Thursday, January 18, 2018

Folklife Meets Fandom - Traditionality and Cosplay with AbbyShot Clothiers


In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast, folklorist Dale Jarvis sits down for a geek-out session with Grace Shears, the Risk Manager at AbbyShot Clothiers Limited in Mount Pearl. Grace holds the advanced level certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes through the University of Fredericton, NB. She is a former Military Veteran and has also served as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross on the Disaster Management team. In 2014, Grace joined the AbbyShot team and has been dedicated to quality control, product development and supply chain management.

 AbbyShot is a privately held Canadian corporation founded in July 2002. Its garment designs are styled after clothing worn in movies, anime series, TV shows and computer games, including Doctor Who, Outlander, and Firefly. Grace is a contributor to the empowering energy and culture of AbbyShot. We talk about the work of AbbyShot, and how they are using traditional skills and knowledge to craft three of their most recent products related to the Outlander television series, plus a chat about Doctor Who, the world of conventions, Grace’s own Newfoundland family connection to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and the AbbyShot blog.




Want to hear more from Grace and Dale? They are both part of the Cosplay, Coffee, and Contemplation event organized by our friends at Admiralty House Museum on Saturday, January 20th. The event is free, but preregistration is required, so click here!


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The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep heritage alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HFNL and CHMR Radio. Past episodes hosted on Libsyn, and you can subscribe via iTunes, or Stitcher. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.

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