Last month Tara asked if I would post about this here, and I was like, um, I already do? So I thought I should maybe make a new blog post that might be more visible, as well as being a little more updated as to the state of things.
The San Francisco Bay Otherkin Meetup moved online in March of 2020 and as of October 2021 we are still there. It's undetermined at this time when we might start meeting in person again, so a side effect of that is at least it's a lot easier for…Continue
Announcing the second event for Shining Hearth, a free online gathering of Elves, Fae, Sidhe, and adjacent folk! It will be held March 18-20, 2022, on our Discord server. Like last year, we plan to have presentations and discussions, video watch-alongs and games, music, and of course plenty of time just to hang out and chat. You can get all the details and sign up for our newsletter at our…Continue
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What's Shining Hearth? It's a free online gathering for Elves, Fae, Sidhe, Tuatha De Danann, and similar folk, being held on Discord on Feburary 26th-28th.
We're up to about 35 people registered! If you'd like to join us but haven't signed up yet, fill out the form by February 23rd.
Invitations to the Discord server will be going out on February 25th to those who are registered. If you could use a little help getting…Continue
An early version of the schedule of presentations at Shining Hearth is now available! Please note that it is still subject to change, and we are also still working on things like watch-alongs.
Registration is still ongoing and will be open through February 23. So far there are almost 30 people attending!
"Wait - what's Shining Hearth?" It's a free online gathering of Elves, Fae, Sidhe, Tuatha De Danann, and similar folk, being held on Discord on Feburary 26th-28th. You can find out more on our website, and sign up for our newsletter…Continue
Presenter signups for Shining Hearth are still open at https://forms.gle/V3hYJnos9NLBNM8Y6. Honestly, we're really hoping there are people out there still brooding over their ideas, because so far we have zero form submissions (although we have received a few emails and other messages from people discussing ideas).
Maybe you're thinking "OMG, no way could I do that. I have no ideas and no one would want to listen to me anyway."…Continue
Presenter signups are now open for Shining Hearth! We are looking for people to give talks, lead discussions, do rituals or meditations, all sorts of things. General information about what we hope to place on the schedule is available at https://www.shininghearth.net/schedule.html -- but don't feel strictly bound to only those ideas. The rule of thumb is, would it generally be of interest to the spectrum of…Continue
Following on my previous message about the possibility of this event...
We are pleased to announce Shining Hearth, an online gathering of elves, fae, and adjacent folk!
The event will be held February 26-28, 2021, on a dedicated Discord server. Attendance is…Continue
This past August, some therians and otherkin from Tumblr organized a free virtual convention called Othercon. It went off well, proving such a thing can be done, so my husband and I plus a couple of elven-faery friends wondered: could we do a similar online gather that was specifically intended for Elves-Sidhe-Tuatha-Fae?
We are still in the very early planning stages, at this point just seeing if there is enough interest to make it work. If you are…Continue
Something I keep meaning to go to One Of These Years, but which like Faerieworlds (whose online event I missed in August, whoops) is difficult logistically because of being a camping event not within reasonable driving distance from me. I assume their event this past June was cancelled (a shame for them, as it would have been the 20th anniversary). They have plans for July 2021, but in the meantime they will be holding an online event January 15-17, 2021:…Continue
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Ever since most everything went into lockdown back in March, we have been having our meetups online. (At this time there is no guess when we might be doing things in person again; many of us feel that would have to wait for an effective COVID-19 vaccine.) Our next meetup will be on Sunday, August 9th, 2 PM - 5 PM (Pacific time).
We hold our online meetups in a Jitsi…Continue
kincafe on Tumblr is probing the idea of doing a virtual convention. It seems to have acquired the rather prosaic name "Othercon" -- but to be fair, they only floated the idea on the afternoon of June 4th in what seemed to me a kind of offhand way, and were surprised to see as much response as it got, so probably the name was also just come up with quickly so they had something to tag posts with.
The SF Bay Otherkin Meetup will have our 9th annual special event at PantheaCon on Saturday, February 15th, 2020, from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. There will be music, snacks and drinks, books, a slideshow, Discord chats, buttons and badge ribbons, and our traditional game of Cards Against Humanity later in the evening.
No RSVP or fee is required for this event, but donations of a few…Continue
Just some quotes I've collected lately...
It is said that the land of Faery is as near as breath. So it is. And as far away as a land beneath the waves or deep underground. That is true too. Faërie logic allows for this contradiction.
--Greg, "The Faery"
As through the hard rock go the branching silver veins; as into the solid land run the creeks and gulfs from the unresting…Continue
This is a follow up to the Hearth Welcome piece I wrote about a year ago.
Now let the mythic flame be banked
And all you fair folk here be thanked
For your presence on this night
And blessed by gleams of glamourlight:
You Fae and Elves, you dragons strong
You angels of the heavens' throng
Fantastic beasts and folk of fur,
Souls of Nature green…
The SF Bay Otherkin Meetup will be having our 8th annual special event at PantheaCon on Saturday, February 16th, 2019, from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. There will be music, snacks and drinks, books, a pretty slideshow, Discord chats, buttons and badge ribbons, and our traditional game of Cards Against Humanity later in the evening.
PantheaCon is the largest indoor Pagan convention in…Continue
(For those wondering what Discord is, it's basically the group chat platform all the kids are into these days. Vaguely like IRC in some respects, but not. See https://discordapp.com/. You can either download a client, or use it in a browser.)
A fae friend of mine on Tumblr (wait! come back! they're not that kind of tumblr-folk), after being dissatisfied with the Otherkin.net Discord and a fae-kin server run by Alynna, decided with…Continue
Draft of a thing that might or might not get used for anything. The PantheaCon meetup isn't even a semi-official event in a hospitality suite or anything, but the first couple of lines occurred at random while I was walking in from the parking garage yesterday morning, and I wondered if maybe it could be used in that context, because I've pondered the idea of some more... intentional things there. Not a schedule of events like groups with hospitality suites have, but... I dunno, something.…Continue
The SF Bay Otherkin Meetup will be having our 7th annual special event at PantheaCon on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. There will be music, snacks and drinks, reading material, a pretty slideshow, the Otherkin.net Discord chat, buttons and badge ribbons, and most likely Cards Against Humanity later in the evening (it's become something of a tradition). http://eristic.net/fey/sfbayotherkin/pcon.php
Next February, my husband Celebron and I will once again be hosting an otherkin meetup at PantheaCon in our guest room at the DoubleTree Hotel. The event will be on Saturday evening, February 18th, 5:30-10:30 PM. The room number will be on flyers at the con and announced online after we check in on Friday, February 17th.
There will be food and drink, some books and…
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