February is always a busy month in the Pagan world, since it’s home (for now) to two of the largest indoor Pagan festivals in North America, PantheaCon (San Jose, CA, February 14-17) and ConVocation (Detroit, MI, February 20-23). This year is the last ever PantheaCon, and we’ve got over a dozen Patheos Pagan authors attending and presenting workshops and rituals. The schedules for all of our Patheos Pagan writers are below, so if you are in California over President’s Day Weekend be sure to say hello! The ConVocation schedule for Patheos Pagan writers follows. Happy Festivaling!!
Astrea Taylor Self-Love Ritual with Aphrodite Friday 3:30 PM Cedar
Katrina Rasbold The Limpia: Cleansing the Mind, Body, & Spirit Friday 7:00 PM San Martin
Ari Mankey A Curated Tour of Scotland’s Whisky Friday 6:00 PM, The Witches Next Door Suite
Black Rose Witchcraft The Passion of Aradia Friday 9:00 PM Cedar
Misha Magdalene A Queerness of Divinity Friday 9:00 PM Silicon Valley
Jenya T. Beachy A Ritual of the Deep Well and the Sacred Grove Friday San Martin 11:00 PM
It’s Astrea Taylor’s first PantheaCon (just in time). It will be cool to see our favorite Starlight Witch on the West Coast. Katrina Rasbold has returned to Patheos Pagan with Witch at the Crossroads and her new book, Crossroads of Conjure is really terrific. Black Rose Witchcraft involves the amazing Devin Hunter so it has to be on our list of course! And it’s a shame the Aradia ritual is the same time as Misha Magdalene’s A Queerness of Divinity workshop, because Misha is an absolutely fantastic presenter. Kind of like how Jenya Beachy is one of our favorite ritualists. Ari Mankey doesn’t really write at Patheos Pagan, but since she’s married to a certain goatboy we though including her seemed like a good idea. On Twitter Ari’s handle is “Whisky Priestess,” the girl knows her Scotch.
Laura Tempest Zakroff The Art of Sigil Witchery Saturday 9:00 AM Caramel/Monterey
Gwyn of 3 Pagans and a Cat Monikers and Metaphorical Spaces Saturday 12:00 PM The Witch’s Next Door Suite
Jason Mankey What’s So Great About the Great Rite Saturday 1:30 PM Pine
Misha Magdalene A Craft Like Me: Queering Our Magical Praxis Saturday 2:00 PM
Gwion Raven Dining With the Gods Saturday 3:30 PM, The Witches Next Door Suite
Mat Auryn Awakening Your Psychic Abilities Saturday 3:30 PM, Zinfandel
Astrea Taylor Intuitive Witchcraft Saturday 5:00 PM, The Witches Next Door Suite
Storm Faerywolf The Sabbatic Dreaming Saturday 7:00 PM Cedar
Sidney Eileen Non-Binary Ritual Saturday 7:00 PM San Martin/San Simeon
Phoenix LeFae & Gwion Raven Dionysian Revel 2020 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM
Jason Mankey & the Oak Court A Dion Fortune Ritual for Isis and Pan Saturday 11:00 PM Cedar
Who did Tempest piss off? 9:00 in the morning? Seems like her workshop should be the “Art of Coffee Magic.” Speaking of Tempest she’s vending at PantheaCon too, and you’ll want to stop by her booth. Devin and Mat at the same workshop? And Mat’s first ever PantheaCon workshop? Sign us up! From there we’ll have to rush off and see Gwyn of 3 Pagans and a Cat fame. Might as well just stay in the Witches Next Door Suite when it’s done because there’s more Misha Magdalene afterwards, followed by Gwion Raven and then Astrea Taylor. I think you can camp in that suite?
The evening is shaping up to be pretty busy too, with rituals featuring Storm Faerywolf, Phoenix LeFae, Gwion Raven (hail Dionysus!), and Jason Mankey and Angus McMahan. (Jason and Angus are both a part of the Dion Fortune for Pan and Isis.) We think the highlight of the night though will probably be Sidney Eileen’s Non-Binary Ritual. Yay for inclusion of everybody!!
Sunday & Monday
Debra DeAngelo The Elements of Horse Spirit Sunday 9:00 AM Silicon Valley
Eric and Katrina Rasbold Uncrossing: The Art of Unscrewing Your Life Sunday 11:00 AM Cedar
Cyndi Brannen PhD, Hekate Goddess of Our Time Sunday 11:00 AM San Juan/San Carlos
Mat Auryn Mind Magick Sunday 12:00 PM The Witches Next Door Suite
Gwyn of 3 Pagans and a Cat De-gendering the Gendered Practice 1:00 PM in the Family of Druidry Suite (Room 241)
Annwyn Avalon Pracitcal Water Magic Sunday 1:30 PM Carmel/Monterey
Durgadas Allon Duriel with the House of Golden Isis Launching the Ship of Isis: A Rite to Welcome Spring Sunday 1:30 p.m.
Laura Tempest Zakroff Weave The Liminal: Crafting Authentic Witchcraft Sunday 1:30 PM San Martin
Brandy Williams Goddess Thelema Sunday 1:30 PM San Simeon
Tara Sanchez The Rites of Isis & Hekate – From Magician to Witch & Back Sunday 3:30 PM San Simeon
Angus McMahan Pagan Humor 12: All the best bits from a dozen years! Sunday 7:00 PM Carmel/Monterey
Durgadas Allon Duriel Everyday Magic Monday at 9:00 AM San Simeon
Looking at Durgadas Duriel’s schedule makes me tired! There’s just so much going on there! Speaking of goings on, Tara Sanchez (Wales) and Cyndi Brannen (Canada) are both flying into Pcon this year from very far away places. Don’t miss them. Gwion, much like Tempest on Saturday, seems to have upset someone since he’s speaking at 9:00 AM, and just a few short hours after a Dionysian Revel! I wonder if he’ll talk about English Breakfasts?
Katrina is tempting up with her husband to present at 11:00 AM, and Saturday also seems more workshops by Mat Auryn and Laura Tempest Zakroff. Debra DeAngelo and Brandy Williams both haven’t written here in a good long while, but we love them so we included them here anyways. And not to forget, for many of us Angus McMahan is a true highlight of PantheaCon, so if you get a chance stop in and see him!
And this year at PantheaCon two of our own are running suites! Be sure to stop by The Witches Next Door Suite (most likely room 966) and the North Western Circles Association (run by Katrina Rasbold). Speaking of the Witches Next Door, in addition to running a suite, and presenting all weekend long, their stop Milk and Honey will also be vending.
We can’t help but notice there’s a lot of Isis and Hekate this year too; with two rituals featuring Isis, and two workshops with Hecate. Also, there’s a lot of water (wonder if it will rain?) between Annwyn Avalon, and Durgadas and Jason’s rituals.
Convocation, occurring just a few days after PantheaCon, is no afterthought here at Patheos Pagan. Though there won’t be a whole lot of us in Detroit, Jason Mankey and the gang from Three Pagans and a Cat will be busy all weekend. In addition our friend Andrieh Vitimus who has written for us at the Agora over the years will be in attendance too!
The Witch’s Wheel of the Year Friday February 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Dearborn
History of the Occult Artes and Their Impact on Today (With Pat Camarena-Rose Barbary, Ian Corrigan, Three Pagans and a Cat, and Megan Rapoon) Friday, February 21, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Greenfield
A Ritual for Pan Saturday February 22, 7:30 PM, Greenfield
Crafting the Best Rituals of Your Life, Sunday February 23, 12:00 PM, Allen Park
Three Pagans & a Cat
Speaking With Symbols Thursday February 20, 2020 8:30pm – 10:00pm Greenfield
Spoons: Self Care in Paganism Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm – 3:30pm Greenfield
Liminal: Gender & Sexuality Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm Erie
The Art of Being Worthy Friday February 21, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm Dearborn
Curse Your Flaws: Applying Magical Force to Your Limitations Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm Erie
The Reigns of Power Sunday February 23, 2020 9:30am – 11:00am Windsor