At this year's Calgary Comic Expo, as many of you know, I was there to display my airbrush and comic artwork on top of my photography. Naturally I had brought my camera, knowing given the chance that I would maybe get some good photos of some of the great cosplay costumes that are always there. What I didn't expect was the Sons of Fenrir.
This Calgary based Scandinavian Warband, was practicing there maneuvers, as I was making my way from my booth in the Big Four to the BMO to find Nat Jones. That in itself is a little serendipitous, as I love Nat's drawings of Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. The Sons completely drew me in. While the mission was see Nat, and take photos of the many cosplayers that flock to the Comic Expo... I failed in that regard.
What time I did have away from the booth was consumed watching the Sons of Fenrir, and taking some quick photographs.
All images were taken with the intent that I would be black and white images. Something about the portrayal of Scandinavian people and culture from 800-950 A.D. by the group, that screamed black and white to me. That and the gritty live steel combat.
If you have a chance check this group out. I promise you will not regret it. Beyond the live steel combat and maneuvers, their camp was something to behold. My only wish was that I had more time to spend watching as well as taking photos.
You can find out more about the Sons of Fenrir and their upcoming "Raids" at http://www.sonsoffenrir.com
P.S. I did finally catch up with Nat on the final day of the show, so it was wins all the way around!