Dragon Con 2016 was a year of change with a new building added, changes made to where certain programming tracks were located, the parade was shown on TV (thank you, CW 69), and there was a boost in attendance by about 7,000 people.
|It's a Bobby sandwich with my pals|
Van Allen Plexico and Bobby Politte.
My 2016 panel schedule looked like this:
Title: Playing in Someone Else's Sandbox - Writing Licensed Fiction
Description: It’s not uncommon for an author to continue the legacy of a universe that already exists. In this panel, authors who have written licensed fiction will share details on how they’ve survived working within existing canon.
Time: Friday 1:00 p.m. Location: 204 A - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Andrew E.C. Gaska, Bryan J.L. Glass, Bobby Nash)
Title: Graphic Novels--Ride the Tide
Description: The fiction world is exploding with graphic novels. Take this opportunity to hear what successful writers in this genre recommend to help new writers break into the field.
Time: Sunday 2:30 p.m. Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Chandra Free, Bobby Nash, Andy Runton, Lee Martindale)
Title: Secret History: Bet You Didn’t Know It Happened That Way!
Description: Our alternate history authors and experts describe that variety of tales where the public and world at large have no idea what really happened behind the scenes. Many authors have written in the sub-genre. Classic short stories and novels will be discussed.
Time: Monday 1:00 p.m. Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Bobby Nash (Moderator), Anthony Francis, Eric Flint, Kacey Ezell)
I moderated this panel, which means most of the time I shut up and let the experts talk. This was a fun panel and the first time I've moderated a panel without actually being on the panel. An interesting experience.
|Representative John Lewis signs March.|
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|Badges? We don't need no steenkin' badges!|
|Tiki Zombie cosplay.|
|Oh, Eric Dotson, you got some 'splainin' to do!|
|John Lewis' line.|
|A green meal.|
|I voted for this guy.|
|I had to be carried away after hearing J.R. Mounts puns. Thanks to Chris Collins and Eric Dotson for saving me.|
|Me and you and a pickle named Q.|
|With my buddy, Debra. Love her and her husband, Mac. Such great people.|
|Tiki Zombie barrell top. Somebody won this.|
|The gopher from Caddyshack was at Dragon Con along with his puppeteer.|
|Line wrapped around the building on day 1 for vendors and comics.|
|Artist Marlin Shoop. This was his first Dragon Con.|
|Well it's about time. Inside joke. Move along.|
|He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him.|
|Holy Crap! An empty tunnel.|
|With awesome dude Danny Hunter!|
|Wanna buy some books?|
|View from behind my table, sitting down edition.|
|Some of the most awesome people I know. Love these guys.|
|My wonderful con-neighbor, artist Bianca Roman-Stumpff.|
|This was me waking up day 1 after only 4 hours of sleep. I might be getting too old for this.|
|Lilandra and Venom.|
|Houligans, the lot of 'em.|
|Late night costume repair.|
|Tiki Zombie's Mike Gordon and Peter Cutler.|
|Peter Cutler sketching|
|80's Fantasy Movies panel|
|Monday morning. Fewer crowds out early.|
|Was reminded that Domino Lady Money Shot (the big seller of the weekend) was originally titled Head Shot!|
|Art by Bianca Roman-Stumpff|
|Breakfast with a view.|
|Even managed a little writing in the few down moments I had.|
|Squash goes the spider.|
|M... M... Ma... Max H... Headroom!|
|Looks like a lot, but...|
|It all packs up into this.|
|And into the car.|
|See you next year!|