The 20th PantheaCon will be happening over the President’s Day weekend in San Jose, California. From the Con’s website: “Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration. As usual, we fill the hotel’s 18 function rooms with concerts, workshops, rituals, and presentations, including 4 ballrooms for Vendors along with open house parties.”
On Friday evening at 9pm (Feb. 14) I will be presenting and facilitating discussion on “Experimental Reconstructionism” an approach I’ve written about (some time ago) here: http://finnchuillsmast.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/revisiting-the-r-word-toward-an-experimental-reconstructionism/
From the program guide (slightly edited): Experimental Reconstructionism is often seen as something overly tied to a distant past, to ways of life (and mentalities) that are far from our own. What are some ways we can use recon methodologies, but in an experimental way, taking practices as far as we can understand them and then trying them out in our own context? Example: River goddesses were worshiped in ancient Celtic cultures–how to apply that here and now? Discussion meant to further participants’ own experiments. Applicable to various other cultural traditions too.
There are several presentations/rituals of the Ekklesia Antinou scheduled, which are always recommended too.
Also, if anyone who’s going and wants to do one of those pagan coffee/tea chats, I’d be happy to do so there!