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SiLiCon Official Program

For more activities, see the Unofficial program page.
Visit the hospitality suite for paper programs, puzzle handouts, and walkaround puzzles.

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Hidden Contest by ????

The hidden contest may be presented at any time. Find it. Solve it. Do what it says.

Wednesday, July 6th

5:00PM SiLiCon Picnic [at Liberty Park's Rice Pavilion]

Thursday, July 7th

8:00PM Welcome! An evening of puzzles and games:

Puzzlemasters All by Mr E

Mixer, based on Willz's Sunday NPR segment, in which everyone gets to play Puzzlemaster.

Blankety Blanks by Murdoch

A trivia quiz with a twist: In each question some words, all starting with the same letter, are blanked out.

Cryptic Mad Libs by Ucaoimhu and $8.90

Supply some choice words. Then face a cryptic challenge.

Use Google Content by Elfman
Oh, Beehive! by LeXman
Just Add Salt by Zebraboy

Over-the-weekend cryptics for pairs solving. Solutions are due by 8:00PM Saturday.

Friday, July 8th

4:30PM How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords [workshop] by Hot

Explaining all the types of cryptic clues, followed by a special introductory puzzle.

8:00PM Another evening of puzzles and games:

Dictionary Triathlon by T McAy

Given a starting dictionary entry, think of the next entry alphabetically that fits a given rule.

Dilemma by Tinhorn

Questions with an either-or choice of answers. Bonus points for accurately assessing the probability you're correct.

Shrediting by Rubrick

Everyone gets to make verse worse in this creative poetry-mangling game.

Saturday, July 9th

10:00AM Business meeting

2:15PM An afternoon of pencil-and-paper competitions:

Time Test by Willz

Seven wordplay challenges. 30 minutes. Go!

Urban Renewal by Manx

A city-building word puzzle.

Casey at the Flat [flat-solving competition] compiled by Saxifrage

In which every flat is related to sports — baseball, football, Quidditch, whatever.

5:30PM Convention photo (dressing up is welcome)

7:00PM The Golden Sphinx Awards presented by Teki [after dinner]

Recognizing outstanding achievement in contributions to The Enigma in 2015.

8:00PM Salt Lake City Buzz [extravaganza] by Colossus

A team-solving challenge guaranteeing everyone a honey of a time!

Sunday, July 10th

10:30AM Awards for all the weekend contests

Meal times

Fri Dinner6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sat Breakfast8:30 - 9:30 AM
Sat LunchNoon - 1:00 PM
Sat Dinner6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sun Breakfast8:30 - 9:30 AM
All meals are served in the Olympus Ballroom