Featured presenters 2017

Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on Paranormal State, HBO, the History Channel, Destination America, and CNN Headline News. Michelle's non-fiction has been published around the globe and translated into seven languages. Notable titles include the Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser, 2004), Harsh Gods (Titan, 2016), and The Dictionary of Demons (Llewellyn, 2010), currently in its seventh printing.

Kenn Day, author of Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road trip, is a working Shaman and a nationally recognized lecturer with over 20 years of practical experience in the healing arts. He is known as a ritual director for several national events including LumensGate, a ritual intensive that ran from 1990-2008, editor of Mezlim Journal and founder of Sheya, a path of self-transformation.

He maintains an active private practice at the Full Spectrum Health Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers a series of shamanic training seminars for those interested in exploring the path of post-tribal Shamanism.

EliSheva is Shophet – elected leader-of Am HaAretz, aka AMHA, an Israeli Nature/earth oriented Tradition of Peaceful Warriors that reconnects/revisits the spirituality of ancient Hebrews before rabbinical monotheism.Her academic background includes archeology studies at the Tel Aviv University, an MA in Conference Interpreting and an MA in Clinical Counseling with psychotherapy licenses in Ohio and Kentucky.She has written a number of books on Israeli earth spirituality and  lectured in a variety of countries and at USA Pagan Festivals.

Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith is the owner of Coventry Creations and her vast studies into ancient teachings inspired her to write Coventry Magic and DIY Akashic Wisdom (co-authored with her sister, business partner, and wonder twin, Patty Shaw).  She is internationally known both for her award winning books and her line of intentional candles, oils, and sprays.  Currently she runs her businesses, teaches, consults, while hosting “Keep it Magic Radio”.  Visit www.coventrycreations.com or follow her at www.facebook.com/coventry.creation. 

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for  Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just  recently been released.  He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead  two local covens.  Because they don’t want to be outnumbered, Ari and Jason only have two cats.​

Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh is motivates, facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, VISIONARIUM-Brevier 1: Reisen in die Anderswelt (German Edition), Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of Konton Magazine anthology. Vitimus is holds the highest initiatory rank in Haitian Vodou, that of Hougan Asogwe, is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, and NLP practitioner and a licensed hypnotherapist.  Currently, Andrieh Vitimus is faculty at Peter Carroll’s Arconorium College and is Co-host of Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole.

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult and paranormal topics, founded one of the first websites devoted to magic Necronomi.com, and created the YouTube channel GrimoireTV. He has spent most of the past fifteen years researching electional astrology, Medieval and Renaissance astrological talismans, and early magical texts such as the Picatrix. He has personally created thousands of talismans and enchanted hundreds of magical rings. An outspoken proponent of weather magic, healing magic, tarot divination, curses, and root work, his influences include Classical Theurgy, Spiritism, Scholastic Image Magic, Orthodox Jewish Kabbalah, Wicca, Chaos Magick, Santeria, Hoodoo, Golden Dawn, Greco-Roman Magic, and the traditional Grimoires 

Lady Dame is a practitioner of folk magick. She counts several attendees as mentors and friends. Lady Dame has taught classes at ConVocation for over ten years. She is a 3rd degree in the Elder  Faith tradition, a 1st degree in the Ravenmyst tradition, and a student of Kenn Day. Lady Dame also performs in and as hosts the Moth with NPR in various locations around the world.