Programming Guide

mando_jediWatch this space for the forthcoming Program Book, and interim programming grids and descriptions.

As we fill our program, we will attempt to keep the on-line programming grid up to date.

Please note that because we’re still a ways away, a number of the times below are written in sand, as opposed to stone, and may change. We’re publishing as much information ahead of time as possible so people can begin to plan their 2014 Keycon Experience.

Extravaganzas (Special Events)

There are six extravaganzas regularly held at Keycon:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Ice Cream Social (Meet and Greet)
  • Masquerade (Contest)
  • The Social (Dance)
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • The Dinner

If you have questions about any of the events, please contact the Programming Team.

Opening Ceremonies

Past guests of honour have remarked that not only are the opening ceremonies one of the best attended, they are also some of the most unique, creative, and entertaining of all the conventions they’ve attended. Come and meet the guests, and find out what makes opening ceremonies so special.

Ice Cream Social (Meet and Greet)

Keycon provides a unique experience in terms of how attendees get to interact with the guests of Honor. That statement couldn’t be more true when applied to our Ice Cream Social, again, come and meet the guests as they serve a tasty treat!

Masquerade (Contest)

jediIt’s part costume contest, it’s also part exhibition / presentation / skits / dance routines / and more! There is also usually an intermission featuring a performance (musical, or comedy, or…?). There are many reasons why our members spend all year planning and preparing for the masquerade.

The Saturday Night Social (Dance)

If you’re from Manitoba, no further explanation is required. For our visitors from out of Town, this is our dance. A chance to shake a leg, and listen to great music all night long. Featuring music, and a late night snack, it’s a great way to spend a Saturday night.

Closing Ceremonies

It’s time to say goodbye. The last official programming item of the convention. Usually the winners of various prizes and contests are announced, swag is bestowed, and a sneak peak at what’s in store for next year.

The Dinner

Once upon a time, we used to take the guests and the ConCom out for a dinner to say thanks, and start the dead dog. But it grew and it grew, and it grew. Enter the dinner. Some years the dinner has hosted the Aurora Awards, other years we’ve had an array of performances. Once we’ve confirmed the menu with the hotel, tickets will be made available. Please remember seating is limited.

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