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POLY BIG Virtual FUN 2018!!

Poly Big Fun, an annual workshop and retreat for people who identify as polyamorous is going virtual for 2018. Virtual Poly Big Fun will take place on November 10th, 2018.

Payments for registration will be accepted via Paypal to payments@polybigfun.org or by Venmo @niki_hawk. Cost is $10 in advance and until 8:00 PM CST November 9th, and $15 afterwards and at the door. Participants will need to note in the comments which venue they are attending, their email address, and the name they are using.

Please email Niki Hawk Ladydangercurve@gmail.com if you have any questions about registration or payment.

 

 

Tentative Schedule (All times are military)

  EST CST PST
Compartmentalizing-Thinking Inside the Box with Captain Mike 1200 1100 0900
Breaking Up Poly with Joreth Innkeeper 1300 1200 1000
Break 1400 1300 1100
My abuser is Woke: Recognizing abuse when an abuser is skilled in the language of social justice with Franklin Veaux 1500 1400 1200
The Wilder Side of Poly with Darklady 1600 1500 1300
Jealousy with Nancy 1700 1600 1400



 

Ongoing construction and improvements at its usual host venue are pushing this year’s Poly Big Fun onto the Net. This year, host venues in five different cities; Austin, Houston, Philidelphia, Portland, and the San Antonio Hill Country will provide physical locations where polyamorous folk can meet for fellowship and community, while watching seminars presented by local experts, as well as internationally acclaimed authors and activists Franklin Veaux and Joreth Innkeeper.

Franklin Veaux is part mad scientist, part gonzo journalist. He’s been polyamorous his entire life, and has never been in a monogamous relationship. He writes books, designs high tech-sex toys, and plays with cats.

Franklin will be presenting “My abuser is Woke: Recognizing abuse when an abuser is skilled in the language of social justice.”

Joreth will be presenting “Breaking up in the poly community.”

Joreth says,

“Our society puts a lot of emphasis on the Fairy Tale where each person meets their soul mate as a teenager and lives Happily Ever After. Consequently, we never really develop any skills for how to break up with someone in an ethical way. We are also inundated with a lot of really bad models for breaking up. After a very successful breakup (and some very dismal ones), Joreth and one of her former sweeties got together to start writing a book on breaking up. Joreth takes the lessons from this book and shares some tips based upon personal experience, community observations, and a background in psychology and relationship communication on how to handle breaking up with someone ethically and compassionately and how to get dumped with dignity.”

There will also be presentations on “The Wilder Side of Polyamory”, “How to cope with jealousy”, “Compartmentalization” and “Online Dating”.

Here is the information on the various venues:

Austin

Human Potential Center
2007 Bert Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

512-441-8988

9AM until 5PM CST

info@humanpotentialcenter.org

Hill Country/San Antonio

Contact Nancy for directions

nancywebb@gmail.com

210-913-2110

9AM until 1 AM CST

Join us for a potluck (please bring something!), a non-sexual cuddle tent, and an facilitor from California who will be demonstrating sex positive activities.

Houston

Contact the host, Glimmer, for the address at glimmer.blazeflower@gmail.com

The host will provide a space for a potluck lunch and provide non-alcoholic beverages and paper products, as well as some snacks. BYOB. There will be time for socialization after the event, with some play spaces for boardgames and other activities.

If you know Glimmer, you can potentially make over-night arrangements with her. Otherwise you will need to depart by 11PM.

9 AM until 11 PM

Philadelphia

Contact the host, Liz Davey, at emeradead@yahoo.com for the address.

Hosted in a private home less than 2 miles from the Paoli train station

Liz will provide a full baked potato bar with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. After the official event people are welcome to stay for a night of games and movie marathons. Free rides to and from the Paoli station and overnights can be arrange!

10 AM until ? EST

Portland

Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place
5224 SE Foster
Portland, OR 97206

CatalystSexPositive.com

9 AM until 4PM PST

503-726-9930

10AM until 4PM PST

Discounted tickets for VPBF attendees to a women-identified party after VPBF

Poly Big Fun will return to the newly renovated barracks at Bastrop State Park on the weekend of April 12th through the 14th, 2019. Please see our website polybigfun.org for more details.

We hope to see you, virtually, November 10th and in person April 12th through the 14th 2019!

 

 


 

Welcome to the home of Poly Big Fun!

 

Poly Big Fun or PBF is a yearly late spring retreat sponsored by the Poly Austin community. PBF is a time for us to come together as a community and celebrate. We hold multiple workshops on various relationship building topics such as effective communication, time management and relationships, multifamily households, community parenting, and more.

 

 

 

            If you are new or even returning to PBF please take a moment and read the PBF Survival Guide. The survival guide is a basic “getting to know you” guide for the event. The survival guide explains basic stuff like what to expect, what to bring, and what to wear. !!!     We encourage you to look around the new website. The menu for the event, schedule of workshops, and updated survival guide are being revised but should be correct soon.

 

Note: Bastrop might be renovating the cabins sometime in 2017 which could affect Poly Big Fun. If  it does we'll notify you immediately. They have told us this the last several years and it has yet to happen.

 

 

~Niki~

PBF Coordinator

 

Helpful links to get you started:

 

Survival Guide

PBF Staff

Directions to Bastrop State Park

Bastrop Park Map

Meal Plan

Schedule

Register

Ticket Prices

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Prep Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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