Thursday is traditionally “get settled” day at Dragon*Con as people flood into the hotels and map out must-see events. To warm up attendees, first night programming focuses on music. Mississippi based trio Cemetery Surfers played Centennial II-III at 9:30PM. Their odd mix of blues and beach music produced by guitar, bass, and synth/drum machine framed their horror-themed stage show. As… Read more →
Claudia Black made her first convention appearance in more than two years Sat in front of a capacity crowd in Centennial 1. After being moved to a larger room, fans still had to be turned away, but those inside were treated to 30 minutes with Claudia Black.
Crowds and lines were the norm at Dragon*Con 2007, but fans in the Walk of Fame Sunday afternoon were undaunted. Harry Potter fans waited patiently for James and Oliver Phelps and Matthew Lewis to return from a lunch break. The staff gave out numbers on slips of paper, so the fans could take a break, too.
Jack McDevitt is that rare commodity, an accomplished storyteller who captures you in his fiction while subtly challenging your intellect. Winner of the 2006 Nebula award for his novel, Seeker, he will be a guest at Dragon*Con for the first time this decade. Jack consented to an interview by email as an early introduction to Dragon*Con 2007.
After two major operations and multiple blood transfusions, Robert Heinlein started his convention blood drives in 1976 at WorldCon in Kansas City. He would only talk to or sign autographs for people who had donated blood. Since that start in ‘76, it has become a tradition at many sci-fi conventions.
This year, in addition to the Film Festival, the Independent Film Track brings you four feature-length movies: Vampira: The Movie, Pirates of the Great Salt Lake, The Signal, and Blood Car.
The Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival opens each day at 9AM in the Learning Center and runs late, late to 4AM, finishing with an hour of short films. A taste of what we’ll be showing:
There are a lot of tracks, guests, and panels to see here at Dragon*Con, and some of the most popular panels are the celebrity guest Q&A panels. Since it can sometimes get a little overwhelming when trying to figure out how and what to ask, we have compiled a handy list of some DOs and don’ts to keep in mind… Read more →