Mark P. Donnelly, Professore di Armes
Advisor to The Bartitsu Club of New York City
Instructor for the July 2011 Antagonistics Seminars in NYC
Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally-renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.
Currently, he has about 20 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 is also a Professore di Armes in various forms of historical combat and western martial arts who has taught workshops around the world and is honored to have been frequently counted among the top instructors in Europe. After nearly 14 years in England he recently returned to the colonies and currently resides in Pennsylvania.
The Steampunk community may recognize him from his numerous television appearances (assuming they watch Discovery or History Channel); as 'That guy in That coat' from other events; or even as 'the other one from Brute Force Studios' (long story).
While he is aware that knowledge is power, Professor Donnelly has been known to share anything he knows if asked nicely (and bribed with decent port or brandy).