Katherine McIntyre is a feisty Irish chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who’s always stepped to her own beat, she’s made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women. Easily distracted by cats and sugar.
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A Very Fae Murder Mystery
Enter the dangerous landscape of Katherine McIntyre’s novel, Hunting for Spring, a darker side of Philly filled with fae, necromancers, witches, and the hunters who keep order. The Order of the Serpent, a group of Unseelie, has their eyes set on destroying this city, so the Philadelphia Coven has called a council of representatives from the supernatural community to unite against this threat. However, when a dead body is uncovered in their midst, it’s up to those left to figure out who among them is who they say they are before the killer strikes again.
The Living Fae. All the societies of humans kind have tales of Sidhe, from all the cultures of the world. Where would they gather? How would they hold convocations? How might they just see each other without hiding in the forests or deeplands of Mother Earth? The Humans that believe, would cage them or worship them in most unseemly ways. Those that do not believe would hunt them or go mad from the truth. So how can they come together without disrupting the very fabric of reality?
The Humans call them, Conventions.
Celebrations of gaming, costumes and entertainment that bring those that believe, yet deny. They are the mundane that embrace the magical. A place where the Fae can walk in fully regalia…and get a hallway award for a fabulous costume that is just what they really look like.
This is the Third run of the LARP – Lexicons of Dueling: The Sidhe Court!
The 1st Convocation. Wicked Faire 2016
The Fae gathered and greeted. They wandered among the mortals and reveled in the majesty and magic. They found joy and laughter. So much so the Darkness took note and hunted them. The Light took notice also, to observe. The Winter and Summer Courts battled well. Summer was victor. Thus the year of warmth.
The 2nd Convocation. GlimmerDark 2017
The Fae came and found each other again. The courts grew and prospered. The Light an emissary to watch for the coming Dark. Darkness came to staunch the powers of creation, and failed. But only barely by wit and wonder of the Court, the King and Queen where saved from banishment. And amidst this all, the power of the courts did grow and such it was that the Autumn and Spring Courts have young Nobles. Spring did well in support of the coming season. Thus the season of spring snows and blizzard showers.
This Convocation holds new challenges. The Darkness was felled in direct conflict, so it burrows into Gaia itself. The needs flow to and from different sources. While the balance is set, how shall we find the heart of the Earth herself? Only the Courts and those that attend can solve these puzzles…
Deborah Castellano’s book is Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn, 2017). Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in hand blended ritual oils, handspun yarn and other goodies. In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can’t shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.
Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (A Reading and Book Signing)
Glamour is the art of taking what makes you exciting and interesting to others and using it as leverage in accomplishing your Great Work. This fun romp of a book helps you use glamour to accomplish total world domination . . . or to revolutionize your magical practice if ruling the world isn’t your thing.
Glamour Magic encourages you to be crafty, cunning, and unafraid to want something fiercely. Learn how historical figures used glamour in their campaigns for greatness. Discover experiments, exercises, and rites for your Craft. Glamour is your secret weapon—your guide to finding what you want and getting it, too.
Intramural Floral Wreath Making
Fae-Human relations have never had a better intramural gathering than Wicked Faire! In this session, mortals and faeries join together to create beautiful floral wreaths to wear to the festivities! Open to mortals and fairies alike!
Whether you identify as solo poly, a poly anarchist, a closed triad, an ethical slut, a polycule, monogamish, a hot bi babe, an intentional community, kitchen table poly, mono/poly, a metamour or some delightful combination of above (or none of the above), come to the poly mixer to discuss, flirt, debate and get to know your fellow poly con-mates. Open to all genders and the whole QUILTBAG!
Glamour for Introverts
Lilith is a storyteller and amateur fairy tale scholar who splits her stage time between Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, burlesque, and improv. When she can be torn away from the theater, she is also a certified personal trainer, a Wiccan high priestess, a goth, and all ’round geek.
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Poison Apples & Pretty Witches
Gather ’round for Lilith’s wickedly salacious retelling of classic stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. Be prepared to see the darker side of heroes and heroines, and to have illuminated the twisted motives of your favorite villains. Once upon a time… but only rarely happily ever after.
Saturday 8:30pm, as part of the VIP Royal ticket