This year was the 2nd year for the Free State Blockchain Digital Assets Conference. Like Keenevention was, FSBDAC is also an intimate convention. This year, I was given the opportunity to moderate an epic panel full of Keenevention alumni – Chris Rietmann, Darryl W Perry, and Derrick J Freeman. We discussed why New Hampshire is the Cryptocurrency Mecca.
Of course, we won’t how many people are going until the event happens, because it’s decentralized – that means no one is in charge. There are no organizers. There are no tickets. There’s no official schedule of events. Each attendee decides what to do. You could just hang out and camp with other libertarians, voluntarists, and liberty-loving anarchists or put on some kind of event for the other attendees. Perhaps a musical performance, speech, exhibit, sports event, or whatever. Already, attendees are self-organizing on the unofficial forums and chatrooms, which you’ll find linked from the unofficial website at Forkfest.party.
See you there!
2015’s Keenevention included a new attraction – two of Keene’s liberty-oriented talk shows produced their programs live from the event hall! In case you missed them, here are Darryl W Perry’s “Peace, Love, Liberty Radio” and Conan Salada’s “Black Sheep Rising“. (It turned out this was the final episode of BSR.)
Also, don’t miss the Rebel Love Show’s Keenevention recap episode.
Anyone who has ever been under active threat by the tyrannical system knows the burden it creates. Even though no charges have been leveled at anyone thus far, the FBI stole thousands of dollars in computers that were critical to the ongoing 24/7 radio network I program, LRN.FM. Now the waiting begins as they use forensic tools to comb through dozens of electronic devices including computers, SD cards, flash drives, and phones. Will they come back with false child porn charges or something else entirely? It took them most of a year to finally come back and arrest the owners of Phat Stuff head shop on Main Street after stealing their store’s inventory, their truck, and cleaning out their bank account.
All that time you wonder what is going to happen next? What else are these aggressive men and women calling themselves “the state” going to do to you and your family? Meanwhile, everything you might have wanted to do or create turns into a question mark. Why start a new project or business when the government gang might just swoop in after you’ve just gotten started and throw you into a cage?
That’s where I am with Keenevention 2016. I really have enjoyed creating these intimate conventions three years in a row, but they cost thousands to put on and that money could be used instead to rebuild my more important mission of broadcasting the ideas of liberty and peace seven-days-a-week.
In short, due to the hanging threat by the criminal gang known as “the state”, I feel it’s irresponsible to push forward with this year’s event. If you have purchased a ticket, I’ll be contacting you for a refund. Perhaps Keenevention will return in the future, but for now this website and its dozens of videos will stand as a living record of the amazing speakers and panel discussions we’ve had over the years.
If you were an attendee, I’m grateful. Thank you for being a part of the fun.
Now that all the videos from Keenevention 2015 have been posted, it’s pic-posting time!
Drop over to the Keenevention photos page to access hundreds of photos from Keenevention 2015, divided up into several albums.
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