There is going to be an area set up like last year for foam swordfighting, for all you action-deprived fans out there.
I think the swords are on average $30-40, and $5 to enter a tourney (sword provided). I'll attempt to explain the rules:
2 out of 3 rounds wins the match.
Beginning of the round, both players bow to each other, tap swords, and take 2 steps back.
Legal targets are anywhere except the head and neck.
Solid strikes (not puny glances) to any part of the shoulder to bottom of torso (try to avoid the balls guys) equals death. Slashes and thrust are both valid.
Strikes to arm/leg = severing of that limb. That player then proceeds to put the arm behind his back and can continue with 1 hand. The dead leg is put in front of you so that if the opponent hits it, it DOES NOT COUNT and kneel with the other leg.
2 severed limbs = death.
Controlled swings please. The swords do not require that you wind up and swing with all your might like a baseball swing. It also looks really lame.
Be honest about getting hit. If your opponent landed a solid hit, don't attempt to shrug it off. Honor is part of swordfighting.
Heads are NOT valid targets. Try not to aim for it please.
Good luck all ^.^