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Wednesday, July 1 - Sunday, July 5, 2015

Special Events & Panels Schedule for DEXCON 18

Updated 6/29/15 at 9:00AM EDT

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You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 18 events if you are pre-registered.
Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 18 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.


S0467: Knife 7.1.47.D.hedgehog9(omega); "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.

S0520: "The Family Game Table" presented by Andi Gastonguay. Bring the family to the table! This is an opportunity for parents to squeeze in an extra game and for older children who want to try more challenging games to play together. Younger children will also have space to share their favorite activities and games. Join fellow gaming families to play one of your favorites. Several options will be available in the room, but feel free to bring your own selection. We will choose a game with a shorter play time to allow for slower game play while parents tend to their children between turns. Please note that this is not a babysitting or drop off service, but a great opportunity to met other gaming families. Thursday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages. See Also: S0728, S0945.

S0550: The DEXCON 18 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.

S0574: Darts. Join us for a session of skill and accuracy. Official scoring will be used in this single-elimination tournament. Thursday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.

S0644: "Hot Seat" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 18 EXCLUSIVE! See four increasingly useful clues to a puzzle. Which one would give you the answer? Which one would give your opponent the answer? That's HOT SEAT, the original game show from The Game Show Bro's. Each player gets a turn in the Hot Seat, where they can earn points by deducing a word with as few clues as possible. Meanwhile, the other players earn points by betting on which clue will permit the Hot Seat player to 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 to the runners up for coming close. Thursday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0676: The DEXCON 18 Improv. DEXCON's infamous Improv, hosted by +2 Comedy! 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, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.

S0692: "Four Hours of Non-Structured Block Building Time" presented by Robert Dixon. Everybody likes to play with blocks! Bring some blocks and hang out at a table with other people playing with blocks. Wooden blocks, LEGOs, DUPLO, Lincoln Logs, Capsella, Tinkertoys, whatever! Some blocks will be provided, but also bring your own! Thursday, 12:00AM - 4:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners ONLY; Silly, All Ages.

S0693: +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. Thursday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0728: "The Family Game Table". See S0520. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0945.

S0729: 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.

S0862: "BEAT THE MOB!" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 18 EXCLUSIVE! Join the fifth 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! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0896: "Gauntlet" by Game Show Bro's. A WORLD PREMIERE EVENT! An ORIGINAL CREATION from the Game Show Bro's. When we start, you will be many. When we stop, there will be one. Play your way through five thrilling tests of your knowledge, manual dexterity, memory, and judgment. Is the next game not geared to your skill set? Use your "Gauntlet Dollars" to buy yourself an advantage! Or save them for the spectacular Clearance Sale, where the wiliest bidder and savviest spender will be crowned champion! Make it far enough through, and share in the prizes. It's new, it's wild, it's legal in NJ! It's our Gauntlet, you just run through it. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S0897: 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: S1118.

S0914: The DEXCON 18 Open Microphone Comedy Showcase with +2 Comedy. 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, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.

S0916: "The DEXCON Heroes Journey" presented by Errol Logan. Are you between 11 and 18 and looking for people your age to game with at the convention? Come on The DEXCON Heroes Journey with us. The Heroes Journey is a charity dedicated to making sure that kids like you have a great time at conventions. Our kids LARP, Play RPGs and board game, and you can join us. If you're not sure what to do at the Con, are looking to meet new friends or just want to try something new, come out and join us in the hotel lobby on Saturday morning and we'll pick some of the other great DEXCON events to attend together, break for lunch and then attend the afternoon session the same way. Come check us out! Parents: Kids who join us are chaperoned at all times by adult volunteers who have passed criminal background checks and other parents like you. If you want to accompany your child so you can see what we're all about and to make sure they're safe and having a good time, we'd love to have you. Saturday, 8:00AM - 9:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Young Players Encouraged.

S0917: 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.

S0945: "The Family Game Table". See S0520. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0728.

S0981: The "Twit of the Year 2015" 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.

S1011: The DEXCON 18 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.

S1012: +2 Comedy Omegle Smarts. The game is simple. +2 Comedy asks you a trivia question. If you know that answer... that is nice and all, but does not matter. You need to guess if the next person on Omegle will get that question right or wrong... or be doing something inappropriate. Omegle is a crazy place! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S1057: "The $300 Pyramid" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 18 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 18 Dealers' Room! There are also bonus side games, for extra prizes and fun. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

S1118: Your Character, Yourself. See S0897. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session.

S1167: 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.

D1210: "From Sheet to Person" presented by Andi Gastonguay. Want to LARP, but are afraid you can't "act"? Love to LARP, but feel all of your characters are the same person in different clothes? Just need to jump start your playing? Join me for a workshop on how to take your character from stats on a sheet to a real individual person. I will teach you a few tricks of the trade from my extensive improvisational theatre background that will help you make every character you play unique. Many of the techniques will even work for table top games. We will be doing some movement based exercises as well as thought exercises. There will be something for everyone! Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; One Session; Fun, All Ages.

D1211: "All Carrot, No Stick" presented by Avonelle Wing. Join Double Exposure's Avonelle Wing (and other panelists TBD) for an discussion-style panel about which companies and organizations that are making a difference and "getting it right" in terms of diversity, representation and progressive content. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.

D1212: "The DEXCON 18 Writer's Workshop" presented by John Adamus. Are you an aspiring writer? Have a story inside you and want to find out how to get it into print? Join our esteemed panel of authors and other professionals who will talk about how to get your wonderful ideas into the hands of millions! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.


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