Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Victoria Poly 101 at the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, 2011

Saturday, September 10 at 11:00am - September 11 at 6:00pm

Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria Poly 101 has hosted a table at the annual Anarchist bookfair for the last two years; this will be our third year at the bookfair! We have an opportunity to connect with the larger community, to fundraise (we can sell poly-related items) and to attend some of the great workshops the Bookfair hosts.

Please consider coming to help me host the table (two people on a morning or afternoon shift works well). I promise you'll meet cool people and enjoy talking about polyamory! :)

Here's their website for more info on the bookfair itself:


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Poly Wanna: a guest post about Polycamp Vancouver Island 2011

Soo...  I promise I'll put up a big post-Polycamp Vancouver Island post soon.  Meanwhile, I have a guest post from a friend of mine from Seattle who attended our camp:

by Scott Campbell on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Been having the interesting experience lately, after being in an open relationship with Terisa for 14 years, of finally feeling ready to be truly polyamorous. I've had plenty of other girlfriends during those years, but they've always been fairly lighthearted and uncommitted, and I'm realizing now that some part of me was deliberately maintaining a distance. We've long had the joke in our family that Terisa is polyamorous, I'm a swinger, and Larry is monogamous, and there's been some truth to all three of those labels until recently.

But now I find myself wanting a more committed, emotional involvement with my other sexual partners, and in fact desiring that part of it more than the sex. I don't know whether this desire will manifest in reality or not, because currently I've got no other partners. I just feel my desires and priorities shifting. For the past couple of months I've been making deliberate efforts to be more social, after spending many months happily holed up at home not really seeing much of anybody. Been throwing a lot of darts, as they say, none of which have stuck as yet. That's a good part of why I went to Polycamp in Canada last week, and the experience there of just hanging out with a bunch of people -- none of whom I knew when I first got there -- was really eye-opening. I miss them all now like they're long-lost friends. The fact that they all live on an island that's expensive to get to intensifies the feeling of separation.

I've got no particular point to make with this ramble, I guess ... just trying to clarify some of the things I've been feeling lately. I always thought I was a good poly boy, but now I'm realizing, not so much. I've had no problems with sharing my girlfriend, but I haven't been particularly good at sharing myself. Something I'd like to try and change. Terisa is the epic love of my life, that won't be changing. But there's room for deeper feelings with other people.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

So many poly sites!

This list was compiled by Joreth, whose website can be found here.

Poly Collection Sites! Find poly therapists, movies, music, books, groups, events, clothing, news articles, conferences ... all in one place! Well, one place per topic :-) These websites rely on user submissions, so if you know of something that's missing, let me know!

Poly-Friendly Professionals: http://www.polychromatic.com/p​fp/main.php
Poly Groups: http://www.polygroups.com/
Poly Local Events: https://sites.google.com/site/​polyeventsallover
Poly Conferences: http://polyevents.blogspot.com​/
Polyamory In The News: http://polyinthemedia.blogspot​.com/
Poly Movies: http://www.theinnbetween.net/p​olymovies.html
Poly Music: http://www.theinnbetween.net/p​olymusic.html
Poly Books: http://www.theinbetween.net/po​lybooks.html
Poly clothing & jewelry: http://polyinthemedia.blogspot​.com/2010/04/poly-jewelry-clot​hing-and-other.html

Polycamp Love Letter

Living pleasurably and compassionately are not incompatible. This is especially true if the happiness of others gives us pleasure. <3

Thank you for making my wishes come true by fulfilling yours!

These are a few of the "wishing hearts" that were attached to my tent at Polycamp Vancouver Island 2011.  Campers wrote their wishes on the hearts and I could see them every time I went in and out of my tent as they fluttered in the breezes.  During the course of the camping week, people would come up to me and hug me and tell me their wish just came true!  I can't wait until next year..  :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Polycamp Vancouver Island 2011 is featured on Polyamory Weekly!

Cunning Minx's journal (part 1) of her time at Polycamp Vancouver Island is now up!  Check it out here  http://www.facebook.com/notes/poly-weekly/pw-282-naked-in-vancouver/10150250204072791:

Minx also says:  If you were at PolyCamp Vancouver Island, call in to 206-202-POLY now and leave your comments and stories for this week's episode!

Victoria Poly 101 monthly discussion: informal summer pub night

Thursday, August 25 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Ledge
1140 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia

Come relax and catch up on Victoria Poly 101 topics and events at The Ledge. Newcomers always welcome; look for the parrot on the table