Sue’s Dragon Con Schedule 2018

It’s that time of year again! Just over a week from Dragon Con, and the schedule has been released. I’ll be returning to the lovely city of Atlanta, and once again, will be participating in several panels on multiple tracks. So, if you’ll be around Peachtree Center over Labor Day weekend, come say hello! As always, schedules are subject to change up to the last minute, but this is where I expect to be…

Dragon Con Newbie Walking Tours
Thursday at 2:30pm
Main Programming (Begins in Marriott A601-602)
Want to learn your way around the hotels? Did you know there’s a food court? Come on a tour & meet other newbies. Tours leave every 30 minutes.

Dragon Con Newbies Q&A
Thursday at 5:30pm
Main Programming (Marriott A601-602)
First Dragon Con? Confused or overwhelmed? Savvy con attendees will share tips & tricks.

Dragon Con Newbies 101
Friday at 10:00am
Main Programming (Hyatt Regency V)
First Dragon Con? Confused or overwhelmed? Savvy con attendees will share tips & tricks.

Admiral Holdo-A Fan Discussion
Friday at 4:00pm
Star Wars Track (Marriott A706)
Has there ever been such a polarizing character in the Saga? From her background story in Leia, Princess of Alderaan, to her battle prowess in The Last Jedi, we discuss the character and her decisions and how they may have forever altered the galaxy.

Awesome Women in Digital Media
Friday at 7:00pm
Podcasting Track (Hilton Crystal Ballroom)
Meet some of the best women in the industry of creating media. Get inspiration & motivation from these leaders in the field, no matter what your gender or identity is.

The Women of Doctor Who
Friday at 8:30pm
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
From companions and villains to directors, writers, & producers (and soon the Doctor herself), women have had a lasting impact on the show over the past 54 years. Their changing roles & indelible footprints will be discussed.

We Have Always Been Here: LGBTQ Legends in Classic Sci-Fi
Friday at 10:00pm
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-105)
LGBTQ legends have weaved the tapestry of classic science fiction throughout geeky history.

Schoolhouse Rock 45th Anniversary: That’s What’s Happening
Saturday at 10:00am
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-105)
Celebrate the Saturday morning classics where galaxy girls and legislation that wore bowties (and nothing else) taught us everything we need to know. Everything.

Women at Warp Podcast
Saturday at 11:30am
Trek Track (Hilton Galleria 2-3)
Women at Warp is a twice-monthly podcast where four women talk about Star Trek, its representations of women, contributions of women behind the scenes, & other fun Trek topics.

The Ministry of Silly Walks’ Obligatory Silly Walk Competition
Saturday at 2:30pm
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
Official MOSW Guidelines state that any competition of Silly Walks must be overseen by qualified Ministry personnel. Contestants will be judged on difficulty, originality, & silliness. All must sign the Official Silliness Act of 1927. (Judge)

Friend Zone: The Importance of Platonic Relationships in an Apocalypse
Saturday at 4:00pm
Apocalypse Rising (Westin Chastain H)
Everyone enjoys a good love story, but when the world is ending romance probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. Our panelists explore the various kinds of relationships in an apocalyptic story, and discuss just how crucial non-romantic relationships are.

Fandom Toxicity: What Can We Do?
Saturday at 5:30pm
Star Wars Track (Marriott A601-602)
How dare they have a female Starbuck or a black stormtrooper! Are we too entitled or too possessive? We’ll discuss the bad aspects of these behaviors that are alienating people, and what we can do to encourage more positive interactions. How can you express your dismay without ‘nerd rage’? (With American Sci-fi and Fantasy Media)

Jurassic Park: Hanging On To Your Butts for 25 Years
Saturday at 7:00pm
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-105)
Inflatable T-Rexes and shirt-open Ian Malcolm cosplayers welcome!

Classic Sci-Fi Fandom Her-Story: The Women Who Created Fan Culture
Sunday at 1:00pm
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M 103-105)
Women have always been at the forefront of SF, from the first media conventions, to letter writing campaign, to costuming, fanzines, and fan fiction. Celebrate the history of the women who laid the groundwork for modern-day fandom culture and discuss how we can honor them by following their example.

ESW Presents: 12th Doctor Retrospective
Sunday at 2:30pm
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
The Earth Station Who podcast crew host a retrospective of the Twelfth Doctor from the introduction of the Angry Eyebrows to his struggle to be a Good Man to ending where he began. Sonic sunglasses optional.

Star Trek Fandom Herstory
Sunday at 4:00pm
Trek Track (Hilton Galleria 2-3)
From Lucille Ball to Bjo Trimble to Devra Langsam, the women in Trek fandom laid the groundwork for modern fan culture & set an example of inclusion & community for us to follow.

The Handmaid’s Tale: Mature Themes Fan Panel
Sunday at 10:00pm
Apocalypse Rising (Westin Chastain H)
Hulu’s acclaimed adaptation doesn’t shy away from difficult, often uncomfortable topics and neither do we. Our seasoned panelists will guide an open, no-holds-barred discussion in this 18+ plus panel about The Handmaid’s Tale.

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens and More
Monday at 11:30am
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s popularity has only increased in recent years, with popular television shows based on their stories either in production or on the air. We discuss the source material & the differences that manifest in interpreting their work for mass media.

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