If you’ve never been to CombatCon™ before, you may be a little uncertain about what to expect. After all, where else can you learn combat skills from ancient time to the modern era, watch talented fighters compete for glory, purchase hand-crafted weapons, and dance the night away in colorful cosplay? Here are some of the activities CombatCon™ offers:
Our international corps of master instructors offer classes throughout the event. Don’t worry if you have never picked up a weapon before, there is a class for you! Below are just some of our classes. We hope you will leave CombatCon™ tired, probably a little sore, and completely stuffed full of knowledge that you didn’t have three days earlier.
Stage and Stunt Combat
CombatCon™ is one of the largest HEMA (Historic European Martial Arts) tournament events in the world. We offer the opportunity to participate in all manner of tournaments, including:
Our Tournament Room will feature multiple rings, a staging area for fighters, and plenty of room for the audience.
CombatCon™ is excited to host The Saber Legion’s third annual saber tournament, TSL III. The Saber Legion, or TSL, is an international saber combat organization that specializes in dueling with the iconic saber from everyone’s favorite sci fi universe. TSL looks forward to seeing members in the ring and to becoming a part of the CombatCon community. Gear up, play safe and have fun, United Through Sabers!
CombatCon™ is pleased to provide dedicated space for free fencing, and this year we are excited to bring you the Phoenix Society Coached Bouts sessions!
The CombatCon™ Experience will be located in the El Dorado Ballroom and Foyer. As you stroll through this free, open-access, all-ages hall of wonders you will find:
Our programming goes well beyond physical classes. We also offer a multitude of panels, presentations, and academic classes covering all aspects of combat in popular culture. Some of the topics include:
Our 4th annual Writers Track Features academic classes, panels and presentations, hands-on martial arts classes, where authors (and anyone curious to learn) can handle real weapons and armor, talk with practicing martial artists, and watch their fights turned into reality by professional stage and stunt fighters.
The fun keeps going long after the Expo Hall closes and classes wrap up. Some of our exciting after hours activities include: