August 25th, 2008

Eye-con

A few random Dragon*Con notes...

The Pocket Program and schedule grids are now available for download here. From what I've heard, the maps have been updated to reflect the remodeling that's been done over the last year. It also includes the Sheraton (yes, it's grown to *4* hotels this year!), and the maps are supposedly more detailed and usable than they've been in the past.

Kim and I are off work starting on Wednesday, which will be devoted to con prep. We'll be leaving Tampa on Thursday early afternoon, getting a room somewhere north of Macon Thursday night, and then completing the trip (hopefully rested and ready to go) on Friday morning. We'll be staying in the Hilton. By happy coincidence, the Skeptic, Podcasting, and Space/Science tracks are all also in the Hilton. I may never leave the building!

Adam Baldwin and Katee Sackhoff have both had to cancel. However, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, and Michael Hogan are last minute additions. Hopefully we'll be picking up a few new autographs for our Firefly and Serenity posters! :-)

Just as an FYI for anyone interested in seeing the Heroes cast- all of the Heroes actors that are listed on the site and in the program guide will be there, but they're under contractual obligation with NBC not to appear on any panels. I expect that they'll all be at the Walk of Fame.

As usual, The Signal will be recording a live episode at the con. Even better (to me at least), The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe will also be recording a show live! The SGU is my hands-down favorite podcast, and to me this is the *real* "Heroes" event. I wouldn't be surprised if James Randi ends up participating as well, since he's a regular contributor to the podcast and will be at `con.

My hair is yellow right now. AIEEEEE!!! Bleaching #2 will be tonight, with bleaching #3 on Wednesday. Whatever is left of my hair will then be permitted to go to `con.

Can... not... WAIT!!!

As an unrelated-to-Dragon*Con side note, Mythbusters will be airing their episode on moon landing hoax conspiracy theories on Wednesday the 27th! I will most definitely be downloading that one from iTunes!
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