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RuneFest 2019 Schedule revealed!

Have you bought your RuneFest ticket yet? If yes - wahoo! We'll be seeing you on October 4th to celebrate another great year for the RuneScape community. If not - maybe this peek at all the cool panels, announcement, and downright shenanigans you'll be missing will change your mind... it's the RuneFest 2019 Schedule!

All the events announced here will come on top of the amazing things you'll get to live at RuneFest 2019. Enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your friends and favourite JMods in immersive environments, that's also what RuneFest is all about! So if you haven't got them already, don't wait and get your tickets! (pssst, if that doesn't do the trick, don't forget that all attendees will also receive unique RuneScape items).

Friday Night: The Golden Gnome Awards

On Friday, October 4th, the hallowed halls of Farnborough International Exhibition Centre will open their doors to JMods, Content Creators, and of course... players! The Golden Gnome Awards are the biggest event in the RuneScape community calendar, where we celebrate our beloved artists, streamers, and video makers. Doors will open at 18:00 BST, and the awards ceremony itself will kick off at 20:30 BST. Watching on Twitch? Tune in from 20:15 BST to catch all the action.

Main Stage

The RuneFest main stage is where all the magic happens! Drop in throughout the day to find the cosplay competition, the RuneScape keynote, and the Great Gielinorian Cook-off. Watchers at home can watch all the main stage panels on the official Twitch stream. The full main stage schedule is below:

Time Panel Description
10:30 - 11:00 Time to Set Sail! Join us as we set sail to shores old and new, and take an in-depth look at Fossil Island and the Land Out of Time.
11:00 - 11:45 The Great Gielinorian Cook-off Watch our star bakers compete to produce a three-course RuneScape meal from scratch in 45 minutes. Doable? Not really. Entertaining? Definitely.
12:00 - 12:45 The Cosplay Show & Cosplay Golden Gnome Awards After the cosplay parade at 11:30, join us live as the best cosplayers in the RuneScape and Old School Communities compete for their chance to take home a Golden Gnome Award. Log into your RuneFest App to cast your vote in the 'Best Cosplay' category!
13:00 - 13:45 OS & RS Data Stream Everybody loves a bit of data, and we're no exception! Head to the Main Stage where we'll share some of our favourite stats from nearly 25 combined years of RuneScape and Old School.
14:00 - 14:45 Old School Creators Q&A Join some Old School RuneScape content creators on-stage as they answer all your burning questions, from life as a content creator to their favourite pizza topping.
15:00 - 15:45 Mythbusters Mod Osborne and Mod John C are here to reveal the truth behind some of the biggest (and funniest) misconceptions from the community. Got a myth you'd like us to bust? Post it in the official forum thread!
16:00 - 16:45 Ron Plays Games Everyone's favourite gameshow host and sheep enthusiast takes to the stage to bring you an hour of unadulterated, (possibly) family-friendly quiz show fun.
17:00 - 17:45 RuneScape Keynote The big one. Join us to find out what you can expect from the next 12 months in RuneScape!
18:15 - 19:00 Old School RuneScape Keynote The other big one. Join us to find out all the biggest updates coming to Old School next year!

After the main stage sessions have finished, entertainment will be available throughout the evening. Party hats at the ready, everyone!

Panel Stage

The Panel Stage is where you'll find JMods and Content Creators alike hosting talks on all kinds of topics: from the annual Lore Q&A with Mod Raven to the truth about life as a streamer. All the talks from the Panel Stage will be streamed live on Twitch. The full schedule is available below:

Time Panel Description
12:00 - 12:45 Another Slice of W.I.K.I Ever wondered how our fantastic wiki editors corral info from across our games and collate it into one, awesome resource? Wonder no more! We'll discuss new and hidden features, how to harness the wiki's trove of data for your creative use, and briefly talk about why editing the wiki is so valuable.
13:00 - 13:45 Bringing a Creature to Life! Join our art team as they take you on an adventure to find out how they breathe life into the creatures and peoples of Gielinor.
14:00 - 14:45 The Making of Old School RuneScape Mobile How do you port a 17 year old game to a whole new platform? Join us on a retrospective tour of Old School Mobile, as we reminisce about the successes, thrills, and spills along the way.
15:00 - 15:45 So, you want to be a streamer? Join some of our up-and-coming content creators as they answer all your burning questions about the subtle art of streaming.
16:00 - 16:45 Lore Q&A It's back, and this year, it's lore-ier than ever! Join Mod Raven and co for an intensive session covering everything you could possibly want to know about the Lore of RuneScape. It's gonna be - wait for it - loresome.
17:00 - 17:45 A Day in the life of a JMod What's it really like to work for Jagex? In this panel, you'll have the opportunity to ask JMods from all across the company about their roles.
18:00 - 18:45 RS Reveal Q&A The RuneScape Keynote will be full of surprises - like the ████ █████ and that amazing ███████! This panel is your chance to get your immediate questions answered.