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Looking forward to the upcoming FenCon Convention in Dallas later this month. Looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend of interesting and fun panels.

My schedule so far is looking something like this:

Friday: Sept 23rd.

3:00-3:30 – Autograph session

6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM  Red Oak   Bond, James Bond 
Description: A new, updated James Bond novel is out and the third, updated James Film is in production now. How is this classic relic of the cold war being reinvented for today’s world?
Panelists:
C. Garcia , E. Nahté , A. J. Porter , J. Turner

8:00 PM  – 9:00 PM  Pin Oak    Remembering Sarah and the Brig.
Description: We discuss the recent loss of two of Doctor Who’s most favorite companions and share memories about what the actors brought to their roles and how they influenced the future of the series.
Panelists:
T. Miller , K. Sullivan , A. J. Porter  (I’m moderating this one.)

9:00 PM  – 10:00 PM  Live Oak    Patriotism Turns 70: Captain America & Wonder Woman  
Description: Two of the most iconic comic heroes turned 70 this year. Both Wonder Woman and Captain America have battled evil and defended the American way of life across the pages of comic books for decades. Come discuss the past, present, and future of America’s oldest patriotic superheroes.
Panelists:
A. Martinez , E. Nahté , A. J. Porter , B. Waller , S. Patrick *

Saturday, Sept 24th

1:00 PM  – 2:00 PM  Pin Oak    Knock, Knock, Knock, Penny…  
Description: The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms on CBS. It’s no surprise it’s themes of science, geek culture, and the awkward pursuit of love has made it a hit among science fiction fen. So come join us for a talk on the show and it’s future.
Panelists:
A. J. Porter , B. Sinor , A. Sisson , K. Turski , M. Fletcher *

3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM  Live Oak    DC Relaunch: Marketing Genius or A Comic Book “New Coke”
Description: With DC Comics restarting all their books. And re-imagining the Super-heroes we’ve known for 75 years. A frank discussion of what people think of this move.
Panelists:
G. Lillian , A. Martinez , S. Patrick , B. Waller , A. J. Porter  (Seems I’m moderating this one too.)

6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM  Pin Oak    Where’s My Airship?  
Description: Discussion of feasibility of airships and practical uses.
Panelists:
D. Gray , A. J. Porter , W. Ledbetter *

8:00 PM  – 9:00 PM  Pin Oak    Oh my God! You killed Rory! The new season of Doctor Who  
Description: The new season is back on the air. What do we think so far, where is it going and who was that on the Utah beach?
Panelists:
M. Fletcher , A. J. Porter , K. Sullivan , S. Swendson

Sunday, Sept 25th

10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM  Addison Lecture Hall    Fantastic Four & Marvel Comics at 50  
Description: Fifty years ago four people stole a rocket, and became one of the better known Superhero Teams, and ushered in the Marvel Age of Comics How the First Family of Comic Books have held together over the years.
Panelists:
C. Conrad , E. Nahté , A. J. Porter , B. Waller , S. Patrick

2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM  Live Oak    In Comic Books Death is Not Necessarily Fatal!  
Description: In the past many Super-Heroes have been killed. However in almost every cased they got better! Why do these story lines still catch the publics imagination?
Panelists:
K. Hosey , E. Nahté , A. J. Porter , B. Waller , S. Patrick

 

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DilloCon fast approaching

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August already, and that means it’s almost time for one of my favorite weekends of the year, ArmadilloCon.

The provisional schedule is up and it looks like I’ll be on the following panels:

Friday, August 26th

  • 5:00pm – The Magic of Collaboration.
  • 9:00pm – What’s New with Doctor Who?

Sunday, August 28th

  • 10:00am – Fans in the Mainstream Media: Big Bang Theory, etc.
  • 12:00pm – Secret History
  • 1:00pm – Flaming Nacelles & Giant Snails – My slideshow on Star Trek comics

Looking forward to it.

The full program grid can be found HERE.