sects & sexWinterstar 27

February 11-14, 2010 | Atwood Lake Resort

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Winterstar is a village of cozy cottages, with nightly theme parties offering drumming and dance, bardic sing-a-longs, rock-n-roll, pyrates and more exotic pleasures. Evenings feature entertainment and spiritual transformation, a perfect blend of the aesthetic and sacred. Days are spent enjoying the luxurious amenities of the Atwood Lake Resort Lodge, and participating in rituals and experiential classes.

In case you don't know, a few weeks ago the owners of the land where we've held the last 19 Starwood Festivals informed us that they will not allow us to rent their campground this Summer.

In order to conserve our FUNDS, but keep the FUN, we're offering a HALF PRICE WinterStar Symposium! We'll take this opportunity to brainstorm with you about our 30th Silver Anniversary Starwood, and announce its 2010 location. We'll hold almost all programming in the cabins, with one cabin devoted to solely workshops and hospitality, but the Lodge amenities will still be available - hot tub, sauna, pool, work-out room, restaurant and bar.

WinterStar 2010
Transformation and Evolution

IVAN STANG with SubGenius ranting and new videos
AWEN with a performance possibly involving a collective of Chameleons
ALEX and JOY WEDMEDYK with Drum Making/Repairing/Playing workshops
JOSEPH ROTHENBERG R.N.with mind machines; computer assisted meditation
The Vocal Stylings of PHAT MAN DEE -- Some call her the Peggy Lee of punk, some call her an intergalactic juggernaut of love, you may call her Phat Man Dee, cosmic jazz chanteuse.
HELEN MORRISON presents Belly Dancing and Belly Dancing on a Budget)
WENDY RAPHAEL with Community Art Projects
ANOMIE with Mushrooms Yum! - a tasting, plus a Trigger Point Massage workshop


There’s nothing quite like the late-night activities at WinterStar, the perfect indoor festival to break up those long winter months. We’ve set up cottages to host parties of different styles on Friday and Saturday nights. The cabin parties will include:

 The Folk-Rock Cabin

The SpaceJam Cabin - Ron Slabe, Bob Mozik,other members of WITCH DISCO, new ambient video animation by Rev. Ivan Stang

The Drum-Jam Cabin with Dennis & Linda Murphy, and drummers from the WinterStar community.

SATURDAY NIGHT BONFIRE! -- outdoors near the lodge, if weather allows

Registration for the WinterStar Symposium opens Thursday at 6 PM in the Hospitality House (Cottage 17). At 7:30 PM the event starts with the Welcome Wagon Pot-Luck Party, where we’ll be drummin’ and jammin’ late into the night and greeting the late-night arrivals. A great opportunity to make connections early in the program!

No Merchant Fee but it's DIY. Bring your own table if you need one. Fairy Wendy will provide sign making materials to let everyone know where you are. The Opening Circle is held at 1:30, with classes running from 2:00 - 6:15.  After the dinner break, the evening program will begin at 8pm. Cabin parties will follow late into the night.

Classes continue Saturday from 9:30 AM until the 6:15 Dinner break. The evening program begins at 8:30 and is followed by cabin parties.

SundayClosing Circle at 1:30, take a last opportunity to visit our merchants and for warm farewells.

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