Schedule

HERDCON 2022 Schedule

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HerdCon Info & Merch Table (Vendors)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby – Maps
Stop by the HerdCon Info & Merch table on the first floor for questions about where to find events, vendors, and more.  While you’re there, feel free to pick up your HerdCon merch!  Shirts, art prints, and dice will be available for purchase.

Vendor & Artist Area Open (Vendors)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby, Don Morris, John Marshall Room, & MSC Plaza – Maps
We have 50+ Vendors of all types in the MSC. Check out our list of vendors: https://www.marshall.edu/herdcon/vendors/

HerdCon Scavenger Hunt (Activity)
10:00am-4:00pm | HerdCon Info/Merch table – Maps
We will have a number of cosplayers and others participating in a HerdCon Scavenger hunt this year.  Try to locate each cosplayer or location and collect a ticket for a HerdCon gift basket drawing.  Each ticket collected is another chance to win.  The list of cosplayers and locations will be posted Saturday morning.  Must be present to win.  Drawing will be done at 4pm.  Don’t forget to tag #herdcon and #herdconwv if you decide to take pictures!

RCBI Maker demos & Drone Obstacle Course (Activity)
10:00am-5:00pm | John Marshall Room – Maps
RCBI will be joining us with 3D printing pens, a demo of one of their 3D printers, and will be setting up a drone obstacle course in our John Marshall Room.  Come by and check it out.

Blue Falcon Board Games (Games)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby – Maps
Corey Clark will be running walk up games of Rolling Realms, Azul, Ticket to Ride and more.

Critically Absurd TV (Games)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Don Morris Room – Maps
Nights of Strife!  CATV will be running their new game, Nights of Strife.

Lonely Hero Games (Games)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby – Maps
Lonely Hero Games will be running demos of their games… Money Heist… and Hungry for Humans (with art by Liz Pavlovic).

JP Gotrokkits Reaper Minis Paint & Take (Activity)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby – Maps
Join JP Gotrokkits from Twitch will be leading Reaper Mini Paint & Take.  First mini is free, any extras will be $3 each.  All materials provided.

Jewels in the City Art Project (Vendor / Activity)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Lobby – Maps
Across from the HerdCon Info/Merch table you will find the Jewels in the City Art Project from MU student Zane Pinson.  Check out the various vending machines of locally produced miniature artworks for purchase.

The Black Mountain Guard Mandalorian Mercs (Cosplay / Activity)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | 2nd floor Balcony – Maps
The Black Mountain Guard of the Mandalorian Mercs will be on site.  Stop in for pictures, and to talk about becoming a Mandalorian Merc.

HerdCon Photobooth (Cosplay / Activity)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | 2nd floor Balcony – Maps
Take your picture with our HerdCon photo banner!  Be sure to tag us on social media too! Don’t forget to tag us on social media, #herdcon, #herdconwv

Food Trucks (Vendors / Food)
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Drinko Circle / John Marshall Statue
Grab a bite to eat at some local food trucks: Bite Mi, Southside Sliders and Truckin Cheesy. Located in the “Drinko Circle” with the John Marshall statue. 

Anime Jeopardy (Games)
10:30am-11:20am | SRC – Maps
Anime quiz competition in which contestants are presented with Anime clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions. (e.g. What is Naruto?)

Banned Books & Banned Books Week (Panels)
10:30am-11:20am | 2W22 – Maps
Join Marshall University Librarian Ron Titus for a discussion of Banned Books and why Banned Books Week is important to bringing banned and challenged books to the forefront.)

Song Along Encore Performance (Activity / Cosplay)
Saturday 11:00am-12:00PM (Noon) | Shawkey Room – Maps
Join us in the Shawkey Room for an encore performance by cosplayers “Cecilia Smith” and “Katwoman Cosplay”

Fencing Demo (Activity)
Saturday 11:00am-12:00PM (Noon) | MSC Plaza/Fountain – Maps
The MU Fencing Club will be demonstrating their skills for us!  Come by to learn more about their club.

Virtual Session: Quick Draw with JR Earls (Activity)
Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm | Virtual (Online – https://www.facebook.com/alfiethebloody)
Join artist JR Earls for his exciting virtual Quick Draw session. https://www.facebook.com/alfiethebloody

The Absurdity of Death Stranding: Camus, Nihilism, and Sam Porter Bridges (Panels)
11:30am-12:20pm | SRC – Maps
Death Stranding is an absurd video game. It is the story of a deliveryman with a baby strapped to his chest in a supernatural apocalypse, where every living thing is fated to be consumed by the tides of time. In a world like that—arguably, a world like our own—why begin on any journey at all? Why struggle? Why persist?

Death Stranding is also an Absurd video game. Its protagonist’s struggle embodies the Absurd reasoning of 20th Century French philosopher Albert Camus, and serves as a direct rebuke to the hollow conclusions offered by the game’s primary antagonist.

Join us to discuss how the game presents Absurdism as a possible solution to the problem of nihilism. We’ll have the opportunity to discuss how this game grapples with other philosophical issues and how other games take on questions like these.

Outer Rim Praxeum Demo (Activity / Cosplay)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-1:00pm | MSC Plaza/Fountain – Maps
The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber school will be performing demonstrations and lightsaber duels on the MSC plaza.

Trivia: General (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-1:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Join Meghan Sexton-Harness for this general trivia session in Marco’s! Session last about 45 minutes and winners will be announced at the end.

Gaming: D&D 5E: Candlekeep Mysteries (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-2:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
In an effort to save their withering farming hometown, a group of adventurers sets out in search of the help of a sage named Matreous within the walls of the mysterious Candlekeep Library. Up to 6 players

Gaming: Fallout Wasteland Warfare (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-3:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join Briley Hearrin to experience the Fallout game universe in tabletop miniature version.  A must play for anyone that’s a fan of the Fallout videogames!

Gaming: Itinerant Interns (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-3:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join LibrariaNPC for Itinerant Interns: Using the recently released GhastBashers roleplaying game, be a part of a group of interns thrust into an unexpected paranormal crisis that could determine the fate of their lives and their grades. For 2-6 players, ages 10 and up.

Batman & the Batmobile (Activity / Cosplay)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-4:00pm | West of MSC Plaza/Fountain – Maps
Heroes 4 Hire Batman & the Batmobile will be on site for pictures.

Gaming: IKRPG: UNLEASHED scenario Hogwash (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-4:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join Damien Frees from the Cult of Chaos gaming group for an Irpn Kingdoms Unleashed adventure

Gaming: Below the Sly Fox Part 1-Source of Ruin (Games)
Saturday 12:00pm(Noon)-4:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join GM Travis Fauber for this D&D 5E adventure. “A local artisan escapes an attack by zombies while acquiring clay in the abandoned village of Zelbross.  She hires the party to investigate the source of the undead.  This deadly encounter is optimized for five 4th level characters.  ”

Trivia: Harry Potter (Games)
Saturday 1:00pm-2:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Join Meghan Sexton-Harness for Harry Potter trivia in Marco’s! Session will last about 45 minutes and winners will be announced at the end.

Cosplay Competition (Cosplay)
Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm | Shawkey Room – Maps
We will be having our annual cosplay competition.  Sign up early to participate. Judging will begin at 1pm.  We have a Juniors category for those 12 & under, a Novice Category for those just starting out, Intermediate for those with some experience, and Master for those more advanced.  We will also have an Exhibition Category for those who don’t wish to compete.

What The heck is THE DOOM PATROL? (Panels)
1:30pm-2:20pm | SRC – Maps
First published in June of 1963, THE DOOM PATROL has been through many changes of characters, plotlines, and creators, but these DC comic book characters have always remained true to the label that they earned from their first editor who described them as, “The World’s Strangest Heroes.” Now found in an ongoing and critically acclaimed live-action television series, as well as cartoon appearances and an off-again-on-again comic book run, THE DOOM PATROL has somehow gone from a little known, oddball superhero team in comic books to a television show in its third season that The New York Times considers “recommended watching.”

This presentation will explore the early roots of THE DOOM PATROL, their recent rise in popularity, and explore how these characters and their villains have changed over the decades by the many creators who left their mark on the characters.

The Secret Arrangement Band (Activity)
Saturday 2:00pm-3:00pm | MSC Plaza/Fountain – Maps
The Secret Arrangement Band will be performing live on the MSC plaza (or acoustically indoors in the event of rain).  Come out and enjoy the music while you browse our outdoor vendors or grab lunch with one our of food trucks.

Virtual Session: Livestream with artist Kelci Crawford (Activity)
Saturday 2:00pm-4:00pm | Virtual (Online – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czw-BvgBxQ)
Artist Kelci Crawford will be liverstreaming with us from 2pm-4pm.  Watch in the lobby or from your smart phone.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czw-BvgBxQ

Gaming: Call of Cthulhu -Panacea (Games)
Saturday 2:00pm-6:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join Scott Lamber of Cult of Chaos gaming group for Call of Cthulhu Panacea.  “ZyMedBio Corp is a pharmaceutical development company has gotten FDA approval for a new drug called Zylanctis that appear to cure everything even cancer, is this possible?”

Mandalorian and Star Wars Costuming (Panels)
2:30pm-3:20pm | SRC – Maps
Do you love Star Wars?  Mandalorians?  Cosplay? The Mandalorian Mercs are a Star Wars costume club dedicated to building movie-quality costumes, fellowship and charity work.  We will discuss building your own Mandalorian armor, general cosplay tips and using your love of Star Wars to work for the community.

Final Form Fusion Dance Performance (Activity)
Saturday 3:00pm-3:30pm | Shawkey Room – Maps
Final Form Fusion will be providing a dance performance in our cosplay stage area.  Come check out their fun blend of all things nerdy and bellydancing.

Trivia: Anime (Games)
Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Join Meghan Sexton-Harness for Anime trivia in Marco’s! Session will last about 45 minutes and winners will be announced at the end.

Erin Carico (Games)
Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Make your fate! Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventure challenges 1-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries. Great for people who love tabletop roleplaying games but can’t devote the time to play a campaign.

Trivia: Horror Movies (Games)
Saturday 4:00pm-5:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Join Meghan Sexton-Harness for Horror Movie trivia in Marco’s! Session will last about 45 minutes and winners will be announced at the end.

Gaming: Below the Sly Fox Part 2-The Sepulcher (Games) – Maps
Saturday 4:00pm-8:00pm | Basement BE5
Join GM Travis Fauber for this D&D 5E adventure. “A local artisan escapes an attack by zombies while acquiring clay in the abandoned village of Zelbross.  She hires the party to investigate the source of the undead.  This deadly encounter is optimized for five 4th level characters. This is the 2nd part of this adventure. ”

IKRPG: UNLEASHED scenario Hogwash (Games)
Saturday 4:00pm-8:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join Damien Frees from the Cult of Chaos gaming group for an Irpn Kingdoms Unleashed adventure

Erin Carico (Games)
Saturday 5:00pm-6:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Make your fate! Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventure challenges 1-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries. Great for people who love tabletop roleplaying games but can’t devote the time to play a campaign.

Gaming: Itinerant Interns (Games)
Saturday 5:00pm-8:00pm | Basement BE5 – Maps
Join LibrariaNPC for Itinerant Interns: Using the recently released GhastBashers roleplaying game, be a part of a group of interns thrust into an unexpected paranormal crisis that could determine the fate of their lives and their grades. For 2-6 players, ages 10 and up.

Erin Carico (Games)
Saturday 7:00pm-8:00pm | Basement Marco’s – Maps
Make your fate! Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventure challenges 1-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries. Great for people who love tabletop roleplaying games but can’t devote the time to play a campaign.