It's free! Come to the largest community gaming event at University of Idaho and on the Palouse.
Vandal Overnight Games (VOG) is open to current U of I students, high school students, U of I employees, teens, community members, families and the general public of all ages. Come for one specific activity or session or spend the entire day and evening! Register here. Entry is free but registration is required (prior to, or at the door of the event.)
Please be aware the event is geared toward young adults. If children are brought to the event, they are welcome but event organizers ask that they be supervised. Childcare is not provided at the event.
Information for Attendees
Registration is free. There are no costs involved. Participants can register at the door or pre-register. Please pre-register when possible.
- When registering, you will be asked for your name and email address. Event organizers will use the information for these purposes only: accurate food count, a pre-event reminder notification and to send a post-event survey.
- A wristband will be given to each attendee and will be used as a free food voucher.
Tour the University of Idaho Moscow campus! Find out what it means to be a Vandal. Several days/times are available. Learn more.
- No alcohol is allowed.
- For special dietary or medical needs, please contact event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU).
- Participants can leave the event and return later as long as the event wristband is retained.
- Any participant behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave.
- Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.
- Free food and drink is available while supplies last.
- Event photographs will be taken and posted to a public website at a later date. If you prefer to not be photographed, please let event photographers know.
- To cancel a pre-registration reservation, please contact event organizers at email@example.com or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU). Thank you.
- Please feel free to bring your own gaming systems (not required). Event organizers will have a special network set-up.
- Backpacks are okay. However, the University of Idaho is not responsible for the loss of any personal property during the event. Please keep your property secured.
- There is no dress code for the event.
- Money to purchase food or drink if needed.
Free food is provided – while supplies last. Check the event schedule for details.
- Food is provided by Sodexo, the University of Idaho's dining servicer.
- Participants who need different food or additional food outside the scheduled meal time have the option of bringing their own food.
- Event food provided is not labeled for allergies.
- Please place trash in designated containers.
- Alcohol is not allowed at Vandal Overnight Games.
Weekend visitors park free in gold, red, blue, purple and silver lots in all regular spaces. Do not park in marked special-use spaces such as delivery, handicapped or facilities spaces.
If you are being dropped off and picked up, come to the Bruce Pitman Center at the University of Idaho.
For more information about campus parking, click here.
- A Vandal Overnight booth is staffed during the event. If you need help at the event, please ask anyone wearing a volunteer lanyard to assist.
- If you are not at the event and need to reach the VOG staff during the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU).
- In an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, you can contact U of I Campus Security at 208-885-7054.
Volunteers make Vandal Overnight Games happen. Interested in being a volunteer? Please email email@example.com or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU). Volunteers are asked to attend a mandatory volunteer training at 4pm the day before the event, in the Bruce Pitman Center International Ballroom
Before Vandal Overnight Games can really get going, we have to get all the equipment set up and the rooms laid out how we want.
Time frame: Friday morning, Friday afternoon
Assist Vandal Overnight Games staff at registration tables:
- Help record attendees' email addresses
- Make sure everyone that attends can get their free food
- Assist attendees with moving their devices around, as needed
Both during and after the event, we'll need all the help we can to clean up!
Walk around and make sure the event floor and tables don't get covered in empty food plates and cups.
Time frame: Saturday 1 p.m. to midnight.
Help to pack everything up at the end of the event.
Time frame: Sunday 10 a.m. to noon.
Don't worry if you don't know how to play. League of Legends is a Free to Play game. Come on in and check it out!
Gather your friends into a five person team to participate in a competitive League of Legends tournament. Register here.
- 10 a.m. to midnight
- Fourth floor Summit conference center, Idaho Commons
Learn to play Magic, and receive a free playable sample deck provided by Wizards of the Coast. Experienced players who attend and teach new players to play will be able to choose from a selection of promo cards also provided by Wizards of the Coast. We will also host a casual Magic tournament in which players will use a sample deck provided by Wizards of the Coast. Everyone will receive a booster pack for each match that they win as well as for every two matches they lose.
Cosplay Contest Categories
- Purchased Costumes: Any costume that was store bought or over half of the costume and accessories were purchased (items can be purchased from multiple retailers).
- Fabricated/Made Costumes: Any costume where over half of the costumes and accessories were either handmade, crafted, repurposed, significantly modified (see below), or an original design by you.
- An example of significantly modified: Purchasing a white dress shirt, dyeing it blue, then embellishing it with insignia.
- An example of not significantly modified: Purchasing a white dress shirt, then squirting fake blood on it.
- All costumes must be registered and screened before or at the pre-judging.
- Costumes must be all age appropriate. No nudity, potential "wardrobe malfunctions," or obscenities will be allowed on stage. You will be asked to correct or cover the questionable part of your presentation, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
- All costumes selected for the main stage contest at will need to be checked in and lined up in order of appearance 15 minutes before we start. Host should have your completed cue card at this time.
Rules of weapons
- No functional bladed or projectile weapon will be allowed on stage. This includes temporarily disabled Airsoft guns.
- Weapons may not be brandished or otherwise pointed at anyone not on stage.
- All weapons that will be carried on stage must be approved by the Costume Contest Director during sign-ups.
- No throwing of any weapon (or anything else for that matter…) will be allowed on stage. This also includes things like glitter, fake blood, confetti, feathers or sand. Basically, leave the stage the way you found it. Tossing an object in a controlled manner (eg: flipping a coin, juggling) is allowed, but must be cleared with the Costume Contest Director beforehand.
- Resemblance or representation of the character
- Fit of the costume
- Creativity and craftsmanship
- Overall effectiveness of costume and presentation
There will be several Warhammer tournaments at Vandal Overnight. See below for their times and the number of points allowed in each tournament.
1 pm, Warhammer 40K - 500 points
4 pm, Warhammer 40K - 500 points
8 pm, Warhammer 40K - 1250 points
There will be several Age of Sigmar tournaments at Vandal Overnight. See below for their times and the number of points allowed. Note that they will be using the Coalescence campaign, available for download here.
1 pm, Age Of Sigmar Coalescence campaign game 1 - 1000 points
4 pm, Age Of Sigmar Coalescence campaign game 2 - 1250 points
8 pm, Age of Sigmar Coalescence campaign game 3 - 1500 points