New scheme for conference tickets – up to three people can share a single ticket

We won’t be selling tickets at the door at the conference, but we still have a few tickets left, and we’re introducing a new scheme aimed at maximising attendee numbers (up to the maximum permitted in the venue). We don’t anticipate tickets will remain available for long.

Existing and new ticket holders can make use of individual tickets, with up to three people attending on different days. At the maximum, therefore, one £265 ticket can fund three people, one on each day. Or two people, one attending for one day, the other for two days. If you’d like to take advantage of this scheme, please let us know (info@j4mb.org.uk) the days you’d like to “surrender” (i.e. not attend, yourself) and give us the name(s) and email address(es) of the other person(s). Thanks.

In case it helps with your decision making, the latest conference timetable is here.

You can book your ticket(s) here.

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The fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18)

[A few tickets remain on sale, but the venue has a strict limit on numbers, so we recommend you don’t delay in ordering your ticket(s).]

Following the completion of contract negotiations with a London venue, we’re pleased to announce that the fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18) will be held in London over July 20-22, the long weekend after the weekend in which the World Cup final will be played.

The conference will be held in a prestigious London venue. Following the experience with Birmingham City FC we shall be keeping the venue confidential, revealing it to ticket holders only, shortly before the event.

We’ve assembled an outstanding line-up of 20 speakers, here.

Many of the people who’ve ordered tickets for the conference also attended the 2016 conference, and they tell us that as well as enjoying the talks, much of the pleasure they derived from the conference related to socialising with like-minded people over the three days, especially in the evenings.

We shall be having dinners on the first two evenings – tickets will be limited – details of menu options and ticket prices will be emailed to conference attendees shortly before the event.

We’ve set ticket prices at the same level as they were at the 2016 conference. The only tickets now available are priced at £265.00.

You can book your ticket(s) here. You could save the cost of your ticket by taking advantage of a generous offer from a leading portrait photographer who has taken official photographs of many famous people. Details here.

A small number of complimentary tickets are being reserved for the media, details here.

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The fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18) will be held in London

Followers of this blog will be aware that following the publication of a scurrilous online attack on J4MB by the football blogger Daniel Storey, Birmingham City FC terminated the contract to host ICMI18 without prior discussion, and without having the right to do so under the contract terms. The club’s explanation for the decision was that I had misrepresented J4MB and the event, both blatant lies. And they failed to engage with a considerable volume of material I sent about the party, men’s and boys’ issues, and previous ICMIs.

Has this discouraged us from holding a conference next year? Of course not. It has only strengthened our resolve to hold it, and make it the best conference in the series so far.

We’ve been in contract negotiations with a top London venue. We expect to announce shortly that the event will definitely be going ahead, 20 – 22 July, after the end of the World Cup.

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DeAnna Lorraine, “America’s #1 Relationship and Dating Coach, Matchmaker”, is coming to the conference

DeAnna Lorraine

Apart from Bettina Arndt, I’d be hard pushed to think of dating coaches who’ve attended ICMIs. But DeAnna Lorraine will be joining us in London. Based in San Diego, California, she describes herself as “America’s #1 Relationship and Dating Coach, Matchmaker”. She’s the author of Making Love Great Again! The New Road to Reviving Romance and Winning at Relationships.

DeAnna writes:

I am a well-known Conservative “anti-Feminist” YouTuber and Podcast/TV Host. I would have loved to speak at the conference, but by the time I found out about it, the speakers had already been confirmed. I speak and write a lot about men’s issues and rights, anti-feminism, etc., and am an advocate for men. I follow closely many of the speakers that will be speaking at the event, and many of them are quoted in my book. I was on the Honey Badgers Radio show a few weeks ago as well. I would love to personally meet many of you and see how I can be more involved with the Men’s Rights movement and support your causes! I am looking forward to meeting you.

We look forward to welcoming DeAnna to the conference.

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Hannah Wallen, Brian Martinez

We’re delighted to announce that two well-known Americans, Hallah Wallen and Brian Martinez, will be attending the conference.

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International Conference on Men’s Issues (2019)

Paul Elam and I wish to consider applications to host the 2019 International Conference on Men’s Issues, in June or July 2019. It won’t be held in the UK, as it was held in London in 2016 and will be held there again shortly. If you have a potential interest in hosting the event, please email me (mike@j4mb.org.uk) to register your interest before the end of July. The primary requirement is a venue with a room capable of seating a minimum of 200 people in comfort, and one or more other rooms for breakouts, refreshments, meals etc. There needs to be an airport within reasonable distance, for the speakers and many attendees who fly to attend ICMIs. Thank you.

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An appeal

On 1 June 2016 I obstructed the highway in Parliament Square, London, for a short time, as part of a protest against the police/CPS not prosecuting the people who perform Male Genital Mutilation, a crime under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, being at least ABH, and almost certainly GBH with Intent. A video of the protests outside the Home Office and in Parliament Square is here. The start of the section in which I was in the road is at 5:37. A policeman moved me out of the road at 9:22, and again at 13:37. I was subsequently arrested and kept in solitary detention in a police cell until the scheduled end of the protest, some hours later.

The CPS/police prosecuted me for obstructing the public highway – ironically, given my protest in the highway had related to the CPS/police not prosecuting the real criminals, those carrying out MGM. I was convicted and fined at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, supporters generously covered my fine and CPS-related. A later appeal at Isleworth Crown Court was unsuccessful, but I have yet to pay the CPS costs for that hearing, because I appealed to the Royal Courts of Justice, in London. That hearing was held yesterday. My thanks to a number of supporters for joining me, including Tom for taking this video (2:08).

In the video I publicly declared for the first time my decision to launch a private prosecution of an unnamed doctor who performs circumcisions. This will take place next month.

I have drawn no personal income from J4MB income streams (party memberships, subscriptions, donations, merchandise sales etc.) since launching the party in 2013. I am personally liable to pay the CPS’s costs at the original appeal at Isleworth Crown Court (£580) and this latest appeal (£2,420), a total of £3,000.

If you feel able to donate something to help me with those costs, I’d be very grateful. Please make your donation through PayPal here.

The money will go into the J4MB account, the party treasurer will then transfer the money to me. If there’s any surplus over £3,000, it will remain in the J4MB account to help fund the party’s future work.

Please email me (mike@j4mb.org.uk) to confirm that your donation is to help defray my legal costs.

Thanks for your support.

P.S. 63 minutes until the start of England’s next game, in the World Cup semi-final, against Croatia. If we win, that means England v France in the final. It’s coming home.

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Brandon Marotta

We’ve just heard from Brandon Marotta, director of American Circumcision. He apologises for now being unable to attend in person. Steven Svoboda will run the Q&A session after the film.

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Belinda Brown

A couple of days ago we heard from Belinda Brown, a scheduled speaker at the conference, that she would not be able to give her talk. She writes:

Belinda’s beloved husband Geoff Dench has recently passed away. Although her husband has always been a great supporter of her work, and she knows he would love her to speak at the conference, Belinda fears that owing to the demands of funeral arrangements and so on she will not have her speech ready in time for the conference. Geoff was the author of “Transforming Men; Changing Patterns of Dependency and Dominance in Gender Relations” and the ideas contained in Geoff’s book strongly underpin Belinda’s own. Belinda strongly recommends reading it if you haven’t already. Please note the title of the book was not Geoff’s!

Our thoughts are with Belinda at this difficult time.

Elizabeth Hobson, our Director of Communications, has kindly agreed to step into the breech. Her talk will be titled, “Activating the Non-Feminist Sector”.

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Mike Buchanan’s appeal against his MGM-related conviction to be heard in the High Court, London, 10 July – next Tuesday

On 1 June, 2016, I was arrested in Parliament Square for (allegedly) obstructing the public highway during a protest about the CPS / police not prosecuting the criminals who carry out Male Genital Mutilation on male minors, a crime under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. My thanks to Ewan Jones and Mike P for the video (14:52) they recorded in Parliament Square and, earlier in the day, outside the Home Office (the department to which the police report).

The CPS decided to bring a prosecution for obstructing the highway, and despite a very solid defence (thanks to our legal advisor, Ian) I was convicted by a female judge at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court. I appealed to Isleworth Crown Court, where a male judge declined to overturn the conviction. So I appealed to the High Court, based in The Strand, London (photo at the top of this post).

I recently heard that my appeal will be heard by two judges on 10 July, 2018 – 10 days before the start of the conference. A few supporters have said they’ll join me in support, It would be good to have more, with people holding placards, handing out leaflets etc. I shall learn the court number and the time of the hearing at 14:30 on Monday. Please contact me (mike@j4mb.org.uk) if you think you’ll be able to join us. Thanks.

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