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Old 08-05-08, 01:48 PM
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Dragon*Con 2008

The usual disclaimer:

Every year I wonder where to start the Dragon*Con thread, and every year I figure that the guests list is mainly from TV and movies and books (current and past), but since it keeps got moved to OtterLand last year, I'll start it here. If it gets moved elsewhere, well, what are you going to do?

Here's the main Dragon*Con webpage that has the guests list on the front page.

Any other DVDTalkers besides das, AGuyNamedMike, dhmac(?), and I coming down to Hotlanta for Dragon Con the last August weekend, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1?

The Firefly/Serenity contingent features Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, and <strike>Adam Baldwin</strike> (oops, he had to cancel like last year). Nathan Fillion has been added to the guest lineup (as of 8/17/08). And if that wasn't enough, Alan Tudyk just got added to the guest list (as of 8/19/08). Shindig starts up on Saturday 10:00 p.m. at the Sheraton (new hotel venue)

Other shows:
Buffy/Angel - James Marsters
Babylon 5 - No one
Battlestar Galactica - Edward James Olmos, <strike>Katee Sackhoff</strike>, Richard Hatch, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, James Callis, <strike>Leah Cairns</strike>
Batman - Adam West
Heroes - James Kyson Lee, Hayden Panetierre
Smallville - <strike>Erica Durance</strike>, Michael Rosembaum
Star Trek - Avery Brooks, Michael Dorn, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, James Cawley
Buck Rogers - Erin Gray
Andromeda - Kevin Sorbo
Farscape - Virginia Hey, David Franklin, Gigi Edgley
Star Wars - Jake Lloyd, Daniel Logan, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch
Harry Potter - Matthew Lewis
TAPS - Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes
Alien/Millenium - Lance Hendriksen
Stargate - Torri Higginson, Rainbow Sun Francks

Eye Candy and notables - Ami Dolenz and Mickey Dolenz, Sean Astin, Gail Kim, Beau Bridges, James Hong, Linda Blair, Lou Ferrigno, Brad Dourif, James Randi, Robert Englund, Traci Brooks

Overall, a large contingent of Star Trek/Star Wars guests, not too much eye candy, but anyhow, it's a 24/7 convention, and a lot of fun if you are into any of the 30+ programming tracks.

Don't forget to bring your camera!

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* Moving to Dragon subforum *
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I'm not ready!

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P.S. Jamie Bamber has been upgraded to Michael Hogan
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P.S. Jamie Bamber has been upgraded to Michael Hogan
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You know, if the pictures Pat man has posted in the past didn't scare me off, I wouldn't mind meeting the cast from BSG and hearing what they think of the show.

But I guess this isn't really the place for casual fans. It's a shame.
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I think Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from MST3K will be there too.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
* Moving to Nerd subforum *
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It's also weird how big the BSG contingent is this year, while Stargate is almost a no-show (except for now Jewel Staite, who's on the SG1:Atlantis show) but had a large contingent at D*C last year.
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Erin Grey?

Does this Dragon Con have a time machine exhibit?
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Erin Grey?

Does this Dragon Con have a time machine exhibit?
Erin's an agent now and represents many of the current "stars".

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Interesting to know Rosenbaum will be there for Smallville.
Spoiler:
Since he's not coming back for next season.
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Originally Posted by Patman
It's also weird how big the BSG contingent is this year, while Stargate is almost a no-show (except for now Jewel Staite, who's on the SG1:Atlantis show) but had a large contingent at D*C last year.
I would think Picardo would qualify there as well.
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Right, I forgot about Picardo, who is now on the SG1:Atlantis show (since I don't really watch it). I was more focused on his Star Trek pedigree.
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Adam Baldwin had to cancel this appearance for this year...again. Being on a current show (Chuck) probably had something to do with his opting out of his appearance at D*C.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Interesting to know Rosenbaum will be there for Smallville.
Spoiler:
Since he's not coming back for next season.
I was going to say the same thing.
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Erica Durance cancelled (not all that surprised), as did Leah Cairns (didn't even realize she was a guest, though I did remember her from BSG and Kyle XY).

Torri Higginson has been added as a guest.
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And the cancellations keep on coming: Katee Sackhoff is now off the guest list.

Laura Bertram has been added to the guest list. She is probably best known for her work on Andromeda to US audiences.

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I'll still be there. She cancels every year.
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Nathan Fillion has been added the guest list! Best known as Captain Tightpants on Firefly, he now has current online buzz as Captain Hammer, the swaggering nemesis from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Rainbow Sun Francks has been added as well, he is now on recurring status on Stargate Atlantis second season.
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Would love to meet Tahmoh Penikett and Tori Higginson.
Would love to find out what really happen on Stargate: Atlantis.
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Alan Tudyk has been added to the guest list. It's going to a pain to have to wait in those Firefly/Serenity/Whedonverse panel lines this year.
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I'm starting to feel like the TomOpus of D*C.

Anyhow, NBC/Universal, in their infinite wisdom, has cancelled all the Heroes-related panels for the Heroes-related guests at D*C next week, so they are pretty much stuck at their tables in the Walk of Fame area. The supposition is that NBC/Universal doesn't want the Heroes cast members to give away inadvertent spoilers before season 3 episodes are aired.

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I'm starting to feel like the TomOpus of D*C.
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Devon Murray (best known as Seamus Finnegan in Harry Potter films) and Steve Gonsalves (Ghosthunters) have cancelled their appearances.
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I think Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from MST3K will be there too.
EDIT: correction because I was mistaken - I double-checked and J. Weinstein is not on the guest list.

But Frank Conniff (aka "TV's Frank") will be there!

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