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Announcement: Mixlr Chat – Walpurgisnacht Edition!

April 28, 2017

By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Little Effie shall go with me to-morrow to the green,
And you’ll be there, too, mother, to see me made the Queen;
For the shepherd lads on every side’ll come from far away;
And I’m to be the Queen o’ the May, mother, I’m to be the Queen o’ the May

-from “The May Queen,” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The fires of May Eve are upon us, and we’re gathering our witches not at the top of the Venusburg or the Brocken, but around the glowing digital fires of our Mixlr Channel. We’ll be doing a live broadcast on Sunday, April 30th, at 9pm Eastern Time to discuss the ideas of magical gifts and objects, and we’ve even got a special guest: AthenaBeth Black! If you haven’t checked out AthenaBeth’s YouTube channel, it’s chock full of great witchy discussions and ideas, and she’s agreed to stand in for Laine (who will sadly be away from a computer that night due to a scheduling conflict). You can listen live and even chat with us via the Mixlr message board while the discussion is going. We hope to see you there! Bring your favorite broom and brew, and come revel in the turning of the Old May Eve with us!

Special Update – Come See Us in Philadelphia!

March 17, 2017

Sign from the Penn Museum’s “Magic in the Ancient World” Exhibit

Hello Everybody!

We’ve mentioned it a few times on the show, but we’ve finally nailed down a date for our upcoming Philadelphia meetup! Laine will be coming to visit in Philadelphia for the first weekend in June, and we’re setting aside a day so that we can hang out with some of our listeners. Set aside Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, because we’re planning to meet for a tour of the Penn Museum’s “Magic in the Ancient World” Exhibit, then possibly do a little ghost tour in the evening. There are some other possibilities for some magical fun in the area, too, and one or both of us might be able to swing some of those extra stops (but we’ll have to play that by ear).

So, the short version:

  • When: Saturday, June 3rd
  • Where: Philadelphia, PA (specifically the Penn Museum)
  • Who: Cory, Laine, and You!
  • What: A day of looking at old magical stuff, making fun of Cory’s fear of bunnies, and having fun!
  • Why: Because we like you!

We will be putting up some more information as we get a little closer to the date, including a way for you to let us know if you’re coming (we’d love to have a headcount–we might even be able to do a private tour with enough of us!). For now, we are just happy that we have the opportunity to hang out with some of you in the near future on the horizon!

Quick Update – NWW LIVE! at 9:30pm on 10/30 (Tonight!)

October 30, 2016

Hi all! We just wanted to let you know we’re going to be just a few minutes late starting our live show this evening, but you can join us for our Mixlr Broadcast tonight (10/30) at 9:30pm EST. You can listen via our Mixrl page or the Mixlr app. If you have a ghost story to share, just make sure you add our Skype name to your contacts (“compassandkey”). Let us know you have a story to tell and we’ll bring you on!

Talk to you soon!

Quick Update – Live Broadcast on 10/30/16

October 24, 2016
By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

 

Hello everyone!

We have another live broadcast coming up, and we’d love for YOU to be a part of it!

We’ll be doing our live broadcast on Sunday evening (October 30th), and we’ll be starting around 9pm or so Central Time. The theme this time around is “Ghost Stories.” Share your personal ghostly encounters and spooky goings-on with us via chat, email, or even call in! We will be talking to both Patreon supporters and all other listeners for this one, so don’t be shy!

Make sure you go to our Mixlr site page to listen and chat with us. You can download the Mixlr app on your phone or tablet, too, if that’s easier for you.

If the whole thing goes according to plan, we’ll also try to release the conversation and stories as a podcast, too.

Looking forward to talking to you all soon!

Best witches 😉

-Cory & Laine

Quick Announcement – Live Broadcast of NWW on 6/26/16

June 19, 2016
By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Hello everyone!

I have an announcement or two that I thought you might need to know.

Firstly, we’ll be doing our live broadcast next Sunday evening (June 26th), and I believe we’ll be starting around 9pm or so Central Time (we’ll try to firm that up for you in the next couple of days via social media). We will be fielding live questions from our Patreon supporters over the phone, and we’ll also have a live chat running for all listeners as well.

We originally said we were doing this live chat via Periscope, but we’ve run into some issues with that platform and so we’re switching to a service called Mixlr. The upshot to that service is that you will be able to listen live via Facebook or Twitter instead of having a specific app on your phone or tablet. You can also use our Mixlr site page to listen and chat with us. Sorry for the change-up, but hopefully this just means listening and participating will be easier for you. We’ll also be using the recorded version of the live broadcast/chat as a Patreon-only podcast episode, which will be released after the actual live discussion.

Also, it’s worth noting that since we’ve passed our second milestone goal on Patreon (THANK YOU!), we needed to put up some new goals. We’ve done that now, and you’ll see two new milestone levels: The Devil’s Book ($1000/mo.) and The Witch’s Bridle ($3000/mo.). Each will allow us to do some new things for the show, and also will unlock some interesting rewards for you as well. Head on over to our Patreon page to check it out, and spread the word about us if you can and it will help us get there faster.

Looking forward to talking to you all soon!

Best witches 😉

-Cory & Laine

Quick Update – Contest Announcement for Spring 2016

February 16, 2016

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since we’ve done a contest, so let’s do one now! We mentioned it in our first February episode, but this post will give you all the nitty-gritty details. Basically, we want to do a second round of our Audio Spellbook, so all you have to do is send us the sound of *you* describing your favorite spell which uses everyday ingredients (things you could find in a spice cabinet, grocery store, or backyard, for example). You can check out Episode 88 – Everyday Magic or any of these posts to get an idea of what we mean:

How to Enter

You can either record your spell and email it to us (in .mp3 or .wav format, please) at compassandkey@gmail.com or call us and leave us a voice mail on our official NWW hotline: (442) 999-4824 (that’s 442-99-WITCH, if it helps). You can also get extra entries (one each) by sharing either our Patreon page or this Contest Announcement via your favorite social media (make sure to tag us or get a screen capture you can email to us). Make sure we have your email address so we can contact you if you win. Also, please let us know what name you want us to use when sharing your audio spell (and announcing your name if you win).

2016 New World Witchery Annual Mailer package

2016 New World Witchery Annual Mailer package

Prizes

What will you be entered to get? We’re giving away one of our New World Witchery Annual Mailers, the same one we sent out to this year’s Patreon patrons, which includes:

  • A brand-new, highly exclusive New World Witchery t-shirt
  • A handmade bottle of magical condition oil or mojo bag
  • A pair of quite fancy coasters upon which you can rest beverages of choice while listening to your favorite podcasts

I may throw in another item or two, as well. The picture above gives you a pretty good idea what it looks like. In addition to the mailer, I’m also throwing in a couple of books from previous, current, and future guests:

Pretty sweet, right? So get your entries in as soon as you can! Our deadline is Walpurgisnacht, April 30th, 2016 by midnight Eastern Standard Time.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you share! Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for all you do for us.

-Cory

Update – Aidan Wachter’s Talismanic Jewelry

December 4, 2015

Talismanic Jewelry by Aidan Wachter (Photo from http://www.aidanwachter.com)

If you haven’t seen Aidan Wachter Talismanic Jeweler‘s magnificent Pagan- and magical-themed creations in silver (http://www.aidanwachter.com/), you should absolutely look at what he’s got to offer. The jewelry is hand-made in his workshop, and he’s constantly working on new designs from a variety of magical sources, including angelic work, grimoires, folk magic, and runestaves. He also does work to empower and enchant his creations, which is right up our alley.

He’s even offered a special sale (his first ever!!!) to our supporters and listeners. Simply use the code “Witchery” (without the quotation marks) when you check out at his site and get 10% off of your order. Do be aware that since this is work of a highly personalized nature he is currently turning orders around to ship in about 8 weeks.

A big Thank You to Aidan for making this available to our listeners!


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