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Founded in 2015 on the principles of self-reliance and non-aggression, AnarCon is a celebration of liberty, self-expression, and sharing of knowledge. It's a place to connect with like-minded individuals, share skills, maybe learn something new, and have a lot of fun along the way.

So grab your camping gear, bathing suits, favorite guns, and your best road trip buddy, and join us in celebrating AnarCon's 8th year in 2022!

Who

Friends & family of liberty
From near and far

Where

The Cove
980 Cove Road,
Gore, Virginia

When

First weekend of August
5th - 7th, 2022

The Cove, Campground 6

Location

AnarCon takes place at Camp 6 at The Cove Campground in Gore, Virginia. The Cove is a privately owned, certified tree farm and features 3,000 acres of mountain, water, and forests for recreation. It boasts a lake and beach, bathrooms, rental cabins, target range, and trails for motorcycles, ATVs, hiking, and bicycling.

Admission

Admission fee for AnarCon at The Cove Campground is $50, an exclusive special rate for 3 days of festivities and a savings of $25 from general admission (put it towards crypto!). No reservations are needed for camping.

Family & Community Friendly

AnarCon is a family and pet friendly event. As such, please be mindful of others. We also practice Leave No Trace and host a clean-up session on Sunday before visiting the target range. Let’s leave the campground the same way we found it!

Get involved!

Agorists, Artists, and Educators Welcome!

Agora

Anyone is welcome to set up a booth or table and bring your wares. There are no vendor fees! If you're interested in participating, please email us information regarding your business or wares so we can add you to the vendor list.

Speakers & Storytellers

Have something to say? We'll get you the mic! If you're an artist and would like to share your talents, we'd love to hear from you. Whether you spin fire, play music, dance, or perform spoken word, please email us so we can add you to our program.

Teachers & Guides

If you'd like to put together a workshop, teach a class, or share a skill, we'd love to provide space and time for you to present. Please email us with information regarding your presentation.

Honey Badger Bonfire

The honey badger is our mascot, and rightfully so! Every year we come together build a massive bon fire in the shape of our honey badger. Building the badger is a group process and anyone can pitch in. Look for Burn Captain, Michael, for instructions on where to start building and how to safely contribute. Bring something to burn or come ready to help build.

Liberty

We are welcoming to anyone who values the Non-Aggression Principle, property rights, and working towards personal discovery.

Self-reliance

We encourage personal growth through learning and honing new skills.

Community

Be a part of a growing tribe who value autonomy and cooperation.

Range Day

Target Range

Remember when we said to bring your guns? We weren't kidding! On Saturday we roll out as a group to practice the art of self-defense. Arms Master Kurt will meet with everyone beforehand to provide a firearms safety course, shooting tips, and lessons to newbies. So if you've never fired a gun before this is the perfect place and opportunity with friends to learn how.

Planning Ahead

Armed to the teeth with knowledge of gunsmithing, Kurt is also the person to go to if you're interested in building your own gun. If you'd like to connect with him to get your gun built before anarcon, or even just to get advice on your planned build, please email us! If you're ready to roll, be sure to bring lots of ammunition, ear protection, water, and sunscreen!

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The Program

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This is AnarCon’s tentative schedule. It will continue to fill out leading up to the event, so check back often!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH

  • 3 p.m. | Toxic Masculinity Contest: Test your feat of strength with axe and spear throwing to win AnarCon's championship belt!
  • 5 p.m. | Meet & Greet Mixer: Provided by the Lysander Spooner Whiskey Brigade. In memory of champions of liberty, Daniel Gryson and Chris Davis, all drinks are free! Come pick up your commemorative anarcon tee, too.
  • 6 p.m. | Live DJ & Laser Show: Presented with love by The Bass Club

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH

  • 8 am - Noon | Workshops by The Fire Pit
  • 10 - 10:30 AM | Healing the Sacred Heart
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. | AnarCon Talks: TBA
  • 12:30 - 12:45 PM | Manny Jacobs speaks on the Sober Caucus, and a book that combines 12-step and libertarian philosophy.
  • 1:30 - 2 PM | Richard Cheatham gives a talk as President John Tyler
  • 2 p.m. | Group photo at the Liberty Stage
  • 2:30 p.m. | Ron Paul Militia Meet & Greet: Make some squad friends before range time by the campfire. A firearms workshop will be provided by Arms Master, Kurt
  • 3 p.m. | Depart for Muster at the Gun Range: Make sure to stop by the main office to pick up a $15 wristband for range access first
  • 7 p.m. | Open Mic on Stage: Welcomes all to share a song, spoken word, speech, presentation, or even comedy. No registration needed. Just go up on stage.
  • 8:30 p.m. | JCOM Performance: Original songs "Normie", "Truth", "When I Was A Kid", "Sucker MC's", and an AnarCon tribute, "Wake Up Your Mind"
  • 8:50 p.m. | JCOM, M4, & Isaac Performance: Original song "Open Your Eyes"
  • 9 p.m. | Live DJ: Presented by DJ Lightspeed and DJ Dirty Phil
  • 9:00 p.m. | Honey Badger Burn: All night party till sunrise
  • 9:30 p.m. | Fireworks!
  • 10:30 p.m. | Kal's Famous Night Hike!: Grab your flashlights and meet up by the campfire before embarking into the woods for a stroll.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH

  • 10 a.m. | Clean Up: Let's leave the campground the same way we found it

Our Guest Speakers

Speakers will be added here as the event draws near.
If there's someone you'd like to see at AnarCon, reach out to us to help make it happen.

Dick Cheatham guest speaker

Dick Cheatham

Inspirational historian gives a talk as President John Tyler (Virginia). Regarded by a number of libertarian scholars as America's Greatest or best or Least Bad President. This is a story you will not get in government education factories.

Manny Jacobs guest speaker

Manny Jacobs

Will be speaking on the Sober Caucus, and a book that combines 12-step and libertarian philosophy, 12 Strides & 12 Norms For Liberty & Recovery.

Past Speakers

AGORA!

Our Vendors & Workshops

Vendors and workshops can be found all over the campsite.
Our list is starting grow. Message us to be added!

Lysander Spooner Whiskey Brigade
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Lysander Spooner Whiskey Brigade

Apparel

Lysander Spooner Whiskey Brigade


"Stop by for a drink!"

Come get your AnarCon t-shirts! This is also your stop for your free commemorative AnarCon cup and a free themed drink in memory of Daniel Grysen and Chris Davis.

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Smokin' Gnome Food Shack

Food

Smokin' Gnome Food Shack


"Stop by for a bite!"

I will be serving smoked pulled pork, smoked beef burnt ends, smoked chicken, burgers, dogs for mains. Sides will be Mac N Cheese, slaw, cucumber & onion salad, fries possibly something else. Will also have bbq taco options.

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Mutual Aid (12 step) Meeting

Workshop

Mutual Aid (12 step) Meeting


"Say hello!"

A mutual aid (12 step) recovery meeting for those who don't drink or use any other substances. Find the workshop on Saturday from 2 - 3 PM by the tents. Look for the sign. Bring a chair.

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Healing the Sacred Heart

Workshop

Healing the Sacred Heart


Release anger through forgiveness and discover the true path of freedom...love. Find the workshop on Saturday from 10 - 10:30 AM by the main firepit.

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Get Baked!

Food

Get Baked!


Lots of delicious brownies, cookies, and coffee.

Our Amazing Team

Thank you to the many volunteers that help make AnarCon an unforgettable experience! Below are points of contact who will help make sure your weekend is amazing. If you’re interested in volunteering or helping with scheduled events, please email us.

Kal

Master of Ceremonies

Your first point of contact for adventure. I'm here to make sure your cup runneth over with one of the best weekends of the year.

Kurt

Arms Master

Kurt tinkers with machines, sharpens his mind, sculpts his life. No Arms? Let him guide you through the Khyber Pass safely.

Michael

Burn Captain

Let's keep the fire roaring all weekend, especially on burn night. We'll need all the wood you can find for the honey badger effigy.

Cody

Chief of Security

As the great Warrior Poet, Ice Cube, once said, "If the day does not require an AK then it is good," so don't make me have to use mine on you.

Ryan

Grand Pyrotechnician

Let's light up the night sky! Seek me out if you have fireworks you'd like to add to the staging area or want to help set them up.

Corey

Lord of Bass

Me and my gang are here to take you to another dimension with music. Grab your glow sticks and enjoy the laser show!

Vincent

Record Keeper

Smile! I'm here to photograph amazing moments and cherishable memories. Let me know if you want your picture taken!

Paul

Emissary of Liberty

State organizer for the LP Mises Caucus of Virginia. Make sure to let him know what you think of voting! No King But Christ!

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for supporting our flagship event.

Message us if you want to help build a future for liberty and be added to our sponsor list and program.

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    Contact Information

    • 980 Cove Road,
      Gore, Virginia