New World Magischola House Rivalry

soledad longNew World Magischola is four-day, three-night premiere wizarding larp on the East Coast. The universe of Magimundi is packed full of wizards, mages, magical creatures, and unique traditions.

How can Little Red and The Wolf get a chance to play in this magical world? Glad you asked…

New World Magischola at Big Bad Con

Interested in getting a taste of NWM and a chance to get an exclusive promo card for NWM’s new card game, House Rivalry? Check out the NWM games we’ve got on the roster:

LARPS:

A Wolf By Any Other Name (Saturday 2pm – 6pm)

The Search for Snow Dragon (Sunday 9am – 1pm)

Board Games:

New World Magischola House Rivalry (Saturday 9am – 11am)

New World Magischola House Rivalry (Sunday 2pm – 4pm)

New World Magischola House Rivalry (Sunday 4pm – 6pm)

New World Magischola in Kickstarter

The House Rivalry Kickstarter just launched and it’s already blazing away! House Rivalry is a competitive card game for 2-5 players that transports you to the start of the semester at New World Magischola, North America’s premier college of wizardry. Start your journey by selecting a unique character, and choose your House. Then set out to complete your studies by attending class, casting spells, fighting monsters, and competing against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup!

Game sign ups go live on Saturday – all the info here!

Game signups open Saturday (Sept 16) at noon PST. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

Verify Your Badge Now

Super important. If you haven’t already, head over to Verify your 2017 Badge and click the Book Now button. If you have any trouble email events@bigbadcon.com to let us know ASAP.

Need to get a badge?

No problem, head over here to sign up!

Signing up for Events

To get in a game or other event, go to the event page itself and if you’re eligible to get in, click the Book Now button.

Beware the dreaded Overbooking: Year after year we work on improving our sign ups through server upgrades and code revisions, but overbooking still happens. As our servers get bogged down, sometimes two (or more) people click the book now button while there is still one spot open and before any of the bookings have gone through. The result is that everyone thinks they got into the game. We, the forest gnomes, vigilantly watch for these overbookings and as soon as we catch them we’ll let the folks know with a polite, but sad “sorry, this game was overbooked” email. We’ll leave the person with the earliest timestamp in the slot and ask others to pick another game. If this happens to you, we apologize in advance.

Eligibility

  • Teens (13-17) can sign up for events marked Teens and All Ages
  • Adult attendees (18+) can sign up for all events except those marked Teens. Adults will be able to sign up for all events on Sept 30 at noon PST.

Event Phases

Signups are in three phases:

  • Phase I (Sept 16 at noon PST) — everyone can sign up for a maximum of 2 events.
  • Phase II (Sept 23 at noon PST) — everyone can sign up for a maximum of 4 events.
  • Phase III (Sept 30 at noon PST) — event signups have no maximum limit.

Exempt Events

Some events will be exempt from your maximum number, which means you can sign up for them without it counting against your limit during Phases I or II.

Exempt events include:

  • Any event that you are running
  • Panels and workshops
  • Larps for 10 or more players
  • Special events

A full list of exempt events are here:

Friday

Designing for Player Energy (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Here Is My Power Button (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Thank You Kindly (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
How to Be Ava White (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Action Castle (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
How to Be Ava White (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Big Talk Conversation Party (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Always/Never/Now – Part 2 (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Dangertown Beatdown (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
The Association for the Advancement of Fairy Tale Creatures (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Mangaka [Wolf and Red Special] (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Red Dragon Inn (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
You Don’t Look Like a Geek (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Improv for Role-Players (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)
Improv Jenga (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Saturday

Improv for GMs (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
White Death (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Game Master Clinic (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Event Horizon: Stowaways (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
The Importance of Being Alien (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Open session: Mindfulness (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
The Unwomanly Face of War (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Red Dragon Inn (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
A Wolf By Any Other Name (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Make Better Games with Science! (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Action Castle II: Return to Action Castle (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Gaming and Emotional Safety (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Gaming with the Next Generation (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Grimm by Gaslight (7:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Sarabande (7:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Big Bad Game Show (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Superheroes Fight the Third Reich – Part 2 (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Beyond the Barricades (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Parsely Games: CATALOG (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
GM-ing Advice (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Adult Themes in Gaming: Adult versus “Adult” (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Action Castle III: Beneath Action Castle (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Ghost Court (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Sunday

Wolf Run 2017 (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM)
Life on Mars (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Building Terrain and Models: Cardboarding, Greebling, and Kitbashing (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Adventure Time: ELEMENTALS! (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
LarpJam: Newbie-Friendly Larp Design (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
The Search for Snow Dragon (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Morning (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Adventure Time: ELEMENTALS! (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Here Is My Power Button (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Event Horizon: Silent Conversation (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Quota Exempt Events

Game registration goes live on Saturday 9/16 at noon PST!

When it does, everyone will be able to book their first two events.

However, the events listed below do not count towards your signup limit (usually because they can accommodate more attendees):

Friday

Designing for Player Energy (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Here Is My Power Button (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Thank You Kindly (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
How to Be Ava White (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Action Castle (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
How to Be Ava White (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Big Talk Conversation Party (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Always/Never/Now – Part 2 (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Dangertown Beatdown (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
The Association for the Advancement of Fairy Tale Creatures (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Mangaka [Wolf and Red Special] (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Red Dragon Inn (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
You Don’t Look Like a Geek (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Improv for Role-Players (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)
Improv Jenga (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Saturday

Improv for GMs (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
White Death (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Game Master Clinic (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Event Horizon: Stowaways (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
The Importance of Being Alien (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Open session: Mindfulness (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
The Unwomanly Face of War (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Red Dragon Inn (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
A Wolf By Any Other Name (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Make Better Games with Science! (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Action Castle II: Return to Action Castle (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Gaming and Emotional Safety (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Gaming with the Next Generation (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Grimm by Gaslight (7:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Sarabande (7:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Big Bad Game Show (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Superheroes Fight the Third Reich – Part 2 (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Beyond the Barricades (8:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Parsely Games: CATALOG (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
GM-ing Advice (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Adult Themes in Gaming: Adult versus “Adult” (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Action Castle III: Beneath Action Castle (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)
Ghost Court (10:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Sunday

Wolf Run 2017 (7:00 AM – 8:00 AM)
Life on Mars (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Building Terrain and Models: Cardboarding, Greebling, and Kitbashing (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Adventure Time: ELEMENTALS! (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
LarpJam: Newbie-Friendly Larp Design (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
The Search for Snow Dragon (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Morning (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Adventure Time: ELEMENTALS! (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Here Is My Power Button (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Event Horizon: Silent Conversation (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

New Red! New Wolf!

Introducing our new illustrations of Red and the Wolf for Big Bad Con 2017!

These amazing illustrations were done by the ever so creative Eden Parkinson, a Utah based illustrator — who is also avid gamer and GM! Eden Parkinson will be at Big Bad Con 2017 and she, like Sandy Jacobs-Tolle, will be joining the “Tell Me About Your Character” booth to will draw a portrait of your character as you describe their noble (or ignoble) exploits!!!

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“Tell me MORE about your character!”

portraitsWe’re delighted to announce that this year, we will have an even livelier “Tell Me About Your Character” booth, with an artist-in-residence.

Joining the “Tell Me About Your Character” booth is Sandy Jacobs-Tolle, who will draw a portrait of your character as you describe their noble (or ignoble) exploits! You’ll be able to keep the finished drawing at the end of the session, and your donation for the session goes entirely to Doctors Without Borders.

Sandy is an illustrator whose portfolio and published work history can be found at https://racerxmachina.artstation.com/. She will be present to draw characters portraits for four hours each day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Specific times will be posted at the convention.

Note: The art piece you will receive from Sandy is for personal use only.