ALL-CON Opening Ceremony

Rated: Everyone


A convention with over 300 events over the course of four days? How do you prepare yourself for that?

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, veteran of all prior 17 years of ALL-CON, will be your guide in a presentation that will inform and entertain while shepherding you through the weekend ahead. With a lot of ground to cover and precious little time, expect a rapid-fire orientation on ''Your Favorite Con'' by one of its biggest fans!


Category: Presentation

 



Be Prepared

Rated: Everyone


Disasters. Sometimes you see them coming and sometimes you don't have notice to prepare. This discussion is about building your own ready kits / bug out bags. There are key items you should always have ready in your vehicles and in your homes.


Category: Discussion

 



Bunny Hutch Social

Rated: Everyone


Welcome to the Bunny Hutch! The Dallas Bunny Hutch, congregating at ALL-CON, is run the ''old-school'' way--no contests, no prizes, just a nice con kickoff party filled with bunnies and dapper gents having a good time and mutually supporting one another. Best of all, *you* are invited!

Join the Dallas Bunny Hutch in McArthur's Lounge for this social gathering celebrating the traditional, modern, and cross-over bunny themes. Late arrivals welcome!


Category: Activity

 



Burlesque

Rated: Mature


For an hour on Saturday night the main ballroom changes over to a format not typically seen at fandom culture conventions. ALL-CON presents burlesque on the big stage.

If you're 18 or over with ID, there's no way you're going to want to miss out on these moves. Reserved seating is available for $25. (Number of seats is limited.) This is otherwise a FREE performance open to all ALL-CON attendees of age, while any remaining seats last.



Category: Performance

 



Comic Creation Workshop XV

Rated: Everyone


Join us as we create a ''mini'' comic book. Artists of all talent levels are invited to participate in the Comic Creation Workshop. Whether you belong on ALL-CON's Artist Alley or struggle with emotional stick figures, this is your chance to draw a page in an official ALL-CON Convention Comic! We will decide on a theme and everyone draws one page for the comic book. Your page will be scanned into the comic, printed and be made available at the convention the very next day on the flyer table. All the materials are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite art tools. Two sessions: Thursday for Friday distribution, and Friday for Saturday distribution. Late arrivals welcome!


Category: Activity

 



Console Suite: Open Game Play

Rated: Everyone


Everyone loves consoles! Come and get your game on in ALL-CON's Console Gaming Suite, provided by Hebi Studios,


Category: Activity

 



Cosplay Contest

Rated: Everyone


The Cosplay Contest is an event for cosplayers to feature their costumes and for attendees to relax and watch some amazing cosplay. Cosplayers can choose between a walk-on and a skit for their performance. Cosplayers of all ages are welcome to join in on this fantastic and fun show!

All content must be PG-13 and conform to the convention's rules regarding costumes and props. At least 50% of your costume must be constructed by you. Characters must be a pre-existing property from movies, television, anime, comic book, etc. No original characters at this time. Gijinkas are allowed.

Full rules should be read here prior to applying: www.ALL-CON.net/cosplay.html.


Category: Activity

 



Cosplay Pre-judging

Rated: Everyone





Category: Activity

 



Costume Catwalk

Rated: Everyone


Many of the best costumers at a convention love showing off their work but have no interest in competing against others in a judged environment.

There also are people who have never been up on a stage in costume who need some audience time in order to hone their stage presence in front of a supportive crowd.

Lets not forget those who also just adore getting up on a stage in costume to hear the applause.

Welcome to the ALL-CON Costume Catwalk. Part preview for the Saturday night competition and part of a display of the wonderful costumes you have seen in the convention spaces so far during the weekend.

Registration is walk-up style. The first fifty entries will be accepted. ALL-CON's Master of Ceremonies will introduce the costumer and ask a couple of questions about the costume and their experience. Everything from ''I bought it at the Halloween store, and doesn't it look great!?'' to ''I spent twenty months sculpting it'' is welcome.

By request, it's late enough after work on a Friday and after the vendor room closes for the day that very little should stand between you and your moment in the spotlight on the stage.


Category: Activity

 



GeekStyr's LGBTQ+ Speed Dating

Rated: Mature


Chat it up for your chance at love! GeekStyr is hosting LGBTQ+ Speed Dating at ALL-CON! For singles, ages 18 and up!

HOW IT WORKS
You will have 3-5 minutes to introduce yourself and make your best, first impression. You will be provided with 10 conversation starts to help the conversation flow. You'll have a scorecard to keep track of who you're hitting it off with and would like to share your contact info with.


Category: Activity

 



GeekStyr's Speed Dating

Rated: Mature


Chat it up for your chance at love! GeekStyr is hosting Opposite Sex Attraction Speed Dating at ALL-CON. For singles, ages 18 and up

HOW IT WORKS
You will have 3-5 minutes to introduce yourself and make your best, first impression. You will be provided with 10 conversation starts to help the conversation flow. You'll have a scorecard to keep track of who you're hitting it off with and would like to share your contact info with.


Category: Activity

 



JediCole's Morning After

Rated: Mature


Created over a decade ago in answer to the lack of early Sunday morning programming, ALL-CON's longest running talk show is back! To make it worth sleepy, hung-over, and otherwise worn out ALL-CON attendees' efforts to wake up early on Sunday morning, JediCole brings the fun in the A.M. with all kinds of laughs and surprises. Get over that hangover from Saturday night, drag yourself up the ramp to the Lantana I Room at 9 AM on Sunday, and join in on the annual antics!

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings aspects of The JediCole Universe Live to Sunday morning, along with some new surprises. JediCole's Morning After is not so much a panel as just a gathering place for early birds. There will be laughs and fun and if all goes well, maybe even a special guest or two! Plus another episode of ''It Came From the Dollar Store!'' with brand new $1 (or just over a dollar these days) finds! JediCole and friends will be looking for YOU on Sunday morning!


Category: Game Show

 



Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Rated: Everyone


Description Pending…


Category: Activity

 



Laser Tag Arena Wars

Rated: Everyone


It's a full-on laser war at ALL-CON!

Whether it's two-on-two, six-on-six, a zombie hunt scenario, or every man for themself we have got the game formats that will challenge you every time you play. Bring your friends or meet some new ones. Up to twelve people can play at a time. New games start every 30 minutes.

Want to know about the equipment? These aren't little toy store guns! This is real-deal laser tag designed for indoor and outdoor use with open field play. We are proud supporters of SteradianTech.com If you have been around for our laser tag arenas in the past, you know how impressive the gear is.

And it's FREE to play at ALL-CON!


Category: Activity

 



Maid and Butler Contest

Rated: Everyone


Maids and Butlers, this ALL-CON event has been designed for you!

Whether your culture is Anime, Otaku, Kawaii, Formal, Choice, or Cosplay we have put together an event where you can demonstrate your dedication to the craft of service.

In this one hour contest, you will undergo and demonstrate:
• Uniform Inspection
• References and Credentials
• A Proper Setting
• Seating of Guests
• Serving the Sweets
• Etiquette of the House

Does that sound frighteningly formal? Don't worry. The only stuffy you will have to actually deal with is any stuffie you bring with you. The Maid and Butler Contest will be the most fun you have ever had while still in uniform.

This isn't a costume contest but you are expected to be dressed in audience-appropriate attire.


Category: Activity

 



Midnight Loot Extravaganza

Rated: Everyone


Each night at midnight ALL-CON volunteers gather at the upper balcony and prepare to rain loot down upon the attendees below.

The pre-drop includes a moment of silence to mark the loss of the pinata frenzy event which ran in the timeslot from 2006 through 2017. Twelve years was a good run for any single event at ALL-CON.

The first ''drop'' is of Mardi Gras-style bead necklaces. This serves two purposes: They are easier to throw, which allows the volunteers to perfect their aim and style, and the necklaces weigh down the receiver, making it a little more of a challenge for the next two drops.

The second ''drop'' is of stuffed animals.This drop has animals of various sizes (3''-5'') thrown from above with a soft bouncy impact, making them more difficult to catch and allowing them to be thrown harder without fear of injuring the recipient.

The third ''drop'' is the most challenging for both the volunteer and the receiver. It involves 600 balloons being individually dropped, each with one to three prize items inside. The receiver must decide whether to hold the balloon (inflated) in order to continue trying to catch more, or take the time to pop it and retrieve the prize(s) in order to be less encumbered to catch more balloons. Volunteers have to try to throw a wobbly, light, prize-laden balloon accurately enough to possibly hit someone with it below them.


Category: Activity

 



Miniature Golf

Rated: Everyone


Hole-in-One Miniature Golf, every day at ALL-CON.

When researching indoor golf courses, we learned about two different philosophies: ''Pro Putter'' (complexity of layout) and ''Obstacle'' (complexity of ornamentation). We designed a hybrid with a little bit of each.

Each of the ten-plus holes is built on a sixteen foot long green, some with an additional eight foot dogleg which just means they aren't just a single straight green.

In addition to the miniature golf course there also is a ''Pool Golf'' game. It's the same rules as shooting pool but with putters and golf balls. Three ball in the corner pocket!

What better way to practice social distancing with your friends than to spread out on our indoor mini golf course, located right in the spacious new convention space at the Hilton Lincoln Centre! You don't even have to leave the convention. Catch a round or two in between panels or to relax before the Cosplay competition.

Putters and balls will be disinfected in between players.

Try it out! Miniature Golf is now one of our new feature events. It's just one more way we continue to make ALL-CON ''Your Favorite Con.''


Category: Activity

 



Pajama Jammie Jam

Rated: Everyone


Thursday night, once the work has been done setting up the rooms and preparing for the big next-day opening, it's time for the ALL-CON Pre-Con ''Pajama Jammie Jam'' Pajama Party!

Wear your favorite footies or flannels (silkies are fine too as long as you are covered and decent), bring your morning-style mugs for coffee or cocoa, and settle in for a ''lock-in'' style* evening event! You can bring your favorite book or magazine if you just want to chil, or ALL-CON has arranged some unique activities that won't be offered at any other time during the convention. Don't wait to hear if the rumors are true!

Not comfortable wearing your 'jammies out in pubic? Consider throwing on a robe over your street clothes, and putting up your hair so you look like you're ready to settle in for the night. It's perfectly acceptable to ''party with your pants on.''

Come to the Pajama Party and be a part of what everybody is going to be whispering about all weekend long! *While ALL-CON is patterning this event after a classic lock-in, the doors will actually be open to come and go as you please.


Category: Activity

 



Pirate Escape Room

Rated: Everyone





Category: Activity

 



Return Of The ALL-CON Karaoke Lovefest

Rated: Teen

Produced By: Bacon Samurai Productions


You may have belted out a mighty fine Karaoke performance at ALL-CON before, but you haven't ever taken on an environment like this! Join Bacon Samurai Productions at the ALL-CON Karaoke Lovefest, back from its exclusive three-year tour of Europe, Scandinavia, and the sub-continent.


Category: Activity

 



Star Wars Duos

Rated: Everyone


Do you have a BFF, partner, family member, or significant other who is just as crazy about Star Wars as you are? Are you both ready to team up and prove it? Prove that two minds can work as one in multiple rounds showing off your knowledge, skill and pizazz. Join us for the all new Star Wars Duos contest and win the title of Star Wars Duos: Grand Masters (as well as other goodies).

All applicants must be a team of two contestants--the better you know them, the higher you will score. Applications can be found at the ALL-CON Volunteer Table and at the door just before the contest.


Category: Competition

 



Steampunk Ball

Rated: Everyone


The out of this world sounds of the Marquis of Vaudville will rock and energize you with their unique and unmistakable sound. Join us for this Steampunk St. Patrick's celebration of music and mirth themed around the birthday of The Leprechaun King!


Category: Activity

 



Steampunk Exposition of Innovation

Rated: Everyone


Details pending public release.


Category: Activity

 



Super Hero Sunday

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hollywood Matrimony [H06]


Are you ready to join the ranks of the superheroes? Do you have what it takes beyond just a really flashy costume? And what about the villains? What is a superhero without a worthy adversary? Then you should compete in Super Hero Sunday! All you need is a costume and a vision!

To be a part of the contest, you will need to register at the Hollywood Matrimony table and make sure to line up with the other contestants about 10 minutes before show time so everyone will be ready before the audience arrives and the competition begins. Be in costume and in character! You will be asked an array of questions about your qualifications as a hero or villain. BDG Studios will be giving away prizes while supplies last. No stranger to costuming or the stage herself, BDG Studios co-founder Drusilla will be on hand to host the contest along with a panel of judges.


Category: Activity

 



Texas Hold'em Tournament

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Quad Kings Poker


Attention all poker players! ALL-CON is sponsoring a Texas Hold'em tournament.

This is a friendly game with no buy-ins, and plenty of fun. Players must be at least 18 years old. Managing the tournament for ALL-CON is Mr. Scott Kochenower, an experienced organizer of professionally operated Texas Hold'em tournaments.

There will be a trophy for the ''last man standing'' with awards for the next-runners-up.


Category: Activity

 



USS Perseverance Starship Bridge Simulator

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Meow About Cosplay and Crafts


Do you have what it takes to defend the sector from hostile enemy fleets? Then join the crew of the USS Artemis!

This is a Star Trek style game where a team of six take control of the stations of a starship bridge. Even if you've never seen an episode of Star Trek, you'll have a great time playing!

Six players (5 stations plus a captain) work together, interacting in real time in the same room, to accomplish a team mission. Team work and good communication mean the difference between saving the galaxy or accidentally flying into a black hole. Yes, this has happened.

• Are you a good pilot? Did you make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs? Helm is for you.

• Have you been called ''trigger happy''? Is Rocket Raccoon your spirit animal? Take the Weapons station!

• Do you want to be the first to discover everything about the enemy? Then Science is the only logical choice.

• Do you like to negotiate? Do you like to insult? (Are you the Senate?) Take up Communications!

• Are you good with resource management? Are you givin' it all she's got, Captain? Report to Engineering!

• And finally, every good ship needs a captain. A good starship captain (or pirate captain) will guide his or her brave crew in the face of overwhelming odds! (gamemaster will set game difficulty to ''Only Slightly Overwhelming'')

Come join us and boldly go where no one has gone before!


Category: Activity

 



Wonderland Escape Room

Rated: Everyone


Alice needs your help to recover some prized possessions from all over Wonderland - stolen by that Clepto the White Rabbit. Enter the ALL-CON exclusive escape room and solve the puzzles in time to recover the loot and escape before you're spotted by the white rabbit -- You better hurry -- this is one time the rabbit won't be late and the Red Queen will have your head if you don't return her jewel in time!

You'll have 30 minutes to solve the series of puzzles, open the locks and make your escape. A fun event for 3 - 8 friends ages 8+ (kid friendly - but the kids may need your help)


Category: Activity

 

 

 
 


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