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Saturday, March 9
 

7:00am EST

Theme: Welcome, New Monkeys!
We'll be holding events specifically designed to make our first-time Sea Monkeys feel welcome and to help them ease into the swing of things. Make a particular effort on this day to seek out new Monkeys and help show them what a great decision they've made by joining us!

Saturday March 9, 2019 7:00am - Sunday March 10, 2019 12:00am EST
Whole Ship

11:00am EST

Boarding Begins (Approximately)
Public boarding of the Oosterdam will begin at approximately 11 am. It might begin a little sooner or a little later (hence "approximately"), depending on when Customs and Holland America officially clear the ship for boarding.

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:00am EST

11:00am EST

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm EST
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

11:00am EST

Twit-arr Help Desk Hours
Your Sea Monkey Twit-arr developers will be on hand to help answer any support questions you may have.

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm EST
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

2:00pm EST

Game Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
There's not really so much of an official ceremony, but the proverbial ducks will be in metaphorical rows by 2 pm, and the library will be officially open for "business."

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm EST

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm EST

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 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EST

Orientation
A basic walkthrough of the main logistics of JoCo Cruise, and we'll answer as many of your questions as we humanly can. Show up when you can, leave when you wish. Recommended for new Sea Monkeys, but open to everyone.

Saturday March 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

4:10pm EST

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

Saturday March 9, 2019 4:10pm - 4:30pm EST
Whole Ship

4:30pm EST

All Helper Meeting
All Helper Monkeys Meet! Get your swag, some information, a lot of hearty thanks!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Saturday March 9, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

4:30pm EST

"Houston, We Have a Cocktail" Sail Away Reception
Come to the Oosterdam's upper decks as we wave goodbye to Real Life for the week. Free champagne and mimosas!

Saturday March 9, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Lido Deck Deck 9

4:30pm EST

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Saturday March 9, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

5:00pm EST

Sail Away
See ya in a week, Regular Life!

Saturday March 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Whole Ship

5:30pm EST

Dinner (Red Team)
Saturday March 9, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:30pm EST

Main Concert (Gold Team) - "Alexa: Play 'JoCo Cruise' on Shuffle" Opening Night Sampler
Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm kick things off with an informal, freewheeling concert, sitting in on each other's songs, and bringing out some pals (including Molly Lewis, Jim Boggia and Aimee Mann).

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
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 past two seasons of... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, 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 Jim Boggia

Jim Boggia

For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs... Read More →
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯


Saturday March 9, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EST

Dinner (Gold Team)
Saturday March 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

8:00pm EST

Main Concert (Red Team) - "Alexa: Play 'JoCo Cruise' on Shuffle" Opening Night Sampler
Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm kick things off with an informal, freewheeling concert, sitting in on each other's songs, and bringing out some pals (including Molly Lewis, Jim Boggia and Aimee Mann).

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
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 past two seasons of... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, 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 Jim Boggia

Jim Boggia

For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs... Read More →
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EST

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Saturday March 9, 2019 8:00pm - Sunday March 10, 2019 3:00am EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

9:30pm EST

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

Saturday March 9, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EST
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EST

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Saturday March 9, 2019 9:30pm - Sunday March 10, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

10:00pm EST

Tarot Readings and Q&A
Want to provide readings? Bring your cards and your smile!
Interested in what might be in store for the next week? Have a burning question you want some insight about? Come get a reading from one of our volunteer tarot or oracle readers!
Want to learn more about this art of interpretation? Ask away!
All ages, abilities, and interest welcome!

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00pm EST

New Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in B.B. King's Blues Club with this JoCo Cruise tradition. For this intro session, everyone may (and should) attend, but only first-time Sea Monkeys may perform. Come cheer on our New Monkeys!

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm EST

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm EST

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

10:30pm EST

Yelling At the Moon
What a great time to air some grievances. If you have any land stress that you've carried with you onto the ship we can scream it into the void, or directly at the moon. However the spirit moves you is how you should holler. (We'll meet at the Sea View Bar and then head up to the Observation Deck.)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:30pm - 10:45pm EST
Sea View Bar Deck 9, Midship

10:30pm EST

There Might Be Jamming {Musician Meetup}
Excited to play music with new & old friends? Drop by TMBJ, meet other musicians, play some songs. Pro, enthusiast, novice -- all welcome. We'll have a contact sheet so if you can't stay you can at least sign up {share your cabin # & instrument(s) you play} so other jammers can let you know when & where jams are happening.

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm EST
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

10:30pm EST

Bar Crawl
Four drinks, four bars (Crow's Nest Bar, Lido Pool  Bar, Seaview Pool Bar and Billboard Onboard), lots of people making friends. Hop, hop, hop, hop! Sign up via any bartender or bar server, or at the ship's Guest Services Desk. (This event is run by the ship's staff and costs a $22 surcharge plus bar service charges, which will be charged to your onboard account)

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:30pm - 11:45pm EST
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

11:00pm EST

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Kicking off Official Late Night Cruise, several of your celebrity guests will play this tense, fun computer game. One player can see the (ticking) bomb, but doesn't know how to defuse it; the other players have defusing instructions, but can't see the bomb. There may be some drinks involved, as well as probably some degree of yelling and explosions.

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday March 10, 2019 12:00am EST
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

11:30pm EST

New Monkey Dance Party w/Riz Rollins
Riz spins tunes for everyone, but we especially encourage our first-time Sea Monkeys to come and let your metaphorical (and/or actual) hair down and dance the night away!

Performers / Speakers
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... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday March 10, 2019 1:30am EST
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship
 
Sunday, March 10
 

12:00am EST

Midnight MacGuffinship
Up late? Sleevs the Shrugmaster invites you to meet fellow night owls & see who can Get the MacGuffin.

Sunday March 10, 2019 12:00am - 12:30am EST
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

7:00am EDT

Theme: Science!
It’s a fact: science should be celebrated! Cosplay as your favorite alien/space pirate/researcher/theorem/astronaut/astronomer/etc.; take some time to stargaze tonight; and generally Get Excited About Science! 

Sunday March 10, 2019 7:00am - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
Whole Ship

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
What room do ghosts avoid?
20-8-5 12-9-22-9-14-7 18-15-15-13
There’s always room for one more puzzle player in Ghost Patrol!

Sunday March 10, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3 pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Sunday March 10, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Port of Call - Half Moon Cay
Sunday March 10, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Sunday March 10, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

10:00am EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

11:00am EDT

Twit-arr Help Desk Hours
Your Sea Monkey Twit-arr developers will be on hand to help answer any support questions you may have.

Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

1:00pm EDT

Mermonkey Gathering
Bring your merperson tail and join us for a swim in the ocean. Meet on the beach just past the food pavilion. Spectators Welcome!

Sunday March 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

2:30pm EDT

Poolside Party Game Social Hour
Would you like to play a game? This hour-long event focuses on party games, like Telestrations, A Fake Artist Goes To New York, Codenames, Monikers, Action Cats!, ​​​​and more! Guess words and draw pictures poolside. No experience is required, and all games will be taught.


Sunday March 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:30pm EDT

JoustMania! (Formerly Johann Sebastian Joust)
JoustMania is a real life video game. Combining music, motion controllers, and a little skulduggery.
Protect your controller from being jostled, while trying to jostle others. The music sets both the tempo and sensitivity of your controller. NOTE: While we insist on civility and courteousness while playing, this is a full contact game. Please plan accordingly.

Sunday March 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

2:30pm EDT

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Sunday March 10, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

3:00pm EDT

Game Mixer: Light Rules Big Fun
Would you like to play a game? Do you want to learn how to play in thirty second or less? This event focuses on games that provide a lot of fun without a lot of rules. Come play Actions Cats, Monikers, Cards Against Humanity, Superfight, Smack Talk Showdown and more! No experience is required, and all games will be taught.

Sunday March 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

4:00pm EDT

Sea Monkey Mail Meetup
Opportunity for everyone to meet fellow team mates participating in Sea Monkey Mail

Sunday March 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

4:00pm EDT

Super Battle Arcade
Super Battle Arcade is a tribute to 80s gaming. Two players go head to head for 5 minutes in six arcade challenges (Tetris, Asteroids, Invaders, 100m Dash, Tron and Pong) in random order. With the simplicity and familiarity of games, it takes little to no gaming experience to enjoy this challenge – and the console requires no instruction. Visuals are put at a super low rez 96x64 pixels to give the game a fun and retro feel, the bigger the screen the better!

Sunday March 10, 2019 4:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Screening Room Deck 3, Forward

4:40pm EDT

Promenade on the Promenade
When I think of promenading I think of the "Elegance" number in Hello Dolly. Wikipedia informs me that there are a WIDE variety of ways to promenade. Join me at the Ocean Bar on Deck 3, and we'll go promenade around the promenade deck. Your personal preference for promenading is just fine. We should all compliment each other heavily while taking this stroll.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Sunday March 10, 2019 4:40pm - 4:55pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Red Team)
Sunday March 10, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:00pm EDT

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Hastily-assembled Entertainment Burrito
A fun variety grab-bag evening of events.

Sunday March 10, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm EDT

Dinner (Gold Team)
Sunday March 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

7:30pm EDT

Main Concert (Red Team) - Hastily-assembled Entertainment Burrito
A fun variety grab-bag evening of events.

Sunday March 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Sunday March 10, 2019 8:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 2:00am EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

9:30pm EDT

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

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

Cosplayers & Costumers Cocktail Mixer
Come meet fellow Cosplayers & Costumers on JocoCruise 2019 for Happy Hour.

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Hypnosis Show/Class
Hypnosis is fun to watch and participate in. Depending on interest this will be a show/demonstration or a more directed class if people want to learn. Led by a (semi)professional hypnotist :)

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

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. A great way to meet new friends.

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

Sea Monkey Podcasting Society
Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting one? Let's get together, talk about our shows, and share questions and answers about podcasting.

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30pm - Monday March 11, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

10:00pm EDT

Katie Mack Answers Your Many, Many Astrophysics Questions
We know you have, like, hundreds of questions about astrophysics. Well, you're in luck, because Katie Mack is an astrophysicist, and she's here to answer every single one of them! (time permitting)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Katie Mack

Katie Mack

astronomy; the universe; cosmic destruction; science communication


Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:00pm EDT

Learn to Dance along with Quelle
We'll let Quelle describe this event himself: "I'm terrible at doing all modern dances and would like to learn a series of dances and attempt to create a full dance routine with a group of willing cruisers."

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Quelle Chris

Quelle Chris

Having soaked up game all over the country, Quelle has a style with no obvious lineage and sounds like nobody else. Few other MC/producers can leap from humor to intense personal reflection, from hardcore rhyming to serious experimentation and make sense of it all. More succinctly... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:00pm EDT

Adam Rivera - Geeky Original and Cover Songs!
Solo acoustic songs. A little comedy, a little “Filk” and a splash of covers from They Might Be Giants, Weird Al, etc.

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

10:00pm EDT

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in B.B. King's Blues Club with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm EDT

Introduction to Improv Workshop
Wanna give improv a try? It is a creative way for adults to play! This workshop will focus on basic exercises and the fundamentals of improvisational theater. Join us to have fun and expand your mind! All experience levels welcome!

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

10:30pm EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:30pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm EDT

Yelling At the Moon
What a great time to air some grievances. Are you upset at the sun because you got burned on Half Moon Cay? Is the coffee the wrong temperature? Do you just really like yelling? (We'll meet at the Sea View Bar and then head up to the Observation Deck.)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00pm - 11:15pm EDT
Sea View Bar Deck 9, Midship

11:00pm EDT

Some Guys Talking about Some Guys
The marital infidelities and breakups, the excessive booze and drug binges…were all things that happened during the making of Fleetwood Mac’s "Rumours". But Jim Boggia is sure that Jonathan Coulton and producer Christian Cassan will have some great stories about the making of his new album of '70s soft rock covers, "Some Guys", too.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jim Boggia

Jim Boggia

For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

11:00pm EDT

Dating and Sex Beyond the Gender Binary
David Mackenzie shares lessons learned from searching for romantic and sexual connections while navigating a changing gender identity and presents a vision for online dating centered on honesty, diversity, and respect. Might not be suitable for parents who wish to shield their children from alternative lifestyles.

Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

11:00pm EDT

Stargazing
Learn some astronomy from a veteran star-gazer! I've held star-gazing shadow events for the last several cruises and will provide maps, point at things in the sky, and describe them with mostly-accurate information. Going as far south as we are means you may be able to see some stars not visible from your home town, including Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross! Lights will be dimmed to preserve night vision, so please do not use bright phone screens or flashlights around the event area.

Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00pm - Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

11:30pm EDT

Polymonkey Meet-up and Mixer
Did you know that there are a bunch of us polyamorous SeaMonkeys on board? Come say hi, have a drink, and do a social with some of your fellow Polymonkeys!

Sunday March 10, 2019 11:30pm - Monday March 11, 2019 1:00am EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward
 
Monday, March 11
 

12:00am EDT

Swing Dance Lesson and Social Dance!
Come swing out with us!
We'll lead a 45 minute beginning swing dance lesson, followed by 45 minutes of open social dancing with nerd-inspired swing music. Bring your own music if you have some to share!
No partner or experience necessary! Wear comfortable shoes (slip-on shoes/sandals NOT recommended.)

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

12:00am EDT

Knobs and Noise
Electronic musician meetup and possible jam session. Come share your adventures in making music. Bring your synthesizer or laptop and show us your latest tracks. Maybe we'll even do a jam together. All skill levels welcome. Whether you're just learning what a LFO is or if you're a master of music theory and sound crafting, you're welcome to come and chat, hang out, and make some noise.

Power strips will be provided.

Oscillate Responsibly

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

12:00am EDT

Night Owl Adventures
Watch a seasoned group of adventurers adventure their way through an adventure! A late night live role-playing game in the style of Critical Role, Force Grey, Dice, Camera, Action, or...I feel like there's another one I can't think of right now. It'll come to me. Our party includes writers, game designers, and comedians from cruises past! There will be dice, there will be laughter, there will be alcohol!
(alcohol sold separately)

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

1:00am EDT

Afterhours Blueish Jam
The late-night jam is back! Bring your instruments &/ singing voices. If you want, come ready with a few songs to lead. Call a song & the key -- blues, bluegrass, or otherwise. 3- & 4-chord songs encouraged.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:00am - 2:30am EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

7:00am EDT

Theme: Cosplay Day
We have a bunch of terrifically talented cosplayers every year, and today is your day to really pull out all the stops. Sky's the limit; show off your best!

Monday March 11, 2019 7:00am - Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:00am EDT
Whole Ship

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
How often do ghosts manifest?
ObNoCoEmIoNoAn
Experience an alternate world with daily Ghost Patrol puzzle encounters!

Monday March 11, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Morning Mindfulness
Start your day with quiet mindfulness. We'll gather for guided meditation, a thoughtful reading, and brief sharing. Pajamas and bedhead are welcome!

Monday March 11, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

8:00am EDT

Running Monkeys
Want to join other monkeys who do insane things like run when not being chased? Come speed-walk/jog/run at your own pace for your own distance. Ask questions. Get insight into what a half or full marathon training might look like. Very casual - drop in atmosphere.

Monday March 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Promenade Deck Deck 3, Forward, Port

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Monday March 11, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Monday March 11, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:00am EDT

Writing Dates
Join Mary Robinette Kowal and get words done on your work-in-progress through the magic of peer pressure. In these sessions, come up, grab a seat, and ignore your fellow writers while you write. If you procrastinate, they will silently judge you.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Monday March 11, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

9:30am EDT

Let's Talk Photography
We'll have an informal discussion about photography and tips to make your photos better. All skill levels are welcome, and all devices from DSLRs to phones. Come with questions, share favorite subjects and moments.

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am EDT

Library Lovers on the Lido
Work in a library? Used to work in a library? Like hanging out in a library? Join like-minded book nerds by the Lido Market for breakfast/brunch!

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

9:45am EDT

Reasoning Your Way to Happiness with Science & Logic
Reasoning your way to happiness: using science and logic to help you understand and manage emotions and relationships.

Emotions and relationships. We all have them, but they can be scary and unpredictable. Sometimes things go well, but other times—seemingly randomly—they devolve into bad situations. We don’t feel in control ( a lack of agency as the psychologists call it) and so it’s often easier just to do more introverted nerd stuff like reading.
You are not alone. We have all been there. There is nothing wrong with you, and it is ok. This is a safe space to explore what is going on, to learn some techniques on how to have healthy experiences around emotions and relationships, and to practice them.
We are a couple of fellow nerds who finally got tired of the old ways and did a bunch of research, work, and practice to get to a place of fulfillment. Well, not all the time; we are still works in progress. But we at least have a solid understanding and framework, and we want to give you some shortcuts to get there too in ways that are more easily relatable to folks in the JoCo demographic. Please don’t be shy. Come and connect with your cruise mates and get more connected to yourself too!

JoCo Cruise does not vet, nor can they vouch for the qualifications of, anyone presenting health/therapy-related Shadow Cruise events. Please exercise your best judgment if/when attending.

Monday March 11, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

D&D 101 For Players
Are you curious about Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to play in, or are you signed up for, the big D&D night event, but you've never played before? No worries! D&D Eberron creator Keith Baker is here to explain the absolute basics of both Dungeons and Dragons, and to tell you everything you need to get ready to roll some dice!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Twogether Studios


Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00am EDT

Trade Me a Poem (story, picture, etc.)
I have many small toys (age 3 and up friendly). Bring me a poem, or a tell me a story, or draw me a picture in exchange for a toy (or two). Open to all ages—basically if you like small toys feel free to come trade me. (i.e. very child friendly).

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

10:00am EDT

Beginning Crochet
Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am EDT

Seamonkey Slimdown Meetup
This meetup is for seamonkeys that have had, are going through, or are considering weight loss surgery. A meetup for support, put names and faces together, and discuss healthy food options while on the cruise.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Game Mixer: Hidden Identity/Social Deduction Games
Are you a good liar? Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Then join the tabletop team for two hours of social deduction games! We'll be playing Secret Hitler, Coup, Love Letter, Mascarade, and many more! No experience is necessary.


Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

10:00am EDT

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

10:30am EDT

Explaining Science
It's always an exciting time to write about science—so many discoveries and breakthroughs to explain and explore. But are there challenges in writing about science, in fiction and in journalism, in a time when the science has become a political and cultural football? Our panelists look at the joys and challenges of explaining science to contemporary audiences.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →
avatar for Katie Mack

Katie Mack

astronomy; the universe; cosmic destruction; science communication
avatar for Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

writer
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She's the author of the Nebula-nominated novel Autonomous, and the nonfiction book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She was the co-founder of io9.com, and is currently editor-at-large for... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:30am EDT

Transgender Social Hour
Are you trans, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, etc.? Then come on down and hangout with other such folks. Allies welcome!

Monday March 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

10:45am EDT

Space Team Phone Game Session (SPONSOR EVENT)
Do you like pushing buttons and shouting at your friends? Do you like discharging Clip-jawed Fluxtrunions? Come play Spaceteam, a cooperative shouting game for phones and tablets (as opposed to the Spaceteam card game) with other Sea-Monkeys. Never played? Doesn't matter!

Asteroid! Everybody shake!

Monday March 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

[Mega Game] Two Rooms & A Boom
Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:00am EDT

Crider Talks Cancer (And Probably Poop, Too)
Jim Crider talks about why he missed JCC 2018 and why he poops in a bag stuck to his stomach (the answer is the same for both), the importance of paying attention to your body and early screening, and what's happened since he was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer in December 2017.

Content warning: unfiltered language, frank discussion of the mental health impact of just about everything going sideways at once, poop.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

11:00am EDT

Gabby Duran Book Signing and Reading (SPONSOR EVENT)
Daryle Conners, author of the Gabby Duran children's book series published by Disney/Hyperion, will read from the 3 books, followed by a book signing. The Gabby Duran series are beginning chapter books for kids 7-11 years old. They tell the story of the world's greatest babysitter, 12-year old Gabby Duran, who is drafted by a secret government agency to babysit alien children living among us. The Disney Channel will release Gabby Duran, a live-action series, in Spring of 2019.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

11:00am EDT

Learn to Play Magic: the Gathering
Ever wanted to learn one of the world's most popular trading card games? Here’s your chance! No cards or experience necessary--we'll have free intro decks and a crew of expert coaches to get you started on your Magic journey.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:00am EDT

Strings & Things with Fiber Friends
Informal meetup for those interested in the fiber arts, broadly defined. Bring your knitting, crocheting, spinning, cross stitch, or otherwise busy yourself with friendly fellow fiber folks of all skill levels. Bring your latest project and a beverage for casual communal crafting.  This is very casual but there will likely be folks who are willing to help you learn new techniques if you're interested.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

11:00am EDT

Crochet Creatures
Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

Twit-arr Help Desk Hours
Your Sea Monkey Twit-arr developers will be on hand to help answer any support questions you may have.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

11:00am EDT

CircleSinging
CircleSinging is like a drum circle—but for voices! Come sing with us as our facilitator, Ben Silver, leads us in an exhilarating improvised vocal music jam. No experience needed, all voices and experience levels are welcome! Ben is a professional singer, vocal improviser and teacher whose music slides through R&B, jazz, folk, funk, world music and more. Ben has been performing and teaching Vocal Improvisation, Ensemble Skills and other singing workshops for over 25 years. Ben has also been a frequent guest leader at Sing for Your Life, an annual CircleSinging marathon in the SF Bay area as well as having been a guest teacher at the week-long Circlesongs workshop headed up by Bobby McFerrin at Omega Institute.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:00am EDT

Improv Playdate
Wanna give improv a try? We will play improv performance games and improv scenes. All experience levels welcome. It is a creative, fun way for adults to play! So, come and let your imagination expand on the high seas!

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

11:00am EDT

NOMIC- a Game of Rapid, Casual Game Design
The democratic game of making up new rules and convincing the other players to vote them into play. This is a pull-our-chairs-into-a-circle, drink, and yakkety-yak game. Each player gets 2 chips to begin. Who wins and who loses is up for a vote. So is everything else.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:30am EDT

Vegan/Vegetarian Meet-Up
Meet-Up (and maybe lunch!) for like-minded people to see if we would like to get together for future meals during the cruise.

Monday March 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

11:30am EDT

The Craft
Jean leads a panel discussion of women talking about their crafts. This is the one and only time we will mention being women. Tech. Nerding out. Passion. GREATNESS.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Sammus Music

Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

Chief Casbah Rocker, Ladykiller
Hi. I'm a member of the JoCo Cruise staff. My company, Ladykiller handles social media, PR, marketing and VIP Hospitality. Say hello!
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark... Read More →
avatar for Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum

Television Critic, The New Yorker
Emily Nussbaum is the television critic at The New Yorker. Her book "I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through The TV Revolution" comes out May 25. She's happy to to about anything, especially Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She wrote this bio in the third person.
avatar for Ashley Rodbro

Ashley Rodbro

Resident Director, HAMILTON: An American Musical
Director and writer for theater and film. Resident director for HAMILTON in Puerto Rico and San Francisco. Associate director and resident director for Moulin Rouge (Broadway summer 2019). Associate director and script supervisor for Oh Hello with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Broadway... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

11:30am EDT

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.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

12:00pm EDT

JCC Snack Exchange
The JCC Snack Exchange is an opportunity for Sea Monkeys to share and exchange snacks from wherever they hail from.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Nerdfighter Meetup
Nerdfighters assemble! Come meet other Sea Monkeys with a shared goal of decreasing world suck. Make friends and discuss the community that has grown around Hank and John Green. New and veteran monkeys welcome! DFTBA

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

12:00pm EDT

Optimizing Your Hanabi Conventions
The cooperative card game Hanabi may be billed as a memory and logic puzzle, but repeat players discover the metagame of devising and fine-tuning an additional "language" of information-laden conventions. We invite veteran Hanabi masterminds and curious newbies alike to come learn, share, and play. This informal session will be tailored to attendees' interests and led by a software engineer and a learning scientist who have played Hanabi almost daily for four years.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Road Map for Revolutionaries: 2020 Edition
A sequel to the 2018 shadow cruise event, and with the 2018 midterms behind us, this session will talk about how to set activism and advocacy goals for 2020 so that you can stay engaged, stay sane, and instigate the changes you want to see in your community, your country, and the world.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

12:00pm EDT

RPG Meetup
Come and meet people who are interested in tabletop role playing games! All levels of experience welcome, including the RPG-curious. Maybe arrange a game or two for later during the cruise.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

12:00pm EDT

Sponsor Spotlight - Greater Than Games (SPONSOR EVENT)
Stop by the display area in the ship's Shopping Arcade (Deck 3 Forward) to check out Greater Than Games' products—and meet the friendly folks who make them. (No purchase necessary, but you'll probably want to!)

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Shops Deck 3, Midship

12:00pm EDT

Thai Specialty Lunch
The Oosterdam's culinary staff are preparing this specialty meal of Thai cuisine as a one-time-only event for our passengers. Seating is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.

This event is run by the ship's staff and costs a $10 surcharge that will be charged to your onboard account. You can sign up in the Main Dining Room, or by calling 88 from any phone.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

12:00pm EDT

How To Play Partnership Dominoes
Learn to play partnership dominoes, a version of the game practiced in Latin America and the Caribbean. We'll be learning variants commonly played in Puerto Rico, specifically Quinentos and Doscientos.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Star Trek Roleplaying
A short adventure set during the time of Star Trek: TOS, using a modified Fate Core rules system. Players take the roles of junior officers aboard a Federation destroyer. New players welcome.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

12:15pm EDT

Reading - The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
Jenn Lyons will read an excerpt from her 2019 debut epic fantasy, The Ruin of Kings, about a street-wise orphan who discovers that a happily-ever-after as a long lost prince is anything but as he finds himself a pawn of terrible powers.

Monday March 11, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

12:30pm EDT

Reading - Charlie Jane Anders & Annalee Newitz
Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz will read from novels and stories, some of which may not even be published yet. Which means you are getting the piping hot beta versions that will be awesome but may crash your soul. Technicians will be on hand to reboot you. There might also be some non-fiction writing about ancient skulls or alien planets. And a Q&A! And banter! Plus they will literally sign anything.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →
avatar for Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

writer
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She's the author of the Nebula-nominated novel Autonomous, and the nonfiction book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She was the co-founder of io9.com, and is currently editor-at-large for... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

12:30pm EDT

Trogdor!! The Board Game - Demo
Come play Trogdor!! The Board Game with co-creator Matt Chapman (Homestar Runner) and probably puppet Strong Bad. Work together in this cooperative area control game with up to 5 other players as you try to burninate the countryside, the peasants, and the thatched-roof cottages! 90 mins. BYOCHR (bring your own creepy hooded robe)

Performers / Speakers

Monday March 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:30pm EDT

Painting with Colored Pencils
Monday March 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

1:00pm EDT

Funderdome: Quidditch
Which house will win the first ever JoCo Cruise Caribbean Rules Quidditch tournament? Drop in, get sorted, and play a five minute round of Caribbean Rules Quidditch on the sports deck. The games team will provide the Sorting Hat, Caribbean brooms,  and coaching. Sorry Gryffindors, Caribbean Rules Quidditch is not played at Hogwarts and not recognized in the slightest bit by the US Quidditch Association. Here's the rules of play so those Slytherins can figure out their strategy.  

Monday March 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Sports Deck Deck 11, Forward

1:00pm EDT

Omicron Protocol Demo
A near-future, "intra-apocalyptic", sci-fi miniatures arena combat game played on a 2’x2’ hex board. Fight as rival factions trying to survive the deadly crisis affecting the city of San Lazaro.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:15pm EDT

Event Organizer Meetup
Do you organize events like conventions or festivals? Let's meet so we can have more connections to talk with going forward.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

1:30pm EDT

Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Enjoy a flight of five high-quality scotches, because you're fancy and you like nice things. Hosted by Christopher Badell. This event is subject to a $49 surcharge, which will be charged to your onboard account; sign up via any bartender or bar server, or at the ship's Guest Services Desk. Seating is limited!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Christopher Badell

Christopher Badell

Editor-In-Chief, Greater Than Games
Christopher Badell is the designer and co-creator of the hit cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the writer of all things Sentinel Comics, and the co-owner of Greater Than Games. He’s been a storyteller his whole life, and that storytelling has informed his attention... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Reading - John Scalzi
Performers / Speakers
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"


Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

1:30pm EDT

Dance and Sculpt
Dance fitness class that incorporates fun music and some body weight strength-training. Appropriate for all levels of skill.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Hardly Strictly Sea Chanteys and Irish Music Session
Get together with like-minded musicians to sing sea chanteys and other folk music, play instruments and jam on Irish tunes! We will have sheet music available.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Kuiper Visits Apollo: a Brief History of the American Space Program
I spent the summer taking pictures of my dog with space artifacts (including 7 flown craft from Mercury, Gemini & Apollo.) I will present them in chronological order and tell some cool stories about how we got to the Moon and beyond.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

1:30pm EDT

RPG Worldbuilding
One of the great unsung joys of roleplaying games is exploring and interacting with unique, dynamic worlds. What goes into good RPG worldbuilding, and how does it differ from worldbuilding for the page or the screen. Come listen to masters of this particular craft share the tricks of their trade. Also, Pat Rothfuss will be there, trying to look smart.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Twogether Studios
avatar for Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Diceborn Heroes Learn-n-Play
Diceborn Heroes is a 1-4 player cooperative fantasy dice game. Together you will go on 3 different quests then face the final boss. If you defeat the boss you have saved the kingdom of Dievalice. The choices you make in the game will change the deck and change your chances of success...

Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:30pm EDT

Backwater Bandits’ Tricks and Treasure
Learn the tricks of trade from the Backwater Bandits, and if you’re clever enough you’ll earn some treasure for yourself.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

1:55pm EDT

Sea Monkey Fantasy Football Meetup
This is a chance for the participants of the Sea Monkey Fantasy Football League to put a face to a team name. We also welcome anyone who might be interested in joining next year and anyone who enjoys fantasy football in general.

Monday March 11, 2019 1:55pm - 2:55pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

2:00pm EDT

Gin and Gratitude
Join me for a drink and to verbalize something positive! Gin not required. You can show up and celebrate Whiskey and Wheeee! or Bourbon and Blessings, or Tequila and Terrific, or Club Soda and Current Smiles. You get the picture. Also, there will be Irish music and sea chanteys going on, so that'll be fun!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Office Hours - Nathan Sawaya
Performers / Speakers

Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Styling Wigs
Curious about wigs but not sure where to start? Need help with a wig? Just want to have some fun and try on some wigs? Wigs 101 is for you! Learn the basics about wigs and try out some new looks. Bring your wig if it needs help!

Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

2:30pm EDT

Poolside Party Game Social Hour
Would you like to play a game? This hour-long event focuses on party games, like Telestrations, A Fake Artist Goes To New York, Anomia, Codenames, ​​​​and more! Guess words and draw pictures poolside. No experience is required, and all games will be taught.

Monday March 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:30pm EDT

Reading - Mary Robinette Kowal
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

2:30pm EDT

Lock Picking 101
Ever wanted to learn how locks work? Want to have a fun hobby? Lock Picking is for you. We learn about the basics of how a lock works, and then use real picks to open some simple locks! All tools supplied.

Monday March 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

2:45pm EDT

Search and Rescue Stories: The Camp Fire
Ever wondered about what happens when you get lost/injured in the forest, on a mountain top, or perhaps a volcano? We are the ones that 911 calls when that happens. We will talk about how SAR teams work in the U.S., how we train, how we respond, and how we are funded. We will also provide an on-the-ground perspective from the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history. This will be mostly a Q&A format, plus bonus pictures of our search dogs at work.

Monday March 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Afternoon Tea
Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Tabletop Round Table
Come meet and hang out with some of the fascinating folks who create and make amazing and popular tabletop games.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Christopher Badell

Christopher Badell

Editor-In-Chief, Greater Than Games
Christopher Badell is the designer and co-creator of the hit cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the writer of all things Sentinel Comics, and the co-owner of Greater Than Games. He’s been a storyteller his whole life, and that storytelling has informed his attention... Read More →
avatar for Dave Chalker

Dave Chalker

Game designer of Get Bit!, Heat, Thief's Market, That Snow Moon, Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game, and more. Brutal playtesting services provided.
avatar for Carol Monahan

Carol Monahan

VP, Crab Fragment
Talk to me about boutique game design, Cheapass Games, Phil & Kaja Foglio's "Girl Genius" webcomic, crowdfunding, small-business consulting, singing, writing, acting, ancient tales of Wizards of the Coast, anything at all! :)


Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Mario Kart 64 Tournament
Come test your mettle at this classic racing game!

Rules: 150cc, 4 player races. A total of four races will be played in each 4-person match. The top 2 players will advance to the next match. Tracks will be chosen by consensus, if a consensus can not be reached course will be chosen at random.

Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Acro Yoga Jam Session
Acro Yoga is a fun way to balance and play with others. What could possibly go wrong trying to balance on a swaying boat? Jam session, so no particular curriculum, just getting acro folks together!

Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm EDT

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.

Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) Screening
A screening of the 2002 They Might Be Giants rockumentary "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)", directed by AJ Schnack. Run time: 102 minutes.

Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Polymer Clay Magnets
Monday March 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:10pm EDT

AI & Supercomputers & Quantum 101
Everyone of all knowledge levels is welcome!!!!
Last year's AI meetup was awesome. Welcome to the sequel, with supercomputers and Qubits. Please stop by and chitchat about anything from recognizing cats, to cryo electron microscopy (a real thing, I swear) to the insane temperatures that quantum computers run at. Hope to see you there!!

Monday March 11, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

3:30pm EDT

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

Monday March 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Lido Bar (Midship) Deck 9, Midship

3:45pm EDT

Genealogy Roundtable
Have you ever thought about exploring your family tree? Or do you want to share your genealogy knowledge with others? Come and talk to like minded people who can help get you started or break that brick wall, and share your expertise with others. Open to all who have an interest in genealogy, regardless of skill level.

Monday March 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

4:00pm EDT

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

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

4:00pm EDT

DM Brigade Huddle
If you've signed up to be a dungeon master for the D&D Event, this is your chance for final preparations and fist bumps. Keith and Jenn will  answer any questions that you have about the event and discuss what's going to happen. And as a thank you for your time and efforts, we'll have a drawing for a host of prizes from Twogether Studios and Wizards of the Coast! 

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

4:00pm EDT

Caribbean Sea Life
Understand and enjoy some of the sea life that you see when you snorkeling or diving.

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

4:30pm EDT

Monkey Postcard Trading Alliance
There are a group of monkeys that send post cards to each other.

Monday March 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Red Team)
Monday March 11, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:00pm EDT

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Ophira Eisenberg; Solomon Georgio; Aparna Nancherla
No audio/video recording permitted at this event.


Monday March 11, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm EDT

Dinner (Gold Team)
Monday March 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

7:30pm EDT

Main Concert (Red Team) - Ophira Eisenberg; Solomon Georgio; Aparna Nancherla
No audio/video recording permitted at this event.


Monday March 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Monday March 11, 2019 8:00pm - Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:00am EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

9:30pm EDT

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

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Angela Brett & Phil Conrad with Friends
Phil and Angela are staples of the Open Mic scene in Vienna, Austria. Their ridiculous songs and fartasmic poetry put smiles and tears on all the faces in the kingdom. Phil sings songs about heartbreak, while Angela raps rhymes about fart-breaks. Phil thinks he‘s special because he‘s been on tour with antifolk legends while Angela knows she‘s special because she is a world record holder for an escape room in Vienna. Angela thinks you should know Phil was also stuck in the room. Phil thinks you should know Joey will be singing with Angela. Joey thinks you should know that Phil wrote this stupid description of the event.

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

At-sea Munch
A munch is an opportunity for adults with an interest in kink to get together and talk and meet one another in a no-pressure social situation. If you're such an individual, or interested, we'd love to meet with you!

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Ukulele Meetup / Jam Session
A general music jam. A list of songs/songsheets from various Genres will be provided (and a projector to show them on, hopefully) There is a quick review of how we’re gonna play it, then we PLAY! Difficulty levels will vary but all will be encouraged to participate.

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30pm EDT

JoustMania! (Formerly Johann Sebastian Joust)
JoustMania is a real life video game. Combining music, motion controllers, and a little skulduggery.
Protect your controller from being jostled, while trying to jostle others. The music sets both the tempo and sensitivity of your controller. NOTE: While we insist on civility and courteousness while playing, this is a full contact game. Please plan accordingly.

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm EDT

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30pm - Tuesday March 12, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

10:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm EDT

Disney Sing-along with Travis II: The Re-Disney-Sing-alonging
Alright folks, it's happening again so BE PREPARED! Last year, the Disney Sing Along went so well (YOU'RE WELCOME!) that were back with round 2! Don't be like those POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS who miss out! Come sing along to some of your favorite Disney tunes led by some of your favorite performers! Get stage fright? LET IT GO! Everyone is singing along and it's gonna be great! So, be there and BE OUR GUEST!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →
avatar for Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →
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 past two seasons of... Read More →
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"


Monday March 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:00pm EDT

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in B.B. King's Blues Club with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:45pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:30pm EDT

Open Phil Returns
The Open Mic for people who dare to be different. The Open Mic for people who showed up too late to sign up for the JoCo Open Mic. The Open Mic for people not named Mike. The Open Mic that made it‘s debut on Royal Caribbean years ago in the Presidential Suite. The Open Mic that dives in deep into the minds of those performing. The Open Mic with sea monkey veteran Phil Conrad as a host. THE renowned underground Open Mic from Vienna, Austria. All types of performance welcome.

Monday March 11, 2019 10:30pm - Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:00am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm EDT

Yelling At the Moon
If you too bear emotional scars from watching Dead Poets Society at a young age this your chance to sound your BARBARIC YAWP. (We'll meet at the Sea View Bar and then head up to the Observation Deck.)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Monday March 11, 2019 11:00pm - 11:15pm EDT
Sea View Bar Deck 9, Midship

11:00pm EDT

Geek Out! Team Tournament (SPONSOR EVENT)
Join game designer Elisa Teague for the 2nd annual special auction-style team tournament of Geek Out!
Come in teams of 3-4 (or we will put you with a team) and get ready to strut your geeky knowledge as you bid to list as many things of a given topic (say, JoCo song titles?) as you can! The winning team takes home prizes and bragging rights as the 2019 JoCo Geek Out! Team Tournament Champions!

Performers / Speakers

Monday March 11, 2019 11:00pm - Tuesday March 12, 2019 1:00am EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward
 
Tuesday, March 12
 

12:00am EDT

"Rothfuss after Dark" Reading and Q&A
No audio/video recording permitted at this event.

Performers / Speakers

Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

12:00am EDT

Midnight Comedy Monkeys
End the day with stand up comedy performances from fellow Sea Monkeys (plus exciting, nerdy door prizes)! Our cadre of experienced comics will bookend open mic Monkeys, so if you always wanted to give stand up a shot, here’s a great opportunity!
 
If you’d like to perform a 3-5 minute spot, please use the signup sheet at the information desk or at one of the shows (first come, first served).

Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

12:00am EDT

Night Owl Adventures
Watch a seasoned group of adventurers adventure their way through an adventure! A late night live role-playing game in the style of Critical Role, Force Grey, Dice, Camera, Action, or...I feel like there's another one I can't think of right now. It'll come to me. Our party includes writers, game designers, and comedians from cruises past! There will be dice, there will be laughter, there will be alcohol!
(alcohol sold separately)

Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
How does a ghost stay in shape?
IHWT A RACSE ERATMS
Scramble over to Ghost Patrol to get your brain exercised!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

10:00am EDT

Port of Call - Tortola
Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Tortola, British Virgin Islands

10:00am EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

12:30pm EDT

Talkin' Taco Tech
Taco, or not taco? That is the question at Talkin' Taco Tech™, a poolside symposium where seasoned taco tacticians swap shop talk & toss off top  taco technical tips. Come with an empty stomach & an open mind!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯


Tuesday March 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

1:00pm EDT

Keith Baker Playtest (SPONSOR EVENT)
Tuesday March 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm EDT

How to Play Illimat (SPONSOR EVENT)
It's a game we found in your grandfathers attic and we're here to teach you how to play. Designed in partnership with the band The Decemberists, Twogether Studios and fellow Society of Luminaries members teach you how to play this game that feels like a classic card game from another time. If you've every played Hearts or Cassino, Illimat will feel both familiar and like nothing you've played before!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

2:30pm EDT

Poolside Party Game Social Hour
Would you like to play a game? This hour-long event focuses on party games, like Telestrations, A Fake Artist Goes To New York, Anomia, Codenames, ​​​​and more! Guess words and draw pictures poolside. No experience is required, and all games will be taught.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

5:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Cocktail Meetup and Sunset Dance Party w/ DJ Riz Rollins
Begun on the ms Westerdam during JoCo Cruise 2012, the annual LGBTQ+ cocktail meetup celebrates its 8th year of hoping it has a long enough initialism and being a low key get together for Sea Monkeys of all persuasions. Music provided by Riz Rollins and his boo, DJ Lux, "fresh off the heels of decades of illegal, and now legal, matrimony—30 years total, love won!"

Performers / Speakers
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... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Open Dining)
Dinner on this evening is "Open Dining". We'll be at port in Tortola until 6 pm. Feel free to come to the dining room anytime between 5 pm and 9 pm. NOTE: Fixed Seating table assignments will still apply.


Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:30pm EDT

Sea Monkey Karaoke
Get your sing on in B.B. King's Blues Club with this JoCo Cruise tradition.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

6:00pm EDT

Lock Picking 101
Ever wanted to learn how locks work? Want to have a fun hobby? Lock Picking is for you. We learn about the basics of how a lock works, and then use real picks to open some simple locks! All tools supplied.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

6:00pm EDT

Pirate Calligraphy
Basic Calligraphy instruction for an italic hand, tips for adding swashes and other embellishments. Pens available to borrow and try.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

6:00pm EDT

Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a monthly puzzle event that happens on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in scores of cities around the world -- and on Tuesday March 12th, it will also be aboard the Oosterdam! The event consists of five or so paper puzzles handed out for the enjoyment of solo or team solvers. It's meant as beginner event. Puzzled Pint is a registered non-profit company. There is never a charge for this event.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

7:00pm EDT

Ya Thirsty
Let's not get dehydrated. It's time for some water and a sheet mask. I'll bring extra to share. We can all relax together before we continue on with our action-packed cruise!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

7:00pm EDT

Not My Day Job
A new event for 2019, a group of our guests perform publicly in a medium other than their main "area of expertise." Come watch folks take a risk and walk a highwire*!

*not literally, our insurance won't cover that

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →
avatar for Jim Boggia

Jim Boggia

For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs... Read More →
avatar for Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"


Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

7:30pm EDT

Alexander Jamilton
Don't throw away your shot to participate in this large-scale singalong of the Broadway musical, Hamilton! This inclusive event welcomes anyone who wants to participate. Not a singer? No worries! You can still belt your heart out and blend into the crowd. Tone deaf? Not a problem: much of the show is spoken in rhythm! Piano will be covered; feel free to bring another instrument.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00pm EDT

Black Magic
Jean will tell you one Black Magic secret. Then she’ll sit down and talk to a panel of people who are literal Black Magic. Abracadablack.


Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark... Read More →
avatar for Quelle Chris

Quelle Chris

Having soaked up game all over the country, Quelle has a style with no obvious lineage and sounds like nobody else. Few other MC/producers can leap from humor to intense personal reflection, from hardcore rhyming to serious experimentation and make sense of it all. More succinctly... Read More →
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... Read More →
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Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:00am EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

8:30pm EDT

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.

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

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

9:00pm EDT

Five Sherlock Holmes and a Vampire (Who Is Also One of the Aforementioned Sherlock Holmes)
In Four Sherlock Holmes and a Vampire (Who Is Also One of the Aforementioned Sherlock Holmes)—officially abbreviated Four Sherlock Holmes and a Vampire—four players play four Sherlock Holmes who team up to solve mysteries and one-up each other. Secretly, one or more Sherlock Holmes are vampires. Can the four Sherlock Holmes find out who among them is a creature of the night?

Please note that we have altered the rules of this game for one night only to  allow for an unprecedented fifth vampire!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →
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Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

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

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Guided Hypnosis for Anxiety Reduction
Enjoy light hypnosis and guided relaxation in this group session with Keridwyn Deller, Hypnotherapist. Leave with simple, effective techniques to use to help lower your anxiety and stress levels.

JoCo Cruise does not vet, nor can they vouch for the qualifications of, anyone presenting health/therapy-related Shadow Cruise events. Please exercise your best judgment if/when attending.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

JoustMania! (Formerly Johann Sebastian Joust)
JoustMania is a real life video game. Combining music, motion controllers, and a little skulduggery.
Protect your controller from being jostled, while trying to jostle others. The music sets both the tempo and sensitivity of your controller. NOTE: While we insist on civility and courteousness while playing, this is a full contact game. Please plan accordingly.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm EDT

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

10:00pm EDT

A Cross-Disciplinary Comedy Discussion
A roundtable discussion of the different ways to approach comedy and satire in different mediums, and the different challenges and advantages of each. Also, people will say a lot of funny stuff.


Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm EDT

Rick and Morty Trivia
Uh, hi, everybody. I'm Nubia. You know when I first met all of you, you were (trail off) (crumple up notes) (Ad-lib) I've been wanting to host a trivia gathering for a long time now, nerd boat, come play with me! It'll be first come first seated up to 60 people, groups can go be up to 4 max, if you want to wait for a teammate to show up, you all wait outside, otherwise a seamonkey will be assigned to fill in spaces as available.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 12:00am EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:30pm EDT

D&D Night
We're coming out of the dungeon and taking over the dining room- It's D&D night!  If you pre-reigsterd as a player via the google form you have a reserved seat at table. If you missed it- we'll have some walk-in seats available day of. Players will be led through a JoCo Cruise D&D adventure by a friendly Sea Monkey Dungeon Master. If you've never played D&D before or if you're an old school grognard with a Gygax tattoo this is an adventure to stay up late for. Pack your dice if you have them- if not we'll supply them. Note: If you have never played D&D before and want to attend we highly recommend attending the D&D 101 for players event 

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Twogether Studios


Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:30pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:00am EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00pm EDT

Release the Bats 2.0
Cheer up, emo kids! Come stomp, swirl, and get spoopy to goth/industrial/synthy goodness.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 11:00pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:00am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

11:30pm EDT

Stacey Jambles: Ace Detective With No Short Term Memory
An audience interactive, old school detective “radio” show. Join Stacey on her journey to solve a crime, and join Stacey on her journey...to solve a crime.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 11:30pm - Wednesday March 13, 2019 12:30am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward
 
Wednesday, March 13
 

7:00am EDT

Port of Call - San Juan
Wednesday March 13, 2019 7:00am - Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00am EDT
San Juan, Puerto Rico

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
What kind of bash do ghosts throw to scare each other?
UIRTSG XOFY
Meet like-minded puzzle players from A to Z by joining Ghost Patrol!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

9:30am EDT

Geocaching Excursion and Meet & Greet
A visit to San Juan on a mission to find some PR Geocaches while making our way to an official Meet & Greet Geocaching event, where we will meet some local cachers. Meet up at the pier's street exit at 9:30 am; I'll be the guy named Mike wearing  the "They Might Be Dead" shirt.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT
San Juan, Puerto Rico

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

12:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

2:00pm EDT

Paleta's in Old Town
Meet in front of the pier (disembark and go through the gates then pause) for a walk into Old Town San Juan for a frozen treat from Senor Paleta. We will need to go up some hills. If it's easier for you to take a cab/Uber and meet us there that's fine too!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
San Juan, Puerto Rico

4:00pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - Doors open
Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

4:45pm EDT

Group Photo
We are taking the official 2019 group photo just before the San Juan Land Concert starts. If you want to take part, be in front of the stage at 4:45.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

5:00pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - Paul and Storm
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, 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
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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 past two seasons of... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Open Dining)
Dinner on this evening is "Open Dining". While most of the ship will ostensibly be at the San Juan Land Concert, 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.


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

6:00pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - Tune-Yards
Performers / Speakers

Wednesday March 13, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

7:00pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - Jill Sobule
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Singer, Writer
Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, critically acclaimed, singer/writer with over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing. Jill’s self-titled 1995 self-titled album proved a major popular breakthrough and included the hit singles “Supermodel” (featured in Clueless... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

8:00pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - Jonathan Coulton (Full Band Show)
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

9:30pm EDT

San Juan Land Concert - They Might Be Giants
Performers / Speakers

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Bahia Urbana San Juan, Puerto Rico

9:30pm EDT

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:30pm - Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

11:15pm EDT

"The Party's Not Over Yet!" International Dance Party w/DJ Riz Rollins
From Riz: "more music from 'shithole countries'—dance music from us to them and back, latin, afrobeat, bolly, caribbean, eastern. bring your own bongos, congas, tambourines, drums, rattlers, and sticks, percussion participation is encouraged."

Performers / Speakers
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... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 11:15pm - Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00am EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship
 
Thursday, March 14
 

7:00am EDT

Theme: Formal Night
Formal wear is encouraged, but not required, at dinner. "Formal wear" is defined VERY flexibly. Tuxedo and cocktail dress? Fine. Sport coat and slacks? Sure. Starfleet uniform? Awesome. Full Scottish regalia? Bonnie. You get the idea. Fezzes and tiaras are encouraged—but not required. (The wearing of fezzes and tiaras on Formal Night has become a sort of JCC tradition for many.)

Thursday March 14, 2019 7:00am - Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am EDT
Whole Ship

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
How can you see a cross-eyed ghost?
YB-EW-RA-NI-SG-OP-KO-AT-LC-SE
Look for more puzzles by signing up with Ghost Patrol!

Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Morning Mindfulness
Start your day with quiet mindfulness. We'll gather for guided meditation, a thoughtful reading, and brief sharing. Pajamas and bedhead are welcome!

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

8:00am EDT

Running Monkeys
Want to join other monkeys who do insane things like run when not being chased? Come speed-walk/jog/run at your own pace for your own distance. Ask questions. Get insight into what a half or full marathon training might look like. Very casual - drop in atmosphere.

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Promenade Deck Deck 3, Forward, Port

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3 pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:00am EDT

Rosary
Learn to pray the Rosary. Open to everyone.

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

9:00am EDT

Writing Dates
Join Mary Robinette Kowal and get words done on your work-in-progress through the magic of peer pressure. In these sessions, come up, grab a seat, and ignore your fellow writers while you write. If you procrastinate, they will silently judge you.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

9:30am EDT

Lock Picking 101
Ever wanted to learn how locks work? Want to have a fun hobby? Lock Picking is for you. We learn about the basics of how a lock works, and then use real picks to open some simple locks! All tools supplied.

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am EDT

Trans Family Breakfast
Do you like food? Do you like food in the morning? Do you identify as trans, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or similar? Or are you an ally of such individuals? If yes, then come get breakfast with like minded folks!

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Shmanners
Every week on MaximumFun.org, husband host and wife host Travis and Teresa McElroy walk you through the history of manners and their modern day application! Now they are taking the show on the road (ocean?) to bring you a very special episode! Wha makes it so special? Well, YOU are going to be there! What's more special than that? Also, they’ll be taking your questions and offering Shmannerly guidance! No audio/video recording permitted at this event.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy is a lifeguard turned actress turned artist turned podcaster! When she’s not podcasting, she is keeping her daughter, the joy of her life, from terrorizing her dog and cat. Amidst all the changes, she has always loved writing thank-you notes and will never stop trying... Read More →
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →
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Shmanners

Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners is the podcast for you! Shmanners is a guide to etiquette both past and present. The lessons of the past, with a little adjustment, can still help today! So join husband-host and... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:00am EDT

Kuiper Visits Apollo: a Brief History of the American Space Program
I spent the summer taking pictures of my dog with space artifacts (including 7 flown craft from Mercury, Gemini & Apollo.) I will present them in chronological order and tell some cool stories about how we got to the Moon and beyond.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

10:00am EDT

Card Embroidery
Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

10:00am EDT

Mike Phirman’s Free Thought Workshop
Everyone takes turns bringing up ideas that they want to explore, whether it be punching up stand-up, developing the plot of a story, or wondering what chord could come next in a song—anything at all, tell the group and we’ll help you come up new ideas for it.  Any idea that you’re given is 100% YOURS, and any idea that you give to someone else is 100% THEIRS.  Each turn is FIVE MINUTES and recording your turn(s) is allowed.  Spectators welcome, but supportive vibes only.  No winners, no losers, no judgement, and NO COPS. (JK, cops especially welcome because NO CRIMES.)

Performers / Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Game Mixer: Best of the Cruise
Join the Tabletop team as they present a game mixer featuring your top rated social deduction and party games of the cruise. 

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

[Mega Game] Hug Street
Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

Contra dancing
Folk dancing for all folks! Contra dancing is easy for beginners and fun for everyone. All dances will be taught and called (with gender-free roles!). Come alone or with your friends, we'll rotate partners and dance with neighbors and have a great time with some JoCo-and-TMBG-themed contra dance choreographies.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

10:00am EDT

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

10:45am EDT

Writing Time
Need the checks and balances of other people who want to write surrounding you? Need someone with similar goals to procrastinate with? Either way, this is your group! Come join us for some writing (be it poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or outlining of any of them with other wordy monkeys.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

Our Opinions Are Correct
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind—and maybe change your life. No audio/video recording permitted at this event.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →
avatar for Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

writer
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She's the author of the Nebula-nominated novel Autonomous, and the nonfiction book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She was the co-founder of io9.com, and is currently editor-at-large for... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

11:00am EDT

Katie Mack Answers Your Followup Astrophysics Questions
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Katie Mack

Katie Mack

astronomy; the universe; cosmic destruction; science communication


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:00am EDT

Dance and Sculpt
Dance fitness class that incorporates fun music and some body weight strength-training. Appropriate for all levels of skill.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

11:00am EDT

Origami
Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

Strings & Things with Fiber Friends
Informal meetup for those interested in the fiber arts, broadly defined. Bring your knitting, crocheting, spinning, cross stitch, or otherwise busy yourself with friendly fellow fiber folks of all skill levels. Bring your latest project and a beverage for casual communal crafting.  This is very casual but there will likely be folks who are willing to help you learn new techniques if you're interested.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

11:00am EDT

Draft Magic: the Gathering
Join us for a free Magic: the Gathering draft, where you'll open booster packs and select cards to build a brand new deck. Thanks to some generous volunteers, you even get to keep the cards!

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:30am EDT

Let's Make a Human Pi!
We want YOU to help make what will (probably) be the largest “Human Pi” formation at Sea! First 300 people who check in at the port-side entry to the Sea View Pool area will be part of the scene.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

11:30am EDT

Reading - The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
Want a sneak peak at the sequel to The Ruin of Kings before just about anyone else? Jenn Lyons will read an excerpt from the upcoming epic fantasy novel (ETA Fall 2019). Please note this is going to be FULL OF SPOILERS for the first book.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

12:00pm EDT

Is It Thursday Yet? (Critter Meetup)
Antsy about missing four hours of sweet, sweet D&D? Hang out with other Critters to talk about Critical Role, swap theories, praise actors, and bemoan character death.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

12:00pm EDT

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! No audio/video recording permitted at this event.


Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

12:00pm EDT

D&D Next Steps: Creating a Character
Learn how to create a D&D 5e character. We'll also talk about finding the right group for you and other topics as they come up.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Optimizing Your Hanabi Conventions
The cooperative card game Hanabi may be billed as a memory and logic puzzle, but repeat players discover the metagame of devising and fine-tuning an additional "language" of information-laden conventions. We invite veteran Hanabi masterminds and curious newbies alike to come learn, share, and play. This informal session will be tailored to attendees' interests and led by a software engineer and a learning scientist who have played Hanabi almost daily for four years.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

PGP Key Signing Party
Build your web-of-trust by having many people sign your public-key packet. Of course we probably won't be doing the signing on the boat, but we can verify each other's identity (since we should all have passports with us, 2 forms of ID should be relatively easy), and then sign those keys when we get back to boring old real-life. If you plan on attending, it would make things easier if you email your public key hash (or the public key packet itself) to patenaude@gmail.com (key hash 1CC876F10CAC9F89). I'll have a checklist to distribute for all the keys I receive ahead of time.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

12:00pm EDT

Pipe Cleaner Tiaras
Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

12:00pm EDT

Korean Specialty Lunch
The Oosterdam's culinary staff are preparing this specialty meal of Korean cuisine as a one-time-only event for our passengers. Seating is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.

This event is run by the ship's staff and costs a $10 surcharge that will be charged to your onboard account. You can sign up in the Main Dining Room, or by calling 88 from any phone.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Star Trek Roleplaying
A short adventure set during the time of Star Trek: TOS, using a modified Fate Core rules system. Players take the roles of junior officers aboard a Federation destroyer. New players welcome.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

12:15pm EDT

Beat Saber Jedi Training (VR)
This is an event for first time VR users to try Beat Saber, and for experienced players to show off their skills! Active wear is recommended, and glasses often don't fit inside a VR headset, so wear contacts if that's an option for you!

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

12:30pm EDT

Trogdor!! The Board Game - Demo
Come play Trogdor!! The Board Game with co-creator Matt Chapman (Homestar Runner) and probably puppet Strong Bad. Work together in this cooperative area control game with up to 5 other players as you try to burninate the countryside, the peasants, and the thatched-roof cottages! 90 mins. BYOCHR (bring your own creepy hooded robe)

Performers / Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:30pm EDT

CircleSinging
CircleSinging is like a drum circle—but for voices! Come sing with us as our facilitator, Ben Silver, leads us in an exhilarating improvised vocal music jam. No experience needed, all voices and experience levels are welcome! Ben is a professional singer, vocal improviser and teacher whose music slides through R&B, jazz, folk, funk, world music and more. Ben has been performing and teaching Vocal Improvisation, Ensemble Skills and other singing workshops for over 25 years. Ben has also been a frequent guest leader at Sing for Your Life, an annual CircleSinging marathon in the SF Bay area as well as having been a guest teacher at the week-long Circlesongs workshop headed up by Bobby McFerrin at Omega Institute.

Thursday March 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

1:00pm EDT

Mental Health
Traditional data tells us that as many as one in four people suffers from some sort of mental illness, and new studies are indicating that the percentage might be higher than that, especially among creative communities. Come listen as panelists talk about how they came to discover that they weren't neuro-typical, as well as sharing tips, tricks, and personal coping mechanisms. We work toward busting the myth of the tortured genius while being honest about how mental illness is part of our lives. Moderated by Patrick Rothfuss.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯
avatar for Sammus Music

Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

1:00pm EDT

Omicron Protocol Demo
A near-future, "intra-apocalyptic", sci-fi miniatures arena combat game played on a 2’x2’ hex board. Fight as rival factions trying to survive the deadly crisis affecting the city of San Lazaro.

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:00pm EDT

Diagnosing Story Problems
In this workshop, we look at tools to help you figure out where a story has gone wrong, and possible angles of attack to fix the problems. Plot structure, beta readers, and the dreaded writer's block can all help narrow down the weakness in a story and ultimately fix it.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

1:15pm EDT

Maker's Exchange
An in person event where previously-signed-up participants will exchange items they've created! These can be hand painted/sculpted/draw/crocheted/knitted/etc, or they can be design objects that have been printed through a secondary source such as glasses/t-shirts/pins/stickers/temp tattoos/etc.

If you did not sign up previously, you're still welcome to come and see all the cool things other people have made. If by some chance you made cool things yourself that you'd like to exchange with others, you're welcome to come and chat, but likely will not be able to participate in this year's event!

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

1:30pm EDT

Tabletop Round Table
Come meet and hang out with some of the fascinating folks who create and make amazing and popular tabletop games.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Christopher Badell

Christopher Badell

Editor-In-Chief, Greater Than Games
Christopher Badell is the designer and co-creator of the hit cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the writer of all things Sentinel Comics, and the co-owner of Greater Than Games. He’s been a storyteller his whole life, and that storytelling has informed his attention... Read More →
avatar for Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Twogether Studios
avatar for Carol Monahan

Carol Monahan

VP, Crab Fragment
Talk to me about boutique game design, Cheapass Games, Phil & Kaja Foglio's "Girl Genius" webcomic, crowdfunding, small-business consulting, singing, writing, acting, ancient tales of Wizards of the Coast, anything at all! :)


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Alexandra Petri's Enormous PowerPoint of Centuries-old Scurrilous Gossip
Alexandra describes it thus: "Okay, so, for the past NUMEROUS moons now I have been working on an enormous Pepe-Sylvia-style hook-up chart of Almost All Famous Historical and Literary figures! I shall inflict the resulting Enormous PowerPoint of Centuries-Old Scurrilous Gossip (connecting Dorothy Parker to Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Lord Byron to Socrates...) on the Sea Monkeys! Gather with me—drinks encouraged, and likely helpful—to listen to a somewhat unhinged but historically substantiated rant connecting Somerset Maugham to Percy Shelley to JFK..."

Performers / Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

1:30pm EDT

Funderdome: Highland Games
Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Sports Deck Deck 11, Forward

1:30pm EDT

Diceborn Heroes Learn-n-Play
Diceborn Heroes is a 1-4 player cooperative fantasy dice game. Together you will go on 3 different quests then face the final boss. If you defeat the boss you have saved the kingdom of Dievalice. The choices you make in the game will change the deck and change your chances of success...

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

2:00pm EDT

Office Hours - Nathan Sawaya
Performers / Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Hypnosis Show/Class
Hypnosis is fun to watch and participate in. Depending on interest this will be a show/demonstration or a more directed class if people want to learn. Led by a (semi)professional hypnotist :)

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

2:00pm EDT

Sponsor Spotlight - Twogether Studios (SPONSOR EVENT)
Stop by the display area in the ship's Shopping Arcade (Deck 3 Forward) to check out Twogether Studios' products—and meet the friendly folks who make them. (No purchase necessary, but you'll probably want to!)

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Shops Deck 3, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Lido Deck "Penultimate Chance" Merch Sale
A satellite store will be set up in the Lido Pool Area for all your JoCo Cruise merch needs.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Super Battle Arcade
Super Battle Arcade is a tribute to 80s gaming. Two players go head to head for 5 minutes in six arcade challenges (Tetris, Asteroids, Invaders, 100m Dash, Tron and Pong) in random order. With the simplicity and familiarity of games, it takes little to no gaming experience to enjoy this challenge – and the console requires no instruction. Visuals are put at a super low rez 96x64 pixels to give the game a fun and retro feel, the bigger the screen the better!

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Screening Room Deck 3, Forward

2:15pm EDT

Adam Rivera - Geeky Original and Cover Songs!
Solo acoustic songs. A little comedy, a little “Filk” and a splash of covers from They Might Be Giants, Weird Al, etc.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

2:30pm EDT

Poolside Party Game Social Hour
Would you like to play a game? This hour-long event focuses on party games, like Telestrations, A Fake Artist Goes To New York, AnomiaCodenames, ​​​​and more! Guess words and draw pictures poolside. No experience is required, and all games will be taught.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:30pm EDT

JoustMania! (Formerly Johann Sebastian Joust)
JoustMania is a real life video game. Combining music, motion controllers, and a little skulduggery.
Protect your controller from being jostled, while trying to jostle others. The music sets both the tempo and sensitivity of your controller. NOTE: While we insist on civility and courteousness while playing, this is a full contact game. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

2:30pm EDT

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
Battle it out in the Ultimate iteration of this Nintendo fighter!

Rules: 1v1, 3 stock, best of 3, neutral stages, double blind character pick if requested.

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Afternoon Tea - Hosted by Shmanners
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy is a lifeguard turned actress turned artist turned podcaster! When she’s not podcasting, she is keeping her daughter, the joy of her life, from terrorizing her dog and cat. Amidst all the changes, she has always loved writing thank-you notes and will never stop trying... Read More →
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Aspinneration! Spinning Workshop
Fiber spinning workshop. We will make simple drop spindles for you to keep (I’ll provide all materials free of charge), and we will learn to hand-spin fiber into yarn. A large variety of fibers will be provided. I’ll also have a spinning wheel available for folks interested in a wheel experience. You come away a drop spindle of your own making, fiber to learn with, and access to me (I’ll be spinning discreetly and probably daily).

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Sea Monkey Professional Connections
Are you looking for work, either because you are between jobs or just might want a change? Are you looking for awesome new hires? Each attendee will have a chance to say who they are, what they do, and what they're looking for. Let's match Monkeys with opportunities!

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

3:00pm EDT

BarCitizen @ Sea
Thrid Annual BarCitizen @ Sea ! Fans of Chris Roberts games "Star Citizen" and "Squardron 42" get together for drinks and conversation about this groundbreaking space games.

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

3:30pm EDT

Farewell For Now: A Brian and Zoe Graystravaganza
It’s a music show. It’s a banter fest. It’s an elaborate game of “Yes, and…” It’s an excuse to drink cosmopolitans. It’s… Brian and Zoe Gray, back with another shadow concert before Zoe abandons us all for college! Original songs– new compositions and old favorites– and also other stuff. Clap along with holiday standard Pi Day, bathe yourself in Shark Week, get introduced to the Gleebleverse, and tantalize yourself with a taste of Zoe’s new musical. It’s guaranteed to be the best Graystravaganza you’ll attend all year.

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

3:30pm EDT

Lockpicking 102: Bring your own picks!
Already have a basic understanding of lockpicking? Did you bring your own picks/locks? Let's get together to practice outside of the beginner class!

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

3:30pm EDT

Road Map for Revolutionaries: 2020 Edition
A sequel to the 2018 shadow cruise event, and with the 2018 midterms behind us, this session will talk about how to set activism and advocacy goals for 2020 so that you can stay engaged, stay sane, and instigate the changes you want to see in your community, your country, and the world.

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

3:30pm EDT

Poolside Fancy Fez-Tiara-Moustache Formal Happy Hour-stravaganza
Come up to the Lido Deck in your Fancy Clothes (or whatever you feel like wearing) for the fanciest happy hour there ever was! Admire others' finery and be admired in turn. Fezzes, tiaras and/or moustaches encouraged, but not required. Moustaches available as needed. (Happy Hour ends at 4:30; your second drink is only $2 during happy hour!)

Fancy dance music will be provided by DJ Riz Rollins

Performers / Speakers
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... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Lido Bar (Midship) Deck 9, Midship

4:00pm EDT

Selfies!
We look great! It's Happy Hour! It's Formal Day! Meet up next to the hot tub area closest to the buffet, and feel free to bring props, long arms, selfie sticks, and your fantastic faces!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

4:15pm EDT

Nine-Timer Group Photo
Have you attended every JoCo Cruise? Then join us for a quick group photo!

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Red Team)
Thursday March 14, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:00pm EDT

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Mike Phirman; Sammus; My Brother, My Brother and Me
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →
avatar for Sammus Music

Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

5:00pm EDT

Beat Saber Jedi Training: Secret Missions
Extra time to play Beat Saber since the main events are full.

(There will only be one VR system at this event.)

Thursday March 14, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

7:30pm EDT

Dinner (Gold Team)
Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

7:30pm EDT

Main Concert (Red Team) - Mike Phirman; Sammus; My Brother, My Brother and Me
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →
avatar for Sammus Music

Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

8:00pm EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00pm - Friday March 15, 2019 2:00am EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

9:30pm EDT

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

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Pun Overboard - A Pun Competition
Are you a fan of puns? Come and watch our sea-punkeys do battle to decide who will take home the grand prize!

Want to take part? Arrive early to be sure to get a spot, and check out the format and rules that we'll be using: https://worldwidepuns.com/rules-format/

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

9:30pm EDT

JoustMania! (Formerly Johann Sebastian Joust)
JoustMania is a real life video game. Combining music, motion controllers, and a little skulduggery.
Protect your controller from being jostled, while trying to jostle others. The music sets both the tempo and sensitivity of your controller. NOTE: While we insist on civility and courteousness while playing, this is a full contact game. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Hudson Room Deck 3, Midship

9:30pm EDT

Nighttime Quiet Zone
The starboard side of the Lido Marketplace will be designated the "quiet side" after 9 pm. No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises, please. Take yer noise over to the port side, where the late-night pizza is!

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30pm - Friday March 15, 2019 3:00am EDT
Lido Market Deck 9, Aft

9:45pm EDT

The Inevitable Songwriting Panel
"Where do you get your ideas from? How do I make it in the music industry? Does anything rhyme with 'orange'?" Get answers to questions that are not these in a songwriter round table discussion, moderated by Molly Lewis.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯
avatar for Sammus Music

Sammus Music

Performer, NuBlack Music Group
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent... Read More →
avatar for Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Singer, Writer
Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, critically acclaimed, singer/writer with over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing. Jill’s self-titled 1995 self-titled album proved a major popular breakthrough and included the hit singles “Supermodel” (featured in Clueless... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:45pm - 10:45pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

9:45pm EDT

Reading - Ophira Eisenberg and Alexandra Petri
Performers / Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:45pm - 10:45pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00pm EDT

Team Trivia
Small teams compete for fabulous prizes by answering general geek themed trivia questions. Have your team assembled when you get in line, as attendance is expected to fill up quickly.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:00pm - Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

10:30pm EDT

Bar Crawl
Four drinks, four bars (Lido Pool Bar, Seaview Pool Bar, Ocean Bar and Billboard Onboard), lots of people making friends. Hop, hop, hop, hop! Sign up via any bartender or bar server, or at the ship's Guest Services Desk. (This event is run by the ship's staff and costs a $22 surcharge plus bar service charges, which will be charged to your onboard account)

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:30pm - 11:45pm EDT
Lido Bar (Midship) Deck 9, Midship

10:30pm EDT

Ukulele Meetup / Jam Session
A general music jam. A list of songs/songsheets from various Genres will be provided (and a projector to show them on, hopefully) There is a quick review of how we’re gonna play it, then we PLAY! Difficulty levels will vary but all will be encouraged to participate.

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:30pm - Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00pm EDT

Stargazing
Learn some astronomy from a veteran star-gazer! I've held star-gazing shadow events for the last several cruises and will provide maps, point at things in the sky, and describe them with mostly-accurate information. Going as far south as we are means you may be able to see some stars not visible from your home town, including Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross! Lights will be dimmed to preserve night vision, so please do not use bright phone screens or flashlights around the event area.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00pm - Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

11:00pm EDT

Geek Prom 2: Electric Boogaloo, feat. John Scalzi
More songs! More decades! More dancing! Scalzi spins your favorite dance songs from the '70s, '80s, '90s and even this very century. Wear a prom outfit, dress for your favorite decade or just come as you are—everybody's welcome to get down and dance the night away.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00pm - Friday March 15, 2019 2:00am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

11:30pm EDT

The Church of the Infinite You
Sermons. Drinks. Food. Music. Being Amazing. Nondenominational...only Motivational.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:30pm - Friday March 15, 2019 12:30am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward
 
Friday, March 15
 

12:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Henchpeople Talent Show
You've heard vague whispers of rumor and innuendo that somewhere on the ship lurks a team of people working behind the scenes to make a JoCoCruise. Who are they? What do they look like? Do they have any unique performable talents? This may be your only chance to find out, short of breaking into The Home Office. (Don't break into The Home Office).

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

12:00am EDT

Midnight Comedy Monkeys
End the day with stand up comedy performances from fellow Sea Monkeys (plus exciting, nerdy door prizes)! Our cadre of experienced comics will bookend open mic Monkeys, so if you always wanted to give stand up a shot, here’s a great opportunity!
 
If you’d like to perform a 3-5 minute spot, please use the signup sheet at the information desk or at one of the shows (first come, first served).

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

12:00am EDT

Knobs and Noise
Electronic musician meetup and possible jam session. Come share your adventures in making music. Bring your synthesizer or laptop and show us your latest tracks. Maybe we'll even do a jam together. All skill levels welcome. Whether you're just learning what a LFO is or if you're a master of music theory and sound crafting, you're welcome to come and chat, hang out, and make some noise.

Power strips will be provided.

Oscillate Responsibly

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

12:30am EDT

Night Owl Adventures
Watch a seasoned group of adventurers adventure their way through an adventure! A late night live role-playing game in the style of Critical Role, Force Grey, Dice, Camera, Action, or...I feel like there's another one I can't think of right now. It'll come to me. Our party includes writers, game designers, and comedians from cruises past! There will be dice, there will be laughter, there will be alcohol!
(alcohol sold separately)

Friday March 15, 2019 12:30am - 2:30am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

1:00am EDT

Afterhours Blueish Jam
The late-night jam is back! Bring your instruments &/ singing voices. If you want, come ready with a few songs to lead. Call a song & the key -- blues, bluegrass, or otherwise. 3- & 4-chord songs encouraged.

Friday March 15, 2019 1:00am - 2:30am EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

7:00am EDT

Theme: Jammies Day
Everyone's running out of clean clothes anyway, so today is one big day-long celebration of the fact that nobody can make us put on "real" clothes if we don't want to!

Friday March 15, 2019 7:00am - 11:59pm EDT
Whole Ship

7:30am EDT

Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam
Who wrote the best ghost stories, like Julius Caesar 2?
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Come to Ghost Patrol and live your own story in puzzle form!

Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Deck 2, Aft

8:00am EDT

Morning Mindfulness
Start your day with quiet mindfulness. We'll gather for guided meditation, a thoughtful reading, and brief sharing. Pajamas and bedhead are welcome!

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

8:00am EDT

Running Monkeys
Want to join other monkeys who do insane things like run when not being chased? Come speed-walk/jog/run at your own pace for your own distance. Ask questions. Get insight into what a half or full marathon training might look like. Very casual - drop in atmosphere.

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Promenade Deck Deck 3, Forward, Port

8:00am EDT

Daytime Quiet Zone
No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 3 pm, please! (There may be some sound bleed from the console gaming area, coffee bar and/or events in the Holodeck; but it's a large enough space that it should accommodate everyone's needs.)

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

8:00am EDT

Outdoor Quiet Zone
The Observation Deck (the large "sun deck" area on Deck 11, Forward—not to be confused with Deck 10, which is named the "Observation Deck", sorry this is so complicated) is designated a Quiet Zone during the days.  No gaming, no meetings, no loud noises before 6 pm, please!

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Observation Deck Deck 11, Forward

9:00am EDT

Rosary
Learn to pray the Rosary. Open to everyone.

Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

9:00am EDT

Writing Dates
Join Mary Robinette Kowal and get words done on your work-in-progress through the magic of peer pressure. In these sessions, come up, grab a seat, and ignore your fellow writers while you write. If you procrastinate, they will silently judge you.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

9:00am EDT

Pin Trading
A meet up for pin-collecting monkeys to get together and trade or simply admire each other's pin collections. What kind? Doesn't matter. Disney Pins, Festival Pins, Nerdy Pins, Historical pins, all pins are welcome. Buttons are fine, but will be appropriately regarded as vastly inferior to pins.

Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

9:30am EDT

Good Mourning! with Yeshmin Blechin
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 1947 goes deep inside the cruise’s hottest special guests. (with his interviews)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
Well hello there, nice person!


Friday March 15, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

9:30am EDT

Painting with Colored Pencils
Friday March 15, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

9:45am EDT

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Hot Seat
Drop in to play or just watch a low-key game of Civ VI. We'll set up a hot seat game so that you can play for a while then let another Monkey (or the AI) sub in to lead your civilization. Send SeaMail to @alioth to request a particular Civ/Leader to be included in the setup.

Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

10:00am EDT

High Heat on the High Seas
Due to the hosts' obsession with The Hot Ones, a YouTube show about interviews with celebrities while eating progressively hotter hot sauce, the season seven sauces have been brought along. Come to taste test in order, along with some general questions/discussion to keep you talking as you eat!

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Mike Phirman Sings at Kids
After only EIGHT years of recording kid-friendly-but-not-required comedy music, Mike Phirman finally has enough material to out on a kid-friendly-but-not-required show. If there’s a kid nearby, please sit them in the room and enjoy their being occupied for a solid 40 minutes. That’s Mike Phirman’s promise to you: if you come to this show, then all things being equal, it will last for around 40 minutes. Guaranteed.


Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

10:00am EDT

Friends of Bill W.
Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

10:00am EDT

Swing Dance Lesson and Social Dance!
Come swing out with us!
We'll lead a 45 minute beginning swing dance lesson, followed by 45 minutes of open social dancing with nerd-inspired swing music. Bring your own music if you have some to share!
No partner or experience necessary! Wear comfortable shoes (slip-on shoes/sandals NOT recommended.)

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

10:00am EDT

Game Mixer: Hidden Identity/Social Deduction Games
Are you a good liar? Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Then join the tabletop team for two hours of social deduction games! We'll be playing Secret Hitler, Coup, Love Letter, Mascarade, and many more! No experience is necessary.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

Cardboard Concierge Hours
The Game library is open 24 hours and is self-service. During Cardboard Concierge hours, members of the tabletop team will be there to provide assistance and advice on all things tabletop.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

10:00am EDT

JoCo Cruise Info Desk Hours
Come here for any JoCo Cruise-related questions or issues you may have.

(If you have questions or problems relating to the ship—issues regarding your cabin, shore excursions, etc.—please go to the ship's Guest Services Desk, located on the opposite side of the Atrium on Deck 1.)

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

10:00am EDT

Console Game Library Hours
The console game area staff will be on hand during these hours to help you check games in and out of the library, and to aid with any technical issues.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
EXC Deck 10, Forward

10:15am EDT

Lock Picking 101
Ever wanted to learn how locks work? Want to have a fun hobby? Lock Picking is for you. We learn about the basics of how a lock works, and then use real picks to open some simple locks! All tools supplied.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

CANCELLED: Dice Elephant: Night of 1,000 W00TS
This event has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:00am EDT

Learn to Play: Sophisticuffs or Illimat
Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:00am EDT

Office Hours - Jill Sobule
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Singer, Writer
Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, critically acclaimed, singer/writer with over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing. Jill’s self-titled 1995 self-titled album proved a major popular breakthrough and included the hit singles “Supermodel” (featured in Clueless... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Lido Bar (Midship) Deck 9, Midship

11:00am EDT

Live Looping Demonstration with Merrill Garbus
Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus discusses and demonstrates the "live looping" sampling technique that helps define the band's unique style and sound.

Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

11:00am EDT

Hardly Strictly Sea Chanteys and Irish Music Session
Get together with like-minded musicians to sing sea chanteys and other folk music, play instruments and jam on Irish tunes! We will have sheet music available.

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

11:00am EDT

Jammies Day Brunch
While every day is Brunch Day, today is JAMMIES BRUNCH DAY. Wear your pajamas and enjoy* "Dungeness and Dragons Crab Benedict", "Pile O' Pancake", "Befuddled Eggs", chicken and waffles, ice cream, mimosas and more with table service in the Main Dining Room. Bathrobes encouraged! Meet at the entrance to the MDR, Deck 2.

*menu availability not guaranteed

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Lower Main Dining Room Deck 2, Aft

11:00am EDT

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Guide/Service Dogs
Hey, there's a dog on the ship! How'd she get here? Why can't I pet her? What are service dogs, anyway? Rachel and Marleigh (and Echo) will explain the exciting life and training of guide dogs, talk about their adventures, and highlight how service dogs can change lives (and not just by drooling on the mousepad while I type this; thanks, Echo). Want to raise guide dog puppies? Marleigh can tell you all about Merry, the puppy she's raising, and how that process works - plus we can hook you up. Fans of Salem, Poodle of Destiny (from JCC6) will also get an update as to his whereabouts!

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

11:00am EDT

Sock Monkeys
Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

11:00am EDT

Draft Magic: the Gathering
Join us for a free Magic: the Gathering draft, where you'll open booster packs and select cards to build a brand new deck. Thanks to some generous volunteers, you even get to keep the cards!

Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

11:30am EDT

Tarot Readings and Q&A
Want to provide readings? Bring your cards and your smile!
Interested in what might be in store for the next week? Have a burning question you want some insight about? Come get a reading from one of our volunteer tarot or oracle readers!
Want to learn more about this art of interpretation? Ask away!
All ages, abilities, and interest welcome!

Friday March 15, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

12:00pm EDT

LEGOosterdam Decommissioning Ceremony
All good things must come to an end; join us as we salute the LEGOosterdam and thank her for her service and then begin the process of separating her into smaller sections to go back into her packing crates.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 12:10pm EDT
Atrium Deck 1, Midship

12:00pm EDT

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

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
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 past two seasons of... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, 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


Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

12:00pm EDT

D&D Next Steps: Creating a Character
Learn how to create a D&D 5e character. We'll also talk about finding the right group for you and other topics as they come up.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

Storytelling Open Mic with Ophira Eisenberg
Much like a mini-"Moth" event, bring your 5-minute personal story to the stage that revolves around the theme Lost At Sea, and whatever that means to you: a time when you lost your bearings, were forced to navigate uncharted waters, felt unmoored, or maybe even had to get three sheets to the wind in order to find your way to solid ground…

Everyone is invited to throw their name in the hat and tell a 5-minute max personal/true story around that theme. We’ll select randomly and fit as many tales as we can into the allotted time. No notes, no consequences, just great stories!

Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

12:00pm EDT

Star Trek Roleplaying
A short adventure set during the time of Star Trek: TOS, using a modified Fate Core rules system. Players take the roles of junior officers aboard a Federation destroyer. New players welcome.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:00pm EDT

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 15, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

12:00pm EDT

VR Relaxatorium and Deagitation Chamber
Plug in, turn on & tune out in our VR Relaxatorium & Deagitation Chamber with relaxing VR from Virtual Therapeutics calibrated to your biometrics to help you chill out.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Board Room Deck 2, Aft

12:30pm EDT

Katie Mack Answers Your Followup Astrophysics Questions
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Katie Mack

Katie Mack

astronomy; the universe; cosmic destruction; science communication


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

12:30pm EDT

Trogdor!! The Board Game - Demo
Come play Trogdor!! The Board Game with co-creator Matt Chapman (Homestar Runner) and probably puppet Strong Bad. Work together in this cooperative area control game with up to 5 other players as you try to burninate the countryside, the peasants, and the thatched-roof cottages! 90 mins. BYOCHR (bring your own creepy hooded robe)

Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

12:45pm EDT

Sea Monkeys with Disabilities Meetup
A little time and space for Sea Monkeys with disabilities to meet up, chat, and discuss. Self-identification is fine; we won't check your credentials at the door.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

1:00pm EDT

Reading: "Green Eggs and Ham" with Clint McElroy & Pat Rothfuss
Pretty much as advertised: Clint McElroy and Pat Rothfuss read the classic Dr. Seuss book. (Aloud, that is. It'd be a weird show if they just sat and read it silently to themselves.)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

1:00pm EDT

Tabletop Round Table
Come meet and hang out with some of the fascinating folks who create and make amazing and popular tabletop games.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Christopher Badell

Christopher Badell

Editor-In-Chief, Greater Than Games
Christopher Badell is the designer and co-creator of the hit cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the writer of all things Sentinel Comics, and the co-owner of Greater Than Games. He’s been a storyteller his whole life, and that storytelling has informed his attention... Read More →
avatar for Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Twogether Studios
avatar for Dave Chalker

Dave Chalker

Game designer of Get Bit!, Heat, Thief's Market, That Snow Moon, Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game, and more. Brutal playtesting services provided.
avatar for Jenn Ellis

Jenn Ellis

Owner, Twogether Studios


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

1:00pm EDT

Cross Stitch
Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

1:00pm EDT

Lone Shark Board Game Night! (SPONSOR EVENT)
Lone Shark Games's Keith Richmond brings a variety of Lone Shark board games which you can play—and then you can win! Learn to play our games The Ninth World, Thornwatch, and Betrayal at House on the Hill, among others. And then we're not taking them home—you are!

Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:00pm EDT

Omicron Protocol Demo
A near-future, "intra-apocalyptic", sci-fi miniatures arena combat game played on a 2’x2’ hex board. Fight as rival factions trying to survive the deadly crisis affecting the city of San Lazaro.

Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:30pm EDT

Shuffleboard with Cruise Mom Thera
I don't really know how to play shuffleboard, and I'm not 100% sure where the court is, but there definitely is one. Meet me there and we'll try to figure it out. I absolutely will not win.

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Shuffleboard Court Deck 10, Midship

1:30pm EDT

PAW BVI Rescue Dog Photo Swap
Meet up to trade the awesome photos we all took of the PAW BVI dogs we cuddled and walked.

Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

1:30pm EDT

Transgender Social Hour
Are you trans, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, etc.? Then come on down and hangout with other such folks. Allies welcome!

Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

1:30pm EDT

Diceborn Heroes Learn n Play
Diceborn Heroes is a 1-4 player cooperative fantasy dice game. Together you will go on 3 different quests then face the final boss. If you defeat the boss you have saved the kingdom of Dievalice. The choices you make in the game will change the deck and change your chances of success...

Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

1:45pm EDT

Beat Saber Jedi Training (VR)
This is an event for first time VR users to try Beat Saber, and for experienced players to show off their skills! Active wear is recommended, and glasses often don't fit inside a VR headset, so wear contacts if that's an option for you!

Friday March 15, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

2:00pm EDT

D&D Next Steps: DMing Your First Game
Want to step behind the screen? Have questions on concerns? Come by for a discussion and advice.

Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Annalee Newitz
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

writer
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. She's the author of the Nebula-nominated novel Autonomous, and the nonfiction book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She was the co-founder of io9.com, and is currently editor-at-large for... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Charlie Jane Anders
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Clint McElroy
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

CLINT McELROY…Has fathered (an estimated) three childrenWas senior class president for Ironton High School Class of ’73 (1973, wise-ass, not 1873)Wrote Green Hornet comic books…for money.Is the most popular teacher at Marshall University because he is an easy A and never takes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Justin McElroy
Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Sydnee McElroy
Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Travis McElroy
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind, Bunker... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Jill Sobule
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Singer, Writer
Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, critically acclaimed, singer/writer with over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing. Jill’s self-titled 1995 self-titled album proved a major popular breakthrough and included the hit singles “Supermodel” (featured in Clueless... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - John Scalzi
Performers / Speakers
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author, "The Consuming Fire"


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:00pm EDT

Signing - Pat Rothfuss
Performers / Speakers

Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:30pm EDT

Poolside Party Game Social Hour
Would you like to play a game? This hour-long event focuses on party games, like Telestrations, A Fake Artist Goes To New York, Anomia, Codenames, ​​​​and more! Guess words and draw pictures poolside. No experience is required, and all games will be taught.

Friday March 15, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lido Pool Area Deck 9, Midship

2:30pm EDT

CircleSinging
CircleSinging is like a drum circle—but for voices! Come sing with us as our facilitator, Ben Silver, leads us in an exhilarating improvised vocal music jam. No experience needed, all voices and experience levels are welcome! Ben is a professional singer, vocal improviser and teacher whose music slides through R&B, jazz, folk, funk, world music and more. Ben has been performing and teaching Vocal Improvisation, Ensemble Skills and other singing workshops for over 25 years. Ben has also been a frequent guest leader at Sing for Your Life, an annual CircleSinging marathon in the SF Bay area as well as having been a guest teacher at the week-long Circlesongs workshop headed up by Bobby McFerrin at Omega Institute.

Friday March 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Ocean Bar Deck 3, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Purple Hair Meetup/Photo-Op
Calling all purple-haired monkeys! (And those with purple in their hearts.) Let us join together in all our purple splendor!

Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Sea View Pool Area Deck 9, Aft

3:00pm EDT

Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Enjoy a flight of five high-quality scotches, because you're fancy and you like nice things. Hosted by Christopher Badell. This event is subject to a $49 surcharge, which will be charged to your onboard account; sign up via any bartender or bar server, or at the ship's Guest Services Desk. Seating is limited!

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Christopher Badell

Christopher Badell

Editor-In-Chief, Greater Than Games
Christopher Badell is the designer and co-creator of the hit cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the writer of all things Sentinel Comics, and the co-owner of Greater Than Games. He’s been a storyteller his whole life, and that storytelling has informed his attention... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Pinnacle Bar Deck 2, Midship

3:00pm EDT

Pirate Calligraphy
Basic Calligraphy instruction for an italic hand, tips for adding swashes and other embellishments. Pens available to borrow and try.

Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Digital Workshop (Crafting Room) Deck 3, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Sing-Along
Join us for a sing along with some favorite songs from seasons 1-3 (and maybe one or two from 4) of the TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. A limited number of song books will be provided at the event.

Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Holodeck (Crow's Nest Presentation Area) Deck 10, Forward

3:00pm EDT

Escape Room: An Epic Quest
Solve puzzles, petition mythical creatures, enchant magic relics, and perform a ritual to save the world! A low-tech portable "escape room" designed for groups of 6 to 10. Advance sign-up recommended (sheet posted by room), last-minute sign-ups accommodated as space permits. DO NOT BE LATE!

Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Explorer's Lounge Stage Deck 2, Aft

3:30pm EDT

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

Friday March 15, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Lido Bar (Midship) Deck 9, Midship

3:30pm EDT

Ghoosterdam Wrap Party
Players of "Puzzle Haunt on the Ghoosterdam" can submit their final answers, meet the organizers, and share stories. Raffle drawing for participants!

Friday March 15, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Crow's Nest ("Ten Forward") Deck 10, Forward

3:30pm EDT

Q&A: DIY Boudoir Photography for Women
Have you ever seen boudoir photography and wanted to try it? Then this Q&A is for you! Even if you're going to a pro the info given will help you get the most out of your session. Have you felt too shy to try boudoir photography? DIY may be just what you're looking for. Come join me for a quick Q&A. Bring pen and paper for notes if you like. NOTES: This event restricted to ages 21+. It is strictly a Q&A; no photos will be taken or viewed. It is also intended for those who identify as female. If any males are interested, please see the organizer at the end of the event.

Friday March 15, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Billboard Onboard Deck 2, Forward

3:30pm EDT

Songs of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones concert with Zoe Gray
Two years after its conception, Zoe Gray is back with Songs of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones Album. Ten spoiler-heavy original songs, each featuring an iconic character from Game of Thrones, to be fully enjoyed before the celebrated show comes to a close this summer. Featuring expanded (and even more explicit) lyrics to eternal resistance bop “Sansa Stark”.

Friday March 15, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
B.B. King's Deck 2, Midship

4:00pm EDT

Game Library Closing Ceremony
Come watch as we metaphorically tie back together the ribbon we metaphorically cut at the beginning of the cruise. The ribbon is also a metaphor.

Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Upper Main Dining Room Deck 3, Aft

4:00pm EDT

Shabbat Services
Please join us for some prayers, some singing, and quiet reflection at a traditional Friday night service to welcome in Shabbat . Shabbat is a day of rest; a time to reflect on the week that you've had and to take some time to enjoy the people and experiences that surround you. People of all faiths and and denominations welcome!

Friday March 15, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

5:00pm EDT

Dinner (Red Team)
Friday March 15, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

5:00pm EDT

Main Concert (Gold Team) - Jonathan Coulton and Friends
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

7:30pm EDT

Dinner (Gold Team)
Friday March 15, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Main Dining Room (Both Floors) Decks 2 & 3, Aft

7:30pm EDT

Main Concert (Red Team) - Jonathan Coulton and Friends
Performers / Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Main Stage Deck 2, Forward

9:30pm EDT

Let's Build a Rube Goldberg Machine Again!
We will attempt (and possibly fail) to build a Rube Goldberg / Chain Reaction machine in only two hours. If you've got supplies or pre-built components, bring them with! (Nothing hot, sharp, heavy, or messy, please.) If not, you can still help, take videos, or just spectate.

Friday March 15, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Stuyvesant Room Deck 3, Forward

10:00pm EDT

“Post-Credits Scene” Farewell Reception
Our traditional end-of-cruise gathering to share memories, and enjoy each other's company one last time. Cash bar.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Lido Deck Deck 9

11:00pm EDT

Yelling At the Moon
It's so hard to say goodbye. (We'll meet at the Sea View Bar and then head up to the Observation Deck.)

Performers / Speakers
avatar for Thera Heller

Thera Heller

Cruise Mom


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00pm - 11:15pm EDT
Sea View Bar Deck 9, Midship