How Do Game Signups Work?

Aug 15, 2010

We want you to have maximum access to games at Big Bad Con. Here’s how we do it:

  • Event submissions are open from early April through mid-August.
  • Events are posted to the site as soon as they're approved, so attendees have plenty of time to see all their options.
  • Game signups for Big Bad Con will start on September 7th at 12:00 PM PDT (GMT-7:00), using our Signup Phase System, detailed below.
  • To sign up for an event, go to the event page, and if there are spaces left, click Book Now at the bottom.

Not enough games? Too many games?

  • We’re proactive during signups! If a game fills up quickly, we'll try to add additional sessions. If a game isn’t filling up, we'll promote it through social media.
  • If you have open slots on your schedule, never fear! Swing by the reg desk at the con to see what games still have open slots. We also have Games on Demand—just stop by for new games starting every two hours! And we've got open gaming running all con long!

Our Signup Phase System

Not everyone is available the moment signups open. So we've instituted Signup Phases, approximately one week apart:

  • Phase I (Saturday 9/7 12PM PDT) — Everyone can sign up for a maximum of 2 events.
  • Phase II (Monday 9/16 7PM PDT) — Everyone can sign up for 2 more events, a maximum of 4 total.
  • Phase III (Sunday 9/22 7PM PDT) — Event signups have no maximum limit.

A few things to note:

  • Events marked All Ages are available to all attendees, including teens.
  • Events not designated all ages are available to adults 18 and up.
  • Events you're running don't count against your limit.
  • Volunteer Ranger shifts don't count against your limit.
  • Some specific events (Wolf Chase, panels, workshops) don’t count against your limit either. They are listed below.
Booking Exempt (Non-Quota) EventsType
Big Bad Art WalkArt Display
A Nice Pleasant Game of Mexican TrainBoard/Card Game
Battle of the Boy BandsBoard/Card Game
Big Bad Jeopardy!Board/Card Game
Chronicles of CrimeBoard/Card Game
Codenames (and Expansions)Board/Card Game
Conviction: Justice Comes Calling!Board/Card Game
Cooperating Is AwesomeBoard/Card Game
ELEMANCERS: Light and Dark - Kickstarter DemoBoard/Card Game
Fantasy and Mythology and Board GamesBoard/Card Game
For-ExBoard/Card Game
Gladius Rotating DemoBoard/Card Game
Ikusa: Samurai SwordsBoard/Card Game
Magischola: House RivalryBoard/Card Game
Natural SelectionBoard/Card Game
New AngelesBoard/Card Game
Playtest: Kitty CommitteeBoard/Card Game
Root, a woodland game of Might and RightBoard/Card Game
RUN! Rotating DemoBoard/Card Game
Spirit IslandBoard/Card Game
Star Breach: Multiverse Sci-Fi SkirmishBoard/Card Game
Star Wars X-Wing Flight SchoolBoard/Card Game
Star Wars: RebellionBoard/Card Game
Super Human Resources: Save The World, Look Good Doing ItBoard/Card Game
Terraforming MarsBoard/Card Game
TREADS: Co-op WW2 Tank BattlesBoard/Card Game
Wingspan - An adventure in birdingBoard/Card Game
Big Queer Dance PartyDance Party
Live Performance: RuuneDance Party
Wolf Chase 2019LARP Workshop
Behind the Lasers – Staged with Audience ParticipationLive Performance
Romeo and Juliet play Starcrossed...Live Performance
Bleeding for the GameMedia
Site OmegaMedia
Accessibility in GamingPanel
Aquatic ContentPanel
Designing out in the OpenPanel
Growing a Latinx HobbyPanel
How to Stop Working When You Love What You DoPanel
Lyrics: An Essential and Underrated Tool of RapPanel
Swordsfall - A Trip into an Afropunk RPGPanel
Terror By Design: How to design and run horror gamesPanel
Emotional Mecha Jam SamplerRPG
Chaldea Mixer with ScreeningSocial
Soda Pop SocialSocial
Stitch & BitchSocial
Épée Basics for the Aspiring DuelistWorkshop
Historical European Martial Arts with Foam WeaponsWorkshop
Introduction to Dueling SabreWorkshop
Make Do & Mend: Simple sewing for LARP, alterations, and sustainabilityWorkshop
Middle Eastern Dance for Every Body: American FusionWorkshop
Work on Your Golden Cobra Game!Workshop

Illustrations by Eden Parkinson
Website by Colin Fahrion

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