Programming

VikingsCon programming will be very interactive and includes panels, several workshops, demos and training courses, a cosplay contest, a living history encampment and more Vikings-era things to see and do for all ages! We will even be hosting an after-party and camping!  


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Call For Programming

Do you have an idea for a panel, programming/performance piece or workshop?

Submit a Programming Application now!

Cosplay Contest

We will have multiple categories, including categories for authentic viking garb. 

Professional and Amateur cosplayers are welcome!

Re-enactors are welcome!

Things to Do

Leif Ericson Viking Ship Display

Leif Ericson Viking Ship, Inc. will be joining us and bringing along their 40 ft. replica Viking ship! The “Norseman” is a full sized replica of the Afterbåt or Afterboat, found buried with the famous Gokstad ship near Oslo, Norway. Join them in the Living History Encampment to learn all about Leif Ericson and building a Viking ship! 

Floki's Flying Axe Workshop

45-minute Instructional Axe throwing workshop. Learn the fundamentals of axe throwing and engage in friendly competition to demonstrate what you’ve learned.

Forging Demo

Join History Channel’s Forged In Fire Champion Chris Farrell of Fearghal Blades, for a live forging demo of a Vikings style blade. 

Leather Crafting Workshop

Join Valkyrie Leather Design in this free workshop! Learn the basics of Leather Crafting from leather artist Rebecca Renner of Valkyrie Leather Design. Participants will receive a blank wristband. You will be provided with gloves, dyes and access to various tools to create a custom wristband of your own design. Yours to keep!   

Combat & Weapons Training Workshop

Join Wyrd Brothers Productions for a display and demonstration of understood armed combat techniques with traditional weapons such as swords, axes, spears and shields. 

Learn how to use these weapons in practical application and how armed combat styles developed over time. 

  Pyrophoric Fire Dance Troupe will bring you a dynamic spectacle of fire poi, hoop, fans, staff, orbs, snakes, fire breathing, fire umbrella, s-staves, Fire Faeries, and more! Infusing dance, art and fire into their shows, they will bring  the Euphoric Art of Fire to VikingsCon!    

A Demonstration of Illusion, Sideshow Circus and Magic!

Join Philadelphia Juggler, Magician and Fire performer Douglas Stafford as he brings family-friendly entertainment and laughter through the medium of bad ideas.  


Attendees of all ages will enjoy close-up magic and enormous bubbles! 

Living History Encampment

Viking Village


Walk through our Viking Village for an immersive experience in everyday Viking life.


Join re-enactors as they demonstrate cooking, games,  arts & crafts, and activities from the Viking Age.

Re-enactors Attending VikingsCon

The Everyday Viking


Barony of Dun Carraig (SCA)


The Longship Co.


Wyrd Brothers Production


Are you a Re-enactor or part of a re-enactment group? Join our Living History Encampment and attend for FREE!  

Complete our Re-enactors application to reserve your space. 


Approved re-enactors are admitted free!

(Space is Limited)

Ragnarok Encampment

 Join us for an overnight camping experience at VikingsCon with our Ragnarok Encampment pass. 

You must pre-register in order to get a camping space. Spaces will not be sold at the event. 


This pass is $50, and includes up to 2 people on one pass.

(each additional person will have to purchase a pass).


Spaces are sold in 10' x 15' lots; 1 tent per space and you must bring your own tent and supplies. 

Period style tent recommended, but not required.


Please read the full rules and regulations. 

1st Annual VikingsCon Cosplay Contest

Show us your badass and register for the VikingsCon Cosplay Contest!

We will have multiple categories, including categories for authentic viking garb. 

Professional and Amateur cosplayers are welcome!

Re-enactors are welcome!

You must have an admission pass at the time of the event to participate in the cosplay contest. 


Open to all ages!!




Presented by: Pop Culture Uncovered

The VikingsCon Cosplay Contest is hosted by Pop Culture Uncovered (PCU). PCU is a place for all things geeky, including comics, movies, gaming, cosplay, TV and more. For more information on PCU visit them on the web or Facebook


Register for the VikingsCon Cosplay today!

More Programming...

  • Blacksmithing demo
  • Viking Battle Strategies and Fighting Techniques
  • Shieldwall formation workshop
  • Alphorn soloist 
  • Mythological Storytelling 
  • Hnefatafl - Viking Board Game stations
  • LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing)

And much more...

Check back often as we are still planning and adding more amazing demos and workshops.