Category Archives: Convention

Sci-Fi Party Line goes back to Dragon Con

Dragon Con is just over TWO WEEKS AWAY and I am starting to feel excited. Once again, I will get to represent Sci-Fi Party Line as media. I will also be sitting on a few panels and for the first time, I get to be a judge for a costume contest! Bring it on! As of right now, I will be sitting on two panels each from the American SF & Fantasy Media and YA Lit Tracks. This is the information I have so far;…

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Dragon Con adds guests from Dark Matter, DC TV universe and others

Last month Dragon Con picked up the pace on guest announcements, including some from shows/movies that are either on my “currently watching” or “need to watch/catch up” lists. From the SyFy show Dark Matter, guest announcements include Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer; who are known on the show as “Three”, “Five”, “Six”, and “The Android”, respectively. The show follows a group of amnesiacs who try to piece together who they are and why there were in stasis on an abandoned spaceship.…

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Dragon Con guest announcements: The 100

Dragon Con has been making quite a few guest announcements over the past couple of weeks, and most of them feature one or more cast members from various shows. Today’s announcements feature three members of the cast of The CW’s sci-fi/dystopian series The 100: Jarod Joseph, Sachin Sahel and Lindsey Morgan. The 100 began as a show about survivors who lived on a space station after Earth’s atmosphere was destroyed by a series of nuclear bombs. Now that the space station survivors are back on Earth,…

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Dragon Con: 2 days and counting!

Dragon Con is just 2 days away and I can feel the excitement settling in. I get to see my “other” family this weekend and I can’t wait!! As I have a few times before, this year I will be attending Dragon Con as a media representative; this time I will officially represent Sci-Fi Party Line, the podcast that I’ve had the pleasure of being associated with since 2009. This will be our first year in an official media capacity at Dragon Con, and I…

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Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie confirmed for Dragon Con

That loud squeal you just heard was me, sitting at my desk at work, excited about the fact that Nicole Beharie is coming to Dragon Con. Beharie is one half of the dynamic team of Witnesses from the FOX hit show, Sleepy Hollow. In the show Beharie plays Lt. Abbie Mills, a gifted sheriff’s deputy whose dreams of training for the FBI are curtailed when her mentor is killed by a Headless Horseman. Her world is turned topsy-turvy when she realizes that the supernatural elements…

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Official Press Release: RECORD CROWDS EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA FOR DRAGON CON 2015

RECORD CROWDS EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA FOR DRAGON CON 2015 Cosplayers, Gamers and Pop Culture Fans Return for Annual Fantasy, Sci Fi & Gaming Convention More than 400 Actors, Artists, Authors and Creators Will Give Talks and Meet Fans. http://mediarelations.dragoncon.org/2015/08/19/record-crowds-expected-in-downtown-atlanta-for-dragon-con-2015/#more-1572 ATLANTA – August 18, 2015 – More than 65,000 people are expected to pack downtown Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend as Dragon Con, the internationally known pop culture, sci fi, fantasy and gaming convention, returns for its 29th consecutive year. Dragon Con fans will…

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Official Press Release: 20,000 Leagues Under DC

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER DC Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium Promises an Ocean of Undersea Fun Yaya Han Hosts All New Costume Competition, The Chôsen  http://mediarelations.dragoncon.org/2015/08/12/dragon-con-night-at-the-georgia-aquarium-promises-an-ocean-of-undersea-fun/ ATLANTA – August 12, 2015 – Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci-fi and gaming convention, takes over The Georgia Aquarium on Saturday night,September 5 for a cosplay competition and party hosted by leading cosplayer Yaya Han. New this year, The Chôsen cosplay competition will feature 20 of the top costumes at Dragon Con, selected during…

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Official Press Release: Dragon Con Celebrates the Stars of Television and Movies

DRAGON CON CELEBRATES THE STARS OF TELEVISION AND MOVIES Actors from Star Trek, Star Wars, 2001 Space Odyssey and The Hobbit trilogy will be on hand, joined by the stars of Arrow, Game of Thrones, The Flash, Sleepy Hollow as well as True Blood and Warehouse 13. Sesame Street Meets Peachtree When Top Puppeteers Arrive  ATLANTA – July 27, 2015 – Edward James Olmos, Nichelle Nichols, Peter Mayhew, Felicia Day, John Barrowman, David Ramsey, and Stephen Amell head an all-star guest list of more than…

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Sleepy Hollow star Tom Mison added to guest list for Dragon Con

Ichabod Crane is venturing out of Sleepy Hollow. Tom Mison, who plays the loveable and out-of-time Ichabod Crane on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, has been announced to appear at Dragon Con Labor Day weekend. Mison joins cast mate John Noble, who plays his son Jeremy Crane/Henry Parrish on the hit show loosely based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tales. In the show, Mison’s Ichabod Crane is awakened after a 250-year bewitched sleep to join forces with Lt. Abbie Mills, as the biblical witnesses…

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Harry Potter‘s Chris Rankin announced for Dragon Con

FINALLY!!! Chris Rankin, who played the “Head-Boy-know-it-all” Weasley brother Percy in the Harry Potter films, has been announced as one of the latest additions to the Dragon Con guest list. Movie fans didn’t get to see much of Percy in the films, but book fans know that Percy’s “prodigal son” story arc was one of the great lessons taught in the series – about the importance of family, forgiveness, and unity. Chris is (so far) the only Harry Potter guest confirmed this year. Dragon Con…

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Dragon Con announces Game of Thrones guests for Labor Day Weekend

On the heels of that devastating season finale last night, it seems that some of the citizens of Westeros will make an appearance in Atlanta this September. The Official Dragon Con Facebook page posted this teaser on their page earlier this afternoon: For those who watched the Season Finale last night, what was your reaction in one word? Perhaps a few cast members will want to talk about it when they join us for #DragonCon2015! About an hour later, they announced that Kristian Nairn has…

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John Noble announced for Dragon Con 2015

John Noble, most recently known for his work on the FOX drama, “Sleepy Hollow”, has been announced to appear at Dragon Con 2015. Noble, who is also well-known for his work on “Fringe”, plays Henry Parrish/Jeremy Crane/Horseman of War in the hit show based on the tales of Washington Irving. The character was introduced to audiences first as Parrish, a “sin eater” who was seemingly on the side of the show’s protagonists, Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills. In a shocking season one finale, it was…

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Felicia Day coming to Dragon Con 2015

Dragon Con began making guest announcements on their page today, and one of the first to pop up is highly popular actress (and fellow geek) Felicia Day. An actress, producer and writer, she is best known for fan faves such as “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, “Eureka” and “Supernatural”. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels…

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Sci-Fi Party Line #199 Dragon*Con 2014 [Day Three]

Listen Here! http://scifipartyline.com/2014/10/sci-fi-party-line-199-dragoncon-2014-day-three/ Cat (@fancyfembot), Carl (@robominister), Kai (@yogikai), and Stephanie (@stephbystereo) continue the discussion about their adventures on day three at Dragon*Con 2014. The Dragon Party Line portal dedicated to our adventures at Dragon*Con 2014. Check out our Instagram & Flickr photos. <—————————————————————————————————> Voice mail: 773-336-2686 Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast: http://scifipartyline.com Twitter: @scifipartyline Facebook: Sci-Fi Party Line Tumblr: scifipartyline.tumblr.com Google+: SFPL on G+ Stitcher: SFPL on Stitcher The Sci-Fi Party Line theme was created by Eric Escamilla of the Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway. The Sci-Fi Party Line end theme “Son of a Rocket” was…

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Dragon Con 2014: “Growing Up to Save the World” panel

This year at Dragon Con 2014, I had the pleasure of participating in a fan panel titled, “Growing Up to Save the World.” The panel was featured on the Whedonverse track, and the discussion was about the teenage antagonists/protagonists associated in television, film, and literature, and the pressures and consequences they face when the responsibilities of saving the world fall at their feet. One of my co-panelists was Kevin Bachelder of the podcast Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV, and he recorded the panel live, and has now…

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Sci-Fi Party Line #198 Dragon*Con 2014 [Day Two]

Cat (@fancyfembot), Carl (@robominister), Kai (@yogikai), and Stephanie (@stephbystereo) continue the discussion about their adventures at Dragon*Con 2014. The episode begins with Charles meeting his comic book heroes Peter David and George Perez, then we talk about Manu Bennett and the case of his skanky… ,we mean, stewardess fan trio, Patrick Stewart’s Euclidean Geometry, NiNi and her line boyfriend – The Riddler, The Liquor Store Trek, Scotch Alley, The Last Night at Alderaan and the Zone of Funk featuring Khaleesi, Stand Here. Don’t Move., Dance…

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Sci-Fi Party Line #195 #DragonCon 2014 [Day One] (Podcast)

CAT, CARL, AND STEPHANIE FINALLY MEET EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME! Click here to listen! http://scifipartyline.com/2014/09/sci-fi-party-party-195-dragoncon-2014-day-one/ We talk about pushy porters, the Atlanta HEAT – the actual heat, the Once Upon Time/ High Velocity sign debacle, the Jeri Ryan panel in which Carl drooled all over his microphone, how awesome Garrett Wang is #poorharry, Carl meets Ron Glass, Phonegate (with high praise of Apple for the Find My iPhone feature), and more. Kai (@yogikai) joins us mid podcast and tells us her about her Dragon*Con…

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So yeah, I’m just a little bit late on my Dragon Con recap…

…I mean, it’s only been two weeks since it ended. I’m still suffering from PCD (post-con depression), combined with the hustle and bustle of real life, but I at least want to talk about some highlights. My Dragon Con was a bit different this year because I didn’t actually get to do much. I spent a whole week prior to Dragon Con SICK, and so by the time it was here, I was physically exhausted. But here are a few highlights from the weekend: Friday: I…

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Jedi amongst the cosplayers | @robominister @scifipartyline #dragoncon

Carlbi-Wan Kenobi at Dragon*Con 2014.

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Carl with Osric Chau | @robominister @scifipartyline #dragoncon

Carl with Osric Chau (Kevin Tran of Supernatural) at Dragon*Con 2014.

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The Making of a Jedi | @robominister @scifipartyline #dragoncon #cosplay

Carl getting fitted for his Jedi robes. Dragon*Con 2014.  

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Cosplay from #DragonCon

Photos by @robominister & @fancyfembot at Dragon*Con 2014.

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Carl @robominister with Ron Glass

Carl with Ron Glass at Dragon*Con 2014.

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Once Upon a Time panel at Dragon*Con #dragonpartyline

The ladies (Cat and Stephanie) did not meet me after my long love affair with the High Velocity sign in the Marriott Marquis in my Morpheus costume, so I went to the Once Upon a Time: Let Us Tell You a Story panel and made them wait! I’m classy like that! On this panel was Lee Arenberg, Beverley Elliott, Giancarlo Esposito, Robbie Kay, Rebecca Mader, and Sean Maguire. DragonCon 2014 | Photos taken by Carl | August 29, 2014

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