Realms of Avalon

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

Realms of Avalon is a medieval re-enactment group. We actively study historical subjects and skills. This means instead of just reading about activities and skills used in the past, we actually do them.

Realms of Avalon is a medieval re-enactment group. We actively study historical subjects and skills. This means instead of just reading about activities and skills used in the past, we actually do them.

We not only learn skills, but have fun meeting people, trying new things, talking, and doing all sorts of fun games and activities. That is why we call what we do "playing" - - it's so fun, you forget that you're learning history!

We gather on a regular basis for candlelight feasts with historical foods, historically themed campouts, workshops on skills or topics, competitions in skills, lectures and movie nights, practice sessions on things like combat, dancing, and archery... and just about any type of historically themed gathering that sounds like fun.

When we gather together we wear historical costumes, use historically based tools and equipment and supplies, and even adopt the identity of someone who might have lived in history. Part of the fun is learning how to make your gear - - or you can buy, barter, or trade your stuff with someone else. There will be plenty of people around happy to help you get started.

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Realms-of-Avalon-112616592100559/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Primitive Weapons, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Rebekah Leib

    The history, manufacture and use of primitive weapons. If/when all the technology goes away (steam, gunpowder, lasers, etc.), what can you
    defend yourself with? How have primitive weapons been used through history to devastating effect? How can we use them today?

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville , Lord & Lady Towers (Will Brown & Ashley McGehee), Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Jim Butcher, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Tundra Malamute, Nikki Rossignol, Beth Stoops, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk to the Elks, the Wilma, the Roxy Theater, and through Caras Park back to the hotel.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Archery Class: Historical Bows, Madison
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob)

    A presentation on historical bows, including Viking and English longbows and the Japanese Yumi, as well as recurves including Mongolian and other horsebows. This is part 1 of 2. Part 2, on Sunday will be a live fire demonstration of these bows.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Medieval Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey

    Check out some replica medieval crossbows.

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 2:50 PM, Crossbows, Atlatls, Spears, Oh My!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob)

    What do you use when the gunpowder runs out? Projectiles and other weapons can be very effective when guns and bullets are no longer an option. Interactively learn about various weaponry through discussion and demonstration. Some audience participation may occur.

  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Shoot the Knight!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey

    Come one, come all! Display your accuracy and test your might as you attempt to shoot the knight . . . with foam arrows. No murders here, please. We did just change hotels and the carpet still looks nice.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Primitive Textiles, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Rebekah Leib

    Without a lot of technology, what do you have to wear and how do you produce it? How do you obtain clothing when there's nary a Walmart or Hot Topic in sight? We'll discuss how clothing was made by spinning and weaving various materials, and obtained by non-modern cultures through history, and how relevant those methods are today.

  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Archery Class, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob)

    A demonstration of historical bows, including Viking and English longbows and the Japanese Yumi, as well as recurves including Mongolian and other horsebows.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Rebekah Leib

    Ever wanted to know how to throw a knife or tomahawk? What makes a knife suitable for throwing, and how far or accurately can an axe really be thrown? Come find out for yourself and learn some throwing basics. I’ll teach some basic beginner techniques, and you can try your hand at throwing both knife and ‘hawk at the targets provided. We’ll also talk a little about how throwing in reality differs from what you see in the movies and on TV.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Shoot the Knight!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey

    Come one, come all! Display your accuracy and test your might as you attempt to shoot the knight . . . with foam arrows. No murders here, please. We did just change hotels and the carpet still looks nice.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, If I had a Longboat: Reconstructed Viking Ships, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob)

    The Viking longship has long had a reputation as a romantic (or fearsome!) symbol. But what were they actually like as ships? Many replicas ow exist, based on archaeological finds, and modern scholars have learned a lot by making and sailing them. What does it take to get a longship on the water?


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