DragonCon 2011 Schedule 2017-09-24T22:24:08+00:00
Need Coffee Dot Com Fun Fest 2011

Times, subjects, participants, zip codes and the space-time continuum itself are subject to change without notice. And this is a first draft. We will try to post updates here as we learn about them. Please follow Widgett on Twitter and our Needcoffee feed for last minute updates.

Please note: inevitably, there will be formatting and other stupid errors on this schedule. It’s still cooling off. If you find something wrong, just ping me and we’ll get it fixed. Danke.

Change Log:
August 23rd: Added two additional panels Friday morning moderated by Leigh and added Wolven’s appearances.
August 25th: Added one appearance Sunday by Thespia.

Friday, September 2nd

Aliens, Conspiracies and Super People
When: Fri 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Join a discussion of some of the new shows about aliens, conspiracies and other XTrack topics. Shows will include Alphas, Falling Skies and others.
Who: Leigh

Tower Prep: Conspiracies for the Tweens
When: Fri 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Tower Prep is built upon questions, conspiracies and double-crosses. Is this XFiles for the tweens (and their parents) set?
Who: Leigh & Kidlet

Welcome to Anglotopia
When: Fri 11:30 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Rob’s home away from home that’s all Brit, all the time. Go check them out.
Who: Rob Levy

Make the Bad Men Stop Part 1
When: Fri 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: You should know what this is by now. Show up and have your cinematic dreams crushed. By an iron boot. While we laugh.
Who: Damn near everybody.

Inside the Actor’s Gaffe: Gareth David Lloyd
When: Fri 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: A601-602 – Marriott
Description: Gareth David Lloyd is on hand with Rob moderating
Who: Rob.

Torchwood: Miracle Day
When: Fri 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: A601-602 – Marriott
Description: Discussing Torchwood. The good. The bad. The somewhat American rendition.
Who: Rob.

Doctor Who: The Tom Baker Years
When: Fri 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: A601-602 – Marriott
Description: The title says it all. Scott will probably not be on hand to say K-9.
Who: Rob.

BritPop
When: Fri 5:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: A discussion of British music.
Who: Rob Levy; Tuffley; Kim; Aaron Poole.

Doctor Who: Davies vs. Moffat
When: Fri 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: A spirited debate about the two most recent showrunners.
Who: Rob.

The Need Coffee Dot Com Fun Fest
When: Fri 8:00pm doors open; 8:30pm party starts (Length: 3 Hours or so…maybe…kinda)
Location: International North – Hyatt
Description: Come ready to play games, win stuff, and have a party.
Who: Everybody.

Sociocultural Readings of X-Files & Fringe
When: Fri 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: “Presenters explore how the paranormal events presented in ‘The X-Files’ & ‘Fringe’ reflect society’s concerns & drives.” Dennis LoRusso, “We are the Observers: Inter-dimensionality as a Representation of Global Society in Fringe”, Rebekah Spera,”Deny Everything: The X Files, Fringe, and the Changing Cultural Imagination”
Who: Wolven.

Saturday, September 3rd

Religious & Philosophical Themes in Anime/Manga
When: Sat 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Courtland – Hyatt
Description: John Flowers “Weaponized Buddhism: Buddhist Thought in the Mobile Suit Gundam Metaverse”
Who: Wolven.

The Light Fantastic: The Worlds of Terry Pratchett
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Fun with Sir Terry’s imagination.
Who: Rox; ScottC

Martin Landau: The Space 1999 Years
When: Sat 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: TBA
Description: Rob chats with Martin Landau.
Who: Rob

Lost: One Year Later
When: Sat 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-7 – Marriott
Description: The program asks if we’re still bitter a year later. What do you think?
Who: Jon Boutelle; Aaron Poole

The Doctor Who Universe Experience
When: Sat 4:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: TBA
Description: TBA
Who: Rob.

Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
When: Sat 7:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: This panel will smack you with a car and send you careening into Dragon*Con of years past. Just kidding. Getting smacked by a car will kill you.
Who: Tuffley

Gonzoroo!
When: Sat 8:30 pm (Length: 2.5 Hours)
Location: Atrium Ballroom – Marriott
Description: Join Jonathan Coulton in his Dragon*Con debut on stage with a cavalcade of other musical delights, including Paul and Storm and more! Co-hosted by Ken Plume and Widgett Walls.
Who: Widge.

Sunday, September 4th

Red Dwarf
When: Sun 10:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Capitol Ballroom – Sheraton
Description: It went away and then came back. A discussion of the show in general.
Who: Rob.

Doctor Who Classics
When: Sun 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Capitol Ballroom – Sheraton
Description: TBA
Who: Rob.

AI & Human Enhancement
When: Sun 11:30am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: American SF Media Room? (Not sure where this is?)
Description: “Presenters discuss the societal implications of portrayals of Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, & Human Enhancement in Science-Fiction Media.”; Katherine Bryant, “Is a ‘Lieutenant Commander Data’ in our future?”
Who: Wolven, presenting “Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point: The Implications of Cybernetics & Human Enhancement in SF Media”

Warehouse 13: The Little Show That Fandom Loves
When: Sun 1:00 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-7 – Marriott
Description: Fandom discussion of why WH13 is loved, what the panel would like to see and what hope there is for the future.
Who: Leigh; Rox

Need Coffee Dot Com vs. The Whoniverse
When: Sun 4:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: We take on the entirety of the Who canon from end to end. But mostly the recent bits.
Who: Rob, Tuffley, Kidlet, Aaron Poole, Rox, Widge

Merlin
When: Sun 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Capitol Ballroom – Sheraton
Description: The latest version of Camelot gets discussed.
Who: Thespia.

Torchwood Live Audio Commentary with Gareth David-Lloyd
When: Sun 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Capitol Ballroom – Sheraton
Description: TTSIA.
Who: Rob.

Widgett Walls: Live Reading
When: Sun 5:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Roswell – Hyatt
Description: Widge reads some poetry, some spoken word and some fiction. If you missed his live show, this is a mini version of it.
Who: Widge.

Stetsons are Cool: Doctor Who New Series Review
When: Sun 7:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: A601-602 Marriott
Description: TTSIA.
Who: Rob.

Zombie 401
When: Sun 7:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Atlanta EFGH – Westin
Description: Our continuing discussion of all things zombie! Why do we love them, will we ever get enough of zombies, and what does that say about us?
Who: Widge.

Steampunk Themes in Doctor Who
When: Sun 8:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Who is Number One? Who will be Number Two? And will Scott wear his jacket?
Who: Rob Levy; Rox

Gonzo Quiz Show III: BEYOND THUNDERQUIZ
When: Sun 8:30 pm (Length: 2 Hours or so)
Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt
Description: Celebrity guests put through their paces by Ken and Widge. Madness.
Who: Widge.

Luther and the Legacy of British Crime Shows
When: Sun 10:00pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Now what? Good question. There’s been a lot of crime shows coming across the pond and here they get tagged and dissected.
Who: Rox

Sherlock
When: Sun 11:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: The world’s greatest sleuth and his updated version. And it works, amazingly enough.
Who: Rox

Monday, September 5th

Shows to Watch With Kids
When: Mon 10:00 am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-7 – Marriott
Description: Stuff that you can get away with showing your kids. We’re talking truly family friendly, not whatever whacko stuff you might allow in your house. But show up anyway.
Who: Leigh

Top Gear
When: Mon 10:00am (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: Crazy stunts and things that go fast. The car show for people who don’t give a damn about cars. No doubt some talk of its American version.
Who: Tuffley

Everything Doctor Who
When: Mon 2:30pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: Macon – Sheraton
Description: The madman with the box and some mad people on a panel talking about said madman and said box. Plus: bowties.
Who: Rob

Make the Bad Men Stop 2: Bad Harderer
When: Mon 2:30 pm (Length: 1 Hour)
Location: M106-107 – Marriott
Description: Because one panel isn’t enough for us to send you weeping home so you embrace your favorite books and comics to your bosom and swear you’ll never leave them alone again.
Who: What’s left of everybody.

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