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Schedule of Events (2015)

2015 Tentative Schedule

Please see below for event descriptions.

10:00-10:30 AM
Opening Ritual
Festival Grounds
11:00-12:00 PM
Belly Dance Performance
and Workshop by Qamar
Main Canopy
12:00-12:30 PM
"Dance and Energy Work"
Presented by Rhiana
Main Canopy
12:30-1:00 PM
Phoenix Rising
Main Canopy
1:00-2:00 PM
Main Ritual
Ritual Area
2:00-3:00 PM
Drum Circle with Qamar
Rhythm and Dance
Main Canopy
3:00-3:30 PM
"Homemade Incense"
Presented by Angela
Main Canopy
3:30-4:00 PM
Phoenix Rising
Main Canopy
4:00-4:30 PM
"What is a Pagan?"
Presented by Jim
Main Canopy
5:00-5:30 PM
Closing Ritual
Festival Grounds
Roving Performances: Cath & Embreis

Registered Vendors

If you are interested in vending at APPD, check out our Vendor Information section for more information about how to reserve your booth.
  • UGA Pagan Student Association - The Pagan Student Association’s primary focus is community, advocacy, and education. Offering a non-threatening environment within our meetings where beliefs can be discussed openly, we strive to build a strong community on campus and throughout the world where pagans and non-pagans can learn, network, and have fun.
  • Body, Mind & Spirit of Athens - Metaphysical Gift Shop offering counseling, classes, Reiki / energy healing, reflexology and much more! Located across from Georgia Square Mall in the old pink mall, 3701 Atlanta Hwy.
  • Oracle 20/20 Magazine - Oracle 20/20 Magazine is a metaphysical publication that's just a little ahead of its time. In this magazine you will find diverse articles featuring palmistry, hypnotherapy, and astrology, along with articles about health, environmental issues, spirituality, self actualization, and human potential. It's reading for those who like to think "outside the box"!
  • Anni Paisley Intuitive Tarot - What could be more colorful and intriguing than having a tarot reader at your next social gathering or store event? Anni Paisley is a professional intuitive reader who has made many appearances nationwide! Her history includes The Ben and Jerry's festival in Stowe, VT, The Kinetic Music festival in Seattle, WA, street fairs in Asheville, NC, Athens PopFest, and many more! Anni Paisley is available by appointment for personal consultation. Contact her today for a revealing experience you will treasure!
  • Dragonfly Bath Essentials - As with the dragonfly, a symbol of transformation and self-awareness, our bath and body products invite you to focus on and pamper yourself. Our products are made with the finest ingredients and are  all infused with herbs - nature's answer to what ails us! Double infusions ensure that our bath and body products are highly concentrated with herbal benefits.  Go ahead - Pamper yourself!
  • The Black Cat Curio Co. - A New Orleans Voodoo shop in Olde Town Conyers. Enter into the world of spirits where desire becomes reality. Dabble in a variety of services utilizing the wisdom of the bayou to enrich faith and better your life. We mix the world religions, offering services, classes, and various products.
  • Circle of the Risen Phoenix - We are an Eclectic Wiccan coven, incorporated and pursuing 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Our goal is to build a Pagan community center in Gwinnett County, GA.
  • Echo's Location - Offering clothing and jewelry, along with arts and crafts, Echo's Location came about in early 2015 when Arianna decided to try her hand at selling some of the trinkets she so often crafted for herself. Check out this talented artist's wares at APPD 2015 and on Etsy!
  • Crimson Art Henna - Crimson Art Henna has been decorating people with all-natural henna since 2002.  With five full-time artists in several cities, we serve North East Georgia (including Atlanta, Athens, and Gainesville) and parts of South Carolina (in and around Greenville).  Our artists are trained in multiple styles and can cater any kind of event, from individual appointments to full scale conventions.
  • Shelia's Scented Gel Candles and Custom Jewelry - Offering both gel scented candles and custom jewelry. Shelia's gel scented candles make for memorable and unique gifts. Treat yourself this APPD. Buy one for a friend. Or both!
  • BOKYS - All kinds of BOOKS for sale - mystical, comparative religions, history, military theory and history, spiritual growth, Celtic lore, living history, and much more!
  • RavenLady's Magical Miscellany - Offering religious supplies and equipment, as well as pagan-themed clothing and jewelry. Please come check out RavenLady's magical wares!
  • Crystal Meadows - Please help us welcome Crystal Meadows to Athens Pagan Pride Day 2015! Crystal Meadows offers a wide variety of beautiful and magical quartz crystals.

Workshop Presenters

If you're interested in hosting a workshop, please let us know.
  • Dance and Energy Work, presented by Rhiana - Be sure to check out this fascinating exploratory look at the interplay between belly dance and the seven central chakras!
  • Homemade Incense from Kitchen Spices, presented by Angela - Come learn about the history of incense, common uses, and how to make your own incense at home, using everyday cooking spices! This presentation will include herbal correspondences, as well as tips on how to burn the loose incense you create. Bring some spices for this fascinating workshop.
  • What is a Pagan? A Conversation, presented by Jim - A few words from Jim that he hopes will spark a conversation on what it means to be Pagan. Audience participation highly encouraged!

Scheduled Performers

If you or your group would like to perform at APPD, please let us know.
  • Cath & Embreis (Roving) - Acoustic guitar and voice duo plays folk, classical and much more.
  • Phoenix Rising - A five-person group, singing and playing small portable instruments, such as drum, guitar, and recorder. Pagan, folk, and comedic music!
  • Qamar Rhythm and Dance - Qamar dancers perform Tribal Odyssey Improvisational Belly Dance as well as Folkloric and Egyptian choreography to live and recorded music. Qamar musicians include Middle Eastern drummers and finger cymbal (zil) players. Afternoon performance will include a Middle Eastern style drum circle, with audience participation encouraged! Tribal Odyssey Belly Dance Class is currently offered every Thursday evening, and continuing students have performance opportunities at various events in the community.
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