Culture Blogs

Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, West Kentucky Hoodoo Rootworker Heritage Festival, and other gatherings.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

Posted by on in Culture Blogs

This year is a travelling one for me and it begins tomorrow, very early in the morning. My big green bag is packed--including snacks!--and I have a small carry-on and have taken my pocket knife out of my purse.

I'm going to Pantheacon for the first time and that sets off a year of going hither and yon. But first yon.

My friends Ivo and Michael listened to my misgivings about it and encouraged me to send in some class ideas. One was accepted and the planning commenced. Star and I are travelling out together and we'll room with Oriana.

I am so looking forward to meeting friends from social media that I've never seen face-to-face. I am also looking forward to seeing old friends and colleagues that I only see at conferences and festivals. And there may even be some new friends out of the thousands of people who attend this event.

The class they chose is Willful Bane, which some of you have taken. I was able to put together a small box of examples to share. It somehow fits in with all the snacks.

A suitcase full of black clothes and enough socks for a week.  I think I'm ready to fly tomorrow.

Mountain woman heading off to the West Coast.

See you there?


Last modified on
Tagged in: pantheacon
H. Byron Ballard is a ritualist, teacher, speaker and writer. She has taught at Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Unity Festival, Southeast Her essays are featured in several anthologies, including “Birthed from Scorched Hearts“ (Fulcrum Press), “Christmas Presence“ (Catawba Press), “Women’s Voices in Magic” (Megalithica Books), “Into the Great Below” and “Skalded Apples” (both from Asphodel Press.) Her book Staubs and Ditchwater: an Introduction to Hillfolks Hoodoo (Silver Rings Press) debuted in June 2012. Byron is currently at work on Earth Works: Eight Ceremonies for a Changing Planet. Contact her at,


  • Piper
    Piper Thursday, 11 February 2016

    Yes you will, Willful Bane was already on my Schedule, more of an Ozark boy, but ;) well and have a great time

  • Please login first in order for you to submit comments

Additional information