Rioters! There are some amazing Pagan Pride events you should be aware of in the Chicago area that I am very privileged to be a part of. The first one is super close - NEXT WEEKEND!!! Mark your calendars, because you will not want to miss these fun pagan outings!
Proud to be Pagan Day
*UPDATE* I will be speaking from 11:30-12:15!! Make sure to get there early to peek at all the vendors and hear the other amazing speakers!
Put on by the Northern Illinois Pagan Alliance, this year's Proud to be Pagan Day is being held at the Unitarian Universalist church in Rockford, IL. Here are the details:
August 17th, 201310 am-9 pm
Vendors available 10 am-6.30 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church4848 Turner St. Rockford IL
Join us for a day of speakers, vendors and great fun
Main ritual at 8pm$1 fee per person,
$5 per family with door-prizes announced every hour
We will be collecting donations for Maya’s House
Visit their wishlist at:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm pleased to say that, for the second year in a row, I've been asked to speak. My topic will be Unverified Personal Gnosis, and what it means for our community. I will be speaking in the afternoon, but I will be set up all day as a vendor selling art! Hope you'll come by and see Torch & Paintbrush in all its artsy glory!
Chicago Pagan Pride Day
Time, date, and location details are below:
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Pleasant Historical Home & Park
217 South Home AvenueOak Park, Illinois 60302
11am - 6pm
FREE PARKING is available around Home Avenue, Marion, Lake, Pleasant, and Oak Streets.
METERED PARKING: $1.00 per hour, from 8am–6pm, unlimited.
GARAGE PARKING: 1st hour FREE.
Check out Chicago Pagan Pride's website for a list of hotels, vendors, and a sweet photo gallery from years past.
HERE'S THE BIG NEWS! Velma Nightshade and I will be there all day! We'll even be recording a live podcast of Inciting A Brewhaha that afternoon. We'll be taking questions from the audience, so make sure to come by! We will be up front by the entrance, so you can't miss us. Also, Velma will be selling witchy goodies, and Torch & Paintbrush art will be available for purchase.
One last thing: I've been told by the Pride organizers that they are STILL LOOKING for entertainers. If you're a musician, singer, bard, poet, etc. that wants to roam the grounds of Pagan Pride, contact them via the website.
Hocus Pocus Craft Fair
While not technically a pagan pride event, the Hocus Pocus Craft Faire is a staple of the south Chicagoland witchy shop scene. This year marks Witchy Wearables' 10th anniversary - congrats ladies! - and promises to be the best faire yet! Vendors, artists, reiki practitioners, and more will be gathering to sell their wares just in time for Halloween!
Torch & Paintbrush will be there, and I might even be recording a live show that day. You'll never know unless you come!
Event takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 5th & 6th at Witchy Wearables in Midlothian, IL during regular shop hours.
Let's break this down:
August 17 - Rockford, IL, UU Church, I'll be there speaking & selling art.
September 8 - Chicago Pagan Pride, Velma & I will be there all day with goodies, art, and a live podcast recording!
October 5 & 6 - Witchy Wearables, Midlothian, IL, I'll be there both days for the Hocus Pocus Craft Faire selling art and (maybe) recording a show!
Which event are YOU coming to?!
Love and Lyte,