Chris is a US Navy combat veteran with 4 years of bladesmithing/blacksmithing experience. Chis enjoys forging historical-inspired edged and bludgeoning weaponry. Chris is the History Channel's Forged In Fire season seven champion and the owner of Hedberg Forge and Metalworks.
Chris will be hosting a live forging demo at VikingsCon.
Beorwin, is an English Reconstructionist heathen and Viking age Living history enthusiast who also creates educational and sketch comedy TikTok videos about early medieval Germanic Europe. Beorwin will be broadcasting live via TikTok at VikingsCon and you can find him in the Þæt Wicgild encampment.
Beorwin will co-host the Sumbl: Ritual Feasting in the Germanic World Q/A Panel. He will also co-host the Viking Funerary Ritual program taking place through the day. The Viking Funerary Ritual is an immersive programming piece in which attendees are welcome to participate.
Steve Huff, an internationally recognized weapons and combative instructor has gained recognition for his work in early American, Viking, and Gladiatorial combatives. Steve is the Founder and Director of Creative Combat, a Los Angeles based martial arts fight & action performance training studio.
At VikingsCon, Steve will be hosting the following workshops and Panel Discussions:
Fundamentals of Viking Combat Workshops
These workshops will explore the fundamental martial principles of Viking combat. Each class will explore combat theory, footwork and movement, angles of attack and targeting as well as defensive tactics. Level I will explore the use of sword and axe paired with a shield and the fundamental principles of Viking warfare. Level II will build on the concepts from Level I, introducing paired weapons such as sword & axe and double axe, and additional weapons such as the seax and spear will also be introduced.
Build Your Own Viking Fight
This workshop will look at the principles of fight choreography and the process used to build fights for film. Participants will have the opportunity to film their fight sequence (must provide own camera or phone camera) at the end of the class.
Fighting for Film
This panel/demonstration will explore the techniques used in building dynamic fights for film. How fights are created/choreographed and performed as well as an explanation of how sequences are shot will be discussed. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the demonstration.
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