Polytheist Leadership Con

Help send Aine Llewellyn of the Otherfaith to the Polytheist Leadership Conference in Fishkill, NY this summer! With funding, she will be able to present there.
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Aine Llewellyn
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Religion
Tucson, Arizona
United States
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Overview

This year marks the start of the Polytheist Leadership Conference – and 2014 is the fourth and most community-focused year in the Otherfaith! We're a modern polytheistic religion seeking to get more involved in our connected communities, and Aine Llewellyn heads the faith.

We hope to raise enough money in this campaign to send Aine to this conference, where a variety of polytheists will be meeting, all with the goal of growing polytheism. Since the Otherfaith is polytheistic, this opportunity would be amazing if we can achieve it.

  • Aine Llewellyn is the founder and current head of the Otherfaith. She has been a Pagan and polytheist for nine years, and she founded the Otherfaith with the intent of creating a flourishing communal religion.

  • The chance to speak at the conference as a presenter offers more publicity to the faith, important during these formative years. It also allows the faith to be, rightfully, influenced by the other polytheistic religions growing around it! This chance could mean huge things for the 'faith!

What We Need

The money you contribute will be spent toward:

  • $500 toward plane ticket (round trip)
  • $300 hotel expenses
  • $100 other travel expenses 
  • $50 religious paraphernalia (artwork, information packets)
  • $50 emergency funds 

What You Get

By contributing to this campaign, the Other People contribute to their voices being heard, and the Otherfaith is further established as a growing, emerging religion! We offer a variety of perks for contributors as well.

  • Those who contribute between $10-25 will receive a Tarot reading from Aine Llewellyn, through email or Skype (whichever they prefer).
  • Those who contribute between $50-100 will receive a charm or charm pack (small cards with sacred symbols on them), as well as a Tarot reading.
  • Those who contribute between $100-500 will receive a blog highlight & thank you on both the Patheos blog, the Tumblog, & the Wordpress blog. They will also receive a charm pack & Tarot reading.

The Impact

The Polytheist Leadership Conference is all about getting polytheists together to talk, face to face. So far, the Otherfaith has been online - born and cultivated - and the chance to talk face-to-face with other polytheists is invaluable. It also gives the Otherfaith space as an emerging polytheist religion, and that, too, is a priceless opportunity.

  • As a new/emerging religion with new gods, the Otherfaith can offer new perspectives and ideas concerning polytheism in our modern world, as well as bring innovative ideas to the table.
  • We cannot undervalue the chance at community building that comes from offline interaction. Networking, building friendships, and understanding people better is a great thing, and the conference will allow that to happen. We need to recover from last year's vitriol, and one way to do that is to put forth a hand.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute, but you would like to help, you can!

  • Spread this campaign on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter! The more people who see it, the more contributors are possible. There are a variety of tools and buttons on Indiegogo that you can use to share this campaign!
  • Talking about and sharing information about the Otherfaith also helps us, immensely. That is how many possible and current devotees come to learn about us, and hearing about us from friends helps people feel comfortable. So, please, share who we are and what we do!

What Happens if We Don't Meet Our Goal

If we don't meet our goal of $1000, the funds received (since this is a flexible funding campaign) will go to attending next year's (2015) Pantheacon, in San Jose, California.
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Select a Perk
  • $15USD
    Tarot Reading (Small)

    With this contribution, you can receive a Tarot reading consisting of either 3 or 5 cards. Aine is a professional Tarot reader and has been divining for seven years.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $25USD
    Tarot Reading (Large)

    With this contribution, you can receive a Tarot reading consisting of either 10 or 15 cards. Aine is a professional Tarot reader and has been divining for seven years.

    6 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    Charm (Single)

    With this contribution, you receive a single charm - a small card blessed with holy energies - of either the Clarene, Laetha, Ophelia, or Dierne (the main gods of the Otherfaith). You also receive a small (3 or 5 card) Tarot reading. All charm information can be found at our shop: http://squareup.com/market/selena-bush

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $75USD
    Charm Pack (Half)

    With this contribution, you receive half of the complete charm pack. This includes charms of the Laetha, Ophelia, Clarene, Dierne, and another of your choice from the complete charm pack.You also receive a small (3 or 5 card) Tarot reading. All charm information can be found at our shop: http://squareup.com/market/selena-bush

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    Charm Pack (Complete)

    With this contribution, you receive the entire 10 piece charm pack: Laetha, Ophelia, Clarene, Dierne, as well as charms for the gods Ophelene and Laethelia and the spirits Adilene, Mallory, Ava, and Malaise. You also receive a large (10 or 15 card) Tarot reading of your choice. All charm information can be found at our shop: http://squareup.com/market/selena-bush

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $200USD
    Blog Highlight

    This perk includes a blog highlight/showcase of your blog or business (must be Pagan and/or polytheist!) on Dalliances with Deities (Aine's Patheos blog), of the Other People (our Wordpress blog), and the Tumblog for half a year. It also includes the full charm pack & large (10 to 15 card) Tarot reading.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $500USD
    Blog Sponsership

    This perk includes a blog highlight/showcase of your blog or business (must be Pagan and/or polytheist!) on Dalliances with Deities (Aine's Patheos blog), of the Other People (our Wordpress blog), and the Tumblog for a whole year. It also includes the full charm pack & large (10 to 15 card) Tarot reading.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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