2011 Parties, Shout-outs, Lost & Found

  • Parties
  • Shout-Outs
  • Lost & Found

  • Parties

    THURSDAY:

    Girls of the Con Meet 'n Greet
    Second annual Meet 'n Greet. Hope to see you there! Thu 6PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).

    Dinner for Pern Fans
    Curries and Mai Tai's! Meetup for Pern Fans and maybe a special guest. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page. Thu 7PM, Trader Vic's (Hilton)

    CANCELED Doctor Who Dinner at Trader Vic's CANCELED
    Thu 7PM, Trader Vic's (Hilton).

    Dragon*Con's World Famous Bucket 'O Rum Meet & Greet
    A celebration of one of the most famous icons at Dragon*Con. Officially known as Cruzan's Voodoo Juice, Dragon*Con's Buckets 'O Rum have become legendary. Join us & lift a Bucket with us! 21+ Only Please! Thu 7PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).

    CON*tourage MEET & GREET
    Come see old friends and make new ones. In addition to this being a perfect time to mingle, it’ll be a great opportunity to check out the Hyatt's newly renovated Twenty-Two Storys bar, formerly known as the Parasol Bar. It’ll be easy to find us. Just look for the CON*tourage red flag. (For more information, check out the Facebook page.) Thu 8PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).

    Yellow Ribbon Party
    We began as a well-meaning group of Dragon*Con attendees celebrating our military men and women coming home to us. We discovered that we didn't want to just celebrate our friends and family; we wanted to celebrate those still serving this country, those who can't come home yet to their loved ones, and those who gave all so that we geeks and fans could gather in freedom. Thus was born the Dragon*Con Yellow Ribbon party! Free, no Dragon*Con badge necessary, we'll be collecting for the USO of Georgia. Thu 8PM, 601-602 (Marriott)

    Featuring appearances by:

    • 8:30: The amazing antics of Thimblerig Circus
    • 9:15: Lovely lyrics from the Dulcet Dames (A 1940s style acapella Americana
      group)
    • 10:00: Manly music by Men of Melody

    CON-Voluted 2nd Annual A.B.C. Party
    What is an A.B.C Party? Anything But Clothes. Come dressed in a garbage bag, duct tape, police tape, bumper stickers, playing cards, bandages, a towel, a shower curtain, you name it. It doesn't matter so 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. CON-Voluted will be providing a DJ and Free Drinks. 21+ only please. Bring ID. We will have security checking IDs at the door. No ID, no admission. More details at the Facebook page. Thu 10PM, Room Number TBA (Hyatt).

    FRIDAY:

    Apeture Science Fan Photo Shoot
    If you have an Apeture Science costume and want to take pictures with others, compare props, and chat about how awesome Portal is. Fri 2PM, in front of the Pulse!

    An Evening in Bree
    The Tolkien Track party. Fri 8:30PM, Centennial I (Hyatt).

    Rock Star Photo Shoot & Mingle
    Calling all rockers to come together for one big rock star photo shoot! We've seen you walking around—Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, KISS, Elvis, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Prince, Motley Crue, Madonna, Cindi Lauper. Or throw on your best rocker face, slap on the studs and rock star attitude, or favorite concert t-shirt and come get your photo taken with rock legends. More info. at the Facebook event page. Fri 9PM, Pulse Bar Area (Marriott).

    25th Anniversary Masked Ball
    Celebrating Dragon*Con's 25th year! Featuring The Ghosts Project with some extra special guest musicians. Come dressed to the nines. Masks are required to attend. Masks will be available for purchase at our Charity Events table just outside the room, with all proceeds going to this year's charity, The National Inclusion Project. Fri 10PM, Regency VI-VII (Hyatt).

    Zombie Prom 2011
    Dance, party, stumble, and moan into the night. Be there and be dead (or not)! With MC Kristen Nickels and DJ Jamie Toon along with the rest of the infamous Zombie Squad and other special guests. Come in your best zombie make-up for the chance to win D*C’s most coveted titles of Zombie King and Queen (chosen by a panel of experts). Fri 10PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).

    Legend of the Seeker Fans Photo Shoot

    Legend of the Seeker fans with or without costume, please join the group photo shoot. We will have a big SAVE OUR SEEKER sign in support for a third season of the show. Fri 11PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott)

    SATURDAY:

    Terry Goodkind Meetup
    Come by the Goodkind ConSuite to mingle with other Terry Goodkind fans and enjoy ice cream and drinks! Sat 2PM, Room 223/226 (Hyatt).

    Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire Costume Meetup and Photoshoot

    A photoshoot in two parts for all Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire costumers! Costumes based on the HBO show or the books are all welcome, as are fellow fans without costumes. We'll be meeting before and after the 5:30PM AMSF Track "Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming" panel. This promises to be a large group of costumers, so come join us! Sat 4:30PM and 7PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott).

    D*C2011 Official Reddit Meetup
    The official Reddit meetup for Dragon*Con 2011. Look for the big orange-red arrow to find us! Sat 6PM, 10th floor lobby (Marriott).

    Carnival Night
    This year, the Stargate Multiverse Track has partnered with the Star Trek Track to bring you a bigger, better games night and dance party combination, all to benefit this year's charity, the National Inclusion Project. Stop by carnival stations with midway games, card games, and board games. Get your portrait sketched in a live one-on-one session by nationally renowned graphic artist Pierre Bernard, Jr. ($30 per person). Have your photo taken in our expanded green screen photo booth ($10 single, $20 group). (More information here.) Sat 8:30PM, Peachtree Ballroom A-F (Westin).

    Rainbow Flag Party - Carrying On
    The BritTrack, in partnership with OutlantaCon, is co-hosting this year's Rainbow Flag Party! Cash bar, music, and dancing at one of the biggest and best parties at Dragon*Con! Sat 9PM, Atlanta Ballroom (Sheraton).

    An Evening at the Winespring Inn
    The Wheel of Time Track’s annual party. An evening of music and merriment at everyone's favorite inn. Sat 10PM, EFGH (Westin)

    Last Party on Alderaan
    Tonight we’re going to party and dance like it’s the end of the world! Sat 10PM, A601–A602 (Marriott).

    MMO Gathering of Heroes
    The DC*MMO gang is throwing a party, and you’re invited! Come as you are, or come dressed as your favorite hero from an MMO.

    MMO heroes limited to *deep breath*: Stormtroopers, Jedi, Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi, Knights, Warriors, Ninjas, Pirates, Rogues, Thieves, Buccaneers, Snipers, Scouts, Rangers, Strangers, Hunters, Wizards, Lich Kings, Dragons, Dwarves, Gnomes, Elves, Pilots, Sorcerers, Warlocks, Necromancers, Shamans, Priests, Demons, Barbarians, Conquerors, Enchanters, Federation Officers, Redshirts, Spellslingers, Post-Apocalyptic Wanderers, Road Warriors, Corsairs, Privateers, Smugglers, Mad Scientists, Tinkerers, Drow, Monks, Medics, Healers, Brewmasters, Tanks, Dragon Riders, Warriors, Superheroes, Supervillains, Lions, Tigers, Bears (oh my!), Ravens, Hawks, Tauren, Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, Worgen, Werewolves, Druids, Vampires, Zombies, Elementals, Kobolds, Cylons, Colonials, Gods, Gunslingers, Pandas, Ostragoths, Visigoths, Plain Jane Goths, Corporate Goths, Oh-my-goths, Picts, Celts, Nemedians, Stygians, Cimmerians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Trojans, Khitans, Martians, Venusians, Jovians, Minmatar, Caldari, Amarr, Gallente, Undead, Forsaken, Draenei, Horde, Alliance, Sarnak, Drakken, Dark Elves, Wood Elves, High Elves, Erudites, Fae, Frogloks, Halflings, Hobbits, Kerra, Iksar, Ratonga, Mutants, Humans, Twi’lek, Zabrak, Trandoshans, Mon Calamari, Bothans, Sullustans, Ithorians, Wookiees (especially Wookiees), Bounty Hunters, Space Troopers, Super Troopers, Orions, Elysea, Asmodae, White Mages, Black Mages, Red Mages, Blue Mages, Life Mages, Death Mages, QQ’ing Mages, Frost Mages, Fire Mages (but not Arcane Mages...buncha one-button-pressing jerks!), Samurai, Dragoons, Corsairs, Dancers, Prancers, more Necromancers, Paladins, Beastmasters, Puppet Masters, Gypsies, Tramps (and Thieves), Berserkers, Dragon Slayers, Vampire Slayers, Assassins, Scholars, Templars, Guardians, Demonologists, Conquerors, Captains, Champions, Minstrels, Burglars, Wardens, Rune-Keepers, and Death Knights.

    If, somehow, we missed your particular brand of MMO hero, rest assured. If you can
    think of it, chances are it’s in an MMO somewhere. Our own Krystalle Voecks will be
    spinning tunes until the wee hours. In addition, we will be featuring contests, giveaways, and a host of MMO-flavored surprises for everyone. Sat 10PM, Capitol Ballroom (Sheraton).

    The Villains Ball
    Party with the BritTrack at the Villains Ball, celebrating all things evil and sinister with a night of dancing and music! Show off your best villain costume or twirl your mustache in the shadows. Featuring DJ Rob Levy, The Ken Spivey Band, Mad Tea Party, and John Lenahan. Sat 10PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).

    SUNDAY:

    Fans for Christ.org Church Service
    Like going to Sunday services but don't want to leave the con? Once again we will be having our geek-centered, costume-friendly, all-are-welcome church service on Sunday morning (9/4). Come visit our FFC fan-table for directions or more information. Sun 10AM, Meeting Room (Days Inn at Spring and Baker Street, one block west of the Hyatt).

    Ravelry Meet Up/Stitch & Bitch
    Bring your string and sticks and take a break from the convention madness with your fellow crafty con-goers. All knitters, crocheters, spinners, and other fiber artists are welcome to join us. This is an informal gathering, so black tie is optional. Sun 1PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott).

    Dragon*Con 2011 Brony Meetup
    The official Reddit My Little Pony meetup at Dragon*Con. Look for the big orange-red arrow to find us! Sun 4PM, 10th floor lobby (Marriott).

    Art Salon Room Party
    Come join us for our Art Salon! Several artists have gathered to throw a lovely evening of art and socializing for our fans and others. Beaded jewelry and photographs from Green Dragon, woodworking by local artist Roy Coker, and prints of original art by Natile Jacques will be there. Sun 5PM, Room TBA Thursday (Marriott).

    Zone 42 - The Fabulous Killjoys of Dragon*Con Meetup
    Look alive, Sunshine! Inspired by the My Chemical Romance album, Danger Days, Zone 42 is a group of Killjoys looking for a few good Crash Queens, Zone Runners, and Motor Babies to join us. Hell, even BLI is welcome to join in our shenanigans. If you're brightly colored and look like you just beat the apocalypse, feel free to join us as we roam the Zones...er...con! Sun 6PM, The lions in front of the motor lobby (Marriott).

    The Grand Pirate and Time Travelers Ball
    Wear your finest historical or anachronistic costume and be prepared to dance and make merry! Airship pirates, buccaneers, chrononauts of all time periods welcome (as well as the curious public). Presented by the Alternate History and Sci-Fi Literature Tracks. Sun 8:30PM, Peachtree Ballroom A-F (Westin).

    SGTV Meetup
    Meet up with fans, cast, and crew of SGTV, the YouTube channel featuring parody vids from Stargate and other sci-fi and fantasy series. Sun 8:30PM, 10th Floor (Marriott).

    Yule Ball
    The pleasure of your company is requested at the Yule Ball where students of Hogwarts will socialize with their "foreign" guests. And this year, we're going totally 80's! For the first half of the Yule Ball, we'll be featuring eighties music. Come in your Hogwarts finery or whatever you're currently wearing. Sun 8:30PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).

    Browncoats: Redemption Wrap Party
    The Fan Film for Charity project officially comes to an end and we're sending it off with a great shindig. Come out and celebrate, dance, and hear what's next and enjoy surprises and special guests. This is a once in a lifetime event that you won't want to miss. Celebrate being part of Browncoat History! Sun 9PM, Atlanta Ballroom (Westin).

    Kingdom of Loathing Party
    Zack and Kevin (Jick and HotStuff) will be on-hand to get the party rolling. Drinks, dancing, board games; we honestly have no idea where it will wind up. Sun 10PM, Capitol Ballroom (Sheraton).

    *Note: TIMES/LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


    Shout-Outs

    Jennie Breeden, congratulations on your engagement!

    Happy Birthday, Claire
    Best of luck to you and Alan.
    —Penelope

    14 Years Together and 13 Years at Dragon*Con = The Great Adventure!
    Thank you, Jerry, for being geeky with me.
    —Love, Jerri

    Mac
    Six years and it's still the best day ever.
    —Your Moonbeam

    Happy Birthday
    To Bev Kodak, the YA Lit Track Director.
    —Jason

    Happy Birthday Navigator
    From your wife and the Sunshine of your life. I Love You.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Rob Thurman from Dragon*Con!
    —Rwinny and Twinchy

    Thank You to Shelley for saying yes to the Big Question
    I am a very Happy Man. Love You Shelley!
    —Mike

    Happy 10-Year Anniversary
    To my husband, best friend, drinking buddy, & Imzadi... you taught me the secret of eternal youth. Never stop laughing! I love you baby!
    —Wendy

    Shane
    Thanks for changing seats and changing my life two years ago. I love you!
    —Ty

    Have a wonderful 32nd Birthday, Brendan!
    We all love you!
    —Love, Mom, Gina, Care, Jason, and Carmen

    From Zoltan to Lady Mayhem
    Happy 2nd con and happier 10th anniversary bumhug!  Thank you, and I love you!

    Sarabeth!
    Thank you for 3 wonderful years! I love you!
    — The Rev. Russell Cash

    Lori, Melinda, and Mike
    Welcome to Dragon*Con where dreams of radioactive zombies in tanks movies do come true.
    —Kelly

    PL Holley
    Thanks for 19 years of Dragon*Con and friendship and love!  This is our real anniversary.

    Gwen Blakeley has gone into the West
    But you are with us still in spirit. We love and miss you.
    —PLOBFFHH from Alesia, Dawn,  Kris, Dina, Kim, Madie, Crystal, Ashley, Darcee, & Heather.

    Attend one of the Science Track's Ham Radio talks last year and get
    licensed?

    We want to meet you. Tweet @ATLRadioClub for more info.

    To My Wonder Daughter, Tiffany (Tifa)!
    Welcome to your first con! This is one of the happiest moments of my life to be able to share it with you! You are now an official geek! hehehe!
    —William Adcock

    Happy Birthday on Friday, Laura!
    —Lena

    Happy Dragon*Con!
    Welcome back to Atlanta.
    —Atlanta Royal Cabbies

    Happy Birthday BT!
    So very glad you could make it from Boston this year!
    —Rich

    Happy 21st birthday, Kassandra!
    So glad we can celebrate at the Con.
    —Love you, Mama

    Happy Birthday to my bestest roomie, Karen Venn!
    Hope to see you at D*C next year.
    —Elizabeth

    Happy first Dragon*Con to Josh, Patrick, and Lizzie
    We are going to have a blast!
    —Love, Dad

    Happy Dragon*Con to My South Carolina Family

    Much Love to Soundwave Legion of Boom, Charleston Area Star Trek Fans, and Lowcountry Anime & Gaming.
    —Erika

    Happy Birthday, Tammy (on Mon 9/5)!
    —Love, Chris

    Congratulations, Kaitlyn
    On your first Dragon*Con! I hope this is the first of many.
    —Love, Dad.

    To My Wonderful Husband, Spencer
    Who, even though we just bought a new house and a new car last month and definitely don't have as much money as usual for this trip, still managed to make sure that we get to enjoy another fun-filled con together! I love you and thank you for being as geeky as I am!
    —All my Love, Teresa

    Wishing My Husband, Augie a Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary!
    —Kim

    Thinking of You
    Ryan Jones and Essay Hood, the best 10th Doctor and Rose this side of David Tennant and Billie Piper. May you get better soon!
    —Sir Diddimus

    Mog, Jase, D, and Red Shirt...I mean Chrissy
    Hail, hail, the crew's all here! Barring mutiny, here's to the start of a wonderful addiction! Can't wait to share our first D*C stories—and more "you had to be there" events! Guess D wanted to renew vows after all! 😉
    —Hobbit

    Super Excited About My Third Year at Dragon*Con
    And even more excited to bring my sexy boyfriend for his very first time! Love you, Sean! XO
    —Angie Starr

    Happy Birthday, Ben Joyner!
    Best hubby in the world! 🙂 Love you! Looking forward to next weekend!
    —Amy Joyner

    To My Baby, Happy 25th Birthday
    Sorry I won't be there as I am here at Dragon*Con.
    —Annette

    Join the Dark Empire
    Like the 501st but it's not Dark Side enough for you? Join the Dark Empire! We're officially affiliated with LucasArts. Custom costumes must pass standards to join. Come to the Dark Side.

    Traci, My Lover, My Everything
    I'm so glad you Dragon*Con de-virginized me last year, and even happier to be here with you this year. For this alone, I could put a ring on it. But that's neither here nor there...Let's enjoy the weekend! I love you!
    —Jet

    Dragoncon is Love
    Techno, I love you more than all the stormtroopers in the 501st + all the hamburgers at the Varsity + all the elevators stuck in the Hyatt. Happy D*Con, once again.
    —Doozer

    A huge, huge thank you to all the guests, staff, and volunteers who make Dragon*Con possible
    Y'all don't get nearly the credit you deserve. I wanted you to know you are appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Have a great con!!
    —Tammy

    Zombies! You Can Run...
    But you can't hide. Not this year Mr. HIACWEEKTZ*! There are more of us ... and
    we're coming for you.
    —Signed, "Hides In A Corner While Everyone Else Kills the Zombies"

    To My Dear Friends (Busted Hoes)
    Chris, Jessica, Katie, Eric: I can't wait to see your smiling angel faces as we tromp through another year at D*C together. I love you!
    —Kim

    Craishae, Dear Child of Mine
    Have fun and be safe. Mainly be smart and make sure to bring me something from home! Love ya!
    —Mama Jo

    Thanks for the sweet message, Shae!
    Been to many cons, but I'm so excited for my first Dragon*Con!:D
    —Angie

    To my wonderful twin sister, Melanie, and my best friend, Mindy
    I cannot wait to experience my 4th year at Dragon*Con with you guys. This year's going to be the best one yet, I can tell! Let's be bad guys! Allons-y!

    Happy Dragon*Con to Leatrice, Bindiya, Shelby, Angie, and Rodisha!
    I wish we could all be there together, but this is an even greater incentive to come back next year! Love you all!

    Dale, I am so excited to share the Dragon*Con experience with you!
    We are going to have so much fun!
    —Love, Shana

    Waffle, this will be the first of many D*Cons together!
    Let's make it one to remember. I love you so much!
    —Kayla

    Meri and Luchia
    Can't wait to see you experience your first Dragon*Con! Kimberly and I will show you the ropes! D*C Girls will ROCK!!
    —Kim

    Happy 12th Birthday, Elijah!
    From a youngling to a young man, I couldn't be more proud of you. May the force be with you.
    —Love, Granny-Elf

    Amber Johnson...
    So happy to be sharing your first Dragon*Con with you!! Can't wait!!
    —Love, Lisa and Jenny

    Mike, I know you're going to be a great daddy
    Baby Barron #1 due April, 2012.
    —Love, Your Wife Casey.

    Happy 5th Dragon*Con anniversary to my awesome friends, Hollis, Jenny,
    Ashley (1), and Ashley (2)!

    We are going to rock in Sucker Punch this year!!! xoxoxo


    Lost & Found

    [If you've lost or found something at the convention, stop by Dragon*Con Security in Room M101 (Marriott). If that doesn't bring about a successful reunion, email the Daily Dragon and we'll announce it. And be sure to check out these helpful Lost & Found Hints and Tips from D*C Security.]

    LOST:  16 gigabite mini-sd memory card at the atrium ballroom at the Marriott. Email: highstart85@gmail.com

    LOST: d02 baseball hat in southern comfort restaurant Friday night at 7PM in Hilton. Hotel lost and found hasn't found it. It days "know no limit" on the reverse. If
    found please contact Christian Conkle at 360-936-9978

    LOST: Droid X with purple zebra stripe cover. Please call 1 (704) 906-1692. We think it was left lower merchandise room in Marriott.

    LOST: Sword between Hyatt and Marriott by pool: wooden, duct tape hilt, silver and black. Please tweet @Zephyrpop if found.

    LOST: black Motorola phone battery, on Friday, BF5X. Email: yellolab@msn.com

    LOST: Kodak camera in gray canvas case w/extra lens pocket. Medium black, wide nylon strap. Lost in Hyatt, Sat AM. Shannon Aviles 407-405-8143

    LOST: black Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate smartphone in clear argyle patterned case. Modest reward. Email: beccafonville11@gmail.com

    LOST: 4-day badge. Name: Anason Philavanh; Nickname: Psylocke
    Last worn inside Marriot Sat (9/3) around 11PM-1AM. Email: marleguardia@yahoo.com

    LOST: Florida drivers license. Jenny Schoenfeld 727-967-1856

    LOST: Silver lightsaber hilt with red power button and slightly discolored handgrip in Marriott Atrium under Pulse loft or Marriott Atrium ballroom before Gonzaroo. Contact Jean Prior, 513-560-2591. 11491 Folkstone Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45240

    FOUND: iPhone 4 found in Learning Center, Hyatt. Appears to belong to a "Berkan Ciger." Turned in to Daily Dragon, Chicago E-F.

    LOST: Wallet with Utah driver's license (1st name: Winn) found in Marriott dealer's room. At Security Operations (M).

    FOUND: Nikon lens cap found in Westin Peachtree Ballroom. Left at the soundboard.

    LOST: Lost four-day badge for Brian Wilson in Marriott atrium around 10:30PM Friday. Realized it was missing five minutes afterward and looked but someone already got it. Any help is appreciated. email: brianwilson71@msn.com

    LOST: Black Sony Cybershot camera with pictures of McGee's Alice and the Queen of Hearts as I was leaving the convention. It may have been in the hotels or it may have fallen out in the Courtland Parking garage. Please help me find it 🙁 I took so many pictures! If found, please email: xyr3sic@gmail.com

    FOUND: Blue Sony camera. Turned in at information booth at the Hilton.

    LOST: Drivers license after registration belonging to Stephen Willis of Valdosta, GA. If found, please call 229-232-3196.

    FOUND: Found D*C badge for Mike Duberville in the Sheraton parking garage. Left with the Registration staff.

    FOUND: A smartphone was left in the X-track room. Please see a member of the X-track to pick it up.

    FOUND: An iPhone was left in the Writer's Workshop in Hanover A-B.

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