Divining the Future

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Photo by Colleen Sisler
Photo by Colleen Sisler

Sunday morning at 10AM in the Sheraton, a group of around 50 attendees met to have their fortunes read in at the morning tarot reading. Beginning like the drum circle did, unofficially with a few like-minded people coming together to read and be read, the tarot readings have now been given their own room and time slots.

Friday evening was the first of the tarot card readings and was heavily attended, bordering on chaos, according to volunteer Chris Moore. The event was much more popular than was expected. The second event on Sunday morning was better, with the first 30 or so in line receiving tickets to guarantee they would have their fortunes told. The rest of those in line were allowed to wait in case the line moved quicker than expected.

Eight volunteers were set up around the room, and one by one attendees were called over to a reader. All of the readings lasted around 10 to 15 minutes, none of them in-depth. Most of the fortune-tellers chose a three-card Past, Present, and Future layout with the option for the person being read to choose a specific question or a general reading.

Next year, Moore expects the Tarot Reading to grow. They are looking for more readers, a bigger space, and more time. If you attended the Tarot Readings, please rate your experience on the Dragon Con app to help this offering grow in 2019 and beyond.

About the author

Colleen Sisler Colleen Callahan Sisler is Content Writer for an online coffee roaster in Canton, GA, writing blog posts, newsletters, and managing their social media. In 2017, Colleen started her own business as a foodie blogger and marketing consultant. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, their son, and their two rescue pooches. They are hopeful to join the minimalist lifestyle and are in search of the perfect tiny home while purging 20+ years of accumulated memorabilia. Starting with A Wrinkle In Time and never looking back, Colleen is a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural. Favorite time burners are anything by Joss Whedon, the entire Outlander universe, the occasional Neil Gaiman rant, and as many geeky TV shows as she can lay her eyes on. Recently, Colleen has decided to go back to her first love - writing. Since the third grade, creating neighborhood newsletters with a typewriter and copying them with a mimeograph machine (remember those?), the writing flame has been kept alive through short stints in industry magazines, copywriting for marketing projects, and randomly posting in now defunct personal blogs. Writing for the Daily Dragon was the first stepping stone in a journey towards her Destiny.

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