You may now sign up for the Ice & Fire Con 2017 Tourney of Champions here!
The Tourney of Champions is Ice & Fire Con’s take on the tradition of grand events to show off skill, valor, and power in the Seven Kingdoms. The Queen Regent and Lord Paramount would like to extend to you this opportunity to take place in or witness our Grand Tourney of Ice & Fire Con.
While historical tournaments were grandiose and violent, we have opted for a more relaxed, humorous take on them. The main objective of the Tourney of Champions is for both the viewers and the participants to laugh and enjoy themselves!
Requirements for Participating
- The Tourney of Champions requires pre-convention sign up.
- Weapons will be provided, we will not be having participants fight with their own weapons starting in 2017.
- By signing up for the Tourney of Champions you acknowledge that neither Ice & Fire Con nor any attendee competitors will be held responsible for any injuries or mishaps that may occur during the course of the tournament.
- We welcome you to don your favorite cosplay for this competition but it is not required. Loose, moveable clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
-How will the tournament work?
The tournament will be a bracket-style series of one-on-one bouts. In each bout, competitors will attempt to score three points before their opponent can. Points are scored by striking your opponent with a slash or thrust before they strike you. Attacks to the head are forbidden.
-What happens if we both attack at the same time?
-We will be using a variant Right of Way rules from fencing to determine points in the event of simultaneous attacks. We’ll give a primer on this at the event, but here’s a video and article to check out in advance: https://fencinguniversity.org/how-to-understand-right-of-way-in-fencing/
-Do I need any experience to fight in the tournament?
-None at all! We welcome participants of all skill levels, and emphasize safety and fun rather than serious competition.
-Why can’t we bring our own weapons?
-In previous years, participants would bring their own foam weapons. Those who had weapons with longer reach or shields/secondary weapons would have massive advantages over those who only had a single sword. We don’t want accessibility to large LARP arsenals to prohibit all participants from having an even chance, so this year we’ll be having everyone fight with the same weapons for a level playing field.
Winners will be awarded with prizes at the awards ceremony on Saturday night of Ice & Fire Con.