September 29th, 2010
|pixelmonster||10:49 am - Sought: OGD, OTO, Thelema, Crowley and Hermetic tradition & more speaker for AnachroCon 2011|
I am Pixie Bruner and am the Director of Historical Programming for AnachroCon. AnachroCon is Atlanta's premier alt history /steampunk/ neovictorian/ speculative fiction and anachronistic convention and is going into it's third year with hundreds of attendees and more each year. It is an NPO. It runs from Feb 25-27, 2011.
http://www.anachrocon.com is our website.
I am most interested in having a guest at the con speak on the matter of the O.T.O, the O.G.D and other Victorian occult traditions and forms of Hermeticism and do another panel purely on Thelema, Crowley and his influence on Victorian and modern occultism as a whole.
Personally, I would like to present guests with a panel on the Shekinah with/and/or one on the Gnostic Gospels.
I would also be interested in a panel on the Victorian "pseudo-sciences" of seances and mediumship if thee is someone amongst this community who could speak authoritatively on such matters and would be so far as to be willing to possibly run a traditional historical seance for a pre-registered limited number of guests (no more than ten or 12) .
I also seek a guest to speak about the history of Divination in general and the Hermetic, O.G.D.'s, and other occult traditions influence on the development of the Rider-Waite deck that is the most commonly used Tarot form.
Guests are asked to do two hours (three is preferred) of panels or presentations or workshops/ and have full audio-visual suppory for slideshows and whatever they require for their panel. Each panel is 50 minutes in length. Guests have their con attendance comped and receive amuses-bouche, meals, and top shelf aperitifs. Panelists doing one hour of presentation are comped simply for the day they are speaking and have full access to the Con Suite/Green Room for the day. We have homemade Tiramisu, no nasty Con food for us!!:)
Any references and recommendations to those willing to speak on such matters with good credentials would be most appreciated.
Thanks for your time and hope to hear back from potential speakers soon!:)
Director of Historical Programming AnachroCon 2011
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