The ALL-CON Game Show Track


Would You Like to Play a Game?!




For 15 years, beginning with Geek Match Game at ALL-CON 2006, game shows have been a special part of the convention weekend. From humble beginnings with a single show each day to twelve or more per day, the track has grown and evolved year after year. Half-Ass Productions paved the way (even before it was so named) and now a team of producers bring a variety of game shows covering all manner of fandom favorites. Cole and Catherine Houston are proud to see something that seemed like a lot of fun a decade and a half ago thrive and become its own track at ALL-CON, one that has proved popular beyond their wildest imaginings all those years back.

Games and Theory invite you to join them and their producers for hours upon hours of fun all weekend long with great trivia, laughs, and prizes. The arrival of Covid-19 in 2020 cut short ALL-CON and subsequently resulted in the cancellation of most of the scheduled game shows. Luckily the bulk of the unproduced shows are back and joined by many new titles in the mix! Plus the anticipated return of JediCole's Prize Pile in honor of the 15th (now 16th) anniversary of game shows at ALL-CON!

Please join us all weekend in the Longhorn Room (designated home of Games and Theory) to have a go at some amazing prizes. And don't miss Sunday's "Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!" (the game show where the entire audience are contestants) for the special 2020/2021 Grand Prize drawing! That's right, we are still giving away last year's Grand Prize plus a new one for this year. Tickets for the Grand Prize will be given at the end of each Games and Theory and Half-Ass Productions show to everyone who attended the entire production. On Sunday we draw for these and other fun prizes. An ALL-CON tradtion now for over a decade!

Be sure to arrive early to game shows for contestant selection if you want to test your knowledge and possibly take home a prize!

Games and Theory: ALL-CON 2021 Game Show Track -- "Once More Unto the Breach My Friends! Once More!"

ALL-CON Games & Theory, in conjunction with Half-Ass Productions is back at last following the Pandemic-related cancellation of about three quarters of the 2020 lineup (most of which will be produced this year! While a major blow to the entire ALL-CON family, the game shows team pulled together and made the most of what might have been and preparing for a brand new year off fun!

What will you choose to do at ALL-CON 2021? Why not check out the game shows and perhaps become a contestant?



A brief history of game shows at ALL-CON:

2006 — Geek Match Game

2007 — Anime Jeopardy; Star Wars Fear Factor

2008 — Anime Jeopardy; Geek Match Game; Star Wars Fear Factor

2009 — Anime Win, Lose, or Draw; Comic Book Trivia Challenge; Geek Match Game

2010 — Anime Jeopardy; Comic Book Trivia Challenge; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Ultimate Geek Challenge

2011 — A.D.D. The Game; Anime Jeopardy; Comic Book Trivia Challenge; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Fandom at Random Password; JediCole's Prize Pile; Screen Time; Ultimate Geek Challenge

2012 — A.D.D. The Game; Anime Jeopardy; Beat the USG; Buzzed Off; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Comic Book Edition; Geek Match Game; Jedi Cole's Prize Pile

2013 — A.D.D. The Game; Anime Jeopardy; Buzzed Off; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Comic Book Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Mostly Star Wars Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Sadistically Difficult Disney Trivia Edition; Geek Match Game; JediCole's Prize Pile; Middle Earth Jeopardy; Star Trek Jeopardy

2014 — A.D.D. The Game 2.0; Anime Jeopardy; Buzzed Off; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: 80s Girl Power Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Classic Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Comic Book Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Sadistically Difficult Disney Trivia Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars Edition; Geek Match Game; Middle Earth Jeopardy; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Screen Time; Star Trek Jeopardy

2015 — Anime Jeopardy; As Far As You Know; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: B-Movie Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Classic Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Comic Book Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: In My Day Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Sadistically Difficult Disney Trivia Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars Edition; Game of Thrones Trivia; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Saturday Matinee; Screen Time; Screen Time - Girl Talk; Screen Time - Rated R; The Ultimate Harry Potter Quiz; Who Wants To Be An Otaku?

2016 — The Anime Vault; The B-Movie Vault; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Comic Book Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars Edition; Do You Like "The Star Wars"?; Everybody Wants to Rule the World; Game of Thrones Trivia; Game Show After Dark; The Horror Movie Vault; Majority Rules; The Movie Vault; Name That 'Toon; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Screen Time; Screen Time - Rated R; Star Wars Jeopardy; The Ultimate Harry Potter Quiz; Universal Remote; Walt's Vault

2017 — Amazon Review Game Show; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Anime Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: ''Hey Kids, Comics!'' Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: "The Rantcor Pit" Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Sadistically Difficult Disney Trivia Edition; Do You Like the Star Wars?; Gameshow After Dark; Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Team Trivia; Lord of the Rings Team Trivial Pursuit; Match Game; Name That 'Toon; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Pop Goes ALL-CON; Pointless Game Show; The Rantcor Pit Galactic Games IV; Recycled; Saturday Morning Special; Saturday Night Special; Scream!!Time; Screen Time; Screen Time - Rated R; Star Wars Team Trivial Pursuit; Toy 'Toons; Universal Remote; Whelp, That Happened Group Trivia

2018 — 20-Sided Trivia; Channel Surfers; Deep End of the Pool; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Anime Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: ''Hey Kids, Comics!'' Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars Edition; Do You Like the Star Wars?; Gameshow After Dark; Hollywood Squares; The Horror Vault; Match Game; Name That 'Toon; Name That Tune; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Pop Goes ALL-CON; Pointless Trivia; Pub Style Trivia; The Rantcor Pit Galactic Games V; The Regenerator; Saturday Night Special; Screen Time; Screen Time - Rated R; Star Trek vs. Star Wars; Toy 'Toons; Who's That?; Win Starman's Comics

2019 — 20-Sided Trivia; Are You Still Watching?; Batman 30th Anniversary Trivia; Cartoon Corrections; Deep End of the Pool; Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Anime Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Back to the Future Edition; Donít Lose Your Geek Card: Broadway Edition; Donít Lose Your Geek Card: Cult Cinema Edition; Donít Lose Your Geek Card: Disney Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: ''Hey Kids, Comics!'' Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card: Star Wars Edition; Do You Like the Star Wars?; Galacticontest: The Battlestar Galactica Trivia Challenge; The Horror Vault; Match Game; I Ainít Afraid of No Quiz; It Came From the Toybox; Most Excellent Trivia; Name That 'Toon; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Pop Goes ALL-CON; The Rantcor Pit Galactic Games VIII; Saturday Night Special; Science Fiction Addiction; Screen Time; Screen Time - Rated R; Spicy Anime Challenge; Tag-Team Trivia

2020Produced: Don't Lose Your Geek Card; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Star Wars Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Warner Brothers Animation Edition; The Horror Vault; Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!; Saturday Night Special; Screen Time; Spicy Anime Challenge; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Trivia; Useful Useless Comic Book Knowledge; You Know in the Book They...? Scheduled / Cancelled Due to Covid: 20-Sided Trivia; ALL-CON Survivor Series; Are You Morphenominal?; Are You Smarter Than Devin Pike?; Are You Still Watching?; Back in My Day - Movie & TV Edition; Back in My Day - Music Edition; Cartoon Corrections; Cartoon Corrections After Dark; Channel Surfers; Deep End of the Pool - Rick & Morty Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Anime Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Back to the Future Anniversary Edition; Donít Lose Your Geek Card - Broadway Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Cult Cinema and TV Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Fairy Tale Edition; Don't Lose Your Geek Card - Video Games Edition; Do You Like "The Star Wars"?; Family Feud - Convention Edition; Fandom Name That Tune; JediCole's Prize Pile; Mad Tea Party Disney Trivia Game; Match Game; Novel Adaptations; Screen Time - Rated R; Tag Team Trivia


Are you curious? Excited? Want to know more? Check out the descriptions for each Game Show this year on the ALL-CON Events page!