For the second-annual HALLOWKEENE costume dance party, we moved to a new, better venue. The new venue allowed the party to go later than last year, had a super-nice staff, their drink prices were cheaper, and had plenty of power outlets, which made setting up Bill Domenico’s multiple AWESOME lasers possible.
Of course, you never know whether a new party is going to work until it happens, and thankfully, this one worked well – we had approximately 50 people attending at one time! That’s up significantly compared to last year’s approximately 30 attendees.
This year, Renee Kate of Anarchics was the winner of the costume contest as “Corpse Bride”, with Dan Gaudreau’s Ian Freeman costume, and Christopher David’s Satoshi Nakamoto costume as runners-up. Ann Leverette, your Rebel Mistress, MC’d the event, judged the costume contest, and did a great job – even buying drinks for the best dancers in a dance-off!
I was prepared for a weekend of exciting adventure and invigorating learning, and I got it. Libertarians know how to get things done. And in the Shire, they know how to have fun.
Richard first attended Keenevention in 2014, and posted a similarly amazing write up about that event. Like last year’s post, his article this year delves into detail on each panel and speaker he witnessed, including questions from the audience and panelists’ quotes. It’s exhaustive, in a good way.
Keenevention may be over for 2015, but the video posts have just begun. We record every speaker and panel discussion that hits the stage and then release them weekly in the order they occurred. Here’s the first in the series, the Political Action Panel featuring host Darryl W. Perry. Darryl and his panelists discussed various ways to make an impact on politics from outside the two party system. Panelists included Alstead Town Selectman Chris Rietmann, former Libertarian state representative Don Gorman, and former NH Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate John Babiarz: