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The Liberty Gala 2021: Main Schedule

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[url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608899][b][color=f2f5f6]Main Schedule[/color][/b][/url] [color=C0C0C0]|[/color] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608901][b][color=f2f5f6]Character Contest[/color][/b][/url] [color=C0C0C0]|[/color]  [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608902][b][color=f2f5f6]Declarations in the Security Council[/color][/b][/url] [color=C0C0C0]|[/color] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][b][color=f2f5f6]Defender Games[/color][/b][/url] [color=C0C0C0]|[/color] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608906][b][color=f2f5f6]Card Collecting[/color][/b][/url] [color=C0C0C0]|[/color] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1603008][b][color=f2f5f6]DefenderVision[/color][/b][/url]
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[floatright][box][size=110][b]Table of Contents[/b][/size]

[url=#schedule][b][color=#023142]Event Schedule[/color][/b][/url]
[url=#descriptions][b][color=#023142]Event Descriptions[/color][/b][/url]
[url=#onsite][b][color=#023142]Participating On-Site[/color][/b][/url]
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[box][anchor=schedule][/anchor][align=center][size=140][b][color=#023142]Event Schedule[/color][/b][/size][/align]

[size=75][i]Times are listed using both EDT and UTC for convenience. Use [url=https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/][color=#023142]this site[/color][/url] for easy time zone conversion.[/i][/size]

[size=120][b][color=#023142]Wednesday, October 20[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]All day: [url=https://forms.gle/SkASe9saHG3jcLGD6][b][color=#023142]Sign up[/color][/b][/url] for [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][b][color=#023142]Defender Games[/color][/b][/url][/list]

[size=120][b][color=#023142]Thursday, October 21[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]Early Morning EDT: [url=https://slither.io/][b][color=#023142]Slither.io[/color][/b][/url] game event opens.
[*]Conga Line: Visiting [b][region]the South Pacific[/region][/b]’s [url=https://discord.gg/qEjy2uG][b][color=#023142]Discord server[/color][/b][/url].
[*]All day: Opening of [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608906][b][color=#023142]Card Collection[/color][/b][/url] events
[*]All day: Opening of [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608901][b][color=#023142]Character Contest[/color][/b][/url]
[*]All day: Poll to determine Movie Night movie for Saturday 10/23 at 5 PM EDT on Discord.
[*]All day: Nominations for Defender Yearbook Superlatives open. 
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[size=120][b][color=#023142]Friday, October 22[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]Conga Line: Visiting [b][region]10000 Islands[/region][/b]’ [url=https://discord.gg/7KDsKb6][b][color=023142]Discord server[/color][/b][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC) [Major Update]: [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][b][color=023142]Liberation Game 1[/color][/b][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://slither.io/][b][color=023142]Slither.io[/color][/b][/url] game event closes and [url=https://tetr.io][b][color=023142]Tetr.io Blitz[/color][/b][/url] event opens.
[*]All day: sign ups open to be added to the [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17cGGnYLW1H6g1hUHlgOP2CNhv4l82MWVxVpaoV44NNE/edit][b][color=023142]Defender Family Tree[/color][/b][/url].
[*]11 AM EDT: [url=https://Scribbl.io/][b][color=023142]Scribbl.io[/color][/b][/url] hosted on The Liberty Gala server
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[size=120][b][color=#023142]Saturday, October 23[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC) [Major Update]: [url=LINK HERE][b][color=023142]Triggering Game 1[/color][/b][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM EDT): [url=https://tetr.io][b][color=023142]Tetr.io Blitz[/color][/b][/url] event closes and [url=https://zombs.io/][b][color=023142]Zombs.io[/color][/b][/url] opens.
[*]Conga Line: Visiting [b][region]Texas[/region][/b]’s Saturday “Texas Chat” starting at High Noon Texas Time (1 PM EDT / 5 PM UTC). Link can be found [url=http://texasregion.net/blab70/login.php][b][color=023142]here[/color][/b][/url].
[*]All day: Defender History AMA/Q&A on Discord hosted by [nation]Emodea[/nation]
[*]2 PM EDT (6 PM UTC): [url=https://tetr.io/][b][color=023142]Tetr.io[/color][/b][/url] live
[*]5 PM EDT (9 PM UTC): Movie Night on Discord with [nation]Aschente[/nation]
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[size=120][b][color=#023142]Sunday, October 24[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC) [Major Update]: [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][b][color=023142]Liberation Game 2[/color][/b][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://zombs.io/][b][color=023142]Zombs.io[/color][/b][/url] event closes and [url=https://splix.io/][color=023142][b]Splix.io[/b][/color][/url] opens.
[*]Conga Line: visiting [b][region]The Union of Democratic States[/region][/b]’ [url=https://discord.gg/PtVSjBK][color=023142][b]Discord server[/b][/color][/url].
[list][*]6 PM EDT (10 PM UTC): Cards Against NationStates Game[/list]
[*]2 PM EDT (6 PM UTC): Gartic Phone game on Discord.
[*]End of day: Nominations close for Defender Yearbook Superlatives on Discord.
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[size=120][b][color=#023142]Monday, October 25[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC) [Major Update]: [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][color=023142][b]Liberation Game 1[/b][/color][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://splix.io/][color=023142][b]Splix.io[/b][/color][/url] closes and [url=https://tetr.io/][color=023142][b]Tetr.io Blitz 2.0[/b][/color][/url] opens.
[*]Conga Line: visiting [b][region]The Order of the Grey Wardens[/region][/b]’s [url=https://discord.com/invite/YmNTFGb][b][color=023142]Discord server[/color][/b][/url].
[list][*]8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Krunker.[/list]
[*]All day: Discussion of [b][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608902][color=023142]Panel on Declarations in the Security Council[/color][/url][/b].
[*]All day: Voting for Defender Yearbook Superlatives via [region]The Liberty Gala[/region] Regional Poll: Weirdest device you have updated with. 
[*]All day: Start of discussion for Defender Awards[/list]

[size=120][b][color=#023142]Tuesday, October 26[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC) [Major Update]: [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608905][color=023142][b]Chasing Game 2[/b][/color][/url].
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://tetr.io/][color=023142][b]Tetr.io Blitz 2.0[/b][/color][/url] closes and [url=https://agar.io/][color=023142][b]Agar.io[/b][/color][/url] opens.
[*]Conga Line: Visiting [b][region]The League[/region][/b]’s Regional Message Board.
[*]3 PM EDT (7 PM UTC): Gartic Phone via Discord.
[*]All day: Voting for Defender Yearbook Superlative via [region]The Liberty Gala[/region] Regional Poll: Weirdest place you have updated from.
[*]11:59 PM EDT (3:59 PM UTC): [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608906][b][color=#023142]Card Collections[/color][/b][/url] Due: Historical Defending Organizations collections due to [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] via telegram or Discord DM.[/list]

[size=120][b][color=#023142]Wednesday, October 27[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://agar.io/][color=#023142][b]Agar.io[/b][/color][/url] closes and [url=https://slither.io/][color=#023142][b]Slither.io 2.0[/b][/color][/url] opens. 
[*]Conga Line: visiting [b][region]The Rejected Realms[/region][/b]’ [url=https://discord.com/invite/Z3xbVTm][color=#023142][b]Discord server[/b][/color][/url].
[*]All day: Unveiling newly updated Defender Family Tree.
[*]All day: Voting for Defender Yearbook Superlatives via [region]The Liberty Gala[/region] Regional Poll: Best WA Proposal.
[*][TIME TBD]: Q&A on [nation]Tim-Opolis[/nation]’ essay on defender propaganda.
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[size=120][b][color=#023142]Thursday, October 28[/color][/b][/size]

[list][*]Closing of The Liberty Gala.
[*]12 AM EDT (4 AM UTC): [url=https://slither.io/][color=#023142][b]Slither.io 2.0[/b][/color][/url] closes.
[*]Submissions due for [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608901][color=#023142][b]Character Contest[/b][/color][/url]. Winners and artwork will be announced at a later date.
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[box][anchor=descriptions][/anchor][align=center][size=140][b][color=#023142]Event Descriptions[/color][/b][/size][/align]

[list][*][b]The Conga Line[/b]: Each day of The Liberty Gala, Attendees will be invited to visit a defender region to be a part of their culture for a day. Please be kind and courteous while visiting.  
[*][b]Character Contest[/b]: Design a character with their own backstory and attributes, and we’ll draw them after the event!
[*][b][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=510480][color=#023142]DefenderVision[/color][/url][/b]: A continuation of the FRAVision event previously hosted by the [region]Founderless Regions Alliance[/region], DefenderVision is a song contest where participants may submit original songs on behalf of their region which are then judged by a panel. Submissions are due on October 20th before the start of The Liberty Gala, but listening and voting will occur during TLG. 
[*][b]Defender Games[/b]: Take some time to come compete against your fellow defenders, try out new things, and have some fun during update with challenges and games! These games will be broken up into 3 different components: team, individual, and regional as well as be hosted during both minor and major, depending on the day. This should allow the maximum amount of people to participate and provide a wide variety of experiences of what defending looks like.
[*][b]Defender History Events[/b] 
[list][*][b]Defender History Q&A/AMA[/b]: [nation]Emodea[/nation] has put together a panel of some of those who shaped defender history itself, all will be available on Discord to answer questions!  
[*][b]Defender Family Tree[/b]: The Defender Family Tree traces the history of defender mentors and mentees. This year’s Defender Family Tree will build on the one we [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17cGGnYLW1H6g1hUHlgOP2CNhv4l82MWVxVpaoV44NNE/edit][b][color=023142]started last year[/color][/b][/url].[/list]
[*][b]Discord games[/b]: Each day, there will be a .io game hosted via Discord that participants can submit scores for. Additionally, on some days there will be live games to play.
[*][b]Trading Card Events[/b]: Using the NS Trading Cards feature, we'll be hosting a card collecting event. For this event, collectors are encouraged to find cards representing a diverse array of different defender organizations throughout history. There will be trading card rewards! 
[*][b]Panel on Declarations[/b]: Prior to The Liberty Gala, [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] collected opinions about the new Declarations feature, its future, and its applications for defending from several prominent WA authors and thinkers. We have released these opinions and will be holding a group discussion about the new SC feature on October 25.
[*][b]Defender Yearbook Superlatives[/b]: We will be holding nominations and then voting to determine The Most Cool of three categories: Weirdest place to have updated from, Weirdest device to have used to update, and Best Security Council resolution of the year. 
[*][b]Defender Awards[/b]: The traditional Defender Awards will be hosted after the conclusion of the event by [nation]The Glorious Hypetrain[/nation].[/list][/box]

[box][anchor=onsite][/anchor][align=center][size=140][b][color=#023142]Participating On Site[/color][/b][/size][/align]

Don't want to use Discord but still want to participate in The Liberty Gala? Here are the events that are easy for you to participate in!

[list][*]All of the [b][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608906][color=#023142]Trading Cards[/color][/url][/b] events
[*]The Defender Awards will be hosted on the NationStates forums
[*]Anyone may submit an entry for the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1608901][b][color=#023142]Character Contest[/color][/b][/url] from on-site via telegram
[*]Voting for Defender Yearbook Superlatives events will be hosted via the poll function in [region]The Liberty Gala[/region].
[*]Dispatches will be released after the event containing transcripts of some events.[/list][/box]

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