Dragon Con adds guests from Dark Matter, DC TV universe and others

New Dragon Con logoLast month Dragon Con picked up the pace on guest announcements, including some from shows/movies that are either on my “currently watching” or “need to watch/catch up” lists.

From the SyFy show Dark Matter, guest announcements include Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer; who are known on the show as “Three”, “Five”, “Six”, and “The Android”, respectively. The show follows a group of amnesiacs who try to piece together who they are and why there were in stasis on an abandoned spaceship. The show is set to premiere its second season on July 1.

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Credit: SyFy

From the DC TV universe, we have Carlos Valdes (Cisco, The Flash), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow) and Ciara Renee (Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow).

Jack Gleeson, who is best known for portraying Joffrey Baratheon (the king we all loved to hate) on Game of Thrones, will be appearing at Dragon Con on Sunday only.

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Credit: HBO

Karl Urban, known for a variety of shows and films in the fantasy genre, will return to Dragon Con. Urban was last here in 2014, and I have to say that his panel was one of the best ones I’ve attended in the 8 (eight!) years that I’ve been going to Dragon Con. Looking forward to seeing what he has to say now.

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And last but certainly not least Jason Isaacs, most recently known for portraying Lucius Malfoy – another love-to-hate-him character in the Harry Potter world – has also been announced to appear at Dragon Con. I am hoping that he will not be the only wizard to appear this year.

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Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy Harry Potter. Credit: Warner Brothers

 

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place September 2-5. Ticket information can be found on the official website.

You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.

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ScFi Party Line #245 Sleepy Hollow – Ode to Abbie

imageThis past weekend three of the members of SFPL got together to discuss the shocking, and unwelcome demise of one of our favorite characters from Sleepy Hollow, Lt. Abigail Mills. (And no, I’m STILL not okay with this.)

Cat, Darrell and I also pay some tribute to Joe Corbin, who we lost in the previous episode, and reflect on one of last season’s shocking departures in the form of Captain Frank Irving, played by Orlando Jones.

You can listen to the episode here; you can also read my views on the departure of Nicole Beharie/Abby Mills here.

Dragon Con guest announcements: The 100

PhotoGrid_1460587632867Dragon Con has been making quite a few guest announcements over the past couple of weeks, and most of them feature one or more cast members from various shows. Today’s announcements feature three members of the cast of The CW’s sci-fi/dystopian series The 100: Jarod Joseph, Sachin Sahel and Lindsey Morgan.

The 100 began as a show about survivors who lived on a space station after Earth’s atmosphere was destroyed by a series of nuclear bombs. Now that the space station survivors are back on Earth, there has been a major power-struggle between them and the various Grounder clans – the descendants of the people who were left behind on Earth, as well as within their own ranks.

Joseph plays Nathan Miller, one of the original 100 juveniles offenders sent back down to Earth in order to ascertain whether the Earth’s atmosphere was safe. Sachin Sahel plays Jackson, the medical assistant of the Skaikru nation, the name given to the survivors once they returned to live on Earth. Lindsey Morgan plays Raven Reyes, a super intelligent woman who is pretty much the technological brains of Skaikru. All three actors have been on the show since it’s first season, and all of their characters are dealing with some major issues on the show.

You can listen to myself, Cat and Eric talk about The 100 on episode #244 of the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast.

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place September 2-5. Ticket information can be found on the official website.

You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.

Podcast Catch-Up with SFPL

24173Over the past few weeks, the crew of Sci-Fi Party Line have been busy catching up with shows (and each other) since none of us have clones to help us be full-time couch potatoes while living full-time, responsible lives. (Translated: adulting sucks). As such, I’ve been on quite a few episodes of the show discussing the season finales of The Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow, catching up with The 100, and talking about Batman vs. Superman. During my blogging hiatus, SFPL also celebrated our 7th (!) anniversary with an all-out, 4-hour show with the full crew (Cat, Carl, Eric, Darrell, Stephanie and myself).

Rather than make several posts for each show as I usually do, the links for all of the shows can be found below:

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #237 – Seventh Anniversary Episode Part 1

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #238 – Walking Dead Season 6 Midseason Premiere

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #239 – Seventh Anniversary Episode Part 2

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #240 – Seventh Anniversary Episode Part 3

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #241 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Kitchen Sink

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #242 – Walking Dead Season 6 Finale

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #243 – Supernatural Season 11

Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast #244 – Rogue One trailer & The 100

You can also find other shows at our website at www.scifipartyline.com

Back to the blog, and I’m in a MOOD because: Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow moves to Thursdays 9/8 EST this fall. Credit: FOX

Sleepy Hollow concluded Season 3 on Friday, April 9 with a HUGE shocker. Credit: FOX

I have been trying for weeks to find the “perfect” opening to come back to this blog. After being away for the better part of six months and with so much going on during that time with TV and movies, I was just waiting for the right thing to come along and motivate me to share my thoughts again. In the wake of several of my favorite characters on TV being killed off (or presumed dead), the final straw for me came in the form of the death of a major character on the FOX show Sleepy Hollow. And so I am here to rant. Or complain. Or both.

Spoilers ahead.

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The calm before the storm: Pre-Dragon Con

Dragon Con is almost here.

It’s Wednesday evening and even now, as I sit in the lobby of the mostly empty Hyatt Regency, there are congoers already sitting at the bars, freely roaming the halls and walking around exhibiting pre-con excitement. By this time tomorrow, five hotels in the Downtown Atlanta area – the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin – will all be full of most of the 62,000 people anticipated to attend this year’s Dragon Con, which officially begins on Friday.

 

View of the lobby of the Hyatt from the 16th floor

 
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science ficion and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. It takes place every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and has something for everyone. This year, the celebrity guest list comes close to the 400 mark and includes stars from hit TV shows such as current favorites Game of Thrones, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, The Flash, and Once Upon a Time; past shows such as True Blood, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Buck Rogers; films such as Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Harry Potter, voiceover artists from various cartoon and anime projects; popular book authors and much more. The convention will features fan panels, celebrity Q&A’s, photo ops (celebrity, fan and cosplay), a Walk of Fame (where you can meet the celebrities and purchase autographs), vendor space, parties, and more.

Tickets to Dragon Con are still available at the door. Registration is held at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel.