Dec 15, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Poly, Swinging, and Hedonism lead by David Palmer
David was Larry Flint’s personal assistant, lived in a triad with two ladies in Maui, ran a swing club and has participated in all kinds of alternative lifestyle activities. He will talk about his own experiences and those he has researched showing that swinging, poly and hedonism are not black and white, but come with many shades of gray in between….
(Time permitting, Harold Goldstein will talk about Burning Man and it’s role as the melting pot of all the above and much more!)
1 pm Pot Luck Lunch-bring something healthy and delicious to share.
2 pm – 4pm Where does Science Fiction fit in?
Is the life style in Lady Sally’s House (Spider Robinson’s Callahan series) hedonism or polyamory? It offers prostitution as an art, but the artists appear to be something of an expanded family. Or Lazarus Long’s Tertius colony family? How about the women’s Free Amazon Guild Houses in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover series? What alternative lifestyles examples can you think of from SF literature and where to they fit into these categories?