Post-Porcfest Update!

I know it’s been awhile! Let me just say that I’ve been up to some pretty epic things. I visited New Hampshire to check out the Porcupine Freedom Festival, and let me tell you – was it amazing, or what!? A week long festival packed with food, entertainment, family, and friends! I met some amazing people, and I visited some pretty great places in New Hampshire. What was most exciting for me was to meet all of the people I had only an online connection to prior to my visit. All of the radio personalities (like the guys on Free Talk Live), political activists, civil disobedience activists, and great people I had only heard about from a distance have now become more than just a voice, and it was a pleasure to meet each and every one of them.

This was the first year that Porcfest was a full week long. Still, things picked up quite quickly, with Thursday to Saturday being (at least what I thought to be) the busiest time. There is nothing more inspiring than a bunch of anarchists and agorists alike setting up camp and selling their food, drinks, books, jewelry, art, or whatever they have to offer (including a chiropractor AND massage therapist – without permission from any governmental authority. Yes, there was some rain – but for the most part I was quite happy with the weather.

There was a crazy variety of events this year at Porcfest. Intellectual talks given by professionals, a newbie gun shoot (which I accidentally slept in for), several dance parties, quite a few radio programs broadcasting live, crafts for the kids, team sports, a humans versus zombies game (kids running around with nerf guns who looked like they were in the midst of a zombie apocalypse!), and so many more things. It was such a great opportunity to network with other liberty-minded folks, and even though I went to as many events as I could, I know I missed a ton!

I managed to drag my moisturizers, face masks, cleansers, oils, elixirs, and more all the way there, and back in one piece. I am pretty sure they took up more room than my clothes did!

Take a look at this super cute picture of myself and some of the other lovely ladies of Porcfest (and the amazing activist Julian Heicklen). This photo is from the “Unce” dance party that happened on Saturday night. Great music, and was a perfect closing party to an insane week! I loved my experience at Porcfest, but the city girl in me was extremely happy to return back to civilization after a week on Roger’s campground. And I only had 2 pieces of baklava the entire week!

What can you expect from the Classy Anarchist in the near future? I’ve got several delicious product reviews to cover, my top 10 list for clear skin, and then even more reviews, and whatever other topics / products tickle my fancy.

Ta-ta, lovelies! 🙂

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Porcfest 2011 Series – More awesome contributions to the Silent Auction

We all know that a strong sense of entrepreneurship exists in the liberty community. Many of us prefer to be our own boss, and while I’m not at that point yet, I can still envy and go on and on about those who have been able to take their skills and make a living out of them.

The next contributor that has come forward to donate his talents is web developer Franz Honer. Franz contacted me and offered up his web developing and consulting services as a donation. As someone who has been working professionally in the web design business for over 10 years, Franz has the expertise and insight required to advise you on how to start your own website for fun or for business purposes. He has put forth a donation of a gift certificate, which entitles the winning bidder to three hours of Franz’ hard work and expertise put towards developing your identity on the web, or any other of the services he mentions below!

You can visit Franz’s website for further information about him and his services at www.franzhoner.com, and discover the “many hats” Franz wears, which enable him to provide guidance for all elements — from consulting, to design, or marketing — of your web developing project.

Franz first heard about the Porcupine Freedom Festival through the Free State Project, of which he is a participant. He moved from Maine to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in 2008, and he cannot wait to see you all at this year’s Porcfest!

Porcfest 2011 Series – The Silent Auction

Time is just flying by! With just six more weeks until the beloved Porcupine Freedom Festival, Facebook and other open forums of discussion are bursting with excitement and chatter about the summer liberty event!

I’d like to take some time to talk about several events at Porcfest. I wish I could write about everything, but that would leave me blogging until I had dementia and lived in the senior’s home. Since I’ve been working on organizing the Silent Auction that will be happening at Porcfest this year, I’d like to talk about this first.

We’ve got some great items up for auction this year! I really wanted to focus on getting one-of-a-kind liberty collectibles that represent the flow of ideas and creativity that are very much alive in the liberty community. In this entry I’d like to showcase the first of the contributors, who all have offered up their talents and services for auction!

First, we’ve got Victor Pross; anarchist artist. Victor graciously put together a video talking about the two items he is putting up for auction. These items will be available as package deal for the winning bidder! Unfortunately, Victor will not be at this year’s Porcfest, but hopefully we will see him at Porcfest 2012! As a member of the creative community, Victor expresses his political and philosophical ideas through his art, and has a passion for freedom that we see reflected in his works. He considers Porcfest to be a unique and empowering opportunity to connect with others of like-minds; by contributing two items to the silent auction, he too is able to make his presence known at Porcfest as an artist, a liberty lover, and a supporter of the liberty movement.

So, who is Victor Pross?

“Victor Pross is a professional caricaturist and illustrator. He has been pegged by media as ‘Canada’s foremost caricature artist’ after appearing on a variety of television interview shows. For the 2011 Porcfest event, Victor will be offering up a signed copy of his book ‘Icons & Idols: Pop goes the culture’, and an original caricature painting of George Orwell, a work of art which appears in the book.

‘Icons & Idols’ is an art book which satires all facets of pop culture: Movie stars, musicians, writers and, of course, politicians. Victor Pross is known for his irreverent and extreme caricatures, and this book contains over 160 paintings and drawings of the artist’s work! The book is an eye-popping delight! In addition, a documentary movie is being made about Victor Pross’ art. The film is loosely based on Victor’s book, ‘Icons & Idols.’

Victor Pross has has extensive experience in caricature art, comic art, editorials, game boards, character design, CD covers, print advertisements, etc. He also has high profile commissions to his credit: In 2004, the artist was commissioned to paint Ron Howard’s caricature portrait as a gift for the famous director. He has also been commissioned to paint a head-honcho at the William Morris Agency.”

Check out the video Victor made that showcases his painting and book below, and his YouTube Channel here, where he discusses his ideas about liberty, the state, and gives us a glimpse of many of his amazing works.

Check out Victor’s website to learn more about his art, buy his book, or to learn more about him! Feel free to add him as a friend on Facebook!

Stay tuned for further updates about what you will see at the Porcfest 2011 Silent Auction, and to read more about other events you can take part in this June 20th to 26th!

What am I excited for?

For those who know me, you all know I’m a fan of summer. I love going around in nothing but a bikini, short shorts, and flip flops; you can find me spending tremendous amounts of time in the sun, getting splashed with water guns, and enjoying a drink or two by the campfire. While the summers spent here in Ottawa, Canada are lovely, you can be sure I will be getting to at least several debates that involve me trying to defend my anarchist beliefs, and convince others that I am not the cold-hearted snake anarchists and libertarians are often made out to be.

What if I told you there is a place to enjoy all of these things with others who also believe in liberty? At The Porcupine Freedom Festival, which happens from June 20th to 26th at Roger’s Campground in Lancaster New Hampshire, you can enjoy these simple pleasures, and more. With a full week of events planned, there is something for everyone at Porcfest.

Families, couples, and single people can expect to enjoy a myriad of events that include dabbling into your creative side at the craft tables, organized family hikes, learning the what and the how of firearm etiquette, the chance to marry your loved one at a state-free wedding ceremony, and getting your dance on at Buzz’s BIGGER Gay Dance Party, not to mention, all of George’s Famous Baklava that everyone will be consuming! Yes, that’s right! I said baklava. And these events are just the tip of the iceberg. The Porcupine Freedom festival has everything you need to enjoy time with friends and family, get your party on, and learn more about liberty and the liberty community.

What do I plan on checking out?

Christopher Lawless, Stefan Molyneux, and Gardner Goldsmith during Soapbox Idol at Porcfest 2010. Courtesy of Tennyson McCalla.

Since there are so many fun things going on, I’ll have to pick and choose (I guess we can say this is the one and only downfall of Porcfest — it is simply impossible to check out everything!), but I know I’ll definitely be checking out some of the speakers, who will be giving talks on topics ranging from their experiences as liberty activists, to different possible topics such as the use of nuclear weapons.

Sovereign Curtis, head organizer of Porcfest 2011 is shown here posing at Porcfest 2010. Courtesy of Tennyson McCalla.

I will definitely be getting my groove on at Buzz’s BIGGER Gay Dance Party, checking out Tarrin Lupo’s Pirate Party (Arrrr!), sitting in and watching Ian Freeman and Mark Edge host the nationally syndicated talk radio show Free Talk Live, participating in the game of Humans versus Zombies, and many other events, while most likely partaking in the consumption of several alcoholic beverages. I have never been more excited for an event before in my life!

You can catch me at Porcfest; I will be manning the Silent Auction for certain shifts(if you are interested in donating an item to the auction that you feel would be an item of interest to the liberty community, please respond below), and other than that I’ll be frolicking about Roger’s Campground and finally meeting others who feel the same way I do about liberty!

Just some of the lovely people who came to enjoy Porcfest 2010! Courtesy of Tennyson McCalla.