Monday, February 14, 2011

Captain Zorikh ALL OVER Wicked Faire this weekend!

Hi friends and fans. Captain Zorikh here.

Sorry it’s been so long since an update here. Please accept my belated wished that you had a happy and joyous mid-winter holiday season and that the New Year finds you full of hope and optimism!

This year is starting out pretty busy for me!

Those of you who are not connected to me on Facebook, MySpace, or may have missed the latest from Zorikhville. I will sum up:

The Wicked Faire is happening this weekend, February 18-20 at the Doubletree of Somerset, NJ, and I am ALL OVER it! Below is a description of all that I will be doing, and below that is the schedule of when those things will be happening and where.

The biggest thing I will be doing there, the thing that the past two months of my life have been focused on, is a brand new grappling arts stage show, “Hit the Mat.” I have been thinking about, and talking about, doing a show like this for near two years now. Thanks to a wonderful confluence of circumstances, I have found myself with a cast, a script, rehearsal time and space, and a performance venue. This will be part of the activities in the Warriors of Doom Wrestling Room (“Ares’ Playground”). Other activities there will include demonstrations of submission grappling for fun and safety, challenge matches, viewings of my grappling movie “Redemption,” and games of Combat Twister!

I will also be hosting the Incredible Return of Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest! With a wild and diverse selection of prizes led off by a $150 prize pack from Forbidden Planet! This is the “people’s costume contest” because you get to decide who gets the prizes! Captain Zorikh will keep the action moving but the true stars are you, the costume enthusiasts who enter and the people who love them and cheer! Categories will be made up on the spot! Prizes will be distributed! Costume death matches and dance-offs are not unheard of! Register on the spot and strut your stuff!

My Captain Marvel Culture lecture will be making its Wicked Faire debut, complete with updates to reflect recent developments! In case you haven’t been paying attention, I have been spending the past 7 years studying the history of the name “Captain Marvel,” the many superheroes who have used it, and their historical and sociological relevance. I say the “Captain Marvel” is the most important name to study in comics with regards to western popular culture and history. Come and find out why!

Everyone knows I have been doing armored swordfighting for over 20 years with a large medieval recreation group, so it stand s to reason that I might have absorbed a little information about the history of armor and chivalry, their development and evolution, and how this is reflected in the development of King Arthur stories. I will be sharing this info in my “History of Armor and Chivalry” lecture. This lecture has been a big success at I-Con for the past 6 years, and this is the first time it will be given at the Wicked Faire.

Finally, but not fatally (I hope!) Captain Zorikh, The Time Travelling Bard, will be giving an irreverent, entertaining musical performance. His songs have brought a tear to the eye, a lump to the throat, and a knife to the back of many a mighty warrior and lovely lass…and left ‘em laughing in the aisles. There are rumors of a guest appearance by the Death Star Repairman, last seen on the TV show Sci-Fi Science, with some old and new sci-fi themed rockabilly music, as well as a potential heckler!!

Here’s the schedule…

1:00 – 2:00 Captain Marvel Culture lecture, Palace of the Eagles
2:10 – 3:00 Captain Zorikh, the Time Travelling Bard, Anansi’s Nest
4:00 – 5:00 Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest, Magpie Bridge
7:30 – 8:00 Performance of “Hit the Mat,” Ares’ Playground
8:30 – Game of Combat Twister, Ares’ Playground
9:00 – Screening of “Redemption,” Ares’ Playground

1:00 – 2:00 History of Armor and Chivalry lecture, Palace of the Eagles
2:30 - 3:00 Performance of “Hit the Mat,” Ares’ Playground
3:30 Game of Combat Twister, Ares’ Playground

For more info on the Wicked Faire, including location, directions, and TICKETS, go to

I hope to see you there!

Captain Z