A new year has begun, and with it, a new calendar of witchy and Pagan festivals crops up. There are two important conferences Iâ€™ll be attending next month, so if youâ€™d like to meet me at either of these for advice on submitting book proposals to Llewellyn, or just to say hello, please let me know!
First of all Iâ€™ll be at PantheaCon in San Jose, California, from Feb. 12-15. This is a huge hotel event, and the hotel has been booked solid for months; however, if youâ€™re interested in attending, there may still be space at the overflow hotels nearby. Attending will be authors Z Budapest, Amber K and Azrael Arynn K, Deborah Blake, Donald Michael Kraig, Kenny Klein, Gus diZerega, Brandy Williams, Ruth Barrett, Lon Milo DuQuette and many, many more. This year, for the first time ever, I will not be giving a presentation or hosting a panel discussion; but this will give me more time to actually have meetings with authors who are interested in publishing with Llewellyn. If that describes you, please let me know youâ€™re interested in arranging a meeting.
The next weekend Iâ€™ll be almost clear across the country, but not quite, attending ConVocation in Detroit, Michigan. This is another booked-up hotel event, but again there are overflow hotels, and if you live in Michigan, you could always drive in for just one day over the weekend and pay the daily rate instead of the weekend rate. The dates are February 18-21. Presenting at this event will be authors Michelle Belanger, Andrieh Vitimus, Mya Om, and Raven Kaldera among many others. At ConVocation I will be giving my presentation on â€śBook Publishing 101â€ť for those who are curious or would like to get into the business of writing books. The theme this year is The Tower, and they put on a great masquerade ball!
If February get-togethers are not your thing (brrr!) you do have the summer to look forward to. Consider Circle Sanctuaryâ€™s 30th annual summer solstice festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering! PSG will take place June 20-27 at a camping location in Missouri. If you register by March 4th you can get the discounted registration price; otherwise, the deadline is June 4. Deadline for presentations is May 1. The full line-up of presenters has not been posted yet, but will include T. Thorn Coyle, Jason Pitzl-Waters, and Selena Fox.
Donâ€™t worry, weâ€™ll be posting more festivals as they come up, but if youâ€™d like to leave information about your favorite Pagan gatherings in the comments section, feel free!