Win Sword Training, Geek T-Shirts And Cool Graphic Novels With Bleeding Cool (UPDATE)

We're running a UK-only competition at Bleeding Cool this morning. All you have to to is retweet the Bleeding Cool tweet linked to this post before 1pm BST and follow @BleedingCool on Twitter. We'll be watching and at 1pm will hand out the following prizes (and edit this post to say who has won). Best put a proper RT at the beginning, such as

RT @bleedingcool: Win Sword Training, Geek T-Shirts And Cool Graphic Novels With Bleeding Cool http://bcool.bz/nkEafu

First prize:

We've arranged for a specialist sword master to be the Sacerdos to conduct a bespoke training regime to go through the ancient art of sword and buckler marital arts, which was first described by cleric Lutegerus in the 'I.33' manuscript of the 13th Century.

This intense combat training will take place in the eerie depths of the decaying chapel in Central London one afternoon of the week starting 15th August, so you'll need to be able to take a half day off work.

The training session has been arranged to coincide with the DVD and Blu-ray release of comic book adaptation 'Priest', the fast-pace action vampire film starring Paul Bettany, out a few weeks later on 5 September. Whilst in the tutelage of our robed Sword Master as "Priests in Training", you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop footwork and feigns
  • Learn basic swordsmanship, tactics and thrusts
  • Understand the history of Western Swordsmanship
  • Earn the mark of the 'Priest' cross

There will also be an opportunity to try out the Longsword and the techniques described by another fighting cleric; "Hanko, The Priest Doebringer" in his fechtbuch (fighting manual) of 1389.

You'll then have to tell Bleeding Cool all about it for an upcoming article.

UPDATE: Winner: PKopal

Second Prize: There are two ZOD WAS RIGHT and two THE HAMMER IS MY PENIS T-shirts to be won.

UPDATE: Winners: PopCultureHound, Suavestar, clumsyjedi, DapperDanHart

Third Prize: We have a number of copies of Looking For Group and the Gutters Omnibus, hardbacks and paperbacks, by Ryan Sohmer and friends to be won. Seriously, you enter this competition, odds are you are going to win a copy.

UPDATE: Winners:  catvincent, Richcopley79, Conrehn, A_Dub27 , emxme, AlexisAllen3, fish1k, Red_Dog_UK, Nick_Beale, OxyfromSg

So, you want to win? Get retweeting. You have three hours to do so. [And we're done. Get in touch, winners]

Only available to those who can provide posting addresses in the UK and, for the first prize, who can get to London on their own steam. We are not made of money.

Win Sword Training, Geek T-Shirts And Cool Graphic Novels With Bleeding Cool (UPDATE)

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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