Programme

The whole programme below is indicative. Everything is subject to change, and the program will get more specific with time. In case of any questions or comments regarding the programme, please contact us at info@blavicon.cz, thank you.

Thursday 12. 4.

Main programme

16:00
Opening

The opening of the box office and admission. The symbolic start of Blavicon 2018.

19:00 - 20:00
Royal feast (more info here)

On this day, all four rulers will convene and there will be a lavish welcome feast. Meat, fruit, vegetable, cheese, beer, wine and mead. All aplenty for the royal cohort. Maybe there will be something left for the subjects as well.

20:30 - 21:30
Musical performance: Druga

The inner area will provide entertainment for the rulers after their opulent dinner, courtesy of the Druga band with their Slavic music.

Secondary programme

16:00 - 23:30
Board game room (more info here)

The upper hall will serve as the board game room where you will be able to find various board and card games. This room is run by the ŽižCon team.

16:00 - 23:30
Gwent tournament practice

The physical Gwent tournament will start on Friday, but why not use the spare time to practise in advance? In the upper hall, you can play Gwent, put your skills to test, hone your stratégy or just learn the rules and play for fun. You will be able to play off-tournament Gwent during the entire weekend, though, not just on Thursday.

16:00
Vending stands opening (more info here)

On Thursday, there will be first stands with mementos and our partners‘ merchandise.

Friday 13.4.

Main programme

14:00 - 22:00
Gwent tournament – Base groups (more info here)

You can register in the upper hall. The first round of the Gwent tournament will be held there.

19:00 - 21:00
Festive ball (more info here)

In honour of the Council of Kings, there will be a magnificent ball. Masks will be provided, and the dancing floor will be ready.

21:00 - 21:30
Cosplay contestants check-in (more info here)

The cosplay contest will take place on Saturday, but it is necessary to „check-in“, i.e. show up. We have to be sure all the contestants are present.

Secondary programme

8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast

In the morning, you will be able to buy breakfast (pastries and breadstuff, tea, coffee).

11:00 - 23:30
Board game room (more info here)

The upper hall will serve as the board game room where you will be able to find various board and card games. This room is run by the ŽižCon team.

11:00 - 23:30
Video game room (more info here)

Use the computers on the lower floor or consoles and virtual reality on the upper floor to submerge in the world of video games. Run by the SkillZone team.

11:00 - 21:00
Vending stands (more info here)

In the upper floor and outside, you can buy various merchandise from our partners or con mementos.

11:00 - 21:00
Crafts and workshops (more info here)

During the day, you can attend specific workshops and live crafts demonstrations. To be specified later.

11:00 - 18:00
Movie armoury

For 60 CZK (2.5 EUR), you can visit the movie armoury associated with the Housův mlýn. Tours are every hour on the hour. Tickets are sold at the box office.

14:00 - 14:45
Witcher schools of combat – workshop

A workshop held by Robert Washka from the Dům rytířských ctnostní Brno.

15:30 - 16:00
Blavicon & Gwint Klub: Origins

A short talk and discussion on the origins of Gwint Klub and the first Blavicon with the club’s president Jaroslav Hor.

16:00 - 17:00
Translating the Witcher with Filip Aleth Ženíšek

The lead translator of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and many more videogames, Filip Ženíšek from the Comgad company, will talk about his experience with localizing videogames. Followed by an open discussion with the audience.

17:00 - 18:30
Witcher schools of combat – workshop

A workshop held by Robert Washka from the Dům rytířských ctnostní Brno.

Saturday 14.4.

Main programme

9:30 - 11:00
Cosplay contest – non-public part (more info here)

Saturday morning will see the contestants stand before the jury in costumes, to be followed with a sound test. This is a non-public part.

10:00 - 13:00
Gwent tournament – round of sixteen and quarterfinals (more info here)

Battle of pairs will take place in the upper hall on Saturday morning. There will be 4 players at the end, who will move on to the semifinals.

13:00 - 15:30
Cosplay contest – public part

We will introduce all the contestants on the stag, there will be a public vote of the best cosplay, followed by results.

16:00 - 17:00
Musical performance: Dei Gratia

A medieval band from Tábor will open the three concerts.

17:30 - 19:00
Musical performance: Deloraine

During the last Blavicon, Deloraine had their first concert ever. Now they will debut their very first record, dedicated entirely to The Witcher!

19:30 - 22:00
Musical performance: Percival

The highlight of the evening will be he performance of the Percival band, who is behind the soundtrack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Secondary programme

8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast

In the morning, you will be able to buy breakfast (pastries and breadstuff, tea, coffee).

11:00 - 23:30
Board game room (more info here)

The upper hall will serve as the board game room where you will be able to find various board and card games. This room is run by the ŽižCon team.

11:00 - 23:30
Video game room (more info here)

Use the computers on the lower floor or consoles and virtual reality on the upper floor to submerge in the world of video games. Run by the SkillZone team.

11:00 - 21:00
Vending stands (more info here)

In the upper floor and outside, you can buy various merchandise from our partners or con mementos.

11:00 - 21:00
Crafts and workshops (more info here)

During the day, you can attend specific workshops and live crafts demonstrations. To be specified later.

11:00 - 18:00
Movie armoury

For 60 CZK (2.5 EUR), you can visit the movie armoury associated with the Housův mlýn. Tours are every hour on the hour. Tickets are sold at the box office.

14:30 - 15:15
Witcher schools of combat – workshop

A workshop held by Robert Washka from the Dům rytířských ctnostní Brno.

15:30 - 17:00
Witcher schools of combat – workshop

A workshop held by Robert Washka from the Dům rytířských ctnostní Brno.

Sunday 15.4.

Main programme

10:00 - 12:00
Gwint tournament – semifinals and finals (more info here)

Sunday will pit the four best players against each other to fight for the title of the Gwent champion of the Czech Republic!

10:00
Silent auction start (more info here)

In the morning, you will be able to look at the exhibits and bid in silent auction, the results of which are to be declared in the public part.

12:00
Declaration of the most influential ruler in the North (more info here)

At the stroke of noon, we’ll see who the people saw fit to be the strongest and most influential ruler who should face the South!

13:00
Public auction start (more info here)

The public aution will distribute the items sold in the silent auction; followed by auctioning of the rest of the exhibits not included in the silent auction.

15:00
The end of the con

The symbolical end of Blavicon 2018.

Secondary programme

8:00 - 10:00
Breakfast

In the morning, you will be able to buy breakfast (pastries and breadstuff, tea, coffee).

10:00 - 13:30
Board game room (more info here)

The upper hall will serve as the board game room where you will be able to find various board and card games. This room is run by the ŽižCon team.

10:00 - 13:30
Video game room (more info here)

Use the computers on the lower floor or consoles and virtual reality on the upper floor to submerge in the world of video games. Run by the SkillZone team.

10:00 - 12:00
Vending stands (more info here)

In the upper floor and outside, you can buy various merchandise from our partners or con mementos.

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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