Author: Captain NoBeard

Space Pope – Gaming can save lives

26. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Arcade and boardgames, CosPositive, Guests, Panels and workshops 0 Comments

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.

with Charles White, the Space Pope

NASA – A new rocket for space

26. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Guests, Panels and workshops, Stage shows 0 Comments

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.

with Charles White, the Space Pope



25. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Guests, News, Panels and workshops, Stage shows 0 Comments

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!

Intro to papercraft and origami

Engineering ABC’s – Laser cutting, 2D and 3D modeling


25. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Arcade and boardgames, Fun and games 0 Comments

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.


25. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, CosPositive 0 Comments

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.


25. September 2016 Captain NoBeard Activities, Fun and games, Stage shows 0 Comments

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.

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