Schedule 2019

Scroll below to see all the events and goings-on that are happening at this year's Spring Geequinox! Everything is colour-coded to represent the area you can find the event / panel / etc in!

ALL WEEKEND

Game Over, Cancer!

Video Gaming Area

Hosted by Game Over, Cancer! Lots of computers and consoles are being setup for retro and classic games See the volunteers at the “Game Over, Cancer!” table to ask about your favourites.

Guest Derek Chung-Nomnivore Games, EMBERWIND DEMOS

EMBERWIND is a new breed of tabletop RPG based on the belief that games should adapt to their players, and not the other way around.

EMBERWIND's modular game engine allows you to combine rulesets to suit the epic Heroes in your party.

The EMBERWIND Core rules are intuitive enough to learn in minutes, but offer untold depths of strategy through co-op tactics and modular plugins.

Come join Derek Chung as he leads you into the EMBERWIND experience!

All weekend long at spaced intervals, just go by Derek in the Guest area and ask him for the next game time. Check out https://www.emberwindgame.com/ for more info!

Vesuvius Media Demos

Vesuvius Media Area - 2/3 tables

Ongoing demos of their unique games! Check them out at www.vesuviusmedia.com

Game Library for Casual Play

Games On Board - Tables 2, 3, 4

The Games On Board games library is a free service to enjoy your favourite light games! Stop by in between sessions, or take a break with these fun fillers: Red 7, Control, Dead Drop, Antidote, Bomb Squad Academy, The Game, Get Bit, Sushi Go, Cat Lady, Love Letter, Kulami, Jaipur, Exploding Kittens,Six and more!

Friday April 19th 2019

4:00 PM

A GAME OF THRONES - THE BOARD GAME (2 - 8 players)

Host- Games on Board- Table 1

Includes the new expansion! Through strategic planning, masterful diplomacy, and clever card play, spread your influence over Westeros!

3 Hours

OPEN GAMING at 6 -8 tables!

BRING YOUR OWN GAMES – Bring your friends, grab a table and PLAY!! Also look for the various game libraries that will be available to you from many of our gaming area clubs!

4 Hours

OSR RPG

Host: Gray Veith

ATTENTION LAST MIN ADD IN...

from 4-8 OSR RPG with Gray Veith , look for the table across from Boardroom cafe

4 Hours

4:15 PM

Traditional Werewolf Game Challenge

Host: Nick Brewer

All welcome! Gather in the demo area and grab a seat! Prizes will be awarded to the survivor of each round. Hoping to have 2 rounds.

1 Hour

4:30 PM

Percy Jackson Sing Along

Host: Bridget Noel

"Come hang out with your favorite demigods Percy, Annabeth, Will, Nico, and Clarisse! No killer quests this time, just some campfire-themed fun based off Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Join us for some fun discussions, games, and some songs from the Lighting Thief musical"

1 Hour

5:30 PM

Fàilte! Learning about Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture

Host: Dr. Emily McEwan

Blogger at Gaelic.co and author of the Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook

1 Hour

5:45 PM

Underworld LARP

Host: Underworld LARP Cape Breton

We live with elves and dragons and magic. And two anthropomorphic mushrooms who are just looking for manure for their crops. This is the world of Underworld LARP Cape Breton: Tempest Grove, and we tend to generate some crazy stories. Please come to hear some of our tales, get into a fight… and maybe go on an adventure along the way, this adventure begins in the panel room and ends in the demo area!

1.5 Hours

6:00 PM

EMBERWIND

Derek Chung

Guest Derek Chung will be starting some rounds of EMBERWIND (at “Games On Board” Table 4) a successful Kickstarter RPG that’s easy to learn and fun to play.

2 Hours

6:45 PM

Underworld LARP

Host: Underworld LARP of Cape Breton

Underworld Larp of Cape Breton arrives on an adventure....

0.5 Hours

Saturday April 20th, 2019

11:00 AM

DC COMICS DECKBUILDING GAME (2-6 players)

Host- Games on Board - Table 1

Become your favourite DC superhero on a quest for truth, justice, and peace. Defeat the vile Villans of DC Universe. Yes, AQUAMAN is included!

2 Hours

TALES FROM THE LOOP: OUR FRIENDS THE MACHINES

GM Kristen MacLean - Table 5

The players play as 10-15 year olds in 1984 Boulder City Nevada, home to the world's largest underground particle accelerator. During a a product launch of a new line of transforming action toys things suddenly take a turn to the weird. No Experience Required!

4 Hours

Call of the Elven Flow

Adventurers League- DM Stuart Erskine - Table 6

Tier 1 (Levels 1-4)

Folk tales warn of strange noises from the Cormanthor Forest when winter fogs are thickest and the black of night has no shadows to cast. When such noises are heard on a late summer’s afternoon, perhaps it’s time to turn once again to the old stories?

A Four-Hour Adventure for 1st-4th Level Characters

*Since this is tier 1, there will be pre-generated characters available to play for brand new players

4 Hours

11:15 AM

Arduino RGB Lighting 4 n00bs (by a n00b)

Host: Café Octane Cosplay

Looking to make your next project literally *and* figuratively shine? Join Café Octane Cosplay as he side-quests into the rainbow-encrusted depths, where raw RGB lighting is mined and refined into pure awesome! Learn the basics of cosplay lighting terminology, the Arduino software, some simple Adafruit hardware, and a splash of programming to stick it all together. All skill levels are welcome! (Voted "Best Panel of 2019" by Café Octane's mother.)

1 Hour

11:30 AM

D&D 5e

DM- Dan London @ TABLE 7

I will be running a self contained session using Dungeon and Dragons 5e rules. This is not an Adventure League game. As a player you do not need to bring anything at all. Pre-made characters, dice, Player's Handbooks, and even pencils will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce a skeptic friend to D&D or fill a break in a long running campaign. If you are interested in bringing your own character, please contact me.

3 Hours

HeroClix basics/intro

GM Nick Brewer @ TABLE 11

"Have you ever wondered what would happen if Superman, Storm, and a Klingon Bird of prey fought against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who had help from the Borg? Join me for HeroClix, and let's find out together!"

"Heroclix is a game where you create a team of superheroes, or villains, or a mix if the two and battle against an.opponent "

I have several Pre-built teams, each at 400 points, to loan out , so come play!

4 Hours

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

Host: SCA

SCA demo...could be anything from singing to dancing...maybe a bard!

0.75 Hours

12:00

Welcome to D&D

DM Kehisha Wilmot - Table 8

Tier 1 (Level 2)

Pre-made characters for the adventure

Harried in Hillsfar is the first of five mini adventurers. We start our tale here in Hillsfar, close to Elventree. You have been asked to help with figuring out the truth about the rumors. Some say there have been leprechauns showing up with gold. Other talk about a voice singing in the distance. Though all speak of the madness they return with. Will you help? This is a one hour module that will teach mechanics.

1 Hour

EMBERWIND DEMOS

Guest Derek Chung - Nomnivore Games - Table 4 with "Games on Board"

EMBERWIND is a new breed of tabletop RPG based on the belief that games should adapt to their players, and not the other way around.

EMBERWIND's modular game engine allows you to combine rulesets to suit the epic Heroes in your party.

The EMBERWIND Core rules are intuitive enough to learn in minutes, but offer untold depths of strategy through co-op tactics and modular plugins.

Come join Derek Chung as he leads you into the EMBERWIND experience! All weekend long at spaced intervals, just go by Derek in the Guest area and ask him for the next game time. Check out https://www.emberwindgame.com/ for more info!

2 Hours

12:30 PM

Breaking into Comics

Host: Ed Brisson/Gisele Lagace

Bring your questions and queries, as we weave you tales of mystery about working with the big boys! 'nuff said.

1 Hour

Traditional Werewold Game Challenge

Host: Blake Hebb

All welcome! Gather in demo area and grab a seat! Prizes will be awarded to the survivor of each round. Hoping to have 2 rounds.

1.25 Hours

1:45 PM

Prosthetic Makeup Demonstration

Host: Cassie Seaboyer

Prosthetic Makeup has been used in the film industry for years ! From full faced werewolves to gruesome cuts , we are seeing more often this skill being used in the cosplay scene as well. Come join Cassie as she applies some prosthetics pieces onto a model. This will be more of a demonstration rather than a panel, and an opportunity to ask questions and watch the process unfold ! ( graphic content). Cassie currently works with Neptune theatre and on an undisclosed movie set.

1 Hour

2:00 PM

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

Host: SCA

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT !

cheer on your favourite as the knights of Ruantallan take up the sword.

1.5 Hours

2:45 PM

Sentinel Comics: The Role Playing Game

GM Léo Melanson - Table 7

Come feel like a super hero in this adventure set in the world based on Greater Than Games’ sensational card game.

You’ll be able to play out larger than life scenes in a system that’ll always be moving the action forward and increasing the stakes.

No experience required. Open to all ages

Materials required: None (Dice, pencils and paper will be provided)

2 Hours

3:00 PM

Thousand Tiny Deaths D&D 5e

DM Logan Bissett - Table 8

The promises of glory and the chance of riches draw you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth.

Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hitherto unknown entrance.

Are you brave enough to explore this mystery?

Will it lead to wealth or doom? A Two-Hour Adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

3 hours

Welcome to the Adventuring D&D

DM Kehisha Wilmot - Table 6

Tier 1 (Level 1 - 4)

Pre-made characters available

Two hour module [No Foolish Matter]

Tends to take 4 hours, with role playing and teaching mechanics.

The adventure starts in a small town, called Hillpicket. Where a usually quiet evening, is interrupted with strange music. The party finds that the music is coming from a Carnival. What will they do about the new individual in town? 

4 Hours

Dog Day Afternoon

DM Evan Hughes - Table 5

Tier 1 (Level 1 - 4)

12 Pre-generated characters created to choose from (A dog breed and class)

This will be a 2-3 hour module in the world of Dungeons and Dogs, where you will play as a dog hired into an adventuring party for a "fetch" quest, will you succeed and be praised as good dogs, or will the unexpected happen and you run away with your tail inbetween your legs!

3 Hours

Writing from A to Z

Host: Jed MacKay

Where Jed will workshop scripts from concept to completion with attendees using his own Marvel scripts. I hear he's working on Black Cat, so if you shower him with praise and extol the virtues of Prince Edward Island, you might be able to talk him into sharing snippets of that? I dunno, just spitballing. 

1 Hour

4:00PM

EMBERWIND DEMOS

Guest Derek Chung - Nomnivore Games - Table 4

EMBERWIND is a new breed of tabletop RPG based on the belief that games should adapt to their players, and not the other way around.

EMBERWIND's modular game engine allows you to combine rulesets to suit the epic Heroes in your party.

The EMBERWIND Core rules are intuitive enough to learn in minutes, but offer untold depths of strategy through co-op tactics and modular plugins.

Come join Derek Chung as he leads you into the EMBERWIND experience! All weekend long at spaced intervals, just go by Derek in the Guest area and ask him for the next game time. Check out https://www.emberwindgame.com/ for more info!

2 Hours

ROOT (2 - 6 players)

Games On Board - Table 1

Cute little animals are vying for control of the forest! Will you be Marquise de Cat? Or the Mighty Mice?

3 Hours

Traditional Werewold Game Challenge

Host: One of our two werewolf GMs

All welcome! Gather in demo area and grab a seat! Prizes will be awarded to the survivor of each round. Hoping to have 2 rounds.

1.25 Hours

4:30 PM

Kickstarter

Host: Derek Chung and Larry Higgins

Do you have an idea for a comic, game, or something entirely novel? Ever thought about how to fund it? If you have any questions on Kickstarter or crowdfunding in general, Larry Higgins and Derek Chung are here! The two have run successful Kickstarter campaigns (in the world of comics and tabletop gaming), and welcome any and all questions you have! From planning to fulfillment, we have all the answers to cover every topic!

1 Hour

5:00 PM

D&D 5e

DM Dan London - Table 7

I will be running a self contained session using Dungeon and Dragons 5e rules. This is not an Adventure League game.

As a player you do not need to bring anything at all. Pre-made characters, dice, Player's Handbooks, and even pencils will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce a skeptic friend to D&D or fill a break in a long running campaign. If you are interested in bringing your own character, please contact me.

2 Hours

5:30 PM

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

Host: SCA

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT !

cheer on your favourite as the knights of Ruantallan take up the sword.

1 Hour

5:45 PM

Tea Duelling with the JVPS

Host: JVPS

Not for the faint of heart...Imported from across the ocean comes the very civilized sport of tea duelling. Settling matters of honour with audience participation, wit, patience, biscuits, and piping hot tea. Prizes donated by Sense and SensibiliTea.

1 Hour

Sunday April 21st, 2019

10:00AM

SUNDAY MORNING SMASHUP TOURNAMENT (2 - 6 players)

Games on Board - Table 1

Pick your two factions, shuffle them and compete to win more Bases than your opponents! It's fast, funny and easy!

3 Hours

Welcome to D&D

DM Kehisha Wilmot - Table 5

Tier 1(level 1 - 4)

Pre-made characters available

Two hour module [Uninvited Guests]

Tends to take 4 hours, with role playing and teaching mechanics.

After the Cult of the Dragon arrived in Parnast. Nothing has been the same. Here in the small town of Greypeak Mountains, below the cloud giant fortress. We stand with a new fear. Bad fruul had found interest in our community. Will you help defend Greypeak? Will the party be victorious? Is there enough time. 

4 Hours

D&D 5e

DM Dan London - Table 6

I will be running a self contained session using Dungeon and Dragons 5e rules. This is not an Adventure League game.

As a player you do not need to bring anything at all. Pre-made characters, dice, Player's Handbooks, and even pencils will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce a skeptic friend to D&D or fill a break in a long running campaign. If you are interested in bringing your own character, please contact me.

2.75 Hours

10:15 AM

COSPLAY SHOW AND TELL

Host: Cosplay over Beverages

Come and show off your cosplay work and answer questions about how you made it! You can either show off something you're entering in the costume contest (later the same day!) or bring something in you're particularly proud of. If you're interested in cosplay in general, this is a great opportunity to learn how much work goes into the fantastic costumes you enjoy at conventions, or get some tips to get started on your own build!

ABOUT COSPLAY OVER BEVERAGES- Cosplay Over Beverages isn't quite what you'd expect. The guiding philosophy of this group is that every cosplayer has something to share, and we can all learn from each others' successes (and failures!) After all, there is no such thing as a degree in cosplay. We're all making this up as we go along!

Ask us about our monthly meetings !

1 Hour

10:30 AM

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

Host: SCA

Could be fighting....could be singing....could be singing while fighting! HUZZAH!

1.25 Hours

11:00 AM

EMBERWIND DEMOS

Guest Derek Chung - Nomnivore Games - Table 4 with "Games on Board"

EMBERWIND is a new breed of tabletop RPG based on the belief that games should adapt to their players, and not the other way around.

EMBERWIND's modular game engine allows you to combine rulesets to suit the epic Heroes in your party.

The EMBERWIND Core rules are intuitive enough to learn in minutes, but offer untold depths of strategy through co-op tactics and modular plugins.

Come join Derek Chung as he leads you into the EMBERWIND experience! All weekend long at spaced intervals, just go by Derek in the Guest area and ask him for the next game time. Check out https://www.emberwindgame.com/ for more info!

2 Hours

Monster of the Week

GM Kirsten MacLean - Table 7

When all of the children of East Gramsby disappear during the yearly town Easter Egg hunt, the players are tasked with finding the children. Will they be able to stop the evil FEASTER BUNNY?

No Experience Required!

4 Hours

11:30 AM

How to Make an Indie Comic

Host: Andrew Clark and Ed Brisson

We'll workshop the process of making an Independent Comic and how to get it into people's hands. As an added bonus, we'll probably detour a few times into the no-mans land of handling rejection, finding collaborators and how to afford all of this.

1 Hour

Sentinel Comics: The Role Playing Game

GM Léo Melanson - Table 7

Come feel like a super hero in this adventure set in the world based on Greater Than Games’ sensational card game.

You’ll be able to play out larger than life scenes in a system that’ll always be moving the action forward and increasing the stakes.

No experience required. Open to all ages

Materials required: None (Dice, pencils and paper will be provided)

2 Hours

12:00

Hare today gone tomorrow

DM Evan Hughes - Table 8

Tier 2 (Level 5 - 10) (Not Adventures League Legal)

Pre-generated characters will be available, but can bring your own (If possible email to me for confirmation before hand would be great)- An Easter themed adventure for the heroes to go through. Is that harmless little rabbit as harmless as you'd think? If Monty Python has taught me anything, you may be wrong? One way to find out!

3 Hours

12:30 PM

Kids Costume Event

Ages 12 and under

All costumes welcomed! Each child will get a participation award. Gathering in the demo area between 12:15 and 12:30 to begin.

1st place winner will get a prize bag and a green screen photo with Misunderstood Photography

1 Hour

12:45 PM

Fixing Hairy Situations, wigs for all skill levels

Host: JLBeeCosplay

Want to up your cosplay game with wigs but don't know where to go? This is a panel for you! We'll go over different kinds of wigs, where to get them, and most importantly, what to do with them! Come see some popular wig styling tips, as well as some less conventional ways to make wigs!

1 Hour

1:00 PM

Redemption of Kelvan D&D 5e

DM Logan Bissett - Table 6

A strange, foreign wizard calling himself Kelvan has appeared at the same time a mountain materializes out of thin air. He asks you to recover the Gloomblade from a Netherese ruin in order to help him in his research into this strange new mountain.

A Two-Hour Adventure for 5th-10th level characters.

2 Hours

1:45 PM

Adult Costume Contest

Prejudging for this event takes place all weekend until Sunday at 11:30am. Please go to Ellysetta Rain's cosplay table to register and be prejudged! Costumes will then be paraded in front of the judges table in the DEMO area and awards presented!

Advanced Skill level Prizes:

  • 1st prize = Prize bag worth $75 and green screen photos with Misunderstood Photography
  • 2nd prize = Prize bag worth $50 and green screen photos with Misunderstood Photography

Intermediate Skill level Prize:

  • Prize bag worth $35 and photo taken by Erin Legare Photography

Novice Skill level Prize:

  • Prize bag worth $25 and photo taken by Erin Legare Photography

Presentation - all entered:

  • Prize bag worth $25 and photo taken by Erin Legare Photography

Group Prize:

  • Get the gang together and WIN a prize bag to enjoy as a GROUP, plus a green screen group photo by Misunderstood Photography

1 Hour

2:00 PM

Self Publishing in the Maritimes

Host: Sandy Carruthers

Sandy Presents Sandstone Comics, the Maritimes newest publisher based in PEI. The new Sandstone Presents #1 is available and if you go to this panel, I bet Sandy will sign it for you!

1 Hour

D&D 5e

DM Dan London - Table 11

I will be running a self contained session using Dungeon and Dragons 5e rules. This is not an Adventure League game.

As a player you do not need to bring anything at all. Pre-made characters, dice, Player's Handbooks, and even pencils will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce a skeptic friend to D&D or fill a break in a long running campaign. If you are interested in bringing your own character, please contact me.

2 Hours

ROOT (2 - 6 players)

Games On Board - Table 1

Cute little animals are vying for control of the forest! Will you be Marquise de Cat? Or the Mighty Mice?

2 Hours

3:00 PM

Harry Potter Trivia

4 Houses compete for points to go on to win the Hogwarts Academy Trivia Challenge!

Questions will be asked testing your knowledge of the Harry Potter movie world!

Be the house that answers the most questions correctly and your house WINS! Prizes will be awarded!

We will sort you into houses as you enter trying to keep a balance as to how many per house!

We hear the prizes are pretty AWESOME!

1 Hour

Disclaimer

*Every effort will be made to keep to our intended schedule, we will not be held responsible for changes or cancellations to the schedule that are beyond our control. Schedule changes will be posted at the front doors of the show! Thank you for your understanding!