Avacal at the CCEE

Kristine showing off the arts and science displays to members of the public visiting our interactive display village at Calgary Expo

Kristine showing off the arts and science displays to members of the public visiting our interactive display village

For the 2018 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, our SCA group in Montengarde (Calgary) was offered space to have a display. The group also did panels and fighting demos, but the most interesting part was the interactive ‘medieval village’. There were artisans there breaking flax, carding and combing flax and wool, spinning flax and wool, striking coins, doing embroidery and sewing, cooking over a medieval-style camp kitchen, singing and more. 

A brazier in the medieval village at Calgary expo as part of a coin-making display.

A brazier in the medieval village at Calgary expo as part of a coin-making display.

I didn’t get any photos of the specific arts displays (there were usually too many people in front of the tables) but there were cast pewter buttons, struck and cast coins, coronettes, gowns, music, scribal arts, spinning, arrows, cooking, millinery, and more.

A member of Montengarde, Avacal dressed in Viking garb, working on making a linen (Jorvik) hood.

A member of Montengarde, Avacal dressed in Viking garb, working on making a linen (Jorvik) hood.

While the Saskatoon and Edmonton Expos have also had an SCA presense, the Expo in Calgary is so much larger that Montengarde/Calgary wasn’t able to fully staff it all on our own, so members from all over the SCA Kingdom came to help out.

I’m sharing a few photos from Friday, April 27 at the CCEE here, but you can see the rest of my photos either in my Facebook album, or on my Instagram feed. (To see them easily after the fact, look for the #Avacal hashtag.)

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