I will be at Dragon Con this year as a regular guest working on my blogs by shooting interviews of regular attendees and of main events. I am an amateur and I just started doing my blog work last year at Dragon con and I had loads and loads of fun.
What I would like to do is to show you some links of the stuff that I am working on. If you would like to meet up at the convention to do some blog work with me, please be sure to send me a PM and we will meet.
Please be sure to check these out and subscribe to my youtube channel
If you like magic, leather and swords, you don't want to miss the largest Terry Goodking/Seeker gathering of the year!
- Friday 2 – 7pm
- Saturday 10am – 7pm
- Sunday 10am – 7pm
- Monday 10am – 2pm
Photo credit: Michael Blitch photography (DragonCon 2012)
If you are a DW'verse costumer and attend Dragoncon, please consider joining the Pyrdon Academy board here:
http://www.prydonacademy.com/ . It's free and takes only a minute to sign up. Once you are on the PA board you can contact Andy direct about helping in the Dragoncon Parade Float thread. There's a direct link below for those of you already on the PA board.
Under the cut, is Andy's request for help w/ the D*C parade float:
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Dragoncon tips (and con tips in general) here:
And part two is here:
As always, I hope that these tips are of help. :) Enjoy the con!
Hello everyone! To all the fans of Defiance we have started a Defiance Dragon*Con Group. It's a group for all the Defiance costumers, and fans out there! A place to talk, lend support, get help, and share our creations. We have albums setup with sections on: 1) Reference photos for costumers filed by the races. 2) You can also make your own album on the progress of your costumes. 3. You will also be able to upload any photos you take from Dragon*Con 2013!
We hope to see you there!
~Dako Guyver (Andrew J. Garza)
Part A: For the ladies:
I’ve been to Dragon*Con the last few years, this will be my.. 4th year I think. May be 3rd. I don’t remember. ANYWAY! I love taking pictures of cosplayers, but there’s always so many, I miss a lot. Especially when I do panels, but I don’t know if I want to do any this year, unless something really catches my attention.
However, this year, I want to shift my focus from taking pictures of just really great costumes, to having an actual theme and I want it to be Female Cosplayers of Dragon*Con. I’m sick of all of us getting shit for being female and dressing up as amazing characters and being grilled over and over again about how much we know about said character and being forced to prove ourselves over and over again because of our love.
Being a fan of video games or comics/graphic novels/manga, anime etc. does not mean we have to know every little detail of every little universe. Unfortunately, there are many who dont’ agree with this.
I'm looking for a multitude of costumes and fandoms, but I really want to aim for video game/comic book cosplays. This is the one area, where as a female, we are given the most attitude.
Even if you're not cosplaying as a comic or video game character and you want to be involved, please, get in touch with me. I will not reject anybody! (kids are also welcome)
Which brings me to
Part B of the Objective: For the guys
I would also like to find some guys who will be attending DC13 who don’t give a shit if a female knows every single detail of a character, game, comic, movie etc. etc. but loves the fact that they (the females) are willing to show their love for something, regardless of the ridicule and crap dealt out by those that are too insecure with themselves to open to the idea that females can be gamers - whether table top, card, RPG, first person, or comic nerds.
If anyone is willing to help out with this, please send an email to HeatherMairiPhotography@gmail.com for more details or any questions you might have. I’m still planning this out, but there’s quite a few things I would like to do with this project.
Just a quick note: I've been getting a lot of responses for this project (yay!), so I have to ask if you want to be a part of this, please don't just post in a comment to someone else. I might miss it, and I don't want to do that.
Also, if you've noticed I haven't checked in with someone yet, please keep chatter to a minimum. Once I've checked in with a person, chat to your hearts content. I just want to make sure everyone who says they want to be a part of this, gets checked in.
Anyway, I'm a volunteer for the Fandom Oral History Project. What's the Fandom Oral History project, you might ask? Well:
Two long-time fans, Morgan Dawn and Franzi have launched the Media Fandom Oral History project. They are looking for fans who’d like to share their unique experience of fandom, the things that drew them to fandom, the friendships they’ve made, the stories, vids, or art that they’ve created and how fandom has impacted their lives. In doing so, our stories will be told using our voices and will be available for future generations to listen to. The audio interviews will be done by phone or via Skype and will be archived at the Fanzine Archives located in Iowa and may eventually be available online via the Organization for Transformative Works (a fan run non-profit). Excerpts may also be included in other print and online projects in the years to come. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be added to the interview list. Additional information is also here: http://tinyurl.com/MediaOralHistoryObviously, Dragon*Con is not only host to lots of fans with interesting stories, but is often the site of interesting stories itself. This is a great opportunity to commit your favorite fannish memories to history.
See you at con!
The Literary Omnivore
We have many activities planned, including contests, fan panels, photo shoots, and a group at the costume parade. The summary below will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect changes.
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Here is a list of all the academic panels at Dragon*Con that have been organized by the Comics and Popular Arts Conference group. This year's programming would not have been possible without my co-organizer, R. Scott Nokes, our Programming Chair, Damien Williams, and our Programming Committee: Dennis LoRusso, Stephanie Noell, Vickie Willis, and Robin Zebrowski. And of course, all of the fantastic track heads.
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
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NOTE: As usual for the sake of the poll, Metro Atlanta is defined as anywhere within 50 miles of the downtown core. I know its reached out way past that, but it still makes a nice round number. ;)
And here's part one:
They are both unlocked, so everyone should be able to see them. :)
And feel free to add to the tips there or here!
When you're over picking up your badge, or heading to programming, please stop by and say hi! We'll be the table with the owl banner on it (at least on Fri-Sunday; the package may not arrive til Thursday).
We can't wait!
This is a top secret mission and there's only room for a a few dozen special people. If you did not perform with us, this mission may not be for you. We seek only those who still vaguely remember the dance, who will gladly refresh their memory to pick it back up, and who will not be afraid to be a little silly in a public space. If you would be the right candidate for such an event, email me LaurenLeasure(at)gmail(dot)com
I will quickly respond with details on how to be a part of this special event.
Lots of Love,
Panel: Supernatural: Spoilers and Fandom Theories
Date: Friday, 09/02/2011 (TENTATIVE!!)
Time: 10:00 pm (TENTATIVE!!)
Room: M106 - M107
Kick-start your DragonCon weekend with an hour full of Supernatural Season Seven spoilers, speculation and surprises. The first 100 panel attendees will receive a goodie bag filled with Supernatural swag. Goodie bags are only available at this panel - so don't miss out!! I hope to see you there!!