This weekend (1/16-1/19) is Arisia (a sci-fi/fantasy con in Boston, MA), and I along with a bunch of my fellow SCAdians will be demoing SCA rapier combat Saturday afternoon.
Here’s the demo description and location info:
En Garde! SCA Rapier Fencing Demo – Ever wish you could duel like the Three Musketeers, swashbuckle like a pirate, or fight in a tavern brawl? Fencers from Barony of Carolingia – Boston’s local Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) group – will demonstrate 16th & 17th Century rapier techniques. Spectators will experience the duel and group melees up close, and see how historical sword fights differ from the world of Hollywood adventure. Information on how to join the group’s practices will also be available. (Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Commonwealth Ballroom ABC, 1:00 hr.)
So swing by, check out what SCA rapier fencing is all about and how you can join (you don’t even need your own sword & gear to get started).