Ok, this is strictly in idea mode right now, nothing is on paper yet, but the plan is to have a Rural Punks Gathering in Ochre River, MB Canada in the summer of next year, 2015. We're thinking 3-5 days in June or July.
We're doing this because with this magazine we hope to make a network of rural punks all across North America (and the world, really) and we think it would be great to have a place and a time to meet up, maybe have some workshops and skillshares, listen to some sweet live music, but mostly just share stories and ideas and meet other rad folks doing similar shit as us.
Probably our biggest concern/fear is having a bunch of rowdy drunk city dwelling/traveler kids show up and trash my (Gretchen's) land. Basically, nobody wants another Scumbala (for thouse of you who were unlucky enough to have witnessed that). We're not going to do anything crazy like say that no city kids or dirty skids can come or anything, but we want to make it clear that any oogly behaviour will not be tolerated.
Let us know what you'd like to see. Like we said, this is still in idea mode. It's over a year away, so we're just throwing it out there right now. Let it marinate in all our brains for a little while. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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