|Also, see PAST DEVIVAL reports HERE|
News about Dr. Hal Robins' live shows: ASK DR. HAL
Recent Past Devivals:
AUGUST 19-20 - Cleveland, OH
(Not actually a SubGenius show, but certainly related)
DEVOtional 2016 at The Beachland Ballroom
Among the many SubGeniusly preachers, professional mutants and bands were The Spudboys, Xposed 4Heads, The Fantastic Plastics, Ken the Magic Corner God, DEVOmatix, Rev. Ivan Stang, the new Mrs. Casale and many more
NEW: OUR PHOTOS
June 28 to July 5, "2016"
At WISTERIA in Southern Ohio (near Athens)
This was THE SubGenius event to literally end all other events on this planet!
ALL THE SORDID and STIMULATING DETAILS are now on our new 19X-DAY SITE!
Art: Dr. Hal Robins
On the Heels of X-Day:
NEW: PHOTOS and VIDEO
This is a truly Dobbs-Approved deal for a festival that's as weird as, but not as crowded as, Burning Man and the like. Starwood happens the second week after X-Day week and is much larger, with great bands every night and nutty workshops all day. Many SubGenii (including Stang) have met True Yeti Mates at Starwood. And of course it includes a SubGenius devival led by Stang on Saturday afternoon, before the star bands and the enormous bonfire climax. "Bob" himself has even been known to show up!
AUGUST 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
at The Beachland Ballroom
Many SubGenius preachers, professional mutants and bands were there, including Rural War Room, The Mutant Mountain Boys, Rev. Ivan Stang, many more
IT ACTUALLY MADE MONEY! But we have no photos. The second this devival ended, the organizers jumped into their car and drove to 18X-Day in Ohio -- and then got married! (See below.)
Featuring music by Room Full of Strangers, Useless Jester, Generic Young Men, Get The Ghost, DJ Slack and the beautiful sounds of the recently-rehabilitated Dobbstown Quartet!
Live sermons from Reverend Doktor Crash, Reverend Dante Amadeus Shoeleather, Reverend Argus Q. Faux, Doktor Elias Purge, Pope Tim Murray, The Video Testament of "Suds" Pshaw and MORE!
18 X-Day - June 29 to July 5, "2015"
At WISTERIA in Southern Ohio (near Athens)
See also the 18X-DAY FACEBOOK PAGE before it disappears on Jan. 1
poster by Dr. Howll
On the Heels of X-Day:
SUPER BARGAIN ON STARWOOD FESTIVAL!
The Starwood organizers love SubGeniuses SO MUCH that, if you're with "Bob" and whether you were already at Wisteria for X-Day or not, you can enjoy the WHOLE WEEK of Starwood festival (July 7 through 13) for only $135.
For humans, Starwood costs $245. The weekend ALONE costs $135… for HUMANS! But SubGeniuses get the WHOLE WEEK after X-Day of over 150 workshops, music, and a really great party for that truly insane low low rate. That's over $100 savings just because you are a SubGenius!
That $135 INCLUDES WISTERIA CAMPING AND PARKING, PLUS the whole 7-day festival!
This is a truly Dobbs-Approved deal for a festival that's as weird as, but not as crowded as, Burning Man and the like. Starwood happens the week after X-Day week and is much larger, with great bands every night and nutty workshops all day. Many SubGenii (including Stang) have met True Yeti Mates at Starwood. And of course it includes a SubGenius devival led by Stang on Saturday afternoon, before the star bands and the enormous bonfire climax. "Bob" himself has even been known to show up!
And sign up for the "Weekend Warriors" ticket -- and under "Additional Names" tell 'em you're a card-carrying SubGenius and want the special deal!Then email Rev. Stang at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can let Starwood bigwig Princess Wei know you're coming. She'll add your name to the Starwood list of the SAVED!
JULY 4 - SHANGHAI, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
December 6 - Kent, Ohio - Devival/Party at Stone Tavern
110 E. Main St., Kent Ohio 44240
NE Ohio Witches' Masquerade Ball with SUBGENIUS DEVIVAL + ARISE! Showing - Oct. 18 - near Cleveland, Ohio
See also: Witches' Ball Facebook Page
Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei usually attend these nerd/pagan cons annually, even when we're not invited to rant. This year, the SubGenius movie ARISE! will be shown at 4:00 (Saturday), and Stang will preach at 7 PM, followed at 8:20 by magician Michael Mirth's FEATS OF TELEPATHETICNESS. Then the big drunken costume contest ball and dance party. You can come at noon and see the art show and geeked-out vendors room, and stay until very late (or sleep at the hotel if you get reservations). Visitors might also enjoy the fantastic Ledges area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is only about 10 minutes away (and also close to a cheap Budget Inn!) Here's a report from the one in 2011.
SUBGENIUS PARTY - AUGUST 23 - LEIPZIG, GERMANY
at the SISHABAR WUNDERLAMPE, Leipzig
This was not a devival per se, just an open party hosted by Rev. Buckky Argyle, Princess Pimpelmee, Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei, for SubGenius ministers, especially our new/old buddies from previous EuroX-Days and devivals. Stang & Doe were in Germany for 2 weeks mainly to hang out. No big "show," just Slack. We now have a short PHOTO GALLERY on the bulldada of Leipzig, and a special report or two on THE HOUR OF SLACK.
Wisteria near Athens, Ohio
IT HAPPENED! And the weather was FINALLY great, if you don't mind the world not ending, AGAIN.
Excellent recordings were made and they are now being played on HOURS OF SLACK.
SubGenius-Related: Stang/Doe's Winter Trip 2012-2013 -- Best Photos
16 X-Day Drill: July 1 - 7, "2013" - HAPPENED!
NOT SAFE FOR WIMPS.
Starwood 33: July 9 - 14, "2013" -- Devival and SubGenius-Pagan Mate-Up -- HAPPENED!
Both Starwood and X-Day are still held back-to-back at Wisteria near Athens, Ohio
Art left: Codini; right: Legume
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Tommy Amoeba's Rock N' Roll Birthday Gala Extravaganza and Pittsburgh SubGenius Devival
Howler's Coyote Cafe
SEE/HEAR THE PHOTOS, REPORT, MP3s of RANTS, MUSIC, WEIRDNESS
May 31, 2013, San Francisco - AGENTS OF CHAOS
Unauthorized book release party at Castro Theatre
* The YES MEN!
Rev. Ivan Stang, host
2012 WCSB Halloween Ball -- October 27: Photos Here
2012 Halloween at the Slackermansion, Cleveland Hts. -- Nov. 4, "2012"
Featured: The Amino Acids, Bobtisms, Evolution Control Committee, Doktor jams, Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, Priestess Pisces, Dr. K'taden Legume, Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw, Papa Joe Mama, Rev. Sam Singleton The Atheist Evangelist, Kaosmic BobKat, Dr. Dark's Drive-In, Rev. Feit C. Taj's 24-7 Grindhouse, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, The Duke of Uke, The Mutant Mountain Boys, Ministry of Slack, Phat ManDee, DJ 2B, burnings, The Slot Rods (with Beach Blanket Bong-Go Party), Tommy Amoeba, Rev. Andrew The Impaled, DJ Shaver, real AND fake weddings, Elvis, and THE PERFECT REHEARSAL FOR THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD. See OUR NEW X-DAY PAGE for every possible detail and many new videos. (Download the Program Booklet PDF)
Starwood 32: July 10 - 16, "2012" -- Devival and much much more happened (report in progress)
We wouldn't recommend this to anybody/everybody, but there's a best-of at the start, and we've been referring to this stuff on Hour of Slack a lot lately, so, what the hell. Please read the instructions before committing yourself to anything. But if you like weird-looking rocks, or people, parts of this may be like porno for some.
Feb 25, "2012" - Detroit SubGenius Devival
Preachers, Bands: The Amino Acids, Priestess Pisces, Rev. Angry Larry, John Deere Tractor Beam, Jehovah's Witness Protection Program, DJ 2B, Unidentified Drunken Injury, Coffin Feeder, Karmic Lava, Freak Ache, Songs from the Moon, Tell All Your Friends, Three Hives, John Davies Problem, and actually more!
June 29 to July 5, 7 a.m., 2011:
HAPPENED -- in fact it happened the HELL out of it -- at a great new campground: Wisteria, near Athens, Ohio!
SEE OUR EXTREMELY DETAILED ADULTS-ONLY 14X-DAY PHOTO-AUDIO-REPORT PAGES
as well as last August's episodes of THE HOUR OF SLACK
Important Message from The SubGenius Foundation & Dr. K'taden Legume:
Friends, there are many paths to slack. You might fly your own aeroplane, or play your grand piano. You may get slack from drinking or whoring or bellyboarding down a mountain of crack; screwing your sister in the ass or playing pinochle with drag queens.
But NONE of these paths lead to slack without "BOB" by your side.
X-Day is still coming, dear friends! The WEASELS of PINKNESS are creeping out of the night to try to steal J.R."Bob" Dobbs' chickens, but "Bob" ain't gonna let em', and NEITHER SHOULD YOU!
If anyone or anything besides THIS PAGE tells you there's a devival ANYWHERE ELSE, especially certain false, defrocked "Popes" -- or, even worse, anybody claiming to be "Bob" Dobbs himself -- DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. These are NOT approved by Dobbs in ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM; these are PINK WEASEL CIRCLE-JERKS run by BACK-STABBING PINK PRETENDERS whose presence "Bob" will refuse to allow on the saucers NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY MIGHT PAY!
Illustration above: "Wrath of the Uberfemme" by Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw (after a photo of Priestess Pisces)
October 9, 2010, New York: NYC DEVIVAL
IT HAPPENED TO THE HILT at the Wonderland Collective in Astoria, Queens
AUDIO, PHOTOS from the show are HERE.
SubGenius Preachers included: Rev. Susie the Floozie, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. Jimbo de Limbo, Pope Sinphaltimus Exmortis Pope David Lee Black, Priestess Pisces
Music by Rev. Phat Man Dee, Fat Free, Tommy Amoeba, DJ 2Beans, The Duke of Uke, Lon Milo Duquette
Saturday, August 7, 2010:
June 30 to July 5, 7 a.m.:
The Drill, anyway. Perhaps the world will end on 14X-Day in 2011. Meanwhile, much raw audio of bands and preaching from this event is available for download; photo gallery is now up!
THE HOUR OF SLACK radio show has been utilizing recordings from 13X-Day and will probably continue to do so into September 2010.
May 22, 2010: Shanghai, China
First ever SubGenius Video Night and Mini Devival in the Peoples Republic of China!
HAPPENED! Full report coming. Here are some photos from this successful event. Thanks to Rev. Shining Path of Least Resistance!
Halloween 2009 at The Slackermansion in Cleveland Heights
October 10, 2009, Portland, Oregon: CYCLONE OF SLACK DEVIVAL 2009 HAPPENED!
Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash St., Portland, OR
Dr. Onan Canobite, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, The Duke of Uke, Puzzling Evidence, Princess Wei R. Doe and Rev. Crawford Smith were involved. Bands included: Power Circus * Cult of Zir * Nequaquam Vacuum
August 29, 2009: DEVOtional in Cleveland, Ohio
Guests: Rev. Bob Casale, Rev. KRK Ryden, Rev. Ivan Stang, Spudboys, many others -- JUST HAPPENED! See the Photos and Audio Report
September 4 - 7, 2009: DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia
A HUGE SubGenius event happened at this, one of the grandest sci-fi/fantasy/comics conventions. Rev. Susie the Floozie, Priestess Pisces, The Quijibo Cartel, St. Byron Werner, Rev. Ivan Stang and many other SubGenii staged a major Devival (with a Tesla Coil concert by Arc Attack!). Over 50,000 people attend this convention annually.
ANNUAL SUBGENIUS MIGRATION
Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman, New York
Starring ALL SUBGENIUSES who can handle the travel plus camping or motels. This is the biggest annual SubGenius event! Not for the faint-hearted, although wimps are welcome.
Main Info: http://dalliance.net/xday2009/Includes some funny videos of various London promotional events
July 21 - 26, 2009: Starwood 29 at Brushwood, Sherman, NY
Although this is the largest "neo-pagan" event in the U.S., with amazing musical acts, and speakers like St. Paul Krassner, it also includes a major Devival and other highly bulldada activities! I, Stang, haven't missed one in 19 years. In fact I'm one of the organizers now. Harvey Pekar is one of the many special guests this year. The SubGenius devival will be held on Friday afternoon.
FEB. 12 - 15, 2009 - DELLROY, OHIO - WINTERSTAR SYMPOSIUM
Nov. 15, 2009 - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
2nd Annual SubGenius BALTIMORE DEVIVAL
HAPPENED! SEE THE REPORT with audio, photos, video!
at Load of Fun
We posted a few of last year's highlights to Google Video.This clip features the infamous Dr. K'taden Legume at the pulpit. Jenkem is referenced. In this clip, Rev. Carter LeBlanc deliniates the impact of Pinkness on the U.S. economy. Here, devival cohost Priestess Pisces shares a poignant parable about the Bobbie. You can see Rev. Susie the Floozy deliver her rant, but you can't see the audience melting or hardening in adoration. In this raw shaky-cam footage, the musicians from out of space called The Amino Acids perform their entire "set" (except during a camera roll change) and close the devival by very nearly destroying themselves. Rev. Ivan Stang herein presents the sermon known as "SubGenius 101," which covers "Bob," Slack and The Conspiracy for the uninitiated.
11-29-2008 DETROIT SUBGENIUS DEVIVAL
The Amino Acids, many other bands
at Small’s - ALL AGES!
((Note - Amsterdam Frop Cup is cancelled due to the Econocataclysm; Rev. Ivan Stang therefore may be preaching at Detroit Devival. Watch this space for updates.))
Aug. 29: JOCKO DOME-O
Also finished: a report with photos and videos about:
Aug. 30 -- 2008 DEVOtional
The Beachland Ballroom
STARWOOD 28 JULY 22-27 -- A SUCCESS! See the report with photos and video of Rev. Stang's sermon
Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman NY
Devival Saturday with Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. K'taden Legume
Rumble in the Jungle with Prof. Chas Smith (r.i.p.) (see special photo report)
10th Anniversary Final Seattle Devival
HAPPENED, and you can HEAR THE WHOLE THING IN MP3
Delroy, Ohio, Atwood Lake Resort
Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Princess Wei "R." Doe, Stephen Gaskin, Ina May Gaskin, new subvideos, Space Jam Cabin, hippies, much much more * DETAILS HERE
Nov. 18th - 20 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS HAPPENED -- SEE THE HUGE REPORT!
The Frop Cup Devival Extravaganga
SubGenius Frop Cup Devival Extravaganga/Crazy White Sean Freakshow
Dec. 8th - San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Church of the SubGenius presents
at 12 Galaxies (in the Mission) HAPPENED!
Mid-Atlantic SubGenius DEVIVAL
We've posted a few of the highlights to Google Video. (There are also DivX AVI versions of the shorter ones on alt.binaries.multimedia.slack, for expert downloaders who want better copies to show on their DVD players.) This clip features the infamous Dr. K'taden Legume at the pulpit. Jenkem is referenced. In this clip, Rev. Carter LeBlanc deliniates the impact of Pinkness on the U.S. economy. Rev. LeBlanc also organized the event, with Priestess Pisces and Rev. 2Beans. Here, devival cohost Priestess Pisces shares a poignant parable about the Bobbie. You can see Rev. Susie the Floozy deliver her rant, but you can't see the audience melting or hardening in adoration. In this raw shaky-cam footage, the musicians from out of space called The Amino Acids perform their entire "set" (except during a camera roll change) and close the devival by very nearly destroying themselves. Rev. Ivan Stang herein presents the sermon known as "SubGenius 101," which covers "Bob," Slack and The Conspiracy for the uninitiated.
PREACHING: Rev. Ivan Stang * Rev. Susie the Floozy * Rev. Carter LeBlanc * Priestess Pisces * Rev. Bleepo Abernathy * Dr. K'taden Legume!
Featured Events: Mutant Speed Dating
SUBGENIUS BOOK SIGNING at 2 to 4 pm at ATOMIC BOOKSLarge Printable Version of Legume's Poster #1
Large Printable Version of LeBlanc's Poster #2
STARWOOD 27 (SubGenius Devival included)
HAPPENED, late July! JESUS appeared (see video)!
Largest Neo-Pagan and Multi-Weirdo Event in the NE
REPORTS WILL BE FORTHCOMING
X-DAY X CAME! DATE CERTAIN!!
ANNUAL SUBGENIUS MIGRATION to the WESTERN NY BREEDING GROUNDS
HAPPENED JULY 4-8
Brushwood, Sherman, New York
This was THE SubGenius World Destruction Event!
Featuring The Amino Acids, Bonobos Convergence, Fake UFO Evidence Hoax Contest, SubGenius Wedding Ow-My-Costume-Ball, Dr. Dark's Drive-In, Dr. Hal, Rev. Carter LeBlanc, Priestess Pisces, Rev. Susie the Floozy, Lonesome Cowboy Dave & Mondo Retardo Band with Princess Wei, Rev. Ivan Stang, Scientology Horror Tales Round Table, Scrapple Squid Toss, Pancake Blast, Liquid 'Frop Tasting, much worse.
FULL DETAILS and art show
It's like GITMO, but in reverse. - Rev Carter
Nothing exceeds like Xs! - Rev. Just John
illos below by Stang; illo right by IMBJR
April 1 - Devivalistical SUBGENIUS SACRED BOOK SIGNING/BURNING PARTY! City Lights Books, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA with Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal Robins, Puzzling Evidence, Rev. Phineas Narco, Rev. John Shirley, Pope Michael Peppe, Paul Mavrides -- celebrating/ signing THE BOBLIOGRAPHON and REVELATION X * IT HAPPENED. Click here for YouTube Video of Dr. Hal's intro at City Lights
May 5-6 weekend 2007 - teX-DAY III HAPPENED!
Dragonz Wylde Ranch, near Austin, Texas, USA
Rev. Ivan Stang, Loke E. Coyote, THAT, many bands, Launchings, Doktor Music, Sex Temple, more to be announced!
Directions, details, tickets are at the teX-Day website.
If the 10-minute teX-Day promo movie below left won't play for you, try this link to it on YouTube.
For a much more detailed look at 2005 teX-Day, above right is the full 32 minute documentary.
June 28 - July 5, 2006
Brushwood Folklore Center
Sherman, New York
"The Last X-Day Before The REAL X-DAY!"
X-Day Promo Video on Google Video
"Ve zay "Yah!" to X-Day Nine!"
For DETAILED PHOTO-REPORTS on all major events of the past, see DEVIVALS OF YORE.
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