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08:00

Go Fish - Two player and more early morning card games

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

Competition is good for the soul and you have a great advantage, ’cause at this time of the day, your opponent is sleepy.

Card games for one, two and more people

09:00

Open Console gaming


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

Come play console games! play what you feel like playing, and see what video gaming has to offer. This is also the perfect chance to play a game you’ve been thinking of buying to see if you still do.

Events Continuing at 09:00
Go Fish - Two player and more early morning card games From 08:00 until 09:30
09:30

Shiver Me Timbers - An Sailing Ship Obstacle Course

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tag: Gaming
Ends: 10:30

Come sail with me, come sail through these rather twisty paths.

We have a PLAN

1. Build a ship of paper and origami skills

2. Navigate the ship through the deadly maze of obstacles using the power of your own breath

3. Cheat as much as possible

4. Win the Race and Gloat over everyone else

Events Continuing at 09:30
Open Console gaming From 09:00 until 10:30
10:00

Shoujo and Josei - Anime for women

Sophie Ambrose
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Anime, Screen
Ends: 11:00

We talk about boys anime a lot – why don’t we talk about GIRLS anime

Dealers Room


Venue: Ballroom South
Tag: Dealers Room
Ends: 13:30

Help! My Story Is Broken!

Bevan McGuiness, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 11:00

Sometimes you get half way through a manuscript only to realise that t Just. Doesn’t. Work. How do you reach that conclusion, and what can you do once you have?

2011 in Film - Part 2

Tina Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, Ju Landéesse
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Screen
Ends: 11:00

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!

Young adults and dystopias: a love story

Gina Goddard
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Young Adult
Ends: 11:00

Why is dystopic SF so popular with young readers?
What is the appeal?

Unstructured Play


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

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open.

Pathfinder's 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
Open Console gaming From 09:00 until 10:30
Shiver Me Timbers - An Sailing Ship Obstacle Course From 09:30 until 10:30
10:30

DDR


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 13:00

Come play Dance Dance Revolution. That’s right, we’ve got the actual arcade machine! so come over and have some arcade dancing action!

Events Continuing at 10:30
Shoujo and Josei - Anime for women From 10:00 until 11:00
Dealers Room From 10:00 until 13:30
Help! My Story Is Broken! From 10:00 until 11:00
2011 in Film - Part 2 From 10:00 until 11:00
Young adults and dystopias: a love story From 10:00 until 11:00
Unstructured Play From 10:00 until 14:00
Pathfinder's Society From 10:00 until 12:00
11:00

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Tina Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, David Gunn, Tori K, David Thatcher
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Entertainment
Ends: 12:00

The “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” meme states that every actor can be linked with Kevin Bacon through his or her film roles in 6 or fewer steps. We’ve taken that premise and turned it into a movie trivia quiz show! Which of our four contestants will walk away with the Bacon Trophy? (note: actual Bacon Trophy may not exist)

Fairy Tales Today

Satima Flavell, Kendra Swaine
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Film, Television
Ends: 12:00

Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Snow and the Huntsman… It seems that our screens have been inundated with modern retellings of fairy tales. What is their appeal? How long will they stay around?

Dr Who's Lost Stories

David Medlen
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Doctor Who, Presentation
Ends: 12:00

The Hartnell Years

There has been growing interest in unused Dr Who scripts, particularly in books, fan films and audio adaptations.

Join David Medlen as he looks at the ‘roads not taken’ in the show’s formative years.

Writing Across Genres

Marianne De Pierres, Bevan McGuiness
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 12:00

Not all writers stay in the one sandbox. Some like to branch out into Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, you name it! Hear the experts tell you how it’s done.

Events Continuing at 11:00
DDR From 10:30 until 13:00
Dealers Room From 10:00 until 13:30
Unstructured Play From 10:00 until 14:00
Pathfinder's Society From 10:00 until 12:00
12:00

Lunch

Ends: 13:00
Events Continuing at 12:00
DDR From 10:30 until 13:00
Dealers Room From 10:00 until 13:30
Unstructured Play From 10:00 until 14:00
13:00

Rockband


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Ends: 15:00

Want to be a Sing, rock star or drummer? And play your favorite songs? Then here’s your chance. Feel free to come down, enjoy the music and sing along.

2013 Homework

Amber Boyatzis, Andrew Sharp, Zoe Wadsworth
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags:
Ends: 14:00

Now you know 2013’s guests, you can find out what you should read!

Building a Post-Apocalyptic World

Marianne De Pierres, Sue Isle, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Craft of Writing
Ends: 14:00

Whether it is a part of this world or a creation of something entirely new, post-apocaytic worlds need to be believable to draw the reader in. What are some of the ways you can build this world and make it convincing enough to ensnare your readers?

How to run a Swancon

PRK , Tom Eitelhuber, Anna Hepworth, Rohan Wallace
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Real World
Ends: 14:00

So, you’re wondering how the magic happens – how does a SwanCon come together? It all starts with an idea (and not always a good one!). Deciding you’d like to run a SwanCon is the easy part. How do you get from that initial idea, to a successful bid and finally to a convention? Learn from our panel of previous and current SwanCon committee members.

The Entropy Crisis

Chris Creagh
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Real World, SCIENCE!!!!
Ends: 14:00

The entropy crisis is linked to the energy crisis and climate change at a deeper level of understanding. Every action we take increases the amount of disorder in the world. The 3 laws of thermodynamics say we can not win, break even or leave the game.

The only thing we can do is use less of everything. In other words minimise the rate at which energy is used and therefore the rate at which entropy increases.

Events Continuing at 13:00
Dealers Room From 10:00 until 13:30
Unstructured Play From 10:00 until 14:00
13:30

Pathfinder's Society

Pathfinder Society
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Ends: 15:30

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 13:30
Rockband From 13:00 until 15:00
2013 Homework From 13:00 until 14:00
Building a Post-Apocalyptic World From 13:00 until 14:00
How to run a Swancon From 13:00 until 14:00
The Entropy Crisis From 13:00 until 14:00
Unstructured Play From 10:00 until 14:00
14:00

Oh Doctor, My Doctor

Michael Cogan, Heather Magee
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Doctor Who, Interactive, Presentation, Television
Ends: 15:00

Every fan has a favourite Doctor. Perhaps the Doctor you saw first, the one you like the most or the one in the stories you most like. Or perhaps the Doctor associated with your favourite companion. Come along and join a lively discussion to talk about “Your” Doctor, 1-11. (or perhaps it’s Joanna Lumley ?)

Alternate Realities - Are we running to or from?

DC Daines
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Science Fiction
Ends: 15:00

We have a history of creating alternate realities through our fiction or for our entertainment.

Do we do this to run from reality or to create a new reality?

SF History At Murdoch

Doug Burbidge, Chris Creagh, Anna Hepworth, Mike Thompson, Elaine Walker
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Real World
Ends: 15:00

Learn about the Murdoch University SF Fund, the SF collection at Murdoch and the History blog.

Quiet Time


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Ends: 15:00

Story time and quiet craft

Events Continuing at 14:00
Rockband From 13:00 until 15:00
Pathfinder's Society From 13:30 until 15:30
14:30

Closing Ceremony Set-Up


Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Set Up
Ends: 15:00
Events Continuing at 14:30
Rockband From 13:00 until 15:00
Oh Doctor, My Doctor From 14:00 until 15:00
Alternate Realities - Are we running to or from? From 14:00 until 15:00
SF History At Murdoch From 14:00 until 15:00
Quiet Time From 14:00 until 15:00
Pathfinder's Society From 13:30 until 15:30
15:00

Closing Ceremony

PRK , Chris Creagh, Marianne De Pierres, Kathleen Griffiths, Kitty Hemsley, Brendan Ragan, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Ends: 15:30

Join us as we get the band back together for one last hurrah, farewell our fantastic guests, and end this apocalypse with a bang. Rumours of a group Doom Song chorus may have been exaggerated.

Clean Up


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

The room is closed and no activities will run. Your help to clean up and pack away everything would be appreciated.

Events Continuing at 15:00
Pathfinder's Society From 13:30 until 15:30