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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 Gamer Tribalism - Large and Small Scale Community By Eschaton Media A panel based on the idea of how to maximize your game communities reach, the pitfalls of larger communities, and positive cultural habits that can transform the gaming community as a whole. http://www.eschatonmedia.com/ See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Battle Games! by Belegarth Medieval Combat Society Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a live-action battle game devoted to simulating medieval combat in a fantasy and medieval environment. We are a world-wide organization with groups in many countries. Our membership is eclectic with students, professionals, and families actively participating. We share an interest in medieval arts and sciences and in live-action role-playing. Our aim is to make medieval or ancient weapons from safe materials so that we can hit each other full force with a minimum amount of pain. Our game system is simple and easy to learn, we have loaner equipment (with special gear for Stewards!) and welcome new players to try our game, no experience is needed. http://belegarth.com/ We will be playing a variety of battle games at the event: two teams fighting, capture the flag, ring the bell, and more. We will teach others how to play and we can instruct on sword fighting form, technique, and strategy. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a medieval combat sport using foam weapons. Players wear medieval or fantasy garb and participate not only in...

  • Wyrd Con Presents Improvistional Comedy by E. E. King Learn some simple fun ways to build scenes and play some fabulous theater games. Learn simple tricks to build upon in a situation. Learn the three aspects needed to make a scene - The Who, the Where, The What. Discover questions to ask to make your characters real. No experience necessary. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Don't Drop That Spindle by Red Dragon Homespun Learn how to create your own yarn using a drop spindle. This class will teach the basics of drafting fiber, hand spinning and plying into yarn on a drop spindle. Materials fee covers the cost of the drop spindle and 3oz of colored Merino to get you started. Materials Fee - $25. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedDragonHomespun See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    Handspun yarn with a gamer twist

  • 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.