Monday, August 31, 2009

Dragoncon! Labor Day Weekend

Rather than focus on the weird corporate merger of Disney and Marvel, I prefer to bask in the joy of the upcoming Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA this weekend (Sept. 4-7, 2009).

The movie and television industry will field an impressive list of genre performers at the popular media show including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Bruce Boxleitner, Patrick Stewart and cast members from all Star Trek series, Buffy, Stargate, Babylon 5, Battlestar: Galactica (both versions), Twilight, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Heroes, Farscape, Aliens, Buck Rogers, etc.

Noted fantasy and science fiction authors who will be present include Charlaine Harris, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Alan Dean Foster, Gene Wolfe, Timothy Zahn, Katharine Kurtz and John Ringo, among many others.

Comic book guests include Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals), Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier), George Perez (Legion of 3 Worlds), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge) and Brandon Peterson, Peter David, Amanda Conner, Eric Powell, William Stout, Larry Elmore, again among many others.

Whether you want to have your picture taken with a celebrity favorite, have your book signed by a beloved author, commission a nice convention sketch or take in the tons of track programming that makes up this awesome show, there is something for every fan at Dragoncon. I will be there taking it all in and pinching a few asses (you should see just how little material some of the costuming chicks actually wear in a crowded ballroom), and schmoozing with the various cognoscenti of fun.

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