Featured Presenters 2018

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires at colleges around North America, performed with gothic and metal bands, and designed immersive live action RPGs. Michelle resides near Cleveland, Ohio with three cats, a few friendly spirits, and a library of more than five thousand books.

Kenn has been a professional shaman since going full time in 1989. He also practices Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, QiGong and a lot of other interesting esoteric things that generally keep him from getting bored - or boring. He has published two books on shamanism, Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip & Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways, both of which are available here at ConVocation and through Amazon.com and other bookstores. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he maintains a private practice with his amazing wife, Patricia (www.bodysoulcincy.com) and his equally amazing daughter, Meghan. He teaches a series of workshops on shamanism, which are available pretty much anywhere there is sufficient interest. 

EliSheva is from the Galilee, served in her country’s Security Forces, retired; ran an
international business, retired; had a private psychotherapy practice until 2017,retired and is now a teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor ,Seer, and consultant
to Pagan and other alternative spirituality groups.
Jacki Smith

Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds the
flavor of humor and lightheartedness. This witch has been making magic through her company,
Coventry Creations for over 25 years and you may have grown up on her Blessed Herbal
Candles. Her book, Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs illustrates Jacki’s eclectic and
empowered magical style.

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be 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.  Jason is the author of "The Witch's Athame" and "The Witch's Book of Shadows," both for Llewellyn publications (with more books to come!).  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.

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty five books. Ellen's popular non-fiction titles have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. She branched out successfully into paranormal fiction in 2015 with her popular "Legacy Of Magick" series, and has been featured in USA TODAY'S HEA column. Ellen lives an enchanted life in Missouri. Please visit her website and blog: www.ellendugan.com and www.ellendugan.blogspot.com

Clifford writes at http://sorcerer.blog and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. An accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic for over 35 years, he is an expert in Medieval and Renaissance astrological magic, and grimoires such as the Picatrix. Merging his interest in dark aesthetics with deep study of historical materials, he is an outspoken proponent of wealth magic, weather magic, love magic, healing magic, tarot, and black magic. His diverse influences include Hoodoo, Kabbalah, and Greco-Roman Magic. A former promoter and DJ, he sometimes enjoys throwing lavish parties.

Dana started playing hand percussion in 1990.....the same year he was introduced to nature spirituality (Prior: dedicated Jehovah’s Witness!).
He has led drum circles and taught drumming for many years, in many venues, including Convocation since it’s inception, as well as having played in concert settings and in the recording studio. Dana has studied Latin, African, and Middle Eastern drumming from numerous teachers. Dana’s first meditational CD is called Hang Naturally (hang and nature) and is available directly from Dana and/or by emailing him at dlpiper@comcast.net. He is a professional bodyworker of 30+ years and has been certifying into a more profound therapy called Biodynamic Breath and Trauma Release (www.biodynamicbreath.com). He is also a teacher of massage, stretch, and personal growth techniques. His massage trainings are Sports Massage, Touch for Health, Somatic Release, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy, Full Term Pregnancy, and Cocoon (meditation tantric massage). His other passions include world travel, tantra, fire spinning, disc golf, hugs and living life fully.