Midnight Musings with Bertena

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Previous Appearances

Bertena Varney is a professional speaker and professor that has spoken all around the country from The Sirens Convention in Vail, Co to The Witching Hour in Salem, Mass.

She has been a long-time guest speaker at The ScareFest, Fright Night Film Festival, and at public libraries and colleges. 

She uses her experience from the college classroom in teaching as well as previous graduate school work and personal interest.

Some of the topics that she speaks about are:
  1. The Supernatural- vampires, ghosts, etc..
  2. Metaphysics and Superstitions
  3. Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- Charmed, Supernatural, Buffy and Harry Potter
  4. The History and Impact of Comic Books
  5. Promoting her books
  6. Various educational ideas

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2017 Dates
  1. Conjuration Conference, Atlanta Ga
  2. Translating Pop Culture into a Saleable Book - Bullitt County Author Faire, October 14 10:00
  3. Vampires in the Classroom - From Folklore to Modern Pop Culture - ScareFest Horror Convention, Lexington, KY September 29- October 1
  4. Fandom Fest Panels, Louisville, KY  TBA- July 28-30
  5. Presentation on Using Pop Culture in the Classroom at NISOD - International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas in May
  6. Three Presentations at the Changing Culture Conference at Bluegrass Community College on March 24 and 25 in Lexington, KY. The presentations were on Using Social Media in the Classroom to Promote Your Class, How Student Engagement Can Enrich Your Class and Using Pop Culture in the Classroom.
  7. Presentation on Using Harry Potter to Transform the College Classroom at the KY American Women's Community College Conference in Berea College on February 23 and 24
  8. Book Signing at the Vette City Convention in Bowling Green, KY January 28 and 29

2016 Dates
  1. Using Harry Potter in the Classroom- Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Bowling Green KY December 15
  2. Harry Potter and the College Classroom - Conjuration, Atlanta November 3-5
  3. The Weapon We Have is Love - What is the Harry Potter Alliance- Conjuration, Atlanta November 3-5
  4. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- May 10- Southcentral KY Community and Technical College- Bowling Green, KY
  5. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- April 15- Hazard Community and Technical College- Hazard, KY
  6. Changing Culture in the Classroom- Using Pop Culture in the Classroom- February 19 and 20, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY

2015 Dates 
  1. Social Media Presentation- Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Bowling Green KY, December 16
  2. Harry Potter Presentation Goodnight Memorial Library, Franklin, KY April 15


2014 Dates 

  1. Lecture on Angels and Vampires Estill County Library, Irvine, KY October 30 
  2. Angels in Mythology -The ScareFest, Lexington, KY September 12-14
  3. Panel Discussions on Vampires in Literature - Killer Nashville, August 22-24  www.killernashville.com
  4. Angels and the Magic Within The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY August 8-10
  5. Angels and Mythology -The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY July 11-13
  6. Lectures on Angels in Pop Culture - Goodnight Library, Franklin, KY July 6
  7. Angels in Mythology The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY June 6-8
  8. Book Signing The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY April 12-13
  9. Book Signing Fool Moon Sisters Bazaar, Lexington, KY, March 29 and 30
  10. Book Signing Lexington Comic Con, Lexington, KY, March 14-16
  11. Book Signing and Workshop Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY, March 7-9
  12. Workshop on Mystical Creatures The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY Jan. 11, 12


2013 Dates 

  1. Book Signing and Workshop on Mystical Literature Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY                 December 14-15
  2. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing McCracken Co. Library, KY October 24 6:00 pm
  3. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Laurel Co. Library, London, KY October 17 
  4. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing ScareFest, Lexington, KY.,September 13, 14, 15
  5. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY August 10-11
  6. Lure of the Vampire Lecture Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 25 
  7. Meditation Lecture and Demonstration Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY, July 22
  8. Lure of the Vampire Lecture Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 18 
  9. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Casey County Library, Liberty, KY July 17 7:00
  10. The Influence of Anime in the Youth Culture Logan Co. Library, Russellville, KY Youth Program July 11
  11. Angels and Their Meaning Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY, July 8,
  12. The Mythology of Fairies and Hoe to Build a Fairy House for your Garden Good Night Memorial       Library, Franklin, KY., June 24
  13. The History of Tea Leaf Readings Good Night Memorial Library, Franklin, KY June 17
  14. Angels In Mysticism Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY www.mpfair.com June 15-16
  15. Angels in Pop Culture Estill County Library June 14
  16. Teen Week Presentation Kick Off Logan Co. Library, Russellville KY June 6
  17. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Roots of Awareness April 20 and 21
  18. Book Signing MP Fair www.mpfair.com April 13 and 14
  19. Book Signing Lexington Toy and Comic Convention, Lexington, KY March 16, 17
  20. Guest Star and Book Signing Dead Winter Con, London, KY, March 8, 9, 10
  21. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Ridgway Library, Sheperdsville, KY, March 2 12:00
  22. Book Signing MP Fair www.mpfair.com February 9 and 10
  23. Book Signing MP Fair www.mpfair.com January 12 and 13


2012 Dates

  1. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Logan County Library, Russellville, KY December 6
  2. Book Signing Christmas Bazaar, December 18
  3. The Magic in the Holidays Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky December 1 and 2
  4. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky November 3- 4
  5. Book Signing Girl’s Day Out, Bowling Green, KY, October
  6. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky October 13-14
  7. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Estill County Library, Stanton, KY, October 12
  8. Vampires in Pop Culture Lecture and Book Signing ScareFest, Lexington, Ky September 27th- 30th
  9. the Truth between Vampires Lecture Roots of Awareness, Louisville, KY August 18 and 19
  10. Book Signing Grateful Gathering, August 4th
  11. Book Signing Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky July 14
  12. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Paris Bourbon Co. Library- July 26th
  13. Book Signing and Lecture on the Mythology of Fairies- Roots of Awareness, Louisville, KY July 21 -22
  14. The Mythology of Magical Creatures Good Night Library, Franklin, KY July 13th
  15. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Fright Night Film Festival, Louisville, KY June 29th – July 1st
  16. Book Signing at The Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky June 23rd and 24th
  17. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Frankfort Library – June 22nd
  18. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Estill Co. Library- June 21st
  19. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Good Night Library, Franklin, KY June 15th
  20. Book Signing Forge Gaming Lexington, Ky May 25th -26th
  21. History of Tea Leaf Readings at Twisted Twigs Tea Party, Georgetown, KY May 12th
  22. History of Tea Leaf Readings Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky April 28th and 29th
  23. Book Signing SOKY Book Fest, Bowling Green April 20th- 21st
  24. History of Tea Leaf Reading Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky March 24th and 25th
  25. Book Signing Lexington Comic Con, Lexington, KY March 24th
  26. Book Signing That Book Place Book Signing, Indiana – March 17th all day
  27. Book Signing Dead Winter Horror and Paranormal Convention, London, KY February 17th and 18th
  28. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Nelson Co. Library- February 14th
  29. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing The Matrix- February 5th
  30. The Mythology of Dragons Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky January 21st and 22nd


2007-2011 Dates 

  1. How to Promote Your Business on Social Media Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, Ky December 10th and 11
  2. How to Promote your Book Workshop at The Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY December 3.
  3. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Kentucky Library Lecture Tours – August thru December
  4. Vampires- Myth and Reality The Matrix Roundtable, Louisville, KY November 27th all day
  5. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing, Southcentral Kentcuky Community and Technical College, Bowling Green, KY – November 15th
  6. Book Signing Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY November 12th and 13th
  7. Dance on the Darkside, Louisville, KY – October 29th
  8. Book Signing Center of Symmetry, Nashville, Tenn October 28
  9. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing Paris Bourbon County Library – October 27
  10. Edin Radio Show October 25th
  11. WNKY Noon Show, Bowling Green, KY – October 24th
  12. Lure of the Vampire Lecture and Book Signing A Day of Mystical Blood Lust – October 22nd – all day
  13. Halloween throughout the Ages Mystical Paranormal Fair, Lexington, KY – October 15th and 17
  14. Half Price Books Book Signing, Lexington, KY – October 14
  15. National College Book Signing, Lexington, KY – October 12
  16. Vampires- Real and Myth Bowling Green Metaphysical Society, Bowling Green, Ky October 1
  17. Lure of the Vampire Workshop at ScareFest- Lexington, KY September
  18. Book Signing Girls Day Out, Bowling Green, Ky September 17
  19. The Matrix Book Signing, Louisville, Ky September 10
  20. Jo Beth Book Signing, Lexington, Ky – September 3
  21. Writing What you Love, Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY
  22. Is there Life After Dumbledore- The Future of Harry Potter at The Witching Hour – Salem, Mass
  23. Lure of the Dead Boyfriend, The Charmed Ones, and Organizing a College Book Club at the Sirens Conference – Vail, Colorado October 2008
  24. Writing Workshop at the Metafaire – Louisville, KY October 2011
  25. Dispelling the Myths of Twilight, The Matrix, Louisville, KY September 2011
  26. Vampire Workshop at Matrix – Louisville, KY August 2011
  27. 2010 and 2011 Vampire Presentation at A Day of Mystical Blood Lust – Lexington, KY
  28. Writing Workshop at The Carnegie Center- Lexington, Ky 2009
  29. Writing Workshop at National College- Lexington, KY 2009
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