Guest Streamer MystiqueSiren

MystiqueSiren is a full-time streamer of Wonderlands and Borderlands 3 with some variety sprinkled in. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Creator Team Member and 2K Nextmaker! She loves looters, shooters, hack ‘n slash, and adventure games!

She will be a the Henlo Press table for all the meet. Along with several panels.

Parking at DualCon

Wanted to let everyone about where they can park for the convention. Parking at the convention center is $5 and with Disney On Ice there I have a feeling it will get crowded. There is also parking at the Town Center Mall across the street for $2. I have also seen people being able to park at Shriner’s next to the convention for $5, but I do not know how they work or are open.

The Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department has some info on other places to park in Charleston. Just might want to figure out how far from the convention center it is though.

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.

WV Pathfinder Society

The West Virginia Pathfinder & Starfinder Society runs games of Pathfinder and Strfinder RPGs as part of Paizo’s organized play. You can join them and take your own created character through games at local shops and conventions over various campaigns. They meet normally on Sundays at 1pm for games at the Rifleman in South Charleston. They will be running an Anniversary Extravaganza on Saturday February 18th.

They are running demos of Pathfinder 2 at the convention. They will be two hour sessions at 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm.

Free Play Consoles

We will have some video game consoles for everyone to check out and play.

We have some retro dedicated consoles. The type designed to look like an old console and filled with preloaded games.

NES Mini with 30 built in games such as Super Mario World, Metroid, Mega Man 2, Galaga, Dr. Mario, Castlevania, Excitebike

Sega Genesis Mini II 53 games such as Earthworm Jim 2, Fatal Fury 2, Golden Axe 2, Sonic CD, Ecco Dolphin, Final Fight CD

Playstation Classic 20 built in games such as Metal Gear Solid, Oddworld, Rayman, Resident Evil, Twisted Metal, Tekken 3

Atari Flashback 9 110 games such as Asteroids, Burger Time, Centipede, Frogger, Haunted House, Missile Command, Pitfight

Colecovision Flashback 61 built in games such as Cosmic Avenger, Frenzy, Jungle Hunt, Space Panic, Venture, Zaxxon

There will also be a Nintendo 64 with cartridges of Golden Eye, Mario Kart, Pokémon Snap, and Star Wars Pod Racing to try out.

We are working on selecting some other consoles to put out. So expect more.

Guest Game Creators Critically Absurd TV

Critically Absurd TV is a producer of media production, journalism, and games.

They produce productions of conventions, business, special events, TV, movies, video games, tale-top games, and more.

They will be interviewing people people at the convention. Find them and have a little chat with them.

Their game of Nights of Strife plays 6-25 players for 30 minutes to an hour of play. It is a social deduction games similar to Town of Salem. A story driven social deduction set in the 1890s Europe filled monsters.

Critically Absurd TV will be running the game for hours starting at 10am. Come by for a pick up game or just hang out and learn to play. They have their own area of the con floor.

Get your own copy here from The Game Crafter.

Quick Chat About Passes

Just wanted to let everyone know what wristbands for the con. We are using color paper wristbands to denote everyone’s status at the con.

Red – Guests,

Orange – GMs, Clubs, and Cons

Yellow – Staff and Volunteers

Green – Video Game Supporter

Blue – Table-Top Game Supporter

Purple – Vendors

Now you will be able to tell what everyone else is at the convention.

Oh and I forgot to mention this yesterday. In case you do not, Disney on Ice will be in the arena of the convention. They will be doing shows through out the day so people who are not part of the convention will around. Please be nice to the norms.

Charlie West Pinball

Charlie West Pinball is sharing their passion for Pinball with Charleston, WV by providing the highest quality games, a community spirit, and recreational pinball competition. They are going to share the that with us.

They will be bringing two pinball machines Chafor all to play for free; Jurassic Park and Demolition Man. They will be running tournaments for each of the machines. Jurassic Park will starts at noon and Demolition Man at 3pm. When it is your turn to play, the scorekeeper will write your name down. When the game is over, your score will be written down next to your name. The highest scoring player will win a prize.

Convention Update

A few updates to go over.

  1. I have not been able to gather as many people to bring games and set-up. If I had gone with the original plan space layout we would have ended up with a lot of open unused space. So I have chosen to cut back on how much of the convention center we will be using. We still have games to play. We will have video game free play, tournaments, Paint & Take, pinball, cosplay contest, plenty of panels with guests, charity auction, hang out space to meet fellow games, and more. I still feel their is still value to coming. I mean the best part of a convention is just meeting other fans.
    Though cause there will not be as much as I hoped, I am not going to charge on site fee of $15. It will be $10.
  2. The schedule is coming along. I am still waiting for some groups to submit their games.
  3. Ticketing for events is now on. You can sign up for events in the schedule if you have pre-registered.
  4. Check under the Headers of the page to see more info about what will be at the con.
  5. I will make posts with information about the various things around the convention over this week so everyone knows what is going on.
  6. Just so you now, the Video Game Supporter is leading in sales.

Let It Begin

More Charity Auction Items

More items that have been gathered to be auctioned off for the West Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP WV).

The auction will be at 3:30pm in Panel Room 1.

The AFSP will be taking part in State Capitol Day Wednesday February 15th. Each year, State Capitol Day events bring advocates together with state and local public officials to share information and urge that suicide prevention be made a priority. Advocates have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and speak about legislative and policy issues that need support. Because of these personal connections between advocates and lawmakers, state bills have been enacted that now ban the practice of conversion therapy, require suicide prevention policies and personnel training in K-12 schools, increase suicide prevention on college and university campuses, require insurance plans to treat mental health and physical health equally, and create statewide suicide prevention offices and task forces.

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