JohnCon 2015  



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We will have board games in the Levering Lounge/Great Hall for all 48 hours of the convention.

We will also have anime running in the Arellano Theater. See the anime schedule below.

Click on an event to learn more about it!

Solar Echoes will be running demos of their RPG on Saturday from 10:00AM - late and on Sunday from 10:00AM - 2:00PM/3:00PM.

Main Schedule:

JohnCon 2016 Schedule

Anime Schedule:

Anime Schedule

About our Events

+2 Comedy
"+2 Comedy is a unique comedy trio unlike anything currently in the stand-up comedy world. This original form of stand-up comedy is created solely for nerds. Their comedy is on such topics as Star Wars, video games, comic books, anime, D&D and the like."
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Cutthroat Gaming: A new game show panel.

Stand-up Comedy: +2 Comedy presents their famous hour-long comedy show.

Japanese Fetishes: Beyond the Tentacle: This 18+ panel that takes an in-depth and educational look at japanese fetishes, and then turns that into a game show.

+2 Comedy Podcast Live!: A live Podcast where a celebrity guest, an audience member, and a member of +2Comedy battle it out in a winner take all nerd-off. All this going on, while also entertaining the masses, and having a good time!

Danny Birt
Danny Birt is widely known as an award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy literary works, and as a composer and performer of filk and other music.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Music Performance: Danny will be performing some of his fantastic science fiction and fantasy themed music.

Authors vs. Artists Science Fiction and Fantasy Pictionary: Who is the true master of the pen?  Come play the classic game of pictionary with the nerdiest bent you've ever seen!

Create a Card Game
Stephen Thomas will talk about the fundamentals of game design, and then how to refine and polish prototypes into quality games worthy of publisher attention.

To celebrate JohnCon's 20th birthday and the event falling on April 1st, JohnCon will be hosting a MasqueRave! Think masquerade, think rave, you've got it. We'll be having a special guest running the music, DJ Super Sonic! Join the event on Facebook. Like DJ Super Sonic.

JHU Entertainers Fire Performance
"We are the Johns Hopkins University Entertainers Club, bringing you the under appreciated performing arts. We juggle, spin staffs, and most importantly, play with fire."

Escape the Room
Escape the Room is a type of physical game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. In this scenario, players are time travelers trying to return home.

Here is the detailed schedule for the Speedruns block:

Raffle Drawing
This is where we will be holding the drawing for raffle tickets. Click here to learn more about our donation rewards system.

Chess Panel
More information about this panel will be posted at a later date.

Pandemic Survival Tournament
Pandemic Survival is an “extreme” version of Pandemic where 6 to 12 teams of 2 will face each other in an epic battle to save the world. Their goal: to be the first team to find all four cures, or to be the last team still alive at the end of the game.

Pokemon Showdown Tournament
Here are the JohnCon 2016 rules for the Pokemon Showdown tournament.

Pokemon 6th Generation 3DS Tournament - Singles
Here are the JohnCon 2016 rules for the Pokemon Singles tournament.

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament
Updated tournament rules coming soon. Here are the JohnCon 2015 rules for the Melee tournament. Sign-ups for all tournaments will be available at the convention.

Magic the Gathering Tournament
Updated tournament rules coming soon. Here are the JohnCon 2015 rules for the MTG tournament. Sign-ups for all tournaments will be available at the convention.

Laser Tag
After briefly figuring out teams, we will move outside for a heart-pumping game of laser tag. You are free to drop in and out, but the laser guns are first come, first serve.

Danger 5: Season 1
"It's Christmas in the 1980s, Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead and the world under his Christmas tree." Find more information here.

Wizard of Speed and Time
A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends. Find more information here.



JOHNCON 2016. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21218