Everything you need to know to sign up for events!

Game signups open tomorrow (Sept 10) 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 2016 Badge and click the Book Now button. If you have any trouble email events@bigbadcon.com to let us know ASAP.

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.

Eligibility

  • Teen attendees (13-17) can sign up for all Teen events, and all events marked All Ages.
  • Adult attendees (18+) can sign up for all non-Teen events, and all events marked All Ages. Adults will be able to sign up for Teen events on Sept 24 at noon PST.

Event Phases

Signups are in three phases:

  • Phase I (Sept 10 at noon PST) — everyone can sign up for a maximum of 2 events; gamers ages 13-17 have priority for Teen events.
  • Phase II (Sept 17 at noon PST) — everyone can sign up for a maximum of 4 events; gamers ages 13-17 have priority for Teen events.
  • Phase III (Sept 24 at noon PST) — event signups have no maximum limit; gamers 18+ can sign up for Teen events.

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
  • Board game demos
  • Larps for 9 or more players
  • Special events

A full list of exempt events are here:

Board Games
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO)
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO)
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO)
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO)
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO)
Ultimate Werewolf

Panels
Blind Lady Vs. RPG & LARP
Building Trust at the Table
Destroying The Fake Geek Girl Fallacy
Diversity in Gaming Discussion
How to go from being a good playtester to a great one
Make A Game In An Hour!
Make better Games with Science! Go from Playtesting to Researching
Real talk on Tabletop toxicity

RPGs and Larps
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Always/Never/Now – Part 2 (For Players in Always/Never/Now – Part 1)
Better Living Through Robotics
Big Bad Gauntlet: Superheroes – Player Signups
Big Bad Gauntlet: Superheroes – GM Signups
Big Bad Gauntlet: Superheroes – Agent Signups
Cats Like Food (Humans Like Sleep)
Cats Like Food (Humans Like Sleep)
Farewell to the Flesh
Fuyu no Yuri: Winter Lilies
Ghost Court
Improv Jenga
JUST(ice) DANCE
Night Forest
Rival Schools : United By Fate
Thank You Kindly
The Imperial Wedding
The Importance of Being Alien
THE LINE
The Ruritania Solution

Special Events
Kristin’s Birthday Rock Band Party
Wolf Chase 2016

Workshops
Improv for Larpers
Rapid Characters
Workshop 1: Designing RPG Scenarios
Workshop 2: Tips and tricks for running your game
Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics
Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics

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