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
As I reported in a previous post, author and occultist Kenneth Grant left his current incarnation last month. I never met him. I wish I had. My copies of his first trilogy of books are well worn from study. There was a time when he only had a few books published and nothing new had appeared for several years. I used to say that more people talked about what they thought Grant had written than had ever actually read anything by Grant. Today, a lot of his books are available—some quite expensive—and if you're interested in reading his works I would strongly urge you to read them in their order of publication.
I wish I'd met him and had a chance to talk with him. Reading is one thing,
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