Kevin Shirley

“Bonkers Fun”: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV Series @ 40

“Bonkers Fun”: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV Series @ 40

In 1981 a six-episode series adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy appeared on BBC television. An immediate success in the UK, it took a longer path to popularity in the US but has become a classic on both sides of the pond. The BritTrack at Dragon Con launched its 2021 virtual programming on YouTube Thursday evening by… Read more →

Elric of Melnibone’: Rockin’ Year Sixty!

The High Fantasy Track at Dragon Con 2021 opened its virtual programming on YouTube Thursday at 11:30AM with a retrospective on Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone’ series which celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. Moderator Van Allen Plexico welcomed Joe Crowe, Rick Klaw, and Gary Mitchell (of Dragon Con’s American Sci Fi Track) to the panel for a look back… Read more →

“This is the Way”: Inside the World of the Mandalorian

The Star Wars at Dragon Con Goes Virtual fan track presented a panel via their YouTube channel Sunday evening that focused on the culture of the Mandalorians. Joining moderator Thomas Harper were Bryan Young, Alexa Shipes, Tom Hutchens and Kyle Bennett. The panel sought to “unpack” and shed some light on Mandalorian culture now that we have seen the first… Read more →

Missions and Memories: Star Trek: Voyager at 25

Star Trek: Voyager first aired on the United Paramount Network (UPN) in January 1995. As the flagship show of a brand-new network, Voyager came to be the most successful series to premier with the network, lasting seven seasons. Voyager veteran and Trek Track Director Garrett Wang (Ensign Kim) welcomed long time colleagues, shipmates, and friends Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay), Robert… Read more →

The Discovery Family: All about the Heart

The 4:00PM Saturday time slot on the Dragon Con Main Events channel welcomed four Star Trek: Discovery cast members to a question and answer panel with Marc Lee serving as moderator. Kenneth Mitchell, Mary Chieffo, Anthony Rapp, and Jason Isaacs gave the fans what they’ve come to expect from Discovery actors: insightful, heartfelt, and entertaining conversation. One of the primary… Read more →

John Garth and Tolkien’s World

Sunday morning at 11:30AM, Jim Wert of the High Fantasy Track, along with Kristin Cairns of TheOneRing.Net (TORN), welcomed John Garth to discuss his career as a Tolkien scholar, and his latest book The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-Earth. Garth, whose work Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth established his place as a… Read more →

The Movies that Made Star Wars

Friday at 8PM, the Star Wars Track welcomed Bryan Young (moderator), Amy Richau, Marie C Gould, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Kai Charles for a panel focusing on the films that have influenced Star Wars directors and creators, from George Lucas to Jon Favreau, via their Facebook Group Page and their YouTube channel. At the forefront, and dominating the conversation is the… Read more →

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