It's time again for another year of Dragon Con. This is one of my favorite conventions every year and they keep me busy.
Here is my tentative schedule and I hope to see you there. (Especially for my reading. There's nothing worse than reading to an empty room.)
Title: The Last Jedi Fan Speculation
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: A601-A602 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: *SPOILER ALERT* *PURE SPECULATION* We are not insiders. We are not members of the Star Wars StoryGroup. We know what you know, but we're not afraid to dream & speculate. Maybe we'll finally find out in December who Rey's parents are--and where has Luke been...?
Title: Reading: Bryan Young
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Author, geek, podcaster, magazine and comics writer; documentary producer reads from his works.
Title: Better Diversity for a Better Story
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Hanover AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: There are a lot of great reasons for including diverse casts & addressing legions of challenges in your stories. Perhaps the best is one of the most simple: considering and exploring diversity will make your stories better.
Title: Aaron Allston Memorial Kids' Writing Workshop
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: M106-M107 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Silence in the Library Publishing's annual writing workshop targeted at kids. Designed for beginning writers, but all are welcome. Bring pen and paper to participate in the group exercise. NOTE: Parental supervision required.
Title: Remembering Carrie Fisher & Kenny Baker
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Centennial I - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Our world is dimmer now, but our icons left such a legacy for us. Join other fans as we remember our Princess & our favorite Droid and the impact they had on Star Wars & the world.
Title: Parenting in Fandom
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: M106-M107 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Geek parents come together to talk about raising the next generation of geeks, nerds, & super-fans. Honest & sensitive conversations about parenting have become a hallmark of this annual Kaleidoscope panel.
Title: Disney & Star Wars
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: M106-M107 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: With the purchase of the Star Wars franchise by Disney, what does that mean for SW shows targeted at kids & families? What about changes at the parks? What has already been created, & what you would like to see? Our panelists & audience discuss. Discussion aimed at kids 13 & under.
Title: Star Wars' Iconic Chewbacca & Boba Fett
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: A Wookiee and a bounty hunter walk into a ballroom...to answer your questions.
Title: Bite-Sized Remakes
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: M106-M107 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Many movies are being turned into TV series for kids. Fans share their thoughts on these small screen gems: Tangled the Series, Big Hero 6, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, and TMNT.