Preview: Dragon*Con 2012

Dragon*Con 2012 is almost upon us and for convention going fans the country around, Dragon*Con is the most unique experience they’ll likely have.  The convention isn’t really about the guests as much as it is about the attitude of the con goers.  It’s a long weekend of overindulgence with excessive geek talk and geek dress that goes on 24 hours a day every day from Friday to Sunday.  D*C is a place where bookworm geeks and cosplayers, TV whores and twitchy gamers come together.  There’s even over a dozen panels dedicated to hard science topics and guests.  Nearly 400 guests and performers will be in attendance this year and the convention goers usually number in the 30 thousand range.

This should be a good year for those that make it.

Movie/TV/Entertainers

D*C is always a good place to catch your favorite actors, old and new.  From genre news contributors like Chris Gore (G4TV Attack of the Show) and animation creators like Doc Hammer (Venture Bros),  to cast members from shows Sanctuary, Fringe, Supernatural, Eureka, Farscape, Stargate, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, True Blood, and classics like Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and the Batman series of which both Adam West and Burt Ward will be in attendance.

Gillian “Scully” Anderson will make her first appearance this year as will Richard “McGuyver” Dean Anderson.  Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones, Stargate) should have a lot to talk about as he seems to be attached to every big action movie out there and Alice Cooper? Yeah, for some reason Cooper will be in attendance this year. On second thought, Alice should be right at home with Dragon*Con as rock and metal music are a mainstay of the conventions nighttime activities.

Comicbook Guests

This is an especially good year for comics.  D*C has never had comicbooks as its strong suit.  Not for lack of trying, but it’s always had a hard time getting the funny book creators to attend.  This year has an especially stellar line-up that includes many first ever attendees.  For highlights, expect the likes of Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen, Bernie Wrightson, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, Peter David, Eric Canete, Bill Sienkiewicz, and J. Scott Campbell to name just a few.

Dragon’s Past

Here are some links to past coverage.

2011 Cosplay Photo Gallery

2011 Panel Recap of the Rest

2011 Panel Recap Day 1

2010 Cosplay Photo Gallery

 

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