Futurecon 4 Schedule of Events!

by Futurecon on December 28, 2013

Futurecon 4 is being held at the Radisson Toronto East, 55 Hallcrown Pl, Toronto, M2J 4R1


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December 30th – The Analog Arcade

The opening ceremonies activities were extremely popular last year, and we’ve had requests for more activities with greater diversity for people who are a bit more laid back. So we’ve created the Futurecon Arcade so that everyone can have fun, with lots of opportunities to earn Behemoth Bucks! What are Behemoth Bucks? They’re karma tokens you earn throughout the weekend for doing cool things, and you can spend them to do more cool things, get late-night refreshments in our hospitality suite, or win cool stuff at the Behemoth Bucks auction!

3pm:

Hotel check in time!  Bringing a car?  Sign in for free parking at the front desk!

5pm:

Registration opens. Meet and greet in the nearby lounge. Registration is located in the Skylight area, which is down the hall to the left of the hotel lobby lounge.

7pm:

Orientation — We recommend this for everyone this year, because we’re at a new hotel. (Toronto Ballroom)

7:30pm:

The games begin! Join in our “Analog Video Games” as a great way to meet new people and make new friends in our main room! (Toronto Ballroom)

Less active? In a quieter space, we have special editions of popular board games like Star Wars Stratego, and Lord of the Rings Monopoly! (Guelph Ballroom)

Feeling really daring? Enter the nerf room! (Courtney A)

Want pampering?  Indulge in a foot spa by Arbonne consultant Carolyn Van Heerden! Sign up at reg desk for your appointment! (Room 916. Meet at registration desk at your appointment time)

If you’ve pre-ordered food for this night, this is when it’s served! Save room for our annual chocolate tasting — 20 kinds of premium chocolate for you to sample, included in your admission! (Guelph Ballroom)

8:30pm:

Karaoke With Karsten and Andre! (Karaoke will run until approximately 1AM, with last requests being accepted at 12:30) (Courtney Ballroom B)

LATE NIGHT

11pm – 2am:

Head upstairs to room 916 for a more casual party before you head to bed.

Got the munchies? Order your fast food indulgence at reg desk before 11pm to have it delivered to you upstairs!

December 31st — The Main Event!

11am:

Retro cartoon brunch (Room 916): Get a jump on the day with this yearly complimentary Futurecon tradition. Wear your PJs if you like!

1pm:

Choose your own adventure! (Courtney Ballroom): Any fan of video game RPGs knows that a good party has at least one fighter, rogue and mage, so we have Happenings for all three classes. Earn Behemoth Bucks the way that seems the most fun!

Fighters and their squires will build cardboard armor to see if they can best last year’s champions! This is best for those hardcore costume makers and crafty people who love making fantasy armor!

Rogues will participate in a jewel hunt, where they’ll have to bargain and “borrow” gems from various locations. This is a good choice for those who like to move around and use their charm and wits to locate the gems and solve riddles to earn them!

Mages will create spells, potions, and their own army of custom action figure minions! Make sure you get the incantations right! (Okay Harry Potter fans, you can call yourselves wizards if you like!) This choice is best for those who like to use their imaginations to create “spells”, as well as those who enjoyed last year’s action figure customization.

By Appointment:

Arbonne Facials with Carolyn Van Heerden (Room 916, book at registration desk)

Spiritual Coaching Appointments with Arie (Room 916, book at registration desk)

4pm:

The Grand Tournament (Courtney Ballroom)

Share all your hard work and awesome creations! The fighters will participate in a tournament, the mages will present their spells, and the rogues will present their gem totals. Behemoth Bucks will be awarded!

5:30pm:

The Futurecon Red Carpet (In other words, dinner seating.)

Instant Play Casting (Skylight Area): The Futurecon Instant Play is a five minute play that four actors learn in one hour. You can be one of the actors! This year’s play, written by award-winning author Derwin Mak, theorizes that Dr Who is a secret British Government plan for world domination!

6:30pm:

Instant Play, then Behemoth Buffet! (Ontario Ballroom): The table that the performers think is the best audience gets to eat first!

9pm:

FUTURECON SPECIAL PRESENTATION… FROMAGE 2013 (Ontario Ballroom): Ed the Sock’s wildly popular skewering of popular music videos is back, and the only place you can see it is at Futurecon!

10pm:

Futurecon’s New Year’s Eve party with DJ Karsten School and the silent auction benefiting Big Brothers and Sisters of Orillia and Region. (Ontario Ballroom)

1am:

Futurecon After-Hours: a casual after party on the top floor of the hotel that goes as long as you do! (Room 916)

January 1st, 2013: The Future!

10am:

Breakfast ends for those who have not prepaid. (Lobby Restaurant)

11:30am:

Hot Breakfast ends for those who have prepaid their breakfast.

1pm:

The Behemoth Bucks Auction! (Courtney Ballroom A)

Those bucks you’ve been earning the whole event can win you stuff! Always a favorite!

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Futurecon is a science fiction convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and sponsored by Liana K, Ed the Sock, and their affiliated company Kerzner MediaArts. “Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. The sooner we bring epilepsy out of the shadows, the sooner we replace fear with education. In that future, my son will be seen as an equal person, instead of the bearer of some scary illness.” - Arnold H Glasow

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