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.