Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Who's going to DragonCon?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Who's going to DragonCon?

    Wow, it's only a few days until the con! There's not a lot of B5 content going on at this one. Claudia Christian and Peter David are the only B5-related guests but there's going to be a showing of TLT and a TLT panel (which, gulp, I'm going to be on). For fans of other JMS stuff, I noticed a Jeremiah panel, too.

    So...who will I be seeing there?

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Delurking for DragonCon

    Hi Jan,

    My name is Keren and I've been lurking here for quite a few years. I will be attending DragonCon and hope to get a chance to say hello.

    Keren

    Comment


    • #3
      Hi Keren, I'll look forward to meeting you!

      BTW, I'm considering having a B5 discussion outside of the track...possibly on Sunday. If anybody who'll be there is interested in something like that, let me know. Amy and I did a few of those a couple of years ago and it was a lot of fun. All we'd do is gather someplace and have a talk about a subject to be determined.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

      Comment


      • #4
        I looked into it Jan, and was almost ready to pull the trigger.

        But there's nothing that can make me miss the Cal vs. Tennessee game this weekend. Go bears.
        Flying Sparks Web Comic - A Hero and Villain In Love. Updates on Wednesdays
        True Believer Reviews: Comic Reviews and Interviews on Wednesdays and Fridays - Or Your Money Back!

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
          But there's nothing that can make me miss the Cal vs. Tennessee game this weekend. Go bears.
          Some people's priorities... Game = pretty much any time. DragonCon = one weekend a year. Tsk, tsk, tsk...

          Bet your game won't show you as many...interestingly dressed...females, now, will it?

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Some people's priorities... Game = pretty much any time. DragonCon = one weekend a year. Tsk, tsk, tsk...

            Bet your game won't show you as many...interestingly dressed...females, now, will it?
            Cal and Tennesee have played a total of 5 times in the last 100 years. We need to get them back for last year.

            And you're telling me I won't find scantily clad hot females at a COLLEGE? You're crazy
            Flying Sparks Web Comic - A Hero and Villain In Love. Updates on Wednesdays
            True Believer Reviews: Comic Reviews and Interviews on Wednesdays and Fridays - Or Your Money Back!

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Jan View Post
              Some people's priorities... Game = pretty much any time. DragonCon = one weekend a year. Tsk, tsk, tsk...

              Bet your game won't show you as many...interestingly dressed...females, now, will it?

              Jan
              Just remember the rules ... As I wrote at D*C last year ...

              1 - The convention is called Dragon*Con. So can somebody tell me why the only plush dragons I can find are those tiny little ones with magnets on their paws? (Magnets are those lovely little devises that render room keys and credit/debit cards useless) Getting something like that and putting it anywhere in my bag is just asking for trouble.

              2 - Don't stop. There are well over 20,000 people in the 3 hotels right now. When you are walking and suddenly decide to stop because you've seen something shiny, you have a whole line of people who are trying desperately to get around your ass. If you must stop in the middle of the room/hall/whatever, then move the fuck out of the way.

              3 - People who ride the escalators are generally trying to get somewhere. When you're in the Marriott and riding the escalator up to the lobby, it's essential that you move your ass out of the fucking way. You have dozens, if not more, who are following you up that escalator, and they do not have the option to stop. If you are wanting to see that fat guy wearing a spandex Spiderman costume that clearly shows every buldge and wrinkle, it's a good idea to simply make a jump ... to the right. This will ensure you're not pushed onto your fucking face.

              4 - Sweet creatures that you all are, you know better than anyone what your size is. If you have to stop and question "Does spandex/lycra/black electrical tape make me look fat?" the answer is no. "You do." Wear something appropriate. There are hundreds of larger people at a con like this, in costume. They include pirates, fashions out of the middle ages, very elegant velvet dresses, Klingons, etc. And they pull them off wonderfully. Work with what you've got. I'm a big guy. You won't see me coming in as Spiderman any time soon. If I realize this, why can't you?

              5 - If you are standing less than six inches away from a sign that clearly reads "No photography between 7 pm and midnight", and you've just told your friend that your watch says it's 8:45, then you should not be asking the "hot chick" wearing exactly five inches total of electrical tape on her body, if you can take a picture of her. (well, it was about five inches total, but it was broken up and barely covering what had to be covered by law. Got the visual? You're welcome. Now hand me the mental floss).

              6 - If you've just stopped by Mickey Rooney's booth and walked away, saying louder than you should "damn, the fucker looks like the cryptkeeper, he's fucking old!" within earshot of anybody within 12 feet, you really shouldn't be surprised when I .. er, someone .. smacks you upside the head with a sword, conveniently loaned by George Ramero, whose booth is right next to Mickey's.

              7 - We all get hot and sweaty at these conventions. Tens of thousands of people jam-packed into these con rooms and ballrooms tend to get a bit stinky. Bath. For the love of whatever deity you believe in, take a shower or bath or something, and slap on some speedstick.

              8 - Dude, if you're going to be a dealer, and sell nothing but hundreds of bootleg, illegal dvds, why act surprised when asked about it? Do you not watch the news? Two big conventions this year had the police and FBI raid their dealers room and take away dealers in handcuffs when they were selling bootlegs. You guys are fucking scum. Perfect example ... The 200th episode of StarGate SG1 just aired. This dealer has 10 copies on display, of this dvd he burned off his TiVo. He's charging 20 bucks for it. I asked him first, "Are any of these dvds legal?" He stammered, so I pressed on "I know for certain that dvd over there isn't legit, as the episode just aired. You've got Doctor Who season 2, which won't be released for months, and you're charging 40 bucks, and I can't see a single thing here that's legal. Can you give me any reason why I shouldn't call the cops right now?" He stammered and hemmed and hawed and turned to an idiot a few feet away, who bought a copy. Yep, of that very same $20 stargate episode.
              "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

              The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

              Comment


              • #8
                Well, I might have phrased things a tad more delicately, but yeah, that's good advice.

                And I see Electrical Tape Gal is still around, huh? Leash or no leash?

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  Well, I might have phrased things a tad more delicately, but yeah, that's good advice.

                  And I see Electrical Tape Gal is still around, huh? Leash or no leash?

                  Jan
                  Take pictures for me
                  Flying Sparks Web Comic - A Hero and Villain In Love. Updates on Wednesdays
                  True Believer Reviews: Comic Reviews and Interviews on Wednesdays and Fridays - Or Your Money Back!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Come and take your own pictures! Sheesh, I'm supposed to be your Convention Mother not your....er...no, I think I'll leave that part unfinished.

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      Well, I might have phrased things a tad more delicately, but yeah, that's good advice.

                      And I see Electrical Tape Gal is still around, huh? Leash or no leash?

                      Jan
                      She was there ... no leash, she was by herself (when I saw her, that is) ... And no, I took no pictures. I read the freakin sign, after all.
                      "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

                      The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jan View Post
                        Wow, it's only a few days until the con!
                        I can't believe it's time for DragonCon already. I haven't even had a chance to look over the guest/event list yet. Hopefully I'll see some of you there.

                        -DougO

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
                          She was there ... no leash, she was by herself (when I saw her, that is) ... And no, I took no pictures. I read the freakin sign, after all.
                          And this is why my wife won't allow me to go.
                          ---
                          Co-host of The Second Time Around podcast
                          www.benedictfamily.org/podcast

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AaronB View Post
                            And this is why my wife won't allow me to go.
                            Bring her with you! The guy watching is good too!

                            Jan
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jan View Post
                              Bring her with you! The guy watching is good too!

                              Jan
                              Gosh, that's *SO* true ... And in some of those costumes, you know they're not wearing anything underneath ... And you can tell what religion they are.
                              "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

                              The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X