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This workshop will address a variety of topics important to the crafter or merchant. Topics include: Designing displays to minimize theft while optimizing sales; inventory control; adding cameras to add security during closed hours, and more
Knowing how a patron shops, and setting up attractive, accessible and creative displays can lead to improved sales. Every detail counts, and we can show you how!
How to find your audience outside of the shows. Using social media such as facebook, instagram and etsy, as well as websites to keep your sales going even after the show is over.
Want to become involved with faires but don't know how to build a fun or believable persona? This class teaches the building blocks to fill in all the details, enabling you to create a living, breathing character.
Already have a persona, but want to bring it to the stage? Find out the steps to creating an entertaining show that will keep them in the seats, and coming back for more.
Learn about costumes of the period, and what you can do to build an affordable costume to wear as you attend or participate in period events.
. The art of storytelling, often musical, usually designed to commemorate an historical event.
Learn about the Scandinavian warrior merchants who traveled the Eastern European river-roads to eventually settled in areas that gave rise to the Russian principalities
Learn about the groups that made up the Medieval period by understanding their artifacts and architecture.
Learn about the foods of the period, how the Royalty feasted, and how the peasants survived.
Stop by to learn the basics of creating leather items for a variety of objects, from decorative to functional.
From weaver to wearer, learn about the process of making fabric and clothing fit for a king!
Watch as our knights test their skills in period gaming competitions designed to prove their skills in marksmanship, horsemanship and other knightly endeavors! Join in yourself for our Knightly Gaming event afterwards.
Learn about the history of the joust while you enjoy the thrill of seeing armored knights on horseback test their skill against each other
Join our falconer several times a day (and visit the birds of prey throughout the day) for discussions on falconry as a sport in the Renaissance. Other topics will include modern day conservancy, as well as more detailed information about these special animals
Stop by several times a day to watch a heavy weapons or rapier fighting workshop, to learn more about the skills and weapons of the time.
Learn about various aspects of the scribal arts, including information on paper making, illumination, binding and more.
Kick your heels up and participate in a variety of different workshops that will teach you the history of a particular dance, and get you on your feet!
The basics behind the physics...
After watching the Calvary play their games of skill from horseback, take up the mantle (from the back of a stick-horse) and see if you can lance a ring or hit the quintain. This event is for children (and adults!) of all ages.
Learn from Entertainment Directors and seasoned entertainers what it takes to get your show noticed. Handy tips on what ED's look for when hiring acts, and how to improve your application techniques
The truth behind what a craft coordinator wants for their show, and how to get your foot in the door selling your work.
If you have a topic or idea that you would like to present or see, please contact us at info@DaVinci-Con.com to discuss how we can bring your idea to life!
DaVinci Con - The Original Renaissance Convention
Lexington, Virginia 24450, United States
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