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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.

The first year has proved that the Witcher community is an awesome bunch of people who are able and willing to have fun. It also showed that these are friendly people, so even lone wolves ended up finding a lot of new friends here. We have heard suggestions, ideas and comments by the visitors and plan to improve the second year in all regards possible. Accommodation will be offered through tents and a sport hall, food will be divided among an in-door and out-door kitchen. Plastic plates will be replaced with wooden ones lent against a refundable deposit. Disposable plastic cups will be replaced with hard plastic cups with a clip-on, making them attachable to your belt – against a refundable deposit as well. The area will be bigger, there will be more place to sit. Generally, we now aim to improve the atmosphere and experience from the whole con, which is why we came up with The Council of Kings. We hope to meet great expectation of our visitors and to raise the bar of the last year.

Contacts

Gwint Klub, z. s.
Prokopa Velikého 118
282 01 Český Brod
ID (Reg.) No: 055 50 301
file sign L 66935 registered by the Municipal Court in Prague

bank account: 2801133574 / 2010 (Fio banka, a. s.)
e-mail: info@blavicon.cz
e-mail for cosplayers: cosplay@blavicon.cz

Gwint Klub

In summer 2016, a club began to form, to be legally founded in November of the same year. We started as a bunch of enthusiasts who like to play Gwent. Now we have nine active clubrooms in nine towns across the Czech Republic and an e-shop with merchandise which you cannot get anywhere else. We stand behind Blavicon, but also behind other events for our members (mainly a trip to a wine cellar, water tourism on the Orlice river, Witcher gatherings for the public or a common New Year’s Eve celebration at a cabin in Orlické hory. We have also established complete rules for the physical Gwent game and overall try to support the Witcher community in all regards.

If you’re interested in our activity or would like to become a member, visit our website gwint.cz or our Facebook.

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, to the world of our ancestors.

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

Żywiołak comes from Poland and has a long musical history. They play songs of various genres, primarily in medieval-folk arrangement. Their texts are inspired by Slavic traditions. Folk elements combined with rougher tones make for a unique music mix.

Jeden kmen is a Czech project combining visual, theatrical and musical elements. You can be looking forward to dark music sung in orcish black speech. You're in for an unforgettable experience.

The Slovak band Strigoň began with playing cover versions of songs by Percival, but they have their own production today. They are greatly inspired by Slavic folk scene, Irish rhythms, medieval music and fantasy.

The band PerKelt plays so-called pagan speed folk, originally comes from Czechia, but now is an English band. Their main instruments are guitar, flute, drums and percussions. An integral part of their music is signing and speed dynamics of their songs. You can be looking forward not only to their concert on stage, but also to their performance in the inn every night!

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.

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.

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