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Dragon Con 2007

Postby abreeskye » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:01 am

Who all is going this year?

So far there are 208 guests listed on the site.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

Only 53 days left!

I'm excited about:

Sean Astin
Jamie Bamber
Crüxshadows
John de Lancie
David Faustino
Jonathan Frakes
Ron Glass
Gris Grimly
Richard Hatch
Lloyd Kaufman
Matthew Lewis
James Marsters
Gates McFadden
Steve Niles
Lori Petty
James & Oliver Phelps
Robert Picardo
Brian Pulido
Katee Sackhoff
Kevin Sorbo
Brent Spiner
Voltaire
Michael Winslow
Timothy Zahn


Some of my favorite geekin' out subjects are covered! Buffy, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter....

Now if they'd hurry up and list more musical guests! I'm dying to know what all bands will be playing, and which DJs!
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Postby Mother Mo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:17 pm

One of these days I'll make it to this thing, but not this year. Alas... its just too expensive for me.

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Postby lovechild » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:26 pm

::drops jaw::... IM SO THERE! :twisted:
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Postby The Fallen » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:41 pm

They need more bands, last year was the bomb with Abney Prk and Ego Likeness. Hopefully I can have enough money to get down there and have fun as well.
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Postby abreeskye » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:28 pm

The Fallen wrote:They need more bands, last year was the bomb with Abney Prk and Ego Likeness. Hopefully I can have enough money to get down there and have fun as well.


They'll definitely be listing more bands...as soon as the bands are confirmed. Yeah, the bands lineup was pretty cool last year.

I miss GWAR being there though! Well, except for the time I accidentally saw Sleazy changing...wow. Talk about scarred!

I wish they'd have some horror type related bands....like Wednesday 13 or something.
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Postby abreeskye » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:43 pm

OMFG...they just updated guests...

JACK KETCHUM!
JULIET LANDAU

I feel like I'm going to pee myself. Jack Ketchum writes some truly fucked up shit. He's one of my all time favorite authors!

And...Drusilla!
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Postby junkie christ » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:24 am

abreeskye wrote:
The Fallen wrote:They need more bands, last year was the bomb with Abney Prk and Ego Likeness. Hopefully I can have enough money to get down there and have fun as well.


They'll definitely be listing more bands...as soon as the bands are confirmed. Yeah, the bands lineup was pretty cool last year.

I miss GWAR being there though! Well, except for the time I accidentally saw Sleazy changing...wow. Talk about scarred!

I wish they'd have some horror type related bands....like Wednesday 13 or something.

is gwar liked banned or something?
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Postby Ichabod » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:13 pm

Hey guys,

The 2007 Dragon*Con band line-up has now been expanded to include:

The Cruxshadows
Voltaire (with full band!)
The Last Dance
Bella Morte
Calabrese (some cool horror-punk, as requested)
Stolen Babies

I'm feeling a very good year coming on. If you guys make it down, be sure to visit the Gothic Shadows Programming Track. We'll be doing some new panels this year on things like Horror Rock and Goth in the Media, as well as old favorites like Lovecraft, Vampirism, Poe, and several chances to meet the bands.

In fact, you can visit the Event Page for the Goth Track HERE.

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Postby abreeskye » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:36 pm

I'm also excited about the Luchagors!

Gah, I've been waiting on the big band update! YAYAYAYA!
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Re: Dragon Con 2007

Postby abreeskye » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:52 pm

The Pocket Program was put up yesterday!

I've begun my yearly ritual of schedule making :)

I must say, compared to last year...there are TONS of great panels to attend! It's going to be so hard to choose between so many that are happening at the exact same time.

Anyone else that attends Dragon Con regularly have any rituals?

I have to print out the schedule, go through it and find which panels interest me. Then I narrow down which ones at which times..and create a humongous master schedule...that we never follow. lol. But it's a big part of our dragon con routine, so I have to do it.

The Gothic Shadows track alone has some pretty awesome panels going on!

Here is the Gothic Shadows stuff:

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FRIDAY

1:00 pm - Goth Music 201
Begin the weekend with a history and overview of the various forms of music that fall under the gothic and darkwave banners.

2:30 pm - Dark Designs
Learn how to transform your humble abode into a lair of gothic creativity.
Cat Burns

4:00 pm - The Beast Within
Werewolves are among mankind's oldest monsters. This panel examines the beasts that lie waiting beneath the veneer of humanity.
L.A. Banks, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Mandy Slater, Carrie Vaughn

5:30 pm - Sound + Vision
How important is retaining a certain "look" for your band, and how can you keep it from becoming mere artifice? What visual aids - from stage props to album artwork - help to convey an appropriate atmosphere
DJ Ichabod (mod), Micah Consylman, Andy Deane, Rick Joyce, Rogue

7:00 pm - Nevermore! The Nightmares of Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's legacy of terror continues to weave dark strands through the gothic, dark fantasy, and horror genres.
Wendy Darling

8:30 pm - Glitter, Garters, and Goth
A panel devoted to the rising interest in burlesque and the dark cabaret aesthetic among the gothic subculture
Kynt (mod), Vyxsin, others TBA

10:00pm - Interview With the (Psychic) Vampire
Author and occultist Michelle Belanger talks about her experiences with the supernatural.
Michelle Belanger, Rosemary Ellen Guiley (mod)

SATURDAY

1:00 pm - Monsters in Our Midst
The classic Universal Monsters embody primal archetypes that continue to resonate with horror writers and fans to this day.
Mandy Slater (mod), Scott Allie, Todd Livingston, Eric Powell

2:30 pm - The Making of "The Girl Next Door"
The crew of "The Girl Next Door" discuss their task of turning Jack Ketchum's disturbing novel into a feature film.
Marc Valhara (mod), William Atherton, Jack Ketchum, Philip Nutman

4:00 pm - An Hour With Sherrilyn Kenyon
Our annual hour probing the mind and imagination of bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis (mod)

5:30 pm - Rocking the Crypt!
A panel of musicians discuss the lure of the macabre and horrific themes in music. Is music an effective way of telling tales of terror?
Andy Deane, Peter Gorritz, Gee Grant, Adrya Stembridge

7:00 pm - 30 Days of Night
Acclaimed writer Steve Niles talks about the terrifying vampire universe that he created for his seminal comic "30 Days of Night," as well as the novels, spin-offs, and feature film that it has inspired.
Steve Niles, Evyl Ed

8:30 pm - Cosmic Dread: The Terrors of Lovecraft
Michelle Belanger presents a look into the influences and sinister implications of H.P. Lovecraft's horror fiction.
Michelle Belanger

SUNDAY

11:30 am - Urban Fantasy
The urban fantasy genre has been around for a long time, but in recent years, it has captured a larger audience than ever before. This panel takes a look behind this fast-growing movement
Marc Valhara (mod), L.A. Banks, Holly Black, Susan Sizemore, Carrie Vaughn

1:00 pm - Terror in Four Colors;Tales of terror have had a long history in the medium of comics. Join some of today's top writers and artists as they talk about what is going on the world of horror comics - and what the future might hold.
Fred Grimm (mod), Scott Allie, Jeremy Atkins, Todd Livingston, Steve Niles, Eric Powell

2:30 pm - The Art of Darkness
An illuminating hour with some of this year's attending visual artists
Cat Burns (mod), Gris Grimly, Voltaire

4:00 pm - Rock'n'Roll Ain't Pretty
Musical mishaps and misadventures that weren't funny when they happened. Or maybe they were...
Jeff Diehm (host), members of: Bella Morte, The Last Dance, others TBA

5:30 pm - Bleeding Into the Mainstream
Gothic imagery is becoming more and more common in the mainstream media. Learn how media depictions of goths can help put a positive spin on the subculture.
DJ Ichabod (mod), Michelle Belanger, Rick Joyce, Kynt, DJ Spider, Voltaire, Vyxsin

7:00 pm - The Evil That Men Do
Cult horror legend Jack Ketchum discusses the role that true crimes have in inspiring his tales of raw terror.
Jack Ketchum

8:30 pm - Vampires - An Unnatural History
The icon of the vampire continues to seduce and terrify the imagination.
Mandy Slater (mod), Theresa Bane, Michelle Belanger, Rosemary Ellen Guiley

MONDAY

1:00 pm - Short Shocks
Writers discuss the craft of writing horror short stories.
Fred Grimm (mod), Lawrence Barker, Chesya Burke, Elizabeth Donald

2:30 pm - The Craft of Songwriting
A band is only as good as their songs. This panel will focus on the art of writing songs that are not only artistically valid to the artist, but accessible to the listener as well
Marc Valhara (mod), Andy Deane, Rick Joyce, Rogue, Voltaire

4:00 pm - The End?
Stop by for the final hour of the weekend

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Also, last count was they were having a whopping NINE World of Warcraft panels!!

They are also premiering Vampira: The Movie, which is also at the exact same time that Voltaire is performing :(

Not sure what to do about that one....especially since Voltaire is performing with his *full band* this year, and he hasn't done that since the first year I saw him there!

Voltaire is doing a whole acoustic set of his Star Trek tunes too!

And, if you're a trekkie? This is definitely a good year for you! There are tons of cool Star Trek panels and guests!

I'm super excited this year, even if I have *way* less money than every year before!

4 MORE DAYS!!!

Who all is going? :)
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