Update: Panels At DualCon

There will be various roundtables with our guests sharing their knowledge and experience. Plus some talk on mental health for those who deal with their own problems or those who know people who do. All panels are one hour with 30 minute gaps in between. Panels rooms are in the West Hall 2 at the back of the hall. The ‘rooms’ are separated by a curtain so try not to disturb the other room.

Panel Room 1

RPG Creator Roundtable at 9:30am

by Pithy Productions, Arthos World, Bryan Larch, Noble Quests

Talk to creators of RPG systems, modules, and worlds. Hear how they created their works and brought them to market.

Board Game Creator Roundtable at 11am

by Lesser Earth Games, Richie Ray, Critically Absurd TV, Lonely Hero Games

Hear from the creators of various board games share how they created their game and got them published.

Video Game Creator Roundtable at 12:30pm

by Derek Croston, Fyre Games, Mon River Games, Lasso Games

Hear from the creators of various computer games share how they created their game and brought them out.

Podcast Roundtable at 2pm

by Random Geek Culture WV, Horror of Babylon, Too Opinionated, Board Game House

Hear from our Podcast Guests about how they run their shows

Streamers Roundtable at 6:30pm

by Horror of Babylon, JP Gotrokkits, MystiqueSiren

Talk to some streamers about how they stream, what they do on them, and how to do your own.

Character Development (Star Wars LARP) at 8pm

by the Imperial Legion

This panel will go over the basic foundations of building a character for a Star Wars LARP and how to be indepth and reasonable for roleplay

Dual or Duel: The Relationship between TTRPGs & Video Games at 9:30pm, for 90 minutes

by Olivia Serio

Board games and video games often feel like two sides of the same coin. Or the same side of two different coins. What are the strengths of each form and where do they overlap? How have these worlds been bridged in the past and how can they build each other up looking forward?

Panel Room 2

Local Fandom Clubs at 10am

by Outer Rim, Imperial Legion Barony of Blackstone, Garrison Corellia, USS Mountaineer

Talk to members of some local clubs and organizations based around various fandoms. Learn about finding, joining, participating, and starting your own.

Writers Roundtable at 11:30am

by John Russo, Gary Vincent, JD Byrne, Terry Bartlet, Henlo Press

Hear from some writers on how they come up with their stories, write out their work, and get their work published.

Cosplay and Mental Health at 1pm

by Katwoman Cosplay, Mossly Kenzie, Paige

Katwoman Cosplay and friends discuss mental health in the cosplay community and how to combat the bad sides of our thoughts.

Gaming and Mental Health at 2:30pm

by John Prentice, WV AFSP, MystiqueSiren

A round-table discussion on how gaming can help the mental health of players and learn what you can do to help your own.

Cosplay 101: From Creation to Content at 6pm

by Katwoman Cosplay

Cosplay 101 with guest Katwoman Cosplay on almost everything you need to start cosplaying!

The Horrror of Babylon LIVE | Uzumaki by Junji Ito at 7:30pm

by Horror of Babylon

Welcome to “The Horror of Babylon”, your favorite horror book club podcast. Join us as we delve into the depths of literature’s most warped minds. During this special LIVE episode, we will host a discussion of Junji Ito’s iconic manga, Uzumaki.

Talk to the Con Director at 9pm

by Nicholas Anderson

Talk directly the Convention Director Nicholas Anderson.

The Donald Anderson Memorial Tournaments

My older brother, Donald Anderson, died suddenly from a heart attack this year. He was a good person. Everyone who knew him has told me how kind and fun he was to know. He was someone who was always willing to help out others and stick up for people. He always took great joy from buying toys for his friend’s kids, mostly annoying and loud toys. He was someone I always looked up to, thought of as the cool guy, and I still find myself wanting to talk about and find out his thoughts on things. Someone who helped look out for me. Though he was also the person who held me down as a kid so the dog could lick my face, so there was that.

The con will honor his life and memory with two tournaments. He had a large board game collection and still had his video game systems from when he was a child to his modern systems. We are going to use some of his games for these tournaments.

The first tournament is Smash-Up, the hit shuffle building game from Alderac Entertainment Group.  In Smash Up players choose two factions, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, then combine their unique decks into a force to collect more points than other players. Don had the main game and several expansions.

We will be able to support up to 12 players to compete. It will be held over three rounds in small groups (eliminations of lowest scores if over six players show up). Sign-up here.

On the video game side of things we will be running one of the best first-person-shooters ever GoldenEye 007 for the N64. A game we played together with family and he spent many nights playing with friends in college.

Up to 16 players will go through a series of ten minute rounds with four players. Low score each round is eliminate from the tournament, the rest go on. Once down to four, it becomes winner take all. No Oddjob, random levels, alternating weapon choices. Pre-reg here.

We will have special prizes for the winners of each tournament.


Cosplay Contest

DualCon’s Cosplay Contest will take place at 5pm in Panel 1. You will need to register at the con before hand.

Contest Rules

  1. You must have purchased an entry into DualCon 2023 in order to enter and present on stage for the Costume Contest.
  2. The Costume Contest is a family-oriented event. Please keep all costumes to a “PG” rating. (i.e no nudity or overly revealing attire, no excessive gore, etc.)
  3. No bought costumes. Costume must be 50% handcrafted or more. You may purchase parts of a costume but said parts must be disclosed during the judging process. If you are modeling a costume you did not make yourself, the maker of the costume must be present with you upon entry. If the costume wins an award, the award is given to the maker of the costume, not the model wearing it.
  4. All weapons and props must conform with DualCon rules, convention center policies, and local laws concerning carrying a weapon. If there is a question or doubt, don’t bring it.
  5. If your costume is meant to represent a character from a specific IP, please provide reference images of the character. We cannot guarantee the judges will know what your character looks like, so having something to compare to will help you as much as them.
  6. The contest will be limited to 50 entries total. Please preregister to guarantee a spot. Groups may count as one.
  7. DualCon reserves the right to modify, update, or amend rules at any time.
  8. The judge(s’) decisions are final

PLEASE NOTE —  We hope you will use good judgement and sportsmanship when entering the contest.


Walk On Judging: just sign up and show up at contest

Table-Top Game Recreation

Video Game Recreation

Child (12 and under)


Will Need To Be Prejudged: Judging will take place from 4pm-5pm

Best of Show

Best Craftsmanship

Pre-judged may also win Walk On awards.


Judging criteria-

Costumes will be judged based on a variety of factors, including craftsmanship, accuracy (or creativity for original design costumes), materials used, etc. Please bring a photo (or have one on your phone, etc) of your character, if applicable, for reference so we can judge the accuracy of your costume.

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