Esoteric Book Convention pt. 1

Posted on September 20, 2009
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I’ve taken some photos today, and will take more tomorrow and do a picture post. So far I’ve really been impressed by this convention. It’s one of the more occult leaning conventions I’ve been to and is focused primarily on scholarly presentations and occult books. I’ve liked the handbound work I’ve seen as well as the diverse range of books. One’s even caught my eye.

I wish I had gone to some presentations besides the immanion panel and will make it a point to go to one or two tomorrow. But I have really enjoyed catching up with John Coughlin of Waning Moon Publications about his work and also speaking with various other people I’d met today. It’s always a pleasure to speak with people who are really serious about their practice. I’ve also enjoyed staying with Erynn and Phil as well as catching up with them.

Overall I’m impressed by the quality of the books, the convention itself, and everything else I’ve seen. Assuming this occurs again (which seems a bit likely) we’ll definitely vend and participate again, and I highly recommend it out for the variety of books and perspectives on magic, the convention offers.

On another note, this is the kind of occult culture I like participating in. It’s focused on magic, it’s focused on small press, and it’s focused on people in a very intimate way. I like talking magic with others, and also like that there’s no branding going…simply people sharing in their passion for magic.

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