Otherkin Gathers

There are several types of otherkin gatherings that take place in the community. Some of the larger gathers are camping/nature-oriented style, some are hotel-convention style. The larger gathers tend to cost something to cover site and other expenses (some have some degree of accomodation based on ability to pay, so always ask if finances are a problem). These are not "for profit" events however, and seem to be as likely to need extra donations as to break even. Occasionally, many people grab a room at the hotel and share it/split the cost.

Smaller gathers (often called "minigathers") tend to be held in someone's home, so there are no site fees. It is always polite to check with the organizers and bring something with you (e.g., food or drink), however. These smaller gathers tend to be "bring your own sleeping bag", that is "crash space is available". Travel can often be carpooled.

The events here are listed for informational purposes, and are not necessarily endorsed by Otherkin.net. Please use appropriate precautions when attending events, especially if you do not know the organisers personally.

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[There is a mailing list on Yahoo! Groups for gather organisers, large and small, called Kin Gathering Forum.]

Upcoming Gathers

Periodic or Pending Gathers

Central KY Furry/Kin/Were-Meet
Lexington, Kentucky [home]

A regular Kentucky furry/Kin house party, see website for schedule.
Contact Gavinfox for more information.
RSVP
Cost: $5

Winged Wolf
Near Cheyenne, WY [camping]
Annual Psionics Gathering
Contact WingedWolf for more information.
RSVP
Cost: Bring your own stuff, no fees

Otherkin Meetup
Hundreds of groups across the globe [other]
Monthly, bimonthly, or more frequent meetups consiting of kin from all over. Go to the website and input your zip code to see if there is a Meetup of kin occurring near you, then join, and meetup.
Contact eclipsedream for more information.
Cost: usually free - often occur in restaurants however

Kittydark
Burgettstown, PA [camping]
Hidden Hallow Gather
Contact kittydark666 for more information.
just turn up
Cost: free

Tanvel
Needs to be arranged

A link up with otherkin from the south of England. Nothings been decided yet. Need people to let me know if they are interested before anythings final.
Contact Tanvel and any volunteers or join the mailing list for more information.
Cost: cost will likely be just transport and food.

Florida Otherkin Gathering
needs to be arranged [other]

A place where otherkin from Florida can gather; for any otherkin out there in Florida contact me.
Contact Aerof for more information.

NYC Metro Area Meetup
COSI, 1298 Boston Post Rd Larchmont, NY [restaurant]

Otherkin meetup
Contact Seraphyna or join the mailing list for more information.
RSVP
Cost: Depends what you want to consume

Fire for the Good God
Washington Indiana [other]

Lets celebrate Samhain with a nice, big bonfire. Otherkin in the southern Indiana/Ilinois region are welcome! If you live further away, you may very well want to reconsider the trip.
Contact Algenie for more information.
just turn up
Cost: No cost

North Houston Otherkin
Rao's Bakery & Gelateria [restaurant]

Monthly N.Houston Otherkin Meet & Greet
Contact Dan O'Dea or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: Whatever you order

Austin Otherkin
Mangia's Pizza [restaurant]

Austin Otherkin Meet & Greet
Contact Dana or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: Whatever you order

SF Bay Otherkin Meetup
Moves to different locations around the Bay each month. [restaurant]

A monthly meetup for otherkin in the SF Bay area in California. Usually meets at coffee shops, restaurants, or parks.
Contact Arethinn or join the mailing list for more information.
RSVP
Cost: None required, but $2-3 per event is appreciated.

bohemeos
Houston [other]

Contact shade or join the mailing list for more information.
just turn up
Cost: free

Otherkin and therian gather
Symposium coffee shop [other]

A work in progress gather, yet to be set in stone.
Contact Mal, Giselle for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $0


Previous Gathers

Northern Virginia Otherkin Meetup
Curry Mantra 3 [restaurant]
6pm to 8pm on 8th November 2014
A meetup for otherkin, vampires, and therians at various local restaurants in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC. The meetup begins at roughly 6pm, though allowances can be made for those arriving late. Please RSVP.
Contact Jarandhel Dreamsinger or join the mailing list for more information.
RSVP
Cost: only whatever you spend on food, drinks & tip.

Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering
Norway [other]
21st to 29th June 2014
A gathering for dragons and friends of dragons
Contact Etath and NearToTheSky for more information.
registration required
Cost: To be announced

Summer Gateways 2014
Houston, TX [cabin/camping] [camping]
4:30pm on 23rd to 12am on 26th May 2014
Annual Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in TX over Memorial Day weekend. Cabin (tent camping possible). Cost includes site fees and meals.
Contact Dan O'Dea or join the mailing list for more information.
registration required
Cost: $75/person

Park Play 2
san pedro park, san antonio, texas [other]
5pm to 10pm on 11th May 2013 (approximate)
weekly meet for all otherkin, therian, or furs, just come out and have fun
Contact Paimon ShadowStrike for more information.
registration required
Cost: bring your own stuff

park play
San pedro park, san antonio [other]
2pm to 5pm on 5th May 2013 (approximate)
just hanging out at the park enjoying nature and reconnecting with our kind
Contact Paimon ShadowStrike for more information.
just turn up
Cost: Free

Savannah meet up
Savannah Mall Hill of Beans [other]
4pm to 7pm on 1st February 2013 (approximate)
Look for Black Cat Hat and ask, we just want to meet other kin in the area.
Contact Lin for more information.
just turn up
Cost: none

MythiCalia
near La Honda, CA [camping]
1pm on 28th to 11am on 30th September 2012
MythiCalia is a camping event held in the San Francisco Bay area in California. Cost does not include any meals. Folks can arrive on Thursday the 27th by individual arrangement.
Contact Arethinn or join the mailing list for more information.
registration required
Cost: $45/person until August 15th

Dreamhaven
Harrisburg, PA [home]
1pm on 27th to 3pm on 30th July 2012
A new otherkin gather on the east coast. Cost includes 2 hot meals (Friday and Saturday evenings). Please see the site for details. PS: The gather actually starts at noon, but the form wanted to make it 12am instead of 12pm so I changed it to 1.
Contact Jarandhel Dreamsinger for more information.
registration required
Cost: $20

Summer Gateways 2012
Near Houston, TX. Details sent to those who RSVP. [camping]
4pm on 25th to 12am on 28th May 2012
Annual Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in TX over Memorial Day weekend. Cabin space available. Cost includes site fees and meals.
Contact DanODea for more information.
RSVP
Cost: $50/person Tent, $70/person Cabin

A Gathering Echo 2011
Near Houston, TX [camping]
3pm on 2nd to 12am on 5th September 2011
Annual Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in TX over Labor Day weekend. 2011 will be our fifth year! Limited Cabin space available. Cost includes site fees and meals.
Contact Dan O'Dea for more information.
registration required
Cost: $50/person Tent, $70/person Cabin

Feywood
southwestern WA [camping]
1pm on 21st to 12am on 24th July 2011
Otherkin gather in the Pacific Northwest. I selected "camping" as it is an outdoor site, but the main space is a lodge with bunks. Cost includes site fee only, no meals. Day-trip rate also available. (End time is 12 PM, not AM!)
Contact Arethinn or join the mailing list for more information.
registration required
Cost: $36/person ($12/person/day)

Summer Gateways 2011
Near Houston, TX [camping]
3pm on 27th to 12am on 30th May 2011
Annual Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in TX over Memorial Day weekend. Limited Cabin space available. Cost includes site fees and meals.
Contact Dan O'Dea for more information.
registration required
Cost: Cost: $50/person Tent, $70/person Cabin

A Gathering Echo 2010
Houston, TX [camping]
2pm on 3rd to 12am on 6th September 2010
Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in TX over Labor Day weekend.
Contact Dan O'Dea for more information.
RSVP
Cost: TBD, ~$70/person, food included

Mia Fainnir
Weatherford Hotel [hotel]
13th to 15th August 2010 (to be confirmed)
This is planning to be an Elvin Convention over a weekends span. Dates may be adjusted and cost is pending. Please see the blog on my space for full and updated details.The location is Flagstaff, Arizona , plan for a ball and feast.
Contact Mia or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: pending

Arcadian Solstice Gather
Dedham, MA [other]
6pm on 20th December 2009
Celebrate the beginning of Winter with feasting, satires, and the good company of Boston otherkin.
Contact Aria for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $15 suggested donation/no one turned away

Bristol Howl and kin meet
castle park, cabbot tower park, or the park near the bridge [other]
April 2009 (approximate)
Bristol Howl and kin meet (cancelled)
Contact geek for more information.
just turn up
Cost: NA

KinSouth Swamp Gather
Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville, Florida [camping]
17th to 12am on 19th October 2008
Yay magic! Please let us know if you're coming. Tell the park rangers you're there for the reunion at site #1; this is an open campground. Please read the website for further information. Sometimes we buy extra days last min so email to find out!
Contact Spearcarrier for more information.
just turn up
Cost: see park to camp: free if you are just visiting

Company of Others 2008
Lewis and Clark ELC, Southwest Washington [camping]
24th to 27th July 2008
An annual Otherkin gather in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest
Contact Lupa or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $25/person

Walking the Thresholds
Four Quarters Farm, Artemis, PA [camping]
12th to 15th June 2008
A camping gather for otherkin and otherkin-friendly folks in the Pennsylvania woods. Workshops, swimming, vending, song and story around the fire, and magical nights under the stars.
Contact Rialian or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $55 (pre-reg), $75 (at gate)

Dancing the Endless Dream
Central Texas, provided upon registration [camping]
23rd to 26th May 2008
A spiritually oriented retreat focused on those who have non-human, or magical souls, who walk that path in their daily lives in a healthy way.
Contact Syleniel for more information.
registration required
Cost: Tent $45 Cabin $65

Company of Others
Lewis and Clark ELC [camping]
3pm on 29th June to 12am on 1st July 2007
A gathering of Otherkin in the Pacific Northwest.
Contact Lupa and Erelin or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $25.00 per person

the awakened
Worcester Massachusetts elm park [camping]
1st to 3rd June 2007 (approximate)
Contact nico for more information.
just turn up
Cost: free

Faerieworlds Festival
Secret House Winery, Eugene, Oregan [other]
29th to 30th July 2006
This is a non-otherkin event.
Contact Imaginosis and Woodland Productions for more information.
Cost: US$30-US$40

Hastings Gather
Meet at Hastings station, then on to the beach. [England] [other]
11am to 28th July 2006 (to be confirmed)
Picnic and chilling out on the beach at Hastings [England]. Anyone is welcome, please contact me first as depending on numbers we may need to change the arrangements! Thanks!
Contact Frankie for more information.
just turn up
Cost: Free

Black Trillium presents Scarlet Fever
The Vatikan 1032 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario [other]
10pm on 8th July 2006 (approximate)
Toronto's official noir haven for vampyres and otherkin and fellow children of the night. Dark music provided by DJs Th'Elf and Steven. Performances by burlesque diva Mina LaFleur and exotic belly dancing by Hannan Sultan and much more!
Contact Madame Webb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $10

Bi-monthly Outer Philly moot
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [home]
1pm on 10th to 6pm on 11th June 2006
Casual gathering, interesting conversations.
Contact Malcolm-Rannirl for more information.
RSVP
Cost: $5 for food requested

Black Trillium, The Black and White Ball
At the Vatikan 1032 Queen St. W. Toronto Ontario [other]
12th November 2005 (approximate)
A noir haven event for vamps and kin. The Black and White ball. Featuring DJs Th'Elf and Dracula's Dark Bride. Performaces by Scarlet Sylphide. Custom drink menu and free prize giveaways. Black and white dresscode in effect. Doors open at 10pm $5
Contact MadameWebb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $5.00 cover

Hidden Hallow Gathering
Meet at Rite Aid at 5:00pm to 5:30pm In Burgettstown. Pennslyvania [camping]
5pm on 31st October to 3pm on 2nd November 2005 (approximate)
Other-kin Gather Training and Discusion
Contact kittydark666 or join the mailing list for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $0

Transformation, by Black Trillium
The Vatikan 1032 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ont., Canada [other]
10pm on 13th to 3am on 14th August 2005 (approximate)
A noir haven for vamps and kin. Featuring DJ Th'Elf and DJ Karpe(Montreal). Belly dancing by the Sisters of Dendera and a zoo-morphic fashion show by Heretic. Black Orchid Designs will also be vending their wares at the event.
Contact MadameWebb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $5.00 admission

Dragon Gathering
Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA [camping]
14th to 18th July 2005
Contact for more information.

Transylvanian Concubine - Black Trillium
Toronto, Ont at the Vatikan 1032 Queen St. W. [other]
10pm on 21st to 3am on 22nd May 2005 (approximate)
A noir haven for Vamps, Otherkin and Weres
Contact Madame Webb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $5.00 cover 19+

House Kheperu Open House
Medina, Ohio, USA [hotel]
6th to 8th May 2005
Contact House Kheperu for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: $25/advance,$35/door

'The Hunger' presented by Black Trillium
The Vatikan 1032 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario [other]
10pm on 19th February 2005 (approximate)
A decadent event catering to Vamps, Weres, Otherkin, and fellow Children of the Night! Featuring DJ Th'Elf and guest DJ Zanzi, To Die for Designs, a martial arts performance, and art by Daemona
Contact MadameWebb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $5.00

Black Trillium
The Vatikan 1032 Queen St. West. Toronto, Ontario, Canada [other]
20th November 2004 (approximate)
Black Trillium, A Noir Haven. Toronto Ontario's newest quarterly event dedicated to vamps, weres, otherkin and fellow children of the night! 'The Awakening' Saturday Nov 20, 2004 at the Vatikan. Please visit the website for more info.
Contact MadameWebb for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $5 per person 19+ Only

Second Annual WestKin Gather
Northern California, near Chico [camping]
30th July to 1st August 2004
Plans are still underway. This will be a weekend long gather. Non-kin guests and children are allowed. Please contact me for further information
Contact AmethystRose or join the mailing list for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: TBD

Pieces of Home
Burnidge/Paul Wolff Forest Preserve, Illinois, USA [camping]
18th to 20th June 2004
Contact Tiernin for more information.
RSVP

Eagles Mere Spring Gathering 2004
Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania [other]
30th April to 3rd May 2004 (to be announced)
It's a 4 day/3 night gathering where your lodging, food and drink are included in the cost
Contact Mairi or join the mailing list for more information.
registration required
Cost: $150.00 per person for 3 day event

Portland Meet
Laughing Planet Cafe, 3320 SE Belmont St. [other]
2pm on 24th April 2004
An informal chat over coffee and lunch for all Kin and supporters.
Contact Kiara or join the mailing list for more information.
RSVP
Cost: Pay for your own food.

ShadowLore's Gettysburg Ghost Hunt
Hampton Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania [hotel]
19th to 21st March 2004 (to be announced)
ShadowLore's Pa Branch is hosting a ghost hunt weekend in Gettysburg, Pa. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn where rooms are reserved. Your room and food is included in the cost of the event
Contact Mairi or join the mailing list for more information.
registration required
Cost: $70.00 each

KinVention North
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [hotel]
12th to 14th March 2004
Contact Shishain for more information.
registration prefered
Cost: CA$45

Pre-Gather Restaurant Meet
Panchitos, 105 MacDougal Street, NYC, NY 212-473-5239 [other]
5pm on 29th February 2004
A restaurant gather to meet new people before shipping strangers off to Canada, etc.
Contact The Crisses for more information.
just turn up
Cost: $0-30

Aussie Gather 2004
Sydney, Australia
January 2004 (approximate)
Contact Raki or join the mailing list for more information.

Las Vegas gather
Red Rock National Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [camping]
31st October to 2nd November 2003 (to be confirmed)
Contact Rhianna for more information.

Uk 'Kin Gather
Castle Park, Bristol, UK [other]
1st August 2003 (approximate)
It will be a friendly get-together/picnic in the park! Some food and drink will be supplied but feel free to bring something to share.
Contact Tysharina for more information.