JUNE 1 through JULY 5, 2010
art, right, by iDRMRSR; below right by IMBJR
From: Events for X-Day XIII: http://www.modemac.com/wiki/Events
(LOTS MORE PHOTOS THERE!)
Rumors and Portents for X-Day 2010...
* Returning performers include: PHAT MAN DEE! The Amino Acids! Fat Free! DJ 2B!
* Whispered rumors speak of an intranet wi-fi hot spot that may spontaneously appear. You can take your fancy gizmos with you (iPod, iPhone, iWhatever, PSP, laptop, etc.), and look for it.
* In a similar vein, we're putting together a special event to take place especially when it RAINS. Brushwood downpours are notorious for being intense but short-lived. When it rains, you DON'T HAVE TO HIDE IN YOUR TENT! Take your electronic gizmos to the Studio (up next to the bathrooms and showers, near Registration), along with snacks and drinks, and we will have a Media Sharing Party where you get to show off your toys to your fellow SubGenii!
* Bring your FM radios - Or Kill Me Radio returns to the airwaves this year!
* The theme of this year's Fetish Ball will be: THE HORROR.
* DJ 2B's Best Extravaganza Electronica – EVER!
* Rumors abound of the FAREWELL PERFORMANCE of DJ Shaver's Dog And Pony Show!
* POTATO GUN WAR! More information will be revealed soon!
* alt.slack TROLL SHOOT! Target practice with your favorite (and least favorite) alt.slack kooks!
X-Day is the greatest SubGenius event of all, and it differs from all other events (and other gatherings, such as science fiction conventions) in one important way: NO EVENTS ARE ACTUALLY SCHEDULED! Everything at X-Day happens on the spur of the moment, so that no one knows exactly what is going to happen.
However, an event of this sort does take planning and preparation. ALL ATTENDEES at X-Day are encouraged to take part in the events, one way or another. In addition to your necessary items (food, camping gear, warm clothes), you are also encouraged to BRING WEIRD STUFF to help you do things!
Many of the greatest events of X-Day have arisen from these spontaneous happenings. One SubGenius had an idea for something fun, weird, and entertaining, and he or she got together to plan and prepare for it. It is not difficult to prepare for X-Day! It is a low- budget event, and you don't have to spend tons and tons of money in your preparations (unless you want to). You can even throw together a box full of weird stuff, without any idea at all of what it's for, and FIND a use for it at X-Day!
But if you really want to enjoy yourself at X-Day, then you must keep in mind the Cardinal Rule: GET OFF YOUR ASS!!!
Audience participation is the secret behind X-Day. This final gathering before the Apocalypse is different from your typical science fiction convention. There is no "schedule" of any sort planned for this event…but things always happen, often when you least expect them! So if you sit back and wait for "the show" to start, you will be bored. Every year, there are a few pink Bobbies who think they can just sit back and be entertained…until they finally get around to asking, "When is something gonna happen, man?" It is then that these Bobbies realize that the true way to have fun at X-Day is to MAKE it happen.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY!
However, here's the good news about the audience participation. Because there is no schedule, that means you are free to do ANYTHING YOU WANT. And by "anything" we mean just that – ANYTHING!! (As long as you don't take away Slack from your fellow revelers, that is.) Many of the greatest events and wildest moments of X-Day happened when someone did something outrageous, something unexpected, and something Slackful. The possibilities are endless!
The list of hot musical acts grows! Confirmed is The Duke of Uke! Yes The Duke of Uke the Sex Machine armed with a ukulele on a mission to save the world!
What we also have, for the 9th year in a row, are Bulldada Drive-Ins on Wednesday & Thursday nights at the North Pavilion, as well as a Troll Shoot at the Cauldron on Friday afternoon, as well as 3-D Bobbie Award crafting ongoing Saturday & Sunday in the Main Pavilion.
AT THE BULLDADA DRIVE-IN: PHYNX:
An athlete, a campus militant, a black model, and an American Indian are picked by a computer (shaped like a woman) to form a rock group and go on tour in Albania where American show biz people have been kidnapped by Communists. Some of the stars that the phony band rescues: Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan (the most famous movie Tarzan and Jane), Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall (the Bowery Boys), Ed Sullivan, James Brown, Colonel Sanders, Guy Lombardo, Andy Devine, Ruby Keeler, Edgar Bergen, Butterfly McQueen, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat, Trini Lopez, Dick Clark, Richard Pryor, Harold "Oddjob" Sakata, George Jessel, and Rhona Barrett.
X-DAY RIDES BOARD: http://frop.taphouse.org:13013/forum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=6c18e3b7464f314d27d03bd23359f34f
Also the Taphouse has been beta testing a livestream channel, hopefully to stream video from 13X-Day; currently it's just running random Subgenius devival/xday footage and other things:
__________________________((THIS SCHEDULE IS VERY TENTATIVE (as of April)
Wandering, Doktoring, Swimming, Drifting, Sinking, semi-plugged Jamming etc.
Stage, SubStore and Theme Camp set-up in afternoon
Night: Dr. Dark's Badfilm Drive-In
INITIAL RECOVERY AND CONTINUED DEGENERATION DAY
Registration (each day) 11 am to 1 pm at Brushwood Entrance-Registration booth; or see Stang, Nickie or Pisces
Wotan Jams, Doktoring, some Bulldada Auction
Spontaneous Preaching, some Ask Dr. Howl
Night: Dr. Dark's Badfilm Drive-In
Dance Parties at Various Theme Camps
Morning: Recovery from Thursday
Afternoon: Stage Banter, Ask Dr. Howll
Live Hour(s) of Slack with Dr. Howll, Stang, Philo, Pisces, etc.
Night: Lonesome Cowboy Dave
5-Fisted Tails of Connie jam
Dance Parties at Various Theme Camps
2 p.m. BOBTISM in Pool
Afternoon: Dr. Howl, Rev. Stang etc. -- Ask Dr. Howl
More Live Hour of Slack, probably
5 p.m. Costume Fetish Ball -- THEME: THE HORROR
7 p.m. Misc. Preaching
8 p.m. MISC. BANDS
10 p.m. THE AMINO ACIDS Go-Go Show (GOGO DANCERS REQUESTED!)
11 PM: The Slacrifices & JUDGE PUNCH MEMORIAL BOOK AND IKON BURNING
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1 p.m. Ask Dr. Howl, Best Theme Camp Awards
2 p.m. The Bobbie Awards
Afternoon: THE LAST POT LUCK SUPPER #2 (REALLY the last one)
SubGenius World Championship PYROFLATULATION BOUTS (to be timed depending on actual time of Cook-Off)
More Live Hour of Slack at stage (if Slackful)
SubGenius Movie Show continued in Studio if nec.
The Last Preaching and Wotanning on Earth
This will be a good time for last-minute secret teabagging ceremonies, body part launchings, etc.
7:00 a.m. THE RUPTURE -- THE OEPENING OF THE PORTAL
Party continues aboard various Escape Vessels, TBA:
Not sure yet when to schedule the traditional annual 4-hour rainstorm, but the traditional daily half-hour thunderstorms are all set to happen in midmorning or the wee hours.
Meltdowns by mentally ill campers should be scheduled for Saturday after midnight, if possible.
PRE-REGISTER VIA WEB
FAX IN YOUR PREGREGISTRATION!
Admissions will be closed each night between 1 am and 10 am. PLAN TO ARRIVE OUTSIDE THESE HOURS. Parking is located at the front of the site; vehicles must be parked there after unloading inside. To insure privacy, security, and a plague-free event, you must sign a waiver and wear the ID triage tags given you. Brushwood is clothing-optional EXCEPT near the road.
This is a semi-developed camping facility. Bring EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED. NO ONE WILL BABYSIT YOU. There will probably be lunches and dinners available at the Brushwood cafe. Bring tent, sleeping bag, flashlight...see list linked below. (The water there is ok.) Nights can be VERY COLD even in July, so bring warm stuff including a thick coat and extra shoes. There are two small towns with supermarkets (and alcohol) within 10 minute drives of the site.
THINGS YOU MUST BRING TO GROUND ZERO, BRUSHWOOD
DIRECTIONS TO BRUSHWOOD:
Find Sherman, NY on a NY map. It's off Rte. 17, west of Chautauqua Lake in the southwestern part of the state, at the very tip, where it's reaching for and almost touching Ohio. 430 runs through it; 76 crosses through it and Rt.17
Go to Sherman.
Sherman's only one block long. Main Street = 430. Go to the west end of Main (Ford dealer on the corner) and turn south onto Co.Rd. 15. Take 3 miles to first 4-way intersection, which is Bailey Hill Road. Turn right (west) on Bailey Hill and go 1 mile. Brushwood is on the left, with a sign. If you get lost, you can call Brushwood at 716-761-6750.
Art above by Chain Smerker