2017 Activities

PANELS

Lunchtime panels at Harvest provide us with a chance to dive deep into our fellow perverts’ personal stories and learn what makes them tick. In this double-digit anniversary year, we’ve got two!

Black Tie Panel

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

For some of us, there’s nothing quite as hot as serving or being served. Table service, tea service, everyday mundane service… On the Black Tie panel, you’ll hear the stories of people whose kink revolves around giving or receiving formal service, with plenty of time for you to ask them your own questions. Bring your curious mind!

Blood Red Panel

Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Darkest, richest, most intimate bodily fluid… in the words of Lawrence Hill, blood is the stuff of life. On the Blood Red panel, you’ll have a chance to get to know players who like to see red: needles, knives and other creative ways of playing with blood. Yum. Come listen to their stories and ask your questions.

FRIDAY

Newcomer Lounge and Q&A

Friday 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If this is your first Harvest, even if you’re a veteran leatherqueer, the Newcomer Lounge and Q&A is where you wanna be. It’s a low-key space, with one of our long-time participants hanging out to answer your questions, put you at ease, and introduce you to folks as they arrive. If you’ve signed up for a Harvest buddy, this is a great time and place to meet up with them in person before the event really gets going.

Opening Words, Costume Contest and Raffle!*

Friday 9:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Kick off An Unholy Harvest’s tenth anniversary by joining us for our traditional Friday night event, this time with a raffle of kinky experiences to get your blood pumping as the night begins! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow Harvest participants, win sexy door prizes for your most excellent Black Tie, Blood Red outfits, and various other deviant delights.

SATURDAY

Fresh Meet and Kinky Swap

Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Come mingle with your fellow Harvesters over coffee, tea and baked goods (gluten-y and gluten-free). And, if you are so inclined, partake in the kinky swap. The way a swap works at Harvest is, you dump whatever stuff you don’t want anymore (clothes, kinky gear, porn, etc) and take whatever you want. This isn’t tradesies—one-for-ones are not necessary. The ideal outcome is a room of empty tables! The mundane leftovers will be donated to the Odawa Native Friendship Centre and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health; the pervy leftovers will go to POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist) and Kind Space, the local queer and trans community centre. (Note: At Harvest, our attendees run the gamut of gender expressions, body types, styles and sizes. If you’re on the masculine spectrum: YES, there will be stuff for you too.)

Kink and Identity Panel: Topic TBA!*

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

 

Caucuses

Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This year, we’ve got multiple caucus spaces available in the main venue. All that’s missing is you! What specific sub-group of people would you really like to connect with in order to share stories, make connections or find support in a closed discussion setting? If you are inspired to make it happen, just write the topic and your name on the board on the front wall of the venue at any point during the weekend, talk it up a bit to others, and enjoy.

Black Tie, Blood Red: 10th Anniversary Soirée

Sunday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Save your fanciest black and red ensemble for our 10th Anniversary Soirée, where you are sure to dazzle! Expect virgin (but not virginal) cocktails, sexy hors d’oeuvres, formal service, perverse performances and other decadent delights for you to enjoy. There will be a photo corner for portraits to capture you in your glory. Come and be a part of celebrating Harvest’s decade-long history.

Closing Ceremonies*

Sunday 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.

The Harvest closing ceremonies aim to bring everybody’s energy together to close out the weekend in a spirit of celebration. It’s the kind of ritual that’s low on woo but high on fun. Every year this short event provides a sweet conclusion to the event and powerful kick-off to the final party. Don’t miss it!

 

MONDAY

Kinky Klean-up and Bye-Bye Brunch

Monday 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Can’t bear to say goodbye quite yet? Up for lending a hand to tidy up the event space? Come down to the main venue to be part of the community clean-up crew! It’s kind of like conference aftercare. Many hands make light work – and many people means many final opportunities for flirting. When the job is done, we’ll all head to a nearby accessible and kink-friendly brunch restaurant for a satisfying meal to cap off a more than satisfying weekend. (Brunch is at your own cost.)