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+2 Comedy

+2 Comedy is the premiere geek stand-up comedy group on the East Coast. They’re five-year veterans of Otakon, with the Beyond the Tentacle series proving one of the most popular panels of the show. +2 Comedy has appeared at over sixty conventions on the East Coast.

Game the Gamer (After Dark Edition)
+2 Comedy is delighted to present a video game game show that isn’t just for kids. Four audience members will compete for video game dominance. Sabotage is for sale, though, and this time, the obstacles are definitely a lot more fun.

Beyond the Tentacle Chronicles
An exciting new addition to the Beyond the Tentacle family. Explore the weird, wild world of Japanese fetishes with +2 Comedy. Live demonstrations and exciting games promise a great story later for everyone involved, or an embarrassing memory you’ll never want to speak of again! Either way, everyone wins!

+2 Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Exactly what it says on the tin. Adult Geek stand-up, with a Q&A afterwards to answer your most burning questions and settle your least amicable debates. What would the rest of the Justice League do with Wonder Woman’s lasso? What’s Mario’s safe word? Are the Unforgivable Curses unforgivable if you consent to it? The sky’s the limit- the Cobra Kai of geek comedy will tackle any query your heart desires.

+2 Comedy Podcast Live
A live talk show with a game show element. A surprise convention guest will be interviewed, and the audience will be able to play Host vs Guest vs Audience

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BigMeatyClaws

Alex is a professional Web Developer who sometimes likes to write about things. A lover of technology, video games, film, and TV he has inoculated himself with pop culture. Also an avid internet user and meme looker-atter.

A Kinky Wind Blows
A Kinky Wind Blows is based on the icebreaker activity “A Cold Wind Blows”.

Steven Universe meet-up
“Steven Universe is a wonderful cartoon about love, acceptance and hot dogs. The show features the subversion of tropes as well as an amazing representation of LGBT values. Let’s get together and discuss the show; we’ll talk about our favorite episodes, characters, and moments. Come in cosplay, or your favorite t-shirt; come if you’ve never seen the show before and you’ll find out why you should! Let’s talk about Steven Universe, YOU CLODS!

The meet up is structured in segments so if you do not want to be spoiled please come early!”

Discord meet-up
“Are you a member of the GKE discord server? Do you like video games? Are you a huge giant nerd? Come on over and meet some cool people! Even if you aren’t a huge video game fan you will totally have fun. Let’s have some fun, talk about games, and maybe even play a few.

My meetups are always structured so that everyone will enjoy, please don’t be afraid to come on over!”

Adventure Zone meet-up
“The Adventure Zone started out as a podcast about three brothers (and their dad) playing Dungeons and Dragons; but it has evolved to so much more than that. The McElroys have taken the podcast medium and brought it to a whole new level. If you are a fan of podcasts, dungeons and dragons, or super great stories then you belong at this meet up!

The meet up will be structured in segments so if you do not want to be spoiled please come early!”

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CleverDuck222

Duck is a submissive kinkster / BDSM bottom. Avid reader and generally creative. Active in the lifestyle for 5 years and on reflection of her kinks, she discovered a growing passion for a few less widespread kinks and dove in to learn more and spread the word!

BDSM Beauty Mark Pageant
You had an AMAZEBALLS time at GKE! You played! Got new toys! Marks, bruises, scratches, tattoos, scars! Come show off your marks at the pageant. Come see the creative end to those amazing Scenes!

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Fireheart

Fireheart (Michael) has worked in the fields of sales and marketing for almost two decades, but sales and marketing is really just understanding what people want and finding ways to align their wants to your wants.

Making the connection
Why is it so hard to meet people? Whether you are looking for a play partner for the evening or a partner for life, it can be difficult to make a connection. Why can some people play as much as they want at an event like GKE, while others watch from the sidelines? It’s not about how you look. It’s about what you do. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques, strategies and mindsets to find a partner and create a connection, but we will do so with a constant awareness that our potential partners are *people* to be treated with respect and honesty at all times. This is not a workshop for pickup artists. It is for good, honest people looking to have a safe, sane, consensual time with other good people.

After the workshop, we’ll be doing a short speed-dating event so you can put what you learn to work.

KinkCardia Tournament
When the rubber hits the road and the cards hit the table, join us for the ConCardia/Kinkcardia tournament. This will be one of the only events all year where you can play with the more risque Kinkardia cards in an actual tournament.

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Meet and Greet Dinner

Meet & Greet Dinner

Meet new people, try out new stuff, and partake of a delicious dinner!
New to the event and curious what all the hoopla is about? Or are you a seasoned con veteran looking to try new things and meet new people?
This add-on event was created with all of you in mind!

Buffet Menu

  • Salad Bar
  • Grilled Vegetable Platter
  • Cheese & Fruit Display
  • Bread Display
  • A Taste of Rome Station
    • Linguine Primavera
    • Penne Sweet Basil & Prosciutto
    • Angel Hair Pasta with Baby Shrimp
  • Santa Fe Fajita Station
    • Chicken & Beef Fajitas
    • Chicken Quesadillas
  • Shanghai Stir Fry Station
    • Steamed Snapper with Scallions
    • Mongolian Beef & Oriental Vegetables
    • Stir Fry
    • Chicken Snow Peas & Pine Nuts
  • Confection Station
    • Assorted Mini Cakes & Pastries
    • Assorted Cookies
  • Beverages
    • Coffee
    • Decaffeinated Coffee
    • Iced Tea
    • Regular & Herbal Teas
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Serenity Space

The Serenity Space is a safe space to cuddle, come down, and perform aftercare.
Click here for the Serenity Space Rules.
The Serenity Space will be open throughout the con, providing aftercare, pre-care, and everything in between to those who need it. Please come take advantage of our Aftercare Engineers, who are designated to provide and assist in all the comforts, wind downs, reassurances, etc that you may need!
There will also be some fun, low-key activities in the Serenity Space each day. See below for more details!

Newbie Stomp! (Friday)- The Serenity Space opens up as con opens, and provides space for newbies, and people who are looking for connection and answers. Whether you’re new to GKE or even conventions in general, we’re here to help you dip your toes in the water and discuss any questions that may be asked and have some fun. Designed around getting people acclimated, giving people a place to find new friends, and really feel that they are a part of our community.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Snuggle
Serenity Space staff will be holding a carton marathon, where we will be perched in front of a T.V, watching cartoons, in our pajamas! Bring your own stuffies, or borrow ours-wear your cutest pajamas!

Pillow Fort (Sunday) –
Sunday morning in the Serenity Space is time for the “Why Am I Awake Pillow Fort Building”. We use blankets, chairs, pillows, whatever we can grab and make everything from cozy nests to palatial pillow fortresses.

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