WNPSD
Event Schedule

Friday 23 September

 

3pm - 6pm - Registration

Gun Room

The gates open! Join us in the Gun Room to check in and get your con pack.


6pm - Opening Ceremony

Main Hall

The official kick-off to this year’s events. Not to be missed!


8pm - Evening Meal

Food: Curry and Rice

Drinks: Fentiman’s, of course.


9pm - 9.30pm - Registration (late arrival)


9pm - Werewolves Card Game

Blue Room - run by Kivuli

We won’t be the only ones chowing down tonight. Some hungry werewolves are prowling the castle... join Kivu as we race to unmask them all.

 

 

Saturday 24 September

 

8am-9am - Breakfast

Cooked food served at these times. Outside these times, breakfast is self-service. 

 

9am - Falconry

Outside - run by North East Falconry

Birds of prey have captured our imaginations for centuries. And thanks to our friends at North East Falconry, we’ll have a selection of these gorgeous animals on display just for us. Owls, hawks and falcons against our stunning castle backdrop... how very fitting. 

 

11am - Country Walk

Meet in Gun Room - run by Silverley

A mid-morning jaunt with our resident roaming hare, along the South Tyne to Lambley Viaduct. The distance is about 4.5 miles - we should be back by lunch!

 

11am - Puppeteering

Blue Room - run by GreenReaper

GreenReaper and his friends will give an overview of puppeteering, from Jim Henson to Pawpet Shows. He will also have a few puppets to demonstrate. 

 

1pm - Lunch

Twizell Toasties 

 

3pm - Kubb Tournament

Outside - run by Tyde

What is Kubb, I hear you ask? In short, it’s Viking lawn chess. Form your war-party of three, take down your opponents’ pieces before aiming for the King. And yes, there will be prizes on offer. 

 

7pm - BBQ

Weather permitting, of course! Outside if weather is fine, in the Red Room otherwise. 

 

8pm - Furries Got Talent

Main Hall - run by Husk

Here we are now, entertain us. Whether you can sing, dance, play music, or make us all laugh, we’d love to see what you can do.

 

11pm - Ghost Hunt

Meet in Gun Room - run by Greskil

Featherstone has its fair share of ghost stories, including a ghostly 17th Century hunting party. Which spectres will visit us this night? Join Greskil and find out.

 

 

Sunday 25 September

 

8am-9am - Breakfast

Cooked food served at these times. Outside these times, breakfast is self-service. 

 

9am -11am - Meet the Charity

Gun Room - run by Stray Aid

Meet a representative from this year’s charity and learn about their work. They may even bring a not-so-mythical beastie or two along!

 

9am -11am - Photoshoot and Group Photo

Outside (Main Hall if raining)

Cameras and props will be available for photos, so bring your costumes.

We will also take the official Wild North 2022 group photo in this session. The shutter will go off at 11am prompt - please make sure you’re in place!

 

11am - Fursuit Games

Main Hall - run by Tyde

If you crossed ‘It’s a Knockout’ with a zoo, it may look a little like the Fursuit Games. Feel free to take part, or just sit back and enjoy the animal antics.

 

1pm - Lunch

Make-Your-Own Wrap

 

2pm - Last orders for evening takeaway run.


2pm - Trading Post

Gun Room

Our traders have wares, if you have coin. Expect artwork, gifts and treats, all on offer just for you.

 

3pm - Music Jam

Blue Room - run by Greskil 

A chilled-out session of group songs and musical merriment. Whatever you play, even if you’re a complete beginner, we’d love for you to get involved.

 

7pm - Evening Meal

Takeaway run - orders will be taken earlier in the day, up to 2pm.

 

8pm - Choose Your Own Quest Storytelling

Blue Room - run by Tyde

Your choices will guide our intrepid squirrel adventurer on his journey. Will you lead our russet rogue to success?

 

8pm-late - Fur’e’oke

Main Hall - run by Greskil

Karaoke and music until late at night. Shake your tails and enjoy our final night in the castle. 



 

Monday 26 September

 

8am-9am - Breakfast

Cooked food served at these times. Outside these times, breakfast is self-service. 

 

9am - Closing Ceremony

Main Hall 

 

9.30am - Clear Up

 

11am - Check Out 

 

Straight after...

- Trip to Beamish Museum (optional)

Beamish, the award-winning Living Museum of the North, is one of the most popular attractions in the North East. You’ll soon find out why when you hop aboard a vintage tram, to visit the farm, pit village, Edwardian High Street, fun fair, traditional fish and chip shop (with more Fentiman’s!), and much more. As is tradition, we’ll head here for our “Dead Dog” post-con event. Transport/car shares will be provided if you require it. Admission fees apply - currently £21.00, giving you unlimited access for 12 months. There is a vast amount to see and do here, so we’ll almost certainly stay until closing time (5pm). This is one Dead Dog event where dabs are very much allowed!



Across the weekend

 

Sword Workshops

Main Hall - run by Sascha SwordDerg

Do you like swords? Do you like medieval combat? Our sword-wielding dragon has over 20 years’ combat experience, so if you want to learn some fancy swordplay, come and show us what you’re made of!

 

Max 8 people per session - please sign up in advance, or ask to join at the time.

 

Saturday - 9am, 11.30am, 3pm

Sunday - 9am, 2pm, 4.30pm

 

Games Rooms

The Stone Hall (between the Main Hall and the Blue Room) will have traditional and modern board games, from chess to Scrabble to hnefatafl.

 

Outside of mealtimes, the Red Room is available for table-top games, roleplaying, and art.