A con inspired by Middle Ages and The Witcher

12.-15.4.2018, Housův mlýn in Tábor
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Blavicon 2018

The Council of Kings

“Times are dire, prices are high, a war is upon us. Emperor Emhyr lurks as a rabid dog, and it's only a matter of time before he breaks loose. The feuding North now must stand united more than ever. We have to discard petty inner conflicts, forget the differences between the races and nations, and even the different gods. We will come together at the right time – at Blavicon, at The Council of Kings!“

What is Blavicon?

Blavicon 2018 is the second year of an event inspired by Middle Ages and the world of the Witcher. It's a unique project of the non-profit organization Gwint Klub, z. s., which aims to unite and support the Witcher community in our whole country. This year will open to foreigners as well, thanks to the bilingual website and promo materials as well as the option to pay for the tickets via PayPal. This is not a traditional con or a festival, but it's got a little from both. Here you can find board games, video games, many people in cosplay, but also musical performances and the highlight of the Saturday evening: the Percival band who is behind the soundtrack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Percival is a Polish band which plays music inspired by Vikings and Slavic traditions. Their repertoire consists of folk songs as well as their own tracks and brings the audience to early Middle Ages, the world of our ancestors.

Above all, this is the band who was behind the recording of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack.

A musical band of four members coming from the South Bohemian town of Tábor, playing historical music ranging from the 13th to the 16th century, i.e. Gothic and early Renaissance. They welcome you wherever there is a need for the rumbling drums, hooting horns, mighty tones of medieval bagpipes and pipes, squeaking hurdy-gurdy and vielle and the rhythmical attack of sistrum. The whole experience is enhanced by songs sung in original old, often long forgotten languages.

On a spring night, totally unexpectedly, in an absinthe-fuelled intoxication and under the cunning full moon, minstrels Lori and Derias translated the famous Priscilla’s song to Czech and recorded it for all fans of The Witcher.

Now, after their first concert, they come to the next Blavicon, this time with their own stuff dedicated to the world of The Witcher.

In their songs, the band Druga tells stories inspired by Czech legends and Slavic mythology. The name itself came from a free translation of the Old Slavonic word for “friendship”. The band uses this to express that music is about mutual sharing of human experiences and stories, whose essence does never changes, not even through the course of centuries, regardless of history or technological advances.

Reference

Letho of Gulet

“The last year might be great, but this one will be better for sure. I’m talking royal entertainment, man!”

Letho of Gulet
Brewess

“I can see your future! You will go to Blavicon. And there you’ll experience what you have never seen or heard! I will tell you what life has in store for you!”

Brewess
Thaler

"Who’s not comin’ to Blavicon is a right fucken prick in my book!"

Thaler
Bart

"Grrrrrhghg... Me not remember, me not brainy much. Stew good, Bart good..."

Bart
Gaunter O'Dimm

"Never before have I got so many contracts in a single weekend. It was really demanding. For everyone."

Gaunter O'Dimm
Lambert

"I really enjoyed the con and the concerts, but people were going around, telling an awful nasty poem about me, a totally untrue one at that. So I’m not sure yet whether I want to go. But I guess I will. And will sharpen my swords real good."

Lambert
Uma

"Uma, uma umaaaa. Uma? Uma umamama!"

Uma
Dudu

"I was there last time as well, but I guess you didn’t recognize me. "

Dudu
Zoltan

"Well, finally some mighty fine shindig again! Fightin‘, drinkin‘, cards, wouldn’t miss this for the world!"

Zoltan
Shani

"And no drunk sword fighting! Last time I had to put one guy together, and given all the mead I drank, I almost sew his leg to his shoulder."

Shani
Eskel

"I've never, after a bender… woken up wearing nothing but my knickers. Well, except for Blavicon. I'm a sucker for women with horns! "

Eskel
Orianna

"It is forbidden for the children to drink alcohol, but is it forbidden for me to drink from children?"

Orianna
Filippa

"Not sure yet whether I’ll go. I’ll see…"

Filippa
Dijkstra

"My spies told me it was a big event. last time. Now I’ll attend myself – if the fate of the North is at stake, the head of Redanian intelligence can’t miss it."

Dijkstra

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