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Wednesday, July 2 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

Special Events Schedule for DEXCON 17

Updated 6/24/14

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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 BY CODE ONLY! 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.

Notes:

(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.


S0381: Knife 7.1.47.D.hedgehog8; "The Vegetable Chop". Got to the convention early? Waiting for Opening Ceremonies? Come on up to the Staff Suite and help the staff chop vegetables for the convention! We got carrots! We got celery! We got bunnies! No wait, we don't got bunnies. Never mind. Yes, we're serious (can't you tell?). Prizes will be awarded for volume and finesse and bunnies (no, wait...). Wednesday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.

S0399: Bardic Circle. Bring your voice, instruments, and ears for the DEXCON Bardic Circle. Participants will spend two hours exchanging songs, stories, and poems related to games, science fiction and fantasy, computers, and anything else they find of interest. Impress us, or just show up to have fun. Wednesday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.

S0435: Stitch & Bitch with Kate. If you know what a Stitch & Bitch is, this is the event for you! If you don't, well, you weren't coming to this anyway. Drop on by the Con Suite for some stitching and some good ole fashioned bitching. Thursday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages. See Also: S0610, S0807.

S0461: The DEXCON 17 Pun Contest. Our infamous Pun Contest pits the brightest (er, wackiest) contestants against each other in a knock-down, drag-out, groan-producing brawl. Run by +2 Comedy, players will compete to compose puns based on common English expressions. Once a pun is used, it cannot be used again. To make matters worse, the audience can shout out anything they want, and if an audience member steals a pun, it is also off-limits. A panel of judges will make decisions on the quality of puns. Join this event ONLY as a contestant. To be an audience member, just show up. Thursday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.

S0546: "Hot Seat" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 17 EXCLUSIVE! How well can you guess? How well can you guess how well your opponents will guess? That's HOT SEAT, the original game show from The Game Show Bros. Each player gets a turn in the Hot Seat, where they can earn points by guessing a word in as few clues as possible. Meanwhile, the other players earn points by betting on when or whether the Hot Seat player might solve the puzzle. The action never stops! (OK...we're exaggerating. It's only a five-day convention.) Do well and you'll survive to the next round, and then perhaps move into the finals. We'll play two separate games with up to seven players each. The winners get to indulge in the rich taste of dairy-fresh dealer dollars. We'll also toss in a few for coming close. Thursday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0581: The DEXCON 17 Improv. DEXCON's infamous Improv, hosted by +2 Comedy, and totally revamped in its new time slot! The fun begins with the "open mike" round. Each competitor has two minutes to tell a joke, do an impression, or whatever. A panel of judges will narrow the field to 4 finalists who will play a series of improvisation-based games in the spirit of "Whose Line is it Anyway". Join this event ONLY as a contestant. To be an audience member, just show up. Thursday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.

S0610: Stitch & Bitch with Kate. See S0435. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0807.

S0611: Strip Twister. In the last few years, many contestants went behind closed doors to compete in this most unusual tournament. When they emerged an hour later, nobody would talk about what actually took place. What will happen this year? Sign up and find out! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0698: The DEXCON 17 Open Microphone Comedy Showcase. Join +2 Comedy as they host a special event for DEXCON! Participants will be encouraged to come on stage and perform a short skit, monologue, or whatever they'd like, all with the supervision and guidance of the +2 Comedy experts! Audience members are strongly encouraged! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages. See Also: S0916.

S0708: "The $300 Pyramid" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 17 EXCLUSIVE! One of the most beloved classic game shows of all time: The Pyramid is back, and Dick Clark-ier than ever! Players will be paired randomly and matched against another pair. In each match the pairs alternately select categories from the Pyramid. One player will see seven items that fit that category, and use verbal clues and gestures to try to help their partner correctly guess as many as possible in thirty seconds. The team that has guessed the most items correctly after all six categories have been played wins that round. Each winning pairs advances from the prelims to the semi-finals to the finals, but first gets a shot at The Winner's Circle, where the the top prize grows each round. Winnings are awarded as a shopping spree in the DEXCON 17 Dealers' Room! There are also bonus side games, for extra prizes and fun. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0760: Your Character, Yourself. Join our guest artists in this special event in which your favorite persona will be captured as a drawing. The artists will help to flesh out your vision and make it a reality. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages. See Also: S0986.

S0778: Encore!. The hilarious game of lyrical knowledge and musical mayhem. Use your skills at recall to remember snippets of songs that contain the keyword on the card; teams go back and forth until one can't. (Can you think of a song with the word 'night' in it? How many?) Singing is mandatory; talent is optional. Some house rules employed. Friday, 12:00AM - 3:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Silly, All Ages.

S0781: The Incredible Llama Toss. Join the staff of Double Exposure as we ride herd on an event that has been going on since the turtles have come home and as usual, we still don't have a clue what we're doing. Saturday, 8:00AM - 9:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0807: Stitch & Bitch with Kate. See S0435. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0610.

S0842: The "Twit of the Year 2014" Contest. One of DEXCON's most famous events, hosted by +2 Comedy! In this contest of sheer insanity, our contestants are asked to do perfectly rational things - to the rest of the world. Whoever can screw up the most common everyday actions will win the coveted "Twit of the Year" trophy! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.

S0875: The DEXCON 17 Artist Jam Session. Join many of our artist guests as we put them in front of a giant blank canvas and let them loose. Audience members can shout encouragement and ideas and watch a creation unfold in front of their eyes! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.

S0916: The DEXCON 17 Open Microphone Comedy Showcase. See S0698. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session.

S0952: "BEAT THE MOB!" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 17 EXCLUSIVE! Join the fourth annual test of cerebral fitness put on by the Game Show Bro's. In each of several rounds, one person, picked at random from the audience, will be pitted head-to-head in a battle for general knowledge supremacy, against the rest of the Mob! The longer it goes, the more the player earns. And if the player blows it? The Mob splits the money! Oh yes... There are big time dealer dollar sprees available. The game is a version of the classic game show "1 Vs. 100", modified to be the ultimate convention trivia experience! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0986: Your Character, Yourself. See S0760. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session.

S1007: +2 Comedy Presents (Rips Off) @Midnight. At 11:59 and 59 Seconds +2 Comedy takes you around the internet in a game that looks and sounds a lot like the comedy central show of the same name. Team up with comedians and try to out funny your competitors in a verity of internet inspired games. Or just join us for the laughs, hashtag wars, live challenges and POINTS! (Chris Hardwick not included.) Special prizes awarded throughout the event. Saturday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.

S1041: The Double Exposure Summer Gaming Auction. A Double Exposure tradition! Join us for an auction of used games and other science fiction and fantasy memorabilia in a fast-paced auction. Items for bid include rare collectible cards, old out-of-print games and many surprises. Sponsored by several area stores, the Dealer's Room and Double Exposure. Registration for the event will be required, and credit cards can be put on file for easy processing during the event. Sunday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.


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