2021

“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 →

Back to the Battlestar

Back to the Battlestar

On Friday morning, Battlestar Galactica cast members James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos, Tahmoh Penikett, and Michael Trucco met in Hyatt Centennial ballrooms II–III at 11:30 AM for the “Battlestar Galactica: Operation Resurrection” panel. The panel was also streamed on the Main Events channel.  After the noise of the enthusiastic welcome subsided, the moderator asked the cast members how… Read more →

The Ancient Art of Paper Folding

The Ancient Art of Paper Folding

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper, and Dragon Con attendees got a taste during the panel “Origami,” Friday at 10AM in Hilton 309. Malachi Brown led this panel, handed out the materials, and the fun began. The participants were guided in making a frog that jumped from an index card. Pixie (one of the participants) was graciou Panels… Read more →

Shazam! Powered by Jackary

Shazam! Powered by Jackary

If you thought the Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer bromance was reserved strictly for the silver screen, watching a panel with them quickly dispels that notion. Dragon Con attendees saw just how deep the bromance goes at the “Shazam! Guests: Powered by the Gods” panel Friday at 1:30PM in the Hyatt Centennial II–III.  Since it’s been so long since… 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 →

Tyler Hoechlin, star of Superman & Lois

Superheroes, Sports, and the Supernatural: Story Time with Tyler Hoechlin

Dragon Con gave a warm welcome to first-time attendee Tyler Hoechlin for his panel “It’s a Bird, It’s a Werewolf…It’s Tyler Hoechlin!” Friday morning at 11:30AM in Hyatt Regency VI–VII. Hoechlin may be new to the con, but he’s not new to Atlanta, having lived here a decade ago during filming of the first two seasons of his first long-term… Read more →

How We See in Film: Exploring the Male and Female Gaze

Moderator Shellie Schmals began the panel “From Cape to Boots—Costuming in Film: Male vs. Female Gaze” on Friday at 1PM in Hyatt Piedmont with the question, “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” She said, “I would love to have the superpower of being super rich.” Panelist Melissa Simpson answered that she would choose time travel because… Read more →

Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series

Reminiscing with Neville and Ginny

Matt Lewis and Bonnie Wright joined moderator Tony Henderson to share memories of their Harry Potter days during “An Hour with Neville Longbottom & Ginny Weasley” on Friday at 1PM in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Lewis and Wright enthusiastically answered questions from the audience, ranging from how they would leave a voicemail for a fan (Wright would use Parseltongue and… Read more →

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