Wow, it’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium, and we are so please that the event was such a success. We are so excited and proud to have such wonderful WMA/HEMA practicioners to share this diverse and beautiful passion with.
We welcomed instructors and attendees from around the world who sparred and learned with everything from two-handed weapons, weapons in both hands, wood and metal, four-legged creatures, and even unarmed fights. Phewf! And we still can’t wait for VISS 2015!
Check out some of the press we got:
- Vancouver Courier ran an article: “Chivalry slices into swordplay symposium” story by Sandra Thomas, photos by Jason Lang.
- Jason Lang with the Vancouver Courier also created a video about VISS.
- The West Ender also focused on David McCormick’s lecture about fight scenes in movies: “Vancouver swordplay symposium focuses on Flynn’s artistry” story by Martha Perkins.
Also, the VISS Board is still conducting a bit of minor housekeeping around here post-VISS:
- Keep an eye out in your email for post-event surveys, and if you have any longer feedback or concerns, feel free to email info AT vancouverswordplay.com.
- Check out Mark Feenstra’s powerful photographs from his photobooth at the Gala. We love reading the statements from those photographed—so powerful!
- Kris Sayer illustrated some of the pollaxe workshops from VISS, in case you missed them or missed the workshop. Kris writes “I illustrated what I considered to be a few of the key plays explored in different binds on day 2.”
Thank you to everyone who trekked from out of town; thank you to all attendees for spending the weekend at VISS; and thank you most of all for contributing your passion and spirit to VISS, helping us create such a wonderful community event.