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[8062]     Coloring Page, Art, & Writing Contests

Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 20
Win prizes for best coloring and shading! Color in pages of elves and other fantasy game creatures, and of GameStorm mascots! Or compose your own art or stories! Use Creation Station's supplies or your own. All ages, abilities, levels of experience welcome. Entries accepted any time until 11:59 pm Thursday.

[8096]     Exquisite Corpse, Victorian Parlour Game!

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 15
Exquisite Corpse is a fun Victorian Parlour game, in which one starts a drawing, folds the paper over so only the teensiest bit of the lines are visible, and the next player improvises based on that...and so on, until the paper is full...and then the big reveal, what everyone created together!

[8539]     Build Your Own Lightsaber!

Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 20
The Force will guide you the color of Kyber Crystal for your light saber. Build your own, and duel!

[8080]     Surviving Cons and Game Nights With Disabilities: Opening Sessions

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 20
Come relax with each other, share survival tips, and demonstrate survival gear, for navigating conventions or game nights when you, your kids, your companions may have visible or hidden disabilities or neurodivergence. Help build safe, welcoming, inclusive events.

[8636]     How To Keep The Gamer With Allergies Alive

Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 15
Do you or one of your gamers have an immune disorder or other dietary restrictions that makes planning game night munchies anxiety inducing? You wanna feed the group without killing off your player with airborne food allergies? Come check out recipes to keep them fed, alive, and ready to play! Ideas for glutenfree, lactosefree, nightshadefree, citrusfree, nutfree, soyfree, and other concerns!

[8542]     Plan Your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Bag!

Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 15
Will you have your bug-out bag ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Our accomplished disaster planners will help you envision what to prep...from the most fanciful items to the most practical.

[8068]     Preppers and Gaming

Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 20
What games to pack as a prepper, and how to correctly portray a prepper in games.

[8771]     Surviving in a Fantasy World

Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Max Players: 15
How a bit of luck, and ingenuity, can defeat many foes. Tips for LARPers, RPGers, virtual reality players, and computer gamers of all ages. All welcome to share their favorite survival tips. No experience necessary.

[9146]     Open Use of Coloring, Art, & Writing Supplies for Contests

Thursday 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 15
Enjoy a quiet opportunity to experiment with our art and writing supplies, toward your entries in our contests, open to all ages and abilities. This is a nice way to wind down, in a sensory-friendly environment, in an accessible suite. Contest submissions accepted until 11:59 pm.

[8544]     Hogwarts House Cup: Sorting Ceremony

Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 20
Witches and Wizards of all ages may select or be sorted into their Houses to participate in our House Cup! Cosplay strongly encouraged!

[8637]     Hogwarts House Cup: Writing Wizardry

Friday 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 15
Scribes of all sorts of sorcerers, learn to conjure your own quills and summon your own wax House seals! Earn points for your House in our Hogwarts House Cup Tournament by making these items you can keep and take home for all your writing wizardry!

[8546]     Hogwarts House Cup: Potions and Herbology

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 15
Hufflepuff Professor Rose will guide witches and wizards of all ages through the ancient art of crafting colorful potions, and/or, salves that protect from illness. Earn points for your House by participating!

[8075]     Kitten Caboodle: Making Cat Toys, Joys, & Games!

Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 25
Make games & toys for your feline overlords! Share anecdotes of your favorite cats & cat-like creatures in games, fiction, & your lives, in a joyful, playful, friendly, all-ages atmosphere, featuring cat memes, cat-themed games, & videos. Make extras for donation to shelter cats! All supplies provided. Allergen alert: Feathers, organic catnip. You may stay til done. Enter toys by photo for prizes!

[8069]     Watercolour Techniques: Blood & Backdrops

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 15
In this open classroom laboratory art lesson, we will explore texture tactics to elicit bloody, wild, and expressive visuals from watercolour paintings. Join us in our weird experimentation with salt, frisket, bubbles, paper, pigments, and a generous dash of adventurous artistry. Paint gorgeous landscape backdrops or gory playmats for gameplay gone wrong

[8071]     Catan Crafts 1: Foam Tiles!

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 20
Learn to make Settlers of Catan tiles out of foam. Supplies provided. All ages welcome; kids under 10 must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

[8087]     Fandom Food

Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 25
Love to cook, eat, & be geeky? Join us for a game-themed, fandom food brainstorming session! Bring photos and stories of your favorite geeky dishes, recipes, cook books, measuring cups, and cake pans. Sample Friday Elliott's teas, and have an open discussion on food, ranging from Klingon to Hobbit to Pac-Man cookies and everything in between. FOR SAFETY, INGREDIENT CARDS ARE REQUIRED.

[8076]     Dice-Bag D.I. Y. 1: Weaving & Needlecraft

Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 15
Knitting, crocheting, and hoop weaving are all great ways to make to make dice bags, and to make accessories to enhance your LARPs or express your fandoms, such as a 4th Doctor Scarf or Jayne's Hat. Come learn introductory skills or use our supplies toward your projects. All ages welcome, no experience necessary, all supplies provided.

[8072]     Dice-Bag D.I.Y 2: Sew Your Own Dice Bag!

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 15
Need a dice bag? Come learn to sew/make your own! We will teach you, we will provide supplies, and you will leave with a fully or partially finished dice bag! You may continue working on it at our second table. When it's complete, you may have us take a photo of it to enter it for a prize in our art/writing/craft/coloring contest!

[8084]     Miniatures: Open Painting & Open Instructional Chat

Friday 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Max Players: 20
Open use of our/your painting supplies to paint official GameStorm minis, yours, or our HeroClix minis, that you may enter in the GS contest. Safe space, with protective covering on the floor. All ages, no experience required. Mini-painting demo hosts available for guidance. Active use of paints, fyi for those with sensitivities. 1 hour paint and chat. 30 min open suggestions.

[8074]     Ergonomics of Gaming: Avoiding and/or Healing Repetitive Stress Injuries

Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 15
Sharon Rose,LAc,MSAOM,owner:Rose City Acupuncture&Massage, will discuss setting up your play area for different gaming types,& ways you can prevent gaming-related pain. She'll also teach some easy acupressure points, stretches, & discuss ways to speed up recovery should you take an arrow to the knee. Robert Fesler, her husband & tank, will be a visual aide & relate his own epic battles.

[8078]     Doctor Who LARP (Lines provided!) & Game Card Giveaway!

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 25
Hop aboard the TARDIS, everyone is welcome to come LARP with us! Read portions of an actual script of an actual episode of Doctor Who! Regenerate yourself into any character...all welcome, no experience necessary. Be our companions for this delightful journey through space and time! Every participant gets to take home a free collectible game card!

[8095]     Miniatures Painting for Adults

Friday 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 12
This for adults to come and paint in an adult-friendly space (albeit not an "adult content" space). Bring your own minis; some paints available.

[8082]     Mini-Painting Demo: Mixing & Shading

Saturday 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Max Players: 20
Tips, techniques, and demos on the mixing and shading aspects of miniatures painting, from experienced painters of gaming miniatures. Open to all ages, no experience required. Actual paint will be in use (fyi to people with sensitivities).

[8085]     Open Painting for Miniatures #2

Saturday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Max Players: 20
Open use of our or your painting supplies to paint official GameStorm minis, your own, or our HeroClix minis, that you may enter in the GS contest. Safe space, with protective covering on the floor. All ages, no experience required. Mini-painting demo hosts available for guidance. Active use of paints, fyi for those with sensitivities.

[8064]     GameLit & Fanfic Writers' Workshop!

Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 15
Has any game inspired you to create your own characters and dream up what they'd do in the game? We can help you turn that into fanfiction -- or original fiction! Do you already write fanfiction or original fiction? Bring it and share it (only up to PG-13), or get help writing it! Panelists are authors & editors of Dungeon Core, GameLit & fanfic!

[8536]     Story Time & Coloring Contest: Dungeons & Pixies!

Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 15
Join us for fun, kid-safe storytelling! A dungeon pixie guides a living, thinking dungeon, in "dungeon core" game literature. Listen to fantasy stories, and write and draw your own and share them! Prizes for storytelling, drawing, and coloring page coloring! All ages welcome. No experience necessary. Costumes encouraged!

[8543]     Make Elf Ears!

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 15
Whether you LARP Lord of the Rings or play Legend of Zelda, elves of all ages can learn to make ears here.

[8541]     Needle-Felt a Zelda Triforce!

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 15
Learn how to needle-felt! We will make Triforce emblems from Legend of Zelda. Supplies provided. All ages welcome. No experience necessary. Kids under 10 need an adult.

[8073]     Swordplay for LARPers, Re-enactors, & Virtual Reality Players! Japanese & Medieval

Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 15
Enhance your gameplay and your cosplay or persona by learning ergonomics in a bit of historical context. Taught by a highly accomplished Knight within the Society for Creative Anachronism, who has honed the skills of many squires, and whose Sensei studied in Japan.. No live steel, no functional weapons in use even in demo (not allowed at this con).

[8538]     Catan Crafts 2: Quilt Tiles!

Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 10
Learn to quilt Settlers of Catan tiles! We will use the English paper-piercing method. We can also make Resource Cards. Supplies provided. All ages welcome; kids under 10 please bring an adult.

[9198]     Crochet a Zelda Fairy or Dice!

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 15
Legend of Zelda is a fun Nintendo game series with lots of adorable fairies. Experienced crochet artists will be taught to make our own. Brand new crochet artists will be tutored in easier stitches and make dice to take home! Under age 10, please have an adult with you.

[8547]     Hogwarts House Cup: Wand-Making

Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 15
The wand chooses the wizard. Construct the one that calls you. Witches and wizards of all ages, earn points for your House by learning to build a wand.

[8638]     Hogwarts House Cup: O.W.L.s (Trivia)

Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 20
Like Hermione, have you borrowed Hogwarts: A History for a bit of light reading? Show us how much you've learned in 7 years at Hogwarts, competing in our trivia contest!

[8540]     Who Else is a Time Lord? Game Show!

Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 20
Enjoy a game show in which YOU make the case for which other fictional characters could be Time Lords! Convince the panel of Gallifreyan judges that your chosen character is really a Time Lord, and win a prize!

[8067]     RPG MadLibs

Saturday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 25
[Verb] your [body part] off with these [superlative] Anime MadLibs! [Adjective] co-moderators Robert Plamondon, Karen Black, and Dan Plamondon will have you [verbing] in the aisles. Help create an [adjective] Magical Girl RPG story, an [adverbly] exciting Mecha RPG story, and more. lNo actual mastery of [pejorative] English Grammar is necessary for an [adverbly] good time!

[8643]     Miniatures Painting for Adults #2

Saturday 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 12
This for adults to come and paint in an adult-friendly space (albeit not an "adult content" space). Bring your own minis; some paints available.

[8642]     Open Painting for Miniatures #3

Sunday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Max Players: 20
Open use of our or your painting supplies to paint official GameStorm minis, your own, or our HeroClix minis, that you may enter in the GS contest. Safe space, with protective covering on the floor. All ages, no experience required. Mini-painting demo hosts available for guidance. Active use of paints, fyi for those with sensitivities.

[9178]     Miniatures Painting: Show & Tell

Sunday 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Max Players: 20
Let's show each other the glory of the adventurers, warriors, orcs, GameStorm mascots, HeroClix figures, or anything we've painted! We can share tips for the future and go submit our contest entries together.

[8548]     Hogwarts House Cup: Defense Against the Dark Arts (Wizards Unite! Lessons)

Sunday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Max Players: 15
The Ministry of Magic needs talented Witches and Wizards to help track magical artifacts in the Muggle world. Professor Polier will teach you the wand flicks necessary to succeed in Wizards Unite!

[8549]     Hogwarts House Cup: Dumbledore's Army (Wizards Unite! Missions)

Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 15
Patrol the grounds around Hogwarts to locate foundables with Professors Polier and Rose!

[8091]     Gaming Glory Stories!

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 20
Epic Wins! Hilarious fails! Share them all, for prizes! Anything goes: You may tell your tales, sing them, re-enact / cosplay / LARP them ...about any forms of gaming. Friendly atmosphere. Prizes awarded by audience acclimation, for Best Win and for Best Fail. Inclusive event, everyone welcome; PG-13.

[8537]     Makeup for LARP and Cosplay on a Budget

Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Max Players: 15
LARP & cosplay can be spendy hobbies; let's make them affordable! New to makeup? Want some easy tips & tricks to bring your LARP or costume to the next level? Join Chaotic Creations Cosplay as they bring a fantastical creature to life with what you can find inexpensively at a local store!
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