A Court of Dreams and Goblins: The Carnival of Labyrinth

Rated: Teen


Following the prior Jim Henson's 1986 masterpiece ''Labyrinth'', you are welcomed to the 3 hour masquerade gala ball! Nostalgia comes to life at this interactive occasion, which will feature the ballroom transformed into the world of the infamous and notorious, yet oddly beloved, Goblin King. You will see familiar scenes and faces from the film, and will more than likely find a few hidden miniature treasures as you journey through the passages.

We will all dance together As The World Falls Down with all its glitter and glass filled glory. Labyrinth costuming, masquerade, and ballroom attire strongly encouraged.


Category: Activity

 



ALL-CON Opening Ceremony

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Half-Ass Productions


An ALL-CON tradition!

Every journey has a beginning. Let your convention weekend journey begin in the best possible way with a lively overview of an experience 20 years in the making!

Join Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, veteran of all prior 19 years of ALL-CON Dallas, as he acts as your guide to the entire four-day event ahead. There is a lot ground to cover (with over 300 events in this year's lineup) and precious little time to inform and entertain the show's early arrivals. For over a decade now JediCole has been introducing attendees, new and seasoned, to an overview of what is in store for them in a rapid-fire orientation on ''Your Favorite Con'' and he is more that up for the challenge yet again!


Category: Presentation

 



ALL-CON Volunteer Appreciation

Rated: Private


Any Volunteer with 3 or more hours officially on the books between the 2023 hotel move-out up until 3pm on Sunday afternoon is encouraged to attend this annual recognition event. Every volunteer who attends with time on record will find this to be one of the most rewarding experiences of their ALL-CON year. Additionally, volunteer events for after the 2024 ALL-CON convention will be discussed in preperation for the volunteer community post-event summer fun!


Category: Volunteers

 



Bunny Hutch Social

Rated: Teen


Welcome to the Bunny Hutch! The Dallas Bunny Hutch, congregating at ALL-CON, is run the ''old-school'' way--no contests, no prizes, just a nice con kickoff party filled with bunnies and dapper gents having a good time and mutually supporting one another. Best of all, *you* are invited!

Join the Dallas Bunny Hutch in the H-Bar in the main lobby for this social gathering celebrating the traditional, modern, and cross-over bunny themes. Late arrivals welcome!


Category: Activity

 



Console Gaming Open Play

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: ALL-CON Console Gaming





Category: Activity

 



Cosplay Competition

Rated: Everyone


The Cosplay Contest is an event for cosplayers to feature their costumes and for attendees to relax and watch some amazing cosplay. Cosplayers can choose between a walk-on and a skit for their performance. Cosplayers of all ages are welcome to join in on this fantastic and fun show!

All content must be PG-13 and conform to the convention's rules regarding costumes and props. At least 50% of your costume must be constructed by you. Characters must be a pre-existing property from movies, television, anime, comic book, etc. No original characters at this time - Gijinkas are allowed.

Full rules should be read here prior to applying: www.ALL-CON.net/cosplay.html.


Category: Activity

 



Cosplay Pre-Judging and Line-Up

Rated: Everyone


Cosplay contest entries... check in here with your documentation, be dressed and ready for pre-show judging, and receive your line up placement. It's almost show time!


Category: Activity

 



Costume Catwalk

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hollywood Matrimony [H04]


Many of the best costumers at a convention love showing off their work but have no interest in competing against others in a judged environment.

There also are people who have never been up on a stage in costume who need some audience time in order to hone their stage presence in front of a supportive crowd.

Lets not forget those who also just adore getting up on a stage in costume to hear the applause.

Welcome to the ALL-CON Costume Catwalk. Part preview for the Saturday night competition and part of a display of the wonderful costumes you have seen in the convention spaces so far during the weekend.

Registration is walk-up style. The first fifty entries will be accepted. ALL-CON's Master of Ceremonies will introduce the costumer and ask a couple of questions about the costume and their experience. Everything from ''I bought it at the Halloween store, and doesn't it look great!?'' to ''I spent twenty months sculpting it'' is welcome.


Category: Activity

 



Dallas School of Historical Fencing's Fight Room

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Dallas School of Historical Fencing


Instructors from the Dallas School of Historical Fencing are hosting a no-cost Fight Room. The school provides foam swords and fencing masks, and attendees are encouraged to either spectate or (safely) fight any of the school's instructors for both entertainment as well as evaluation and education. The school also will offer structured lessons throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday) for attendees who have an interest.


Category: Activity

 



Derby Day Horse Racing

Rated: Everyone


It's Derby Day Horse Racing at ALL-CON! Up to 12 players at a time can select their steed and lane. Additional players waiting for their race can cheer on their favorite horse as it's a race to the finish line! Who can drive their horse the fastest to cross the finish line and Win, Place, or Show their way to victory? This isn't a board game. This isn't a video game. This is a good old fashioned horse race! No betting please, ladies and gentlemen. This sport of champions is strictly for some exciting action at the track.


Category: Activity

 



Escape Room #1

Rated: Everyone


No title. No advance clues about the theme. You have 45 minutes to find and figure out the puzzles and their meaning. The rooms this year are designed for participation at (nearly) all ages and skill levels.


Category: Activity

 



Escape Room #2

Rated: Everyone


No title. No advance clues about the theme. You have 45 minutes to find and figure out the puzzles and their meaning. The rooms this year are designed for participation at (nearly) all ages and skill levels.


Category: Activity

 



Gilmore Girls Trivia

Rated: Teen


How well do you know the Gilmore Girls!!! Test your knowledge with 5 rounds of Gilmore Girls trivia questions. 3 rounds of questions and 2 rounds of ''Who is This''.


Category: Discussion

 



INFLATE-a-cade Midway Games

Rated: Everyone


It's the INFLATE-a-cade! It's like an inflatible arcade midway! This first year we are starting with three attractions - an archery range, a hatchet throw, and a human-sized whack-a-mole arena! (Space permitting, we may also try to squeeze in the child-sized bounce house from the Pajama Jammie Jam.) They are all free to play! Bring your friends and rediscover the joys of your youth playing with the adult-size inflatible games.


Category: Activity

 



It's a Wrap!

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Half-Ass Productions; Happy Cat Productions


We are done. Wrapping it up with all the thank yous and luv yous. We are here because you are here. Heres to 20 more years!


Category: Game Show

 



JediCole's Morning After

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Half-Ass Productions; Happy Cat Productions


And yet again, if you are among the handful who are either an early bird or just someone no hung over from Saturday night partying, ALL-CON's oldest talk show gives you something to first thing Sunday morning!

Start your day the JediCole way again this year with recurring features like ''It Came From the Dollar Store'' and ''You Can't Win'' as well as some new surprises cooked up to keep things a little different.

Zack ''The Talk-Lord of the Sith'' Schrotter will yet again be drug out of bed early to join the fun as the answer to the question, ''is there ANYTHING to do on Sunday morning?'' is answered yet again: JediCole's Morning After... Well, it is ''SOMETHING''!


Category: Discussion

 



Labyrinth Feature Film Screening

Rated: Everyone


You are invited to join with our Goblin Court for an audience-participation based screening of Jim Henson's 1986 masterpiece ''Labyrinth'', followed by a 3 hour masquerade gala ball! Nostalgia comes to life at this interactive occasion, which will feature the ballroom transformed into the world of the infamous and notorious, yet oddly beloved, Goblin King. You will see familiar scenes and faces from the film, and will more than likely find a few hidden miniature treasures as you journey through the passages.

The film begins at 7:00pm, with all its glitter and glass filled glory. Immediately following, we will all dance together As The World Falls Down. Please be sure to join the line early, if you desire the optimal experience, as the first 50 guests will receive theme related prop kits to utilize and enjoy throughout the feature film.


Category: Presentation

 



Laser Tag Dragon Wars Arena

Rated: Everyone


It's a full-on laser war at ALL-CON!

Whether it's two-on-two, six-on-six, a zombie hunt scenario, or every man for themself we have got the game formats that will challenge you every time you play. Bring your friends or meet some new ones. Up to twelve people can play at a time. New games start every 30 minutes.

Want to know about the equipment? These aren't little toy store guns! This is real-deal laser tag designed for indoor and outdoor use with open field play. We are proud supporters of SteradianTech.com If you have been around for our laser tag arenas in the past, you know how impressive the gear is.

And it's FREE to play at ALL-CON!


Category: Activity

 



Lip-Sync Roulette

Rated: Teen

Produced By: Shaffer-In-Sync


Shaffer-In-Sync is teaming up with ALL-CON for the Lip-Sync Roulette, a lip-sync challenge like you've never seen before. Grab your costumes and your friends for Lip-Sync Roulette!

Lip-Sync Roulette is an all inclusive event that is sure to have everyone on their feet as performers show off their skills to a panel of judges lip-syncing to a song from a hand picked, chart topping playlist. Songs will be assigned to contestants prior to the start time so you have time to plan on wowing the judges. Don't already have a stunning outfit to perform in? No problem! Shaffer-In-Sync will be providing a limited number of costume pieces to wear during your performance so you can ensure that you steal the show!

This event is a free event provided by ALL-CON for anyone to enjoy! A registration table will be set up outside of the ballroom at 7:00 PM. The first 25 people to sign up for this event will get to compete for the 2023 title of ''Lips of ALL-CON''!

Whether you're a polished performer, first time attendee, or here to cheer on a friend meet us in the Ballroom for Lip-Sync Roulette! It's just one more way we continue to make ALL-CON ''Your Favorite Con.''


Category: Activity

 



Lip-Sync Roulette Sign-Up

Rated: Teen

Produced By: Shaffer-In-Sync


A registration table will be set up outside of the Lakeside Ballroom at 7:00 PM. The first 25 people to sign up for Lip-Sync Routlette will get to compete! Whether you're a polished performer, first time attendee, or here to cheer on a friend meet us in the Ballroom for Lip-Sync Roulette!


Category: Activity

 



Miniature Golf

Rated: Everyone


Hole-in-One Miniature Golf, every day at ALL-CON.

When researching indoor golf courses, we learned about two different philosophies: ''Pro Putter'' (complexity of layout) and ''Obstacle'' (complexity of ornamentation). We designed a hybrid with a little bit of each.

Each of the ten-plus holes is built on a sixteen foot long green, some with an additional eight foot dogleg which just means they aren't just a single straight green.

In addition to the miniature golf course there also is a ''Pool Golf'' game. It's the same rules as shooting pool but with putters and golf balls. Three ball in the corner pocket!

What better way to practice social distancing with your friends than to spread out on our indoor mini golf course, located right in the spacious new convention space at the Hilton Lincoln Centre! You don't even have to leave the convention. Catch a round or two in between panels or to relax before the Cosplay competition.

Putters and balls will be disinfected in between players.

Try it out! Miniature Golf is now one of our new feature events. It's just one more way we continue to make ALL-CON ''Your Favorite Con.''


Category: Activity

 



Miniature Golf 4th Annual ''Danny'' Invitational

Rated: Private


A privately held mini golf tournament sponsored and hosted by Danny. Must possess a Danny Token in advance to qualify for entry. Dresscode enforced. One round. Award presentation by Danny.


Category: By Invitation

 



Regency Era Theme Ballroom Dance Party

Rated: Teen


The Friday night ballroom dance party theme is from the Regency era... think Jane Austen and Bridgerton. Attire appropriate to the theme is encouraged, and your attendance is requested.


Category: Activity

 



Someday Monkey Won't Play Piano Song

Rated: Teen

Produced By: ALL-CON Games and Theory


With a title like this, it's got to be something unusual!

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston delves into an aspect of popular culture that is decidedly not his forte - music!

Cole hosts this lively panel which will feature members of Games and Theory as well as some familiar faces at ALL-CON on a journey through music and lyrics and what we sometimes hear and hear incorrectly. From the obvious, like your odd ''One Ton Tomatoes'' and ''Bathrooms on the Right'' to more obscure and decidedly personal anecdotes on lyrics that sounded like something wholly other to tales of fun encounters with popular songs.

The hand-picked panelists will ''play it by ear'' in an interactive exploration of decades of popular music that affords the audience a chance to get in on thact. No singing required!


Category: Game Show

 



Star Wars Show and Tell

Rated: Everyone


Geoffrey Carlton is hosting ALL-CON's Star Wars Show and Tell feature! Geoffrey is the author of eleven Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Books (2001-2024). These 460+ page hardcover books are about Star Wars collectibles including their identification and values.

Bring your favorite or most unique Star Wars collectible to show off and tell others about. It can be a toy, collectible, memorabilia, package ... anything Star Wars!

One lucky collector who participates will be taking home a vintage toy chest from Geoffrey's own collection! (No purchase necessary, but you must participate as a presenter with a Star Wars item in order to qualify and presenters must be in attendance throughout Show and Tell event.)

Due to limits of time, only the first 15 sign-ups on site are guarenteed to speak.
Following the Show and Tell, there will be an informal Star Wars Swap Meet.


Category: Activity

 



Star Wars Swap Meet

Rated: Everyone


Following the Show and Tell, there will be an informal Star Wars Swap Meet in the same room.

• Collectors are limited to bring in only one box of items that they must carry in by hand.
• No tables or fixtures will be supplied.
• Show and Tell items must be excluded from Swap Meet.


Category: Activity

 



Starship Bridge Simulator: USS Perseverance

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Meow About Cosplay and Crafts


Do you have what it takes to defend the sector from hostile enemy fleets? Then join the crew of the USS Artemis!

This is a Star Trek style game where a team of six take control of the stations of a starship bridge. Even if you've never seen an episode of Star Trek, you'll have a great time playing!

Six players (5 stations plus a captain) work together, interacting in real time in the same room, to accomplish a team mission. Team work and good communication mean the difference between saving the galaxy or accidentally flying into a black hole. Yes, this has happened.

Are you a good pilot? Did you make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs? Helm is for you.

Have you been called ''trigger happy''? Is Rocket Raccoon your spirit animal? Take the Weapons station!

Do you want to be the first to discover everything about the enemy? Then Science is the only logical choice.

Do you like to negotiate? Do you like to insult? (Are you the Senate?) Take up Communications!

Are you good with resource management? Are you givin' it all she's got, Captain? Report to Engineering!

And finally, every good ship needs a captain. A good starship captain (or pirate captain) will guide his or her brave crew in the face of overwhelming odds! (gamemaster will set game difficulty to ''Only Slightly Overwhelming'')

Come join us and boldly go where no one has gone before!


Category: Activity

 



The Fault in Our Star Wars

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: ALL-CON Games and Theory


Show me on the Death Star where Star Wars hurt you...

The one thing all Star Wars fans have in common is disappointment. Not overall disdain for the cultural juggernaut that is ''The Star Wars'', bur rather point where the Saga let us down. Even the most loyal aficionado of George Lucas' cultural phenomenon has been put off to some degree by one or more of the franchise's movies and television shows. With so much to love there is often a little bit to hate.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston expands on one of his favorite episodes of his past podcast, ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' in a panel that explores his personal journey as a Star Wars fan from that fateful summer of 1977 through the present day. While the Disney era is often the target of fan-boy disdain, expect a more even-handed approach to revelations of the times that Star Wars fell just a bit flat from the 80s through today.

Special surprise guests will be joining the panel and will be announced as they are confirmed.


Category: Game Show

 



TokuTruck Generation's Fiesta

Rated: Everyone

Produced By: TokuTruck


This will be the TokuTrucks 5th time at ALL-CON. Keeping with this years theme, we will be doing Tokusatsu through the generations which include Ultraman Kamen Rider Super Sentai Space Sheriff Gavin and Godzilla, several of which began in the 60s and 70s and continue to have new episodes to this date. We will be taking the audience through multiple generations of Japanese Tokusatsu.


Category: Presentation

 

 

 
 


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