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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
08:00

Me, Myself and that Random Guy - Geeky Games for Two or More People

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Board Game, Card Game, Gaming
Ends: 09:30

Its the first morning of the convention and you are excited and awake and…oh, you need some people to game with…

Come to the Gaming Room and you will find a whole set of two player and more games to start your con the proper way…evil scheming and doing anything to win.

Games include:
- Cathedral
- Othello
- Pentaro
- Tau
- Magblast
- Agricola
- 7th Wonder
And more

09:00

Street Fighter IV


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 10:00

Fight for the future and title of best fighter. The Super and Arcade versions will be used.

Quidditch for Muggles


Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Gaming, LARP
Ends: 11:00

Muggles have always longed to play Quidditch, yet despite all our efforts the brooms just don’t work!

It is discrimination, people.

So stuff it, lets play anyway!

Fast moving fun for the young and otherwise inclined

Events Continuing at 09:00
Me, Myself and that Random Guy - Geeky Games for Two or More People From 08:00 until 09:30
09:30

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Why was it so successful?

Cathy Rye, Lisa Rye
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Screen, Television, Young Adult
Ends: 10:30

What makes The Last Airbender Cartoon Series so eminently watchable

What Do You Owe Your Reader?

Marianne De Pierres, Stephen Dedman, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 10:30

A book does not end with it’s publication: the process continues when fans read and disect your work. What effect should the reader have on the timing, structure, or even plot of a story?

Market Day


Venue: Ballroom South
Tag: Dealers Room
Ends: 18:30

Race-cars, werewolves and copyright: Making transformative art

Cathy Cupitt
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Presentation, Screen
Ends: 10:30

A presentation on the process of making a multi-media SF/F remix, along with a discussion of the gender politics, current legal debates, and the influence of other forms of adaptive art.

Events Continuing at 09:30
Street Fighter IV From 09:00 until 10:00
Quidditch for Muggles From 09:00 until 11:00
10:00

Forza 4 Time Trials


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 11:00

Place times in the fastest cars in the world on the best tracks including Top Gear’s test track. If you manage to beat the Stig’s time, you might get a prize :)

Aliens and Spaceships and Tardis', Oh My!

Sarah Parker
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 10:30

Come and decorate biscuits.

Pathfinders Society

Pathfinder Society
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Ends: 12:00

Welcome to Pathfinder Society Organized Play!

On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. Every member shares one common dream: to contribute to the Pathfinder Chronicles, printed editions of secret lore coveted by the Society wherein only the most impressive finds and bravest exploits of the Pathfinders are immortalized.

Pathfinders are a diverse bunch of scoundrels and wanderers. Their loyalties lie on all shores of the Inner Sea, and beyond their adventures as Pathfinders, they often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations who seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. The campaign centers on the sprawling city of Absalom, where factions engage in a shadow war for control of the city’s politics and economy.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running a mixture of short interactive demos, character creation sessions and full scenarios. Please register your interest at www.warhorn.net/perthfinder

Events Continuing at 10:00
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Why was it so successful? From 09:30 until 10:30
What Do You Owe Your Reader? From 09:30 until 10:30
Quidditch for Muggles From 09:00 until 11:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Race-cars, werewolves and copyright: Making transformative art From 09:30 until 10:30
10:30

Writing in someone else's sandbox

Stephen Dedman, Paul Kidd, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 11:30

What is it like being asked to write for someone else? How do you go about doing it in a way that is true to the author and respectful to the fans?

What's On In Perth

MSquared , David Kitson
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Real World
Ends: 11:00

What can you go to other than Swancon? Presenters from the various organisations in Perth will tell you all about why you should be attending their events.

Spec-Fic For Small Ones

Gina Goddard, Anna Hepworth, Damian Magee, Sandra Norman
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Panel Discussion, Young Adult
Ends: 11:30

Turning the next generation into geeks isn’t always easy. You need to know not only which shows and books are appropriate, but which ones your children will be interested in.

Listen to our panelists discuss some of the ways we can encourage and promote speculative fiction to kids.

Unstructured Play


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 11:00

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open, you are welcome to continue the previous activity.
There will be craft material and books available.

Events Continuing at 10:30
Forza 4 Time Trials From 10:00 until 11:00
Quidditch for Muggles From 09:00 until 11:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinders Society From 10:00 until 12:00
11:00

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Challenge


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 12:30

Make your way through the toughest challenges a modern FPS has to offer. The aim of the game…Survive as long as you can and reach goal points.

The Great Steampunk Affaire!

Skot McDonald
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Presentation
Ends: 11:30

Dr Vellocet advertises the next GSPA and tells us why you should “Journey From The Centre Of The Perth” to their next Jules-Vernian speleological-spectacular
immersive steampunk theatre-ball at Cabaret Cave on April 28.

Talk includes full Engineering Diagrams of The Mole.

Lightsabers and Light Twirling - A Demonstration

Kaneda Cruz, Cathy Rye, Lisa Rye
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Presentation
Ends: 11:30

Poi is the art of twirling tethered weights in rhythmic and geometric dances. It can be done with plain weights, pretty lights or even fire.

Rebel Empire is a Perth-based fight choreography group, specialising in lightsaber combat.

Come along to see some of the best light-shows that Perth has to offer!

String Theory/Rogue's Game


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 11:30

Get an active start to the day with these two games.

Incan Gold Competition


Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tags: Card Game, Gaming
Ends: 13:00

Escape the temple, Capture lots of treasure and artifacts.

’Nough said.

The West Australian Boardgamers have donated a copy of this game to the winner of the Competition

Events Continuing at 11:00
Writing in someone else's sandbox From 10:30 until 11:30
Spec-Fic For Small Ones From 10:30 until 11:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinders Society From 10:00 until 12:00
11:30

Model Rocketry - Beyond watching it go up

Brett Downing, Daniel Harmsworth
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 12:30

With the advent of cheap(ish) sensors and microcontrollers, we can do a lot more with model rocketry. Daniel will tell us what and share war stories!

Apocalyptic Portrayals in Screen media

Stephen Dedman, Stephen Griffiths, Andrew Sharp
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Apocalypse, Panel Discussion, Screen
Ends: 12:30

Movies have often shown us different end of the world scenarios. We take a few of our favourites and compare and contrast. Which ones stand up to scrutiny?

The DC Apocalypse: How did that go for them?

Kris Bather, Chris Gorham, Amy Hightower, Zoe Wadsworth
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Comics
Ends: 12:30

On the 31st of August 2011, DC relaunched their entire line. It’s now been 8 months

  1. How did that go for them?
  2. Why did it work (or not?)
  3. What did they do right?
  4. What did they do wrong?

Stargate Retrospective

Isobel Cox, Samara Morgan
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Science Fiction, Screen
Ends: 12:00

It’s been 15 years since Stargate first graced our screens. We look back at Stargate and all its incarnations.

Unstructured Play


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 12:00

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open, you are welcome to continue the previous activity.
There will be craft material and books available.

Events Continuing at 11:30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Challenge From 11:00 until 12:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinders Society From 10:00 until 12:00
Incan Gold Competition From 11:00 until 13:00
12:00

Buffy Apocalypses

PRK , Kathleen Griffiths
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Interactive, Television
Ends: 12:30

Buffy regularly saves the residents of Sunnydale from the horror of the Hellmouth, but often she saved the entire world from a supernatural apocalypse

Have your say on which apocalypse rated the highest in this interactive panel!

Storyteller Game (Let's write a book!)


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 12:30

Once Upon a Time! Come and play with the cards, then use the inspiration to write our own book! With illustrations!

Events Continuing at 12:00
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Survival Challenge From 11:00 until 12:30
Model Rocketry - Beyond watching it go up From 11:30 until 12:30
Apocalyptic Portrayals in Screen media From 11:30 until 12:30
The DC Apocalypse: How did that go for them? From 11:30 until 12:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Incan Gold Competition From 11:00 until 13:00
12:30

Halo: Reach tournament


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 14:30

Halo fans, now is your chance to enter a all out tournament to see who is the best. Don’t miss this event as it’s going to be big!

LUNCH


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 13:30

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open.
There will be craft material and books available.

Lunch

Ends: 13:30
Events Continuing at 12:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Incan Gold Competition From 11:00 until 13:00
13:00

Smallworld & Underworld Come and Play - 1pm to 3pm

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tags: Board Game, Gaming
Ends: 15:00

This world is just not big enough for all of us…you really should leave.

I came into this world and called it, This World…and then I met the other guys. They are in my way.

Spawn a race, spread across the land and get rid of the irritating pests in the way.

Now with the Underworld Expansion Game and Tunnels to connect the worlds together
Events Continuing at 13:00
Halo: Reach tournament From 12:30 until 14:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
LUNCH From 12:30 until 13:30
Lunch From 12:30 until 13:30
13:05

Live Massively Multiplayer Text Adventure Game

Terry Chilvers
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Card Game, Gaming
Ends: 14:00

Parsely Games are based upon the text adventure games from the late 1970s and 1980s.

Its like playing a computer game…except you are the character within the monitor screen.

Equipment: A whiteboard or large amount of paper

Resources: Lots and lots of players

Result: Lots and lots of fun!!!

Events Continuing at 13:05
Halo: Reach tournament From 12:30 until 14:30
Smallworld & Underworld Come and Play - 1pm to 3pm From 13:00 until 15:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
LUNCH From 12:30 until 13:30
Lunch From 12:30 until 13:30
13:30

My Little Pony: from the 80s to Today

Leah Crichton, Adam McCaw, Samara Morgan
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Cartoon
Ends: 14:30

The new incarnation of My Little Pony has attracted a new demographic. What has changed? Is this change good or bad? What is it about both versions that we love and hate?

Beyond Potter and Twilight

Gina Goddard, Sally Hemsley, James Morgan
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Young Adult
Ends: 14:30

Harry Potter and Twilight are very successful Young Adult books, where does one go from these series?

Dr Who - Are You New?

Kathleen Griffiths, Nancy Lorenz, Heather Magee
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Doctor Who, Screen
Ends: 14:30

Eccleston, Tennant and Matt Smith have brought great new twists to one of the most enduring science fiction protagonists of all time. For some fans, this was their first introduction to the iconic character.

But the old series has a lot to offer fans as well. Our panelists discuss what it is about the old series that they love, and what will appeal to new fans of Doctor Who.

Marianne de Pierres - In conversation

Marianne De Pierres, Zoe Wadsworth
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Ends: 14:30

Zoe Wadsworth interviews Marianne de Pierres, our National Guest of Honour. Topics may or may not include how and why Marianne became a writer, writing in different genres, publishing under different pseudonyms, balancing writing and raising a family, and the fine art of galah wrangling.

Story Time 1

Tori K
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 14:00

Story time and quiet craft

Events Continuing at 13:30
Halo: Reach tournament From 12:30 until 14:30
Smallworld & Underworld Come and Play - 1pm to 3pm From 13:00 until 15:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Live Massively Multiplayer Text Adventure Game From 13:05 until 14:00
14:00

Pathfinder's Society

Pathfinder Society
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Ends: 16:00

Welcome to Pathfinder Society Organized Play!

On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. Every member shares one common dream: to contribute to the Pathfinder Chronicles, printed editions of secret lore coveted by the Society wherein only the most impressive finds and bravest exploits of the Pathfinders are immortalized.

Pathfinders are a diverse bunch of scoundrels and wanderers. Their loyalties lie on all shores of the Inner Sea, and beyond their adventures as Pathfinders, they often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations who seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. The campaign centers on the sprawling city of Absalom, where factions engage in a shadow war for control of the city’s politics and economy.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running a mixture of short interactive demos, character creation sessions and full scenarios. Please register your interest at www.warhorn.net/perthfinder

Story Time 2

Ju Landéesse
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 14:30

Story time and quiet craft.

Events Continuing at 14:00
Halo: Reach tournament From 12:30 until 14:30
My Little Pony: from the 80s to Today From 13:30 until 14:30
Beyond Potter and Twilight From 13:30 until 14:30
Dr Who - Are You New? From 13:30 until 14:30
Smallworld & Underworld Come and Play - 1pm to 3pm From 13:00 until 15:00
Marianne de Pierres - In conversation From 13:30 until 14:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
14:30

Soul Calibur 4 and 5


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 16:00

Soul Edge and Soul Calibur return in the continuing fighting game series Soul Calibur 5. A tournament will be held from 15:00 to 16:00.

The Wheel of Time

PRK , Adam Bodestyne, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Fantasy, Literature
Ends: 15:30

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.

Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.

First published by Robert Jordan in 1990, The Eye of the World presented fans with a rich and vibrant fantasy world which continues to enthral over 20 years later, despite Jordan’s untimely death in 2007.

Selected to complete the Wheel of Time, Brandon Sanderson has published two volumes so far, and is working on the final volume, A Memory of Light, due in early 2013. Join Brandon Sanderson and several Wheel of Time fans as they discuss the impact this series has had.

 

Romero Retrospective

Tina Eitelhuber, Stephen Griffiths
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Film
Ends: 15:00

Spanning 3 decades, Romero’s Zombie trilogy Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead are widely regarded as the most influential Zombie films of all time.

Come and Revisit the horror!

Exploring The Hunger Games

Gina Goddard, Sally Hemsley
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Literature, Young Adult
Ends: 15:30

The Hunger Games is a series that has taken the world by storm. Set in a dystopian North America, it explores the shocking possibilities when battle royale and reality television combine.

What is it about this world, and this story, that makes us want more?

Apocalyptically Bad Science

Stephanie Bateman-Graham, Bevan McGuiness
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Apocalypse, Panel Discussion, SCIENCE!!!!, Screen
Ends: 15:30

There’s some exceptionally poor science in apocalyptic films – The Day After Tomorrow, Volcano and The Core just to name a few. Let’s mock them!

Fan art/fan gallery

Sophie Ambrose, Colin Sharp
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 15:00

Come and watch an artist draw—and try your hand.

Events Continuing at 14:30
Smallworld & Underworld Come and Play - 1pm to 3pm From 13:00 until 15:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinder's Society From 14:00 until 16:00
15:00

Zombie Bus

Alex Dawson, Daniel Harmsworth, Trent Lloyd
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Apocalypse, Makers, Real World, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 15:30

Survival after the zombie apocalypse is impossible without a well-equipped anti-zombie vehicle. How do you make your car zombie proof?

Unstructured Play


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 15:30

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open, you are welcome to continue the previous activity.
There will be craft material and books available.

Events Continuing at 15:00
Soul Calibur 4 and 5 From 14:30 until 16:00
The Wheel of Time From 14:30 until 15:30
Exploring The Hunger Games From 14:30 until 15:30
Apocalyptically Bad Science From 14:30 until 15:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinder's Society From 14:00 until 16:00
15:30

Gender Norms in Fiction

Marianne De Pierres, Elaine Kemp, Bevan McGuiness, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 16:30

Gender diversity is about more than adding a Strong Female Character. To truly have diversity you must represent a spectrum of different genders, sexualities and gender representations.
How do you properly write believable and diverse characters across the gender and sexuality spectrum?

Star Trek vs. Star Wars - The Ultimate Debate

Sarah Akers, Stefen Brazulaitis, Kaneda Cruz, Gina Goddard, Ian Nicholls
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Entertainment, Film, Science Fiction, Television
Ends: 16:30

William Shatner and Carrie Fisher started it and we debate it.

The ultimate battle. Who will win?

Rumors that George Takei will be attending this panel are completely false

Neat things you can do with tiny (and cheap!) computers

Brett Downing, Cathy Rye
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Makers, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 16:30

Now there are very easily accessible microcontrollers, but what can you do with them? Come and see some wonderful props, robotics and a musical instrument – all done with Arduinos and other cheap computing devices!

Skipping the Apocalypse: Cryonics

Marta Sandberg
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Apocalypse, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 16:30

If death is the worst thing that can happen to you, how do a few dozen years in the fridge rate? Are the risks of the thaw outweighed by the benefits of medical advances? What are your chances of being thawed out and reanimated, and what are the consequences of “death” not being the final frontier?

Stories in the Stars

Elaine Walker
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 16:00

Make a constellation and listen to stories about the stars.

Events Continuing at 15:30
Soul Calibur 4 and 5 From 14:30 until 16:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Pathfinder's Society From 14:00 until 16:00
16:00

Golden Eye Tournament


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 17:00

007, or which ever agent you are. Your mission if you choose to accept it is to kill everyone as many times as possible! Both N64 and Wii versions will be available to play.

Board Gaming (for Kids!)

Terry Chilvers
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 17:00

Discover some games you may not have played before! Ages 6+.

Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1


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

Free Gaming & Programmed Events all day to 3 in the morning

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

Pokemon TCG tournament

Adam McCaw
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tag: Card Game
Ends: 18:00

New to the Pokemon TCG? or an experienced player? then come along and play in a tournament. There are 3 categories to choose from; beginners, classic and league.

Events Continuing at 16:00
Gender Norms in Fiction From 15:30 until 16:30
Star Trek vs. Star Wars - The Ultimate Debate From 15:30 until 16:30
Neat things you can do with tiny (and cheap!) computers From 15:30 until 16:30
Skipping the Apocalypse: Cryonics From 15:30 until 16:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
16:30

The science of Crime TV

Crime Scene Committee
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Real World, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 17:30

What do shows like CSI and Law and Order get wrong? What do they do right? The Crime Scene Committee will tell ius all about it!

Rewriting the Manuscript

Satima Flavell, Elaine Kemp, Carol Ryles
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 17:30

Finishing a manuscript is just the first step. Once you have the rough copy in your hands, what is the next step in making it a publishable work?

Anti-Zombie Slingshots, Pig Iron Battle-Axes and Open Source Hardware: How Hacker-Spaces will help us survive the Apocalypse

Brett Downing, Jenna Downing, Daniel Harmsworth
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Apocalypse, Makers, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 17:30

Firefly Retrospective

Ian Lackie, Darren Smith
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Panel Discussion, Screen
Ends: 17:00

It’s been 10 years since Firefly. Let’s look back.

Events Continuing at 16:30
Golden Eye Tournament From 16:00 until 17:00
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Board Gaming (for Kids!) From 16:00 until 17:00
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Pokemon TCG tournament From 16:00 until 18:00
17:00

Star Wars Pod racing


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 18:00

Feeling nostalgic? Feeling like playing sometime Star Wars and classic? well, it’s time to race again in the fastest pods around. The version is the old N64 classic.

Trailer Park

Tom Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, David Gunn
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Film, Screen
Ends: 18:30

Is the american film industry running out of new ideas? Join us as we watch trailers and discuss upcoming films.

Unstructured Play


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 17:30

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open, you are welcome to continue the previous activity.
There will be craft material and books available.

Events Continuing at 17:00
The science of Crime TV From 16:30 until 17:30
Rewriting the Manuscript From 16:30 until 17:30
Anti-Zombie Slingshots, Pig Iron Battle-Axes and Open Source Hardware: How Hacker-Spaces will help us survive the Apocalypse From 16:30 until 17:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Pokemon TCG tournament From 16:00 until 18:00
17:30

Science fiction relating to real science

Chris Creagh, Rob Masters, Elaine Walker, Andrew Williams
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 18:30

Is Science fiction useful when trying to communicate scientific ideas. Does it inspire or does it create unrealistic expectations of science?

Mad Science vs. Mystic Powers

Dave Cake, Skot McDonald
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Apocalypse, Entertainment
Ends: 18:00

Dr. Vellocet and Master Demens Caput debate (without using their equipment) the best way to end the world.

Damnation & Dames Launch

Marianne De Pierres, Russel B Farr, Liz Grzyb
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags:
Ends: 18:30

Ticonderoga Publications presents its latest title, Damnation & Dames, edited by Liz Grzyb and Amanda Pillar, 16 stories of paranormal noir which explore the shadows surrounding crime, showing a range of traditional noir tropes and characters, mixed up with ghosts, giant monsters, vampires, and werewolves.

Build it with papercraft!


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 18:00

A Tardis? A shuttle? A …? Come and build them out of paper, sticky tape and glue!

Events Continuing at 17:30
Star Wars Pod racing From 17:00 until 18:00
Trailer Park From 17:00 until 18:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Pokemon TCG tournament From 16:00 until 18:00
18:00

Lylat Wars


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

Team Star Fox comes to Doomcon in the game that put the Star fox characters into the great classics. Play as Fox, Peppy, Slippy or Falco in a battles to see who is the best in the team. Those with 3DSs may wish to come along and have a tournament as well.

Auction Registration


Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags:
Ends: 19:30

Auction Registration! Prepare your items

Room Closed


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Closed
Ends: 23:59
Events Continuing at 18:00
Science fiction relating to real science From 17:30 until 18:30
Trailer Park From 17:00 until 18:30
Market Day From 09:30 until 18:30
Damnation & Dames Launch From 17:30 until 18:30
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
18:30

Dinner

Ends: 20:00
Events Continuing at 18:30
Lylat Wars From 18:00 until 19:00
Auction Registration From 18:00 until 19:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
20:00

Red Dwarf: Did something go wrong?

Llew Bendsten, David Gunn, Mel Kosick-McCaw
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Science Fiction, Screen, Television
Ends: 21:00

Red Dwarf is a hilarious sit-com style Sci-Fi show which has run since 1988. What made this show become the cult-classic it is today?

Listen to passionate fans discuss the highs and lows of their favourite series.

Star Wars Xbox360 Kinect Launch Party


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 22:30

Come celebrate the launch of the new Star Wars Kinect bundle pack. We’ll be putting it up on the projector and play the full range of Star Wars based games. So come along and see what it’s about.

Auction

PRK , Chris Coman
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags:
Ends: 22:30

Come along and bid on cool and not so cool geeky stuff! Minimum bid one dollar, bids must be in dollar increments. Payment by cash at the end.

Items for auction must be registered at 6:30pm in Goldsworthy North.

Auction will finish at 22:00 with packdown and payment occuring in the 30 minutes following

Murder Mystery


Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Gaming, LARP
Ends: 22:00

Wanted: Eleven People

For: The Solving of a Murder

Suspects: All of Them

Prove your innocence, frame the guilty and find out who ripped out the last page in the book.

But watch out, because one of these people is trying to get away with murder and if yours is necessary for that goal…well.

WARNING: this game requires ELEVEN people to play and will be cancelled if not enough people sign-up

Battlestar Galactica


Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tags: Board Game, Gaming
Ends: 23:00

After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival…but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3-6 players ages 10 and up that can be played in 2-3 hours.

Events Continuing at 20:00
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
21:00

The Secrets Of Fringe

David Gunn, Kitty Hemsley
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Television
Ends: 22:00

JJ Abrahm’s latest TV series is amazing. What is it about this show that makes it better than the rest?

Comics: Where should I start?

Kris Bather, Damian Magee
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Comics
Ends: 22:00

A group of dedicated comics fans – both old and new – are here to tell you how to begin your comic-reading journey

Events Continuing at 21:00
Star Wars Xbox360 Kinect Launch Party From 20:00 until 22:30
Auction From 20:00 until 22:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Murder Mystery From 20:00 until 22:00
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Battlestar Galactica From 20:00 until 23:00
22:00

Apocalypse Now: Has the apocalypse begun?

Chris Creagh, Cass Edwards, Daniel Harmsworth
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags:
Ends: 23:00

Global Warming, peak energy, peak oil… Are we already heading towards the apocalypse?

Comics vs. Hollywood

Tom Eitelhuber, Peter Kelly, Damian Magee
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Comics
Ends: 23:00

For a long time comic book films were considered more of a niche curiosity, with only the likes of Superman and Batman breaking out to mainstream appeal. With the success of numerous franchises such as Spiderman, Hellboy, X-Men and the suite of Avengers-related films, they have become proven blockbuster material, with studios clamouring to license the next big hit. Our panel will discuss how and why things have changed, delving into some notable successes and failures along the way.

Events Continuing at 22:00
Star Wars Xbox360 Kinect Launch Party From 20:00 until 22:30
Auction From 20:00 until 22:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Battlestar Galactica From 20:00 until 23:00
22:30

Fable III co-op time trials


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

Reaver has issued a challenge to all of you heroes out there. He wants you to spin the wheel of misfortune and battle in his arenas. The heroes with the highest score wins.

Outland Screening & Discussion

Chris Coman
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Interactive
Ends: 00:00

Thanks to ABC, we’re able to screen episode 1 and 2 of Outland! If you haven’t had a chance to see this fantastic new show, now is the time!

After the screening there’ll be fun, discussion, and prizes. Don’t miss out!

Events Continuing at 22:30
Apocalypse Now: Has the apocalypse begun? From 22:00 until 23:00
Comics vs. Hollywood From 22:00 until 23:00
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00
Battlestar Galactica From 20:00 until 23:00
23:00

Life on Mars & Ashes to Ashes - What did it all mean?

Damian Magee
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Panel Discussion, Screen
Ends: 00:00

Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Sam Tyler and Alex Drake went on two wondrous, anxious and at times confusing journeys. We attempt to come to some sort of conclusion about what it all means…

There will be Spoilers, you have been warned!

Real-World Based Spaceship design

DC Daines, Rob Masters, Andrew Williams
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: SCIENCE!!!!, Space
Ends: 23:59

How would spaceships actually look? Saucers? Rockets? Big blue boxes?

Hear from the experts!

Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 2


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

Free Gaming & Programmed Events all day to 3 in the morning

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

Events Continuing at 23:00
Fable III co-op time trials From 22:30 until 23:30
Outland Screening & Discussion From 22:30 until 00:00
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Games - Friday 1 From 16:00 until 03:00