So, the quick version:
Where: Grand Salon D at the Hilton
When: Sunday, August 31st from 7pm to 9:30pm
What: "All Things Halo - The Interactive Halo Experience" (7pm - 8pm) and "Craft Your Fandom - Halo Armor" (8pm - 9:30pm)
Who: Steve Downes (Chief), Tim Dadabo (Spark) and Courtenay Taylor (Serina) will be there.
"All Things Halo" is a ringer-style, multi-media trivia game covering all aspects of the Halo universe, including books, commercials, videos, comic books and, of course, the games. Up to 3 people can play, in a rotating-seat-style game system (get a question wrong and the "batting box" gets to take your place). Players receive UNSC tickets for correct answers and count up their total at the end of the game. The winner receives a FREE pre-order for the Master Chief Collection, courtesy of Digital Veda Games, while second and third will win other cool items (T-shirts, Pops, etc.).
"Craft Your Fandom - Halo Armor" is an opportunity for the 405th to show its stuff. Everywhere I go, I get asked how it was made, how much time it took, what was involved, etc. I'm just a rookie in the building community, despite having cosplayed for four years as The Chief. I wore the Rubies armor and was awed every time I ran into builders like Stony Props and Wreck'd Studios. After a few conversations about what was involved, I finally undertook to build my own armor, starting with Noble 6. I'd LOVE to have YOU GUYS show up in armor and talk about what is involved, what materials you use, how you use it, and whatever else you are willing to share. Whether it's Pepakura, fiberglass, Worbla, vacuum-formed or just sewn together uniform work, people always want to know how you do what you do. Bring examples if you can find space of work mid-progress. Bring your WIP pics. Bring some foam. Hell, bring some tools so people get an idea as to what is going on.
As a side benefit, our guests will be sticking around for the "Craft Your Fandom" experience, so I'm sure they will have some questions and, if we run out of things to talk about, we can always ask THEM questions!
It is not a requirement that you RSVP for the event. If you can make it, come in your armor if you aren't sick of being in it by that time of the day. The more Spartans we can have lining the walls of the room, the more impressive it will be for those who come in.
I hope to see you all there!