Los Angeles

Los Angeles


2010 Regional Conference: October 8-10, 2010

Plummer Park Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

(between Fairfax Avenue and La Brea Avenue)

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 9PM Thursday 10/7.  Registration opens onsite Friday 10/8 at 6pm at Plummer Park – see you there!
$50 – Online Pre-Registration
Access to all three days of BUTCHVoices LA, including all the workshops & speakers & INVINCIBLE Fashion Show (Friday night).  Priority seating to SWAGGER performance Saturday nite, &  Sunday BUTCH REVIVAL comedy/spoken word show.

$60 – Regular Registration (at the door)
Access to all three days of BUTCHVoices LA, including all the workshops & speakers & INVINCIBLE Fashion Show (Friday night).

$25 – Recession Special:  Students / Limited Income

$10 – Scholarship: Limited number of tickets were available at this level

$95 – Conference Supporter
(Couples $150).  Access to all three days of BUTCHVoices LA, plus invite to meet n’ greet SWAGGER performers backstage & priority seating at all events – SWAGGER, INVINCIBLE and BUTCH REVIVAL.  Plus you sponsor a ‘scholarship’ registrant via the general sponsorship fund, with donor name recognition in program.
* Paypal will add $3.  You can save $3 per ticket if you register by mail.

Register By Mail: You can also register by mail & send us a check.  Indicate your ticket level and make check payable to “BVLA.”
Include full name of each person registering, plus your email or telephone so that we can confirm.  Mail to: 403 E. Poppyfields Dr, Altadena CA 91001

6:00 pm Registration opens
We’re expecting folks from all over California and the Southwest, so registration will be open for 4 hours.  This is your first must-do to get into all the night’s events, so pre-register & get in the fastline.

Meet & Greet:  Art Lounge & Vendor booths open.  Hang out & enjoy! Meet the artists, tastings and more!   Dozens of artisans, fashion designers, and products on sale for your shopping pleasure!
In the Art Lounge … queer artistic visions from fine artists & photographers who celebrate/question/adore butch, stud, trans & genderqueer.
8:30 pm INVINCIBLE: fashion show and kick-off event!  A night of sartorial radicality for daggers, dandies, and dapper dudes. Don’t miss this fabulosity!  You’re in for a night of hot fashions and butch surprises!! Get here early – you must register first – to get those good seats ….
11 pm Conference after-party – location info coming soon.

9:00 – 11:30
Registration re-opens (No registrations accepted after this!)
9:00 – 10:15 Workshop Session 1 (five workshops/panels to choose from)
10:30 – 12:00
Workshop Session 2 (five workshops/panels to choose from)
2:00 – 1:15
1:30 – 2:30
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Judith ‘Jack’ Halberstam
2:45 – 4:15
Workshop Session 3 (five workshops/panels to choose from)
4:30 – 5:45
Workshop Session 4 (five workshops/panels to choose from)

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dinner time (plan 15-20 minutes for travel/parking time to Swagger)
8:00 – 10 pm
Performance at Fairfax Auditorium, 7850 Melrose Ave, LA 90046
A Nite of Butch Bravado & Stud Service for Those Who Live It and Those Who Love It. Performance event  World Premiere of these artists – like you’ve never seen them before …
10:00 – late
After Party (check back for location & theme details!)

10:30 – 4:00
Brunch and Plenary with Keynote Speech by Carmen Vaquez.
Plus Awards Ceremonies & Closing with “Butch Revival”: comedy, music & spoken word!!  featuring Sandra Valls, Angie Evans, The Miracle Whips and more.

And what about food…??  There are lots of fab nearby restaurants in WeHo for Saturday lunch and dinner – all price levels.  Food Trucks on-site  for Saturday lunch!

Sunday light brunch included in your Conference registration.  And a free Water Refill Station onsite throughout the conference too (don’t forget to bring your own cup or reusable water bottle)
Planning is in process for after-parties on Friday & Saturday nite—stay tuned!  And check back for a singles meet & greet time too.

Conference cohosted by LEX (producers of GenderPlay)