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Sunday, August 13

6:00pm EDT

Registration and self-organized dinner
Register and find company for dinner. 

Sunday August 13, 2017 6:00pm - Monday August 14, 2017 8:00pm EDT
Monday, August 14

8:00am EDT

Monday August 14, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00pm EDT

Reception + Games/Demos
Join for the reception to meet old friends and make new ones. While you are at it, take the opportunity to check out the game competition and tech demos. We have open bar for the first hour, then it is a cash bar. 

Tech demos

  • Bria Mears and Jichen Zhu - Motherhood
  • Jeff Warmouth, Ben Houge, Justin Rounds and Jon Pierre Héroux - Harmoni-us
  • Steven Denisevicz, Kristen Dechiaro and Giselle Martinez - Homunculus Love
  • Augustina Isidori and Etienne Brunelle-Leclerc - Sola

Monday August 14, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Bass River
Tuesday, August 15

8:00am EDT

Tuesday August 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00pm EDT

The Lost Arcade Documentary Screening
Blinking, beaming, and ringing, The Lost Arcade intimately memorializes the end of video arcades in New York City, while celebrating the camaraderie and history of a pop culture phenomenon. The film is an exceptional directorial debut that focuses on the Chinatown Fair, the Mott Street landmark where generations honed their craft, made friends and lost at tic-tac-toe to a chicken. Masterfully presenting the sights and sounds of a changing scene, wistful yet hopeful, and full of the faces and characters that radiate fun and innovation, The Lost Arcade is a dazzling portrait of technostalgia and a timely commentary on the corporate era’s incineration of modest businesses, and the resiliency of the dedicated enthusiasts.

The documentary will be screened at FDG and the director Kurt Vincent will be at FDG to introduce and discuss the documentary with attendees. Will Partin will moderate the Q&A at the end of the documentary.  

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Kurt Vincent

Kurt Vincent is a filmmaker originally from Columbus, Ohio and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His first documentary feature as director/editor, The Lost Arcade, premiered at DOC NYC and went on to screen at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Wexner Center for the Arts, Open... Read More →

Tuesday August 15, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Grand I

8:00pm EDT

Conference LARP
Limited Capacity seats available

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL UPDATE FOR PARTICIPANTS: You might get a bit dirty playing this larp. White sugar is one of the props used, and it tends to get on people. Nothing that stains, but in previous runs, some participants have ended up a bit sticky and shower-bound. Anyone planning to wear their fancy silk shirt might want to know this in advance. 

The larp White Death, by Nina Rune Essendrop and Simon Steen Hansen, revolves around a group of pioneers who travel into the mountains to create a new and better world. But life in the mountains is hard and demanding, and slowly, their community begins to fail. One by one, the snow will embrace them, giving them peace and rest, tranquility and light. 

This acclaimed Nordic larp is poetic, non-verbal, and emphasizes physical expression. Set to a soundtrack of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Jonny Cash, the larp guides players through feelings like anger, frustration, sorrow, and fear--and the peace and closeness that follow the characters' gentle deaths. In this larp, there are no words, instead, communication and interaction with others happens through physical movement. There are no secrets-- the experience focuses on the atmosphere rather than the outcome.

Important note: 
Please wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably, preferably all black clothing, if at all possible. Come prepared to try something a little different, and don't be surprised if you end up lying on the floor.

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Emily Care Boss

Emily Care Boss of Black & Green Games is an award-winning, independent role-playing game designer living in western Massachusetts, USA. Her designs include Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, and Under my Skin, now collected as the Romance Trilogy. An outspoken and influential advocate... Read More →
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Lizzie Stark

Lizzie Stark is an author, journalist, and larp designer. Her first book, Leaving Mundania, was a narrative nonfiction account of larp in the US and Nordic countries. Since then, she has edited the collections Larps from the Factory and #Feminism; served as a play consultant to museums... Read More →

Tuesday August 15, 2017 8:00pm - 11:59pm EDT

8:00pm EDT

Playing Board Games
Play board games with other conference attendees! Please note that this event is self-organized. If you have some room in your luggage feel free to bring one of your games along to play this evening. Otherwise you can join a group or play one of the games we have available. 

Tuesday August 15, 2017 8:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Bass River
Wednesday, August 16

7:00pm EDT

The gala dinner will be hosted at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. You can walk to the museum (1 mile and 22 min according to Google) or we can arrange transportation if needed. Although a "gala" there is no formal dress code, except that you will need to bring a secret item that you will receive once you register. 

Dinner will be provided by Clambake Etc. You have the option of choosing a lobster, steak, or vegan/vegetarian clambake. We have an open bar that runs until supplies last. Access to the museum is free so you can explore that whenever you feel like. 

Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Cape Cod Maritime Museum 135 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601
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