Do you long to travel in deep space? Ever wondered what it’s like to tag an alien (or maybe your CodeMash roomie)? We are happy to announce the return of Artemis and Laser Tag, presented by Gaming Nomads.

Activities below are open to CodeMash Attendees as well as Kidz- please note age requirementsTickets are Required. Times and quantities (limited) are displayed when registering a ticket. We will be making tickets available in a few batches. We know that some folks will want to register early, and others may want to wait until CodeMash.

  1. Available NOW: we will be releasing a small batch of tickets so folks can register ahead of time.
  2. Available the week of CodeMash: Monday PM/Tuesday AM: tickets will be released for scheduled events that happen during the pre-compiler.
  3. Available the week of CodeMash: Wednesday PM/ Thursday AM: tickets will be released for scheduled events that happen during the conference.

Cost: Free!

Location:  Salon C and F. (Remember: Captain Firk)

Times: Events are scheduled throughout CodeMash, during the Pre-Compiler and Main Conference. Check availability on Eventbrite for details.

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator –> Ages 16+. Join five of your friends or complete strangers as you take control of a spaceship bridge!  Will you be the Helmsman, deftly guiding your ship through all the dangers of the sector?  Or the Weapons officer, locking on to your enemy before you send them to a fiery death?  Or perhaps the Science officer, scanning the enemy for weaknesses and providing navigational bearings?  Or maybe the Communications officer, coordinating the efforts of your allies and convincing your foes that they should surrender while they still can?  Or do you want to be the maestro of the Engineering console, keeping all the systems running at their peak efficiency while coordinating the damage control teams to heal your ship?  Or do you want to be the Captain, taking the input from all your officers in order to make the hard decisions that have to be made in order to survive and emerge victorious?  Special note: Chimps are no longer permitted on the main bridge.

Incident at Asimov Station –> Ages 16+. This will be a combined Artemis and Tactical Laser Tag event.

Kidzmash Laser Tag –> Ages 10-16. Tactical Laser Tag just for the bigger kids of Kidzmash. We will play several different scenarios lasting 5-10 minutes each.

Kidzmash Artemis –> Ages 12-18. Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator just for the kids of Kidzmash. Kidz will play any of the aforementioned roles as you go up against fleets from multiple races who want to destroy your ship and your space stations in order to wrest control of the sector away from you.  Whether you voyage with old friends or soon to be new friends, this will be one of the most enjoyable team-building experiences that you have ever had!

Itty Bitz Laser Tag – Ages 4-9. Laser Tag just for the smallest of the Kidzmash attendees (humans only).

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator was created by Thom Robertson ( and is presented by Gaming Nomads (

Comfortable with the requirements?  Head over to Make it So.  Press the Green “Tickets” button on the right of the page. Once the window pops up, scroll down until you see it and press “Check Out”. If tickets are not listed or unavailable, please check again on the day of the event want to attend.