Authors Combat Academy

The Inn at Opryland

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In a Nutshell

Authors iron out the kinks in complex combat scenes thanks to martial artists, fellow writers, and other experts and enthusiasts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 19, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Inn at Opryland. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Authors Combat Academy's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at 1 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One admission to Authors Combat Academy
  • When: April 17-19. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. on Friday. Festivities begin at 3pm on Friday and at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Where: The Inn at Opryland
  • Door time: 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view the schedule.

Ticket Options

  • $75 for one “Fighting Class” admission (up to $149 value)
  • $99 for one “Golden Gloves” admission (up to $249 value)
  • Click here for information on what is included with each admission level.

Authors Combat Academy

  • Who’s hosting: Gryffin Ink Publishing. Eli Jackson, Gryffin’s CEO, has three decades of martial arts experience and is currently pursuing her 3rd-degree blackbelt in MMA fighting.
  • Why they’re hosting: to give authors a shot at writing great, compelling, and realistic fight scenes
  • Who’s teaching: Three New York Times best selling authors: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Bob Mayer, and Jon Jefferson along with fighting and publishing experts
  • Why you should “Rent-a-Ninja”: one of the conference’s biggest draws, the rent-a-ninja gives each author up to three “ninjas” trained in as many as eight styles of fighting. The combatants will then help the writers to figure out the mechanics of pivotal fictional battles.

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