I came across the ad for Occulticon on Facebook back in June. Normally I don’t click on the adds, but look at that visual…how could I not? So glad I did.
Part of my business plan is to start doing more vending, get out there and meet the customers, see what they like, what they don’t, and find out what they want. However, my plan was to start vending in 2018, but Occulticon looked too good to pass up.
This was year one of Occulticon, so it was a bit of a gamble, especially since it meant a 16 hour drive both ways just to attend the event. But I had a really good feeling about this, and the email communication I had with Ben, the vendor coordinator, added to my confidence that attending this festival would be very beneficial.
I’d love to be able to go on and on about how great the festival was. I mean, I certainly can because I had an incredible time, but I missed all the good stuff because I was just that busy selling. Of course, being a vendor, I’m there to sell, that’s my first priority, but there were a few lectures I would have liked to sit in on. I was actually that busy that I missed everything I was hoping to participate in. Thankfully, there were a few evening events that I got to experience because it was dark and pretty impossible to vend. I experienced a Voodoo ritual, a High Magick ritual, and a seance.
I’ve never been to a Voodoo ritual, so that was a special treat, and an amazing experience. I practice the Golden Dawn System of Magic, but solitary, so it was nice to take part in the High Magick ritual with other people, especially with those that know what they’re doing.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this became the ‘must attend’ festival of the year.
Oh, I can’t forget to talk about the festival location. It’s called Mythwood Campground & Private Retreat, and it’s probably one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen. It’s 60 acres, and filled with magic and imagery from familiar myths.
Lastly, the volunteer staff were beyond incredible. They were the nicest, kindest, caring, most helpful people I have ever met. Within a few short hours I felt like I was among friends I had known for years.
So…Occulticon 2017 was a great success. I’m already planning for Occulticon 2018.
Blessings – Lailoken /|\