Here we are once more on the cusp of another indoor festival season. Since everyone seems to enjoy my rather snarky round-ups of outdoor festivals I thought I should do the same with the indoor ones too. [Read more…]
Some Pagan festivals feel like a gathering of the tribes, while others feel more like a gathering of “the” tribe. My weekend in Detroit for the ConVocation festival made me feel like part of a giant, diverse, and welcoming community. [Read more…]
Over the last few years I’ve tried to express the idea that our differences are often much smaller in person than they appear to be online. I found that to be the case numerous times at the PantheaCon festival this past weekend. There is just no substitute for direct and personal engagement with people.
Two million Pagans in the United States, and 5000 of them might get to a February/March festival in the United States. That’s only .25% of American Paganism and yet talk of PantheaCon and other festivals will dominate the Pagan corners of the internet over the next few weeks. It’s not fair, but I understand why it happens. [Read more…]
How long does it take to put together the perfect festival ritual? How about ten years. It’s time to share the tears, triumphs, and story of how one epic ritual was put together. [Read more…]
February means “Pagan Festival Season” at my house, but before the fun can begin there are notes to write and Power Point slides to finish up. It’s both my favorite and least favorite time of year, but I love it regardless, and wouldn’t have it any other way. [Read more…]
All of us who attend know that Pcon is not literally “the place where the Pagan Umbrella is litigated every year,” but it’s closer to that than anywhere else. It’s fuel for blog posts and books, and it’s where information and ritual outside of the written word are shared and then spread across many areas of the country. [Read more…]