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Sunday, June 21
 

9:30am

PF Lead Coordinator, FSP Staff & Security Pre-gates Meeting
 Location TBD

Sunday June 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Other

12:00pm

Registration
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 21, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Sunday June 21, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Sunday June 21, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

8:00pm

Merengue dancing class

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do. As such, it is a great dance for social mixing. In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers. Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety. No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Sunday June 21, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ARCADE

8:00pm

Movie night
Sunday June 21, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Sunday June 21, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The Freedom Feens is the only Anarcho-Capitalist show syndicated on FCC-controlled radio. (Free Talk Live rocks, but they don't like the term ""anarchist."") The Freedom Feens doesn't talk much about the daily tyranny; the Feens laugh while Western civilization collapses. It's the show that would exist if the government were already out of the way.

The Feens will be doing live broadcasts at Porcfest from the media room late at night when decent folks are already asleep.

Worms! http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, and Launch Navigator of BitcoinNotBombs.com
avatar for Randy England

Randy England

co-host, Freedom Feens
Randy England is a writer, criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor from Missouri. A contributor to LewRockwell.com, Randy is a regular co-host of the Freedom Feens radio show on the Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM) and the author of "Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics Should be Libertarian." Randy blogs at www.freeisbeautiful.net
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.
avatar for Dianna Keiler

Dianna Keiler

Co-Host, Freedom Feens
Dianna Keiler is a frequent co-host on the Freedom Feens. You'll know her by her laugh, and her passionate love of liberty and peace! Worms!!!
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.


Monday June 22, 2015 1:00am - 3:00am
MEDIA ROOM
 
Monday, June 22
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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 →

Monday June 22, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Open Meditation
Join us for morning meditation and step up to lead if you feel so moved...

Monday June 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Declare Your Independence
Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Coming from Phoenix, AZ is Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix, host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show.  | | Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, Publisher of the soon-to-be newsprint/newspaper, www.PenAndPaper.Info.  | | Also in development are the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace and Freedom's Phoenix Funding Center for liberty projects in beta testing now... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

9:00am

Registration
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 22, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 1: A Philosophical Thriller
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 1:
A Philosophical Thriller

This lecture discusses the meaning of the term "philosophical novel" and explains the essentials of the powerful combination of plot and ideas that make Atlas Shrugged a remarkable achievement. It concludes with an overview of the fundamental ideas of Ayn Rand's philosophy and the overall plot structure of the novel.

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 →


Monday June 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

9:30am

Wiggly Wonders
Join in on the fun as we experiment with slime!

Monday June 22, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

'Shake It Up' dance fitness
A follow the instructor dance style cardio improv workout. Come, have fun, move that body.  Get fit as you get your funk on! You'll wish it lasted more than the hour. 

'Shake It up' is an advanced cardio dance workout. However, feel free to modify to your own level. No dance experience is necessary as you will follow the instructor's lead. Wear sneakers and bring your water bottle and lots of enthusiasm!

Moderators
avatar for Susan M.W. Cox

Susan M.W. Cox

This is Susan's 3rd year at PorcFest and she is delighted to be able to offer dance fitness classes for us this year.  She leads several fitness classes as a certified instructor at her local YMCA and is looking forward to doing the same for the PorcFest community.

Monday June 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

Quaker Meeting for Worship
Join us for traditional Quaker worship, where we sit together in silence until someone is moved to speak by the Spirit. Come with a peaceful heart and an open mind. All faiths (and those of no faith) are welcome!

When you arrive, sit down and join us in corporate silence. If you feel inwardly moved to speak, please stand up and give your message. When you're done, simply stop and take your seat again. Allow silence between each message and please do not respond to the message of another. This is not a time for intellectualism or debate but rather openness and receptivity to the promptings of the Spirit. Worship closes with a shaking of hands. 

For more information on traditional Quaker worship, visit: http://www.quakerinfo.org/quakerism/worship

Please turn off or silence all electronic devices.

The location is at the Gazebo at the back of the RV sites next to site #277.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →

Monday June 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Other

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

Reason: The Conceptual Faculty
This talk explains the fundamental view of Objectivist epistemology: that human consciousness is notable for its capability of forming objective concepts based in the evidence of our senses. Assessible to people at any level of familiarity with philosophy or Ayn Rand's ideas, the talk will explain how it is possible to think in terms of objective abstractions even though all existents are particular and different. This talk provides a ground work in Objectivist concept theory and Ayn Rand's idea of “measurement omission,” and as such is a helpful entree to the definitions workshop planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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 →


Monday June 22, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:00am

Welcome to PorcFest!
Speakers
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 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 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Porc Family Connection Meet & Greet
Join us in the Creating Communities field tent for this daily meet & greet at 11 to connect with Porc Families for information on moving to the Free State with children and homeschooling or to plan childcare & playdates during PorcFest - either trading with other families or hiring a reputable Porc Teen. Let us know if there is anything else your family might need to make your visit or move more comfortable!

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 Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... 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.


Monday June 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:30am

Does Social Status Matter?
By what standard can we judge how we are doing in life? Most people look around them in hopes that society will provide a gauge. But libertarianism is an individualist view of life. Does our social status matter at all? In Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead, the hero Howard Roark seems to say that it doesn't, telling Ellsworth Toohey: “But I don't think of you.” William R Thomas will discuss what that Roarkian attitude means in practice, since in fact we make hundreds of social comparisons each day. We will relate keeping up with the Joneses to what really matters in our lives.

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 →


Monday June 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:30am

Ninja Stress Balls
Feeling worried? Come down to PorcuPint Central (Bingo Hall) and let's make some Ninja Stress balls. feel the tension melt away.

Monday June 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Jeffrey Tucker - Bit by Bit: How Public Policy Comes to An End
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

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... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

Kombucha
Lets talk about Kombucha! Today, I’ll tell you about all the wonderful health benefits of this delicious ancient Chinese fermented beverage. We’ll talk about the SCOBY disk that makes kombucha what it is, and If you’re up for it, I’ll let you handle one of my SCOBYs so you can get more familiar with them before you embark on the journey of brewing your own kombucha. We will go over the basics of the regular brew process, as well as the continuous brew method. Then I will explain how I flavor my kombucha, sharing samples of some of my favorites! I am prepared to answer any of your kombucha questions as well!

Speakers
avatar for Keena Priolo

Keena Priolo

Keena moved with her family from California to New Hampshire in 2001, and was introduced to the Free State Project in 2012. PorcFest XII will be her 3rd time enjoying a week with other liberty-lovers. She's currently homeschooled, close to graduation, and is pursing a future in Herbalism and Natural Health. Come chat with Keena about all things hippie - DIY body products, Kombucha, no' poo, organics, health food, foraging, freedom, peace, and... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

12:00pm

Tour of Berlin area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Berlin area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

1:00pm

The State of the Free State Project
Speakers
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.


Monday June 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

1:00pm

HAM Radio
Speakers
avatar for Matt Genack

Matt Genack

I have a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, with a course emphasis on electromagnetics and masters research in vacuum electronics (specifically, traveling wave tubes (TWTs)). I have an Extra level amateur radio license (my call sign is KI4STB) from the FCC, and have contacted ham radio operators across North America and Europe on the 20 meter band with my 100 Watt transceiver and a homemade antenna from my former apartment residence in... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

1:00pm

Free Art
Child can come get their art on freely without direction.

Moderators
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.

Monday June 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PorcuPint Central

1:00pm

Peace, Love, Liberty Radio
Join Darryl W. Perry on Peace, Love, Liberty Radio as he brings you news, views and opinions while promoting the ideas of peaceful interaction. The 30 minute show is recorded live several times a week, and can be heard on several online radio networks and low power radio stations across the country!

During PorcFest, Darryl will host special AMA's with audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. | Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. | | Darryl is a co-founder and... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

2:00pm

Bitcoin is Rothbardian Money
A high-level exploration of Bitcoin's economic features interpreted through an Austrian economic perspective. Bitcoin is not only compatible with Austrian views on money, but represents the most exemplar expression of such theories.

Speakers
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.


Monday June 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
PAVILION

2:00pm

Bitcoin For Business 101: An Intro for Vendors ...
Bitcoin For Business 101: An Intro for Vendors and Other Bitcurious Individuals

In this session you will learn about what Bitcoin is, its advantages to you as a business, and various ways to use Bitcoin, including through specialized Bitcoin Point-Of-Sale Applications. In addition, we will cover the process of integrating Bitcoin into wordpress, woocommerce and other web and ecommerce applications. We will also cover accepting Bitcoin through a payment processor like Bitpay, and how that can help your business. We will cap this off with a Q&A session, and a brief discussion on the free trade implications of the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva

CEO, Bitcoin Resource Group LLC
Zachary Silva, Founder of the Bitcoin Resource Group LLC is a Bitcoin consultant and orator based out of St. Augustine, Florida. Zachary has served as a Campus Coordinator with Students For Liberty, as a Regional Representative for the Libertarian Party of Florida, is a FEE alumnus and has been featured in National Review, Let's Talk Bitcoin and several other news outlets.


Monday June 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

2:00pm

Craft Circle
Informal craft circle – bring your current craft project and work on your art with other like-minded & talented, crafters, artists, and “makers!” Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Sewer? Jewelry artist? Painter? Bring your current project and work on it in a completely informal setting. Let's talk about what inspires us to create, what our favorite mediums are, and make some new friends while we do it!

Speakers
avatar for Stormy LaRoche

Stormy LaRoche

I'm a New Hampshire native inspired by all things arts & crafts. Grab me to talk about anything handmade, what's currently on my knitting needles, or point me in the direction of a good cup of coffee or a friendly dog to pet!


Monday June 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

3:00pm

Private Animals and Government Surveillance
Does government invasion of privacy help or hinder security? How can you protect your privacy? Does your sense of privacy have a purpose? And what exactly is privacy?

If you think right to privacy began with the 4th Amendment or John Wilkes, think again. From databases to drones, technology is profoundly affecting our ability to protect our privacy and the way we think about the issue. In this presentation you'll discover the surprising origins of our right to privacy and how it can inform today's discussions on the subject. Along the way you'll pickup some tips on how you can protect your valuable information.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Uniting Amendment, Egalib, Inc.
Ron is the president of Egalib, Inc., the organization that is facilitating the development of the Uniting Amendment. The Uniting Amendment is the croudsourced comprehensive constitutional amendment for freedom. People are encouraged to login and contribute their ideas to the amendment. | Currently, the amendment: | | * Establishes a single 1/2% tax; no deductions or exemptions | * Clearly affirms the right to bear arms... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
PAVILION

3:00pm

AltExpo: Common Law Grand Juries
Speakers
RM

Rich Merrett

National Liberty Alliance
My career was in Law enforcement. I am currently attempting to reinstate the common law grand jury in New Hampshire. Thiseffort is being attempted in all 3,133 counties in America. It is a relatively simple matter. The only missing ingredient is we the people.


Monday June 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

3:00pm

Anonymous Bitcoin: How to use bitcoin privately
Chris Pacia gives a talk on ways to maintain your privacy when using bitcoin, and projects that are currently in development to make bitcoin more private.

 

Speakers

Monday June 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

3:00pm

Bracelets
Free Range Kids? Join us as we make ID bracelets for your kids.

Moderators
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.

Monday June 22, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PorcuPint Central

4:00pm

Applied Rationality 101
Trigger-action planning, goal factoring, and other evidence-based techniques for buffing your activism, your business, or anything else.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Edwards-Appell

Elizabeth Edwards-Appell

Elizabeth Edwards-Appell is currently serving her first term in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives. She attended the April 2015 workshop administered by the Center for Applied Rationality and wants to share what she learned to make her fellow Porcupines more effective at accomplishing their goals.


Monday June 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
PAVILION

4:00pm

AltExpo: Libertarianism Levels 1 to 50
Speakers
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.


Monday June 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

4:00pm

I Want To Use Bitcoin! Now What?
An intro to bitcoin.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP


Monday June 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

5:00pm

Yoga Practice with Stephanie Murphy
Treat your body and mind to something nice today! Join us for a fun, relaxing yoga practice for people of all experience levels and all ages (it’s free, like speech and like beer!) Monday’s evening yoga will be a slower paced hatha yoga practice. Take this opportunity to rejuvenate tired muscles and reconnect with your amazing body! Please bring a water bottle, and (optionally) a beach towel or yoga mat. This is the fifth year that yoga practices hosted by Stephanie Murphy have been held at PorcFest. Past classes have been fun and well-attended!

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy, PhD, is a voice actor whose credits include numerous video narrations, TV and radio ads for major national brands, a dozen audiobooks, as well as projects sprinkled throughout the liberty movement. She hosts the popular podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin and has been a part of several other podcasts since 2009. Stephanie is an organizer at Fr33 Aid, which provides volunteer first aid at PorcFest. She is also a yoga teacher and has led... Read More →

Monday June 22, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

5:00pm

Lenore Skenazy - How Did We Get So Afraid for Our Kids?
Parents today are swimming in fear soup. It’s hard not to worry when all we hear about are the dangers posed by bullies, germs, predators, plastic, and the perils of a non-organic grape. Is there any way to regain the confidence our own parents felt—and give that to our kids?

Speakers
avatar for Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy

Free-Range Kids, America's Worst Mom
Lenore Skenazy is “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) | | The New York City columnist-turned-reality TV show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the enormous media blowback, she founded the book and blog, “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. | | Lenore's feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
PAVILION

6:00pm

Krav Maga
Krav Maga is Hebrew for "Close Combat" and was developed shortly after the establishment of Israel in the 1940s as the combatives system for the entire Israeli Defensive Forces.  The first "Mixed Martial Art", Krav Maga mixes elements from boxing, judo, jiu jitsu and other traditional arts into a system that gives you a few simple defensive solutions to many different complex problems.  In the sessions at Porcfest we will cover some Krav Maga history, current uses and training procedures and basics.  Then we will get into it, partnering up and learning some techniques.  No prior martial arts experience is necessary - come and learn how to defend yourself so you don't have to ask the state to do it for you.

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.


Monday June 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

6:00pm

Bitcoin and Pizza
Free Pizza, on a first come, first served basis at the bitcoin tent in agora valley.  Zachary Silva will also be giving a talk on the relationship between bitcoin an pizza, and bitcoin's origins as a currency.


Speakers
avatar for Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva

CEO, Bitcoin Resource Group LLC
Zachary Silva, Founder of the Bitcoin Resource Group LLC is a Bitcoin consultant and orator based out of St. Augustine, Florida. Zachary has served as a Campus Coordinator with Students For Liberty, as a Regional Representative for the Libertarian Party of Florida, is a FEE alumnus and has been featured in National Review, Let's Talk Bitcoin and several other news outlets.


Monday June 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

6:00pm

Merengue dancing class

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do. As such, it is a great dance for social mixing. In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers. Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety. No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Monday June 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Libertarian Interactive Music
“Live from Portlandia” music and fun to feed the libertarian soul.

Artists
avatar for Renee Kimball, CP3O

Renee Kimball, CP3O

Chief Propaganda Organization Operations Officer, Flourish.us
The Pied-Piper of Freedom “Live from Portlandia”. Music and fun to feed the soul of liberty. Lots of thoughtful humor, a helping of hope and fun audience participation you can dive into. A few serious songs but you'll love the content and energy! Come have fun with us and enjoy musical entertainment about the best product in the world! In Portlandia, Oregon we can be found seeding the guerrilla music scene with libertarian messages. We... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

7:00pm

Bachata dancing class

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 will have fun dancing to popular music! No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Monday June 22, 2015 7:00pm - 8:20pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Monday June 22, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.   

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

8:00pm

Board game Night
Friends of all ages join in as we play good old-fashioned board games!

Monday June 22, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PorcuPint Central

8:00pm

Family Movie
Monday June 22, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Rumba dancing class
Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Monday June 22, 2015 8:30pm - 9:20pm
ARCADE

8:30pm

Bonfire
Monday June 22, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The Freedom Feens is the only Anarcho-Capitalist show syndicated on FCC-controlled radio. (Free Talk Live rocks, but they don't like the term ""anarchist."") The Freedom Feens doesn't talk much about the daily tyranny; the Feens laugh while Western civilization collapses. It's the show that would exist if the government were already out of the way.

The Feens will be doing live broadcasts at Porcfest from the media room late at night when decent folks are already asleep.

Worms! http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, and Launch Navigator of BitcoinNotBombs.com
avatar for Randy England

Randy England

co-host, Freedom Feens
Randy England is a writer, criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor from Missouri. A contributor to LewRockwell.com, Randy is a regular co-host of the Freedom Feens radio show on the Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM) and the author of "Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics Should be Libertarian." Randy blogs at www.freeisbeautiful.net
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.
avatar for Dianna Keiler

Dianna Keiler

Co-Host, Freedom Feens
Dianna Keiler is a frequent co-host on the Freedom Feens. You'll know her by her laugh, and her passionate love of liberty and peace! Worms!!!
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 1:00am - 3:00am
MEDIA ROOM
 
Tuesday, June 23
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Anarchy in New England: Political versus Economic Power
Joe Jarvis will explore the differences between economic and political power, with help from his newly published fiction novel, Anarchy in New England. The discussion will include the difference between government regulation, and market regulation. He will also highlight the difference between forced collectives, and voluntary collectives.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Jarvis

Joe Jarvis

Author
I love writing, politics, and nature. Good conversations, good friends, and good beer. | | Published my first novel earlier this year with the help of Free Press Publications. I will be talking about themes in "Anarchy in New England" at PorcFest, as well as selling my book. I have been researching and writing about politics on JoeJarvis.me for three years.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
PAVILION

9:00am

Meditation
Moderators
avatar for Carla Mora

Carla Mora

Carla moved to New Hampshire in 2011 as part of the FSP. After a few years of political and liberty awareness activism, she turned her efforts to being a recruiter for the Free State Project, earning her a “Golden Porc” in 2013. In addition to recruiting, she focuses on her role in organizing and building membership of the “Heartbeat Salon”, through the “Personal Growth Network”, creating and hosting a personal... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Declare Your Independence
Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Coming from Phoenix, AZ is Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix, host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show.  | | Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, Publisher of the soon-to-be newsprint/newspaper, www.PenAndPaper.Info.  | | Also in development are the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace and Freedom's Phoenix Funding Center for liberty projects in beta testing now... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

9:00am

Registration
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 23, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 2: Producers vs. Looters
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 2:
Producers vs. Looters

The producers in Atlas Shrugged represent the culmination of Ayn Rand's artistic goal to portray the human ideal; and their conflict with looters and parasites is the fullest statement of what she saw as an eternal conflict in human life. This lecture will discuss that conflict as the master theme of the novel, encompassing all the other thematic elements, along with Galt's strike as the master plot.

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 →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

9:30am

Suncatchers
Create beautiful suncatchers.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

'Shake It Up' dance fitness
A follow the instructor dance style cardio improv workout. Come, have fun, move that body.  Get fit as you get your funk on! You'll wish it lasted more than the hour. 

'Shake It up' is an advanced cardio dance workout. However, feel free to modify to your own level. No dance experience is necessary as you will follow the instructor's lead. Wear sneakers and bring your water bottle and lots of enthusiasm!

Moderators
avatar for Susan M.W. Cox

Susan M.W. Cox

This is Susan's 3rd year at PorcFest and she is delighted to be able to offer dance fitness classes for us this year.  She leads several fitness classes as a certified instructor at her local YMCA and is looking forward to doing the same for the PorcFest community.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

Definitions Workshop 1
(Part one of two). In these two workshops we will practice defining concepts based identifying the essential, shared traits that one group has compared with other, similar groups. In other words, we will be using the methods of the Objectivist epistemology, including identifying the units, the contrast objects, and the Conceptual Common Denominators of concepts. The first session will introduce the method. The second session will review a “homework” assignment the participants have prepared. No previous expertise in epistemology or the ideas of Ayn Rand is acquired. These workshops will challenge you to understand what you mean when you use abstract terms. What you find out may surprise you.

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 →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:00am

How to Make Your Town Free-Range Friendly: Brainstorming with Lenore
No one wants to worry about getting arrested for letting their kids play outside or wait in the car during a brief errand. So how do we change the norms -- and sometimes laws -- that force loving, rational parents to second-guess themselves? How can we make our towns and cities safe for Free-Range Kids and parents? Lenore is trying to develop a plan of action for Free-Rangers across America, and beyond. She needs your help! 

Speakers
avatar for Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy

Free-Range Kids, America's Worst Mom
Lenore Skenazy is “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) | | The New York City columnist-turned-reality TV show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the enormous media blowback, she founded the book and blog, “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. | | Lenore's feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Porc Family Connection Meet & Greet
Join us in the Creating Communities field tent for this daily meet & greet at 11 to connect with Porc Families for information on moving to the Free State with children and homeschooling or to plan childcare & playdates during PorcFest - either trading with other families or hiring a reputable Porc Teen. Let us know if there is anything else your family might need to make your visit or move more comfortable!

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 Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... 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.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:30am

Myths about Ayn Rand and Objectivism
Is Objectivism cold and heartless? Was Ayn Rand for the rich and against the poor? Is Objectivism elitist? These and other common myths about Ayn Rand's thought are discussed and debunked.

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 →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:30am

Puppet Show
Artists

Tuesday June 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Jeffrey Tucker - What Education Looks Like Without the State
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

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... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

Yoga Practice with Stephanie Murphy
Take this opportunity to move your body in new and exciting ways today! Join us for a fun, athletic yoga practice for people of all experience levels and all ages (it’s free, like speech and like beer!) Tuesday’s vinyasa yoga class will keep you moving and challenge your strength and flexibility. If you are a beginner, learn yoga basics as we set up the foundations of each pose, and test your individual flexibility and strength with stretching and body weight exercises. If you are an experienced yoga practitioner, you will have the opportunity to practice some challenging and unusual poses. Please bring a water bottle, and (optionally) a beach towel or yoga mat. This is the fifth year that yoga practices hosted by Stephanie Murphy have been held at PorcFest. Past classes have been fun and well-attended!

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy, PhD, is a voice actor whose credits include numerous video narrations, TV and radio ads for major national brands, a dozen audiobooks, as well as projects sprinkled throughout the liberty movement. She hosts the popular podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin and has been a part of several other podcasts since 2009. Stephanie is an organizer at Fr33 Aid, which provides volunteer first aid at PorcFest. She is also a yoga teacher and has led... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

12:00pm

Tour of Lancaster area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Lancaster area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.   

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

1:00pm

History of the FSP - An Early Mover and Organizer Perspective
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 →
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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 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

AltExpo: Non-Violent Communication 101
Speakers
avatar for Katie Testa

Katie Testa

Executive Director, Metro Detroit Nonviolent Communication
Katie Testa is Executive Director and Lead Trainer of Metro Detroit Nonviolent Communication, and the cofounder of The Michigan Peace & Liberty Coalition, Michigan Bitcoiners, and The Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest. She is also a peaceful parent to three Whole Life Unschoolers. She is deeply committed to cultivating personal freedom within her own life, as well as contributing to cultural and structural shifts across humanity toward a freer... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

1:00pm

Instrument Build
Have fun as we create instrument out of every day items in order to prepare for Tuesday night's music Jam!

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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

The State in the Third Millennium: An Introduction to Liechtenstein
Did you know that the sovereign monarch of Liechtenstein is a libertarian? In his book, The State in the Third Millennium, the prince of Liechtenstein argues in favor of transforming all states into service companies and to “end the monopoly of the State over its territory”. Join us in discussing the views of Prince Hans-Adam II and how they have influenced this tiny alpine principality.

Speakers
avatar for Demelza Hays

Demelza Hays

1/2, Bitcoin Couple
Currently, I am a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a summer research fellow at the Mises Institute. Previously, I researched microfinance in India under the auspices of the Fulbright Scholarship funded by the US Department of State. I am currently residing in Liechtenstein, where I am completing my PhD in Economics. My father lives in Tampa, Florida, and I visit him every summer. When I have free time, I enjoy... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl Martinez is a 20-year-old anarcho-capitalist and aspiring Austrian economist. He was the provincial coordinator in the province of Toledo for the Libertarian Party of Spain (Partido Libertario, or P-LIB), and now represents them in central Europe. He is the 3rd place winner of the 7th International Vernon Smith prize for the advancement of Austrian Economics organised by the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF) in... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
PAVILION

2:00pm

AltExpo: Permaculture 101
Speakers
avatar for Brian Travis

Brian Travis

Guy With a Printer / Nail Art by Malena / Organic Salads/3.14 Bakery
Guy With a Printer: inkjet printer, 3D printer, a web-connected laptop, lots of different paper and labels, laminator, badge machine. Pretty much anything that'll print on paper or anything that will fit in a 100mm cube as a 3D object. Badges, stickers, business cards, transparencies, glossy photos, and more. Anything flat can be laminated. | | Nail Art by Malena: Super-cool, beautiful designs, hand-painted by Malena. Choose from 36 special... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

2:00pm

William Penn Trial Play Workshop by FIJA

Perhaps the most notable trial in the history of jury nullification is that of William Penn and William Mead, Quaker Englishmen who were arrested for publicly preaching the Quaker religion in Gracechurch Street in London in violation of England's Conventicle Act. Rather than deliver Guilty verdicts in response to their fairly obvious violations of the law, their jurors were imprisoned, and had food, water, tobacco, and sanitary facilities withheld from them when they repeatedly refused to convict. An historic transcript of this dramatic case from 1670 survives to this day, and we are adapting it into a theatrical play which will be provided by the Fully Informed Jury Association free of charge to community theaters and schools around the country as an educational outreach program.

Before we do that, though, we need your help! Please join Robert Anthony Peters and Kirsten Tynan for a workshop in which the draft play is read for the first time in public, and provide us with your feedback as to which aspects of it work and which don't, and how to improve it for optimal appeal to general public audiences. As this will take place just days after the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which Penn passionately cited in protection of his and his jurors' rights, this is also a very fitting way to commemorate eight centuries of jurors' rights! To thank you for your help, we'll be giving away a Liberty Swag Bag to one lucky winner at the end of the session!


Moderators
RP

Robert Peters

Robert Anthony Peters completed his BS at the UofA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, he has been acting, producing, and directing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. He has been an active libertarian for even longer. Currently he lectures on the relationship between art and liberty as... Read More →
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Kirsten Tynan

Executive Director, Fully Informed Jury Association
Kirsten C. Tynan is executive director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to informing the public about their rights and responsibilities as jurors in delivering just verdicts. Through outreach programs, research, publications, and media, FIJA educates about the juror's traditional legal authority to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification and about the impact of various... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:20pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

3:00pm

Ambicognizance - How Design Thinking Will Bring Down the State
What is the foremost quality of the mind shared by libertarians, Objectivists, and anarchists? If you answered rationality this presentation will challenge your preconceived notions of cognition and hopefully open you to an alternative and woefully absent methodology for disseminating ideas both within and outside the liberty movement.

That methodology is design thinking. Not limited to architects and engineers, design thinking is the only way to achieve bipartisanship in the one place where it really matters -- our minds. Ultimately, it’s the most powerful weapon we have to bring down the State.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Drake

Matthew Drake

Matt Drake is an architectural and graphic designer residing in Washington, D.C. with a bachelors degree in architecture from Cornell University. Matt first caught on to philosophy through the works of Murray Rothbard as well as Ayn Rand. A voracious consumer of podcasts, Matt started his own website in early 2015 called 'Unraise' which includes writings and video casts on a wide range of interconnected topics from philosophy to psychology to... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
PAVILION

3:00pm

AltExpo: Counseling and Managing Poly Relationships
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.
avatar for Lauren Rumpler

Lauren Rumpler

Author, Objectivist Girl
Hi, my name is Lauren Rumpler, aka Objectivist Girl. I grew up in West Chester, Ohio and attended Ball State University for college. I began by studying Public Relations. In my second year (first semester), feeling dissatisfied with my relationship with other people, I spoke to a Journalism professor and he recommended that I read “Anthem.” This started a life-long journey for me. I realized that my relationship with others was... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

3:30pm

Jury Rights Jeopardy hosted by FIJA

Answer: A fun event you will be attending at Porcfest Tuesday afternoon. Question: What is Jury Rights Jeopardy?

Think you already know everything there is to know about jury rights? Compete for prizes or cheer on contestants as FIJA attempts to stump you with jury rights answers and questions in this Jeopardy! game show spinoff. We'll have one round only, plus Final Jeopardy, because in our field there is a strict prohibition on double jeopardy. Don't forget to phrase your answer in the form of a question!


Moderators
RP

Robert Peters

Robert Anthony Peters completed his BS at the UofA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, he has been acting, producing, and directing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. He has been an active libertarian for even longer. Currently he lectures on the relationship between art and liberty as... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Tynan

Kirsten Tynan

Executive Director, Fully Informed Jury Association
Kirsten C. Tynan is executive director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to informing the public about their rights and responsibilities as jurors in delivering just verdicts. Through outreach programs, research, publications, and media, FIJA educates about the juror's traditional legal authority to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification and about the impact of various... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

4:00pm

State vs. Federal Citizenship
Would You Be Interested in a Talk about State Citizen vs. Federal citizen? Be a part of this life changing talk 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 Federal and/or State government’s jurisdiction or keeps you Free from their regulation and control. Find out why that is… This informational meeting will help you understand the difference between State and Federal Citizenship and its implication. Find out what impact this would have on you if you chose not to participate in any federal program. Join Christopher Gronski from www.DestinationFreedom.org.

Join Christopher daily at 11:00 AM, at camp site #49 for more talk on State Citizenship. 

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 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
PAVILION

4:00pm

AltExpo: Occupying the Tea Party: the Rise of Libertarian Culture in the United States
Speakers
avatar for Alfred Cardone

Alfred Cardone

Doctoral Student, King's College, London
My research focuses on three essential questions: what is "populism," how does one define the Tea Party and Occupy organizations, and how are they all related? Concerning "populism," I argue that a dichotomy exists regarding how this label is conceived today that appeared after the emergence of the Populist Movement of the late nineteenth century. For the Tea Party and Occupy organizations, I maintain that they are more complex than many... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

4:00pm

Problems with Bitcoin (and how to solve them)
Dave Aiello gives an overview of the challenges facing the bitcoin ecosystem, how they're being dealt with, and how we can build a future where bitcoin is free from state involvement.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Aiello

Dave Aiello

Managing Director, Token Labs
Founder of Token Labs, a bitcoin startup focused on creating decentralized technologies built around digital currencies.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

5:00pm

Better the MAP than the NAP
Libertarians agree that the "Non-Aggression Principle", or NAP summarizes the essence of their philosophy. However, common statements of the NAP implicitly presuppose the notion of property rights, which makes them sound like a petition of principle to non-libertarians, or worse, like circular argument when property rights are in turn defined in terms of aggression. Furthermore, such naive statements of the NAP offers no guideline for action when the principle is violated. We'll propose instead a more fundamental principle, the Minimization of Aggression Principle, or MAP. The MAP has both narrower premises and wider conclusions, and breaks any circularity between the definitions of aggression and property rights. The MAP is therefore a much stronger argument to use to convince non-libertarians. Furthermore, the MAP does provide a guideline for action when aggression does happen. Some people might argue that the MAP is but a clarification of what the NAP actually means, even though most people who invoke the NAP may fail to properly articulate it.

Speakers
avatar for François-René Rideau

François-René Rideau

François-René Đặng-Vũ Bân Rideau is a cybernetician. He wrote many essays about the dynamics of choice for sentient beings, i.e. Liberty. His essays are published on his blog Cybernethics and his site Liberty, as it is, and his quips on his twitter account @fare. He also authored the site Bastiat.org et contributes to libertarian publications such as Le Québécois Libre. Known among French... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
PAVILION

5:00pm

5:00pm

Merengue dancing class

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do. As such, it is a great dance for social mixing. In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers. Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety. No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
ARCADE

5:00pm

Doers: Targeted Live Blogging!!
I am THE WORST at keeping myself accountable, especially when it comes to writing consistently! Bring your laptop and join fellow FSP journalists supporting each other in our resolve to actually get some work done! Writers, illustrators, photographers, bloggers, vloggers, etc. of all skill levels are encouraged to join. (Not any of these things but want to be? COME.)

You're welcome to work on anything you wish, of course, and we'll also spend some time picking important topics/prompts we could all be focusing on to increase our visibility, sharing tips & best practices, etc. I'll also be sharing some rather novel ideas and steps I'm taking to see that our writing will have a MUCH larger audience and impact going forward... simply by planning and meeting together once a month or so! (In person or digitally!)

The Doers Series -- these three events are for people who like getting shit done! My HUGE promise to you: ALL skill sets and skill levels are welcome. I GUARANTEE you've got a strength that we would all benefit from having with us and I will personally help you find it! I only ask that you come prepared to work! Brainstorming and content creation are our goals here. Get a LOT out of a little bit of time kinda thing... ya dig?

Moderators
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
MEDIA ROOM

6:00pm

Sunset Gathering
Moderators
avatar for Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
LOWER PICNIC TENT

6:00pm

Paleo Lifestyle & Community: How-To and Pro-style
Speakers
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.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

6:00pm

Cha-cha dancing class
Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Tuesday June 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Cuddle Party
In the name of Liberty, can’t we all just hug it out? At this guided, G-rated cuddle party, we will do just that!

Why cuddle? It's a proven fact that humans need safe, consensual, nonsexual touch in order to thrive. Nurturing touch actually generates a chemical reaction that has significant health benefits for our blood pressure, immune system, nervous system, and overall sense of well-being. And did I mention that it just FEEEELS SOOOOO GOOOOD?!!!!

Never attended an event like this? Here’s what to expect: This is a guided, G-rated event, which means there will be a facilitator to help break the ice and lay out all the guidelines to keep it a fun, safe, and special experience for everyone interested. ALL touch here is consensual and nonsexual and all attendees have the freedom to participate at any level — again, touching is never compulsory. Individuals, groups, and couples all welcome!

Moderators
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

7:00pm

Jam Session
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 23, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
PorcuPint Central

7:00pm

Salsa dancing class

Salsa is a syncopated Latin step that is now widely danced throughout the U.S. Basic steps are pretty easy to learn and then we will have fun dancing to popular music! No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 7:00pm - 8:20pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Tuesday June 23, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

8:00pm

Set up for '80s Video Game and Dance Party!
Come help set up for the party. The party starts at 9pm.  

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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Tuesday June 23, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

9:00pm

Movie - The Cartel
Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool's first graduating class.

Together, these people and their stories offer an unforgettable look at how a widespread national crisis manifests itself in the educational failures and frustrations of individual communities. They also underscore what happens when our schools don't do their job. "These are real children whose lives are being destroyed," director Bob Bowdon explains.

The Cartel shows us our educational system like we've never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory, we discover, lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving cartel. But The Cartel doesn't just describe the problem. Balancing local storylines against interviews with education experts such as Clint Bolick (former president of Alliance for School Choice), Gerard Robinson (president of Black Alliance for Educational Options), and Chester Finn (president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute), The Cartel explores what dedicated parents, committed teachers, clear-eyed officials, and tireless reformers are doing to make our schools better for our kids.

This movie will force the scales to fall from the eyes of policymakers, education officials, reformers, intellectuals, teachers, and taxpayers. Putting a human face on the harm done by the educational cartel, The Cartel takes us beyond the statistics, generalizations, and abstractions that typically frame our debates about education—and draws an unequivocal bottom line: If we care about our children's futures, we must insist upon far-reaching and immediate reform. And we must do it now.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
PAVILION

9:00pm

'80s Video Game and Dance Party!
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. This event is brought to you by Celestina Prochilo, Kate Parker, and Tarrin P. Lupo. No quarters required!


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 →

Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00pm

Rebel Love Show
Speakers
avatar for Shire Dude

Shire Dude

ShireDude.com, ShireDude.com
Shire Dude is a freelance agorist who helps individuals and organizations film, edit and produce video content. He has been editing and filming projects since 2005, and he accepts bitcoin for his services. New Hampshire activism is highlighted by his show, ItsLikeThisToo, which is hosted by Ron Paul’s channel, Voices of Liberty. The Dude also co-hosts the Rebel Love Show and produces his own comedy show on YouTube. He escaped... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
MEDIA ROOM

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The Freedom Feens is the only Anarcho-Capitalist show syndicated on FCC-controlled radio. (Free Talk Live rocks, but they don't like the term ""anarchist."") The Freedom Feens doesn't talk much about the daily tyranny; the Feens laugh while Western civilization collapses. It's the show that would exist if the government were already out of the way.

The Feens will be doing live broadcasts at Porcfest from the media room late at night when decent folks are already asleep.

Worms! http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, and Launch Navigator of BitcoinNotBombs.com
avatar for Randy England

Randy England

co-host, Freedom Feens
Randy England is a writer, criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor from Missouri. A contributor to LewRockwell.com, Randy is a regular co-host of the Freedom Feens radio show on the Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM) and the author of "Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics Should be Libertarian." Randy blogs at www.freeisbeautiful.net
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.
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Dianna Keiler

Co-Host, Freedom Feens
Dianna Keiler is a frequent co-host on the Freedom Feens. You'll know her by her laugh, and her passionate love of liberty and peace! Worms!!!
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M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00am - 3:00am
MEDIA ROOM
 
Wednesday, June 24
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

Moderators
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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 →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:00am

Ice Gulch Botanical Hike
Meet at 8 AM in Roger's parking lot to carpool over to Ice Gulch for a 5-mile botanical hike over rough terrain. The drive is approximately 30 minutes from Roger's. Bring lunch, water, rugged footwear, and, if you have one, your favorite wildflower guide.

http://www.nhdfl.org/events-tours-and-programs/visit-nh-biodiversity/ice-gulch.aspx

Visit the facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/402178289969968/ 

Moderators
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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 24, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm
OFFSITE

9:00am

5 Reasons Why I Am Not An Anarchist - Rebutted
Daniel will address the top five most common arguments given against anarchy, and for the necessity for the state, by addressing the points made in Austin Petersen's article, "5 Reasons Why I Am Not An Anarchist." Daniel will talk about how not only are the top reasons to justify government not a problem of anarchy, but are a problem of government. Daniel will provide an economic analysis for why government has little incentive to respect the non-aggression principle and a pure capitalist society does have incentives to respect people's rights.  

Speakers
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Daniel Rothschild

Daniel Rothschild has a masters in economics from San Jose State University and will start his PhD at George Mason University in the Fall. Daniel has co-written an article on civil asset forfeiture with Walter Block that will soon be published in the peer-reviewed The Journal of Private Enterprise. His experience in working in politics is limited (though anytime working in politics is enough). Last summer he worked for the Koch Brothers as a Koch... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
PAVILION

9:00am

Anapana Meditation
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 →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Declare Your Independence
Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Coming from Phoenix, AZ is Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix, host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show.  | | Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, Publisher of the soon-to-be newsprint/newspaper, www.PenAndPaper.Info.  | | Also in development are the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace and Freedom's Phoenix Funding Center for liberty projects in beta testing now... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

9:00am

Registration
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 24, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 3: Reason vs Anti-Reason
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 3:
Reason vs Anti-Reason

This lecture addresses the themes of reason and logic as against irrationalism in its various forms, including faith, whim, and emotionalism, as they are developed in Atlas Shrugged. Why do reason and logic matter? Is a rational person without emotion or passion? Apparent contradictions drive the mystery plot of the novel. Unraveling them is the key to solving the mystery and understanding the radically objective world-view of Ayn Rand and the strikers in the novel.

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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

10:00am

Making Bitcoin Sexy
Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

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... Read More →

Speakers
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Demelza Hays

1/2, Bitcoin Couple
Currently, I am a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a summer research fellow at the Mises Institute. Previously, I researched microfinance in India under the auspices of the Fulbright Scholarship funded by the US Department of State. I am currently residing in Liechtenstein, where I am completing my PhD in Economics. My father lives in Tampa, Florida, and I visit him every summer. When I have free time, I enjoy... Read More →
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Julia Touranski

BraveTheWorld.com
Julia Tourianski (bravetheworld.com) is an anti-state activist with a large catalogue of videos. Follow her @bravetheworld


Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
PAVILION

10:00am

'Shake It Up' dance fitness
A follow the instructor dance style cardio improv workout. Come, have fun, move that body.  Get fit as you get your funk on! You'll wish it lasted more than the hour. 

'Shake It up' is an advanced cardio dance workout. However, feel free to modify to your own level. No dance experience is necessary as you will follow the instructor's lead. Wear sneakers and bring your water bottle and lots of enthusiasm!

Moderators
avatar for Susan M.W. Cox

Susan M.W. Cox

This is Susan's 3rd year at PorcFest and she is delighted to be able to offer dance fitness classes for us this year.  She leads several fitness classes as a certified instructor at her local YMCA and is looking forward to doing the same for the PorcFest community.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.   

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

Definitions Workshop 2
(Part two of two) In these two workshops we will practice defining concepts based identifying the essential, shared traits that one group has compared with other, similar groups. In other words, we will be using the methods of the Objectivist epistemology, including identifying the units, the contrast objects, and the Conceptual Common Denominators of concepts. The first session will introduce the method. The second session will review a “homework” assignment the participants have prepared. No previous expertise in epistemology or the ideas of Ayn Rand is acquired. These workshops will challenge you to understand what you mean when you use abstract terms. What you find out may surprise you.

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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

10:30am

Brunchfest
DINERS/JUDGES: Check in at 10:30 in the ARCADE. You will receive a score card to rate the entries on a score of 1-10. You will be judging taste, appearance, showmanship, bribes, etc.; whatever you think is best and most important. Your $9 entry will allow you to sample many tasty dishes, treats, and drinks.

CONTESTANTS: FREE to enter, but you must register in advance. You supply your entry dish, we supply the rest. You can prepare your dish either in the arcade, or at your site then bring it to the arcade. Arrive at the arcade as far in advance of the start time as you will need for preparation and set up of your dish. If using a camp stove, you must have a heat proof stand for it. Let us know if you need electricity, so we can be sure to have the right number of outlets set up.
 
This competition is focused on dishes that do NOT fit into the One Pot Cook Off. Snacks and desserts are encouraged, but just about anything goes. Drinks can also compete, but please include a non-alcohol version for non-drinkers. Got a great dish that doesn’t fit in with the Cook Off? This is your event to win! Think you can win this AND the Cook Off? Go for it! Enter BOTH! Prizes will be in the form of alt-currencies, not FRNs. (Bribery of the judiciary is encouraged!)

Moderators
avatar for Suzanna Nope

Suzanna Nope

Suzanna is the mother of five children, and grandmother of three (one more on the way!) She has been homeschooling for 16 years. She currently resides in Mississippi where she enjoys cooking and spending time with her youngest daughter. She visits her grandchildren in NM as often as she can. She is an avid reader and dabbles in writing, as well as free lance editing.
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Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. | Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. | | Darryl is a co-founder and... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
ARCADE

11:00am

Croydon School Choice: Who's Afraid of Virginia Barry?
The small town of Croydon NH wants to do what's best for its students by working within the law, which clearly allows towns to send students to private schools using tax money. The bureaucrats at the department of Education don't like this, so they send their giant to force Croydon to bow to its arbitrary and unlawful edicts. The showdown approaches!

Starring:
(Croydon School Board Chair) Jody Underwood as David,
(NH Commissioner of Education) Virginia Barry as Goliath, and
(Former NH Supreme Court Justice) Chuck Douglas as 'the stone'.

Speakers
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 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Porc Family Connection Meet & Greet
Join us in the Creating Communities field tent for this daily meet & greet at 11 to connect with Porc Families for information on moving to the Free State with children and homeschooling or to plan childcare & playdates during PorcFest - either trading with other families or hiring a reputable Porc Teen. Let us know if there is anything else your family might need to make your visit or move more comfortable!

Moderators
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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 →
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Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... Read More →
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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.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:30am

Benevolence versus Altruism
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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:30am

Stone Soup
Moderators
Wednesday June 24, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Civil Disobedience and the Escalation of Force
A unique look at activism in Texas from a voluntaryist philosophy following the NAP. Follow the story of a group from inception to present day as they attempt to assert unalienable rights to bear arms and stand against unjust laws in a state desperately clinging to racist 140-year-old Jim Crow laws. The next evolution in protesting has new guidelines that mitigate harsh responses by police. Come hear how they have used these tactics in the real world and remain on the frontline. Join us for a glimpse into their journey.

Speakers
avatar for Murdoch Pizgatti

Murdoch Pizgatti

President/ Founder, Come And Take It Texas
Murdoch Pizgatti is a leading activist that has left his mark all over the map. For decades he has been pounding away at unjust laws with the 2nd amendment being his latest focus. Murdoch started the open carry movement in Texas two years ago with the first major event in Temple and is always on the frontline of gun rights with leading technologies like manufacturing unregistered ghost guns in front of the Austin Capitol building. As President... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

First Aid w/ Essential oils
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.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

12:00pm

Tour of Colebrook area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Colebrook area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

1:00pm

Politickin' La Vida Loca(L)
Free Staters are involved in New Hampshire politics at all levels - not just in the State House. Join some us for a panel discussion with Free Staters who are taking the message of liberty and applying it locally - in their towns and counties. Discussing the challenges, strategies and rewards of getting involved locally, these activists have plenty of stories to share. We're driving liberty literally from the ground up.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Eaton

Sam Eaton

Owner, FanConx.com
Sam is the owner of digital marketing company FanConx.com and a founding member of Ben Swann's Truth In Media project. He was the digital strategist for Andrew Hemingway's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. He has served on the Enfield budget committee since 2010, and now presides as the committee's chairman.
avatar for Chris Rietmann

Chris Rietmann

Selectman, Town of Alstead
Chris is FSP Signer and Early Mover living in Alstead, NH. Since moving in 2014, he is a past candidate for Cheshire County Sheriff, the founder and first Chairman of Alstead's Advisory Budget Committee and currently serves as a Selectman in the town of Alstead. He is a small business owner, a US Army veteran, an IT professional, an activist for gun rights (among other issues) and is the Point of Contact for NH Oath Keepers. When he's not... 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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

AltExpo: Mesh Networking 101
Mesh Networking 101: Decentralizing Internet Access Away From ISP Strangleholds

Speakers
avatar for Paige Peterson

Paige Peterson

Communications and Developer, MaidSafe
Paige is a long-time fan of decentralized technology and previously worked for a mesh networking startup called Open Garden. She is currently working at MaidSafe as a developer and technology evangelist and organises the SF Bitcoin meetups.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

1:00pm

Peace, Love, Liberty Radio
Join Darryl W. Perry on Peace, Love, Liberty Radio as he brings you news, views and opinions while promoting the ideas of peaceful interaction. The 30 minute show is recorded live several times a week, and can be heard on several online radio networks and low power radio stations across the country!

During PorcFest, Darryl will host special AMA's with audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. | Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. | | Darryl is a co-founder and... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

1:00pm

CPR / AED
This session will train participants in layperson CPR and AED use. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and hand-on practice, students will emerge prepared to assist others suffering from cardiac arrest or airway obstructions. Certification cards will be issued to those who desire with a suggested donation of $10 for those wanting cards. If any participants need a Healthcare Provider CPR certification, they should speak to Joshua Katz at the session.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Katz

Joshua Katz

Owner, Learning Is Living
I'm excited to be coming to Porcfest with Fr33 Aid after having scheduling conflicts for the last 5 years! I've been an educator for 10 years, and have been working in emergency medicine for 15 years. I'm looking forward to getting together with other liberty activists, and to teaching the CPR/AED class. | | I'm an elected Libertarian, chair of the Connecticut LP, and serve on the LNC. I'm a Professor of Statistics at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Poe

Sarah Poe

Registered Nurse


Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

1:00pm

Humans Vs Zombies
Moderators
JH

Jeremy Harris

Lead Indie Designer, Black Flame Studios

Wednesday June 24, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MAIN FIELD

2:00pm

Seasteading 2030: The Fluid Mechanics of Voluntary Societies
Seasteaders bring a startup sensibility to the problem of government monopolies that don’t innovate sufficiently. We plan to provide technological platforms for anybody with a better idea to try their micro-nation at sea. Floating startup nations won’t have to work within old broken governments, but will get to start afresh with twenty-first century ideas. Better yet, floating nations won’t lay claim over dissenting populations, but must persuade citizens to move there by providing better services. We believe a fluid market of competing services will unleash innovation in governance.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Quirk

Joe Quirk

Communications Director, Seasteading Institute
Joe Quirk is a science writer, novelist, and memoir ghostwriter, with a national bestseller in each category. He co-authored a book with Patri Friedman, Why Seastead? How Floating Nations Will Liberate Humanity, which will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. He has consulted for Pixar, who volunteered to illustrate his presentation for college students. As a storyteller, Joe is excited to show readers why solutions to global problems... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
PAVILION

2:00pm

AltExpo: Making a Living Pissing Off Politicians
Speakers
avatar for Luke Rudkowski

Luke Rudkowski

Founder, We Are Change
Luke Rudkowski is an American investigative journalist and founder of We Are Change, a libertarian, independent media organization comprising individuals and groups working to expose worldwide corruption and hold authoritative figures to account for their actions and crimes in which their involvement has been covered up or hidden from public knowledge.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

3:00pm

Liberty Brings Us Together: Exporting Liberty
This 2nd installment of the Liberty Bring US together lecture series covers the work of group like Muslims 4 Liberty, Dinar Wakala, and the Muslim Village Project, in spreading the voluntaryist message in parts of the world not usually known for their embrace of individual liberty. M4L director Will Coley, will teach the tools needed to assist in spreading liberty outside of the confines of North America.

Speakers
avatar for Will Coley

Will Coley

National Director, M4L (Muslims for Liberty)
William Coley is a native of Lenoir City, Tennessee. | As National Director for Muslims 4 Liberty, Coley has spent the last five years as a visible political activist within the Muslim community. Mr Coley worked as co-host of America's first Tea Party radio show "Tea Party Patriots Live" on WORL, 660 Orlando. During his time as co-host of TPPL he and show co-host Phil Russo brought to light an obscure campaign to unseat two activist judges on... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PAVILION

3:00pm

3:00pm

Arm Knitting
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 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PorcuPint Central

4:00pm

Women's Self-Defense League of New Hampshire
The Women's Defense League of NH is a unique Second Amendment organization in the Granite State. One of our primary missions is to train women in basic firearms safety and use. All of our on-site trainers are NRA-certified instructors or Range Safety Officers. No other organization in the state provides this on-going commitment. In the political dialog, we cannot talk about defending women without mentioning how to empower women to protect themselves. Few, if any, 2A advocacy organizations speak from this perspective. The WDLNH is a growing powerful voice in Concord and has already received national attention for our efforts.
For more information about the League, you can find us at WomensDefenseLeagueNH.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Levell

Michelle Levell

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 Kimberly Morin

Kimberly Morin

Kimberly Morin is a commentator and investigative reporter as the Manchester Political Buzz Examiner. She blogs at Granite Grok and The Federalist Papers Project. Kimberly is also the anchor of Girard At Large's weekly 'Politically Buzzed' segment each Monday morning. She is an activist who follows/fights legislation and outs corruptocrats. Kimberly is also one of the founding members of the Women's Defense League of NH who is on the B.O.D... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
PAVILION

4:00pm

AltExpo: Neurodiversity 101
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 24, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

4:00pm

Wilderness Survival & Emergency Prep
It's a jungle out there.  Or at least a dangerous place. What do you need to know to survive in the wilderness - whether foliage or concrete?  Anyone can find themselves caught in a potentially life or death situation. Could you survive?  Do you know what you know and what you don't know? 

Come find out in this (very) brief introduction to wilderness survival. Mark, the instructor, will make sure you understand the survival priorities and what they mean to you. He will guide you through an assessment to better understand what knowledge and skills you most need to acquire. And he will share the basics of the pocket survival kit along with a number of examples and some fun trying out various components. You will also have an opportunity to schedule informal sessions during the rest of Porcfest to practice any specific skills that interest you. 

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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

5:00pm

Jeffrey Tucker - Liberty People are Thinking about Strategy
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

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... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
PAVILION

5:00pm

AltExpo: Jealousy, Envy & Compersion in Open Relationships
Within the Poly community, jealousy is often called “The Green Eyed Monster.” What causes jealousy, how can you manage this negative emotion, and what can you learn from it? How does Jealousy relate to its evil sister emotions, envy and insecurity? On the opposite side of the coin we have “Compersion,” the feeling of happiness we feel for our partner (and their other partner) because you are happy for them and the positive they gain from their relationship. How do you get to compersion? What helps us find it and what stands in its way? Join us for a lively discussion and take home a reallyuseful handout to help you navigate these difficult emotions.

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 24, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

5:00pm

Shire Soaps Demo
Speakers
avatar for Hershel Nunez

Hershel Nunez

Proprietor, Shire Soaps
Owner/Proprietor of Shire Soaps. Home business that provides quality organic plant oil soaps made the way our grandparents made soap. No chemicals, no additives, just organic plant oils. All essentials used for scent are also organic.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

5:00pm

Porc Family Connection potluck
Join other Porcupine families as we get to know each other and enjoy a pot luck dinner.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
PorcuPint Central

5:00pm

Doers: Social Media Think Tank
Like all those clever memes and relevant links that pop up on the Free State Project social media accounts? As with most things FSP-related, those are created by a small group of volunteers. To better maximize the reach of our messages, I'd like to begin brainstorming both timely and evergreen social media posts that we can start scheduling immediately to help TRIGGER THE MOVE ASAP! It is my hope that we can become more effective users of our media channels by lining up a decent number of posts in advance, allowing us to better respond to spontaneous opportunities "in-the-moment".

We will be creating images & writing copy for potential social media campaigns, discussing possible posts for the FSP blog and other novel ways to help spread the message of liberty digitally! Let's get those last signers on-board sooner! All skill levels are welcome -- even if you don't know the first thing about social media or image editing... bring your ideas! Plenty of folks who are great at image editing aren't necessarily overflowing with ideas... so let's work together! (And if you're great at both skills, then DEFINITELY join us! Please!)

The Doers Series -- these three events are for people who like getting shit done! My HUGE promise to you: ALL skill sets and skill levels are welcome. I GUARANTEE you've got a strength that we would all benefit from having with us and I will personally help you find it! I only ask that you come prepared to work! Brainstorming and content creation are our goals here. Get a LOT out of a little bit of time kinda thing... ya dig?

Moderators
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
MEDIA ROOM

6:00pm

Massage Basics
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 →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

6:00pm

Merengue dancing class

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do. As such, it is a great dance for social mixing. In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers. Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety. No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
ARCADE

6:00pm

Mozart Was A Red
A play written by Rothbard about his first time meeting Ayn Rand.

Artists
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

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... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Rumpler

Lauren Rumpler

Author, Objectivist Girl
Hi, my name is Lauren Rumpler, aka Objectivist Girl. I grew up in West Chester, Ohio and attended Ball State University for college. I began by studying Public Relations. In my second year (first semester), feeling dissatisfied with my relationship with other people, I spoke to a Journalism professor and he recommended that I read “Anthem.” This started a life-long journey for me. I realized that my relationship with others was... Read More →
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
RP

Robert Peters

Robert Anthony Peters completed his BS at the UofA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, he has been acting, producing, and directing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. He has been an active libertarian for even longer. Currently he lectures on the relationship between art and liberty as... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

7:00pm

Libertarian Interactive Music
“Live from Portlandia” music and fun to feed the libertarian soul.

Artists
avatar for Renee Kimball, CP3O

Renee Kimball, CP3O

Chief Propaganda Organization Operations Officer, Flourish.us
The Pied-Piper of Freedom “Live from Portlandia”. Music and fun to feed the soul of liberty. Lots of thoughtful humor, a helping of hope and fun audience participation you can dive into. A few serious songs but you'll love the content and energy! Come have fun with us and enjoy musical entertainment about the best product in the world! In Portlandia, Oregon we can be found seeding the guerrilla music scene with libertarian messages. We... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

7:00pm

Bachata dancing class

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 will have fun dancing to popular music! No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Movie: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

7:00pm

Dodge ball
Enjoy a game of dodgeball with your fellow porcupines. Fun for youth to adult but during the game you might be hit in the face with a ball so be prepared! There will be music, a fog machine, and lasers to get the adrenaline pumping! Rules provided at the event and anyone is welcome.

List of music can be found here

Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MAIN FIELD

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

8:00pm

Tango
Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Wednesday June 24, 2015 8:00pm - 8:50pm
ARCADE

8:00pm

Family Movie
Wednesday June 24, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Wednesday June 24, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

8:45pm

Movie preview: Life On Bitcoin
Life On Bitcoin is documentary film about Austin and Beccy Craig who lived exclusively on bitcoin for 100+ days in late 2013. The film premieres in Silicon Valley next month. Come and see a short preview of the film.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 8:45pm - 9:00pm
PAVILION

9:00pm

Dancing after dark
Practice time for all your new spiffy latin moves complete with music for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, rumba, cha-cha and sexy sexy tango.

Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
ARCADE

9:00pm

Movie: 101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire
'101 Reasons: Liberty Lives in New Hampshire' is a documentary adaptation of the Free State Project's list of 101 Reasons to Move to New Hampshire, which was written in 2002 by Michele Dumas. The FSP is an effort to move 20,000 liberty-minded people to a low-populated state with an existing pro-freedom culture. In 2003, participants of the FSP voted the 'Live Free or Die' state, New Hampshire, as its destination. The choice was determined by examining five crucial factors: government, politics, economics, geography and environment, and community and quality of life. For over 13 years, the 101 Reasons list has helped inspire thousands of activists and entrepreneurs to sign up for the FSP and continue New Hampshire's reputation as a beacon for liberty.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
PAVILION

10:00pm

101 Reasons Question and Answer
Moderators
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
PAVILION

10:00pm

Cop Block Radio
Speakers
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.


Wednesday June 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
MEDIA ROOM

1:00am

Freedom Feens
The Freedom Feens is the only Anarcho-Capitalist show syndicated on FCC-controlled radio. (Free Talk Live rocks, but they don't like the term ""anarchist."") The Freedom Feens doesn't talk much about the daily tyranny; the Feens laugh while Western civilization collapses. It's the show that would exist if the government were already out of the way.

The Feens will be doing live broadcasts at Porcfest from the media room late at night when decent folks are already asleep.

Worms! http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, and Launch Navigator of BitcoinNotBombs.com
avatar for Randy England

Randy England

co-host, Freedom Feens
Randy England is a writer, criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor from Missouri. A contributor to LewRockwell.com, Randy is a regular co-host of the Freedom Feens radio show on the Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM) and the author of "Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics Should be Libertarian." Randy blogs at www.freeisbeautiful.net
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.
avatar for Dianna Keiler

Dianna Keiler

Co-Host, Freedom Feens
Dianna Keiler is a frequent co-host on the Freedom Feens. You'll know her by her laugh, and her passionate love of liberty and peace! Worms!!!
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.


Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00am - 3:00am
MEDIA ROOM
 
Thursday, June 25
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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 →

Thursday June 25, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Pedophiles are everywhere! - The Truth About The Stranger Danger Generation
Carlos Morales, author of Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, debunks the fear mongering within the government and media by exposing the truth about the rape crisis, stranger danger, and the race war in the promotion of freedom and honesty.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales

President, Child Protective Services Victim Support
Carlos Morales is the best selling author of Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, former Child Protective Services Investigator, president and founder of Child Protective Services Victim Support, the host of the Truth Over Comfort Podcast, and a committed legal advocate for family reunification. Since leaving his career as an investigator, he has actively helped families throughout the country fight for their children in... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
PAVILION

9:00am

Meditation
Moderators
avatar for Carla Mora

Carla Mora

Carla moved to New Hampshire in 2011 as part of the FSP. After a few years of political and liberty awareness activism, she turned her efforts to being a recruiter for the Free State Project, earning her a “Golden Porc” in 2013. In addition to recruiting, she focuses on her role in organizing and building membership of the “Heartbeat Salon”, through the “Personal Growth Network”, creating and hosting a personal... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Declare Your Independence
Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Coming from Phoenix, AZ is Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix, host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show.  | | Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, Publisher of the soon-to-be newsprint/newspaper, www.PenAndPaper.Info.  | | Also in development are the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace and Freedom's Phoenix Funding Center for liberty projects in beta testing now... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

9:00am

Registration
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 25, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 4: Happiness as the moral end
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 4:
Happiness as the moral end

This lecture addresses Ayn Rand's conception of happiness as an end in itself, including differences in her formulations of that end; and the moral right of the individual to live for himself, against the altruistic creed of self-denial and self-sacrifice.

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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

9:30am

Bracelets
Free Range Kids? Join us as we make ID bracelets for your kids.

Moderators
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 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

Taking Back Local Politics
Corruption doesn't 'trickle down' from the federal level. It starts at the local level and works its way up. The only way to change it at the federal level is to first change it at the local level. You may think you're only one small voice but there are ways you can make your voice grow and help get rid of corruption in your city or town - school boards, town councils, city planning. It doesn't matter.You can fight multi-million dollar corporations, corrupt politicians and anyone else who needs to be removed from the equation in order to give the people their government back.In this presentation, Kimberly will show you examples of fighting the good fight in New Hampshire and how you can also get it done even if you think you're just one.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Morin

Kimberly Morin

Kimberly Morin is a commentator and investigative reporter as the Manchester Political Buzz Examiner. She blogs at Granite Grok and The Federalist Papers Project. Kimberly is also the anchor of Girard At Large's weekly 'Politically Buzzed' segment each Monday morning. She is an activist who follows/fights legislation and outs corruptocrats. Kimberly is also one of the founding members of the Women's Defense League of NH who is on the B.O.D... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
PAVILION

10:00am

Zumba with Mercedez
Zumba is a Latin inspired dance based fitness class.

Moderators
avatar for Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita was born in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican decent. Her passion for music began as a young child with traditional and urban beats. For 9 years, she was featured in the Puerto Rican Parade dancing tribal music also known as Bomba Y Plena. It was there that she discovered her love of music and the need to be part of it. Mercedez has dedicated over 30 years to her passion, to include singing with choirs and Motown shows, being a disk... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

AltExpo: Who Controls Your Computer? (And What You Can Do To Reclaim It)
Can you trust your computer? Can you control what it does and doesn’t? Or is someone else in control? How can you even know what it is or isn’t doing? Even if it tells you, how do you know it’s not lying? As computer systems become more complex, how can "Trusted Computing" be achieved, not (just) by big corporations and centralized governments, but rather by individual citizens? I’ll discuss missing bits that could help put individuals back in control: radical auditability; more "reasonable" programming languages; controlled side-effects; capability-based security; provably correct kernels; trusted bootstrap chains; spot checks of hardware along the supply chain; trustless randomization; crypto-feudalism; decentralized network protocols; digital currencies; pervasive sous-veillance; etc. There are plenty of technologies you could be working on that could contribute to making tomorrow a safer place for individual freedom rather than a totalitarian nightmare of centralized control on computing.

Speakers
avatar for François-René Rideau

François-René Rideau

François-René Đặng-Vũ Bân Rideau is a cybernetician. He wrote many essays about the dynamics of choice for sentient beings, i.e. Liberty. His essays are published on his blog Cybernethics and his site Liberty, as it is, and his quips on his twitter account @fare. He also authored the site Bastiat.org et contributes to libertarian publications such as Le Québécois Libre. Known among French... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

10:30am

Popsicle stick crafts
Thursday June 25, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
PorcuPint Central

11:00am

Ending Government-Induced Math Anxiety
What would math education be like in the absence of an education monopoly? Is public education harming children? In the broader community, math anxiety is ubiquitous. Could it be that the current public schools actually cause that anxiety? Come explore these questions and discuss real world alternatives to government provided mathematics instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Tapp

Darren Tapp

Co-host, Neocash Radio
Dr. Darren Tapp has spent over a decade teaching various mathematical concepts at a handful of colleges. Darren is currently teaching at Southern New Hampshire University, and provides business intelligence services. Darren is the founder of Dr. Tapp's mathematical playgrounds, which bring concepts of arithmetic, geometry, and combinatorics to young people. Darren is also co-host of Neocash Radio.


Thursday June 25, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Porc Family Connection Meet & Greet
Join us in the Creating Communities field tent for this daily meet & greet at 11 to connect with Porc Families for information on moving to the Free State with children and homeschooling or to plan childcare & playdates during PorcFest - either trading with other families or hiring a reputable Porc Teen. Let us know if there is anything else your family might need to make your visit or move more comfortable!

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 Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... 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 25, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:30am

Austrian Economics: an Objectivist Interpretation
As Ludwig von Mises explained, economic theory assumes a “subjective” value theory: that people ultimately act based on their preferences. Ayn Rand defended an “objective” value theory and attacked philosophical subjectivism. This session explains how economics relates to philosophy and how subjective economic value relates to objective moral values. Is economics “value-free?” Is economic calculation a fallacy?

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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

12:00pm

Bitcoin, Money and the Coming Decentralized Revolution
How Bitcoin as both a currency and a protocol can have massive impact on global economics freedom and liberty. Covering Bitcoin currency as well as related 2.0-style applications derived from Blockchain tech. Bruce will also discuss avoiding the echo chamber, challenges and hurdles that face the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Fenton

Bruce Fenton

Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation
Bruce Fenton is the Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, the largest and oldest Bitcoin non-profit group. The Bitcoin Foundation focuses on advocacy, education, reducing regulation and helping core development and has over 20 global chapters. Bruce is also an investor, consultant and advisor in the Bitcoin space, founder of the Bitcoin Association and is the organizer of the Dubai Bitcoin Conference and the Satoshi Roundtable retreat... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

Be The Media
"This is a class on DIY Publishing. This would include physical books, ebooks, online written content, video, and audio.
During this presentation I will only cover publishing of content, not the creation aspects of content."

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. | Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. | | Darryl is a co-founder and... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

12:00pm

Tour of Berlin area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Berlin area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

1:00pm

Find Your Passion
You may be thinking, “OK, I'm in New Hampshire, now what?” Whether you are a recent mover, or contemplating your future in the “Live Free or Die” state, come learn more about the myriad of projects early movers are working on. From private charities and educational nonprofits, to civil disobedience and passing pro-liberty legislation, you will find something to inspire you. The best part about moving into a community of liberty activists is discovering you really can make a difference! School choice? Off the grid living? Jury nullification? Ending marijuana prohibition? Learn how early movers are shaking things up, find your passion, and join the fun!

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.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bouldin

Amanda Bouldin

Representative Amanda Bouldin is serving at the NH House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough District 12, aka Manchester Ward 5.  Amanda is the Civic Action Director on the NH Liberty Alliance board of directors. Amanda moved to NH from TX in 2009 with her daughter Sophia. Amanda began volunteering for the NHLA in 2010, and began operating a homemade ice cream stand at PorcFest the same year. In 2011 she founded Shire Sharing, a... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Edwards-Appell

Elizabeth Edwards-Appell

Elizabeth Edwards-Appell is currently serving her first term in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives. She attended the April 2015 workshop administered by the Center for Applied Rationality and wants to share what she learned to make her fellow Porcupines more effective at accomplishing their goals.
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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

AltExpo: Becoming NSA-Proof: Bitcoin And Cryptography ...
Becoming NSA-Proof: Bitcoin And Cryptography for the Everyday Individual

By popular demand, Becoming NSA-Proof is back for this year's Porcfest. Join us for a discussion on how everyday individuals can use Anonymity through Bitcoin and Cryptography to regain their privacy. Covering everything from a history of cryptography and how ciphers are broken all the way into modern cryptography and practical easy-to-use cryptographically secured software for both you computer and smartphone, Becoming NSA-Proof packed out the tent last year and is a presentation you won't want to miss at this year's PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva

CEO, Bitcoin Resource Group LLC
Zachary Silva, Founder of the Bitcoin Resource Group LLC is a Bitcoin consultant and orator based out of St. Augustine, Florida. Zachary has served as a Campus Coordinator with Students For Liberty, as a Regional Representative for the Libertarian Party of Florida, is a FEE alumnus and has been featured in National Review, Let's Talk Bitcoin and several other news outlets.


Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

1:00pm

How to Construct a Distillation Unit
How to Construct a Distillation Unit to Produce Clean Drinkable Water: Back by popular demand, we will show you how to build an apparatus to produce clean distilled water. We will talk about legal implications, construction of a multi-purpose distillation unit and operating procedures. We will have an actual unit to display and a .pdf of how to construct a distillation column will be available upon request.

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Leustek

Gloria Leustek

Partner & Teacher, Porcupine Acres
I have always been active in the Free State Project. Having been here just over a year, I have gotten very involved. I regularly attend town Select Board meeting, I spearheaded the PorcBuddies program for new movers, and I am a lead coordinator for PorcFest IIIX. I also teach Beekeeping, Mead Making, and other homesteading classes. I just started a new Farm to Market business and have a small flock of chickens along with our bee hives. I love to... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

1:00pm

Free Art
Child can come get their art on freely without direction.

Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PorcuPint Central

1:00pm

Humans Vs Zombies
Moderators
JH

Jeremy Harris

Lead Indie Designer, Black Flame Studios

Thursday June 25, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MAIN FIELD

2:00pm

NHLA 101: Defending and Advancing Liberty Inside the System
Learn about how the political process in New Hampshire works and how the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is making a difference at every step of the process. Learn how you can get involved, from reviewing legislation, to testifying, to running for office. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Best

Paul Best

Paul Best serves as NH Liberty Alliance chair. He has led engineering teams for many years and has BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an MS in Physics. Paul is an early mover.
avatar for Amanda Bouldin

Amanda Bouldin

Representative Amanda Bouldin is serving at the NH House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough District 12, aka Manchester Ward 5.  Amanda is the Civic Action Director on the NH Liberty Alliance board of directors. Amanda moved to NH from TX in 2009 with her daughter Sophia. Amanda began volunteering for the NHLA in 2010, and began operating a homemade ice cream stand at PorcFest the same year. In 2011 she founded Shire Sharing, a... Read More →
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Mark Warden has been in the real estate business for more than 17 years as an agent, investor and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real estate clients, focusing on FSP participants. Mark served two terms in the NH legislature and on a local planning board. Mark is an early mover.


Thursday June 25, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
PAVILION

2:00pm

Prioritizing Freedoms: A Discussion
Which freedoms should liberty activists in New Hampshire prioritize? Jason presents some of the research used in the upcoming edition of Freedom in the 50 States and leads a discussion of how we can do the most with the efforts we have to give.

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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

2:00pm

Firearms Safety Etiquette
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.



Thursday June 25, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
PorcuPint Central

2:00pm

Show us your Liberty Ink!
Have some awesome liberty tattoos? Come and show them off. Want to get liberty ink but not sure what? Come and see what others have done.

Thursday June 25, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

3:00pm

The Power of Living Liberty and Leading By Example
Randy will highlight the positive aspects of Liberty. Rather than adopting an "Us vs. Them" worldview, he'll share his intention to be a good ambassador for Liberty, lead by example, and be of service, both to the Free State Community and beyond!

Speakers
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
PAVILION

3:00pm

Vape Geek Meetup
Hello Porcfest! if you're reading this through a dense fog, then you've clicked the right link! A place to meet fellow vapers, talk builds and setups, DIY and juices, and to throw some clouds! Don't forget to bring your friends and some extra batteries!

Moderators
avatar for Shane Lefebvre

Shane Lefebvre

Group Leader, Contiental ContiTech
Hey everyone! | Pro - liberty vaping nerd and small business owner! | Pro 2a, craft beer, EDM, PCgaming, magic cards and pretty much every other thing that you can think about!

Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

3:00pm

AltExpo: Live Tiny, Be Free!
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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

3:00pm

Bubble Bonanza!
Join us as we explore all things bubbles! 

We will have ginormous bubbles, rainbow bubbles, foamy bubbles and tiny bubbles! Hope to see you there!

Moderators
Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MAIN FIELD

3:00pm

Arithmetic Playground
Speakers
avatar for Darren Tapp

Darren Tapp

Co-host, Neocash Radio
Dr. Darren Tapp has spent over a decade teaching various mathematical concepts at a handful of colleges. Darren is currently teaching at Southern New Hampshire University, and provides business intelligence services. Darren is the founder of Dr. Tapp's mathematical playgrounds, which bring concepts of arithmetic, geometry, and combinatorics to young people. Darren is also co-host of Neocash Radio.


Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
PorcuPint Central

3:00pm

Set up for One Pot Cook-Off
9th Annual PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off, hosted by the Liberty Ladies of NH. It's a culinary scavenger hunt, friendly but fierce cooking competition and one of PorcFest's most delicious and longest running events.

Ticket holders, this is a rain or shine event! Check-in at 4:30pm and return ballots by 6:30pm SHARP, both at the Upper Picnic Tent. Mingle, eat, judge and have fun traveling the grounds, seeking out Cook-Off entries. Ticket also includes salad, bread, bottled water and cookie. 5 and under eat free, no ticket necessary.

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 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
UPPER PICNIC TENT

3:00pm

Seditious Sirens

Thursday June 25, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

4:00pm

Electoral Success For Liberty Candidates: A Proven Model

Campaigns are more than just knocking on doors, telling people about your candidate, and hoping enough people show up on election day to win.

Liberty candidates always face a resource gap due to the nature of money and politics. Learn the framework of the system we use to mitigate that resource gap, and strategies we apply to campaigns in order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our resources, and maximize our chances of winning on election day.


Speakers
JT

Josiah Tillett

Josiah Tillett and Mike Troxel do grassroots political consulting and activism in Virginia. Their efforts include winning one of only 14 localities in Virginia to go for Ron Paul against Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as sweeping RNC delegates for Ron in the 6th Congressional District. In 2013 they ran the race that knocked off a powerful 20 year incumbent while being out spent 3-1. Their efforts in 2013 were followed up last year by being... Read More →
MT

Mike Troxel

Mike Troxel and Josiah Tillett do grassroots political consulting and activism in Virginia. Their efforts include winning one of only 14 localities in Virginia to go for Ron Paul against Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as sweeping RNC delegates for Ron in the 6th Congressional District. In 2013 they ran the race that knocked off a powerful 20 year incumbent while being out spent 3-1. Their efforts in 2013 were followed up last year by being... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
PAVILION

4:00pm

AltExpo: Peaceful Parenting Panel
Speakers
avatar for Eli Madden

Eli Madden

I believe that the best way we can create change in society is by setting an example and reducing our dependence on government-controlled systems. I practice peaceful parenting with my 4 year old daughter, live close to town so I can ride a bicycle as much as possible, have a garden, and hope to purchase land within the next few years to setup an off-grid homestead. | | I signed the intent to move in the summer of 2014 and moved to... 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 25, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

4:00pm

Event Stars Thank You Party
The VIP tent will be closed for this event. It is a private event by invitation only.

Moderators
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 →

Thursday June 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Other

4:00pm

Beergasm
Liberty beer lovers at PorcFest will celebrate the world of fine crafted beer.

How it works:

Each guest brings a premium 6 pack/and or bottle(s) of beer (no Bud, Coors Light, Milwaukee’s Best, etc.) as admission to the event.

What type of beers to bring: nanobrews, microbrews, craft beers, home brewed beer (mead or wine also welcome), etc.

Out of state attendees - this is the event where you shine!

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

The event will run until 6pm with the music styling of Rich Angell and Chris Lopez.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Ping

Brittany Ping

I moved to NH 3 years ago with my husband. I have 5 years of experience in Human Resources and I'm a generalist for the only Fortune 1000 in the state. I also love beer and will be hosting the Beergasm on Thursday afternoon! | | Liberty beer lovers will celebrate the world of fine crafted beer. | | How it works: | | Each guest brings a premium 6 pack/and or bottle(s) of beer (no Bud, Coors Light, Milwaukee’s Best, etc.) as... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

4:00pm

Music by Rich Angell & Chris Lopez
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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

4:30pm

One Pot Cook-off
9th Annual PorcFest One Pot Cook-Off, hosted by the Liberty Ladies of NH. It's a culinary scavenger hunt, friendly but fierce cooking competition and one of PorcFest's most delicious and longest running events.

Ticket holders, this is a rain or shine event! Check-in at 4:30pm and return ballots by 6:30pm SHARP, both at the Upper Picnic Tent. Mingle, eat, judge and have fun traveling the grounds, seeking out Cook-Off entries. Ticket also includes salad, bread, bottled water and cookie. 5 and under eat free, no ticket necessary.

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 25, 2015 4:30pm - 8:00pm
UPPER PICNIC TENT

5:00pm

The Liberty Dollar - Past Present & Future.
An engaging Q&A re money, the individual and the state; whose right, whose wrong and how to profit.

Speakers
avatar for Bernard von NotHaus

Bernard von NotHaus

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 a 1000 plus articles including the Wall Street Journal, New... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
PAVILION

5:00pm

AltExpo: Poly 101 Panel
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 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 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 Lauren Rumpler

Lauren Rumpler

Author, Objectivist Girl
Hi, my name is Lauren Rumpler, aka Objectivist Girl. I grew up in West Chester, Ohio and attended Ball State University for college. I began by studying Public Relations. In my second year (first semester), feeling dissatisfied with my relationship with other people, I spoke to a Journalism professor and he recommended that I read “Anthem.” This started a life-long journey for me. I realized that my relationship with others was... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

5:00pm

Doers: Recording FSP History
An incredible resource was created for us to record the Free State Project's history. It is a "wiki" style site called FreeStateChronicles.org... but without our help and input, it will remain sparse and nearly empty. We need to catalog what we've accomplished and encountered, and this is an excellent, decentralized way to assemble it! Besides not wanting to forget our history, having a written catalog of it gives better transparency and visibility as to what we stand for, and can give potential signers (and in-state neighbors) a clearer view as to what we do and what we've done. We will lay out a basic outline of important events and begin filling out a skeletal framework that we—and other volunteers—can continue to build on over time... but let's get this thing kickstarted into gear NOW! Whether you're a new mover or longtime Porc... we can use your help here!

The Doers Series -- these three events are for people who like getting shit done! My HUGE promise to you: ALL skill sets and skill levels are welcome. I GUARANTEE you've got a strength that we would all benefit from having with us and I will personally help you find it! I only ask that you come prepared to work! Brainstorming and content creation are our goals here. Get a LOT out of a little bit of time kinda thing... ya dig?

Moderators
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
MEDIA ROOM

6:00pm

Salsa dancing class

Salsa is a syncopated Latin step that is now widely danced throughout the U.S. Basic steps are pretty easy to learn and then we will have fun dancing to popular music! No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Thursday June 25, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
ARCADE

6:00pm

Karaoke
Moderators
Thursday June 25, 2015 6:00pm - 7:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

7:00pm

Jam Session
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 →


Thursday June 25, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
PorcuPint Central

7:00pm

Beginner Waltz dancing class
Waltz is a beautiful, uplifting, and (some people think) romantic dance style. It has one of the easiest basic steps around -- it’s just like walking! Add in variations and turns, and it’s pure fun. We’ll start with the basics, learn some partnering skills, and do some variations. No experience needed, come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Bring shoes that stay on your feet (sneakers are fine) and water.

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 →

Thursday June 25, 2015 7:00pm - 8:20pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Thursday June 25, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Thursday June 25, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

8:00pm

Movie: Deep Web
Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. The film explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.

In addition to being the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web features the core architects of the Deep Web; anarchistic cryptographers who developed the Deep Web’s tools for the military in the early 1990s; the dissident journalists and whistleblowers who immediately sought refuge in this seemingly secure environment; and the figures behind the rise of Silk Road, which combined the security of the Deep Web with the anonymity of cryptocurrency.

Moderators
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Mother of Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February. 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... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PAVILION

8:00pm

Comedy Improv Jam
Host Jon 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 too. No experience or registration required. We’ll close out the Jam with a tournament for the bravest players. Form your teams of 3 and compete for laughs and prizes.

Moderators
avatar for Joey Lts

Joey Lts

Lampoon The System
Jon and Joey Pawelko built Puppet Box in 2011 out of cardboard boxes and duct tape. Joey has been performing puppet shows since, to the delight of children of all ages.

Thursday June 25, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Thursday June 25, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

9:00pm

Swing/Foxtrot Dancing class
Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Thursday June 25, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
ARCADE

9:00pm

9:30pm

Deep Web Q&A
Ross Ulbricht's mother, Lyn, and Julia Tourianski, who covered the Silk Road trial, will answer questions after the movie.

Moderators
avatar for Julia Touranski

Julia Touranski

BraveTheWorld.com
Julia Tourianski (bravetheworld.com) is an anti-state activist with a large catalogue of videos. Follow her @bravetheworld
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Mother of Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February. 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... Read More →

Thursday June 25, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
PAVILION

10:00pm

Flaming Freedom
Speakers
avatar for Dale Everett

Dale Everett

President, In Your Head Productions
I'm focused on creative projects including the Flaming Freedom podcast. I will be speaking at two events along with the other members of Writing Junkies Unlimited. We have been meeting about once a week for many years to hone our writing skills. We'd like to share some of our thoughts with you about what makes or breaks a work of fiction at this year's Porcfest!
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.


Thursday June 25, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
MEDIA ROOM
 
Friday, June 26
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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 26, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Anapana Meditation
Moderators
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 26, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Shaolin Firearms Safety Etiquette
Attendance required for those attending the Shaolin Newbie handgun shoot.

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 26, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
PAVILION

9:00am

Declare Your Independence
Speakers
avatar for Ernest Hancock

Ernest Hancock

Founder, Freedom's Phoenix
Coming from Phoenix, AZ is Ernest Hancock, founder of news website Freedom's Phoenix, host of the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show.  | | Publisher of the Freedom's Phoenix Digital Magazine, Publisher of the soon-to-be newsprint/newspaper, www.PenAndPaper.Info.  | | Also in development are the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace and Freedom's Phoenix Funding Center for liberty projects in beta testing now... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

9:00am

Registration
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 26, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 5: Mind-body unity
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 5:
Mind body unity

Ayn Rand rejected the dichotomy between mind and body and correlate dichotomies such as theory vs. practice, the moral vs. the practical, reason vs. emotion, and love versus lust. In Atlas Shrugged, she illustrated the unity of mind and body in speeches and thrilling scenes such as the first running of the John Galt Line. Explore how this principle shows up in Rand's treatment of work and love and in her exalted view of technology and industry.

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 →


Friday June 26, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

9:30am

Jelly Fish
Friday June 26, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
PorcuPint Central

10:00am

NHLA Legislative Update
Asking yourself what happened in the New Hampshire Legislature this session? A whole bunch of stuff, that's what! The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance's Political Director brings you up to speed on the highs and lows. Dress casual!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is currently the Political Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. In 2010, he authored the first draft of legislation (HB 262) that made New Hampshire the first state to officially recognize Nanobreweries as a separate class of brewery, and repealed the RSA requiring a limit on case sales from small breweries. The Nanobrewery Bill, as it came to be known, also allowed nanobreweries to sell food made elsewhere, and to sell... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
PAVILION

10:00am

Zumba with Mercedez
Zumba is a Latin inspired dance based fitness class.

Moderators
avatar for Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita

Mercedez Surita was born in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican decent. Her passion for music began as a young child with traditional and urban beats. For 9 years, she was featured in the Puerto Rican Parade dancing tribal music also known as Bomba Y Plena. It was there that she discovered her love of music and the need to be part of it. Mercedez has dedicated over 30 years to her passion, to include singing with choirs and Motown shows, being a disk... Read More →

Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

Shaolin Rifles Presents: Newbie Handgun Shoot
Tickets need to be purchased for this event and are available online at PorcFest.com.

Attendance of the Firearms Safety Etiquette class before the shoot is mandatory. 

The event will be taking place at the Dalton Range.

Moderators

Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
OFFSITE

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

Anarchism, for and against: a debate

Does a commitment to liberty imply a commitment to anarchy, or the total elimination of government? Is a stable, anarchic system of liberty possible or desirable? David Kelley will moderate a debate on these issues between Stephan Kinsella Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom and William Thomas of The Atlas Society.


Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella

Executive Editor, Libertarian Papers
Stephan Kinsella is a practicing patent attorney and a libertarian writer and speaker. He Founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF). A former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, he has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics, including Against Intellectual Property... Read More →
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 →


Friday June 26, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:00am

The Good, Bad & Ugly Developments in Education Reform
Should learning be done the same way it was 100 years ago? Breathtaking developments around the country suggest otherwise.

And while new, innovative school choice options have some incredible success stories, they could be replicated much faster. Similarly, traditional school district modernization, like expanded online and blended learning curricula, better vocational education, opt-out ability for teacher union dues and tenure reforms have progressed in only a few noteworthy places.

Please join Bob Bowdon, Executive Director of Choice Media, for a presentation on the trends in the most important subject in America: Education.

Choice Media not only publishes the best daily newswire and Twitter feed about education, the least covered subject in the American media, but its content remains 100% free.

Moderators
avatar for Bob Bowdon

Bob Bowdon

Executive Director, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon is the Executive Director of Choice Media. Bob Bowdon has been a television producer, reporter and commentator for the past fifteen years. His varied career has seen him conducting in-depth on-camera interviews, anchoring newscasts and producing nationally-syndicated TV shows. He’s even appeared in satirical news sketches for the Onion News Network. | | The Cartel, Bowdon’s award-winning documentary, reveals the nature and... Read More →

Friday June 26, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Porc Family Connection Meet & Greet
* Friday's Meet & Greet will feature a special Puppet Box show performed by 10 year old Joey *

Join us in the Creating Communities field tent for this daily meet & greet at 11 to connect with Porc Families for information on moving to the Free State with children and homeschooling or to plan childcare & playdates during PorcFest - either trading with other families or hiring a reputable Porc Teen. Let us know if there is anything else your family might need to make your visit or move more comfortable!

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 Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... 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.

Artists



Friday June 26, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:00am

Puppet Box
Artists


Friday June 26, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

11:30am

Open versus Closed Objectivism part 1
David Kelley founded The Atlas Society (originally: The Institute for Objectivist Studies) to promote the idea of Ayn Rand's philosophy as an open and growing system of ideas. But many admirers of Rand hold to a different view, one promoted by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's heir, which hold that Objectivism is a closed system consisting of all and only Ayn Rand's own philosophical statements. In these two sessions, David Kelley and Atlas Society CEO Aaron Day will discuss the history and meaning of this debate, and argue that a philosophical system can only thrive on the basis of recognizing each individual's need to judge ideas for himself. (This session ends at Noon.)

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Day

Aaron Day

Aaron Day is CEO of The Atlas Society. He has eleven years of CEO and start-up experience and personal domain expertise. Day remains chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness and was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Industry Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. He served from 1995 to 2001 as Chairman/CEO of Iconomy, an e-commerce ASP (acquired). Prior to Iconomy, Mr. Day helped implement a state of the art software system for the largest... Read More →
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 →


Friday June 26, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

11:30am

Flextangles
Friday June 26, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PorcuPint Central

12:00pm

Impacting Your Legislator
Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art training program for citizen activists who want to make a difference at the federal, state, and local level. Our education programs will build the leadership skills you need to fight for freedom and against the progressive policies and false narratives of the left.

This session provides tips and techniques for effectively communicating your concerns and your desires to legislators, and influencing them to act.


Speakers
avatar for Daryn Iwicki

Daryn Iwicki

Sr. Trainer and Regional Liaison, Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Grassroots Leadership Academy
Daryn Iwicki comes to GLA after serving as the NJ State Director for Americans for Prosperity. Daryn comes with years of being a political activist and campaign experience. Prior to joining AFP, he served in Governor Rick Scott’s administration and was the Regional Director of North Florida for Romney for President.   | | Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art training program... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

AltExpo: The New Libertarian Lexicon
Speakers
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.


Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

12:00pm

12:00pm

Tour of Lancaster area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Lancaster area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

1:00pm

Find Your Home in the Free State
Hear from porcupines from around the state why their region is the place to live.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Sylvia

Michael Sylvia

Mike Sylvia grew up in Rhode Island and found liberty in Ithaca, NY (stranger things have happened). He moved to Laconia, New Hampshire in 2010. Enjoying the lakes region, he bought land in Belmont in 2012 and in the same year was elected to his first term in the New Hampshire house.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Blair

Michael Blair

Michael Blair is a lifetime resident of the state of New Hampshire.  Growing up in rural Barnstead, Mike learned to appreciate the forests, fields, rivers and ponds of his hometown under the tutelage of his father, a native New Hampshireman, rugged individualist, and staunch Constitutionalist.  He taught Mike how to hunt and survive in the woods, the importance of working hard, standing up for what is right, and fostered in him a desire... Read More →
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.
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 →
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Mark Warden has been in the real estate business for more than 17 years as an agent, investor and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real estate clients, focusing on FSP participants. Mark served two terms in the NH legislature and on a local planning board. Mark is an early mover.


Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

Peace, Love, Liberty Radio
Join Darryl W. Perry on Peace, Love, Liberty Radio as he brings you news, views and opinions while promoting the ideas of peaceful interaction. The 30 minute show is recorded live several times a week, and can be heard on several online radio networks and low power radio stations across the country!

During PorcFest, Darryl will host special AMA's with audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. | Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. | | Darryl is a co-founder and... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

1:00pm

Poly tea & cocktails 201
A deeper poly conversation over tea. A dollar off everything during the talk.

Held at the tea house at RV site #3. 

Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Other

1:00pm

Arithmetic Playground
Speakers
avatar for Darren Tapp

Darren Tapp

Co-host, Neocash Radio
Dr. Darren Tapp has spent over a decade teaching various mathematical concepts at a handful of colleges. Darren is currently teaching at Southern New Hampshire University, and provides business intelligence services. Darren is the founder of Dr. Tapp's mathematical playgrounds, which bring concepts of arithmetic, geometry, and combinatorics to young people. Darren is also co-host of Neocash Radio.


Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 2:45pm
PorcuPint Central

1:00pm

Humans Vs Zombies
Moderators
JH

Jeremy Harris

Lead Indie Designer, Black Flame Studios

Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MAIN FIELD

1:00pm

Set up for Buzz's Big Gay Dance Party
Moderators
avatar for Buzz

Buzz

Ringmaster, Buzz's Big Gay Dance Party!

Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 8:00pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

1:30pm

Growing Pots
This event will show the technique and benefits of a low-tech hydroponic grow system. The product that will be displayed and discussed is the grow box from Natural News. More information and videos can be found at foodrising.org.

Speakers
avatar for Murdoch Pizgatti

Murdoch Pizgatti

President/ Founder, Come And Take It Texas
Murdoch Pizgatti is a leading activist that has left his mark all over the map. For decades he has been pounding away at unjust laws with the 2nd amendment being his latest focus. Murdoch started the open carry movement in Texas two years ago with the first major event in Temple and is always on the frontline of gun rights with leading technologies like manufacturing unregistered ghost guns in front of the Austin Capitol building. As President... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

1:30pm

Jummah prayer (Muslim religious services)
Muslim religious services at Masjid al latiff at RV site #59.

Moderators
avatar for Will Coley

Will Coley

National Director, M4L (Muslims for Liberty)
William Coley is a native of Lenoir City, Tennessee. | As National Director for Muslims 4 Liberty, Coley has spent the last five years as a visible political activist within the Muslim community. Mr Coley worked as co-host of America's first Tea Party radio show "Tea Party Patriots Live" on WORL, 660 Orlando. During his time as co-host of TPPL he and show co-host Phil Russo brought to light an obscure campaign to unseat two activist judges on... Read More →

Friday June 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Other

2:00pm

Ghost Gunner Demo
This event will showcase the frontline in new technologies as we take a close look at the Ghost Gunner machine by Defense Distributed. We will conclude this event with a live production of a real unregistered ghost gun being manufactured. Don't miss this CNC mill machine as its automated controls cut out of metal a firearm. See GhostGunner.net.

Speakers
avatar for Murdoch Pizgatti

Murdoch Pizgatti

President/ Founder, Come And Take It Texas
Murdoch Pizgatti is a leading activist that has left his mark all over the map. For decades he has been pounding away at unjust laws with the 2nd amendment being his latest focus. Murdoch started the open carry movement in Texas two years ago with the first major event in Temple and is always on the frontline of gun rights with leading technologies like manufacturing unregistered ghost guns in front of the Austin Capitol building. As President... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

2:00pm

Lyn Ulbricht - The Silk Road Case: 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.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Mother of Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was convicted of seven felony counts in February. 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... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
PAVILION

2:30pm

Small Scale Aquaculture
Speakers
avatar for Curtis Sjolander

Curtis Sjolander

owner, Mountain Foot Farm
I have operated a small scale diversified farm for over a quarter century. I raise trout, vegetables, et al.


Friday June 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

3:00pm

Religions of Liberty
A panel discussion and Q&A with believers of various faith traditions, discussing how their own walk in faith either led them to, or has influence their journey in Liberty activism.

Speakers
avatar for Will Coley

Will Coley

National Director, M4L (Muslims for Liberty)
William Coley is a native of Lenoir City, Tennessee. | As National Director for Muslims 4 Liberty, Coley has spent the last five years as a visible political activist within the Muslim community. Mr Coley worked as co-host of America's first Tea Party radio show "Tea Party Patriots Live" on WORL, 660 Orlando. During his time as co-host of TPPL he and show co-host Phil Russo brought to light an obscure campaign to unseat two activist judges on... Read More →
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 →


Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
PAVILION

3:00pm

Youth dance lesson

We will use games and fun exercises to learn moves for improvising in dancing. No special experience required. Wear shoes that are comfortable and won't easily loosen. Feel free to bring water and/or parents.


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 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
ARCADE

3:00pm

Pick up Rugby
Come learn the sport of Rugby and enjoy a pickup game with Adam Kokesh and Josiah Tillett! We ask that you wear mouth guards for safety. We will have some on hand if you don't have one. Please arrive before the start time so that we can set you up with a mouth guard, and go over rules and how to play. NO CLEATS, we will be playing barefoot. Come learn and play the ultimate sport, and watch Adam Kokesh get beat up!

Moderators
JT

Josiah Tillett

Josiah Tillett and Mike Troxel do grassroots political consulting and activism in Virginia. Their efforts include winning one of only 14 localities in Virginia to go for Ron Paul against Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as sweeping RNC delegates for Ron in the 6th Congressional District. In 2013 they ran the race that knocked off a powerful 20 year incumbent while being out spent 3-1. Their efforts in 2013 were followed up last year by being... Read More →

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MAIN FIELD

3:00pm

Rebel Love Show
Speakers
avatar for Shire Dude

Shire Dude

ShireDude.com, ShireDude.com
Shire Dude is a freelance agorist who helps individuals and organizations film, edit and produce video content. He has been editing and filming projects since 2005, and he accepts bitcoin for his services. New Hampshire activism is highlighted by his show, ItsLikeThisToo, which is hosted by Ron Paul’s channel, Voices of Liberty. The Dude also co-hosts the Rebel Love Show and produces his own comedy show on YouTube. He escaped... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

4:00pm

Seasteading 2020: The Floating City Project
For five years, The Seasteading Institute has been conducting research into the potential for permanent, innovative communities – floating at sea. We are now able to apply this foundation of knowledge and our network towards an actual design, along with additional efforts to determine specific needs and desires of potential customers, and to select a practical location for what could become the world’s first city at sea.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Hencken

Randy Hencken

Executive Director, Seasteading Institute
Randy earned his MA in communication and his BS in business administration from San Diego State University. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Director of Communication and Marketing for the non-profit research organization MAPS, which conducts clinical research investigating combinations of psychotherapy and novel drugs to treat conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and death anxiety. From 2006 to 2008, while writing a quantitative... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
PAVILION

4:00pm

Swing/Foxtrot Dancing class
Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ARCADE

4:00pm

5:00pm

Stephan Kinsella - Intellectual Property: The Root of All Evil
In this talk, Kinsella explains that the most evil state policies and institutions include war, taxation, state provided education, central banking, the drug war — and intellectual property, or IP, namely patent and copyright law. In the modern age, IP's importance, and the damage it causes, have increased. Patent originated in protectionism and mercantilism, while copyright originated in censorship. In this modern age of high tech, globalization and international trade, the economic cost of patent law and its detrimental effect on innovation has gotten many times worse. Copyright limits the freedom to learn and communicate and threatens to undermine freedom on the Internet, one of the most important tools to fight against the state.

Kinsella, a practicing patent attorney, argues that IP is in a sense the most insidious of the major state institutions. War, taxation, the drug war, and other state laws and institutions are obviously illiberal and rights violations. However, patent and copyright law fly under the banner of intellectual "property" rights, confusing even many anti-state libertarians, who normally support property rights. Kinsella argues that IP rights are based on a fallacious understanding of rights—namely, confusions in Locke's 'labor theory of property'—and that this error pervades and corrupts much modern thinking about the role of law and property rights and the state. The damage caused and the threat posed by IP is greater than most people realize; it is growing; and the intellectual error behind it must be exposed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella

Executive Editor, Libertarian Papers
Stephan Kinsella is a practicing patent attorney and a libertarian writer and speaker. He Founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF). A former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, he has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics, including Against Intellectual Property... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
PAVILION

5:30pm

Merengue dancing class

Merengue is a simple Latin dance that anyone can do. As such, it is a great dance for social mixing. In this class, all the leaders will end up dancing with all the followers. Once the basic "step" is learned, which takes about 40 seconds, one can add in arm movements from most any other dance, for endless variety. No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 26, 2015 5:30pm - 6:50pm
ARCADE

6:00pm

Krav Maga
Krav Maga is Hebrew for "Close Combat" and was developed shortly after the establishment of Israel in the 1940s as the combatives system for the entire Israeli Defensive Forces.  The first "Mixed Martial Art", Krav Maga mixes elements from boxing, judo, jiu jitsu and other traditional arts into a system that gives you a few simple defensive solutions to many different complex problems.  In the sessions at Porcfest we will cover some Krav Maga history, current uses and training procedures and basics.  Then we will get into it, partnering up and learning some techniques.  No prior martial arts experience is necessary - come and learn how to defend yourself so you don't have to ask the state to do it for you.

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.


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

6:00pm

Discussion about types of activism
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
PAVILION

7:00pm

Music by Carlos Morales
Artists
avatar for Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales

President, Child Protective Services Victim Support
Carlos Morales is the best selling author of Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, former Child Protective Services Investigator, president and founder of Child Protective Services Victim Support, the host of the Truth Over Comfort Podcast, and a committed legal advocate for family reunification. Since leaving his career as an investigator, he has actively helped families throughout the country fight for their children in... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

7:00pm

Beginner Waltz dancing class
Waltz is a beautiful, uplifting, and (some people think) romantic dance style. It has one of the easiest basic steps around -- it’s just like walking! Add in variations and turns, and it’s pure fun. We’ll start with the basics, learn some partnering skills, and do some variations. No experience needed, come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Bring shoes that stay on your feet (sneakers are fine) and water.

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 →

Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ARCADE

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

7:30pm

Porcfest Silent auction Last Call
This auction will run all week. Winners of each item/service chosen at this time.

The free market finds its price. Come bid on dance partners for the ball or some of the other donated services and goods.
Proceeds will be used to cover costs of ball and FSP.

Held at the Tea House at RV site #3.

Moderators
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP

Friday June 26, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Other

8:00pm

Kids' Rave
Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:00pm

Buzz's Big Gay Dance Party
Okay, Campers! This is it! The King Kong of house music dance parties, The One who started it all at PorcFest draws to a close after 6 years and The Duchess presents her Grand Finale of Buzz's Big Gay Dance Party in fine fashion! Your last chance to prep an outrageous costume, get on your dancin' shoes, and come celebrate the finale of the most infamous dance party at PorcFest. The playlist is mixed and confetti cannon loaded. Best costume, best dancer, and of course Ms. Porcu-Pole get prizes, besides the fame. You know the drill! It's time to #TriggerTheGroove!

Moderators
avatar for Buzz

Buzz

Ringmaster, Buzz's Big Gay Dance Party!


Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 11:59pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Friday June 26, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

12:00am

Porc Roast
Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
PAVILION
 
Saturday, June 27
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

How to Get Elected and Reduce the Government From Within
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bouldin

Amanda Bouldin

Representative Amanda Bouldin is serving at the NH House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough District 12, aka Manchester Ward 5.  Amanda is the Civic Action Director on the NH Liberty Alliance board of directors. Amanda moved to NH from TX in 2009 with her daughter Sophia. Amanda began volunteering for the NHLA in 2010, and began operating a homemade ice cream stand at PorcFest the same year. In 2011 she founded Shire Sharing, a... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
PAVILION

9:00am

Zenarchy Meditation
Moderators
Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Registration
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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
REGISTRATION TENT

9:30am

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 6: Trade vs Power
Ayn Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, is a literary achievement. But it is also a philosophical tour-de-force. In this week-long course, David Kelley and William R Thomas will tour the novel's intellectual landscape, highlighting the key ideas of Objectivism and the distinctive way Ayn Rand integrates her philosophical system with a tight, developing plot. The course will show how the novel clarifies what is really essential in the philosophy of Objectivism. The lectures will also discuss specific philosophical insights embedded in the novel's characters, events, and conflicts, drawing special attention to insights that are not highlighted in standard expositions of the philosophy. The lectures may be enjoyed individually, but they sum up to a course if taken in sequence. No previous familiarity with Ayn Rand's ideas is necessary, but it doesn't hurt to be familiar with Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel part 6:
Trade vs. Power

Trade and power are the two fundamental alternatives in human relationships. This lecture explores that alternative as the specifically social-economic dimension of the contrast between producers and looters. This theme is reflected in Atlas Shrugged in the collapse of the economy as power gains the upper hand; and in the producers' and looters' respective goals and attitudes towards others.

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 →


Saturday June 27, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

9:30am

PorcOlympics
Welcome to the 7th annual Kids' PorcOlympics. WOW, we have so much fun!! Bradley was a Penn State Decathlete and he uses his knowledge to create decathlon-style "run-jump-throw" events for the kids. Then he does some amazing demonstrations of javelin throws, shot put tosses, etc.! Winners in close age groups get medals and everyone gets prizes and candy. Fitness fun for the kids ages 6-18 and yes, Varrin Swearingen has competed with a few 18 year olds to make them feel more comfortable about competing! And he won races too (all in fun!). Everyone has a good time, rain or shine! Come early (starting at 9:30) and sign up so we can place the kids in age groups and enjoy the festivities! We usually have 20-25 kids attend. It is a great way to meet kids/families/ etc. See you on the Field!

Moderators
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.

Saturday June 27, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm
MAIN FIELD

10:00am

Dismantle, Don't Reform, the Welfare-Warfare State
What is the free society for which libertarians yearn? Is it a warmed-over, reformed, reigned-in version of the serfdom system under which we live? On the contrary, it is a society in which people are free to live their lives anyway they want so long as their conduct is peaceful. That means dismantling, not reforming or reining in, the entire federal welfare-warfare apparatus, including the IRS, DEA, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies, bailouts, foreign aid, the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, and entire national-security establishment.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Hornberger

Jacob Hornberger

President, 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.


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
PAVILION

10:00am

Sketchup Workshop
Sketchup is a 3D modeling program that has endless uses.You will learn how to bring your ideas and projects to life while having fun in the process. Luke will also share his own personal experiences with sketchup and how it saved him thousands of dollars. Please bring a laptop and mouse, and have downloaded the program from http://www.sketchup.com/ in advance.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Crowley

Luke Crowley

Luke Crowley has been in the construction industry for 25 years. He is currently developing Fort Galt in Valdivia Chile. He has used Sketchup for designing models for Fort Galt and the Seastead project.


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

10:00am

North country tour
This will be an overview of the north country and showcase everything from the city of berlin, to the many small towns. We will see everything in the whole county on an "overview" basis this will cover the whole county.

Cost for this tour is $35 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $40 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

There will be Brochures and literature handouts for this trip. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
OFFSITE

10:30am

The Atlas Shrugged Crony Awards
Are you in favor of crony capitalism? If NOT, then come to this session that calls out the worst crony capitalist offenders and celebrates the fight for a free-market system unpolluted by political pull. The Atlas Society has organized the 2015 Atlas Shrugged Crony Awards to award booby-prizes to the worst cronies and to support the best crony-fighters. Fight out who was the worst of the worst, and who is fighting for freedom.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Day

Aaron Day

Aaron Day is CEO of The Atlas Society. He has eleven years of CEO and start-up experience and personal domain expertise. Day remains chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness and was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Industry Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. He served from 1995 to 2001 as Chairman/CEO of Iconomy, an e-commerce ASP (acquired). Prior to Iconomy, Mr. Day helped implement a state of the art software system for the largest... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

10:30am

Free Beavers Pancake Social
Because nothing says 'true north strong and free-to-eat-whatever-you-want'
like fluffy pancakes lathered in butter and a river of sweet sweet maple
syrup.

Come meet fellow porcupines from north of the border and across the globe
while enjoying a hot pancake breakfast. This event aims to highlight the
cultural and national diversity of PorcFest and bring together freedom
lovers from all corners of the globe. Everyone is welcome!

Cost: donation based to recuperate some of the material costs. Donations
give you access to real Canadian maple syrup!

Moderators
avatar for Lasia Kretzel

Lasia Kretzel

Once one of probably three Saskatchewan Anarchists, this long-haired, liberty-lover has recently packed up her life and moved to the west coast to dive into even higher hipster-infested waters! | | Third-time PorcFester looking to get the most out of this sure-to-be-awesome week. Looking for days spent at talks and activities and nights around the camp fire with a drink discussing philosophy, practical roads to liberty and getting a few... Read More →

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
ARCADE

11:00am

Break on Through to the Other Side: How to Accelerate the Paradigm Shift in Education
Moderators
avatar for Bob Bowdon

Bob Bowdon

Executive Director, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon is the Executive Director of Choice Media. Bob Bowdon has been a television producer, reporter and commentator for the past fifteen years. His varied career has seen him conducting in-depth on-camera interviews, anchoring newscasts and producing nationally-syndicated TV shows. He’s even appeared in satirical news sketches for the Onion News Network. | | The Cartel, Bowdon’s award-winning documentary, reveals the nature and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Levell

Michelle Levell

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 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 →


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
PAVILION

11:00am

Firearms Safety Etiquette
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.



Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
UPPER PICNIC TENT

11:00am

Bitcoin 101
An intro to bitcoin.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
BitCoin Tent Agora site 30 and 31

11:00am

Suns of Liberty Mint $1000 Treasure Hunt
Stop by for the Suns of Liberty Mint $1000 Treasure Hunt to pick up your map and hunt for lots of silver treasures big and small!

Moderators
Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
LOWER PICNIC TENT

11:30am

Open vs. Closed Objectivism part 2
David Kelley founded The Atlas Society to promote Objectivism as an open system of ideas—defined by its core principles but open to further development, refinement, and revision if needed. Orthodox Objectivists hold the opposite view that the philosophy is closed: it includes all but only the ideas that Ayn Rand put forward. In these sessions, Kelley and TAS CEO Aaron Day will discuss the philosophical and psychological dimensions of this debate and its implications for the future of the Objectivist movement.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Day

Aaron Day

Aaron Day is CEO of The Atlas Society. He has eleven years of CEO and start-up experience and personal domain expertise. Day remains chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness and was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Industry Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. He served from 1995 to 2001 as Chairman/CEO of Iconomy, an e-commerce ASP (acquired). Prior to Iconomy, Mr. Day helped implement a state of the art software system for the largest... Read More →
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 →


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

12:00pm

Police Integrity Lost: Police Crime in the United States
Each year approximately 800 police officers are arrested for various crimes across the United States.  Phil Stinson, a professor at Bowling Green State University, is the principal investigator of a research project funded by the National Institute of Justice studying the criminal arrests of nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers.  In his presentation at Porcfest, Dr. Stinson will report the findings of his study of police crime arrests during the years 2005-2011. During those seven years, there were 6,724 arrest cases involving 5,545 officers who were employed by 2,529 state and local law enforcement agencies located in 1,205 counties and independent cities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Stinson

Philip Stinson

Professor of Criminology
Phil Stinson joined the Bowling Green faculty in 2009. He worked previously as a police officer, juvenile detention counselor, attorney, and most recently taught in the Criminology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Dr. Stinson serves on the Editorial Board of Criminal Justice Policy Review. His research interests include police behaviors (police crime, police corruption, and police misconduct), newsmaking criminology... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
PAVILION

12:00pm

Kids Soap Box Idol
Junior Soap Box Idol this year!

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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

12:00pm

Tour of Colebrook area
On this tour, you will be riding with our driver in the Colebrook area street by street. This tour is designed for a person or persons to see first hand the community on an intimate level. We will be able to point out features and benefits of the community, along with our opinion of how or what a Free Stater could do to settle into the community. Everything from homes to business, as well as businesses that could be started in the specific areas.

Cost for this tour is $25 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $30 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is EXTREMELY limited in space and so we require reservations in advance (at least 24 hrs). Seating is limited to 5 persons per trip. The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OFFSITE

12:30pm

AltExpo: Anarcho-Summit
Saturday June 27, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

1:00pm

We Made the Move panel
New Movers share their stories about what triggered their move and what they found when they got here.

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 Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Freelance food writer
Randy Clemens is a freelance food writer, proud vegetarian, and graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts. He is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie­-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Also a passionate Libertarian, Randy relocated to New Hampshire in April 2015 to support the Free State Project. When he’s not cooking, eating, drinking, writing, or reading, he can be... Read More →
avatar for Gloria Leustek

Gloria Leustek

Partner & Teacher, Porcupine Acres
I have always been active in the Free State Project. Having been here just over a year, I have gotten very involved. I regularly attend town Select Board meeting, I spearheaded the PorcBuddies program for new movers, and I am a lead coordinator for PorcFest IIIX. I also teach Beekeeping, Mead Making, and other homesteading classes. I just started a new Farm to Market business and have a small flock of chickens along with our bee hives. I love to... Read More →
avatar for Joey Lts

Joey Lts

Lampoon The System
Jon and Joey Pawelko built Puppet Box in 2011 out of cardboard boxes and duct tape. Joey has been performing puppet shows since, to the delight of children of all ages.
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


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
PAVILION

1:00pm

Circle Dance
Circle dancing/Israeli folk dance style. All dances and steps will be taught, no experience or partner needed. The dances are simple to learn and fun to do!

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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

1:00pm

NH Freedom Engineers meet-up
The New Hampshire Freedom Engineers is a group of engineers creating technology to advance liberty in New Hampshire. Join us to meet the members, hear about projects in progress, and brainstorm ideas.

Moderators
Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
UPPER PICNIC TENT

1:00pm

Humans Vs Zombies
Moderators
JH

Jeremy Harris

Lead Indie Designer, Black Flame Studios

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MAIN FIELD

1:00pm

Freedom Feens
The Freedom Feens is the only Anarcho-Capitalist show syndicated on FCC-controlled radio. (Free Talk Live rocks, but they don't like the term ""anarchist."") The Freedom Feens doesn't talk much about the daily tyranny; the Feens laugh while Western civilization collapses. It's the show that would exist if the government were already out of the way.

The Feens will be doing live broadcasts at Porcfest from the media room late at night when decent folks are already asleep.

Worms! http://www.freedomfeens.com/

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, and Launch Navigator of BitcoinNotBombs.com
avatar for Randy England

Randy England

co-host, Freedom Feens
Randy England is a writer, criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor from Missouri. A contributor to LewRockwell.com, Randy is a regular co-host of the Freedom Feens radio show on the Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM) and the author of "Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics Should be Libertarian." Randy blogs at www.freeisbeautiful.net
avatar for Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J Freeman

Derrick J is a media man on the front lines of the peaceful resistance. His weapons are a camera and a microphone. You may know Derrick J from his movie Victimless Crime Spree or one of his weekly live productions including Free Talk Live, Freedom Feens, Bitcoin Talk Show, CopBlock Radio, The Bitcoin Group, and Flaming Freedom.
avatar for Dianna Keiler

Dianna Keiler

Co-Host, Freedom Feens
Dianna Keiler is a frequent co-host on the Freedom Feens. You'll know her by her laugh, and her passionate love of liberty and peace! Worms!!!
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin. She dances with fire when time permits.


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

1:30pm

AltExpo: The Second Economy
Speakers
SH

Steven Howard

Owner, Law Office of Steven J. Howard
"Law in the service of Liberty" is my office's Motto. I am a committed liberty activist who focusses on education and community outreach. I have developed and organized statewide tours for educational events like "A Citizen's Toolbox" (giving the average person the tools they need to be engaged in the political process), "Campaigning Nuts and Bolts" (training for candidates and their campaigns in running for local office), and "We Can't... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

2:00pm

Liberland
Speakers
avatar for Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl Martinez is a 20-year-old anarcho-capitalist and aspiring Austrian economist. He was the provincial coordinator in the province of Toledo for the Libertarian Party of Spain (Partido Libertario, or P-LIB), and now represents them in central Europe. He is the 3rd place winner of the 7th International Vernon Smith prize for the advancement of Austrian Economics organised by the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF) in... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:25pm
PAVILION

2:00pm

Tye dye
Bring your clean white clothing new or used to have fun with dye. Shirts avialable for $5. Parents must stay with children.

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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MAIN FIELD

2:00pm

Beekeeping Basics: An introduction to Beekeeping
If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” We explain the basics of Beekeeping, how to get started, where to get equipment, care & feeding, pest maintenance, harvesting, what to do with honey & other hive by-products, and much, much more. If you never had bees before or are just getting started, we will try and answer your questions.

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Leustek

Gloria Leustek

Partner & Teacher, Porcupine Acres
I have always been active in the Free State Project. Having been here just over a year, I have gotten very involved. I regularly attend town Select Board meeting, I spearheaded the PorcBuddies program for new movers, and I am a lead coordinator for PorcFest IIIX. I also teach Beekeeping, Mead Making, and other homesteading classes. I just started a new Farm to Market business and have a small flock of chickens along with our bee hives. I love to... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:20pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

2:25pm

How to Sell Home Education Without Sounding Like a Lunatic
Speakers
avatar for Brett Veinotte

Brett Veinotte

Host, School Sucks Project
Brett Veinotte is the creator of the School Sucks Project - a podcast, You Tube channel, and on-line community dedicated to personal growth and "intellectual self-defense." The show promotes learning alternatives, home-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, organization and productivity, and better communication strategies. Before School Sucks, Brett spent over a decade working in private education (and on the periphery of the public... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:25pm - 2:55pm
PAVILION

2:30pm

AltExpo: Ledgers and Labor: How Blockchains ...
Ledgers and Labor: How Blockchains Can Revolutionize the Labor-Note and Overcome the Labor-Value Paradox

Time-based currency has a long and rich history. However, traditionally it has been hard to keep an accurate database, and maintain accountability within a labor-currency system. While there are time banks all around the world, most have failed for various reasons. Ledgers and Labor will discuss the history of labor-currency, and how we can leverage blockchain technology to use it as a new form of crowdfunding while solving the labor-value paradox at the same time. Join in for the world premier of this presentation and put the power of labor markets and crowdfunding into your own hands, literally.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Silva

Zachary Silva

CEO, Bitcoin Resource Group LLC
Zachary Silva, Founder of the Bitcoin Resource Group LLC is a Bitcoin consultant and orator based out of St. Augustine, Florida. Zachary has served as a Campus Coordinator with Students For Liberty, as a Regional Representative for the Libertarian Party of Florida, is a FEE alumnus and has been featured in National Review, Let's Talk Bitcoin and several other news outlets.


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

2:30pm

Bachata dancing class

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 will have fun dancing to popular music! No special experience required. Come with a dancing partner or by yourself. Wear comfortable shoes that you can step and turn in. 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 →

Saturday June 27, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
ARCADE

3:00pm

Julie Borowski - Escaping the Echo Chamber
Do you ever feel like you're living in an echo chamber? Learn tips on how to get your message out beyond people who already agree with you.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Borowski

Julie Borowski

Julie Borowski is a pro liberty commentator. She is best known for her YouTube channel where she discusses current events in an often humorous manner. You can find her work at JulieBorowski.com.


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
PAVILION

3:30pm

PFXII Annual Attendee Group Photo
Let's have everyone converge on the main field to have a group photo taken. Following at 4pm, Jordan Page will be performing and the Bardo pig roast will be going on, both located right off the field. Come for the photo and stay for the fun!


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
MAIN FIELD

4:00pm

Making Mead – Drink of the Gods
We will explain to you what mead is and provide information on how to make it. We will give you ideas for recipes and show you what equipment and ingredients you will need to get started. We will not be actually making mead but we will have samples to try.

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Leustek

Gloria Leustek

Partner & Teacher, Porcupine Acres
I have always been active in the Free State Project. Having been here just over a year, I have gotten very involved. I regularly attend town Select Board meeting, I spearheaded the PorcBuddies program for new movers, and I am a lead coordinator for PorcFest IIIX. I also teach Beekeeping, Mead Making, and other homesteading classes. I just started a new Farm to Market business and have a small flock of chickens along with our bee hives. I love to... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

4:00pm

Jordan Page Performance
High-voltage, face-melting anarchist conspiracy rock.

Artists
avatar for Jordan Page

Jordan Page

Jordan Page is a touring and recording artist who performs a mixture of rock and folk music with a hardline anti-establishment/anarchist message that has captivated audiences all over the US. He is known as a leading voice of liberty in America, having headlined at hundreds of major protests and rallies in support of freedom, peace, and ending the reign of worldwide terror by the US government. Jordan shared the stage with Congressman Ron... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:55pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

4:00pm

Bardo pig roast
Bardo Farm Pig Roast with all the fixin's.  $12/plate.  All proceeds go to the FSP!!!


Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LOWER PICNIC TENT

4:00pm

Sovryn Tech
Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

5:00pm

Russ Baker - The American Fantasy Bubble
Americans have been kept—and gladly keep themselves—in a kind of fantasy bubble, tremendously self-involved, blissfully unaware of impending doom all around. Why is this country so naïve—and what can be done about it? Leading journalist, editor and author Russ Baker discusses this, and the American Deep Power Structures that underlie the American trajectory.  

Speakers
avatar for Russ Baker

Russ Baker

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, WhoWhatWhy.org
Russ Baker is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of WhoWhatWhy.org, the nonpartisan, nonprofit, fiercely independent news site, which specializes in exploring Deep State topics. He is author of the bestseller Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, praised as a breakthrough work by Gore Vidal. Baker has investigated a broad range of topics, from war to secrecy, for... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
PAVILION

6:00pm

PorcFest XII Commencement Address
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 →


Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
PAVILION

6:30pm

7:00pm

Setup for Masquerade Ball
Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP


Saturday June 27, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
PAVILION

7:00pm

7:00pm

Dodge ball
Enjoy a game of dodgeball with your fellow porcupines. Fun for youth to adult but during the game you might be hit in the face with a ball so be prepared! There will be music, a fog machine, and lasers to get the adrenaline pumping! Rules provided at the event and anyone is welcome.

List of music can be found here

Saturday June 27, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MAIN FIELD

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts “Free Talk Live“. As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it’s his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006 after moving to the Shire as part of the Free State Project.


Saturday June 27, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
MEDIA ROOM

7:00pm

Evening wildlife tour of the Great North Woods
This is a 4 hr excursion into the wilds of Northern NH. On this tour you will be guaranteed to see everything from Moose, to Black Bear, Red Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, to Yes! Even Porcupines! This is a 4 Hour trip, so bring your sense of adventure!!

Cost for this tour is $45 if you pre book at http://porctours.weebly.com/. Tickets (if available) will be $50 if purchased at PorcFest.  

This tour is limited to 15 persons per trip, and so we are asking for people to sign up in advance. However... The seat IS NOT secured unless you pre-book and pay for your spot in advance. We will issue Full Refunds up to June 15th, Half of the refund June 16-17, and NO REFUND after Midnight on June 18th.

This evening tour may include a surprise for each rider. We will be taking payments over our website and of course at PorcFest.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Co-operator, PorcTours
Eric Catman is a small Business owner in Berlin NH, and has Lived in Coos County for 11 yrs. He is husband and father of 4 Children (3 boys, 1 girl). Eric is a free-spirited person that is full of passion and love of the North Country. When he and his wife settled here, they immediately fell in love with the area, and now consider this their true home. Surrounded by Lakes ponds, Mountains. and Woods, along with the lowest crime rates in... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
OFFSITE

7:30pm

Masquerade Ball

Come to the PorcFest Masquerade Formal, with or without a mask, dressed to the nines or not. The choice is really yours.  Bowties and lace encouraged.

  • Will include a 5 minute quick instruction at 7:30pm so you can get moving.

  • 3 presentation dances (Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz)

  • Single Porcupines will be there if you don’t have a partner

  • Free Dance hosts will be there if you don't have a partner.

  • Dance hosts are up for auction will be there if you don't have a partner.


Genres will include:

Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Cha-cha, Bachata, Merengue, or just shaking your moneymaker.


Check the schedule for daily dance lessons to prepare you for the formal!


Tips:

  1. We recommend ball gowns not go below ankle length for safety reasons.

  2. To reserve a dance with one of the dance instructors, a silent auction* will be held at the Agora Valley Tea House Lot #3.


*Proceeds will be used to cover our costs; anything above will go to the FSP.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Mayor, FSP
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 →


Saturday June 27, 2015 7:30pm - 11:00pm
PAVILION

8:00pm

Artsy Fartsy Party
Moderators
avatar for Matthew Leftwich

Matthew Leftwich

NHNovella.com
Matt moved to New Hampshire to join the FSP in 2008. When he's not spending his time healing his fellow man as a Registered Nurse, he devotes his time to a plethora of eclectic pursuits. Truly, a Renaissance man, is he. | | When he's not chastising himself for procrastinating working on his novel, he administers NHNovella.com, a site for creative writers involved in the N.H. liberty movement to display their work. | | Matt also is... Read More →

Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

8:30pm

Bonfire
Saturday June 27, 2015 8:30pm - 11:59pm
MAIN FIELD

9:00pm

Unce Party
Our annual UNCE closing party is gearing up to be a proper rager this year, with lazers, dancers, and more. 

New Hampshire based DJ Midas brings the beats for a proper PorcFest dance floor, the perfect opportunity to get loose!

Check out Midas at Live Free and Dance


Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

10:00pm

Off the Air Live

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
MEDIA ROOM
 
Sunday, June 28
 

8:00am

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for 8am gentle hatha yoga practice. Feel free to bring a mat, water and layers of warm comfortable clothes for a fresh mountain morning. No special experience required but be mindful of your own limitations and don't push yourself too much.

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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 →

Sunday June 28, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Group Meditation for World Peace
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Jessica Love

Jessica moved from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering 3 year old daughter River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. Jessica has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State based on AltExpo style philosophies. Since 2013, she has served as Marketing Director for the Shire Co-Op connecting agorist buyers, suppliers, and service providers with a focus on healthy products and creating... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
CREATING COMMUNITIES TENT

9:00am

Liberty Ecclesia Christian Service
Christians gather every year at PorcFest for a Sunday morning service. This year, the service will be at the Liberty Ecclesia tent on Tent Site 2 across from the playground. We'll meet for coffee at 9:00 a.m. and the service will start at 9:30 a.m. You're welcome to join us for fellowship with other Christians who love liberty. The service will include prayer, sharing, and a message. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 1 Cor 3:17.

Located at Liberty Ecclesia tent on Tent Site #2.

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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 →

Sunday June 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
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