Saturday, August 10, 2013

Heads up! (Upcoming Chicago Pagan Pride 2013 Events!)

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:

Northern Illinois Pagan Alliance is hostingProud to be Pagan Day

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:

http://shelter-care.org/why-giving-matters/wish-lists/mayas-house-wish-list/

Email us at: events@nipagan.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,

 

Fire Lyte

 

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