Fight Demo or Class Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 29

Learn how to use a rapier, German Longsword, a bow, or a foam boffer weapon. These panels include combat demos by the SCA, Dragon Dronet, Realms of Avalon, or Zombie Tools.

HEMA
HEMA

:Brian has been studying Historical European Martial Arts for several years, focusing on the Liechtenauer tradition of German Long Sword. He has trained with several groups in the Pacific Northwest and various instructors from the international HEMA community. He is the Lead Instructor at Zufechten, a HEMA group that meets twice a week in Missoula, and is a member in good standing with the HEMA Alliance.

About HEMA

Realm of Stygia
Realm of Stygia

Stygia is the Montana chapter of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society.

Belegarth is a medieval sword fighting sport where foam padding is used on the weapons to prevent serious physical injury to participants.

There are different levels of play, there are gatherings were a lot of people play at once, and there are small groups and teams that intermingle with other groups. But most importantly Belegarth is a semi-competitive sport where participants can strive to just enjoy playing with others or work at being physically and mentally the best fighter they can be.

About Realm of Stygia

Realms of Avalon
Realms of Avalon

Realms of Avalon is a medieval re-enactment group. We actively study historical subjects and skills. This means instead of just reading about activities and skills used in the past, we actually do them.

About Realms of Avalon

Clay Cooper
Clay Cooper

An Army brat, Clay Cooper earned his Eagle Scout at 16 and graduated high school in Frankfurt, Germany.

He did a 4 year stint in the US Air Force as a mechanic on F-117 Stealth Bombers, then joined the US Army. He retired as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant First Class. He served on various combat deployments and peacekeeping missions on 4 continents.

He studied energy technology at the University of Montana. His interests include urban gardening, re-purposing things, and firearms. He gives panels at conventions as a modern armed combat advisor, specializing in helping writers and GMs make their stories more realistic.

About Clay Cooper

Ruth Frey

Ruth Frey, also known as Dame Ruth, has a wide range of interests. Professionally, she works as a technician in a University biology lab, but in her free time she enjoys studying Medieval and Renaissance history as part of Realms of Avalon.

About Ruth Frey

Erika Hughes

About Erika Hughes

Matt McAdoo

About Matt McAdoo


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