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Master Classes & Tracks

We are hosting several event tracks this year, along with professional courses taught by industry experts. Take a look at the Event Tracks and Master Classes!

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Wyrd Con takes place May 22nd to May 26th at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. Get your badge now!

When & Where?

Wyrd Con 5 will occur May 22nd - 26th 2014 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Past Special Guests

Wyrd Con takes place May 22nd to May 26th at the Westin Los Angeles Airport and has hosted special guests such as : Jum Butcher (The Dresden Files), Jeff Gomez (Starlight Runner Entertainment) and David Peterson (HBO language creator)

Companion Books!

Each year we produce a companion guide to our storytelling focus that helps spread the word of live action role-play as well as the various concepts of specific storytelling and overall role-play. Download your free copies today.

Latest Wyrd Con Activity

  • Wyrd Con Presents The Hidden Tools of Comedy by Steve Kaplan From the industry’s top stars (Jack Black, Nathan Lane, Michael Patrick King, etc.) to first time comedy writers, producers, directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best. The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out: What is comedy? How does it work? Why does it work? What’s going on when it doesn’t work, and what can you do to fix it? - The Comedy Perception Test - The Comedy Equation - The Hidden Tools including: - Winning - Non-Hero - Straight Line/Wavy Line For almost 15 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He regularly serves as a consultant and script doctor to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others. In New York, Steve was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, where he developed writers such as Peter Tolan (Analyze This, Finding Amanda), writer and producer David Crane (Friends, Joey, The Class), writer/producer Tracy Poust (Ugly Betty, Will & Grace), Michael Patrick King (The Comeback, Sex and The City, Will & Grace), David Ives (All In The Timing), Will Scheffer (Big Love), Howard Korder (LAKEVIEW TERRACE starring Samuel Jackson and Ashton Kutcher), Lisa Loomer, Tom Donaghy, Sandra Tsing Loh (CHICKEN LITTLE), Kenneth Lonergan andMark O’Donnell (HAIRSPRAY starring John Travolta) and introduced such performers as Lewis Black, Mercedes Ruehl, Oliver Platt, Helen Slater, Fisher Stevens, Veanne Cox, Sam McMurray, Vickie Lewis, and Illeana Douglas. In Los Angeles, he created the HBO New Writers Project,...

  • Wyrd Con presents The Papier-Mache Mask: Making and Decorating by Elaine Long and Tara Leederman In this class, we will teach event, mask and costume themes, alternative materials, super-structure, add-ons, accoutrements, decoration, painting, logistics, and finishing touches. Attendees will build a papier-mache mask base molded from their own face. We ask that attendees come with clean faces, absent of make-up, with a wiliness to wear a heavy amount of Vaseline. If someone would like to come and learn about mask-making without the hands-on component, we prefer to be contacted directly. We will be bringing display and example materials for demonstration purposes and will be open to questions to help attendees with their own mask desires and plans. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    Jim Butcher will personally lead a course in professional writing. This six hour course will provide significant experience for those interested in...

  • Wyrd Con Presents Sewing for Beginners 102: How to Sew from a Pattern by Elaine Long In this class, we will be going over how to find patterns, where to get them, how to read them and the different types therein, how to properly fit a pattern to the person in question, the difference between American pattern sizing and European, how to cut them, how to piece together the requisite parts, how to lay them out on the fabric and prevent fabric loss from inefficient cutting and planning, and how to cut on fabrics with designs (nap). We will hand out some patterns and go over them in the class as a hands-on lesson; attendees may also bring a pattern from which they would like to work. There will be a many intervals for general questions. Elaine is a graduate of UCLA and currently a graduate student at Cal State Fullerton, in the Environmental Science program. She taught herself how to sew at the age of twelve and has been doing it ever since. She has made costumes for Anime Expo, the Renaissance Faire, Comic Con, Labyrinth Ball, LARPs, formal events (including her own prom dress!), and for Steampunk events. She makes fascinators, masks, holsters, her own guns, and even hakama! In addition, She loves biking, wetlands, gardens, manga, snarkery, and dragging all her friends to the fabric district and thrift stores. See the Full Wyrd Con Schedule at http://ow.ly/vBWkt

    Jim Butcher will personally lead a course in professional writing. This six hour course will provide significant experience for those interested in...

  • Wyrd Con Presents Video Games and Our Future: We're All Gamers by The Gamer In You Four giants of the Video Game industry join forces for the highly-anticipated “Video Gamers and Our Future: We’re All Gamers” panel at WyrdCon V. This exclusive panel is open to all Con attendees. Author Genese Davis (“The Holder’s Dominion”), Paul Dean of the International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum, Billy Joe Cain of Wing Commander Prophecy and Warren Davis of Q-bert fame will give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Video game storytellers of all ability levels can get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence video games possess in both video game culture and pop culture at large. The high-power panelists will also discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how it can all show what is to come. About the Host : Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist, and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion and the founder of The Gamer in You. Davis was recently awarded IGR Woman of the Year, and is a Publishers Weekly featured novelist. As an award-winning writer and moderator, she appears internationally for entertainment and literary events all over the world. To learn more visit GeneseDavis.com. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Practical Lighting and Sound for Beginners by Erin McLaren Discussion and Class where you can learn important information like How not to catch things on fire accidentally! The Basics of electricity: Electron cha-cha, Logistics of cables: How to make them invisible, Equipment run-down: Tips concerning choosing equipment, Lighting effects: Working with the visuals of the set, Appropriate sound for the setting: Is that a werewolf in the closet? And much much more See the Full Wyrd Con Schedule at http://ow.ly/vBVDA

  • How much longer is the Rush49 discount good for? I think I am going to be in LA at the same time as this but I won't know for another week.

  • Wyrd Con Presents Dying Kingdoms Combat Game The time for politicking is over. Now is the time for heroes to come forward, and for steel to hit steel. This will be a live combat game. We have a wide variety of roles available for newcomers, high combat and/or high roleplay as you prefer. Costumes and weapons will be provided to cast NPCs, and we will feature a short tutorial on boffer combat before the game starts. E-mail dkplot@googlegroups.com to find out more! Dying Kingdoms is one of the oldest and biggest independent LARPs in Southern California. Started by legendary game designer Jesse Heinig in 2004, Dying Kingdoms has become a community of gamers. We are a heroic fantasy live-action combat game, focusing on the personal arc of our characters and fostering immersive roleplay. We're also proud of our global mythology, incorporating stories and legends from many nations and eras. Come check us out on the web at www.dyingkingdoms.com. We always have space for new players! See the full schedule at http://ow.ly/vBToV

  • Wyrd Con Presents Dying Kingdoms Political Theater By Dying Kingdoms The great movers and shakers of the world gather together to meet, trade influence and strike deals. What happens in this room will affect the fate of the world for years to come. Shall the nations go to war, or will a last-minute peace be negotiated? Who will rule when the dust has settled? A light combat, very political game. For newcomers, we will have pre-generated cast available - characters whose choices will be critical to the story. Costumes and weapons also provided for cast characters. E-mail dkplot@googlegroups.com to find out more. www.dyingkingdoms.com See the Full Schedule at http://ow.ly/vBRJ4

  • Wyrd Con Presents Battle For Lannerea By Lannerea Battle Group Battle for Lannerea is a role-playing / board game with light combat. Imagine a game like RISK, but instead of rolling dice, players battle each other for ownership of the land. Lannerea is a land filled with rich fields, tall forests and majestic mountains. A decade-long vicious war between the Giants and the Great Elves tore the land asunder. These two elder races nearly vanished, and gave way to a new race of mankind who settled on the land, thriving amongst the creatures of the world. Leaders rose, claiming kingdoms and pushing back the wild. Kingdoms grew and the tentative peace that was first established by men is now being challenged as the borders grow closer. Now, the arrival of an ambassador from beyond the ocean, heralds promise of rich and vast lands ready to be discovered. However, some kings’ goals lie not beyond the sea but rather in the land of Lannerea itself. Kings - amass your riches and rally your armies! Weapons will clash and blood will be shed as the world is once again thrown into chaos. Battle for Lannerea is a game where players are divided into representatives of different kingdoms. Each player serves an important function in the success of their kingdom. Kings, supported by their Dukes, must raise armies with men supplied by the Guild Masters. Assassins carry out missions for the good of the realm. Different kingdoms may establish their own goals. While some may strive for peace, some strive for conquest. In order to conquer an occupied territory, Kings and Dukes must represent their armies in light combat with the owner of the land. The winner of the fight claims the new land and the loser of the fight retreats to fight another day. http://youtu.be/EZIdtlfI22Y See the Full Schedule at http://ow.ly/vBQiy

    Battle for Lannerea is a game where players are divided into representatives of different kingdoms. Each player serves an important function in the...

  • Here's something that might be relevant to your interests. http://ow.ly/vBPAl #GameofThrones #cosplay #costuming #Crafting #LARP #design

    There is so much going on in that crazy HBO show Game of Thrones that we rarely get to stop and appreciate the finer details that go into its...