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Saturday, August 1st, 2009
10:07 pm
[jazdewills]
Timing of Fest
So, for you folks that have 3-digit PIDs, I have a question:

Today, someone I know suggested that Dfest centers around the Perseids. I had heard that the timing of fest was because at one point, it had been held a week earlier, but the CO mountains tend to have lots of rain a week earlier, so it was moved to the second week in August.

Does anyone recall if either, or both, of these is true?
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
8:59 pm
[jazdewills]
It's so close
That I'm getting excited (and anxious about all I have to do still). But it makes me want to talk about fest. ;-)

What's your favorite memory of Dragonfest (or the one that comes to mind at this moment)?

What are you most looking forward to about this Dragonfest?
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
7:20 pm
[jazdewills]
Tickets!!!!
Got my ticket packet today! You too?
Monday, July 21st, 2008
11:30 am
[jazdewills]
Back in MY day…
…we used to walk to ritual! Uphill! Both ways!

::ahem::

I was thinking about fest (big surprise there, huh?) and reminiscing about "the good ol' days". There is one thing in particular — something that has changed a lot in just the past few years — and I think we could get it back, with (relatively) minimal effort.

That thing is walking the road. It used to be that when it was time for ritual, or breakfast, or a workshop you wanted to attend, you'd grab your stuff and start walking. If the shuttle showed up while you walked, and it wasn't too full, you'd hop on. In the meantime, you'd pass others on the road, and say "Hello!" or "Blessings!" and maybe even engage in a conversation. You'd see people you hadn't seen in a year, and you'd pass camps of more people you hadn't seen, and you'd stop by to have a quick chat, and then start walking again. If someone drove by, they'd stop and ask if you want a lift. Every car was, essentially, as shuttle - unless it was packed to the gills.

The last couple years, a lot of the fun has gone out of walking the road, because every few steps, you have to step off the road for a car to pass. The cars have their windows rolled up, with the air conditioner blasting and the radio going. It's like the people driving might as well be driving on I-25, except the 5mph speed limit.

Now, part of this issue is just that as time passes, we have more and more people who just aren't able to make that walk. And folks are worried about being late for that workshop, or breakfast, or ritual.

My proposal:

1) Try to avoid driving! Leave early for anything you need to get to on time. Start walking, and say hi to everyone you pass. You know, almost everyone comes to fest for that sense of community. The road is a great place to meet new people and see old friends.

2) If you absolutely, positively must drive, drive with your windows down and when you see someone walking, whether you know them or not, offer them a ride. I mean, really. You're going 5mph, and we're in a gated area. It's not like they are going to rush you off at knife-point into a secluded alley. And there's a really good chance you'll make a new friend.

3) If you're going to go make an ice run or a water run, ask everyone in the camps near you if they need the same thing. Let them tag along. Less cars on the road, someone to chat with to make the chore more fun, and again, you just may make a new friend.

4) When you meet people who are new to fest, let them know that walking that road is one of the best ways to meet people and really get a feel for fest. Let them know that although the road seems long from, say, Area 5 to the Community Center, it really isn't that long if you take it slow and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Tell me to blow it out my ear?

[x-posted to the dfdiscuss yahoogroup]
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
4:15 am
[bryirfox]
Pass me with a Kiss. Year 3.

Bottles #1
Originally uploaded by bryirmeadow.

I did it.

Who Procrasted?

final count 52.

and now the charging begins...



Bottles #2

Xposted to my journal.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
2:53 am
[bryirfox]
Wondering around the Fest.
So the last 2 years I have release some small spells around Dfest.

It was an Idea that has taken over my summers. Each bottle has a label on it, I am working on something that won't get messed up in water for this year wish me luck, that tells you about the spell and how to pass it on.

Well I am doing it again. I wanted to share the LISTCollapse )

I figure with 50 I might see more of them then the 20 I did last year.
And maybe I will hear what happened to them too.

x-posted to my journal.
Friday, June 6th, 2008
4:08 pm
[frenchieclair]
2008 Moonrite

The Amazon Sisterhood is honored to announce that this year will be the 13th year of the traditional Girl's Moonrite, the privately coordinated rite of passage for young women who have reached menarche and their mothers (or other adult female sponsors). The Moonrite is held on Friday night at Dragonfest and lasts through the night until Saturday morning. We've watched over as more than thirty girls stepped through womanhood's door during this intense and spiritually diverse rite of passage, and we have welcomed more than sixty Amazon Warriors into the sacred Red Tent over the last 12 years. We are excited to welcome new maidens on the path to adulthood. Candidates (or their adult sponsors) can find more information at www.girlsmoonrite.org

We are also putting out the annual call for Amazon warriors and guardians! Amazons are women who have been through one of the Sisterhood's rites of passage and want to help the newest members of our community have an experience that is as magical as their own rite was. Any women who have been through the traditional Girl's Moonrite (either as a maiden OR as a mother) and who want to participate in this year's rite can also visit www.girlsmoonrite.org to get more info.


Blessed be, everyone! August 6th is seeming awfully close....



Current Mood: anxious
Monday, June 25th, 2007
9:12 am
[jazdewills]
... and counting
It is only 44 days until fest!! So what fun things does everyone have planned for fest this year? Are you all ready with your planning for food/camping gear/etc.?
Monday, April 2nd, 2007
2:27 am
[bryirfox]
invasion?
So just an odd Question with time before the fest are you finding strange notes and things around your house too?
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
9:00 pm
[ladyepona]
I would still be interested in hearing suggestions of what teens would like to see at DragonFest in the way of workshops, events, etc. which they would be able to attend.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
7:50 pm
[ladyepona]
DFest 2007
I realize there are a lot of people not even thinking of DragonFest 2007 yet, however, I have some questions and suggestions.

For those of you who have teens, I am interested in finding out what types of things the teens would like to do at DFest? What classes they would like to see offered? What activities they would like to attend?

My teen found the activites offered sadly lacking (most things he wanted to go to where not available to him due to his age). So a friend and myself are interested in changing this and taking on the task of seeing what we can do to help our teens have a more memorable and spiritual time at DFest.

We are not sure if this is already in the works, if it is...please know we would like to help. If not, we would like to see what we can do to make it happen.

All positive comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Blessings to all,

LadyEpona
Monday, July 31st, 2006
3:54 pm
[bryirfox]
Spinning
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

http://dragonfest.org/FI/Workshops.html

Ok I am done.

OK here is the deal for anyone on here who wants a spindle for the fest NEEDS to let me know soon. I am going to try to bring extras but I am going to be out of Omaha(where I live) as of sunday night to get to DragonFest.

I don't care who comes if you have a spindle or not it might be fun just to learn about spinning.

Current Mood: giddy
Friday, July 21st, 2006
3:35 pm
[ladyepona]
help
What do you do if you still haven't received your ticket to get into DragonFest?
Monday, July 17th, 2006
12:32 pm
[jazdewills]
NEW TO DRAGONFEST?
Come to a special workshop before Dragonfest and learn more about the wonderful week you're about to experience! We'll cover rules, what to expect at 'fest, camping tips, and more.

Sunday, July 23 at 1pm at the College of Wicca and Old Lore at 8005 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge (that's the corner of 44th Ave. and Allison, on the north side of 44th). (No charge for the workshop, of course.)

Feel free to comment here with questions you'd like to see answered at this workshop.
10:07 am
[alyxreese]
Teen Potluck Meet and Greet with raffle
Hey,

For those that missed it. Wed at 5pm Teenfest hosts a Potluck and
raffle (give away, you dont have to buy the ticket, every teen gets
one just for showing up).

This year it will be BBQ style. If you would like to bring something,
please email me. I have the running list.

Also, this is Teens, Parents and family..... Last year was awesome, we
had about 50 people total. We have some great prizes for every teen,
and a great surprise for them.

This is a chance to meet the Coordinator, Kiki, and her LT's, Arianne
and Rhianna. You'll also get a chance to meet Lady Owl, the Youth
Events Coordinator, and Tanya and Rob this years Adult Sponsors.

Come down and join us, its great fun. It's at the community center so
it is a short walk to Opening Ritual at 7 pm, and it means you won't
have to cook that night.


Looking forward to meeting you all or seeing you again.

Alyx

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, July 9th, 2006
7:11 pm
[alyxreese]
Dragonfest 2006
Hello all,
Dragonfest is almost upon us and I need some assistence. This year we’ve changed a few things in the hopes of making everyone’s experience better. One of our changes is the Multiple Drawing Down on Friday. This year we have two wonderful women who have volunteered to organize it. Candice and Dianne have been awesome. Their hope is to have the Drawing Down run from 3pm to 9pm. They are staggering the shifts of our priests and priestesses in increments of three hours. This way our wonderful priestesses and priests do not become exhausted, but not only that; parents with young ones will be able to attend and their kiddos will be able to be in Kidfest. But in order to do this, we need you. We still need priestesses and priests who are willing to Draw Down. Please anyone that is interested, email me so that I can relay your contact information to them. I look forward to seeing many of you at the festival this year. Rituals at Dragonfest dot org

Blessings,
Alyx

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, July 6th, 2006
3:21 pm
[alyxreese]
Looking for an RV...X posted
So I was thinking, what I really need is an RV. I can't afford to buy one for another year. Renting from one of those RV places, INSANE!!!! But then I realized, lots of people have them and rarely use them, why not rent for the ten days I need it, they make a little cash and I get an RV.

With my step daughter along, she has CP, it would be tons easier, and it would solve the whole carry the household up the mountain problem.

Okay, I can dream, but if anyone out there happens to have an RV they'd let me use from August 3rd to August 15th I'd really be appreciative. I can insure it on my policy, and I can even pay a couple hundred bucks.

**fingers crossed**

Current Mood: crazy
Monday, June 5th, 2006
11:32 am
[ladyepona]
question
Hello,

I'm trying to get some information things for a teenager (15) to do. We have a teen coming for the first time, he has had some exposure to Pagan activities, but doesn't claim himself pagan. He wants to spend time with his father, and has some couriosities. If anyone could provide any information it would be greatly appreciated. He is also concerned about how others will be dressing, I can slightly remember being 15 and worried about how I would be preceived by my peers, but it was a different time and place.

Thank you in advance for any help anyone can give...

Blessings,
LadyEpona
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
7:34 pm
[die_fledermaus]
Registration question
Hi all,

I know that registration packets have not been posted on the website yet, so my friend made a copy of her packet and sent it to me. I noticed you have to supply a "PID Number," which apparently is on the mailing label, but I guess I don't have one if the registration wasn't sent directly to me by Dragonfest. Will they still accept a packet without a PID number?

Thanks!

Current Mood: curious
Monday, May 15th, 2006
1:34 pm
[die_fledermaus]
Off topic
Hi,

I was wondering if any of you fine pagan people are looking for part time work in the Boulder area? Please let me know ASAP.

Thanks!

P.S. If this is not appropriate, feel free to delete. I won't be offended. Thanks.

Current Mood: curious
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