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
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John Michael Greer, author of Atlantis, Secrets of the Lost Symbol, Monsters, and several other books, will be a featured guest on Coast to Coast AM tonight. He will be discussing his new work demonstrating how history has proven that apocalyptic and revolutionary notions such as the Rapture and Singularity will never happen, but are used to control the masses. Click here for full show details.
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