Rebekah Leib

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Rebekah Leib is a medievalist & historical re-creationist specializing in the Norse Viking era & Bronze Age Scythian cultures.

Rebekah Leib is a medievalist & historical re-creationist specializing in the Norse & Viking-era as well as Bronze Age Scythian cultures. She has far too many sheep, goats & other livestock running amok on her homestead & is a spinner, weaver, dyer, feltmaker & obnoxiously enthusiastic textiles geek. In addition to teaching various textile-oriented and primitive skills in a historical setting, she has enough hobbies/passions for at least 8 people, has no limits when it comes to learning historical skills, and does not comprehend the meaning nor possibility of "boredom".

When not shoveling manure, fixing fences or shouting at escaped sheep, she also enjoys target and combat archery, arrow-making, sewing linen & wool garments, making glass beads with her lampworking torch, and spending quality time with her horses.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Archery of Ancient Europe, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib, Matt McAdoo

    Meet with Realms of Avalon as they teach you about archery of ancient Europe.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Medieval Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica medieval crossbows.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Rebekah Leib

    Ever wanted to know how to throw a knife or tomahawk? What makes a knife suitable for throwing, and how far or accurately can an axe really be thrown? Come find out for yourself and learn some throwing basics. I’ll teach some basic beginner techniques, and you can try your hand at throwing both knife and ‘hawk at the targets provided. We’ll also talk a little about how throwing in reality differs from what you see in the movies and on TV.

  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Straw Into Gold: Textile Arts In Folklore, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib

    We all know the story of Rumplestilskin spinning straw into gold - but did you know "spun gold" was a real thing in the Medieval era? How could Sleeping Beauty cut herself on a spinning wheel? Can you really make shirts out of nettles? Many of these seemingly nonsensical elements have beginnings in the real world but are largely forgotten today. This panel examines historical connections to popular tales as well as some of the things that lent textile arts a hint of the magical in everyday lif

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 1:50 PM, Medieval Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica medieval crossbows, bolts, and see how they function.

  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Rebekah Leib

    Ever wanted to know how to throw a knife or tomahawk? What makes a knife suitable for throwing, and how far or accurately can an axe really be thrown? Come find out for yourself and learn some throwing basics. I’ll teach some basic beginner techniques, and you can try your hand at throwing both knife and ‘hawk at the targets provided. We’ll also talk a little about how throwing in reality differs from what you see in the movies and on TV.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, The Well Dressed Viking Archer, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib, Matt McAdoo

    he Well Dressed Viking archer will focus on the current knowledge we have about archery during the Viking period to include bows, arrows and quivers


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.


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