Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of the new Witch's Book of Power.
For thirteen years I have had the privilege of traveling all over the US attending and presenting at Pagan and Earth-centered spirituality events, festivals, and retreats. During this time I have come to deeply love the Pagan community and have learned so much about myself. Festivals are not just a great way for us to meet others of like mind, but are perfect waypoints throughout our year that mark our growth and evolution as both an individual and as a community. These events are cornerstones in our small niche, and without them Paganism and its ideals would not have spread the way that
While summertime is the busy season for outdoor Pagan festivals and gatherings, it’s indoor Pagan conventions that dominate the calendar in February and March. Here is a quick run-down on upcoming events PantheaCon, Convocation, and Paganicon, and which Llewellyn authors you’ll be able to see there.
PANTHEACON: February 15-18, 2013
The grande dame of indoor Pagan conventions, PantheaCon is held over President’s Day weekend every year and attracts more than 2,000 guests annually. This year Llewellyn will have a table just outside the vendor room for author signings and giveaways, so come by and visit us! I will also be chairing two panels; one on community (Friday afternoon) and one
Last month I was able to attend two wonderful conferences: PantheaCon and ConVocation. Now, I don’t know about you, dear reader, but these events get me high as a kite. And by that, I mean spiritually and mentally high – not a drug or alcohol high. That’s one of the reasons Pagans love going to festivals. It’s such a great chance to reconnect, learn, and let your spirit soar. It leaves you with warm fuzzies for days afterwards.
At both conferences I came away with a major theme in my brain, and in this post I’d like to share with you the meaning of PantheaCon for me this year: reconnecting the tribes. PantheaCon’s official theme was “Back to Basics” this time but I think
A new year has begun, and with it, a new calendar of witchy and Pagan festivals crops up. There are two important conferences I’ll be attending next month, so if you’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 I’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 you’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