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GameStorm 20 was a great success! The following events lists are for historical reference only
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[5240]     Board Games for Littles

Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 30
It's your little ones' turn to play board games! All ages of kids are welcome, in a safe, fun, inclusive atmosphere, coordinated by Shanta Frisbee, a mom and scout troop leader.We welcome families of all genders, sizes, abilities. This playtime is especially for young kids.

[5241]     Story Time for Littles

Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 30
Bring your little ones to hear enchanting stories read by Shanta Frisbee in the Creation Station! We're in a suite, near Hospitality, so you're welcome to bring treats for your sweets to eat in their seats :) Hosted by Shanta Frisbee.

[5242]     Art, Manga, Story Contest Opens!

Thursday 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 30
All ages, abilities welcome in this art, manga, story-boarding, original fiction,& fan fiction contest in Creation Station! Use our loaner supplies (only in our room), meet pals with whom you can collaborate, enter original art and/or your enhancements to our coloring pages; potentially win prizes! Supplies provided by Copic. Art must be rated G, PG, or at most PG-13. Prizes awarded by age cohort.

[5243]     Open Use of Art Supplies for Art Contest, etc.

Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 30
All ages and abilities welcome! Use our loaner supplies (only within our Creation Station suite) for creative drawing, coloring, writing, shading, and potentially innovating entries or filling in coloring pages for our contests! Come meet new friends with whom you can collaborate! Host: Carolyn Main. Supplies: Copic.

[5866]     Open Use of Art Supplies for Anyone

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 30
All ages and abilities welcome! Use our loaner supplies (only within our Creation Station suite) for creative drawing, coloring, writing, shading, and potentially innovating entries or filling in coloring pages for our contests! Come meet new friends with whom you can collaborate! Host: Gwen Amsbury.

[5867]     Volunteer Inquiries and Room Clean-Up

Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 30
Gwen Ambsbury will be tidying up after a blissful day of events in Creation Station. Hop by if you want to help, or just hear more about what will be happening in Creation Station. This is a good time to let us know if you're interested in joining our crew.

[5245]     Making & Decorating Masks & Newspaper Hats!

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 30
Kids and tweens, come make masks and newspaper hats and decorate them! All welcome, but space is limited, and priority seating will be allocated by age (youngest getting first dibs). Panelist: Shanta Frisbee.

[5246]     Painting Class for Ages 10-14

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 30
A welcoming beginner-level painting class, for tweens (ages 10-14). We provide the supplies. Hosted by Shanta Frisbee.

[5247]     Prose to Persona: Bringing Book Characters to Life via Cosplay.

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 30
Ever want to cosplay a character from a book, but don’t know where to start? Building a character from scratch with no visual cues can be difficult, but luckily the author left some clues. Join Cosplayer Sheri Budrow and Clockwork Dragon co-founder and Author Jeffery Cook as they break down how to go from Prose to Persona, and how to bring book characters to life via Cosplay.

[5248]     Cardboard Castle Puppet Theater

Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 30
Bring your little ones to join Shanta Frisbee and her Twincesses in building cardboard castles and puppets and improvising scenes to perform for each other! Supplies provided, or bring your own!

[5249]     Making Cat Ears!

Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 30
Make wearable cat ears with our supplies! Wear them for your cosplays and for Neko Needlework on Sunday! All ages welcome. No experience necessary. Panel by "Usagi Uzura" and Rebecca Ernst.

[5250]     Gallifreyan Lessons from the Time Lord Academy: Write and Draw Like "The Doctor"!

Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 30
On Doctor Who, Time Lords' language is the circular symbolic language, Gallifreyan. Come learn a fandom-based variant, and spell your name, or use our examples as coloring pages. Panel by Katie Klecker in Creation Station.

[5251]     Make Fezzes and Bow-Ties Like The Doctor's!

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 30
Bow-Ties are Cool! Fezzes are Cool!~ "The Doctor" (Who?) says so. ;) Come make your own, with our felt and supplies. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Workshop by Rebecca Ernst and "Usagi Uzura" in Creation Station, with help from Christopher Weaver.

[5252]     Miniatures Painting Demo!

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 30
A demo on how to paint and otherwise modify miniatures for gaming, collecting, etc. All ages, but with priority seating for kids and tweens. Presented by Chad Budrow, Nathan Koch, and Sheri Budrow.

[5253]     Miniatures Painting & Manga Art: Open Use of Supplies

Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 30
Bring your miniatures, or use our spares (to keep; 1 per person). Bring your painting/art supplies, or use our loaners (in Creation Station only). Priority to miniature painters and manga art contestants. Priority to kids, then tweens, then teens; adults only if accompanying kids or if there are spare seats. Panelists: Chad Budrow, Nathan Koch, Sheri Budrow.

[5254]     Guild Ball Quickstart Demo

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 30
Watch a demo of a soccer game played with miniatures! Demo by Nathan Koch in Creation Station. PG.

[5255]     Making Fandom Bookmarks

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 30
Everyone loves bookmarks! Come make your own fandom / collage keepsakes! Use our free supplies, and bring home your completed, decorative, personalized bookmarks. Tween-led panel; priority seating for kids and tweens; then all welcome if there's room.

[5256]     Making Fandom Badges

Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 30
Wear your fandom! Showcase your allegiances and OTPs by making and wearing your own fandom badges, from District Pins to Rebel Alliance logos to whatever you can make from felt or other materials we have on hand at Creation Station. There will be pins involved, so supervise your little ones! Tween-led panel!

[5257]     Art / Manga / Story Contest: Submission/Prizes!

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 30
Finish up your art, manga, story-boarding, and/or original or fanfiction storywriting entries, turn them in for evaluation, and win prizes! Special prizes for young kids, including for best coloring pages. Hosted by Ellen Klowden and Katrina Spillman.

[5258]     Otaku (Anime Fan) Meetup and Pocky Tasting!

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 30
Whether you're a true otaku or brand-new to anime, manga, & professional & fan works they inspire, you're welcome to meet up with us in Creation Station, bring your fanworks, and try a mainstay snack of the otaku community: Pocky, like mini, crunchy bread sticks dipped in flavorful toppings. Panel by Ayla Spillman, Joseph Thurman, and Ellen Klowden. ALLERGY ALERT: Nuts, wheat, potentially dairy.

[5259]     Making Fandom Cloaks

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 15
Learn how to get started on constructing your own simple, circle-based cloak. Some materials provided for experimenting (though you will not be able to complete a cloak during class time). Demo by professional cloak seamstress, Katrina Spillman, and Game of Thrones cosplayer, Joseph Thurman, in Creation Station. Sewing needles involved; no unaccompanied kids under 10.

[5260]     Anime: Must or Bust?

Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 30
Open mic for describing and discussing the best, worst, and most meh of anime, and of anime-inspired works. PG. Aimed at tweens, teens, and young adults, but all ages welcome, if there's space. Cosplay and fanworks welcome.Remember to give spoiler warnings, if applicable. Panelists: Ayla Spillman, JosephThurman, Ellen Klowden.

[5261]     Stand-Up for Geeks: Dum-Dums & Dragons/ Stand-Up Comedy & Group Improv RPG Game

Saturday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Max Players: 40
Professional stand-up comics perform, and play Dum-Dums & Dragons a comedy based group telling RPG by Shane Hosea. This is in Creation Station, but not all-ages; R-rated. language may be for 14+ (under 18 please be accompanied by a responsible adult). Will be filmed for cable-access. Tristian Spillman, MC Shane Hosea, DM Panelists: Dylan Jones, Carolyn Main, Robert Gresham.

[6051]     Pitch, Please! The Game of the Sixty-Second Screenplay

Saturday 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 30
Pitch, Please! - The game of the 60- second screenplay. Watch contestants pitch new movies, live! If bold, participate! Pitches will be prompted only by a suggested genre 3 random cards, from a deck of 53 movie cliches. Winners chosen by audience applause. Illustrated & hosted by Carolyn Main. One minute to plan it, one minute to pitch it- Pitch, Please! It's the big screen in a lil' package.

[5262]     Yarning for the Doctor: Intro to Knitting, Crocheting, & Circle-Loom Weaving

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 24
Want to learn how to make your own scarf like the Doctor's or hat like Jayne's someday? Come experiment with knitting, crocheting, and circle loom weaving, with our supplies and our tutors! Please supervise kids under 10, but all ages welcome, and no experience necessary. Hands-on participation. Bring home a bit of yarn for practice. Panel by Contessa Paxton Timmerman and Rebecca Ernst.

[5263]     Kitten Caboodle: Making Cat Toys, Sharing Cat Joys!

Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 30
Celebrate kitties, & make gifts for them! Use our organic catnip, supplies, and tutoring, to make toys for your or shelter cats, during an open mic for sharing anecdotes, photos, and videos of your favorite cats, in reality and fiction! All ages, but with sewing needles, so supervise those under 10. Panelists: Ellen Klowden, Contessa Paxton Timmerman, Katie Klecker.

[5264]     Miniatures Demo & Painting II

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Max Players: 30
Bring your miniatures, or use ours if we have any left. Learn how to paint and/or otherwise enhance miniature figurines used in gaming, as collectibles, etc. Some supplies provided. All ages, no experience necessary, but under 10 must be supervised by adult. Demo by Chad Budrow, Nathan Koch, and Sheri Budrow.

[5265]     Intro to Fandom Quilting

Sunday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 24
Hands-on, participatory workshop. Learn how to make a square for a quilt, featuring fandom imagery. Taught by a professional, prize-winning quilter, yet open for all ages, with no experience necessary. Under 10 must have adult supervision. Panel by Contessa Paxton Timmerman.