I'm Melanie Marquis, and I'm the producer of the Mystical Minds convention. I was inspired to create this convention in hopes of providing a space for mystical minds and spiritual seekers of wide variety to come together to exchange ideas and enjoy good times! My work as an author of magick books and as a tarot deck creator and tarot reader has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of very interesting people from entirely different spheres of interest, and it occurred to me how wonderful it would be if all these people could come together in a common space for mutual fun and learning and networking. I was already daydreaming of this when I saw the announcement that 2020 is the last year for the Pantheacon convention--an event beloved by many Bay area Pagans that has brought magickally-minded people together for very many years. Having been a frequent presenter at Pantheacon since 2011, I will miss that event and the friendly and interesting people I met there. I wanted to create something new, something different, something smaller in size but larger in scope--and hopefully something that those who attended Pantheacon will thoroughly enjoy!
To bring together a diverse mix of open-minded and knowledgable individuals from different factions of the pagan, paranormal, metaphysical, and magickal communities in order to expand our minds as well as our networks!
We don’t have to agree on everything or be all the same in order to share beneficial ideas with one another and have a good time discussing and learning about common interests!
This convention will provide opportunities to explore new perspectives, information, and techniques outside of one’s usual system of practice or particular sphere of interest. Everyone at the conference will have opportunities to teach as well as to learn during some of the more immersive aspects of our unique event! We will also do some group experiments involving psychic phenomenon and techniques. This will be a wonderful opportunity for networking and building connections amongst our very diverse, friendly, and knowledgable communities!
We will do our best to create a warm and welcoming environment where everyone is treated as a friend and different voices and identities are respected.