DragonCon 2019: Locating the Oddballs

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DragonCon is here. It stands on your welcome mat demanding to be let in. And just as you go to turn the deadbolt you remember… We don’t have a welcome mat…

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.

Friday, August 30th

Make the Bad Men Stop Part 1: The Phantom Grimace
When: Fri 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – the hopefully plague-free 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. Yeah, fine, Endgame was good. Don’t get complacent.
Who: Damn near everybody. And this will be as sane as we get this weekend, folks.

Warehouse 13: 10th Anniversary Celebration
When: Fri 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-F – Sheraton
Description: Chatting about the show with some of its stars.
Who: Leigh.

Pratchett & Gaiman: Lessons for Preventing an Apocalypse
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: Wait…Rox is on a panel for preventing the apocalypse?
Who: Rox.

Project Blue Book: Accurate or Not?
When: Fri 2:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Seriously, is it blue or not?
Who: Leigh

Challenging Gender & Disability Representation in Star Trek
When: Fri 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 2-3 – Hilton
Description: How does the Trek franchise reproduce and challenge mainstream tropes regarding depictions of disability and masculinity? I presume they’ll tell us.
Who: Wolven.

Apocalypse Again!
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204-207 – Hilton
Description: Ah, this Rox panel makes more sense.
Who: Rox.

Arrow/Legends Cast: A Glimpse into the Mysteries
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium Ballroom – Marriott
Description: Working together on a team of heroes.
Who: Rob.

New Series Doctor Who
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: Discussion of Series 11.
Who: Tuffley.

Jordan Peele: Fan Panel
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin
Description: Fan discussion of the funny guy who quickly transitioned to scaring the shit out of people.
Who: Damian.

Saturday, August 31st

Luther, Killing Eve & Other Crime Dramas
When: Sat 10:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria V – Hilton
Description: British crime dramas…the good, the bad and the positively quaint
Who: Jon, ScottC, Widge.

Batman 1989: The Keaton Knight Rises
When: Sat 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M103-105 – Marriott
Description: And how about that Prince soundtrack, huh?
Who: Rob.

The 10th Doctor
When: Sat 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: A Q&A with that talented David Tennant guy.
Who: Rob.

Alien Religions in Military Sci-Fi
When: Sat 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain DE – Westin
Description: Taking a close look into the show aspects and the real world foundations of the alien religions of MSFM, from the Ori to the Church of Kelly.
Who: Wolven.

Stranger Things: You Got Your Horror in My Supernatural!
When: Sat 4:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Retrotastic show that gets more horrific. Are we pleased or frightened?
Who: Widge.

The Cost of War: An American Gods Fan Panel
When: Sat 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Description: Discussing the second season.
Who: Damian.

Doctor Who Companions
When: Sat 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Salon – Hilton
Description: A chat with Catherine Tate & Freema Agyeman.
Who: Rob.

Warehouse 13: 10th Anniversary Panel
When: Sat 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: My God, is this still happening?
Who: Rox, ScottC.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
When: Sat 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria V – Hilton
Description: Oh God, it’s back.
Who: Widge.

Ask the Experts: Everything Doctor Who Bingo
When: Sat 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria V – Hilton
Description: It’s like a panel where you can ask questions and Bingo is played. Or…something.
Who: Rob, Rox.

Temptation & Betrayal: A Lucifer Fan Panel
When: Sat 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Description: Fan discussion of the show’s fourth season.
Who: Damian.

Sunday, September 1st

Stranger Things Fandom Discussion
When: Sun 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand East – Hilton
Description: Eggos not included.
Who: Jon, Leigh.

Cobra Kai and the Return of the Karate Kid
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand Ballroom A-F – Sheraton
Description: From the movie to the new series, it gets discussed.
Who: Rob.

Creativity in Skepticism
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204-207 – Hilton
Description: Learn how to doubt things in original ways!
Who: Rox.

Critical Studies of Diversity and Representation in SF
When: Sun 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Inman – Hyatt
Description: Pop culture scholars critically analyze the role of diversity and representation in science fiction & fantasy media.
Who: Wolven.

Heroes That Look & Live Like Us
When: Sun 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M302-303 – Marriott
Description: Heroes of Color. If you don’t see them, create some.
Who: Damian.

Dark: Which Cycle Are We in Now?
When: Sun 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: A fan discussion of Netflix’s Dark.
Who: Leigh.

Arrow/Legends Cast: Guardians of Might & Magic
When: Sun 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atrium – Marriott
Description: Saving the world. Yeah, they do that.
Who: Rob.

A Cornucopia of Urban Fantasy Shows: A Combo Fan Panel
When: Sun 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain I-J – Westin
Description: The title says it all. I just wanted to comment that the word “cornucopia” should really be used more often.
Who: Damian.

Doom Patrol: Season Patrol
When: Sun 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M302-303 – Marriott
Description: Holy hell, what did we just watch?
Who: Widge.

Shows We Miss
When: Sun 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Grief counseling for those who are dealing with the loss of shows they enjoyed.
Who: ScottC.

The Comics Form
When: Sun 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: 204J – Mart2
Description: Analyzing ways comics use visual and spatial techniques to communicate narratives and ideas.
Who: Wolven.

Good Guys? Bad Guys? Grey Middle?
When: Sun 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Just because you’re the good guys does that mean you can get away with stuff?
Who: ScottC.

SOLVE THIS: LIVE!
When: Sun 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: Joe, Damian, Rox of Spazhouse & Widge.

The Road So Far: A Supernatural Fan Panel
When: Sun 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Description: A fan discussion of the 39th season.
Who: Damian.

Monday, September 2nd

Elementary vs. Sherlock
When: Mon 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: Fight! Fight! Fight!
Who: Rox.

Ghost Nation
When: Mon 10:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Grand East – Hilton
Description: People looking for ghosts. Stillll looking.
Who: Leigh.

Doctor Who Mind the Gaps: Classic Who, Tennant & Capaldi Years
When: Mon 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton
Description: How to fill in the gaps between seasons and stay sane.
Who: Rob.

Assimilation or Annihilation? An iZombie Fan Panel
When: Mon 2:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Description: Fan discussion of the fifth and final season.
Who: Damian.

Make the Bad Men Stop, Part CXLV
When: Mon 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Athens – Sheraton
Description: Let us go! We want to see our families again!
Who: “Yeah? Who’s ‘we’?” “I don’t know. Whoever’s left.

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