85,000 fans of sci-fi and fantasy will descend upon the very welcoming Atlanta, GA for four days (six for some) of cos-play, watching guests, attending informative and fun panels. I will be attending this year’s convention officially as an Attending Professional. Below is a list of my schedule for this year’s dragon Con. The panel onThe Decadence & Liberation of Weimar Germany is not an error. It is at 1 am.
You can find me with my trusted Steampunk bike going from convention hotel to convention hotel.
Title: Make the Bad Men Stop
Description: Join NeedCoffee’s nuts to hear about all the ways Hollywood is working to make you cry…a lot…over the next year.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Valdosta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Widgett Walls, Rox of Spazhouse, Jon Boutelle)
Title: The Science of Sherlock
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.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Stephen Cass, Bob Nygaard, Rox of Spazhouse, Ann Margaret Lewis, Kim F Holec)
Title: Remembering Jack Williamson
Description: Jack Williamson wrote the classics Darker Than You Think and the Cometeers. Our panelists discuss their favorite Williamson works and the impact he had on the field as a whole.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, S.M. Stirling, Rox of Spazhouse)
Title: Machines as Heroes…or Villains
Description: From Person of Interest to Terminator to Mr. Robot to Humans, machines can be either heroes or villains. Join this fan discussion on what makes a machine move from one side to the other.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Valdosta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Rox of Spazhouse)
Title: Post-Apocalyptic Pseudoscience
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.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: 204-207 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Steven Novella, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Mika McKinnon, Charlie Kaufman, Rox of Spazhouse, Bob Blaskiewicz)
Title: Netflix Presents The End of the World
Description: Is Netflix the new frontier for apocalyptic programming? Looking at such original programming as The Rain, 3%, and How It Ends, we’ll discuss what they’ve done right, where they’ve gone wrong, & what’s to come in the future of their genre programming.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Chastain H – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Rox of Spazhouse)
Title: Solve This!
Description: This improv panel game has solved problems for millions worldwide. It’ll solve yours–live & on stage!
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Widgett Walls, Jon Boutelle, Rox of Spazhouse)
Title: The Decadence & Liberation of Weimar Germany: An Explicit History Revue
Description: Much more than Berlin Babylon, the history of the Weimar Republic is one of sexual liberation, decadence, & depravity in the face of post-war economic collapse. Learn about the perverse, grotesque, alluring, & appalling times that are sure to shock & amaze from our fans of erotic history.
Time: Sun 01:00 am Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Austin Sirkin, S.M. Stirling, Kacey Ezell, Rox of Spazhouse)
Title: NeedCoffee Fun Fest
Description: NeedCoffee blows your mind (as always) with games, skits, & prizes.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Panelists: Widgett Walls, Jon Boutelle, Rox of Spazhouse, Rob Levy)
Title: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens & More
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.
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Mike Faber, Rox of Spazhouse, K`Tetch)
Title: AHMC Novice: Everyday Steampunk Fashion Show & Tell Wrap-up
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.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Eric Renderking Fisk, Rox of Spazhouse, Tony A Ballard-Smoot, Trip Hope)
Title: Make the Bad Men Stop, part Omega
Description: NeedCoffee’s crazies will give you information so that as you leave DC, you are happy about DC…but terrified on what Hollywood is planning.
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: Valdosta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Widgett Walls, Rob Levy, Rox of Spazhouse, Jon Boutelle)