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Village Bazaar

Friday 6-8 pm
Saturday 6-8 pm

Bring a blanket, somethings to share, stuff to trade or sell.  Since commerce has a place, but not a focus at PLAY Immersion, we thought it would be fun if everyone had a chance to enjoy each others company.  Join the community meal-time.  Set up a massage chair, sell or trade your jewelery, clothes, toys or whatever.  Sit back and relax.   Play with toys.  Enjoy some delightful music by our friends, King Fish.

Please see our vending policy here.

Dance Party

Saturday 10:30 pm til whenever

Saturday Night Dance Party!!  Break out your funky clothes, your toys and your dancin’ feet.   Saturday at 10:30 Til whenever…

The Great PI fight

Sunday 12-12:30

Sunday afternoon, those brave souls who are unafraid of getting messy will gather together on the field for a massive pie fight!  Meanwhile those refraining can watch, laugh, and take pictures.
There are indoor & outdoor showers for clean up afterwards.  Bonus pies for those who wear clown noses.  Bring a change of clothes.  ;o)

Deep Sea Sound Game

Deep Sea Game OnDeep Sea is a game about being vulnerable.

In this audio-only game, players don a mask that obscures their vision and takes over their hearing, plunging them into a world of blackness occupied only by the sound of their own breathing and the rumbles made by unseen terrors. Survival means the careful tracking of a liquid constellation of alien sounds, requiring the player to focus intently to the point of suppressing their own breathing, further reinforcing the sensation of claustrophic isolation. The player fires their weapon and hopes to hear the creature cry out in pain, but more often than not the sound they hear is their shot disappearing uselessly into the void.

The sense of being surrounded by invisible dangers is reinforced by the reality of playing the game in a public space, with the player knowing that all around are people they can neither hear nor see. At the same time spectators can watch the gyrations of the player’s body and hear their voice but have no access to the world the player is experiencing, and so remain helpless to rescue the player from their watery fate.

Play Immersion Video & Photo Contest

Some people’s favorite way to play is in the realm of media.  It is a skillfull joy to catch that perfect moment in time with a photo.  It takes the vision of a storyteller to take many moments and arrange them together in a video.

In the spirit of friendly artistic competition we are going to hold Video and Photo contest!  We are looking for the video that best captures the playful spirit of Play Immersion.  We are also looking for a photo that captures a quintessentially jubilant and playful moment.

1st Prize for both sections is:

2nd Prize for both sections is:

Rules:

  • Each person may only submit one photo for the photo contest.  Please email these photos to thom@tryouttoys.com
  • Videos should be no more than 10 minutes in length and should say Play Immersion 2011 in the title somewhere.  After posting your video on Youtube please send an email to thom@tryouttoys.com with the link.  The first place finisher will be the official video for Play Immersion 2011 and will be featured on our site.
  • Deadline for submitting your video is May 1st,  2011

Play hard and have fun!

Late Nite Magic Show with Christopher Massey

Not your normal show. It will be dark. . . I’m kinda  weird !. . . who knows what could happen. You may even learn a new trick or perhaps crack the perceptible boundaries of your mind.. . . .  Oh and I have Cookies!

Magnetic Sculpture

Our friend Adam Blackman is a multi-talented artist from Portland, Oregon.  He will be setting up an exhibit featuring metal spheres of varying sizes in combination with Bucky balls, (tiny spherical magnets), and other fun metal gizmos and gadgets.  Together we will build, destroy, and rebuild magnetic geometric sculptures that develop organically from our imagination!  Time Lapse Magnetic Geometric Sculpture will be from 1-4.  Come join in at any time an be part of making youtube art history!
*Please bring any magnets or cool metal items that you think would add to the experience!

Zen Garden

Play with sand.  Play in the moment.

“Stairs of Ascension”

by Wesley Bellanca

“Stairs of Ascension” is a next-level visionary multimedia art installation by Austin, TX artist Thoricatha. Drawing from the emerging trend of psychedelic/visionary art but taking it to entirely new places, this large installation contains an eclectic mix of media, including digital art, hand-carved wood, canvas prints, colored pencil, spray paint, and dazzling multi-channel RGB and EL wire lighting. During the day (or with ample external lighting) the deeply intricate visionary art and wood sculpting come to life. At night, the installation transforms as the lighting activates and takes the viewer on a journey of a blending, blinking, and at times sound-reactive colored light display. Along with rich visuals, encoded within the subtle text and symbols across the piece is a powerful and uplifting message that has kept viewers entranced for hours on end.

Stairs of Ascension by Wesley Thoricatha

Drums…

We love ‘em.  There will be many opportunities for drumming throughout the weekend.

Relax

Welcome to the Cozy Zone. Sometimes you just want to sit somewhere comfy and relax. Especially after all the playing we’re going to do. So sit back, relax, read a book, play a game.  During the daylight, this space will be a great place to just chill for a bit.  At night it will be the scene of the Late Nite Magic Show !

Disc Golf Course

We will have a mini-course set up and anyone can play.

Clip Game

Have you played the Clip Game?  It’s really fun and we’ll give you what you need to play.


Looking for…

Any awesome things that you might know of!

* Funky Art (sculptures, kinetic, canvas…)

* Funky Lighting

* Funky Structures (yurts, domes, tents)

* Funky Interactive Thingies of different sorts.

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