[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
The Stargate programming is now part of the new Military SciFi Media track, which also includes B5, Farscape, and Battlestar Galactica. The comm needs a new tag for this new track, please and thanks.

There also needs to be a tag for the Horror track.
[identity profile] antoniusbloch.livejournal.com
This might be the first time in about 7 years that I will not be attending Dragoncon. Mainly because of the huge crowds (seems worse every year) especially on Saturday. Even the smaller tracks have lines and overcrowded rooms now and the habitrails on Saturday were extremely dangerously crowded to a standstill last year to the point that is just wasn't even worth going out for me.

I was wondering has anything been done to improve the flow and amount of crowding in the hotels. I dont live that far away from Atlanta and might come down for a few days but last year really felt more like work that pleasure and frustration was the main primary emotion of the week. I was really surprised last year because I thought that moving the vendors out of the Marriott would really help. Dragoncon used to be my favorite event of the year and I hope some day it will again. I just cant see spending the money for that much frustration. That being said I hope everyone has and incredible and most importantly a very safe time! :)
[identity profile] summer-1981.livejournal.com
Hi everyone:
As I said before I am working on a series of vlogs on youtube.  Every year I like to do a series of episodes at Dragon Con.  I have been promoting my blogs on twitter and facebook.  I am also starting to promote them on this communities because it revolves around the above.   So here is a link to my latest information on Dragon Con.

http://youtu.be/zKf9yKfQR3Y
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
I'm linking to my two con tips posts here. Please reply to the individual posts with any further suggestions, updates, changes in info, that sort of thing. :) As I see the replies, I'll edit the info into the post, with credit given as always. :)

Dragoncon tips (and con tips in general) here:

http://dragoncon.livejournal.com/2430029.html


And part two is here:

http://dragoncon.livejournal.com/2499527.html


As always, I hope that these tips are of help. :) Enjoy the con!
[identity profile] siredgar.livejournal.com
Were there any this year? We've all heard or seen the problems in the past few years that prompted the heightened badge checking. This year I haven't heard of any conflicts, which would be great if true. Anyone?
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Boosting the signal from the dragonconrooms comm, this is abt a hotel changing hands!

"IMPORTANT: The Holiday Inn Express Buckhead has changed ownership and is now the Quality Suites Buckhead Village. All reservations made under former management will be honored. Unfortunately, during the conversion there was a problem with their reservations system. Because of this attendees will need to e-mail John Welch at johnw@wxhotels.com with their original reservation confirmation number and the dates of their arrival and departure to reconfirm their stay. Please take action immediately, as the hotel will open up available reservations in 7 - 10 days."

This was on the D*C FB page.
[identity profile] dire-epiphany.livejournal.com
Hi Everyone, 

Many of you have probably already started to receive your Progress Report in the mail, but for those of you that can't wait, it is now online!

You can download the file at: http://advertising.dragoncon.org/publications/progress-report/

Enjoy!
~Cassy
[identity profile] thanatos340.livejournal.com
Con-Voluted Presents:
3nd Annual Con Voluted "A.B.C." Room Party and Dragon*Con Kick off Party.
Thursday Night 9pm until ???
Hyatt Hotel - Room TBA


What is an A.B.C Party?? Anything But Clothes. To gain entrance to this exclusive party come dressed in Anything But Clothes. Garbage Bag, Duct Tape, Police tape, Bumper stickers, Playing Cards, Bandages, A Towel, A shower curtain.

It does not matter as long as it is NOT clothing. What can you cover (or not cover) your naughty bits with and still make it to the party? Creativity and last minute planning is highly encouraged. Wrap yourself in some cardboard and come on over.

This party has grown exponentially every year and this year we are planning our biggest and best A.B.C. Party yet. Last year over 500 people tried to get into this party. Lines were long and the rooms were crowded. This year we have secured one of the largest Suites at the Hyatt for this party. More Room, More Party!!

From 9-10 This party is for VIP`s Only.

From 10 till 12 this is an "ABC" party. You must be in an "ABC" outfit to get in.

From 12 on - Open to all. No ABC outfit required however the room WILL fill up and people in ABC outfits will be given priority entrance over those not.

CON-Voluted will be providing a DJ and Free Booze.

A limited number of VIP passes are available (VIP always gets in or at least to the very front of the line if the room is just too crowded). Details on how to get a VIP pass on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/476914849002776/

You do NOT have to have a VIP pass to attend. Everyone is welcome however once the room fills up, Priority entrance will be given to VIP pass holders and people in ABC outfits.

Is there any fee? Nope. Everyone is welcome.
Do I have to wear an ABC outfit? From 10-11pm yes. After 11, Nope.
BRING ID. We will have security checking ID`s at the door. No ID - No Entry. This Party is 21+ only!!

Please Invite all of your friends attending DragonCon to attend. Help us get the word out.
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
http://dragoncon.livejournal.com/2499527.html

These tips are more specifically aimed at Dragoncon goers. :)

Again, if you have any tips, or spot anything that needs to be changed, please reply, and I will edit the post accordingly, and also give you credit. :)
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Here's the link to the general con and D*C tips that I update and re-post every year:

http://dragoncon.livejournal.com/2430029.html#t32293709

(The second list, of suggestions made, will be updated and posted asap.)

As always, please feel free to reply with more helpful tips. :)
[identity profile] van-zee.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Bill Meeks and once again I'll be covering Dragon*Con for Bleeding Cool. Bleeding Cool is a Comics/TV/Film website that is in Technorati's top 5 entertainment sites and gets over 1,000,000 uniques per month.

I'm trying to raise some funds to improve the quality and turnaround time on the coverage by having a hotel room on site. I set up an Indiegogo to fund it here:

Indiegogo: Help Send Bleeding Cool to Dragon*Con

You can give whatever you'd like and you'll a 'Special Thanks' in all of our coverage as well as access to all the raw images we take (last year we took about 3,000 pictures) that you can use for whatever purposes you'd like. A little more will also net you some souvenir from the convention (or a beer on me if you are coming to the con).

We are also offering full sponsorships at $50 per day, which will get you an ad right at the front of a certain day's videos. We aim to put out 4-6 videos per days and our videos last year averaged around 2,000/video. Based on interviews we already have set up I expect our views to double this year if not triple.

So, thanks if anybody can help make our coverage even better this year, and we'll see you at the con!

Bill Meeks
Bleeding Cool

Sad news

Oct. 10th, 2011 08:26 pm
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Dragon*Con volunteer Allen Garvitte died suddenly this weekend. He was only 42 years old. He's worked the registers at the Art Show the past few years, and he also costumed as Lt. Uhura a couple of years ago, so some of you may have seen him strutting around the Marriott then.

I've known Allen since we were preteens, and he was a wonderful, funny, loving person. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
[identity profile] raidingparty.livejournal.com
I just noticed the diacritical marks in the D*C 2011 book - before or after the first letter of guest names, and no discernable pattern scattered throughout the movie titles in the independent film festival section.

What does it mean?
(Probably nothing, I know, but I'd love to hear everyone's conspiracy theories.)
[identity profile] girlpire.livejournal.com
Hey guys, I just finished writing a massive report over many different parts of this year's con, and I'd love to share. The index is here: http://girlpire.livejournal.com/190730.html and the first post (it's four parts in total) is here: http://girlpire.livejournal.com/189850.html

Please be aware that all four posts are extremely image-heavy, so it might take a while to load, depending on your connection speed. Enjoy!
[identity profile] robert mccoy

Just wondering how many folks who are gamers would be interested in something like a flea market/swap meet for gaming stuff at Dragon Con? Nothing to compete with the dealers. Do it after dealer's hours on Friday night and/or Saturday night for 2-4 hours. Most gamers I know,myself included have loads of old gaming stuff that other folks might be interested in. And loads of other gaming conventions have these. I normally take the money I make from my sales and spend it with the dealers, and so do most of the others I know who do it. What would it take to have something like this in the gaming area at Dragon Con? You could charge a slight fee for tables, which would bring in more money for the Con and  gaming. Have it set up for gaming stuff only....not just general sci-fi/fantasy stuff which would be available in the dealer's room I can't be the only one who attends DC that thinks this would be a cool thing.
Who do I need to talk to about setting something like this up? How do I go about contacting them? And is anyone else interested in something like this?
Thanks!


[identity profile] thatwordgrrl.livejournal.com
OK, now that people have (mostly) recovered, I have a few questions so that I can hopefully refine this for next year.


1. Was it worthwhile enough that I should do this again next year? (granted, this time, I was just flying by the seat of my pants with it all)

2. Stay with bunches of 10, or go to 5? I'm not sending out less than five because it becomes a pain in the ass to keep track of how many have been sent out.

3. Would it be worthwhile to established a few fixed locations at the con -- like the Daily Dragon office -- that will have an extra large stash? For those "last-minute" shoppers. :>

4. Any other suggestions?


Yes, the next batch will be fixed to say "Backup."

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