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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: DragonCon 2007 + Gothic Shadows Track Schedule Reply with quote

DragonCon 2007 - Atlanta, GA
Friday, August 31 - Monday, Sept. 3, 2007

Hyatt and Marriott Marquis (DragonCon)
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Gothic Shadows Panel Track
Tentative - Subject To Change


1:00 pm - Goth Music 201
Begin the weekend with a history and overview of the various forms of music that fall under the gothic and darkwave banners.

2:30 pm - Dark Designs
Learn how to transform your humble abode into a lair of gothic creativity.
Cat Burns

4:00 pm - The Beast Within
Werewolves are among mankind's oldest monsters. This panel examines the beasts that lie waiting beneath the veneer of humanity.
L.A. Banks, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Mandy Slater, Carrie Vaughn

5:30 pm - Sound + Vision
How important is retaining a certain "look" for your band, and how can you keep it from becoming mere artifice? What visual aids - from stage props to album artwork - help to convey an appropriate atmosphere
DJ Ichabod (mod), Micah Consylman, Andy Deane, Rick Joyce, Rogue

7:00 pm - Nevermore! The Nightmares of Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's legacy of terror continues to weave dark strands through the gothic, dark fantasy, and horror genres.
Wendy Darling

8:30 pm - Glitter, Garters, and Goth
A panel devoted to the rising interest in burlesque and the dark cabaret aesthetic among the gothic subculture
Kynt (mod), Vyxsin, others TBA

10:00pm - Interview With the (Psychic) Vampire
Author and occultist Michelle Belanger talks about her experiences with the supernatural.
Michelle Belanger, Rosemary Ellen Guiley (mod)


1:00 pm - Monsters in Our Midst
The classic Universal Monsters embody primal archetypes that continue to resonate with horror writers and fans to this day.
Mandy Slater (mod), Scott Allie, Todd Livingston, Eric Powell

2:30 pm - The Making of "The Girl Next Door"
The crew of "The Girl Next Door" discuss their task of turning Jack Ketchum's disturbing novel into a feature film.
Marc Valhara (mod), William Atherton, Jack Ketchum, Philip Nutman

4:00 pm - An Hour With Sherrilyn Kenyon
Our annual hour probing the mind and imagination of bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis (mod)

5:30 pm - Rocking the Crypt!
A panel of musicians discuss the lure of the macabre and horrific themes in music. Is music an effective way of telling tales of terror?
Andy Deane, Peter Gorritz, Gee Grant, Adrya Stembridge

7:00 pm - 30 Days of Night
Acclaimed writer Steve Niles talks about the terrifying vampire universe that he created for his seminal comic "30 Days of Night," as well as the novels, spin-offs, and feature film that it has inspired.
Steve Niles, Evyl Ed

8:30 pm - Cosmic Dread: The Terrors of Lovecraft
Michelle Belanger presents a look into the influences and sinister implications of H.P. Lovecraft's horror fiction.
Michelle Belanger


11:30 am - Urban Fantasy
The urban fantasy genre has been around for a long time, but in recent years, it has captured a larger audience than ever before. This panel takes a look behind this fast-growing movement
Marc Valhara (mod), L.A. Banks, Holly Black, Susan Sizemore, Carrie Vaughn

1:00 pm - Terror in Four Colors;Tales of terror have had a long history in the medium of comics. Join some of today's top writers and artists as they talk about what is going on the world of horror comics - and what the future might hold.
Fred Grimm (mod), Scott Allie, Jeremy Atkins, Todd Livingston, Steve Niles, Eric Powell

2:30 pm - The Art of Darkness
An illuminating hour with some of this year's attending visual artists
Cat Burns (mod), Gris Grimly, Crab Scrambly, Voltaire

4:00 pm - Rock'n'Roll Ain't Pretty
Musical mishaps and misadventures that weren't funny when they happened. Or maybe they were...
Jeff Diehm (host), members of: Bella Morte, The Last Dance, others TBA

5:30 pm - Bleeding Into the Mainstream
Gothic imagery is becoming more and more common in the mainstream media. Learn how media depictions of goths can help put a positive spin on the subculture.
DJ Ichabod (mod), Michelle Belanger, Rick Joyce, Kynt, DJ Spider, Voltaire, Vyxsin

7:00 pm - The Evil That Men Do
Cult horror legend Jack Ketchum discusses the role that true crimes have in inspiring his tales of raw terror.
Jack Ketchum

8:30 pm - Vampires - An Unnatural History
The icon of the vampire continues to seduce and terrify the imagination.
Mandy Slater (mod), Theresa Bane, Michelle Belanger, Rosemary Ellen Guiley


1:00 pm - Short Shocks
Writers discuss the craft of writing horror short stories.
Fred Grimm (mod), Lawrence Barker, Chesya Burke, Elizabeth Donald

2:30 pm - The Craft of Songwriting
A band is only as good as their songs. This panel will focus on the art of writing songs that are not only artistically valid to the artist, but accessible to the listener as well
Marc Valhara (mod), Andy Deane, Rick Joyce, Rogue, Voltaire

4:00 pm - The End?
Stop by for the final hour of the weekend

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks as if there are 2 instances where MB and Guiley are in the same room. I hope to have some good questions for them. At the first of the 2, Guiley is the moderator for MB. Could be interesting making sure Rosemary is on track.

Might be a good place to drop the "do vampires have soulmates?" asked by Sorran May 15. (Link:

Some good questions (updated periodically):

Do vampires have soulmates? ( contemporary of fictional)?
A politically correct holiday statement from the AVA:
Have a good whatever, whenever, however!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll think i will have to come up with something like that here in Belgium.
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