Fight Demo or Class Guests, Pros, and Panelists
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Robert Chenoweth
Bob joined the Army in 1966 and flew combat helicopter missions for a year before being shot down and captured during Tet 1968. He was released from captivity in 1973.
- 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.
- Dragon Dronet
Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars; the Old Republic.
Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).
- 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.
- Wayne Heinz
A Historical European Martial Arts instructor from Spokane, WA, Wayne has been teaching various weapons from the Lichtenauer Tradition since 2010. He has taught and competed at events ranging from the southwest to the northwest. Wayne founded along with Shaunn Wenig, Steve McDougall, and Amanda Trail, Iron Crown Kunst des Fechtens, and is the current vice president.
- Chad Volpe
Composer, Technologist, Swordsman
(Keyboardist, IT Professional, Martial Artist)