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The Comic Book Club of Ithaca
PO Box 701
Ithaca, NY 14851

is proud to present

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday evening gaming 7 PM - 11 PM

Campus Center and Williams Hall • Ithaca College • 953 Danby Rd. • Ithaca, NY

Guests and vendors are in Emerson Suites 10-6 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday
As of February 26, we are working on the 2020 schedule. Items are being posted as they are confirmed. Check back regularly!
Activities for Kids
All events are located in Williams unless otherwise noted

Saturday March 21

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Zombie Maze - 1st floor
Pick up your Nerf Blaster and join the fight against the hoard of Zombies roaming the first floor!

X-treme Hopscotch Challenge - 3rd floor
Try to get through the third floor by successfully crossing dozens of connected hopscotch trails!

Graphic Novel Reading Room - 202
Take a load off and come find our quiet zone! Filled with pillows and bean bags, this is the perfect space to read your new comics, look at some of the novels we’ve provided, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

Superman Movies - 225
Join us for a Superman Marathon! Starting with the 2013 documentary Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle at 10 am, Superman (1978) at 11 am, followed by Smallville episodes at 3 pm, and Supergirl at 5 pm.

Fantasy Crafts - 221
Whether you’re a pixie or a paladin, these fantasy-themed crafts are for you. Come make your own shields, fairy wands, crowns and tiaras, and origami dragons in our forest.

Gorgekeep Tower – 210
This is your invitation to be a wizard for a day! Make your very own magic wand, fuzzy monster book, personalized buttons, and enjoy the movies playing in the background.

10:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Make Me a Superhero - 222
Every hero has an origin story, so pick yours and suit up! Kids can pick a cape, decorate a mask, and get their own superhero logo, all of which they are welcome to debut on our Cosplay Runway.

Clay Sculpture - 219
We supply the air-dry clay and workspace, so you bring the creativity! After you finish your masterpiece, you can pick it up at the end of the day and take it home.

Quidditch - 211
Learn to play Quidditch with the world-renowned Ithaca College Quidditch team.

1:00 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comic Drawing for Kids - 222
Work with artist Jim Brenneman to draw your very own comic book!

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Smash Brothers - 309
Casual friendly matches

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Youth Lightsaber Building and Training for Kids (ages 12 and under) - 218
Signup Required

Channel the Force and build the lightsaber that suits you best! Then learn from the best sword trainers in town and become the padawan you were meant to be. Sign up in the William’s Lobby!

Sunday March 22

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Zombie Maze - 1st floor
Pick up your Nerf Blaster and join the fight against the hoard of Zombies roaming the first floor!

X-treme Hopscotch Challenge - 3rd floor
Try to get through the third floor by successfully crossing dozens of connected hopscotch trails!

Graphic Novel Reading Room - 202
Take a load off and come find our quiet zone! Filled with pillows and bean bags, this is the perfect space to read your new comics, look at some of the novels we’ve provided, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

Fantasy Crafts - 221
Whether you’re a pixie or a paladin, these fantasy-themed crafts are for you. Come make your own shields, fairy wands, crowns and tiaras, and origami dragons in our forest.

Mad Science Lab – 210
Unleash your inner mad scientist with our slime making, potions brewing, monster building, and kinetic sand table!

Movies - 225
Join us for a screening of Hilda at 11 am, Gravity Falls at 12:30 pm, Miraculous Ladybug at 2 pm, and DC Super Hero Girls at 3 pm

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Coding and Coloring with IC Women in Computing – 309
For ages 7-12. Join IC Women in Computing for introductory code activities and arts and crafts! Make a paper robot, play programming games, or make a binary bracelet to learn more about computing, bit by bit!

Bonsai Trees – 222
With wire and beads, come create and decorate your own Bonsai tree.

Quidditch - 211
Learn to play Quidditch with the world-renowned Ithaca College Quidditch team.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All-Ages Writing – 222
Learn how to write stories for any medium with Ithaca College students Cole Herrmann and Thomas Petite.

Drag Story Hour – 210
Come listen to some of the lovely Queen’s from the Ithaca community read aloud from one of many great children's books.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Iron Cosplay - 219
This is a “no experience necessary”, team-based competition! Each team will be given a box full of miscellaneous materials and then a different character prompt (ex. fairy or pirate) and then a limited amount of time to turn one of your team members into that character! This fun, fast paced, insanity is great to sign up with friends or to meet totally new people who are nerdy and want to flex their creative muscles.

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Lightsaber Building and Training for Kids (ages 12 and under) - 218
Signup Required

Channel the Force and build the lightsaber that suits you best! Then learn from the best sword trainers in town and become the padawan you were meant to be. Sign up in the William’s Lobby!

Panels and Workshops
All events are 1 hour unless otherwise noted

Saturday March 21

2:00 pm

Lightsaber Training for Teens and Adults – Williams 218
Signup Required

Learn from the best sword trainers in town and become the padawan you were meant to be. Sign up in the William’s Lobby!

Sunday March 22

1:00 pm

Lightsaber Training for Teens and Adults – 218 Williams
Signup Required

Learn from the best sword trainers in town and become the padawan you were meant to be. Sign up in the William’s Lobby!

All-Ages Writing – 222 Williams
Learn how to write stories for any medium with Ithaca College students Cole Herrmann and Thomas Petite.

2:00 pm

Comic Drawing for Teens and Adults – 222 Williams
Work with artist Steve Ellis to learn how to draw your own comic book.

Gaming
All daytime gaming is in Williams Hall
Saturday evening gaming is in Emerson Cafe (first floor of Campus Center/Phillips Hall)

Saturday March 21

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open Board & Card Gaming - 313
Bring your favorite board game or borrow one to be learned and enjoyed. Discover board gaming groups in your community.

Quest, Outbound Hope - Second floor lounge
Learn about Quest Adventure Gaming of Watkins Glen, NY, specializing in immersive, live-action games, megagames, and events. Learn about our flagship event The Outbound Hope Mission - hosted aboard the USS Edson in Bay City, Michigan - and hear about our upcoming projects like Windfall War, Starfall Academy and more! (Quest, Outbound)

DPH - Second floor lounge
Demo DPH games Psychological Warfare; Cats: A Sad But Necessary Cycle of Predatory Behavior; Affliction: Salem 1692; The Gate of R'lyeh; Usurp the King (not yet released); and In Tents by local game designer Dan Hundycz.

When Gods Collide, MetaCheckers - Second floor hall
When Gods Collide is a new fantasy themed version of MetaCheckers: Battle 4. In When Gods Collide, players can choose to be one of four ancient deities: The Egyptian god Amun-Ra, Babylonian god Marduk, Greek god Zeus, or Norse god Odin. Who will prevail on this day of battle? This advanced 4 player chess battle happens on a landscape with chasms, obstacles and odd corners. But beware! Knights may jump over the chasms. (MetaDreams LLC)

Alkemia Demo - Second floor lounge
Become the next Grand Alchemist in this resource management, item crafting, alchemy themed tabletop game. (Kinsoul Studios)

Steepseers - Second floor lounge
Save your kind by inspiring the people's belief in your fortune telling abilities in this tea brewing and resource gathering game. (Kinsoul Studios)

Outbound Hope Simulation - 302
Come experience a simulation as one of the crew members of a space-bound starship! This will give you a taste of the Outbound Hope live action role playing (LARP) game. (Quest Adventure Gaming)

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Magic: The Gathering Learn to Play – 313
For beginners who want to learn to play, or just free play time for practice games of Magic: The Gathering (Heroes and Villains)

Magic: The Gathering Tournament – 313
Tournament using the Pioneer format (most recent) (Heroes and Villains)

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Pokemon – 317
Enjoy battling with your favorite Pokemon in 2 player card games. Bring your cards or borrow cards while there to learn the game. (Alex)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Murder in the Frostiron Fells, D&D 5th edition - 320
A brutal killer is on the loose in a frontier town. The citizens of this remote village have beseeched brave adventurers for aid. Can you discover the identity of the killer before they strike again? Character levels 4-6. 4-6 players. Ages 12+. (Augusto)

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Honey Heist by Grant Howitt - 320
Join us for a one-page d6-based RPG. Materials and instruction provided. You have a fool-proof plan to steal all of the honey from Ithacon 2020. You will also be a bear wearing a fancy hat! 2-5 players. Ages 12+. (Olivia)

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Tokyo Masks RPG - 317
In a world of Heroes... In a time of Action... When dramatic voice-overs and special effects rule the screen... TOKYO MASKS, a new superhero show from the producers who brought you Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555 brings a fresh take on Super Hero Role-Playing! Don your cape, strap on your utility belt, fire up the engines on your invisible motorbike and grab some snacks because you're in for some excitement! Up to 16 players. Ages 14+. (Brian Keller)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Horrible Geese by Alex C. - 320
Join us for a one-page d6-based RPG. Materials and instruction provided. It's a lovely day at Ithacon 2020, and you are horrible geese. It's time to cause some problems. 2-5 players. Ages 12+. (Olivia)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Smash Brothers Casual Play - 309
Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Come meet new people and learn to play or practice your skills. All Ages. (Smash Brothers Club of IC)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Star Wars Force and Destiny RPG - 320
On a mission from LUKE SKYWALKER, Jedi apprentices race against DARK FORCES to find an ANCIENT JEDI ARTIFACT. 1-6 players. (Marina)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For the Queen - 317
For the Queen is a diceless, GM-less, card-based, story building game. Choose a Queen from a deck of 14 beautifully-illustrated cards, and then use the prompt cards to tell a story of duty, love, betrayal, doubt, and devotion. No previous RPG experience is necessary. 2-5 players. All Ages. (Mike F.)

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

After Hours Gaming
Emerson Cafe (First floor of Campus Center)

Open Board & Card Gaming - Emerson Cafe
Bring your favorite board game or borrow one to be learned and enjoyed. Discover board gaming groups in your community.

Trophy Dark: The Forest of Blades - Emerson Cafe
Trophy Dark is a fantasy/horror game about doomed treasure-hunters seeking riches from an enchanted forest that does not want them there. Those who somehow manage to survive will be forever changed. In this incursion, the hunters seek to recover lost weapons of legend from an ancient battlefield now reclaimed by the forest. Will you claim a trophy, or will the forest make a trophy of you? 2-4 players. Mature themes. (Mike F.)

When Gods Collide, MetaCheckers - Emerson Cafe
When Gods Collide is a new fantasy themed version of MetaCheckers: Battle 4. In When Gods Collide, players can choose to be one of four ancient deities: The Egyptian god Amun-Ra, Babylonian god Marduk, Greek god Zeus, or Norse god Odin. Who will prevail on this day of battle? This advanced 4 player chess battle happens on a landscape with chasms, obstacles and odd corners. But beware! Knights may jump over the chasms. (MetaDreams LLC)

Sunday March 22

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Board & Card Gaming - 313
Bring your favorite board game or borrow one to be learned and enjoyed. Discover board gaming groups in your community.

When Gods Collide, MetaCheckers - Second floor hall
When Gods Collide is a new fantasy themed version of MetaCheckers: Battle 4. In When Gods Collide, players can choose to be one of four ancient deities: The Egyptian god Amun-Ra, Babylonian god Marduk, Greek god Zeus, or Norse god Odin. Who will prevail on this day of battle? This advanced 4 player chess battle happens on a landscape with chasms, obstacles and odd corners. But beware! Knights may jump over the chasms. (MetaDreams LLC)

Outbound Hope Simulation - 302
Come experience a simulation as one of the crew members of a space-bound starship! This will give you a taste of the Outbound Hope live action role playing (LARP) game. (Quest Adventure Gaming)

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Princess Bride RPG - 320
Fencing. Fighting. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. Miracles. In this cooperative story-telling game, each player takes on the role of a character within The Princess Bride universe to succeed in your quest. 2-6 players. Ages 13+. (Michael Dixon)

Masks (PbtA) - 320
The league of evil is recruiting! Will your team help stop the ensuing crime spree, or seek membership for yourselves? Majority decides if players are heros or villains. 2-6 players. Ages 10+. (Marina)

Escape from Dinosaur Island RPG - 317
Somewhere, there exists a mysterious island where dinosaurs still walk the Earth! Whether they somehow avoided extinction, or were created by science, or fell through a rift in time has yet to be answered. But they are here, as are the people who built high-tech facilities, their purpose unknown. You're here, too... just in time for everything to go south. Can you escape from Dino Island? 2-5 players. All ages. (Mike F.)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Smash Brothers Tournament - 309
A competitive tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Come meet new people and compete in two age brackets; 12 and under and 13 and up. (Smash Brothers Club of IC)

Cosplay

Saturday March 21

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet at the cosplay repair station where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

Sunday March 22

Coming soon...

Weapons Disclaimer

While we understand that many characters carry weapons that are central to their costumes, this is still a college campus and so we beg you to follow our rules. We request that you only display your weapons in the spaces designated as part of ITHACON. No real weapons will be allowed in the convention whatsoever. That being said, fake guns will be allowed as long as they have a clear, orange tip to signify that they are not real. All weapons must be empty; please check to make sure chambers do not contain projectiles (beebees, pellets, etc.). Prop swords, scythes, clubs, etc. must be blunted with a kind of foam as to ensure that they cannot cause any harm. If you are asked by someone working at the convention or public safety to give up your weapon, you MUST COMPLY. Your weapon will be returned to you as you leave the convention.

Last updated February 26, 2020