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May 18-21, 2018


Dragons and Dragon Lore

Dragons have captured the imaginations of human beings for eons, across many culture and places. This year we invite you to explore the serious, magickal side of dragons along with the fun, whimsical side.


As always Events only happen when you (yes, you!) volunteer to share. The event can be pretty much anything that you have knowledge of, or something you have fun doing and are willing to share with others. When you register you will be asked if you’d like to offer an event.

Confirmed events include:

  • Mask making – Decorating felt dragon masks.
  • Wand making – Make your very own wand for dragon (and other) magick.
  • Dragon egg construction – Each child who chooses to participate will decorate an dragon egg.
  • Dragon egg hunt – Each child who crafted an egg will be taken on a journey to find a dragon familiar that may not be the egg that the child decorated.
  • Hunt the dragon – Hide and seek the dragon in the woods.
  • No Talent Bardic Festival – A traditional evening Gathering event: sing a song; play an instrument; recite poetry; and assorted performances by participants.
  • Children’s bardic composition – Children will be guided to use their creativity and imagination to craft a short performance piece that will be preformed at the No Talent Bardic Festival.


CHANGE IN PROCEDURE NOTICE! Because of growth, increased participation, and interest, the Board has updated the way in which the Opening, Closing, and Main Rituals are assigned. Starting with GFLOE 2016, those interested in creating the Opening, Closing, and Main Rituals will be asked to submit a short proposal describing the ritual. Applications for those interested in presenting these rituals must be submitted to the Board with a paid registration by February 28, 2018! Please email proposals to


Visit our registration page for the latest information and links to the form.


If you have questions about the Gathering for Life, please feel free to contact us.




Buoncompagni Family Dragon Device