Evelyn (jaborwhalky) wrote in dragoncon,

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Dragons and Steampunk

As you know that time is here once more.
The time where we are less then 20 odd days away from.

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

Please do remember that schedules are subject to change up until the convention (and sometimes, unfortunately,at the convention). All panels will be held in the Alternate History track room, Westin International C, except where noted.

10-11 AM, Intro to the AH Track/Steampunk 101.

11:30 - 12:30 PM, New Voices in Alternate History and Steampunk.

1-2 PM, PD Productions Showcase. The local Atlanta group of prop-builders and makers demonstrates their retrofuturistic visions.

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Practical Time Travel.

4-5 PM, Steampunk Superheroes. (WESTIN BALLROOM)

4-5 PM, Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Readings. (TRACK ROOM)

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Hollywood vs. History.

7-8 PM, Steampunk & Victorian Science Fiction (Academic Panel #1).

8:30 - 9:30 PM, The Myth and Reality of Victorian London.

10-11 PM, Tesla vs. Watt-The Great Debate. Audience participation encouraged!

10 AM, Dragon*Con Parade. Come and join the Alternate History Track as we parade down Peachtree Street in your finest historical or anachronistic costume! (Meet us at 9:30 at Woodruff Park if you wish to march with us. Ribbons will be provided while supplies last.)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, The Science of Steampunk (Academic Panel #2).

1-2 PM, Steam Queens and Clockwork Hookers: Women in Steampunk.

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century.

4-5 PM, Steampunk Photo Shoot & Group shot. (WESTIN BALLROOM). Come dressed in your finest Steampunk attire and join us to possibly break a world record! Sign up here: http://worldrecords.dragoncon.org/steampunk-info/steampunk-rules/

4-5 PM, Far Be It From Me… (TRACK ROOM)
A rousing debate on revisionist vs. ‘traditional’ history and the evolution of historical presentation.

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Steampunk Costuming with Outland Armour http://outlandarmour.com/

7-8 PM, The Steampunk World of AIR. http://www.airsteampunk.com/
(AIR is an innovative steampunk MMORPG currently in development.)

8:30-9:30 PM, Steampunk/Retrofuturistic Music Panel. http://www.gildedagerecords.com/

10-11 PM, Pub Sing. Join us for a rousing Ren Fair style pub sing with many special guests!

10-11 AM, Alternate History Track Sewing and Craft Circle. Bring your projects to the Sewing and Craft Circle...all fandoms welcomed!

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Women’s Steampunk Costuming.

1-2 PM, Heartless: The Alternate Worlds of L. Frank Baum. A discussion of Baum’s works coupled with a showing of Whitestone Motion Pictures’ “Heartless: Story of the Tin Man.”
See film here : http://www.whitestonemotionpictures.com/films2-2/heartless/

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Alternate History Interactive! Audience participation STRONGLY encouraged!

4-5 PM, Steampunk Makers’ Exhibition. (WESTIN BALLROOM) See some of the finest steampunk makers & builders display their props in an up-close and personal format
FB event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135197229855461&ref=mf
How to submit http://community.livejournal.com/anachrodragon/23442.html

5:30 - 7 PM, Alternate History Track Fashion Show (WESTIN BALLROOM)

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Elves, Aliens, Angels & Ayahuasca. (featuring Graham Hancock) (TRACK ROOM)

7-8 PM, Gender & Race Inequalities in Alternate History (Academic Panel #3).

8:30 - 12 MID, The Grand Pirate and Time Travelers Ball. (WESTIN BALLROOM)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Alternate Regencies. The Regency Era of England is popular again with such books as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Come find out the historical truth here!

10 AM Diana Gabaldon's panel

1-2 PM, Fashion Designer Views on Steampunk. Come meet some of the designers from Sunday’s fashion show!

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Returning to the Future: Track Wrap-Up and Q&A Session. Let us know if you enjoyed this year and bring us suggestions for next year!

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.

also this ebay thing where you can get something cheap

So who is going to go to what?
Tags: alt hist track, for sale, guests, scheduling

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