|Sent on:||Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:32 AM|
This is an update on the West Coast Polyamory Gathering, which is happening July 19-21, 2013, at LUPIN LODGE, near Los Gatos, in Northern California, one hour south of San Francisco.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAPPENS AT LUPIN LODGE (NOT HARBIN HOT SPRINGS).
WE ARE CURRENTLY OVERQUOTA FOR SINGLE MALES FOR THIS EVENT, SO BECAUSE OF GENDER BALANCE CONSIDERATIONS, WE CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE SINGLE MALES. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF SPACE FOR SINGLE FEMALES, COUPLES, TRIADS, FOURSOMES, AND ALL OTHER CONFIGURATIONS.
We now have permission to use the second dome adjacent to the main meeting hall. This gives us improved capacity to have two presentations running in parallel when needed, and also can serve as special private space for socializing, cuddling etc. However, we could still use extra backjacks, mats, pillows and floor covering for this second dome. If you got anything like that, we need it!
We also have permission for a bonfire.
We have some specical discounts and scholarship prices available for a few
people who are willing to help with things like logistics and registration etc.
(These are very limited in number).
If you are interested in polyamory, open relationships, polyfidelity, or other
types of consensual non-monogamy, and interested in meeting other like-minded people, this is the place to be!
This event will focus on the exploration and deepening of skills such as
clarification and expression of desires, jealousy management, expansion, and
deepening of intimacy and multi-partner relating. It will also address other
practical concerns related to polyamory, such as vital communication skills and
Current pricing (good til July 17): Note Prices rise as the event gets closer]
Individual Rate = $335 per person
Couple rate = $225 per person (= $450 per couple)
Triad rate = $199 per person (= $597) per triad).
There is also a student discount rate of $60 per person (Subject to
space-availability and gender balance considerations).
Price does include breakfast, but no other meals are covered. There is a
restaurant at the site, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you wish to attend, you'll need to register AND pay ASAP.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN SATURNIA REGNA AND THE WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION.
The presentations will be of a social, interactive, FUN, and experiential
nature. (No lectures, sermons, nor academic presentations).
The main conference officially starts at 12 Noon on Friday (JULY 19) and
formally ends at 2 PM on SUNDAY EVENING, JULY 21. There will also be a
POLYAMOROUS POLITICAL SUMMIT happening on Sunday evening (July 21) and Monday, July 22 at the same site. The Political Summit is technically separate event
from the main gathering, and requires a separate payment and registration. All
interested participants are encouraged to participate in the political
We are still taking proposals for presentations. We could still use more people
to present about Tantra (Our usual excellent Tantra presenter not not available
this year). We could also use some more people to present about NRE, safe sex
practices, effective communication techniques or anything else directly relevant
to polyamory. However, be mindful this is a POLYAMORY GATHERING. All
presentations MUST be directly relevant to polyamory, open relationships and
consensual non-monogamy. Just because it "sex-positive," or "very interesting is
not going to cut it unless it is relevant to polyamory. (We are NOT interested
in hearing from religious cults, spirits of "channeled beings," divine
revelations from on high, extra-terrestrials, prima donas, self-proclaimed
gurus, or pushy people of any type).
If wish to register, or have questions, contact Dave at:
There is no anonymous /electronic registration available. If you want to
register, must contact Dave directly. This is currently the only way to
We will be using the website shown below:
(We seem to have had inordinate levels of problems with websites this year, but
it seems to be functioning now. However, just in case the first link is
temporarily out of wack, we have backups. If the main one does not work, try one
Lupin Lodge is conveniently located about 3 miles west of Los Gatos, California,
roughly a one hour drive south of San Francisco. Lupin is a clothing-optional
PARTICIPATION IN ALL ACTIVITIES IS STRICTLY ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS ONLY!
No PUSHINESS or AGRESSIVENESS allowed.
If you want to register, contact me at: