Sue’s Dragon Con Schedule 2021

I don’t know about you, but it’s been 528 since I’ve attended a convention that wasn’t held entirely on the internet.  But I’m diving back in with Dragon Con, my personal favorite.  With just under two weeks before the opening ceremony, I would like to share my panel schedule with all of you.  As usual, you’ll be able to find me on events across multiple programming tracks, but not as many as some past years.  Please come by and say hello at a panel, or stop me and introduce yourself if you happen to see me walking around. I promise to have some podcast swag with me at all times.

As always, schedules are subject to change up to the last minute, but this is where I expect to be:

Dragon Con Newbies Walking Tours
Thursday, Sep 2 12:00 PM
Main Programming (Marriott A601-602)
Want to get the lay of the land & find your way around the hotels? Did you know there’s a food court? Meet others new to Dragon Con & get a tour with some veteran con-goers. Groups leave every 30 minutes. Last tours will leave approximately 4pm.

Dragon Con Newbies Q&A
Thursday, Sep 2 5:30 PM
Main Programming (Marriott A601-602)
First Dragon Con? Confused or overwhelmed? Savvy Con attendees will share tips & tricks.

It’s Only Forever, Not Long at All: 35 Years of Labyrinth
Thursday, Sep 2 10:00 PM
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-M105)
This movie has it all! David Bowie. Muppets. Fizzgig… We have 13 hours to–wait, we just have one. We ask for so little!

Dragon Con Newbies Q&A
Friday, Sep 3 10:00 AM
Main Programming (Hyatt Regency V)
First Dragon Con? Confused or overwhelmed? Savvy Con attendees will share tips & tricks.

Disney Afternoon: Rescue Rangers & More Goofiness!
Friday, Sep 3 2:30 PM
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-M105)
A tribute to chipmunks dressed like Magnum PI & Indiana Jones, & other Disney excellence.

Disney Afternoon: All-Duck Edition
Friday, Sep 3 4:00 PM
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-M105)
We celebrate the afternoon cartoons that solved mysteries & rewrote history.  (Moderator)

The Weakest Link
Friday, Sep 3 8:30 PM
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
The 40th Anniversary of The Weakest Link is upon us, & in celebration we will bring back one of the first BritTrack game shows! Audience members will compete for fabulous (not really) prizes & bragging rights!

Drawing the Line – Cancel Culture/Choices Made
Saturday, Sep 4 10:00 AM
American Sci-Fi and Fantasy Media (Marriott M301)
Internet culture & social justice–sometimes one really helps the other, & sometimes it hurts it. Has the quest for what’s right run headlong into the 24-hour news cycle? We’ll look at media personalities & properties in this context & consider the choices made. 

ESW Presents Doctor Who: The Movie 25th Anniversary!
Saturday, Sep 4 11:30 AM
BritTrack (Hilton Galleria 5)
In 1996, Doctor Who returned to our televisions in the classic TV Movie. The Earth Station Who team will delve deep into this unique production & the uphill battle bringing it to life.

…And You Will Obey Me: Doctor Who’s the Master at 50
Saturday, Sep 4 5:30 PM
BritTrack – Streaming (Pre-recorded)
Yes, the Doctor’s best enemy, the Master, is turning 50 this year, & we have some big discussions ahead of us. Except, of course, until the Master uses his Tissue Compression Eliminator on them. Say something nice!

History & Importance of Slash Fiction
Saturday, Sep 4 11:30 PM
Trek Track (Hilton Galleria 2-3)
Ever since the 1970s, Star Trek slash fiction has been raising eyebrows and flushing cheeks. But there’s so much more to the world of slashfic than old tropes and the original OT3 – it may have actually saved Star Trek as we know it. (Mature Audience)

Fandom Is Forever
Sunday, Sep 5 1:00 PM
XTrack (Sheraton Athens)
Shows are cancelled, rebooted, re-cast, and/or made “non-canon” all the time. Fans discuss whether this really matters for a fandom & in the age of the internet.

Architects in Obscurity: The Women Who Built Science Fiction
Sunday, Sep 5 7:00 PM
American Sci-Fi Classics (Marriott M103-M105)
Since Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein more than 200 years ago, women have been at the forefront of science fiction. Our panelists celebrate the the women who laid the groundwork for fandom culture & discuss how we can honor them by following their example.  (Moderator)

When Was Star Trek Ever Subtle?
Sunday, Sep 5 8:30 PM
Trek Track (Hilton Galleria 2-3)
Star Trek has always been ripe with political & social commentary, but was it really more subtle during the TOS era? This panel will take a look back at several examples throughout the franchise and then ask: What’s changed, Star Trek or what we expect of it?  (Moderator)

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