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17:00

Fun Thursday Gaming - All Evening

Bronwyn Cropley, Tim McDougall, Tim McDougall, Leece Smith
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 17:30

Come and Play fun games of a variety of types. Get to know your fellow gamers; have a go at new games or old favourites and pick out a great game to invite others to play.

Including:

Falling
We Didn’t Playtest This At All
No Thanks!
Treehouse
Dixit Odyssey – we need 12 players!
Bohnanza
Hive
Army of Frogs
Fluxx of various sorts

See the Pinup Board for times and sign-up sheets

18:00

Wii Sports Resort


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 19:00

Come play Wii Sports Resort! There is over 30 sports like activities to choose from.

18:30

Dinner

Ends: 20:00
Events Continuing at 18:30
Wii Sports Resort From 18:00 until 19:00
19:00

Opening Ceremony

PRK , Chris Creagh, Marianne De Pierres, Kathleen Griffiths, Kitty Hemsley, Brendan Ragan, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Ends: 19:30

Let’s kick this apocalypse off in style!
Come meet our fantastic guests and find out what’s planned for the weekend.

Events Continuing at 19:00
Dinner From 18:30 until 20:00
19:30

Welcome to Swancon - Newbie Panel

Samara Morgan, Sarah Parker, Shay Telfer
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Panel Discussion
Ends: 20:00

Hi, be welcome among us.

Events Continuing at 19:30
Dinner From 18:30 until 20:00
20:00

Pokemon Stadium mini game fun


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 21:30

Compete in a series of mini games as your favorite Pokemon to become the mini games champion. Both stadium 1 and 2 mini games will be played in four tournament rounds and two final rounds.

Sanderson's First Law

Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Craft of Writing, Literature
Ends: 21:00

Sanderson’s first law is “Magic/technology has well defined rules that the audience understands. As a result, one can use this to solve conflict more easily as the capabilities are cleanly defined.”

How do we go about creating a magic system like this?

Safe Spaces

Maia , Sarah Parker
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Real World, Social Justice
Ends: 21:00

A frank and in-depth discussion about the creation of Safe Spaces: their uses, why they’re needed and how they work.

Art Show Set-Up

Linda Deegan
Venue: Ballroom South
Tag: Set Up
Ends: 21:00

The house that Diamond Built

John Parker
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 21:00

Using nanotech to design a suburban house, from below the ground up.

Room Closed


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Closed
Ends: 23:59

Dixit

Elaine Walker
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Card Game, Gaming
Ends: 21:00

Dixit is an enchanting storytelling game with the most beautiful pictures.

Each round a player makes a statement about their card and everyone else picks one of their cards to match the statement.

Points are allocated for guessing the correct card or for tricking others.

For 3 to 6 players with a play time of 30 minutes.

Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Thursday 2


Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 22:00

Free Gaming & Programmed Events from 5pm to 3 in the morning

Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2


Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 03:00

Free Gaming & Programmed Events from 5pm to 3 in the morning

See the Pinup Board to sign-up for the great games being played across the evening

Dungeons & Dragons RPG for Beginners

Michael Cogan
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Ends: 22:00

Ever wanted to fight a dragon, battle the Dark Hordes, steal a purse, bamboozle a troll?

Then this is the game for you.

D&D is a storytelling game where you quest for adventure or perhaps just treasure, battle deadly foes, conduct daring rescues and most of all, use your mind to solve the puzzles and mysteries that lie underneath the oh-so-innocent surface.

21:00

2011 in Film - Part 1

Tina Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, Ju Landéesse
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Screen
Ends: 22:00

2011 delivered a bounty of genre cinema, spanning sci-fi, fantasy, comic book films, horror and more. Our panel of movie buffs will sift through the year’s releases and try to separate the good from the bad and the bad from the just plain awful. Hear their verdicts and contribute your own!

A Sense of Immersion

Marianne De Pierres, Bevan McGuiness, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 22:00

How to use prose to trigger the senses and make your world easy to fall into.

Australian Censorship - Broken Beyond Repair?

Dave Cake, Cathy Cupitt, Amy Hightower
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Civil Liberties, Social Justice
Ends: 22:00

The Australian Censorship system currently requires all games released in australia to be submitted to the OFLC for classification and yet there are thousands of unclassified games available via Apple’s iTunes store, the Android store, the internet and Steam.

There are different censorship regimes for Books, Film, TV, Games and the Internet – but isn’t the Internet ultimately going to deliver all of this content?

Is the Australian Censorship system broken beyond repair, or are there avenues we can take to patch the system?

Events Continuing at 21:00
Pokemon Stadium mini game fun From 20:00 until 21:30
Room Closed From 20:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Thursday 2 From 20:00 until 22:00
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2 From 20:00 until 03:00
Dungeons & Dragons RPG for Beginners From 20:00 until 22:00
21:30

Assassin's Creed Tournament


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 23:30

It’s time to find out if your the best assassin. Compete in a series of matches where the goal is to out kill each other. A prize is available for best/funniest death.

Events Continuing at 21:30
2011 in Film - Part 1 From 21:00 until 22:00
A Sense of Immersion From 21:00 until 22:00
Australian Censorship - Broken Beyond Repair? From 21:00 until 22:00
Room Closed From 20:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Thursday 2 From 20:00 until 22:00
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2 From 20:00 until 03:00
Dungeons & Dragons RPG for Beginners From 20:00 until 22:00
22:00

Only You Can Save the Universe! - A Cthulu LARP Event

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Gaming, LARP
Ends: 00:00

The World is in deep, deep danger but it’s okay, the greatest magician in the world has a plan and all he needs is the cooperation of the world’s best magicians.

If we all work together, we can do it…right?

It’s like herding cats.

What was that formula again – “Save the Cheerleader, Save the…” hang on, hang on…that is not quite right.

Come and Play in a Live Action Role-Play in the Cthulhu Universe

"Nerd" Music you may not have heard

John Parker
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Entertainment
Ends: 23:00

From Chap-Hop to Nerdcore, Music about invading zombies, classical remixes of video game themes, bands featured in video games

We’ll show you a whole bunch of cool stuff!

A Song of Ice and Fire

Adam Bodestyne, Stephen Dedman, Matt Holmes
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Fantasy, Literature
Ends: 23:00

“A Game of Thrones”, the first novel in George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”, was first published in 1991. Although originally intended as a trilogy, the series now holds 5 novels and 3 prequel novellas, with more novels planned.

We take a brief look through the series, and talk about what the future might hold after “A Dance With Dragons”.

Australia's Role in Space Research

Michael Cogan, Matt Lindus, Sha Sharp
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Real World, SCIENCE!!!!, Space
Ends: 23:00

Space research is often seen as something which happens “Over There”, in the USA, China and Russia. But Australia has a lot to offer the world. Come learn more about the part that Australia has played in space research.

Events Continuing at 22:00
Assassin's Creed Tournament From 21:30 until 23:30
Room Closed From 20:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2 From 20:00 until 03:00
23:00

Eschatology and Apocalypticism across time and space

Stevo , Dave Cake
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Apocalypse
Ends: 00:00

Eschatology is a part of theology, philosophy, and futurology concerned with what are believed to be the final events of history, the ultimate destiny of humanity — commonly referred to as the end of the world.

Not all of these end of the world scenarios have their roots in Christianity. Some of them are much, much older. Come and learn about other ways the world might end.

Technology - it's all about porn!

Stephen Dedman, Matt Holmes
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Adult Only, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 00:00

Can the development of technology really be mapped to humanities’ love of naked bodies? What is it about porn that pushes us beyond our technological limits?

F*** me Ray Bradbury

Cathy Cupitt
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Adult Only, Entertainment
Ends: 23:59

Fanvids aren’t dead! They’re even more awesome!
Showing a selection of amusing and cool videos that fans have made.

Warning: Contains mature content.

Events Continuing at 23:00
Assassin's Creed Tournament From 21:30 until 23:30
Only You Can Save the Universe! - A Cthulu LARP Event From 22:00 until 00:00
Room Closed From 20:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2 From 20:00 until 03:00
00:00

Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Thursday 3


Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 03:00

Free gaming and programmed events up to 3am – Its all fun.

Events Continuing at 00:00
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Friday 2 From 20:00 until 03:00