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Featured Guests

Paganicon is proud to announce Kari Tauring & Viking Encampment as our 2018 Featured Guests

Read on to learn more!

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Nordic folk musician, dancer, and storyteller and author of “The Runes: A Deeper Journey”. A volva in Old Norse, she “carries the staff” of spiritual tradition within the folkway of her Nordic ancestry through performance, education, and authorship. Kari combines deep scholarship and personal practice to create new interpretations of what it means to be Nordic. Called “innovative folk” music, Tauring gives modern relevance to the ancient poems and songs that inspire her.

Kari played original folk music in the Twin Cities and around the Midwest from the early 1990’s. From 1999 – 2006 she produced large scale Winter Solstice celebrations with original music, dancers, puppets, and visual artists.

Her early studies of Runes and ancient texts about them (1989) began making their way into her musical life in 2003 as she began reconstructing the staff carrying women’s traditions of her Norwegian heritage. Using the staff and stick for chanting runes is at the center of  Volva Stav is her original work aligning the body and its processes with the world tree and its many inhabitants. The use of staff rhythm for journey and rune expression, and the dovetailing of rune postures within Nordic movement is unique, profound, and well received around the world.

Kari began studying Scandinavian folk dance in 2006 and putting rune postures to traditional Scandinavian folk dances sparked her programs in Nordic Roots Dance in 2011. She continues to dance in performance groups, teach runes in the dance workshops, and connect the very ancient to the very modern through the threads of these folk ways.




Vikings Encampment

Members of the Viking Encampment are an entertainment troupe. Based out of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, they focus on educating audiences on Viking history, warfare, culture and crafts. Many of them practice the Norse faith and will be bringing their demonstrations to Paganicon.

The Viking Encampment was established in 2014 and has become a go-to place for families to learn a bit about history while visiting the Renaissance Festival. Viking Encampment includes a long house, a period Viking stove and in 2016 the Viking Encampment shifted leadership to a female leader, Jarl Aesa. The Vikings Encampment Strives to continue to create entertaining and informative opportunities for the audience attending the MN Renaissance Festival.

You can follow them on Facebook at and on Instagram at VikingEncampment.