Schedule 2018

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

FRAG

Video Gaming Area - FRAG

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

Vesuvius Media Demos

Vesuvius Media Area - 2/3 tables

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

The Game Doctor

Shawn Kehoe

The “Game Doctor” is in! Shawn Kehoe will be on-hand for most of the weekend to answer questions about running RPGs! Is your campaign stuck in a rut? Do you have 99 problems, but a lich ain’t one? The Game Doctor can help!

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!

Saturday April 14th, 2018

11:00AM

GURPS

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Jonny Badger Haines

0-29 - Devil We Know: Shipyard Rats

Pathfinder Society - Table 1

GM: Gary

11:00AM - 3:00PM

11:30 AM

"Cosplay Speed Learning"

Cosplay Over Beverages

Cosplay Over Beverages is all about community and knowledge-sharing, and we're bringing that experience to this year's Geequinox! Join your fellow cosplayers for a high octane geeky discussion on all things cosplay. Participants will list what they're interested in and what they feel confident talking about on a name tag and will then jump into rapid-fire five minute conversations with random participants. At the end of the speed learning portion, we'll share the best tips we heard as a group. Cosplayers of all levels are welcome.

ABOUT COSPLAY OVER BEVERAGES: Cosplay Over Beverages isn't quite what you'd expect. The guiding philosophy of the 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!

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

SCA

Various demos including knights fighting!

11:30AM - 2:00PM

Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game

Games On Board - Table 1

Play as your favourite Marvel characters to defeat the evil mastermind! Featuring The Avengers, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy.

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Pathfinder: A PUZZLE-ing Conundrum

Pathfinder Society - Table 2

GM: Nick

12:00PM

Star Trek Adventures

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Shawn Kehoe

12:35 PM

"Prosthetic Makeup Demonstrations + Rust effect"

Prosthetic Makeup has been used in the film industry for years! 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. While the prosthetic makeup is underway, Cassie will also be demonstrating how to do a rust effect for props and costumes using REAL rust! This will be more of a demonstration rather than a panel, and a great opportunity to ask questions and watch the process unfold! ( graphic content)

12:35PM-1:35PM

1:00PM

D&D 5th Edition

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Geoffrey Mason

1:45PM

True Patriot presents: "Canadian Comics History"

A lively and fun discussion with two talented guys: Tony White of Chapterhouse, and Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo). Come join them and ask all the hard questions! Learn something you might not have known!

1:45PM - 2:45PM

2:00PM

Underworld Larp - Tempest Grove

Underworld Larp

Tales to be told, and a demo!

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Star Wars (FFG)

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Jamie Corbett

A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne (HBO edition)

Games On Board - Table 1

Command one of the Great Houses of Westeros, pitting iconic characters against each other in epic battles and schemes. Negotiate, bluff, forge alliances, threaten your rivals — use every tool at your disposal to spread your influence, establish supremacy, and claim the ultimate prize: the Iron Throne!

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Pathfinder: A PUZZLE-ing Conundrum

Pathfinder Society - Table 2

GM: Nick

3:00PM

"The Ins and Outs of the Animation Industry: How to get in to it… and how to get the most out of it!"

This panel, hosted by some of Cartoon Conrad’s illustrious talents and experienced insiders, pulls back the curtain of the animation industry. This is a great opportunity for both fans, and those looking to join this marvelous world in a professional capacity, to discuss current topics and ask questions of those who are already well entrenched in this exciting field.

3:00PM - 4:10PM

Rifts

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: JJB Guidrey

3:15PM

Traditional Werewolf Game Challenge

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.

3:15PM - 4:45PM

4:00PM

Millennium Blades

Games On Board - Table 1

Calling all Magic fans! If you’re into collectible card games, you owe yourself to try this card game about card games and the gamers who play them!

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Starfinder 1-01 - The Commencement

Pathfinder Society - Table 1

GM: Todd

4:00AM - 7:00PM

4:20PM

"If I can make comics anyone can!"

Larry Higgins (NYOBI)

Ideas,concepts, character profiles and one page summary. How to write and format a comic book script! How to find an artist, letterer and all other good people to pull it all together.Marketing and Crowdfunding Advice .Costs to expect.

4:20PM - 5:10PM

4:30PM

Pathfinder: A PUZZLE-ing Conundrum

Pathfinder Society - Table 2

GM: Nick

5:00PM

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

SCA

Various demos including knights fighting!

5:00AM - 6:30PM

5:30PM

"Geeks versus Nerds presents: Vampires versus Mermaids"

Vampires versus Mermaids: Which Myth has been more wrongly romanticized? Geeks versus Nerds is a live comedy debate show and live recording originating in Halifax NS.

5:30PM - 6:45PM

Sunday April 15th, 2018

10:00AM

GURPS

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Jonny Badger Haines

Starfinder 1-02 - Fugitive on the Red Planet

Pathfinder Society - Table 1

GM: Todd

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Heroes of Highdelve

Pathfinder Society - Table 2

GM: Max

10:00AM - 2:00PM

10:30pm

"Crossplay"

Teddiebuns, Lucia Dodaro, and Malcom Jacquard

Q&A and open discussion about crossplay and gender presentation in cosplay! Hosted by: Teddiebuns, Lucia Dodaro of The Howling Shoopuf and Malcom Jacquard of Lil Pudge Pudge cosplay.

10:30am-11:20am

Nero Armonia Demo

Nero Armonia

Adventures in LARPING

10:30AM - 11:15PM

DC Comics Deck Building Game

Games On Board - Table 1

Play as your favourite DC Comics Heroes as you try to defeat the Villains and score the most points!

10:30AM - 12:00PM

11:00AM

Lady Blackbird

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Kristen Maclean

11:15am

Barony of Ruantallan Demo

SCA

Various demos including knights fighting!

11:15AM - 1:15PM

11:30am

"Tea Duelling with the JVPS"

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.

11:30am-12:20pm

12:00PM

Vampire: The Masquerade

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Shawn Kehoe

12:30pm

"Casting/Modelling Basics 101"

Discussion to include tips and tricks for armatures small to large. Types of clay, types of resin casting. Watch a demo of resin cast being made.

12:30PM - 1:30PM

1:00PM

D&D 5th Edition

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: Geoffrey Mason

Battlecon Open Invitational

Games On Board - Table 1

Fast-paced head to head card game for 2 players, based loosely around the mechanics and tactics present in 2D fighting games. But wait! A new challenger appears...

1:00PM - 3:00PM

1:30PM

Kids Costume Event

Ages 12 and under

All costumes welcomed! Each child will get a participation award. Gathering in the demo area between 1:15 and 1:30 to begin.

1:30PM - 2:45PM

1:40PM

"Celebrating 40 years of Sci-Fi/Fantasy in the Maritimes"

Gino Dante Ranieri

This panel travels over the years to discuss the past four decades of sci-fi/fantasy events in Halifax and the surrounding areas including artwork,guests,societies and social factors of the times.How one small event in 1977 Sparked authors, gamers, cosplayers, and convention goers for generations!

1:40PM-2:30PM

2:00PM

Palladium Fantasy

Hench-Kin's Guild

GM: JJB Guidry

0-30 - Devil We Know: Cassomir's Locker

Pathfinder Society - Table 1

GM: Gary

2:00PM - 6:00PM

9-08 - Birthright Betrayed

Pathfinder Society - Table 2

GM: Max

2:00PM - 6:00PM

2:40PM

"Steven Universe Singalong"

Bridget Noel

Come and join us in singing along to the amazing soundtrack from the popular cartoon Steven Universe. You will get to sing with some of your favourite gems (and humans),have a little chat and even discuss theories! Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

2:40PM-3:30PM

3:30PM

The Others

Games On Board - Table 1

A 1 vs many co-op miniatures game; Heroes of F.A.I.T.H work together to complete a storyline and win against the evil player who’s unleashing monsters and terrors loosely based on Cthulhu mythos.

3:30PM - 6:00PM

3:40PM

"The Writer's Toolbox: Building your idea into a story"

Larry Gent

The Writer's Toolbox is a discussion panel in which I will illustrate the steps and tools needed to take an idea and transform it into a fully-formed book. I will go step by step through the building process and explain why its important and what the best tools are to optimize each. Presented by author Larry Gent of Midnight Reading Publishing

3:40PM-4:30PM

3:45PM

Adult Costume Contest

Prejudging for this event takes place all weekend until Sunday at 2:30pm. 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! Please review the Costume Contest Rules before entiering.

Advanced Skill level Prizes:

1st prize = Prize bag worth $125 and a photo session with HM Cosplay Photography

2nd prize = Prize bag worth $50 and a photo taken by Erin Legare 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! Photo taken by Erin Legare.

3:45PM - 5:15PM

4:45PM

"Geek Trivia HFX"

Gather your team up and join in! A team-based live general trivia within the realm of things nerdy, geeky, and just generally dorky. A game of 2 rounds, ten questions, total time ONE HOUR. “General geek knowledge” might encompass casting in Marvel movies, history of scientific achievement, or game rules or details, among other nerdy interests.

4:45PM-5:45PM

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!