invitations. If you get a ticket, you can invite friends. If they buy, they can invite friends. So use the "snowball" technique to get the crew on board. If you're trying to go big (eg bring a whole dino herd), reach out directly.
If you don't have an invite, you should work on getting one! It's not that hard really, we just don't want to sell to folks with very different party expectations. To get an invitation:
How to invite friends:
View your personalized invitation in Secret Party by clicking the link in your invitation email—do not share this link with other people!
Scroll allllllllll the way to the bottom of your Secret Party invitation to the "Invite Friends" section; you will need your invitee's first name, last name, and email address.
All invitations and ticket purchasing are handled through Secret Party; inviting your friends through facebook is great for getting everyone excited, but will not actually let your friends get a ticket.
Please read the Survival Guide and understand that this is a primarily adult party and decide if it is appropriate for your child.
All participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Children 12 and under are free. Please get the Young Dino add-on when buying your adult tickets.
Children 13-17 must have a full-price ticket.
You are welcome to sell your ticket—see Ticket Transfers below. Our Ticket Exchange spreadsheet is live, and the facebook event page is also a good spot for this. The past several events have all sold out, so chances are you'll be able to offload a ticket you don't need.
Practice the same discretion when selling a ticket as when inviting a friend – you'll be responsible for whoever you bring to our party.
We may make an exception for volunteers and performers who have already bought a ticket.
Can't afford a ticket?
We are able to make some exceptions for folks for whom purchasing a ticket up-front would be a hardship. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for this.
Our ticketing platform can be quirky and confusing, but it's still the best option for our event.
It lets us do this "not quite public, not quite private" event structure with invitations, which really does work out well.
It's the best for ticket transfers.
To transfer a ticket:
The seller logs into secretparty.io and selects the Transfer action next to the ticket they wish to transfer.
The seller enters the buyer's name and email, and has the option to request payment through Secret Party—we recommend this option.
The buyer receives an email from Secret Party with a link that allows them to pay for the ticket. Once the buyer completes payment, the seller will be refunded their original purchase and the buyer will be issued a new ticket. Zero risk, zero text messages, zero parking lot meetups.
Looking for a person to buy your extra ticket? Try the Ticket Exchange! We recommend chatting with your intended buyer before initiating the transaction so you can vouch for that person being an excellent dino.
Artists, Volunteers, and Performers
We do not issue tickets, only invitations.
You need a ticket.
Artists, volunteers, and performers get a dicounted or free ticket. The amount of discount is based on the level of contribution and will be made clear to you.