Monday, May 16, 2011

Northern California Eco-Fest

I'll be at the Eco-Fest this Saturday and Sunday. (This little promotional graphic is from Mike Rupert's Collapsenet. Not my words; they reminded me of these lyrics: "A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed." Perhaps I resemble this remark; you be the judge.)

I'll be speaking on making the best of your Energy Elves (they are like the old fossil-fueled Energy Slaves except much smaller; I seem to have made my peace with them) on Saturday at 11:15.

I'll also give a talk about the topsy-turveydom, hardcore stupidity and inevitability of collapse for the current economic scheme and about the various ways we can compensate for it on Sunday 11 to noon.

There is also supposed to be a Q&A with Mike Ruppert, a book signing and some amount of general milling around and meeting people. If you are in the area, please drop by.

12 comments:

Dori said...

Will you have the book for sale there?

kollapsnik said...

I will bring the remaining copies of Hold Your Applause with me, and the publisher is supposed to ship in copies of RC 2.0.

NewMatrix said...

I'll be there Dmitry. Looking forward to seeing you both.

progressivepopulist said...

Please, if there is any way to get this on film (or microchip), many of us can't make the journey all the way to Cali (tis a long way from Western NC) and would love to see any presentations from you and Ruppert.

weeone said...

Mike Rupperts web site collapsenet.com has been down since this morning. I always get a bit nervous when a site like this is down for more than a few hours. I hope he's all right.

Shadowfax said...

Too bad you could not come up to BC while you are on the west coast.I am sure you have lot's of fans up here.
Any plans for a Canada visit in the future?

Reason's Whore said...

Is anybody "in the area"? Unfortunately, this is a helluva drive for anyone outside of the Sacramento metro. I actually live in Northern California,by which I mean Shasta County. Wish it were closer.

Bukko Canukko said...

My wife is in San Francisco -- she drove down to see some friends and get court documents we need for our permanent residency application to Canada -- so I've given her a heads-up about this. I doubt she could get anyone else interested, because all of our friends in the S.F. Bay area are peace-love-dove hippies who don't want to focus on doomsterism. So having one woman, even though she'd be driving our Prius, go for hundreds of miles to hear a couple guys talk about how we're cutting our own throats by squandering oil, seems a bit contradictory. But thanks for the alert. I second the notion of you coming to B.C. You could use the guest bedroom.

kollapsnik said...

Yes, flying and driving all over creation in order to discuss just how unsustainable that is seems ever so slightly oxymoronic. Right now I am stuck at Dallas/Ft. Worth. Got up at 4AM Eastern, hiked to the airport to catch a 6AM flight, since trains don't run until 5:30. The flight was delayed until 8. The connecting flight was canceled, and I was given a seat on a 10PM flight. I managed to get a seat on an overbooked 6PM flight instead, by being a pest. Not that I am bellyaching, but why can't I just write books and articles and give phone and Skype interviews?

Carolyn said...

I second the request to get this recorded or transcribed or otherwise available to those of us who can't make it. I really want to hear this!

Kevin said...

I third Caroline's request. I hope your talk will become available in mp3 format, as that's what my connection can handle. I'm in much the same position as Bukko Canukko's other half, as I live on the SF bay and would have to burn many gallons of precious fossil fuel to reach Grass Valley. Much as I'd like to see you in person, I'd be fine with your doing phone and Skype interviews. I assume you're appearing in person because publishers like authors to get out there and flog the book - at least that's how Terence McKenna said it works in the publishing biz.

I hope you get a good night's rest.

Patrick said...

A shame I wasn't anywhere near this presentation, for I'd like to meet you and hear you speak.

I appreciate the irony of Industrial/Tech Age traveling to discuss the (soon-to-be?) end of such a thing. I have just returned from traveling between Michigan and the southwest to meet with others to discuss ways to preserve Utah wilderness. I took the train, however, which I hadn't done in a few years. It was 4 hours delayed both going and coming back. The California Zephyr certainly did not live up to second part of its name. Passenger rail in this country is an embarrassment.

I do think that preserving wilderness anywhere, though, lies more in lack of access to cheap fuels (for ORV's) and a collapsing economy (to fund oil & gas drilling) than appeals to a corrupt Congress. Coal mining might be a different issue, though.