Friday - Aug 19
- Fete Music Hall / Omni Hotel
Tequila and Donuts by Los Bastardos - Omni Hotel - Executive Suite (9 - 11 am)
You heard about it at ArturoCon and now you can TASTE THE REALITY! Los Bastardos brings a Texas tradition to RKO Con with a breakfast (okayyyy, closer to brunch) time treat; combining the "oh god what did I do last night" remedy of donuts with the "oh god what am I doing currently" fuel of tequila!. Los Bastardos will be providing a selection of the finest of pastries and the cheapest of tequilas, along with all the salt, limes, and peer pressure you'll need for an epic morning!
Rocky Horror Board Games - Omni Hotel - Governor's Suites (Noon - 6 pm)
What started as a Facebook group is now an event! Board game players from throughout the community are invited to bring their favorite games in and share. No admission process. Just join in!
Partici ... pation - Fete (Noon - 1 pm)
Do you have 1-3 friends? Are you zany enough to participate in a live game show in front of an audience full of weirdos? Have you ever seen a movie called the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Then RKO Army wants you… to play in Partici........pation, a live game show that will test your wit, your skills, and your creativity in a no-holds-barred match of fun. See the official RKO Con Merch team for an opportunity to play. (Teams of 2-4 encouraged.)
REPO! The Genetic Opera All Star Performance - Fete (1 - 3 pm)
In 2056, an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants. Miss your payments, however, and you will be visited by a Repo Man. GeneCo is run by Rotti Largo, a tortured man facing impending doom who is fighting to save his legacy. He 3 offspring offer little hope - Luigi, Pavi, and Amber. He turns to Shilo, a sheltered young girl dependent on drugs to stay alive and daughter of his arch rival in previous love, Nathan. Nathan is an equally tortured soul with a duel identity, doting father and murderous Repo Man. All will be settled at the opera tonight!
Cast Video Preshows - Fete (3 - 4 pm)
The talented casts across the country not only put in hours of extra time putting together live preshows for us all to enjoy at conventions, but some go even further by putting their creative and editing skills to the test! We have seen some really great video preshows over the years, so let’s see what all of our talented friends have been working on for all of us this year!
Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog All Star Performance - Fete (4 - 5 pm)
Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. He is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil, but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is complicated when he falls in love with Penny, an advocate for the homeless. The situation becomes even more challenging when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to win the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl? This will be the first ever con-casting of this production.
Larry's Raffle - Fete (5 - 6 pm)
Visit Larry's dealer table and buy some raffle tickets. You can win some awesome prizes. And if you don't, you still get to go home with a commemorative souvenir raffle ticket!
Shock Treatment All Star Performance - Fete (7 - 9 pm)
Let's get this straight. This is neither a "sequel" nor an "equal". This is a "spinoff". Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station and residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Just who is it that is trying to woo her away?
Dr. Cosmos Karaoke Club - Fete (7:30 - 10:45 pm)
Dancing or Shock Treatment not your thing? Walk over to the Fete Lounge and join Dr. Cosmo's Karaoke Club. Janet is not the only star tonight! Grab a mic and sing your heart out at Dr. Cosmo’s Karaoke Club! If you need some liquid encouragement, there is a full bar at Dr. Cosmo’s! We welcome you to pop in for a therapeutic singing session at any point during Shock Therapy, as both cathartic events will be starting up as soon as Shock Treatment ends. Dr. Cosmo’s will get you singing like a real live wire!
Shock Therapy Dance Party - Provided by Tight Crew - Fete (9:30 pm - 1:30 am)
We are going to clear out the chairs, transform the stage into a DJ booth, and crank up the Fete concert sound system for this Shock Treatment themed dance party! The main ballroom will host the DJs, playing dance music and rock & roll classics all night on Fete’s monstrous sound system. Feel free (and very encouraged) to dress in your Shocky best, medical attire, costumes, cosplay, club wear, or any other creative outfits! Get ready for an electrifying party thrown exclusively for RK-You, hosted by Tight Crew!
FBC Poker Tournament - Omni Hotel - Governor's Suite (9:30 pm - Midnight)
RKO Con welcomes The Full Body Cast with the return of The Full Body Cast Poker Tournament! Do you want to be dealt in? Find a Full Body Cast member to get your pass into the game! Let our crack dealers and cocktail waitresses serve you as you square off in a Vegas-style Hold'em tournament - with a Rocky twist - for bragging rights, valuable prizes, and the title of Champion Poker Slut.
No Picnic Party Presents: POE PARTY: COME AT ME CTHULHU: - Omni Hotel - Executive and Governor's Suites (Midnight - 4 am)
Come on up Friday night to witness The Tussle of Terror, The Rumble in R'lyeh, POE PARTY: COME AT ME CTHULHU. It's Edgar Allan Poe vs. HP Lovecraft in a winner take all clash of the fandoms. Take your side and knuckle up for a night of horror themed cocktails and the end all be all match between Gothic Horror and Terror From Beyond the Stars. Access to the party is included with your badge. A donation of $10 will get you all the booze you can drink!
THIS AND ALL EVENTS ON THE PARTY FLOOR OF THE OMNI ARE STRICTLY 18+. NO CAMERAS/VIDEO. (Official photographers/videographers will selectively document our good times.) Drinking 21+. Open/obvious containers are banned from the hallways of the hotel. Specially designated Con security will be on premises.