Self-Run Programming



Self-Run programming is back!!! It is easy to do and at your own time frame.

You choose how much time you wish to take and what you do. Just follow the activity's directions, and away you go.  If you have some self programming ideas please pass them on to


DemiCon Scavenger Hunt


This is an at-your-own-pace photo scavenger hunt that goes throughout the whole DemiCon weekend. To participate one person per team will need a Facebook account  and a smart phone that takes pictures connected to that account.  



  1. Go to and become part of the group. You will added by Amanda Arthur-Struss.You can join the group now - just don’t expect to get added at 2 a.m. in the morning of the convention.  
  2. Pick up the list of picture possibilities located in the HUB any time during the weekend or on the Facebook page that will have the list uploaded on Friday morning. 
  3. Come up with an awesome team name for your group, take a picture of your whole team (think selfie), and upload that picture with your team name on the page.
  4. Take pictures with a smart phone throughout the weekend.
  5. At least one of the team members must be in the pictures with the item/people/event. Can be a different team member each time or more than one. 
  6. Upload pictures online at
  7. Put your team’s name and picture number with your pictures when uploading and use #DemiCon26 to share. Example - *Picture of Tardis*.  Put in description section  -Team Z, Photo 2 #DemiCon 26.
  8. Keep pictures PG. This Facebook group is open to all. Pictures will be removed if not PG. 
  9. All pictures must be uploaded by 1 pm Sunday afternoon of the convention. 
  10. At closing ceremonies, all teams that upload pictures online will be announced and will receive a prize.  The most creative/unique will win a special prize. At least one person from a team must attend the closing ceremonies to receive the prize.
  11. Have fun!



The DemiCon Cardio Loop


You say you want a way to start exercising? Or perhaps you are missing your regular workout because you are at the Con? We have the solution for you the DemiCon Cardio Loop! The Cardio Loop is operational from 10 am to 2pm Saturday, and is an "at your own pace" activity. Simply go to the Hub to sign up, find the stairwell, and start climbing those stairs! Climb to the 5th floor, walk down the hallway, and descend on the other side. Return to your starting point and you have made one loop! Make as may loops at you want, and when you're finished, return to the Hub to pick up your "I survived the DemiCon Cardio Loop" button. There is a place on the button to record the number of loops you completed. Remember, each journey starts with a single step, and you can start that journey and keep it going here!


The Journey of a Thousand Steps


As part of the DemiCon Cardio Loop, we have marked out an option for The Journey of a Thousand Steps. For this option, start in the lower level of the hotel at the junction of the hallway past Registration. The starting place will be marked. Walk toward the main staircase, go up the stairs and left to the elevator bank on the first floor to where the start of the Cardio Loop is marked. Complete two Cardio Loops, then walk back to the Thousand Steps starting point in the lower level to complete the journey. Two of our test subjects managed this in 1000 steps. Your journey may have fewer steps or more steps based on your stride.



One of My Favorite DemiCon Costumes


There are some amazing costumes at DemiCon and sometimes you want to show your appreciation.  This year take a couple of the cards provided and hand them out to those who costumes you love.  Maybe write a "LOVE IT" note on the back of the card. 

The recipients can take these cards, putting them on a safety pin or lanyard hooks to wear them around. The more each person gets, the cooler it looks and fans out.  These cards are located in the Hub at the bottoms of the curvy stairs. 


Play-To-Win Special Events


This year we are trying a great idea for all gamers.  We have a couple of innovative and fun games that have been donated by some gaming fans and gaming businesses.  We are going to do a Play-to-Win event through the convention.  Groups are encouraged to borrow the Play-to-Win games, and when around of play is completed, pass the game on to the next group of players. Then, put your name with badge number in a drawing at the end of the convention to win the game.  You must be present at the DemiCon Closing Ceremonies to win.  This is a great way to try out some new games on the market and maybe take it home with you. 



  • Check out the game of your choice from the Hub, located at the bottom of the curvy stairs lower level.  
  • Put your name and badge number on the sheet to check it out.
  • Play the game.
  • Return the game to the Hub.
  • Everyone that played the game can put their name and badge number down on the sheet provided.
  • Those list of names will be placed in a drawing.
  • Show up at closing ceremonies. You must be present to win the game you played.
  • Most of all - HAVE FUN!



Tadao Double Trouble 

Tadao is here this year but he does have to sleep.  

You are welcome to check out Tadao’s Double from the Hub and take him around the convention to take pictures with him. 



Come to the Hub in the lower level.

Write your name and badge number down on the sign out pages when taking out Tadao’s Double.

Sign out Tadao’s Double in 30 minute time slots.

Treat the cardboard cut out kindly.

***This programming does not apply to the real Tadao except the kindly part. *** 


In other words...

  • Do not feed or pour drinks over Tadao.
  • Do not take Tadao swimming.
  • Do not steal Tadao.
  • Do not knock off Tadao's head as you walk through doorways with Tadao... he is 6 feet tall. 
  • We like Tadao and want to keep him around and in as good of shape as we possibly can.
  • The Hub attendees have the right to refuse Tadao being taking out by those who have imbibed to much and may put Tadao in a harmful situation. 
  • Take pictures of Tadao. Post on the web at #whereistadao and #DemiCon26 with Instagram or Facebook. - We will see if we can figure out where Tadao is located.  
  • Keep Tadao's online photos PG.
  • Return Tadao when your time is up. 


Special thanks to Christine Amarantus for the use of her picture. 

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