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[6925]     Coloring Page Contest Opens

Thursday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Max Players: 15
Win prizes for best coloring and shading. Use Creation Station's supplies or your own. Markers (including Copic manga markers), crayons, pens, pencils, colored pencils, watercolors, pastels, anything you want to use. All ages, abilities, levels of experience welcome. You may begin your art now, and continue and submit any time until 10 am Sunday.

[7872]     Eco-Art/Craft Contest Opens!

Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 15
Showcase your creativity while embracing ecology! We will bring a bunch of clean supplies, diverted from recycling bins, for you to see what you can envision :) Make caterpillars from egg cartons! Anything you envision, you may enter in our contest, for prizes! Supplies available all of con. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Submit your entry by 10 am Sunday.

[6926]     Art Contests Open (Original and Fan Art)

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 15
Win prizes for any form of art work in any genre, manual or digital (rating up to PG-13 only, please). It may be original or fan art, any fandom. It may use any materials, Creation Station's or your own. We will provide a wide variety of free supplies, including Copics (Japanese manga markers) for use in our Suite (256) only. You may drop in to continue and submit your work until 10 am Sunday.

[6964]     Art/Fic Mashup Contest Opens!

Thursday 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 15
Pair any visual work with any written work, for prizes! Art & fics may be fan or original, by hand or digital. All by you, or in a pair or team. Any medium, but PG-13, please. Free supplies provided. Make new friends, use our supplies or your own, have fun... and you may stay all day working on your entries through the rest of our panels. Submit by 10 am Sunday.

[6965]     Fanfic Workshop

Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 15
Are you wondering how to get started with fan fiction? Are you stuck in the middle of one? Want some advice about the nuts and bolts of fiction, about Creation Station's writing contest -- or expert tips? Do you want to bounce ideas around? Are you a mischievous scamp looking to stump the so-called experts? You've come to the right place. You may bring your fics, up to PG-13, to read aloud.

[6968]     Turning Gameplay into Fanfiction 101

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 15
Can you spin your role-playing campaign or other gaming experiences into quality fiction? You can! Robert Plamondon, author of one of the first tabletop RPG how-to books, Through Dungeons Deep: A Fantasy Gamers' Handbook, also placed his first novel, One Survivor, in a campaign setting. Topics will include beginnings and endings, hiding game mechanics, etc.

[6971]     Chix Can Game Inclusive Meet, Greet, and Eat!

Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 30
Make new pals, enjoy free snacks & help build safe, inclusive spaces! All are welcome at every Chix Can Game & every Creation Station event, of any age, gender, ethnicity, ability, experience level. Chix Can Game exists to promote inclusivity in Board Gaming & hosts monthly game nights at Guardian Games. Join us here for board gaming in the Main Hall 2p-11p Th; 1p-12a Fr. https://chixcangame.com/

[7401]     RPG MadLibs

Thursday 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Max Players: 20
Hilarity ensues when you fill in the blank of silly role-play game or anime game fanfics with whatever (PG-13) words spring to mind...

[6973]     Preppers and Gaming

Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 24
What games to pack as a prepper, and how to correctly portray a prepper in games.

[6974]     Action-Packed Fanfiction

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 15
Plotting is hard, but do you know what's harder? No plot! Fiction thrives on conflict, and conflict thrives on action. We'll show you how to use external events to draw the reader in, move the story along, and bring the characters closer together or further apart or both, according to taste. "Near-disasters make the heart grow fonder, or at least beat faster."

[7196]     Art/Writing Contests Continue

Friday 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 30
Open use of our 2nd table area and supplies for developing your ongoing art, writing, Art-Into-Fic, Fic-Into-Art, craft, and coloring page entries in our contests. You may use the room at any time for this purpose. General supplies always available. Copic manga markers available only when table is staffed. Submit entries any time to any Creation Station staffer before 10 am Sunday.

[7197]     Watercolor Experiments

Friday 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 15
In this open classroom laboratory art lesson, we will explore texture tactics to elicit 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.

[7198]     Fandom Quilting

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Max Players: 15
In this hands-on workshop, use our supplies and make a quilt square with a fandom image. Use it in a quilt, or to decorate your gaming table or game room wall! All ages welcome, no experience necessary. You will leave with a completed product. You may continue working at our 2nd table until done.

[7199]     Dice-Bag D.I.Y: Make Your Own Dice Bag!

Friday 1:30 PM - 3:00 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!

[7200]     Intro to Medieval Swordplay for LARPers and Re-enacters

Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 15
Enhance your gameplay and your cosplay or persona by learning ergonomics in a bit of historical context. Intro to Medieval Swordplay for LARPers and Re-enacters. Taught by a highly accomplished Knight within the Society for Creative Anachronism, who has honed the skills of many squires. No live steel, no functional weapons in use even in demo (not allowed at this con).

[7201]     Intro to Japanese Swordplay for Virtual Reality Players and Otaku

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 15
Enhance your gameplay and your cosplay by learning ergonomics in a bit of historical context. Intro to Japanese Swordplay for Virtual Reality Players and Otaku. Taught by an accomplished Knight in the Society for Creative Anachronism, whose Sensei studied in Japan. No live steel, no functioning weapons present (not allowed at this con).

[7202]     Ergonomics of Gaming: Avoiding and/or Healing Repetitive Stress Injuries

Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 24
Sharon Rose, LAc, MSAOM, owner of Rose City Acupuncture & Massage, will discuss setting up your play area for different types of gaming, & other ways you can prevent gaming-related pain. She'll also teach easy acupressure points, stretches, & 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.

[7204]     Kitten Caboodle: Making Cat Toys, Sharing Cat Joys!

Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 24
Make cat toys for your feline overlords! Share anecdotes about your favorite cats and cat-like creatures in games, fiction, and your lives, in a joyful, playful, friendly, all-ages atmosphere, featuring cat memes and 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!

[7205]     Dice-Bag D.I.Y. 2: Weaving & Needlecraft, aka Yarning for the Doctor

Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 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.

[7206]     Doctor Who Live Script Reading!

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 30
Hop aboard the TARDIS, everyone is welcome to come 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!

[7256]     Art and Writing Contests Continue: Open Use of Supplies

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 15
Come use our supplies or yours and continue to enhance your art, writing, art-into-fic/fic-into-art collaborations, crafts, coloring pages, etc., and submit them for prizes. Open use of all supplies except supervised use of professional manga markers. Gwen and Antoinette may check out up to 3 Copic markers at a time (for use in the room, with your badge name/number).

[7262]     SFX Make-Up on a Budget for LARPers and Cosplayers

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 18
Cosplayers & LARPers, learn to use makeup to add a necessary level of detail to your character. Panelist will show examples of cosplay they've done & work done on a recent film that won "Most Kills" at 2018 GuignolFest. They will show how they created these looks on the cheap; how to build a makeup kit; which components make sense as a big purchase item; & technique requests from the audience.

[7257]     Surviving Cons and Game Nights With Disabilities

Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 15
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. How do you plan your own events to be safe, welcoming, inclusive? Share suggestions with a member of the Inclusivity Committee of OSFCI, to improve accessibility at our events.

[7258]     Mini-Painting Demo

Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 25
Tips, techniques, and demos from experienced painters of gaming miniatures. Open to all ages, no experience required. Actual paint will be in use (fyi to people with sensitivities).

[7260]     Open Painting for Miniatures

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 24
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.

[7263]     Art/Writing Contests Continue

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 15
Open use of our or your art supplies at our 2nd table for our contest, which is open to entries in art, writing, coloring, art-into-fic, fic-into-art, and crafts. All ages, abilities, and levels of experience welcome. Submit entries before 2:30 pm Sunday. Copic professional manga markers and ink pens must be checked out with your badge, only 3 at a time, used only inside Creation Station.

[7255]     Podcasting: How to Start and Run Your First

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 14
Make a Podcast! You, too, can broadcast to the 4 corners of the Earth! Learn how to record and distribute your very own Auditory Extravaganza using the Miracle of Modern Science. Hardware, software, and technique will be demonstrated by means of a live recording.

[7264]     Fandom Food

Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 20
Do you love to cook, eat, & be geeky? We at Creation Station do, too! We invite you to join us for a fandom food potluck! Bring your favorite geeky dishes, recipes, cook books, measuring cups, and cake pans. Sample special Guest Friday Elliott's teas, and have an open discussion on food, ranging from Klingon to Hobbit and everything in between. FOR SAFETY, INGREDIENT CARDS ARE REQUIRED.

[7265]     3-D Printing Demo

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 15
Learn how to 3-D print gaming miniatures or other small, simple objects, at an introductory level. Actual 3-D printer will be in use with hands-on demonstration. All ages welcome, no experience required, but only panelists will physically run the printer.

[7266]     Coloring Titanium with Electricity

Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 15
Titanium can take on a wide range of brilliant, long-lasting metallic hues, while its strength and light weight make it an excellent choice for armour or costume hardware. Learn to safely anodize Titanium with batteries and household materials. We’ll demonstrate the process using the simplest and safest method, and discuss the details of doing more sophisticated coloring.

[7268]     We're Listening, with Publishing Guest of Honor Ray Wehrs

Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 30
An open forum set up as a question / answer where the panelist and attendees have a two way conversation on any topic: Design, Publishing, Media, Beer… all topics are on the table. With Publishing Guest of Honor Ray Wehrs.

[7267]     Steampunk Parlour

Saturday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 30
People are invited to come play steampunk games with steam punks. Dressing steampunk appreciated but not required.

[7259]     Mini-Painting Demo

Sunday 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Max Players: 25
Tips, techniques, demos from experienced painters of gaming miniatures. Open to all ages, no experience required. Actual paint will be in use (fyi to people with sensitivities).

[7271]     Art/Writing Contest Prizes & Wrap-Up

Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 24
We hope to have a little something for everyone, and special prizes for Best in Show in various categories. Come pick up your entries and your treats and awards. Categories will vary with number of entries. They might be grouped by age (kid, tween, teen, adult), and/or by type (coloring, manual art, digital art, original fiction, fan fiction, craft, fic-into-art/art-into-fic).

[7261]     Open Painting for Miniatures

Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 24
Open use of our or your painting supplies; and of official GameStorm minis, your own, or our HeroClix minis, that you may enter in the GS contest. Safe space, with visqueen on floor. All ages, no experience required. Mini-painting demo hosts available for guidance. Active use of paints, fyi for those with sensitivities.

[7203]     Ergonomics of Gaming: Avoiding and/or Healing Repetitive Stress Injuries

Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 24
Sharon Rose, LAc, MSAOM, owner of Rose City Acupuncture & Massage, will discuss setting up your play area for different types of gaming, & other ways you can prevent gaming-related pain. She'll also teach easy acupressure points, stretches, & 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.

[7270]     Gaming Glory Stories!

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 24
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.

[7399]     Make Cat Ears!

Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 24
We will help you make cat ears to wear for cosplay, LARP, etc. We will supply all the materials and walk you through all the steps. You will customize the size, shape, colors, textures, etc.! All ages welcome, no experience necessary!

[7400]     Lolita Crafting!

Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 24
Lolita flower and frill accessory crafting, a hands-on workshop. We will provide supplies and hands-on guidance. You supply your imagination and make delightful enhancements to your Lolita-style cosplay and LARP wardrobes.
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