DragonCon 2014: The Who, The Where, The When

Madness: House of Fun

Dear God. Don’t look now, but DragonCon is this weekend. I said not to look! It will sense you staring at it. And then it will pounce. But the time is not right. Almost. But not yet. Remember: when the time comes, You Cannot Show Fear. The Con will maul anyone who shows fear.

Use this as your guide to the stuff we’re doing. We’re sure going to use it.

Follow our Needcoffee feed for last minute updates. Where available, everyone’s first mention has their Twitter ID linked up–so feel free to follow folks for their latest weirdness. (Except in cases where they’ve been added to an earlier panel than I first had them–so they’re Twitter-linked on here somewhere. I’m old and lazy.) As always, this list is subject to change without notice or sense.

As always, inevitably, there will be formatting and other stupid errors on this schedule. If you find something wrong, just ping me and we’ll get it fixed. Danke.

Update Log:
Version 1.01 – Added “Needcoffee vs. Sherlock”; added Rox’s “Adventurous Women” in Alt History; added the BritTrack After Dark panels for Scott
Version 1.02 – Added Tuffley’s and Wolven’s panels.

Friday, August 29th

Comics Track Welcome Panel
When: Fri 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Hanover F – Hyatt
Description: It’s the Comics Track. Welcome.
Who: Wolven.

Ask the Experts: Everything Who
When: Fri 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: Expert fans answer questions about Doctor Who that are tough to get answers for.
Who: Rob.

Make the Bad Men Stop Part 1
When: Fri 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Part One of a group therapy session where we all discuss how our cinematic dreams are going to be destroyed. Then we have a good cry about it.
Who: Damn near everybody.

Inside the Actor’s Gaffe: Tony Curran
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-F – Sheraton
Description: Tony Curran talks on his career, including his roles on Doctor Who, Ultimate Force, and many television/film roles.
Who: Rob.

SOLVE THIS: LIVE!
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Centennial I – Hyatt
Description: The improvisational panel game that has solved problems for millions worldwide will now solve problems for you live and on stage for the third year running!
Who: Aaron Fever, Jon Boutelle, Rox of Spazhouse, special guest problem solver Joseph Scrimshaw & Widge.

Top Gear
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Join fans of the motoring show as they put to the pedal to the metal and the thing to the floor. So to speak.
Who: Tuffley

Need Coffee Dot Com vs. Sherlock
When: Fri 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: Need Coffee Dot Com takes on the BBC version of the character. Not the man himself. Because he’d kick our asses.
Who: Rob, Tuffley, Rox, Widge, Kim, Serv, ScottC & a bunch of other peoples.

Orphan Black: Clones and… Everything Else
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Fan discussion of all the things going on in Orphan Black.
Who: Rob, Serv.

Need Coffee Presents The Spazhouse North American Tour
When: Fri 10:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Rox of Spazhouse went on a tour of North America recently. Didn’t catch her? Come check out her travelogue, photos, insane stories as well as a tribute to the man who made it all possible.
Who: Rox.

BritTrack After Dark: Sex, Sexuality, and British Media
When: Fri 11:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Explorative chat into pansexuality, & any other type of sexual dynamics found in Doctor Who, Sherlock, Skins, In the Flesh, & popular British Media.
Who: ScottC.

Saturday, August 30th

Terry Pratchett
When: Sat 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: The fantasy grandmaster and his worlds — all gets explored by an intrepid panel of experts.
Who: Rox.

Fringe: What Did It All Mean?
When: Sat 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Fan discussion of Fringe, what it meant, what we still question…and why we hope for more .
Who: Jon Boutelle.

Hannibal Fannibals
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Peachtree – Westin
Description: “Fannibal” sounds a lot like “Garanimal.” I’m just saying.
Who: Wolven.

Inside the Actor’s Gaffe: Colin Baker
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-F – Sheraton
Description: An interview with Doctor Who’s Sixth Doctor on his life and career, including his work onstage, in audio dramas, and more.
Who: Rob.

Why Do We Still Love Lost?
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: A fan discussion on Lost: why fans love it and everything else about the show.
Who: Jon Boutelle, Aaron Fever.

Warehouse 13: Why Fans Miss It
When: Sat 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Rox and Leigh lead a fandom discussion on why we miss WH13. May also feature our hopes and dreams for a WH13 Movie.
Who: Leigh, Rox of Spazhouse

John “Widgett” Robinson: Live Reading
When: Sat 2:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Roswell – Hyatt
Description: Widge sheds his online self (don’t worry, it’s not gross like in a sci-fi movie) and lets John A. Robinson show up and read you some stuff.
Who: Widge.

Adventurous Women: Traveling in the 19th Century
When: Sat 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Augusta 3 – Westin
Description: This roundtable discussion will encompass women and detailed travels during the 19th and early 20th century.
Who: Rox.

Person of Interest: Are We Living It?
When: Sat 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Fan discussion of Person of Interest, how much of the “Machine” is actually here now, and what could come next.
Who: Kim & Tuffley.

Need Coffee Dot Com Fun Fest
When: Sat 8:30pm (Length: 3 Hours or so…maybe…kinda)
Location: Regency V – Hyatt
Description: If you’re ready to get ridiculous, ready to shift your chaotic into neutral & ready to play games like you stole them, then we’ve got an event for you. May include prizes and candy.
Who: Everybody.

Sunday, August 31st

Doctor Who New Series Chat: Capaldi First Impressions
When: Sun 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom West – Hilton
Description: A chat about all things Peter Capaldi and the new Doctor on Doctor Who.
Who: Rob.

BritPop
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: A discussion of British music.
Who: Rob; Tuffley; Widge.

Doctor Who Missing Episodes
When: Sun 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Some Doctor Who episodes have been found; others are still M.I.A. This panel covers why, what they were about, and where they might be.
Who: Rob.

Grimm: What Just Happened?
When: Sun 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-M107 – Marriott
Description: The fan discussion of Grimm season 3 covers Adelind as a Mom, Nick/Juliet splitting, Monroe/Rosalee babies, and more.
Who: Jon Boutelle, Rox of Spazhouse, Leigh.

Need Coffee Dot Com vs. The Whoniverse
When: Sun 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: Needcoffee.com gives a critical and fair analysis of everything Doctor Who, including the 50th Anniversary. Wait, did we actually say “fair”? Why did we say that?
Who: Rob, Tuffley, Rox, Widge & a bunch of other peoples.

The Intruders: The New Body Snatchers?
When: Sun 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-M107 – Marriott
Description: There’s a new aliens-taking-over show, The Intruders. Is this a new Body Snatchers?
Who: Rob & Leigh.

Third Annual Epic Cosplay Fist Bump
When: Sun 8:30 pm (Length: Jesus, there is no telling)
Location: Marriott, anywhere there are people walking about
Description: Because some people deserve a fist bump. In fact, most people do. So come get one. Or several.
Who: Rox, Rob and a cast of thousands.

BritTrack After Dark: Gay Themes in Doctor Who
When: Sun 10:00 pm (Length: 1 hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat differ in their approach to GBLT lifestyles. Here we discuss the infusion of GBLT themes into Doctor Who.
Who: ScottC

Dream Logic and Murder Wizardry: Psychology and Hannibal Lecter
When: Sun 10:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Peachtree – Westin
Description: Unlike many panels, this title really does say it all.
Who: Wolven.

Monday, September 1st

Q&A with the 6th Doctor: Colin Baker
When: Mon 10:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-F – Sheraton
Description: The actor who portrayed the sixth incarnation of the Doctor from Doctor Who answers questions about what it’s like to work on this lasting show.
Who: Rob.

Shows to Watch as a Family
When: Mon 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-M107 – Marriott
Description: The yearly “Family Time” viewing panel with family AND kid interaction.
Who: Jon & Leigh.

Stargate: A Myth of its Very Own
When: Mon 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain HIJ – Westin
Description: Thoughts and ideas about the lasting impact of the Stargate mythos.
Who: Wolven.

Make the Bad Men Stop 2: Rock Fall, Everybody Dies
When: Mon 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: We have Pop Culture Doom to spare, so grab a takeaway carton of cry and enjoy it on your trip home.
Who: Whoever’s still alive. And everybody else: their reanimated corpses.

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