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Thank you so much for attending OctopodiCon 2 – you are the whole reason for the event. Without you, there would be no need to plot and plan and devise and schedule and create OctopodiCon for you. You are what makes OctopodiCon happen. Thank you so much for being involved, for participating, for enjoying yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to all our volunteers, from the ConCom to the people who stepped in at the last moment to help out – double, triple, quadruple thanks! Your participation and willingness made the difference between a so-so event and a good one. Thank you so very much!
Thank you to all the many people who had a hand in bringing OctopodiCon to reality throughout the year – from store staff to random strangers who gave us helpful tips – Thank you!
Thank you to the hotel staff for keeping things going during the convention.
Thank you to the professors who gave of their time and expertise to make OctopodiCon exceptional among conventions.
Thank you to those who didn’t want to be seen in public – your contributions were noticed and appreciated.
Thank you so much – OctopodiCon is truly a team effort!
Registration and everything else opens at 2:00 pm on Friday. Hotel check-in is at 3:00 pm.
Convocation (Opening Ceremonies) is at 8:00 pm on Friday.
Saturday, the Art Auction is at 4:00 pm.
The Masquerade is at 5:00 pm.
Dance lessons begins at 6:00 pm.
The Gears and Gizmos Dance starts with a Dance-Off at 9:00 pm and goes until at least midnight.
Sunday, Commencement (Closing Ceremonies)is at 4:00 pm.
The rest of the schedule is under the tab 2013 Course Catalog Schedule.
Join us for a weekend packed with activities!!
And we will be showing it Saturday, November 2, from 2 – 4 pm in the Spectacularium.
So, no matter which steampunk convention you attend, you won’t miss out on this indie film that’s sure to be fascinating.
Clicky here to watch the trailor!
RULES FOR HALL COSTUME
1. Sign up – we need your badge number so we can tally your score
2. Keep your badge visible so people can see your Badge Number
3. If anyone asks for your Badge Number, take time to give it to them
4. Attend the Commencement at 4:00 pm Sunday to find out the winner and claim your prize
HALL COSTUME PRIZES
All participants – Certificate
2nd Place – Certificate and Ribbon
1st Place – Certificate, Ribbon, and enrollment for one in OctopodiCon 3
RULES FOR MASQUERADE
1. Sign up
2. Attend the MASQUERADE MUSTER
3. Fill out MASQUERADE INFORMATION FORM.
4. The MASQUERADE INFORMATION FORM must be legible so Peter Pixie can read it
5. Failure to attend the MUSTER means no participation
6. Presentation will be in badge number order
7. Directions for presentation will be given during the MUSTER
8. NO recordings, media, or performance – this is to show off your outfit, not your character.
9. There are Adult and Junior Sprocket categories
10. Posing is permitted and encouraged for photography
11. Each participant will approach the judges and turn as requested
12. After presentation, participants will sit in the assigned rows
13. Winners receive prizes at Commencement
All Participants – certificate
3rd place – certificate plus ribbon
2nd place – Certificate, ribbon, plus enrollment for 1 in OctopodiCon 3
1st place – certificate, ribbon, enrollment for 2 in OctopodiCon 3 plus trophy
RULES FOR MAD ENGINEERS CONTEST
1. Sign up
2. Contest is at 5:00 pm on Saturday in the Laboratorium (Yes, it’s during the Masquerade)
3. Participants will use Hot Glue Guns to attach parts together
4. If there are holes and screws or bolts can be used, participants may screw or bolt parts together
5. TOOLS ARE NOT PARTS and will be labeled as TOOLS
6. Any participant who uses a TOOL as a PART is automatically disqualified
7. Participants may assist one another or work as a group
8. There is only 1 (one) prize if it’s a group project
9. Participants have 90 minutes to make the Best Looking or the Best Working Project
10. Adults and Junior Sprockets will be judged separately
MAD ENGINEER PRIZES
All Participants – certificates
2nd place Adult Best Looking, Adult Best Working, Junior Sprocket Best Looking, Junior Sprocket Best Working – all 4 2nd places will also receive 1 enrollment to OctopodiCon 3
1st place Adult Best Looking, Adult Best Working, Junior Sprocket Best Looking, Junior Sprocket Best Working – all 4 1st places will also receive 1 enrollment to OctopodiCon 3 plus a trophy
AUTOMATON CONTEST RULES
1. Sign up
2. Contest is at 9:00 pm Friday night in the Laboratorium (yes, that late)
3. Participants have 90 minutes to build an automaton
4. Some parts are supplied for making a paper automaton, (paper, glue, scissors), additional parts are supplied by participant
5. Automatons may be made in advance and brought for judging
All Participants – certificates
2nd place – 1 enrollment to OctopodiCon 3 plus $25
1st place – 1 enrollment to OctopodiCon 3 plus $75 and a Trophy
DANCE OFF CONTEST
1. Before the Gears and Gizmos Dance, there will be 2 hours of dance lessons – one will be a Steampunk Waltz and one will be a Dieselpunk Rumba. Participants are encouraged to take one or both lessons.
2. Sign up
3. The Dance Off will begin at 9:00 pm in the Spectacularium. Black Oak Shillelagh will be providing the music
4. All the Steampunk waltzers will go first, followed by the Dieselpunk Rumbas. Audience acclaim will select the dancers for the second round.
5. Round 2 will be the Waltz first, then the Rumba. The audience will select 6 couples – 3 each of Steampunk and Dieselpunk for the final round.
6. Round 3 will be the Waltz, then the Rumba. The audience will select the couple they feel best exemplifies the Waltz and the Rumba, and then select which of those two couples was the best dancer to determine if Steampunk or Dieselpunk dances best.
All participants will receive a certificate
Round Two Dancers will also all receive a ribbon
Round Three Dances will also receive 1 enrollment each in OctopodiCon 3
The overall winner will also receive the Tilted Top Hat Trophy
POD POINTS CONTEST
1. All Pods are automatically signed up for the Pod Points Contest
2. Anyone may give Pod Points to any Pod but their own
3. Pod Points are awarded for many things: if you like someone’s costume, give their Pod a point, if you enjoy a conversation with someone, give their Pod a point, if you see someone do something that made you happy, give their Pod a Point.
4. Everyone is in a Pod. The Pod name is on the Badge.
5. The Pod Points Board is by Registration
POD POINT PRIZE
There can only be one winner. In the case of a tie, there will be a Pod Off.
The Pod Off will consist of the Pod members of the tying Pods presenting their case to the audience. They will have 2 minutes for their presentation and the winner will be by a show of hands.
The Pod accruing the most points will win the Traveling Trophy (awarded to ArthroPod last year) and will have OctopodiCon 3 themed after their Pod.
Those who don’t know about NaNoWriMo would get to learn about it, and those who know and participate in NaNoWriMo would get a chance to meet some awesome authors, participate in panels and Write-Ins and share the Plot Pot and other things in a nice atmosphere conducive to writing and imagination.
Some of the special NaNoWriMo programming includes an Introduction to NaNoWriMo for those who’ve never heard of it, Word Wars in the Lobby – go Pod to Pod to generate the highest word count! (you can earn Pod Points for your Pod by participating – and more points if you Pod wins a Word War), a Write In at the Bar (and for those too young to enter the Bar, they can participate just the other side of the railing that separates the bar from the Lobby), a Plot Coffee Hour in Caffeina’s with the Plot Pot to help the WriMos with steampunk-themed Plots, an hour of procrastinating with NaNoisms, and a Night of Writing Dangerously.
Learn about what happens when Plot Bunnies Attack
how NaNoWriMo ate people’s souls, and other adventures in the life of WriMo.
With all the inspiration OctopodiCon can offer, perhaps you may try your hand at writing a steampunk novel for the month of November.
The infamous Oklahoma Plot Pot will be in the Scriptorium, with strips of paper and pens. Everyone is encouraged to go there and drop a plot twist or idea into the Plot Pot for the WriMos to draw when they need inspiration. The Plot Pot will be taken to Caffeina’s for the Plot Coffee Hour.
House of Genevieve
Steaming Stitches (no website yet – awesome items)
There are still a couple of Merchants from whom we’ve not yet heard, so there may be one or two more Merchants.
And The Edge Books will be in the Scriptorium, offering you the finest in books, including books by our esteemed Professor authors, Patricia C. Wrede, Tee Morris, and Pip Ballantine, Martha Wells, Bev Hale, Sherri Dean, J. Kathleen Cheney, and more! Great people, fantastic authors, and a lovely bookstore to feed your literary habit.
“Life of a BJD artist” with Sarah & Jessica, 1 hr panel
Creating BJD costumes, 1 hr. panel
Resin casting demo by Sarah — she says this will take 2 hrs. (This is a must-see demo – amazing work!)
Doll Meet & Steampunk/ Neo Victorian BJD costume contest 2 hr.
Attending the Ball Jointed Doll Mini-Con is included in your enrollment for OctopodiCon 2. You may attend all or part of the BJD Mini-Con or choose to may skip the BJD Mini-Con for other panels, makeshops, and events . Your enrollment allows you to fill your coursebook how you wish! But really, you should attend the Resin Casting Panel – lots of useful information will be shared!
We will be updating the website as the Merchants, Artists, and Professors accept the agreements, so look for changes to start happening often!
Next month, we will begin organizing the Programming Schedule, and that should be up early October.
First, Makeshops will be arranged so there are brief breaks between them so people can get food and drinks and tend to other needs.
Second, you can pre-enoll or pay at Registration to take the Makeshops. There are some that have maximum enrollments and those will be available on a first come basis. We will mark the ones that are limited enrollment.
There are 9 adult Makeshops this year. Not all of them are confirmed at this point, but we can say that the following Makeshops are available:
Thomas Willeford (Brute Force Leather): Steaming Up a Squirt Gun
Bev Hale (Otherwhen Oddities): Tiny Top Hats
Lynn Yates: Make an Autograph Book
Larry Ledbetter: Drafting a Leather Holster Pattern
Several Professors: Making Goggles
Makeshops are $20 each for supplies.
The Junior Sprockets will have their own Makeshops as well.
Make Leather COGS
Make a Science Journal
Make a Jet Pack
Build Your Own Frankenstein’s Monster
Junior Sprockets is $30 for the entire weekend and includes supplies and Badges.