The SCA welcomes you to the Current Middle Ages! Chivalry comes to life in the Shire of Mare Amethystinum, Thunder Bay’s chapter of the worldwide history organization. For over 50 years the Society for Creative Anachronism has brought people together to rediscover pre-17th century life. Explore ancient skills like blacksmithing, cooking, calligraphy, archery, and many more. Compete in tournaments of high impact armoured combat or learn the delicate and deadly art of rapier fencing. Find us at facebook.com/groups/tbaysca and check out our display and combat demonstration at ThunderCon!
Belegarth Thunder Guard
Discover a world of fantasy battles with the warriors of Thunder Guard, Canada’s premier realm in the international Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Since 2006, parks around Thunder Bay have been turned into battlefields where brave warriors take up padded swords and clash for honour and glory. This free, full-contact combat sport invites players to take on a new persona in a world of myth and might. Make new friends, get active and learn to craft fantasy costumes and armour. Anyone age 16+ is invited to join us at Hillcrest on Wednesdays at 6pm, Vickers Park on Saturdays at 6pm, or join Warriors of Thunder Guard on Facebook. Come see some live combat at ThunderCon and stop by our booth to learn more!
The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas. The MMCC unites individuals with a common love for STAR WARS™ and the Mandalorian culture/characters while encouraging self-improvement, personal growth, family involvement, and fellowship with peers. MMCC is unique as it encourages is membership to embrace creativity and individualism as opposed to costume organization based on visual accuracy from the STAR WARS™ films and canon reference material. The MMCC is an inclusive and friendly club, following the Mandalorian way of “Clans” or family units and a clans’ ability to adopt anyone who wishes to be a Mandalorian.
Crimson Dawn Klingon Assault Group
The Klingon Assault Group is a community based organization built around mutual love of Star Trek, science fiction, and cosplay, with a focus on Klingon culture. The goals are simply to make friends, have fun, and get involved in the community through public appearances, special events, and community service activities. Any non-human alien can become a member of the Imperial Xeno Legion. All who wish to serve the Empire are welcome! Crimson Dawn Klingon Assault Group
Superior Hema Swords
Watch and marvel at Historical European Martial Arts. This company has evolved using manuscripts and treatises written by masters of the medieval and renaissance eras, and their skill, honour, and general bad-assery will astound you! Sat Coliseum Stage 11:15am
Hip Hop Pop Rock
Bringing back the boombap with class! Thundercon is hosting a group of musicians ranging from hiphop to pop/rock. They'll be crushing the main stage at select times, performing a special anthology of Thundercon inspired original and cover songs. Now is your chance to get down to your favourite backing tracks from the geeky TV and film that made them hits. Plus, artists will perform their own unique original Thundercon infused bangers. See schedule HERE
Thunder Bay Public Library
The Thunder Bay Public Library strengthens our community by engaging people in the pursuit of local and global information and knowledge and promoting literacy, lifelong learning and leisure. Reading Hour: Heritage Holodeck Stage, Sat & Sun 1:00pm
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs
Improving lives on a daily basis, the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program brings joy and comfort to the sick, lonely and those who need a friendly visit. The program is growing, boasting 3,354 therapy dog program volunteers and dog teams in 2015 which assisted more than 120,000 clients throughout the year. Therapy dog teams gave more than 230,000 hours of their time visiting hospitals, retirement residences, care facilities, schools and universities. The friendly attention and acceptance of these four-legged volunteers are always greatly appreciated
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Get Your Geek On, Thunder Bay! 2020 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE)!
Sat. September 19, 10:00am-6:00pm Sun. September 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm