Genghiscon 2015 @ Trinity Residential College, 230 Hampden Rd. Crawley

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All Sessions

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Adam Peter Scott's Trivia Deathmatch


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 21:00 Ends: 22:30

Adam Peter Scott, comedian & entertainer, is bringing his cult success, Trivia Death Match, to Genghis con. A live game show with comedians versus performers versus the audience versus the host. It’s part comedy, part game show, part panel and all unhinged.

Arcologies and Worldbuilding


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 14:00

Come and explore the concept of arcologies, and as a group design a plausible space habitat for a self-sustaining colony.

Auction


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 15:00

Support GenghisCon by taking part in the Auction! Full of cool and geeky prizes donated by fans and local businesses, all proceeds from the auction go towards hosting next year’s GenghisCon.

Australian Star Wars Screening


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 22:30 Ends: 23:00

Come watch some unique takes on the Star Wars movies!

Beyond the Sunset - Vampire LARP Demonstration


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 00:00

Experience this awesome vampire Live-Action Role-Play run by the nation-wide LARP group Beyond The Sunset.

Bread Teleportation for Beginners - Team Fortress 2


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 09:30 Ends: 11:00

Do you enjoy killing red or blue people while wearing funny hats?
Do you enjoy using rocket launchers to propel yourself across the landscape?
Do you enjoy taking down an entire team of players by yourself only to be stopped by a man with an icicle?
DO YOU ENJOY TELEPORTING BREAD?

Then come find out what the hell Team Fortress 2 is about. We’ll dive into the non-canon lore, the incredible gameplay, and the headgear of the world’s number 1 war-themed hat simulator.

Cardboard fort building


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 14:00 Ends: 18:00

Have a hand constructing the epic cardboard box fort that will be used later for Laser Tag, the Nerf War, and the Combat LARP.

Chiptunes! - Atomsmasha


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

Atomsmasha teaches us how to turn vintage gaming consoles into full musical suites, and discusses the growing genre of chiptune music.

Closing Ceremony

Starts: 16:00 Ends: 17:00

It’s always sad to go, but GenghisCon must come to a close for another year. Come along to see the winners announced for the colouring and logo competitions, as well as the winners of the other competitions over the weekend, as well as getting to meet your new committee for 2016.

COGZ Tournament


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

COGZ is a new board game made by local Perth designer Wesley Lamont, which recently was successfully Kickstarted. Come try it for the first time! MENSA approved!

Combat LARP


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 10:00 Ends: 12:00

Please note that this event requires a signed waiver to participate.

Use the foam weapons you built at the workshops during the convention to do battle! The annual GenghisCon Combat Tournament can have only one winner. Prizes to be won!

Console Gaming!


Venue: Ellis Room (Console Gaming)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 17:30

Let the wonderful people of Console Culture serenade your gaming heart with a selection of modern and retro games, available to play all day Saturday!

Constantine/Gravity Falls


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 13:30

Come watch some amazing movies being put on by Bronwyn!

Cthulu Larp


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 15:00 Ends: 17:30

Alex will dive you deep into the realms of madness with this Call of Cthulu inspired LARP. Don’t lose your mind!

Dinner!

Starts: 19:00 Ends: 20:00

Come get some pizza and make some new friends.

Drhoz's Call of Cthulu - Ghost Hunters


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 00:00

A classic Lovecraft RPG for players of all skill levels.

Dungeons and Dragons 3.5


Venue: Harvard Room (Gaming 2)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 23:00

Come have a play around of this classic RPG! A great game for people new to dice-based RPGs.

Eldritch Horror RPG


Venue: Harvard Room (Gaming 2)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 00:00

Entrust your sanity to your dice and go for a stroll through the world of terrifying eldritch creatures in this horror RPG.

General Gaming


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 11:00

Enjoy boardgames? Dungeons and Dragons? Come in and have some fun with your very best dice.

GenghisCon 2015 AGM

Starts: 17:30 Ends: 18:30

The GenghisCon Annual General Meeting is a time for everybody to come together to find out what GenghisCon’s been up to over the past year, our plans for the future, and to elect the council for next year’s GenghisCon. Come along and have a barbecue with us and put your hand up to help running WA’s friendliest geek convention!

How to be a Good DM


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

Dungeon Master veteran Ben discusses how to engage your players, create atmosphere, and design epic campaigns.

Human-Sized RoboRally


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 10:30 Ends: 12:00

Ever wanted to be a robot? Ever wanted to destroy other robots? Ever wanted to make the cool robot noises while you walk around and not be shamed for it? Human-Sized RoboRally is the game for you.

Introduction to GenghisCon!


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 21:00

Learn all about the history of GenghisCon, as well as what to expect from this GCon and others in the future!

Johann Sebastian Joust and Disc Golf


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 00:00

The noble sport of Johann Sebastian Joust – players try to hold a PlayStation
Move controller still while others
attempt to bump their controller. We’d appreciate it if you could keep bloodshed to a minimum.

Disc Golf – golf, but with frisbees. Did we mention it glows in the dark?

All-ages fun for those looking for some nighttime sports.

LARP Weapon Making Workshop


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 09:30 Ends: 11:00

Create your own foam rubber weapons for use in the combat LARP on Sunday morning, then take it home with you afterwards! A GenghisCon classic that is not to be missed!

LARP Weapon Making Workshop


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 15:00

Create your own foam rubber weapons for use in the combat LARP on Sunday morning, then take it home with you afterwards! A GenghisCon classic that is not to be missed!

Laser Tag


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 23:00

Please note that this event requires a signed waiver to participate.

Like regular tag, except you shoot each other with harmless, invisible lasers! In a cardboard box fort!

In the future all warfare will be conducted with lasers, so you’d better get your training in now!

Leveling Up - Turning In-Game Skills into Real Life Badassery


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

Join Susannah as she tells you how to turn the skills that you’ve honed through thousands of hours of videogames into things to help you through your meatspace life.

Lockpicking and Locksports


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 15:30 Ends: 16:30

Bypassing locks has been a pastime of nerds for decades, so come along and learn to pick locks! You’ll learn about the legalities and ethics of lock picking, how locks work and how to exploit that knowledge to bypass various different types of locks. LOCKS!

We will even have a mini lockpicking competition at the end of the workshop!

Lock picks will be provided for this workshop (to be returned at the end of course!). If you have any spare locks, door or padlocks, please bring them with you, we’ve got plenty of picks but not quite enough locks!

Lunch

Starts: 12:00 Ends: 13:00

Go get some food. You need energy for your brain to work and build that time machine!

Lunch

Starts: 12:00 Ends: 13:00

Get some food in you! Even geeks have got to eat!

Monster in Paris


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 13:30 Ends: 15:00

Come watch some amazing movies being put on by Bronwyn!

Morning Tea with Grant Stone


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 10:30

Grant Stone is our wonderful Patron Saint of GenghisCon. Come along and say hi, and have some tea and scones!

Nerf Wars


Venue: Courtyard (Outdoor Events)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 16:00

West Nerf is back at GenghisCon for the third year running and better than ever! Bringing Nerf guns, hundreds of darts, and enough different game types to last the afternoon, this is an event not to be missed. Prizes to be won!

Ockers in Space: Australian Sci-Fi with Travis Johnson


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 21:00

Travis Johnson looks at the history – or lack thereof – of Australian sci-fi, fantasy, and horror cinema.

Open Board Gaming


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 16:00

Enjoy boardgames? Dungeons and Dragons? Come in and have some fun with your very best dice.

Opening Ceremony

Starts: 18:00 Ends: 19:00

Join us as we officially open GenghisCon for another year! Get introduced to the GenghisCon 2015 team, get information about the coming days, and some general announcements and fun stuff about the con and the people who made it possible.

Painting and Collecting Miniatures


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 16:00 Ends: 17:30

Do you have a hankering for tiny people? Would you like to have your life engulfed by an amazing hobby? Enter the Aldersgate Room and let Jon teach you all about the art of collecting and painting miniatures.

Pathfinder Card Game


Venue: Harvard Room (Gaming 2)
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Starts: 10:00 Ends: 15:00

Enter a world of adventure with the Pathfinder Card Game, a cooperative card game for 1 to 4 players. As players explore and overcome challenges, they improve and customize their character deck by acquiring new items, allies, weapons,and more.

Poker Tournament


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 20:00 Ends: 00:00

Think you can win against the GenghisCon greats? Come and test your luck.

RAEZ Games Demonstration


Venue: Aldersgate Room (Gaming 1)
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Starts: 13:00 Ends: 16:00

Perth-based games designer Wesley Lamont of RAEZ Games demonstrates his new boardgame COGZ, and invites you all along a journey of the other games he has designed over the years, as well as giving some unique insight into the world of a boardgame designer. Get ready to be puzzled!

Rebel Empire Demonstration

Starts: 19:00 Ends: 20:00

Rebel Empire is a choreography group based in Perth who does Star Wars and other science fiction-themed fight and dance choreography. Their annual performance and demonstration at GenghisCon is one of the major highlights of the con and truly shows just how talented Perth geeks really are. Try not to get hit by a stray blaster bolt!

Religion - Indistinguishable from Magic?


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 14:00 Ends: 15:30

You can have mythology and a belief in the supernatural without having
religion, but can you have it the other way around?

Faith, the paranormal, ritual and legends: is there a difference between
the occult and the church?

Safe Spaces


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 09:30

How can we make GenghisCon a safe and loving environment for everybody involved? Come along and learn how to learn how to make everyone around you comfortable and give them an enjoyable con.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy's Most Hated Tropes


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 16:30 Ends: 17:30

Are you tired of prophecies and chosen ones? Do wise old mentors who die
before they can be useful make you start pulling your hair out? Every Orc
is evil? Zombies, werewolves and vampires, oh my!

Whether you’re sick of lost orphan heirs or finding conveniently detailed
diaries, come down and join us in complaining about the obvious mistakes
Dark Lords make, why the hero always gets the princess, and what makes
computers inexplicably explode when shot at.

Sexuality, Society, and Technology


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 22:30 Ends: 00:00

The internet has connected more people than ever before, and a wide range
of divergent concepts of sexuality are known and understood. And many forms
of sexuality have achieved a large degree of social acceptance, though we
still have a long way to go, yet.

Has that freedom brought opportunity for evolution? Is human sexuality
changing?

Star Wars Uncut Screening


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 23:00 Ends: 00:00

Come watch unique takes on the Star Wars movies being put on by Bronwyn!

Sunday Morning Cartoons


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 10:00

Are you awake? Are you a child at heart? Get yourself to the Fellows Room, where we’ll be playing some awesome cartoons to start the day. BYO pyjamas and snacks!

Trailer Park - Upcoming Films of 2015


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 15:00 Ends: 16:00

Come find out about some of the amazing movies coming out this year!

Transhumanism in Movies


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

Transhumansim and Futurism has, over the last decade been making huge strides into the collective conciousness. Now, with the release of movies like “Transcendence”, “The Machine” and “Lucy” we see core tenants of Transhumanism being presented in mainstream media in an increasingly positive light. How has this trend developed and where is it going?

Upcycled Jewellery Workshop


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

Sam demonstrates how to turn found items and junk into beautiful wearable art.

Voyager - A Celebration


Venue: Fellows Room (Panels)
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Starts: 21:00 Ends: 22:30

On January 16th 1995, the USS Voyager departed on an expedition to capture a missing ship piloted by a group of Maquis rebels. However, tragedy struck and the ship was engulfed by a mysterious energy wave that left them damaged and stranded 70,000 light years from Earth…

20 years on, Star Trek Voyager is remembered as one of the most interesting and groundbreaking series of Star Trek ever written.

WABA Boardgaming


Venue: Harvard Room (Gaming 2)
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Starts: 10:00 Ends: 17:00

GenghisCon welcomes back the Western Australian Boardgaming Association for another year of great boardgaming and friendship.

Why Am I Awake?


Venue: Epworth Room (Workshops)
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Starts: 09:00 Ends: 10:00

A GenghisCon mainstay, come on down if you happen to be conscious and we’ll do whatever we want!