Events, Games & Performances


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Thursday Night Notacon Freeview

Stating at 7:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Edison 1 room

Interested in learning more about Notacon, PixelJam and this year’s presentations, but don’t want to buy a ticket until you know more? Attend our annual Thursday Freeview and hear five minute lightning previews from some of our presenters! As the name implies, it is completely free to attend. For an added bonus, you get to see some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making Notacon a success!

So come by Thursday, April 12th at around 7:00 PM and learn more about what makes Notacon a truly unique event. Freeview attendees also receive a reduced admission price to all of Notacon and PixelJam!

7:00 PM Introductions
7:15 PM Jon Peer
7:20 PM John McNabb
7:25 PM Chris Sanyk
7:30 PM Nicolle “rogueclown” Neulist
7:40 PM Sébastien Bourdeauducq
7:45 PM Brian Makin
7:50 PM Mike Substelny
8:00 PM Angela Harms
8:05 PM Some Guy on Bridge
8:10 PM Peter Fein
8:20 PM Mike Andrews

Dirty New Media Glitch/Artware Dungeon Party Environment Party

Sponsored by Critical Glitch/Artware

Friday night, Critical Glitch/Artware and friends will transform the PixelJam lounge @ Notacon into a unique visual and audio landscape.  The lineup features glitch, noise, chiptune, electronic and drone musicians as well as fantastic visual artists. Glitch and artware hardware and software will be on hand for everyone to explore as well.

This event is open to the public.  Tickets are just $5 at the door.  All Notacon participants receive complimentary admission.  A cash bar will be on site featuring Yuengling and Great Lakes beer.  Doors open at 8 PM.

Between acts, DJ Interventions and BAD NEW FUTURE CREW will spin music to keep things going.

9:30 PM   _node
10:45 PM   Missile Command
12:00 AM   Morgan Higby-Flowers
1:15 AM   Colorforms

Notacon 9 takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street from Progressive Field.  Park either on-site or in nearby public lots.

“Cyberpunk” screening

This 1990 documentary, starring William Gibson and Timothy Leary, explores the early cyberpunk counter-culture movement.  Screening will be take place in the PixelJam lounge on an original VHS tape in excellent condition (part of Froggy’s personal collection!).   Permission to screen the movie comes courtesy of director Marianne Schaefer Trench.

Whose Slide is it Anyway?

Hosted by Nicolle “rogueclown” Neulist

What’’s better than giving a talk that you’’ve carefully formulated and rehearsed? Giving one you have no idea about until you hit the stage! Twenty people (including you, if you’’re brave enough…) will have the chance to take the stage and improvise a five-minute lightning talk based on a short deck of neverbefore-seen slides. It’s guaranteed to be a night of gaffes, laughs, and fun for  speakers and spectators alike!

Want to run or announce your own event?  Let us know and we’ll post it here!