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Send a swordfighting photographer from Vancouver, BC to Godalming, UK to document the event and fight all comers.
15 backers pledged CA$ 825 to help bring this project to life.

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The International Rapier Seminar is hosted by the School of the Sword in Godalming, Surrey, UK. Featuring some of the best rapier instructors in Europe, including event organizer Fran Terminiello, the weekend attracts top-quality fencers from across the continent and around the world.

I am a swordfighter and photographer from Vancouver, BC. I am the co-owner of Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly, and the photographer at Knockout Photography. We at Valkyrie have always felt a special kinship with the School of the Sword, as two of very few western martial arts schools in the world that are run by women.

I was recently given the opportunity to contribute to the International Rapier Seminar by lending them my photography skills, as well as teaching a workshop. This is a unique chance for members of schools an ocean apart to collaborate in a world-class environment, and I would love to help build stronger ties between Canada and Europe's fencing communities. 

This Kickstarter aims to raise enough funds to cover my basic travel expenses, as Vancouver and Godalming are a long ways apart. I have my own photography gear and fencing kit, and just need a way of transporting myself and my equipment across the Atlantic for this amazing event.

Any extra funds raised will go to things like food, random airline fees, etc.

Risks and challenges

The biggest variable in this project is of course flight pricing and availability. I'll be monitoring them closely throughout the project timeline; if they rise beyond reason before the campaign is over we'll cancel the trip and cry.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $7

    Our thanks and an exclusive selfie of Courtney and Fran at the event.

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    Our thanks, an exclusive selfie of Courtney and Fran at the event, and a high-resolution wallpaper from one of our favourite photos from the event.

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    For seminar attendees: a portrait (posed or candid) of you, taken at the event. Also our thanks, an exclusive selfie of Courtney and Fran at the event, and a high-resolution wallpaper from one of our favourite photos from the event.

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    Our thanks, an exclusive selfie of Courtney and Fran at the event, a high-resolution wallpaper from one of favourite photos from the event, and three high-resolution photos of your choice from the final gallery.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Our thanks, an exclusive selfie of Courtney and Fran at the event, a high-resolution wallpaper from one of favourite photos from the event, and ten high-resolution photos of your choice from the final gallery.

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