for the Twentieth annual WinterStar Symposium opens Thursday at
6PM in the Hospitality House (Cottage 17), followed at 7:30 with
the Welcome Wagon Pot-Luck Party, where
well be drummin and jammin late into the night
and greeting the late-night arrivals. A great opportunity to make
connections early in the program!
Merchant set-up begins at noon on
Friday, and the Opening Circle is held
at 1:30, with classes running from 2:00 - 6:15. At 7:00 ACE will
host a banquet in the main hall, a multi-cultural feast
to delight the palate, drawing on Middle-Eastern, Indian
and New Age cuisines ($25 all you can eat). Afterwards, Revelry
and Awen will perform in the main hall
at 8:00, then host the WinterStar Community
Concert where YOU help weave the fabric of our musical tapestry.
(Please limit offerings to 10 minutes; sign up at the Registration
Classes continue Saturday from 9:30 AM until the 6:15 Dinner break.
Then on Saturday night Ian Corrigan
and Liafal present Stars,
Earth And Sun - an Equinox of the Spirit. In the turning
year there comes a moment of balance, when the rising light is poised
with waning night. In infinite stars shines the sun, our one star.
It holds our island home in its embrace, and from that embrace our
land grows green again. On this day the wise can seek to rise and
grow with the waxing light of spring. We will work a participatory
performance - a ritual - to bring these great symbols from nature
into our hearts. We’ll transform the ballroom into our temple of
lights and inspiration, and with art and vision, poetry and rhythm
we will keep the revel of spring! (garb appropriate, hellenic/renaissance
theme, or whatever...)
Sunday at 11 AM well have a couple more classes, then break
for lunch (and Cabin checkout), attend the Closing Circle at 1:30,
and take our last opportunity to visit our merchants and for warm
Theres nothing quite like the
late-night activities at WinterStar,
the perfect indoor festival to break up those long winter months.
Weve set up cottages to host parties
of different styles:
The Acoustic-Jam Cabin with Awen,
Revelry and misc. "formerly known as Bardos" serving
up songs and stories, ribald and sublime, and whatever else they
and their friends bring with them.
The Space-Jam Cabin with Einsteins
Stardust Outlaws and Ron Slabe
ESO is a Cleveland-based ensemble capable of everything from sonic
soundscaping to tribal world-beat to balls-out rock&roll, and has
developed a strong reputation among pagan gatherings, psychedelic
happenings, space-rock festivals and big city rock clubs alike.
Dances with Rockets and members of
the Stardust Outlaws joining techno forces with Ron
Slabe to supply ya'all with foot stompin', body wigglin',
bootie boppin' good rockin' all night long to rock your world, whichever
one that may be.
The Drum-Jam Cabin with Dave
Hope, Halim El-Dabh and Dennis &
Linda Murphy with the usual suspects.
Don't forget to dress in layers, it gets hot
Complete Schedule and
Workshop list available Now. Keep checking
back for additions and ch-ch-changes!
Friday Night Feast Menu