[identity profile] summer-1981.livejournal.com
I did a new blog on Dragon Con last night stating that as of today, we are three weeks out from the convention.  I also gave an update what I have been doing.  I also created a convention playlist all about my blogs.  

Please be sure to check these out

1.My latest Vlog

http://youtu.be/ltTfrBMKpug

2. My Convention playlist.  I have some stuff from last year's show
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRiXCMqkcTPy-mVacTXAmbV65iiIG_lW

I am still looking for people to interview for the show.

What would you like to see me cover this year without bother the major panelists?
[identity profile] summer-1981.livejournal.com
Hi everyone:
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.

 http://youtu.be/sNv5XVVTylM

http://youtu.be/d5zIVhZF_IY

http://youtu.be/jpt_Ff4F6WI

http://youtu.be/XEl_SvUTMy8

http://youtu.be/yOKSB7Hk9Qw

http://youtu.be/5sKK2q2-t3Q

http://youtu.be/0aOeRI5etXo

Please be sure to check these out and subscribe to my youtube channel
[identity profile] hmphoto.livejournal.com
Hey everyone,

As a lot of you remember, a few months back I posted about this photography project that I'm going to be starting at D*C this year. The project is still going on, don't have any fear.

I'm getting ready to send everyone so far involved an email with all of the details but I wanted to try and get any last minute Con goers a chance to get involved.

At this point, please only e-mail HeatherMairiPhotography@gmail.com if you're interested in joining and all information must be included:
Name:
Badge Name:
E-mail address: (I know you're sending it to me, but better safe than sorry.)
Costumes: (and if you know it, what days you'll be going as what.)

BUT WAIT, THERE'S EVEN MORE!

THE PROJECT HAS EVOLVED A BIT! BEFORE EVERYONE STARTS EMAILING, PLEASE CLICK HERE as I have added some more to it. (All of this information will be sent in one e-mail as well).
[identity profile] firmament.livejournal.com

Below is the unofficial schedule of academic comics studies and pop culture studies programming at Dragon*Con, organized by the Comics and Popular Arts Conference for 5 years now. There is also a more printable version and a schedule grid

Thank you to everyone, participants, track heads, and attendees, who have made academic programming such a success over the years. If you enjoy what you see this year, I urge you to go to the D*C Mobile App and rate our panels!


Read more... )
[identity profile] mcb397.livejournal.com
Did anyone who got a picture on the green screen think to ask how long it would be before the pictures were emailed out? I know I sure didn't. :)
[identity profile] stephenhsegal.livejournal.com
Ahoy all!

In past years, I've appeared at DragonCon in my role as senior editor of Weird Tales, the world's oldest fantasy/horror/sci-fi magazine. This year, I'm the editor and coauthor of a new book that I'm showcasing at the con: GEEK WISDOM: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture.

It's a sci-fi/fantasy-themed inspirational book, featuring 200 one-page philosophical musings based on the most beloved quotations from geeky films, books, tv shows, comics, etc. ("You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." "So say we all." "Snozzberries? Who ever heard of a snozzberry?" "I have been, and always shall be, your friend." "Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey.") There are quotations and references from all our favorite things: Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, Marvel and DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, The Powerpuff Girls, ThinkGeek t-shirts...

I'm incredibly proud to have been able to compile this testament to 21st-century nerdity. Several brilliant coauthors helped me create it, including Hugo- and Nebula-nominated novelist N.K. Jemisin ("The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,") steampunk novelist and blogger Genevieve Valentine ("Mechanique"), movie critic and political commentator Zaki Hasan (The Huffington Post), and indie comics writer and journalist Eric San Juan ("A Year of Hitchcock").

I'll be doing a reading from GEEK WISDOM (with door prizes!) on Sunday at 1pm, in the Hyatt's Edgewood room. Would love to see you all there!

[identity profile] peacelovefandom.livejournal.com
This bit of news about the world record Star Trek costume attempt by Creation Entertainment in Vegas would seem to imply that Dragon*Con is the current Guinness World Record holder. It seems Creation just got their certificate for their brief time holding the record. Did I miss an official announcement from Dragon*Con about our attempt?
[identity profile] firmament.livejournal.com
Please join us for the 3rd annual

Comics and Popular Arts Conference at Dragon*Con!



Conference Program and Information

This is a peer-reviewed academic conference devoted to the scholarly study of comics, pop culture, and all things Dragon*Con. It takes place at the Con, across 7 different tracks.

Hope to see you there!
[identity profile] mike-eaves.livejournal.com

On what day? Saturday September 04 2010

When and Where for Which Event........

Super Heroes - Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel the Peachtree Ballroom (8th floor). 
Doors open at 1:00 and you need to be there no later than 12:15pm for you
assignment

Star Trek - Sheraton Grand Ballroom. Doors are tentatively scheduled to open
around 7:30pm and will by no later than 8:00pm. You need to be there no later
than 7:00 for you assignment.

What we need that only YOU can provide,

YOU! we need YOU there to help pull this off. it takes a LOT of people to do a
varied array of tasks and duties that need to be accomplished in a very short
time frame to get those participants in the spaces, counted, in place and
documented. Roughly for every 40 people in the attempt we need ONE Volunteer
person for them. Given the fact that the Super Heroes Record is currently at
1245 people that's a lot of YOU that we need. Given the fact that current Star
Trek Record is around a 500 some odd that was set by some other con earlier this
year we want to CRUSH that record since this con stole the idea of setting World
Records from us in the first place, so again that is going to take a lot of YOU.

You need to be polite, a problem solver, a logical thinker,and sense of humor
wouldn't hurt.

You do NOT need a costume for either of these. You do get to be some of the few
and far between people that get to witness these things which are not open to
the general public or to Dragon*Con attendees who are not participating in the
attempts. There are other perks and advantages to Volunteering that will be
made known in a later email and just prior to attempts.

Some have already contacted me about this and if I have already spoken with you,
you are good to go. If you have not spoken to me yet and want to Volunteer for
both of these or for one or the other please email me at
eaves(dot)mike(at)gmail(dot)com with SE Staff in the Subject line.

Both of these are going to be an amazing time and here is your chance to not
only be in on them but to help make them happen and put Dragon*Con in the World
Records book.

[identity profile] trybutez.livejournal.com
The meter just turned to seven days. Officially a week to go...
We could really use that Trek Track schedule now!
 
Please? Pretty please?

I get antsy enough in the last week...

*entering panic mode*
[identity profile] ladyvalkris.livejournal.com

It's getting close!

YAY!!!!!

 I know there's the Ms. Star Trek Universe Pageant and the Guiness World Record Attempt, however I was wondering if anyone was coordinating an 'evening' Star Trek and/or Klingon meet up/photo op.

Preferably during cocktail hour... (Yes, I know, every hour at D*C is cocktail hour)

Last year, I believe KAG had an 'awards ceremony' right after the MKEBP concluded. It was still pretty early in the day and as fabulous as it was, I looked around in vain for evening Klingon/Star Trek get togethers-photo ops at the main hotels such as the Hyatt or Marriott.

Mistress Koloth of the House of Koloth has so graciously invited me to participate in their events and I'm sure it's gonna be great.

However, if anyone has information of other coordinated meet ups in the EVENINGS for Star Trek and/or Klingon specific cosplayers, please respond.  I really want to take a lot of Star Trek and most especially Klingon pics this year and hopefully some of you guys will be able to help a Trekkie sista out!
[identity profile] ladyvalkris.livejournal.com

Woo Hoo!!! Finally some movement on the Trek Track website.

Ladies interested in participating in the Ms. Star Trek Universe Pageant, information is now available at: http://trektrack.dragoncon.org/rules/

The actual tentative schedule isn't up yet, but apparently it will be soon.

I may have pouted and whined about the lack of information, however I steadfastly support Garrett and company's attempt at continuing the legacy of the Star Trek portion of D*C being one of the best at the convention.

See y'all soon!
[identity profile] laurannad.livejournal.com
Saw Garrett Wang at Comic-Con and had to ask him for an update. His assistant, who was to keep us informed, has been distracted these past couple weeks by first time fatherhood.

The Star Trek party will be along the lines of a murder-mystery.

He plans on MST-ing an episode or two of Voyager.

The plan to break the Guinness Book for ST costumes is moving right along.

And he's working out the details for a first-time DC guest, who shall remain nameless at this point. Don't want to spoil the surprise.
[identity profile] ladyvalkris.livejournal.com

We're six weeks away from this year's Dragon*Con. The level of excitement at my house has been growing exponentially over the past few weeks. Our excitement has gotten so ridiculous and infectious that we've actually convinced some other folk to join us this year. They'll end up at an overflow hotel in town, however they'll still get to see the greatness that is D*C!!!!

With that said, we're still ONLY 6 weeks away. Time flies and there's still no word on Trek Track!

I know the staff is working furiously behind the scenes getting together what I'm sure is going to be another fabulous track at D*C. 

However, some of us Trekkies/Trekkers would LOVE an update. A serious update on the Trek Track site:
http://trektrack.dragoncon.org/

Any word on when that's going to be?
 
I've fielded several inquiries as to how to be a contestant on the Ms. Star Trek Universe pageant. (word I got from an insider is to email Garrett or Robert).

Several other questions:

*Keela & Kathith?
*ANY karaoke?
*Are there ANY hints on programming?

And a host of other questions that can only be answered by the staff on the site.

Again, everyone who normally participates in the programming at the Star Trek track, are really excited about Garrett taking lead and are also looking forward to the changes & additions to Trek Track.

I know I am.

I have every confidence that this year will be great. With that said it would however, it WOULD be nice to get a glimpse of of a schedule.

Just a teeny weeny itsy bitsy glimpse?!?!?!

Come on Trekkies/Trekkers say it with me:

Trek Track...Trek Track...Trek Track...TREK TRACK!!!!!

[identity profile] ladyvalkris.livejournal.com

Say what you will about Eric Watts, between the www.trektrak.com page and the yahoo groups, he kept us Trek fans abreast of what was being planned.

He often sought out ideas and volunteers from us who supported the track.

We're about a week away from June and the new Trek Track site http://trektrack.dragoncon.org/ has absolutely NO information regarding programming or even the Ms. Star Trek Universe pageant Dragon*Con so heartily endorsed earlier this year.  Not only are most of the links empty but the list of guest stars is incomplete. It’s as if whoever monitors and/or updates the website doesn’t know how to create additional pages.

By March of last year Eric had already lined a few contestants for the Ms. Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant. As a first time contestant I was able to find out about what was expected in regards to pageant events thereby having PLENTY of time to prepare costume and/or talent. 

By April, tentative programming was listed.

 

And by June, some panels were also listed to include invites being sent out to some of us attendees to participate.

 

In no way will I feel slighted if I don’t participate in programming.

However, I WILL be slighted if information doesn’t start coming down the pike soon so ALL of us can appropriately plan and/or request participation, i.e. the Pageant.

 

I understand (even if I don’t agree) with this need to separate Trek Track from TrekTrak.

 

I get it.

 

What I don’t get is why is it taking so long to get info out to the hoi polloi.

 

The fears that were somewhat alleviated when Garrett Wang was announced as the new director and the interview given by D*C Director ensuring us that Trek Track will be better than ever are starting to resurface.

 

No, Trek Track isn’t the only place to hunker down at D*C. I enjoy many of the other activities. However as a true Trekkie, I do expect a level of professionalism and entertainment during the Star Trek portion of the ‘con and I don’t feel it’s unreasonable to expect great things of Trek Track.

 

*crossing fingers*


[identity profile] scifiblogger.livejournal.com
full article and add your reaction at http://www.roddenberry.com/community/index/detail?id=763

Dragon*Con’s momentous announcement that Garrett Wang, our very own Ensign from Voyager, will be taking the reigns as their new director of their Star Trek programming was nothing short of a surprise to us all (see http://trektrack.dragoncon.org/). On the heels of this development, fans have been abuzz - many excited, some confused, and some…well, still in disbelief.

[identity profile] ladyvalkris.livejournal.com
Now that Trek 'Track' has gone in another direction and has since dropped the MKEBP (of course Eric 'owned' the name so I guess D*C didn't have much of a choice), I wonder how are us Klingons going to make a presence at Dragon*Con.

No pageant and perhaps no Keela & Katith Klingon Karaoke, what are us warriors going to do during Trek Track?

Don't get me wrong, as much as I complained about D*C dragging their heels getting Trak Track info out to the masses, I'm cautiously optimistic about the new direction and director Garrett Wang.

So...

I'm here soliciting some input as to what to do for not only Klingons but Star Trek fandom during Dragon*Con 2010.

There's the parade and the new Ms. Star Trek Universe pageant. However it's only mid-March so none of us plebeians are aware of D*C's plans for Trek Track, so I propose that us Star Trek fans try to brainstorm ideas to make our presence known at D*C this year.

What are some of y'alls ideas?
[identity profile] klgrl76.livejournal.com
Denise Crosby and Brent Spiner added to the guest list. Seems to be another big Star Trek year for D*C. *Is excited, Star Wars in August and Star Trek in September*.

Trek Trak

Mar. 5th, 2010 12:59 pm
[identity profile] usgianddarien.livejournal.com
I cannot believe that we still don't know anything about Trek Trak yet, I really would like to know if their is going to be a miss klingon pageant!! 
[identity profile] totallykate.livejournal.com
Hi all,

I'm the webmaster for TotallyKate.com, Kate Mulgrew's official website. It was the first time for both Kate and I at Dragon*Con and I just want to thank all the Dragon*Con staff/volunteers and TrekTrak for a wonderful time.

I've posted some photos & audio from Kate's panels:

http://www.totallykate.com/dragon09/saturday/photos.html

http://www.totallykate.com/dragon09/sunday/photos.html

http://www.totallykate.com/dragon09/saturday/audio.html

http://www.totallykate.com/dragon09/sunday/audio.html

Have a few more photos to post so if anyone has any great shots you'd like to share just let me know.

Thanks,
Connie

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