Evening and Special Events

Each year HSC DiscoveryCon has an array of special events to enjoy!  Watch this space for a list of 2018 Special and Evening Events.  Meanwhile, here's what we offered in 2017:


Party Games!  5:00-10:30pm - Other Realms (El Dorado 1)    
Welcome to HSC DiscoveryCon!  Letís get the party started with some BIG PARTY GAMES!    Join friends old and new for rounds of Ultimate Werewolf, Apples to Apples, Double Bananagrams, Improv games, giant Twister, and even more icebreaking, party-starting fun!


First Annual DiscoveryCon Family Dance Party!  7:30-10:30pm - The Flatlands (El Dorado 2) 
Join us for the First Annual DiscoveryCon Family Dance Party!  This event is planned by our teens and is open to all registered DiscoveryCon attendees. Cosplay your favorite game character - all fandoms welcome!  We'll have a live DJ, awesome music, lights, people, prizes, and fun.  Come out and dance the night away! (Costumes not required)

Pathfinder Evening with Glenn of Game Master  5:30-9pm - The Academy (Rio Bravo)  
Pathfinder evening will be an introductory campaign which will go over the rules of the game, gaming equipment/accessories, character creation, advice how to narrate and control the challenges the heroes will face.  We will use Pathfinder beginner boxes for this.

Grown Up Games - Enter at Your Own Risk!  9:30-11pm - The Academy (Rio Bravo)
Cards Against Humanity and Code Names - Deep Undercover!


X-Wing Demo  10:30am-2:30pm - The Flatlands (El Dorado 2)            
Come learn how to play as the Empire or Rebels in this fast-moving miniatures game in the Star Wars universe.  Hidden planning requires you to anticipate your opponent.  Luke, Han, Vader and Boba Fett will lead the charge.  All materials provided and rules taught!

Quiddich with the LB Funky Quaffles  12-1:45 - Sandpointe Park - 450 W MacArthur Blvd            

Grab your brooms! Our local Quiddich team, the Long Beach Funky Quaffles, is coming to DiscoveryCon! The FQs will teach the basics of Quiddich and coach DiscoveryCon players in a mini-game at a park adjacent to our hotel venue. To support the Funky Quaffles all the way to the 2017 Quiddich cup, click here and show them some love!

***This special event will be held at Sandpointe Park, a short walk from our hotel venue.  Children MUST be accompanied by their adult parent or caregiver, no exceptions.  No chaperones are provided at the park or on the walk to the park.***

MTG Tournament  1-4pm - The Flatlands (El Dorado 2)              
Bring your best Commander MTG deck to face off against fellow Planeswalkers.  

MTG Draft  1-4pm - The Flatlands (El Dorado 2)      
Pre-registration and small fee required - sign up anytime Friday evening or Saturday at the Registration/Info desk.

Raffle  2pm - El Dorado Foyer
Our sponsors and local families have generously donated fabulous prizes to our raffle!  Please visit the raffle table at the Registration/Information Table to discover what you can win and drop your raffle tickets into the boxes.  Tickets will be sold throughout the conference at the HSC Registration/Information Table and by folks milling around the con.  ($1 each, 12 for $10 and 25 for $20.)  All proceeds go toward HSCís important work supporting and protecting homeschooling in California.  The drawing will take place on Sunday at 2 pm at the HSC Registration/Information Table. Please claim your prize by 3 pm.  You must be at the conference to win.

Clay-o-rama  3-5pm - The Flatlands (El Dorado 2)    
Come craft you own creature/robot/Jaeger/Kaiju out of Play-Doh and then battle it out in the arena.  Stats are based on the creature you create (with bonuses for younger players) and everyone gets a special attack such as Poke, Bowl, Toss and Reshape Limb.  Yes, you get to actually do that to your opponent!  Great fun for all ages!!  Ages 6 and under should have an adult to help.