Esoteric Book Convention day 2 and pictures

Posted on September 25, 2009
Filed Under Festivals, Immanion Press, occult culture, publishing | 2 Comments

I’ve been meaning to post this all week, and finally got to it today. I did go to a presentation on Sunday: Brandy William’s talk on Chaldean Oracles. It was a really interesting talk and gave me quite a bit of appreciation for Brandy’s ability as speaker and presenter.

Brandy at her talk

The lighting on that picture isn’t great, but there she is, just about ready to do her talk. The rest of the day was spent talking to various people and selling books. What stood out to me about this convention was the intimacy of it. There was a nice crowd of people, and everyone was there to look at (and buy) books, as well as go to the presentations. I got into some wonderful conversations throughout the entire convention.

John and NicoleHere’s a picture of John Coughlin, with his wife Nicole. I met John years ago at Winterstar, but only finally saw him again in person at this event. Needless to say the opportunity to connect with him again and talk at length was really something I appreciated. John’s sense of humor, in particular, is something I’ve always liked and he was just as funny this time as the last time I saw him. He also was a co-panelist with us about small press publishing.

John and LupaHere’s another picture with Erynn and Bill:

Erynn and BillAnd another picture with Brandy and Phil in his furry Fez

Brandy and Phil

The organizers of this event did a wonderful job. William Kiesel, Michael Kolsun, Catmara Rosarium, and Josh Madara put a lot of effort into this conference as did all the volunteers. The volunteers did a great job of making people feel welcome and the organizers put a really good program together for a first convention. Here’s a picture of the four above mentioned people:

William, Cat, Michael, and Josh

Finally here’s a picture of Lupa and I at our table of books. We definitely left with a lot less books, which made both her and I happy, and from the look on various faces, made other people happy as well. I definitely look forward to going back next year.

Lupa and Taylor

Comments

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AarTiana
AarTiana

That does it - I am SO going next year!!! Thanks Taylor, it looks like you had an awesome time!

AarTiana
AarTiana

That does it - I am SO going next year!!! Thanks Taylor, it looks like you had an awesome time!