Entertainment

List of panels, contest, and other things to do at the con.

Panels

RPG Creator Roundtable

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

Board Game Creator Roundtable

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

Video Game Creator Roundtable

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

Podcast Roundtable

Hear from our Podcast Guests about how they run their shows

Writers Roundtable

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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.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

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

Table-Top Game Recreation

Video Game Recreation

Child (12 and under)

Group

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.

– CONTEST JUDGING –

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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Life Size Figures

A collection of life size figures to take pictures with. Donations accepted for HERO INITIATIVE.

Marvel – Deadpool (butt signed by Morena Baccarin), Rocket, and teenage Groot (actual size close to Rocket)

Arkham Asylum video game – Batman and Harley Quinn

Aliens – Alien egg with poseable face hugger

Gremlins – Stripe, the flasher, anonymous gremlin

Star Wars – Yoda, Watto, and Anakin Skywalker

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Fan Groups

Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School

The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School practices a performance martial art based on our interpretation of the seven lightsaber forms of the Star Wars universe. We teach our students to create movie-like duels that appear to be choreographed, but are actually competitive and almost wholly improvised. Founded in Fairmont in 2015, we have since attracted an expanding fan base and appeared at over 100 events in West Virginia and beyond! We are a not-for-profit organization and strive for positive engagement with our fans and community through fundraisers, children’s events, and other worthy causes. Since 2018, we have been collecting financial donations for the WVU Children’s Hospital through giveaways and good-natured Light Side vs. Dark Side competitions.

The Imperial Legion

The Imperial Legion are a performanced-based Martial Arts and Live Action Role-Playing Group in Ashland & Morehead, KY. They put on non-choreographed duels, performances, and train in sci fi combat. Their goal: great shows, entertain audiences, and of course have a lot of fun!

Marshall Smashers

Marshall Smashers are a student organization at Marshall University for Super Smash Bros. Their goal is foster a competitive yet casual friendly environment to play. They are built upon friendly competition, but competition nonetheless. They host free are weekly tournaments of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate at the Morrow Library Commons Area at 7pm during fall and spring semesters. Everyone is welcome even non Marshall students. All skill levels are encouraged to come and have some fun. You can bring your own set up to share. You are welcome to bring your own controllers too.

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