Proving once again that the Pagan Centered Podcast aims to have unique coverage, we are the last ones to air our coverage of Patheacon 2011, recorded just days after the event ended in February 2011. Since then we have spent close to 4 months mastering this audio to provide an awesome recap of recap with the biggest names in Pagan media today! Hopefully all the hard work paid off – enjoy part 1 of 2 of this exciting coverage of Patheacon 2011!
Amber of Red Tail Arts, Ashlee, Dave of Proud Pagan Podcasters, Joe of Pagan Roadtrip
Cara Schultz of PNC Minnesota, Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt, Lamyka of Lamyka’s Wiccan Podcast, Nels of PNC Minnesota, Peter Dybing of Covenant of the Goddess, Star Foster of Patheos.com
How was Patheacon overall? Sleep depreived intensity
It’s very different from an outdoor festival. Cara explains her experiences between the two.
It sounds like they took PSG, put it indoors, is that accurate? Well…kind of.
Did you guys get to meet any BNP’s at Patheacon that you were excpetionally excited to be able to meet?
There’s wasn’t a lot of snobbery at Patheacon. It seemed to be more approachable than what you might think.
Star went to a heather ritual with her pentacle, goddess figurine, and pink hair and they were very welcoming to her.
How was the Wi-Fi?
People with smart phones had the best receptions, Star may just have to get one.
What are the hospitality rooms?
Star talks about the hospitality rooms she visited.
There was a lot of people meeting facebook friends.
Star talks about all the PNC members that she got to meet and interact with.
The PNC Meet-n-Greet was at the COG suite. There was a long list of BNP’s there because of it being the COG suite
We start talking about the generational differences of how pagans view the news and coverage of the news.
There were two elders at Patheacon with positive experiences with PNC
Cara talks about how it can be dauting having a big name pagan coming to the meet and greet.
Star talks about Jason and how he introduced the PNC at 9am on a Sunday morning.
Yay PNC Minnisota! Check them out if you haven’t yet.
Dave asks what the PNC is up to now a days
PNC has their new website!
Even though the buroughs are focusing inward, all that focus inward has made it easier for them, as a whole, to do a lot of work as a whole.
Jason talks about joint media coverage and the brand new Bay Area Burough
Jason talks about maybe doing a burough around podcasters. But Dave shoots it down by saying the PPP kind of already does it.
Jason gives us kudos!
Ashlee asks about after parties, but everyone seems to be more on the calm end of things
Dave talks about the Powwow on the OBX in Beltane
Star talks about her experience with the Troth bloat
Star talks about the 3 rituals that she took part in
Jason talks about his experience with the Morganna ritual
Cara talks about her people watching instead of ritual attendance
Star says visually, this was the most interesting pagan event she has attended and gives us example
There was a very interesting man named Bubbles…who just walked around and blew bubbles at people
There were a lot of BNP’s running around, and it was cool to see a lot of people that you can recognize
Star reitterates a conversation that Peter had with some of the elders about the “day they reclaimed witchcraft”
Star insists the best part of the event was all the random conversations that happened through the event. She even had someone reconstructing the original Judiasm in all it’s mysticism
Cara tells the elevator story. The end moral? TAKE A SHOWER
Cara tells the elevator story. The end moral? TAKE A SHOWER
Even though you may be inside…it is still a lot of running around so you can still work up a sweat.
Star talks about the Hindu American Foundation to work with pagans with religious rights and education
Someone asked the Hindus, in relation to native cultural appropriation, and they gave a facinating response. They’re surprisingly embracing as long as you’re not making a profit
Star and Jason talks about census numbers between Hindus and Pagans
The Wild Hunt is going to have a guest post talking about Hindu-Pagan dialog. Things are looking very optomistic over the whole scheme of things!
There’s a lot of cooperation between Hindus and Pagans up in Minnesota, and there’s also a beautiful temple in Georgia!
Jason points out that the Hindu American Foundation represents a younger generation of Hindu’s
Star notices that they have two language sets when talking about their faith; both hindu’s and pagans
We have a Nels! Hello there Nels!
Nels says he wished that there was more time to just get along with other PNC people and talk about what everyone is up to
Dave picks on Star and how she needs a smart phone to Tweet
Jason says you need to experience Patheacon at least once! It’s very different from an outdoor festival.
Star says a lot of people surprisingly had buisness cards, PCP effect…yeah…we’ll take credit for that
There’s also a project for people getting the story of pagan elders
There seemed to be a more relaxed atmosphere in regards to media
Dave picks on some pagan event that is a bit overly strict that doesn’t allow video. Then he and Star kind of get into it about pagans being comfortable with taping and not comfortable with being known on tape.
Dave wonders if the Detroit Auto Show has problems has issues with video and photos like Pagans do with media
Jason subjects himself to always agreeing with what Star says from here on out.
The first question on the PNC panel that Jason asked the crew was how they deal with pagans and monotization.
Jason says the whole panel got recorded, so it will be posted somewhere eventually
This was the first year that Patheacon had a media section. They offered to video the panels, but they had too many requests to cover everything!
The leader of Patheacon is a bit hesitant about enlarging the event to another hotel. She kind of wants to keep it small.
Lamyka asks about how the vendor room went over? Everyone has really positive responses about it!
The vendor room looked nice, but how did the vendors make out profit wise. Especially with how often you hear pagans complaining that they don’t want to buy things.
Nels gives his take on it, which is awesome because he normaly vends at festivals. High praise for the vendor organizers.
Jason reinforces that the vendors did well. He observed people “dropping bones”, so it’s promising
Food doesn’t get on the table by magic…unless you’re playing World of Warcraft
Star asks Nels if there was anything that really stood out for him with the rituals and seperate events. Nels felt more enamored with the people meeting aspect of it all.
Dave talks about maybe staying later or coming early to fix the problem of not being able to meet with people.
Nels talks about a Star Collectors Ritual and Fire Circles and how they related.
Star comments on the creative ways that pagans got around the “no fire and incense” rules
Nels notes that out west a lot of the rituals have already incorperated a lot of indoor aspects, so he finds amusement that Patheacon presents that integration as new.
Paganacon is a new event coming to Paganistan!
Star talks about the Cherry Hill Seminary crew and her interactions
Nels practices sucking up and says what an honor it was to meet Peter Dybing
Post-produced by: Amber
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Originally Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm
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