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    Smile Happy Porcupine, the Porcfest 2012 Newsletter

    You have heard of the Free State Project Porcupine Freedom Festival. You have likely thought about attending Porcfest. You may know someone that has been to Porcfest. Make this the year you give yourself a present and attend Porcfest.

    Are you unsure of what Porcfest is or any of the details? Learn a great deal about Porcfest 2011 including detailed plans, maps and so much more. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...eedom-Festival

    When: Monday, June 18th to Sunday, June 24th
    Where: Roger's Campground in Lancaster, NH http://www.rogerscampground.com/
    Why: Porcfest is the largest pro-liberty camping event in the world. In 2011, over 1200 people attended Porcfest. Of course, there are some cabins (sold out) and motel rooms (almost sold out) on site. There are also several other motels in town, including 1 just down the road. Porcfest is the ideal vacation for any liberty lover that enjoys the outdoors, experiencing a great deal of liberty or is interested in learning more about the Free State Project.

    Registration http://freestateproject.org/registration/porcfest/2012
    Website http://porcfest.com/
    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PorcFest
    Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/228405000580836/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/porcfest
    Youtube http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=porcfest

    Subscribe to the Happy Porcupine Newsletter. http://porcfest.com/mailchimp/subscribe

    If you want to see what the 2011 Happy Porcupine thread on Ron Paul Forums looked like, take a peek, http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...011-Newsletter

    Do you want to be a vendor in Agora Valley? Contact the FSP directly here http://porcfest.com/vending
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    Happy Porcupine, the Porcfest 2012 Newsletter
    February, Issue 1, Vol. 2

    View the whole edition here, http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...b&e=ba389d54ea

    Porcupines love exchanging goods and services, right? This year at PorcFest, we want to exchange your services for money.

    That's right: the areas that need expert attention are those that will receive compensation. We are accepting proposals for security, cleaning, trash removal, registration, promotion, speaker handlers, and stage managers. If there is another area that you think could use someone to run it with the proper incentive structure in place, submit a proposal.

    Proposals need to include contact information, expected wages, number of workers, and additional needs.

    Interested candidates can email Sharon.Osborne@Porcfest.com.

    Once submitted, let the negotiations begin.

    Volunteers
    Volunteers will also be needed for more basic jobs such as bag stuffing, event assistance, and promotion. Volunteering is a great way to connect with other porcupines.

    Stage Team
    Team of 3 people. This team will make sure that set-up/clean-up for events occurs, transitions are smooth, the stage is properly set-up and that key people are where they need to be. The ideal candidate will need to have technical know-how to set-up audio and microphones. Good people skills are a must.

    Bands & Entertainment
    JJ Schlesinger is heading up this department. Please email Bands@PorcFest.com to connect with him about music or entertainment possibilities.

    Support
    While registration fees cover basic costs, the actual price of making PorcFest an invaluable learning experience and memorable vacation is much more. Speakers, bands, forums, family activities and special events require the generous contributions of Sponsor Porcupines.

    Email Support@Porcfest.com for more details on donations & sponsorship/VIP programs.

    Newsletter
    TinyLetter is a new service the Happy Porcupine will be adding this year that will be less stylized and more of an informational email from the Porcfest team so you can stay up-to-date with the latest news and needs. It will be supplemental to the full editions of the Newsletters. Sign up for the Happy Porcupine TinyEdition HERE.

    Events
    Returning this year:
    Ladies of Liberty Cook-Off
    Karaoke
    The Roast
    Made-the-Move Discussion Panels
    Family Day
    Children’s Activities
    Educational Forums

    View the whole edition here, http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...b&e=ba389d54ea
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    The Happy Porcupine was feeling hoppy….
    Posted on April 8, 2012 by Garland
    http://happyporcupine.info/the-happy...feeling-hoppy/

    While I’m not personally celebrating Easter, I know many of you do….but more importantly, I realized this week that as of today we only have 70 days to Porcfest 2012 so I thought it was a good time to send out a registration reminder. Just over TWO MONTHS! Are you READY!?
    From the newsletter -




    Featured Agora Valley site-
    http://happyporcupine.info/agoravalley/

    Clarks Coffee Creations & Ron Paul Radio – AV#32
    We’ll be selling coffee, tea and pastries in multiple forms. Also, this site will host shows from various Ron Paul Radio hosts attending PorcFest.
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    This isn't about Happy Porcupine but I found it very interesting. Boston T. Party was a featured speaker at Liberty Forum in the past but he has never been to Porcfest. If you don't know about Boston T. Party, he is best known for writing Boston's Gun Bible but he has also written other freedom related books. He is the leader of Free State Wyoming.

    Free State Wyoming (FSW) is a political migration project whose goal is to bring people of "demonstrably ethical character" to the state of Wyoming in the western United States to encourage "political liberty, free trade and voluntary cooperation."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_State_Wyoming

    Unfortunately, the movers to Wyoming almost universally rarely or never do political activism. Wikipedia isn't always the best source of information

    Anyway, here is part of Boston's post on the FSP Forum about him attending Porcfest for the first time.

    I've wanted for years to make one of these, but usually had my
    own gig going on the same weekend, or was in Africa hunting.
    It's time that I took a break, as the revised/expanded Hologram of Liberty
    is now at print, with a mid-June release (including Kindle).
    I'm very excited to visit you all again in N.H., and experience the PorcFest for the first time.
    For Liberty,
    Boston T. Party
    http://forum.freestateproject.org/in...?topic=25193.0

    Do you want to meet Boston? Do you want him to sign a book for you? Do you want to debate him about WY/NH? Do you want to ask him a gun question? Come to Porcfest. He hasn't announce the exact dates he will be at Porcfest but it is pretty safe to assume he will be at Porcfest for at least the weekend.
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    Awesome news!

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    Wow, really big news here folks! This news is even bigger than the Boston T. Party at Porcfest news. I only posted one section of the Happy Porcupine in this thread. If you want to see the rest of the newsletter, please click on the link.

    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=...e&e=ba389d54ea
    The Happy Porcupine
    Porcfest Newsletter

    Special Porcfest Announcement
    We are pleased and excited to announce that best-selling author, anarcho-capitalist, and all-around great guy, F. Paul Wilson will be joining Porcfest this year!

    Paul is the author of the phenomenal “Repairman Jack” novels as well as over forty novels, novellas, short stories and scripts. A physician, Paul won the first-ever Prometheus Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society for his novel “Wheels Within Wheels”. He won a second Prometheus for his 2003 novel “Sims”. If that’s not enough, Paul also has been inducted into the Prometheus Hall of Fame, won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers of America, received the Stoker Award, the Porgie Award, the ComiCon Inkpot Award, the Pioneer Award from the RT Booklovers Convention, and was named a Grand Master by the World Horror Convention. His latest work, forthcoming in late May from TOR books, is the eagerly awaited “Nightworld”, the epic conclusion to the Repairman Jack series that ties in events from his phenomenal “Adversary Cycle”. BUY IT!

    Paul will be joining Porcfest on the evening of Thursday, June 21, and will spend an hour with fellow Porcupines on Friday, discussing his work, his inspiration, and his ideas on freedom. Saturday, the 22nd, will see Paul as one of our featured judges for the Porcfest Flash Fiction Competition, in which contestants will be given a limited amount of time to write an original piece of fiction, read it, and then prepare to be judged for their skill! Paul has also warmly agreed to participate as a judge in Saturday night’s Soapbox Idol, so get ready for some fun! You can’t avoid it when F. Paul Wilson is nearby!

    Stay tuned to the website for more information on this exciting news! We haven't even had time to put this stuff up yet.

    Read more about F. Paul Wilson here: http://www.repairmanjack.com/
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    Are you ready for Porcfest 2012? We're only a week away...

    http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...c&e=ba389d54ea

    The 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival
    June 18th to June 24th at Roger's Campground in beatific Lancaster, New Hampshire

    We would like to thank our sponsors, VIPs and volunteers...

    Porcfest runs on Sponsors: These are our 2012 sponsors, we hope you'll take a second and get acquainted with them. We are so appreciative of their much needed support.

    Platinum Sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor Mark Warden
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    Gold Sponsor Kurt & Lisa Hildabrandt
    Gold Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor Bernanke's Bitcoin Exchange

    Silver Sponsor Dollar Vigilante
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    Silver Sponsor Anarchast
    Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor Libertopia
    Silver Sponsor Think Twice Productions

    Bronze Sponsor Chiro of Merrimack
    Bronze Sponsor Treason 4 Truth


    http://registration.porcfest.com/

    In case you were wondering, here are some of the very special guests who will be at Porcfest:
    Mark Warden, Ron Paul's Freaking Giant, Adam Kokesh, Angela Keaton, Austin Peterson, Boston T. Party, Brett Veinotte, Carla Gericke, Dan McGuire, Daniel D'Amico ,F. Paul Wilson, Ernest Hancock, Gardner Goldsmith, Larken Rose, Robert Murphy, Stefan Molyneux, Tarrin Lupo, Tatiana Moroz, Rebel Inc., and many more
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    The good Ron Paul activists from MA will be at Porcfest again this year. It is always nice saying hi to the MA folks. Every year a new crop of them end up moving to NH It is nice to see how the progress after moving here. I see more and more of them running for office. Some are locally elected. Some are in the state legislature. Some are in legislative leadership. Some are on the NH GOP State Committee. At least one is running for office for the first time this year.

    Mass LPA AV#49
    http://happyporcupine.info/mass-lpa-av/

    Come hang at [Agora Valley RV] site 49, sit by the fire, sip some wine, have a cigar, tell some stories. We have the best firewood and matches, wines and glasses, & molasses. We will be selling fine art created by liberty artists from around the world.

    Jon Allen of Worcester Mass
    Adrienne of South Carolina
    Liberty Rocks by Kyle Shattuck

    Beef jerkie made with zucchini, veggie burgers made with 100% black angus, low-carb bread, pasta and potatoes. Artichoke hearts, bananas, leafy green things. Food. Varying prices range from 1 mercury to 2 morgans.

    Free spring water from the mount blue spring deep in the heart of the Wompatuck forest in historic colonial Hingham Massachusetts. Force spring fed through granite all the way from pristine northern New York State. Cups for a dollar.

    Liberty LOVE Fest productions and the MassLPA will be promoting our next big liberty music arts and entertainment spectacular to be held in a central New England state, south of here, on August 17 and 18.

    MassLPA “The free state’s first line of defense”
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    Good news!

    There will be a Ron Paul discussion panel during Porcfest!

    Where: In the Queen's Tent at Roger's Campground and Motel at 10 Rogers Campground Rd. Lancaster, NH 03584
    When: Wednesday, 6/20/12 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Why: To discuss the Ron Paul Campaign in New Hampshire and nationwide

    Learn more about the panel here, including a seek peak of the panelist
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...t-anyone-going
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    Porcfest would be awesome. If I had the dough, I would go, been wanting to for a few years now. I hope you all have a great time, and don't forget your sidearms.

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    PorcFest 2012 is nearly upon us!
    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=...2&e=ba389d54ea

    Here we are folks! The countdown is for serious now. Just days away, the Porcupine Freedom Festival is about to explode on us with amazing activities, mind blowing sessions and more meat-space fun than you can shake a stick at.

    Volunteers and organizers are scrambling to finish things up. Musicians are loading up their gear. Movies are being finalized. The anticipation is so great, we all don't know what to do with ourselves from now until then. Some of you have likely already hit the road or are nearing the time to do so. Stock up on energy drinks because here comes Porcfest!

    When you arrive, please visit the Roger's office to secure your reservations with them and then come by the Welcome Center so you can pick up your badges and Porcfest information. IMPORTANT: We ask that you print out your email if you don't have a smart device to help us verify your registration.

    Are you ready for PorcFest 2012?
    Visit our blog for more updates
    http://happyporcupine.info/

    The PorcFest
    SCHEDULE

    Monday
    Welcome to PorcFest!
    Some folks are so excited they get here on Sunday, but Monday is when registration opens and things officially kick off.

    Tuesday
    Tuesday is #NHday
    Learn about the FSP and meet the movers!

    Wednesday
    Art & Love Day
    Calling all PorcFest artists! Are you a creative Porcupine? Bring your handmade creations (photography, painting, sculpture, portfolios, fine art or just a portfolio) to this mini party.
    Not an artist? Come and see the fabulous work of Porcupine artists.

    Thursday
    Music Day
    Join our amazing lineup for some toe-tapping, ear-pleasing tunes and rock out with your fellow porcupines.

    Friday
    Comedy Day
    Friday is jam-packed with fun and entertainment. Forums, a Pirate Party, and so much more....

    Saturday
    Family Day
    Join the kids in the field as they compete in their Olympics and then later for the Kids' Agora and Carnival! Lots of stuff for the grown-up porcupines as well, check the schedule to see what's in store!

    Sunday
    Is it Sunday already?
    Cleanup, farewells, awards and we're outta here!

    See you next year....
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    I figured I would mention some of the radio shows happening at Porcfest. At least 3 radio shows/podcasts/video shows by people on this forum are happening at Porcfest.

    I know Adam Kokesh of Adam Vs the Man and Brett of School Sucks Project are going to spend several days at Porcfest. I am not sure if they are doing live broadcasts or not.

    Sunday (before Porcfest)
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Monday
    9:00AM Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Live Radio Broadcast - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    10:00PM Liberty Conspiracy - FTL Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Tuesday
    9:00AM Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Live Radio Broadcast - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    3:00PM Ladies in Keene - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Wednesday
    9:00AM Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Live Radio Broadcast - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    6:00PM The Angel Clark Show - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Thursday
    9:00AM Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Live Radio Broadcast - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    1:00PM Pirate Radio LRN - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    5:00PM The Angel Clark Show - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Friday
    9:00AM Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Live Radio Broadcast - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Radio Broadcast
    3:00PM The Angel Clark Show - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    9:00PM Wheels off Liberty - Shire Society Pavilion
    10:00PM PorcTherapy with Stephanie Murphy - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast

    Saturday
    7:00PM - 10:00PM Free Talk Live - LRN.FM Media Room, Live Broadcast
    10:00PM Liberty Conspiracy - FTL Media Room, Live Broadcast
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    Some people might have heard about the Trainwreck which costs $10 and is sold by George's Famous Baklava at Porcfest and think food is expensive at Porcfest. Sure, a Trainwreak is expensive but most food isn't expensive at Porcfest. However, a Trainwreck is a gyro with a 5X5 bacon weave instead of bread. Well, George is the bacon man. After all, he did cook 180 pounds of bacon for Porcfest and then wrap it up to look like cocaine.


    For example, ItaliaRican Kitchen has both a breakfast combo and a lunch/dinner combo.
    Breakfast combo: Two eggs, three pancakes, one strip of bacon and a beverage for $5
    Meal combo: One burger, one hot dog, two strips of bacon and one beverage for $5

    The snack menu meals at ItalianRican Kitchen are also reasonably priced.
    Snack menu
    Sandwich crackers: 50 cents each or three for $1
    Nature Valley granola bars: $2 each or two for $3
    Trail mix: $1.50 each or three for $4
    Cereal bars: 50 cents each or three for $1

    ItaliaRican kitchen accepts FRNs, Shire Silver and copper rounds.
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    Have a great PorcFest everyone!

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    man this sounds like a blast!

    too many great events happening within what seems like the same week each other.

    New Hampshire you make me want to leave Cali with a quickness
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    I heard somewhere around 1,000 people were at Porcfest. I know they all are not in this video. Nevertheless, it is a cool video.

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