Wasteland is the great gathering of tribes. A place where all factions, gangs, and fractured remnants of society come together on neutral ground to trade, barter, party, and make new alliances.

What is a Tribe?

A tribe is a group of Wastelanders with a shared identity and story. Individuals who have come together, and go all out with coordinated costumes, a group identity, themed encampments and/or vehicles. Some tribes are as small as 4 or five members, while others are thirty or forty members strong. Tribes may camp in any of the theme zones of Wasteland. A very select few may prove themselves worthy of joining the elite in Wasteland City.

Do I need to join a tribe, or can I just attend Wasteland solo?

Come solo, with a few friends, or whatever suits you. Joining a tribe can make the Wasteland experience much more enriching, and be a great benefit to groups with with cohesive ideas and vision. Tribe membership is not a requirement. If you’re interested in joining up with an existing tribe, check out our official facebook group Wastelander Central. There are usually tribes looking for new members

How do we form a tribe?

Chances are you’re already attending Wasteland with a group of friends. Start there. Think about what influences your vision of a post-apocalyptic world, and how you might survive in it. Movies, literature, video games, all shape how we view life after the fall of civilization. A brainstorming session with your future tribe mates is the perfect beginning to a post-apocalyptic tribe. Be sure to review the rules and suggestions on THEME you are adding to, rather than taking away from the Wasteland experience. Check out the TRIBE CAMP GUIDELINES for more ideas on forming your own Wasteland tribe.

Do we need to register our tribe?

No. You are free to form a tribe and attend Wasteland Weekend without official approval. No application, no paperwork, just form your own (or join) a post-apocalyptic themed tribe and show up at Wasteland.

Can tribes arrive early at Wasteland?

No. Tribes do not automatically receive early access to the event. Like individuals and general attendees, tribes may arrive at the official opening time and date.

Can my tribe get placed or reserve space before Wasteland?

Possibly, but placement is not common, even with returning tribes. Wasteland City tribes and groups providing approved services, attractions, or entertainment may be eligible for placement and early arrival/setup. You may request placement (again, this is not common) along with a description of what services, attractions, or entertainment your tribe is bringing to Wasteland by sending an email to