A Conversation with Brian Keene
Come join us as we enter the mind of award winning author Brian Keene
The Trifecta: Writing for Novels, Graphic Novels, and Television or Movies
Come discuss the Trifecta Plus!
Come Create with Us: An Interactive Storytelling Experience
A fun and interactive event
The Writer's Journey
We have over 500 Hours of programming but here are a few highlights you need to be sure to check out!!!
Trashcan Cosplay - Grab some of your closest friends (or people you want to cover in trash, we're not going to tell you how to live your life) and come laugh through an hour of debauchery, nerd trivia, and cosplay chaos!
Mech Mania: Do you have what it takes to defend cardboard Tokyo from the impending threat of ridiculous monsters? Good! Bring a team of your friends to build a mech in our timed, all hands on deck for hilarity competition!
Conquering Your Character - Do you suffer from social anxiety? Is it hard for you to make friends, approach people, or network? Is it hard for you to approach people you would like a photo with, etc? Do you want to further your social media, cosplay page, youtube, photography, or other artistic outlet? This is the panel for you! All about learning how to overcome social anxiety and further your passion.
Fursuiting 101 - Informative panel in which we will teach the basics of safety, characterization and what it means to be a suiter. The panel will dive into into the basics of interacting with the public outside of a convention environment. There will also be a quick introduction into what the furry fandom is why we do what we do.
Cosplay Materials 101 - A brief overview of some of the common materials used in building costumes and fabricating props.
Let There Be Light! LED Electronics for Beginners - Illuminate your costume after you learned some electronic and led Basics with Hands-On demos!
British Media Highlights:
Tea Duels - The Traveling Revelers present, ConNooga’s Tea Duell: Test your nerve against your fellow man with tea and biscuits. Is there a question of honor that must be answered? Who has the steady hand and whose cookie is going to crumble? Join The Traveling Revelers as they present this all ages game. (Find out more about this sport from across the pond by going here: (https://www.facebook.com/americanteaduelling/info) 12-2pm Saturday
2nd Annual Con Nooga Wizengamot - Join the Con Nooga chapter of the Wizarding world's highest authority in yet another year of judging local wizards and witches accused of breaking magical law. Take an partial stand against wizarding crime!
If you're brave enough, step forward and be judged yourself, or accuse your friends and do your best to get them convicted!
Larp Combat Workshop - 1 on 1 training for those new to larp or wanting to improve their fighting skills.
How to swing Foam 101 - The beautiful basics of beating your buddies... Safely... Most of the time.
Getting started with LARP - How to get started larping featuring a veteran larper and some people who just got started a few years ago to share what they've learned.
LARP Craft - How to make a costume that will survive running around the woods. How to make props that will survive getting manhandled by other players. This and other tips on crafting for LARP.
Gaming Hall Fan Favorite Events!
Werewolf Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Gaming Hall
Your quiet, peaceful village has been overrun by hungry werewolves. Can you figure out which one of your seemingly innocent neighbors is secretly a blood thirsty beast before it’s too late? Whether you are a social deduction game veteran or have never played before, you’re sure to have a memorable experience in this game of murder and intrigue. This is one of our best attended events, so make sure to come early and sign up! Love the game? Infinity Flux hosts Werewolf the first Sunday of every month!
Gaming After Dark (18+) Friday and Saturday, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Gaming Hall
These aren’t your granddaddy’s wholesome Hasbro games. Put the kids to bed and join us for your favorite lewd, rowdy, raunchy, and irreverent board and party games. Mature content warning.
Family Gaming Friday (12-4), Saturday (10-2), and Sunday (10-12), Gaming Hall
While the Con Nooga gaming track will be offering a family friendly gaming environment all weekend, during this time a dedicated team of volunteers will be on hand to help recommend, teach, and moderate games carefully curated to encourage players of all ages to get involved in the fun. Games provided by local game stores Infinity Flux and Game On!
CAH Tournament (18+) Friday, Feb 23 9:00-11:00 PM, Gaming Hall
Come play the modern-classic game for horrible people -- tournament style! If you haven’t played before, the rules are simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. So, pull up a chair and get ready to sling the weirdest, funniest, most awesomest of awesome cards in your hand. Prize support donated by the Cards Against Humanity guys themselves!
Roleplaying All Weekend, Gaming Hall
Con Nooga Warhorn is now live! Sign up today to reserve your seat at your favorite events. Have a game you want to run, but don’t see it listed? Let me know and I will work to squeeze it in. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. Your favorite game may fill up, or worse, get cut from the roster. https://warhorn.net/events/connooga-2018
Dungeons and Dragons:
Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League (DDAL or AL) is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening. To play in an AL adventure at Connooga, you will need to either bring a character that follows the character creation guidelines found in the Dungeons and Dragons Adventures League Players Guide (http://www.dmsguild.com/product/208178/DD-Adventurers-League-Players-Pack) or grab one of the pre-generated characters.
This year at Con Nooga, Adventure League offers adventures from different seasons. Some seasons have different story components that may affect game play. Players should be aware of these components prior to playing in the event. These components are as follows:
The Mists (Season 4)- Season 4 adventures take place in the Demi-plane of Dread. Characters trapped in the demi-plane cannot play in adventures from any other season without paying downtime days (representing finding a way out of the Mists). Connooga will be providing Season 4 adventures for veteran characters (levels 5-10) only. Season 4 adventures will have the following disclaimer: This adventure takes place in the Demi-plane of Dread. Characters will be trapped in the demi-plane until they find an exit or pay downtime days to leave.
Death Curse (Season 7)- Season 7 is the latest season for AL. The Death Curse prevents characters from being brought back from death by any means, including spells and divine intervention. Characters who die will have the opportunity to bring in a surrogate character and continue adventuring. Information about surrogate characters can be found in the Season 7 Players pack (use the link above). The Players Pack also includes a document called the Death Curse Primer for players that provides more details about the Death Curse. Season 7 adventures and all Con-Created Content (CCC) adventures of Tiers 1 and 2 (levels 1-10) will have the following disclaimer: This adventure features the Death Curse. Characters that participate in this adventure will be subject to the Death Curse during the adventure and every adventure afterwards, until the Death Curse is lifted.
If you have any questions about the Adventure League story components while at Con Nooga, ask your DM or the RPG concierge table.
Pathfinder: The Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts you in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society. The campaign's home base is sprawling Absalom, the so-called City at the Center of the World, that stands astride the great Inner Sea on the mountain-capped Isle of Kortos. As a member of the Pathfinder Society, your character will explore the dark alleys and political intrigue between far-flung travels in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Each Pathfinder Society agent also works for one of several competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.
Bring an existing PFS character or grab one of our pre-generated characters and join the fun!
Call of Cthulhu
Call of Cthulhu is a roleplaying game of mystery and horror, in which players take on the role of investigators to uncover the secrets of the cosmos. In the course of a game, the investigations may find themselves battling against crazy cults and horrors from beyond space.
Savage Worlds is the core ruleset for all of Pinnacle’s current roleplaying games, including Deadlands, 50 Fathoms, Weird Wars: Rome, and more. It has everything you need to play narrative or miniature-based games, with quick, simple, yet comprehensive rules for everything from combat to Dramatic Tasks, Chases, and Interludes. The emphasis is on less bookkeeping for the Game Master so he can quickly and easily create worlds and adventures for any setting, and focus on the players and their actions during frenetic combat.
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Please feel free to contact us: connooga2019(at)gmail.com if you have any questions regarding programming!
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Star Wars v. Star Trek Debate
The Con Nooga Exclusive Debate returns for it's eleventh year! Come join your fellow fans to see which side takes home the Win.
Let's Talk Game of Thrones with UNN
The co-hosts of Untitled Nerd Network discuss everything there is to discuss about Game of Thrones up to this point and where the series will go from here on. Also...next season predictions!
Upside Down: The Bitchin' Panel
This Stranger Things panel has all the bitchin' fun you'll want. Love Eleven, Eggos, Dungeons and Dragons, and all things in the Upside Down? We're you satisfied with Barb's justice? Let's have fun and discuss Stranger Things together! There will also be a fun Stranger Things giveaway with multiple door prizes to win for attending!
This panel will be discussing the confusing timeline of the Xmen Movie franchise and just the X men movies in general such as why Origins is so terrible and if the X men would come into the MCU, how would we want them to do it? So if you are an X men fan or just a casual movie goer who wants to know what the heck is going on here, this is the panel for you. Also discussion will include thoughts on recent Disney acquisition of Fox movie properties.
Does God Need a Starship? Religion in Science Fiction
How does science fiction handle religion? What trends do we see and why? What might religion look like in the future?
The ConNooga makeup track Is designed for the artist at heart. To give the fans a glimpse inside the world of pro makeup artistry of all types. SFX, Beauty, fabrication and Lab work. To ask questions, To learn new skills and speak to pros in the industry.
Item auction is one of charities main events. We auction off amazing items such as items from vendors, awesome books from our authors, and this year the Chattanooga Roller Girls are going to be showing you all these items!
Dirty Carpet Pajama Party
Body painting, snacks, wax, and fire? You asked, we answered, a safe space to see, hear, and experience all the dirty adventures that go bump in the night. BDSM Demo's, talks on consent and negotiations, adult toy vendors... come in, get comfy and get dirty.
2018 Nooga Nights Drag Show
Watch some of the Southeast's best Drag Queens and Kings strut their stuff clad as some of your favorite characters. This is the ConNooga event unlike anything you'll find anywhere else.
How horribly can you die? Allow our panel of creepy judges to dissect your performance. If you can scream the most horribly, die the most gruesomely, dress the most monstrously, and demonstrate the most twisted knowledge you could be the next Scream Queen, Mistress of Death, or Lady of Lore. Horrific prizes from "Chicago Rot" and "The Taku-He" await Saturday at 5:00 on the main stage. Stick around after to get photos with our ghouls at the Ghoulish Photo Op.
Tribute to John A Romero
We lost a horror legend last year. Join with fellow fans, horror enthusiasts, and a personal friend of George's to reflect on the greatness of his work. Saturday at 1:00 (Convention Center room 17).
The Taku He
Who doesn't love a good monster movie? Here's one so frightening the natives have no word for it! Join director George Demick and actor David Polk to find out about their chilling movie “The Taku-He” 6:00 on Friday (Convention Center room 17) then see the movie in the Chattanoogan amphitheater at midnight!
If you're in the mood for a supernatural Rock 'n' Roll horror thriller then dig up no more graves, we've got you covered. Join the talent behind the movie Saturday at 2:00 (Convention Center room 17) then see the movie for yourself at midnight in the Chattanoogan amphitheater!
Hogwart's House Debate
Yearly debate among the Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin to determine which house will win the house cup! Come dressed in your house colors and you never know, you might be chosen to represent the best of what your house has to offer, or come as a muggle armed with questions to keep the wizards on their toes. The contest will be judged and prizes given to the best representatives of each house!
Dresden Files Trivia
Think you know all things Dresden? Come and meet your fellow fans head to head in a contest of wits and wiliness to determine the most obsessed fan in the city. There will also be points awarded for Dresden objects that people bring; so think about blue Beatles and blasting rods, and Bob and anything else you might have that might be called for for extra points. A prize will be given to the most Dresden obsessed fan of the year!
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