Programme

WHOLE WEEKEND

(THESE ACTIVITIES RUN FOR THE WHOLE DAY, MOSTLY FROM 9 AM)

Th–Su – Board game room (3rd floor, teahouse)
Th–Su – PC game room (3rd floor)
Th–Su – Tea-bar (The Isle of Sin)
Th–Su – Selling booths (in front of the stage, 3rd floor, historical encampment)
Th–Su – Arena and archery (historical encampment)
Th–Su – Crafts (historical encampment)
Fr–Su – Selling breakfast, from 7 AM to 10 AM (in front of the stage)
Fr–Sa – Photo shoot with birds of prey (meadow)
Fr–Sa – Armoury tours, from 11 AM to 4 PM
(2nd floor, always on the hour, tickets for 60 CZK)
Fr–Su – Photo booth (rear inn)

THURSDAY 11. 4.

Stage
15:00 – Opening Doors
17:00 – Opening of the Festival
18:00–19:00 – Funeral Feast – Story Section
18:30–19:30 – Concert by Druga
19:30–19:45 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section
20:00–21:30 – Concert Žywiolak
21:30–21:45 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section

Meadow
15:30–16:15 – Early-Medieval Duel (26)
15:30–16:30 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Viper (5)
16:30–16:45 – Fighting in the Viking Times (23)
17:00–18:00 – Belts, Satchels, Pouches… How to Make Them? (17)
17:30–18:00 – Coining and Minted Ring Creation (27)

Upper Hall
16:00–17:00 – Gwent Kindergarten
18:30–19:00 – Cobblers‘ Craft Before and After the Sewing Machine (15)
19:30–20:00 – Six Witcher Schools of Fighting (1)

Rear Inn
15:30–16:30 – VIP – Into the Housův mlýn – A Guided Tour (38)
22:30–23:30 – Night Performance by Perkelt

Miscellaneous
16:30–17:30 – Guided Tasting of Whisky (in front of the stage, 450 CZK fee)
17:30–18:30 – Guided Tasting of Beer (in front of the stage, 150 CZK fee)
18:30–19:30 – Guided Tasting of Mead (The Isle of Sin, 150 CZK fee)
21:00–02:00 – The Den (The Isle of Sin)
23:00–23:15 – The Den – Performance (The Isle of Sin)

 

Friday 12. 4.

Stage
15:30–16:00 – Introduction of the Tribes
16:30 – Start of Spring Celebration
16:30–17:30 – Concert by Perkelt
17:30–18:00 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section
18:30–19:30 – Concert by Strigoň
19:30 – End of the Celebration
20:30–21:30 – Concert by Jeden kmen
21:00–21:10 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section
21:20–21:30 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section

Meadow
09:30–10:15 – Early-Medieval Duel (26)
09:30–10:30 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Bear (6)
10:30–11:15 – Blacksmithing (16)
10:30–11:30 – A Show with Birds of Prey (37)
11:30–11:45 – Fighting in the Viking Times (23)
11:30–12:30 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Manticore (7)
12:00–12:30 – Coining and Minted Ring Creation (27)
12:30–13:00 – Myths and Half-Truths about the Middle Ages (13)
13:00–13:30 – A Working Costume? (20)
13:30–14:30 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Griffin (8)
14:30–15:30 – A Show with Birds of Prey (37)
15:30–16:30 – Witcher School of Fighting: Duels between a Wolf, a Cat and a Viper (2)
15:30–16:15 – Medieval Eating (14)
18:30–19:00 – Coining and Minted Ring Creation (27)

Upper Hall
09:30–10:15 – Myths and Half-Truths about Medieval Weapons and Armour (18)
10:00–11:00 – Gwent Kindergarten
10:00–12:00 – Painting Miniatures for Board Games (35)
10:00–16:00 – Gwent Tournament – Basic Round + Round of 16
10:30–11:20 – Creating Costumes from the World of the Witcher (33)
10:30–13:30 – Tournament in Game of Thrones: The Hand of the King
12:30–13:20 – Creating Costumes from the World of the Witcher (33)
14:30–16:30 – Painting Miniatures for Board Games (35)
18:00–18:45 – Myths and Half-Truths about Medieval Weapons and Armour (18)

Rear Inn
09:30–11:00 – Leatherwork, Pendant Creation (11)
11:00–11:30 – VIP – A Talk with the President of Gwint Klub (39)
11:30–12:00 – VIP – A Talk with the Boss of SWS Cosplay (40)
12:30–13:00 – How to Start with Cosplay (30)
13:00–13:30 – About Blavicon and Gwint Klub (29)
13:30–14:00 – What is SWS Cosplay (31)
13:30–14:15 – Karl‘s Story (25)
14:00–15:00 – Translating The Witcher 3 and Other Videogames to Czech (28)
15:00–15:20 – Cutting & Grooming (24)
22:30–23:30 – Night Performance by Perkelt

Photo Booth
16:00–16:30 – Photoshoot with Ermion
16:30–17:00 – Photoshoot with Birna
17:00–17:30 – Photoshoot with Udalryk
18:00–18:30 – Photoshoot with Hjalmar
19:30–20:00 – Photoshoot with Lugos

Miscellaneous
09:00–13:00 – Storytelling RPG (Tea-bar)
11:00–11:30 – About Hookahs and Tobacco (34)
12:00–13:00 – Guided Tasting of Whiskey (in front of the stage, 450 CZK fee)
13:00–14:00 – Guided Tasting of Beer (in front of the stage, 150 CZK fee)
14:00–15:00 – Guided Tasting of Mead (The Isle of Sin, 150 CZK fee)
14:00–18:00 – Storytelling RPG (Tea-bar)
15:00–15:30 – Let‘s Talk Mead (36)
15:00–16:00 – Guided Tasting of Whiskey (in front of the stage, 450 CZK fee)
16:00–17:00 – Guided Tasting of Beer (in front of the stage, 150 CZK fee)
17:00–18:00 – Guided Tasting of Mead (The Isle of Sin, 150 CZK fee)
21:00–02:00 – The Den (The Isle of Sin)
23:00–23:15 – The Den – Performance (The Isle of Sin)

 

SATURDAY 13. 4.

Stage
10:00–11:30 – Cosplay Contest – Non-Public Round
13:00–15:30 – Cosplay Contest – Public Round
16:00–17:00 – Concert by Dei Gratia
17:00 – Shadows over Skellige – End of Vote
17:00–17:15 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section
17:30–19:00 – Concert by Žywiolak
19:30–19:45 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section
20:00–21:30 – Concert by Percival
21:30–21:45 – Shadows over Skellige – Story Section

Meadow
09:30–10:00 – Textile Armour (21)
10:00–11:00 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Cat (9)
10:30–10:45 – Fighting in the Viking Times (23)
11:00–11:45 – Karl‘s Story (25)
11:30–12:00 – Artillery Show
11:30–12:30 – Blacksmithing (16)
12:00–13:00 – A Show with Birds of Prey (37)
13:00–14:00 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Wolf (10)
13:00–14:00 – Costume Design (22)
14:00–14:30 – Artillery Show
14:00–14:45 – Early-Medieval Duel (26)
15:00–15:20 – Cutting & Grooming (24)
15:00–16:00 – Witcher School of Fighting: The Wolf, because Geralt (3)
15:30–16:30 – Belts, Satchels, Pouches… How to Make Them? (17)
17:30–18:00 – Coining and Minted Ring Creation (27)
18:00–18:30 – Myths and Half-Truths about the Middle Ages (13)

Horní sál
10:00–11:00 – Gwent Kindergarten
10:00–12:00 – Painting Miniatures for Board Games (35)
10:00–13:00 – Gwent Tournament – Quarterfinals + Semi-finals
10:00–13:00 – Online Gwent Tournament – Finale
14:30–16:30 – Painting Miniatures for Board Games (35)
15:30–16:30 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance Artbook (32)

Rear Inn
14:00–15:30 – Leatherwork, Pendant Creation (11)
22:30–23:30 – Night Performance by Perkelt

Miscellaneous
09:00–13:00 – Storytelling RPG (Tea-bar)
11:30–12:00 – Let‘s Talk Mead (36)
12:00–13:00 – Guided Tasting of Whiskey (in front of the stage, 450 CZK fee)
12:30–13:00 – About Hookahs and Tobacco (34)
13:00–14:00 – Guided Tasting of Beer (in front of the stage, 150 CZK fee)
14:00–15:00 – Guided Tasting of Mead (The Isle of Sin, 150 CZK fee)
14:00–18:00 – Storytelling RPG (Tea-bar)
15:00–16:00 – Guided Tasting of Whiskey (in front of the stage, 450 CZK fee)
16:00–17:00 – Guided Tasting of Beer (in front of the stage, 150 CZK fee)
17:00–18:00 – Guided Tasting of Mead (The Isle of Sin, 150 CZK fee)
21:00–02:00 – The Den (The Isle of Sin)
23:00–23:15 – The Den – Performance (The Isle of Sin)

 

Sunday 14. 4.

Stage
12:15–12:30 – Blavicon Story Summary
12:30–12:45 – Gwent Tournament Results Announcement
12:45–13:00 – Raffle Announcement
13:00–14:30 – Public Auction
15:00 – Closing Doors

Meadow
09:30–10:30 – Early-Medieval Duel (26)
10:00–11:00 – Witcher School of Fighting: Am I a Monster? (4)
10:00–11:00 – Medieval Eating (14)
11:00–11:30 – Cutting & Grooming (24)
11:00–12:00 – Leather Accessories and Leather Manufacturing in the History and the World of the Witcher (19)

Upper Hall
10:00–11:00 – Gwent Kindergarten
10:00–11:30 – Silent Auction
10:00–12:00 – Gwent Tournament – Finale
10:00–12:00 – Painting Miniatures for Board Games (35)
11:30–12:00 – Six Witcher Schools of Fighting (1)

Rear Inn
10:00–11:30 – Basic Sewing, Hat Creation (12)

Miscellaneous
09:00–12:00 – Storytelling RPG (Tea-bar)
10:00–10:30 – About Hookahs and Tobacco (34)

 

THE LIST OF LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Below you can find the list of all available lectures and workshops. You can see a number next to each line, and the same number is in the list. Some activities are repeated over the weekend, while others are not. All activities below are available in Czech only, but feel free to see the lecturer after the end or during the festival and have a private talk about their topics. Besides, not all the workshops require you to know the language.

 

1. Six Witcher Schools of Fighting
2. Witcher School of Fighting: Duels between a Wolf, a Cat and a Viper
3. Witcher School of Fighting: The Wolf, because Geralt
4. Witcher School of Fighting: Am I a Monster?
5. Witcher School of Fighting: The Viper
6. Witcher School of Fighting: The Bear
7. Witcher School of Fighting: The Manticore
8. Witcher School of Fighting: The Griffin
9. Witcher School of Fighting: The Cat
10. Witcher School of Fighting: The Wolf
11. Leatherwork, Pendant Creation
12. Basic Sewing, Hat Creation
13. Myths and Half-Truths about the Middle Ages
14. Medieval Eating
15. Cobblers‘ Craft Before and After the Invention of Sewing Machine
16. Blacksmithing
17. Belts, Satchels, Pouches… How to Make Them and Where to Get Resources?
18. Myths and Half-Truths about Medieval Weapons and Armour
19. Leather Accessories and Leather Manufacturing in the History and the World of the Witcher
20. A Working Costume?
21. Textile Armour
22. Costume Design
23. Fighting in the Viking Times
24. Cutting & Grooming
25. Karl’s Story
26. Early-Medieval Duel
27. Coining and Minted Ring Creation
28. Translating The Witcher 3 and Other Videogames to Czech
29. About Blavicon and Gwint Klub
30. How to Start with Cosplay
31. What is SWS Cosplay?
32. Kingdom Come: Deliverance Artbook
33. Creating Costumes from the World of the Witcher
34. About Hookahs and Tobacco
35. Painting Miniatures for Board Games
36. Let’s Talk Mead
37. A Show with Birds of Prey
38. Into the Housův mlýn – A Guided Tour (only for VIP)
39. A Talk with the President of Gwint Klub (only for VIP)
40. A Talk with the Boss of SWS Cosplay (only for VIP)

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.

Said about us

Crach an Craite

"It is time to decide the fate of the whole Skellige! And kick some Nilfgaardians while we’re at it…"

Crach an Craite
Birna Bran

"I’ve heard Blavicon can be a royal massacre. I can’t miss it for the world."

Birna Bran
Udalryk

"I will try to unite the whole Skellige. But I’ll be sure to keep an eye on mead every now and then."

Udalryk
Madman Lugos

"In the mornings, there is said to be a lotta people with blue faces. I’m almost afraid I won’t be able to tell my son apart."

Madman Lugos
Ermion

"Balance is the most important thing of all. And that means the right ratio of mead to blood in your veins."

Ermion
Radovid

"Come to Blavicon, they said… It will be fun, they said… It was alright, but I’m still kind of dead since last time."

Radovid
Hjalmar an Craite

"The best cure for morning hangover is fighting an ice giant. Mead is still plenty, but ice giants… not so much."

Hjalmar an Craite
Ice Giant

"Me go too. Undvik boring. Blavicon many peoples me smash."

Ice Giant
Holger Blackhand

"Whatcha can’t eat, drink or rape, that you gotta snuff!"

Holger Blackhand
Anna Henrietta

"Blavicon was exquisite! Excellent wine, great food, music and dancing! Lovely! I just happened to kind of lose my head in all the commotion."

Anna Henrietta
Dandelion

"Round for everyone! Heeeeeeej!"

Dandelion
Berserker

"Just don’t go throwing any mushrooms in our mead."

Berserker

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