Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Realms of Avalon

MisCon 32 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 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Realms of Avalon , The Troupe , BJ Allen-Prudden, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Chris Blazer, Max Franicevich, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), James Hayes, Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Katie Rhodes, The SCA, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    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 down Higgins Street to Broadway, cross the street, then head back along Higgins and through Caras Park back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Heroes of Norse Mythology, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Realms of Avalon ; Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    A panel focused on the written word, and the ways in which later cultures have potentially altered, censored, and/or put their own spin on Norse Heroes.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica European, Chinese repeater, and Vietnamese crossbows.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Asian Bows, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Join Realms of Avalon and learn about and try several Asian Bows!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Medieval Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica medieval crossbows, bolts, and see how they function.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
  • moderator Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Bows of the West/Ancient Bows, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Realms of Avalon ; Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Come learn about ancient bows from Viking Age, England, and Native American. The Realms of Avalon will have a lot of bows and arrows on hand for you to check out.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Ancient And Medieval Bows, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib

    Discuss bows from the ancient world, Europe, and Asia.