Na meji nevidnega 2014

This was the second (first last year) Slovenian fantasy and science fiction convention held in Ljubljana. Visit was better than last year, around 500 people have attended the convention throughout the day.

One of two convention halls.

Probably the main event of the convention was cosplay masquerade and selection for the best mask. We could see people dressed in masks from different worlds. From characters from the movies and anime to the characters from the pc games and board games. This year the total number of cosplayers has doubled in comparison to last year. Unfortunately there was no slave Leila .

Group photo of all the cosplayers.
Board games shop.

Different science fiction, board game, roleplaying related societies and shops presented their activities. There were sections dedicated to playing Magic the Gathering, board games, building foam weapons, drawing a fantasy characters or just for hanging out.

Section of the hall intended for playing board games.

In Slovenia, number of LARP players is slowly raising. They had their own booth where they were showing weapons that are used in battles and were trying to find new players to join the game.

Various LARP equipment.

Thanks to the organizers for promoting events of that kind. Many more pictures can be found in gallery.
 

Na meji nevidnega

On Saturday 28. new Slovenian science fiction convention was held in Ljubljana for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised over the participation, as there was, most of the time, present at least 100 people.

Convention hall.

Different science fiction, board game, roleplaying related societies presented their activities. There were a sections dedicated to playing Magic the Gathering, Warhammer and painting Warhammer figures. Of course, event like this needs cosplaying performance. Award for the best costume was won by the Witch King (LotR – Lord of the Nazgul), followed by Morgana (LoL champion) costume with moving wings. As befits sci-fi event we even saw Princess Leila slave costume.

Witch King versus Demon Huntress, playing Warhammer.
Magic section.

During the convention, there were lectures with various topics. Artistic society presented the process of making their Witch King costume. From ideas and design to their actual implementation. There was a discussion about problems of translating personal names in books and maintaining their relevance to the content.

LARP-ing equipment.

Thanks to the organizers for promoting events of that kind.
More pictures in gallery.