Double Exposure in 2017
(4/3/16) Double Exposure announces 2017 dates. DREAMATION 2017: February 16 - 19, 2017. DEXCON 20: July 5 - July 9, 2017. METATOPIA 2017: November 2 - 5, 2017. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for more information regarding 2017 expectations!
Double Exposure in 2016
(2/25/15) Double Exposure announces 2016 dates. DREAMATION 2016: February 18 - 21, 2016. DEXCON 19: June 29 - July 3, 2016. METATOPIA 2016: November 3 - 6, 2016. Prices for all conventions will remain the same as 2015. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for more information regarding 2016 expectations!
Double Exposure Introduces Envoy
(9/3/14) We are proud to introduce our most ambitious program in our history. Envoy will tie together the fractured elements of the U.S. gaming industry in a way that has never been attempted before. Complete information can be found on the new Envoy web site.
MAELSTROM Returns in 2015
(6/1/14) After an incredible debut, we are pleased to announce the dates of our newest convention for next year. MAELSTROM 2015 - April 10 - 12, 2015. The prices of the convention will remain the same. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for more information regarding format changes in 2015!
Double Exposure in 2015
(11/6/13) Double Exposure announces its dates for DREAMATION and DEXCON for 2015. DREAMATION 2015 - February 19 - 22, 2015. DEXCON 18 - July 1 - 5, 2015. Prices for both conventions will remain the same through the next two years. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for more information regarding 2015 expectations!
METATOPIA to Shift Weekends in 2014 and 2015
(11/6/13) Due to overwhelming request, METATOPIA will shift off the Halloween weekend and further into November for at least the next two years. We are pleased to announce the following two scheduled dates: METATOPIA 2014 - November 6 - 9, 2014. METATOPIA 2015 - November 5 - 8, 2015. METATOPIA will continue its four-day format, commencing with a meet-and-greet party on Thursday night and playtesting beginning at 9AM Friday morning.
DEXCON 16 Information To Be Posted on March 31, 2013
(2/27/13) All information for DEXCON 16 will be posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 - this includes Pre-Registration, the Event Proposal Form, and the lineup of 2013 Signature (Q) Events. The submission deadline for LARPs will be May 5, 2013, and the deadline for all other events will be June 2, 2013. The complete schedule of events is expected to be posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
METATOPIA 2012 Date Change
(7/31/12) The Morristown Hyatt sends its deepest regrets for their error - they had METATOPIA 2012 scheduled for the wrong weekend in their system, and asked us to move our convention the the weekend prior. After polling the Double Exposure community, we have run into a few people for whom this is a big inconvenience, but the majority say it is fine. So we are announcing today that the official dates for METATOPIA 2012 are in fact November 2 - 4, 2012.
First Exposure at Gen Con Indy 2012
(7/10/12) Double Exposure is pleased to announce a new area of Gen Con 2012 - the First Exposure Playtest Hall. Double Exposure will be using their unique formula of reversing the focus of the games - allocating eager players to the requests of the Designers and Publishers! Dozens of Designers and Publishers will present their prototypes for playtesting at the FEPH, and Gen Con attendees will be able to get FREE tickets to try out new concepts with the genres and mechanics they are interested in. The FEPH will be running throughout Gen Con, from 9AM Thursday to 2PM Sunday. Role Playing and Story Games will be put into four-hour slots beginning at 9AM, 2PM and 8PM (10AM on Sunday). Board Games, Card Games and Wargames will be put into two-hour slots following the same schedule. For more information, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double Exposure in 2013 and 2014
(4/1/12) Double Exposure announces its dates for DREAMATION and DEXCON for the next two years. DREAMATION 2013 - February 21 - 24, 2013. DEXCON 16 - July 3 - 7, 2013. DREAMATION 2014 - February 20 - 23, 2014. DEXCON 17 - July 2 - 6, 2014. Registration prices will increase slightly, and hotel room rates will also see a small ($5.00) increase. METATOPIA 2013 is tentatively scheduled for November 8 - 10, 2013. This may change based on feedback from METATOPIA 2012. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for much more information regarding 2013 and 2014 expectations!
Double Exposure Forum Software Updated to SMF 2.02
(4/1/12) Today, Double Exposure has updated its forum software to SMF 2.02. Forum registration will once again be opened to all, now that new security measures are put into place. Note that the colors may be tweaked slightly based on feedback. Users should find all sorts of new features and goodies!
DREAMATION 2012 is History. Onward to DEXCON 15!
(2/27/12) I am now recovering from what I can confidently say was the best convention Double Exposure ever ran. Not the biggest, but pound for pound, the absolute best. The quality of games was exquisite, the schedule and execution was nearly perfect, the excitement level was the highest I've ever seen, and the amount of energy I saw everywhere was breathtaking.
Like, this is the kind of convention I dreamed about when I first decided to run conventions 21 years ago.
That leaves me with one ridiculous problem. DREAMATION is not our flagship convention. Now I have to top it in July when we run DEXCON 15.
And it is high time DEXCON got an overhaul. The truth is, it has seriously lagged for a few years now; this is mostly due to the fact that I've had to spend so much time taking care of mom. It has been a long time since I paid attention the innovations that made DEXCON stand apart from every other convention. In times past, we've had magnificent events that were unheard of - things like the AD&D Team Puzzle Tournament, the GURPS Multigenre Tournament and the Live Space Hulk Team Tournament. Big things that induced double takes from even the most cynical gamers.
I have time now, and I'm going to use it to refresh the gaming industry's premiere convention, DEXCON. As of today, Double Exposure is on a two-month hiatus. Registration and Event Submissions for DEXCON will not open until April 1; even the DEXCON information page will remain dormant until then.
On April 1, there will be a few surprises. And that's no joke.
(11/14/11) Double Exposure announces its dates for METATOPIA 2012 - November 9 - 11, 2012. Registration prices and hotel room rates will remain the same as in 2011 ($50/designer, $20/helper & player, $99/night). Check out the Double Exposure Forum for much more information regarding 2012 expectations!
DOUBLE EXPOSURE in 2012
(3/2/11) Double Exposure announces its dates for DREAMATION 2012 and DEXCON 15 - February 23 - 26, 2012 and July 4 - 8, 2012. Registration prices will remain the same as in 2011, and hotel room rates will see a slight ($6.00) increase. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for much more information regarding 2012 expectations!
DOUBLE EXPOSURE in 2011
(3/31/10) Double Exposure announces its dates for DREAMATION 2011 and DEXCON 14 - February 24 - 28, 2011 and July 6 - 10, 2011. Prices and hotel room rates will remain the same as in 2010. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for much more information regarding 2011 expectations!
DOUBLE EXPOSURE in 2010
(7/27/09) Double Exposure announces its dates for DREAMATION 2010 and DEXCON 13 - February 18 - 21, 2010 and July 7 - 11, 2010. There will be ONLY a $5.00 price increase for both conventions. Check out the Double Exposure Forum for much more information regarding 2010 expectations!
Double Exposure Releases The Double Exposure Conflict Resolution System
(11/01/05) Double Exposure is proud to present the DECOR System, a subset of the Avatar System rules designed to act as a framework for any other live role playing game! This new core set of rules provides a complete and tested engine for a game writer to produce a game without having to worry about the mechanics of his conflict resolution!
Click here to download the DECOR system!
Double Exposure Releases The Avatar System Version 3.0
(11/01/05) Double Exposure is proud to present the beta version of The Avatar System, version 3.0. The newly renovated system provides for even more flexibility and stability in one of the most mature and longest-running live role playing games in history.
Click here to download the new system!
"It's a LARP, Charlie Brown!" Information Page is Up!
(10/14/05) Double Exposure announces a new LARP written by Vinny Salzillo (the first since Spectrum in 1998), taking place on October 7, 2006 in New Castle Delaware at Intercon XXI Mid-Atlantic 2006!
Click here for further information about "It's a LARP, Charlie Brown!"
Announcing the NEW Forum!
(8/11/05) Available immediately, the new Double Exposure Forum is now online and ready for use by the entire Double Exposure community! It will replace numerous Yahoo Group mailing lists and will serve as the central information station for all Double Exposure projects and affiliates.
Click here to go to the Forum Index.
The forum is Phase One of a three-phase makeover of the Double Exposure Web Site. Phase Two will be a dynamic room-based online role playing interface designed to recreate the Nexus and all of its locations for the Avatar System. Phase Three will be the feature that everyone has been asking for: A web-based Event Selection tool for each DE convention that allows users to log in, create their schedule graphically and view or change it at any time. This new system, which will be custom programmed by Double Exposure, will also allow Gamemasters to log in and see who is registered for their games and contact them ahead of time (a great benefit for LARP GMs, for example).
There is no specific timeframe for Phase Two and Three, but both should be online and ready for operation by the end of 2005. Meanwhile, we will be encouraging people on all of the various existing mailing lists to migrate over to the new Forum where mulitple discussions can be handled much more cleanly and with a minimum of confusion.