One of my distinct pleasures at this year’s PantheaCon was moderating a distinguished panel on how different modern Pagans are using, utilizing, and benefiting (or not benefiting) from new media. On the panel was author, organizer, and teacher T. Thorn Coyle, Star Foster, Managing Editor at the Pagan Portal of Patheos.com, Brandi Palechek, Online Marketing Specialist at Llewellyn, and Christine Hoff Kraemer, Department Chair, Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary, each exploring how they use and navigate new media in their respective careers.
The entire panel was recorded, and T. Thorn Coyle has graciously posted the audio through her Elemental Castings podcast. You can directly download the show, here. I think this presentation is particularly vital right now because much of the talk goes beyond mere introduction to the topic and explores issues of money, promotional benefits, e-publishing, trolls, and piracy.
I hope you’ll download the podcast, and give it a listen. I think it can spark some needed conversations as our community becomes ever-more enmeshed with various new media technologies. Thank you to PantheaCon for hosting the panel, and to all the panelists for giving of their time and experience.