My Dragon*Con schedule

By Phil Plait | August 8, 2011 3:17 pm

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!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Geekery, SciFi, Skepticism
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Comments (9)

  1. Andrew

    Will you be doing any autograph sessions? I have a copy of Death from the Skies that needs a certain someones signature.

  2. Rob

    “a really big scifi/fantasy/what-have-you convention”

    Calling it a “pop-culture convention” is easier.

  3. Rob

    Don’t know why this double-posted.

  4. I’ve been trying to clear my schedule so I can attend. Sadly, I’m not sure it will happen. :(

  5. Erin

    Looking forward to some spacey and sciencey discussions!!

  6. Deanna

    Any plans for a mini W00tstock since you’ll be at Dragon*Con along with Wil Wheaton and Paul & Storm? Your schedule looks pretty open. Regardless, consider my family to be your groupies at Dragon*Con!

  7. Kaeli

    I’m very sorry I won’t be able to make it, I’d love the opportunity to meet you. :(

    Someday, Dr. Plait. Someday…

  8. Ahhhhh. You guys will be the greatest lead-in show ever for the late-night Live Astro session on Saturday, that night using a 1-meter telescope on Kitt Peak. Now if the monsoon will just move on by then… (Friday and Sunday, we’re live via Chile).

  9. It is sad that Adam Savage couldn’t make it this year! We would have a mini-Wootstock for sure!


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