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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, 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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