Bad Astronomy

My Dragon*Con schedule

I received my schedule for Dragon*Con, a really big scifi/fantasy/what-have-you convention in Atlanta from September 1 - 5. If you’re going, this is where I’ll be (besides slowly traversing the huckster rooms). The descriptions are from TPTB at D*C, which I’ve modified here and there so they make more sense.

Thursday September 1:

Although not part of the official D*C schedule, the annual Star Party is becoming a fun tradition. It’ll be at 7:30 p.m. at Emory University, and details are online. It’s a fund raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; I’ll be there as well as George Hrab, Pamela Gay, and Nicole Gugliucci. We’ll have telescopes set up!

Friday September 2:

13:00 - Geek a Week Podcast Reunion

Description: Join artist Len Peralta as he talks with geek superstars that were featured on the Geek A Week Podcast.

Location: Regency VI - VII - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Saturday September 3:

11:30 a.m.: These are the ways the world will end…

Description: Our panel tears apart the asteroid apocalypse theory, rips into the latest “world enders”, and answers questions. We’re probably safe (for now).

Location: 207 / 206 / 205 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)


10:00 p.m.: The Kevin & Phil Show: 2012 - The End of the World

Description: Late night with the Space Track’s dynamic duo is BACK! Join (Battlestar Galactica and Eureka science advisor) Kevin Grazier and Phil Plait as they take apart the myths & lunacy of the end of the world alarmists.

Location: 203 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)

Sunday September 4:

2:30 p.m.: Wait, Wait, Don’t Fool Me!

Description: Trivia game show with some of your favorite thinkers.

Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)


4:00 p.m: Space Scientists on TV Description: Astronomy Cast Live will talk to space scientists who regularly appear on TV. What’s it like for scientist to talk on topic for scripted TV?

Location: 204 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)


8:30 p.m.: Great Superhero Skeptics! The History (and Herstory)

Description: Many of us know some names, but who have you missed and who should we know? A roundtable discussion on great authors, thinkers, past and present.

Location: 207 / 206 / 205 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)

That’s it! Hope to see you there!