Professor Mark P. Donnelly is joining us this year for several panels and workshops, and his widely popular booth Canes Enable will also be in attendance.  He is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.

donnellyCurrently, he has nearly 30 books in print – all of which are non-fiction – and all of which are on historical subjects. In addition to his work in print, Mark P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of broadcast television for Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Biography, A&E, etc.

He holds the title of Professore di Armes in numerous forms of historical combat and western martial arts. He has taught workshops and seminars around the world and is honored to have been frequently counted among the top instructors in Europe. After nearly 14 years in England he returned to the colonies and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

When not otherwise scheduled, he can likely be found at his Canes Enable booth or doing book signings. While he is aware that knowledge is power, he has been known to share anything he knows if asked nicely (and bribed with a decent port or brandy).

An article which appeared in an issue of The Village Voice in New York City stated: “Professor Donnelly [is] an articulate, polite and thoroughly charming gentleman firmly in possession of a subtle but sure confidence that comes with the ability to kick ass at will.”