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Sunday, June 19
 

12:00pm

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Sunday June 19, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Arcade

12:00pm

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Sunday June 19, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Arcade

8:00pm

"Make Your Move" Bonfire
Warm your hands and your heart as we talk about what it’s like to move to New Hampshire and become a part of this incredible community. The Sorens family will share briefly about their experience of creating a new life in the Upper Valley and will facilitate stirring conversation around the “flames of liberty.”

Moderators
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is Lecturer in Government at Dartmouth College. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. His research interests include secessionist movements, ethnic politics, civil war, fiscal federalism, and state and local public policies. | | Jason is the father of a five-year-old girl and volunteers for the Upper Valley Land Trust in his spare... Read More →
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →


Sunday June 19, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Field

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Join Michael W. Dean and a rotating cast of interesting insomniac co-hosts aka the “Freedom Feens“, as they feed the hamster in your brain! THE FREEDOM FEENS: Tazing you with liberty since 2011. THE FREEDOM FEENS is the only anarcho-capitalist radio show in the world that is syndicated on commercial terrestrial radio. The Feens play 7 days a week, and are on 32 stations across the U.S. THE FREEDOM FEENS are a unique and funny mix of general-interest show and smart political commentary. The Feens aren't the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do. The rotating cast of fifteen fascinating co-hosts covers a wide variety of topics and tangents, but always with a liberty flavor. THE FREEDOM FEENS produced the movie "Guns and Weed: the Road to Freedom."

THE FREEDOM FEENS ARE:
Lousander Feen**, Randy England , Dianna Keiler**, Chandler St. Pierre**, Hugo Gonzalez**, Jim Jesus, Nick Hazelton**, Neema Vedadi, Angela Keaton, Steve Miller-Miller**, Lisa DeLasho**, Jeremy Henggeler**, M.K. Lords , Derrick J Freeman**, Michael W. Dean***.
(** means they will be doing shows live from the media room at Porcfest.
(*** means MWD will be doing Porcfest shows remotely).

THE FREEDOM FEENS are covered by (and also created) The BipCot NoGov license, which allows use and re-use by anyone except governments and government agents. There are no government guns for violators, only shame.

http://bipcot.org/
http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Moderators
avatar for Michael W. Dean

Michael W. Dean

CAO (Chief Anarchy Officer), Freedom Feens
Host of the Freedom Feens, lover of cats, and radio personality.

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Monday June 20, 2016 1:00am - 3:00am
Media Room
 
Monday, June 20
 

9:00am

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:30am

Lead Coordinator Team Meeting
This meeting is for the lead volunteer team at 9:30 AM SHARP MONDAY! We will all meetup by the red cabin/upper picnic tent as long as it's not pouring rain. If it is raining we will meet in the upper picnic area.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Philips

Matt Philips

President, Free State Project
Matt Philips majored in politics at Princeton and interned at the Cato Institute before joining Internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick (now owned by Google). He then co-founded Right Media (bought by Yahoo!). He now lives in New Hampshire, where he is the president of the Free State Project. He volunteers as a Black Rock Ranger at Burning Man. His interests include paleo/primal and first aid.
avatar for Kristin Weitzel

Kristin Weitzel

Lead Producer, Free State Project
Kristin Weitzel | PORCFEST XII & XIII Producer | Kristin has over 15 years experience shaping marketing programs that create brand value, drive revenue growth, and propel companies in the beverage, spirits, and consumer packaged goods industries to the forefront of their markets. She began her career in the beverage industry pioneering brands like Stella Artois, Red Bull, and 10 Cane Rum, then went on to projects for electronics, media... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Red Cabin / Upper Picnic Tent

9:30am

"Welcome Home" Family Meet & Greet
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

We’ll provide coffee, tea, fruit, and an opportunity to start the week off with friendly conversation. Bring your questions about PorcFest and our volunteers will attempt to answer them! Kids can decorate sun catchers during this time.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Monday June 20, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Objectivist Virtues: Pride
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Kicking off a week-long course on the philosophy of Objectivism, William R Thomas discusses pride as "the first and last of the virtues." Pride connects directly with the radical egoism of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist ethics. And it sums up her ethics, too, because pride is a commitment to moral excellence. In what sense is a proud person “arrogant”? Is pride competitive? We will also look at why self-esteem requires competence and moral rectitude.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Monday June 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

10:30am

Dog Meetup
(Adults Only) Would you like to meet your fellow dog and liberty loving friends? Would you like the opportunity to socialize your dog early in the week to ease the anxiety of the new environment? Join us on the field with your dogs!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Field

11:00am

Myths About Ayn Rand
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, is often misrepresented in the media. Was Ayn Rand for dog-eat-dog selfishness? Is Objectivism elitist? Is it a childish pseudo-philosophy? Was Ayn Rand in favor of genocide and serial killers? William R Thomas will correct these errors and more.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Monday June 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

11:00am

Welcome to PorcFest: Your New Cult's Annual Ritual
What's happening? Where do I go? How do I get help? How can I participate? Who's in charge around here? The Secret Handshake.. and more! Brief orientation and choose-your-own-adventure with the PorcFest producer and the FSP president. Bring a friend, or make one [up]!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Philips

Matt Philips

President, Free State Project
Matt Philips majored in politics at Princeton and interned at the Cato Institute before joining Internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick (now owned by Google). He then co-founded Right Media (bought by Yahoo!). He now lives in New Hampshire, where he is the president of the Free State Project. He volunteers as a Black Rock Ranger at Burning Man. His interests include paleo/primal and first aid.
avatar for Kristin Weitzel

Kristin Weitzel

Lead Producer, Free State Project
Kristin Weitzel | PORCFEST XII & XIII Producer | Kristin has over 15 years experience shaping marketing programs that create brand value, drive revenue growth, and propel companies in the beverage, spirits, and consumer packaged goods industries to the forefront of their markets. She began her career in the beverage industry pioneering brands like Stella Artois, Red Bull, and 10 Cane Rum, then went on to projects for electronics, media... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavilion

11:00am

Group Paint Project
Let's start the week off with some messy paint fun! Come see what we can create together.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Trusting Young People: Lessons Learned from a Coercion-Free Summer Camp
James will talk about his experiences in bringing 60-125 young people together in unschooling environments at summer camp. While many people from conventional educational paradigms shudder at the idea of 100+ kids who can do whatever they want, James' stories from running summer camp in such a very different picture from what many suspect would happen. Young people from both schooled and unschooled environments come together and magic happens: they regulate themselves, treat each other with kindness, and learn to become their best selves in an environment that trusts that they know what is best for them.

James will share how young people go through a rapid de-schooling process, form authentic relationships, and pursue new challenges without a single ounce of judgment from the adults around them. He'll also talk about particular strategies that any family can employ to provide their children with rich life experiences in the absence of coercion.

Camp Stomping Ground

Speakers
avatar for James Davis

James Davis

Co-Founder, Camp Stomping Ground
James Davis is a summer camp director and unschooling father of 2. For the last four years, he's worked to bring the principles of unschooling and autonomy to summer camp environments. He is a co-founder of Camp Stomping Ground, a summer camp that allows for close to total freedom for its campers. After seeing the beauty that comes from environments where young people are free to be their authentic selves, he and his wife have become... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilion

12:00pm

Suitcase Musik
Suitcase Musik - Magick Solar Suitcase's Wizards Club joins PorcFest on their festival summer tour creating beats and ambient chill music powered by the sun. Listen to them preform live in the Agora Valley all week long!

Artists
avatar for Suitcase Musik

Suitcase Musik

This amazing group travels and play live interactive musik in suitcases off of a complete solar panel/solar battery system (No laptop). One of the gang is the resident musician for a yoga collective called the Soul Seekers Sangha who offer online courses and yoga classes with live suitcase musik. | |  In 2015 Suitcase Musik played Colours of Magick festival tour a 25 plus festival tour all over the USA including Purple Hatters Ball... Read More →



Monday June 20, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora Valley Site #19

1:00pm

From Free Will To Civil Liberty
Many philosophers argue whether humans possess something mysterious called "free will" as an attribute to our relationship to a mystical entity above us or an absolute reality below us. I will argue that the debate is based on absurd premises: as for metaphysics, the only free will that matters is epistemic freedom, i.e. the necessary ignorance in which we are of ourselves and each other. And the proper way to adapt to this ignorance is to build rules that respect the mutual autonomy of individuals, i.e. property rights. Freedom is not a relationship we have to God, but to each other.

Speakers
avatar for François-René Rideau

François-René Rideau

François-René Rideau is a cybernetician currently living in NYC and developing software at a large hedge fund. He wrote many essays in French and in English about the dynamics of choice for sentient beings, and spoke at many libertarian events in Europe and in the USA. At PorcFest, he is known for his song: "And a Pony."


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

1:00pm

Flow on the Field
(Adults Only) Decompress from the agony of the state! Bring your flow toys (hula hoops, poi, wands, swords, etc.) down to the Main Field to move to some music for a while.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Field

1:00pm

The Illogic of Theism and Atheism: Building a Liberty Morality
Liberty is loved by those on the left and the right. Learn how to identify the bad ideas and tolerate imperfect people. The hypocrisy of both theism and atheism will be examined in effort to use reason to break ideological divides among liberty lovers so we can work in unity. Expect to be challenged and accepted!

Speakers
avatar for William McLaurine

William McLaurine

William is a professional engineer with civil and mechanical engineering degrees, specializing in structural design. His liberty activism includes running for mayor as a libertarian and being convicted of obstructing governmental operations for refusing to identify himself to a police officer. He seeks the application of reason to engineer a better society and is an advocate of natural law.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

1:00pm

Minecraft Papercrafts
Come build and play with Minecraft blocks and characters.

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Gibson

Melanie Gibson

Melanie is a stay-at-home mom of two. She likes to run, bike, and is currently on the long road to learning Japanese.

Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jared in some impromptu music making.

Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Field

2:00pm

Medicinal Mushrooms: Health Benefits & Making Your Medicine
What grows around here, how to identify it, and what to do with it.

Moderators
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

Owner, Catskill Fungi
John Michelotti is a mushroom guy. His company, Catskill Fungi, aims to empower people through fungi via mushroom ID walks, classes, & cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts which he makes on his family farm from mushrooms he cultivates. John is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), North American Mycological Association (NAMA), as well as Amazon Mycorenewal Project researching the... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

2:00pm

Private Property: The Foundation of Freedom
This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.

Why private property is necessary, when it is not, and its foundations in theory and history (as well as contemporary confusions).

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the premier source for understanding the humane values of a free society and the economic, legal, and ethical principles that make it possible. At FEE, you’re connected with a global community of individuals who are inspired by the ideas of free association, free markets, entrepreneurship, and a diverse civil society.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion

3:00pm

Sponge Games
(Adults Only) Master your sponge throwing skills in these daring feats of water and sponge!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Field

3:00pm

Firearms Etiquette Class
If you are carrying a firearm or just want to know more about gun safety please come to this class. There will be a question and answer session following the talk for your all of your firearms questions.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Lekas

Tony Lekas

NRA Training Counselor
Tony Lekas is an NRA Training Counselor who teaches pistol, rifle, personal protection inside the home, and personal protection outside the home. He also teaches people to be NRA Instructors. He has been teaching for over 10 Years. | | Tony has lived in New Hampshire since 1979 and has been involved as a friend of the FSP since the beginning.


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

3:00pm

Freedom From Sexuality: Human Asexuality
In high school biology we learned that mosses are asexual. Did you know that some people are asexual too? Asexuality is the absence of innate desire for partnered sex during some or all of a person's life. With the help of a sex therapist I recently came to identify as asexual. I will share what I have learned about human asexuality, answer any questions I can, and provide a space for discussion of the topic. Fun facts: Studies indicate 1% of the adult population is asexual. That's 2.7 million asexuals in the United States and 54 million worldwide.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Nielsen

Melinda Nielsen

Scheduling Coordinator, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
I am a recovering social democrat. Still-social democrat friends and family ask me for the concrete details of a free society, and I don't have many answers, but I am clear on non-aggression. I love learning, dancing, meeting new people and ideas, and off-road cycling. I don't love grappling with ADHD, but it's teaching me (slowly!) to work with reality as it is. | | I am also a recovering sexual person. Several months ago my therapist... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

3:00pm

Historical Perspectives on the Unique Political Climate of NH
This event is sponsored by The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.

Natives and newcomers alike rarely know the embarrassing and unusual parts of where we came from. There is enough to make anyone happy and make everyone roll their eyes.

Speakers
avatar for Charles M. Arlinghaus

Charles M. Arlinghaus

President, The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
Since 2003, Charlie Arlinghaus has served as president of The Josiah Bartlett Center, New Hampshire's free market think tank. | | He writes a weekly column on public policy for The New Hampshire Union Leader. His policy research covers a broad range of state policy including education, health care, and fiscal policy. | | Charlie has been interviewed on public policy issues on the major domestic networks, in the 25 largest newspapers in the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent think tank focused on state and local public policy issues that affect the quality of life for New Hampshire’s citizens. The Center has as its core beliefs individual freedom and responsibility, limited and accountable government, and an appreciation of the role of the free enterprise system. The Center seeks to promote policy that supports these... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion

3:00pm

Free Swim
Meet up at the pool to swim with friends! Parental supervision is strongly advised: No lifeguard on duty.

Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pool

4:00pm

Liberty Heroes Workshop
“Never forgotten are our heroes, for they are us and we are them.”

All over the world, there are countless heroes of liberty who are suffering for their sacrifice. Some are exiled or imprisoned, others even worse. Ross and Eric come to mind, but there are many, many others.

This workshop is to bring us together and advocate for those who feel they have been silenced. If we each write just one letter each, a flicker of light can be seen in the darkest of cells. The results of this workshop will be priceless and will be talked about and remembered by someone for the rest of their lives.

Contributions of the following will be welcomed:
1. Supplies: Pencils, paper, envelopes, stamps
2. Bio submissions of people imprisoned, including address information

Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Porcfest's very own official unofficial Mayor, while not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about completely decentralized and new peer2peer technologies seizing control from an overbearing government.

Monday June 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

4:00pm

Free Art
(Adults Only) Get in touch with your inner artist. Join in the fun as paint, glue, paper, and other supplies are avaiable for your inner DaVinci or Dali.

Moderators
avatar for Carole Acton

Carole Acton

Carole Acton is a married mom of 2 currently residing in the People's Republic of New Jersey. After attending her first PorcFest in 2012 and signing her Statement of Intent shortly after, she and her family hope to trigger their move in 2017.

Monday June 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

4:00pm

Original Discovery: A Lab in Your Garage
American ingenuity: How America’s garage inventions changed the world.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →



Monday June 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pavilion

4:30pm

Coloring for All Ages
Relax and enjoy the company of friends! Coloring sheets, pens, pencils, and crayons will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

5:00pm

Organized Anarchy: Humanity’s Best Hope
His presentations explain the reasoning and methodology that allow for the creation of ethical societies that do away with authoritarian hierarchy and destructive bureaucratization.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Podolsky

Bob Podolsky

Bob is a scientist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, visionary, and active promoter of “Organized Anarchy.” He presents a new scientific paradigm for the achievement of peace, prosperity, and freedom based on the maximization of truth, awareness, love, and creativity.


Monday June 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pavilion

5:00pm

Bitcoin Happy Hour
Sponsored by Token Labs.

Adult Beverages and Food - Fiat Not Accepted!

This event is located in the Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30).

Sponsors
avatar for Token Labs

Token Labs

Token Labs
Token Labs is a bitcoin company that creates software for merchants and consumers to engage in commerce without reliance on central authority or third party intermediaries.



Monday June 20, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30)

6:00pm

Family Movie Night: "Inside Out"
(Rated PG) When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.

Monday June 20, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

7:00pm

"Who's the Fed?"
(Adults Only) We're all trying to figure out "Who's the Fed?" We'll uncover the truth during this interactive investigation!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Monday June 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

7:00pm

Film: "Life on Bitcoin"
Can a newly married couple survive when every living necessity can only be purchased with "cryptocurrency"? Right now, you can get online and buy anything from soap to illegal drugs with bitcoin—you can date online, set up a Wordpress blog, buy bee-keeping equipment, or even buy gold. It's come a long way, but could you survive using just bitcoin in the REAL world? We're going to find out!

Moderators
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Life on Bitcoin

Starring: Austin Craig / Beccy Craig / Jeffrey Tucker / Kashmir Hill / Sam Cole / Dan Kaminsky / Ross Gerber | | Directors: The Good Line / Travis Pitcher / Joseph LeBaron | | Post Production and Editing: The Good Line / Travis Pitcher / Josh Gibson / Mango Productions / Alex Moore / Travis Moore | | Writers: Joseph LeBaron / James Alexander / Austin Craig / Beccy Craig | | Score: Micah Dahl Anderson | | Production Design and... Read More →
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Joseph Fetz

Pavilion Coordinator PorcFest XIII (2016)
Joseph Fetz was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio. Having been an independent-minded individual for most of his life, he has always dealt with certain incompatibilities of his own with the status quo. | | Joseph joined the US Navy in early 2002 and endured two Western Pacific (WestPac) deployments to the Persian Gulf. It was during this time that he began to pay much more attention to statism, the foreign policy of nation-states at large... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pavilion

8:00pm

"Make Your Move" Bonfire
Join the Keyes family for s'mores, stories, and smiles. The Keyes were some of the Project's earliest movers, settling in Epsom in 2005. They are the beloved hosts of the PorcOlympics.

Speakers
avatar for Margot Keyes

Margot Keyes

NRA Instructor, Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.
Happily Married Mom of Four Girls who loves home educating them, having a husband who is self-employed and works from home and is so involved in our lives, my fellow fighters for liberty, community theater, dancing at Dance Steps, helping with NH's JOAD program, raising ducks, knitting/ crocheting/ sewing/ baking/ cooking, being a prepper, etc.



Monday June 20, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Field

8:30pm

Teen Movie
Teens can choose from a selection of movies and will be responsible for taking the movie to the tent, starting it up, and bringing it back to Teen Central when finished. No chaperone provided - parental supervision welcome.

Monday June 20, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Creating Communities Tent

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Join Michael W. Dean and a rotating cast of interesting insomniac co-hosts aka the “Freedom Feens“, as they feed the hamster in your brain! THE FREEDOM FEENS: Tazing you with liberty since 2011. THE FREEDOM FEENS is the only anarcho-capitalist radio show in the world that is syndicated on commercial terrestrial radio. The Feens play 7 days a week, and are on 32 stations across the U.S. THE FREEDOM FEENS are a unique and funny mix of general-interest show and smart political commentary. The Feens aren't the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do. The rotating cast of fifteen fascinating co-hosts covers a wide variety of topics and tangents, but always with a liberty flavor. THE FREEDOM FEENS produced the movie "Guns and Weed: the Road to Freedom."

THE FREEDOM FEENS ARE:
Lousander Feen**, Randy England , Dianna Keiler**, Chandler St. Pierre**, Hugo Gonzalez**, Jim Jesus, Nick Hazelton**, Neema Vedadi, Angela Keaton, Steve Miller-Miller**, Lisa DeLasho**, Jeremy Henggeler**, M.K. Lords , Derrick J Freeman**, Michael W. Dean***.
(** means they will be doing shows live from the media room at Porcfest.
(*** means MWD will be doing Porcfest shows remotely).

THE FREEDOM FEENS are covered by (and also created) The BipCot NoGov license, which allows use and re-use by anyone except governments and government agents. There are no government guns for violators, only shame.

http://bipcot.org/
http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Moderators
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Michael W. Dean

CAO (Chief Anarchy Officer), Freedom Feens
Host of the Freedom Feens, lover of cats, and radio personality.

Sponsors
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LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00am - 3:00am
Media Room
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

8:00am

Wolf Yoga with Jacen Ulfric
At Wolf Yoga, you will get the chance to stretch and relax with Jacen. The music will be calm, the movements will flow, and don't be surprised if you hear a few howls along the way!

Moderators
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Jacen Ulfric

Jacen Ulfric is a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner from Manchester, NH. He moved from Buffalo, NY in 2009 and never looked back. He works to spread love and happiness through his work and always looks to brighten someone's day.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Creating Communities Tent

8:00am

Ultimate Frisbee
Come experience Ultimate Frisbee, an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate (frisbee) is a fun way to stay in shape, and can be played by a wide range of player abilities and conditioning!

All are welcome to play. Games are usually played 7 on 7, with each team wearing either a black or white shirt. Bring one of each if you can. Bring cleats if you have 'em. If you are new to the game, bring another newbie and you can match up against each other! Try googling Ultimate on YouTube to find lots of cool videos on how to play.

Moderators
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Joe Silvestri

Joe lives (most of the year) in Nevada with his two kids. He works as an educator and realtor in Las Vegas during the school year, and has been an ocean lifeguard on Long Island for many years during the summer months. | | Joe enjoys surfing, Ultimate (frisbee), and (too many others to list.) :) | | "I've been a Friend of the Free State Project since the early days, and I'm really looking forward to my second PorcFest!"

Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Main Field

9:00am

Meditation For Mindfulness
To be aware and present each moment allows us to be happier and free from stress. The more we practice, the easier it is to ride the highs and lows and maintain balance. This guided meditation will be focused on the practice of mindfulness. Bring cushions or blankets for your comfort.

Moderators
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Shalon Spaulding

Massage Therapy for Men, Women, & Children, Body, Mind & Spirit, Shalon Spaulding
Shalon has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an Essential Oil Educator for 2 years. She is an advocate for natural and holistic options for healing and wellness. In her practice she helps clients reduce stress through mindfulness and body awareness and also teaches meditation. Her focus, both personally and professionally, is to reduce the toxicity (chemical, emotional, energetic) that we are inundated with. Health is empowerment and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating Communities Tent

9:00am

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock strives to create an understanding of the Philosophy of Liberty. Understanding is far more important than agreement -- that will come in its own time.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →

Sponsors
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LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Room

9:00am

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:30am

Fun Family Hike for All Ages
Meet at PorcuPints Central to carpool to a local spot for an easy family hike. Jason will identify local plants and help hikers enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire in the summer.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is Lecturer in Government at Dartmouth College. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. His research interests include secessionist movements, ethnic politics, civil war, fiscal federalism, and state and local public policies. | | Jason is the father of a five-year-old girl and volunteers for the Upper Valley Land Trust in his spare... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 12:30pm
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Friendship Bracelets
(Adults Only) If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. Weave together bracelets to keep or share.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Picnic Tent

10:00am

Objectivist Virtues: Rationality and Honesty
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Are you rational? Or do you yield often to vices such as emotionalism, bias, and dogmatism? William R Thomas discusses the elements of the Objectivist virtue of rationality and the importance of this virtue in living a successful life, as well at its relation to honesty. When is lying compatible with honesty?

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

10:00am

How the Free State Project Empowers Communities
Despite thousands of years of technological advancements, people still struggle with communication and implementing successful societal structures. What has worked for humans and has withheld the tests of time is the power of strong communities.

Because the Free State Project emphasizes the importance of sharing and collaboration, this has fostered an atmosphere of positivity and effectiveness. Not many liberty lovers can brag about changing their city’s laws for the better and making a positive impact through volunteering and charity, but a good number of Free Staters can.

I will go over why, socially and evolutionary, humans have worked better together in communities, and use real-life examples of how individuals of the FSP have showed these reasons in action.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Haffner

Katrina Haffner

Finishing up her undergraduate degree in anthropology and theatre at Western Washington University, Katrina Haffner believes that knowledge about human behavior and evolution is important when it comes to navigating the world of politics. She receives great pleasure in analyzing the role of art in society, and reminding people why free speech and expression are important tenets to uphold. | | When Katrina is not immersed in her academic or... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pavilion

11:00am

Coming to New Hampshire and Becoming a State Citizen; Giving Up Federal Citizenship
This talk is about Federal jurisdiction. You may not realize that who you say you are, where you say you live, where you say you work, and what kind of work you do, either puts you under the Federal or State government’s jurisdiction or keeps you Free from their regulation and control.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Gronski

Christopher Gronski

Acting President, Freedom Force International of NH
Living in New Hampshire since 1987, Christopher has great concern for America as he sees the local, state and federal governments disregard the Rights of the People worldwide. New Hampshire’s state motto “Live Free or Die”, declares his sentiment and commitment to the Freedom movement here in America. Christopher has been studying Federal jurisdiction and tax laws for over 20 years and has been a Freedom Consultant for a number of Freedom... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavilion

11:00am

Hoop Build Workshop
(Adults Only) Interested in learning how to make your own hula hoops?  Hula hoops offer the opportunity for creative expression and movement.  Knowing how to make them can save you a lot of money. Join Anne Duffley in creating your own hoops.

Due to the cost of supplies, the class will be limited in size and there is a $15 charge to cover the cost of supplies due at the time of the class. 

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

11:00am

Ethics at Work: Profits as Morally Right
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Drawing on his new book, Ethics at Work, William R Thomas will argue that the old adage, “Do well by doing good,” gets the issue completely backwards. Envision productive success in life and dealing with others by trade as lying at the core of what a good life would be. Think of business as an essentially noble calling, not a dirty, amoral sideline to ethics.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

11:00am

Fungi for the Future: Present Innovations & Projects for Doers, Thinkers, and Dreamers
A guided discussion about what is curently happening in the world of mushrooms, the people involved, and how you can join the movement in a meaningful way.

Moderators
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

Owner, Catskill Fungi
John Michelotti is a mushroom guy. His company, Catskill Fungi, aims to empower people through fungi via mushroom ID walks, classes, & cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts which he makes on his family farm from mushrooms he cultivates. John is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), North American Mycological Association (NAMA), as well as Amazon Mycorenewal Project researching the... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

12:00pm

401k Tax Traps
How to minimize your retirement account tax burden.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Fallenstein

Joshua Fallenstein

Founder, AJ Freedom Financial, Inc.
Joshua Fallenstein is a financial consultant, enrolled agent, and founder of AJ Freedom Financial, Inc. As an enrolled agent, Joshua is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the United States Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service. AJ Freedom Financial was created to help educate the public... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

12:00pm

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens
North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens is a 20 years standing community-based, independent learning program for high school age students not enrolled in school. Its model has been replicated over eight times, spurring an international network which calls itself the Liberated Learners.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Danford

Ken Danford

Co-Founder, North Star
Co-founder of North Star, Ken has been working intensively with teenagers and their families since 1991. Previously a middle school social studies teacher, first in Prince George’s County, MD, then in Amherst, MA, Ken left the Amherst school system to found North Star. He brought with him extensive education and training, including a B.A. from Amherst College in Psychology and an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Brown University.
avatar for Jon Trossbach

Jon Trossbach

Math Teacher, Liberated Learners
Jon wishes a Liberated Learners center had been available to him during his teen years. Now he is a math teacher at LightHouse Holyoke, the first inner-city Liberated Learners center. He was an intern with North Star last year. Jon believes the North Star model has the ability to cultivate young learners a life-long love of learning and he hopes it can be accessible for every teen.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilion

12:00pm

Suitcase Musik
Suitcase Musik - Magick Solar Suitcase's Wizards Club joins PorcFest on their festival summer tour creating beats and ambient chill music powered by the sun. Listen to them preform live in the Agora Valley all week long!

Artists
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Suitcase Musik

This amazing group travels and play live interactive musik in suitcases off of a complete solar panel/solar battery system (No laptop). One of the gang is the resident musician for a yoga collective called the Soul Seekers Sangha who offer online courses and yoga classes with live suitcase musik. | |  In 2015 Suitcase Musik played Colours of Magick festival tour a 25 plus festival tour all over the USA including Purple Hatters Ball... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora Valley Site #19

12:30pm

Penny Encryption: Unbreakable, Low-Tech Secret Messaging
Would you like to be able to send secret messages to your friends without ever having to worry about those messages being intercepted by your parents, teachers, or the NSA? What if that doesn't take a computer in your pocket, but can be done with just a pencil, a pad of paper, and a coin to flip? Come learn how to do it!

Speakers
avatar for Bill McGonigle

Bill McGonigle

Bill McGonigle lives with his two children in Plainfield. By day he does computer security and tends the crops; by night he's starting Kidsweet, a natural sweetener company. He blogs about such things at billmcgonigle.com.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

1:00pm

Flow on the Field
(Adults Only) Decompress from the agony of the state! Bring your flow toys (hula hoops, poi, wands, swords, etc.) down to the Main Field to move to some music for a while.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Field

1:00pm

Homeschool Resources
Learn how to homeschool with ease. No matter who you are, you can do this. Get some info. and encouragement, or come and support the homeschooling community.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Caruso

Founder, Law of Attraction and More Life Coaching
Jen has been working with children for 24 years, as a teacher, guidance counselor, homeschooling mom, and Law of Attraction Life Coach. She now incorporates how to cultivate the higher emotions into daily life to teach peace, harmony, cooperation, and empowerment to adults and children through homeschooling, Reiki, and coaching. She volunteers for www.landforthehomeless.org, which helps NJ's unsheltered homeless.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

1:00pm

Stanley Milgram's Research on Human Obedience
Many people know about Milgram's work showing that 65% of people were willing to "follow orders" and administer electric shocks to an innocent, and objecting, person. Fewer people are familiar with the different variables Milgram introduced into his subsequent experiments. These variables and their significance will be discussed. Humans might not be the thoughtless order followers that the initial numbers suggest

Speakers
avatar for Jim Cunagin

Jim Cunagin

After completing a double major in Psychology/Pre-Med at Kent State, Jim went to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He later completed residency training programs in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. Jim also dabbles in beekeeping, home brewing, and Stoic philosophy.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pavilion

1:30pm

Pebble Painting for Everyone (with live music by Chris Lopez)
Kids, teens, and adults are invited to come and enjoy live music while painting pebbles. Keep your stones, and bring them with you to participate in Pebble Meditation sessions later in the week. **Paint for this activity will stain clothing! Parental assistance encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

FSP Admin, New Hampshire Activism
Chris has worked in administration for the FSP since 2012. She keeps the project running smoothly by serving as the central contact for thousands of FSP participants and potential participants seeking information and assistance. She is uniquely qualified for this position, having moved to NH in 2004, with extensive knowledge of the Free State’s people, places and events. Chris coordinates gatherings for visitors to the state and parties for new... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

Libertarians and Policing Dissent
Why are some forms of dissent okay and others not? An examination and critique of why and how libertarians judge resistance to state power.

Speakers
avatar for Will Moyer

Will Moyer

Will Moyer is a writer and designer. He's written a book on modern tools for authors and writes essays on radical politics and culture. You can find his writing on his personal site, Medium, C4SS, and Salon. He also hosts a podcast about media and culture, Why Do You Care?!


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

2:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jack in some impromptu music making.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Wahlquist

Jack Wahlquist

Jack has been playing various instruments for over a decade, and writing new age & classical music for 8 years. He is self-taught in improvisation across genres and classical notation. Due to this non-traditional learning, his style is more flexible and open.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Field

2:00pm

Soap Box Idol Auditions
Want to be a finalist at Soap Box Idol on Saturday night? Then try out first during one of the scheduled auditions to secure your spot. Bring your best 3 minute rant and put it to the test. The best 10-12 rants will be picked for the finals. Come get constructive feedback from Queen Quill herself. PorcFest Pro-Tip: These auditions are also a great spectator sport! Come hear what your friends have to say in a fun and relaxed environment.

Moderators
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

The Origin of the Total State
This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.

The modern State is one of a particular sort based on reactionary motivations, but there are many kinds of States.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the premier source for understanding the humane values of a free society and the economic, legal, and ethical principles that make it possible. At FEE, you’re connected with a global community of individuals who are inspired by the ideas of free association, free markets, entrepreneurship, and a diverse civil society.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion

2:00pm

Surviving the Wild (1): Water
We all know that water is essential to our survival. In this workshop (Part 1 of a 3 part series), Mark Steele will help you understand the basics of finding, evaluating, treating, and storing water in a survival or emergency situation. He will debunk common myths that continue to pervade the “survival literature,” as well as provide practical steps and information on how to make your water safer for consumption. Mark Steele is a former Army officer with experience in woods, mountains, deserts, and jungles. He is also a licensed PE in Pennsylvania with a masters in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

Speakers
avatar for Mark D. Steele

Mark D. Steele

Mark has been interested in wilderness survival, primitive skills, and emergency preparedness for decades beginning even before his stint in the military (and the SERE, jungle, and survival training he experienced there). He is also an environmental engineer whose pet peeves are some if the myths about water passed along in the survival community. His blog is www.TheLibertyPirate.com and he has a survival oriented page at... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

3:00pm

Make a Boffer for Humans vs. Zombies
(Kids only) Make your own boffer to play Humans vs. Zombies! We'll provide supplies, instructions, and assistance. Parental help for younger kids is recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Michelotti

Kitty Michelotti

Kitty Michelotti is a Free Stater from CT, by way of NY, CO, & MA. She is a homeschool mom of 3 boys, fledgling beekeeper, chicken farmer, Piyo enthusiast, part-time writer/editor, and full-time knitting addict. Her afore-mentioned habits are supported by her bff and hubby of over a decade Nathan Glaser. Come visit her at the campsite by the playground, and bring your knitting!


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PorcuPint Central

3:00pm

The Economics of Eco-Laptops (guaranteeing personal and local economic security)
Current mass-produced laptops are designed as efficiently as possible, which is an extremely environmentally responsible thing to do. However: they are also designed with built-in obsolescence, which most certainly is not. The efficiency with which they are made and assembled means that their individual parts cannot be reused, and economically-effective repair is just as impractical. Add to that the fact that the typical OS is ripe for virus-pickings, and chances are extremely high that any given perfectly functioning laptop is extremely likely to end up in landfill in under two years.

We also have some serious concerns over privacy and personal security, which, thanks to Snowden's revelations, has clearly now moved out of the previously murky and uncertain realm of "speculation" or even "paranoia". But this lack of security - the lack of control and rights we have over our own hardware that we paid for - is actually *built-in* to every Intel processor manufactured since 2009.

This talk therefore describes how designing computers with "Computer Cards" - similar to "Memory Cards" but a fully-functioning computer - can not only improve personal security, but saves people money long-term, stimulates local economies, and many many more benefits at the personal, local, national, and international economic levels.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

I'm an eco-conscious Libre hardware and software engineer. Current projects include an engine design that is 40% more fuel-efficient than any standard engine available today, is less materials, and is perfectly balanced (zero vibration, zero rotation). Also I am working on an eco-conscious modular laptop that saves money and reduces environmental impact by being (a) constantly upgradeable and repairable for years; (b) is made of 3D-printed... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

3:00pm

Your Rights When Dealing with Police
New Hampshire's liberty lawyer answers your questions about police encounters and self-defense in this informative workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Hipple

Seth Hipple

Attorney, Law Offices of Martin & Hipple
Attorney Seth Hipple is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and is a litigator at Martin & Hipple, the Concord, NH law firm he co-founded in 2009. Seth was selected for the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, which seeks to identify and train leaders of the legal profession, and graduated in 2013. Though Seth appears in court on a variety of matters, he is most proud of his victories on behalf of videographers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pavilion

4:00pm

Krav Maga: Israeli 'Contact Combat' Part 1: Stick Defense
No matter where you stand on any of the many Israeli-related issues, you can't deny one thing: they know how to fight. Come to this short primer on Krav Maga to learn a few of the basics. We'll cover defenses from chokes and bear hugs as well as against stick or knife attacks. If you're up to it, we may even do some ground work!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kelley

Chris Kelley

Chris Kelley has studied Krav Maga for 5 years and has been an instructor for the last 3. He is also an IDPA Match Director and a Concealed Carry instructor. Outside of the personal protection realm, Chris spends his time on the family farm in Northern Kentucky with his wife and two teenage children.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:00pm

Humans vs. Zombies
It's a PorcFest tradition for young and old! Humans vs. Zombies is a live-action game in which players begin as Humans and try to survive a Zombie invasion. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using boffers that can be made on Tuesday at 3:00 PM in PorcuPint Central.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Field

5:00pm

Organized Anarchy: Humanity’s Best Hope
His presentations explain the reasoning and methodology that allow for the creation of ethical societies that do away with authoritarian hierarchy and destructive bureaucratization.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Podolsky

Bob Podolsky

Bob is a scientist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, visionary, and active promoter of “Organized Anarchy.” He presents a new scientific paradigm for the achievement of peace, prosperity, and freedom based on the maximization of truth, awareness, love, and creativity.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

5:00pm

My Book About Me
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

"My Book About Me, By ME, Myself" is fun for kids age 4-10 and will make a great keepsake. Kids and their parents will work on a mix of serious (and seriously silly!) "Yes" and "No" questions; fill-in-the-blanks; images to complete, and simple writing activities. Parental assistance is strongly recommended with reading/writing and will likely make the project more fun for kids!

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
PorcuPint Central

5:00pm

Bitcoin: An introduction for New Users
PorcFest was one of the first events in the world to accept Bitcoin and many of our vendors have embraced the technology as a quick and easy way to deal with transactions during the week of PorcFest.

If you have never used Bitcoin before, or would like a primer on the technology, then this is for you. It covers the basics of Bitcoin, why Bitcoin is important, and what to expect from our Bitcoin experience at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Porcfest's very own official unofficial Mayor, while not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about completely decentralized and new peer2peer technologies seizing control from an overbearing government.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pavilion

5:00pm

Tyler Lloyd Emery LIVE Ragtime Guitar & Old Time Fiddle
Ragtime Guitar & Old Time Fiddle

Artists
avatar for Tyler Lloyd Emery

Tyler Lloyd Emery

Musician
Tyler Lloyd Emery toured with the Bloodroots Barter for three years, released three full-length albums, and played with the likes of Larry Keel, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Justin Townes Earle, and Rubble Bucket. Having traveled back to California from rural Kentucky, he embarks on his solo venture picking tunes of the old ragtime persuasion, sorrowful country sound, and new original folk music inspired by the wonders and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Creating Communities Tent

5:00pm

Bitcoin Happy Hour
Sponsored by Token Labs.

Adult Beverages and Food - Fiat Not Accepted!

This event is located in the Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30).

Sponsors
avatar for Token Labs

Token Labs

Token Labs
Token Labs is a bitcoin company that creates software for merchants and consumers to engage in commerce without reliance on central authority or third party intermediaries.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30)

6:00pm

Free Yourself From Burnout
Burnout is a stress phenomenon triggered by prolonged pressures of work and everyday life that exceed the individual’s ability to cope. The high expectations that surround us in every area of our lives often make us feel overloaded, useless, and underappreciated. If these feelings are taking over your life, then you may be heading into burnout.

Burnout can be an enormous roadblock to your happiness and wellbeing. It’s important to recognize the symptoms and effects that it may have on your life and take the necessary steps to release and eliminate it altogether.

Speakers
avatar for Liesbeth van Lier-Gronski

Liesbeth van Lier-Gronski

Transformational Healer, Chrysalis Healing
Liesbeth van Lier-Gronski represents over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the field of transformational healing and personal development. She works with people from every walk of life and has helped those who have had psychological and psychosomatic symptoms to those who have unwanted behavior, trauma, entrepreneurs and business people. | | A native of Holland, Liesbeth trained and practiced in Holland, Belgium, America, Peru, Italy... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

6:00pm

Navigating the Concerns of Non-FSP New Hampshire Residents
Have you ever encountered negativity about the FSP from a New Hampshire local? What kinds of miss-impressions do some residents have about us and, as Porcupine Ambassadors, how can we better navigate them? In this interactive discussion, we will brainstorm on these issues and possibly do a bit of role play, if the group is so inclined.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Silverman

Alan Silverman

Urban Community Builder, Poly Activist
Over the last 30 years, Alan has been a self employed landlord, building inspector, renovator, teacher, community builder, & mentor. Fifteen years ago, he started (and still organizes) two large, Phila. Region, alternative relationship discussion & social groups, with a combined membership of approx. 1,000 members. He has also been very active in the Burning Man community, where he creates safe space to discuss these topics. Currently, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pavilion

6:00pm

Stitch 'N' Bitch / Purls & Pints
This event is for adults, and children grown enough to be there without needing parental supervision. We'll be located in the arcade and it is BYOB.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Arcade

6:30pm

Family Movie Night: "My Neighbor Totoro"
(Rated G) While their mother is in the hospital, 10-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old Mei move into an old-fashioned house in the country with their professor father. At the foot of an enormous camphor tree, Mei discovers the nest of King Totoro, a giant forest spirit who resembles an enormous bunny rabbit. Totoro becomes the protector of the two sisters, watching over them when they wait for their father, and carrying them over the forests on an enchanted journey.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

7:00pm

Live Jazz Piano with Ben Hopps
Ben Hopps plays original jazz compositions as well as jazz standards on his vintage analog Fender Rhodes electric keyboard. Come on down and hear jazz styles such as fusion, bebop, bossa nova, and swing.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hopps

Ben Hopps

Jazz Pianist & Composer
Ben Hopps is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer living in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He draws influence from jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and John McLaughlin. His compositions explore various styles such as swing, bossa nova, and fusion and range from fast, intricate solos with rapid key changes and odd time signatures to the soothing, subtle chord changes of a ballad.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pavilion

8:00pm

Free Art
(Adults Only) Get in touch with your inner artist. Join in the fun as paint, glue, paper, and other supplies are avaiable for your inner DaVinci or Dali.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PorcuPint Central

8:00pm

Bonfire Vigil for Shem Kellogg
Join us to honor the life of Shem Kellogg, who we lost today. Shem, together with his partner Carla, brought more signers to the FSP pledge than any other couple in our community.

This gathering is an opportunity to bring music, poems, or share an embrace or story to honor our friend. He was a true beacon of liberty in this movement, and will be missed and remembered by all.

Lights will be lit and a moment of silence will be held in his honor after the sun sets.

Moderators
avatar for Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi is a Christian, wife (married 22 years to Varrin), mother of 4, home educator, musician, libertarian and lead organizer for the PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off. Edi spent much of her childhood growing up in California and moved to New Hampshire in 2004 as part of the Free State Project. Along with a team of dedicated Liberty Ladies, she enjoys hosting the Cook-Off -- a time-honored PorcFest tradition, est. 2006!
avatar for Varrin Swearingen

Varrin Swearingen

Liberty Ecclesia
Varrin Swearingen is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, libertarian, musician, and international airline pilot. He was born and raised in California and was first exposed to libertarian ideas in elementary school. | | He is one of three graduates of Pioneer Christian Academy, a school started and operated by Marshall Fritz, who was also the founder of the Advocates for Self-Government and Network for Educational Opportunity. | | Varrin... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Field

8:30pm

Teen Movie
Teens can choose from a selection of movies and will be responsible for taking the movie to the tent, starting it up, and bringing it back to Teen Central when finished. No chaperone provided - parental supervision welcome.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Creating Communities Tent

9:00pm

Drum Circle
(Adults Only) Get your beats on with Anne Duffley down on the field by the fire!

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Field

9:00pm

"Make Your Move" Bonfire
Enjoy a fireside chat with the Swearingen family and hear about their life since moving to Keene with the FSP in 2004. Varrin is known for his years of service in FSP leadership, and Edi for her years as queen of the cook-off.

Speakers
avatar for Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi is a Christian, wife (married 22 years to Varrin), mother of 4, home educator, musician, libertarian and lead organizer for the PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off. Edi spent much of her childhood growing up in California and moved to New Hampshire in 2004 as part of the Free State Project. Along with a team of dedicated Liberty Ladies, she enjoys hosting the Cook-Off -- a time-honored PorcFest tradition, est. 2006!
avatar for Varrin Swearingen

Varrin Swearingen

Liberty Ecclesia
Varrin Swearingen is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, libertarian, musician, and international airline pilot. He was born and raised in California and was first exposed to libertarian ideas in elementary school. | | He is one of three graduates of Pioneer Christian Academy, a school started and operated by Marshall Fritz, who was also the founder of the Advocates for Self-Government and Network for Educational Opportunity. | | Varrin... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Field

10:00pm

Flashlight Tag
(Adults Only) Flashlight Tag: It's what is sounds like!

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Join Michael W. Dean and a rotating cast of interesting insomniac co-hosts aka the “Freedom Feens“, as they feed the hamster in your brain! THE FREEDOM FEENS: Tazing you with liberty since 2011. THE FREEDOM FEENS is the only anarcho-capitalist radio show in the world that is syndicated on commercial terrestrial radio. The Feens play 7 days a week, and are on 32 stations across the U.S. THE FREEDOM FEENS are a unique and funny mix of general-interest show and smart political commentary. The Feens aren't the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do. The rotating cast of fifteen fascinating co-hosts covers a wide variety of topics and tangents, but always with a liberty flavor. THE FREEDOM FEENS produced the movie "Guns and Weed: the Road to Freedom."

THE FREEDOM FEENS ARE:
Lousander Feen**, Randy England , Dianna Keiler**, Chandler St. Pierre**, Hugo Gonzalez**, Jim Jesus, Nick Hazelton**, Neema Vedadi, Angela Keaton, Steve Miller-Miller**, Lisa DeLasho**, Jeremy Henggeler**, M.K. Lords , Derrick J Freeman**, Michael W. Dean***.
(** means they will be doing shows live from the media room at Porcfest.
(*** means MWD will be doing Porcfest shows remotely).

THE FREEDOM FEENS are covered by (and also created) The BipCot NoGov license, which allows use and re-use by anyone except governments and government agents. There are no government guns for violators, only shame.

http://bipcot.org/
http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Moderators
avatar for Michael W. Dean

Michael W. Dean

CAO (Chief Anarchy Officer), Freedom Feens
Host of the Freedom Feens, lover of cats, and radio personality.

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00am - 3:00am
Media Room
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

8:00am

Ultimate Frisbee
Come experience Ultimate Frisbee, an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate (frisbee) is a fun way to stay in shape, and can be played by a wide range of player abilities and conditioning!

All are welcome to play. Games are usually played 7 on 7, with each team wearing either a black or white shirt. Bring one of each if you can. Bring cleats if you have 'em. If you are new to the game, bring another newbie and you can match up against each other! Try googling Ultimate on YouTube to find lots of cool videos on how to play.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Silvestri

Joe Silvestri

Joe lives (most of the year) in Nevada with his two kids. He works as an educator and realtor in Las Vegas during the school year, and has been an ocean lifeguard on Long Island for many years during the summer months. | | Joe enjoys surfing, Ultimate (frisbee), and (too many others to list.) :) | | "I've been a Friend of the Free State Project since the early days, and I'm really looking forward to my second PorcFest!"

Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Main Field

9:00am

DIY Nut Milk
Way back in the Middle Ages, humans were making milk out of all sorts of nuts, seeds, and grains. Somehow over the years, this art has gone out of favor. Now almost everyone assumes that "milk" is that white stuff you get from a cow. Most of us don't even think about the white stuff you get from non-animal sources.

There's been somewhat of a resurgence though. Now you see almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, and other kinds of plant-based milks for sale commercially. That's been great for people who are allergic to cow's milk, or for people you can't digest it, or for those who have chosen a vegan lifestyle.

But those commercial products aren't all they're cracked up to be. They have sugars and other additives that you probably don't really want. If you make your own, YOU control what goes into your milk. It costs less, too, and it's really not that hard to do.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Southard

Barbara Southard

Barbara is currently working for Health Solutions as part of a team providing health promotion services to companies in the United States and abroad. Previously, she was the co-owner of Health Management Consultants, a research firm that developed grant-funded, Internet-based, disease management programs for cardiac rehabilitation, medication compliance, weight management, and childhood obesity prevention. Each program was associated with a... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

9:00am

Make Your Own with Essential Oils
Come for a class on essential oil basics and discussion on which oils to use for what. Together we will make our own insect repellant and linen/room spray out of non-toxic, natural ingredients. $10 to cover materials please.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Alvey

Jessica Alvey

Wellness Advocate, doTERRA Essential Oils
Jessica Alvey is a work-at-home-mom of three beautiful children, living in rural Tennessee with her husband Jesse. She is passionate about homeschooling, gardening, chicken, dog, & cat wrangling, cooking, and natural health solutions.
avatar for Lauren Noone

Lauren Noone

Essential Oils Educator
Lauren is an advocate for natural health, a homeschooling, crunchy, peaceful mama, and a heart-centered networking entrepreneur. She has been an educator in non-traditional settings for the past 14 years and her passion is empowering others through the sharing of uncensored, objective information.
avatar for Shalon Spaulding

Shalon Spaulding

Massage Therapy for Men, Women, & Children, Body, Mind & Spirit, Shalon Spaulding
Shalon has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an Essential Oil Educator for 2 years. She is an advocate for natural and holistic options for healing and wellness. In her practice she helps clients reduce stress through mindfulness and body awareness and also teaches meditation. Her focus, both personally and professionally, is to reduce the toxicity (chemical, emotional, energetic) that we are inundated with. Health is empowerment and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating Communities Tent

9:00am

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock strives to create an understanding of the Philosophy of Liberty. Understanding is far more important than agreement -- that will come in its own time.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Room

9:00am

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:30am

Pebble Meditation
Pebble meditation is a simple guided meditation that was developed for children but is enjoyable for everyone. Using four stones, we will focus on one at a time and think of being fresh as a flower, solid as a mountain, clear as water, and spacious and free. This short exercise promotes feelings of well-being and the ability to clearly see the world around us.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Objectivist Virtues: Integrity
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Are you true to your values and your world-view? Or are you divided and self- defeating? Integrity is the virtue of acting consistently for the sake of long-range values. William R Thomas discusses the nature of integrity, and aspects of this virtue such as emotional integrity, courage, confidence, and sincerity.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

10:00am

Kids' Kindness Challenge
Kids can make a big difference in the lives of others! We’ll see how much we can contribute to the PorcFest experience by working to complete a list of kindnesses during the week. Each accomplishment will be recorded in a special way, and we’ll talk about our experience of kindness at the Farewell Pizza Party on Saturday night.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

New Movers Panel
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Are you ready to make the move to New Hampshire? Come hear stories and useful advise from new movers. This has alway been a fun and lively panel, so be sure not to miss it.

Moderators
avatar for Tarrin P. Lupo

Tarrin P. Lupo

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016), YouTube Personality
Dr. Lupo has been a Free State member for almost 10 years and was an early mover to New Hampshire. Tarrin is a chiropractor, but spends most of his time writing and making YouTube videos.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Paxton

Jessica Paxton

Jessica and her husband Rodger made the move to New Hampshire's Freecoast in the fall of 2015. Before making the move, Jessica served in various roles within the Libertarian Party of Arkansas, including Chairman, Media Director, and head of candidate recruitment and support. In 2012, Jessica ran for Congress as a Libertarian in Arkansas' First Congressional district, educating Arkansans about anarcho-capitalism through participating in multiple... Read More →
avatar for Rodger Paxton

Rodger Paxton

Podcaster, The LAVA Flow Podcast
Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist; formerly he was the Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas before becoming committed to full anarcho-capitalism. In his time as Chairman, he took a completely dead party and brought together a dynamic team that kicked the party into overdrive, thus turning it into one of the most active LP affiliates in the nation at the time. As Chairman, he also brought full ballot access to the... Read More →
avatar for Kendall & Lane Strahan

Kendall & Lane Strahan

Kendall and Lane Strahan moved April 1st, 2016 to Berlin, New Hampshire in search of peaceful free living! We joined the FSP to better understand our rights as Americans. This is all so new to us as we are learning daily how to help make changes in this small town in New Hampshire. We have been married almost 18 years on June 13th and brought our four kids along with us so that they can see there's more to living than what we were taught!

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pavilion

10:00am

Medical Training: CPR & AED
This session will train participants in layperson CPR and AED use. Use of CPR and an AED has helped save many lives and is a simple but effective way to assist someone who has suffered cardiac arrest. We will also go over methods to clear an obstructed airway. This program is provided by Fr33 Aid. Fr33 Aid is a mutual aid group that has been providing medical services at liberty-related festivals since 2011, including PorcFest, Bardo Farm Fest, Liberty Forum, Libertopia, and others.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Spangler

Chip Spangler

Chip Spangler is the 2016 coordinator for Fr33 Aid at PorcFest. Previously, Chip has been involved with Libertarian Party politics, serving as the state chair in Maryland as well as a party officer in Alaska. In addition to his political work, Chip is a National Registry Paramedic who was trained at Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska. Chip moved in 2015 to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

10:00am

Maximize Creativity for the Life You’ve Always Wanted
His all day workshop provides those attending a detailed “map” for the implementation of his organizational system with the power to change the world.

30 years in the making: Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Podolsky

Bob Podolsky

Bob is a scientist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, visionary, and active promoter of “Organized Anarchy.” He presents a new scientific paradigm for the achievement of peace, prosperity, and freedom based on the maximization of truth, awareness, love, and creativity.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:00am - 4:30pm
ExpoLounge

11:00am

The Joy of Poi
(Adults Only) Do you know how to spin poi? Do you know what poi is? Join Laurel as she shares the joy of poi!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

11:00am

Keynesianism and the Long Run
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

To libertarians, “Keynesian” means being pro-deficit spending and pro-economic intervention. In economics today, Keynesianism means that government policies such as changes in the money supply, or changes in net government spending, have real effects on the patterns of production, investment, and employment in the short run. William R Thomas will explain what is right and wrong about economic Keynesianism.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

11:00am

Moving Across Cultures
Adjusting to a new community: Moving might mean more than different dialects, customs, and food. Hear stories from movers, domestic and abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Evelin Boerner

Evelin Boerner

Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Evelin Boerner is a German and English teacher from Dresden, Germany. She has been a volunteer for LOLA (Ladies of Liberty Alliance) in New Hampshire for the last year and has been striving for greater expansion of women in the libertarian movement.
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Porcfest's very own official unofficial Mayor, while not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about completely decentralized and new peer2peer technologies seizing control from an overbearing government.
avatar for Nathan Tramp

Nathan Tramp

Nathan Tramp is a firearm sales associate. He became a resident of Candia, NH in 2015, but pledged with FSP while a New Zealand permanent resident. While overseas, Nathan was a one-time entrepreneur and competitive shooter. He also holds a BA in Religion.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavilion

11:00am

Hands-On Instant Challenge (age 8-18)
(Age 8+) Think outside the box! Test your creative problem solving skills with hands-on challenges that require you to think on your feet. Compete in teams to see who can use everyday objects in creative ways to solve problems. Complete a challenge in 20 minutes, or stay for the whole time and complete multiple challenges. Bring your mechanical skills, teamwork, and a positive attitude, and you'll be sure to learn something new.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Dehm

Ed Dehm

A 28-year-old Upstate New Yorker, Ed Dehm has been competing in and judging creative competitions for over 15 years. When he's not debating politics with friends or working in IT, he has a passion for helping kids think creatively and succeed in an ever changing world.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
PorcuPint Central

11:00am

Family Playground Time
Younger kids can take to the playground while older kids (8-18) participate in Odyssey of the Mind at PorcuPint Central. Parents are encouraged to come and mingle - no chaperone on duty.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Playground

12:00pm

The Case for a Free and Voluntary Society
The case for a free and voluntary society will cover why I'm an anarchist, the relationship between anarchism and the ideal of a free market, and what that might look like.

Speakers
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Wolfy Wurlitzer

Wolfy Wurlitzer is an anarchist who attaches no adjectives or hyphens and lives in Maine. He enjoys reading, spreading the message of liberty, and writing. He is also interested in Bitcoin, agorism, off the grid living, and more.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

12:00pm

Exploring Your Child's Education Fit
Education is not one-size-fits-all. This panel of experienced parents have navigated that path to find a variety of educational options that range from homeschooling, to charter schools, to private schools, and to online education. They have also addressed special learning needs for their children such as learning disabilities, delayed learning, and gifted. Come discuss school-aged children's needs with people who approached their children's education as "each one best.”

Moderators
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments, embedded assessment design in games and simulations, and effective feedback. Dr. Underwood received her B.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Edelblut

Frank Edelblut

New Hampshire Representative
Frank has been married for 30 years to his college sweetheart, Kathleen. They have seven children, three out of college, two in college, and two working their way toward that goal. They have also been blessed with a granddaughter and grandson. | | “Being a grandparent is really cool. If you get the chance, do it!” Frank and his wife Kathy have raised and home schooled their children in Mason and Wilton, New Hampshire. They... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Levell

Michelle Levell

Director, School Choice for New Hampshire
Michelle Levell has been active in state-level public policy, particularly education issues, since moving to New Hampshire in 2005. She is the Director of School Choice for New Hampshire and has served on several diverse boards, including the Educational Choices Foundation, Liberty Harbor Academy, the New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA), and the Pelham-Windham Razorbacks youth football and cheer... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Lincoln

Dawn Lincoln

Dawn Lincoln lives in Westmoreland, NH with her husband, parents, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and almost 200 chickens. Her young adult daughters are living happily close by, much to her delight. She homeschooled her daughters (one the entire time, one went to K) using a variety of methods over the years. | | Her experience started with a fairly structured but homegrown format, evolved into many wonderful years of unschooling and culminated with the girls... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien

Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien

Katherine grew up north of Boston where she attended public schools including a vocational high school where she studied precision machining. She was her school's first female graduate of the program. She attended college for a few years after high school where she studied music, played in a jazz band, developed a chess addiction, and hosted a classical music radio show. Katherine left college to take a job making piccolos, and later flutes... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Rago

Kathy Rago

Kathy lives in Franklin, NH with her husband James, and their three children, Aaron, Lindsey, and Nathan. They have been married for 28 years, and have lived in NH for 17 years. Originally from Texas, Kathy grew up the fifth of six children in a strong Christian home, and learned from an early age to get along, work hard and be competitive. She learned to stand up and stand out, as her parents expected all to be successful college graduates... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilion

12:00pm

Upper Body Workout with Chris Lopez
Join Chris Lopez as she leads an upper body workout from her wheelchair. We will focus on shoulders and arms, while strengthening our core with some fun and easy exercises. Whether seated or standing, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Moderators
avatar for Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

FSP Admin, New Hampshire Activism
Chris has worked in administration for the FSP since 2012. She keeps the project running smoothly by serving as the central contact for thousands of FSP participants and potential participants seeking information and assistance. She is uniquely qualified for this position, having moved to NH in 2004, with extensive knowledge of the Free State’s people, places and events. Chris coordinates gatherings for visitors to the state and parties for new... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

12:00pm

Suitcase Musik
Suitcase Musik - Magick Solar Suitcase's Wizards Club joins PorcFest on their festival summer tour creating beats and ambient chill music powered by the sun. Listen to them preform live in the Agora Valley all week long!

Artists
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Suitcase Musik

This amazing group travels and play live interactive musik in suitcases off of a complete solar panel/solar battery system (No laptop). One of the gang is the resident musician for a yoga collective called the Soul Seekers Sangha who offer online courses and yoga classes with live suitcase musik. | |  In 2015 Suitcase Musik played Colours of Magick festival tour a 25 plus festival tour all over the USA including Purple Hatters Ball... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora Valley Site #19

1:00pm

Stupid Things Libertarians / Anarchists Say and Believe
How do some anarchists undermine the arguments for liberty in making their strong statements against the state--of which, if taken to their logical conclusion, also undermine the case for a free market?

Some examples include: "The State doesn't exist"; "We should not engage in libertarian infighting"; "Concepts don't exist"; as well as other nonsensical statements.

Daniel is a dualist. He thinks the materialist strain that has infected libertarian thought reeks of scientism and undermines the arguments for liberty. His discussion aims to explore this realm of thought and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Rothschild

Daniel Rothschild

Ph.D. Candidate (Economics), George Mason University
Daniel is a second year Ph.D. student at George Mason University, studying economics. Daniel has published peer-reviewed articles on such topics as civil asset forfeiture, has a YouTube channel where he interviews economists, is an administrator of the Facebook page Statism is Slavery, and creator of the Facebook page They Are the Government.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pavilion

1:00pm

Flow on the Field
(Adults Only) Decompress from the agony of the state! Bring your flow toys (hula hoops, poi, wands, swords, etc.) down to the Main Field to move to some music for a while.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Field

1:00pm

QED: Using the Internet to Beat the Political System
Quorum E-Democracy (QED) is a system that will remove the power that lobbyists, power brokers, and corporations have in our election/voting/lawmaking process. The system will use secure servers, with free access, and is non-coercive in nature.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong

Ron Paul
Pat first got involved in the world of libertarianism with Ron Paul's decision to run for President in 2007, and was one of only two national delegates from NC to be declared for Ron Paul openly. She went on to serve in various positions in the NC GOP as a District Vice Chair, and is now exploring more unconventional methods of achieving liberty.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

1:00pm

Economics in One Lesson (for teens and adults)
A fun interactive discussion that will make you think about how the world works.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is Lecturer in Government at Dartmouth College. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. His research interests include secessionist movements, ethnic politics, civil war, fiscal federalism, and state and local public policies. | | Jason is the father of a five-year-old girl and volunteers for the Upper Valley Land Trust in his spare... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

1:00pm

Homeschool Potluck Lunch
Are you interested in meeting parents and exploring unconventional educational choices? Join us for a potluck lunch where you'll have the opportunity to talk with a variety of people providing or pursuing educational opportunities outside of the public school system. Or join in the conversation as New Hampshire parents discuss the ins and outs of potentially starting a micro school in New Hampshire.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

Better Living Through Co-Housing: Living In Community
Have you ever considered having a Housemate move into your home or, for that matter, moving into someone else’s?

Co-Housing is practical, beneficial, & desirable for many different reasons.

This session will be a nuts & bolts primer on how to rent space within your home for extra income and to create community, as well as how to better join into existing households.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Silverman

Alan Silverman

Urban Community Builder, Poly Activist
Over the last 30 years, Alan has been a self employed landlord, building inspector, renovator, teacher, community builder, & mentor. Fifteen years ago, he started (and still organizes) two large, Phila. Region, alternative relationship discussion & social groups, with a combined membership of approx. 1,000 members. He has also been very active in the Burning Man community, where he creates safe space to discuss these topics. Currently, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

2:00pm

Soap Box Idol Auditions
Want to be a finalist at Soap Box Idol on Saturday night? Then try out first during one of the scheduled auditions to secure your spot. Bring your best 3 minute rant and put it to the test. The best 10-12 rants will be picked for the finals. Come get constructive feedback from Queen Quill herself. PorcFest Pro-Tip: These auditions are also a great spectator sport! Come hear what your friends have to say in a fun and relaxed environment.

Moderators
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Circle Dancing
These folk-style dances are simple to learn and fun to do! All dance steps will be taught, and participants of all ages don't need experience or a partner to join the fun.

Moderators
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments, embedded assessment design in games and simulations, and effective feedback. Dr. Underwood received her B.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University in... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

The Collapse of the Total State
This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.

The history of the State's decline and how it is breaking down, including historical examples of States that lose power.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the premier source for understanding the humane values of a free society and the economic, legal, and ethical principles that make it possible. At FEE, you’re connected with a global community of individuals who are inspired by the ideas of free association, free markets, entrepreneurship, and a diverse civil society.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion

2:00pm

Treatment Free Beekeeping
Many people think that in order to keep bees they need to use costly, potentially harmful chemicals to save their bees from diseases and parasites. This talk will cover how a growing number of people are keeping bees without treatments, in a sustainable manner.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Cunagin

Jim Cunagin

After completing a double major in Psychology/Pre-Med at Kent State, Jim went to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He later completed residency training programs in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. Jim also dabbles in beekeeping, home brewing, and Stoic philosophy.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

3:00pm

Lyn Ulbricht Fireside Chat
Sponsored by Free Ross Ulbricht.

Ross Ulbricht's mother will be sharing the more personal side of her struggle to free her son from the clutches of a vidictive and capricious legal system. Her activism, how she copes, what she hopes, the people she's met, the media, and more.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Philips

Matt Philips

President, Free State Project
Matt Philips majored in politics at Princeton and interned at the Cato Institute before joining Internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick (now owned by Google). He then co-founded Right Media (bought by Yahoo!). He now lives in New Hampshire, where he is the president of the Free State Project. He volunteers as a Black Rock Ranger at Burning Man. His interests include paleo/primal and first aid.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts. Deeply involved with her son’s defense, Lyn has worked to bring awareness to the case through www.FreeRoss.org, media interviews, public appearances, and other efforts. Since Ross was arrested, she has witnessed how the government prosecutes citizens, suppresses evidence, and violates the Constitution. She believes... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Free Ross Ulbricht

Free Ross Ulbricht

The Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense effort is a group of family, friends and supporters who are working to free Ross Ulbricht from a barbaric, double life sentence for all non-violent charges. Our mission is to have Ross be a free man again and give him the chance to make a contribution to his community and society. | | Our aim is not only to help Ross, however. By living through this ordeal, and getting to know other families and inmates in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion

3:00pm

Religion and Anarchism: Conflict or Compatibility?
Are religion and anarchism compatible? Does religious social teaching clash with libertarianism? Does Christian social thinking give moral imperatives to act through the state? In this talk, a new and radical separation of church and state will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Avery Hayes

Avery Hayes

Avery is a non-binary Roman Catholic from Beverly, MA. He is currently researching the economics of darknet markets at Northeastern University.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

3:00pm

Vegetarian & Vegan Porcupine Potluck and Meetup
Despite the rumors, Porcfest is not all about bacon. There are many vegetarians and vegans who also love liberty! Come meet fellow veggie Porcs at the potluck dinner. You can bring your favorite plant-based meal and mingle.

Bringing a meal is not required, so please come anyway. We also hope that the vegetarian and vegan vendors will bring some samples of their food to try.

Please Note: there are no electric outlets at the upper tent, so if you want to bring hot food please plan to bring your own gas or sterno source to keep it hot.

Moderators
avatar for Tarrin P. Lupo

Tarrin P. Lupo

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016), YouTube Personality
Dr. Lupo has been a Free State member for almost 10 years and was an early mover to New Hampshire. Tarrin is a chiropractor, but spends most of his time writing and making YouTube videos.
avatar for Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016)
Kate is an artist, biological scientist (RDH, BS-DH, RF), and rolling-stone traveler. When not wood burning, she writes articles to help substantiate (or put to rest) the many claims often associated with conventional & alternative dentistry. She was an FSP "early mover" to New Hampshire and is Schedule Coordinator for PorcFest 2016. Art site: BurntBirch | Health site: KateParkerRDH.com


Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

3:00pm

Mindful Coloring for All Ages
Come join us for a loosely guided coloring exercise that might inspire you to see thoughts and feelings in a whole new way. The exercise encourages calm acceptance of life’s ups and downs and will be fun anyone age 5+. Free coloring time will follow the guided session, and supplies will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:00pm

Consent and the Non-Aggression Principle
A brief analysis of how consent between rational adults makes up the basis for the Non-Aggression Principle, as well as how to apply to the NAP to situations involving consenting individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Leslee Ann Petersen

Leslee Ann Petersen

Founder, Love in Liberty
Leslee Petersen stands at an intersection of mental health, alternative relationships, and liberty activism. Her values are inclusiveness, openness, sex-positivity, emotional libertarianism, active mindedness, Risk Aware Consensual Kink, conscious monogamy, and ethical non-monogamy. She loves coffee and cats.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

4:00pm

Aspie Anything! An "Ask Me Anything" Panel
Aspie Anything! is an AMA-styled panel dedicated to putting the spotlight on autistic folks who are also libertarians and how these can sometimes intersect. Autism itself is a neurological condition whereby the person tends to have processing and/or sensory disorders. These disorders can lead to issues of sociality, touch, and more. It isn't simply reduced to a matter of introversion vs. extroversion, or poor vs. social skills. This panel will explore these issues.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Ford

Nick Ford

Nick Ford is an anarchist without adjectives who lives in New Hampshire. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society and a Lead Coordinator for AltExpo. He enjoys reading comic books, telling terrible puns, and writing at his website AbolishWork.com.
avatar for Tara Powell

Tara Powell

Tara is a 30-year-old New Hampshire native and has lived in Manchester for the better part of 10 years. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child, and has been working toward Spectrum acceptance and neurodiversity. | | Tara had been monogamous for the last 4 years but was always a supporter of poly. After a broken engagement she decided monogamy was no longer a current option. 


Wednesday June 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pavilion

4:00pm

Tatiana Moroz LIVE at Beergasm
Singer, songwriter, and activist Tatiana Moroz will serenade you at the Beergasm from 4-6 Wednesday. Her original music is a blend of folk, blues, and country, and her covers are from the 60's and 70's. She also created the first artist crypto currency, Tatiana Coin, which guests will get to try! Find out more at www.TatianaMoroz.com.

Artists
avatar for Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz

Founder, Crypto Media Hub
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has had an extensive music career managing and promoting top NY recording studios. She has become the premier female singer-songwriter in the Bitcoin and activist community. She has toured the globe singing and speaking alongside Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Judge Napolitano at events including Inside Bitcoins, SXSW, Bitcoin South, NASDAQ, and the Libertarian National Convention... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:00pm

Beergasm
Come mingle and share your favorite beverages with your fellow PorcFest attendees.

How it works: bring a handful of your favorite local beers, microbrews, home brews, wines, or meads (no common swill like Bud, Coors, Miller, etc) and place them on the table to share as admission to the event. Then chat and sample the fine brews brought by others.

Scheduling as follows:
4:00 pm – Attendees bring their beers to table attendants and receive cups
4:15 pm – Opening Toast

We have the tent until 6:00 pm.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Putnam

Chris Putnam

Chris Putnam is a software developer from Maine who also happens to be a voluntaryist and craft beer enthusiast. He is interested in all of the usual aspects of a voluntary lifestyle: technology, philosophy, agorism, self defense, self sufficiency, food soverignty/local food movements, and peaceful parenting. Recently he worked as a software developer on Jeffrey Tucker's Liberty.me project.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:30pm

Make Your Own Checkers Set
Stamp squares on canvas and paint bottle caps to make a custom checkers set.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PorcuPint Central

5:00pm

Self Sufficient Home Remedies for Health Independence
Adam and Jacqueline invite you to come learn about several common and freely available plant remedies that you can craft at home. We will cover the entire process, from finding the plant, to processing, and appropriate storage. Join us on the journey to reclaiming our health independence.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Fairbank

Jacqueline Fairbank

Jacqueline is a homemaker and entrepreneur who enjoys clean eating, wild foraging, handcrafting cleaners, herbal medicine, and personal care products. She also has love of antiques, jewelry, arts & crafts, hiking, and canoeing.
avatar for Adam Garcia

Adam Garcia

Partner, Traditional Remedies
Adam is a Professional Fitness Trainer with over 12 years of experience. Working with a vast assortment of clientele and methodologies has allowed Adam to distill his wide ranging fitness knowledge into a simple, workable system. He has a passion for functional fitness & nutrition, plant medicine, permaculture, and their direct relationship to maintaining our liberty and freedom.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pavilion

5:00pm

Humans vs. Zombies
It's a PorcFest tradition for young and old! Humans vs. Zombies is a live-action game in which players begin as Humans and try to survive a Zombie invasion. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using boffers that were made on Tuesday at 3:00 PM in PorcuPint Central.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Field

5:00pm

Who Are You? True Freedom Comes From Within
True freedom comes from within. You are truly free when you live from your essence. In this talk science meets spirituality. It shows who you are in essence and what that looks like; How the way we are programmed makes our life more of a challenge than a joy; Why for most people the life that they dream of is so hard to accomplish; And why people get sick.

Freedom comes when you transform your programming. It explains how you are connected to the whole, the universe, and how you function in that.

Learn what you can do to have a healthier, fulfilling, happier, and balanced life where your dreams are easier to fulfill.

Speakers
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Liesbeth van Lier-Gronski

Transformational Healer, Chrysalis Healing
Liesbeth van Lier-Gronski represents over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the field of transformational healing and personal development. She works with people from every walk of life and has helped those who have had psychological and psychosomatic symptoms to those who have unwanted behavior, trauma, entrepreneurs and business people. | | A native of Holland, Liesbeth trained and practiced in Holland, Belgium, America, Peru, Italy... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

5:00pm

The Ladies of Liberty Cocktail Lounge
The Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) invite you for a relaxed networking and socializing event. Meet women of liberty from local and international areas. Let's chat and enjoy refreshing drinks! Please bring your own bottle of wine or spirits to share.

Moderators
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Evelin Boerner

Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Evelin Boerner is a German and English teacher from Dresden, Germany. She has been a volunteer for LOLA (Ladies of Liberty Alliance) in New Hampshire for the last year and has been striving for greater expansion of women in the libertarian movement.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
ExpoLounge

6:00pm

Applying Permaculture Principles to Portable 3D Printer Design (how to learn how to make a portable, compact 3D printer from zero knowledge in a hurry)
Building 3D printers is becoming straightforward, with kits that come with instructions and an Internet forum for people to ask others for advice. Designing 3D printers is becoming easier, with off-the-shelf assemblies becoming commonplace on stores like OpenBuilds. Designing portable 3D printers is not so easy: hinges have to be arranged, and parts have to slot or lock together. Designing compact 3D printers is particularly challenging: space becomes a premium, areas which were previously independent can overlap if care is not taken, and parts could hit each other during travel.

Designing fast 3D printers that have travel speeds of up to 1,000 mm/sec and that can extrude filament at 90 cubic millimetres per second is already right on the edge of current community research and experimentation, and to consider designing an entirely new 3D printer only 10 weeks before getting on an international airplane flight (with the printer in a suitcase) brings its own set of interesting challenges. So to even contemplate building a folding, compact, portable, fast and accurate 3D printer that has to survive international transportation - in under 10 weeks is - to be absolutely frank, just completely bonkers.

This talk will therefore bring the good, the bad, and the ugly to the table, including an explanation of some counter-intuitive but elegant mechanical design aspects as well as explaining how and why permaculture principles were applied to solve real engineering problems. An answer to the question, "Why does this 3D printer have a rubber bath mat and 18in carpet tiles on its BOM" will be revealed. URL: http://reprap.org/wiki/Sandwich200

Speakers
avatar for Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

I'm an eco-conscious Libre hardware and software engineer. Current projects include an engine design that is 40% more fuel-efficient than any standard engine available today, is less materials, and is perfectly balanced (zero vibration, zero rotation). Also I am working on an eco-conscious modular laptop that saves money and reduces environmental impact by being (a) constantly upgradeable and repairable for years; (b) is made of 3D-printed... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pavilion

6:00pm

Love in Liberty Singles Mixer
Love in Liberty, a new libertarian exclusive dating site, is happy to host a Singles Mixer! This is a non-monogamy and queer-friendly event. Join us for icebreakers, games, and refreshements while you get to know other singles in our movement!

Moderators
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Leslee Ann Petersen

Founder, Love in Liberty
Leslee Petersen stands at an intersection of mental health, alternative relationships, and liberty activism. Her values are inclusiveness, openness, sex-positivity, emotional libertarianism, active mindedness, Risk Aware Consensual Kink, conscious monogamy, and ethical non-monogamy. She loves coffee and cats.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

6:30pm

Dodgeball
Enjoy an exciting game of dodgeball on the field with music and lasers to get the adrenaline pumping! Rules will be provided at the event, and anyone 10+ is welcome. This event includes throwing dodgeballs at high speeds. Anything is possible, so be prepared.

Moderators
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Edison Swearingen

Edison is a homeschooled, Christian, libertarian teen, born in CA and moved with his family to NH in 2004. He is starting a DJ business soon and is interested in programming, web development, lasers, and cars. This year (2017) will be his 13th PorcFest and third year running teen activities such as the PorcFest Teen Rave and Dodgeball.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Field

7:00pm

Narrative Building: Challenging the Controlled Narrative
Badmirror.TV presents a discussion and workshop at the ExpoLounge. We will examine how the media is used to control the topics that are discussed, and more importantly what's not being discussed.

Speakers
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Sevan Chorluyen

Bad Mirror Broadcasting


Wednesday June 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ExpoLounge

7:00pm

Porcupine Stories: A Discussion with Free State Project Movers
Listen in as three “movers” tell their personal stories of how they became a part of the Free State Project, and why they chose to call New Hampshire their home.

Moderated by Laurel Anne Hawthorne; this will be a no holds barred affair.

Representing three separate generations of early movers, each from very different walks of life; Carla, Mattheus, and Joseph will each have a unique perspective for the audience to enjoy.

As a cordial affair, the talk will be topped off with a Q&A that will prove to be invaluable to anybody who is considering making the move.

Moderators
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Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Speakers
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Joseph Fetz

Pavilion Coordinator PorcFest XIII (2016)
Joseph Fetz was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio. Having been an independent-minded individual for most of his life, he has always dealt with certain incompatibilities of his own with the status quo. | | Joseph joined the US Navy in early 2002 and endured two Western Pacific (WestPac) deployments to the Persian Gulf. It was during this time that he began to pay much more attention to statism, the foreign policy of nation-states at large... Read More →
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Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.
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Mattheus von Gutenburg

Mattheus von Guttenberg is an economist and libertarian activist. His areas of interest include Austrian economics, agorism, and crypto-anarchism. His activism is focused on delegitimizing the State by writing, public speaking, and building alternative social institutions. Mattheus opposes voting, running for office, and other forms of "in-the-system" activism as these actions sanction the concept of electoral politics.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pavilion

8:00pm

"Who's the Fed?"
(Adults Only) We're all trying to figure out "Who's the Fed?" We'll uncover the truth during this interactive investigation!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

8:00pm

Free Art
(Adults Only) Get in touch with your inner artist. Join in the fun as paint, glue, paper, and other supplies are avaiable for your inner DaVinci or Dali.

Moderators
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Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PorcuPint Central

8:00pm

"Make Your Move" Bonfire
Join one of the project's earliest movers, Dave "the hugger," as he inspires us with stories about bonding with "the folks" in the FSP and his life on the Sea Coast. Ask questions, share insights, and feel the joy of living for liberty in NH.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Mincin

Dave Mincin

Dave attended The Escape to New Hampshire in June 2003, and eight months later he found himself living in Dover. Dave was involved in many of the porcupines' early organizing and political activities, including establishing the first porcupine group, testifying in Concord and locally, running for office, and welcoming new folks. He was the main organizer of Porcfest 1 and has served on the NHLA board, as well as a number of local committees. Dave... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Field

8:00pm

Sketch Comedy & Improv Jam
Host John Pawelko will lead participants through fun and challenging short-form improv games. Get up and play, explore liberty themes, and learn hilarious new games. Onlookers welcome. No experience or registration required. Intermingled with the Improv games will be a few new sketch comedy scenes written, rehearsed, and performed by fellow porcupines. Come on out for laughs.

Speakers
avatar for John Pawelko

John Pawelko

Jon Pawelko develops political satire through cartoons, animation, talk show segments, and his new party game G.M.O.ooh!


Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

9:00pm

Teens Service Project
Gather at Teen Central and do a good deed! Fill eggs with surprises for the kids' Porcster Egg Hunt on Thursday, and enjoy a few treats yourself. This is the first part of a special service opportunity for the teens.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
PorcuPint Central

9:00pm

Freak Show, Cosplay, & Costume Party
As Buzz's big gay dance circus pulled out of town, a new chance for porcs to let their freak flag fly has arrived. Come one come all to The Freak Show! Dress to be what you want to be. Wear your best costume or cosplay and come dance the night away.

Hosted by DJ Keneki Ken. Once a mild mannered school boy, Keneki was accidentally given a transplant from a dead ghoul. Now as a ghoul/human hybrid he protects humanity, and spins some awesome hybrid dance tunes.

Artists
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DJ Keneki Ken

Once a mild mannered school boy, DJ Keneki Ken was accidentally given a transplant from a dead ghoul. Now as a ghoul/human hybrid he protects humanity, and spins some awesome hybrid dance tunes.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

9:30pm

Sardines
(Adults Only) Sardines promises to be a fun experiment. What is Sardines? Think of it as reverse hide and seek in the dark. It promises to be a blast!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Lower Picnic Tent

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Join Michael W. Dean and a rotating cast of interesting insomniac co-hosts aka the “Freedom Feens“, as they feed the hamster in your brain! THE FREEDOM FEENS: Tazing you with liberty since 2011. THE FREEDOM FEENS is the only anarcho-capitalist radio show in the world that is syndicated on commercial terrestrial radio. The Feens play 7 days a week, and are on 32 stations across the U.S. THE FREEDOM FEENS are a unique and funny mix of general-interest show and smart political commentary. The Feens aren't the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do. The rotating cast of fifteen fascinating co-hosts covers a wide variety of topics and tangents, but always with a liberty flavor. THE FREEDOM FEENS produced the movie "Guns and Weed: the Road to Freedom."

THE FREEDOM FEENS ARE:
Lousander Feen**, Randy England , Dianna Keiler**, Chandler St. Pierre**, Hugo Gonzalez**, Jim Jesus, Nick Hazelton**, Neema Vedadi, Angela Keaton, Steve Miller-Miller**, Lisa DeLasho**, Jeremy Henggeler**, M.K. Lords , Derrick J Freeman**, Michael W. Dean***.
(** means they will be doing shows live from the media room at Porcfest.
(*** means MWD will be doing Porcfest shows remotely).

THE FREEDOM FEENS are covered by (and also created) The BipCot NoGov license, which allows use and re-use by anyone except governments and government agents. There are no government guns for violators, only shame.

http://bipcot.org/
http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Moderators
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Michael W. Dean

CAO (Chief Anarchy Officer), Freedom Feens
Host of the Freedom Feens, lover of cats, and radio personality.

Sponsors
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LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00am - 3:00am
Media Room
 
Thursday, June 23
 

8:00am

Wolf Yoga with Jacen Ulfric
At Wolf Yoga, you will get the chance to stretch and relax with Jacen. The music will be calm, the movements will flow, and don't be surprised if you hear a few howls along the way!

Moderators
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Jacen Ulfric

Jacen Ulfric is a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner from Manchester, NH. He moved from Buffalo, NY in 2009 and never looked back. He works to spread love and happiness through his work and always looks to brighten someone's day.

Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Creating Communities Tent

8:00am

Ultimate Frisbee
Come experience Ultimate Frisbee, an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate (frisbee) is a fun way to stay in shape, and can be played by a wide range of player abilities and conditioning!

All are welcome to play. Games are usually played 7 on 7, with each team wearing either a black or white shirt. Bring one of each if you can. Bring cleats if you have 'em. If you are new to the game, bring another newbie and you can match up against each other! Try googling Ultimate on YouTube to find lots of cool videos on how to play.

Moderators
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Joe Silvestri

Joe lives (most of the year) in Nevada with his two kids. He works as an educator and realtor in Las Vegas during the school year, and has been an ocean lifeguard on Long Island for many years during the summer months. | | Joe enjoys surfing, Ultimate (frisbee), and (too many others to list.) :) | | "I've been a Friend of the Free State Project since the early days, and I'm really looking forward to my second PorcFest!"

Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Main Field

8:30am

Let’s Go Hiking
Sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Let's go hiking! Hosted by Team Porcupine Real Estate. Thirty-minutes south of Roger's Campground is the iconic Artist's Bluff. A short, moderate climb of about twenty minutes perches you above cliffs overlooking Franconia Notch and Echo Lake. Expected hiking time of one hour. Total time away from campground about 2.5 hours. Those wishing to explore the area can also take the nearby aerial tram up Cannon Mountain, or go for a swim in Echo Lake.

Weather permitting. Departing at 8:30 AM in parking area in front of office/store. Bring water and sturdy shoes. Hat, bug spray and sunscreen may be needed as well. Hike led by Chris Dunn, Realtor. More details for hike can be found in the "PORC (Porcupine Outdoor Recreation Club)" Facebook group.

Moderators
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Chris Dunn

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Chris moved to the Free State in 2012. After considering many desirable locations around the world, he was drawn to the state because of its natural beauty, tax and economic climate, and because it is the home of the FSP. Immediately after moving, Chris decided that he wanted to know the state as well as the lifelong natives. In the past few years he has driven through most of the towns, hiked dozens of the largest mountains, and explored the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Thursday June 23, 2016 8:30am - 12:30pm
Office Parking Lot

8:45am

Newbie Handgun Shoot & Firearms Etiquette Class
Sponsored by Shaolin Rifleworks.

The firearms etiquette class starts at 8:45 AM (mandatory for those attending the newbie shoot.)

The caravan leaves for the newbie shoot at 10:00 AM from the Pavilion (arrange your own ride) to Dalton Shooting Range.

Important: A completed registration form is required for each person at this event. Fill out the online form here.

Moderators
avatar for Tony Lekas

Tony Lekas

NRA Training Counselor
Tony Lekas is an NRA Training Counselor who teaches pistol, rifle, personal protection inside the home, and personal protection outside the home. He also teaches people to be NRA Instructors. He has been teaching for over 10 Years. | | Tony has lived in New Hampshire since 1979 and has been involved as a friend of the FSP since the beginning.
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Ian Underwood

Ian Underwood has at various times been a planetary scientist and an artificial intelligence researcher at NASA, a certified hypnotherapist, a fourth generation wing chun sifu, the director of Ask Dr. Math, a founding owner of the Bardo Project and Shaolin Rifleworks, and a speaker at liberty-related events. When he grows up, he wants to create a line of educational comic books.

Sponsors
avatar for Shaolin Rifleworks

Shaolin Rifleworks

Shaolin Rifleworks is a premier builder of match barrels, precision rifles, and accessories. Turnkey rifles and custom builds from mild to wild.



Thursday June 23, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Pavilion

9:00am

Pebble Meditation
Pebble meditation is a simple guided meditation that was developed for children but is enjoyable for everyone. Using four stones, we will focus on one at a time and think of being fresh as a flower, solid as a mountain, clear as water, and spacious and free. This short exercise promotes feelings of well-being and the ability to clearly see the world around us.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
PorcuPint Central

9:00am

Objectivist Foreign Policy (1): Free World Order
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Is there a free world as opposed to an unfree world? Does it matter that even the freest countries have mixed political/economic systems that restrict freedom? Should a free country even have a government diplomatic corps? How can free countries best deal with each other, and how can they best deal with tyrannical or oppressive foreign governments? William R Thomas will assess the basic structure and goals of foreign policy on Objectivist premises in this talk, the first of two.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

9:00am

Meditation & Mindfulness
Come for an introductory meditation class. The class will provide an introduction into Zen meditation practice and some guidance from Buddhist writers, followed by a 20 minute silent meditation. We will have time afterward to reflect as a group and share thoughts and insights.

Moderators
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Chloe Viner Collins

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Graduated from Bates College in 2009 with a major in philosophy and minor in Buddhism. Chloe went on to attend Vermont Law School where she received her Juris Doctor and Master's in environmental law and policy. Chloe is also author of three books of poetry: "Naked Under an Umbrella", "What the Rain Said Last Night", and "27 Apples." Chloe lives in Vermont with her husband, a rescue cat named Milo, a rescue dog named Haley, and a flock of hens.

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating Communities Tent

9:00am

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock strives to create an understanding of the Philosophy of Liberty. Understanding is far more important than agreement -- that will come in its own time.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Room

9:00am

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:30am

Photo Session and Holiday Fun
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

DON'T MISS THIS! Kids & teens: you'll take a picture with a friend or two that will be printed during the day and used to make a beautiful ornament or magnet in the afternoon. The result will be a very special PorcFest 2016 souvenir. When not posing for your photo, there will be ornament making and holiday crafts for all ages.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Objectivist Virtues: Productiveness
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

An individualist life and a harmonious society are only possible because we can apply reason to the production of the values we need. As individuals, the crucial skill on which our lives depend is our ability to do productive work and be responsible for fulfilling our needs. William R Thomas explains and discusses the Objectivist virtue of productiveness.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

10:00am

Alternative & Off the Grid Laundry
Laundry is a hassle and an expense for everyone. Laundry and dryer units often have malfunctions and are expensive to replace. Nobody likes using their days off to go to a laundromat. Explore alternative methods for doing laundry that are perfect for apartments and tiny houses. The primary focus of the talk will be Laundry Alternative Wonderwash and Dryer. I will bring my units in for people to see in person.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Rountree

Michelle Rountree

Michelle is a young woman in her 20's who looks for ways to get off grid. She's a hobby gardener, aspiring midwife, and she and her husband are currently in the process of building their Tiny Home.


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Creating Communities Tent

10:00am

Saving Capitalism from the “Capitalists”: A Discussion on the Future of Free Markets
Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute.

Americans have seen Washington come to the rescue of the wealthy and well-connected time and again. Subsidies, tax loopholes, regulatory privileges, and "protections" have spawned outrage from individuals across the political spectrum, and gave rise to both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements.

At every level of government, politically-connected insiders have been given special favors, leaving both consumers and the future of free-markets in jeopardy. But where do the greatest threats to capitalism come from? How did we get to our current situation, and what can be done about it?

Join Elliot Fox (Outreach Coordinator, Charles Koch Institute) in a lively and interactive conversation with Christopher Koopman (Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University) to answer these and other questions.

Moderators
avatar for Elliott Fox

Elliott Fox

Outreach Coordinator, Charles Koch Institute
Elliott Fox is an Outreach Coordinator at the Charles Koch Institute, focusing on building coalitions and engaging allies on cronyism and government-granted privilege. Previously, Fox spent two years on the policy team at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, where he specialized in health care and energy policy. Fox received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law from the University of Richmond. He is an alumnus of the Koch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Koopman

Christopher Koopman

Research Fellow, Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Christopher Koopman is a research fellow with the Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation, with a particular focus on public choice and the economics of government favoritism. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, NPR, and the Daily Beast. He is also a contributor at The Hill... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Charles Koch Institute

Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. | | For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pavilion

10:30am

Dog Meetup
(Adults Only) Would you like to meet your fellow dog and liberty loving friends? Would you like the opportunity to socialize your dog early in the week to ease the anxiety of the new environment? Join us on the field with your dogs!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Field

11:00am

Creative Writing
(Adults Only) Carla will lead the way in a creative writing workshop.

Moderators
avatar for Carole Acton

Carole Acton

Carole Acton is a married mom of 2 currently residing in the People's Republic of New Jersey. After attending her first PorcFest in 2012 and signing her Statement of Intent shortly after, she and her family hope to trigger their move in 2017.
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.

Thursday June 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

11:00am

Why You Need Philosophy
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Political views are governed by peoples’ underlying beliefs—their philosophical premises. Learning to spot these premises in political arguments will make you a more effective advocate for liberty. David Kelley will show you how.

Speakers
avatar for David Kelley

David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a visiting lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses, a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Thursday June 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

11:00am

Mushroom Cultivation: From GIY to Feeding the World
Hands-on Stropharia growing workshop as well as a discussion on the potential growth of mushroom production. Lucky growers can make and take home a cardboard spawn to fungify their garden.

Moderators
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

Owner, Catskill Fungi
John Michelotti is a mushroom guy. His company, Catskill Fungi, aims to empower people through fungi via mushroom ID walks, classes, & cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts which he makes on his family farm from mushrooms he cultivates. John is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), North American Mycological Association (NAMA), as well as Amazon Mycorenewal Project researching the... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

11:00am

Thinking of Moving to NH? All Your Real Estate Questions Answered
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

New to the Granite State or planning to move in the near future? Come hear about the wide variety of properties in NH, from urban and suburban housing to rural, remote and off-the-grid opportunities. Questions invited from the audience. Topics include zoning, taxes, market trends, property values, land, new construction, and mortgage financing. Mark Warden of Team Porcupine Real Estate will lead the discussion and Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Chris moved to the Free State in 2012. After considering many desirable locations around the world, he was drawn to the state because of its natural beauty, tax and economic climate, and because it is the home of the FSP. Immediately after moving, Chris decided that he wanted to know the state as well as the lifelong natives. In the past few years he has driven through most of the towns, hiked dozens of the largest mountains, and explored the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden is a FSP participant and early mover. He has been in the real estate business for 20 years as an agent, investor, and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real estate clients, particularly libertarians, AnCaps, and Free State Project participants. | | Active politically, Mark served two terms in the New Hampshire legislature. He sponsored a number of bills to... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Thursday June 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavilion

11:30am

Teens Prepare the Porcster Egg Hunt
This is the second part of a special service opportunity for the teens. Gather at Teen Central and hide eggs for the Porcster Egg Hunt. Then help supervise the hunt, directing kids & parents to stay within the hunt area and respect camp etiquette.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Polyamory 101
This panel will be devoted to exploring ethical non-monogamy and specifically the practice of polyamory. Polyamory is a type of relationship where individuals can romantically engage with multiple people with everyone's full knowledge and consent. Panelists will discuss their experiences being poly themselves and take questions from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Ford

Nick Ford

Nick Ford is an anarchist without adjectives who lives in New Hampshire. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society and a Lead Coordinator for AltExpo. He enjoys reading comic books, telling terrible puns, and writing at his website AbolishWork.com.
avatar for Leslee Ann Petersen

Leslee Ann Petersen

Founder, Love in Liberty
Leslee Petersen stands at an intersection of mental health, alternative relationships, and liberty activism. Her values are inclusiveness, openness, sex-positivity, emotional libertarianism, active mindedness, Risk Aware Consensual Kink, conscious monogamy, and ethical non-monogamy. She loves coffee and cats.
avatar for Tara Powell

Tara Powell

Tara is a 30-year-old New Hampshire native and has lived in Manchester for the better part of 10 years. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child, and has been working toward Spectrum acceptance and neurodiversity. | | Tara had been monogamous for the last 4 years but was always a supporter of poly. After a broken engagement she decided monogamy was no longer a current option. 
avatar for Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva, based out of St. Augustine, Florida, is a speaker, pirate, and entrepreneur with passions for photography, percussion, poetry, and creating awesome things with cool people. Zach has been featured in several podcasts and national news outlets, and only occasionally writes in third person.


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

12:00pm

Bitcoin 101
PorcFest was one of the first events in the world to accept Bitcoin and many of our vendors have embraced the technology as a quick and easy way to deal with transactions during the week of PorcFest.

If you have never used Bitcoin before, or would like a primer on the technology, then this is for you. It covers the basics of Bitcoin, why Bitcoin is important, and what to expect from our Bitcoin experience at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Porcfest's very own official unofficial Mayor, while not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about completely decentralized and new peer2peer technologies seizing control from an overbearing government.


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

12:00pm

Expanding Educational Freedom: A Road Map
Nearly 9 out of 10 American children attend their zoned, district school. How do we break the government's school monopoly? Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute and Leslie Hiner of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice will discuss the advantages and limitations of several free-market alternatives, including vouchers, tax-credit scholarships, and education savings accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bedrick

Jason Bedrick

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom
Jason Bedrick is a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was an education policy research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. | | Bedrick has published numerous studies on educational choice programs with organizations such as the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the Pioneer Institute... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Hiner

Leslie Hiner

Vice President of Programs, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Leslie Hiner is Vice President of Programs at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, where she directs the Foundation’s educational programs and collaboration with policymakers, community leaders, and partner organizations. A thirty year advocate of educational freedom, her goal is to advance school choice for all children, improving educational outcomes and preserving individual liberty. | | Hiner travels the country... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilion

12:00pm

Porcster Egg Hunt
Kids Under 12: Come hunt for treasures with your friends! The teens will be hiding eggs and supervising the fun. Parents should accompany children who can get lost. Children are encouraged to hunt in groups and avoid walking through private campsites.

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Suitcase Musik
Suitcase Musik - Magick Solar Suitcase's Wizards Club joins PorcFest on their festival summer tour creating beats and ambient chill music powered by the sun. Listen to them preform live in the Agora Valley all week long!

Artists
avatar for Suitcase Musik

Suitcase Musik

This amazing group travels and play live interactive musik in suitcases off of a complete solar panel/solar battery system (No laptop). One of the gang is the resident musician for a yoga collective called the Soul Seekers Sangha who offer online courses and yoga classes with live suitcase musik. | |  In 2015 Suitcase Musik played Colours of Magick festival tour a 25 plus festival tour all over the USA including Purple Hatters Ball... Read More →



Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora Valley Site #19

1:00pm

Life Beyond the Liberty Dollar
Bernard von NotHaus, infamous Monetary Architect of the Liberty Dollar, will speak about his flawed trial, the un-judicial system, the future beyond the Liberty Dollar with the Trump Dollar, and how the next BIG thing may lead to World Peace.

Speakers
avatar for Bernard von NotHaus

Bernard von NotHaus

Monetary Architect, Liberty Dollar
Bernard von NotHaus (BVNH) designed, developed, and issued the private gold and silver-based Liberty Dollar on October 1, 1998. The new currency became so popular that it was targeted by the federal government who arrested, convicted, and sentenced BVNH for counterfeiting US coins in 2014. Over the past twelve years, Bernard von NotHaus and the Liberty Dollar have been covered by 1,000 plus articles including the Wall Street Journal, New York... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pavilion

1:00pm

Flow on the Field
(Adults Only) Decompress from the agony of the state! Bring your flow toys (hula hoops, poi, wands, swords, etc.) down to the Main Field to move to some music for a while.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Field

1:00pm

Avoiding "Poly-Agony": Open Discussion on Open Relationships
This is a lively, facilitated discussion, specific to the interests and needs of the participants.

It should prove valuable to anyone interested in open relationships, or, for that matter, closed ones. All configurations, orientations, stripes, colors, and experiences are welcome.

Attendee input & participation is strongly welcomed. Subjects discussed will be determined by participants.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Silverman

Alan Silverman

Urban Community Builder, Poly Activist
Over the last 30 years, Alan has been a self employed landlord, building inspector, renovator, teacher, community builder, & mentor. Fifteen years ago, he started (and still organizes) two large, Phila. Region, alternative relationship discussion & social groups, with a combined membership of approx. 1,000 members. He has also been very active in the Burning Man community, where he creates safe space to discuss these topics. Currently, he... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

1:00pm

Unmanned Flight : Exploring the World of Peaceful Drones
From adrenaline pumping first-person-view racing to search and rescue and of course getting that perfect aerial selfie these aerobots are fantastic tools for work and play. All too often drones get unfairly demonized by the media and political establishment. Flight demo with live video feed with the help from birdseyeview.aero

Speakers
avatar for Josh Noone

Josh Noone

Josh Noone is a musician, technology nerd, and longtime Porcfest veteran. Growing up on horseback as the son of a liberty loving horse trader, he has acquired a unique skillset and spent his life in search of individual liberty and the perfect burrito.


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

1:00pm

Mask Making
(Adults Only) Going to the CAMP! Dance Party? Need a mask to do some guerilla activism? Here is your chance to make your own one-of-a-kind mask to wear to such things!

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

1:30pm

Photo Ornaments & Magnets (continued)
The event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

You’ll use the picture taken in the morning session to create a souvenir ornament or magnet and enjoy more time to work on more projects.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jack in some impromptu music making.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Wahlquist

Jack Wahlquist

Jack has been playing various instruments for over a decade, and writing new age & classical music for 8 years. He is self-taught in improvisation across genres and classical notation. Due to this non-traditional learning, his style is more flexible and open.

Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Libertarian Feminism: The Case for Sex Work Legalization
Like the War on Drugs, criminalization of sex work has led to a thriving black market. Through the interference of government, not only are voluntary sex workers unfairly targeted, but conditions for victims of human trafficking worsen. By utilizing academic data and libertarian philosophy, legalizing sex work becomes the only clear choice.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Haffner

Katrina Haffner

Finishing up her undergraduate degree in anthropology and theatre at Western Washington University, Katrina Haffner believes that knowledge about human behavior and evolution is important when it comes to navigating the world of politics. She receives great pleasure in analyzing the role of art in society, and reminding people why free speech and expression are important tenets to uphold. | | When Katrina is not immersed in her academic or... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

2:00pm

The Global Revolt Against Power
This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.

The edgy technologies that evade State power, the panic of the ruling class, and the decentralized way forward (and the pitfalls along the way).

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is the premier source for understanding the humane values of a free society and the economic, legal, and ethical principles that make it possible. At FEE, you’re connected with a global community of individuals who are inspired by the ideas of free association, free markets, entrepreneurship, and a diverse civil society.


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion

2:00pm

AltFamilies
(Adults Only) Discussion on why families are formed the way they are and ideas about how they might exist without the State. Can we take what works from our current nuclear family arrangement and leave what doesn't? The panel will invite audience input as we discuss our ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Constance Spencer

Constance Spencer

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Constance Spencer is a mother of four children and moved to New Hampshire in May of 2014 from Alaska. After exploring some of the many ways to promote liberty in New Hampshire, she decided to focus her efforts on Porc Family Connection to help create the community we need to support families raising children. She is Realtor with Team Porcupine Real Estate and looks forward to more families joining our efforts here in Manchester and beyond.


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Surviving the Wild (2): Fire
In the wild, key survival priorities include staying hydrated, signaling your rescuers, and maintaining your body heat. There is one element that can help you with all three: fire. In this hands-on workshop (Part 2 of a 3 part series), we will explore and experience a range of fire making techniques from the prehistoric to the modern. You will have the opportunity to try most of these methods and experience the steps necessary for successful fire building.

Speakers
avatar for Mark D. Steele

Mark D. Steele

Mark has been interested in wilderness survival, primitive skills, and emergency preparedness for decades beginning even before his stint in the military (and the SERE, jungle, and survival training he experienced there). He is also an environmental engineer whose pet peeves are some if the myths about water passed along in the survival community. His blog is www.TheLibertyPirate.com and he has a survival oriented page at... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

3:00pm

Why I'm Still So Very Optimistic
Major advances in materials, transportation, energy, food production, medicine, health, communications, space travel, and many other technologies have greatly empowered the individual. This presentation will inspire and educate you about many of the opportunities available that will allow humanity to break free.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion

3:00pm

Natural Law Society
Anarchism is not enough to form a stable society. Even minarchism might provide too much government. Natural law is about the use of reasonable force. In pursuit of the goal to create a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of individuals’ rights to life, liberty, and property, natural law will be required to succeed. We will also discuss the Right of Revolution as found in Article 10 of New Hampshire's Bill of Rights.

Speakers
avatar for William McLaurine

William McLaurine

William is a professional engineer with civil and mechanical engineering degrees, specializing in structural design. His liberty activism includes running for mayor as a libertarian and being convicted of obstructing governmental operations for refusing to identify himself to a police officer. He seeks the application of reason to engineer a better society and is an advocate of natural law.


Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

3:00pm

Liberty Babelfish
Calling all bilinguals! Bring your own suggested documents, laptops, or writing method of choice. Together we can crowdsource, translating important libertarian-related documents, flyers, and Wiki pages. One hour of sharing important ideas, and one our of blitz translation. We might not be able to translate the entire works of Mises, but we will be able to focus on effective shorter materials.

Moderators
avatar for Evelin Boerner

Evelin Boerner

Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Evelin Boerner is a German and English teacher from Dresden, Germany. She has been a volunteer for LOLA (Ladies of Liberty Alliance) in New Hampshire for the last year and has been striving for greater expansion of women in the libertarian movement.

Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ExpoLounge

3:00pm

Slip 'n' Slide Kickball
(Adults Only) Kickball can be so boring. We're adding some slip 'n' slides and kiddie pools. Let's play!

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Field

3:00pm

Puke and the Gang
(Explicit Content Warning) A dry-humored army veteran armed with sound-effects; a car-nerd with embarrassing stories & social poop anxieties; & a curmudgeonly, neurotic PC gamer who bought a house, walk into a podcast studio.. Welcome to PATG.

This weekly podcast features a cranky group of non-pretentious friends & guests complaining about life, latrines, work, and everything else. Where else can you go from Bitcoin to boofing to race talk to politics in less than 5 seconds? There are no boundaries. This show isn’t for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew

Andrew

Some say youth is precious. Andrew believes youth is ignorance which should be ignored and shamed. At the age of thirty, he enjoys isolation away from fun with other young adults. He'd rather have meetings about nothing with the old men he races cars alongside. He aspires to a level of responsibility of a seasoned sea captain, but reality proves his responsibility reaches only as far a T-Rex stuck in quicksand. His discussions often include... Read More →
avatar for Puke

Puke

A man of many talents. Photography, graphic design, optical engineering, decoupage, reading words, inappropriate jokes, anger, and sarcasm to name just a few. He spent his youth in the crucible of (boring) modern war; annoyed at how long the chow-hall line would get. Today he annoys everyone else on the podcast with his poorly timed drops and sound effects. He likes trees.
avatar for Nick

Nick

When asked to submit a bio he stated, "That seems excessive. I refuse to reveal my life secrets. I don't care what it says."



Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
RV Site #142

3:30pm

Gingerbread Houses
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Join a team and see what you can do with gingerbread, icing, and candy.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Thursday June 23, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
PorcuPint Central

3:45pm

Humans vs. Zombies
It's a PorcFest tradition for young and old! Humans vs. Zombies is a live-action game in which players begin as Humans and try to survive a Zombie invasion. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using boffers that were made on Tuesday.

Thursday June 23, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Main Field

4:00pm

"Whoever They Vote For..."
Join Jack Shimek, Nick Ford, and Mattheus von Gutenberg as they discuss the coming election season and why libertarians should avoid it. Instead, they'll offer alternatives ranging from counter-economics to direct action and cyrpto-anarchism.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Ford

Nick Ford

Nick Ford is an anarchist without adjectives who lives in New Hampshire. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society and a Lead Coordinator for AltExpo. He enjoys reading comic books, telling terrible puns, and writing at his website AbolishWork.com.
avatar for Mattheus von Gutenburg

Mattheus von Gutenburg

Mattheus von Guttenberg is an economist and libertarian activist. His areas of interest include Austrian economics, agorism, and crypto-anarchism. His activism is focused on delegitimizing the State by writing, public speaking, and building alternative social institutions. Mattheus opposes voting, running for office, and other forms of "in-the-system" activism as these actions sanction the concept of electoral politics.
avatar for Jack Shimek

Jack Shimek

Jack is a mechanical engineer with experience in robotics and automation who became interested in Objectivism in college and later palled around with the founding father of agorism. His freedom movement involvements have included discussion groups, challenging tax laws, suing public officials, and recalling a mayor from office, helping to create the New Libertarian (agorism) movement.


Thursday June 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

4:00pm

Krav Maga: Israeli 'Contact Combat' Part 2: Open Hand Defense
No matter where you stand on any of the many Israeli-related issues, you can't deny one thing: they know how to fight. Come to this short primer on Krav Maga to learn a few of the basics. We'll cover defenses from chokes and bear hugs as well as against stick or knife attacks. If you're up to it, we may even do some ground work!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kelley

Chris Kelley

Chris Kelley has studied Krav Maga for 5 years and has been an instructor for the last 3. He is also an IDPA Match Director and a Concealed Carry instructor. Outside of the personal protection realm, Chris spends his time on the family farm in Northern Kentucky with his wife and two teenage children.



Thursday June 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:00pm

Black-Hat Hacking: How to Take Over the World in One Not-So-Easy Lesson
Software controls every portion of our life, but there is one deep-dark secret that no one is talking about: Most of our commercial and government networks and systems remain completely vulnerable to attack. Learn from a former Air Force cyber-security specialist the hands-on techniques that black hat hackers could use to compromise your system. Learn the truth about our national cyber-preparedness and an insider’s perspective on cyber issues such as the San Bernidino iPhone scandal. This talk is meant for those with technical skill, but all are invited to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: While laptops and note taking is encouraged, the presenter has asked that no audio or video recording take place.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Navom

Brandon Navom

Founder & President, Software Engineers for Liberty
Brandon Navom is a former Software Systems Engineer for The MITRE Corporation, which Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), and designs Command and Control systems For the Air Force. Brandon Navom has a B.S. in Computer Science from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from Tufts University.  Brandon Navom was a Ron Paul delegate for Massachusetts to the 2012 Republican... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pavilion

4:30pm

PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off
10th Anniversary PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off, hosted by the Liberty Ladies of NH! Come celebrate this milestone with us! Mingle, eat, cook, win! It's a culinary scavenger hunt, friendly but fierce cooking competition, and one of PorcFest's most delicious and longest running events.

JUDGES/TICKET HOLDERS, this is a rain or shine event. Check-in at 4:30 pm and return ballots by 6:30 pm SHARP, both at the Upper Picnic Tent. Travel the grounds, seeking out Cook-Off treasures. $10 dinner ticket also includes salad, bread, and bottled water. 5 and under eat free, no ticket necessary. Visit www.porcfestonepotcookoff.com for details!

CONTESTANTS, cook at your site and the judges come to you. No entry fee and cash prizes for all! There's still time to register. Visit www.porcfestonepotcookoff.com for details!

Moderators
avatar for Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi Miller Swearingen

Edi is a Christian, wife (married 22 years to Varrin), mother of 4, home educator, musician, libertarian and lead organizer for the PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off. Edi spent much of her childhood growing up in California and moved to New Hampshire in 2004 as part of the Free State Project. Along with a team of dedicated Liberty Ladies, she enjoys hosting the Cook-Off -- a time-honored PorcFest tradition, est. 2006!


Thursday June 23, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

5:00pm

Enough Talk About Liberty: Let's Take Action
How to effectively and practically spread the message of liberty to those who are not already libertarian, with a focus on successful communication and messaging.

Speakers
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Kristin Tate

Political Columnist, Author
Kristin Tate is an author and political columnist based in New York City whose work has been featured in the National Review, the Washington Times, Fox Nation, the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, and Breitbart News. She is the author of the new book, "Government Gone Wild: How D.C. Politicians Are Taking You for a Ride -- and What You Can Do About It." Prior to shifting to the opinion field, Kristin was a reporter in Texas where she... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pavilion

5:00pm

The Libertarian Movement in Latin America
A discussion on the cultural shift unfolding in Latin America.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Cubillos

Hector Cubillos

Hector Cubillos is an activist, organizer, and an independent journalist in Laredo, Texas. Hector focuses his attention on themes relating to philosophy, politics, and psychology. He emphasizes the principles of self-ownership, voluntarism, and mutual-aid.


Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

5:00pm

How Cryptocurrencies Can Liberate Musicians and Artists Worldwide
Art has been corrupted because the industry has too much control over artists. Learn how musicians can connect directly to the their fans to build communities and give back the power to the creators.

Speakers
avatar for Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz

Founder, Crypto Media Hub
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has had an extensive music career managing and promoting top NY recording studios. She has become the premier female singer-songwriter in the Bitcoin and activist community. She has toured the globe singing and speaking alongside Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Judge Napolitano at events including Inside Bitcoins, SXSW, Bitcoin South, NASDAQ, and the Libertarian National Convention... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ExpoLounge

5:00pm

Josh Noone LIVE Music
Josh Noone's original acoustic rock sound can be summed up in this mini review by Stephen Gordon: "The quality of his work is best reflected by stating that I have had it on repeat for the last 30 minutes. This passionate example of liberty rock is clearly worth listening to. The acoustic guitar work is enthralling, and a perfect complement to the lyrics. Noone's vocals are awesome; his powerful, rough-hewn voice is full of raw emotion...illustrating the self-determination that makes us all Libertarians."

Artists
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Josh Noone

Josh Noone is a musician, technology nerd, and longtime Porcfest veteran. Growing up on horseback as the son of a liberty loving horse trader, he has acquired a unique skillset and spent his life in search of individual liberty and the perfect burrito.



Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

5:00pm

Bitcoin Happy Hour
Sponsored by Token Labs.

Adult Beverages and Food - Fiat Not Accepted!

This event is located in the Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30).

Sponsors
avatar for Token Labs

Token Labs

Token Labs
Token Labs is a bitcoin company that creates software for merchants and consumers to engage in commerce without reliance on central authority or third party intermediaries.



Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30)

5:00pm

Board Games on the Field
(Adults Only) Are you a fan of Yahtzee? How about Jenga? Maybe Human Hungry Hungry Hippo? It doesn't really matter since we will have all of these board games and more in a field-ready size for you to play.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Field

6:00pm

Law of Attraction Basics
Learn the LOA, using it immediately for your benefit. Harness the power of your emotions to clear up your vibe, and get on a path that empowers you. Great for anyone who is changing careers, wanting better relationships or health, or to manifest any reality.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Caruso

Founder, Law of Attraction and More Life Coaching
Jen has been working with children for 24 years, as a teacher, guidance counselor, homeschooling mom, and Law of Attraction Life Coach. She now incorporates how to cultivate the higher emotions into daily life to teach peace, harmony, cooperation, and empowerment to adults and children through homeschooling, Reiki, and coaching. She volunteers for www.landforthehomeless.org, which helps NJ's unsheltered homeless.


Thursday June 23, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ExpoLounge

6:00pm

Viewer Discretion is Advised: Comedy and a Conversation on Free Speech and Creative Expression
The Charles Koch Institute presents Jeffrey Tucker in a very special improv comedy engagement with The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2).

The show will open with a frank on-stage discussion between T2P2’s host, Tane Danger, and Tucker about arts and culture, government censorship, and how free speech impacts creative expression. Then the cast of T2P2 will take the stage and bring everything discussed to life through entirely unscripted improv comedy theater.

It’s C-SPAN meets Saturday Night Live: an unscripted unpacking of the delicate issue of free speech and its cultural impact. What could possibly go wrong? Join The Theater of Public Policy and Jeffrey Tucker to find out!

Moderators
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The Theatre of Public Policy (T2P2)

"What would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL” -- The Star Tribune | | The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2 for short) brings “hard thinky” conversations and debates to life through improv comedy. In weekly shows and at special events across the country, T2P2 interviews newsmakers, politicians, and big thinkers live on stage. Then their cast of improvisers take the stage and use everything discussed as... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Charles Koch Institute

Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. | | For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students... Read More →



Thursday June 23, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pavilion

6:00pm

Stitch 'N' Bitch / Purls & Pints
This event is for adults, and children grown enough to be there without needing parental supervision. We'll be located in the arcade and it is BYOB.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Arcade

6:30pm

Teen Mixer
(A teen only event) Hang out with friends and enjoy music, Subway sandwiches, and ice cream with toppings.

Moderators
avatar for The Gibson Family

The Gibson Family

Melanie and Richard and their children, Oshyn and Darwin, moved from Michigan to New Hampshire almost five years ago. Richard designs software for Dyn in Manchester while Melanie naps at home all day, neglecting the children, the chickens, the house, and the yard. Melanie likes to clean, crochet, and read (when awake). Richard likes to run and contribute unpaid development time to the jQuery Foundation. The whole family can be found frequently... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
PorcuPint Central

7:00pm

Poly Party
(Adults Only) The Poly Party is a great chance for poly people to mingle with other poly people and for the poly-curious to get some one-on-one time with poly people to ask questions and whatnot. Name tags and jungle juice provided for those mature enough for both. Ice breakers and music are features of this fun, let loose mixer!

Moderators
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Cecelia Fairchild

Cecelia Fairchild moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in August 2011. This is her second year in the role of Lead Coordinator for Agora Valley. Cecelia lives in Manchester, NH.


Thursday June 23, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ExpoLounge

7:00pm

Board Games in the Tent
(Adults Only) The freedom hub known as The Quill has generously donated a plethora of games and puzzles for you to enjoy at PorcFest and bring home for your future fun and memories! Games include classics like Monopoly and Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots.

Moderators
avatar for Carole Acton

Carole Acton

Carole Acton is a married mom of 2 currently residing in the People's Republic of New Jersey. After attending her first PorcFest in 2012 and signing her Statement of Intent shortly after, she and her family hope to trigger their move in 2017.
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Lower Picnic Tent

8:00pm

Film: "Spaghettiman"
(2016) After being unjustly fired, Clark Kant runs head-on into a rough job market. Despite his connections, he has no marketable skills in this fast-paced 21st century economy. In a drunken stupor, Mr. Kant unwittingly eats a bowl of radioactive pasta, and it awakens within Clark the power to shoot spaghetti from his hands. After an intense period of training, he does what any real superhero would do: fight crime and earn money doing it.

Moderators
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Reilly Smith

Producer of "Spaghettiman," Reilly Smith serves as the in-house Curator and content liaison for LBRY. He has worked in the entertainment industry since 2010, having produced two indie feature films and various short content. | | His films have shown at Sundance, SXSW, Dallas IFF, and LA Film Fest and he has produced series for Zero Day Fox and Disney. | | Reilly holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Oklahoma.


Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pavilion

8:00pm

80's Video Game & Dance Party
Sponsored by Roberts & Roberts Brokerage Inc.: A trusted name in precious metals for nearly 40 years! 

Grab your Rubix Cube and put on your parachute pants because the 1980s are back! Come by our totally radical retro-gaming lounge and break out your best Safety Dance to our sweet tunage. All the best music from the '80s, gaming consoles from the '80s, and a cardboard break dancing floor. No quarters required!

PRIZES will be silver rounds sponsored by Roberts & Roberts Brokerage, awarded to the most stylin' '80s threads, the most bitchin' breakdancer, and to whoever can steal the Drunk Hunt (Duck Hunt) Champion title from the reigning champ, Pedro! 

DJ David Butler will be spinning virtual vinyl '80s music all night long.

Moderators
avatar for Tarrin P. Lupo

Tarrin P. Lupo

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016), YouTube Personality
Dr. Lupo has been a Free State member for almost 10 years and was an early mover to New Hampshire. Tarrin is a chiropractor, but spends most of his time writing and making YouTube videos.
avatar for Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016)
Kate is an artist, biological scientist (RDH, BS-DH, RF), and rolling-stone traveler. When not wood burning, she writes articles to help substantiate (or put to rest) the many claims often associated with conventional & alternative dentistry. She was an FSP "early mover" to New Hampshire and is Schedule Coordinator for PorcFest 2016. Art site: BurntBirch | Health site: KateParkerRDH.com
avatar for Celestina Prochilo

Celestina Prochilo

Celestina didn't want to talk about herself in the third person but her co-party-hosts, Tarrin and Kate, relentlessly pestered her about it so she caved and wrote this bio. | | Celestina moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey in 2010. She is a professional tile installer and amateur game designer, currently working on her life long goal of someday finishing a project. Of course, none of this distracts from her number one passion, playing... Read More →

Artists
avatar for David Butler

David Butler

David and his wife Christine moved to New Hampshire in 2011 for the FSP. Here they have truly found their tribe and contribute time & money to many events and organizations in the Free State. David & Christine were the lead organizers of PorcFest XI (2014), as well as contributing to other events such as Liberty Forum and the NHLA Liberty Dinner. David is co-Producing PorcFest this year with Kristin Weitzel.

Sponsors
avatar for Roberts & Roberts Brokerage

Roberts & Roberts Brokerage

Roberts & Roberts Brokerage has been a trusted name in precious metals for nearly 40 years. With our attention to our clients’ individual investing needs coupled with a curiosity of new technology, we not only have historical staying power but a refreshing outlook on the future. In making our shift from a strictly brick and mortar storefront to also offering online commerce, we will carry the principles that our clients have come to... Read More →



Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

9:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jared in some impromptu music making.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Wahlquist

Jack Wahlquist

Jack has been playing various instruments for over a decade, and writing new age & classical music for 8 years. He is self-taught in improvisation across genres and classical notation. Due to this non-traditional learning, his style is more flexible and open.

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

9:00pm

Teens-Only Campfire
Teens will enjoy a campfire just for them. Location will be announced at Teen Central.


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
PorcuPint Central

9:00pm

Field Day at Night
(Adults Only) Remember Field Day? We're doing that at night. Be prepared for fun and 3-legged races!

Moderators
avatar for Carole Acton

Carole Acton

Carole Acton is a married mom of 2 currently residing in the People's Republic of New Jersey. After attending her first PorcFest in 2012 and signing her Statement of Intent shortly after, she and her family hope to trigger their move in 2017.
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Field

10:00pm

Flaming Freedom
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

(EXPLICIT CONTENT) Gay show featuring Derrick J, Steven Zeiler, and the Gaynarchists. Lube up and join Derrick J, Steven Zeiler, and their rotating cast of co-hosts aka the "Gaynarchists" as they stretch your gaping liberty hole. Tasteless comedy, offensive honesty. Since 2011, Flaming Freedom has delivered its audience one-of-a-kind weekly live entertainment that is impossible to un-hear: featuring commentary, crank calls, and political masturbation.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick J

Derrick J

Flaming Freedom
Derrick J blurs the line between respectable news anchor and a homo Howard Stern. Main sketch writer and show host, he is the star of his own movie, Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree. Matched only by his co-host in talent and beauty, Derrick J dedicates himself entirely to celebrating personal liberty.
avatar for Steven Zeiler

Steven Zeiler

Freecoast Radio
Steven Zeiler's soothing voice and soft lips tantalize your mind, taking you to places undreamed. This hot young entrepreneur is as proud to be a capitalist as he is an exhibitionist. He also runs his own internet radio network called Freecoast Radio that removes the state circuitry in your brain and programs it to broadcast freedom.

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00pm - Friday June 24, 2016 12:00am
Media Room
 
Friday, June 24
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for an 8 AM gentle hatha yoga practice. All levels are welcome! Feel free to bring an additional mat, water, and comfortable warm clothes for a morning chill. Give yourself some good stretching before a long day at the festival!

Moderators
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator, Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga
Creator of Dancing Porcupines and Porc Yoga, Yury Polozov is also known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events. He is trying to make the community healthier by leading by example from healthy food to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions at Porcfest, in Keene, Manchester, and other locations give people the much needed chance to calm down, stretch, breathe, meditate, and pay attention to their own body. Yury came to NH from New York... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Creating Communities Tent

8:00am

Ultimate Frisbee
Come experience Ultimate Frisbee, an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate (frisbee) is a fun way to stay in shape, and can be played by a wide range of player abilities and conditioning!

All are welcome to play. Games are usually played 7 on 7, with each team wearing either a black or white shirt. Bring one of each if you can. Bring cleats if you have 'em. If you are new to the game, bring another newbie and you can match up against each other! Try googling Ultimate on YouTube to find lots of cool videos on how to play.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Silvestri

Joe Silvestri

Joe lives (most of the year) in Nevada with his two kids. He works as an educator and realtor in Las Vegas during the school year, and has been an ocean lifeguard on Long Island for many years during the summer months. | | Joe enjoys surfing, Ultimate (frisbee), and (too many others to list.) :) | | "I've been a Friend of the Free State Project since the early days, and I'm really looking forward to my second PorcFest!"

Friday June 24, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Main Field

8:30am

Let's Go Hiking
Sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Let's go hiking! Hosted by Team Porcupine Real Estate. Fifteen-minutes south of Roger's Campground is one of New Hampshire's 4,000+ peaks. 7.5-miles round trip up and down Mt. Waumbek. This hike is difficult and for those with hiking experience. Expected hiking time of 4-4.5 hours. Total time away from campground about five hours.

Weather permitting. Departing at 8:30 in parking area in front of office/store. Bring 64 oz of water, sturdy shoes, and snack. Bug spray may be needed as well. Hike led by Chris Dunn, Realtor. More details for hike can be found in the "PORC (Porcupine Outdoor Recreation Club)" Facebook group.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Chris moved to the Free State in 2012. After considering many desirable locations around the world, he was drawn to the state because of its natural beauty, tax and economic climate, and because it is the home of the FSP. Immediately after moving, Chris decided that he wanted to know the state as well as the lifelong natives. In the past few years he has driven through most of the towns, hiked dozens of the largest mountains, and explored the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Friday June 24, 2016 8:30am - 12:30pm
Office Parking Lot

9:00am

Pebble Meditation
Pebble meditation is a simple guided meditation that was developed for children but is enjoyable for everyone. Using four stones, we will focus on one at a time and think of being fresh as a flower, solid as a mountain, clear as water, and spacious and free. This short exercise promotes feelings of well-being and the ability to clearly see the world around us.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
PorcuPint Central

9:00am

Objectivist Foreign Policy (2): Justice in War
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

William R Thomas discusses justice in the context of war-fighting. Should there be restrictions on weapons or tactics? Is there a workable distinction between combatants and non-combatants? To answer these questions, we need to ask what the goals of war-fighting are and how justice in wartime differs from justice in the normal context of life.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

9:00am

Meditation & Mindfulness
Come for an introductory meditation class. The class will provide an introduction into Zen meditation practice and some guidance from Buddhist writers, followed by a 20 minute silent meditation. We will have time afterward to reflect as a group and share thoughts and insights.

Moderators
avatar for Chloe Viner Collins

Chloe Viner Collins

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Graduated from Bates College in 2009 with a major in philosophy and minor in Buddhism. Chloe went on to attend Vermont Law School where she received her Juris Doctor and Master's in environmental law and policy. Chloe is also author of three books of poetry: "Naked Under an Umbrella", "What the Rain Said Last Night", and "27 Apples." Chloe lives in Vermont with her husband, a rescue cat named Milo, a rescue dog named Haley, and a flock of hens.

Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating Communities Tent

9:00am

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationships
Do you know when and how to 'fight' most effectively? Do you know why you get triggered into arguments? Learn how to handle conflict better, and how to also have less of it in the first place. We'll talk about love styles, love languages, extraversion vs. introversion energy needs, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett runs Polite Porcupines and PorcBuddies.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Pavilion

9:00am

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
The media room is sponsored by LBRY.

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock strives to create an understanding of the Philosophy of Liberty. Understanding is far more important than agreement -- that will come in its own time.

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Ernest Hancock is the publisher at FreedomsPhoenix.com, and a co-founder of The Freedom Summit. He is the founder of Second Amendment for Everyone, The "L" Factor, and Western Libertarian Alliance. Ernest produces and hosts the radio show Declare Your Independence, which strives to create an understanding of the philosophy of liberty by working closely with Freedoms Phoenix to uncover the secrets and expose the lies of mainstream media and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.



Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Room

9:00am

The Fiber Arts Circle
This open knitting group will have knitting kits, knitting lessons, and pre-setup knit pieces people can knit a few rows upon. The results will be given to Shire Sharing. People are more than welcome to bring their own fiber arts crafts to work on while we stitch.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Registration Open
Come register for PorcFest and pick up your cool PorcFest swag.

Moderators
avatar for Kristine Boncer

Kristine Boncer

Owner / Artist, Curious Creek Fibers
Kristine moved from San Diego to New Hampshire in 2012, after signing the FSP SOI back in 2002. Kristine is an entrepreneur who has started and owned two businesses over the past 16 years. Her current business is Curious Creek Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company. She teaches knitting, spinning, dyeing, and weaving classes around the country, and at her home studio. She recently retired from providing administrative and newsletter editorship to the... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
Arcade

9:30am

Bodyweight Fitness
Learn from an experienced, professional fitness trainer how to get in shape with the only investment being your time. Due to the dynamic nature of Adam's fitness protocol, this class is excellent for both the beginner and advanced student.

Educational first half of the session followed by practical application via full body workout in the second half of the session.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Garcia

Adam Garcia

Partner, Traditional Remedies
Adam is a Professional Fitness Trainer with over 12 years of experience. Working with a vast assortment of clientele and methodologies has allowed Adam to distill his wide ranging fitness knowledge into a simple, workable system. He has a passion for functional fitness & nutrition, plant medicine, permaculture, and their direct relationship to maintaining our liberty and freedom.

Friday June 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Field

9:30am

"Welcome Home" Family Meet & Greet
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

We’ll provide coffee, tea, fruit, and an opportunity to start the weekend off with friendly conversation. Bring your questions about PorcFest and our volunteers will attempt to answer them! Kids can decorate sun catchers during this time.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Objectivist Virtues: Independence and Trade
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Is it possible to live independently in an interdependent society? Do we have any knowledge we can really call our own? If we depend on businesses and experts to bring us information, products, and truth, in what sense can we really be independent? William R Thomas explains the Objectivist virtue of independence.

Speakers
avatar for William R. Thomas

William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Friday June 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Students for Liberty Tent

10:00am

Mental Health First Aid Without Law Enforcement Intervention
Mental Health First Aid Without Law Enforcement Intervention is a hour-long crash course on de-escalation of mental health crisises with the liberty community in mind. Emphasis is made on techniques which limit interaction with law enforcement officers.

Speakers
avatar for Leslee Ann Petersen

Leslee Ann Petersen

Founder, Love in Liberty
Leslee Petersen stands at an intersection of mental health, alternative relationships, and liberty activism. Her values are inclusiveness, openness, sex-positivity, emotional libertarianism, active mindedness, Risk Aware Consensual Kink, conscious monogamy, and ethical non-monogamy. She loves coffee and cats.


Friday June 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Creating Communities Tent

10:00am

How to Change Education
Schools are a bad idea. Their main purpose is day care. Their secret purpose is keeping kids in line so they will follow rules and become obedient citizens. If you really want to educate your kids you need to be make sure that no one is talking at them, that they can follow their own interests, that someone is there to help when they fail, and that they are learning by doing. The government has no interest in doing that, so you may have to do it yourself. I will be speaking about what is needed to educate children‪, and specific ways in which we can make it happen inside and outside of schools‪.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Schank

Roger Schank

Chairman / CEO, Socratic Arts
Roger Schank, Ph.D., started his career as an artificial intelligence researcher trying to make computers smarter. He was very successful at that — he’s one of the top researchers in the world. When his own children started going to school, he realized what a mess the schools were and switched his focus to using machines to help people get smarter. That is, he broadened the idea of AI by starting the more comprehensive field of the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pavilion

11:00am

Kandi Making
(Adults Only) Create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry to wear and share during CAMP!

Moderators
avatar for Carole Acton

Carole Acton

Carole Acton is a married mom of 2 currently residing in the People's Republic of New Jersey. After attending her first PorcFest in 2012 and signing her Statement of Intent shortly after, she and her family hope to trigger their move in 2017.
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

11:00am

Benevolence and Objectivism
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

David Kelley will show why benevolence is an important element in the Objectivist morality of rational self-interest, based on his book Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence. He will discuss the role of civility and generosity, and their importance in getting the most out of our lives in society. He will also explain how genuine benevolence is different from and incompatible with altruism.

Speakers
avatar for David Kelley

David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a visiting lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses, a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.



Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

11:00am

Zumba
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that's moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Moderators
avatar for Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita has been dancing for over 30 years. With roots deep-seated in New York and Puerto Rico, she has an urban latino flavor that transcends musical genres and takes movement to new heights. Her connection to dance met her love of Zumba in 2011 when she became an Instructor at VLD Fitness. Her passion for music can be felt. She's easy to follow but shows you how to dance with power. Come check her out!

Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

11:00am

Social Change Strategy Pluralism
Sponsored by Students for Liberty.

Hayek's structure of production and his article "Intellectuals and Socialism" have inspired many libertarians in their efforts to model social change, particularly regarding the path by which ideas influence public policy.

Application of this model to social change theory has come under scrutiny by others who prefer to view technological advancement that undermines government regulation as more effective than policy change.

I will explore arguments for and against both of these perspectives and the implications for how you should view your own contribution to the advancement of a free society.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

Director of Academic Programs, Students For Liberty
Kyle Walker is the Director of Academic Programs at Students For Liberty. In this role he is responsible for curriculum and programs that train students to be more effective advocates for liberty. Kyle previously taught philosophy at the University of the District of Columbia, the Charles Koch Institute, and Georgia State University. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Vienna, during which he was converted to libertarianism... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Students for Liberty

Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. | | What began as a small meeting of... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavilion

11:00am

Make Your Own Large Garden Stone
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Don't Miss This! We’ll mix concrete in a mold, add hand prints, words, and/or gem stones to create our own 8" garden stones. These make a great gift or souvenir.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Friday June 24, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Social Change Workshop
This workshop is designed to help you and your team develop or improve your strategy for working toward a freer society. We will cover tools that are useful for thinking through how your actions contribute to the liberty movement including the Structure of Social Change, the Overton Window, von Mises' Human Action Model, among others.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker

Director of Academic Programs, Students For Liberty
Kyle Walker is the Director of Academic Programs at Students For Liberty. In this role he is responsible for curriculum and programs that train students to be more effective advocates for liberty. Kyle previously taught philosophy at the University of the District of Columbia, the Charles Koch Institute, and Georgia State University. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Vienna, during which he was converted to libertarianism... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Students for Liberty

Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. | | What began as a small meeting of... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

12:00pm

School Choice & Croydon's Case Against the State
Jody will regale everyone with the story of how Croydon got in the middle of a school choice fight with the state, politicians who are trying to help and some who are not, and what will happen next. We hope to know the judge’s decision on the case by PorcFest! Sharing the stage with Jody, Scott will talk about the past, present, and future of school choice in New Hampshire.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moody

Scott Moody

J. Scott Moody has worked as a public policy economist for over 18 years. He is the author, co-author, and editor of 170 studies and books. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress as well as various state legislatures. His work has appeared in Forbes, CNN Money, State Tax Notes, Portland Press Herald, New Hampshire’s Union Leader, Hartford Courant, The Oklahoman, and Albuquerque Journal. | | He was... Read More →
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments, embedded assessment design in games and simulations, and effective feedback. Dr. Underwood received her B.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University in... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilion

12:00pm

Navigating the Concerns of Non-FSP New Hampshire Residents
Have you ever encountered negativity about FSP from a New Hampshire local? What kinds of missimpressions do some residents have about us and, as Porcupine Ambassadors, how can we better navigate them? In this interactive discussion, we will brainstorm on these issues and possibly do a bit of role play if the group is so inclined.

Moderators
avatar for Alan Silverman

Alan Silverman

Urban Community Builder, Poly Activist
Over the last 30 years, Alan has been a self employed landlord, building inspector, renovator, teacher, community builder, & mentor. Fifteen years ago, he started (and still organizes) two large, Phila. Region, alternative relationship discussion & social groups, with a combined membership of approx. 1,000 members. He has also been very active in the Burning Man community, where he creates safe space to discuss these topics. Currently, he... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

12:00pm

Suitcase Musik
Suitcase Musik - Magick Solar Suitcase's Wizards Club joins PorcFest on their festival summer tour creating beats and ambient chill music powered by the sun. Listen to them preform live in the Agora Valley all week long!

Artists
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Suitcase Musik

This amazing group travels and play live interactive musik in suitcases off of a complete solar panel/solar battery system (No laptop). One of the gang is the resident musician for a yoga collective called the Soul Seekers Sangha who offer online courses and yoga classes with live suitcase musik. | |  In 2015 Suitcase Musik played Colours of Magick festival tour a 25 plus festival tour all over the USA including Purple Hatters Ball... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora Valley Site #19

12:30pm

Porky Motorcycles on Mt. Washington
I hereby invite any porcupines who can ride a motercycle to join me. This ride will be an easy one. It is only about 30 miles to the base of the mountain. The ride will be going West on Rte 2 for about 20 miles, then South on Rte 16 for about 10 miles. The auto road up the mountain will require toll (about $8). It is mostly paved, but there is a well maintained hard packed gravel section near the top. Views are spectacular. We will make a longish rest stop at the top. How long may depend on the weather. It is always a lot colder at the top (around 5000 ft), so having a winter jacket is advised. This ride is scheduled for 12:30 PM Friday June 24, meeting at the Pavilion near the campfire, at Rogers Campground in Lancaster, NH. There will be a short riders' meeting first, with departure at about 12:45. We should make it back by around 3:30 or 4. There is a bulletin board at the pavilion so any updates will be posted there. Last year there was a group of us that rode the ATV trails around Berlin. If there is interest, we can organize a second trip that includes some off-road this year also. RSVP to the Mt. Washington ride is appreciated but not required. Please express your interest in an off-road ride if you have any. Berlin, as you may know, was a paper mill town with a dying industry. It is now promoting tourism by relaxing ATV laws and developing a trail system. ATVs are welcome on the streets and in the downtown area. If the group is large we will have a “sag wagon”. There is no charge for this event other than the toll for the auto road. Questions can be directed to me at charles.h.hampe@gmail.com.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Hampe

Charles Hampe

Charles Hampe has been active in the Free State Project since 2005. He moved to NH in 1987, making him a pioneer member. He is known for holding some political offices while a Libertarian and representing the Liberty Dollar in New Hampshire. He has ridden motorcycles for 40 years. His present stable includes an Aprilia 49cc scooter, Honda CRF250L, KTM exc400, 3 Buells, a BMW R1100GS, and a BMW R60/2 with a VW motor and sidecar. His experience... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Other

1:00pm

Flow on the Field
(Adults Only) Decompress from the agony of the state! Bring your flow toys (hula hoops, poi, wands, swords, etc.) down to the Main Field to move to some music for a while.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Field

1:00pm

Rethinking Childhood and Education: A Libertarian Analysis
A radical critique of modern education and the treatment of children. Actionable alternatives will be discussed, with the aim of invigorating libertarians and anarchists to take education reform into their own hands.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Foglia

Brian Foglia

Mr. Foglia is a life-long student, writer, and education reformer. In order to promote self-motivation and freedom for children, as well as restore the joy of childhood, Mr. Foglia founded South Jersey’s first Sudbury school as a charitable enterprise for families seeking another way.


Friday June 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

1:00pm

Providing for the Common Defense: American Foreign Policy
This event is sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute.

How can we best keep America safe while staying true to the principles of a free society? Please join Charles Koch Institute policy experts for a conversation about the need to re-examine U.S. defense and foreign policy priorities.

William Ruger, the Institute’s vice president for research and policy, will explore questions with a policy analyst about our current approach to foreign policy and whether we need a broader discussion about how to best secure America’s territorial integrity, promote free trade, and peacefully engage with the world.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Newby

Michelle Newby

Policy & Research Analyst, Charles Koch Institute
Michelle Newby is a Policy and Research Analyst with the Charles Koch Institute, where she works on U.S. foreign policy. She previously worked as a Legislative Researcher/Writer at the Cato Institute, working on projects related to improving the transparency of Congressional legislation. She earned her M.A. in International Relations at the University of Chicago and has a B.A. in Political Science and History from Emory University.

Speakers
avatar for William P. Ruger

William P. Ruger

Ruger was previously an associate professor in the political science department at Texas State University. He earned a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University and an A.B. from the College of William & Mary. | | He has written a biography titled Milton Friedman and co-authored two books on state politics, including Freedom in the 50 States with FSP founder Jason Sorens. His scholarship has appeared in publications such as International... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Charles Koch Institute

Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. | | For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pavilion

1:00pm

Free Swim
Meet up at the pool to swim with friends! Parental supervision is strongly advised: No lifeguard on duty.

Friday June 24, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pool

2:00pm

How Free Staters Can Make the Case Against Gun Control
The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF) will be presenting a panel entitled "How Free Staters Can Make the Case against Gun Control." FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger and FFF policy adviser Scott McPherson will comprise the panel, and the second half of the panel will consist of Q&A with the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Hornberger

Jacob Hornberger

President & Founder, The Future of Freedom Foundation
Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become... Read More →
avatar for Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson

Professional Writer
Scott McPherson has been writing professionally for fifteen years. His political commentaries have appeared on the op-ed page of numerous newspapers across the country, including the Washington Times, the Milwaukee Times, the Philadelphia Tribune, the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, the Danbury News-Times, the Tallahassee Democrat, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Tulsa World, the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Nashua Telegraph, and the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bart Frazier

Bart Frazier

Program Director, The Future of Freedom Foundation
The Future of Freedom Foundation was founded in 1989 by FFF president Jacob Hornberger with the aim of establishing an educational foundation that would advance an uncompromising case for libertarianism in the context of both foreign and domestic policy. The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion

2:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jared in some impromptu music making.

Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Going Off The Grid
The most common question people ask about off grid power is how many solar panels and/or batteries are required in their application. This presentation will introduce you to the concepts of sizing your off grid power system. It will also provide practical ideas on things you can do to make your system more affordable.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haynes

Chris Haynes

Chris Haynes has been building and living in tiny homes since 2007. He lives 100% off the grid in western Massachusetts with his dog Ajax. He has an engineering background in both electrical and software. His first tiny house was only 66 square feet! He lived in that house for 18 months while building his current primary house that is 250 square feet. He is currently building a new tiny house in a very remote part of northern New England using... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

2:00pm

Soap Box Idol Auditions
Want to be a finalist at Soap Box Idol on Saturday night? Then try out first during one of the scheduled auditions to secure your spot. Bring your best 3 minute rant and put it to the test. The best 10-12 rants will be picked for the finals. Come get constructive feedback from Queen Quill herself. PorcFest Pro-Tip: These auditions are also a great spectator sport! Come hear what your friends have to say in a fun and relaxed environment.

Moderators
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.


Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Less Wrong Meetup
A chance to be thoughtful and innovative while refining the art of human rationality.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

Member, NH State House
Elizabeth Edwards is a member of the NH state House and loves living in NH.


Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Picnic Tent

2:00pm

Building Private Community Broadband Networks
This year's presentation and workshop will provide a demonstration of the potential that next-generation fixed-wireless networks offer to growing freedom-minded communities. The hardware hands-on workshop is limited to 20 and requires a laptop with ethernet port, but wireless-based participation by all attendees is encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Boyd

Travis Boyd

Owner, Hyperorean Networks
Travis Boyd @ Hyperborean.io is a builder of independent wide-area broadband communications infrastructure. His areas of skill and interest include network architecture, off-grid power systems, crypto-tribalism, and intentional community.


Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

2:00pm

Humans vs. Zombies
It's a PorcFest tradition for young and old! Humans vs. Zombies is a live-action game in which players begin as Humans and try to survive a Zombie invasion. The ultimate goal of the game is for either all Humans to be turned into Zombies, or for the humans to survive a set amount of time. Humans can defend themselves using boffers that can be made on Tuesday at 3:00 PM in PorcuPint Central.

Friday June 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Field

3:00pm

Firearms Etiquette Class
If you are carrying a firearm or just want to know more about gun safety please come to this class. There will be a question and answer session following the talk for your all of your firearms questions.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Lekas

Tony Lekas

NRA Training Counselor
Tony Lekas is an NRA Training Counselor who teaches pistol, rifle, personal protection inside the home, and personal protection outside the home. He also teaches people to be NRA Instructors. He has been teaching for over 10 Years. | | Tony has lived in New Hampshire since 1979 and has been involved as a friend of the FSP since the beginning.


Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Creating Communities Tent

3:00pm

The New Paper: A Tool for Activism
This talk will give a high-level understanding of software as the next emergent communication tool for society (“The New Paper”), how to think programmatically, and how to leverage existing software and tools. We will have a live coding example for building an activist tool, solving common coding problems, and an open session for talking about how to use software for your project/idea.

Speakers
avatar for Eben Palazzolo

Eben Palazzolo

CTO, Thinkful
Eben Palazzolo is a startup lead developer, CTO, and web mentor for Thinkful. He considers coding and learning software to be critical tools for social change, decentralization, and creativity as evidenced through software such as the blockchain, encryption, and filesharing. He also considers learning the basics of software and gaining some understanding of what developers talk about to be basic literacy training for the “New Paper.”


Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

3:00pm

Touch Rugby (no experience needed)
Are you a Porcupine that is playing rugby, has played, or wants to learn? Time to dust off your boots and come out to the pitch. Since many of us old ruggers don't play anymore and are no longer used to the brutality of the game, we are going to just play touch 7's. That means we are just tagging each other not tackling, basically we are playing "Booger." Even if you don't want to play, come out, pass a ball around, and drink a pint. New players with no experience welcome, male and female ruggers encouraged to come. No age limit is required but you must be large enough to keep up with adults.

Moderators
avatar for Tarrin P. Lupo

Tarrin P. Lupo

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016), YouTube Personality
Dr. Lupo has been a Free State member for almost 10 years and was an early mover to New Hampshire. Tarrin is a chiropractor, but spends most of his time writing and making YouTube videos.


Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Field

3:00pm

Libertarians! In! Space!
This event is sponsored by Reason Magazine.

Screw New Hampshire. It's time to get off-planet. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Managing Editor, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is managing editor of Reason, the magazine "Free Minds and Free Markets". She writes about food, space, education, and politics for Reason and Reason.com. Mangu-Ward is a Future Tense fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously, she worked as a reporter for The Weekly Standard magazine and as a researcher at The New York Times op-ed page. | | Her work has appeared... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Reason Magazine

Reason Magazine

Reason is the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets.” It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. | | Reason.com is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics and culture. It also contains the full text of past issues of the print edition of Reason. Reason.com is entirely free. | | Reason and Reason.com are... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion

3:00pm

Puke and the Gang
(Explicit Content Warning) A dry-humored army veteran armed with sound-effects; a car-nerd with embarrassing stories & social poop anxieties; & a curmudgeonly, neurotic PC gamer who bought a house, walk into a podcast studio.. Welcome to PATG.

This weekly podcast features a cranky group of non-pretentious friends & guests complaining about life, latrines, work, and everything else. Where else can you go from Bitcoin to boofing to race talk to politics in less than 5 seconds? There are no boundaries. This show isn’t for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew

Andrew

Some say youth is precious. Andrew believes youth is ignorance which should be ignored and shamed. At the age of thirty, he enjoys isolation away from fun with other young adults. He'd rather have meetings about nothing with the old men he races cars alongside. He aspires to a level of responsibility of a seasoned sea captain, but reality proves his responsibility reaches only as far a T-Rex stuck in quicksand. His discussions often include... Read More →
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Puke

A man of many talents. Photography, graphic design, optical engineering, decoupage, reading words, inappropriate jokes, anger, and sarcasm to name just a few. He spent his youth in the crucible of (boring) modern war; annoyed at how long the chow-hall line would get. Today he annoys everyone else on the podcast with his poorly timed drops and sound effects. He likes trees.
avatar for Nick

Nick

When asked to submit a bio he stated, "That seems excessive. I refuse to reveal my life secrets. I don't care what it says."



Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
RV Site #142

3:30pm

Statehouse Rock
Representative Keith Ammon will share his knowledge and experience about how the New Hampshire Statehouse works. Ask questions and learn about the curious happenings in state politics. Recommended for age 8 and up, including teens and adults.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ammon

Keith Ammon

Hillsborough County District 40, New Hampshire Representative
Keith represents Hillsborough County District 40, located in the south-central part of the state, west of the Merrimack River. He currently serves on the Municipal and County Government Committee. In addition to his State House duties, Keith is also the Political Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, a non-profit group that advocates for accountable and limited state government. | | Keith is the owner of Ammon Technology Services... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

4:00pm

Lyn Ulbricht: The Silk Road Case Update
Sponsored by Free Ross Ulbricht.

What happened, What’s next, & Why it Matters. Lyn will walk us through how the government prosecuted her son, Ross Ulbricht; talk about what’s next in the Silk Road case; and why you should care.

UPDATE: The Federal government is expected to file its appeal rebuttal shortly before this talk.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts. Deeply involved with her son’s defense, Lyn has worked to bring awareness to the case through www.FreeRoss.org, media interviews, public appearances, and other efforts. Since Ross was arrested, she has witnessed how the government prosecutes citizens, suppresses evidence, and violates the Constitution. She believes... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Free Ross Ulbricht

Free Ross Ulbricht

The Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense effort is a group of family, friends and supporters who are working to free Ross Ulbricht from a barbaric, double life sentence for all non-violent charges. Our mission is to have Ross be a free man again and give him the chance to make a contribution to his community and society. | | Our aim is not only to help Ross, however. By living through this ordeal, and getting to know other families and inmates in the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pavilion

4:00pm

CAMP! Preparation
(Adults Only) Come get painted up and glitterfied for the CAMP! Dance Party!

Moderators
avatar for Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley

Anne Duffley is a free-spirited artist from Southern New Hampshire. She specializes in hoop and jewelry making, in addition to most 3D mediums. Anne looks forward to sharing her passion for fun, art, and flow during her 4th year at PorcFest.
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

4:00pm

LBRY 101: Using the Blockchain to Eliminate Digital Middlemen
Be one of the first people in the world to learn about LBRY, a revolutionary technology that allows complete peer-to-peer provision of digital content. LBRY is a seed-funded startup of eight people, about half of which live and work in the Shire.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder / CEO, LBRY
Jeremy is the founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol providing decentralized discovery, access, and purchase of digital content. LBRY is a funded by Boston-based VCs and has attracted hundreds of thousands of early users. | Jeremy received degrees in physics and computer science from Rensselaer. Prior to LBRY, Jeremy founded and scaled TopScore, a sports SaaS company.


Friday June 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

4:00pm

FSP Event Stars Reception
The Butlers worked with the FSP Board to create the FSP Event Star program. It's a bi-annual gathering to honor past and present Lead Organizers of PorcFest and Liberty Forum, and to celebrate the time and dedication spent to produce these monumental events!

These receptions are normally attended by our FSP Event Stars and FSP Board Members as a private event. This time we would like to invite VIPs who are seriously interested in taking on the challenges and offering their time and creativity to produce an event of this caliber. Do you have the time and skills to pull this off? Come celebrate and mingle with this talented group of "Doers", and have your questions answered. Perhaps you will be one of our future FSP Event Stars!

*As this is held in the VIP tent, you must be a valid VIP to enter. If you feel you might be a candidate to take on a Lead Organizer role and do not have a VIP ticket, please leave your name and contact information at Registration. We will contact you after PorcFest! [Offsite = VIP Lounge]

Speakers
avatar for Christine Butler

Christine Butler

Owner, The Butler Did It
Christine made the move to New Hampshire in 2011 from Charlotte, North Carolina. A former florist and event planner, Christine now owns and operates The Butler Did It, a greeting card and special gift logistics company. Active FSP Donors, Doers, and Volunteers, Christine, along with her husband David, were the Lead Organizers for PorcFest XI. The Butlers are also the Creators/Coordinators of the FSP Event Stars program, which honors the... Read More →
avatar for David Butler

David Butler

David and his wife Christine moved to New Hampshire in 2011 for the FSP. Here they have truly found their tribe and contribute time & money to many events and organizations in the Free State. David & Christine were the lead organizers of PorcFest XI (2014), as well as contributing to other events such as Liberty Forum and the NHLA Liberty Dinner. David is co-Producing PorcFest this year with Kristin Weitzel.


Friday June 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
VIP Lounge

5:00pm

Making Over Your Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oils
All of the products in your medicine cabinet can be replaced with something natural and more effective. Essential oils have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. They work to remedy the root of the problem instead of covering up symptoms like modern pharmacuedicals do. Find out how to take back control of your health in this informative class.

Speakers
avatar for Shalon Spaulding

Shalon Spaulding

Massage Therapy for Men, Women, & Children, Body, Mind & Spirit, Shalon Spaulding
Shalon has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an Essential Oil Educator for 2 years. She is an advocate for natural and holistic options for healing and wellness. In her practice she helps clients reduce stress through mindfulness and body awareness and also teaches meditation. Her focus, both personally and professionally, is to reduce the toxicity (chemical, emotional, energetic) that we are inundated with. Health is empowerment and... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ExpoLounge

5:00pm

OpenBazaar: Decentralized Commerce Arrives
OpenBazaar is a decentralized marketplace using Bitcoin that isn't controlled by companies, governments, or any organization. What are the implications for truly peer-to-peer trade?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Pacia

Chris Pacia

Lead Back-End Developer, OpenBazaar
Chris is a New Hampshire resident and the lead back-end developer for OpenBazaar.
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Operations Lead, OpenBazaar
Sam is a former technology policy analyst from Virginia and current operations lead for OpenBazaar.


Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pavilion

5:00pm

Unschooler Ice Cream Social
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Enjoy ice cream with unschoolers of varying experience levels as they discuss their experiences. Ask questions, relax, and learn just the way our children do.

Speakers
avatar for Constance Spencer

Constance Spencer

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Constance Spencer is a mother of four children and moved to New Hampshire in May of 2014 from Alaska. After exploring some of the many ways to promote liberty in New Hampshire, she decided to focus her efforts on Porc Family Connection to help create the community we need to support families raising children. She is Realtor with Team Porcupine Real Estate and looks forward to more families joining our efforts here in Manchester and beyond.

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.


Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

5:00pm

Hands-On Instant Challenge (age 8-18)
(Age 8+) Think outside the box! Test your creative problem solving skills with hands-on challenges that require you to think on your feet. Compete in teams to see who can use everyday objects in creative ways to solve problems. Complete a challenge in 20 minutes, or stay for the whole time and complete multiple challenges. Bring your mechanical skills, teamwork, and a positive attitude, and you'll be sure to learn something new.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Dehm

Ed Dehm

A 28-year-old Upstate New Yorker, Ed Dehm has been competing in and judging creative competitions for over 15 years. When he's not debating politics with friends or working in IT, he has a passion for helping kids think creatively and succeed in an ever changing world.


Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
PorcuPint Central

5:00pm

Lady Liberty's Roundtable
This event is sponsored by Reason Magazine.

Conversations on liberty, private property, female migratory patterns, relationship anarchy, or what you will.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Associate Editor, Reason Magazine
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is an associate editor for Reason.com, where she covers current events and culture with an emphasis on sex policy, criminal justice reform, reproductive freedom, millennial political trends, food regulation, gender issues, and free speech. Her writing has also appeared places such as Politico, Playboy, Time, The Dish, Newsweek, Fox News, Libertarianism.org, and The Week. | | Before... Read More →
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.
avatar for Angela Keaton

Angela Keaton

Executive Director, Antiwar.com
Angela Keaton is the Executive Director of the largest foreign policy news aggregator, Antiwar.com. Keaton received her M.A and J.D. from the University of Florida. She writes about feminism, comedy, and revisionist history of the libertarian movement at AngelaKeaton.com. | | I do not speak to men I do not know. I do not spend time in mixed company without a gun. I do not open doors or pull out chairs.
avatar for Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Managing Editor, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is managing editor of Reason, the magazine "Free Minds and Free Markets". She writes about food, space, education, and politics for Reason and Reason.com. Mangu-Ward is a Future Tense fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously, she worked as a reporter for The Weekly Standard magazine and as a researcher at The New York Times op-ed page. | | Her work has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Presley

Sharon Presley

Co-Founder, Laissez Faire Books
Dr. Sharon Presley is a longtime libertarian activist. She is the co-founder of Laissez Faire Books, the world’s largest libertarian bookstore. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Resources for Independent Thinking and the Executive Director of the Association of Libertarian Feminists. She writes a monthly column for libertarianism.org. Her written works include Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre (as... Read More →

Sponsors
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Reason Magazine

Reason is the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets.” It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. | | Reason.com is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics and culture. It also contains the full text of past issues of the print edition of Reason. Reason.com is entirely free. | | Reason and Reason.com are... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

5:00pm

Medieval Armored Combat Battle
(Adults Only) Behold medieval combat at PorcFest. We don't need no guns!

Moderators
avatar for Brinck Slattery

Brinck Slattery

PR Coordinator / Writer, The Content Factory
Brinck is a PR coordinator and writer at The Content Factory. He has worked in sales and marketing for over 10 years, from political campaigns to high-tech startups. In his free time, Brinck competes internationally in the Armored Combat League and trains for strongman competitions.


Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Field

5:00pm

Bitcoin Happy Hour
Sponsored by Token Labs.

Adult Beverages and Food - Fiat Not Accepted!

This event is located in the Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30).

Sponsors
avatar for Token Labs

Token Labs

Token Labs
Token Labs is a bitcoin company that creates software for merchants and consumers to engage in commerce without reliance on central authority or third party intermediaries.



Friday June 24, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bitcoin Tent (Agora Valley Site #30)

6:00pm

Polyamory 201
This panel will focus on the harder questions surrounding polyamory. Issues surrounding families, the state, legality and other bigger issues may be raised.

Speakers
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Porcfest's very own official unofficial Mayor, while not holding any real office of state or government, is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies. Believing the biggest evil today is centralized government and central planning, Tony often talks about completely decentralized and new peer2peer technologies seizing control from an overbearing government.
avatar for Alan Silverman

Alan Silverman

Urban Community Builder, Poly Activist
Over the last 30 years, Alan has been a self employed landlord, building inspector, renovator, teacher, community builder, & mentor. Fifteen years ago, he started (and still organizes) two large, Phila. Region, alternative relationship discussion & social groups, with a combined membership of approx. 1,000 members. He has also been very active in the Burning Man community, where he creates safe space to discuss these topics. Currently, he... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ExpoLounge

6:00pm

My Book About Me
This event is sponsored by Porcupine Real Estate.

Start or continue this project from earlier in the week. "My Book About Me, By ME, Myself" is fun for kids age 4-10 and will make a great keepsake. Kids and their parents will work on a mix of serious (and seriously silly!) "Yes" and "No" questions; fill-in-the-blanks; images to complete, and simple writing activities. Parental assistance is strongly recommended with reading/writing and will likely make the project more fun for kids!

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sorens

Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Porcupine Real Estate

Porcupine Real Estate

Broker & Realtor, Porcupine Real Estate
Porcupine Real Estate - INVEST IN FREEDOM. Providing professional real estate, rental, and investment services throughout New Hampshire. We are Free State Project movers and activists. Let us help you with all your real estate needs.



Friday June 24, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
PorcuPint Central

6:00pm

How to Pursue Happiness: Land & Gold
An introduction to portfolio management, the role real estate plays in achieving the freedom to pursue happiness, and the new opportunities offered by cyberspace.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Fox

Joshua Fox

Joshua has 15 years experience as an educator, and a lifetime commitment to liberty. He uses mathematics, science, and history to understand the real basis of freedom and shares that foundation wherever possible.


Friday June 24, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

6:00pm

All the Good We Can Do
This event is sponsored by the Freecoast Festival.

Statism has tricked us into a mindset that we are a negative force: the people who say no to this or that. But liberty is really the message of boundless potential. There is no ceiling to our achievements and those around us actually benefit from our success.

What happens when we truly embrace the positive-sum mentality that we understand so well in theory? In this talk, we will explore the voluntarist's true calling: making the world a better place.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Lead Organizer, First Annual Freecoast Festival
Mike Vine is a lifelong liberty activist and scholar. He was the Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and the First Annual Freecoast Festival. He owns a liberty-focused marketing communications firm and co-founded the Seacoast’s first liberty meeting space, The Praxeum. | | Mike’s ghostwriting has appeared in dozens of major financial and news publications, while he has personally appeared on LewRockwell.com, the Portsmouth Herald... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Freecoast Festival

Freecoast Festival

The Freecoast Festival is an opportunity for our local liberty community to come together and for prospective movers to see what life is really like on New Hampshire’s Seacoast. We’ll be celebrating liberty on the Freecoast again this year – getting together for a pub crawl, a cruise, and much more. | | Freecoast Fest will be continuing this year from September 16th-19th. So what are you waiting for? See you on the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pavilion

6:00pm

Musician Open Mic / Jam / Meetup
Come hear a sample of all the best music at PorcFest!

Did you miss a musician that played earlier this week? No worries: You can hear them play now.

Each musician will play for 10 minutes. This is an open mic format and is open to any musician or kind of music. The last 40 minutes will be open jam. Any Porc musician who just played or wants to may join in.

Moderators
avatar for Tarrin P. Lupo

Tarrin P. Lupo

Schedule Coordinator PFXIII (2016), YouTube Personality
Dr. Lupo has been a Free State member for almost 10 years and was an early mover to New Hampshire. Tarrin is a chiropractor, but spends most of his time writing and making YouTube videos.


Friday June 24, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

6:30pm

Dodgeball
Enjoy an exciting game of dodgeball on the field with music and lasers to get the adrenaline pumping! Rules will be provided at the event, and anyone 10+ is welcome. This event includes throwing dodgeballs at high speeds. Anything is possible, so be prepared.

Moderators
avatar for Edison Swearingen

Edison Swearingen

Edison is a homeschooled, Christian, libertarian teen, born in CA and moved with his family to NH in 2004. He is starting a DJ business soon and is interested in programming, web development, lasers, and cars. This year (2017) will be his 13th PorcFest and third year running teen activities such as the PorcFest Teen Rave and Dodgeball.

Friday June 24, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Field

6:30pm

Bachata with Yury
(Adults Only) Bachata is a very romantic Dominican social dance. It's often a part of salsa dancing socials. Basic steps are pretty easy to learn and then we may have more fun with this popular music! No special experience required, come with a dancing partner or by yourself, wear any shoes that allow you to step and to turn. Feel free to bring water.

Moderators
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator, Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga
Creator of Dancing Porcupines and Porc Yoga, Yury Polozov is also known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events. He is trying to make the community healthier by leading by example from healthy food to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions at Porcfest, in Keene, Manchester, and other locations give people the much needed chance to calm down, stretch, breathe, meditate, and pay attention to their own body. Yury came to NH from New York... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Arcade

7:00pm

Liberty 2.0: Millennials and the Coming American Renaissance
The Millennial Generation has come of age in an era of domestic spying, economic disintegration, and endless war. As a result they are rejecting the dogma of unlimited government. These young people will be the future leaders who will take liberty mainstream.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McKnight

Patrick McKnight

Chair, New Jersey Libertarian Party
Patrick McKnight has been the Chair on the New Jersey Libertarian Party since 2014. He entered politics in 2012 at age 26 by running for US House of Representatives. He won over 4,000 votes and gained notoriety for a public debate with Rep. Leonard Lance on civil liberties that went viral on the Internet. In 2013 he ran for State Assembly. He is an energetic advocate for liberty and outreach throughout the northeast. | | Patrick McKnight is... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pavilion

7:00pm

Cirque de Fuego
Prepare to be amazed as Cirque de Fuego spins fire and fun.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Earle

Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given her varied past. She brings her radical perspective on liberty in her own life through her interactions with others as well as her children. | A Free Stater at... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Cirque de Fuego

Cirque de Fuego

Cirque de Fuego is a fully insured fire performance troupe based in Jericho, Vermont. We’re comprised of three core members: husband & wife team, Chris & Kim Cleary, and Tiffany Cross. Each performer has received professional instruction over the years through various classes, workshops, and immersive fire arts training.



Friday June 24, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Field

8:00pm

LBRY Blockchain Short Film
LBRY presents the first showing in history of a short film delivered via blockchain! Featuring the great Econ Stories music video, Fight of the Century: Keynes vs Hayek Rap Battle! RUNTIME: 45 min.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder / CEO, LBRY
Jeremy is the founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol providing decentralized discovery, access, and purchase of digital content. LBRY is a funded by Boston-based VCs and has attracted hundreds of thousands of early users. | Jeremy received degrees in physics and computer science from Rensselaer. Prior to LBRY, Jeremy founded and scaled TopScore, a sports SaaS company.

Sponsors
avatar for LBRY

LBRY

LBRY is the world's first decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Discover, search, and publish videos, books, and other digital content via an open-source protocol that leaves you in control.


Friday June 24, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Media Room

8:00pm

"Make Your Move" Bonfire
Come feel the NH love as we talk about what it's like to live in the Free State. The Dumas family lived in New Hampshire when the FSP first started, campaigned for NH to be the chosen state, and were a part of the very first PorcFest, which was called "Escape to New Hampshire." They will bring marshmallows and facilitate friendly discussion around the "flames of liberty."

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Dumas

Michelle Dumas

A native of NH, Michelle Dumas is a former vice-chair for the Libertarian Party of NH and was a founding board member of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Michelle was the author of the original "101 Reasons to Live in New Hampshire" and a co-organizer of Porcfest Zero (known then as "Escape to NH"). Leveraging her 20 years of experience in the employment services industry, currently she is helping to build out and reinforce the employment... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Field

8:00pm

CAMP! Dance Party
(Adults Only) Friday night's dance party returns!!! Now called CAMP! Featuring DJ Midas, lasers, and a dash of performance art.

Wear your wildest, campy-ist looks, and rock out on the dance floor. Rainbow tutu optional, but a night to bring on your costume sass.

Live Free and Dance!

Artists
avatar for DJ Midas

DJ Midas

Founder / DJ, Fortune 500 Records
DJ Midas is a true New England treasure. He has been DJing for over 20 years and is still fresher than most! Midas started to get noticed back in 1994, when he was throwing all nighters at Manchester, NH's Empire Theater as well as in any warehouse/vacant office building he could get his hands on. Things got busy quick, and by 1995 Midas was playing over New England. In 1997, Midas helped create Operation: Boom, which was New England's first... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Students for Liberty Tent

9:00pm

Band Camp
(Adults Only) Bring your instruments and join Jared in some impromptu music making.

Friday June 24, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lower Picnic Tent

9:00pm

Teen Rave
Come and listen to music, hang out with friends, dance, and enjoy the laser and fog show! The music will be dubstep, mostly with no lyrics, and any lyrics will be age-appropriate. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are prohibited, and a chaperon will be present.

***Light Sensitivity Warning*** This party includes lasers and lights that blink to the beat of bass music. Anyone with seizure sensitivities should NOT attend.

Moderators
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Edison Swearingen

Edison is a homeschooled, Christian, libertarian teen, born in CA and moved with his family to NH in 2004. He is starting a DJ business soon and is interested in programming, web development, lasers, and cars. This year (2017) will be his 13th PorcFest and third year running teen activities such as the PorcFest Teen Rave and Dodgeball.

Friday June 24, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Creating Communities Tent

10:00pm

Stalker
(Adults Only) Feel the fear by the fire as we play a rousing game of Stalker.

Moderators
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Laurel Anne Hawthorne

NH
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. | | Laurel moved to New Hampshire in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life’s work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist, and loves to style porcs and their families for special events, photos, and even local political campaigns. Laurel is an... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Field
 
Saturday, June 25
 

8:00am

Body Awareness Through Yoga
In this practice we will focus on simple yoga poses with an emphasis on feeling the sensations of the body as the center of balance changes. The emphasis will be on single leg balance and controlled transitions between poses as we flow through our practice.

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BJ Mumford

Basketball Player Development Coach
BJ Mumford is a basketball player development coach currently working toward a sport science degree. BJ has studied yoga as a method of personal development and mental focus as well as a tool for developing flexibility and body awareness for himself and athletes of all ages. BJ and his wife Joslyn just celebrated the 1 year anniversary of their move to NH as part of the FSP, and are enjoying their new life as part of the Freecoast community.

Saturday June 25, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Creating Communities Tent

8:00am

Ultimate Frisbee
Come experience Ultimate Frisbee, an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate (frisbee) is a fun way to stay in shape, and can be played by a wide range of player abilities and conditioning!

All are welcome to play. Games are usually played 7 on 7, with each team wearing either a black or white shirt. Bring one of each if you can. Bring cleats if you have 'em. If you are new to the game, bring another newbie and you can match up against each other! Try googling Ultimate on YouTube to find lots of cool videos on how to play.

Moderators
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Joe Silvestri

Joe lives (most of the year) in Nevada with his two kids. He works as an educator and realtor in Las Vegas during the school year, and has been an ocean lifeguard on Long Island for many years during the summer months. | | Joe enjoys surfing, Ultimate (frisbee), and (too many others to list.) :) | | "I've been a Friend of the Free State Project since the early days, and I'm really looking forward to my second PorcFest!"

Saturday June 25, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Main Field

8:30am

Asexuals Meetup​
Asexuality is the absence of innate desire for partnered sex during some or all of a person's life. If you identify as asexual or are sincerely interested in exploring whether you might be asexual, come to this brief meetup to be introduced to other "aces" (the nickname for asexuals) at PorcFest, to socialize, and to participate in Q & A's as needed.​

This event is located at Camp Site #65.

Speakers
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Melinda Nielsen

Scheduling Coordinator, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
I am a recovering social democrat. Still-social democrat friends and family ask me for the concrete details of a free society, and I don't have many answers, but I am clear on non-aggression. I love learning, dancing, meeting new people and ideas, and off-road cycling. I don't love grappling with ADHD, but it's teaching me (slowly!) to work with reality as it is. | | I am also a recovering sexual person. Several months ago my therapist... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Camp Site #65

9:00am

Pebble Meditation
Pebble meditation is a simple guided meditation that was developed for children but is enjoyable for everyone. Using four stones, we will focus on one at a time and think of being fresh as a flower, solid as a mountain, clear as water, and spacious and free. This short exercise promotes feelings of well-being and the ability to clearly see the world around us.

Speakers
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Mary Sorens

PorcuPints Coordinator 2016
Mary was gradually lured into the vision of a freer life by her husband and a bunch of friendly people in the early years of PorcFest. Since then, she's settled in New Hampshire and is now the mom of a 5-year-old girl. Over the years, Mary has worked in creative design, editing, and administrative support. She recently edited an issue of the Free Stater and looks forward to spending PorcFest 2016 coordinating the kids' activities. Many of the... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
PorcuPint Central

9:00am

Meditation for Peace
This guided meditation will inspire you to find your center. Create more peace in the world by starting within. Bring cushions or blankets for your comfort.

Moderators
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Shalon Spaulding

Massage Therapy for Men, Women, & Children, Body, Mind & Spirit, Shalon Spaulding
Shalon has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an Essential Oil Educator for 2 years. She is an advocate for natural and holistic options for healing and wellness. In her practice she helps clients reduce stress through mindfulness and body awareness and also teaches meditation. Her focus, both personally and professionally, is to reduce the toxicity (chemical, emotional, energetic) that we are inundated with. Health is empowerment and... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Creating Communities Tent

9:00am

Freedom Isn’t Obvious: Varieties of Liberty and the Law
Sponsored by The Atlas Society.

Are liberty and the implications of individual rights obvious, self-evident facts? William R Thomas will survey a variety of key issues on which many advocates of freedom don’t agree now, including libel, abortion, intellectual property, and the size of or need for government. This diversity of interpretation presents the legal system of any free society with a serious challenge to consistency. And it raises the specter of libertarian-on-libertarian warfare.

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