Author: Captain NoBeard
When Charles White isn’t sending rockets into space with NASA you may just find him playing EVE Online. Better known online as Max Singularity, the Space pope, he has had tremendous experience with the game, and has worked with the company to improve the development of in-game roleplaying. This is a game is incredibly community-oriented with high levels of player interaction, and the pope himself has some amazing stories to tell to prove it. He will also talk a bit about the “Broadcast for Reps” program, an initiative where suicidal players in need get help from other players.
We all know Star Trek, Star Wars and tons of other sci-fi space adventures. But the universe doesn’t need Vulcans or Jedi to be interesting. Space in real life is endlessly exciting and intriguing, and we are very happy to have a guy on our stage who knows more about it than most. Join Charles White from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a special presentation on the building of NASA’s new SLS rocket and what is planned in the next few years for manned spaceflight. He’s also going to tell you a few things about the solar system they did not teach you in school.
Hailing from England, Moley works for the Coventry FabLab project teaching people engineering, and for Mandala Studios making costumes and props. Other than that he’s spent years performing at events as a standup comedian. We are very happy to have him back at Banzaicon sharing this variety of skills.He’ll be hosting panels, appearing in the Banzai Show, and more than likely showing up wherever Tab and Christian happen to be to heckle in that way only the british know.
He will be hosting some amazing workshops for us this year, but don’t worry, you’re still allowed to laugh at him!
Moley’s gotten a real bigboy dayjob, and he’s bringing it back to Banzaicon. He’ll show you ways to use various free programs to model in 2d and 3d, and how to prepare files for laser cutting and 3d printing. Everything you need to know to apply these techniques to your creative endeavours.
Moley will be showing you the basic principles of origami and pepakura so you can start making awesome cool stuff with nothing more than paper, a printer, some scissors and glue. Please note that Moley may begin swearing at inanimate objects during this panel.
Our arcade is open all through the con, and filled with games both old and new. Whether you like to race, shoot things or even challenge your friends to a dance battle on DDR, we got something for you.
In addition to the regular gaming, the arcade will host the following tournaments and contests:
Friday 18.30 – Tetris Pluss
Friday 20.30 – Smash Bros Melee
Saturday 13.00 – Pokken
Saturday 16.00 – Tekken 3
Sunday 11.00 – Mario Kart 8
Sunday 13.30 – Altered Beasts
All weekend – Duck hunter – highest score.
After a long Saturday at the con maybe all you want do is go home and rest. Or maybe it’s just the opposite? Banzai never sleeps, and if you’re not ready to let the day go just yet, grab your dancing shoes and glow sticks and join us at our famous Saturday dance night!
Being at a con all day can take its toll and be quite tiring. It’s important to take care of yourself during the event, and we will do our very best to help you do it. This year you will find a quiet-zone in our medic room, where you can come sit down and relax for a bit in silence away from the hustle and bustle of the convention. So if you have a migraine and you’re feeling unwell, or even if you’re just tired and need a bit of time away from people, you know where to go.
What’s better than blasting your favourite disney song and singing along at the top of your lungs? Why, doing just that together with your friends and all the other lovely people at Banzaicon of course! Join our mascot Kei on this journey through the best of disney music. Improvised performance, air guitar and dancing is encouraged!
Warm up to saturday’s show-extravaganza by cooling it down with a game of Freeze! This is one of our our traditional Banzai games, where the audience gets to participate in improvising short scenes on stage, until they are interrupted and the scene takes a whole new turn. If you like things that are funny, impulsive and creative, this is your kind of game.