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Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3, 2016
Special Events Schedule for DEXCON 19Updated 6/27/16 at 9:00PM EDT
You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 19 events if you are pre-registered.
Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 19 if you have not already done so.
To reserve your spot in the events you want to play in, send eMail to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (this page will be updated several times before the convention starts).
NOTE: The CUTOFF for reserving events is 10:00AM EST on Wednesday, June 29. After that time, you can ONLY reserve events by physically entering your name on the Big Board when you arrive at the convention.
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.
We will reply to your email with a confirmation that your reservations were received as quickly as possible. 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.
S0381: Knife 7.1.48.D.hedgehog11(theta); "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.
S0434: Stitch & Bitch with Kate: A Credit Bureau Event. Crafting Circles are a frequent way for people to gather together and talk. This Stitch & Bitch will not be limited to any single craft, but is open to all sorts of crafts! Examples of those crafts include (but not limited to): Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, minis painting, weaving, penguin cuddling, calligraphy, book binding, Rob vexation, bracelet making, drawing, doodling, tatting, among many things that simply cannot be listed here. Drop on by in the lobby for crafting, conversation, and story creation! Thursday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages. See Also: S0644, S0908.
S0435: "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: S0645, S0909.
S0460: Darts. Join us for a session of skill and accuracy. Official scoring will be used in this single-elimination tournament. Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.
S0461: "Early Bird Adventures" presented by Terri DePrima. A morning session of Crafts, Camp Games, scavenger hunts and fun targeted at the young, energetic and awake before noon crowd (8-14ish). Younger kids can hop in an out of the activities or stay for the duration. Crafts would include activities like Origami, Paper Airplane making, Jewelry making, etc. Games would include camp and interactive strategy games like Zip-zap, Ninja, Chocolate river, silent speed ball. Games might also be taken outside, weather permitting. Scavenger Hunt would involve kids breaking up into groups to find and take pictures of planted and non-planted objects around the con space for prizes. Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Young Players Encouraged. See Also: S0680, S0947.
S0565: "Hot Seat" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 19 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.
S0590: The DEXCON 19 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.
S0644: Stitch & Bitch with Kate: A Credit Bureau Event. See S0434. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0908.
S0645: "The Family Game Table". See S0435. Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session. See Also: S0909.
S0646: 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.
S0680: "Early Bird Adventures". See S0461. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session. See Also: S0947.
S0683: The DEXCON 19 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. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, All Ages.
S0804: Artist Alley Telestrations. An Envoy Event! The game of Telestrations is Pictionary meets Telephone. In this adapted game, our large band of artists will play with audience members who write clues. We'll take the artwork to a whole new level! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages. See Also: S1060.
S0805: "BEAT THE MOB!" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 19 EXCLUSIVE! Join the sixth 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.
S0806: Yarn, Costuming, Tea, (Cook)Book and Story Swap. Join "The Credit Union: I've Got My Cred Right Here, Buddy!" for a stuff swap. Any unclaimed "stuff" will be donated or distributed to appropriate homes after the event. Come and chat, craft and find out more about The Credit Union, a loose association of women and non-binary transfolk who verb games. (No trolling. Trolls will be escorted to the door.) Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S0867: The DEXCON 19 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.
S0870: 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.
S0908: Stitch & Bitch with Kate: A Credit Bureau Event. See S0434. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0644.
S0909: "The Family Game Table". See S0435. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session. See Also: S0645.
S0947: "Early Bird Adventures". See S0461. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session. See Also: S0680.
S0948: Jamberry Nail Party. Want to get a little fancy, or maybe prepare your look for an upcoming LARP? Then this is the event for you! Jamberry nail wraps are made of durable long lasting materials than can withstand boffer fights, hardcore dice rolling, and intense artistic endeavors without smudging or chipping! Free samples, nail polish, and consultant guidance are provided. Feel free to bring your own nail art or Jamberry Wraps to put on. A selection of wrap designs will be available to purchase at the event and online ordering will be available for any other desired designs. Geek-inclined nail wrap designs will be on hand and application tutorials will be available throughout the event. All ages, genders, and identities are welcome. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S0949: Sheriff of Nottingham for Children. You are a merchant trying to sell your wares in the medieval city of Nottingham, but to get ahead in this competitive economy, you may need to smuggle some suspicious goods into town. The sheriff will be watching, so try to bluff and bribe your way past, and have the most gold at the end of the game! This event will be run by two young children for other young children. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Young Players Encouraged.
S0953: The "Twit of the Year 2016" 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.
S1016: The DEXCON 19 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, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S1031: "The $300 Pyramid" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 19 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 19 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.
S1060: Artist Alley Telestrations. An Envoy Event! See S0804. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session.
S1114: "Ship It Like FedEXXX" presented by Glenn Given, Brianna Sheldon & Meghan Dornbrock. Join Games by Play Date (SLASH, Bad Habit), author Brianna Sheldon (Baby Bestiary, Fate Codex, Firefly) and Illustrator Meghan Dornbrock (Modifier, Second Watch) as they present an evening of high-caliber smut, crackfics and on the spot flashfiction and artwork. It will be an awkwardly sexy romp where you will learn unsettling things about yourself and perhaps grow as a person. Saturday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.
S1115: +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, 18 & Over ONLY.
S1148: 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.
D1188: "Your First Interactive Fiction Game" presented by J. C. Holder. Interactive fiction (IF) is taking the writing and gaming work by storm, and Twine is leading the charge! Come and learn how to make your first IF game from scratching using free software. No prior programming knowledge required. Laptop will be required (Mac/Windows/Linux). Thursday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.
D1189: "ILU Game Jam Post-Mortem: Anthrotari" presented by J. C. Holder. The International Love Ultimatum game jam is nearly over! Come learn what it was like to create an entire game from scratch in just one month from the team lead, J. C. Holder. Pre-release demo included! Thursday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.
D1190: "LARP Character Development" presented by Andi Gastonguay. Join a trained and experienced improvisation actress to learn tips to take your LARP characters to the next level. Using methods from the world of improv you will leave the seminar with an arsenal of tricks to make each of your characters unique people. Come prepared to move as you able and use your voice as we will be putting the various methods to the test. Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; One Session; Fun, All Ages.
D1191: "Interactive Fiction Jam" presented by J. C. Holder. Create an interactive fiction game from scratch! Given a surprise theme, you'll form a team or work individually to create a game in Twine. No prior programming knowledge required. Laptop will be required (Mac/Windows/Linux). Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; Serious, All Ages.
D1192: "The DEXCON 19 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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