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HSC Conference 2019

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Games & Gameschooling [clear filter]
Thursday, August 8
 

5:30pm

Teen Meet and Greet Game
Feel awkward because you don't know anyone yet?  Can't remember that person's name?  Join us for a fun Meet & Greet Game!  There are 3 Meet & Greet Games during the conference because we all know how easy it is to forget that interesting person's name even when we wish we had remembered it!  


Thursday August 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Silicon Valley
  • Suggested Age Range Teens
 
Friday, August 9
 

9:00am

Game Deck
Come check out the expanded Game Deck.  The game deck has always been a nice spot to get away and relax, but now it is even better.  Come play our new cooperative games, or slaughter your friend at chess; participate in a Magic Tournament, or line up dominos and make them fall down; or just enjoy a quiet game.  Regardless of what is scheduled, you can still put your feet up and play any game of your choice.  Or make up your own game—rules are made to be broken.

Speakers
MM

Michelle McNeill

Mom to an always unschooled 14 year old, game designer, urban homesteader, beekeeper, and all around nerd.
AS

Andrea Schrimp

Andrea is an always unschooling mom to three wild, awesome kids. She is also a professional computer geek. In the highly unusual event that she has free time, she likes to drink fancy chai, take naps, read post-apocalyptic fiction, and bake, not necessarily in that order.


Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Santa Clara

9:30am

Harry Potter Trivia & Games
Harry Potter fans unite and have fun! We'll have a trivia contest, play a Who Am I guessing game and more.

Speakers
LK

Luke Kee

Luke has been unschooling for nine years, leaving school after second grade. He's passionate about Star Wars, engineering, cars and learning what he wants. He's now studying auto mechanics at community college.


Friday August 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Fir

2:00pm

Teen Meet and Greet Game
Feel awkward because you don't know anyone yet?  Can't remember that person's name?  Join us for a fun Meet & Greet Game!  There are 3 Meet & Greet Games during the conference because we all know how easy it is to forget that interesting person's name even when we wish we had remembered it!  


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

3:30pm

D&D Character Creation Workshop
We will go through the basics of creating your own Dungeons and Dragons character. We will go over race, class, how to roll stats, and even discuss the complicated looking skill box on the character sheet. Every one who attends will get help creating their own D&D character that they can use to play in any future D&D campaign (including the Dungeon Crawl that Lexy is also running at the con, if they want).

Attendees need to be independent readers and able to do simple math.

Limit 10 attendees for one on one help, but others are welcome to hang out and watch.


Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Santa Clara

7:30pm

Gamers' Lounge
Join us for free range gaming in a communal space.  Bring your laptops/ iPads and games -- all ages welcome. You're welcome  to bring game platforms like PS3 or Xbox (we'll have a projector  available). Parents of young children must stay. All games welcome,  including but not limited to Minecraft, WOW, LOL, Team Fortress 2, etc.  Join us for a digital, awesome, gamingly good time!




Speakers
CE

Carl Eliot Nelson

Carl Nelson is an aspiring lighting designer and lover of the theatrical arts who wants to spread the knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes of the shows we all know and love


Friday August 9, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Monterey

8:00pm

Not Your Ordinary Bingo!
Yes, it's not your ordinary Bingo!  Come see what it's all about!


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Silicon Valley
  • Suggested Age Range Teens
 
Saturday, August 10
 

9:00am

Pokemon Trading Card Game Meetup
A Meetup for all things Pokemon TCG!  Card trading and game play, we have some loaner decks if you are new.  

Speakers
AS

Andrea Schrimp

Andrea is an always unschooling mom to three wild, awesome kids. She is also a professional computer geek. In the highly unusual event that she has free time, she likes to drink fancy chai, take naps, read post-apocalyptic fiction, and bake, not necessarily in that order.
MM

Michelle McNeill

Mom to an always unschooled 14 year old, game designer, urban homesteader, beekeeper, and all around nerd.


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Game Deck
Come check out the expanded Game Deck.  The game deck has always been a nice spot to get away and relax, but now it is even better.  Come play our new cooperative games, or slaughter your friend at chess; participate in a Magic Tournament, or line up dominos and make them fall down; or just enjoy a quiet game.  Regardless of what is scheduled, you can still put your feet up and play any game of your choice.  Or make up your own game—rules are made to be broken.

Speakers
MM

Michelle McNeill

Mom to an always unschooled 14 year old, game designer, urban homesteader, beekeeper, and all around nerd.
AS

Andrea Schrimp

Andrea is an always unschooling mom to three wild, awesome kids. She is also a professional computer geek. In the highly unusual event that she has free time, she likes to drink fancy chai, take naps, read post-apocalyptic fiction, and bake, not necessarily in that order.


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Santa Clara

12:00pm

Teen Meet and Greet Game
Feel awkward because you don't know anyone yet?  Can't remember that person's name?  Join us for a fun Meet & Greet Game!  There are 3 Meet & Greet Games during the conference because we all know how easy it is to forget that interesting person's name even when we wish we had remembered it!  


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Silicon Valley
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

12:45pm

The Dating Game
Come experience our take on the classic ABC television series, maybe you'll meet that special someone ;)

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

3:30pm

Creating Game-Based and Gamified Home School Environments
Kids show high engagement and resilience in games. In fact, research shows students can read grade levels above what they normally measure when reading text in a game. Learn the core ingredients that make game-based learning and gamification elements work. These elements are especially useful in home school environments where students are more self-reliant. Game design is a powerful tool for increasing self-motivation. Leave the workshop able to create and evaluate how game dynamics and existing free tools can work with your own family learning setting. Explore the role of a playful narrative, like recasting learning itself as a hero's journey, narrative being the most useful game dynamic in creating magical homeschool experiences.


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
San Martin

3:30pm

The Kobold's Courage - D&D Dungeon Crawl
The party has been tasked by a small group of kobolds to retrieve their friend, who has been captured by something mysterious and unknown and imprisoned in a dungeon full of monsters...and maybe worse. The party will have to enter the dungeon and get the kobold's friend out alive.

Participants need to be able to read independently and do simple math.

Up to 10 participants in this workshop. Others are welcome to hang out and watch.

You are encouraged to bring characters from the D&D Character Creation Workshop that Lexy is also running, if you attend, but we will also have pre-generated characters for anyone who needs one.


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Riesling

5:00pm

Making Your First 2D Video Game in Unity!
Hello! Would you like to learn how to make video games, but don't know a thing about coding? Or do you know some coding, but would like to use it to make some actual video games, in one of the most popular game engines, Unity? Well then you're welcome to come make your first 2D video game in Unity!

We are going to be making a simple, 2D platformer game that will teach you the basics of script writing, object-oriented programming, and more! Even if you feel intimidated by programming, don't worry! I did too! I will make sure to explain everything in an easy to understand way, and you'll be making games in no time.

WHAT TO BRING: Before coming to this workshop, be sure to closely follow the instructions in this video to correctly download and install Unity Hub and the latest version of Unity, on to a laptop:
http://bit.ly/HowToInstallUnity. Then bring that laptop along with you to the workshop.

See you there! :-)

Speakers
EC

Elliot Clark

Elliot Clark is 15 and has been unschooled and attending the HSC conference his whole life.He started making drag-and-drop video games on Sploder at around age 9 and has had an interest in making video games ever since. After Sploder, he started using the game engine GameMaker's drag-and-drop... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Carmel

7:30pm

Gamers' Lounge
Join us for free range gaming in a communal space.  Bring your laptops/ iPads and games -- all ages welcome. You're welcome  to bring game platforms like PS3 or Xbox (we'll have a projector  available). Parents of young children must stay. All games welcome,  including but not limited to Minecraft, WOW, LOL, Team Fortress 2, etc.  Join us for a digital, awesome, gamingly good time!




Speakers
CE

Carl Eliot Nelson

Carl Nelson is an aspiring lighting designer and lover of the theatrical arts who wants to spread the knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes of the shows we all know and love


Saturday August 10, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Monterey

8:00pm

Bingo for Prizes
Come play the game you know & love for prizes!


Saturday August 10, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Silicon Valley
  • Suggested Age Range Teens
 
Sunday, August 11
 

9:00am

Game Deck
Come check out the expanded Game Deck.  The game deck has always been a nice spot to get away and relax, but now it is even better.  Come play our new cooperative games, or slaughter your friend at chess; participate in a Magic Tournament, or line up dominos and make them fall down; or just enjoy a quiet game.  Regardless of what is scheduled, you can still put your feet up and play any game of your choice.  Or make up your own game—rules are made to be broken.

Speakers
AS

Andrea Schrimp

Andrea is an always unschooling mom to three wild, awesome kids. She is also a professional computer geek. In the highly unusual event that she has free time, she likes to drink fancy chai, take naps, read post-apocalyptic fiction, and bake, not necessarily in that order.
MM

Michelle McNeill

Mom to an always unschooled 14 year old, game designer, urban homesteader, beekeeper, and all around nerd.


Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Santa Clara

11:00am

Uno Tournament
Come prove your prowess in this classic card game tournament.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Silicon Valley

12:30pm

Smash Tournament
Come fight for and against your friends! See who is truly best at this classic party game. We will be playing Smash Ultimate, Melee is not the best fight me.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Monterey