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River 08-05-2009 10:12 PM

Regional Poly Gatherings
 
That's right, F2F! (Face to Face)

Annual gatherings make sense, no? In spring or early summer, neither too cold nor too hot for ... maybe ... a camp out? In the woods?

Tents, food!, music, fun!

Good Idea?:p

Regions?

Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, Great Plains...?

I'm thinking of the USA, here, but we can use this topic for the general idea, then open new topics for non-USA regional gatherings.

vandalin 08-05-2009 10:52 PM

Could be fun. I'd vote for Minnesota as it's a good central location between states and Canada as I know we do have a few of them on here. ;P

It's also where I live, so easier for me to get to. lol

River 08-05-2009 10:59 PM

Heh! That's a long drive for me, which is why "regionals" are called for -- though it could be fun to have a big gathering from far-afield as well.

For the Southwest region? How about some place not-too-far from Santa Fe, where I live?!? It's lovely round these parts!

Sunshinegrl 08-06-2009 12:15 AM

Sounds Great..Bit far from Oz though Im afraid. :P

River 08-06-2009 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunshinegrl (Post 4214)
Bit far from Oz though Im afraid. :P

Why not start an Oz Regional Gathering Thingy, then? You don't have to be "in charge" to start a discussion! It's just a discussion, after all! I have no intention of being in charge for my region.:p

aussielover 08-06-2009 01:10 AM

ooh I'd love to go. Seems though we're all so spread far apart. :( And by then, I'll be in Oz too! (woohoo)

River 08-06-2009 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aussielover (Post 4220)
ooh I'd love to go. Seems though we're all so spread far apart. :( And by then, I'll be in Oz too! (woohoo)

The "spread far apart" thingy is why I proposed regional gatherings. Regional Poly Gatherings aren't a new concept, however! That's the good news. They have occurred, and it seems that at least some of them have been of the tent/camping/outdoorsy sort I imagined. (Lots less expensive than hotels, and more fun!)

Polyamory is now an international phenomenon. Well, I'm sure it always has been, but now it has a name and ... magazines, web sites, organizations, etc.... So one can use the internet (as we now are) to find what's already happening in our necks of the woods. But there's no reason we cannot use www.polyamory.com as a "hub" to organize our own local and regional get-togethers. I bet there are already plans to bring our kind together in Oz, the UK, the USA.... Etc. But we're not CENTRALLY organized, and are free to concoct our own gatherings, wherever we are.:) It all starts with talking. Or talking and research....:cool:

River 08-06-2009 01:21 AM

EXAMPLE:

http://polyamory.org.au/

aussielover 08-06-2009 01:25 AM

We've seen that site :) Thanks for the link. I think it would be cooler to get together with you guys... lol can you imagine all of us in person. lol would be awesome.

River 08-06-2009 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aussielover (Post 4223)
I think it would be cooler to get together with you guys... lol can you imagine all of us in person. lol would be awesome.

Yeah, that'd be very cool. However, realistically, there are passports, visas, and ... money(!) for plane tickets (etc.) as obstacles for the less affluent and free-timed among us.... In my own case, well, I've never even traveled outside of my own (geographically large) country. I've seen most of this vast land within my national borders, however. Not that I'm not interested..., but there are practical considerations. Therefore the "regional gathering" idea.

BUT ... if you all want to come to New Mexico...! I'll be there for sure! and will cook dinner for you all ... if you'll all pitch in with washing dishes after.:eek:


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