Announcing the Inaugural Grey Faction Conference

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Grey Faction conference, The World Congress on Moral Panics: Conspiracism and Pseudoscience in the Age of QAnon. The conference will be hosted on The Satanic Temple’s Virtual Headquarters. The illustrious architects of The Satanic Estate are building a second conference hall to serve as the venue for the inaugural conference, which will be held from April 9th to April 12th.

These dates coincide with the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), an ostensibly-respectable mental health organization which in reality serves as a central hub for licensed mental health professionals to discuss bizarre and debunked QAnon-adjacent conspiracy theories of Satanic ritual abuse and Illuminati mind control.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all times in EDT)

Friday, April 9th

3:30pm – 4:30pm: What is Grey Faction? with Lucien Greaves

5pm – 6pm: The Navajo Witch Trials of 1878 with Karl Kasarda

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Is QAnon a Religious Cult? with Prof. Joseph Laycock

8pm – 9pm: How Disinformation and Conspiracies in America Affect BIPOCs and their Religious Identity with the Satanists of Color Coalition

Saturday, April 10th

All day: Satanic Panic Saturday – A Glimpse Into the Archive

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Satanic Panic, QAnon, and Media Misconceptions Panel with Lucien Greaves, Carrie Poppy, Mike Rothschild, and Joe Ondrak

6pm – 7pm: Surviving Conspiracy Therapy with Evan Anderson in conversation with a victim of recovered memory therapy (pre-recorded)

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Origins of the Satanic Panic Panel with Gerard O’Sullivan and Donald Frew

Sunday, April 11th

All day: Grey Mass

2pm – 3pm: The Modern Satanic Panic in Europe with TST UK (pre-recorded with a live Q&A)

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Satanism, Stigma, and Mental Health: Psychological Research from the Satanic Panic Era to Current Projects with Prof. Eric Sprankle

5pm – 6pm: The Monarch Mind Control Mythos with Joseph L Flatley

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Adventures in Conspiracy Therapy with Evan Anderson

Monday, April 12th

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Surviving Evangelical Delusion with Stephen Bradford Long

5pm – 6pm: The Taxil Hoax and the Making of Modern Religious Panic with Hadrian Flyte

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Butcher, Witch, & Wolf: The Werewolf Trials of Europe with Zee Kay

8pm – 9pm: McMartin Tunnels Disco Music and Videos with Mercy Maelica

Conference tickets, including a full pass and day passes, can be purchased here. For the most up to date information on the conference, please follow Grey Faction on Twitter and Facebook, as well as TSTVHQ on Twitter.

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