Dragon Con 2019

It’s that time of year again! Dragon Con! WOOO HOOO! I love Dragon Con, it’s one of my favorite cons. Why? Well, there’s something for everyone.

I love Firefly, Star Wars, Star Trek, Outlander, Wynonna Earp, steampunk, battle bots, costuming, other authors, Marvel – and that’s just the things that come to mind off the top of my head. There is a panel for everything.

But what I love most is that this is a gathering of people who are like me – who love something, and love all the things that used to be considered nerdy. (A lot of the “nerdy” stuff is now totally mainstream.)

It goes on for basically five days. Six, if you count all the get-togethers on Wednesday.

And OH MAH GAWD the costumes. When you costume at Dragon Con, you are all in. You are hardcore. You are dressing for your people. I think my faves are tied – those who are purists, and do the costume down to the detail (I have the Inara dress from the Janestown episode that I made with that mindset) and then the mashups. I love them both. As in, I have a steampunk Princess Leia. Both were so much fun to make, and they are so much fun to wear.

Since I spend a lot of time working, I don’t costume hard core anymore. I do costume-lite, which is more normal, everyday clothing with a costume theme. LOL, I take a lot less pairs of shoes! (I used to have an entire suitcase for shoes. That is not an exaggeration.)

This year, the track organizers took me at my word of “I volunteer as tribute!” and I have ten panels. The schedule below is tentative, and subject to change. I’ll update on social media if it does. It’s also on the Dragon Con app (which no, has not updated yet, LOL) and that shows changes in real time.

I will be back at Bard’s Tower in America’s Mart for the selling of books, and I’m excited about that as well. It was a great experience last year!

So that’s it from me at the moment. I’m working to finish my deadline projects before the end of next week, so that I can head off to DC without one hanging over my head. Well, not immediately, anyway. There’s always a deadline.

I hope to see you there!

Dragon Con 2019 Schedule

Title: Contemporary Vampires
Description: Long a staple of urban fantasy, the depictions of vampires appearing in the genre have evolved over time. Our panel of authors discusses the aspects they employ in their work, as well as the characteristics they adopted and adapted from earlier sources.
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: The Power of Three, Revisited: A Charmed Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion over the first season of the new series
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: VC Andrews: A Dark Garden
Description: An examination of Victoria “VC” Andrews, who inadvertently created a cottage industry of fiction that blended Gothic suspense, family melodrama, and fairy tale overtones.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Chastain I-J – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Maze of Treachery: The Rook Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the first season of the new show.
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Chastain I-J – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Through the Stones: An Outlander Fan Panel
Description: Diana Gabaldon’s novel turned TV series takes Claire Randall from the 1940s back 200 years into the 18th century. Scottish conflicts, Jacobite uprisings, and much more of Great Britain’s history unfolds before our eyes. The fans discuss the books, the show, and what makes it all so bonny.
Day, Time: Saturday, 01:00 pm Hotel / Room: Sheraton / Augusta
Title: From Chuckles to Belly Laughs: Humor in UF
Description: Humor in urban fantasy ranges from the laugh-out-loud variety to more subtle approaches. Our panel of authors discusses which type they employ most often, and why.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Julie Kenner, Rick Gualtieri, R.R. Virdi, Michael George Williams, Lisa Manifold)
Title: Accepting Their Gifts: A Midnight, Texas Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the popular show.
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: From Purgatory and Into the Light: A Wynonna Earp Fan Panel
Description: The Earp curse was broken, Peacemaker is now a sword, and almost everyone has disappeared from Purgatory. Oh, and the fandom spent 132 days with the show on the brink of never-coming-back. It’s safe to say there will be lots to talk about in this moderated fan-panel discussion.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Aquaman: Tides of Trouble
Description: The Crown of Atlantis rests uneasily and Arthur Curry, child of a human and a princess, strives to stop a war with the surface, quests for Atlan’s Trident along with Mera, to claim his throne, all this despite his reservations. DC’s track record is spotty in their films, did this one break the mold?
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: M302-M303 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: End Game: MCU
Description: For the final panel of the con, we’ll look at the final film of this part of the MCU. There was a lot of fan love, and some crazy timey wimey stuff, and the sad loss of some of our favorites.
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: M302-M303 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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