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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.


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