Never Surrender: PLUG IN

Friday, January 19, 2024, 7pm-1am

An interface port in Downtown Manhattan


We are starting the year off with an ode to cybernetic society. Attach your best enhancements and prepare to deep dive into the web so we can all hack the planet together. Dress code is whatever the word cyberpunk means to you: whether a combo of 90s grunge and metallics, futuristic Blade Runner leather, or even full-on Ghost In The Shell robotics. Get creative with it! We hope to see at least one electric sheep.


NEVER SURRENDER is a recurring party that has taken several forms over several years, both live and virtual. We currently gather every other month as long as desire and circumstance permit.

We are a place to play, to feel safe, and to reconnect. We are a chill space for good times with good people. We are queer-centered, gender-extravagant, and wholesome as fuck. We are a party and a protest, a ritual and a revel. We are a circle of love spitting naked defiance at a world in crisis.

Make loud noises. Leave lipstick traces. Make memories. Talk, play, show off, or just be a witness to the magic. Come as whatever gender you are, wear whatever makes you happy.

We have a big, beautiful space to spread out in, with an open floor and lots of furniture to have fun with! Lots of beds, furniture, lush lighting, and clean facilities. And a chill room for quiet breaks.


At 7:45 we will kick off the welcome circle and get acquainted, so you don’t want to miss it. It’s an opportunity to introduce yourself, share your intentions, and put your hopes out there. Then we set the scene: chat, exchange saucy compliments, dance, be bravely social. Get close, get friendly, maybe try out something new. There’s no pressure to do anything other than what feels right for you.


BYOB; sodas and snacks will be provided.

Please know your limits and take a break and/or ask for help if you become too intoxicated to play safely or give consent deliberately. Be aware of your compromised abilities when undertaking activities, particularly new to you or your partners.

Please read our full rules for safety and party etiquette:


We need your help to make all this beautiful magic happen! Our events run entirely on volunteer labor and contributions from our community. That means you!
Contact to find out how you can get reduced or free admission to our events. If you intend to volunteer, reach out before you buy a ticket.


πŸ’‰ For this party we require you to be fully up to date with your COVID vaccination. We require that each of our attendees get a 2023-24 updated vaccine before attending this event in the interests of everyone’s safety, particularly the immunocompromised members of our community.

🦠 We also urge all of our voyagers to get a flu shot this season. We continue to recommend a mpox vaccination for those who are eligible. We work together to keep each other safe.

πŸ§ͺ In addition to vaccination, you must take a rapid COVID test on the day of the party, before you arrive at the venue. Please take a photo of your negative test and submit it to us in advance, or be prepared to show it at the door.

Please submit your vaccine record using this form when you buy your ticket:

πŸ€’ If you are feeling at all unwell on the day of the event, please stay home. Just let us know, and we’ll be happy to offer you a full refund, and our thanks for keeping others safe.

For any questions regarding our health and safety policy, please email us at


Please note: this event is exclusively for Eutopia Rising Lunar Voyagers!

Do not buy a ticket if you have not been approved! You will not be admitted and your admission will not be refunded. If you are planning to come as part of a couple or group, ALL members of your party must fill out an application and be approved separately. Send your friends here so they can get in on the action:


🌐 Location: Chinatown in Manhattan, close to the Canal Street 6, N, Q, R, W, J, & Z stations. Address provided with ticket confirmation email.

⌚ Time: Doors open at 7pm and will be staffed until 9pm. If you need to enter (or re-enter) the space later than that, please make contact with someone on staff in advance. The party ends at 1am.

πŸ’– Consent Policy: Consent is paramount. Respect for other people’s boundaries and wishes is key to creating a safe and comfortable space where people can open up and be their happiest, sexiest selves. Consent for any play, physical or verbal, is required. A verbal β€˜yes’ or clear verbal synonym for β€˜yes’ indicates consent. This also means asking permission for specific activities before attempting to initiate.

Please read our full rules for safety and party etiquette:

♿️ Accessibility Notice: This venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with the primary access route by elevator. The space will be air conditioned and filtered with recirculation.