Are you willing and able to help us this year? If so, please sign up to be a volunteer. We have many large and small tasks to complete to be able to provide this day for the pagan community. Sign up here:http://www.atlantapaganpride.org/2016-event-information/2016-volunteer
Some of our largest needs include:
***Friday Evening set up: We need about 10 – 20 folks to help move chairs and tables out of the sanctuary and position them around to where they need to go and to take pictures then move furniture out of the way in the classrooms. We have 1.5 hours to get furniture moved and set up and then we can let the inside vendors start unloading to reduce the AM vendor traffic.
***Saturday Morning set up: We need around 10 early risers who are willing to help vendors unload their vehicles quickly so that they can move their vehicles out and let the next group unload. We also need assistance setting up the PPD welcome booth, putting PPD parking signs out on the route to the parking lot so that they are visible from the street, setting out the handicap parking signs in the lot, etc.
***Saturday Pack Up: We need around 10-20 folks who are willing to stay till the end to help get everything packed up, moved out, and put back the way we found it. Food barrels will need to be brought in, floors vacuumed, chairs moved back and arranged, PPD welcome tent taken down, packed up and loaded into vehicles, etc.
***Parking Directors: We really need assistance all day long with directing able individuals to the lot across the street, and assisting those who need handicap access spots to any available spots in the lot. This is always a big need because parking is a little tricky and we need to make it as simple for visitors as possible. Any folks who would like to assist with anything to make parking easier, such as making signs, is also welcome.
We have other smaller needs as well. If you are able and willing, please sign up: http://www.atlantapaganpride.org/2016-event-information/2016-volunteer
This year’s vendor and informational booth application is live and available on the Atlanta Pagan Pride Day website. If you are interested, place an application.
I am happy to announce that we officially have a date for Atlanta Pagan Pride Day 2016! Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Atlanta Friends Meeting. I hope to see you there!
More details will be forthcoming as soon as they are available, including vending registration and class proposal information. I appreciate your patients with this. This year I ran into some pretty significant hiccups and challenges, both in planing the event details in the personal arena. Since I ran into some snags with the planning, I was not able to utilize time this spring, which I had reserved for planning and getting info together to share with the public. Because of that, and because this is one of my busiest times at work I do not have all of the updates and registration forms ready to go out by email or up on the website.
Since most of the inquiries I have had are about vending, because that does require advanced planning, here is the information which I have: I plan to get the vending applications up in about one month (End of May, beginning of June). For planning purposes, please know that I plan to keep the registration details, price etc., the same as for last year’s event. As soon as the information is together, I will be sending out email notifications to all of the vendors from last year with a quick link to go straight to the registration page, and then will be posting an application publicly to the website and facebook shortly after that time.
We are so close I can taste it! Atlanta PPD is this Saturday (24th) and we are predicting wonderful weather, amazing entertainers and class presenters, a fantastic collaborative ritual, dazzling vendors, tasty treats and lots, and lots of good people to meet!
A few things to remember:
Remember cans for the Atlanta food bank, Pet food also accepted.
Marta is Smarta, carpooling is great, and please park at the Thankful Baptist Church lot across the street if you are not movement impaired or otherwise in dire need of a nearer spot. Our parking is limited and so your parking consideration could allow someone to participate who otherwise might not be able to. We will have some signs directing you to the Thankful BC lot. Remember that the entrance nearest the meeting house will be blocked, even for handicap parking traffic. those who need handicap or near parking, please enter and exit at the far end of the lot, or follow our signs for street parking. We have a parking permit variance from the city.
I look forward to seeing you!
Okay, so we reserve the right to make some adjustments, but here is the schedule of the main events for Atlanta Pagan Pride Day 2015. Also, please keep in mind that some details are will be coming out through the week. We are working on adding in a few small kid friendly activities. We will also be sharing more information about the ritual this week, as a teaser I will say that there will be diverse components coming together in this year’s harvest celebration.
With just over 2.5 weeks to go before Atlanta Pagan Pride Day, there are still a lot of people who do not know about Atlanta Pagan Pride. So Atlanta, we need your help to spread the word to those you know, and those that they know, so no Pagan folks feel left out or unrepresented!!! You can help by sharing posts, or by printing a few flyers and taking them to your local book stores, coffee houses, dorm commons, grocery stores, or other hang out spots. We have several choices so pick your favorite poster, print it out, and spread the word. Invite your friends to our event, encourage them to bring cans for the food drive
What we have so far:
We have some great entertainment – Arthur Hinds and Spiral Rhythm
8 workshops and one Reading by the Author
A Harvest Ritual
Over 40 Vendors and Informational Booths
A Food Drive to Share the Harvest
Lots of opportunities to meet new folks
Here is just a brief teaser list of the classes we will be offering at 2015 Atlanta Pagan Pride.
- Advice for the Seekers
- Meet the Wild Hunt Informational and Q & A Session
- The Healer’s Choice, a reading by the author
- What is Thelema and Who is the OTO?
- ADF Druidry
- Introduction to Sigil Magic
- How to Create and Use a Mini Travel Altar – A Make It, Take It Workshop
I am happy to announce the date for Atlanta Pagan Pride Day 2015. This year’s event will take place on October 24, 2015, outdoors and inside at the Atlanta Friends Meeting.
This date is a little later this year than in past years in an effort to meet with the needs of many of our community who expressed challenges with attending an event on the first weekend of the month and in early October in particular.
For details about the event, we will be rolling out information as it becomes available to:
our Facebook Page:
our updates blog:
our Twitter Feed:
Please stay tuned for information on Performers, Classes, Presenters, and vending information.
We hope to see you on October 24, 2015!
Before we get to numbers and details of the end of event reports to add our numbers and stats to the Pagan Pride Projects yearly report, I want to put out a huge thanks!
Thank you to everyone who came to Atlanta PPD and contributed positive energy to the day!
Big thanks to those who have been working through the year, Lady Mehurt and EmeraldDawn. Thank you for all your hard work!!!!!! These folks work with me through the year to take care of everything from bouncing ideas and balancing the books to taking out the trash. Could not do it without them.
Also, big, big thanks to a couple of super trooper event day volunteers who stepped up to the plate at the Autumnfest PPD meeting. I am not sure you knew what you were signing up for but I am very, very thankful that you did. When I arrived at 6:30 AM, Lee Willy was out by himself with a lantern, tape measure and chalk, plotting the parking lot out according to areal maps that he had 3-D imaged. After that he stayed for the day manning the front table, greeting folks and helping us get a headcount. Second person to arrive was Crystal who helped with everything from teaching a class, arranging the inside vendors, keeping us on schedule, working the raffles, and then taking it all down in the evening. She really, really pitched in and helped to keep things going. I can’t explain how many large and small things these folks did to keep things running smoothly but I am truly grateful for all they did.
Thank you to our Sponsors! Ravenwood Tradition, Oracle 20/20, and the Unicorn Tradition.
Thank you to the class presenters, Lady Maia or Ravenwood, Crystal of Inner Goddess Belly Dance, Michelle of Ocean Oracle, thank you to Ōraḥ Qaḏəmōnī, and thank you to the Grove of the Red Earth for filling in for a presenter who could not make it at the last minute!
Thank you to Melanie and crew for a wonderful harvest ritual!
Thank you to our performers Arthur Hinds, Kira Dancing & V, and the Sensua Players. All of you guys were a huge help with filling the day with energy and the festive spirit.
Thank you to all of our helpful volunteers, including the folks from Dove and Serpent OTO who helped to get the place cleared out in the morning, Ravenwood Tradition who stayed and worked until everything was put back in place in the evening, Susan for helping to keep the front table running, Maria who I just handed some papers to and she went to work, Alyssa and Ryan, Donna and Haven, and of course Nee for keeping the café running along with many other tasks.
And for those of you who have already volunteered to help for next year, I was not so tired that I don’t remember who you are. <);-) Here is looking forward to 2015!