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Old 08-18-10, 10:37 PM
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Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Anyone here going to Dragon*Con 2010? It starts in about 2 weeks from tomorrow, takes place in Atlanta, GA. Badge pick-up is on Thursday, Sept. 2nd (I'm going to try to go early in the afternoon because they opened up early last year, ahead of the usual 3 or 4 p.m. start time. If you don't pick up your badge on Thursday, the lines can be really long on Friday/Saturday.)

Here's the usual website link for details, look on the left hand side for the guest list:

http://www.dragoncon.org/

Hopefully the panel/event schedule will be up soon.

The guest list is a little weak if you're not a fan of Star Trek. heh.

Star Trek (tons from the various incarnations)
Scott Bakula
Avery Brooks
Garrett Wang
Levar Burton
Marina Sirtis
Jonathan Frakes
J.G. Hertzler
Michelle Forbes
Denise Crosby
Brent Spiner
Rene Auberjonois
John de Lancie
Armin Shimerman
Robert O'Reilly
Robert Beltran

V:
Morena Baccarin
Marc Singer (original)

True Blood:
Sam Trammell
Kristine Bauer
Nelsan Ellis
Michelle Forbes

Harry Potter:
James and Oliver Phelps

Twilight
Chaske Spencer
Daniel Cudmore
Tyson Houseman

I Dream of Jeanie:
Larry Hagman
Bill Daily
Barbara Eden

Babylon 5
Claudia Christian
Jason Carter

Heroes:
Adrian Pasdar
Sendhil Ramamurthy
David H. Lawrence XVII

Chuck:
Brandon Routh (Superman)
Scott Bakula

Stargate
Ben Browder
Claudia Black
Alaina Huffman
Paul McGillion
Jason Momoa
Christopher Judge
Michael Shanks
Corin Nemic (Parker Lewis)

Battlestar Galactica:
Edward James Olmos
Aaron Douglas
Rakha Sharma
Richard Hatch
Michelle Forbes
Dean Stockwell

Farscape
Ben Browder
Claudia Black
Virginia Hey
Raelee Hill

Quantum Leap
Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell

Whedonverse:
Luke Perry
Serenity/Firefly:
Jewel Staite
Sean Maher
Summer Glau
Mark A. Sheppard
Morena Baccarin

Star Wars
Daniel Logan
Peter Mayhew

Folks from MST3K and Rifftrax

Folks from Venture Bros.

Folks from Ghost Hunters

Notables:
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules)
Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13)
Adam Savage (Mythbusters)
Kelly LeBrock (Weird Science)
Williams B Davis (X-Files)
Lexa Doig
Shawnee Smith (Saw)
Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries)
Sean Astin (LotR)
Edward Furlong (Terminator 2)
James Randi (the Amazing)
Lou Ferrigno (Hulk)
Tia Carrere (Wayne's World)
Colin Ferguson (Eureka)
Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers)

If you're into comics, they have been revamping their comics line-up in the past couple of years, a good trend IMHO. Check the website for the comic-related guests. One notable is Stan "The Man" Lee!!! Fan favorite J. Scott Campbell will be there (and there's a costume contest featuring the Girls of J. Scott Campbell, too). Artist legend Neal Adams will be a guest as well.

Just a side-note - autographs will no doubt cost a bunch of money for a scribble on a headshot, or anything else from the actors/actresses. Just be prepared. Also, some of the celebs who are signed up with Froggy won't be posing for photos at their tables, at least not until they are done with their Froggy photo-ops commitments. Also, a small group of actors/actresses do photo-ops with Craig Damon.

I'm trying to psyche myself up for this year, even doing some extra walking/jogging just to get my wind back so the walking around doesn't get the best of me. They finally finished the skywalk between the Hyatt and the Marriott, couple that with the skywalk between the Marriott and the Hilton, there's not much reason to go down the stairs of death behind the Hyatt, and subject yourself to the heat, but there are lots of photo-ops while moving around between the hotels in the streets, though.

Will you be there?

Canceled:
Robert Duncan McNeill
Alex Meraz
Elisabeth Rohm
Ray Park
James Marsters
Laura Vandervoort
Joel Gretsch
David Hewlett

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Old 08-19-10, 12:14 AM
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Looks like Scott Bakula will be busy.
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

What does Luke Perry have to do with the Whedonverse?
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

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What does Luke Perry have to do with the Whedonverse?
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

I'd go just to see Garrett Wang!!!!
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

I think Luke Perry was supposed to be at Dragon*Con last year when Kristy Swanson made an appearance, which would have been a neat pairing at a panel or two.

Summer Glau is a very recent addition to the guest list.

Too bad Linda Hamilton had to cancel, especially since Edward Furlong is a guest this year.
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

What do any of those people have to do with Dragons?
Old 08-19-10, 05:32 PM
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

We all belong to the cult of dragon worship, but keep it on the down-low...
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
That barely counts.
Old 08-19-10, 11:18 PM
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Wow, totally forgot about that movie - a 1992 release and Whedon did write for it.

Looks like a cool list, but haven't you already met most/all of those people by now?
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Stan "The Man" Lee - I rest my case.

While it's fun to sit in on the panels, I do enjoy seeing the cosplay element that has over-run Dragon*Con these days.

If Sean Maher actually shows up, then it'll just be Gina Torres who I have seen/met from the Firefly crew. I guess I'll never see Michael O'Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair of B5) at one of these conventions, he's the only one I haven't seen from Babylon 5.

There is just a ridiculous amount of stuff to stare and gawk at while attending this convention, and the 24/7 element makes it different from other cons.
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Does anybody go to this now to actually play games?
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Last year most of the underbelly of the Hilton was devotes to games.
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Originally Posted by Super J View Post
That barely counts.
It's all he's got man!
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

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It's all he's got man!
He's got Jeremiah. Maybe he can make and appearance with Theo Huxtable.

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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Scratch the following from the guest list:

Elisabeth Rohm
Robert Duncan McNeill
Alex Meraz

Add:

Lou Ferrigno
Gil Gerard
Peter Mayhew
Tyson Houseman (probably a replacement for Alex Meraz on the Twilight programming track)
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

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Does anybody go to this now to actually play games?
Some guys I went to college with won the role playing event a few years back. I used to play and I have no idea how you could 'win' something like that.
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

So the idea is to go and pay a celebrity $20 for an autograph and maybe talk with him for five seconds?
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Added:

Tia Carrere (Wayne's World)
Colin Ferguson (Eureka)
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

When are they going to release the damn schedule?!?

(Last year I had it over a week before the event started)
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Dragon*Con TV has already started and just released this instructional safety video:

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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Scott Bakula will be EVERYWHERE!!!
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

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When are they going to release the damn schedule?!?

(Last year I had it over a week before the event started)
And, as soon as I bother complaining, the schedule is released:

http://publications.dragoncon.org/index.htm#Pocket


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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Okay, my vacation has finally started, so let Dragon*Con commence tomorrow (I count getting in line for badge pick-up to be the start of the weekend).
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Re: Dragon*Con 2010 (Sept. 3-6)

Lots more last-minute cancellations:

James Marster has canceled his appearance, the reason being he's now working on a new SyFy show called Three Inches.

Ray Park

Laura Vandervoort

Joel Gretsch

David Hewlett

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