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08:00

I Love a Battlefield in the Early Morning - Fairy Chess

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

Your eyes open and its early, real early. Luckily it is never too early for a good game of chess.

But since it is so early, you find the game is curiously screwed…into Fairy Chess.

No, not actual fairys, jeez, this are chess variations of strangeness and interest.

Includes:
- Pawns Revolt
- Monochrome
- Suicide
Plus the not so chess alternatives of checkers and backgammon…and sure, if you are being, well, main stream, normal chess

09:00

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 10:30

Doom! Doom! Doom! Doctor Doom that is. For the first event of Saturday’s console stream, it’s time to decide which universe is the winner. Help decide and support ether Marvel or Capcom.

Events Continuing at 09:00
I Love a Battlefield in the Early Morning - Fairy Chess From 08:00 until 09:30
09:30

Beneath the Iron Lady

Lindsay Fleay, Andrew Sharp
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Real World
Ends: 10:30

How was SF shaped by Thatcherite England? We look at such works as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and Warhammer.

Anne McCaffrey: An Appreciation

Ian Nicholls, Sarah Parker, Zoe Wadsworth
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Fantasy, Literature
Ends: 10:30

Over her 60 year career, Anne McCaffrey provided the SF community with intricate worlds and thrilling stories. We remember the things that made her great, and discuss why she continues to be an influence in SF.

Board Game Design

Richard Kong, Wesley Lamont, Anthony Sweet
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Board Game, Panel Discussion
Ends: 10:30

Two local board game designers and an artist go through the process of designing their games.

Rebel Empire Fight Choreography Workshop

Kaneda Cruz
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: LARP, Workshop
Ends: 11:30

Learn the art of “Form Zero” used by Jedi and Sith. Learn basic Hollywood System of Fight Choreography techniques used by the pros with a Star Wars twist. All the fun and drama you’ve watched in the movies for years.
There will also be a Demonstration at the beginning of the workshop by some of the REW Imperium! Places are limited and registration at the Rebel Empire Workshop Dealer Table is required prior to the workshop.

Fan-Created Games and Fanmade Adaptions - All Day

Bronwyn Cropley, Tim McDougall, Tim McDougall, Leece Smith
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 10:00

Across Saturday, come to the Gaming Room to try out Fan-made games and fan-made expansions to existing games.

Plus, come and try out Handwritten Games’s Halfling Heist and Grand City while you have the chance.

See what Swanconners have come up with in new gaming innovations, plus a few special guests

Includes:

Glory to Rome
Miskatonic School for Girls
Plus some fine choices from Boardgame Geeks and other sources

See the Pinup Board for times and sign-up sheets

Events Continuing at 09:30
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 From 09:00 until 10:30
10:00

Dealers Room and Art Show


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

Games for the Family - 10am to 12pm

Terry Chilvers
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 12:00

An introduction to games that are great for the whole family.

Short, simple and meaty games.

What better way to start the weekend?

Pinwheels

Chris Creagh
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 10:30

Come and play with the fan GoH!

Events Continuing at 10:00
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 From 09:00 until 10:30
Beneath the Iron Lady From 09:30 until 10:30
Anne McCaffrey: An Appreciation From 09:30 until 10:30
Board Game Design From 09:30 until 10:30
Rebel Empire Fight Choreography Workshop From 09:30 until 11:30
10:30

Blur racing


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 11:30

To sum up Blur in a nut shell, it’s Mario Kart with real cars, slightly different power ups and courses based on real places. Come have some multi-player fun!

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Wesley Lamont
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Card Game, Interactive
Ends: 11:30

Come discover the wonder that is Magic the gathering. Our expert panel will play games with the audience to show them how it’s supposed to work

Halfling Heist - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview


Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Board Game, Gaming, Handwritten Games, Sneak Preview
Ends: 12:30

Special Swancon Sneak Preview:

Halfling Heist is a fast-paced board game that pits you up against three other Halfling thieves attempting to snaffle the served meals of the Cockatrice Corral while it’s punters have a brief round of fisticuffs. It’s your job to snatch as much food as possible and scarper before the City Watch shut the venue and catch you red-handed with someone else’s chicken sandwich.

It’s quick, fun and brutal as you dodge the barroom brawl and try to outgrab and outscore your fellow Halflings. The more hits you take, the more Luck you’ll get – just make sure you get out in time to enjoy your meal!

Everyone who plays going into a raffle to win a copy of Halfling Heist

Photographing the Apocalypse for Posterity - Part 1

Wing Chung, Bob Litchfield
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Workshop
Ends: 11:30

Photography panel for fans. If you like photography or are wanting to learn more – come to this panel, be you a beginner or advanced. We have an award winning Australian Accredited Profession Photographers(AAPP) photographer and photography teacher with over 30 years of experience who will answer all of your questions. So bring lots, it should be very fun and educational!

Wand Creations

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

Ollivander’s shop is closed, but here, you can make your own.

When The Stars Are Right

Dave Cake, Keira McKenzie
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags:
Ends: 11:30

The motif of the dead civilisation or dead race is a common one in Lovecraftian horror, even the dead planet. Much of Lovecrafts work implies that our civilisation, our race, and our planet may soon join them. Why is this sense of doom such an important part of cosmic horror? What form does a Lovecraftian apocalypse take?

Horizons - Demo Game


Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 16:00

Horizons is a miniatures boardgame for 2 players. Normal runtime is up to 2 hours, but for today, you can play 1 hour demos.

Capture generators in order to take the central artifact. Then sneak it back to your base while your opponent tries to stop you.

Fighting, racing, tactics and resource management. What more could you possibly need in a game?

Events Continuing at 10:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Rebel Empire Fight Choreography Workshop From 09:30 until 11:30
Games for the Family - 10am to 12pm From 10:00 until 12:00
11:00

Face painting

Sarah Parker
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 11:30
Events Continuing at 11:00
Blur racing From 10:30 until 11:30
Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering From 10:30 until 11:30
Halfling Heist - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview From 10:30 until 12:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Photographing the Apocalypse for Posterity - Part 1 From 10:30 until 11:30
Rebel Empire Fight Choreography Workshop From 09:30 until 11:30
Games for the Family - 10am to 12pm From 10:00 until 12:00
When The Stars Are Right From 10:30 until 11:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
11:30

Blur Destruction


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

The Blur awesomeness continues, but in a different mode! Just like in Mario Kart, there’s a brawl mode where your goal is to take out the other racers with power ups. The racer with the most points wins.

Final Landing: The End of The Shuttle Era

Michael Cogan, Matt Lindus
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Real World, SCIENCE!!!!, Space
Ends: 12:30

The world was changed when, in 1969, a human first walked on the moon. The US Manned Space program ran from the late 1960s to 2011, and in that time launched many people into space and performed countless research tasks.

Now the program has come to an end, with Atlantis making its final landing in July 2011. What has the world gained since the program first launched? And what have we lost now that it has ended?

Future of Learning

Daniel Harmsworth, Elaine Kemp, Bevan McGuiness, Ian Nicholls
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Real World
Ends: 12:30

MIT is now running a free accredited course on electronics and circuits.

Kahn Academy is trying to provide the net-using world free educational videos.

How is this changing the face of learning?

Keeping Safe - Self Defence

Wing Chung
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Workshop
Ends: 12:30

In keeping with safe spaces this is a panel discussing self defence strategies. This will look at a some very simple techniques but will concentrate on preventative strategies associated with situation awareness, personal space, self defence mind set and fight/flight. Not a martial arts panel.

Animation: It's all the same now

Lindsay Fleay, Damian Magee, Stephen Moore
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Panel Discussion, Screen
Ends: 12:30

Ever since Pixar became super-successful with their films and Disney became unable to make an animated blockbuster, all animated films seem to be CG and all about the hero’s journey.

Our intrepid panelists lament this fact, revisit old classics and talk about what’s around or coming soon that might be work a look

Creche Rhymes

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

Nursery rhymes for the space age! (Well, with some pirates and zombies thrown in!)

Events Continuing at 11:30
Halfling Heist - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview From 10:30 until 12:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Games for the Family - 10am to 12pm From 10:00 until 12:00
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
12:00

Plush Toy Wars

Adam McCaw
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 12:30
Events Continuing at 12:00
Blur Destruction From 11:30 until 12:30
Final Landing: The End of The Shuttle Era From 11:30 until 12:30
Halfling Heist - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview From 10:30 until 12:30
Future of Learning From 11:30 until 12:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Keeping Safe - Self Defence From 11:30 until 12:30
Animation: It's all the same now From 11:30 until 12:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
12:30

Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 14:00

Play as your favorite Nintendo characters, in a fun, beat everyone up, kind of game. This is a major tournament in Doomcon so don’t miss it!

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
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
13:00

The Resistance

Terry Chilvers
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 14:00

Leaflet Found in Secret Hiding Place:

Printed Message Reads:
’We are the Resistance and we work for Freedom from our oppressors

So, let us meet under the guise of a “game” here in this very convention. No one will suspect that this is not as it seems. Via Va Resistance!’

Handwritten:
‘Imperial Spies Unite. It is time to take down the treacherous Dogs! Let us meet that this meeting and destroy the traitors from Within. Via Va NO Resistance!’

Events Continuing at 13:00
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament From 12:30 until 14:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
LUNCH From 12:30 until 13:30
Lunch From 12:30 until 13:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
13:30

Kitty Pryde is Awesome!

Kitty Hemsley, John Parker
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Comics, Panel Discussion
Ends: 14:30

Beginning as the ultimate Kid Sister, Kitty Pryde has gone on to become one of the most-loved Marvel characters of all time. Two of the biggest Kitty Pryde fans will discuss her start, her development, and what it is about her that makes her so great.

NaNoWriMo Dos and Don'ts

Sue Isle, Elaine Kemp
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 14:30

NaNoWriMo is one of the biggest challenges a new writer can face: write a 50,000 word story in only 30 days! Learn from experienced NaNoWriMers all the highs and lows, and what to do once the month is over.

Arduino U: Programming Tiny Computers

Brett Downing, Daniel Harmsworth
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Makers, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 15:30

A two hour introduction into programming your own tiny computer.

Bring a laptop and we’ll provide the rest!

Brandon Sanderson - Guest of Honour Speech

Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Ends: 14:30

Our International Guest of Honour, Brandon Sanderson, writes in many post apocalyptic worlds, including his renowned Mistborn series, Elantris, Warbreaker, Stormlight Archive and Wheel of Time series, which is his finishing off after Robert Jordan’s untimely death.
Come listen to Brandon as he talks about his journey into writing, and the worlds he writes in.

Story Time 3

Rose Goodman
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 14:00

Story time (Dragons and Fairies) and quiet craft

Events Continuing at 13:30
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament From 12:30 until 14:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
The Resistance From 13:00 until 14:00
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
14:00

Mario Kart


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 15:30

Still feeling hyped after Smash Bros Brawl? Well now it’s time for Mario Kart! Another game where you have the chance to play as one of your favorite Mario series character. Race through 2 different cups to see who is the fastest.

Halfling Heist - The Second Opportunity - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview

Anthony Sweet
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Card Game, Gaming, Handwritten Games, Sneak Preview
Ends: 16:00

Special Swancon Sneak Preview:

Halfling Heist is a fast-paced board game that pits you up against three other Halfling thieves attempting to snaffle the served meals of the Cockatrice Corral while it’s punters have a brief round of fisticuffs. It’s your job to snatch as much food as possible and scarper before the City Watch shut the venue and catch you red-handed with someone else’s chicken sandwich.

It’s quick, fun and brutal as you dodge the barroom brawl and try to outgrab and outscore your fellow Halflings. The more hits you take, the more Luck you’ll get – just make sure you get out in time to enjoy your meal!

Everyone who plays going into a raffle to win a copy of Halfling Heist

Story Time 4

Terry Chilvers
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 14:30

Story time and quiet craft

Events Continuing at 14:00
Kitty Pryde is Awesome! From 13:30 until 14:30
NaNoWriMo Dos and Don'ts From 13:30 until 14:30
Arduino U: Programming Tiny Computers From 13:30 until 15:30
Brandon Sanderson - Guest of Honour Speech From 13:30 until 14:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
14:30

Brandon Sanderson - Book Signing

Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Signing
Ends: 15:30

Whether you’ve bought books at the con, brought your loved books from home, or want to get your convention book or other items signed, this is the time and place for it.
Note: If you have more than five items to get signed, you may be asked to allow others with fewer items ahead first.

Photographing the Apocalypse for Posterity - Part 2

Bob Litchfield
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Workshop
Ends: 15:30

Photography panel for fans. If you like photography or are wanting to learn more – come to this panel, be you a beginner or advanced. We have an award winning Australian Accredited Profession Photographers(AAPP) photographer and photography teacher with over 30 years of experience who will answer all of your questions. So bring lots, it should be very fun and educational!

Fan art/fan gallery

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

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

"The Star Crystal" Book Launch

DC Daines
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags:
Ends: 15:30

Book Launch for Author DCDaines’s new Science Fiction/Fantasy book – “The Star Crystal”

He knows his destiny, lives for it, kills for it and may just die for it.

Events Continuing at 14:30
Mario Kart From 14:00 until 15:30
Arduino U: Programming Tiny Computers From 13:30 until 15:30
Halfling Heist - The Second Opportunity - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview From 14:00 until 16:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
15:30

Pokemon Battle Revolution


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

Pokemon Trainers! Bring your DS and Pokemon games, because it’s time to battle it out on the big screen. See your team in action in better detail than your DS gives you as well as getting commentary too.

Grey Goo and Home-made Atomic Bombs: How Hackerspaces will cause the Apocalypse!

Brett Downing, Jenna Downing, Daniel Harmsworth
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Apocalypse, Makers, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 16:30

These crazy mad-scientist types making rail guns, plasma speakers and artificially engineered microbes are going to cause the Apocalypse!

How can we stop them?

Should we?

EscherGirls: from Rob Liefeld to J. Scott Campbell

Tori K, Tori K, Nancy Lorenz
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Comics, Social Justice
Ends: 16:30

Some comic artists are great at drawing women in poses that are anatomically impossible, “Eschergirls” is a tumblr dedicated to these creations.

We discuss egregious examples and why specific artists tend to do it.

1985 - A Season of Change for Dr. Who

Aaron Creaser, Damian Magee, Heather Magee, Danny Oz, Colin Sharp
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Doctor Who, Panel Discussion, Screen
Ends: 16:30

Season 22 – conspiracies, warring factions, and grabs for power that would
forever change Doctor Who – and that was behind the scenes!

Come along as we dissect both the stories and internal politics of Colin Baker’s
first full season as the Doctor.

The World of Parrish Plessis

Marianne De Pierres
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Literature, Urban Fantasy
Ends: 16:30

Parrish Plessis is a wonderful series, full of action, adventure and social satire. But don’t take our word for it, hear it from the author herself!

Space to Scale!

Andrew Williams
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 16:30

Just how big is space? Build a (scale) model of the solar system and get a better idea!

Events Continuing at 15:30
Halfling Heist - The Second Opportunity - Handwritten Games Sneak Preview From 14:00 until 16:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Horizons - Demo Game From 10:30 until 16:00
16:00

"Design a Game" Workshop

Bronwyn Cropley, Wesley Lamont, Anthony Sweet
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 18:00

Ever wanted to design a game?

Then this is the workshop for you. Lets make a game and make it awesome.

Events Continuing at 16:00
Pokemon Battle Revolution From 15:30 until 17:00
Grey Goo and Home-made Atomic Bombs: How Hackerspaces will cause the Apocalypse! From 15:30 until 16:30
EscherGirls: from Rob Liefeld to J. Scott Campbell From 15:30 until 16:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
1985 - A Season of Change for Dr. Who From 15:30 until 16:30
The World of Parrish Plessis From 15:30 until 16:30
Space to Scale! From 15:30 until 16:30
16:30

Exploring Dr Who: The Most Recent Season

Michael Cogan, Aaron Creaser, Damian Magee, Heather Magee
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags: Doctor Who, Television
Ends: 18:00

‘The Truth about River Song’: In the sixth season River Song was revealed, how did the Doctor know
the truth about River and about Amy? As the panellists go through this unfolding story of love, relationships, trust and secrets all will
be revealed
or
Are bow ties really cool?

This moment for women in comics

Kitty Hemsley, Tori K, Nancy Lorenz
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Comics, Social Justice
Ends: 17:30

We know what is wrong with the treatment of women in comics. Lets look at some ways people are getting it right.

Colonising Mars

Wesley Lamont, Rob Masters, Sha Sharp, Andrew Williams
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: SCIENCE!!!!, Space
Ends: 17:30

Colonising Mars has long been a dream of Spec Fic enthusiasts, but how realistic is it really? Listen to experts discuss what is feasible and what is flawed.

"How do I write interesting dialogue?" she asked inquisitively

Stephen Dedman, Bevan McGuiness, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 17:30

All the dos and don’t of crafting dialogue that is meaningful, interesting and natural.

Emblazoning your coat of arms

Rose Goodman, Catrin Stone
Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 17:00

Show people who you are! Construct a coat of arms!

Events Continuing at 16:30
Pokemon Battle Revolution From 15:30 until 17:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
"Design a Game" Workshop From 16:00 until 18:00
17:00

BlazBlue


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

A fighting game that now is a manga and anime, This anime fighting game is one of the most popular in Japan. See how you go in this arcade style fighting game.

Happy Birthday Robot

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

A storytelling game in which players take turns to write the story of Robot’s birthday. You never know how many words you’ll have to use – and the other players in the game get to finish your sentence.

Events Continuing at 17:00
Exploring Dr Who: The Most Recent Season From 16:30 until 18:00
This moment for women in comics From 16:30 until 17:30
Colonising Mars From 16:30 until 17:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
"How do I write interesting dialogue?" she asked inquisitively From 16:30 until 17:30
"Design a Game" Workshop From 16:00 until 18:00
17:30

The rise of Transformative-media

Cathy Cupitt, Andrew Hahn
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Comics, Panel Discussion, Screen, Video Gaming
Ends: 18:30

In recent years many different works has given rise to there ‘universe’ been translated into different media formats.

Games have spawned books and short films. TV series have been given comic book editions. What are some of the best examples and what makes them either successful or an unwanted accompaniment to the original?

Whatever happened to the fourth Wall?

Kathleen Griffiths, Kitty Hemsley, Adam McCaw
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Panel Discussion, Real World
Ends: 18:30

Supernatural, My Little Pony, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.

What happens when fan service goes too far? The creators of these shows have all been influenced by their fans. How has this affected storytelling?

Zombie Makeup Tutorial

Tina Eitelhuber
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Workshop
Ends: 18:30

Tina will show you how to make yourself look like one of the living dead!

Create a Monster

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

Will it have fangs? Will it have claws? Will it have cute little curls all over its head?

Events Continuing at 17:30
BlazBlue From 17:00 until 18:00
Exploring Dr Who: The Most Recent Season From 16:30 until 18:00
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
"Design a Game" Workshop From 16:00 until 18:00
18:00

Tekken 7


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

Well, it’s the 7th of April, so why not have a tournament of Tekken 7. So come and fight to become the champion of the corporate world.

Room Closed


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

Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 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

Fan Funds and You!

Dave Cake, John Parker, Sarah Parker
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tags:
Ends: 18:30

What are Fan Funds? Who’s in contention for this year’s ones?

Also What did Dave do on his holidays?

Events Continuing at 18:00
The rise of Transformative-media From 17:30 until 18:30
Whatever happened to the fourth Wall? From 17:30 until 18:30
Dealers Room and Art Show From 10:00 until 18:30
Zombie Makeup Tutorial From 17:30 until 18:30
18:30

Masquerade Set-Up


Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Set Up
Ends: 20:00

Dinner

Ends: 20:00
Events Continuing at 18:30
Tekken 7 From 18:00 until 19:00
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 1 From 18:00 until 03:00
20:00

Masquerade


Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Ends: 23:59

Open Console gaming


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

Feel like doing something besides the masquerade? Feel like gaming with friends? Then come join us for some open console gaming fun and play the games you want to play!

Live Action Versions of Anime

Damian Magee
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Anime, Screen
Ends: 21:00

Your favourite anime as they turn into live action. As we examine some of these live action shows to compare to the anime how much justice and to the spirit of the anime. With clips from-Kenshin,Ranma,Detective Conan,You’re Under Arrest, Sailor Moon and more.

"Going Cardboard" Screening

Tim McDougall
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Gaming, Screen
Ends: 21:30

Come and watch a sneak preview of a great Gaming documentary. Plus, the Producer may be skyping in to discuss the making of the documentary, Essen and gaming.

Do you have fond childhood memories of gathering around the table with the family for a game of Monopoly, Scrabble, or LIFE?

Cardboard is making a comeback.

In an era of tech-based entertainment, word is spreading about a new breed of board game. Going Cardboard takes you into the designer “German-style” board gaming scene, from its community of enthusiastic fans to the creative passions of the designers and their journeys from concept to reality.

Antaire: Dungeons

Paul Simmons
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tags: Board Game, Gaming
Ends: 22:00

Explore the hidden dungeons of the land of Antaire. Fight your way through the dungeon, avoiding its traps, fighting monsters and most importantly collecting your gold.

Antaire: Dungeons is a competitive dungeon exploration game. Players compete against the dungeon and each other, trying to leave with the most gold.

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

Paranormal Romance

PRK , Theresa Anns, Ju Landéesse, Sarah Parker
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Adult Only, Panel Discussion, Urban Fantasy
Ends: 22:00

Our panellists discuss the blurring line between fantasy and romance, plus their takes on the best and worstbest and worst of Paranormal Romance and why they love it, hate it and/or skip the sex scenes. Please bring your own alcohol, as our panellists certainly will! Please note – this is an Adults Only panel.

Events Continuing at 21:00
Masquerade From 20:00 until 23:59
Open Console gaming From 20:00 until 23:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
"Going Cardboard" Screening From 20:00 until 21:30
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 1 From 18:00 until 03:00
Antaire: Dungeons From 20:00 until 22:00
22:00

Dark Shadows

Damian Magee
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Screen
Ends: 23:00

As the New film by Tim Burton starring Jonny Depp as Barnabas Collins as 175 year old vampire coming to our screen. This panel take look at the original gothic soap opera series that introduced a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, and time travel to daytime tv.

Kickstarting Games

Tim McDougall
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Gaming, Screen
Ends: 23:00

Kickstart is a non-profit organization that develops and markets new technologies that are bought by local entrepreneurs and used to establish new small businesses.

This includes Kickstarting games and movies, including our Saturday night screening, “Going Cardboard”.

Come and see some of the games that you can Kickstart into existence, especially Mutant Meeples – dear goodness me do I want that Game!!!

Events Continuing at 22:00
Masquerade From 20:00 until 23:59
Open Console gaming From 20:00 until 23:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 1 From 18:00 until 03:00
23:00

Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 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
Masquerade From 20:00 until 23:59
Open Console gaming From 20:00 until 23:30
Room Closed From 18:00 until 23:59
Free Gaming & Programmed Events - Saturday 1 From 18:00 until 03:00