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Saturday, October 24
 

11:00am

Opening Ceremony
Learn a little more about your hosts and special guests of the event and an introduction of what we have to offer at PokéCon.

Saturday October 24, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mississippi Room

12:00pm

Oculus Rift
Glitch, a local University of Minnesota student group offers attendees the opportunity to play retro Pokemon Games with a whole new perspective through the Oculus Rift.

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mississippi Room

12:30pm

Sanctioned TCG Tournament
A sanctioned Pokémon trading card game tournament with standard rules.

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

12:30pm

VG Tournament
Sanctioned VG Tournament! Rules: Bring 6, pick 4, Item Clause, Species Clause, Legendary Clause, Mythic Clause

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video Game Room 303

12:30pm

PokéEvolution
Whether or not you have drawing skills, play the fun drawing game where you only have 20 seconds to draw what you see on the card.  Come watch as the Pokémon evolve over time!

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 325

12:30pm

Pokemon League & Gym Leader Showcase
Learn about the U of M student group that's running this convention and learn about the gym leaders you can battle and win real badges!

Saturday October 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 324

2:00pm

SNAP Challenge
Race for the best Score!

Saturday October 24, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Video Game Room 303

3:00pm

Pokemon Stadium 1 Tournament
Pick a team of 6 Pokemon from the Rental box and fight it out to be #1

Saturday October 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Video Game Room 303

3:30pm

Nerds Rule (with Zack Storch)
Sci-fi Fantasy Author Zachary Storch tells about his experiences with reality television on King of the Nerds, shares his thoughts on the positive benefits gaming can have on creativity and discusses his novel, Za’nar: Impossibility. Get those questions you’ve always wondered about reality TV answered! Check out VoidSaga.com for more about Zachary Storch and his novels.

Speakers
avatar for Zack Storch

Zack Storch

Sci-fi / Fantasy Author Zachary Storch competed on Season 2 of the major reality TV show "King of the Nerds," and was responsible for knocking Pokémon YouTuber Jwittz out of the running. Inspired at the age of 15 to begin writing, his interplanetary, magical fantasy novel "Za'nar... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 324

3:30pm

MPLS DS League & Gym Leader Showcase
Learn about the Minneapolis DS League. Join them and win badges!

Saturday October 24, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 325

3:30pm

Who's That Pokémon
It's not Jigglypuff from above. See if you can figure out who's that Pokémon from various snippets of the sprite, its silhouette and its cry!

Saturday October 24, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 326

4:00pm

Puzzle League Tournament 1
Are you the best like no one ever was, To Solve them is your real test, to survive them is your cause!

Saturday October 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video Game Room 303

4:00pm

Starter Deck Tournament
Buy or bring a complete Starter Deck and fight it out to be the best!

Saturday October 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

5:00pm

Pokemon Stadium 1&2 Mini Game Battle Royal
A Whirlwind of Mini Games from both Stadium Games!

Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Video Game Room 303

5:00pm

Internet Content Creation (with Jake Paque)
A panel on getting things made and distributing them via the INTERNET!!! Jake has experience developing and producing web content including videos, articles and podcasts. In the panel we'll discuss the creative process, collaborating with other artists, releasing content and even workshop a few ideas people bring in!

Speakers
avatar for Jake Paque

Jake Paque

Jake Paque is an actor, voice actor, writer and producer. He is best known for playing Professor Sycamore on Pokémon, Dumon in Yu-gi-oh! Zexal and Caydan Phoenix in the video game Mod-ern Combat 5. He voices characters on Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, Su-per4, Angel's Friends... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mississippi Room

5:00pm

Jeopardy
Do you know everything there is about Pokémon? Come test your knowledge in with Pokémon trivia!

Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 324

5:00pm

Loot Swoop
Got some cards and plushies lying around? Want to swap them with fellow trainers for other Pokémon goodies? Come on over!

Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 325

6:00pm

Booster Draft
Compete in a game of skill and luck, buy 3 packs from the Dealers Room to enter.

Saturday October 24, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

6:00pm

Pokemon ORAS Beauty Contest
  Bring your most Beautiful Pokemon and compete to prove yours is the most Beautiful!

Saturday October 24, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video Game Room 303

6:30pm

Check-in/Set-up Pokémon Cosplay
Saturday October 24, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mississippi Room

7:00pm

Puzzle League Tournament 2
Are you the best like no one ever was, To Solve them is your real test, to survive them is your cause! Sanctioned VG and TCG Tournaments

Saturday October 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video Game Room 303

7:00pm

Pokémon Cosplay
Saturday October 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mississippi Room

8:00pm

Mini Masters
A game of pure luck, $5 gets your one pack you add a few energy's to that and battle, for every win you earn a new pack to add to your deck.

Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

8:00pm

Pokemon Stadium 2 Tournament
Pick a team of 6 Pokemon from the Rental box and fight it out to be #1

Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Video Game Room 303

8:00pm

Intro to Pokémon Battling (with Zarel)
IVs? EVs? What the heck are those?? Find out here in addition to other tips and tricks on competitive Pokémon battling.

Speakers
avatar for Zarel

Zarel

Guangcong Luo is a the creator of Pokémon Showdown, the most popular Pokémon battle simulator online, and the developer for Warzone 2100. Guangcong was born in China and has traveled all around the world. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Computer Science... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 325

8:00pm

Choose Your Starter (16+)
Choose between three possible Pokémon, dating game style! Watch or participate as the eligible bachelor/ette asks questions to find the perfect starter.

Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 324

8:00pm

Cool Pokémon Videos
Know any funny Pokémon Youtube videos? Want to find more? Join us as we scour the interwebs for cool Pokémon videos.

Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 326

9:00pm

XY/ORAS Little Cup Tournament
Battle using only basic Pokemon who can evolve, between the levels of 1-5, a true test of skill!

Saturday October 24, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Video Game Room 303
 
Sunday, October 25
 

11:00am

Pokécon Plays Pokémon (with Zack Storch)
Come find out if you’d be a good member of the hive mind! Twitch Plays Pokémon beats games of Pokémon through a robot reading every input typed into chat by thousands of viewers. But how would it work in real life? This game, Pokécon Plays Pokémon, will be played by all of us! In “Anarchy Mode,” you will vocally shout commands to be inputted. “Slow Mode” will be used as needed limiting how often you may shout a command. Praise Helix!

Speakers
avatar for Zack Storch

Zack Storch

Sci-fi / Fantasy Author Zachary Storch competed on Season 2 of the major reality TV show "King of the Nerds," and was responsible for knocking Pokémon YouTuber Jwittz out of the running. Inspired at the age of 15 to begin writing, his interplanetary, magical fantasy novel "Za'nar... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 326

11:00am

Face Painting and Crafts
Get your face painted as your favorite Pokémon and do fun arts and crafts!

Sunday October 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 325

11:00am

Pokémon Live Action Role Playing
Join us as move past our comfort zone and engage in Pokemon Battles where participants act as the pokemon or trainers!

Sunday October 25, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 324

12:00pm

Puzzle League Championship
Top Winner of Tournament 1&2 compete to be the best!

Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Video Game Room 303

12:00pm

Booster Draft
Compete in a game of skill and luck, buy 3 packs from the Dealers Room to enter.

Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

12:30pm

Introduction to Voice Acting (with Jake Paque)
Jake will breakdown some of the basics of voice acting, both the art and the craft. From discovering your voice to microphone mechanics, you'll get a peek into the booth and the daily life of a voice actor. Questions are welcome and time permitting attendees will get a chance to participate by voicing a few lines of character dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Paque

Jake Paque

Jake Paque is an actor, voice actor, writer and producer. He is best known for playing Professor Sycamore on Pokémon, Dumon in Yu-gi-oh! Zexal and Caydan Phoenix in the video game Mod-ern Combat 5. He voices characters on Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, Su-per4, Angel's Friends... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mississippi Room

12:30pm

Introduction to the Trading Card Game
Got a bunch of cards at home but don't know what to do with them? Come learn how to play the Pokémon trading card game.

Sunday October 25, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 325

12:30pm

Pokémon Cards Against Humanity (16+)
Similar to Apples to Apples but for a mature audience and it’s Pokémon themed! 

Sunday October 25, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 324

1:00pm

Pokemon Stadium 1&2 Mini Game Battle Royal 2
A Whirlwind of Mini Games from both Stadium Games!

Sunday October 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Video Game Room 303

2:00pm

SM4SH U Pokemon Battle
Battle with only Pokemon, using only Pokeballs in what amounts to more of a game of chance then skill!

Sunday October 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Video Game Room 303

2:00pm

Starter Deck Tournament 2
Buy or bring a complete Starter Deck and fight it out to be the best!

Sunday October 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tabletop Room 303

2:00pm

Titan League Championships
A Tournament of everyone who can obtain all 8 Titan League Badges!

Sunday October 25, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mississippi Room

3:30pm

Basics of Drawing and Sewing/Costume Design
Come meet some of our local artists as they have a live drawing tutorial and discuss the process behind sewing/costume design.

Sunday October 25, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 325

3:30pm

Jeopardy
Do you know everything there is about Pokémon? Come test your knowledge in with Pokémon trivia!

Sunday October 25, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 324

3:30pm

Pokémon Sing Along
Come on, you know the words.. Join us in singing about being the best like no one ever was.

Sunday October 25, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 326

4:00pm

SNAP Challenge 2
Race for the best Score!

Sunday October 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video Game Room 303