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Wednesday, July 4 - Sunday, July 8, 2018
Special Events ScheduleUpdated 7/4/18 at 11:15AM EDT. Emails have been processed to 12:30AM on 7/3/18
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You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 21 events if you are pre-registered. Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 21 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 4. 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.
S253: Knife 7.1.49.C.koala11(wow); "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.
S310: "Introduction to Medieval Longsword" presented by Keith Stratton. This will be a workshop introducing the system of Medieval and Renaissance longsword fencing, specifically from Joachim Meyer's 1575 Art of Combat. Attendees will be taught basic positions, cutting mechanics, and footwork, as well as the historical social context of longsword fencing. Additionally, attendees will learn two "stucke", or semi-choreographed plays, and will be able to perform them by the end of the workshop. If possible, please bring padded gloves, a fencing mask, and a longsword training tool or simulator. A limited amount of gear will be available to borrow. Waivers will be provided at the beginning of the event. Thursday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Serious, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.
S362: "Introduction to Medieval Dagger" presented by Keith Stratton. This will be a workshop introducing the system of Medieval and Renaissance dagger fighting, specifically from Joachim Meyer's 1575 Art of Combat. Attendees will be taught basic positions, attacks and defenses, and footwork, as well as the historical social context of Meyer's dagger system. Additionally, attendees will learn two "stucke", or semi-choreographed plays, and will be able to perform them by the end of the workshop. If possible, please bring padded gloves, a fencing mask, and a dagger training tool or simulator. This gear is preferred, not required. A limited amount of gear will be available to borrow. Waivers will be provided at the beginning of the slot. Thursday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Serious, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.
S388: "Jukebox Bingo" by POGO Events. 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! Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S421: "Hot Seat" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 21 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.
S492: 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.
S498: "LARP Fighting 101" presented by Michael Malecki. Welcome to a workshop on LARP fighting. In this class, we will learn safe and effective techniques to fight with various LARP weapons. This class is for students looking to improve their fighting. Your class instructor is currently a professional fencing coach with Forte Fencing. He has been trained in both classical fencing and sport-fencing. He also has an award of arms from the SCA (where he was a safety marshall) and has spent half his life learning martial combat. As a LARPer he has worked with multiple LARPs as a storyteller and safety marshall. This class will cover the basics of combat footwork and strategy that can help you fend off multiple opponents. Students willing to learn are welcome. Bringing a weapon to practice with is allowed, but must follow the convention's policy of keeping it in a bag or covering it as you transport it to the convention site. Weapons will be provided. Friday, 10:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.
S525: The DEXCON 21 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.
S553: "Pin Trading" presented by Elizabeth Wood. Rumor has it there are pin traders in our midst! Come bring your pin collection to show off or trade. If you don't have pins of your own, come admire the Pin Hoards of the Collectors. We might listen to you talk about your character if you listen to how we got our pins! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S582: 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, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages. See Also: S831.
S593: "The $300 Pyramid" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 21 EXCLUSIVE! One of the most beloved classic game shows of all time: The Pyramid is back! Players will be paired randomly and matched against another pair. For each categories on the Pyramid, one player will use verbal clues and gestures to try to help their partner correctly guess as many as possible in thirty seconds. The team that guesses the most items after playing all six categories wins that round. Winning pairs advance from the prelims to the semi-finals to the finals, but first gets a shot at The Winner's Circle. Winnings are awarded as a shopping spree in the DEXCON 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.
S648: "Ready? Chain... Go!" presented by Bruce Neiger, Brendan Herlihy. A DEXCON 21 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.
S667: 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, All Ages.
S698: "Chairlesque Dance Workshop" presented by Lauren Seyler. Join experienced pole artist, burlesque performer, and dance instructor Lauren (aka Veruka Salty), for a unique, sexy and fun workshop experience! Have you been curious about exotic dance, but afraid to try? Do you have a sultry LARP character in need of some scintillating moves? Maybe you'd like to surprise someone special with a private performance, or simply treat yourself to a fun, confidence-building experience? Veruka is your girl! In this workshop you will learn a fun, simple, sexy routine involving a chair and floorwork. All experience levels, all body types, and all genders are welcome - the only rule is that you must participate! We want all participants to feel comfortable. Leggings and/or legwarmers, plus a top that covers your shoulders are recommended. You may also benefit from bringing soft knee pads. You may dance in bare feet or socks (especially beginner dancers), but sexy shoes are welcome! Bring extra layers if you would like to learn some fun strip techniques - but we will NOT be stripping down to underwear. Learn a fun and sexy dance routine in a judgment-free zone from an experienced instructor and performer. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S699: "Old Man & Skinny Guy: A Gaming Podcast for Everyone at DEXCON 21" presented by Christopher Ayala, Brendan O'Hara. Are you planning on playing some games at DEXCON 21? Are you a creator running your game at DEXCON 21? Then we want to interview you! Old Man & Skinny Guy is a gaming podcast where we talk with folks in the gaming community to support their passions and their projects! We also hope that your experiences will inspire others as well! Come be our special guest for our show! Email us at email@example.com to schedule your interview! We also encourage folks to come and be in our audience during our show! Free exclamation points for everyone! Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.
S700: "Using HEMA In Your Game" presented by Keith Stratton. This panel will discuss Historical European Martial Arts - the history, modern culture, weapons, and practice - as well as means of using HEMA to enrich your LARPs and tabletop games. There will be demonstrations of longsword, dagger, stick fighting, and wrestling techniques. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Offered. Beginners Welcome; Serious, All Ages.
S729: "Break the Code" by POGO Events. Think of Break the Code as a "portable" Escape the Room, where your team works together to solve a variety of locked box puzzles to "Break the Code". The first team to finish wins. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S736: The "Twit of the Year 2018" 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.
S796: The DEXCON 21 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.
S801: "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.
S831: Artist Alley Telestrations. An Envoy Event! See S582. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; One Session.
S832: "Beat the Mob!" by Game Show Bro's. A DEXCON 21 EXCLUSIVE! Join the eighth 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.
S875: +2 Comedy Geek Out!. Geek Out is an 8 player tournament looking for the Geekiest mind out there. Not just knowledge, but gaming skill and debating. Each round features a debate round and a skill round, where you can flex your nerd knowledge in gaming, movies, comics and TV. Who will be the greatest geek? Come Geek Out! Members of the tournament will be chosen from the audience. Even if you aren't in the tournament, come and enjoy watching, cheering and laughing! Saturday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.
S877: "The Godspell Sing-Along" presented by David VanderWerf. Visit, watch, sing, dance, whatever! Day by day, we beseech thee, to learn your lessons well! Come join Ginger and Dave and be present with music and friends. No knowledge of songs or lyrics needed. Sunday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, All Ages.
S904: "The DEXCON 21 Writer's Workshop" presented by Elsa Henry. A discussion and workshop of what's needed to take your ideas and make them practical - turning your imagination into a real game or book. Join Elsa Henry in this discussion of what you can do to make your creation come to life, while avoiding typical pitfalls, stumbling points and roadblocks along the way. Please bring the first page of a work in process, if possible. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Very Serious, All Ages.
S908: 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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