DragonCon 2018: Gird Thy Loins

Tres Weirdos

DragonCon is on the horizon once more. Here is where we shall make our stand against boredom and sanity:

TL/DR NOTE: The Fun Fest is Sunday, September 3rd starting at 10:00pm in Regency V in the Hyatt.

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 reason or rhyme.

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. DON’T PANIC. Trust me, I’ll tell you when to panic.

Changelog: 8/29 – Rob’s schedule added.

Friday, August 31st

Lost: A Look Back
When: Fri 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Centennial II-III – Hyatt
Description: Lost actors discuss their characters, reminisce about the beloved show and answer audience questions.
Who: Rob.

An Hour With Catherine Tate
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Q&A with the Doctor Who bride that ran away with the 10th Doctor.
Who: Rob.

Doctor Who New Series
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal – Hilton
Description: Prepping your brain for the Series 11 premiere.
Who: Tuffley.

Finding Bigfoot: First Time at DragonCon
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand A-F – Sheraton
Description: Cliff & Bobo come to the Con to relate some stories of their investigations.
Who: Leigh.

Make the Bad Men Stop Part 1: The Adventure Never Ends
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Valdosta – Sheraton
Description: Part One of a group therapy session where we all discuss how our cinematic and television-based dreams are going to be destroyed.
Who: Damn near everybody. And this will be as sane as we get this weekend, folks.

The Science of Sherlock
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: While Sherlock Holmes may have been his own mobile crime lab, he did occasionally do science. Our experts will review current procedures & scientific techniques used in modern criminal investigations & how these were reflected, or perhaps predicted, in Sherlockian lore.
Who: Rox.

Ghost Brothers Are Here!
When: Fri 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Imperial – Marriott
Description: They’re at their first DragonCon. Stop by and say boo.
Who: Leigh.

Ask the Experts: Anything Doctor Who
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: All questions about the Doctor Who Universe may be asked & will be answered. Questions from the classic series, new series, novels, comic books, spinoffs, & audios are welcome. Even the oldest question in the Universe…hidden in plain sight.
Who: Rob.

Horror Roots of Batman
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Peachtree 1&2 – Westin
Description: Why the Bat’s horror roots contribute to his popularity.
Who: Damian.

Racial Representation in Marvel Comics
When: Fri 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204J – Mart2
Description: Academic discussion of racial justice and representation of heroes of color, including Black Panther & the Crew, Moon Girl, Iron Heart, and the Hulk.
Who: Wolven.

X-Files – Character Perspectives
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand A-F – Sheraton
Description: A Q&A of the actors William B. Davis & Annabeth Gish.
Who: Leigh.

Faith in Science Fiction
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt
Description: Many times authors create religions for their societies. Many times they use established faiths to inform their characters and their actions. Our panelists discuss when this works, when it doesn’t, and is it absolutely necessary to make a good story.
Who: Wolven.

Fandom Parents
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Piedmont – Hyatt
Description: What happens when super fans procreate? How do we navigate the trials of geek parenthood? Share the highs & lows of raising the next generation of nerds at this annual celebration of fandom families. General audience. Kids must be 10+ to attend.
Who: Jon, Leigh.

iZombie
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain – Westin
Description: Moderated fan panel of the show’s fourth season
Who: Damian.

Remembering Jack Williamson
When: Fri 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt
Description: Panelists discuss their favorite Williamson work and the impact he had on SF lit.
Who: Rox.

Saturday, September 1st

The Struggle Over Mars: Speculating on the Colonial Future of the Milky Way in Syfy’s The Expanse
When: Sat 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M301 – Marriott
Description: A presentation and conversation on the sociopolitcal dynamics and implications of Syfy’s series The Expanse.
Who: Wolven.

What Just Happened with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
When: Sat 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: AoS guests will discuss what was going on in Season 5 & take audience Q&A to answer the real question: Where in the universe is General Talbot?
Who: Rob.

Do Mecha Dream of Electric Sheep?
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 1 – Hilton
Description: This panel explores the cultural implications of the complicated relationship between Mecha and their pilots across multiple Anime series.
Who: Wolven.

50 Years of The Beatles: White Album & Yellow Submarine
When: Sat 1:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: Dear God, we’re getting old. Oh yeah, and The Beatles.
Who: Tuffley.

Quest for the Keys: Magicians
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain – Westin
Description: Moderated fan panel discussion of the show’s third season.
Who: Damian.

Three Characters Deal with Fox & Dana…
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand West – Hilton
Description: How exactly do you deal with Mulder & Scully? Well, here’s one way to find out.
Who: Leigh.

John Noble, Fringe Scientist
When: Sat 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand West – Hilton
Description: John Noble talks Walter & Fringe.
Who: Leigh.

Machines as Heroes…or Villains
When: Sat 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Valdosta – Sheraton
Description: From Person of Interest to Terminator to Mr. Robot to Humans, machines can be either a hero or a villain. Join this fan discussion on what makes a machine move from one side to the other.
Who: Rox.

Post-Apocalyptic Pseudoscience
When: Sat 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204-207 – Hilton
Description: Skeptical about all the fears & solutions around surviving an apocalypse? Our panel of experts will answer questions, plus debunk common scams & unscientific claims made about prepping, survival, & what could end humanity.
Who: Rox.

Stranger Things: Why Do That?
When: Sat 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Why did Lucas & Justin do what they did? Well, come by and ask them.
Who: Leigh.

Supernatural & Religious Elements in Military SF
When: Sat 4:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain DE – Westin
Description: Supernatural & religious elements are woven throughout MSFM shows. Are the Wraith vampires? Are the Asgard gods or classic aliens? Who is Lucifer to BSG? Is Starbuck an angel? Is Ambassador Kosh? Should we worship with the Church of Kelly? We’ll examine these questions & more.
Who: Wolven.

Netflix Presents The End of the World
When: Sat 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain H – Westin
Description: Is Netflix the new frontier for apocalyptic programming? Looking at such original programming as “3%”, “The Rain”, and “How It Ends”, we’ll discuss what they’ve done right, where they’ve gone wrong, and what’s to come in the future of their genre programming.
Who: Rox.

SOLVE THIS: LIVE!
When: Sat 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Regency V – Hyatt
Description: The improvisational panel game that has solved problems for millions worldwide will now solve problems for you live and on stage!
Who: Jon Boutelle, Joe, Damian, Rox of Spazhouse & Widge.

Parallel Worlds, Unlikely Alliances: Supernatural
When: Sat 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain – Westin
Description: Moderated fan panel discussion about the show’s, I dunno, what is it now, 27th season?
Who: Damian.

Stranger Things – Seasons 1 & 2 and now 3
When: Sat 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Savannah 1-3 – Sheraton
Description: Fan discussion of ST Seasons 1-2 and what we hope to see in Season 3. (to increase room seating, held in Savannah 1-3 – PN Room)
Who: Jon.

Sunday, September 2nd

The Decadence and Liberation of Weimar Germany: An Explicit History Revue
When: Sun 1:00 am (Length: 1 Hour) <-- Not a typo Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Much more than Berlin Babylon, the history of the Weimar Republic is one of sexual liberation, decadence, and depravity in the face of post-war economic collapse. Learn about the perverse, grotesque, alluring, and appalling times that are sure to shock and amaze from our fans of erotic history.
Who: Rox.

Doctor Who: Capaldi & Mackie
When: Sun 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor, and Pearl Mackie, companion Bill Potts, conduct a Q&A with fans about their time on everyone’s beloved BBC Series: Doctor Who.
Who: Rob.

The Brit Pop Morning Game Show!
When: Sun 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: An epic tour of the British music industry. Plus “Name That British Tune!”
Who: Tuffley.

Good Agents, Bad Agents…and Those in the Middle
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Q&A with cast members of Agents of SHIELD.
Who: Leigh.

Smallville Cast: Two Sides of a Coin
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Centennial II-III – Hyatt
Description: Many fans consider them some of the best versions of their characters. Old friends and arch enemies sit down with us and share the stories of their lives in Smallville.
Who: Rob.

Politics & Patriotism in Comics
When: Sun 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204J – Mart2
Description: An exploration of the intersections of class, American politics, and imperialism in superhero comics.
Who: Wolven.

Agents of SHIELD – Season 6
When: Sun 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Valdosta – Sheraton
Description: Fan discussion of Season 6.
Who: Leigh.

Doctor Who Q&A: Catherine Tate
When: Sun 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Salon – Hilton
Description: Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate is interviewed in an hour-long Q&A on her life, career, & time on Doctor Who.
Who: Rob.

Twin Peaks: Then & Now
When: Sun 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Valdosta – Sheraton
Description: Fans discuss the original show and the recent episodes.
Who: Leigh.

50 Days of DragonCon Podcast – Live!
When: Sun 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Savannah 1-3 – Sheraton
Description: A live podcast recorded with Jon and Leigh on day 2plus of DragonCon. Audience questions will be included!
Who: Jon, Leigh.

Once Cast: Fairy Tales and Volkswagens
When: Sun 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Salon – Hilton
Description: Wandering into Storybrook all those years ago, changes everything. Evil curses are nothing to our hero! There’s a lot of lore behind the scenes that we’ll finally get to hear.
Who: Rob.

Need Coffee Dot Com Fun Fest
When: Sun 10:00pm (Length: 3 Hours or so…maybe…kinda)
Location: Regency V – Hyatt
Description: Games! Prizes! Candy! Mayhem! Crossdressing! Nerd trivia! Opera! Music! A stampede of boars on PCP! Everything!
Who: Everybody.

Monday, September 3rd

Thank You, John Noble!
When: Mon 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand A-F – Sheraton
Description: Q&A with Walter from Fringe.
Who: Leigh.

10th Doctor Companions: Donna Noble & Captain Jack Harkness
When: Mon 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) conduct a Q & A in which they gossip about their time on Doctor Who and all things the 10th Doctor.
Who: Rob.

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens & More
When: Mon 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s popularity have only increased in recent years, with popular television shows based on their stories either in production or on the air. We discuss the source material & the differences that manifest in interpreting their work for mass media.
Who: Rox

What Now For Agents of SHIELD?
When: Mon 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand A-F – Sheraton
Description: Q&A with cast members from the show.
Who: Leigh.

AHMC Novice: Everyday Steampunk, A Fashion Show and Tell Wrap-Up
When: Mon 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Tired of missing events because you can’t wear a monocle to work? Feel like your Steampunk-lite looks could use a boost? Get great ideas to make your day-to-evening look awesome with ease.
Who: Rox.

Angel’s Search for Atonement: Female Characters as Redeemers in the Buffyverse
When: Mon 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Description: A scholarly presentation on the role of women in Angel’s redemption in the Buffyverse.
Who: Wolven.

Spotlight on Karen Gillan
When: Mon 1:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: From Amy to Nebula to Ruby Roundhouse, what is next for one of our favorite actresses?
Who: Rob.

Make the Bad Men Stop, Part Omega
When: Mon 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Valdosta – Sheraton
Description: When we last left our heroes…
Who: “Yeah? Who’s ‘we’?” “I don’t know. Whoever’s left.”

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