Thank you to everyone who made our debut presentation of The Ghost Hunters' Tango Multimedia Show and haunted house overnight a success. Pam and Chris of the Hannah House staff were entertaining hosts, the attendees were knowledgable and excited, and the Indy Ghost Hunter are 110% professional and approachable. I should also thank the unseen attendees who gave us some interesting EVPs and bursts of activity when Judy & Jon presented the elegant tangos written about some of the haunted sites we were privliged to investigate in Buenos Aires. We're already planning next year's program in an expanded format and in other locations. Thanks again, everyone! Muchos Besos.
The group photo was taken in front of the Lincoln Mirror by Hannah House's Pam Warren. Edain McCoy, Judy & Jon are in the middle. To Edain's (the blonde's) right is Bob Newkirk, founder and organizer of the terrific Indy Ghost Hunters, since 1996. To Edain's left are Jon & Judy, investigators, friends, and master milongueros from Buenos Aires-- and Edain's partners all things not quite counting as crimes. The rest of the gang are the special people who make up the core of IGH. We all hope to work together again very soon.
Our teams, with open tickets to the community of dancers, Pagans, travelers, and paranormalists were thrilled with their debut performance of "The Ghost Hunters' Tango Multimedia Show and Hannah House Overnight," 1-2 April 2011. We had a door no one realized was in the room dance to the beat of the tango.We're hoping IGH can come to Buenos Aires to investigate the haunted La Palmera house, a horrifying event from the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1871. We hope to have the production reformatted in spring 2012 and to be able to take it to other cities in North America.
For information on subscriptions or contributor's guidelines, please see http://www.thewitcheshour.com. Editor Nyx Dark-Skye, also the organizer of the Pagan-Playground social network has done as beautiful job in giving us a zine whose graphics would bankrupt a paper zine. I hope to see it grow. (Cover image copyright 2011.) Find Nyx on Facebook too.
Caítlin Matthews, Ann Moura, and Myself, September 9, 2006, at CymryCon's First Festival Gathering
CymryCon, hosted by a coven following a Welsh faery trad, held it's first gathering in September 2006. The organizers were so helpful and kind that we had to remind them to calm down and enjoy their own event. Since it was a first event, the crowd was small, but very enthusiastic. It also allowed for getting to know one another. By the end of the four day event I knew many of the attendees by name, some of whom will hopefully keep in touch.
With friend and partner Judy Margolis in La Recoleta Cemetery, Samhain night, 2006.
Sitting on the back porch of Thomas Jefferson's Montecello, Charlottesville, VA, 1075
Caught in a less than flattering pose in a 1998 Ballroom Showcase of American Style Waltz
Buenos Aires 2005: With friends, dancers, tour guides, and--most importantly, fellow ghost hunters--Judy and Jon at Las Violetas restaurant. If you're interested in learning Argentine Tango, or want a great travel experience with personal tour guides who know this fabulous city and its ghosts well enough to take you places the tourist crowd rarely see, this couple can provide you with unforgettable experience. Judy and Jon are US citizens who reside in Argentina and do two US tours during the year where they teach classes and individuals at all levels of tango. Click on the blue link below for more information on their travel services or to find where and when you can find them on their US tours.After the three of us combed the city for the paranormal in Spring 2006 (uhm, that's spring south of the Equator), we hope to be running joint Haunted Buenos Aires Tours, and a Evita's Traveling Afterlife Tour.Please e-mail check out www.PiscesMoonParanormal.com or www.TangoWithJudy.com to keep current on upcoming events in the United States, Canada, and Argentina.
2008. Even 2009. They are both closer than we think. Already negotiations are in the works for many Pagan authors, artists, musicians, and vendors for 2008, and many have penciled in all they can promise for 2009.
If you are an organizer and you want a particular author, artist, craftsperson, musical group, or vendor at your gathering or festival, it's wise to book as far in advance as possible. Publishers, CD labels, Pagan 'zines, and personal websites can all provide you with contact information.
Don't be afraid to ask us for referrals if someone has to turn your down because of other comittments. In the information age many artists and authors are well connected, and we share information about events all the time. We may be able to help you locate someone who is not already comitted to another event and/or who may live closer than you think to your event site. Good Luck!
Organization at Work: author Dorothy Morrison, myself, Scent of Sage owner Jennifer, and author Murv Sellars at Scent of Sage in Kokomo, IN. Behind us we were hiding a cache of Jennifer's sinfully rich homemade butter cookies.