A Celebration of Martial Arts in Popular Culture
Welcome to CombatCon™, the world's only convention fueled by real martial artists, stage combatants, stunt professionals, experts in tactical combat and personal protection, and professional authors. Take classes, attend panels and presentations, watch demonstrations, fight in or watch Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) tournaments, peruse our Expo Hall, watch combat-tastic films, party the night away at our Time Traveler's Ball, show off your fabulous cosplay and enter our costume contest, join in some tabletop gaming, and have yourself an incredible time. There's no other convention like this on the planet, and you simply can't afford to miss it. Join us at CombatCon™ 2016, and celebrate Martial Arts in Popular Culture.
Whether you're a martial artist, a stage combat fighter, a film stunt fighter, a member of the military or law enforcement, or a civilian concerned about personal protection, CombatCon™ is the place for you. With over 200 hours of classes in martial arts, stage and screen fighting, tactical combat, and personal protection, our convention offers training for people of all skill levels. In addition to hands-on classes, we also feature tournaments, tons of unique demonstrations, and panels and presentations with experts in of all aspects of combat.
Are you a writer concerned with accurately representing the warrior and their combat in your work? Do you want to add authenticity to your characters and their fight scenes? If so, then let CombatCon™ be your muse. We offer a dedicated Writers Track featuring classes, panels, and presentations focused on writing about combat, along with practical classes where you can see your fight scenes brought to life by trained martial artists and stunt fighters. Try on armor, handle real weapons, learn the jargon, and learn about the psychological effects of violence.
Is being in the thick of the action not necessarily your thing? No problem! CombatCon™ offers a ton of other fun activities, including panels and presentations, a cosplayer's dream costume contest, tabletop gaming, watching tournaments and demonstrations, after-hours shenanigans (like our fabulous Time Traveler's Ball!), a Live Action Fight Scene Competition, and more! In your down time, stop by our Expo Hall and check out our diverse, amazing vendors, or travel through time and take a load off in our Steampunk Lounge!
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