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Friday Featured Events


Comedy Show

  • Friday 6:30PM - 7:30 PM
  • Featuring comedians Derek Williams and Charles Ellis

Edo Bushido Concert

  • Friday: 8:30PM - 10PM
  • Featuring rappers Substantial and Asheru, and DJ Aarock.
  • Take a musical journey from Japan to the Boondocks with Substantial: A pioneer of the sonic art form of Jazz Hop who worked with the legendary producer Nujabes, Marcus D and other great soundsmiths. Asheru: A formative underground contender responsible for the classic Judo Chop from the Acclaimed animated series "The Boondocks" and DJ AAROCK: A master on the Decks of Steel - cutting and chopping his way through various forms of sounds to take his listeners on a musical journey.

Friday Night Party

  • Friday 11PM - 2AM
  • DJ AAROCK takes to the wheels of steal to celebrate Blerdcon’s first official dance. Just like the con itself, DJ AAROCK spins and all inclusive East meets West set of energetic popular tracks from EDM to Kpop and everything in between! This is far beyond your standard Con dance!

Yugi-Oh Tournament

  • Friday 1PM - 5PM
  • 4 rounds - Swiss - Advanced Format
  • 40 minute rounds
  • Match (2 out of 3)
  • After round, Top 4 or Top 8, depending on attendance
  • Entry: $10
  • Each entrant receives one Yugioh booster pack for entry
  • One booster pack is added to the prize pool per entrant
Prize Payout:
  • 1st Place: 50% of prize pool
  • 2nd Place: 25% of prize pool
  • 3rd/4th: 12.5 % of prize pool
  • *You must be a paid Blerdcon badge (or day pass) holder in order to participate!*

Video Game Tournaments

  • Hosted by DerpyCon
  • 4:00pm - Mario Kart Double Dash!! LAN (GameCube)
  • 6:00pm - Puzzle League/Panel de Pon/Tetris Attack (GameCube)

Cardfight Vanguard Tournament

  • Friday 6PM - 10PM
  • 3 rounds
  • 45 minute rounds
  • Match (2 out of 3)
  • Entry: $10
  • Each entrant receives one Cardfight Vanguard booster pack for entry
  • Win/Loss record is record each round
  • Players receive one booster pack per win during the tournament
  • *You must be a paid Blerdcon badge (or day pass) holder in order to participate!*




Saturday Featured Events


NPC Concert

K-Murdock

Born in Washington, DC and raised during the golden era of hip-hop, K(yle) is possibly best known for being one half of the progressive hip-hop tandem Panacea, K, along with the group’s emcee Raw Poetic were signed to legendary underground hip-hop label Rawkus Records in 2006 and have released a total; of 6 projects to date; The duo has rocked shows all over the United States, sharing the stage with the likes of Brand Nubian, Planet Asia, Little Brother, Lupe Fiasco & J-Live. K-Murdock’s self-proclaimed “Neosonic” (new-sound) productions have taken shape over the last decade and helped K not only garner respect from a few of his contemporaries but also collaborate with some of those same musical influences- DJ Spinna, Thes One of People Under The Stairs, DJ Nu-mark of Jurassic 5 & Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange. K’s abilities to successfully sample any & EVERYTHING he finds have allowed him to work with a range of artists including Grammy Nominated R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn to the Capcom-licensed emcee Mega Ran, who has become best known for his releases in the hip-hop subgenera known as “nerdcore”.

Currently, K-Murdock co-operates the imprint Random Beats Music, a burgeoning record label for fellow progressive hip-hop artists along with the aforementioned Mega Ran, who he’s been creating music and touring the world with since 2010 under the alias “Bits & Rhymes”. Staying true to his self-proclaimed “sound samurai” moniker, K is also an avid podcast host & producer AND even manages to teach the very subject he majored in at his alma mater Howard University in Washington, DC- which he still calls home!


EyeQ

EyeQ makes music from the heart and has always been attracted to music that makes him feel the passion and love for freedom of expression. Never to be classified by one specific type of music, his music is rooted in many things. It encompasses nerdcore because of a love for animation and video games. It encompasses soul music, world, classical and the golden age of jazz music because of his influences abroad. Being from Brooklyn he has a strong foundation and connection to hip hop and its many forms. The creativity of music is limitless, and without bounds EyeQ hopes to explore all the possibilities throughout his musical journey.


D&D Sluggers

D&D Sluggers presents a soulful blend of electo-rock, garage punk, and powerful vocals. Through the power of a Nintendo DS and electric guitar he crafts a unique perfomance that will stick with you. His catchy tunes, and relatable lyrics touches on fan favorite video games, anime, and even social anxiety and awkward love. D&D Sluggers calls Wilmington, North Carolina home, but has traveled the country with his DS and guitar entrancing audiences in a magical way that only he could. He has performed at festivals such as SXSW, MAGfest, Hopscotch Nerdpalooza and CMJ.


Maverick da Roninn

A unique artist to say the least, Brooklyn native now Bethlehem, PA resident Maverick Da Roninn is blazing a trail in his own niche. Incorporating his passion for video games and anime he has developed a brand of music that goes over very well with a thus far untapped market. Uniting tech wiz's with the culture of Hip Hop he has etched his name into the conversation of the Quaker State's top acts. Performing for the past 3 years, Maverick has shared the stage with notable MC's and peers the likes of Devin hailey, Mickey Factz, Shiki tohno, Muggzey Da King to name a few. His favorite artist of note is the super talented Royce Da 5'9" and that influence certainly reveals itself in Maverick's penchant for pushing the envelope lyrically and composing outside of the box.

With his Gamer Not A Gangster motto, Maverick is certainly acquiring fans and supporters one bar and performance at a time Not one to fear societal standards, Maverick is a poster child for self esteem and individuality. Stay tuned as he continues to mark his mark.

Cosplay Contest

  • Saturday 6PM - 8PM
  • The Cosplay Contest will focus on two categories, Craftsmanship and Showmanship, and a grand prize will go to the BlerDCon Cosplay Champion(Best of Both). There will be a pre-judging session behind the scenes and a Catwalk Display so you can show off all your hard work!

  • Pre-judging will begin promptly at 1pm and will end at 4pm sharp. The Catwalk Display will begin at 6pm, at the Main Events room, but you must be there at 5:30pm to line up! You absolutely have to enter at pre-judging and walk the stage during the Catwalk Display to be considered for both categories, and the grand prize.

  • The cosplayer that becomes the BlerDCon Cosplay Champion will receive a VIP trip to Trinidad to attend Panterona’s ALIAS Entertainment Expo!!!!!!

  • Prejudging Saturday 1-4 PM
  • Contestants line up at 5:30 PM
  • Show is 6PM - 8PM

Star Trek Into Blackness

  • Saturday 10AM - Noon
  • By the Black Tribbles.
  • There has been a significant Black presence throughout the entirety of Star Trek's history - it spans rank, political affiliation, and species, establishing a legitimate presentation of a cosmic African diaspora. As we've watched these characters through the years, we've experienced their individual trials and 'Tribbulations' alongside them.

    In solidarity, many of us compare the struggle of these beloved characters to the multitude of today's social issues. What would Uhura think of the mysterious death of Sandra Bland? As fathers, how would Worf or Sisko react to what happened to Trayvon Martin? Could Geordi tolerate the effects of the water crisis in Flint? Do the social justice obstacles of today's Black people run the risk of following them into the future? And if so, what steps can we take to prevent history from repeating itself?

    A good way to head off the evils of ignorance and intolerance is to have open discussions where problems can be voiced and solutions can be developed. The Black Tribbles can think of no better place to hold such a discussion than at BlerdCon.

    Over the course of its five-year history, this hilarious award-winning radio show/podcast has tackled a myriad of topics within the nerd genre, all from the lens of the Black American perspective. Through featuring independent writers, artists, and musicians, the show strives to establish an inclusive geeky voice to all who crave it.

Saturday Night Party

  • Saturday 11PM - 2AM
  • Featuring DJ JayFunk

Yugi-Oh Tournament

  • Saturday 11AM - 4PM
  • 4 rounds - Swiss - Advanced Format
  • 40 minute rounds
  • Match (2 out of 3)
  • After round, Top 4 or Top 8, depending on attendance
  • Entry: $10
  • Each entrant receives one Yugioh booster pack for entry
  • One booster pack is added to the prize pool per entrant
Prize Payout:
  • 1st Place: 50% of prize pool
  • 2nd Place: 25% of prize pool
  • 3rd/4th: 12.5 % of prize pool
  • *You must be a paid Blerdcon badge (or day pass) holder in order to participate!*

Video Game Tournaments

  • Hosted by DerpyCon
  • 11:00am - Mortal Kombat vs DC Univserse (Playstation 3)
  • 1:00pm - Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
  • 6:00pm - Marvel vs Capcom 2 (Playstation 3)




Sunday Featured Events


Video Game Tournaments

  • Hosted by DerpyCon
  • 11:00am - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)