Dragon Con has always been a forum for cool slogans on T-shirts. A quick trip through the Dealers’ Room would easily prove my point. At least half of convention attendees who are not cosplaying are wearing slogans and graphics that made me laugh. But I’ve noticed a new trend. Fan-made hand-held signs as the new venue for personal comedic statements.
Sunday morning at 11:30 in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom, James Cosmo and Natalia Tena from HBO’s Game of Thrones [based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series] appeared on the “GoT: Winter is Coming” panel. Both were asked what they thought of Dragon Con now that they had been at the convention for three days. “It’s really… Read more →
At 10AM Sunday morning, the American Sci-Fi and Fantasy Media track welcomed Lucy Lawless, Kandyse McClure, and Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica to the panel “BSG: C.I.C. Conference” in the Hyatt, Centennial II-III.
The crowd was wowed, touched, and laughing uproariously Saturday night in the Hilton Grand Ballroom West for the Five Truths and a Lie Podcast. Hosted by Five Truths and a Lie creators and podcasters Audrey Kearns and Brian Bradley, the premise of the game is that for a specified theme, five storytellers recount an event from their lives and the… Read more →
Saturday night in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton, the house was slamming hero-and-villain style. According to the program, special preference was given in the lineup for those dressed as their favorite good or bad character. This reporter scoped the crowd, trying to calculate whether heroes or villains tipped the numbers scale in their favor. Near the start, the heroes… Read more →
At the Page to Stage contest on Saturday night, DCTVpremiered the video Comic Book Shop, a parody of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s video Thrift Shop. Speaking as someone who has Thrift Shop on high rotation on her iPod, the video is brilliant. And I don’t use that word lightly. With so many tips of the hat to comic book readers,… Read more →
Mitch Pileggi is at Dragon Con for the first time this year. With his signature charm and geniality, the actor graced the stage in the Centennial I room of the Hyatt Saturday at 2:30 for the X-Track. Pileggi was asked how he earned the part of Walter Skinner. After two auditions for other roles on the show, Pileggi’s agent talked… Read more →
Is six o’clock in the morning late or early? Technically, if you don’t go to bed until after six then it’s definitely late. Just ask the stars of the Dragon Con Late Show. (Which airs on Dragon Con TV at 9AM.) This informative live program fills you in on all of the day’s must-see events and outlines important changes to… Read more →