DragonCon Schedule

Image result for dragoncon logoI will be appearing at DragonCon on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. DragonCon is one of the largest mixed-genre conventions in the country. I will be appearing on numerous panels on Doctor Who, Class, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detection Agency. the DragonCon BritTrack. This is my second year as an attending professional, following over ten years as a BritTrack staffer. I’m most looking forward to interviewing Michael Eklund from Dirk Gently, plus appearing on the Classic Doctor Who panel, which is my favorite panel to do every year. My schedule is below:

Title: Dirk Gently
Description: The adventures of Dirk Gently in America! This oddball show worried all of us who were fans of the books and the short lived TV series starring Stephen Mangam. Did it live up to your expectations?
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Grand East – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Eklund, R Alan Siler)

Title: BritTrack After Dark: Gay/Trans Themes in Doctor Who
Description: Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat differ in their approach to LGBTQIA lifestyles. Here we discuss the infusion of LGBTQIA themes into Doctor Who, including the first openly gay companion. Wait, does Jack count? Let’s talk…
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: R Alan Siler)

Title: Doctor Who: Goodbye Moffatt, Hello Chibnall!
Description: We say goodbye to the Moffatt era, his themes and characters, as we speculate on the future Chibnall era through an analysis of his previous entries in the Doctor Who Universe.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: R Alan Siler, Mike Faber, Dr. Scott Viguié)

Title: Classic Series Doctor Who
Description: There were so many callbacks to the classic series this year. We’ll discuss the classic series and its influence on the modern incarnation of the show. We’ll also have a special remembrance of Deborah Watling, the 2nd Doctor’s Victoria Waterfield.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: R Alan Siler, Kim F Holec)

Title: Class
Description: The first scripted Doctor Who spinoff in years has finally aired in the US, and it definitely left an impression, with a cameo, several Easter eggs, and a surprise cliffhanger that makes us want more! Class is now in session!
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: R Alan Siler)

Title: Doctor Who Extended Universe
Description: Doctor Who was an extended universe years before the modern trend, starting with the Target novel Harry Sullivan’s War and BBV Videos Auton and Zygon, though to Big Finish’s Dalek Empire and UNIT audios, and of course, Torchwood, SJA, and Class.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Mike Horner, Kelly Yates, R Alan Siler)

Title: Ask the Experts: Everything Doctor Who
Description: All questions about the Doctor Who Universe can be asked, and will be answered. Questions from Classic Series, New Series, Novels, Comic Books, Spinoffs, and Audios are welcome. Even the oldest question in the Universe – hidden in plain sight. 😉
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Galleria 5 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: R Alan Siler, Dr. Scott Viguié, Rob Levy)

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