Schedule 2017

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

Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League Epic Adventure

Monster Comic Lounge

Monster Comic Lounge Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League Epic Adventure (at 3 tables).

Board Game Demos

Monster Comic Lounge

FRAG eSPORTS GAMING AREA

Frag eSports Foundation

Don’t forget to checkout the Gaming Centre at Geequinox!

From Classic Nintendo to PS4 / switch and Xbox – Frag eSports Foundation will be on site with their giant database of games and consoles from every release!

Looking for a game to play? Check out the Games Vault Database below at http://games.gameovercancer.ca/ you can post on our Facebook event page if you do not see a game you are looking for!

Frag Esports Foundation will be fundraising for Cancer Research in Atlantic Canada, so come early and spend the day with our vendors, panels, and Games Area and help a good cause.

Vesusvius Media Game - Demos

Vesusvius Media Booth (B33)

Vesuvius Media will be available to demo games they have created! Visit their booth and ask!

Grow Giant Games - Demos

Grow Giant Games Booth (B32)

Grow Giant Games will be available to demo games they have created! Visit their booth and ask!

Saturday April 22nd, 2017

ALL DAY

The Hench-kin's Guild of Halifax - the city's new RPG club

Hench-kin's Guild of Halifax

The Hench-kin's Guild of Halifax will be running tabletop roleplaying games at Geequinox this year! All games will be one-shots with pre-generated characters. Prior experience is not necessary!

11:45 AM

Underworld LARP: Tales from Tempest Grove

Tempest Grove

"Interested in the happenings around the mysterious Tempest Grove? Wondering about the adventures (or misadventures) of the various warriors and wizards that pass through? Or are you just plain curious about what sort of things you can expect from Underworld LARP? Come and enjoy a lovely mystical chat in the panel room to hear the answers to any burning question you may have, or to just enjoy an amusing story or two from our beloved (and often bothersome) Grove. From quelling demonic tree spirits, to holding a trial for the town guard captain, to spooning with intoxicated wildlife, come join some members of the Tempest Grove shaping team and some of our core players for some of the best and grandest tales this side of Mount Bakura."

50 minutes

12:00 PM

Various Demos

Barony of Ruantallan

Various Demos by Barony of Ruantallan from NERO Armonia.

90 minutes

I Am Zombie

Shawn Kehoe

12PM - 3:30PM

Call of Cthulhu

Kimberly Mayfield

12PM - 3:30PM

Command Post Games

Luke O'Hearn

Supremacy 2020 - The Modern World Game Of Nuclear Brinkmanship!

A global crisis in our time? Guide your nation through this fast paced and action packed lite war game. Build armies and navies, crash the markets, bankrupt your opponents, and nuke your buddy. Just don't drop too many ICBMs or you might cause a nuclear winter - and lose the game!

Join Luke O'Hearn and learn to play Command Post Games' classic remake. World conquest will soon be yours.

12PM - 5PM

12:45 PM

Cosplay Photography Q&A

Various Panelists

Panelists: Hilary Mcormick, Jeff Bowden, Sean Snow, Lucia Dodaro, Jessica Judge, Dylan Samson

Question and answer session with Maritime based cosplay photographers: H.M Cosplay Photography, Gold Photo, Sean Snow Photography, The Howling shoopuf and Jessica Judge Photography. Moderated by Dylan Samson of Spoilers Photography

50 minutes

1:45 PM

"Meet Tony - he'll tell you stuff"

Tony White

Come and find out what Chapterhouse does and ask Tony White questions about publishing your own comic or prose properties.

An introduction to Chapterhouse Publishing - Canada's Own Comic Book Company!

50 minutes

Werewolves of Miller Hollow!

Blake Hebb

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Game in the round led by Blake Hebb. Prizes awarded to the last person standing ... or sitting.

90 minutes

2:45 PM

Zombies Are the New Vampires!

Beverley Richardson

In the 17th century, reports of fetid, undead vampires swept through Europe. In fiction and film, vampires evolved into the sexy and omnipotent creatures we are familiar with today.

Are zombies undergoing a similar evolution? And how did such repulsive creatures, arguably the most repulsive monsters, gain such popularity? In this panel, we will look at the origins of zombies, current influence in film, fiction, music and games. The zombie also speaks to our growing fears of contagion and the apocalypse.

Zombies now pervade many aspects of our society – there are zombie walks throughout the world, zombie-themed running races, paint gun games pitting humans against zombies, and more. The zombie has supplanted the vampire but its popularity has almost peaked. So, what comes next? This will be up for general discussion during the panel.

50 minutes

3:30 PM

Star Wars

Jamie Corbett

3:30PM - 7PM

55 Degrees below Zero and 6 Feet from Hell - Cinematic Roleplaying System

Barry Galbraith

3:30PM - 7PM

3:45 PM

Blake's GoodTime Happy Hour Featuring Fat Apollo

Blake Hebb

Goku is Godzilla, Goku is superman, but superman isn't godzilla and here's why.

A discussions on the similarities between characters, presenting how Goku and Superman are the "same character", as well as how Goku and Godzilla are the "same character" while concluding with how this doesn't make Superman and Godzilla the same character.

With Blake Hebb FOLLOWED BY Fat Apollo Storytime - the best in Fractured Fairytales

50 minutes

Tea Duelling

Wanda Aulenback

Tea Duelling with JVPS President Wanda Aulenback ...dont let the cookie crumble!

45 minutes

4:45 PM

A Brief Science Fiction of History

Andrew Aulenback

Andrew Aulenback of the Jules Verne Phantastical Society presents "A Brief Science Fiction of History": Science Fiction has been changing the past since humans have been writing it. A look at where alternative history has come from, and where it has been now.

50 minutes

Various Demos

Barony of Ruantallan

Come enjoy some medieval stuff!

75 minutes

6:00 PM

"Autobots vs The Crystal Gems"

Geeks vs Nerds

Come cheer on your favorite side!

60 minutes

Sunday April 23rd, 2017

ALL DAY

Star Wars X-Wing and Board Game Demo

Monster Comic Lounge

10:45 AM

Sewing with Fur!

Alisyn O'Leary

Alisyn O'Leary of Atlantic Furries shows that sewing with fur isn't just for fursuits. Come learn the proper ways to trim, pin and sew fur!

50 minutes

11:00 AM

Various Demos

Barony of Ruantallan

Various Demos by Barony of Ruantallan from NERO Armonia.

135 minutes

Doctor Who RPG

Kimberly Mayfield

11AM - 2:30PM

Ghostbusters

Matthew Webber

11AM - 2:30PM

11:40 AM

"Play Anywhere (But Not There)"

Christian DeWolf

"Play Anywhere (But Not There): How to Learn the Game of Go Without Rage-Quitting in the First Hour"

50 minutes

12:00 PM

Command Post Games

Luke O'Hearn

Supremacy 2020 - The Modern World Game Of Nuclear Brinkmanship!

A global crisis in our time? Guide your nation through this fast paced and action packed lite war game. Build armies and navies, crash the markets, bankrupt your opponents, and nuke your buddy. Just don't drop too many ICBMs or you might cause a nuclear winter - and lose the game!

Join Luke O'Hearn and learn to play Command Post Games' classic remake. World conquest will soon be yours.

12PM - 5PM

12:40 PM

So Ya Wanna Be a Dungeon Master!

Andrew Dorfman

So you wanna be a DM? Do you like power? Does the thought of the lives of your friends being at your literal whim fulfill your deepest darkest desires? Are you willing to match wits with a group of people who know how you think? PigMonkey will share how to start and plan an adventure in table top roleplaying systems.

50 minutes

1:30 PM

Kid Costume Event (infant - 12 yrs)

Gather in the demo area to show off your stuff to our table of judges Prizes will be awarded! Participation Certificates will be given out a well!

50 minutes

1:40 PM

"Where Reading History, Becomes Living History."

Lucas LaPine

Come learn about the Barony of Ruantallan, our local SCA group, and lots of other neat medievalish things...

50 minutes

2:30 PM

Masks

Matt Settle

2:30PM - 6PM

I am Zombie

Shawn Kehoe

2:30PM - 6PM

2:40 PM

Kids N Cosplay

AvieDabber Cosplay

Come and listen to Geequinox Kid Ambassador Avie and her mom talk about what its like to be a cosplay kid and the mom of a cosplay kid! Bring questions, learn the things you need to in order to start on your own adventure as a cosplay kid!

50 minutes

2:45 PM

Adult Costume Competition (13+)

Register in the Cosplay Area Sunday by 2pm to join in. Gather in the Demo area to walk past our table of judges. Best of Geequinox Wins $100 in CASH +$100 in gift certificates+ a photo shoot after the contest!

50 minutes

3:40 PM

"The Law of Comic Books...aka OMG can he do that??"

Brennan LeJean

I often find myself pausing movies, putting a book mark in my novel, or dog-earing my comics because I've just witnessed an act of great heroics (or sometimes villainy) and my immediate reaction is to think to myself "that can't be legal, can it?". When this happens I can't help myself from stopping what I'm doing and jumping online for some quick legal research. I'll attempt to respond to some common questions and critizisms of the super hero universe, like is Batman a murderer? Is Superman technically Canadian? and is Wonder Woman even allowed to fly the invisible jet in Canadian airspace?

Come armed with questions!

50 minutes

4:30 PM

Various Demos

Barony of Ruantallan

Various Demos by Barony of Ruantallan from NERO Armonia.

90 minutes

4:45 PM

Werewolves of Miller Hollow!

Blake Hebb

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Game in the round led by Blake Hebb. Prizes awarded to the last person standing ... or sitting.

45 minutes

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!