erynn: Gaelic merman image (get pagan sinfest)
My schedule at PantheaCon this year is looking like this:

Saturday: 1:30pm Immanion/Megalithica Author's Panel
5pm: ADF Suite, Photos & tales from the Ireland pilgrimage
11pm: Joint workshop on spirit work & PTSD with Jessie Olson - Wounded Spirits: Heeding the Call Through Trauma
Sunday: 9pm: Irish Healing Deities: Beyond Brigid

I paid my PCon membership today as well, before the reg fee went up.

I've got a poetry manuscript from Michael that I need to read over. I printed it out today but haven't got round to having a close look yet. He's in Hawaii at the moment, so it's not entirely urgent. I'll probably have a look at it later tonight.

I did some cleaning around the house today, and last night I got some steamers and mussels while I was out grocery shopping with [ profile] gra_is_stor so I had them today. It was really nice to have some shellfish again. I don't have them very often. I also got some groceries delivered (mostly heavy stuff) so that I didn't have to haul myself out of the house today.

When I got up this morning, it was snowing. It snowed very lightly all day but none of it stuck. The parking lot is coated with black ice tonight, though, after all the moisture froze over. It's overcast tonight, though, so it's not down in the 20s; in fact, it's 33f right now, which is warmer than it's been at night lately. I'm happy about that, at least.

I emailed my publishers at Hiraeth today to let them know I would be in their area. The publisher is based in CT. One of them lives in Boston, the other about an hour from Providence, so I may be able to get together with them while I'm out there, as well. That would be fun, I think. They are going to try to arrange it, at least, probably while I'm in Providence, as it would be the most central location for both of them.

Tomorrow, probably the AFK in the evening for steampunks. Thursday is group at the VA. I wish I could focus a little better right now.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy fountain pen)
Today was largely spent poking away at my fic (some 4,000 words since I started the day, go me) trying to focus through a far-too-achy hip. I also updated my Searching for Imbas blog with a rundown of the three things I'll be doing at PCon in February. I didn't get anything else done, but I hadn't planned to. I watched an episode of Jeeves and Wooster.

This evening I started getting some trickles from Occupy Everett about press and publicity stuff. They haven't given me enough details to write anything up as yet, but I've asked for what I need.

Tomorrow, SJ and possibly Bj may come by with baked goods. I was threatened with fruitcake via twitter by way of Herb and Katrina.

If my hip will handle it, I'll tackle some dishes before I go to bed tonight. We'll see how that goes. I should at least try to get a few of the largest bits clean and put away so I'll have space to deal with the rest of it. Laundry should probably be accomplished tomorrow.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Eggplant)
The PCon schedule is live and you can find it here.

I'll be presenting at or participating in the following sessions:

Saturday, Feb 19th, 7pm
Living a Celtic Reconstructionist Path -- Erynn Laurie -- San Carlos/ San Juan

Sunday, Feb 20th, 9am
Introduction to the Pagan Newswire Collective -- Jason Pitzl-Waters -- Oak

Sunday, Feb 20th, 11pm
Bakkhoi Antinoou -- Ekklesia Antinoou -- San Martin/ San Simeon

Monday, Feb 21st, 11am
Antinous is Not Just For Pretty Boys! -- Ekklesia Antinoou -- Silicon Valley


There are, additionally, a few things I would like to go to, but that will depend on whether brain is failing me or not.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Insane Membrane!)
Today my 10 copies of the ogam book arrived for the con. Yay for efficient shipping! That'll make things easier for me while I'm down there. Further planning has been done for scheduling and who's staying where, when. [ profile] alfrecht, are you in need of space before/after the con? What's our situation with you down in SF/San Jose? We can find space for you if necessary, but we need to know what your current plans are.

In creepy-assed news, a kindergarten kid in Palatka, Florida (where my dad lives) somehow got hold of a loaded .22 caliber pistol and dropped the damned thing during his class. Fucking irresponsible adults. The gun didn't go off and nobody was hurt, thank all the gods.

Next Wednesday's steampunk meetup is on the calendar at the AFK, along with Phil and Kaja Foglio doing a book signing at 8pm for their newest Girl Genius release.

It looks like my friend will be staying until February 3rd -- he's got a place lined up, but it won't be open until then. I'm okay with this. He's very quiet, and I don't think I have anyone coming to visit overnight before then.

Tomorrow evening I'll be popping over to the AFK to hang with some of the local druids, as I did last Friday. Happy Erynn is happy.
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The home page for PCon has the official schedule up now. Here's my schedule:

Saturday, February 13
3:30 - Silicon Valley: Warrior Return Ritual panel
7:00 - San Jose: Constructing CR Ritual

Sunday, February 14
1:30 - San Juan/San Carlos: Immanion Authors panel
7:00 - Santa Clara: Women's Voices in Magic panel
9:00 - Fir: Yes they are! Meeting the Queerest of Gods (backup for [ profile] alfrecht's Hanuman)

Monday, February 15
1:30 - Fir: Ekklesía Antínoou Lupercalia/Communalia

I'll be there for the entire festival, as usual, and will have 10 copies of my book with me for sale after my sessions, thanks to the generosity of [ profile] dmiley. I don't currently have any book signings scheduled, but that could easily change -- I signed up for two of them while I was at the con last year. I may sign up for a reading slot and do ogam readings in the merch room as well. I haven't decided yet.

I hope to see many of you there!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Erynn at Pcon 2008)
The PantheaCon presenter's page is up and accepting proposals finally.

I've applied to present two workshops:

Advanced Topics in Ogam -- Join author Erynn Rowan Laurie in this discussion about specific magical and healing work using the early Irish ogam alphabet. We will be working with the paradigms discussed in her book "Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom" rather than strictly a tree ogam approach. It will help to be familiar with basic ogam letter meanings and magical technique.

Stones and Cauldrons: Meditation Techniques of Filidecht -- The Gaelic poetic tradition of Filidecht has left hints of several meditative techniques. Join author Erynn Rowan Laurie in an experiential workshop as we explore a few of these. Please bring something to use for the Stone on the Belly technique -- a stone, book, or other relatively heavy object at least fist sized for use as a focus in this breathing exercise. Doors will close ten minutes after workshop begins to allow for quiet focus on meditation without interruption.

I know that [ profile] lupabitch and [ profile] teriel are putting together a panel for Megalithica authors that I'll be speaking on if it's approved. ETA: Lupa is also applying for a Megalithica merchant's table, so there may be a book signing as well!

Another of my friends has invited me to participate in a panel on reconstructionist religions and syncretism and if she proposes that I'll probably be speaking on that one as well.

There is a chance that [ profile] joyful_storm will propose a small panel on the warrior ritual that our local CR group did in August as well. If all of these things get on the program I'm going to be pretty busy, but it should be a fun and interesting convention this year.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Oracles by Yuki_Onna)
Okay, I've confirmed my workshop schedule for PCon:

Filidecht: Poetic Madness and Healing
Friday 03:30 PM Santa Clara
Erynn Rowan Laurie discusses the Gaelic mystic poetic tradition of filidecht and its relation to holy madness and healing work.

Ogam for Divination and Magic
Saturday 03:30 PM San Jose
Join Erynn Rowan Laurie, author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom, for an exploration of the early Irish ogam alphabet. Discussion of techniques for divination and magic.

I don't know when the Imbolc of Brig Ambue will be held. I will have 20 copies of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom available for sale at the con. I'm not sure if I'm going to have change available so I'll be asking $25 even for the signed books to make it easier on everyone. I do take checks. If folks want a copy or to arrange a reading from me, please let me know!

I'll also be bringing two copies of A Circle of Stones: Journeys and Meditations for Modern Celts with me that I managed to find. These will be available for $20 on a first-come-first-served basis. I'll more than happily sign any of my books for you!

I haven't yet requested a slot at the book signing table because I don't know what the rest of my schedule looks like. I may not be able to get a request in on time, so if I'm not on the autograph table schedule, please do look me up at my workshops or grab me in the hallway!

My plans definitely include the Pomba ritual, though nothing else beyond the two workshops and Brig Ambue are settled at this point. Chances are good to probable that I'll be helping out with a Hrafnar seidh session at some point (snuggles [ profile] lwood). I'll have notes here as plans develop.
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[ profile] alfrecht received notice today that the [ profile] brig_irreg-sponsored ritual for Brig Ambue has been accepted as well. This imbolc ritual will focus on things not generally seen in the Pagan community at this time of year, particularly the incorporation of the Outsiders into the tribe as Brig bridges the distance in true liminal fashion. At the gates of the settlement those with needed skills and talents are brought into the fold after their sojourn in the wilderness.

Like Lugh at the gates of Tara, the Outsiders ask entrance. Through the transcendence of difference and meeting the challenges, the whole becomes richer and the Outsiders are strangers no longer.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (sff_corgi's red lion)
I just got a note from the PantheaCon schedulers. Both of my presentations, one on ogam and one on filidecht, have been accepted for the convention. Now to get notes and materials together to prep! WooT! The filidecht workshop is currently scheduled for Friday at 3:30pm. The ogam workshop is scheduled for Saturday at 11am and I've requested that they change that to an afternoon class. We'll see what happens.

I need to tweak the bio I sent them, as my ogam book is now in print. Thankfully, I've got a bit of time to do that.


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