2013 Harvest Activities

Note: Starred activities (*) will include ASL interpretation.

Opening Words and Cabaret!*

Friday 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
(followed by the weekend’s first play party, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.)

Year seven of An Unholy Harvest kicks off with a Lust In Space cabaret. From anal probes to Vogon poetry, expect a truly otherworldly and thoroughly entertaining experience! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow Harvest participants, win kinky door prizes for most out-of-this-world outfits, and various other deviant delights.

Fresh Meet*

Saturday 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Fresh Meet is our traditional Saturday morning circle jerk. Uh, that is, meet and greet! Right. Come meet fellow Harvesters and mingle over coffee or tea. The few fun introductory games will hardly hurt at all (unless you want them to). And there will be (gluten-free) baked goods! It’s a great way to get to know all the sexy perverts you saw the night before but were too shy to talk to. Come join in the fun!

Fishbowl*

Saturday 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Join us for a Fishbowl! We’d love to describe it here, but that might ruin the surprise… suffice it to say that whether you’re a top or a bottom or both, this will be your chance to express how you feel about your kink, and to hear exactly what the other side has to say. (Hint: if you joined us for Harvest 2009, you may still have fond memories from the first time we did this!)

Porn Screening

Saturday 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

(followed by the weekend’s second play party, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.)

Boy, do we have a special treat for you this year! The fine folks at Crash Pad, led by award-winning queer feminist filmmaker Shine Louise Houston, have given us free rein to put together a series of clips from their films. As a result, you’ll be getting a custom-tailored queer porn extravaganza replete with the kind of diversity you almost never see in a single film. Trans women, trans men, cis people, folks with disabilities, people of colour, bodies of all sizes and shapes—this promises to be a night of queer perv-heavy porn that looks, well, a whole lot like Harvest does! Visit them at http://crashpadseries.com/. (NOTE: This program was slated to run last year and did not due to technical difficulties, so we’re giving it another shot!)

Kink and Identity Panel: Leather Titleholders*

Sunday 11:45 – 12:45 p.m.

Have you been wondering what exactly a Ms. Leather/Bootblack/Pony does? Curious to know what the title circuit is about, how people win a title in the first place, and how they feel about their experience? Whether you’d simply like to better understand this facet of the leather community or you’re thinking of running for a title yourself, you’ll want to join us for a fun panel featuring several of the leather contest winners from within the Harvest community—and we have quite a few among us! Come prepared with your questions!

Bilingual Sci-Fi/Fanfic Erotica Open Mic*

Sunday 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

At the Bilingual Erotica Open Mic, you—yes, you!—provide the entertainment. Just how nasty are your fantasies? Just how daring is your prose? And just how hot do you think you can get everyone before the weekend’s last play party? Come show off your verbal prowess in the language of your choice! Stories on the Lust In Space theme are encouraged, but any smutty story line will do. Whether you’re a first-time writer or you churn out fresh porn every weekend, this is definitely where you should be sharing it. Bonus: live ASL interpretation. Of porn. ‘Nuff said.

Closing Ceremonies*

Sunday 9:30-10 p.m.

(followed by the weekend’s last play party, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.)

Our closing ceremonies aim to bring the Harvest community together at the conclusion of the weekend, and leave you feeling connected and energized for a final night of debauchery. Nothing too scary or woo-woo, we promise… but you don’t want to miss this last chance to reconnect with the whole Harvest crowd, celebrate the amazing energy of the weekend, and wish each other well before the last play party gets underway. Your presence is deeply desired, politely requested or sternly required, whichever floats your boat!

Kinky Klean-up and Bye-Bye Brunch

Monday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You’ve made some awesome connections over the weekend, and you just can’t bear to say goodbye quite yet… plus, you’re up for lending a hand to bring the event space back to its pristine pre-Harvest state. What to do? Join us at our venue to be part of the community clean-up crew! Many hands make light work, and when the job is done, we’ll all head to a nearby accessible and kink-friendly brunch restaurant that’s expecting a herd of leatherdykes to descend for a satisfying meal to cap off a more than satisfying weekend. (Brunch is at your own cost.)