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Join us in Salt Lake City for Wizarding Dayz 2020, now in our new home at the Utah State Fairgrounds, as we Celebrate Greek Mythology!
Please also join us for the Utah Yule Ball, which kicks off the weekend, in association with Geek’d Out Events.
This schedule is subject to change.  Return often for updates and special guests!

The MASTER SCHEDULE for the event is available HERE!

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Trivia Night!

7-9pm, Wednesday
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Yule Ball

Thursday Night
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Wizarding Dayz!

Noon-8pm, Friday
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Wizardig Dayz!

10am-8pm, Saturday

Friday, February 28th: Main Stage

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The Dungeon Darlings

1:00-1:50pm
Sometimes irreverent, always engaging, often exciting, frequently unpredictable. Come watch as the Dungeon Darlings play D&D live on our stage. Anything can happen, and probably will.
JasonFun

Jason Fun Magic Show

2:00-2:50pm
Whether it’s your child’s birthday party, a family show, or a Wizarding Days convention, Jason will ensure everyone has a good time.
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The Quiz Show of Ultimate Destiny with Dave McEwen

3:00-3:50pm
In a world where only the geekiest survive, Dave McEwen stands as judge and jury. Come and prove yourself worthy of eternal glory, earn amazing prizes and the praise of millions, but only if you dare!
Weapons

Swords and Spears and Axes Oh My! Medieval Weapons!

4:00-5:50pm
Forget Movie props and flimsy replicas, these are the real things, how they were made, how they were worn, and how they were used, live and on stage. Dive into the history of real life weapons and armor in this special presentation.
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Paul Draper Magic Show

6:00-6:50pm
Paul Draper exposes the secrets of human nature, breaks the laws of physics, & defies the rules of reality. He is an expert in persuasion & deception: he knows who has something to hide. Watch as he bends metal & minds at will. Draper will make you laugh, gasp, & question the world as you know it.
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Tower of Terror Geek Quiz Show

7:00-7:50pm
What’s more difficult than answering a medley of geeky questions? Answering geeky questions while playing a massive game of Jenga, of course! Come and join in at this live game show where contestants will be chosen from the audience to compete for nerd glory!

Friday, February 28th: Panel Room

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Build Your Own Wizarding Dayz Ornament

1:00-1:50pm
All materials provided, come and build your own perfect little memory of Wizarding Dayz to adorn your tree for years to come. Limit of thirty people, minors must be supervised by an adult.
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How to Play Dungeons and Dragons

2:00-2:50
The perfect opportunity for anyone who has ever been curious, or newcomers who want to polish their blade, come and learn this simple yet engaging game that has captured the hearts of players for decades. Panel includes Henry Glasheen (Moderator), Johanna Taylor, Kimberli Johnson, Eleora Glasheen, Betsy Lopez, and W. Daniel Willis.
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Build Your Own Potter Puppet Pal

3:00-3:50pm
All materials provided, come and build your own little adorable puppet to take home. Be the envy of your friends, strike your colors and prepare to amaze your friends with your puppet-building skills. Limit of thirty people, minors must be supervised by an adult.
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Being a Writer: Asking the Hard Questions

4:00-4:50
Great for both aspiring authors and seasoned veterans alike, come and learn more about the craft from our awesome authors. Moderated by CJ Olsen, with panelists Ali Cross, Candace J. Thomas, Paul Genesse and Kimberli Johnson. (Moderator)
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D&D Roleplay: Finding Your Voice and Staying True to Your Character

5:00-5:50
Bring your game up to the next level and learn how to turn a casual game into an amazing game. Featuring panelists Faerie Fire, Lorelle Frank, Stacie Poulson, Lotti Sidwell, Jessica Christiansen, and Lauren Sidwell.
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Who is the Greatest Wizard of All Time?

6:00-6:50pm
It’s time we tackle the big issues, the most important question of our generation. Come join in on this interactive experience where the audience will vote to determine the outcome, eliminating the nominees in a Karate Kid style tournament where you determine the winner. There can only be one.
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A Superb Case of Villainy: What we Love about our Favorite Villians

7:00-7:50pm
What We Love About Our Favorite Villains. From the broken bird we just want to hug, to the irredeemable monster that we cannot help but be in awe of, there is something deeply engaging about a well-written villain. Come and celebrate with us the greatest villains of all time, and learn how to craft your own for your own stories. Moderated by Paul Genesse with panelists Jenny Cozzens Cottam and W. Daniel Willis.

Saturday, February 29th: Main Stage

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The Dungeon Darlings

11:00-11:50am
Sometimes irreverent, always engaging, often exciting, frequently unpredictable. Come watch as the Dungeon Darlings play D&D live on our stage. Anything can happen, and probably will.
PaulDraper

Paul Draper Magic Show

Noon-12:50pm
Paul Draper exposes the secrets of human nature, breaks the laws of physics, & defies the rules of reality. He is an expert in persuasion & deception: he knows who has something to hide. Watch as he bends metal & minds at will. Draper will make you laugh, gasp, & question the world as you know it.
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Learn to Draw Comics Live With Sal Velluto

1:00-1:50pm
Come Learn from industry veteran Sal Velluto as he draws a comic for you live on stage, future artists this is your chance to see the real thing up close and personal. Come and watch the magic take place.
JasonFun

Jason Fun Magic Show

2:00-2:50pm
Whether it’s your child’s birthday party, a family show, or a Wizarding Days convention, Jason will ensure everyone has a good time.
Weapons

Swords and Spears and Axes Oh My! Medieval Weapons!

3:00-4:50
Forget Movie props and flimsy replicas, these are the real things, how they were made, how they were worn, and how they were used, live and on stage. Dive into the history of real life weapons and armor in this special presentation.
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Cosplay Contest and Parade!

5:00-6:50pm
A competitive event that brings fans and cosplayers together to display costumed skits. This showcase of costumes and stage talent is open to cosplayers of all levels and abilities. Skits range from comedy to dramatic fight scenes and are presented to an audience and judges for awards.
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Halftime Show Featuring Lyra Zoe and Aaliyah Jenny

Approx. 5:30pm
Stick around during the judging portion of the Cosplay Contest for a special presentation from Lyra Zoe of Fusion Belly Dance and Aaliyah Jenny and her troupe, Datura Misfits These amazing artists will perform a 20 minute halftime show for the cosplay contest at about 5:30pm.
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The Quiz Show of Ultimate Destiny!

7:00-7:50pm
In a world where only the geekiest survive, Dave McEwen stands as judge and jury. Geeks of All Ages! Come and prove yourself worthy of eternal glory, earn amazing prizes and the praise of millions, but only if you dare!

Saturday, February 29th: Panel Room

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The Care of Mystical Creatures

11:00-11:50am
Come to this special live event where you will be able to meet and handle real live animals from our friends at Creature Encounters. Open to both Wizards and Muggles. Moderated by Cary Drage.
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How to Be a Great Dungeon Master

Noon-12:50pm
There is nothing better than a great dungeon master. Who makes the characters feel real, the world feel alive, the adventure feel epic, and the consequences feel real. Who makes every victory feel earned and every defeat feel fair, who creates that special magic that only D&D can bring to the table. Come learn how to be that kind of Dungeon Master. Moderator: Henry Glasheen Panelists: Johanna Taylor, Kimberli Johnson, Eleora Glasheen, W. Daniel Willis, and Betsy Lopez
PuppetPal

Build Your Own Potter Puppet Pal

1:00-1:50pm
All materials provided, come and build your own little adorable puppet to take home. Be the envy of your friends, strike your colors and prepare to amaze your friends with your puppet-building skills. Limit of thirty people, minors must be supervised by an adult.
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Celebration of Steampunk

2:00-2:50pm
Eclectic, Energetic, Odd, and Amazing. Great for newcomers and veterans alike, come and celebrate the majesty and wonder that is Steampunk! Moderated by W. Daniel Willis.
Ornament

Build Your Own Wizarding Dayz Ornament

3:00-3:50
All materials provided, come and build your own perfect little memory of Wizarding Dayz to adorn your tree for years to come. Limit of thirty people, minors must be supervised by an adult.
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The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance

4:00-4:50pm
The most amazing thing to come to us last year, this new installment of The Dark Crystal gives us a world that is both utterly alien and completely familiar. Come and see what it is that makes this story and world so engaging. Moderated by W. Daniel Willis with Panelists Valynne Maetani, Ben Ireland, Jenny Cottam, and Paul Genesse.
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Harry Potter Mad Libs

5:00-5:50
Our wonderful _____(plural noun)______ will delight and _____(adjective)____you in this thematic _____(noun)______ of a _____(possessive noun)______classic game. Moderated by Jenny Cottam, with Panelists Valynne Maetani, Ben Ireland, Candace Thomas, and Paul Genesse.
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Severus Snape, Hero or Villain?

6:00-6:50
Complicated, reserved, controlled, and cold. Can any of us ever say we really know the heart of Severus Snape? After all, what can really be known about someone so impenetrable that he can look Lord Voldemort in the eyes and lie to him, and never even stir a flicker of a doubt within the dark master? Even after all these years, we still find ourselves asking. Who is Severus? Moderated by Valynne Maetani with Panelists Ben Ireland, Jenny Cottam, Candace Thomas, W. Daniel Willis, and Paul Genesse
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Hogwarts Goes to Japan: Anime Inspired by Harry Potter

7:00-7:50pm
Come learn about the Wizarding Schools on the other side of the pond as we explore the genre of anime inspired by Harry Potter. What happens when you combine a magical school with anime special effects? Magic happens. Moderated by Aaron Lee Yeager with panelist Valynne Maetani.