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THU 11:00a.m.: What Were You Thinking? Meet the Dept. of Games and Theory (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston; Catherine Houston


Start you ALL-CON game show experience with a glimpse behind the curtain.

Group Captain Cole ''JediCole'' Houston of ALL-CON Games and Theory, your game show track, presides over an opportunity to meet some of the folks behind your favorite game shows.

This lively, interactive panel will feature scheduling guru Mrs. JediCole as well as a variety of show producers for 2019. Meet the teams from The JediCole Universe / Half-Ass Productions, In Our Nerdy Opinion, Bacon Samurai, Summer Shine, and more. Discover the creative process, the ups and downs, and challenges behind challenging contestants over the prior 12 years of game shows at ALL-CON.

Keen on joining the Game and Theory team in 2018? Find out how and pick up some tricks of the trade on Thursday.


Category: Game Show




THU Noon: Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Catherine Houston


'The Game Show Where the Entire Audience Are Contestants'' celebrates its fifth year at ALL-CON! This exciting show boasts over 40 prizes per edition and everyone has a shot at one of them! If you have ever been in the audience of an All-Con game show and felt that unbearable urge to yell out the answer that the contestants struggle to conjure up, this is the show for you!

Apart from some minor changes in structure the show remains largely unchanged from the pilot incarnation back in 2014. If you are in the audience, you are part of the show and could win one of the myriad prizes (valued from $1 to $5 for the most part). Be a part of All-Con's biggest trivia contest and feel free to yell ''Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!'' when you know the answer!

Hosts: Mrs. JediCole and the Games and Theory Crew
Contestants: Variable


Category: Game Show




THU 2:00p.m.: Don't Lose Your Geek Card (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


ALL-CON's longest running game show returns in 2019!

The ''Classic'' edition of the show that acts as a template for many other Geek Card shows annually pits three contestants against one another in a general pop-culture knowledge quiz show. Each are issued three Geek Cards at the start of the game and are presented with a board of eight categories with five trivia questions each. If a contestant rings in and gives a wrong answer, they lose a Geek Card! In this ''three strikes and you're out'' game, this can spell trouble! But if they get the answer right they earn a point and control of the board. These points are added to the point value of Geek Cards maintained during the game. But if a contestant loses a Geek Card or two, they need not fear! There are Bonus Cards randomly included with questions that act as replacement (or extra) Geek Cards which can be won with a correct answer. There are even randomly placed prize cards that garner special prizes for a correct answer over and above the main prize for the show!

This classic edition of the show will feature trivia derived from movies, television, comics, sci-fi / fantasy literature, music, and other facets of popular culture. Looking for something more specific? Check out the other incarnations of Don't Lose Your Geek Card!

Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




THU 4:00p.m.: Saturday Night Special (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Shawn


'Do you feel lucky? Well do ya, Punk?'' If you know Action movies and want to show it off ? Join us in this Game Show styled panel, where 3 contestants ( picked randomly from qualifying entries ) answer Action Movie trivia questions for points and bragging rights.


Category: Game Show




THU 5:00p.m.: Pop Goes ALL-CON (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


Premiering at Infinicon 2016, the lively pop culture trivia game show is back at ALL-CON for its third year running!

Pop Goes ALL-CON encompasses all thing popular culture from movies to television to comics to literature and more, this is the show that has it all! How well do you know the popular culture of the last 20 to 30 years? Eight challenging categories put that knowledge to the test for three lucky contestants. If all things ''pop'' are your ''thing'', then your host Cole ''JediCole'' Houston is ready to bring it to you in one exciting package that could see a great prize going home with you (if you best the other contestants)!

Contestant selection begins at random from audience members who want to take up the challenge within the first five minutes, so be sure to arrive early. Given the scope of the trivia, contestants 18 and over are requested for this show.

Hosts: JediCole Houston and friends
Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




THU 7:00p.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


So many of us live movies. So much so that movie quotes have become something of a second language - the language we share in common with our friends. How steeped are you in famous or popular movie quotes? How about movie trivia? Why not both?

Screen time is part movie trivia, part movie quotes, and all fun. The big twist is that movie quotes are read without inflection or any attempt to imitate the characters or actors. The bulk of points awarded are for correctly identifying the movie, the actor, and/or the character from a movie quote read by the hosts ''as if your grandma was reading the line with no knowledge of the source''. Contestants gain from one to three points per correct identification with recognizing your favorite quotes out of context being the real challenge. Standard trivia and other components round out the game play.

All quotes for the standard edition of Screen Time are certified family friendly, so you can even bring along the kiddos to watch the fun unfold.

Hosted by: JediCole Houston and Friends
Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




FRI Noon: Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions


JediCole Houston, one of ''Your Favorite Star Wars Guys'', along with The Rantcor Pit Live's own Talk Lord of the Sith, Zach, brings his love of ''The Star Wars'' to the fore with this edition of DLYGC. It will take a lot more than simple tricks and nonsense to win this game. The Don't Lose Your Geek Card format is taken over by George Lucas' most famous creation in a version that will take Han Solo level skill and Lando Calrissian level luck to win. As with the traditional version, contestants receive three Geek Cards each and are confronted with 40 questions over eight categories, all Star Wars themed of course. Contestants who answer a question incorrectly lose a Geek Card and if they lose all three during the game they are out! But there are random Bonus Cards out there to be won with a correct answer to the questions paired with such cards that act as extra Geek Cards. There are also Prize Cards out there that can earn contestants some cool Star Wars swag. If you think the Force is with you then you might wind up as a contestant of this incarnation of the show.

Points are awarded for every correctly answered question as well as for each Geek Card retained and every Bonus Card earned (and retained). Prize Cards do not add to the point total, but at least there is a nice prize involved! Don't like the Star Wars? Check out the other incarnations of Don't Lose Your Geek Card!

Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




FRI 1:00p.m.: Science Fiction Addiction Trivia (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Shawn


To Boldly Go down the rabbit hole that is Sci-Fi fandom, a chance to test your years of accumulated Science Fiction knowledge against two other players (all contestants are randomly chosen from qualifying entrants) in this game show themed panel.


Category: Game Show




FRI 4:00p.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


So many of us live movies. So much so that movie quotes have become something of a second language - the language we share in common with our friends. How steeped are you in famous or popular movie quotes? How about movie trivia? Why not both?

Screen time is part movie trivia, part movie quotes, and all fun. The big twist is that movie quotes are read without inflection or any attempt to imitate the characters or actors. The bulk of points awarded are for correctly identifying the movie, the actor, and/or the character from a movie quote read by the hosts ''as if your grandma was reading the line with no knowledge of the source''. Contestants gain from one to three points per correct identification with recognizing your favorite quotes out of context being the real challenge. Standard trivia and other components round out the game play.

All quotes for the standard edition of Screen Time are certified family friendly, so you can even bring along the kiddos to watch the fun unfold.

Hosted by: JediCole Houston and Friends
Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




FRI 8:00p.m.: Tag-Team Trivia (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Shawn


Three teams (of randomly selected qualifying players) compete to answer a series of general knowledge trivia questions in this fast paced game show styled panel.


Category: Game Show




FRI 9:00p.m.: Galacticontest – The Battlestar Galactica Trivia Challenge (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


ALL-CON game show hosts Shawn Padilla and Cole Houston offer up a contest for fans of the original Battlestar Galactica! Galactica 1980 is also in the mix of trivia (somebody has to be a fan), as well as a couple of categories covering the newer incarnation of the show. So there is truly a little something for everyone who loves them some Battlestar action!

Challenging trivia questions covering every Galactica version televised will test the knowledge of contestants over eight distinct categories. But wait! There are random Cylon Attacks that bring even more trivia to this show. Are you up to this rag-tag challenge? The winning contestant goes back to their personal Battlestar with a classic Cylon coaster set and a Titanium Series (modern style) Battlestar Galactica!

Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




FRI 10:00p.m.: Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Cult Cinema (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Mature


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Speaking: Roy Buckingham II


Do you be it instead of dream it? When someone says you remind me of, is your immediate response ''of the babe? The babe with the power?'' Do you have to tell anyone you meet named Lisa that they are tearing you apart? Well then, join this game show's master of ceremonies J-Ster for a trivia contest that will test your knowledge of cult cinema.

Question difficulty ranges from easy to what the heck are you talking about. Prizes galore to win, and even audience prizes to give out as well! Just beware of J-Ster's snark!


Category: Game Show




FRI 11:00p.m.: Onliners (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Adult


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


If you are missing Comedy Central's ''@Midnight'' as much as Half-Ass Productions producer Cole Houston and Hey Kids, Comics! producer Andrew Farmer, this is a show you need to attend!

While it has a game show format, Onliners pits a hand-picked panel of some of the wittiest folks Andy and Cole know going head to head in a pointless competition to come up with the most hilarious answers and observations on all manner of things found on the internet! JediCole is both Executive Producer of Onliners and a panelist in at least one round annually. Original host Andrew Farmer is back with a wide variety of internet-inspired games for the panel which will include the likes of Roy Buckingham (DLYGC Cult Horror Edition) and Danny Gallagher (Match Game).

Points are awarded for cleverly answered questions, but at the end of the day they are meaningless. However, in the final round only two panelists will have the opportunity to vie for the coveted title ''King of All-Con''! There can be only two! (Because there are two shows of Onliners over the weekend.)

Needless to say, this show will be VERY adult-oriented in both language and content. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Category: Exhibition


Category: Game Show




FRI Midnight: Screen Time: Rated R (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Mature


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Moderated By: Cole Houston


Like the regular Screen Time, but definitely not ''for the kids''! We assure you, no kids stuff here. Apart from the trivia this show plays it pretty blue and utilizes every curse word in the catalog during game play. NO CHILDREN ALLOWED!

Now that we have that out of the way... The same game, same rules as Screen Time, just with some quotes having various four letter words in the mix (or longer ones that are equally dirty). This edition of Screen Time allows for a broader range of movie quotes and allows the hosts to cuss like sailors. Mature audiences only, please. Yes, the rumors are true, JediCole knows bad words and will use them during both editions of this show.

Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




SAT 3:00p.m.: Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Hey Kids Comics! (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston


You don't have to be familiar with the podcast ''Hey Kids, Comics!'' to play, but it wouldn't hurt. It won't help, either, but show hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston would like to know somebody is listening to their podcast that now has over 300 issues and counting. If you love to read, collect, and enjoy comics, this is the challenging game show you have been looking for, and in the familiar Don't Lose Your Geek Card format.

In keeping with all incarnations of the game, each contestant collects three Geek Cards and faces the big board of trivia questions, in this case based on comics old and new. Each contestant who answers incorrectly loses on of their Geek Cards, lose them all during the game and you have to sit the rest out. But have no fear! Bonus Cards randomly included with some questions can save the day as they are effectively extra Geek Cards. Hidden Prize Cards add extra incentive as correct answers mean extra prizes for lucky contestants. Are you at the local comic shop every Wednesday to get the latest releases?

Points are awarded for every correctly answered question as well as for each Geek Card retained and every Bonus Card earned (and retained). Prize Cards do not add to the point total, but at least there is a nice prize involved! Should comic books not be your cup of tea, check out the other incarnations of Don't Lose Your Geek Card on the schedule.

Contestants: Three
(Contestants and audience members will receive comics from Hey Kids, Comics! Live's infamous ''Short Box'' at the start of the show.)


Category: Game Show




SAT 6:00p.m.: JediCole Universe Live (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Teen


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Speaking: Cole Houston


ALL-CON's other talk show, a retooling of the one-time show ''Fandom at Random DFW Live'' returns to All-Con with more talk show fun! If you feel like you just can't make it to JediCole's Morning After, this is your chance to enjoy some similar antics with lots of audience participation.

There is so much more to JediCole (Group Captain of the Game Shows track at ALL-CON) than Star Wars. Attend The JediCole Universe Live to discover this for yourself with a unique edition of ''It Came From the Dollar Store!'', a mini game show, and even (pending) a surprise guest or two!


Category: Talk Show




SAT 8:00p.m.: Deep End of the Pool (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Adult


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Shawn


Fans of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim rejoice ! This is your opportunity to show off your cerebral mastery of all things Adult Swim. A panel of 3 (randomly chosen qualifying) contestants attempt to outwit each other by correctly answering Adult Swim inspired trivia questions in a game show based format.


Category: Production




SAT 10:00p.m.: Rantcor Pit After Dark (45 mins.)

Room: DOGWOOD (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Adult


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Speaking: Cole Houston


For nearly half a decade Cole Houston and Eddie Medina have collectively been The Rantcor Pit. From their audio podcast to their ever-travelling, Dallas based, live-streaming ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' to 2017's The Rantcor Pit Road Show (returning in 2019), chances are you've seen and/or heard ''Your Favorite Star Wars Guys''. But (for the most part) you've never seen them quite like this!

Eddie and Cole are ready to let their hair down (and maybe their pants, but hopefully not) with a special live presentation that will play bluer than Aunt Beru's milk! Yes this is the late night, no-holds-barred, F-bomb dropping Star Wars X-travaganza you've been waiting for! ''The Moist Side of the Force'' is about to get moister than a Tattooine vaperator at harvest time and exclusively at ALL-CON!

If you thought there were uncomfortable moments in The Last Jedi, well... let's just say this show will make Rian Johnson blush!


Category: Talk Show




SAT 10:00p.m.: Spicy Anime Challenge (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Summer Saenz


Anime fun for all of you groen-up boys and girls. Adult (if not mature) audiences only. -wink-


Category: Game Show




SAT 11:00p.m.: Onliners (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Adult


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston


If you are missing Comedy Central's ''@Midnight'' as much as Half-Ass Productions producer Cole Houston and Hey Kids, Comics! producer Andrew Farmer, this is a show you need to attend!

While it has a game show format, Onliners pits a hand-picked panel of some of the wittiest folks Andy and Cole know going head to head in a pointless competition to come up with the most hilarious answers and observations on all manner of things found on the internet! JediCole is both Executive Producer of Onliners and a panelist in at least one round annually. Original host Andrew Farmer is back with a wide variety of internet-inspired games for the panel which will include the likes of Roy Buckingham (DLYGC Cult Horror Edition) and Danny Gallagher (Match Game).

Points are awarded for cleverly answered questions, but at the end of the day they are meaningless. However, in the final round only two panelists will have the opportunity to vie for the coveted title ''King of All-Con''! There can be only two! (Because there are two shows of Onliners over the weekend.)

Needless to say, this show will be VERY adult-oriented in both language and content. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Category: Exhibition


Category: Game Show




SAT Midnight: Screen Time: Rated R (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Mature


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston


Like the regular Screen Time, but definitely not ''for the kids''! We assure you, no kids stuff here. Apart from the trivia this show plays it pretty blue and utilizes every curse word in the catalog during game play. NO CHILDREN ALLOWED!

Now that we have that out of the way... The same game, same rules as Screen Time, just with some quotes having various four letter words in the mix (or longer ones that are equally dirty). This edition of Screen Time allows for a broader range of movie quotes and allows the hosts to cuss like sailors. Mature audiences only, please. Yes, the rumors are true, JediCole knows bad words and will use them during both editions of this show.

Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




SUN 9:00a.m.: JediCole’s Morning After (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Teen


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston


Created a decade ago (at the least) in answer to the lack of early Sunday morning programming, ALL-CON's longest running talk show is back! To make it worth sleepy, hung-over, and otherwise worn out ALL-CON attendees efforts to wake up early on Sunday morning JediCole brings the fun in the A.M. with all kinds of laughs and surprises. Get over that hang over from Saturday night, drag yourself to the Pecan Room at 9 AM on Sunday, and join in on the annual antics!

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings aspects of The JediCole Universe Live to Sunday morning, along withsome new surprises. JediCole's Morning After is not so much a panel as just a gathering place for early birds. There will be laughs and fun and if all goes well, maybe even a special guest or two! Plus another episode of ''It Came From the Dollar Store!'' with brand new $1 finds!

JediCole and friends will be looking for YOU on Sunday morning!


Category: Talk Show




SUN 10:00a.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston


So many of us live movies. So much so that movie quotes have become something of a second language - the language we share in common with our friends. How steeped are you in famous or popular movie quotes? How about movie trivia? Why not both?

Screen time is part movie trivia, part movie quotes, and all fun. The big twist is that movie quotes are read without inflection or any attempt to imitate the characters or actors. The bulk of points awarded are for correctly identifying the movie, the actor, and/or the character from a movie quote read by the hosts ''as if your grandma was reading the line with no knowledge of the source''. Contestants gain from one to three points per correct identification with recognizing your favorite quotes out of context being the real challenge. Standard trivia and other components round out the game play.

All quotes for the standard edition of Screen Time are certified family friendly, so you can even bring along the kiddos to watch the fun unfold.

Hosted by: JediCole Houston and Friends
Contestants: Three


Category: Game Show




SUN 11:00a.m.: Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Broadway (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

Speaking: Roy Buckingham II


Do you defy gravity? Do you measure life in love? Have you climbed every mountain? Then come be in the room where it happened and join in a BROADWAY edition of Don't Lose Your Geek Card for a fabulous prize!


Category: Game Show




SUN Noon: Are You Still Watching? (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Mature


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Shawn


A game show panel where 3 ( randomly selected qualifying ) players attempt to out score one another by correctly answering trivia questions about binge worthy Shows and Movies (both in the past and presently available) on Video Streaming Services.


Category: Game Show




SUN 2:00p.m.: Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! (with Grand Prize Drawing) (45 mins.)

Room: MESQUITE (1st Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions


Just like Thursday's edition, ''the game show where the entire audience are contestants'' boasts over 50 prizes! If you have ever been in the audience of an ALL-CON game show and felt that unbearable urge to yell out the answer that the contestants struggle to conjure up, this is the show for you! The big difference is that after the show, Half-Ass Productions will be drawing for this year's ALL-CON Grand Prize, an Air Hogs Star Wars Star Destroyer Remote Controlled Drone! A $109.00 value!

If you are in the audience, you are part of the show and could win one of the myriad prizes (valued from $1 to $5 for the most part). Be a part of ALL-CON's biggest trivia contest and feel free to yell ''Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!'' when you know the answer! Don't forget to bring all of the Grand Prize tickets you have amassed all day or all weekend to get in on the drawing at the end of the show!

Contestants: Variable


Category: Game Show




SUN 2:00p.m.: Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! (with Grand Prize Drawing) (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston; Catherine Houston


Just like Thursday's edition, ''the game show where the entire audience are contestants'' boasts over 50 prizes! If you have ever been in the audience of an ALL-CON game show and felt that unbearable urge to yell out the answer that the contestants struggle to conjure up, this is the show for you! The big difference is that after the show, Half-Ass Productions will be drawing for this year's ALL-CON Grand Prize, an Air Hogs Star Wars Star Destroyer Remote Controlled Drone! A $109.00 value!

If you are in the audience, you are part of the show and could win one of the myriad prizes (valued from $1 to $5 for the most part). Be a part of ALL-CON's biggest trivia contest and feel free to yell ''Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!'' when you know the answer! Don't forget to bring all of the Grand Prize tickets you have amassed all day or all weekend to get in on the drawing at the end of the show!

Contestants: Variable


Category: Game Show




SUN 3:00p.m.: It's a Wrap! (45 mins.)

Room: PECAN (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Half-Ass Productions

; Cole Houston; Catherine Houston


Your Favorite Con is drawing to a close after an amazing four full days. You've attended panels, game shows, parties, costume contests, and gaming events. You've met some great celebrity guests and heard amazing tales in their panels. You've taken in the scope of fandom and have plenty of goodies, photos, and memories.

While all good things must come to an end, following Games and Theory’s annual Grand Prize Drawing (as part of Sunday's “Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!”) there’s still fun to be had at the ''It's a Wrap!'' panel! ALL-CON Games and Theory’s own JediCole and Happy Cat, along with any of the staff still remaining on site bring you an interactive post-convention wraipup. When the last game show has awarded its prizes and a lot of leftover stuff has been given away in raffles, the fun continues as the exhausted crew share the highlights and laughs from the long weekend they looked forward to since last year.

This panel has become a favorite end-of-convention haunt for many who are looking for a chance to share their own experiences with a casual crowd. Close out the weekend in style with the kids from the Game Shows track and friends!


Category: Activity