Tag Archives: Dragon Con

Dragon* Con! Monday – SWR #13

Play

Our recap episode of Dragon* Con on Monday!

Monday started for us with the Music and Sounds of Star Wars panel! The panelists discussed a number of sounds in the original trilogy, including the Wilhelm scream, the different ways lightsaber sounds were made, etc. Riley and I sat next to Tracy of Club Jade and enjoyed some snark and some Star Wars! We also met Kelly of Big Shiny Robot! (Bryan Young of Big Shiny Robot was one of the panelists.)

Afterwords we attended a Battlestar Galactica panel called “On Your Feet Nuggets!” which was quite funny. Edward James Olmos led the crowd in his “So Say We All!” cry! (And we got it recorded this time!!) This is also where we said goodbye to Nanci, Lane and Shannon. =(

Then we went to the Order 66 panel, which was a sort of feedback panel for the Star Wars track of Dragon* Con. An after action review if you will. It was quite long, but very informative. I learned quite a bit about what being a member of staff at Dragon* Con would be like, and that most staff at Dragon* Con, even the security, are volunteers.

Afterwords I finished my walk through of the Marriott hotel. We also had, for the first time at Dragon*Con, time to browse for thirty minutes in the dealer’s hall! Yay! YAY!! Finally! Then we recorded our Monday recap episode.

I took various pictures of the hotel, the dealer’s room and Atlanta. I’ll put a few here, but look for a lot more on Facebook!

Below is the autograph hall (walk of fame) where the stars sat to sign autographs (or be interviewed) and take pictures with the fans.

Atlanta in the rain.

The dealer’s hall was amazing! I’m really glad we finally had time to browse if for a little while!

Our shirts that we bought at the con, my Her Universe wrist band, and our Club Jade wrist bands. Also our passes and 501st game badges.

This is our handy dandy bag that held our audio equipment! We had the recorder in it, and would pull out the mics when we interviewed someone or recorded a recap episode.

The Marriott hotel. It was quite amazing!

I hope you guys have enjoyed these daily recap episodes! We’ll have the interviews up soon, so look for them!

May the Force be with you!

- Bethany

Email:         starwarsreport@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/starwarsreport

Twitter:      twitter.com/starwarsreport

Forum:       www.eucantina.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1233

 

 

 

 

Dragon* Con! Sunday – SWR #12

Play

Our recap of Sunday at Dragon* Con!

Our day started out with the Mythology, Philosophy, and Truth of Star Wars panel! We had a good time listening to Timothy Zahn and Gary Kurtz discussing all things “myth” in Star Wars.

Then we went over to the Her Universe booth!

Riley and I separated and I did most of a video walkthrough of Dragon* Con that I hope turns out and he attended a Battlestar Galactica fan panel that had Michael Falkner in it! We would have loved to have been at The One Ring.net’s panel about the Hobbit but by the time we got there it was too full. =( So, we left for the other hotel (the Hilton) and conducted a few interviews that we’ll release later.

Afterwords, we sat in for Tom Merritt’s Frame Rate panel.

Next was Ask the Authors! That panel was hilariously fun! I know that I’m kind of commenting like “Oh, that panel was fun, so and so was nice, that other panel was fun…” but we plan on doing a recap episode of Dragon* Con and you can expect more detail there. =)

Hmm, I just realized that Riley and I haven’t taken any pictures of each other we’ve been so busy! =/

In line for the next panel.

After that we went to the Battlestar Galactica panel Sometimes You Gotta Roll a Hard Six! This panel was also fun (see, I’m doing it again..) and at the very end Edward James Olmos led the massive crowd in screaming “SO SAY WE ALL!!!” at the very end! It was quite electrifying to be a part of! We did record this panel, but we didn’t catch that part because the moderator had just wrapped up and finished the panel when Mr. Olmos lifted up his mic and commanded the audience into thunderous tribute to the series and to everyone in the panel!

Then! A random creature. What is it guys? I have a feeling I should know…. sooo tired now though….

We went to NSFW’s (New Show Full of Win, or New Sauce for the Webernets) live podcast episode, and we learned quite a bit watching how they conducted their live show and looking at their equipment afterwords.

Then, our wonderful mother picked us up and brought us dinner! We drove home and our doggy raced in as mad as a hatter running circles around me until I stopped, hugged, kissed, and patted her, and put her on my lap. Now I’ll sleep.

Remember, many Bothan’s were sleep-deprived to bring you this podcast!

- Bethany

Email:         starwarsreport@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/starwarsreport

Twitter:      twitter.com/starwarsreport

Forum:       www.eucantina.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1233

 

 

 

 

Dragon* Con! Saturday – SWR #11

Play

Our recap of Saturday at Dragon* Con!

After having difficulty with faulty mic cables late Friday night, we stopped at Radio Shack and bought new cables, which in turn made us a bit late for the annual Dragon* Con parade. Fortunately for us, the Star Wars portion of the parade was last in line!

Next we went to Meet the Stars of Star Wars panel with Ashley Eckstein, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Temuera Morrison! That was a fun Q and A session and Riley recorded it so look for it soon! Check out Bryan Young’s post on it!

Then we went to a Smallville panel that Sam Witwer was on and enjoyed ourselves greatly! All of the panelists were very energetic and dynamic, they had great chemistry. Riley recorded the second half of this one, look for it later too!

And then, this really, exceedingly, cute, tiny Superman got to hug Laura Vandervoort!

 

After that we attended the Timothy Zahn Heir to the Empire panel! We had a ton of fun at this panel, and talked with some friends afterwords. =)

This is one of our recording set ups.

We also attended part of the Voice Acting panel!

Afterwords we conducted several interviews that we’ll post later, and then we recorded our recap episode and interviewed a few fans and cosplayers!  Below, that’s a person, not a statue!!

Thank you everyone who consented to being interviewed!

And we interviewed these ladies too!

And the long way down from the middle of the Marriot, not even the top!!!

May the Force be with you!

- Bethany

Email:         starwarsreport@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/starwarsreport

Twitter:      twitter.com/starwarsreport

Forum:       www.eucantina.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1233

 

 

Dragon* Con! Friday – SWR #10

Play

Our recap of Friday at Dragon* Con!

Friday morning started out, for us, with a William Shatner panel! There was a long, snaking line to get into his panel, and Riley and I were able to get into an overflow room where we saw Mr. Shatner live on a large projector screen. William Shatner is quite a good story teller, he had the audience quite entranced!

Next we went to Meet the Fan Groups panel. There we met the fans. Did I mention meeting people, fans specifically?? =P

It was fun, we met and talked to most of the Star Wars costuming groups out there including the 501st, The Dark Empire, The Rebel Legion and The Mandalorian Mercs.

Have we mentioned that there are a lot of people at Dragon* Con?

We also attended a panel called Intro to the Expanded Universe. (Which, much to our amusement, was introduced as the Extended Universe.) It was discussed where one should start if starting in the EU for the first time.

Then we went to the Meet Jango, Ahsoka and Chewbacca panel!

There were a number of great costumes as usual!

Then my camera died. *sigh*

- Bethany

Email:         starwarsreport@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/starwarsreport

Twitter:      twitter.com/starwarsreport

Forum:       www.eucantina.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1233

 

Dragon* Con! Thursday – SWR #9

Play

Live from the convention floor, here’s a special report from Dragon* Con, Thursday evening!

Riley and I arrived in Atlanta earlier in the afternoon and headed to the Sheraton hotel to pick up our con passes.

Thankfully we seemed to miss the longer lines. =)

We explored most of the hotels thoroughly and managed to get ourselves turned around quite a bit, but we had fun!

There were already sooo many people everywhere, and the costumers were making a good appearance too!

Riley and I ran into Aaron Allston!

We also met up with Nanci of EUCantina, Tracy of Club Jade, and Lane of Roqoo Depot!

It was great running into you guys!

We checked out the Star Wars main panel room, and the staff there were putting the finishing touches on the room.

It was a fun evening getting oriented!

We’ll have more con coverage so stay tuned!

- Bethany

Email:         starwarsreport@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/starwarsreport

Twitter:      twitter.com/starwarsreport

Forum:       www.eucantina.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1233