Your Houston hometown Summer Geek Festival includes all kinds of entertainment and special events! From performers, special gatherings, evening and after-hours programming, or 24-hour gaming...it's a place where fans of all kinds come together and spend a weekend nerding out and networking! Or just plain letting the inner kid out to play...
ALL events are subject to change without notice, including during the Con. Space City Con will try our best to keep the schedule relevant and up to date.
Detailed Event schedule coming soon!
Award-winning guest authors and game designers, Bruce Cordell and Robert Schwalb bring a special treat to Houston. Along with signings and Q&A, they discuss D&D Next, updating Houston on the progress of the next iteration of the world's most popular RPG. There will be game sessions for players, both new and veteran, to try the system and see what progress has been made in the design. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
The Killer Breakfast Conspiracy:
What is it and why?
(Note: Despite the name, breakfast food is not served at this event. Please bring your own if you wish to eat as you watch.)
A rampaging gamemaster, relentless hordes of first-level characters facing certain death against monsters that will kill them on an initiative roll alone ... and show stopping musical numbers!
Welcome to Killer Breakfast! Tracy and Laura Hickman – fantasy novelist and the designers of classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures (“Ravenloft” and “Dragonlance”) – joined by their usual crew take on all comers in an all-new, extreme version of their classic, wacky, no-holds-barred role playing game.
The rules are simple: you join other players on stage armed only with your pathetic, pre-generated first level character sheet against the worst Game Master you’ve ever faced. Your weakling warrior, meek magic-user or all-thumbs thief immediately faces outrageous situations that spell CERTAIN DEATH.
Only three things will save you: if you do something extremely brave, or something extremely stupid – usually the same thing – or you do something extremely entertaining! As long as you keep the Killer Dungeon Master happy, you’ll live for another round! The moment of your death is more entertaining than you are – your character dies – and you are immediately replaced by the next player in line.
But wait! There’s more! Musical numbers, karaoke sing-a-longs, crowd cheers and Laura Quest games ... all through an event full of outrageous improvisation!
- Those with VIP Memberships will be seated FIRST. But even if you HAVE a membership you should...
- COME EARLY: Seating is on a first come, first served basis and the closer you are to the front, the better your chances of being selected.
- YOU MIGHT GET MISSED: Selection is entirely at the discretion of the Gamemasters and the Killer Breakfast Crew. It is often based on the priorities of the game's flow over other priorities.
- WE'RE HERE TO HAVE FUN: Come in the spirit of a good time. You don't have to watch your character die with grace ... but you DO have to watch your character die!
Browse the videos below to learn more about the event as well as new books by Tracy and Laura Hickman.
A cosmetically-altered Klingon scientist was placed undercover to spy on a top-secret Starfleet facility that was doing genetic engineering on Tribbles. Before the spy could report back to the Klingon Empire, he was discovered-- and in the ensuing chaos, FOURTEEN genetically-altered Tribbles were released into the wild.
Both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet have received intelligence reports that suggest that the tribbles are located throughout Space City Con. The thirteen tribbles will be distinguishable from other breeds, because they will be red, white, and blue, and could appear anywhere within the boundaries of the convention, at any time during the convention.
Attendees may report to the tables for the Convention Embassy Tables (Melota for Klingons, Navras for Starfleet) to gain further intel.
Each table will provide attendees with a specially-designed map of the convention venue, and clues to find each tribble. Note that some tribbles will be time-specific. Once these tribbles are obtained, they must be turned in to the preferred Embassy Table immediately, where they will be scanned and placed into a Tribble Containment Unit (TCU).
The faction (Klingon/Starfleet) with the most genetically-altered tribbles at the end of the convention will win.
The person who finds the FOURTEENTH TRIBBLE will win a very special prize from the Star Trek/Starfleet/Klingon fan clubs!