Oberon is glad to consider invitations to speak, teach workshops, lead community rituals, and so on.
- Please send a brief, specific proposal.
receives many invitations, and multiple factors go into creating his
final calendar. Here are a few of them: We try to cluster events
regionally, so please indicate if you're flexible in your dates.
(Requests for appearances in distant corners of the globe may not be
possible, or may need a lot of patience!)
you'd like to have Oberon Zell present at your next big event or "as
your next big event!" send him email (link at left). Use a Subject
heading in the format of year/mm/dd-dd Event Name (Location) and your
scheduling request will be least likely to get lost amid his email
Subject: 2010/10/29-31 Cthulhu Con (Arkam, MA)
usually first-come-first-served, so reserve your dates as early as
possible. In case of scheduling conflicts with simultaneous requests,
however, priority will be given to the event offering a better financial
package or that can be worked into a tour.
confirmation of a booking requires a 50% deposit of the speaking fees,
an official event website url (to the specific page) and/or an organizer
eddress that can be posted on the Schedule page, and at least two phone
numbers by which the organizers can be privately contacted before and
during the event.
shipping address for the event and/or the place where he will be
sleeping is also good, so that extra books, tapes, and CDs can be
shipped if necessary.
following agreements and conditions are based on a vareity of
experiences Oberon has had as a presenter at Pagan events for over
presentations at Pagan or New Age festivals or conventions, Oberon
requests a minimum fee of $200 per day. Half of this fee is to be
paid when he is booked, via check or Postal Money Order, mailed to the
PO Box listed above. This will be refunded if he is notified of any
cancellations (or reschedulings he canít attend) at least four weeks
before the originally scheduled date. (These prices are based on what Oberon would otherwise earn, staying home to write new books, manage his business, etc.)
events can be combined with a book signing, for which there is no
charge. Booksignings without a presentation can also be arranged, but
transportation fees still apply and stores are advised to contact his
publishers several weeks prior to the event, so they can be sure to have
stock of his books available.
to rituals led by OZ may not be refused to attendees who are unable to
make any requested donation. Attendance at rituals requiring special
preparation may be restricted at his discretion.
can often be made for organizers/groups in genuine financial straits,
academic institutions and affiliated student organizations, or when
currency exchange rates make the regular fees prohibitive, especially if
other paying events can be scheduled immediately before or after in the
same geographical area.
expenses must be covered by the sponsors/organizers of each event,
including airfare and transportation to/from the airport. (The transport from Santa Cruz to San Jose Airport costs $60 round-trip.) Plane tickets should originate or return to the San Jose (whichever is cheaper). OZ cannot purchase tickets for later reimbursement.
expenses can be reduced by working with other Pagan venues in your area
to share the costs by having OZ do multiple events in the same time
- Please be sure to give OZ the cellphone number belonging to whomever will be picking him up at the airport.
events within 150 miles of Santa Cruz, CA, OZ can drive to and from the
location; travel costs then become gas, motel, and food costs.
Meals & Lodging
is omnivorous. He particularly likes Thai, Mexican, Indian, Chinese,
Italian, and seafood, but heíll happily eat pretty much anything.
must have three meals a day or he will get cranky(-ier). Please have a
handler assigned to remind him and/or to drag him away from people so he
can eat. If your site will not have food available or nearby, please
arrange a driver to take him to local restaurants, or bring him
must be provided, whether it is a motel, private home, or on-site
camping. If camping, a tent, mattress, sleeping bag, and two pillows
must be provided. Oberon has sleep apnea, for which he requires a CPAP
sleep machine (which he will bring): he must have electricity next to
will bring books, figurines, jewelery and other items to sell. He will
need a vendor's permit (if required) and booth space. If your group is
able to cover the travel expense for OZ's assistant to run a vendor
booth at your event, this can make it more possible for OZ to