Ohio State University presents conference with "Game of Thrones" theme

Academics rubbed garbed elbows with members of the Society for Creative Anachronism recently when the Ohio State Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presented a conference entitled Pop Culture and the Deep Past with a Game of Thrones theme. Andrew Zistler of The Lantern has the story. (photo)

The conference combined lectures with demonstrations of medieval crafts and combat, including full-armored combat and rapier by the local chapter of the SCA. “Unlike what you would see at a renaissance fair, we don’t quite put on a show,” said participant Matthew Star. “What we do is not scripted or choreographed at all. Full speed, full contact, non-choreographed.”

The CMRS hopes to make the conference an annual event.