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Featured Presenters 2016

Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of nineteen books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a paranormal fiction series entitled Legacy of Magick. Ellen teaches classes both online and locally in Witchery, Pyschic Protection, and Magick. Please visit her website and blog - www.ellendugan.com and www.ellendugan.blogspot.com.​

Lady Daem

Daem is first and foremost a teacher. Daem is also a 3rd degree High Priestess of the Elder Faith Tradition Craft and a 1st degree High Priestess in the RavenMyst tradition. Daem has been teaching everything from Wicca to Hoodoo and back in southeastern Michigan for the past 14 years. Daem is also a student. She counts Kenn Day, Dorothy Morrison, and every person who has ever attended ConVocation for the last 10 years her mentors.

Michelle Belanger is most widely recognized for her work on television's Paranormal State, where she explored abandoned prisons and haunted houses while blindfolded and in high heels. A leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, her non-fiction research in books like The Dictionary of Demons and The Psychic Vampire Codex has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and numerous publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities in the occult and paranormal world, performed with gothic and metal bands, and designed immersive live action gaming events for companies such as Wizards of the Coast. Her thrilling paranormal fiction series through Titan Books begins with Conspiracy of Angels. Michelle resides near Cleveland, Ohio. More information on Michelle and her work can be found at www.michellebelanger.com. She is active on Twitter as @sethanikeem.

Jacki Smith’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds the flavor of humor and lightheartedness.  She has been making magic through her company, Coventry Creations since 1992.  Jacki's bestselling book, Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs published in 2011 illustrates her eclectic and empowered magical style. DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of Your Soul, is co-authored with her sister, business partner and wonder-twin, Patty Shaw. www.coventrycreations.com

Kenn Day, author of Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road trip, is a working Shaman and a nationally recognized lecturer with over 20 years of practical experience in the healing arts. He is known as a ritual director for several national events including LumensGate, a ritual intensive that ran from 1990-2008, editor of Mezlim Journal and founder of Sheya, a path of self-transformation.

He maintains an active private practice at the Full Spectrum Health Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers a series of shamanic training seminars for those interested in exploring the path of post-tribal Shamanism.

For more on Kenn, visit his web site at www.shamanstouch.com or www.soulsolutionshome.com

Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current, also published in Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of Konton Magazine anthology. Vitimus is holds the highest initiatory rank in Haitian Vodou, that of Hougan Asogwe, is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, and NLP 
practitioner and a licensed hypnotherapist.  Currently, Andrieh Vitimus is faculty at Peter Carroll’s Arconorium College.

Dana Piper

Dana Piper has been playing hand percussion since 1990.....the same year he “found” nature spirituality. Dana has studied Latin, African, and Middle Eastern drumming from numerous teachers. He has led drum circles and taught drumming for many years and in many venues, as well as having played in concert settings and in the recording studio. He is a professional massage therapist since 1984. His other passions include glass blowing, photography, world travel, fire spinning, the Human Awareness Institute, hugs and just living life fully. Check out his band at www.mysticforestmusic.com, his blown glass at www.danapiper.com, and the Human Awareness Institute at www.hai.org​

DJ Tommy Toony

Thomas Downey (aka Dr Toon, aka DJ Tommytoony) has been a professional DJ for 20 years, playing at ConVocation's masquerade ball for 10, and been a music junkie all of his life. He's the father of two beautiful children; Sean (aged 7) and Isabella (4). He spends his free time listening to his vinyl collection (and hunting for more), and writing the Next Chapter (whatever that may be). Many many thanks to my ConVocation family for adopting me and for years of love, friendship, spirit and music.

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey has been involved with Paganism for the last twenty years, and has spent the last ten of those years as a speaker, writer, and High Priest. Since March of 2015 he has been the managing editor of Patheos Pagan and in January he released his first book for Llewellyn, "The Witch's Athame." He lives in Sunnyvale CA with his wife Ari and two hyper-kinetic cats.