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Dragon*Con 2012

By Phil Plait

Now that I've properly recovered from Comic Con in July, it's time for Dragon*Con! Woohoo!

D*C is another huge fan convention, held in Atlanta, and this year it's Friday August 31 to Monday, September 3. As usual, I'll be running around doing a million things and wondering if a human can survive on Tootsie Rolls and 4 hours of sleep every night (answer: yes). If you're attending, here's my official schedule for this year:

Title: Quiz-o-Tron 2000
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: International South - Hyatt
Description: Rebecca Watson's science-themed quiz show!

Title: Gonzoroo II
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Atrium Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 2.5)
Description: An evening of music, comedic delights, and surprises galore!

Title: The Kevin & Phil Show
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Space Track's comedy duo! Topical, engaging, informative & always funny! Whatever the subject, you don't want to miss it!

Title: 2012 â Donât Panic!
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Panicking about 2012? Nope, not panicking until Phil Plait gets a role on the next Twilight film or Scott Sigler teaches classes on home economics.

Title: Gonzo Quiz Show IV: The Quest For Quiz
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Atlanta Ballroom - Westin (Length: 2.5)
Description: Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that you entertained.

Title: Space Geeks
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: 203 - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Time was when scientists traced early interest to reading SF classics; is this still true? How common is it for scientists to remain readers/viewers?

Not only that, but I'll be dropping in on some other events - I love disrupting other people's panels - and Thursday night before it all starts, on August 30, is our annual Star Party to raise money for cancer research. A few tickets are still available, but today (Tuesday August 28) is the last day they are on sale! So if you wanna come, buy those tickets right away.

I'll also be doing something right after as well on Monday, but that will be its own post. Stay Tuned!

And in the meantime, check out my pictures from Dragon*Con 2011. It'll be great to see everyone again!

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