What is the cost of the workshop?
Full workshop cost is $160 for both days; however, right now we are running our Midnight Registration special of only $100 for both days! Payment must be received by 8/15.
Is there a registration deadline?
There is no registration deadline; however, early registrants receive a discount and will be given an opportunity to choose their classes before other students.
Space at Carnage is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Will Skills Proficiency Renewals be offered?
Yes! SPRs will be offered in several weapons depending on demand. Details will be updated as we draw closer to the workshop.
Can I bring personal weapons?
You may, but we will be providing all weapons necessary for the workshop, so it's not necessary. If you do bring personal weapons, they must be checked into the armory upon arrival at the workshop, and remain there until the end of the workshop (unless you are leaving early). Weapons may be used in classes at the sole discretion of the instructor. Any weapon deemed unsafe or otherwise unfit for class must be returned to the armory.
What else should I bring?
Gloves for sword work, water bottles, cash for raffle tickets, knee pads and aspirin are popular choices. Please wear movement-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes.
How much experience is required?
None whatsoever. Carnage offers classes for the complete beginner as well as the seasoned actor-combatant.
How do I determine my skill level?
Keep in mind that your skill level in one weapon style may be vastly different from another; for example, you may have trained in broadsword and unarmed for years (advanced), but never picked up a smallsword (beginner). Please consider the following guidelines for each specific weapon as well as in general:
* Have little or no experience
* Have performed fights in a show, but have not taken classes
* Have taken a few classes
* Have passed the SAFD Actor/Combatant skills test, then stopped studying...
...you will probably be more comfortable at the Beginner level.
* Have studied consistently for at least two years
* Have passed the SAFD Actor/Combatant skills test (or equivalent)
* AND have continued your training...
...you will probably be more comfortable at the Advanced level.
If your skills fall somewhere in between these criteria, you are probably on the Intermediate level.
Please be honest in your assessment of your own skills, as this makes for a more enjoyable workshop experience for everyone. If it becomes apparent to the instructor that a student is in a class beyond his or her experience level, he or she may be asked to join another class.
How long is a class day?
Morning meeting and warm-ups begin at 8:30; classes will run from 9:15 to 5:15 with a lunch break. We usually hold the SPRs on Saturday evening, and the closing ceremonies on Sunday evening; both events are followed by some variety of schmooze-based afterparty.
Where can I leave my stuff?
There will be a place in the armory to leave coats, bags, etc. A staff member will always be present; however, we cannot be responsible for your personal
What if I get hurt?
Although neither Drake University nor Carnage in the Corn can be held responsible for any injuries sustained during or as a result of participation in this workshop, we want you to leave feeling pretty good. There will be First Aid/CPR Certified responders on staff, and Drake University has multiple well-stocked first aid kits on site.