What is, collectively, one of our favorite moments in all story arcs? Whether it is a reluctant hero story or a tale as old as time, none of our favorite stories would be the same without a little (or a lot of) conflict, and some really cool weapons. This demonstration is an introduction to stage combat fighting, "hand to hand" and with "weapons" (for the purposes of our demonstrations we will use the extremely lethal pool noodles). Demonstration will explain basic techniques such as footwork, blocking, and striking, as well as the best poses to show off your weapons for photographs. Jim has choreographed stage fights for live and interactive theater, working with adults and students alike and knows some super cool movie combat facts! Join us for this con how-to!