Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Friend Was A Guest At Dragon Con 2006~Am I Cool HUH??

Dragon*Con was launched in 1987, as a project of a local science fiction and gaming group, the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players (DAGR), founded by Ed Kramer. In 1990, Dragon Con launched the Atlanta Comics Expo and the Georgia Fantasy Convention, both of which are now part of the annual multi-media popular arts event that crosses over into fantasy, horror, gaming, comics, and gothic culture with broad ranges which extend from books, art, and film to computer animation, special effects, and music.

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Celebrity guests meet with their fans to sign autographs on the DragonCon 2005 "Walk of Fame."
The 4-day event comprises approximately 850 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks that include writing, art, gaming, NASA space science, robotics, filk, costuming, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Anne McCaffrey's Pern, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, MST3K, British and American SF television, New Zealand's The Tribe, Gothic Shadows (focusing on gothic culture and dark fantasy), the Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival,and various others which appear when specific Guests of Honor attend (i.e. Clive Barker's Lost Souls and Storm Constantine's Grissecon). From its origin, music has been a significant feature of Dragon Con, with past performances by Blue Öyster Cult, Bella Morte, Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Ghost of the Robot, Godhead, Iced Earth, Voltaire, The Crüxshadows, Jefferson Starship, The Misfits, and many others.

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