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RaiderCon 2020: Closing Remarks

Postby Jakker » Sun May 31, 2015 8:22 pm

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RaiderCon is an annual event held in July that celebrates the past, present, and future of raiding in NationStates. This convention first took place in 2015 to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of The Black Hawks. Players across NationStates come together to engage in discussions, games, and more. RaiderCon has daily programs that examine raiding from various angles and it is a fun time! If you are interested in checking out the content from years past, they can all be found in these dispatches.

The discord server can be found here: SERVER. Please note that RaiderCon is an event intended to examine raiding and celebrate various aspects of it. The Coordinators have the authority to not mask someone or remove someone that is unverifiable, showcases they will not adhere to that mission, or engages in behavior in the server that negatively affects others.

RAIDERVISION


Before RaiderCon, players will able to experience the opening act of RaiderVision. Hosted this year by The North Pacific, this event invites creative, musical performances to be submitted and voted upon. Submissions will open in June and voting will take place during RaiderCon. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of RaiderCon. Check out the announcement from Pallaith with more information on dates and participation instructions.


RAIDERCON 2020: BUILDING THE RAIDER


This year, we celebrate 5 years of RaiderCon! In honor of this awesome milestone, 2020 will have a theme: Building the Raider. Each day will review a different element of how raiding reflects an aspect of development. While raiding is typically regarded as a tool for destruction, the practice has a lot of layers and complexity. We hope to explore some of those layers this year. As always we will have great programs. These programs below will be accompanied each day by a live podcast in the discord server. Each day, Jakker will first speak about the theme of the day and other personal thoughts. From there, other guest speakers will be invited to speak. Both of these sessions will be recorded and shared. After the podcast, participants are welcomed to casually chat and discuss the topic of the day or other thoughts they may have. The daily topics and interviews will be:

Day 1: Building Raiding
July 1st: Why We Raid: Analysis of the Motivations Behind Raiding with Common-Sense Politics, Twobagger, Valfor, and Varax Zwei

Day 2: Building Narrative
July 2nd: What Makes a "Good" Villain? with Ever-Wandering Souls, Santheres, Scardino, and Sedgistan

Day 3: Building Community
July 3rd: Training and Integration of New Raiders with A Bloodred Moon (Jo), Altino, Miss Bad Life Choices (Dakota), and ROM

Day 4: Building Leadership
July 4th: The Future of Raiding with Astrid Weisberg, Pterodaxtyl (Dax), Refuge Isle, and The Chariot (Steven)

Day 5: Building Legacy
July 5th: Spotlight on Commended and Condemned Raiders with Crushing Our Enemies, Evil Wolf, Mallorea and Riva, and Reventus Koth

The previous four RaiderCons have been primarily held off-site via a forum. Due to the transition to Tapatalk and in the hopes of greater access, we are shifting this year's event primarily on-site via this thread, dispatches, and our discord channel. You can find content from the previous years here. We are working to get all of those dispatches finalized and easy to maneuver. Interviews for this year's program will also be released via dispatches by RaiderCon and announced in this thread during the event.

CONTESTS, GAMES, AND TRIVIA
We are going to have a lot of fun activities for participants to engage with during RaiderCon. These will take place in the event's discord server. There will be a meme contest, trivia, and a Puzzle Hunt! These will be open to all attendees.

And of course, there will be raiding! We are looking to have some trigger battles (manual only), WFE creativity contest, and try out some old-school raiding by doing so on NationStates Century theme. Any of these particular RaiderCon-sponsored raiding activities will be led by TBH and therefore not open to defenders. With that said, defenders are welcomed to engage in these activities on their own.

RAIDERCON FROM YEARS PAST


RaiderCon 2019
June 29th: Technology in Raiding with Atagait, Khronion, and Devi
June 30th: Spotlight on Record-Breaking Tag Runs with Lady Dominator, Raionitu, and Serboro
July 2nd: New Raiders: The Future of Raiding with Dakota and Armaros
July 3rd: Discussion on Building/Growing the R/D Side of a Region with Benjabobaria and Jay

RaiderCon 2018
July 1st: Spotlight on LGBTQIA+ Raiding Gameplayers with Jay, Josh, and Valkyrie Vytherov
July 2nd: Raiding and Moderation with the NS moderators
July 3rd: Raiding Tactics Over the Years with Crushing Our Enemies, Evil Wolf, Ever-Wandering Souls, and North East Somerset
July 4th: New Raiders: The Future of Raiding with Aquila, Felt Karpit, and Lord Dominator
July 5th: Relationship of Raiding and the Roleplaying Community with Cerilium, Lamoni, Kyrusia, and Swith Witherwood

RaiderCon 2017
July 1st: Spotlight on Female Raiding Gameplayers with Altino, Elfine, Greyed, Rigels Light, and Queen Yuno
July 2nd: Voice Chats with Generals of The Black Hawks with Crushing Our Enemies, Jakker, Ever-Wandering Souls, and TBH Commander
July 3rd: Post-Predator: One Year Later with Chingis, Plagentine, and Reventus Koth
July 4th: Spotlight on The Farkers: Player Testimonies on one of the First Organized Raiding Groups
July 5th: New Raiders: The Future of Raiding with Cyzon Galactic, Moneyness, Serboro, and Yeleria Gilia
July 6th: Coups of Game-Created Regions with Cormactopia Prime

RaiderCon 2016
July 1st: Interviews of Raiding Leaders with Elinda, Red Back, and Scardino
July 2nd: Predator Interview with Game Moderator, Mall
July 3rd: Natives and Raiding Interviews with Drasnia, The Alicorns, The Stalker, and Xanthal
July 4th: GP Switching and Bi-Gameplay Interviews with Abbey, Knot, and Xoriet
July 5th: Upcoming Raider Interviews with Rai Vasentius, Syberis, and Tom Vasentius
July 6th: Infiltration: The Sleeping Awakened with Jakker

RaiderCon 2015
July 1st: Raiding within GCRs Panel led by Todd McCloud, Crushing Our Enemies, and North East Somerset
July 2nd: Old Raider Panel led by Kknight, of crazed, and Shadow
July 3rd: Raiding Regions Panel led by OnderKelkia, Pixie Noir, and Kraketopia
July 4th: Apulita's Interview on the Relationship between Raiding and Warzones
July 5th: North East Somerset's Personal on Scientia potentia est: Intelligence in Raiding
July 6th: New Raider Panel led by Trick Shot, Ever-Wandering Souls, Marselesk, Revall, Shadoke, and Valrifell
July 7th: Koth's Personal on Building the Osiris Fraternal Order
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Postby Ever-Wandering Souls » Sun May 31, 2015 8:30 pm

In case it wasn't absolutely and entirely clear from Jakker's post - Defenders, Imperialists, Independants, Neutrals, uninvolved people just wanting to get a look at Gameplay, and everyone else are all invited to the Inaguaral Raidercon Event! :P If you're interested in speaking, running a discussion, sharing some history, or otherwise contributing your own, your friends', or your regions' histories, points of view, and impacts on GP to this event, keep your eyes open for more info!
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Postby Miss Hungary » Sun May 31, 2015 8:37 pm

oohh! I might be all over that if I am not at work!

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Postby Shaderette » Sun May 31, 2015 8:51 pm

Extremely look forward to this!
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Forum design is pretty class, though could use some polishing still. Looks like a fun time. :)
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Are Mah-deh-rates (moi!) allowed in the party? *pokes head in*
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Tim Stark wrote:Forum design is pretty class, though could use some polishing still. Looks like a fun time. :)


It might still be polished a bit xD And the parts you all can't see yet....are-totally-finished-and-perfectly-refined-totally-right-guyz?
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The color or what?..

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Postby Aenglaland » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:01 am

Oh, interesting! Definitely going to check this :)
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Postby Lord Ravenclaw » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:16 am

I will most likely pop in closer to the time. It all depends on what commitments I have on-going.
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We encourage people to register with the forum and introduce yourself before RaiderCon begins. That way, once the event starts, you can immediately join in on the fun :D
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Tim Stark wrote:Forum design is pretty class, though could use some polishing still. Looks like a fun time. :)


It might still be polished a bit xD And the parts you all can't see yet....are-totally-finished-and-perfectly-refined-totally-right-guyz?


I was referring to the skin itself. It's a bit too shiny and chrome. I don't want to go to Valhalla just yet ;)

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Is this inspired by the Minions movie?
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Postby Tigeria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:21 pm

Sounds interesting, I'll be there.
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Postby Valrifell » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:35 pm

Tigeria wrote:Sounds interesting, I'll be there.


Weren't you severely anti-Raider like, two weeks ago?
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Valrifell wrote:
Tigeria wrote:Sounds interesting, I'll be there.


Weren't you severely anti-Raider like, two weeks ago?


Now, now, Val- everyone's invited! There'll even be a special area for the Fenda's to hang out in :P
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The color or what?..

Jesus, Hobbes, it's 2015. You can't just call someone "the color".

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Valrifell wrote:
Tigeria wrote:Sounds interesting, I'll be there.


Weren't you severely anti-Raider like, two weeks ago?


It was mostly at the black riders, but I could care less now.
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I'll have to take a look at it :)
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Postby Zenya » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:01 am

Sounds fun! Best wishes! :)
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Tigeria wrote:
Valrifell wrote:
Weren't you severely anti-Raider like, two weeks ago?


It was mostly at the black riders, but I could care less now.


Even though the region that actually upset you by raiding you is still very much alive...

Anyway, if my real-life schedule permits me to be there, I'll definitely be there. Alignments aside, I'm a gameplayer and conventions like these are good times.
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Postby Xoriet » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:59 pm

Looks like fun! :)
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Postby Apple-Loosa » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:02 pm

Intriguing... I'll be happy to attend. ^^
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