’12 Panels/Events

Hearing Naughty Voices: Archer’s Pam and Krieger

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Many panels start with a five-minute “WOO!” from the crowd, but only for Archer is that “WOO!” canonically required. The eponymous spy of this animated TV show has a habit of celebrating with that line, whether he’s playing lacrosse with Malaysian pirates or shooting sharks in the face. This Dragon*Con audience shrieked with equal excitement at the appearance of Archer voice talents Amber Celeste Nash and Lucky Yates, who were thrilled themselves. “This is the best day of my life,”
 
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Moments of Balcony Zen

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Staying at the Hyatt for Dragon*Con has many advantages: The special edition room key DCTV in the room The balconies Close proximity to the Consuite The first three advantages are also available at the Marriott, but I’ve never personally stayed there (though I must admit their lobby is incredibly impressive) so I can’t speak from experience. To me, the most zen-mixed-with-cool perk is my access to the balcony that overlooks the Hyatt lobby. Every night, after a fun and exhausting
 
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Eureka! What a Panel

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Colin Ferguson, Jamie Paglia, Niall Matter, Tembi Locke, and Debra Farentino took the stage Sunday for the “Eureka: What Would Carter Do?” panel in the Hyatt’s Centennial II-III ballrooms.  There was much joking and bantering between the panelists and it was evident to everyone watching that these are people are used to spending large amounts of time around each other and know each other quite well.  Among the various questions asked were the usual ones about the panelists’ favorite episodes
 
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Top Gear: A Fan Panel

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The Brit Track hosted a fan-run panel on the ever popular BAFTA and Emmy award winning Top Gear Sunday at 11:30AM in the Macon room of the Sheraton.  The panel started off with a discussion of the latest series, or season as we phrase it in the States, which is number 18 for the Top Gear crew.  Emphasis is being placed on striking a balance between doing the filming of the more serious, in-depth looks at the vehicles and the
 
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Super Supergate

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The last Supergate panel of Dragon*Con was packed with stars from Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. Jason Momoa, Torri Higginson, Robert Picardo, and Cliff Simon started the panel, but a ripple of confusion went through the capacity crowd when Joe Flanigan and Richard Dean Anderson were conspicuously absent. It wasn’t a long wait, though, before Flanigan and finally Anderson joined the panel, both to cheers and applause. The audience placed their questions on cards before the panel started and then
 
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Collaborative Costuming Discussion

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If you’ve seen the X-Men on DCTV this weekend, you’ve seen the panel members for the “Xavier’s School for Costuming” panel Sunday 8:30PM M103-105 (Marriott). Jevokas “Java” Green moderated the panel that included Eric Green, Tam Songdog, Kellyn Stephens, Ace Talkingwolf, and Robert Stephens. The panel (including the moderator) was made up of members of the cast and crew from the Uncanny X-Men Fan Series on the web, currently filming their second season. Java Green started the panel by introducing
 
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A Sneak Peek at A Memory of Light

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Brandon Sanderson enthralled the crowd in the Westin Atlanta Ballroom on Sunday afternoon as he read an excerpt from A Memory of Light, the final installment in the Wheel of Time series, due out from Tor Books on January 8, 2013.  The excerpt, featuring the indomitable Matt, had the crowd laughing and cheering Sanderson’s deft use of humor, particularly when it came to Matt’s evolving cover story and wry internal dialogue.  When the reading came to an end, the audience
 
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