The Extreme Futurist Festival, which was founded last year by Rachel Haywire and Michael Anissimov, is back for another year of radical talks, transgressive performance art, cyborg fashion shows, live music, provocative film, and DIY evolution. Bringing together the counterculture and the intelligentsia on the Mayan apocalypse calendar date of December 21, 2012; this years XFF is being organized by Rachel Haywire and Christopher Jannette (of United Cybernetics) with the sponsorship of Humanity+ and SENS. It will take place in Los Angeles, California.
XFF just met their goal of 20K on their RocketHub crowdfunding page and are now ready for action. They have begun working on their new website and have already booked speakers including Aubrey de Grey, Ben Goertzel, and Michael Anissimov along with Los Angeles industrial bands Malfaktor and Ancient Lasers and trapeze artist Erinina Marie Ness. The discussions in the Human 2.0 Council FB group are getting heated. The post-apocalypse season has begun.
The XFF team is currently in the process of booking new speakers, bands, filmmakers, artists, and performers; so if you are a radical transhumanist who would like to get involved with Extreme Futurist Festival 2012 you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org