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Saturday, March 4
 

1:00pm

Swing and One-Step Dance Lesson
Back by Popular Demand! Renée Camus (JCC 1 through 4 and 6) once again teaches the basics of swing and one-step dancing, two fun couple dances that are easy to pick up and lots of fun to dance to the music of JoCo and other cruise performers! Learn clear leading and following techniques, easy cool moves, and good rhythm so you can use what you've learned and enjoy the music and your partners during the rest of the week. No partner or experience necessary for the class.

Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

1:30pm

Orientation
A basic walkthrough of the main logistics of JoCo Cruise. We'll give a ~10 min. overview at the beginning, middle and end of the orientation, and take your questions inbetween. Show up when you can, leave when you wish.

Recommended for new Sea Monkeys, but open to everyone. Featuring: Jonathan Coulton; Paul Sabourin; Storm DiCostanzo

Artists
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Coach Cruise / CFO, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins, and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about! | | *except secret stuff
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the 2017 season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

1:30pm

How To Play: Illimat
A card game that feels like you found it in your grandfathers attic, but with a dynamic modern twist. Illimat is designed by Keith Baker ( Gloom, Eberron ) in collaboration with the band The Decemberists with art by Carson Ellis.

Saturday March 4, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sports Bar ("Fern Bar") Deck 2, Forward

3:15pm

Safety (Lifeboat) Drill
This drill is mandatory for all passengers.

Saturday March 4, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Whole Ship

3:30pm

All Helper Monkeys Report!
Hey Helper! Let's meet directly after the Safety Drill to touch base and talk about the week to come. I'll have lanyards, pins, and lots to say.

Saturday March 4, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

3:45pm

'Bye, Real World!' Cocktail Reception
Come to the Westerdam's upper decks as we wave goodbye to Real Life for the week. Free champagne and mimosas!

Saturday March 4, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Lido Deck

4:00pm

Sail Away!
Saturday March 4, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Whole Ship

5:00pm

Dinner (Red Team)
Saturday March 4, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:00pm

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Jonathan, Molly, Paul and Storm's Opening Night Party
Jonathan Coulton, Molly Lewis and Paul & Storm kick things off with an informal, freewheeling concert, sitting in on each other's songs, and bringing out the occasional surprise guest, probably.

Artists
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Coach Cruise / CFO, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins, and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about! | | *except secret stuff
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

Please hold your ukulele questions until you have had a chance to Google them.
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the 2017 season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Saturday March 4, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm

Dinner (Gold Team)
Saturday March 4, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

7:30pm

Main Concert (Red Team) - Jonathan, Molly, Paul and Storm's Opening Night Party
Jonathan Coulton, Molly Lewis and Paul & Storm kick things off with an informal, freewheeling concert, sitting in on each other's songs, and bringing out the occasional surprise guest, probably.

Artists
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Coach Cruise / CFO, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins, and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about! | | *except secret stuff
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

Please hold your ukulele questions until you have had a chance to Google them.
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the 2017 season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Saturday March 4, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30pm - 9:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour!! Your second drink is only $2!

Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Lido Midship Bar Deck 9, Midship

9:30pm

Drunk History Office Hours
Hang out—and maybe get drunk with—two of Drunk History's regular cast members, Mark Gagliardi and Craig Cackowski.


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

9:45pm

Speed Meeting
Back by popular demand! Join us for a facilitated and casually structured event where you will get to meet all sorts of people! In each 15 minute round you will have the opportunity to meet 3 new strangers and find out all about them. Nametags and prompt cards will be provided.

Saturday March 4, 2017 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:00pm

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in the Queen's Lounge with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

Poi, Spinning, and All Flow Arts
If you spin poi, flags, or staff. If you juggle or hula hoop... bring your prop and come spin with us. Music will be provided! This event was run during the 2015 cruise with great success. Please join us again or for the first time! Whether you spin or just want to watch, please come! All are welcome here!
Many of us have LED toys and the lights will be kept low so the lights can be enjoyed. But there will be enough light for those of you who do not have LED toys.

Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00am
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Ever wanted to operate the Helm of a spaceship? How about manning the weapons, defending the galaxy from ne'er-do-wells? Maybe you're better down in Engineering, keeping that garbage scowl of yours sailing through the cosmos? Or are you up for Command?

Come and play Artemis!!

Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:30am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:15pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - 11:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm

Frankly, My Beer, I Don't Give Adam
If you’re a lover of great beer and terrible puns, this is the event for you. Stop by to enjoy a health serving of both. We’ll even have surprise guests!

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

11:00pm

Ted (Leo) Conference: Punk
Join Ted Leo and game designer Chris Pramas as they discus their backgrounds in the NYC punk scene and fabled performance space ABC No Rio, the DIY ethos, and how punk has informed their lives and careers.

Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

11:00pm

My Brother, My Brother and Me - TV Show Screening
A live screening of two episodes of the popular podcast's new TV show incarnation, hosted by Justin McElroy.

Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

11:00pm

How To Play: Monikers
A simple and fun party game where you guess the name on a card.
Each team has 60 seconds to get through as many weird, inappropriate names as they can.
In the first round, you can say anything you want. In the second, you can only use one word. And in the third, you can?t say anything at all ? just charades. The same cards are used in each round, so by the end of the game, you?ve made up a bunch of hilarious jokes together.

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Newbie Initiative Games
Come meet fellow first-time Sea Monkeys and accelerate new friendships with Initiative Games! Perfect for people who are nervous about unstructured interaction. Work together in shifting teams to meet a variety of challenges. Veteran monkeys welcome too!

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Pyramid Arcade Experiment #2
Hypothesis One: At least 50 JoCo2017 Cruisers will want to play our new game, Pyramid Arcade, given 100+ people did on the DiceTower Cruise in December 2016 (No pressure :)
Hypothesis Two: At least 3 people will have learned Homeworlds and challenge Andy to a game (Did you know you can win a medal if you beat Andy at Homeworlds?)

Andy Looney (and his companion Dr. Leila) will be playing/teaching pyramid games at various times throughout the cruise. Check the Looney Labs Pyramid Arcade poster in the game room, look on the door of cabin 8005, or check wherever Home Office decrees schedules shall be.

Find Dr. Leila to get an Exp# sticker for your badge. We will be playing the 22 games that come in Pyramid Arcade + Zendo, and recording which games each person plays in our Experiment Logbook. We will have a demo copy and there will be another one in the game library. If you play a game while Dr. Leila is not around, snap a picture showing the end game, your # on your badge, and a thumbs up or down depending on if you won the game. Each game you play is a chance to win!

We will raffle off the two demo copies of Pyramid Arcade on the last day of the cruise. Games played must be recorded in our Experiment Logbook to count. You get a raffle entry for each of the 23 games you play + an entry for each you won! Learn 10 games for a bonus 10 raffle entries and a Starship Captain sticker!

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

The Hero Instant! A new, super-heroic RPG!
The Hero Instant is a new, indie super-hero RPG. During this 4-hour game session, players will quickly create a brand new team of super-heroes who are thrown into an adventure that will include drama, suspense, a mysterious underwater city and the strange beings who live there! Who are they? What are they after? Most importantly, how long have they been here on Earth?

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:30pm

Cards Against Humanity Live
Join Cards Against Humanity for our late night writers room! You’ll pitch your card ideas to the game's creators and writers, and the best suggestions will be acted out live. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Come enjoy the sold-out show at Chicago's famous iO theater, performed on a huge boat for the first time.

Featuring Alison Barthwell, Joe Gennaro, Michael Jando, Alex Kliner, Becca Levine, Kevin Reader, Mary Beth Smith and Julia Weiss

Artists

Saturday March 4, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday March 5, 2017 12:30am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

2:00am

Lose A Turn! I mean, An Hour!
As the ship moves from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, all of the clocks move forward and this hour is lost.

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00am - 3:00am
Whole Ship
 
Sunday, March 5
 

8:15am

Divers' and Snorkelers' breakfast
Meet at the Lido Buffet, port side, at 8:15 and we'll have breakfast on the first sea day (March 5). The organizer, Steph, will wear a snorkel mask or do some other silly thing so we can find one another. Just a fun event where we can swap stories and anything we know about the area.
If you're into this stuff, there's also a facebook group, by the way.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jocodive/

Sunday March 5, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Lido Buffet Port Deck 9, Aft

9:00am

Religious Services
Sunday March 5, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

9:30am

Journeys Ashore Presentation
Join Westerdam Shore Excursions Manager Richard to learn more about the exciting tours offered in our ports of call.

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

9:45am

Speed Meeting
Back by popular demand! Join us for a facilitated and casually structured event where you will get to meet all sorts of people! In each 15 minute round you will have the opportunity to meet 3 new strangers and find out all about them. Nametags and prompt cards will be provided.

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:00am

How To Play: Fuse (Board Game)
A beat the clock cooperative game that employs 25 dice and 65 cards. Each game is set to a ten-minute timer, and players must work together in that ten minutes to defuse all of the bombs. Each bomb is represented by a card which needs a certain combination of dice in order to defuse it. A player will draw a number of dice equal to the number of players out of a bag and roll them. Players must then decide who will get which dice, but each player must take one and only one.
Ages 11+

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Hackathon (+ Intro Programming Crash Course)
Meet fellow hackers and build something fun! Show and Tell for shiny prizes on the last night.

Don't know how to code? That's ok, we'll teach you Python! You must bring a laptop with a dev environment and libraries already installed.

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Make your own 1/2 Pony1/2 Monkey monster (or any other monster) that pleases you
This will be a chance to create that awesome creature of your dreams using the available materials. Existing stuffed animals will be repurposed or you can start from scratch.

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Life Drawing
Participants will practice drawing human models. Models will be clothed. Bring your own drawing implements and sketchbook. If all you have is a Holland America notepad and a ball-point pen, that still works. All levels welcome. Your host will provide some guidance for newbies, but she is not an experienced instructor, and at best a skilled amateur. If you'd like to volunteer either as a model or an instructor, please let Jen know!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Character Creation
Create your own hero! The upcoming Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game has a fun heroic character creation system, and Sentinel Comics creator Christopher Badell is here to show it of.! Bring your ideas, or let the process help you make a hero on the fly!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

Johann Sebastian Joust
This is a sea monkey favorite! JS Joust pairs music with motion controllers; the music sets the pace, while the players try to knock their opponents out of the game by making a controller move faster than the music. Drop in at any time to enjoy this fun, easy to learn game. Recommended Age: 8+. Get ready to Joust...go!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

The Hero Instant! A new, super-heroic RPG!
The Hero Instant is a new, indie super-hero RPG. During this 4-hour game session, players will quickly create a brand new team of super-heroes who are thrown into an adventure that will include drama, suspense, a mysterious underwater city and the strange beings who live there! Who are they? What are they after? Most importantly, how long have they been here on Earth?

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:30am

Reading - Chelsea Cain
Chelsea Cain is a kickass New York Times bestselling writer of thrillers, humor and comics, and she is going to read awesome stuff at you, and you are going to love it. Because why wouldn't you? (NOTE: There is no reason why you would not.)

Artists
avatar for Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO), and the Kick Lannigan series (ONE KICK).  ONE KICK is currently in production for television, starring Chris Noth (SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER) and Leven Rambin (PERCY JACKSON). Filming starts in April.   | Chelsea also writes comics, including... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:30am

Portal: The Musical
Written by Kirk Shimano and featuring the music of Jonathan Coulton, PORTAL: THE MUSICAL follows the story of Sam, a code monkey cubical dweller, and Rob, her overeager middle manager, dealing with life at Aperture Science. Sam encounters a cryogenically frozen woman and quickly becomes enamored with GLaDOS's latest test subject as the feisty (and foul-mouthed) Chell takes on the Enrichment Center. But will Sam be able to help Chell and get everyone out while... still alive?

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

11:00am

Podcasters Talk about Podcasting
We realized we have a bunch of great podcasters on board this year. So it seemed natural to give them a panel to discuss the format. Moderator John Roderick leads what will assuredly be a lively conversation.

Artists
avatar for Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishikesh Hirway

Song Exploder
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

11:00am

How To Play: Lotus
Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play.Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but, once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You'll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment. Ages 8+

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00am

Learn to play Tak!
Imagined in Patrick Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fear and made reality by James Ernest, Tak is a truly beautiful game. Learn more about Tak at cheapass.com/tak, and drop by for quick Tak lesson!

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00am

Music Discovery: 'Happy Leviathan' - Live Original Music
A casual concert, with live original music by Happy Leviathan, a genuinely unique (see: "nerdy") alternative rock band, formed by singer-songwriter Ender Smith.

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:15am

Kayla Cagan and her debut YA novel Piper Perish
Kayla discusses her first novel, PIPER PERISH, which releases online and in bookstores everywhere, on March 7, 2017 - while we're all on the boat! Discuss the techniques for different writing pieces - from short plays to long novels. How do you know what to cut? What do you do when you think something works and it just doesn't? How do you query an agent or publishing house? And most importantly, does tequila help the writing process? (Possible slide show if equipment is available.)

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

11:30am

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:30am

Putting Things on your Head
Originally designed to be a fez enhancement workshop, since we have all the materials, we are opening this up to whatever hat, or crown or tiny elephant you wish to put on top of your head. Feel free to bring hat blanks and fezzes to embellish or start from scratch.

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

11:30am

Exits Are Out: Escape Station!
Exits Are Out: Escape Station! is a live-action text adventure where the players control the input. Twitch Plays Zork would be a modern analogy for the fun chaos of ten or fifteen players trying to navigate through the treacherous environment of an early '80's Infocom game.

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:30am

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Demo
Come play in a super-powered tabletop RPG, run by Sentinel Comics creator Christopher Badell! Play as a stalwart hero in this new RPG system, which will be coming to Kickstarter later this year. Band together with your fellow heroes! Fight crime! Save the day!
Only 6 players each session; first come, first served. But there are multiple sessions!

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm

Sea Monkey Mail
Those who participated in Sea Monkey Mail can gather in person

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

12:00pm

Spanish Language Lunch
Aboard ship, meet Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! Make new friends as you practice speaking, discover new phrases, and finally figure out verb conjugations! All ages and levels welcome.

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lido Buffet Port Deck 9, Aft

12:00pm

Rijsttafel Specialty Lunch
The Weterdam's culinary staff are preparing this Indonesian specialty meal (from a Dutch word literaly translated as "rice table") as a one-time-only event for our passengers. Seating is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.

This specialty lucheon costs $10, and you can sign up [WHERE???] 

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

12:15pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

12:15pm

Peanuts Gallery Live Podcast
Life-long Peanuts fans and professional fussbudgets Molly Lewis & Josh A. Cagan discuss and dissect the animated specials.

Artists
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

Please hold your ukulele questions until you have had a chance to Google them.


Sunday March 5, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

12:30pm

From Frogfish to Whalesharks - sea life of the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is one of the richest marine environments on the planet. Join biologists and divers for a rundown on some of the plants and creatures you may see if you look beneath the waves.


**note - we are just planning one all ages session, but could split it into two if the demand was there, one for adults and one for kids.

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

12:30pm

How To Play: Dragoon
Dragoon is an action strategy game with an ever-changing landscape. Village and city tiles populate the map each round using a coordinate system. During your turn, choose between claiming villages and cities that pay you tribute, or destroying them out right for instant gold. Challenge other players in dragon-to-dragon combat before they lay waste to your empire or enter your cave to steal your riches. You?re never out of the game until the last gold coin is snatched up! Ages 13+

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

1:00pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

1:00pm

Jeanpool
Hang out by the pool with Jean Grae. There's a bar nearby, too. Just sayin'.

Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

1:00pm

Test Rochi with James Ernest

Help playtest Rochi, a new gambling game which will be part of the next fantasy novel by Sonia Lyris, her sequel to The Seer.

Rochi is a gambling game for 2-8 players, played with a Tarot-style deck with six suits of different sizes. It’s a completely whole deck design, and it’s a completely different way to think about how gambling games should work. There is no betting, very little bluffing, and six different pots!

We'd like your feedback on the rules of the game, both in clarity and fun value. Come give it a try!


Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

1:00pm

Playing with Clay
Come learn how to make your own polymer clay magnets. Create your own or use one of many provided molds and to help you craft a unique magnet to commemorate your JCC experience. Squish your fingers into the clay, pinch and pull your way to inspiration!
*size limitations, finished creations will be (hopefully) baked on board and available later in the week.

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

1:00pm

Escape Room (in a box)
"It's Gonna Be The Future Soon" escape room

The bands are almost ready to go on stage; showtime is in 30 minutes. But we just discovered that the precocious grandchildren of some of our favorite performers have locked away several of the essential instruments that they need to go on.

How many instruments can you recover before it is showtime?

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

1:15pm

Reading - Pat Rothfuss
Hey, everybody, it's Pat! And he'll be bringing is own special Patness onto the stage for you, with readings and meanderings and just that plain ol' Rothfussness you've come to know and love over the years.


Sunday March 5, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

1:30pm

Orange Tuxedo
Orange Tuxedo is a two person improv show from a husband and wife team who, collectively, have been doing improv for seven hundred years. In this show they aim to create grounded relationships formed by eccentric characters. Craig teaches improvisation at iO West, Carla teaches at The Second City in Hollywood. If you like comedy, you may have seen Craig wear various mustaches and costume pieces on Comedy Central’s Drunk History. If you like drunken history, you may have seen Carla drink various beers on Instagram. They perform regularly at The Second City in Hollywood and recently traveled to Austin for the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (2015), SF Sketchfest (San Francisco 2016, 2017), Phoenix Improv Festival (2016), Del Close Marathon (NYC 2016), Stumptown Improv Fest (Portland 2016), Detroit Improv Festival (2016), IF Cincinnati (2016), Denver Improv Festival (2016) and London, UK (2016).


Sunday March 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

1:30pm

Maybe Capital Board Games
Maybe Capital, the most important Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley invites to become an honorary board member for one hour of the cruise! We'll meet to pitch important startups like "Uber for Puppies" and "Twitter for Short Trips To The Grocery Store" while investing in each other's companies. The winner is the one with the most companies and investment, who, of course, gets to throw Million Dollar bills in the air while their friends film it in slow motion. Maybe Capital: The Only Game Where Nothing Is Fair.

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

1:30pm

Parsely Games with Andy Looney
Andy Looney will be your personal computer as you play a classic-style text adventure game in discussion-group format. 4 different games will be played in 3 sessions on Sea Days:
Day 2: MUFFINS You've stumbled into the secret underground headquarters of the McFeezle's Muffins Company. So, what's down here?
Day 6: FUN WORLD You are inside the Fun World amusement park after they close the gates. What mysteries will you uncover?
Day 7: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER THE TABLE That juice you just drank has made you shrink to the size of a mouse! Now what?
Bonus Game (time permitting): BACK IN 5 MINUTES That crazy scientist's body was just taken away, and you are all alone in his lab. So, what's that mysterious portal all about?

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

1:45pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

2:00pm

Anne Wheaton Reads Her Forthcoming Children's Book
Anne Wheaton has written a new children's book! It's called Piggy and Pug, and is written for 5-8 year old readers. It's due to be released by summer 2017, but she'd like you to get a preview! Come hear a reading of Piggy and Pug and see the accompanying illustrations!

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

2:00pm

How To Play: Secret Hitler
Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5?10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.The majority of players are liberals. If they can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the table and win the game. But some players are fascists. They will say whatever it takes to get elected, enact their agenda, and blame others for the fallout. The liberals must work together to discover the truth before the fascists install their cold-blooded leader and win the game.

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm

Letter Tycoon
Learn how to play Letter Tycoon - the Mensa winning game where you build an alphabet empire! More of a strategy game than a word game - in Letter Tycoon - you can buy a Patent for one of the letters you use when you spell a word! Lesser frequency letters have special powers - longer words earn both money and stock. Collect stock and money to become the Letter Tycoon.

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

2:30pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

2:30pm

Scotch Tasting
Enjoy a flight of five high-quality scotches, because you're fancy and you like nice things. Hosted by Christopher Badell and Benjamin Soileau. Attendance is $25; sign up available at the Westerdam Front Desk (Atrium, Deck 1 midship). Seating is limited!

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

2:30pm

Songwriters Talk about Things, Including Songwriting
A panel of our guest musicians get together to discuss songs, songwriting, songing and writing things that are songs.


Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

2:30pm

Writing Implosions Panel
Professional writers do their thing for a living—by now, they should have every part of their writing process running smoothy, right? BWA HA HA HA HAH HA yeah no that's not how it works. Our panelists will discuss the various struggles and pitfalls they've experienced getting their words out into the world—and how those words made it out there anyway.

Artists
avatar for Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO), and the Kick Lannigan series (ONE KICK).  ONE KICK is currently in production for television, starring Chris Noth (SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER) and Leven Rambin (PERCY JACKSON). Filming starts in April.   | Chelsea also writes comics, including... Read More →
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Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author for 13 novels for young adults, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Suite Scarlett, and the Shades of London series. She was crowned Queen of Teen in the UK in 2012. She pops up in other places, like Twitter. She is on Twitter a lot. She is also the co-host of Says Who podcast. |


Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

2:30pm

Color Me Monkey
The returning event for those of us monkeys that need to chill or have a hard time interacting with others if there's not an activity involved. Bring a coloring book or pages to swap and something to color with.

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

2:30pm

A More Perfect World
Need help building a complex world for your campaign or Great Novel?  Want to populate it with peoples who are three-dimensional, non-stereotypical, and more than just Humans With Scales/Wings/Weird Faces?  Learn from a pro!  Mary Robinette Kowal will give a talk and guided worldbuilding exercise that should give you the tools to create a complete fictional world.



Sunday March 5, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm

GeekThinking Trivia: an Homage to ThinkGeek Trivia
A team trivia event to win fabulous prizes. No entry fee! Trivia from all sectors of the geek spectrum. Teams of 6 players. Singles will be grouped together. Walk-ups welcome, and will be seated if seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive at start time, late comers will lose their seat if they have not arrived after 10 minutes. No spectators, please! Trivia will be different at both sessions.

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

3:00pm

Spin Wool- learn or do
Come try out spinning. Materials supplied or bring your own and just hang out and spin. I will teach new spinners.

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:15pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

3:30pm

Welcome to Night Vale Meetup
Come and mingle Office Hours-style with some of the cast and creators of Welcome to Night Vale.

Artists
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Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.


Sunday March 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:30pm

Beginning Contact Juggling Class
Have you ever wanted to fondle balls like The Goblin King in Labyrinth? Well, now is your chance! Learn the basics of the art of contact juggling. I will have balls to loan out in various sizes, but feel free to bring your own!

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lido Deck

3:30pm

Sponsor Spotlight: Greater Than Games (SPONSORED EVENT)

Stop by the display area in the ship's Shopping Arcade (Deck 3 Forward) any time from 3:30-5 pm to check out Greater Than Games' products—and meet the friendly folks who make them. (No purchase necessary, but you'll probably want to!)


Sunday March 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Shopping Arcade

3:45pm

Locksport - Lock picking and handcuffs
Locksport is the sport or hobby of defeating locking systems. You can learn a variety of skills including picking locks, padlocks, and handcuffs. This is a quick intro to theory, and some practical. There will hopefully be a lock pick table running at various times too.

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

4:00pm

Mocktail Party
Not drinking alcohol on the boat but still want to order fancy drinks? Not sure what to ask for or don't want to brave it alone?

Let's team up, find a cooperative bartender, rummage through the ingredients, and find out what fermentation-free fanciness we can concoct.

Sunday March 5, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Sunday March 5, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

4:00pm

Cocktail Meetup of Cosplayers & Costumers
Come meet your follow Cosplayers & Costumers on the ship for a cocktail or two. This is an opportunity to meet other SeaMonkeys, chat, and sport your costuming/cosplay ensembles who share the same love of the craft.

Sunday March 5, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

5:00pm

Dinner (Red Team)
Sunday March 5, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:00pm

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Hastily-assembled Entertainment Burrito with Cameron & Rhea
A fun variety grab-bag evening of events, hosted by JoCo Cruise favorites, the inimitable Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. What's going to happen? Don't you wish you knew!


Sunday March 5, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm

Dinner (Gold Team)
Sunday March 5, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

7:30pm

Main Concert (Red Team) - Hastily-assembled Entertainment Burrito with Cameron & Rhea
A fun variety grab-bag evening of events, hosted by JoCo Cruise favorites, the inimitable Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. What's going to happen? Don't you wish you knew! 


Sunday March 5, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour!! Your second drink is only $2!

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Lido Midship Bar Deck 9, Midship

9:30pm

The Dork Forest
Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. With special guest John Scalzi.

Artists
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...
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John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a fan of pie and oxygen, not necessarily in that order.


Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

9:30pm

Geek Out About Tattoos
Do you have tattoos, want a tattoo, or just think tattoos are super rad? Join the Wolff Pack, husband and wife tattoo aficionados, for an exciting presentation followed by Q&A on the high seas. We'll answer all of your burning questions, including:
-How much does it cost?
-Did it hurt?
-What should I wear to my first ever tattoo appointment?
-OMG is that really a sleeve of Bill Murray portraits?

Everyone is encouraged to bring their art and stories for a round table discussion 'bout the triumphs, hilarity, and downright weirdness that is tattoos.

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

9:30pm

Joss Whedon (Buffy and Dr. Horrible) Sing-Along!
Last year's Hamilton sing-along was a huge hit, so we thought, what else would nerds want to sing along to? We've got a theory - Buffy and Dr. Horrible! Come join us for a sing-along to the Once More with Feeling soundtrack, followed by the Dr. Horrible soundtrack! We'll have some printouts with the lyrics available. Perhaps we'll end up stuck in a wacky Broadway nightmare...

Lyrics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Zl2iEAAN8trM1Hy6dg-U_qtoLTzVTe-7WpClARS4xY/edit# 

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm

Slow Jam & Singalong on Songs We All Know!
Want to enjoy playing great familiar tunes with other SeaMonkeys? Bring the chords or chart for a simple classic or standard song you think most people already know, or pick one from the host's songbook, or just sing along. We'll quickly break down each song into arrangements, review the rhythm chords, and take turns playing lead, fills or solo breaks. Guitar, uke, mando, bass, keys, rhythm, voice, harmonica, ocarina, kazoo, whatever: all welcome.

Sunday March 5, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in the Queen's Lounge with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

Dance Party w/Riz Rollins - James Brown Birfday Party
From Riz: "even though his birfday's in may and he dead, we'll be goodfootin it  to all things james brown and more. expect music of the godfather hisself along with music he incfluenced, hip hop, dancey jazz, r&b and anything else i can find."

Artists
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 12:00am
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

ANDY VS EVERYBODY with Andy Looney
Andy Looney loves to play a bunch of his games at the same time. He usually wins about a third of the games he plays, even when playing 10 games at once. Come challenge him!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 12:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00pm

Sea Werewolf
We'll be doing a few games of long-form (not One Night) Ultimate Werewolf! Come and lynch your friends!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 1:30am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:30pm

Mary and Pat and Wil and John Mess Around on Stage for an Hour
What happens when Mary Robinette Kowal, Wil Wheaton, Patrick Rothfuss and John Scalzi sit on a panel and talk about whatever they want for an hour? We don't know either, but we bet it will be entertaining as hell. They've promised it will be entertaining, anyway. If it's not, one of them is going overboard. Probably Scalzi.  Featuring: Mary Robinette Kowal; John Scalzi; Patrick Rothfuss; Wil Wheaton

Artists
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a fan of pie and oxygen, not necessarily in that order.


Sunday March 5, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:30pm

Extreme Improv Trivia with Mike Selinker and Molly Lewis
Would you like to know what amazing trivia Mike Selinker is cooking up for this year's JoCo Cruise? So would he! But like with last year's event, Mike will be making up questions on the spot, with topics solicited from the audience and curated by his cohost, plucky plucker Molly Lewis. Will we all learn wondrous new things? We'll find out together!

Sunday March 5, 2017 10:30pm - Monday March 6, 2017 12:30am
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

11:00pm

How To Play: Illimat
A card game that feels like you found it in your grandfathers attic, but with a dynamic modern twist. Illimat is designed by Keith Baker ( Gloom, Eberron ) in collaboration with the band The Decemberists with art by Carson Ellis.

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 12:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Mobile Gaming: 'Fail Whale' and 'Doodle Army 2 Mini Militia'
Come play a couple indie mobile games developed out of the Pacific Northwest. Currently in private beta "Fail Whale," is an underwater narwhal vs narwhal combat simulator and Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia (released 2011) is a real-time (vs., team, and co-op) 2d platform shooter with a cartoonish modern military theme. Both multiplayer games are playable for up to 8 people (~10 min per game) and specialize in running offline on isolated LAN WIFI networks. We'll have devices and networks to play on or you can download your own copy prior to leaving signal range to come and join the fun with your own mobile device (appsomniacs.com).

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 1:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Logic Puzzle Solving Club
Pavel will bring lots of copies of a wide range of Japanese-style logic puzzles (e.g., Sudoku, KenKen, Kakuro, Masyu, etc.) and we'll solve them together! All skill levels are totally welcome. Bring pencils and erasers if you can!

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 1:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

You, too, can play D&D
Been watching Stranger Things? Always wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons, but never had the time? This is why Lord Poseidon created sea days. Learn to play in a fast (for D&D) session of 2 hours.
Experienced dungeon masters will lead you through a mini-adventure that will show you the basic mechanics of the game, and give a flavour of the way players and the dungeon master collaborate to tell a story together.

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 1:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Time Empire - a board-game playtest
Time-travel! Empire-building! Please help me play-test a board-game prototype! Time Empire is a mid-level strategy game in which the players build up their competing empires through a series of seven Ages. When Time Travel is invented, you can send Agents back to previous turns to change the course of history!

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00pm - Monday March 6, 2017 2:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:30pm

Cards Against Humanity Live
Join Cards Against Humanity for our late night writers room! You’ll pitch your card ideas to the game's creators and writers, and the best suggestions will be acted out live. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Come enjoy the sold-out show at Chicago's famous iO theater, performed on a huge boat for the first time.

Featuring Alison Barthwell, Joe Gennaro, Michael Jando, Alex Kliner, Becca Levine, Kevin Reader, Mary Beth Smith and Julia Weiss.

Artists

Sunday March 5, 2017 11:30pm - Monday March 6, 2017 12:30am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

12:00am

Star Party
Come tour the night sky with a professional astronomer! Bring your questions about planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe for a casual star party in the darkest spot we can find. The captain has arranged for the lights to be turned off on the Observation Deck for this event. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.

Note: Observation Deck is only accessible via stairs.

Side Note: the captain refers to this deck as the "Monkey Deck." 

Monday March 6, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward
 
Monday, March 6
 

5:00am

Pagan Star Circle
For those of old faiths, neo-pagan faiths, Wiccan, Dharma Pagan, UU, Buddhist, Hindus, eclectics, or those who are just curious and interested... Come sit with us Under the stars to hold space in a circle and celebrate as we do. No judgement and nothing but love.

Monday March 6, 2017 5:00am - 6:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

9:00am

Religious Services
Monday March 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Monday March 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

A Gamer's Guide to the Casino
So, you're on a cruise ship, and it has a casino. What's that all about, anyway? Game inventor James Ernest (Cheapass Games) reprises his entertaining talk about the ins and outs of casino games, from a "real" gamer's perspective. Learn about rules, odds, and even a little game theory in this joyful romp through the world of gambling games

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Hackathon (+ Intro Programming Crash Course)
Meet fellow hackers and build something fun! Show and Tell for shiny prizes on the last night.

Don't know how to code? That's ok, we'll teach you Python! You must bring a laptop with a dev environment and libraries already installed.

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

How To Play: Monikers
A simple and fun party game where you guess the name on a card.
Each team has 60 seconds to get through as many weird, inappropriate names as they can.
In the first round, you can say anything you want. In the second, you can only use one word. And in the third, you can?t say anything at all ? just charades. The same cards are used in each round, so by the end of the game, you?ve made up a bunch of hilarious jokes together.

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

Traditional Card Games - teaching & playing
I plan on bringing the following for traditional card games:
- playing cards
- rule sheets
- score sheets
- signup sheets for teaching sessions and playing sessions for myself or others who want to

For these games:
- Double deck pinochle
- Hand & Foot
- 2 player pinochle
- Crazy Eights
- Hearts
- Klondike Solitaire
- Gin Rummy

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

The Hero Instant! A new, super-heroic RPG!
The Hero Instant is a new, indie super-hero RPG. During this 4-hour game session, players will quickly create a brand new team of super-heroes who are thrown into an adventure that will include drama, suspense, a mysterious underwater city and the strange beings who live there! Who are they? What are they after? Most importantly, how long have they been here on Earth?

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00am

Creative Stabbery
Teaching needle felting to beginners and having fun with the more experienced.

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

11:00am

Geocaching in Cabo
We will meet on the pier between 11 and 11:30 near these coordinates N 22° 52.823 W 109° 54.696 (by Captain Tony's). Then we'll wander off to do some high tech scavenger hunting! We will probably just try to find the 4 geocaches in town within a mile of the marina, but some people may attempt the more difficult ones that involve more of a hike. Pre downloading of maps and caches is a good idea, but not required, as many will have devices to share. This is also an official geocaching.com event.

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

11:00am

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Monday March 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

5:00pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Monday March 6, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lido Midship Bar Deck 9, Midship

5:00pm

Dinner (Open Dining)
Dinner on this evening is "Open Dining" (since food is also being served during our Fancy Picnic Party tonight). While the ship requests that you try to stick to the general time of your usual seating (so that the whole ship doesn't all show up at once), you can come to the dining room anytime between 5 pm and 9 pm. NOTE: Fixed Seating table assignments will still apply.

Monday March 6, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:00pm

"Formal" Night
Formal wear is suggested—but not required—anytime after 5 pm. Fezzes, tiaras and mustaches are welcomed (but again, not required).

Monday March 6, 2017 5:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Whole Ship

6:00pm

The JoCo Cruise Fancy Fez-Tiara-Moustache Formal Picnic-stravaganza
Come up to the Lido Deck in your Fancy Clothes (or whatever you feel like wearing) for the fanciest picnic there ever was! Admire others' finery and be admired in turn. Fezzes, tiaras and/or moustaches encouraged, but not required. Moustaches available as needed. Dinner service (picnic foods) provided from 6 to 9 pm on deck.

Monday March 6, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lido Deck

6:45pm

Short Story Structure
When people are struggling to write short fiction, the problem usually begins with the idea. It often leads to a story that is too long, really the beginning of a novel, or so simplistic that it's dull. In this workshop, we'll walk through how to create and structure a short story idea.


Monday March 6, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

7:00pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

7:00pm

Say Hello to Jinx White
Jinx White, a doctor in biology from ViroCen, will explain how communicable diseases function and what we can all do to stop them. You will want to use hand sanitizer after this panel, trust us.

Monday March 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cabin #1108

7:00pm

Acoustic Song Circle
Bring instruments and voices and let's sing songs together! Meet other musicians, try out new material, sing and play along or just listen. No pressure!

Monday March 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

7:30pm

Sock Knitting Class & Social
Are you a knitter who has never ventured into socks and don't know what the big deal is? Come find out! Are you already a sock knitter but interested in new techniques? Come and learn some! Are you already the sultan or sultana of socks? Come share what you know! Toe-up, Cuff-down, Magic Loop, Heel techniques, we can go through it all! I will bring a few patterns from beginner to advanced level knitters, or you can bring a pattern you want to work with. You should already know basic knitting techniques such as how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. 

Materials Required: Fingering or Sport weight yarn sock yarn. Size 0-2 40" circular needle if you want to learn two-at-a-time Magic Loop technique, otherwise a Size 0-2 9" circular or 4-5" double pointed needles. I may have a few extras to share but the more people who bring their own the better. Or, just bring whatever you want to work on and just listen!

Monday March 6, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

7:45pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 7:45pm - 8:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

8:00pm

'You're Funny, but How is That a *Real* Job?'
Our panelists discuss how they turned "being funny" into an actual job, and the positives and negatives that come along with making comedy (in various different forms) a profession.

Artists
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...


Monday March 6, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00pm

Johann Sebastian Joust
This is a sea monkey favorite! JS Joust pairs music with motion controllers; the music sets the pace, while the players try to knock their opponents out of the game by making a controller move faster than the music. Drop in at any time to enjoy this fun, easy to learn game. Recommended Age: 8+. Get ready to Joust...go!

Monday March 6, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

8:00pm

Logic Puzzle Construction Workshop
Pavel has constructed a lot of Japanese-style logic puzzles (e.g., Sudoku, KenKen, Kakuro, Masyu, etc.) and now you can learn how to do it too! We'll co-solve one puzzle together and then collaboratively create a brand new one from scratch, right in front of your eyes! Then it gets really fun: you will each create your very own puzzle, on your own, all starting from a common seed provided by Pavel. At the end, we'll all take a look at some of the ones you've made and marvel at our diversity and creativity!

Monday March 6, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

8:30pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 8:30pm - 8:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

8:30pm

Song Exploder, featuring Aimee Mann

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Host Hrishikesh Hirway will interview Aimee Mann about her song "Patient Zero," breaking down the layers of the song as they go. Jonathan Coulton, who co-wrote the song with Aimee, will also be part of the conversation.


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

8:30pm

Pat Talks Tak: Bringing the World of Temerant to Life through Gaming
Patrick Rothfuss and game designer James Ernest talk about Tak. This board game was first described in The Wise Man's Fear, and now Pat and James have made it a real thing. Tak is an abstract strategy game for two players, falling somewhere between classic games like chess, go, and mancala. Learn about the design processes behind creating a new classic game.


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

9:15pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm

Steel Don't Float: Ship Design and Operations
Two Naval Architects lead a brief discussion and Q&A on the inner workings of hull/structural design, installed systems, and daily operation of ships (like ours!). Whether you wish to know where fresh water comes from, what is a fo'c'sle, or what keeps a ship stable, we can probably tell you something about it!

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm

Cancer Sucks
A meet and greet event for SeaMonkeys impacted by cancer. Whether you've battled cancer yourself or in your family, been a caregiver, lost a friend or loved one - come and connect with people that have been through similar times.

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm

Worldbuilders Gaming Fundraiser
Pat Rothfuss and Worldbuilders present a fun evening of gaming and charity. Play tabletop games with Pat and a passel of our performers and special guests, with all proceeds going to benefit Worldbuilders.

Attendance is $25 per person; signup sheets will be available at the Helper Monkey Info Desk (Atrium, Deck 1 midship). Availablity is limited, so don't delay!

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

9:30pm

Swing and One-Step Dance Lesson
Back by Popular Demand! Renée Camus (JCC 1 through 4 and 6) once again teaches the basics of swing and one-step dancing, two fun couple dances that are easy to pick up and lots of fun to dance to the music of JoCo and other cruise performers! Learn clear leading and following techniques, easy cool moves, and good rhythm so you can use what you've learned and enjoy the music and your partners during the rest of the week. No partner or experience necessary for the class.

Monday March 6, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:00pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00pm - 10:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm

Rebecca Sugar, in Conversation with Angela Webber
There are two types of people: Those of have seen Steven Universe and know that it is genuinely one of the most amazing animated series in the history of ever, and those who haven't seen, but have been told how amazing it is by all their friends. The Doubleclicks' Angela Webber, who knows how amazing the show is, sits down to talk with series creator Rebecca Sugar for an hour of universal exploration.

Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:00pm

Exits Are Out: Escape Station!
Exits Are Out: Escape Station! is a live-action text adventure where the players control the input. Twitch Plays Zork would be a modern analogy for the fun chaos of ten or fifteen players trying to navigate through the treacherous environment of an early '80's Infocom game.

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:45pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 10:45pm - 11:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm

Cards Against Humanity Live
Join Cards Against Humanity for our late night writers room! You’ll pitch your card ideas to the game's creators and writers, and the best suggestions will be acted out live. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Come enjoy the sold-out show at Chicago's famous iO theater, performed on a huge boat for the first time.

Featuring Alison Barthwell, Joe Gennaro, Michael Jando, Alex Kliner, Becca Levine, Kevin Reader, Mary Beth Smith and Julia Weiss.

Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

11:00pm

A Bunch of Monkeys Read Some Stuff
Angela Brett, Bry Young, Jill Webb, Joseph Camann, Melanie Cassidy, and Richard Crawford read original short stories / poetry.

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00pm

How To Play: Lotus
Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play.Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but, once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You'll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment. Ages 8+

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Pyramid Arcade Experiment #2
Hypothesis One: At least 50 JoCo2017 Cruisers will want to play our new game, Pyramid Arcade, given 100+ people did on the DiceTower Cruise in December 2016 (No pressure :)
Hypothesis Two: At least 3 people will have learned Homeworlds and challenge Andy to a game (Did you know you can win a medal if you beat Andy at Homeworlds?)

Andy Looney (and his companion Dr. Leila) will be playing/teaching pyramid games at various times throughout the cruise. Check the Looney Labs Pyramid Arcade poster in the game room, look on the door of cabin 8005, or check wherever Home Office decrees schedules shall be.

Find Dr. Leila to get an Exp# sticker for your badge. We will be playing the 22 games that come in Pyramid Arcade + Zendo, and recording which games each person plays in our Experiment Logbook. We will have a demo copy and there will be another one in the game library. If you play a game while Dr. Leila is not around, snap a picture showing the end game, your # on your badge, and a thumbs up or down depending on if you won the game. Each game you play is a chance to win!

We will raffle off the two demo copies of Pyramid Arcade on the last day of the cruise. Games played must be recorded in our Experiment Logbook to count. You get a raffle entry for each of the 23 games you play + an entry for each you won! Learn 10 games for a bonus 10 raffle entries and a Starship Captain sticker!

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

The Jason Hatrick Comedy Hour*
*Not literally a full hour.

Jason first performed stand-up comedy on this boat 5 years ago and has since gone on to become a professional comedian, with several festival credits and contest wins under his belt. Expect some of his material to be intended for a mature audience (but not too mature).

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00am
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:00pm

Maybe Capital Board Games
Maybe Capital, the most important Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley invites to become an honorary board member for one hour of the cruise! We'll meet to pitch important startups like "Uber for Puppies" and "Twitter for Short Trips To The Grocery Store" while investing in each other's companies. The winner is the one with the most companies and investment, who, of course, gets to throw Million Dollar bills in the air while their friends film it in slow motion. Maybe Capital: The Only Game Where Nothing Is Fair.

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Late-night Prom-themed Dance Party with the Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks host the prom they always wanted. Dance to music from your (and our) high school years with new friends at this "prom themed" late-night dance party! Prom dress, dates, and corsages encouraged but not at all required.

Artists
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are siblings who play music & like cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.


Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 2:00am
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

11:00pm

The Hero Instant! A new, super-heroic RPG!
The Hero Instant is a new, indie super-hero RPG. During this 4-hour game session, players will quickly create a brand new team of super-heroes who are thrown into an adventure that will include drama, suspense, a mysterious underwater city and the strange beings who live there! Who are they? What are they after? Most importantly, how long have they been here on Earth?

Monday March 6, 2017 11:00pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 2:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:30pm

The Church of the infinite You
Sermons. Drinks. Food. Music. Being Amazing.

Nondenominational...only Motivational.

Artists

Monday March 6, 2017 11:30pm - Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:30am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward
 
Tuesday, March 7
 

8:00am

Projector and Retro-games!
A projector and a small computer with controllers. Left out for public use. Enjoy!

Tuesday March 7, 2017 8:00am - Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:00am
"Chocolate" Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:00am

Religious Services
Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Hackathon (+ Intro Programming Crash Course)
Meet fellow hackers and build something fun! Show and Tell for shiny prizes on the last night.

Don't know how to code? That's ok, we'll teach you Python! You must bring a laptop with a dev environment and libraries already installed.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

How To Be In A Songwriting Contest
SpinTunes Songwriting contest panel discussion with past and current ST artists Glen Raphael, Brian and Zoe Gray, The Boffo Yux Dudes, and Adam Sakellarides. Interested in songwriting? Learn how unique challenge prompts have generated 1200+ original songs since 2010, including songs being created on the cruise for the final round of Spin Tunes 12. Hosted by Tommy G, attendees will receive a free, limited edition sample disk!

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

How To Play: Secret Hitler
Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5?10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.The majority of players are liberals. If they can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the table and win the game. But some players are fascists. They will say whatever it takes to get elected, enact their agenda, and blame others for the fallout. The liberals must work together to discover the truth before the fascists install their cold-blooded leader and win the game.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

Realistic Nanotechnology Spacecraft
Discussion for a general audience of molecular nanotechnology for operations in space. Of most interest to someone who wants to reach towards realism when using nanotechnology-based ideas as part of a science-fiction story, game or song about science-fictiony themes, or who just thinks nanotechnology and/or space is cool. Based on my much, much too long Ph.D. dissertation _Technical and Operational Assessment of Molecular Nanotechnology for Space Operations_.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00am

Port of Call: Loreto, Mexico
Tuesday March 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:59pm
Loreto, Mexico

5:00pm

JoCoachella - Ted Leo
Artists

Tuesday March 7, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
JoCoachella

5:00pm

Dinner (Open Dining)
Dinner on this evening is "Open Dining". Whole most of the ship will ostensibly be at the JoCoachella concert in Loreto, if you remain on board you can come to the dining room anytime between 5 pm and 9 pm. NOTE: Fixed Seating table assignments will still apply.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

6:00pm

JoCoachella - Jean Grae
Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
JoCoachella

7:00pm

JoCoachella - John Roderick
Artists

Tuesday March 7, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
JoCoachella

8:00pm

9:30pm

JoCoachella - Nerf Herder
Artists

Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
JoCoachella

10:30pm

JoCoachella - Loreto Dance Party with Riz Rollins
Artists
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:30pm - Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:30am
JoCoachella

12:30am

Star Party
Come tour the night sky with a professional astronomer! Bring your questions about planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe for a casual star party in the darkest spot we can find. The captain has arranged for the lights to be turned off on the Observation Deck for this event. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.

Note: Observation Deck is only accessible via stairs.

Side Note: the captain refers to this deck as the "Monkey Deck." 

Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:30am - 1:30am
Loreto, Mexico
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

8:00am

Projector and Retro-games!
A projector and a small computer with controllers. Left out for public use. Enjoy!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:00am - Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am
"Chocolate" Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:00am

Religious Services
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:00am

Cosplay Day

Cosplay is encouraged and welcomed (though not mandatory) every day of the cruise. But if you're only going to cosplay once, this is the day. Go nuts! The only stipulations: no full face masks or weapons (per HAL regulations).


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am
Whole Ship

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Mobile Gaming: 'Fail Whale' and 'Doodle Army 2 Mini Militia'
Come play a couple indie mobile games developed out of the Pacific Northwest. Currently in private beta "Fail Whale," is an underwater narwhal vs narwhal combat simulator and Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia (released 2011) is a real-time (vs., team, and co-op) 2d platform shooter with a cartoonish modern military theme. Both multiplayer games are playable for up to 8 people (~10 min per game) and specialize in running offline on isolated LAN WIFI networks. We'll have devices and networks to play on or you can download your own copy prior to leaving signal range to come and join the fun with your own mobile device (appsomniacs.com).

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:15am

Reading from The Book of Etta
I’m a Bay Area science fiction author and feminist essayist. My debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the Philip K. Dick Award and was listed as a recommended work by the James A. Tiptree Award Committee. The book was also included in the 100 Best Books of the Year list by Publisher’s Weekly, and the same list issued by Amazon. I have published essays and short fiction with McSweeney’s, The Establishment, Everyday Feminism, Tor.com, LitHub, Motherboard, Compelling Science Fiction, and many other outlets. I’m part of the writer’s room for The Mess, an East Bay sketch comedy group. My second novel, The Book of Etta, will be released by 47North just before the JoCo Cruise, and I'd like to do a reading from my new book for my fellow floating nerds.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

1:30pm

Johann Sebastian Joust
This is a sea monkey favorite! JS Joust pairs music with motion controllers; the music sets the pace, while the players try to knock their opponents out of the game by making a controller move faster than the music. Drop in at any time to enjoy this fun, easy to learn game. Recommended Age: 8+. Get ready to Joust...go!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

2:30pm

Management Q&A
Ask the JoCo Cruise Management sit on a stage and answer your questions about JoCo Cruise. Pretty straightforaward, actually.

Artists
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Coach Cruise / CFO, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins, and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about! | | *except secret stuff
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the 2017 season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
avatar for Drew Westphal

Drew Westphal

CTO, JPSD Partners


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm

Women at Work

Lil Cammy Esposito leads what is sure to be a SPIRITED discussion about being a woman and having a dang job. Panelists are all geniuses, who you def love.


Moderators
Artists
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm

A JoCo Magic Show
An entertaining magic show, mostly for adults, but if some children show up, I'll have some things for them as well. I just want to make sure it's clear that based on the poll results that this will be geared mostly towards adults so children (under age 9) might (probably will) get bored.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

3:00pm

Business of Boardgames
Panel presentation from people who work in the business of board
games: How does the industry work? How do companies decide which
product to produce and how to market it? What makes a board game
company successful? Panelists: Christopher Badell, Nicole Lindroos, Carol Monahan, Elisa Teague, Max Temkin, Jenn Ellis

Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

3:00pm

Hardly Strictly Sea Shanties and Irish Music Session
Bring your instruments and voices and join us for a session of Sea Shanty singing and the "old trad" Irish music. Lyrics and music can be provided on a limited basis. Those who already know sea shanties, sailing-themed drinking songs, and/or Irish music encouraged to lead a song or two (or 3 or 4). Format: take turns leading a tune (instrumental or vocal). If you want to lead a sea shanty or drinking song, please pick one with an easy chorus to follow so everyone can sing along. Irish music tempo depends on who shows up.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

3:30pm

Craftivism
Knit, crochet or cross stitch the revolution! Gather together for protest hats or other crafts. Basic help provided if you bring worsted or bulky weight yarn and size 8/9 needles or H/J hook.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:30pm

Ask a Puppet
This is part demonstration of how video puppetry works—you know, the stuff they do on Sesame Street—and part play time, where folks actually get to put a puppet on and try it. It's led by Mary Robinette Kowal, who can, yes, tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

3:30pm

Sponsor Spotlight: Green Ronin (SPONSORED EVENT)

Stop by the display area in the ship's Shopping Arcade (Deck 3 Forward) any time from 3:30-5 pm to check out Green Ronin's products—and meet the friendly folks who make them. (No purchase necessary, but you'll probably want to!)


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Shopping Arcade

4:00pm

International Women's Day Photo
People celebrating International Women's Day, gather on the back deck for a group photo. (Those of you with fancy pants, don't worry; we won't start the Fancy Pants Parade before this photo is done.)

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

4:00pm

Work Juice Sea Org Office Hours
Come hang out with the Sea Org edition of the Work Juice Players (i.e., cast members of The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast)

Artists
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

4:00pm

Create a paper prototype for a video game
Join Blair and Jean Leggett from One More Story Games to create a paper prototype of a story-based video game. You'll learn about linear, branching and open-world game creation. Turn your JoCo Cruise experience into your own Choose Your Own Adventure game. Open to all ages.

One More Story Games works with authors around the globe, including #1 NYT best-selling author Charlaine Harris to make story-based video games.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

4:00pm

Locksport - Lock picking and handcuffs
Locksport is the sport or hobby of defeating locking systems. You can learn a variety of skills including picking locks, padlocks, and handcuffs. This is a quick intro to theory, and some practical. There will hopefully be a lock pick table running at various times too.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

4:00pm

Metagaming meetup
Do you like to dig into the mechanics of your favorite board/computer games? Ever set up a spreadsheet to analyze the results over time? Or set your coding skills loose on a game to find out what strategies work best? Come share your experiences with similarly inquisitive folks, learn about communal projects, and geek out about gaming in general.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

4:15pm

Fancy Pants Parade
An annual tradition. Bring your fanciest pants and vie for the trophy. Who will be the best in terms of pants?

(In the event of inclement weather, this will be held in the Lido Pool Area.)

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Lido Deck

5:00pm

Dinner (Red Team)
Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:00pm

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Aparna Nancherla; Zoë Keating; Welcome to Night Vale
Artists
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm

Dinner (Gold Team)
Wednesday March 8, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

7:30pm

Main Concert (Red Team) - Aparna Nancherla; Zoë Keating; Welcome to Night Vale
Artists
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Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30pm - 9:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm

An Hour with James Ernest
James Ernest is a famous game inventor and loves to talk about himself. Give him the chance to do that, in this random-sized event. If we only have a few people, we'll play a game together (probably something you've never seen before). If we have more people, we can ask James questions about his life: Cheapass Games, game design in general, working with Pat Rothfuss, being a professional juggler.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm

Polymonkey Meetup & Mixer
Are you a polyamorous seamonkey? Would you like to spend time with other polymonkeys? Let's all hang out, drink delicious drinks (if that's your thing), and chat about our experiences with polyamory.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

'What's Your F***ing Problem?' - Advice from Ted Leo, Aimee Mann and Aparna Nancherla
Ted Leo, Aimee Mann and Aparna Nancherla offer life advice to anyone brave/foolish enough to ask them for it.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:00pm

Choose Your Own Adventure Story Time with Wil
Artists

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:00pm

Exits Are Out: Escape Station!
Exits Are Out: Escape Station! is a live-action text adventure where the players control the input. Twitch Plays Zork would be a modern analogy for the fun chaos of ten or fifteen players trying to navigate through the treacherous environment of an early '80's Infocom game.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00pm

Sea Monkey Open Mic Night
An annual JoCo Cruise tradition: Sea Monkeys get to show off their performing skills at our annual Open Mike session. Hosted by The Doubleclicks!

5 minute/1 song limit per performer. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Helper Monkey Info Desk (Atrium, Deck 1 midship).  

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Ever wanted to operate the Helm of a spaceship? How about manning the weapons, defending the galaxy from ne'er-do-wells? Maybe you're better down in Engineering, keeping that garbage scowl of yours sailing through the cosmos? Or are you up for Command?

Come and play Artemis!!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:15pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:30pm

Office Hours with Mike Selinker
Game designer, author, and rabble-rouser Mike Selinker talks about whatever you're willing to buy him drinks to talk about. If you like puzzles, games like Betrayal at House on the Hill and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, or political rabble-rousing, Mike will tell you dumb stories about it.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

10:30pm

Dance Party w/Riz Rollins - World Beat Party
From Riz:

"dance around the world, from reggae to bolly, afropop to balkan. latin and maybe one polka...maybe" 

Artists
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Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30am
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

11:00pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - 11:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm

How To Play: Fuse (Board Game)
A beat the clock cooperative game that employs 25 dice and 65 cards. Each game is set to a ten-minute timer, and players must work together in that ten minutes to defuse all of the bombs. Each bomb is represented by a card which needs a certain combination of dice in order to defuse it. A player will draw a number of dice equal to the number of players out of a bag and roll them. Players must then decide who will get which dice, but each player must take one and only one.
Ages 11+

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Pyramid Arcade Experiment #2
Hypothesis One: At least 50 JoCo2017 Cruisers will want to play our new game, Pyramid Arcade, given 100+ people did on the DiceTower Cruise in December 2016 (No pressure :)
Hypothesis Two: At least 3 people will have learned Homeworlds and challenge Andy to a game (Did you know you can win a medal if you beat Andy at Homeworlds?)

Andy Looney (and his companion Dr. Leila) will be playing/teaching pyramid games at various times throughout the cruise. Check the Looney Labs Pyramid Arcade poster in the game room, look on the door of cabin 8005, or check wherever Home Office decrees schedules shall be.

Find Dr. Leila to get an Exp# sticker for your badge. We will be playing the 22 games that come in Pyramid Arcade + Zendo, and recording which games each person plays in our Experiment Logbook. We will have a demo copy and there will be another one in the game library. If you play a game while Dr. Leila is not around, snap a picture showing the end game, your # on your badge, and a thumbs up or down depending on if you won the game. Each game you play is a chance to win!

We will raffle off the two demo copies of Pyramid Arcade on the last day of the cruise. Games played must be recorded in our Experiment Logbook to count. You get a raffle entry for each of the 23 games you play + an entry for each you won! Learn 10 games for a bonus 10 raffle entries and a Starship Captain sticker!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

The Adam Sakellarides & Friendellarides Music Show!
Grab a seat and join me, Adam Sak, as I sing you songs full of funny and feeling about things like inconvenient time travel, NASA spacecraft, introverts, and zombies. Featuring guest appearances from fellow singer-songwriter “Hello, The Future!” (Nicole Dieker) and percussionist extraordinaire Ryan McKellar and more. You’re welcome!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:00pm

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Demo
Come play in a super-powered tabletop RPG, run by Sentinel Comics creator Christopher Badell! Play as a stalwart hero in this new RPG system, which will be coming to Kickstarter later this year. Band together with your fellow heroes! Fight crime! Save the day!
Only 6 players each session; first come, first served. But there are multiple sessions!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:00pm

Time Empire - a board-game playtest
Time-travel! Empire-building! Please help me play-test a board-game prototype! Time Empire is a mid-level strategy game in which the players build up their competing empires through a series of seven Ages. When Time Travel is invented, you can send Agents back to previous turns to change the course of history!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:15pm

Costume English/Contra/Square Dance Party!
Like to move your body? Want to try some new old dance styles? Like to dress in fancy or wacky costumes? How about a chance to do all these at once?

Come join Renée Camus and Cindy Lu for a group event bringing together costuming and dancing! Wear your favorite costume finery of any sort, be it historical, fantasy, sci-fi, fairy tales, vintage, or just wackadoodle! Anything goes, as long as you can move in it. Show off your raiments while dancing lots of easy group social dances, including English country dances, contra dances, square dances, perhaps a Scottish country or Irish ceilidh dance, and hopefully a Grand March—the ultimate dance for showing off your wares. This is a true community event, where everyone can participate, even if you’ve never done it before. No partner or experience necessary. And if you'd prefer not to wear a costume, that's fine too! While this is a social event more than a class, the group dances will all be taught. We might even throw in a few swings, one-steps, or waltzes too.

Do you play an instrument? Consider being a part of our open band! We plan to use recorded music, but if people are interested in playing for the dance, we might make that happen too (I’m in talks with someone about leading this Open Band). Let us know if you’d like to play, as well as dance.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:15pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 1:45am
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

12:00am

Songs of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones Concert with Zoe Gray
Zoe Gray plays her 10-song Game of Thrones-inspired album, Songs of Ice and Fire, plus maybe a few super special bonus songs! This is an R-rated, spoiler-abundant concert.

Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

12:00am

Sea Werewolf
We'll be doing a few games of long-form (not One Night) Ultimate Werewolf! Come and lynch your friends!

Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00am - 3:30am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward
 
Thursday, March 9
 

8:00am

Projector and Retro-games!
A projector and a small computer with controllers. Left out for public use. Enjoy!

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am - Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am
"Chocolate" Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:00am

Religious Services
Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:00am

Pajama Party

No need to bother putting on "daytime" clothes today; it's Unofficial Saturday today, and we're all staying in our jammies. Robes, slippers, decades-old t-shirts, superhero-themed feeties...it's a ship-wide sleepover!


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - Friday March 10, 2017 12:00am
Whole Ship

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Bridge Card Game Play
Please join us in the Game Room for Bridge games and instruction! All skill levels encouraged and welcomed!

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

emotions anonymous 12 step meeting
Emotions Anonymous ( EA) is for any one who wants to become more well emotionally.
A 12 step program open meeting

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Leather stamping and carving on luggage tags
This is your chance to learn basic stamping and carving of leather. We will be bringing the blanks for luggage tags and providing hands on instruction and assistance with turning them into personal works of art.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Secret Games with James Ernest
It's rare we let James Ernest out of the basement, where he's been locked away designing new games since Tak's release. Come see what he's been up to.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

Worldbuilders Charity Silent Auction
A silent auction of cool items; proceeds to benefit the Worldbuilders charity.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 4:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Not-piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

11:00am

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Jackie Kashian; Workjuice Players Sea Org Improv; The Doubleclicks
Artists
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The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are siblings who play music & like cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...
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Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

1:30pm

Sponsor Spotlight: The Broken Token (SPONSORED EVENT)

Stop by the display area in the ship's Shopping Arcade (Deck 3 Forward) any time from 1:30-3pm to check out The Broken Token's products—and meet the friendly folks who make them. (No purchase necessary, but you'll probably want to!)


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Shopping Arcade

1:30pm

Main Concert (Red Team) - Jackie Kashian; Workjuice Players Sea Org Improv; The Doubleclicks
Artists
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are siblings who play music & like cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:30pm

Magicians' Meetup
Come meet and hang out with our resident magicians: Eric Jones, Jared Kopf and Mike Pisciotta.


Thursday March 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:30pm

Your Guide To Giving Zero F***s with Jean Grae
Jean Grae takes your questions, gives sound advice, and very probably says a lot of cuss words.

Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:30pm

Scenic Cruising in Bahia Magdalena
Thursday March 9, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Whole Ship

4:00pm

Private Event
Thursday March 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

4:00pm

Hoops with Hal
Let’s hoop it up! Wanna play Around The World? Fine! Horse? OK! Will we have enough to play a full game? MAYBE! Let’s get our hearts pumping and create some Sportscenter worthy highlights as we combine our nerdery and sportsery to create a Voltron of fun!

Artists
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.


Thursday March 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Basketball Court Deck 12, Aft

4:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Thursday March 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sea View Bar Deck 9, Aft

4:30pm

LGBTQ+ Cocktail Meetup
Begun on the ms Westerdam during JoCo Cruise 2012, the annual LGBTQ+ cocktail meetup celebrates its 6th year of hoping has a long enough initialism and being a low key get together for Sea Monkeys of all persuasions. Music provided by Riz Rollins.

Artists
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Thursday March 9, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

5:00pm

Dinner (Open Dining)
Dinner on this evening is "Open Dining" (since food will also be served on deck during our "scenic cruising" from 3:30-6 pm). While the ship requests that you try to stick to the general time of your usual seating (so that the whole ship doesn't all show up at once), you can come to the dining room anytime between 5 pm and 9 pm. NOTE: Fixed Seating table assignments will still apply.

Thursday March 9, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:30pm

Amateur Card Magic Workshop
In this one-hour workshop, magician Jared Kopf teaches three high-impact card tricks. Students will learn the technical and presentational details of each trick. 
Skill Level: Beginner (ages 12 and up) 
Supplies: For $36 attendees can purchase a deck of playing cards by artisans Dan & Dave along with a workshop booklet that explains each trick in detail. (Available in the ship's store.) For $0 attendees can bring their own deck of playing cards and a pad and pencil for note-taking.

Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

6:00pm

Craig's List Podcast

Craig Cackowski has kept (and obsessively updated) a list of his 100 favorite movies for over 30 years. Surprisingly, his wife Carla is not impressed by that. But what Craig made Carla watch those movies in sequential order? And what if he made her talk about it on a podcast? Would she like them? Would she hate them? CAN THIS MARRIAGE POSSIBLE SURVIVE THIS PODCAST?!


Thursday March 9, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

6:00pm

Reading - John Patrick Lowrie

Thursday March 9, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

6:15pm

Maureen Tells Your Future

Would you like to know your future? Good news! Maureen Johnson, YA author and part-time Stevie Nicks, has her magic cards with her and is prepared to look into the MIST and tell you what’s in store for you. They’re not Tarot cards—they’re Maureen’s special cards. Are you ready? Well, are you? THEN ENTER THE TENT.


Artists
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Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author for 13 novels for young adults, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Suite Scarlett, and the Shades of London series. She was crowned Queen of Teen in the UK in 2012. She pops up in other places, like Twitter. She is on Twitter a lot. She is also the co-host of Says Who podcast. |


Thursday March 9, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

6:30pm

Scavenger Hunt
The geekiest scavenger hunt of them all! Teams of 3-5 race the clock and each other to collect a unique list of items found in abundance only on board the JoCo vessel. Come ready to join/create a team, or with your team already formed.

Thursday March 9, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

7:00pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

7:00pm

Setup for Next Event
Time needed to set up the room for the event that follows.

Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

7:00pm

Gosh Darn Fiasco
Gosh Darn Fiasco is an improvised storytelling show that uses the role-playing-game Fiasco as a fun framework! Join us as hosts Angela M Webber (The Doubleclicks) and Richard Malena (Atomic Game Theory), along with celebrity guests Gail Simone and Jackie Kashian, tell an all-new story full of drama, dice, and almost certain death.

Artists
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are siblings who play music & like cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
avatar for Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
Join the fan page if you're a fan. This page is full https://www.facebook.com/TheDorkForestPodcast standup and podcast info there. Run by me...I will talk to you WEBSITE full of info about all shows in and out of LA @ www.jackiekashian.com Just Email me if you want to ask something - messages here are like a freaking black hole. jackie@jackiekashian.com I'm a standup comic and actress and I live in LA...


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

7:00pm

Escape Room (in a box)
"It's Gonna Be The Future Soon" escape room

The bands are almost ready to go on stage; showtime is in 30 minutes. But we just discovered that the precocious grandchildren of some of our favorite performers have locked away several of the essential instruments that they need to go on.

How many instruments can you recover before it is showtime?

Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

7:30pm

Voice Acting
They're the voices behind the characters you love—and if you think making those voices is as easy as blabbering into a microphone, a) you're wrong, b) you'll really want to come to this panel, where our panel of experts delve into everything you didn't know you didn't know about the craft.

Artists
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

7:30pm

Acoustic Song Circle
Bring instruments and voices and let's sing songs together! Meet other musicians, try out new material, sing and play along or just listen. No pressure!

Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

7:45pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 7:45pm - 8:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

8:00pm

Game Chat: Keith Baker & Jenn Ellis
Keith answers questions about his upcoming [ super secret game that will be announced pre boat]. Ask us anything including questions about games we've been a part of making - Gloom, Eberron, Phoenix Dawn Command, Illimat. We ask you about the games you love and to show us pictures of your cats.

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

8:00pm

Sirai: An Accessible, Strategic, Political LARP
The sci-fi city of Sirai is divided between many factions, each with their own agenda to seize or keep power. Maybe you'll be the government or the rebels, the church or heretics, or even the meddling offworlders just looking to make money. Whatever the allegiance, each character has ties to other factions and personal motivations that ensure tensions will boil over. An accessible, straightforward LARP with a twist: a map players walk across and move units around on.

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

8:30pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30pm - 8:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

8:30pm

Unattended Consequences
A conversation between Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity).


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

8:30pm

Comic Books Panel
Our amazing panel of comic book creators is here to get you up to speed on the state of the comics industry, what they create and how they create it, and where things are heading in the field. Bring your curiosity and your questions!

Artists
avatar for Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO), and the Kick Lannigan series (ONE KICK).  ONE KICK is currently in production for television, starring Chris Noth (SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER) and Leven Rambin (PERCY JACKSON). Filming starts in April.   | Chelsea also writes comics, including... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

9:00pm

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in the Queen's Lounge with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

9:15pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm

An Hour with James Ernest
James Ernest is a famous game inventor and loves to talk about himself. Give him the chance to do that, in this random-sized event. If we only have a few people, we'll play a game together (probably something you've never seen before). If we have more people, we can ask James questions about his life: Cheapass Games, game design in general, working with Pat Rothfuss, being a professional juggler.

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30pm

Surviving Cancer (Gamma Gals & Guys)
Meet and connect with other SeaMonkeys who have been diagnosed with cancer. Open to cancer survivors and those living with cancer - the Gamma Gals & Guys who have battled it all. (Separate event scheduled for those impacted by cancer, either personally or with family/friends.)

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

10:00pm

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00pm - 10:20pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm

How To Play: Fuse (Board Game)
A beat the clock cooperative game that employs 25 dice and 65 cards. Each game is set to a ten-minute timer, and players must work together in that ten minutes to defuse all of the bombs. Each bomb is represented by a card which needs a certain combination of dice in order to defuse it. A player will draw a number of dice equal to the number of players out of a bag and roll them. Players must then decide who will get which dice, but each player must take one and only one.
Ages 11+

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00pm

Reset from Previous Event
Reseting the room after the previous event.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00pm

Nerd Pub Trivia
Trivia for nerds by nerds.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00pm - Friday March 10, 2017 12:30am
Explorer's Lounge (Not-piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm

The Hero Instant! A new, super-heroic RPG!
The Hero Instant is a new, indie super-hero RPG. During this 4-hour game session, players will quickly create a brand new team of super-heroes who are thrown into an adventure that will include drama, suspense, a mysterious underwater city and the strange beings who live there! Who are they? What are they after? Most importantly, how long have they been here on Earth?

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00pm - Friday March 10, 2017 1:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:30pm

The Both After Dark
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann (a.k.a., The Both) take us past midnight with a cool vibe of music, sophisticated and smoky banter, and possibly a smoking jacket or two. Very likely: new songs and special guests. Far less likely: appearances by Buddy Rich, Moms Mabley or Norman Mailer.


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30pm - Friday March 10, 2017 12:00am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:30pm

Dance Party w/Riz Rollins - 'JoCo is Burning' Disco
From Riz:

"not 'american bandstand' disco but ' soul train' disco' . solid gold disco, sissy disco.and some house..we are family .you can vogue if you want to. anybody wanna do a diva death drop ?" 

Artists
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30pm - Friday March 10, 2017 12:30am
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

10:45pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:45pm - 11:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm

Cards Against Humanity Live
Join Cards Against Humanity for our late night writers room! You’ll pitch your card ideas to the game's creators and writers, and the best suggestions will be acted out live. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Come enjoy the sold-out show at Chicago's famous iO theater, performed on a huge boat for the first time.

Featuring Alison Barthwell, Joe Gennaro, Michael Jando, Alex Kliner, Becca Levine, Kevin Reader, Mary Beth Smith and Julia Weiss.

Artists

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00pm - Friday March 10, 2017 12:00am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

11:00pm

Parsely Games with Andy Looney
Andy Looney will be your personal computer as you play a classic-style text adventure game in discussion-group format. 4 different games will be played in 3 sessions on Sea Days:
Day 2: MUFFINS You've stumbled into the secret underground headquarters of the McFeezle's Muffins Company. So, what's down here?
Day 6: FUN WORLD You are inside the Fun World amusement park after they close the gates. What mysteries will you uncover?
Day 7: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER THE TABLE That juice you just drank has made you shrink to the size of a mouse! Now what?
Bonus Game (time permitting): BACK IN 5 MINUTES That crazy scientist's body was just taken away, and you are all alone in his lab. So, what's that mysterious portal all about?

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00pm - Friday March 10, 2017 1:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00pm

Logic Puzzle Solving Club
Pavel will bring lots of copies of a wide range of Japanese-style logic puzzles (e.g., Sudoku, KenKen, Kakuro, Masyu, etc.) and we'll solve them together! All skill levels are totally welcome. Bring pencils and erasers if you can!

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00pm - Friday March 10, 2017 1:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

12:00am

Pagan Star Circle
For those of old faiths, neo-pagan faiths, Wiccan, Dharma Pagan, UU, Buddhist, Hindus, eclectics, or those who are just curious and interested... Come sit with us Under the stars to hold space in a circle and celebrate as we do. No judgement and nothing but love.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward
 
Friday, March 10
 

8:00am

Projector and Retro-games!
A projector and a small computer with controllers. Left out for public use. Enjoy!

Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am
"Chocolate" Bar Deck 3, Midship

9:00am

Religious Services
Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:00am

Ukulele Melee Meeting
Artists
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

Please hold your ukulele questions until you have had a chance to Google them.


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

9:00am

Morning Meditation
A combination of mindfulness and loving-kindness (metta) meditation to start your day. Led by Juliana Finch. All levels welcome!

Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am

The Morning Show with Greg Benson
Join Greg Benson and Special Guests

Friday March 10, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:00am

Puzzle Quest Finale
Wrap-up party for players of the week-long Puzzle Quest self-paced puzzle hunt. Report your final score and swap stories.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Friends of Bill W.
Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Reading - Gail Simone
From Deadpool to Red Sonja, Gail Simone has written some of your favorite comic book characters—and written about the comics industry with wit, fire and wisdom. All of that will be on display in this can't-miss reading.

Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

10:00am

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Character Creation
Create your own hero! The upcoming Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game has a fun heroic character creation system, and Sentinel Comics creator Christopher Badell is here to show it of.! Bring your ideas, or let the process help you make a hero on the fly!

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:00am

The Night Everything Broke
Something big went down on November 8. We call it "America." A lot of us artistic types (Mike Selinker, Ted Leo, John Roderick, and Max Temkin) put a lot of effort into trying not to have a Trumpocracy and—well, things didn't go as planned. We'll talk about the lead-up to election day, the night in question, and what we do now. Crying is allowed.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

10:00am

Bag of Holding
Make a messenger style bag. The pattern for this bag will already be cut out and samples will be provided for possibilities for embellishing and making it your own personal style statement.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Hardly Strictly Sea Shanties and Irish Music Session
Bring your instruments and voices and join us for a session of Sea Shanty singing and the "old trad" Irish music. Lyrics and music can be provided on a limited basis. Those who already know sea shanties, sailing-themed drinking songs, and/or Irish music encouraged to lead a song or two (or 3 or 4). Format: take turns leading a tune (instrumental or vocal). If you want to lead a sea shanty or drinking song, please pick one with an easy chorus to follow so everyone can sing along. Irish music tempo depends on who shows up.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00am

Time Empire - a board-game playtest
Time-travel! Empire-building! Please help me play-test a board-game prototype! Time Empire is a mid-level strategy game in which the players build up their competing empires through a series of seven Ages. When Time Travel is invented, you can send Agents back to previous turns to change the course of history!

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

10:30am

Ask the Captain
Come ask the Captain of the ms Westerdam your nautical questions! We'll tie him down for an hour and make him talk to you, or we'll take over the helm!

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

10:30am

Hackathon (+ Intro Programming Crash Course)
Meet fellow hackers and build something fun! Show and Tell for shiny prizes on the last night.

Don't know how to code? That's ok, we'll teach you Python! You must bring a laptop with a dev environment and libraries already installed.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

10:30am

Armpit Farting Colloquium with Zoë Keating
Learn the ancient and noble art of making fart noises with your armpit, with instructor and internationally-acclaimed musician Zoë Keating. Share regional favorite techniques. Maybe a jam session? Wear a slort-sleeved or loose-fitting shirt.

(In case of inclement weather, backup location is Lido Deck Pool area) 

Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

10:30am

Escape Room (in a box)
"It's Gonna Be The Future Soon" escape room

The bands are almost ready to go on stage; showtime is in 30 minutes. But we just discovered that the precocious grandchildren of some of our favorite performers have locked away several of the essential instruments that they need to go on.

How many instruments can you recover before it is showtime?

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

11:00am

Writing for TV and Film
Television and film—you watch it! And people write what you watch! And some of them are here on the boat! And in this panel they'll talk about what it's like to write in the industry today: What's changed, what stays the same and what they'd like to have happen moving forward. 


Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

11:00am

Music Discovery: 'Happy Leviathan' - Live Original Music
A casual concert, with live original music by Happy Leviathan, a genuinely unique (see: "nerdy") alternative rock band, formed by singer-songwriter Ender Smith.

Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:30am

Nerf Herder - Acoustic Kids Show YEAH!
Nerf Herder present a special acoustic show for kids. But just because things aren't plugged in, that doesn't mean the show won't still rock super-hard. YEAH!

Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

11:30am

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Demo
Come play in a super-powered tabletop RPG, run by Sentinel Comics creator Christopher Badell! Play as a stalwart hero in this new RPG system, which will be coming to Kickstarter later this year. Band together with your fellow heroes! Fight crime! Save the day!
Only 6 players each session; first come, first served. But there are multiple sessions!

Friday March 10, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

11:45am

Close-up Magic: Jared Kopf
Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 11:45am - 12:05pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

11:45am

Reading - Mary Robinette Kowal
Mary's writing has won awards, and in her spare time she's a professional audiobook narrator, and she's known to give amazing readings, so basically what we're saying here is that you're going to want to listen to her read. Yup, that's it exactly.


Friday March 10, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

12:00pm

Private Event
Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

12:00pm

Co-ed Rec Soccer
Small-sided co-ed recreational soccer on the basketball courts and/or at (one/all of the port(s). Players should bring a white shirt and a dark shirt so we can easily split into teams. Small goals, no keepers. Emphasis on safe, friendly play.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basketball Court Deck 12, Aft

12:00pm

Competitive Tak

Know how to play Tak: A Beautiful Game? Test your mettle against other players for the chance to win shiny, shiny prizes.


Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm

Creating and Consuming Fanworks
Fanlore defines Fanworks as, "...a creative work produced by one or more fans, generally intended for other fans. A common defining phrase used in fandom is "by fans for fans,"[1] or something similar,[2] though this definition might incorporate other fan activity as well." https://fanlore.org/wiki/Fanwork



Why do we create/consume fanworks works (fanfic, vids, podcasts, etc.) What needs do these works fulfill? Where is the line between copyright and creativity? What role does the individual fandom community that work is created within play? How does fandom as an overall community play a role in these works? How is the perception of fanworks and the definition above evolving?

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

12:00pm

Spanish Language Lunch
Aboard ship, meet Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! Make new friends as you practice speaking, discover new phrases, and finally figure out verb conjugations! All ages and levels welcome.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lido Buffet Port Deck 9, Aft

12:00pm

Rijsttafel Specialty Lunch
The Weterdam's culinary staff are preparing this Indonesian specialty meal (from a Dutch word literaly translated as "rice table") as a one-time-only event for our passengers. Seating is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.

This specialty lucheon costs $10, and you can sign up [WHERE???] 

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm

Cody Wymore's Musical Mad Science Piano Laboratory
Cody is back with a whole new batch of songs to play and sing! Plenty of banter and surprises as well - come check it out!

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

12:00pm

The Saddest Shadow Event
Packing up. Hudson Room reserved from noon on last day to EOC for THO.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm
Hudson Room Deck 3, Forward

12:15pm

Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie

Friday March 10, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

12:30pm

Close-up Magic: Mike Pisciotta
Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

12:30pm

Spin Wool- learn or do
Come try out spinning. Materials supplied or bring your own and just hang out and spin. I will teach new spinners.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

1:00pm

Ninja Concert - Little Bobby Tables
Little Bobby Tables is a five-piece San Francisco-based band that plays original songs about lonely spacecraft, Mexican cryptids, confused superheroes, and Star Trek characters who may or may not be employees at tech startups.

Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

1:00pm

The JV Club
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven’t really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.

Artists
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

1:00pm

Reading - John Scalzi
Pfffft, Scalzi. He says he's going to read from his upcoming novel, OR SOMETHING, and then maybe some other stuff. I mean, go see him read if you want to, I guess. If there's nothing better to do. Just don't let him near a ukulele. Trust me on this one.

Artists
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a fan of pie and oxygen, not necessarily in that order.


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vista Lounge Deck 2, Forward

1:15pm

Close-up Magic: Eric Jones
Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

1:30pm

Sentinel Comics Office Hours with Christopher Badell
Have questions about the world of Sentinel Comics? Want to know more about Sentinels of the Multiverse, Sentinel Tactics, or the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG? Curious about game creation and bringing games to life via design, writing, development, and even Kickstarter? Well this is the place for you! Come hang out for an informal hour of questions and answers with Sentinel Comics creator and Greater Than Games owner Christopher Badell.

Friday March 10, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

1:30pm

Slow Jam & Singalong on Songs We All Know!
Want to enjoy playing great familiar tunes with other SeaMonkeys? Bring the chords or chart for a simple classic or standard song you think most people already know, or pick one from the host's songbook, or just sing along. We'll quickly break down each song into arrangements, review the rhythm chords, and take turns playing lead, fills or solo breaks. Guitar, uke, mando, bass, keys, rhythm, voice, harmonica, ocarina, kazoo, whatever: all welcome.

Friday March 10, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

1:30pm

Parsely Games with Andy Looney
Andy Looney will be your personal computer as you play a classic-style text adventure game in discussion-group format. 4 different games will be played in 3 sessions on Sea Days:
Day 2: MUFFINS You've stumbled into the secret underground headquarters of the McFeezle's Muffins Company. So, what's down here?
Day 6: FUN WORLD You are inside the Fun World amusement park after they close the gates. What mysteries will you uncover?
Day 7: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER THE TABLE That juice you just drank has made you shrink to the size of a mouse! Now what?
Bonus Game (time permitting): BACK IN 5 MINUTES That crazy scientist's body was just taken away, and you are all alone in his lab. So, what's that mysterious portal all about?

Friday March 10, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

2:00pm

Signing: Chelsea Cain
Artists
avatar for Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO), and the Kick Lannigan series (ONE KICK).  ONE KICK is currently in production for television, starring Chris Noth (SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER) and Leven Rambin (PERCY JACKSON). Filming starts in April.   | Chelsea also writes comics, including... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm

Brian & Zoe's Excellent Musical Adventure
So we like, play music. And stuff. And sing, if you're into that kind of thing. To be honest, we're probably going to sing even if you're not into it, but in that case please hold the Yelp review. - Brian

it's gonna be lit - Zoe

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

2:00pm

Maybe Capital Board Games
Maybe Capital, the most important Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley invites to become an honorary board member for one hour of the cruise! We'll meet to pitch important startups like "Uber for Puppies" and "Twitter for Short Trips To The Grocery Store" while investing in each other's companies. The winner is the one with the most companies and investment, who, of course, gets to throw Million Dollar bills in the air while their friends film it in slow motion. Maybe Capital: The Only Game Where Nothing Is Fair.

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Vista Dining Room (Upstairs) Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm

Lido Deck "Last Chance" Merch Sale
Your last chance to buy JoCo Cruise and performer merch! A satellite store will be set up in the Lido Pool Area. Act now or forever hold your peace, or something like that!

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm

DJ Riz's Pool Party
DJ Riz Rollins spins tunes out by the Sea View Pool. Dance, swim, dance-swim, whatever works for you.

Artists
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, kexp
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch' | lynda barry | . they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just hang and talk about hope. and then we can dance . i'd like that.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

2:00pm

Signing: Ellen McLain
Artists

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm

Signing: John Patrick Lowrie

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm

Signing: Pat Rothfuss

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm

Johann Sebastian Joust
This is a sea monkey favorite! JS Joust pairs music with motion controllers; the music sets the pace, while the players try to knock their opponents out of the game by making a controller move faster than the music. Drop in at any time to enjoy this fun, easy to learn game. Recommended Age: 8+. Get ready to Joust...go!

Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Northern Lights Nightclub Deck 2, Midship

2:15pm

We Got This with Mark and Hal

Mark and Hal are joined by their Night Vale pals as they clean the slate with a quick fire series of mini-topics!

Artists
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

2:30pm

Scotch Tasting
Enjoy a flight of five high-quality scotches, because you're fancy and you like nice things. Hosted by Christopher Badell and Benjamin Soileau. Attendance is $25; sign up available at the Westerdam Front Desk (Atrium, Deck 1 midship). Seating is limited!

Friday March 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm

Wine Tasting
The Westerdam is presenting a wine tasting in the Pinnacle Grill; cost is $35 per person. Dial 88 for reservations.

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pinnacle Grill

3:00pm

Signing: Mary Robinette Kowal

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

3:00pm

Alexander Jamilton
Building on last year's highly successful Alexander Hamilton singalong activity, but this year we have a special weapon... the printed songbook has been released! We'll sing through everyone's favorite Hamilton songs together with piano accompaniment. BYO instruments to jam along.

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Explorer's Lounge (Piano Side) Deck 2, Aft

3:00pm

Sock Knitting Class & Social
Are you a knitter who has never ventured into socks and don't know what the big deal is? Come find out! Are you already a sock knitter but interested in new techniques? Come and learn some! Are you already the sultan or sultana of socks? Come share what you know! Toe-up, Cuff-down, Magic Loop, Heel techniques, we can go through it all! I will bring a few patterns from beginner to advanced level knitters, or you can bring a pattern you want to work with. You should already know basic knitting techniques such as how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. 

Materials Required: Fingering or Sport weight yarn sock yarn. Size 0-2 40" circular needle if you want to learn two-at-a-time Magic Loop technique, otherwise a Size 0-2 9" circular or 4-5" double pointed needles. I may have a few extras to share but the more people who bring their own the better. Or, just bring whatever you want to work on and just listen!

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:30pm

Sawbones
Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!


Friday March 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:30pm

Juliana Finch - #AllTheFeels Live!
Singer/songwriter and extreme bedhead practitioner Juliana Finch plays the album she wrote that was funded almost entirely by Seamonkeys.
Come ready to have some feelings. Pajamas encouraged.

Friday March 10, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Queen's Lounge/CAC Deck 2, Midship

3:45pm

Keith Explains!
On shore, Keith has a TV show where he talks about stuff. On a boat, he'll probably do the same thing, and maybe tape it.

Friday March 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour! Your second drink is only $2!

Friday March 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

4:00pm

Cocktail Meetup of Cosplayers & Costumers
Come meet your follow Cosplayers & Costumers on the ship for a cocktail or two. This is an opportunity to meet other SeaMonkeys, chat, and sport your costuming/cosplay ensembles who share the same love of the craft.

Friday March 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

5:00pm

Dinner (Red Team)
Friday March 10, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

5:00pm

7:30pm

Dinner (Gold Team)
Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Vista Dining Room (both floors)

7:30pm

10:00pm

'Let's Always Stay Friends!' Farewell Reception
Our traditional end-of-cruise gathering to share memories, and enjoy each other's company one last time. Cash bar.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00am
Lido Deck

11:00pm

Sea Werewolf
We'll be doing a few games of long-form (not One Night) Ultimate Werewolf! Come and lynch your friends!

Friday March 10, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday March 11, 2017 2:30am
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

2:00am

Is that a TARDIS? Gain an Hour!
As if being at sea wasn't unmoored enough, feel unmoored from reality as the ship moves from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, the clocks roll back, and this hour repeats.

Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00am - 3:00am
Whole Ship