Schedule Detail – Mon-Sun

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Welcome To PorcFest
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For Whom: Everyone who has arrived. We will be very quickly be moving into ice-breakers and getting-to-know-yous, so this is a great way to get oriented, to meet people, and figure out what are “Must Dos” for you week.
Description: The opening ceremonies of PorcFest XVIII – 2021! Join Queen Quill and the Chef Village to an overview of PorcFest and of what will be happening over the week.
Speaker: Dennis Pratt, Chef de Village
Speaker: Carla Gericke, Queen Quill
When: Tue, 3P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Please bring your phone (with your Telegram account active), or a writing utensil and notecards. You will be getting attendees’ contact information based on what you most want from your PorcFest. This can help you for the festival, as well as lead to lots of opportunities after this festival.

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Meet the Hubs and Studs
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For Whom: Everyone going to PorcFest who wants to know who is organizing what aspects of the week.
Description: Meet the people who have come together to put on this PorcFest with you.
* The Board of Directors of the Free State Project;
* The Volunteers who will register you, look after you, help with infrastructure
* The Vendors who will cook for you, serve you, sell you products
* The Lounges where you can hang out and chat and learn and laugh
* The Venues where you can attend speeches, talks, activities, games, music all week long
Moderator: Dennis Pratt, Chef de Village
Moderator: Carla Gericke, Queen Quill
When: Tue, 3:30P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: * If you are one of the above, please register with Dennis so he can introduce you, and prepare a short (<2 minute) intro to your function, assistance, or hub. (Larger hubs should explain a bit more.) * Please bring your phone (with your Telegram account active), or a writing utensil and notecards. You will be getting contact information to help you get what you most want from your PorcFest. ___________

Meet Your Fellow Attendees
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For Whom: Everyone going to PorcFest who would lie to make close connections with people who share their interests.
Description: Now that you have met the people who are creating the event, meet your fellow attendees and introduce yourself to them. Through a series of ice-breaking exercises you will get to find people who share your interests in a whole bunch of areas, and you will connect up with them via Telegram (or your notecards and pencil) so you can chat during the week and beyond.
Facilitator: Dennis Pratt, Chef de Village
When: Tue, 4:30P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Bring your phone (with your Telegram account activated and connected to the Attendee Chat), or a pencil and notecards so that you can connect up with those attendees whom you’d like to chat more with. You will be getting attendees’ contact information based on what you most want from your PorcFest. This can help you throughout the festival, as well as lead to lots of opportunities after this festival.

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Future Vision: Jason Sorens
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For Whom: Those who want to be inspired by a vision of Liberty In Your Lifetime — not in fantasy but in reality!
Description: Jason Soren’s vision is what started the Free State Project, and what better way to start our largest PorcFest ever by hearing Jason’s current vision, updated by all the events and all the experiences. How far have we come? Where are we going? And how might we get there?
Speaker: Jason Sorens, The Free State Project was founded in 2001 by Jason Sorens, then a Ph.D. student at Yale University. Jason was studying independence movements in other countries and thinking about his own beliefs. And it was time for libertarians to adapt. Jason published an article in The Libertarian Enterprise highlighting the failure of libertarians to elect any candidate to federal office and outlining his ideas for a migration movement that Jason believes continues an American tradition of political migration, which includes groups such as Mormon settlers in Utah, Amish religious communities and the “Jamestown Seventy”, an earlier effort to influence the politics of a particular state through deliberate migration. Jason’s essay eventually became the founding document of the Free State Project. In it, Jason proposed a mass migration, a voluntary resettlement of 20,000 Libertarians, anarchists, anarcho-capitalists, pacifists, even freedom-minded Democrats and Republicans, to a single, low-population state, a place they’d have the electoral power to transform it from the inside.
When: Tue, 6P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: This is part of a series of Future Visions occurring in the late afternoon/early evening of each day of PorcFest. Come to the Pavillion to hear each luminary’s vision of our future.

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Ethics 101: “Live & Let Live” v. “Submit or Die”
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For Whom: This is designed for those who are new to libertarian ethics and would like to understand why it is critically important to humanity, if we are ever to experience peace and freedom.
Description: The heart of libertarianism is ethics: universal self-ownership and a requirement to respect consent. The political policies, which everyone focuses on, is only the implications of these ethical principles when consistently followed. Libertarianism is not full philosophy of life, but it sets a hard boundary on the minimum respect that we must have for every other human being, if we are to be considered a good person.
. . . Dennis will overview the basics of libertarian ethics and illustrate how a very simple construct can lead to a major evolution in how humans treats humans.
Speaker: Dennis Pratt, Dennis was the #1 writer on libertarian topics, writing primarily about libertarian ethics, on Quora, a competitive intellectual Q&A site, before he was deplatformed in January.
When: Wed, 11A
Where: Mus: Anthem Theater, Parking Lot
Note: This is part of the Liberty 101 series, designed to explain major libertarian constructs to the liberty-curious/

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KICKBALL TOURNAMENT
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For Whom: People who like fun should attend this event.
Description: Kickball rematch between Manchester and the Seacoast. Will new challengers step up to the place?
Organizer: Stephen Nass
When: Wed, 11A
Where: FLD: Field

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The Hunt
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For Whom: Teenagers to Adults, kids can participate but there will be another scavenger hunt for them to attend. The scavenger hunt for younger kids will be hosted by Zab, (unknown last name.)
Description: scavenger hunt
Organizer: Lauryn Strahan
Moderator: Keilah Strahan ,
When: Wed, 6P
Where: FLD: Field
Note: I would like everyone to meet in the field of Rogers Campground to give everyone the rules and announcements. June 23 at 6:30 pm, it can go all night until a winner is announced.

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SoHo Forum:(Bitcoin will eventually replace Fiat?)
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For Whom: Lovers of civil, intellectual debate; crypto curious/interested; Federal Reserve curious.
Description: The SoHo Forum has had to flee New York City, seeking refuge in the Free State amongst its natural allies the porcupines during our freedom festival. Gene Epstein himself will moderate the official SoHo Forum for June, but this time originating from PorcFest!! Be in the crowd who cheers them one and who votes to determine the winner.

Resolution:
“Bitcoin will eventually replace governments’ fiat money as the preferred medium of exchange”
Moderator: Gene Epstein, Founder of the SoHo Forum, an intellectual debate series. Former senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. Moderator of numerous debates, and participants in several.
Debater (Negative): Reuven Brenner, McGill Faculty of Management REPAP Chair in Economics (retired)
Debater (Affirmative): John Vallis, Host of the podcast Bitcoin RapidFire
When: Wed, 6P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Please arrive on time to vote.

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Story Hour and Kids’ Market Planning
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For Whom: Children interested in vending at the kids’ market and parents/caregivers
Description: Come learn all about having a successful kids’ market. A space for children to hear stories about vending, learn about free market and get creative. Drop by to reserve your child’s spot in the market. Join the kids’ corner chat to plan ahead of time, bringing ideas and products from home. Didn’t plan ahead? That’s ok! All kids are welcome. Come make some crafts, games, paper weights and more to sell. Get creative and join other children as we plan for what may just be the best market of PorcFest!
Organizer: Stephanie Buzzell
When: Thu, 10A
Where: Bing: Bingo Hall/Poolside, Parking Lot

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Children’s Social
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For Whom: Children and parents/caregivers welcome
Description: Bring a picnic lunch and join us for a children’s social. Enjoy the park or the pool with other little porcupines. Too rainy? Too sunny? (is there such a thing?!) Gather under the Bingo Hall/poolside pavilion. Arts, crafts, and games available.
Organizer: Stephanie Buzzell
When: Thu, 12P
Where: Bing: Bingo Hall/Poolside, Parking Lot

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Debate: (Is bigotry permissible in libertarianism)
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For Whom: People who are curious how the culture wars and SJW applies to libertarianism
Description: Is libertarianism a strict adherence to self-ownership, property rights, and the NAP and nothing more, or does it include an obligation to be hyper tolerant and anti-racist and anti-bigot? Can libertarianism accept assholes in its midst sa long as they don’t hurt others, or is there a code of thought that must be also adhered to?
Moderator: Gene Epstein, Founder of the SoHo Forum, an intellectual debate series. Former senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. Moderator of numerous debates, and participants in several.
Debater (Affirmative): Archie Flowers, Archie is the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Vermont. He has debated Dave Smith on ….. and ….
Debater (Negative): Kevin Tyson,
When: Thu, 12P
Where: PAV: Pavillion

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Part Of The Problem: Live PodCast
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For Whom: Current (and future) fans of Part of the Problem
Description: Dave Smith and Robbie the Fire take the Big Stage to talk about PorcFest and the state of libertarianism. They’ll interview luminaries from PorcFest up on stage and take Q&A from you in the audience.
Speaker: Dave Smith, Dave Smith is the host of Part of the Problem, one of the top two libertarian podcasts in the world. He expounds upon current events, government, foreign policy, and all things libertarian. He is part of the new generation of pundits. He’ll educate you and open your eyes to the possibility of a truly free nation.
Speaker: Robbie Bernstein (Robbie the Fire), Robbie is the host of Run Your Mouth podcast. He is “King of the Caucus”, a well-known sandwich connoisseur, and the side kick on Part of the Problem.
When: Thu, 1:30P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Dave and Robbie will be taking the stage later Thursday night for two+ hours of comedy.

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Porcupint Market- Children vending to serve you!
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For Whom: EVERYONE! Seriously though… ANYONE who wants to support the children of PorcFest as they learn the ropes of agorism should stop by this market. Don’t miss it! You’ll make a child’s day and may find something you love in the process!
Description: Come support our growing porcupines- Stop by the market to shop from our youngest vendors. Make a purchase for yourself, for a gift or just enjoy a sweet treat!

(Have children at PorcFest who want to vend at this market? Check out the planning session to reserve your child’s space. Bring your best ideas and products to sell!)
Organizer: Stephanie Buzzell
When: Thu, 2:30P
Where: Bing: Bingo Hall/Poolside, Parking Lot

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The State of Secession
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For Whom: Those who are curious whether secession for liberty is possible.
Description: A PorcFest first — three great states with secessionist movements — will take the Big Stage to share the advancements of, and challenges to, their respective movements.
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When: Thu, 3P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: The NHExit Consulate, 18 Bastiat Isle, Mid-Hill, will hold talks all week about secession, including more in depth discussion from each of these secession movements.

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Future Vision: Jacob Hornberger
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For Whom: Hard core, principled libertarians who want to learn from an OG about how to proceed to liberty
Description: “Lessons Learned in 40 Years of Advancing Liberty” Jacob has been working tirelessly for liberty for 40 years. Where does he think we are, where are we going, and how does he recommend that we get there?
Speaker: Jacob Hornberger, Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. In 2000 and 2020 he ran for the Libertarian Party nomination for President, coming in second in 2020.
When: Thu, 5P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: This is part of a series of Future Visions occurring in the late afternoon/early evening of each day of PorcFest. Come to the Pavillion to hear each luminary’s vision of our future.

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Future Vision: Carla Gericke
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For Whom: Everyone! :p People who want to laugh, cry, be inspired, motivated and excited about the future of freedom in the Free State of NH, the world’s first “safe space” for libertarians.
Description: Get inspired! Queen Quill and FSP Chair, Carla Gericke, will wow you with her view of New Hampshire as “Planet Freedom.” Come explore why you should make NH your landing pad. Blast off to liberty!
Speaker: Carla Gericke, Author, activist, and attorney, Carla Gericke is president emeritus and Chairman of the Free State Project. She lives in New Hampshire with thousands of fellow freedom fighters as an advocate of liberty specializing in localized voluntarism, self-determination, and how responsible human action can lead to peace and prosperity. Carla has run for NH Senate three times getting 45% as an outspoken Free Stater in 2020. Her first book, The Ecstatic Pessimist, is a collection of award-winning short stories, and 13 essays about her first dozen years in the Free State.
When: Thu, 6P
Where: PAV: Pavillion

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Dave Smith Comedy
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For Whom: Porcupines who love to laugh at the absurdities of authoritarianism.
Description: Dave Smith and Robbie the Fire take the stage in a no-holds barred libertarian comedy night.
Speaker: Dave Smith, Dave Smith is the host of Part of the Problem, one of the top two libertarian podcasts in the world. He expounds upon current events, our government, foreign policy, and all things libertarian. He is part of the new generation of pundits. He’ll educate you and open your eyes to the possibility of a truly free nation.
Speaker: Robbie Bernstein (Robbie the Fire), Robbie is the host of Run Your Mouth podcast. He is “King of the Caucus”, a well-known sandwich connoisseur, and the side kick on Part of the Problem.
When: Thu, 7P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Dave and Robbie podcaste from the big stage in the afternoon.

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Light & Liberty Meet and Greet
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For Whom: Spiritual minded people and healers who also love liberty.
Description: Light and Liberty Meet and Greet – is an event to build fellowship in the liberty community. It focuses on bringing together light workers, energy workers, healers and folks interested in more woo-woo activities. Come meet and hang out with your new tribe.
Organizer: Tarrin Lupo, Organizer
When: Thu, 8P
Where: Blue: The Blueberry, MH4, Porcupine Isle, West

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Debate: (Is FSP or National LP more realistic)
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For Whom: Folks who love good, respectful debate. Fans of the LP, fans of the FSP, and fans of both.
Description: Resolution:
“The Free State Project is a more realistic path to liberty than the Libertarian Party”
. . . The endless debate? How will the subsegment of people known as libertarians ever find a society where their bodies are their own and the products of their bodies are their own, and “crime” is defined only as violations of these two things. Here we have two heavyweights going at it — are national political campaigns a more realistic pathway to human freedom or is the Free State Project?
. . . Where are you at the start of the debate? And where will you be by the end of the debate?
Moderator: Gene Epstein, Founder of the SoHo Forum, an intellectual debate series. Former senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. Moderator of numerous debates, and participants in several.
Debater (Affirmative): Jeremy Kauffman, Jeremy is on the Board of the Free State Project, a mover with his wife and child, and the founder and CEO of Lbry and Odyssee
Debater (Negative): Angela McCardle, Angela is a candidate for Chair of the Libertarian Party
When: Fri, 12P
Where: PAV: Pavillion

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Future Vision: Jeffrey Tucker
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For Whom:
Those who enjoy a lively envisioning of the future, with surprising connections.
Description: Come to hear Jeffrey Tucker give his vision of the future with his typical style and unque perspective — where we are in the freedom movement, where we are going, how we might get there, and what you can do to bring more freedom to the world. Jeffrey Tucker has been a stalwart FSP supporter and now he gets to step back to connect history and future for us with a possible path to protecting our personal liberties.
Speaker: Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research . Jeffrey Tucker is the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and eight books in 5 languages, most recently The Market Loves You. He is also the editor of The Best of Mises. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.
When: Fri, 5P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: This is part of a series of Future Visions occurring in the late afternoon/early evening of each day of PorcFest. Come to the Pavillion to hear each luminary’s vision of our future.

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Gathering of the Clans
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For Whom: Everyone who has attended this PorcFest: Vendor and vendee; hub organizers and hub attendees; speakers and listeners; families and singles.
Description: Find and gather your campsite, your hubs, your friends, your associates all together and make your way down to the field for our annual photo. Bring symbols of your clan — matching t-shirts, banners, signs, etc. And surround yourself with your clan and your friends for our annual PorcFest (XVIII) photoshoot.
Facilitator: Dennis Pratt, Chef de Village
When: Sat, 3P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: Make sure the people you care about know about the upcoming photoshoot and herd them down to the field so they can mark this historic moment with you.

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Photo Shoot: Official PorcFest XVIII
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For Whom: Every PorcFest attendee of 2021 — old and young; newbie and old-timer’ sober or other; political, agorists, ancaps, beltway, preppers; Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists; speakers and listeners; campers and hotelers; …
Description: Attention! Attention! All attendees gather on the field for our annual group photo, so that we can tell the world there is a small group, which is larger than they think, of freedom lovers willing to travel for Liberty in our Lifetime.
Facilitator: Dennis Pratt, Chef de Village
Organizer: Carla Gericke, Queen Quill
When: Sat, 3:30P
Where: FLD: Field
Note: This photo shares with the world the number and types of attendees. It is the culmination of our festival. If you don’t like your photo taken, turn backwards, or wear a disguise. But attend and show how many of us really don’t like the State and are willing to explore creating Liberty In Our Lifetime.

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Vegan Potluck-Free Food!
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For Whom: Vegans, vegetarians and anyone interested in plant based food.
Description: Did you know porcupines live off plant based diets? Join us for the 5th year of the vegan potluck. Bring your favorite dish and swap food and recipes. Please label you veggie recipe so people with food restrictions know what is in them. All are welcome.
Organizer: Tarrin Lupo, Main organizer of the event
When: Sat, 4P
Where: Blue: The Blueberry, MH4, Porcupine Isle, West

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Bardo Farm Pig Roast
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For Whom: Hungry porcupines interested in pork and other farm products.
Description: Come and enjoy the traditional all-community dinner, hosted by Bardo Farms, interweaving sustainable gardening and livestock practices, self-sufficiency skills, energy conservation and production, self-discovery, and economic development as one path to freedom in the Upper Valley of NH.
. . . $20 per plate. Mask not required.
Organizer: Emily & Neil Smith
When: Sat, 4P
Where: FLD: Field

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Future Vision: Tom Woods
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For Whom: Fans of Tom Woods and libertarians who want inspiration.
Description: Come to hear Tom Woods, libertarian podcaster and author of twelve books, vision of the future — where we are in the freedom movement, where we are going, how we might get there, and what you can do to bring more freedom to the world.
Speaker: Tom Woods, Tom Woods has been examining our current state of enslavement to the state and ways to remove our shackles for decades. He has written books about strategies (e.g., Nullification). He has talked with the leading thinkers across multiple strategies. Here, he presents his synthesis of our state and our path to statelessness.
When: Sat, 5P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: This is part of a series of Future Visions occurring in the late afternoon/early evening of each day of PorcFest. Come to the Pavillion to hear each luminary’s vision of our future.

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Soapbox Idol
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For Whom: Those would enjoy the piss and vinegar of a good anti-authoritarian rant.
Description: Bring YOUR best 3-minute rant to be judged by an esteemed panel of judges, moderated by Carla Gericke, and including _____
. . . Now in its 10th year, don’t miss the ultimate crowd favorite SoapBox Idol! Prepare your best 3-minute rant on the topic of your choice. Whatever really bugs you, here is your chance to bitch to — and convince — a receptive audience.
. . . The top Idolers will do their best to impress their passion and insight on the audience and a panel of esteemed judges. Your applause selects the final winner.
Moderator: Carla Gericke, Our Queen Quill has wowed PorcFest audiences with her Soapbox idol for now a decade. A superb ranter herself, she seeks new raw talent as well as developing older talent.
When: Sat, 7P
Where: PAV: Pavillion
Note: This event is not suitable for sensitive ears.
. . . Loud encouragement from the audience is appreciated.
. . . Esteemed judges for this contest are not yet annouced.