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Wednesday, July 2 - Sunday, July 6, 2014
Pencil Puzzles & Word Games Schedule for DEXCON 17Updated 6/24/14
You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 17 events if you are pre-registered.
Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 17 if you have not already done so.
To reserve your spots in the events you want to play in, send eMail to THIS ADDRESS ONLY and include your name and the events you want to register for NOTE: You may ONLY choose Event Codes which are SHOWN IN GREEN. DO NOT CHOOSE CODES WHICH ARE SHOWN IN RED and have LOCKS on them. Red Event Codes indicate locked events which you cannot register for, later rounds in tournaments which you will be automatically advanced to if you win the preliminary rounds, or events which have already filled up to capacity (if we have a chance to update them).
We allow you to select second and third choices for a given time slot; indicate this clearly in whatever fashion you'd like, otherwise we will just leave that slot open. And of course, since the grids are not yet posted, we understand that you may want to reserve spots in one or two popular events immediately and then send follow-up eMails with additional codes once you figure out how to plan the rest of your convention schedule.
If you have already sent in a list of events from the Signature Event and LARP Schedule that was posted on May 18th, those events are already reserved, and you do NOT need to add them again. If you want to UN-reserve a spot in one of those events, just be clear about it in your email, and we will delete you appropriately. Each time you send more information, we will send you back your up-to-date schedule.
We will reply within 48 hours with a confirmation that your reservations were received. If you do NOT get a confirmation, assume that your codes are NOT received and try again. Note that you MUST include a valid eMail reply-to address for us to reach you to confirm!
The Event Listing contains vital information about each event, in the format shown below:
Event ID; Type of Event; Event Name; Event Author. Event Description. Event Day & Time; Round (1); Materials (2). Level (3); Attitude (4), Age Notification (5). Next Round (6) (if applicable); See Also: Repetition of event or round (if applicable).
In the interest of conserving space, repeat listings of the same event or multiple round events will contain only the title, a reference to the first listing, time and round information. Note that prizes are usually NOT listed; all prizes will be gallery level certificates (or applicable awards), unless otherwise specified. In the case of cash prizes, Double Exposure reserves the right to withdraw the grand prize based on attendance of the specific event. Some cash value prizes will be awarded as certificates or shopping sprees for the Dealers' Room, and MAY be transferred to future Double Exposure conventions.
(1) One Session; One round; 1 of x = First round, etc.; 1A of x = Same round repeated elsewhere.
(2) All Materials Provided (except dice); All Materials Offered (except dice), but feel free to bring your own; Bring Your Own Materials (and characters, if applicable).
(3) Beginners ONLY; Beginners Welcome; Knowledge of rules Necessary; Experts ONLY.
(4) Very Silly; Silly; Fun; Serious; Very Serious.
(5) All Ages; Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance; 18 & Over ONLY; Young Players Encouraged.
(6) All "Next Round" listings show which specific round or session you will be scheduled for automatically if you advance. This information is vital, and you should be aware of it, although you CAN reserve an alternate selection which takes place at the same time as a future advancement round. At the appropriate time, you will cancel one or the other. Note that all available events are shown in GREEN, and all advancement rounds are shown in RED.
All Special Headline Events are shown in YELLOW.
P0382: The Double Exposure $100 Summer Sudoku Championship. In Double Exposure's sixth annual Summer Sudoku Championship, players will attempt to complete increasingly more difficult puzzles within a time limit. The top scorers in each qualifier session will advance to the final round to compete for a $100 Shopping Spree in the DEXCON 17 Dealer's Room and a trophy! Players can play in any or all of the four preliminary sessions, but may only qualify once. Wednesday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Session 1A of 2; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages. See Also: P0567, P0762, P0820. Next Session: P0918.
P0545: Facts in Five. Avalon Hill's famous game of words! Players are asked to come up with five words starting with five letters in five categories in five minutes. Thursday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages. See Also: P0951.
P0567: The Double Exposure $100 Summer Sudoku Championship. See P0382. Thursday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Session 1B of 2. See Also: P0762, P0820. Next Session: P0918.
P0640: SPLITGRAMS. Introducing SPLITGRAMS, a new twist on Anagrams, from three-time National Scrabble Championship winner, Joe Edley. From his new book, Anagrammar, these new puzzles appear for the second time at DEXCON 17. Conquer 9-letter anagrams by solving each half and putting them together. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.
P0669: Masyu. Masyu is played on a rectangular grid of squares, some of which contain circles; each circle is either "white" (empty) or "black" (filled). The goal is to draw a single continuous non-intersecting loop that properly passes through all circled cells. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages.
P0697: Cryptograms. Cryptograms are simple-substitution ciphers where every letter of the alphabet has been switched. Your task is to use pattern recognition and your grammar and vocabulary abilities to decipher the hidden quote. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages.
P0762: The Double Exposure $100 Summer Sudoku Championship. See P0382. Friday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Session 1C of 2. See Also: P0567, P0820. Next Session: P0918.
P0820: The Double Exposure $100 Summer Sudoku Championship. See P0382. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Session 1D of 2. See Also: P0567, P0762. Next Session: P0918.
P0918: The Double Exposure $100 Summer Sudoku Championship. See P0382. Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Session 2 of 2. Previous Session(s): P0382, P0567, P0762, P0820.
P0951: Facts in Five. See P0545. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session.
P0985: Crossword Puzzles. Players will be given a tournament-level Crossword Puzzle and a time limit to finish it; the player who finishes first or who completes the most at the end of the time limit will win! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages.
P1033: Seek-A-Word. Players will be given a tournament-level Seek-A-Word Puzzle and a time limit to finish it; the player who finishes first or who completes the most at the end of the time limit will win! Ok, you're right. We've been running this for many years and we don't think that in the history of DEXCON, anyone has ever actually gotten up at 10AM on Sunday with excitement, enthusiasm and sharpened pencils to bounce into the room, ready for Seek-A-Word puzzles. We basically keep this event in the schedule so that if someone's grandmother comes to the convention, she would be thrilled to know that we have something as classic as Seek-A-Word at the convention (not that she would get up at 10AM on Sunday for it). Anyway, since you've read this whole description, yeah, this is the special thing for DEXCON 17. To avoid finding it with a simple web page search, we'll just tell you without glaringly obvious keywords that the first nine people who speak "Seek-A-Word" to Andrew Sirkin during the convention will get a thingamajig. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages.
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