sects & sex

Winterstar 23

February 23-26, 2006 | Atwood Lake Resort

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Rev. Ivan Stang


REV. IVAN STANG

is the author and publisher of the first screed of the Church of the SubGenius. He is credited with founding the Church in 1979, though Stang himself denies this and claims the organization was founded in 1953 by J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Since the publication of the first SubGenius pamphlet in 1980, Stang has embarked on a worldwide crusade (spanning at least three continents) to promote the Church.

Stang also founded the business entity of the Church, the SubGenius Foundation. The SubGenius Foundation was located in Dallas, Texas for most of its life, though in 1999 Stang himself relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. The SubGenius Foundation is now based in Austin, Texas, and is managed by Steve Bevilacqua. Stang himself continues to promote the Church, and he is a prominent member of Cleveland's underground pop culture scene.

Stang is an accomplished filmmaker and editor. In addition to creating several stop-motion short films with such titles as Reproduction Cycle and Let's Visit the World of the Future, he also edited the feature-length documentary Arise! for the Church of the SubGenius. - Wikipedia entry

Workshops

Sex & the Single-Brain-Celled Subgenius
The SubGenius Mystick School of Temper-Tantra is not for the laid-back nor the easy-going. Therefore, we shouldn't be teaching it here. Likewise, the doctrine of SexHurt -- we should probably keep mum about that one too. In fact, ALL of the SubGenius teachings of this nature should probably be kept secret, for EVERYONE's own good.
Yet for this special workshop, Rev. Ivan Stang will defy the Master "Bob," and tell all anyway. We are determined that this knowledge MUST fall into the wrong hands! Also, a documentary will be shown about the mysterious all-female sub-SubSect called The Connieites.

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