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Thursday, May 11
 

5:00pm

CLICK HERE FOR PROP & COSTUME CONTEST SIGNUPS
This is the event signup if you intend to submit for the Prop and/or Costume contest. If you intend to participate, attend this event here in Sched so our coordinator may contact you!

COSTUME Contest Rules:



  • Those wishing to enter a costume into the contest must sign up online or at the registration Desk at Wyrd Con. Each contestant may submit up to three costumes, but will not model them in immediate sequence.





  • Contestants will need to show up at least 15 minutes before the event starts at Emerald Bay 3 . Contestants will model their entries for judges via runway.





  • Each Contestant will fill out a form for each costume submitted.





  • Each entry will be given a number that will be announced prior to the contestant walking the runway.





  • Costumes submitted at previous Wyrd Cons will only be allowed with modifications to the costumes and a member of senior staff’s approval.





  • Judges, MC, and contest staff are not permitted to enter submissions into the contest.





  • Costumes do not have to be completely hand made. Pieces can be store bought as long as the costume is not a set costume. (I.E: no halloween sets)





  • All decisions of judges and senior staff are final.




PROP Contest Rules: 


  • Those wishing to enter a prop into the contest must  sign up online or at the registration Desk at Wyrd Con. Each contestant may submit up to three props.





  • Contestants will need to show up at least 15 minutes before the event in Emerald Bay 3. Contestants will orchestrate their presentation in allocated areas. Should the particular Prop be overly large or require special display ( I.E. Not small enough to display the fullness of the creation) will be entered and modeled as per the costume rules, and given a number that must be announced by the MC.





  • Each contestant will fill out a form for each prop submitted, to be displayed with the prop.  





  • Props Submitted at previous Wyrd Cons will only be allowed with modifications to the Prop and a member of senior staff’s approval.





  • Judges, MC, and contest staff are not permitted to enter submissions into the contest.





  • Props must be hand made.





  • Proof of construction is required. We reserve the right to request proof or photos of the prop(s) demonstrating construction at anytime.





  • All decisions of judges and senior staff are final.



A panel of judges will determine the Best Overall, the Most Beautiful, the Best Humor, the Best Group Theme, the Scariest, and the Most Creative. The audience will be given ballots and will be able to vote for their personal favorite!
 


Thursday May 11, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

5:00pm

Welcome to the Wyrd Con 2017 Schedule
Wyrd Con is May 11-14th 2017 and the Hilton Costa Mesa.

This is the 2017 Schedule, if you have questions email us at info@wyrdcon.com 

Thursday May 11, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

5:00pm

Registration Open - Click here to buy a badge or hotel room!
Limited Capacity seats available

Go here to buy a badge, pay for food events, workshops, and get a hotel room:
https://www.regonline.com/wyrdcon2016


Thursday May 11, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

6:00pm

Opening Party
Limited Capacity seats available

The opening party for Wyrd Con. This gathering lets the regulars and newcomers get together prior to the main event. Food is served at this event. **You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guaranteed a spot in this event.**

Thursday May 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

Are you crazy
Limited Capacity seats available

The audience provides the panel with a person/job, place, and thing. The moderator then builds a story into which the next panelist is dropped. Are YOU crazy?

This event is accessible only to those who attend the opening party. 

Designers
TM

Todd McCaffrey

Todd McCaffrey - The McCaffrey name is synonymous with Pern. Todd McCaffrey has written eight Pern novels, three solo titles, and five in collaboration with the late Anne McCaffrey. He has also contributed to numerous anthology, written several non-Pern novels, and continues to w... Read More →


Thursday May 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

8:00pm

New Wyrd Order: Kickoff NERF WAR!
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your favorite selections from your Nerf Arsenal! Join Us Comrades, as the War for Wyrd Begins! ... LET IT FLY!!!


Bring your nerf guns and join us for an all out battle (no disc or ball nerf weapons only darts please!).

We will take Wyrd Con for our own, we are legion! 

Designers
avatar for Addison Morse

Addison Morse

New Wyrd Order



Thursday May 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1

8:00pm

Fantastic Voices and Where to Find Them
Limited Capacity seats available

We have drunk our Polyuice and have become a wizarding world of awesomeness. 
Come Dressed and ready to mingle in your favorite class attire and be ready to practice your enunciation properly! 

"And now, a live performance direct from Diagon Alley, featuring that musical marvel, that delectable diva, the spectacular Singing Sorceress herself: Celestina Warbeck!"

Be ready to dance and sing the night away!

Nerd Nite Out is a Free event of Geekery.
Thursday Night is no Badge night at Wyrdcon this is the place you can come and drink and make merry with your fellow wyrders.

There will be Live DJ,s 
Karaoke
Quditch Pong
Geek Mixer presented by Cuddli
TriviA
Drink Specials

Designers


Thursday May 11, 2017 8:00pm - Friday May 12, 2017 1:00am
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00pm

Hunter's Moon Tabletops
Limited Capacity seats available

The face of society has changed. Shortly after Pandora revealed the existence of Immortals to the world, various governments and powers-that-be have scrambled to determine how best to handle these supernatural individuals. They have sought knowledge from any organizations who would provide it--some more reliable than others. Pandora vies with the Enforcers to become the primary point of contact for officials throughout the globe.

Now thrown into the spotlight, the Immortals must choose where their place in society is. Will the humans live peaceably beside them? Is peace even possible for creatures that have known little but war for centuries?

Meanwhile, a power that was believed to be lost begins to stir, awakening in the unlikeliest of places...

Designers

Thursday May 11, 2017 9:00pm - Friday May 12, 2017 12:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00pm

New Wyrd Order
Limited Capacity seats available

Note: This event runs on and off the entire convention!

Rise with us Comrades to instill the Attendees as the rightful rulers of the convention. Our work never stops and we will always have a mission available that will allow anyone to contribute to the greater Master Plan at any time during the convention. Involvement is not mandatory; although compliance will be, once we set up the checkpoints!

Designers
avatar for Addison Morse

Addison Morse

New Wyrd Order



Thursday May 11, 2017 9:00pm - Friday May 12, 2017 2:00am
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1
 
Friday, May 12
 

9:00am

Branching Storytelling in Game Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

"Branching storytelling" describes a more complex form of game writing that allows players to shape their character's personality and relationships with NPCs. This difficult but exciting design style leads to highly reactive and rewarding gameplay. Our brief course will give attendees insight into the world of branching game development, and cover the following: *Fundamentals of game writing (the "Useful-Short-Interesting" triangle).
*How branching game writing differs from the above.
*Case study (either based on an existing game, or one made up from scratch. TBD.)
*Class practice/exercises/games to play with the class content.
*Q&A as time allows.

Designers
avatar for Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie

Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie

Lead Writer, inXile Entertainment
My experience includes game writing, worldbuilding, and character development for Blizzard Entertainment, inXile Entertainment, Guerrilla Games, and more. I've written licensed fiction for Blizzard, articles for Cracked.com, and trained writing and localization teams in the State... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Easy as Robbing a Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

The robbery should have taken less than 10 minutes.
Four hours later it was a media madhouse.
Eight hours later it was a national event.
Twelve hours later, it was history.


Inspired by a real NYC bank robbery in August 1972 and the subsequent movie Dog Day Afternoon, this live action role playing event explores the issues raised from the true incident while emulating the real event. However, other than the premise (spoiler! It's a bank robbery!), what happens in the larp does not have to follow what happened in the movie nor real life. Can things end differently? The first ten minutes of the larp is a scripted scene (just the actions, not the dialogue), but after that the players control their destinies. No familiarity with the film or the actual robbery expected, nor are there penalties if you do know.

This larp features minimal mechanics and (hopefully) maximum drama. Expect a serious tone with some comedic elements.
Pre-generated characters provided.
Two players will be rotating NPCs playing a few different characters (still pre-gen).
An in-game meal will be provided.

Costuming: minimal; business attire (from 1972 if possible, or just business, or just early 70's).

Rated R (18+ only) for simulated violence, strong language, adult themes, LGBTQ elements, class inequality and racial tensions.


Friday May 12, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Registration Opens
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday May 12, 2017 9:00am - 8:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

10:00am

Bright Light, Everyone Dies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BRIGHT LIGHT, EVERYONE DIES is a one-shot worldbuilding event that will carry over into the ongoing game, THE COLONY. The game will fill in what happened to the ill-fated Demeter ground crew on Europa. Whatever happens during this event will be accepted as canonical history for THE COLONY. Players who participate in both THE COLONY and BRIGHT LIGHT, EVERYONE DIES will receive a data file on the Demeter ground crew.

Players will receive pre-generated characters one week before the event. No-shows will be reassigned to stand-by players.

Science fiction/cyberpunk costuming befitting a colonization crew on the ice moon, Europa, is required.

WARNING: EVERYONE DIES

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con

11:00am

Costume Creation: Bracers
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to make your own costume but don't know how? In this workshop even a true beginner can create custom bracers tailored to fit your arms.
Want more? Take the full Costume Creation series to make more pieces and keep improving your costume.

The Take-away: Bracers.
Cost: $18.75. You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.
Click here to access registration/badge system: https://goo.gl/0xOSZG

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

12:00pm

Fighters Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

A safe place to set aside for combat and training.

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1

12:00pm

Starship Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Signs up for this event are performed on site at the event room. Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

Designers
JH

John Hawley

Open Hardware Technical Evangelist, VMware
John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, Boot Boot, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a stat... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Beach Room 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

12:00pm

The Wyrd Gate Escape Rooms
Limited Capacity seats available

A ghostly voice whispers to you. Help...please....free me...us. He will not let us leave.... Trapped in the house are dozens of spirits. They cannot rest until you free them. But quickly, if you take too long the spirits may just decide to keep their new playmates forever more. Based on Edgar Allen Poe's works this haunted house has chilling twists and icy thrills that will set your heart to pounding. 

The Wyrd Gate: Hallowed Portrait 2.0 is an arcade style game escape room..  But with lots of rooms to explore (over 6000sq ft). Here you insert a “coin” to play, face a horde of puzzles, traps, and monsters, and try to get as far as you can before death. Each time you run through the game you learn a little more, and get a little farther. Can you beat the game and free all the spirits without dying yourself?


Sign up for the Wyrd Gate is first come first serve when open. A waiting list will be outside the event doors. Perks to the gate may also exist if you know out how to get them.


Friday May 12, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 4

1:00pm

Spirituality in the Modern Age
Holistic Practioner, Darryl Goldberg, will be sitting with Hunt ForThe Paranormal Podcast from RATTHAUS.NET to talk about Spiritualty in the modern age. Find out the stories that led us on our path and the many different ways to use the stories in our ives to achieve higher enlightment!


Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING
avatar for Ratthaus

Ratthaus

CEO/ Host, Ratt Haus Productions
Comic Books, Music, Star Wars, and The Paranormal


Friday May 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

1:00pm

The Puzzle of Life: A tabletop aid for telling stories about science, nature, and life
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about crafting! Learn about nature! Learn about learning! Learn how to craft engaging true stories about nature and use them to build a better world! Then craft some stories yourself!

Science and nature are part of everyday life, yet they often feel distant from our everyday experiences. The Puzzle of Life is a playful tool for bridging that gap. It is a toy, a puzzle, and a model. It is a beautiful and flexible storytelling aid that allows you to explore the structure and function of interdependent systems - systems such as forests, deserts, oceans, cities, social networks, and more. In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the Puzzle, tell you some true stories using the Puzzle, then help you make your own version of the Puzzle, and help you learn to use your Puzzle to tell your own stories.

You’ll come away with information, inspiration, a custom edition of the Puzzle on wooden pieces (made by you), and lots of great stories to share with your friends.



Designers
avatar for Tim Handley

Tim Handley

Chief Everything Officer, Mindful Mammoth
Scientist, educator, gamer, and dreamer. Tim has degrees in both physics and ecology. He has worked as a member of technical staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as an ecologist at the National Park Service. He now works as a combination educator and designer, develop... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Creating the Character
Limited Capacity seats available

Team Epic: Chadhatter(Chad Everett) Fanboy Brandon(Brandon Hillock) MrPinski (Igor Pinski) Rocket_box (Rob Paredes) Creating the character: Breaking a costume down to build up.

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Dream Catcher
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the early 2000's, a number of children disappeared during camp events across America. None of the children were found. None of the disappearances were connected. They remain unsolved mysteries to this day. Discover what happened as you return to your childhood... when dreams and monsters were real, and possibilities were endless.

Remember all the things that you forgot about nightmares and the power of belief.

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Songlines
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Songlines is a new role-playing game system where music is the GM, determining which scenes are played, what needs to be done, how long the scene lasts, and the pacing/tone of the scene. No familiarity with the songs are required, and during the scene, they're background filler (and a timer).

Songlines scenarios combine traditional dice-rolling (d6s) plus role-playing (sometimes like larp) and making things. They are also genre-neutral, and the system can be used for any setting.

This scenario will be loosely based on the historical figure of Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led her people to revenge against the Romans and burned London to the ground around the year 60 A.D.

Also, please be aware that this historical fantasy adventure will have a high degree of physicality, for example, scenes might involve putting real face paint on before imaginary battle, or holding your hand in ice water, or throwing dice into a circle.

Player safety is my #1 concern, but know that players will be asked to do more than sit in a chair, narrating their actions, and rolling dice (though there will be some of that). No other players/GM will touch your person unless you allow it, i.e., this is opt-in.

Characters will be made prior to play. It is possible for your character to die during the scenario, but there will be alternative characters to play.

Content Warnings: Violence, war, gore, adult themes and language. Torture is a background element which can be minor or mediocre, depending on player preferences. Sexual assault is mentioned as part of backstory (will not be described, just mentioned). Safety techniques such as X-card, OK check, and an open door policy will be used (and explained if you are not familiar with them).

Friday May 12, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Balboa Bay 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

3:00pm

Player Autonomy vs Storyline Cohesion in LARP: The Aggregate/Authorial Spectrum
Limited Capacity seats available

This event will cover different modes of LARP, with authorial play on one end of the spectrum and aggregate play on the other.

Authorial LARP allows for a more cohesive storyline, while Aggregate LARP increases player autonomy. In this event, these concepts will be demonstrated, with everyone getting a chance to try out these rule structures so they can make more informed decisions about using them in play.


Friday May 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

3:00pm

Vendor Room Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday May 12, 2017 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

4:00pm

Fighters Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Fighters Circle and learn the basics of boffer combat.

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1

4:00pm

Feeling Crochet-y? Hook 'em with your awesomness!
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to be an expert hooker? Excellent. We will learn the art of crochet, and walk away with a super cute amigurumi-style (3D) pumpkin! We'll also discuss other crochet stitches, figure out how to read (!?!) crochet patterns, and determine some excellent resources and how-to help online. Take this class if you're tired of being accused of being a hooker without the skills!

The Take-away: PUMPKIN OF CUTENESS. (Or just a granny square if you're not feeling squash-y).
Cost: $12.50. You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.
Click here to access registration/badge system: https://goo.gl/0xOSZG

Designers
avatar for Elaine Long

Elaine Long

When it comes to costume design and creation, I'm liable to get involved, from childrens musicals, larps, and halloween party craziness!! Challenging my creative soul is the best way to have a great time...or you could just have a nerf shootout with me! I love to learn and play... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

4:00pm

Finding Your Voice: Personal Branding for Storytellers
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop to help storytellers of all mediums discover, create and refine their unique voice to help them share their stories with more people. We'll workshop our way through all the steps of creating a storytelling brand including finding an audience, cultivating your voice, using social media and the internet, and reaching out to other creatives.


Friday May 12, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6:30pm

Friday Buffet
Limited Capacity seats available

The traditional mexican buffet of Wyrd Con. **You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.**

Friday May 12, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

7:00pm

King of Comics
Limited Capacity seats available

Think you have what it takes to be The King of Comics? Put your guessing skills to the test on a game of "Guess Who" (Yes and No Questions of who your charcter is) for some free comic book goodies.

Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING
avatar for Ratthaus

Ratthaus

CEO/ Host, Ratt Haus Productions
Comic Books, Music, Star Wars, and The Paranormal


Friday May 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

Storyworlds Stash - The Escape Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Where would all of the spare magic, tech, influence, and luck end up from all of these different story worlds we are playing in, creating in, imaging in, anyway? If the cosmos is a balance, then the yang, antimatter, and minuses must end up somewhere.  The Stash is a possible vision of this – an attic space in a house of nowhere, where the “spares” of the universe compare notes, swim in the fountains of useless information, and challenge each other and themselves to see who can wade through the fastest?

This is a room escape for 1-5 people. We will be running this at various times throughout the Con.



Designers
avatar for Mitch Meconi

Mitch Meconi

Operations, Wyrd Con
Interactive Storytelling - Transmedia - Live Action Event Creation, Project Planning and Development - Game Development +10 yrs of Professional Event Operations and Management


Friday May 12, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Laguna Beach 3 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

Tilted kilting: The Pillaging Edition!
Limited Capacity seats available

Last time, we learned what's worn under a kilt...this time, we're going to build our own! Lads and Lassies will learn how and make their own CANVAS kilt (sporran and dirk not included) in this hands-on class. We will also discuss decorating, painting and attaching pockets to your kilt, as well as methods of keeping yer kilt closed and wardrobe malfunction-less. Afterwards, show 'em all what you've got and ROCK YER KILTS!!

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE DESIGNER 3 weeks PRIOR TO CON...so you get the fabric color that you want...

Tools: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN RULER.
The Take-away: Yer Own Flippin' Kilt!

Cost: $87.50, You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.

Designers
avatar for Elaine Long

Elaine Long

When it comes to costume design and creation, I'm liable to get involved, from childrens musicals, larps, and halloween party craziness!! Challenging my creative soul is the best way to have a great time...or you could just have a nerf shootout with me! I love to learn and play... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

8:00pm

NERO BANE - The Edge of the Blade
Limited Capacity seats available

Like Dungeons and Dragons? Obsess over LotR? Are you addicted to Game of Thrones? Enjoy costuming? Gaming? Swordplay? World of Warcraft? The Princess Bride and Willow? If any of these triggers caught your eye, you should come out and play with us.
NERO is the largest Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) in the country with over 40 chapters nationwide. YOU create YOUR character, grow YOUR character, and play YOUR character. Unlike tabletop games and video games, YOU are in the fray, deciding (and experiencing) the results of YOUR actions.
Yes, there is swordplay. Yes, there is magic. Yes, there is adventure and camaraderie.
Yes - this is the game (and outlet) for YOU!
This is how we spend our weekends.
Take a look at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/855826591128504/
Here is the MeetUp group: http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-NERO-Enterprises-LARP/
...and here is the Website: www.NEROBANE.com

Designers
avatar for Lonnie Davis

Lonnie Davis

Owner, NERO BANE
Like Dungeons and Dragons? Obsess over LotR? Are you addicted to Game of Thrones? Enjoy costuming? Gaming? Swordplay? World of Warcraft? The Princess Bride and Willow? If any of these triggers caught your eye, you should come out and play with us.NERO is the largest Live Action R... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00am
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con

8:00pm

Principia Mathemagica: The Secret Council of 1688
Limited Capacity seats available


Principia Mathemagica is a one-shot "science fanfiction" theater LARP, based on a simple system, intended for players of any skill level and historical background. Expect a game of 17th-century science fiction, set against a surprisingly-historical backdrop of international negotiations, secret societies, deadly monsters, courtly intrigue, ancient cyphers, feminist book clubs, Chinese tourism, gender-switching kings, slowly escalating magic, and an in-game system for conducting Mathematical Duels (for the truly adventurous).

This is a "LARP in a box," originally run at ProCon 2011 that should be able to easily accomodate up to 35 or so players, including any last-minute signups. We have an optional but encouraged character survey—if you fill it out at least a week before the con, we'll send you a character at least a week before the con. All characters should come with all necessary historical backstory (we spent hours on Wikipedia so that you don't have to).

Please don't hesitate to contact the GMs if you have any questions.

Costuming: Optional, but encouraged. The 17th century is a time of highly variable fashion, and anything you could wear to a Renaissance Faire or Victorian Ball should be appropriate, including armor, frilly things, and gratuitous capes. If you want to go for the exact look of the era, think "Jane Austen meets Three Musketeers."

* * *

It's the summer of 1688—a good time for Christian Europe, both scientifically and religiously. But under the surface, darker things are brewing... and not just from the threat of a continent-wide war. Pope Innocentius XI has called for a secret gathering of the leaders of the Christian world, and now the palaces and apartments of Rome teem with some of the boldest rulers, greatest scientists, and most eccentric heiresses the world has ever seen. Will Leibniz kill Newton in a duel? Are the dreadful rumors surrounding the Henri Jules, Prince of Condé really true? Where, exactly, is Liechtenstein? And just what are the "Galileo Formulae" everyone at the Vatican seems so tight-lipped about?

Designers

Friday May 12, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00am
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00pm

Vendor and Artist Appreciation Party!!!
Quick surprise!

Just closing up shop on your first day of exhibiting Friday night?? Looking for a drink? A slice of pie?

As a thank you for your participation and your commitment to Wyrd Con, we invite the Vendors and Artists who will be present in this year's vendor room for a quick meet and greet party, hosted by Wyrd Con!

Come have a drink or a piece of pizza and have the chance to meet some of the Wyrd Staff and each other! 


CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR THE LOCATION! :)

Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING
avatar for Mitch Meconi

Mitch Meconi

Operations, Wyrd Con
Interactive Storytelling - Transmedia - Live Action Event Creation, Project Planning and Development - Game Development +10 yrs of Professional Event Operations and Management


Friday May 12, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Check your email!

9:00pm

Starship Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Signs up for this event are performed on site at the event room. Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

Designers
JH

John Hawley

Open Hardware Technical Evangelist, VMware
John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, Boot Boot, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a stat... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00am
Huntington Beach Room 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00pm

Oracle of Delphi (18+)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Delphic Oracle is an improv-based panel where-in the panelists, one word at a time, one person at a time, answers the audience's questions about the future (or summer camp) in an irreverent homage to the ancient Oracle of Delphi. Hilarity invariably ensues. Come armed with questions for the sage of the ages but -- be warned -- The Delphic Oracle does not tolerate fools lightly!

Designers
TM

Todd McCaffrey

Todd McCaffrey - The McCaffrey name is synonymous with Pern. Todd McCaffrey has written eight Pern novels, three solo titles, and five in collaboration with the late Anne McCaffrey. He has also contributed to numerous anthology, written several non-Pern novels, and continues to w... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:00pm

Trivia with Budds
Limited Capacity seats available

Trivia with Budds is LA's premier pop culture trivia company featuring unique questions and rounds on your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, videogames, and almost everything nerd-worthy! Join comedian Ryan Budds (SyFy's Sharknado, Fox's Laughs, How I Met Your Mother) for 5 amazing trivia rounds on some of your Wyrdcon favorites. Rounds include written responses, verbal participation and smart phone buzz-ins. Teams of up to 6, all ages. For more info, check out TriviaWithBudds.com and @ryanbudds on all social media. 


Friday May 12, 2017 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:59pm

Karaoke !
Limited Capacity seats available

Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING


Friday May 12, 2017 11:59pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
 
Saturday, May 13
 

9:00am

Zumba
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to try Zumba but were afraid you have two left feet or didn't want to try it in a gym? Do you dance just to feel great, relieve stress, or get our heart rates going? Dancing can actually have super-positive effects on our long-term health, which means more LARPing! Come try out your latin moves with a licensed Zumba instructor in a fun, positive, judgement-free geek friendly class at WyrdCon!

Designers
avatar for Ley Howell

Ley Howell

NERO BANE


Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Costume Creation: Hooded Cloak
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Want to make your own costume but don't know how? In this workshop even a true beginner can make a warm hooded cloak. Many colors and materials available.
Want more? Take the full Costume Creation series to make more pieces and keep improving your costume.

The Take-away: One hooded Cloak.
Cost: $18.75. You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.
Click here to access registration/badge system: https://goo.gl/0xOSZG

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Rendalir Remembered
Limited Capacity seats available

Rendalir Remembered is a dark fantasy boffer LARP with a heavy emphasis on roleplay and player driven story. It is a game of colliding cultures, of battles fought in courts and minds as much as with sorcery and steel. The world of Rendalir offers immense cultural diversity, populated only by the gods, their children, and humans. Above all, this game is about one race, one species, interacting only with the many variations of themselves, and surviving in a world where powerful beings walk among them everyday, able to do as they wish.

The story for Rendalir Remembered is driven by player choice and consequence. Players have the opportunity to be heroes, but are not guaranteed success. Everything will be up to YOU. Heroes are not born. They are made. If you want to be a hero, you must earn it.

Designers
avatar for Emily Gittelman

Emily Gittelman

Game Designer and Storyteller, Rendalir Remembered
Rendalir Remembered is a live action roleplaying game based out of Southern California. It's a dark fantasy game that explores a diverse world caught between the needs of mankind and the whims of the gods who created them.


Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con

9:00am

Starship Valkyrie
Limited Capacity seats available

Starship Valkyrie is cooperative role-playing within the context of a tactical sci-fi simulation. Players become the crew of a starship and respond to a crisis.

This event will use the Starship Valkyrie Basic rules.

Designers
avatar for Christian Brown

Christian Brown

Owner / Operator, Real Good Game Company
I'm a larp enterpeneur, small business owner and starving artist. I guess that last part is redundant. I run Starship Valkyrie in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We're always looking for new players, new locations, and new groups to show the game to.



Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Registration Opens
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Middle Escalators 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00am

Fortunetelling: Story in the Cards
Limited Capacity seats available

How to interpret Tarot and other fortune telling devices for gameplay enhancement.

Constance is an accomplished card-reader who has brought her skills as a teller of both stories and fortunes to WyrdCon events past.  She's been known to give GM's headaches with her annoyingly accurate predictions of game events and character motivations.

Here she explains a bit about the history of the Tarot and how to use it or other fortunetelling devices for story narrative and plot advancement.

Class will include hands-on use of various fortune-telling cards. We encourage you to bring your own preferred deck so they can 'socialize'.


Designers
avatar for Constance Chamberlain

Constance Chamberlain

Head Writer and GM for Cantina Far Far Away: A Star Wars Themed LARP | Accomplished Fortune-teller and Master Bullshitter | Bard with her Talent Pipes


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00am

Starship Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Signs up for this event are performed on site at the event room. Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
Huntington Beach Room 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:00am

How to Run a Podcast
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out how to run and operate a podcast!

Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:00am

Fire and Flora: A Seriously Fun Card Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Nature is deep and beautiful. Unfortunately, in modern American life, most people - and most children - have relatively little contact with nature. As a scientist, gamer, idealist, and child-at-heart, I was saddened by this situation but inspired by the potential of games to teach, transform, and inspire.

In Fire and Flora, your goal is to manage a diverse, and beautiful landscape in an unpredictable world. The game cards represent real-world plants, animals, places, and ecological forces, while the game rules model the real-world connections among these real-world elements. To win the game, you’ll have to be crafty, and make good use of your resources: rainstorms, fires, weed crews, pack rats, evil squirrels, and more.

Fire and Flora has been endorsed by teachers, scientists, full-grown kids, still-growing kids, and was an Official Selection at IndieCade 2015. Come join us for some seriously good fun!

Designers
avatar for Tim Handley

Tim Handley

Chief Everything Officer, Mindful Mammoth
Scientist, educator, gamer, and dreamer. Tim has degrees in both physics and ecology. He has worked as a member of technical staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as an ecologist at the National Park Service. He now works as a combination educator and designer, develop... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:00am

Crafting a Murder Mystery Party
Limited Capacity filling up

You have been invited to attend a party with several of your closest friends, some associates, and even a few enemies. Everything is civil, until your host ends up dead. One of you is a murderer, and it is up to you to determine who did it.

This event will start with our own miniature murder mystery. We will then introduce you to the various Murder Mystery parties that you can create on your own. We will go over the steps to write and host your personal murder mystery party, as well as common pitfalls that you can run into. This will be interactive, and at the end the participants should have the beginnings of their own murder mysteries.

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11:00am

Lightsaber Dueling & Training
Limited Capacity seats available

A safe place to set aside for combat and training.
San Diego Sabers, a full-contact combat lightsaber training group, will be providing demonstration & instruction to those interested. 

Designers
avatar for Steve Kirk

Steve Kirk

Co-Founder, San Diego Sabers


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1

11:00am

Vendor Room Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday May 13, 2017 11:00am - 9:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

12:00pm

How to Build your Audience from Scratch
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are an author, and artist, a game designer, or a baker, you need an audience to buy your product. An audience is the critical factor that grows your business. Without it, your business can't become sustainable. Join Russell Nohelty, publisher of Wannabe Press and host of The Business of Art podcast, as he breaks down audience building and makes it attainable for everybody. 

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

12:00pm

Storyworlds Stash - The Escape Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Where would all of the spare magic, tech, influence, and luck end up from all of these different story worlds we are playing in, creating in, imaging in, anyway? If the cosmos is a balance, then the yang, antimatter, and minuses must end up somewhere.  The Stash is a possible vision of this – an attic space in a house of nowhere, where the “spares” of the universe compare notes, swim in the fountains of useless information, and challenge each other and themselves to see who can wade through the fastest?

This is a room escape for 1-5 people. We will be running this at various times throughout the Con.

Designers
avatar for Mitch Meconi

Mitch Meconi

Operations, Wyrd Con
Interactive Storytelling - Transmedia - Live Action Event Creation, Project Planning and Development - Game Development +10 yrs of Professional Event Operations and Management


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Laguna Beach 3 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

12:00pm

Wyrd Gate Escape Rooms
Limited Capacity seats available

A ghostly voice whispers to you. Help...please....free me...us. He will not let us leave.... Trapped in the house are dozens of spirits. They cannot rest until you free them. But quickly, if you take too long the spirits may just decide to keep their new playmates forever more. Based on Edgar Allen Poe's works this haunted house has chilling twists and icy thrills that will set your heart to pounding. 

The Wyrd Gate: Hallowed Portrait 2.0 is an arcade style game escape room.  But with lots of rooms to explore. Here you insert a “coin” to play, face a horde of puzzles, traps, and monsters, and try to get as far as you can before death. Each time you run through the game you learn a little more, and get a little farther. Can you beat the game and free all the spirits without dying yourself?




Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 4

1:00pm

Cosplay: Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

The ins and outs of working with magazines and sponsors as a Cosplayer. Come get tips from the pros!

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

1:00pm

Interactive Storytelling for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance for parents to bring their children of all ages (though younger children will be required to be accompanied by a guardian) to get an introduction to interactive storytelling; from co-operative story telling to crafting to character building. The event would be in two 2 hour blocks.


Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

1:00pm

Crafting Foam Armor for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

Initial lecture time will be spent going over basic fabrication of EVA foam into different costuming types. From selecting foam to pre-work, patterning, cutting, etching, decorating, applying finishes, and top-coating. Some time will also be spent addressing the different kinds and use of thermoplastics. Includes how to make foam look like leather, metal, and plastic.

Second half would require the materials fee and make a small take-home piece such as bracers.

Materials fee ($18.75). You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.

Click here to access registration/badge system: https://goo.gl/0xOSZG

Designers
avatar for Ley Howell

Ley Howell

NERO BANE


Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Cosplay & Fan Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Cosplay meets Fan Films in this panel with Actor/Writer/Cosplayer Colin K. Bass and Editor/Director/Cinematographer Sean C. Swanson. This Dynamic Duo has done everything from their own Original Web Series to Fan Films to Cosplay Music Videos. Join the Colin and Sean as they show what they’ve created, find out what’s next, and ask any questions you might have about making your own short films.


Designers
avatar for Colin Bass

Colin Bass

Co-creator, Crimson Vision Studios


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Saturday May 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Battle for Lannerea
Limited Capacity seats available

Rise of Lannerea is a role-playing / board game with light combat. Imagine a game like RISK, but instead of rolling dice, players battle each other for ownership of the land.

Lannerea is a world filled with rich fields, tall forests and majestic mountains. Five powerful kingdoms were established. Mankind waged vicious war against each other, hoping to unite the land under their banner. The land was shocked when a massive army of foreign invaders assaulted the land. It took the combined strength of the 5 Kingdoms to fight off the invaders.

5 Years after the Battle of the Five Kingdoms, the survivors of the war pick up the shambles of their damaged land. The natives utilized the valuable resources that the foreign invaders left behind. Fleets of ships have been constructed. The exploration of the unknown worlds heralds promise of rich and vast lands, ready to be discovered.

However, some kings’ goals lie not beyond the sea. Kings - amass your riches and rally your armies! Weapons will clash and blood will be shed as the world is once again thrown into chaos.

Designers
avatar for Jack Yang

Jack Yang

Co-founder, Lannerea Battle Games
Been fighting with foam weapons for 6 years now, but have only recently joined in on the role playing aspect of the hobby.


Saturday May 13, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con

2:00pm

Cantina Far Far Away
Limited Capacity filling up

Cantina Far Far Away - Out of the Shadows

For years, the Jedi have operated secretly - reduced in number and limited in scope and breadth. The fear of Darth Vader and his power, memories of the horrors of the Purge and Order 66, and the truth behind the Empire's rise to power kept them in check.

But the Emperor has been dead for years and while there are pockets of Dark Side power gathering here and there, the Jedi have been able to shine the Light through the galaxy once more.

But they have to decide; what to do? Will a phoenix rise from the ashes of the Order, renewed and reborn? Or is it time to let the embers die out at last.

At long last the Jedi will meet to determine the fate of the Order... but this will not come without peril for Force User and unattuned alike. The Counsel excluded the rest of the Galaxy from their old sessions but not this time. All voices of friends are welcome... and perhaps even the voice of foes.

Force user PCs unlocked for this game only- still requires a BG submission.
(And yes, non-Force Users will have plenty to do whether or not they're there for the Council)

RVSP early - this fills up FAST.
Request CharGen Rules OR Send character info to youkilledthedog@gmail.com

Designers
avatar for Constance Chamberlain

Constance Chamberlain

Head Writer and GM for Cantina Far Far Away: A Star Wars Themed LARP | Accomplished Fortune-teller and Master Bullshitter | Bard with her Talent Pipes


Saturday May 13, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

3:00pm

Character Creation from Conception Application
Limited Capacity seats available

Join SyFy's Face Off All-Stars competitor Keaghlan Ashley as she breaks down the steps to taking a character from concept art to a living, breathing character. From utilizing existing characters to creating your own, you will learn how to become a pro at playing make believe. 

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

3:00pm

Fighters Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

A safe place to set aside for combat and training.

Designers
avatar for Steve Kirk

Steve Kirk

Co-Founder, San Diego Sabers


Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fighters Circle, Outside Pacific Ballroom 1

3:00pm

ZTag Live Zombie Infection
Limited Capacity seats available

ZTag a live zombie infection game... the style is similar to lasertag but instead of guns, we use LED badges.

We have taken the schoolyard game of tag and re-invented it with zombies and flashing lights! Each player wears the ZTag as a badge with an LED health indicator. If you’re a human, your light is green, if you’re a zombie, your light is red. Zombies can “infect” human players just by getting close (each ZTag receives and transmits information to the other ZTags within its "reach"). Humans stay alive by avoiding zombies or boosting their health at health stations and checkpoints.

Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con

4:00pm

Belt up and grab your sacks!
Limited Capacity seats available

Pockets are passe...but we all need to carry our snacks, keys, phones (and dignity) with panache. Not only will we grab some new design ideas, but we'll all walk away with a belt pouch! We will explore styles, discuss materials, compare design utility...and leave secure in the knowledge that our sacks, satchels, cinches and sashes can serve MORE than a simple purpose.

The Take-away: One belt pouch.
Cost: $18.75. You must pre-pay in the registration system online to be guranteed a spot in this event.
Click here to access registration/badge system: https://goo.gl/0xOSZG

Designers
avatar for Elaine Long

Elaine Long

When it comes to costume design and creation, I'm liable to get involved, from childrens musicals, larps, and halloween party craziness!! Challenging my creative soul is the best way to have a great time...or you could just have a nerf shootout with me! I love to learn and play... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

5:00pm

Paranoia: Trouble with Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome Proud and Loyal Citizen of the Alpha Complex. This is your friend, The Computer. I have seen that you have submitted form number -REDACTED- to apply for the position of Trouble Shooter. I am most please that you wish to put your life in peril for the good of Alpha Complex. Unfortunately, due to the recent incident of -REDACTED-, there seems to be an over abundance of applications. I cannot promote every citizen to the glory of a Trouble Shooter, otherwise, who would we depend on to make our algae chips or make sure that our pocket protectors are protected? Not that you would question me, for we all know that to question me, your friend, The Computer, is punishable by -REDACTED.- Back to the situation at hand. I have found an efficient solution to the prob-ERROR- at hand. I have invited all potential Trouble Shooters to Wing -REDACTED- in the RED section, inside of the -REDACTED- building. There, I will be able to asses which citizens have the skills necessary to have the honor and glory of becoming a Trouble Shooter for Alpha Complex. Come with you best skills and ready to show why you are worthy of serving the Alpha Complex. Please remember, fun IS mandatory.

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6:00pm

Geeks in Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Get to know the CEOs of some of the most prominent geek-related tech companies coming out of Southern California. In this roundtable discussion, find out what’s it’s like to turn your passion into your work, the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and more. How do you start a company? How do you create and launch an app? How can someone with a passion turn it into something that generates money? From digital comic books, subscription services, geek dating, enhanced e-books, and more, this will be an open forum, with plenty of time for questions from interested audience members

Guests include: Pam Schaffer (Beyond Books), Jordan Plosky (Comicblitz), and Dan Gvozden (Boom)

Designers
avatar for pinguino

pinguino

CEO/Co-Founder, Cuddli
Designer for the Cuddli Dating app and pop culture photographer


Saturday May 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6:00pm

Helmets, Armor , ABS, Styrene
Limited Capacity seats available

Wanna see a Vacuforming machine in action? Come see this Armor making demonstration! Also: Building your own vacuform machine on a budget! Finally... there are very few to make a proper helmet for a rather noteworthy scifi character to near movie spec. Anyone can attend but you must pay the materials fee to get the helmet.

Designers
avatar for Gabe Flores

Gabe Flores

Owner/Lead Fabricator, Max's Sci-Fi Creation Shop
I have been model building for over 30 years and along the way have learned to create whatever i wanted using the various skills and techniques I have learned. The past 5 years I have been immersed in my childhood love of Star Wars!!!! I have had the opportunity to build many cos... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Laguna Beach 1 & 2 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

Companion's Rest
The most relaxing experience at Wyrd Con!

We will be guiding you through a relaxing decompression. Exactly what you needed to recover from the craze of the con.

Companion's Rest is coming to Wyrdcon May 12-14th. If your LARP adventure gets a little too overwhelming, please stop by for some mindful decompression. Please also stop by our table in the dealer room to pick up your own Celtic Mandalynth.


Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Emerald Bay 3 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

Prop & Costume Contest, Live!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see all of the wonderful works of this year's Wyrd Prop and Costume Contest! Support your friends or strut the fruits of your labor around to be appreciated by all!

COSTUME Contest Rules:
  • Those wishing to enter a costume into the contest must sign up online or at the registration Desk at Wyrd Con. Each contestant may submit up to three costumes, but will not model them in immediate sequence.

  • Contestants will need to show up at least 15 minutes before the event starts at Emerald Bay 3 . Contestants will model their entries for judges via runway.

  • Each Contestant will fill out a form for each costume submitted.

  • Each entry will be given a number that will be announced prior to the contestant walking the runway.

  • Costumes submitted at previous Wyrd Cons will only be allowed with modifications to the costumes and a member of senior staff’s approval.

  • Judges, MC, and contest staff are not permitted to enter submissions into the contest.

  • Costumes do not have to be completely hand made. Pieces can be store bought as long as the costume is not a set costume. (I.E: no halloween sets)

  • All decisions of judges and senior staff are final.

PROP Contest Rules: 
  • Those wishing to enter a prop into the contest must  sign up online or at the registration Desk at Wyrd Con. Each contestant may submit up to three props.

  • Contestants will need to show up at least 15 minutes before the event in Emerald Bay 3. Contestants will orchestrate their presentation in allocated areas. Should the particular Prop be overly large or require special display ( I.E. Not small enough to display the fullness of the creation) will be entered and modeled as per the costume rules, and given a number that must be announced by the MC.

  • Each contestant will fill out a form for each prop submitted, to be displayed with the prop.  

  • Props Submitted at previous Wyrd Cons will only be allowed with modifications to the Prop and a member of senior staff’s approval.

  • Judges, MC, and contest staff are not permitted to enter submissions into the contest.

  • Props must be hand made.

  • Proof of construction is required. We reserve the right to request proof or photos of the prop(s) demonstrating construction at anytime.

  • All decisions of judges and senior staff are final.

A panel of judges will determine the Best Overall, the Most Beautiful, the Best Humor, the Best Group Theme, the Scariest, and the Most Creative. The audience will be given ballots and will be able to vote for their personal favorite!
 



Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

8:00pm

Last Party of Alderaan
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come party your ATAT off at Alderaan! Joins us, or we will find your lack of Dance disturbing. Party continues till the Empire comes to break it up! If you have a full pass to the convention admission is included, you can also buy a ticket seperately!

Designers
avatar for Steve Copeland

Steve Copeland

Monkey in Chief, Wyrd Con
Star Wars, Armorer, Costuming marketing. And I guess DJING


Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00pm - Sunday May 14, 2017 1:00am
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00pm

ZTag - Massive BATTLE Royal
The ultimate battle between humans zombies and doctors will commence right outside of the ballroom. Get into teams and eliminate your opponents ensure your survival!

Designers
ZT

Z TAG

ZTag a live zombie infection game... the style is similar to lasertag but instead of guns, we use LED badges. | | We have taken the schoolyard game of tag and re-invented it with zombies and flashing lights! Each player wears the ZTag as a badge with an LED health indicator. If... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Outside Emerald Bay Rooms

9:00pm

Starship Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Signs up for this event are performed on site at the event room. Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

Designers
JH

John Hawley

Open Hardware Technical Evangelist, VMware
John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, Boot Boot, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a stat... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday May 14, 2017 1:00am
Huntington Beach Room 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00pm

Werewolves of Millers Hollow
Limited Capacity filling up

The quaint little village of Miller's Hollow has a hairy little problem... Are you an innocent villager, trying to cure your home of its lycanthrope troubles? Or are you secretly a werewolf, here to fill your belly? Only the cards--and your perception--can tell!

Werewolves of Miller's Hollow is a round-based, murder mystery style game. Step in for a round or two or stay for the whole run!

Designers

Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday May 14, 2017 12:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
 
Sunday, May 14
 

9:00am

Star Wars, Planet Henderson, and "The Sable Corsair"
Limited Capacity seats available

Steve Henderson wrote, co-directed, starred in, produced, storyboarded, art-directed and supervised post production on a Star Wars short film entitled, "The Sable Corsair". It won "Audience Choice" at the LucasFilm Fan Film Awards last year. Steve will be discussing the different creative processes that went into conceiving and executing the film.

Designers
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Steve Henderson

I wrote, co-directed, starred in, produced, storyboarded, art-directed and supervised post production a Star Wars short entitled, "The Sable Corsair". It won "Audience Choice" at the LucasFilm Fan Film Awards last year.


Sunday May 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

9:00am

Empty Thrones LIVE event
Limited Capacity seats available

Empty Thrones is a light combat, world-course Live Action Role-Playing game (or LARP) set in a medieval fantasy world. As a light boffer combat game, it provides an opportunity for players to actively engage in epic struggles against the forces opposing them, matching sword against shield. As a world-course collaborative storytelling setting, Empty Thrones provides not only a framework of rules and guidelines but also a living, breathing, and evolving fantasy world. The players affect the story and the course of events, carving their own legacies into the ongoing mythos of the game world.

Designers
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Rebecca Sterling

Empty Thrones LARP Group
I am the Head Storyteller of the LARP Empty Thrones! I have been LARPing for six years and Storytelling for four years. The thing I really love about Storytelling is creating memorable NPCs and interacting with the PCs. The thing I love most about Empty Thrones, aside from the wo... Read More →


Sunday May 14, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00am

Legion of Leia with Jenna Busch
Limited Capacity seats available

Jenna Busch is an accomplished geek personality, host, interviewer and writer. Her website (and podcast): Legion of Leia, is a popular, female- centric website. Jenna will be discussing her career, the inspiration behind the Legion and give advice for aspiring writers.

Designers
JB

Jenna Busch

Jenna is an accomplished geek personality, host, interviewer and writer. Her website (and podcast): Legion of Leia, is a popular, female- centric website.


Sunday May 14, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Newport Beach Room 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

10:00am

Vendor Room Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday May 14, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Emerald Bay Room

11:00am

Beats, Rhymes and Life with HipHopTrooper
Hear the story. Live the life its the one and only Hip Hop trooper here to tell you all why and how he got to where he is at now. For the first time hear the story form the man himself.

From humble beginings to the HipHop Star Wars star he is now. Learn what he does for charities and why he does what he does. You do not want to miss this! 

Moderators

Sunday May 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

1:00pm

CANCELLED - Fire Tag - A running game of true stories about California Chaparral
Limited Capacity seats available

An Official Selection of IndieCade 2016! Fire Tag is a game, a simulation, and a gateway - a gateway to understanding life and fire ecology in Southern California through movement and play. Players take on one of four roles: Grass, Shrub, Fire, and Rain. When the round begins, you run! Fires burn shrubs! Rain waters grass! Pandemonium ensues - but only briefly.

Each round represents a real-life ecological scenario, a scenario connected to a real place and a real time. Over multiple rounds, patterns emerge. When everyone is good and tired, we’ll circle up and discuss those patterns, laying out how they relate to the real-world stories and real-world ecology of Southern California ... and beyond!

Designers
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Tim Handley

Chief Everything Officer, Mindful Mammoth
Scientist, educator, gamer, and dreamer. Tim has degrees in both physics and ecology. He has worked as a member of technical staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as an ecologist at the National Park Service. He now works as a combination educator and designer, develop... Read More →


Sunday May 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Bay 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday May 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 2 Wyrd Con