What is CombatCon?
CombatCon is the brainchild of several Western Martial Artists who wanted to gather people from all manners of backgrounds and interests with one really awesome thing in common — they all love fighting! From comic book fans to movie stars, from role-players to weapons makers, CombatCon is a melting-pot of people who enjoy martial arts, sword fighting, high-octane action, and good, old fashioned fun. Specifically, CombatCon focuses on the Western Martial Arts (WMA), so you’ll find knights in armor, elves with bows and short swords, longsword experts teaching lightsaber technique, Wild West Steampunks learning the finer points of fisticuffs and walking cane defense, knife masters displaying their deadly art, and everything in between.
One important and fun element of CombatCon is its intimate feel and direct access to featured guests and world class martial arts instructors. The convention is kept to under 1,750 people so you won’t get lost in the crowd! There are many opportunities to hang out with some truly amazing people — from actors to fight directors to authors to artists to knife throwers and whip crackers. Heck you might even get to be part of a webisode being filmed at the con! The possibilities are endless at CombatCon: Where History and Fantasy Meet.
Who should go to CombatCon?
CombatCon is for anyone who loves the mystery, magic, and glamour of fighting and martial arts. It’s for fanboys and fangirls. It’s for seasoned martial artists. Its for artists, authors and film-makers who want to see the real thing in action. It’s for actors, stage combatants, fight choreographers and stunt people. It’s for weekend warriors who want a taste of the Western Martial Arts. It’s for gamers, dreamers, designers, cosplayers, and anyone with a thirst for fun and adventure. And it’s for anyone who loves history and the make-believe. CombatCon is truly where History and Fantasy Meet.
What’s CombatCon’s Mission?
The mission of CombatCon is very simple. We want to provide a national platform for Western Martial Arts and showcase the best that WMA has to offer. At the same time, we want to create an atmosphere where our participants can have the time of their lives, hang out with old friends, make new friends, meet our amazing featured guests, and take part in all kinds of controlled mayhem. We’d love to have you join us — we promise it’ll be a hoot!