MYTHIC FORUM PROGRAMMING

  • FRIDAY

2:00 –2:50 The Artists Life: Creatives discuss how they balance personal projects and paying work with life away from the studio and what they gain from following their passion. Iris Compiet, Ingrid Kallick, Sam Guay, Jon Sideriadis– Garden Room

3:00 – 3:50 Meet Our Featured Authors: Here’s a great way to meet and learn about our guest authors at the beginning of the weekend. Holly Black, Wendy Froud, Caseen Gaines, J M Lee, Cory Godbey, Patrick Thomas, John L French– Salon A

3:00 – 3:50 Finding Other Realms Under Suburbia: How can we access the wildwood from a third floor apartment? Do flower faeries visit window boxes on fire escapes? Does a manicured city park contain trolls and gnomes? Come and learn the secrets of crossing the borders in a world with asphalt pathways and springs of recycled water. H Byron Ballard– Salon C/D

4:00 – 4:50 The Art of Ingrid Kallick– Garden Room

4:00 4:50 The Hidden Landscape: Learn about the hidden landscape and what magick it has in store to the willing and daring witch who seeks to grow or deepen their practice and to learn the scope of what it means to be an animist and witch.Christopher Orapello– Salon C/D

5:00 – 5:50 Dark Crystal: Writing the Prequels: JM Leeand Cory Godbey will share what has gone into writing and illustrating stories prior to Jim Henson’s groundbreaking classic fantasy film, The Dark CrystalJ M Lee, Cory Godbey– Garden Room

5:00 – 5:50 Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft: Traditional witchcraft is a wild beast with many parents and even more children. Learn how walking these crooked paths helps you forge stronger connections to your surroundings and deepens your practice on a more personal level. Tara-Love Maguire– Salon C/D

  • SATURDAY

11:00 – 11:50 Blood Moon Tarot: The Art of Sam Guay– Garden Room

12:00 – 12:50 The Making of The Dark Crystal– We invite you to find out what it took to make the groundbreaking film The Dark Crystal by the person who literally wrote the book on it. Caseen Gaines– Garden Room

12:00 – 12:50 Graphic Novels: Explore the art and techniques of weaving words and images to tell a story.  Holly Black, Corey Godbey, J M Lee– Salon A

12:00 – 12:50 Women in Viking Culture: Women in the Viking Age enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day. The Vikings weren’t just raiders, but farmers, traders and settlers – and they took their families with them. Examine the role women played in the Viking world with Inger Johanne Syverud– Salon C/D

1:00 – 2:30 The Making of The Dark CrystalWendy and Toby Froud give us behind the scenes glimpses of what it took to make the film. – Garden Room

2:00 – 2:50 Writing Books about Making Movies :Caseen Gaines, author of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse and A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classicshares with us all the ins and outs of writing about movies.–Salon A

2:00 – 2:50 Practical Fae Magic: Working with Spirits of Place to Transform the Multiverse: After forming an alliance with the Unseen Folk, it’s time to have some agency in the world. This is a hands-on experience with the spirit of the Realms that includes guided meditation, instruction in energy uses and recipes for potions and oils for candle dressing.H Byron Ballard– Salon C/D

3:00 – 3:50 Faeries of the Faultlines: The Art of Iris Compiet– Garden Room

3:00  – 3:50 Green Witches’ Herbal:Join the author of ‘Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic’ to discover how the herbs in your local store, as well as your kitchen cabinet, can be used to create the outcome you desire.Amy Blackthorn– Salon C/D

4:00 – 4:50 Fantasy in Film: From big budget films to smaller independent projects, seasoned professionals discuss their experiences with getting their work on film. Holly Black, Wendy Froud, Toby Froud, Carrie Anne Hunt– Garden Room

4:00 – 4:50 Leatherworking 101: Join our leather workers from the faerie marketplace to learn how to use leather to create items which help to bring out our magical selves. – Salon A

4:00 – 4:50 Baneful Plants and the Poison Path: Some plants are pretty to look at, sweet to smell, and bursting with the colors of life and laughter. Learn about the path of the poisoner, as well as some of the more utilized plants, their folklore, and how to responsibly steward them in your home garden. Tara-Love Maguire– Salon C/D

5:00 – 5:50 Astromythos: The Art of Jon Sideriadis– Garden Room

5:00 – 5:50 The Role of Voice in Ritual: Voice is an essential part of any spiritual practice. Experience the role of song, chant and drone in connecting with your inner world and outer energies.  Inger Johanne Syverud, Lindy Fay Hella, Jana – Salon C/D

  • SUNDAY

11:00 – 11:50 Spirituality and Mythology in Art: Artists discuss how they incorporate their own personal spirituality and/or spirituality and mythology they are drawn to in their work. Iris Compiet, Sam Guay, Ingrid Kallick, Jon Sieriadis– Garden Room

11:00 – 11:50 Sleeping in a Faery-Mound: Do you dream you fly?  Do you wake tired in the morning from a full night of active dreamwork? We’ll learn to travel the dreamscape and step out of ordinary time and into the realm of the ancient calendar. H Byron Ballard– Salon C/D

12:00 – 12:50 Creating and Plotting a Fantasy Series: Some stories just won’t fit in a single novel. But turning your 1000-page manuscript into a five-part series takes a bit more work than just math.Panelists discuss plotting techniques, outlining, and mapping your creative journey from the outset.Holly Black, J M Lee, Patrick Thomas, John L French– Salon A

12:00 – 12:50 Flying Ointments: Long have stories been told of witches brewing noxious substances from deadly ingredients to grant them the power of flight. Modern day witches seeking their own stories may find them here- get your broomstick, it’s time to ride! Tara-Love Maguire– Salon C/D

1:00 – 1:50 Dark Crystal: The Magic of Puppetry: The Dark Crystal is unique in it’s use of pure analog puppetry in order to tell the story. Toby Froud will discuss the advantages of live puppet performance over digital animation and motion capture in film.– Garden Room

1:00 – 1:50 Rethinking Witchcraft: Since its emergence as Wicca during the early half of the twentieth century, the face and practice of modern witchcraft has changed and developed dramatically over the decades. How have our understandings about witchcraft changed and what does it mean to practice witchcraft in the twenty first century? Christopher Orapello– Salon C/D

2:00 – 2:50 New Author Boot Camp: So you wrote a book…now what? This panel will take you through the steps of being a new author – from publishing to promotion, the tools you need to succeed, making friends in the industry, and the hard lessons learned from simple mistakes.Holly Black, J M Lee, Caseen Gaines, Cory Godbey– Salon A

 

10:00AM IN THE GARDEN ROOM

MORNING YOGA – Alena Frejya

Faerie Yoga Majik Be daring to step into the experience, demystify the jargon, and open yourself to new tools by cultivating magic through the light of consciousness. Join us in this faerie yogic practice that will tap into your aliveness and ensure the rest of your day with awareness and ease. This is a practice for all ages of majik.