August 13th, 2010

Mina from league.

Dragons and Steampunk

As you know that time is here once more.
The time where we are less then 20 odd days away from.
http://www.dragoncon.org/
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So as you know you have the wonderful Alternate History Track http://www.chronotrack.org/ it is here for all your steampunk needs.
Cindy and the rest of us have been working all year to give you great things to see, do and take photos of.

Below the LJ Cut is your PRELIMINARY Steampunk schedule

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Official Dragon*Con Guests who will be on the Alt history track.

Doktor A
Raised by the military and monitored by men in white coats until he was 16, Doktor A has always scribbled monsters. "You will never make a living drawing little men" said a teacher once. They were nearly right. He has to draw, design and build little men to make a living. These dubious skills have seen him work in theatre, TV, advertising, magazines, toy design, merchandising and the music industry. He lives under a hill in the UK. From there he monitors the world's off-kilter-culture and produces his dark twisted dreams. Character driven clashes of urban pop culture, classic children's stories and neo-Victorian industrial neverlands.

Carole Nelson Douglas
Carole Nelson Douglas's 54 genre-crossing novels include SF/F, mystery, and romance bestsellers. Current titles include the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator urban fantasy series (Dancing with Werewolves, Brimstone Kiss).

G. D. Falksen
G. D. Falksen is the author of several serials, including The Strange Case of the All-Seeing Ear, as well as An Unfortunate Engagement and The Mask of Tezcatlipoca, both of which are appearing in Steampunk Tales (http://www.steampunktales.com/). He is also a speaker on the steampunk subculture, having given interviews on the subject to The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and MTV. He is also the lead writer for the video game project AIR: Steampunk (http://www.airsteampunk.com/). He has given talks on history, the neo-vintage movement, and the steampunk subculture at various conventions on the East Coast.

Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER novels have been described by Salon magazine as: "The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting Scrooge McDuck comic books."
Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest is the author of seven novels from Tor books and Subterranean Press, including Boneshaker, the award-winning Eden Moore series, Dreadful Skin, and Fathom.

Eric Flint
Eric Flint is a science fiction and fantasy author as well as an editor. As an author, he has published about thirty novels. As an editor, he has issued about as many anthologies.

Jana Oliver
Jana Oliver is best known for her Time Rovers® Series set in 1888 London during the reign of Jack the Ripper. A combination of steam punk, science fiction and historical mystery, the series has won ten awards. The author still wonders if someone didn't add the scores correctly.

S.M. Stirling
Stirling is best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series.

And more to be listed.

For your last moment outfit and costume needs go here.
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http://www.bruteforceleather.com
http://www.orientaltrading.com
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/military-surplus.aspx?c=2
http://www.clairesanders.com/
http://www.recollections.biz/
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/
http://www.galleryserpentine.com.au

also this ebay thing where you can get something cheap
http://stores.ebay.com/Cloak-Company_Victorian-Dresses_W0QQ_fsubZ582112011QQ_sidZ254866761QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

So who is going to go to what?
Grimthorn

DC*MMO @ The Vortex - Saturday @ Noon

Could I have more "@" in the title?  Anyway...

The DC*MMO staff and friends are having lunch down at the Vortex bar and grill (Little 5 Points) this Saturday at around noon. (We are notorious for scheduling in the ISH timezone...  Noon(ISH) )  If you'd like to join us and hang out, or gossip about our upcoming shenanigans at Dragon*Con, we'd love for you to join us.

-Grim

One last call

Okay, it is close to crunch time. The office, as you all know, closes on August 20th. I will be printing badges on August 25th, hopefully, so I really need to know now, is there anyone that wants to change anything on their badge? This includes any change you would like to make? contact me.

Also, if you want to check to make sure you have a membership, contact me. After August 25th, if you send me an e-mail, I can check from the actual labels instead of the database.

I do have some other news, and as soon as I get the go-ahead, I will let you know.


Chip
chip(at)dragoncon.org

How to find out the cost of an autograph for actors

I am trying to figure out what several actors rate for a signature on. Do Walk of Fame celebrities have to announce how much they are charging for a signature? I am wondering how much people like Adam Savage, Maurice Lamarache, Phil Lamarr and Brandon Routh will cost for an autograph. I would like to have some money leftover to get a sketch or exclusive from the comics and Pop Alley artists. When you see $60 for a Photo from someone like James Marsters, you wonder whether many autographs will close to $100 for each one.
Wilhelm Scream

Wanted: Pair 'O Memberships

And here's another one, folks; a pair of friends are going to be able to come to the shindig after all after finagling the time off work, but as budgets are, y'know, tight, they're trying to avoid $100 a pop for the Badges of Awesomeness and Rightness.

So, anyone have a membership or two they're willing to transfer for less than face value? We'd all appreciate it...ping here, LJ message, or starwolf42(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Thanks a lot and is everyone panicking yet? :-)
The Seeker Cast

Legend Of The Seeker Events List

Over at our podcast website we are maintaining a Dragon*Con blog post listing all the 'Legend of the Seeker' con related activities. Items such as the parade group, American Scifi Media track panel, Consuite party and our live podcast. We also have a link to our Dragon*Con preview podcast.

The post is stuck to the top of our blog so it's easy to find for anyone who want to keep up on all things Seeker at the con...

http://www.theseekercast.com


Enjoy.

WANTED: Need a membership for my daughter....

My daughter who is in love with the Phelps Twins has decided she now wants to go with us to DragonCon. Would like to purchase a membership someone is letting go as long as the cost with the transfer fee is less than the going rate of 100 bucks. Need to finalize this asap so she can get a badge with her name of choice. If you have one to get rid of, send me a message here or to loverlyms@yahoo.com. Thanks and counting down the days til DCon.