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Friday, October 25
 

2:00pm PDT

Underrated Platformers
All about older, lesser known platforming games and what makes them worth playing. Titles like Voodoo Vince, Rocket Robot on Wheels, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, and more.

Artists

Friday October 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
101

3:15pm PDT

Being Creative on the Internet
This diverse group has more than just being together at Hal-Con in common.  They are all creative, and they all use the internet to get their projects to their respective audiences.

Join them as they talk about the various platforms they use and how they work as their creative outlets.


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
106

3:45pm PDT

Designing Queer Games
Game designer Avery Alder opens this talk with a question: whose politics and experiences are we building our games around? After taking a look at the importance of queer representation in games, the talk explores why representation isn't enough. Avery points toward how game systems can be queered, with mechanics that reflect the politics and lived experiences of queer lives. Examples will be drawn from the past fifteen years of independent RPG design.

Artists

Friday October 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm PDT
102

5:45pm PDT

Retro Console Secrets
Do you know why you needed to hold reset and power when saving games on the Nintendo? Ever wonder what the Nintendo 64 expansion pass really did? Did you know the Super Nintendo was capable of CD grade audio, DLC and voiced anime cutscenes? We'll take a look at little known facts of early generations and explore the hidden capabilities of yesteryears gaming machines with demonstrations where possible.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm PDT
101

6:00pm PDT

Local Streaming
Local streamer Caedon (A.k.a. Caedonnie) talking about what its like streaming and building a community from the ground up.


Friday October 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
104

6:00pm PDT

Weird Games
Our favourite weird games that we've encountered in our years covering video games. I have copies of some of these, including some really rare ones like LSD Dream Emulator. So people would be able to get a first hand look at some of them.

Artists

Friday October 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
106
 
Saturday, October 26
 

12:30pm PDT

Sonic VS Mario: The Ultimate Debate
Choose a side and help decide which franchise is supreme!

Artists

Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
104

1:45pm PDT

GM 101
Chris and Curtis will be your guides into entering the role of the Game Master for your group's roleplaying game of choice. They will speak about the general basics of being a story-teller, referee, schedule coordinator, dark lord, and whathaveyou.


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
101

2:30pm PDT

Let’s Talk Streaming
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a streamer, dealing with online trolls, being a woman in the gaming entertainment industry, monetizing strategies for online entertainers/influencers, or what her set up might be? Now is your chance to find out!


Saturday October 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
104

3:15pm PDT

Tabletop Game Design
Artists

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
106

4:00pm PDT

Building the Ultimate Amiibo Collection
A panel talking about our experiences collecting and dealing with scalpers and tracking some of the rarest amiibos down. We will also be talking about the environment and culture surrounding the figures, what Nintendo originally intended them for versus the collectable status they have today.

Artists

Saturday October 26, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
103

4:45pm PDT

How to Improve in FPS Video Games
This is a guide on how to improve at first person shooter games, aimed at beginners and advanced players on how to break through a skill level into another. The event will be broken down into sections and during the event I would like to have a chance to teach everyone skills to improve their gameplay in any FPS games.


Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
101

8:00pm PDT

When Developers Fight Back: Anti Piracy in Games
Don't copy that floppy! Sometimes it takes a bit more than a stern warning to deter software pirates from plundering a game. When creative developers decide to fight back, the results can range from hilarious pranks (like a gun that fires chickens) to devious traps. We'll explore some of the most notorious (and funny) examples developers have come up with over the years and provide live demonstrations where possible.

Speakers

Saturday October 26, 2019 8:00pm - 8:45pm PDT
102
 
Sunday, October 27
 

11:15am PDT

The Return of the Worst: Terrible Old Games II
Back by ironic popular demand! There are bad games, and then there are the reviled - legendary titles that live on well after they should have disappeared from memory. We're back this year with another assault of truly terrible games from long ago. The selection ranges from the infamous and well known titles to obscure titles that escaped notoriety. Once more, members of the audience will be chosen at random to brave some of the worst games of all time.

Speakers

Sunday October 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT
101

12:45pm PDT

Miniature Speed Painting Contest
You will be provided a mystery figure, some paints and a brush and given a 45 minute time limit. Endure the merciless heckling of the moderator/judge/jury/executioner to paint a figure to the best of your abilities. No experience necessary. Reaper Miniatures Swag prizes for Best Painted figures as well as random categories picked by the judge. $10 entry fee, including taxes.

Speakers
GD

Geoff Davis

Hecatina Minaiature Painting Studio


Sunday October 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
109

2:30pm PDT

Youtube Content Creation
Creating a successful youtube channel is not as easy as one would think. Join Ash Barker (Miniatures) and Nitro Rad (Video games) talking about the games their gaming industries.
As two successful youtube hosts and they will talk about everything from creating content, the social media promotions, green screening, camera gear, and all the ins and outs of having a youtube channel.
Join Youtube content creators in discussing the topic of making entertainment for the internet.


Sunday October 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
103

3:00pm PDT

Hosting Roleplaying Sessions
Are you interested in welcoming new players into roleplaying games? Hosting a drop-in gaming night for your community? Expanding accessibility at your table? Game designer and community organizer Avery Alder explores strategies and approaches that can help you create an inclusive, inviting, and energetic roleplaying game event. You'll walk away with new skills, scripts, organizing principles, and game recommendations.

Artists

Sunday October 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
102

3:30pm PDT

Minecraft with The Spawn Chunks
Discussion about Minecraft by Joel Duggan and Co-host Jonny Casto-Ardern (Pixlriffs) over Discord of The Spawn Chunks. With a focus on Guest Q/A. 

Artists

Sunday October 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
106

4:30pm PDT

Horror Games 101
What makes a good horror game? Delve into atmosphere, pacing, gameplay, and everything that goes into the perfect horror game. Find out more about the lesser known games in the genre and those that have gone down as the greatest in video game history.

Artists

Sunday October 27, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm PDT
106