Guest Speakers

At SatanCon 2022, we worked hard to book the best talent, professionals, and creative minds.

Attendees enjoyed lectures and panels presented by our campaigns and congregations.

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Lucien Greaves

TST co-founder Lucien Greaves delivers the keynote speech.

Aron Ra, Author

"​When I try to explain the theory of evolution, believers tell me "You are so deceived, that..."

Evan Anderson, Director, Grey Faction

The Freedom of Information Act is a powerful yet broken tool that can be leveraged by...

Citlali Soona, Congregation Leader DFW, Minister of Satan

Join Citlali Soona and panelists as they discuss the unique experiences and practices of Satanism within the BIPOC community.

Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba

Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba will be conducting the 6th incarnation of the Invocation of the New Creative Aeon ritual...

William Morrison

After two years of growth, the streaming platform has all the functionality of similar platforms such...

Full Program List

Opening Ceremony

February 11h, 2:00 PM

Programming Director Chalice Blythe & A/V Director Karl Kasarda

Opening ceremonies for the first annual TST SatanCon highlighting all scheduled convention programming and a presentation of “Why Scottsdale?”

The Satanic Temple.TV or How To Bootstrap Your Own Satanic TV Network

February 11th, 3:15  PM

William Morrison

After two years of growth, the streaming platform has all the functionality of similar platforms such as
Twitch. We are a full-fledged streaming network to create and stream content along with live chat and live events. The platform is home to many esoteric films that are part of the fabric of modern Satanism. William will tell us what TST TV has planned for 2022.

The History of Satan Across Cultures

February 11th, 4:30 PM

Winter Wiorkowski, Member, Satanic Temple DFW

Reviewing concepts of the figure of Satan across various cultures, traditions, and religions. Will also be discussing the academic theory of why certain religious groups see Satan everywhere.

Satanic Jeopardy!

February 11th, 5:45 PM

Karl Kasarda, Minister of Satan

This will be the first-ever purely Satanic edition of Jeopardy! Expect to be amazed at the knowledge of your leadership, as well as the crazy, interesting, and fun factoids that have made our religious movement what it is. Prepare to laugh, cry and be amazed.

Keynote Speech

February 12th, 10:00 AM

Lucien Greaves, TST Co-FounderTST co-founder Lucien Greaves delivers the keynote speech.

“Devils Food” with The Satanic Chef

February 12th, 11:45 AM

The Satanic Chef Adam Dodge Ostrofsky

The Satanic Chef will discuss the production of his cookbook “Devils Food” and the links between culinary arts, religious theocracy and how it relates to Satanism. Q&A to follow.

Unbowed and Unfettered: The Scottsdale Invocation Case

February 12h, 2:00 PM

Stu de Haan, Matthew Kezhaya

Join The Satanic Temple legal team for an explanation and analysis of what was gained, what was lost, and the most absurd moments of the first Satanic Invocation battle in Federal Court.

Public Records for Satan: Using FOIA to Fight Satanic Panic, from Grey Faction to Scottsdale

February 12th, 2:00 PM

Evan Anderson, Director, Grey Faction

The Freedom of Information Act is a powerful yet broken tool that can be leveraged by any activist. Evan will discuss how he’s used FOIA in the fight against Satanic Panic, exposing therapeutic malpractice by mental health professionals and fear of all things Satan among elected politicians.

Darwin vs. The Lord of Lies

February 12th, 2:30 PM

Aron Ra, Author, Southwest Regional Director of American Atheists

When I try to explain the theory of evolution, believers tell me “You are so deceived, that you do not even know you have been deceived. You are wrong, but you will not listen. You believe man over God, lies over truth, and evil over good.” They really should say that while looking in a mirror.

Abortion as a (Religious) Right

February 12th, 3:15 PM

Mari Davis, Director, Religious Reproductive Rights

This presentation will discuss The Satanic Temple’s Abortion Ritual, what that entails, FAQs surrounding the ritual, resources for those seeking abortions, and unbiased education on these topics. We will also discuss tubal ligation/sterilization procedures and what TST is doing to protect reproductive rights and abortion, from rallies to government lawsuits.

Satanism and the BIPOC Community

February 12th, 3:45 PM

Citlali Soona, Congregation Leader DFW, Minister of Satan

Join Citlali Soona and panelists as they discuss the unique experiences and practices of Satanism within the BIPOC community.

Pluralism, Religious Liberty, and the Fight for Satanic Representation

February 12th, 4:30 PM

Viktor LaMent, Director, TST Satanic Representation Campaign, Minister of Satan

The Satanic Representation Campaign provides resources and strategic counseling to TST members who seek to have our religion represented alongside other religious voices by taking part in limited public forums such as invocations and displays on public property.

6th INVOCATION OF THE NEW CREATIVE AEON

February 12h, 5:45 PM

Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba

Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba will be conducting the 6th incarnation of the Invocation of the New Creative Aeon ritual, concluding with a lecture on the importance of ridding indigenous cultural ritual and ceremony of Christian imposition.

Sobriety Without Superstition

February 13th, 10:00 AM

Priest Joe Dee, Co-director, Reverend Jon Eldritch, Co-director, Helle Bent, Treasurer, Cheyenne Xochitl Love, Intersectionality Chair, Larry Revoir, Graphics

TST Sober Faction Co-directors will be giving an overview of their campaign as well as discussing social issues surrounding addiction, the history & science of recovery, and sharing a couple of special announcements! Followed by a Q&A with some other Sober Faction Council members!

Raising Children in a Satanic Household

February 13th, 10:30 AM

Melissa Morley, Co-Head TST Ottawa, Minister of Satan

Minister Melissa and the panel will discuss a range of topics regarding raising children in homes where Satanism is practiced. We will discuss topics like dealing with education providers, protecting and shielding minors from prejudicial treatment, and allowing teens to decide what religion works for them.

After School Satan Club

February 13th, 11:15 AM

June Everett, Campaign Director After School Satan Club (ASSC), Ordained Minister of The Satanic Temple

June’s presentation explains why After School Satan Club exists, the need for volunteers, volunteer requirements, and the process to bring ASSC to your community

Satanic Book Club: How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read (but Should)

February 13th, 12:00 PM

Salem Black, Librarian

A lighthearted review of books from a Satanic library: What they’re about, why you should read them, authors to know, how to start a local book club, and more

Closing Ceremony

February 13th, 1:15 PM

TST SatanCon Committee

Ceremony to celebrate and close out TST’s first annual SatanCon.