Category: Fun and games
with Christian (featuring Tab)
When Doctor Who is good, it’s really, really good. But when Doctor Who’s bad, it’s really, really bad. Having been a lifelong fan of the BBC’s iconic time-travelling fantasy, Christian has always had a soft spot for the occasional bad moment. Moments where monsters looked suspiciously phallic, moments when sets appeared to be made entirely out of cardboard, moments when actors were painfully unable to act.He has prepared a special hour-long compilation of the best worst moments from the show’s classic run. And to make things interesting, he has invited his good friend Mr Tab Kimpton, a relatively casual fan with little experience of the original series, to join him for a live commentary over these delightfully dreadful clips, humorously relishing in the cringiest parts of time and space..
For the first time in Norway you can come check out the gameshow where nobody wins, but someone’s gonna lose!
Grand Batsu pits two teams against each other in stupid competitions and insane quizzes in a show where the contestants must give it their all not to end up in last place. Previously hosted in Närcon, the show now travels across the border and will make its norwegian debut at Banzaicon!
Pick your favourite date from a line-up of Harry Potter characters. The only issue: you won’t know who any of them are before you pick. All you can do is ask them questions and trust your instincts to get you the perfect magical date.
Previous years at Banzaicon there has always been a certain thing we’ve felt has been missing. Thankfully this year, thanks to some lovely folks over at KodachiKai, we are very happy to present MoonCat karaoke!
So come along and sing your favourite songs from anime and other cartoons, games, musicals, j-pop and all sorts of nerdy stuff.
To see a complete list of the songs available, go to kodachikai.blogspot.se/p/karaoke.html And if we’re missing a song you want to sing, please make a request in the comment section and we’ll see what we can do.
This quiz games requires both quick feet and quick thinking to take your team to the top! Solve puzzles, answer questions and race through our galaxy! Conquer each of the planets in our solar system (and Pluto because damnit, you can be a planet if you just believe in yourself! Have faith Pluto!) to become the masters and bring home some nifty prices!
We can’t take you on an adventure in space, but all things considered this is pretty close. Gather your crew, man your stations and head into the vast unknown with Artemis – the Spaceship Bridge Simulator. Experienced members of the Nordic Space Simulator crew will be there to guide you through your journey as you head out to explore the unknown.
The Galaxy Galla will play danceable music in a variety of genres, but it will kick off with a waltz, and if you’re lucky you may get to share this dance with your favourite character.
At our charity dance auction we’ll be putting some of the most well known and well loved (or maybe well hated) characters from fiction under the (figurative) hammer. The lucky winner of the bidding war will get the honour of opening the gala with a romantic waltz with their price, as well as a photo of you together by the very talented Danarki. And the best thing: all the proceeds of this auction go directly to our local Red Cross.
For many years now the wonderful people of the Red Cross in Larvik have assisted our own medic crew in keeping everyone at Banzai safe and healthy during the con. This year they are starting up a new bicycle patrol, inspired by the Danish Red Cross, as bicycles often may be capable of arriving at the scene of an emergency faster than a car. We are incredibly grateful to them, and this is our chance to give back!
If you plan to bid in the auction, please remember that you are buying a dance and a picture, and only that. Your price may choose to spend more time with you, but only by their own choice, this is not part of the event. Remember this event should be fun and safe for everyone, and you are required to treat your price with respect for the duration of the time they are with you.
Are you a cosplayer and would like to help our charity and have a cool time by auctioning yourself off?
Thank you for expressing an interest in being part of our charity auction. We couldn’t do this without you!
To apply to be part of the auction you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a recognizable costume of a well known fictional character. If they are somehow space-themed that’s even better, but not a requirement.
- Crossplay is acceptable, genderbent characters are not. In other words we don’t care about the gender of the cosplayer, but the character should be as they are in the original source material. Original characters or original designs should not be submitted for this event.
- Be willing to spend half an hour on Friday being instructed in how to waltz. If you already know how you can help instruct the others.
- Be able to act in character on stage during the auction. During the dance itself we do not require you to be entirely in character, but you should be able to at least act it out a bit to give your “buyer” a special experience.
- Be comfortable dancing with and talking to a stranger. We do of course not demand physical contact beyond the dance, but if you’re ok with giving them a hug that would of course be preferable.
We cannot overstate the importance of this being just for fun and for charity. You should feel safe and comfortable at all times. You are not required to spend any time with the buyers beyond the dance and photograph unless you decide you want to. We do not expect any issues but should anything at all uncomfortable happen our crew will be on hand to sort things out.
To make sure the event runs for the appropriate amount of time we have a limited amount of slots open for cosplayers here. The list is not first-come-first-serve, but will be put together by us once all the applications are in, in order to ensure an optimal group of well-known characters.
All applications must be in by the 30th of September. After this everyone will get an email to let them know if they are on the list or not.
Your application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked “charity dance auction” in the subject field, and contain the following info:
- Your name
- Your age
- Your phone number
- The character you wish to cosplay in the auction (specify where the character is from and which version you will cosplay)
- A picture of you in the cosplay. (We will NOT be looking your appearance , choosing cosplayers based on looks or anything of the sort. We only ask this because we need to ascertain that the costume is recognizable so that the audience will recognize the character).
If you want to enter as a character but your costume is not yet done so you don’t have a picture, just send the application in any case.
Thank you again for being willing to help us bring this event to life, we are looking forwards to your applications!
The classic party game is back at Banzai. Join in and see if you have what it takes to catch the murderous mafia. Or maybe you’ll end up a bit of a roughish criminal yourself?
Welcome to our twister room. Because why have one twister mat when you can combine lots of them and fill up an entire room with them? The room will be open throughout the weekend for you to come test your skill (and the movability of your cosplay).
We will also host a tournament to determine the ultimate Banzai twister champion, where in addition to that rather cool title you can even win some fancy prices! Signups are in the activity-stand.
Who hasn’t dream of being a superstar, rocking out the stage with awesome moves and sweet tunes? Sadly, most of us never get to that. But don’t fret, at Banzaicon you will have your chance, and it doesn’t even matter if you’ve got a good singing voice or not!
The lipsync battle is a tournament where theatrics and stage presence is everything. Two people enter the stage, are given microphones (that don’t actually work) and a song of their own choosing is played. They then perform the song (singing is optional) and the star with the best showmanship, chosen by the audience, moves on to the next round. Can you reach the top?
If you want to join the lipsync battle you can either sign up in the activity stand at the con or simply show up 10 minutes before its scheduled to start. We do have a limited amount of spots open though, so if you really want to join we recommend signing up.