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[Madison, WI] Bi Intention August Calendar!

AUGUST 2010 – Pride Month!

Bi Intention Discussion Sex Toys: education/demo/discussion
Date: Friday August 13th
Time: 7:00pm
OutReach, 600 Williamson Street, Madison WI
Facilitators: Angela H.
Get together for a fun-filled exploration of different sex toys and all sorts of stuff related to them. Not a play party; we'll have fun discussing and sharing our thoughts about sex toys and why we like them.

Bi Intention Social Event Pride Parade and dancing!
August 22nd @ Noon
Downtown Madison, WI
Line up for Pride Parade, we'll have bi-flags and a banner for the march. Meet for dancing that night; location TBD.

Bi Intention Support Night Bi Support Group
Monday, August 23rd @ 7:00pm
OutReach, 600 Williamson Street, Madison WI
For discussion of issues of personal concern or interest, as they relate to bisexuality, pansexuality, omnisexuality or queer. Newcomers, people questioning their orientation, and others welcome.

For more information, contact badger2305@gmail.com, or visit Bi Intention's Facebook page.
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Pi-Con! -- An awesome convention near you!

As everyone makes their August plans, I wish to remind you to consider attending Pi-Con! Pi-Con is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction and other fan interests - there's webcomics, science, costuming, gaming, larping, filk, lifestyle, and lots more. This year, it's happening August 21-23 in Enfield, CT right off 91, just south of the MA border. Register today!


This year will feature Author Guest of Honor Mary Doria Russell (award winning author of The Sparrow and Children of God), Webcomic Guest of Honor Jeffrey Rowland (creator of Wigu, Overcompensating, and the awesome t-shirt site Topatoco), and Guest of Awesome Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. We will also see the return of our video game room, two full rooms of all day board/card/table top gaming, many favorite panels and events including the panel in the pool, and the new addition of Filk programming! There will also be performances by our local Rocky Horror and Repo casts (The Come Again Players and Genetic Imperfection)

Full weekend pre-registration rates for Pi-Con are currently $40 for adults or only $25 for students! Get your registrations in at the early rate!

Room reservations are *open* for Pi-Con! Room rate will be $109/night + tax. Just go to http://www.pi-con.org/hotel.php and you can register online for a room (note: Discounted room rate ends August 10th, reserve soon!).

For more information, to volunteer, sign up to vend, or otherwise contact us, check out our web page at www.pi-con.org
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FMA.Etched

Quality Companion Needed for Cruise Vacation

Cross posted in: polypersonals, austinpoly

Greetings to You,

I hope that I won't be offending anyone in the community with this post.

Details on the situationCollapse )

I must admit feeling sharp pangs of envy for the lucky woman willing to take my place (RPG playtest plans were in order, *so* sorry I'm missing this opportunity). If you're interested in meeting him, able to travel to Austin, TX and can cover the port fees (~$200), please contact me at qualitycruisecompanion@letterboxes.org. Even better if you are an Austin local and can meet him before the trip. I'd be grateful knowing you have the time and inclination to build a rapport with him, and then move gracefully into five days of outstanding quality time in a spectacular locale.

Thank you!
Cherise

EDIT: 13:56 08-Jan-09 - B suggested a better title, rather than "Vibrant Lady Needed to Chaperone a Quality Catch". Thanks! ~^..^~
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Someone to Roll With

(Re-posted, with modifications, from this initial link. This isn't spam, or an advertisement... well, at least not for anything but what I am hoping to achieve, which is True Love and Happy Ever After. Here goes... everything.)

[Someone] Someone to Roll With...
There's been a discussion under filters about an idea I had hit me recently, and I've decided to take it to the next level. Living my life in the over-the-top way that I always have, I've decided to take a semi-novel approach to finding someone to romantically spend it with.

I say "semi-novel," because I fully admit that some concepts I am drawing from are derived right out of "reality TV." Why the hell not? Clearly, people are entertained by some of that stuff, and it seems like a guy like me and folks like my circle of friends and colleagues can make something like that even more entertaining.

So I am about to launch my own "reality experience" -
 
 

Someone to Roll With...

Sean Patrick Fannon's Quest for the Gamer Girl of His Dreams


Using my Live Journal, Facebook account, and RPGLife blog, I am going to launch and conduct a public search for someone to date and, hopefully, build a life with. I hope to get on lots of gamer and geek-friendly podcasts, and I hope that the culture, overall, catches onto this thing and helps me make it a big deal and a fun thing for everyone to follow.

I'd like to get my hands on some vidcasting stuff, maybe even a vidcast-worthy camera. At the very least, I can try to make use of the stuff I have on my laptop. I want to chronicle the search and everything that happens along the way.

I originally planned to have a Judge's Table, made up of close friends and colleagues, who'd help me evaluate possible candidates and even be able to vote for those I should date, continue to date, or say "no thanks" to.

That idea has been scrapped; cooler and wiser heads prevailed; there's only so much of Reality TV worth importing, and that didn't ultimately appeal.

So, instead, now it's much more free-form, though it's still very out-there and over the top. The way I see it though, (a) my special someone will have an amazing opportunity to really get to know me through not only myself, but the many friends, colleagues, and even fans that I have that are "playing along."

I also need to post the parameters of my search - who I am looking for, in other words. I also need to put a lot of information out there about who I am and what my would-be Gamer Girl is getting in the process (though I already have some stuff out there for just that purpose).

Yes, this is wild and over-the-top. Yes, there's bound to be some publicity generated out of this, and you all know I never mind a bit of publicity.

Yet this is also a sincere effort on my part to find someone who I can share my life with - all of my life. Doing it this way, yes, means putting an important part of my life "out there," and there's always risk to that. But then, I've lived my entire life that way, so it makes a certain amount of sense to approach a quest like this in my established style.

In this way, not only do I stand a good chance of finding someone who shares my interests and comes very likely from the culture I am so intrinsicly a part of...

... I am also likely to find someone who shares my
penchant for living life to the fullest, out in the open, and with a wild streak. Anyone who can go through this and end up with me will almost certainly have the chutzpah necessary to be my Princess Bride With Dice.

So, here we go. If you think you know someone who might actually want to participate in this, well, obviously I'd love to have actual participants. So have them start watching this blog for more information.

Should be a very interesting ride. As always, comments welcome.


[EDIT] - As new people are coming here from other links, I thought it a good idea to post the follow on links here so that it's easier to navigate through the relevant parts -

About Sean

Gallery of Sean Pictures

Some general updates

A Change to the Plan

Another update - the first ladies to join in the Quest

Podcasts come knocking

So welcome to anyone who is either interested in pursuing this, or at least interested in following along to see how the story plays out.

After all, everyone likes a story with a Happy Ever After ending, right?
inanna
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SoulGeek Rejects Poly folk

As reported by vaxjedi:

So, I'd heard about a place called soulgeek.com, which is a geek dating site. There have been a lot of ads, stuff at conventions, etc. I tend to wander onto such sites randomly. I'm on OKCupid, etc. So I made a profile last week. I noted that the marital status didn't have a 'married' optuion, just divorced and separated. So I chose separated and put in my description that there wasn't the right options and I'm poly. I then promptly forgot about it. Until I got this email:


FROM SOULGEEK.COM!

Soul Geek has received unprecedented support from all over including our merchant
service provider, which is Bank of America. It is unheard of for a major domestic
bank to support a dating site as they are for the most part blacklisted in the
industry as being too risky. The reason for such support is the idea that we've
built a place where a guy who loves Star Trek, Batman and D&D can find a gal who
loves Star Trek, Batman and D&D and vice versa. They found the idea wonderfully
unique and worth supporting despite current policies regarding dating sites.

However, one of the many stipulations to which we are contractually obligated in
order to keep this support, is that our site would not become or be perceived as a
swingers/sex site in the Adult Friend Finder vain. At first we thought this was
silly – we're a geek site, why would swingers come here? Famous last words. Within
days of launching we were flooded with swinger profiles, some of which tended to
read: "We're a couple looking for a girl to play with," and/or married men with
profiles that essentially read, “I’m married, but looking for a little discreet
something on the side.” We had to decline all of these profiles making it clear
that while we have no objection to their lifestyle, these types of profiles do not
represent what Soul Geek was designed for.

And this is where you fall into a gray area. While we at The Soul Geek Network may
understand the distinction between swingers and "poly" arrangements, our Merchant
Services agreement regrettably does not. As such, we are terribly sorry but at this
time we simply cannot approve your profile as written.

The Soulgeek Network

So, as a rejection notice this is pretty nice. At the same time, I figured it was something poly geeks would want to know about. I think I'll send back a nice letter saying that I understand their position, but I'll not be using their service and be encouraging others to avoid it as well.

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So, it's OK for straight, monogamous, single people to use their site to hook up, but not married people, cause that's dirtier.
Lucyliu

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