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      October 9, 2010

      Saturday   8:00 PM

      38-01 23rd Avenue
      Astoria, New York 11105

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      Subgenius Devival

      The Church of the SubGenius is coming to New York City on
      Saturday, October 9. The city is bracing itself for the biggest psychic shock wave since the
      legendary New York Devival of 1997. Predictions for the event have revealed the city will
      never be the same.
      Members of the controversial cult will be gathering for a religious Devival designed to
      promote the cause of Slack, Abnormality, and the Word of Church founder J.R. "Bob"
      Dobbs. SubGenius Devivals are spiritual events unlike any other, and audience attendance is
      expected to reach capacity crowds.
      Planned stage events at the Devival include religious preaching and rock music by scheduled
      performers. Attendees at the event include Reverend Ivan Stang, the NYC Go
      F[CENSORED] Yourselves Clench, Pope Black (recently allowed to re-enter the United
      States after a long exile in Europe), Phat Man Dee, dubstep master DJ 2B, and Rev. Bleepo
      The event will take place on October 9th, at the Wonderland Collective in Astoria, Queens
      ( ). Admission is $10 per person. Doors open for the Devival
      at 8:00 PM.
      Expected blasphemies at the event will include religious preaching and ranting, healings and
      sickenings, a traditional Short Duration Mass Marriage (and one marriage sanctioned by the
      State of New York), bands, alcoholic beverages, electronic music and noise, possessions,
      exorcisms, and tithing for religious writings and garb. New York cells of the Tea Party are
      expected to hold protests due to the fact that the Devival will take place within striking
      distance of Ground Zero.
      The Church of the SubGenius has been no stranger to controversy since its foundation, and
      the upcoming Devival promises to be no different. In the late 1980s, members of the Church
      were accused of spreading a virus in Macintosh computers known as the "Peace Virus."
      Numerous articles have been written on the Church in such noteworthy publications as the
      New York Times, Washington Post, Wired Online, Boston Globe, U.S. News and World
      Report; and broadcast reports have been produced by CNN and NPR. In April 1999,
      officials of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts shut down an official SubGenius Devival
      gathering in the belief that the Church was affiliated with the Trenchcoat Mafia (the
      organization blamed for the Columbine high school shootings), though authorities later
      realized the association was mistaken. In its January 1, 2000 issue, a Time magazine poll
      declared J.R. "Bob" Dobbs the biggest fraud of the 20th century.
      The Church received additional media attention in 2006 when one of its high-ranking
      members, known in SubGenius circles as Reverend Mary Magdalen, became involved in a
      legal battle for custody of her son due to her membership in the Church. This case has been
      covered in such popular online sites as Boing Boing, Fark, and Wikinews (Wikipedia's news
      reporting service)

      Cost: Payment required - 10.00

      Categories: Performing Arts

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.