My blog Black Witch has been nominated by the Black Weblog Awards in the faith category and I've been invited to come to L.A. for the first ever live ceremonies on July 9th. This is a first for both BWA and Black Witch as the BWA never had a Pagan blog nominated before (usually the Christian blogs dominate) and Black Witch is the first Black Pagan blog so there wasn't exactly a blog to nominate prior.
I really would like to attend because Pagans are so very underepresented and especially in minority groups (I could rant about that forever, being a minority in a minority) so it would mean a lot to attend. So I am holding a donations run that has been extended to Tuesday that includes a grab bag raffle! The money covers air fare and stay and the goal is $500 and I already have nearly half of the goal made.
The raffle is super easy. The prize is a grab bag that consists of:
- A Tree of Life stone and silver wire pendant
- A 25 pack of incense containing the scents Sandalwood, Dragon’s Blood, Cinnamon, Peach and Vanilla
- 5 stones of your choice, raw or tumbled (availability may vary)
- Sage smudging stick
- Your own divination item of choice (i.e., any tarot deck, pendulum, book on palmistry etc etc)The price for tickets:$2 - 1 ticket
$5 - 3 tickets
$10 - 7 tickets
Here's how the drawing works, you donate either $2, $5 or $10 to the Black Witch ChipIn and that automatically registers you for the raffle. I will inform you via email the tickets you have bought and what numbers are they. For example, the first person buys a $5 ticket, they will get an email stating they are ticket 1,2 and 3. If the person after that gets a $10 ticket, they will get an email stating they are ticket 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and so on and so forth. I will use a number generator via random.org to pick whatever number is in the batch and the winner will be announced on June 22.
As you can see, anyone with a greater batch has a better chance at winning but you can buy more tickets by donating either $2, $5 or $10 again for as long as the raffle is going. The raffle is from June 16th to June 21st. May the best lolita win!