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CombatCon Passes!

Full Weekend, Day Passes, Meal Passes, T-shirts, Tournaments and Master Class are all below.
Before registering make sure your ducks are in a row. If you are a HEMA member contact them here or an AoC member contact them here to get your discount code!

 

Full Weekend Passes!

Hall Pass

Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the Expo Hall starting Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$45.00

 

Includes: Admission to Expo Hall and some general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watching HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

Note: You can not participate in any tournaments or competitions at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

Fan Pass

Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the convention starting Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$65.00

 

Includes: Admission to all panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – Only 2 Taster Track/Intro Martial Arts Classes

Note: You can not participate in regular Martial Arts classes at this pass level.

* Details about Children

Warrior Pass

Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the convention and all classes starting, Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$200.00

 

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes).

That means over 75 classes to choose from!

 

Note: Only at this pass level will you be able to do everything that the convention has to offer. There may also be additional activities only available at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

And Don’t forget your T-Shirt and VIP Upgrade!

CombatCon T-shirt

Make sure all your friends know you were at CombatCon 2015!

$20.00

 

Simply the coolest tee-shirt around! Well, it will be once it is designed…

VIP Upgrade

Be a VIP and hang with the cool kids!

$175.00

Whether you’re a Fan or a Warrior, upgrade your pass to enjoy all these amazing benefits and be treated like Royalty!

What you get:

  • Priority Access to Classes & Panels: This year, class sizes are limited due to the reduction in the venue size.  Most classes can accommodate 12-15 participants, so Priority Access will help you get into your top choices! Getting Into Classes at CombatCon!
  • Free 1-Hour VIP Master Classes: Available only to our VIPs, this benefit is a truly rare opportunity to get dedicated attention from the best instructors WMA, HEMA, and the world of Stunt Fighting have to offer.  (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Friday & Saturday)
  • Free Equipment and Weapons Check: Stash your stuff for free! (8 AM to 6:30 PM, Friday through Sunday)
  • Meal Ticket: Don’t want to leave the action to get food?  No problem!  Your meal ticket will get you lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ($80 value)
  • 5 Drink Tickets: For use at the CombatCon Bars in Rain. ($50 value)
  • Special VIP only t-shirt: Exclusive to VIPs, this shirt is not for retail sale. ($20 value)
  • Access to the VIP Floor: The 3rd floor of Rain will be your exclusive oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the convention.  Watch the tournaments from above during the day, and have a swanky lounge for the parties in the evening (including the Time Traveler’s Ball!).  The VIP Floor boasts a VIP lounge and VIP Skyboxes where you can really take in the sights.
  • Exclusive Meet & Greets: Our instructors and Special Guests will be available to meet with you personally during select times over the weekend.  These Meet & Greets will be held on the VIP Floor, so they will truly be exclusive.
CombatCon Day Passes

 

Hall Pass Friday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the Expo Hall Friday, June 26th.

$15.00

Includes

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watching HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

Note: You can not participate in any tournaments or competitions at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Fan Pass Friday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention Friday, June 26th.

$25.00

 

Includes: Admission to all panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – Only 1 Taster Track/Intro Martial Arts Class

Note: You can not participate in regular Martial Arts classes at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Warrior Pass Friday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention Friday, June 26th.

$75.00

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes). Over 75 classes to choose from!

Note: Only at this pass level will you be able to do everything that the convention has to offer. There may also be additional activities only available at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

Hall Pass Saturday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the Expo Hall Saturday, June 27th.

$25.00

Includes

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watching HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

Note: You can not participate in any tournaments or competitions at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Fan Pass Saturday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention Saturday, June 27th.

$40.00

 

Includes: Admission to all panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – Only 1 Taster Track/Intro Martial Arts Class

Note: You can not participate in regular Martial Arts classes at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Warrior Pass Saturday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention and all classes Saturday, June 27th.

$90.00

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes). Over 75 classes to choose from!

Note: Only at this pass level will you be able to do everything that the convention has to offer. There may also be additional activities only available at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Hall Pass Sunday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the Expo Hall Sunday, June 28th.

$15.00

Includes

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watching HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

Note: You can not participate in any tournaments or competitions at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Fan Pass Sunday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention Sunday, June 28th.

$25.00

 

Includes: Admission to all panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – Only 1 Taster Track/Intro Martial Arts Class

Note: You can not participate in regular Martial Arts classes at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

Warrior Pass Sunday Day Pass

Good for all day admission to the convention and all classes Sunday, June 28th.

$75.00

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – Watch HEMA Tournaments

     – Participate in HEMA Tournaments (addtl fee)

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes). Over 75 classes to choose from!

Note: Only at this pass level will you be able to do everything that the convention has to offer. There may also be additional activities only available at this pass level.

 

* Details about Children

 

 

Pass Upgrades

Upgrade from Hall to Fan

*ONLY VALID FOR PREVIOUS PASS HOLDERS*
Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the convention starting Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$20.00

 

Includes: Admission to all panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – 2 Taster Track / Intro Martial Arts Classes

 

 

* Details about Children

 

Upgrade from Hall to Warrior

*ONLY VALID FOR PREVIOUS PASS HOLDERS*
Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the convention and all classes starting, Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$155.00

 

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes)

 

* Details about Children

Upgrade from Fan to Warrior

*ONLY VALID FOR PREVIOUS PASS HOLDERS*
Good for the Thurs, June 25th Opening Ceremonies along with all day admission to the convention and all classes starting, Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th.

$135.00

 

Includes: Admission to all classes, panels, demonstrations, and general activities, including:

     – Expo Hall access

     – Demonstrations

     – HEMA Tournaments

     – Travel Through Time Exhibit

     – Costume Contest

     – Time Traveler’s Ball

     – Gaming Room access

     – Attend Panels

     – Movie screenings/Film Festival

     – Live Action Fight Scene Competition

     – All Martial Arts Classes (not including Pre-Convention classes)

 

* Details about Children

 

Tournaments

Tournament: Longsword - Steel (Advanced)

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments (excluding the Synthetic Longsword)!

$25.00

$25 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Longsword - Synthetic (Beginners)

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments (excluding the Steel Longsword)!

$15.00

$15 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Longsword - Women's

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments!

$15.00

$15 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Sword & Buckler

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments!

$15.00

$15 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Rapier

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments!

$15.00

$15 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Cutting

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments!

$35.00

$35 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

Tournament: Singlestick

Enter one or more of our HEMA tournaments!

$15.00

$15 Entrance fee. Please review the rules and contact us if you have any questions.

 

Master Classes

De Longis' Mastering the Whip - Sunday 7pm-11pm

Learn whip from the same person that Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Anjelica Houston, Ellen Barkin and a host of other stars have learned from!

$150.00

Anthony De Longis, Whip Master to the Stars has trained Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brendan Fraser, Placido Domingo, Anjelica Houston, Ellen Barkin, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman of MYTHBUSTERS and a host of others in the entertainment industry, as well as a legion of professional and amateur performers and martial artists.  In this rare master class at Combat Con in Las Vegas on Sunday June 28th, 2015, De Longis shares the secrets he’s learned from decades of training with Fencing Master Ralph Faulkner, Martial Arts great Guro Dan Inosanto and his own 30 year intensive study of the whip to learn its secrets.

 

A Fifth Degree Black Belt, member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame as 2008 Weapons Instructor of the Year, Hyaku-e Black Belt & Instructor in Shinkendo, and collegiate saber champion, De Longis invented his unique “rolling loop, follow the handle” style based on decades of bladed weapons training in European, Filipino and Japanese combative sword styles. He often refers to the whip as a super-sonic telescoping blade. His method utilizes structure and alignment to produce explosive energy with a minimum of effort. He applies the bladed weapons principle of proportionate movement so the whip always operates within the physical dimensions of the wielder making it extremely difficult for an adversary to close.  His method is safer, more efficient, more accurate and more visually pleasing – a huge plus for film, stage and television work. His technique safely generates and focuses the 700+ mph velocity of the whip to literally stab the intended target rather than merely slashing, applying the explosive power of the whip with pin-point accuracy. At the heart of it all is the martial principle of maximum return for minimum effort.

 

Techniques studied and performed in this workshop Master Class will include the eight angles of attack including vertical, horizontal, ascending and descending diagonal strikes on both the forehand and backhand sides. These will be explored in both simple direct throws, as well as compound figures and flowing combinations so the whip virtually never stops moving. Precision targeting and working with a partner will also be examined.

 

He will be assisted by his wife, the lovely Dr. Mary De Longis, who handles a whip with the same deadly accuracy and precision. Beauty and danger in one explosive package.

 

Check out his web site at http://www.delongis.com/PalpableHit/Bullwhip.html and the WHIP MASTER link at http://www.delongis.com/Skills.html for more information.

 

This special master class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend (registration will open soon for this).  You can register for Combat Con at any level (Hall, Fan or Warrior).  The Whip master class will be $150 above the cost of Combat Con registration.

 

Participants should come in comfortable attire with long sleeves and eye protection. You may bring your own whip or use one provided by Mr. DeLongis.

 

While this will NOT be a part of the Master Class, please enjoy the treat of a little Fire Whip action!

 

 

Bruno Cruicchi's Garrote Larense: Monday June 29th 9am - 12:30pm

Venezuelan Machete Fighting

$75.00

A 150 year old martial art based on Machete fighting and old Spanish Saber Fencing, developed and kept secret by Venezuelan fighters and freedom fighters who had to rely on their farming tools during the Independence campaign led by Simon Bolivar. This is a highly practical art that relies more on evasion than on blocking. In addition to the four basic attacks, you will learn evasion tactics that you can easily transplant to your own art.

Heavy Sabre Master Class: Monday June 29th 9am - 12:30pm

Level up your sabre skills!

$75.00

This class is designed to help you level up your sabre skills whether you are brand new to the study or very experienced. We will have three instructors so we can teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced fencers concurrently. The instructors have decades of experience in teaching this weapon and we will be working on simple attacks, defense, faints, actions on the blade, and counter attacks. We will look at actions appropriate for the duel, military, and the strip.

 

Instructors: John Sullins, Master at Arms; William Byrne, Provost at Arms, and Richard Lowry

 

*This special master class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend (http://www.combatcon.com/register/). You can register for Combat Con at any level (Gaming, Fan or Warrior) to be eligible.*

Mishael Lopes Cardozo's HEMA on Camera: Monday June 29th 9am - 12:30pm

Create and choreograph your own fights!

$75.00

This workshop will focus on Longsword skills on the movie set. You will learn how to strike and how to make flow drills with your weapon and how to dynamically use these skills with a stunt partner on the set. Create and choreograph your own fights and learn the ‘ins and outs’ from one of the best people in the business.

 

 

Mishael played among others in the motion picture Richard the Lionheart and the mega series Game of Thrones. He did fight choreography for numerous projects. More over, he has educated many stuntmen and women with his knowledge of historical Martial Arts. His view and visions on stage combat are controversial and differs from the classic Hollywood approach of barbaric hacking and slashing. He has found a unique way to combine historical martial arts with stage combat principals, which not only gives credit to our martial heritage, but also gives spectacular results on camera.

 

 

Now you have the chance to work directly with him in a friendly and relaxed environment and learn all there is to know about working with swords on the film set. At the end of the workshop you will know how to move with a sword, how to act and you will have choreographed your own fight! This workshop is really a must for actors and people that want to acquire extra skills set on their resume or for those interested in movies, swords, or martial arts.

Kyle Rowling's Fighting for Film: Monday June 29th 1-4pm

Learn a realistic fight scene.

$135.00

Films are very expensive, time is money, and directors hate having to tell anyone, especially extra or stand-ins, the same thing twice. Just to give you a little insight into the cost of Hollywood; ‘Star Wars Episode III’ cost $30,000US per minute to make. That’s right, per minute. How many times do you think George Lucas wants to ask you to stay in shot before he finds someone that can.

 

Through three simple steps, Kyle Rowling’s unique film fighting process will help you understand how the camera sees the world, and what you can do to make sure it sees the best of you every time. Sword fights are easier to capture on film because there is generally more movement, they are larger and more epic, for that reason this workshop will focus on getting the most out of your Unarmed skills on camera.

 

Over the course of this workshop you will learn Kyle’s unique set of techniques including:
– Striking and blocking techniques
– Grappling
– Camera awareness
– Set-tiquette &
– Realistic reactions

 

*Thi special master class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend (http://www.combatcon.com/register/). You can register for Combat Con at any level (Gaming, Fan or Warrior) to be eligible.*

Lee Smith’s Contest with Friends or Combat with Enemies: Monday June 29th 1pm - 4:30pm

Body mechanics for the single handed sword for tournaments or in earnest.

$75.00

Meyer’s true craft is expressed by rapid transition between cuts and thrusts delivered to the body’s four openings. This course will focus on Meyer’s concepts as applied to the single handed sword. Participants will be taught proper body mechanics for cutting, thrusting, guard positions and transitioning through them. After progressing through the fundamentals, the second half of this course will extend to cover the application of Meyer’s concepts and modern bio-mechanics to sportive and martial combat.

 

This special Master Class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend (http://www.combatcon.com/register/). You can register for Combat Con at any level (Gaming, Fan or Warrior) to be eligible. The class will be $75 above the cost of Combat Con registration.

Tomahawk and Longknife Master Class: Monday June 29th 1pm - 4:30pm

Learn which animal is your totem!

$75.00

As well as its use along the American frontier and how integration of specific cultural fighting styles of both European and Native American peoples evolved into early forms of American fighting arts. We will also be exploring the animal totem styles of combat. Learn which animal is your totem!

 

We will also be doing some controlled sparring in this class.

 

Equipment: Training weapons will be provided but participants should bring a belt or sash to practice accessing the weapons and a fencing mask, gloves and protective jacket.

Instructor(s): John Lennox, Steve Huff

Backsword Intensive – The Art and the Fight, from Highest Point to Bluntest edge. (Monday June 29th, 10am – 4pm)

*This class is independent of CombatCon, so you can not register on this site. Make sure to register through the link here or the one in the title of the Master Class.

 

This intensive workshop is ideal for new and seasoned historical fencers, European martial artists and anyone attending this year’s Combat Con 2015.

 

A full day of professional tuition in traditional backsword/broadsword method and technique is presented by Maestro Paul Macdonald of the Edinburgh based Macdonald Academy of Arms.

 

Weapon form and function shall be examined, leading to study of effective martial method and techniques for this unique and enduring sword. The back/broadsword played a crucial part in society and Government throughout Scotland and the British Isles for over three centuries of our most turbulent and bloody history.

 

This intensive class shall bring this sword back to Life for all participants as we examine various martial context in which the sword was effectively used in single combat (aye, expect stirring stories of legend!)

 

Participants shall have the opportunity to study and practice actions and tactics drawn from duelling grounds of legend and learn of actual encounters and techniques that made the backsword one of the most enduring weapons in European history.

 

The first half of the day shall focus on the principles and techniques of the developed Art of single backsword against it’s own form in single combat. The second half shall focus on surviving the reality of the street fight or ambush with the backsword, facing both single and multiple opponents.

 

The aim of this class is to enable a deeper historical understanding of an often misunderstood weapon and create a more effective martial artist.

 

This class shall run from 10am – 4pm (with a 1 hr lunch break) on Monday 29th June 2015.

 

This special master class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend (http://www.combatcon.com/register/). You can register for Combat Con at any level (Gaming, Fan or Warrior) to be eligible. Class cost is $80 USD for pre-event registration or $100 USD at the door on June 29th (if space remains).

 

*This class is independent of CombatCon, so you can not register on this site. Make sure to register through the link here or the one in the title of the Master Class.