The Pocono Witches’ Festival is proud to welcome the following Special Guests:
Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner, Christopher Penczak’s practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah.
He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.
Mark was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His interest in the paranormal began in his teenage years when he had what he believes may have been a paranormal experience. Mark graduated from Wilkes University in 1992 with a degree in psychology and is a former State Police Criminal Investigator with 25 years experience as a State Trooper. In late 2007, Mark and his wife Lauren founded The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association, a resolution based paranormal group, to study paranormal phenomena and help resolve hauntings for clients. Mark has been featured for his expertise various television series including Destination America’s, THE HAUNTED, Travel Channel’s, PARANORMAL SURVIVOR, HAUNTED HOSPITALS and PARANORMAL 911, and hosted the PARANORMAL SCIENCE talk-show on WILK Newsradio 103.1FM in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area. Mark has assisted in the development of many paranormal teams in the United States and abroad.
Virginiarose Centrillo has worked with The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association and other Paranormal Teams throughout her career. Contributed insights to “The Upper Darby Poltergeist”, by TV’s “Paranormal 911’s”, Mark Keyes. Virginiarose has worked many hauntings, readings, and lectures. She’s so renowned for her gifts, they call her ‘The House Whisperer”. She’s has also been featured in several episodes of Destination America’s “The Haunted”
DJ STEVE SIDEWALK
will be returning to spin your favorite dance and Witchy tunes at the Pocono Witches’ Ball
For over 20 years DJ Steve Sidewalk has spun in the NYC club scene from TUNNEL and LIMELIGHT to SPLASH and XL to present day RITZ. SIDEWALK is also known for his Tea dances in Fire Island, Provincetown, Ogunquit and Asbury Park. He has been involved with big circuit party weekends such as Ascension, Pines Party Weekend, Cherry Weekend and is headlining the Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Weekend in Stowe VT this year. SIDEWALK also travels the country with guest dj residencies in cities like PALM SPRINGS, WILTON MANORS, MIAMI, LAS VEGAS, DC, BALTIMORE, LA, NEW ORLEANS, and BOSTON. Steve Sidewalk has won many awards such as Get Out Magazine’s ‘Best Club DJ of the year’ for six consecutive years 2011 – 2016. He has also won 2015 Odyssey Magazine ‘Best Club DJ of 2015’ and has been nominated for several Glammy Best DJ Awards. He has worked with celebrities and artists including Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Theresa Guidice, Marc Jacobs, Estelle, The Wanted and Wynter Gordin, He also has worked with big name djs like Shep Pettibone, Peter Rauhofer, Hex Hector, Tony Moran, Tracy Young, Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Boris and many more. Sidewalk’s broad based northeast following and guest residencies across the US is a testament to his unique dj style and his brilliant acumen to stay in tune with the pulse of dance music. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djstevesidewalk
will be returning to join our paranormal investigating team. G-K2 Paranormal have been investigating the paranormal for 5+ years throughout Pennsylvania. They have assisted many local groups at some of the most haunted locations in PA.
PARANORMAL SPIRIT FINDERS
Lehigh Valley’s #1 paranormal investigators return. The Paranormal Spirit Finders have been investigating the paranormal since 2013 in many areas within Pennsylvania. Founded by head investigators, Jim Smith and Nolan Fry, PSF have investigated private residences, restaurants, hotels, graveyards, old burial grounds, historical sites, and even an old quarry. Much of the team consists of hobbyists, historians, spiritualists, psychics, and even skeptics, together they work on getting to the bottom of every experience.
FRANK THE TAROT GUY
Frank the Tarot Guy joined us on 2019 as a vendor and returns this year as a presenter. Frank has been studying the Tarot and Witchcraft for over 20 years. Starting up “Frank the Tarot Guy” in 2018m he absolutely loves being able to help people find their way using Tarot as a guide. In addition to reading Tarot, He holds a degree in Visual Arts and is a certified teacher.
Damien Dylan is a life long musician, Reiki master, tarot, reader, practicing witch and meditation instructor. Damien’s unique practices combine the techniques of guided meditation, and traditional meditation with music as sound vibration to facilitate an inward journey to self discovery.
More Coming Soon!