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Title: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: citizen_142002 on April 10, 2006, 01:00:37 am
I'm not always good at connecting screen names with real ones. I was just wondering who is coming this year, and hasn't been to a previous Porcfest.
I always look forward to meeting new people.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Neal Conner on April 11, 2006, 08:57:16 am
This will be my first time going to PorcFest, and in fact the first time I'll set foot in the Free State.
Currently I'm a student at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, where I study linguistics and foreign languages, and also run my libertarian student organisation.
And even though I'm from sunny Sarasota (which means I get to see FTL's Ian and Mark on a fairly regular basis), I'll actually be looking forward to the freezing cold weather.  ;D

I'm flying into Manchester on the 22nd, and I'll have to find a way to get to Lancaster as they won't rent cars out to anyone under 23. If anyone is headed up to Lancaster that day, and can offer me a ride (I'll pay for your gas), please let me know. Thanks.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Maarten on April 12, 2006, 01:32:23 pm
I am planning on being there, but I still have to figure out how to take care of transportation. I have been checking out the day I will fly to the US, and I see that a few days difference can make a huge difference in cost, so I might get there a few days early. I will probably arrive around the 20th, and I am planning to stay until somewhere in the beginning of july.

I have finally figured out everything I needed to know regarding visas and passports and stuff like that, so I got that obstacle out of the way for good. Now I just need to decide when to book my ticket for real. Will anyone be there at an earlier date than the festival, and if not, could anyone recommend a good place to visit in the preceding couple of days?
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: freedomroad on April 12, 2006, 03:53:18 pm
Will anyone be there at an earlier date than the festival, and if not, could anyone recommend a good place to visit in the preceding couple of days?

There was some talk about that on the New Hampshire Underground ( http://www.nhfree.com ).  I don't know if they are still doing it.  You should check out the thread, http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=1939.0
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Revmar on April 16, 2006, 01:54:55 am
Well, I'll be coming to the fest for the first time.  When I saw that I had some time off this summer I decided to visit a brother in Vermont, and when I realized that was just a snowballs toss away I'm timing the trip so I can be at the first weekend.

I've not signed up as a Free Stater yet, but this is my first step in that direction.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: lloydbob1 on April 16, 2006, 08:07:33 am
I've not signed up as a Free Stater yet, but this is my first step in that direction.

Easier than getting from VT to NH!
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Soundwave on April 16, 2006, 08:34:07 pm
There is a possibility that I will be.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: freedomroad on April 17, 2006, 01:22:52 am
There is a possibility that I will be.

So it may be your 2nd time?  May I ask, what were you doing at the last Porcfest that you got so messed up, you do not even remember if you went?
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Revmar on April 18, 2006, 12:54:07 am
I've not signed up as a Free Stater yet, but this is my first step in that direction.

Easier than getting from VT to NH!

Seems easy on the surface.  But changing jobs after 24 years at the same place; and possible changing carriers is a huge step for me.  More like getting to NH from, say, Bangladesh!
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: varrin on April 19, 2006, 07:22:21 pm
Seems easy on the surface.  But changing jobs after 24 years at the same place; and possible changing carriers is a huge step for me.  More like getting to NH from, say, Bangladesh!

I have to admit, even I haven't traveled from Bangladesh to New Hampshire.  I can verify, though, that you can get to NH from several other third world countries  ;D

V-

Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Slim on May 04, 2006, 06:58:52 pm
This will be my 1st time in the free state and the first time going to PorcFest I was close to the Free state this week for my work I was in Mass and CT. I would love to finally meet some other people that joined the FSP. I heard about the Free State projet on National Public Radio a few years ago and it took me awhile to finally commit myself to this idea because I think of my word as a bond and I will do everything in my power to keep my word. I would like to meet you at Porcfest I will be the fat guy wearing a cowboy hat and probably wearing a tie dyed t-shirt. ;D
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: FreeBoB on May 04, 2006, 09:13:26 pm
Welcome Slim!

You'll have a great time at PorcFest.  I talk so much that I was hoarse by 2AM.   :o 

Brian
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Free_Marketeer on May 04, 2006, 09:16:03 pm
This will be my first time camping.  Can anyone tell me if the basic tent camping experience includes a shower/washing facilities?  Many thanks...  BTW, I'm coming from Texas, and would be interested in carpooling with someone...

Monica
Houston
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: FreeBoB on May 04, 2006, 09:31:38 pm
Hi Monica,

It doesn't seem to say it on the Roger's website, but yes, there is a shower/sink/toilet facility available to the campers and tenters.  You can see it on the map.  It was perfectly adequate. 

Rogers Campground and Motel: http://rogerscampground.com/

See you at the PorcFest!

Brian
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Morey on May 04, 2006, 09:35:26 pm
Welcome to the forum, Monica!  Rogers does have bathrooms and showers for campers to use.  I highly recommend you bring a pair of flip-flops for the showers though.

I camped last year (except for the cooking bit).  When I couldn't find a meal elsewhere I ate at Rogers' snack bar.  All I used for camping was a sleeping bag, a pad and a tarp.  It didn't rain, so I never bothered with setting up the tent.  YMMV.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Free_Marketeer on May 05, 2006, 12:00:49 am
Welcome to the forum, Monica!  Rogers does have bathrooms and showers for campers to use.  I highly recommend you bring a pair of flip-flops for the showers though.

I camped last year (except for the cooking bit).  When I couldn't find a meal elsewhere I ate at Rogers' snack bar.  All I used for camping was a sleeping bag, a pad and a tarp.  It didn't rain, so I never bothered with setting up the tent.  YMMV.

YMMV?  Do they allow you to drive your automobile to the place where you pitch your tent?
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Morey on May 05, 2006, 02:19:06 am
Your mileage may vary, because rain is always a possibility.   Yes, you drive right into your campsite, so the car could serve as your tent if it came to that.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Denis Goddard on May 05, 2006, 06:57:30 am
If you're not into sleeping-under-the-stars, or want your own personal provate place to shower, Roger's campground also has motel rooms directly adjecent to the campground.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Rocketman on May 05, 2006, 10:40:12 am
YMMV? Do they allow you to drive your automobile to the place where you pitch your tent?

Yeah, that's how it's done.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Revmar on May 15, 2006, 12:39:26 pm
If you're not into sleeping-under-the-stars, or want your own personal provate place to shower, Roger's campground also has motel rooms directly adjacent to the campground.

I just made reservations at Rogers Motel.  A bit costly, but I've never liked camping.  What can I say, sure the stereotype for bikers is camping along the side of the road, but I'm over that.  My idea of camping is finding the cheepest motel along the side of the road.  It looks like the motel is near all the action so I can still stumble into my room after a long night of rabble rousing.   ;D

Me and Wille (Yes, my bike has a name) want a roof and a bed and indoor plumbing. 

Mark (wimpy biker)
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Morey on May 15, 2006, 04:12:14 pm
Me and Wille (Yes, my bike has a name) want a roof and a bed and indoor plumbing. 

You and me both, brother.  BTW, we do have a small biker contingent (http://groups.google.com/group/fsp-bikers) within the FSP.  You are most welcome to join the mailing list.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Revmar on May 15, 2006, 10:21:57 pm
Me and Wille (Yes, my bike has a name) want a roof and a bed and indoor plumbing. 

You and me both, brother.  BTW, we do have a small biker contingent (http://groups.google.com/group/fsp-bikers) within the FSP.  You are most welcome to join the mailing list.

Now that's cool.  I always marval that there aren't more freedom minded bikers.   Riding is all about the freedom of the open road,  That and bugs in your teeth!  I'd like to join the list.  Now, I've not signed the FSP agreement yet.  I want to check out the state before I commit to moving there.  As I mentioned somewhere else on these boards, it's not easy for an old (quickly becoming a greybeard!) biker to change carries after 25 yrs at the same place.  I'm the old dog that is slowly learning new tricks.  :)
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Denis Goddard on May 16, 2006, 11:16:56 am
I always marval that there aren't more freedom minded bikers.

HA!!!
As you can see from my picture, my license plate is "FREE-NH" and I have an FSP bumper sticker.
I commute between Concord and Nashua about 2x/week.
Hardly a week goes by that I don't get a "thumb's up" sign from some bikers, who invariably have:
a) no helmet
b) an American flag on their jacket and/or back of their bike

Bikers... you're going to love it here!
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Insurgent on June 05, 2006, 07:46:38 pm
This will be my 3rd time going to PorcFest, but my first time as a NH resident. I'm fleeing Minnesota with a couple other Free Staters just in time for the festival  :D
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: FreeBoB on June 05, 2006, 08:07:42 pm
WOW!  ;D
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Pat K on June 05, 2006, 09:01:38 pm
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: dwebb5 on June 09, 2006, 10:38:01 am
I'll be ariving on Friday afternoon (hopefully).    ;D  I'll be there for a week June 23-30.
Lookin to share a campsite. Contact me if you have a space you care to share.  8)  David
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 09, 2006, 02:03:58 pm
It turns out that not one, but two of my cousins from the UK will be attending PorcFest this year!
They are brothers: John and Michael, and they've never been to New Hampshire before.

Michael is an avid bird-watcher and target-shooter. He is coming mostly to visit his new 2nd cousin (my son), but he may just be tempted to immigrate, once he gets a taste of NH Freedom.

John is a lawyer, a pro-freedom activist, and lives in London. He is committed to leaving the UK due to the loss of Liberty there. He is trying to decide between the Cayman Islands or New Hampshire as his destination. Come on, let's help him make the right choice! :D
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Dave Mincin on June 09, 2006, 02:32:06 pm
Denis,

Be sure to bring you cuz'a by in the north country.  If energy is in the bloodline, I'm certain they would both
be most welcome additions to our little band of "freedom fighters" in NH. :)
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: KBCraig on June 12, 2006, 12:59:07 am
It turns out that not one, but two of my cousins from the UK will be attending PorcFest this year!
They are brothers: John and Michael, and they've never been to New Hampshire before.

Michael is an avid bird-watcher and target-shooter. He is coming mostly to visit his new 2nd cousin (my son), but he may just be tempted to immigrate, once he gets a taste of NH Freedom.

John is a lawyer, a pro-freedom activist, and lives in London. He is committed to leaving the UK due to the loss of Liberty there. He is trying to decide between the Cayman Islands or New Hampshire as his destination. Come on, let's help him make the right choice! :D

Denis, when will your cousins be there? I'd be glad to take them shooting, and lend a holster and pistol so that they can enjoy walking around freely carrying a pistol in public.  ;D

My favorite rifles are British: Lee-Enfields. I plan to visit Enfield (NH) to take pictures with some of them.  :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 12, 2006, 10:14:39 am
Denis, when will your cousins be there? I'd be glad to take them shooting
They'd be mighty appreciative of your hospitality.... especially as the wife and I don't have any guns (but please, don't tell the other Free-Staters ;) )
Anyway... thanks!

Michael & John will be at PF Friday 6/23 to Monday 6/26

Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: KBCraig on June 12, 2006, 02:12:03 pm
Denis, when will your cousins be there? I'd be glad to take them shooting

Michael & John will be at PF Friday 6/23 to Monday 6/26


We will be leaving mid-day on Saturday 6/24. Or 24/6, "Over There".  ;)  We'll try to work it in somehow.

Does anyone have directions to the sand pit?

Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: joe_m on June 17, 2006, 07:37:55 am
My name is Joe Meade. I have been a member of the FSP since early 2003 and was one of the people who voted to make New Hampshire the choice for the Free State, but this will be my first time at the festival. (In fact this will be my 1st time in NH, since looking at colleges there almost 20 years ago; I wound up going to Villanova which is much closer to where I grew up & where I live now).

I have a friend who's going for the first time, also. I don't want o post his name w/o permission, but I will introduce him to people who meet me when I get there. He is not an FSPer (at least not yet!) bu he is a Libertarian & very sympathetic to the FSP.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Morey on June 17, 2006, 10:28:14 am
Excellent, Joe! I look forward to meeting you and your potential Porc friend!
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: joe_m on June 18, 2006, 11:04:43 pm
Excellent, Joe! I look forward to meeting you and your potential Porc friend!

Thanks!

I'm sure my friend & I will both have a good time.

Should I bring food for the whole week (assuming I don't want to get most of my meals form the snack bar) or is there a grocery store nearby?

Joe.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 19, 2006, 06:38:17 am
The campgrounds office has a little general store with food items. The town (just a few miles down the road) has slightly larger stores with slightly more food items.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Menno on June 20, 2006, 08:22:42 am
Hi everyone
I am from sunny FLA, and will be attending Porcfest for the first time.  In fact, it is my first time to NH, and I'm really looking forward to it!
Menno
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: freedomroad on June 20, 2006, 11:42:01 am
The campgrounds office has a little general store with food items. The town (just a few miles down the road) has slightly larger stores with slightly more food items.

By slightly, he means like 4-5 times larger!  Oh, and the package store in town is stocked full of drinks!
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on June 20, 2006, 02:00:52 pm
The campgrounds office has a little general store with food items. The town (just a few miles down the road) has slightly larger stores with slightly more food items.
More than slightly larger.  The Lancaster Shaw's is a fairly standard full size supermarket.  Not a bad selection of beers.  Shares its parking lot with the State liquor store.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: joe_m on June 20, 2006, 02:39:06 pm
BTW,

My first name is actually John (I usually go by "Joe" short for my middle name Joseph). I just thought I'd mention it so that anyone who saw my full name on the "We'll Be There!" list  would know that, yes, that is me.

Joe.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: joe_m on June 20, 2006, 02:42:36 pm
I see Greg Helledy has posted his name on the "We'll Be There" list now, too. He is the "potential Porcupine" I mentioned before.
Title: Re: Who's Coming to Porcfest for the 1st Time?
Post by: Dave Mincin on June 20, 2006, 05:22:04 pm
The campgrounds office has a little general store with food items. The town (just a few miles down the road) has slightly larger stores with slightly more food items.
More than slightly larger.  The Lancaster Shaw's is a fairly standard full size supermarket.  Not a bad selection of beers.  Shares its parking lot with the State liquor store.

Thanks Ward...I mean this will only be my 4th year running in Lancaster, and thought I remembered a full size grocery store, but seemed like the other folks know more than me? ???

Actually there are several fairly descent restuarants in Lancaster too.