Participants

 

Sara Adrian: Born in Columbus Ohio, Sara Adrian spent much of her childhood running wild in suburban fields and catching frogs and fish in the storm drain turned creek that ran past her house. At age eight a teacher told her that she had a gift at telling stories with pictures, and has never been without a sketchbook since. In her sophomore year of high school at Thomas Worthington, she was accepted to the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center where she began professional study in commercial art. Upon graduation from Fort Hayes she received her associates degree, and promptly started college at Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her Bachelors of Fine art with a minor focus in illustration.

Today Sara Adrian works as a fine artist. She’s a painter, digital artist, and occasional illustrator and graphic designer.  When she paints she uses oils and/or acrylics, occasionally combined with metallic leafing.  Sara’s art is strongly influenced by medieval icons, but her subjects are everyday people and situations. Some say that her paintings are self portraits (but she’d never admit to that).  She also uses alchemic symbolism in her work, but she doesn’t mind if you don’t see it. Sara loves to create little mysteries for those who care to find them.  To see her work and for more information about Sara please visit http://saraadrian.com

She has also been involved in the Pagan community for about 15 years or so, and much of her spiritual practice is tied up within her art. She is currently a in the bardic grade in the order of Bards, Ovates, & Druids.

Peg Aloi: Peg Aloi has been the Media Coordinator for The Witches’ Voice website since 1997. She is a long-time film critic for The Boston Phoenix, and has also written film reviews for Art New England, Cinefantastique online, and the Albany Times-Union website. She is also an academic scholar, specializing in contemporary media studies and the history of the modern pagan movement.

Lauren Bernauer: Lauren is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, Australia, looking at the portrayal of pre-Christian and minority religions in Popular Culture.  This allows her to consume various graphic novels, television shows, computer games and the like in the name of research.   She has been published a few times but looks forward to writing about popular culture and paganism in a non-academic setting.

Trevor Curtis: Trevor Curtis is a freelance writer/journalist living in the suburbs of Charlotte,North Carolina. He graduated from Columbia College in 93 with a BA in Journalism, and has been  lurking about the edges of the field ever since.He has written and edited for everything from newspapers to role-playing games. Currently out of the broom closet, he’s been secretly Pagan since a Dead Can Dance show in 1994. He’s volunteered with Pagan Pride Day in St. Louis,and tries hard not to be just a Yule/Beltane ritual attendee. A stay at home dad, he spends his spare time on writing, media,and arguing politics with random passerby. He can be found on the web at: http://trevorcurtis.tumblr.com/

Zan Fraser: Zan Fraser is an Eclectic Witch and a Shakespearean actor living in New York City. He has published five books, including A Briefe Historie of Wytches, a review of the Elizabethan/Jacobean Witch-Plays.

Laura M. LaVoie: Laura M. LaVoie lives in Atlanta GA and has written for PanGaia Magazine, Lewellyn’s Magical Almanac, He Epistole, and other Pagan publications. She is on the executive committee of International Pagan Coming Out Day, is active in the local Pagan community and honors the Gods of Ancient Greece. Laura loves books, movies and music, but most especially the art of Television. She is often able to recount an entire body of work for actors, directors and writers. Other interests include building a tiny house in Western North Carolina, and beer.

Sarah Lawless: Sarah is an artist, writer, podcaster, and witch living in the Pacific Northwest where she runs a small folk magic & medicine botanica and her musician hubby Mojo records The Wigglian Way Pagan Podcast.  Her articles have been published in The Cauldron, The Crooked Path Journal, and The Witches’ Voice. She is currently working on various titles for Acorn Guild Press and was once the reviewer for Pagan Bookworm. Sarah’s podcast is HedgeFolk Tales: Old Tales for Modern Heathens and her writings and artwork can be found at her blog: www.witchofforestgrove.com

Ruby Sara: Poet, essayist, theologian, performance artist, mystic, and devotee of Dionysos (not necessarily in that order), Ruby Sara is currently a member of the Chicago performance collective Terra Mysterium, a regular columnist for Witches and Pagans magazine, and the editor-in-chief of The Temple Bell(online journal of the Temple of Witchcraft). She is also an active ritualist and workshop presenter in her local communities. Ruby has spent many years in various poetry and writing communities and has participated in a number of open mic readings, poetry slams, and festivals. Some of her most recent writing can be found in the anthologies Datura: An Anthology of Esoteric Poesis, and Devoted, both published by Scarlet Imprint. Ms. Sara holds a Masters degree in Theological Studies, and has academic interests in poetry, ecotheology, storytelling, and liturgical studies.  She lives in the pretty-damn-wild urban midwest with her intrepid spouse and their demon-monkey-cat, Pinky.

Scott Schulz: Scott Schulz is a mathematician, musician and bard.  He is been a columnist for the Stanford Daily, and has published articles in the old CUUPS journal Connections and the Feri Trad magazine WitchEye.  Scott is an initiate of The Third Road.

Tim Titus: Tim teaches psychology, English, and journalism in southern California. He grew up in community theater and has been writing freelance reviews of both professional and community theater on and off for 18 years.

Tim has been the Publicity Chair for Orange Coast CUUPs (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), and is now their “Blogger at Large.” He is an initiate in and member of the Temple of Witchcraft.

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