Ever wanted to know the basics of lightsaber combat from your favorite Star Wars character? Or fight like Kirito & Asuna from Sword Art Online? (Just want to take a break and watch guys and girls hit each other with real swords?) The Warriors of Ash are a non-profit local community of professional sword fighters that will show you the basics of what it takes to fight like your favorite characters. This panel is based on sword fighting principles from Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)! We will be showing some basic moves and strikes (participation encouraged but not required!), and putting on a demonstration of full-fledged combat! Don't worry, no one will hit you with a sword, but you might go home with a healthy bit of knowledge to back that shiny new lightsaber you just bought in the dealer's room! Q&A at the end.