Below are the major Events that were held a Necronomicon 2012. Updates will be posted when we have them.
( Please keep in mind that reality does not always match what you see on the phospher screen. Please double check at the convention for any changes.)
You can get a good idea of previous year's events by looking at our past program books, which can be found linked at the bottom of this page.
The annual Necronomi-Prom will be held Saturday, October 27rd, following the costume contest. The theme for this year's prom is will tie in with the High Fantasy Theme. Costumes or formal attire are encouraged but not required.
Hall Costume Awards: This year, the hall costume award ribbons will be given out during the day Saturday by anonymous judges roaming the halls. Be sure to wear your best garb on Saturday.
Find out more details on the page we've made for the Necronomi-Prom!
* Guest of Honor Banquet & Opening Ceremonies with Linnea Sinclair |
On Friday night, we will host an all-you-can-eat Italian banquet in the main ballroom. After the meal, we will have brief opening ceremonies followed by a speech from our Guest of Honor Christopher Paolini. You do not need to attend the banquet to hear the speech. The opening ceremonies will begin at 8 p.m. We have given more space to the banquet and opening ceremonies after requests last year to do so. Up to date information on buying banquet tickets (actually red Tyvek bracelets) will be coming soon on the Banquet page.
Tickets be purchased on from this PayPal link.
Third Annual Cthulhu Memorial Eye Scream Social: |
The Third Annual Cthulhu Memorial Eye Scream Social will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. It will run in conjunction with our annual yard sale for charity. A great mix of Ice Cream Sandwichs, Choco-Tacos and an EyeScream That Must Not Be Named will be available *ala-cart. (*Translation: from a cart)
Ygor Party Ghourmet Bheer
You know you love this event. If you haven't experienced it, you need to get yourself up to date. It's one of those parties that has a life of its own and there's just no explaining why it's so much fun but fun it is. Bheerologist Kendall F. Morris and Supreme Ygor Eric Carroll will oversee the festivities.
Anime At Necronomicon |
This year, we will have anime panels and anime viewing as a part of general programming. The panels will be listed when we post the full panel schedule but the anime video list will not be available till the convention. Our guy in charge of anime will be taking requests via Facebook, so visit our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/necrocon and tell us what you want to see.
Whether you want to strut your stuff in front of a friendly crowd or be a part of the friendly crowd, our masquerade is the place to be Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom. Seating for the show begins at 6:30 p.m. We are beginning our festivities with a concert by the Ken Spivey band which will take place at 7 p.m. For details on how to enter the masquerade, click on the link above.
Hall Costume Contest |
There's a new wrinkle on this old standard. For those who don't want to get up on a stage to have a chance at shiny award ribbons, we'll be giving out hall costume awards at the Necronomi-Prom and only at the Necronomi-Prom. Our prom committee will pick the best and brightest to receive those aforementioned shiny ribbons. The prom starts right after the Masquerade.
Trivia Contests |
Do you have the details of novels read long ago, buried in your gray matter? Do the plots of TV shows from the '70s haunt your dreams? Then you may find an outlet for these bottled demons in the Trivia Contests. This year there will be Four of them. On Friday night at 9:00pm, will be "Movie One-Liners". An ever popular event for those who love movies where both the audience and panels of self-proclaimed "experts" vie for beads and chocolate. On Saturday, 2-4 pm. you will find the Main Trivia where up to 6 teams of 1-4 players will compete for gift certificates in a mad hybrid of Jeopardy & Ben Stein. Questions will cover books, TV, Movies, comics, games, and the dreaded Music! Sign up ahead of time at our Information Table. Saturday night at 10 pm. we'll have the return of SF Name That Tune. Pit your musical knowledge against the melodic (but tough) samples played by Chris. All Anime Trivia Time does not have a scheduled time and place yet but you can be sure it will be on the program. We've enlisted the aid of a long time trivia and anime fan to host the event and we'll be giving some cool anime prizes.
Art Show |
There is a change this year. There will not be a Voice Art Auction. All sales will take place in the Art Show itself through either Silent Auction bidding or Quick Sale.
For information on exhibiting your art or other matters concerning the art show, send email to email@example.com
Charity Raffle |
Necronomicon is pleased to donate profits to our pet charity, Kids and Canines. We help generate profit each year by raffling something we think will bring joy to our attendees' hearts. The prize this year is a two night stay at our hotel for next year's con, The Embassy Suites, membership for Necronomicon 2013 and your ticket to the Friday night banquet. We'll sell tickets from Friday when we open registration up through the judging break of the Saturday night masquerade. The winning ticket will be drawn prior to announcing the masquerade winners. You must be present for the drawing to win.
Filkers can participate in song sessions throughout the weekend. Rousing sounds can be heard on Friday & Saturday. Exact times and room has yet to be scheduled. Check back later when this will be updated. Follow the title link for more information about Filking in general.
Autograph Sessions |
Christopher Paolini, Tim Zahn and others will have autograph session all three days of the convention. Check the Grid Schedule handed out at Registration for times and places.
Workshops & Demos |
Medieval Martial Arts Workshops
T. Devon Sharkey and his team of martial arts experts from Tampa Fechtschule will once again conduct a workshop on Saturday at noon. You'll have two hours of hands-on medieval combat instruction. Come in loose, comfortable clothes and shoes with good traction. This is a participatory event.
If you've ever wanted to write medieval fantasy, this is a great place to learn some of what you need to know to write those exciting fights that inevitably come up in medieval adventures.
Writers Getting Started:
If you've wanted to be an author, a screenwriter, or an artist, check out panels with titles beginning with "Getting Started." These are designed to give you some basic information about taking your hobby to a professional level or about getting started on a new path.
(non-drafty) Fan Panels:
Last year, we had a great response to our fan panels on "Star Trek," "Doctor Who" and British TV, so we're adding more panels with show focus as well as some old time faves such as the late night Slashy, Slash, Slash and Yes, but Would You Date Them. Show or character specific panels scheduled as of August 9th are: Sherlock Holmes-Consulting Detective, Brothers in Arms-"Supernatural," The Future of "Star Trek," and "Doctor Who" in the 21st Century.
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