Fabrice Cognot

Fabrice Cognot has been doing HEMA for a while now, and isn't ready to give up. He’s the founder of De Taille et d’Estoc – France’s largest and (now) oldest HEMA group, chief organiser of the yearly Dijon gathering, dabbled in the founding of the French national federation, is partly to blame for the IFHEMA project, has lectured about too many things, wrote too many articles and maybe not enough books (yet), loves to play with whatever HEMA is available, from wrestling to pollaxe and rapier and longsword and makes swords and daggers and hammers and all suchlike for a living. And since he's also a Doctor in Archaeology, he'll be lecturing on the topic this year.