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Wednesday, July 5 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
Special Events ScheduleUpdated 7/4/17 at 11:15PM EDT; All Event Reservations are up to date.
NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are using the internal table grids instead of the usual master grids you are used to. We apologize for the inconvenience. These will also be printed in the onsite Program Book.
Wednesday Table Grid in PDF Format
Thursday Table Grid in PDF Format
Friday Table Grid in PDF Format
Saturday Table Grid in PDF Format
Sunday Table Grid in PDF Format
You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 20 events if you are pre-registered.
Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 20 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 from 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, July 5. 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. If you have previously selected LARPs and/or Signature Events, they will be included in this confirmation.
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.
S0380: Knife 7.1.49.B.giraffe9(oops); "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.
S0443: 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: S0681, S0938.
S0475: 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.
S0476: "The Family Game Table" presented by Andi Gastonguay. Bring the family and join blogger Cthulhu Mom at her game table. This is an opportunity for parents to squeeze in an extra game and for older children to join the game. Younger children will have space to share their favorite activities. Biblios, Camp Grizzly, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Ice Cool, Jungle Speed, Palabra, The Magic Labyrinth, Feed The Kitty and other games will be available, but feel free to bring a favorite. We will anticipate slower game play while parents tend to their children as needed. Please note that this is not a babysitting or drop off service, but a great opportunity to meet other gaming families. Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages. See Also: S0720.
S0480: "Magikarp is Beautiful" presented by Janice Mallardi, Andrew Sirkin. Paint your fish to the best of your ability. Your fish will be judged on quality and how much fun you had painting! Paints, brushes, and fish are supplied. Fun for all ages! Thursday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Silly, All Ages.
S0591: "Beautiful Magikarp Bounce!" presented by Janice Mallardi, Andrew Sirkin. You take your beautiful fish and compete for the best bounce! Highest bounce wins! "Magikarp are often regarded as useless, but they just keep jumping anyway! Isn't that so inspiring!?" This event is modeled after the game Magikarp Jump, but this is NOT an electronic game. Thursday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Silly, All Ages.
S0592: "Hot Seat" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 20 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.
S0642: "Two 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 - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners ONLY; Silly, All Ages.
S0645: Remind Rob About the Invoice. Don't ask questions. Just visit Rob Cornelius at Big Board HQ, and remind him that he has an invoice to pay to Vinny. He will probably give you a prize point to go away. Friday, 8:00AM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages. This is an Advancement Session and cannot be selected.
S0681: Stitch & Bitch with Kate: A Credit Bureau Event. See S0443. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0938.
S0682: 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.
S0720: "The Family Game Table". See S0476. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session.
S0723: The DEXCON 20 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.
S0799: Yarn, Costuming, Tea, (Cook)Book and Story Swap. Join "The Credit Bureau: 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 Bureau, a loose association of women and non-binary transfolk who verb games. (No trolling. Trolls will be escorted to the door.) Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S0806: "High Rollers Interviews" presented by Jacqueline Bryk, Ben Walker. Damocles Thread Development will be interviewing folks live on our Twitch channel from 6PM to 10PM on Friday at DEXCON! We welcome participants who verb games, from players to designers to writers to artists. Use this form to sign up for an interview: https://goo.gl/forms/VJWTjiOlXRn3uIDu2 Friday, 6:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.
S0814: "The $300 Pyramid" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 20 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 20 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.
S0847: 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: S1101.
S0880: "Ready? Chain... Go!" presented by Bruce Neiger & Brendan Herlihy. A DEXCON 20 EXCLUSIVE! "What" - "is" - "the" - "newest" - "game" - "from" - "the" - "Game" - "Show" - "Bro's?" That would be this one, where players form clues by chaining words, one-at-a-time. Each team has three clue givers and one guesser. Two players chain clues, until they score. Then the clue givers shift. Beat the other teams and win prize points - then try to win even more in the bonus round. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.
S0896: 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.
S0938: Stitch & Bitch with Kate: A Credit Bureau Event. See S0443. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session. See Also: S0681.
S0981: The "Twit of the Year 2017" 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.
S1054: The DEXCON 20 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.
S1055: The Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Join us for an afternoon of live instrumental music, performed by the Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra! Selections may include music from Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, Sam and Max, Castlevania, and more! The Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra was originally founded in 2014. Inspired by and modeled off of the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland, MGSO draws its repertoire solely from video game music. We're the first orchestra in New Jersey to exclusively play video game music. We've hosted concerts, both for full orchestra and small ensembles, and have played at conventions across the northeast. You may have seen us rocking the stage at A Video Game Con in New Jersey, or jamming in the halls at MAGFest in D.C. Where there's a chance to perform our favorite tunes from our favorite games... a wild MGSO may be spotted. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S1060: "Poker 201" presented by Brad Hausman. You know how to play, you know about trying to bluff, but do you understand the numbers that the pros think about? This session will help you to understand position, odds, pot odds, and forcing action. We will play some open hands, describing the different aspects of the game, then play a quick tournament to apply what we learned. Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.
S1101: Artist Alley Telestrations. An Envoy Event! See S0847. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session.
S1102: "Beat the Mob!" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 20 EXCLUSIVE! Join the seventh 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.
S1140: "Jukebox Bingo" presented by Mary Catanzaro. Listen up! No really, listen... because things are about to get musical! Jukebox Bingo is a brand new version of an old favorite - it's Bingo, but where traditional numbers are replaced by popular songs! Taking Bingo to the next level, Jukebox Bingo combines Bingo with Music Trivia, and even throws in a little Karaoke for good measure. The end result is a healthy dose of musical mayhem, proving that Bingo isn't just for little old ladies in senior centers anymore! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Whether you grew up listening to 8-tracks, cassette tapes, CDs, or MP3s, this game's got your groove! Jukebox Bingo - it's Bingo with a Beat! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S1155: +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.
S1187: 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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