Parasol Duelling in action!
Parasol Duelling continues to gather more interest across the country and around the world!
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo this year asked us to do three Parasol Duelling Demos.
We ended up doing two, an outside demo on the Friday and an indoor Panel/Demo on Saturday afternoon.
Inclement weather prevented us from doing another outside demo after the indoor one that afternoon.
Both received a lot of attention from the crowd of 97,000 attendees!
Special thanks to the lovely duelists:
Sarafina Kain, Monica Willard, Josanna Justine, Cali Kyhn and Raven Hawthorne.
The indoor demo was unfortunately in a fairly small room, maybe 100 people, and the Expo had to turn away as many again.
Since the Expo I have heard that the Steampunk Worlds Fair will be having a Parasol Duelling workshop this year and there will be several Parasol Duelling demos in various groups as well.
Plans are afoot for a formal competition in Calgary this year too!
UPDATE: The first World Championships of Parasol Duelling was held on September 13, 2014 at Beakerhead in Calgary!
You can see a report from the World Championships here.
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