There be Dragons (& Voorwerps)

It’s 2 weeks to Dragon*Con and I’m going a bit insane. As I mentioned in my last post, a group of us are getting ready to launch a comic book at Dragon*Con. As I’ve twittered, there is a fundraiser for cancer research the night before Dragon*Con. What I haven’t mentioned is after a summer hiatus, Astronomy Cast is coming back full force and my non-profit, Astrosphere New Media Association, is launching a store selling all sorts of science goodies. Trying to pull all this stuff together has been, um, challenging. But we’re getting there. And I’m hoping you’ll be there as we bring everything to fruition. Consider this your formal invite to all of the following:

Watch the Stars – Light the Night [buy tickets here]

When: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Emory Math & Science Center, 400 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322
Proceeds to go to Light the Night – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dragon*Con [buy tickets here]

When: Friday, September 3 through Monday, September  6, 2010
Where: Atlanta Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, AND Sheraton
NB I have yet to attend a Dragon*Con where my schedule exactly matched what I got the week before the con, so be prepared for changes!
Don’t forget to check out our fan table in the Hilton! We’ll have T-Shirts for sale!

  • Title: Space Trivia!
    Description: Do you know a lot about space & astronomy? Are you good with trivia? Think you know more than our experts? Here’s where you can test your knowledge!
    Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: 203 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
  • Title: Mystery of Hanny’s Voorwerp
    Description: Who’s Hanny? What’s a Voorwerp? How’s Hubble involved? See the World Release of the webcomic that explains it all & the 1st Hubble images.
    Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton (Length: until we’re done :-) )
  • Title: The 2010 Parsec Awards
    Description: The Parsec Award is available for original Sci-Fi & Fantasy & Speculative Fiction within the new frontiers of Portable Media.
    Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)
  • Title: Astronomy Cast Live!
    Description: Take a facts-based journey through the cosmos with Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain
    Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: 204 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
  • Title: Skepticism and Education
    Description: JREF now has a Director of Educational Programs – what else is being done out there and how can skeptics help educate the next generation?
    Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
  • Title: Your Daughter Can Too
    Description: These women have successful careers in engineering & science.  They can tell you how to help your daughters do the same.
    Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: 203 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)

One Comment

  1. Richard Drumm The Astronomy Bum August 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    I’m adding all I can to my iPod’s calendar, but leaving lots of room for sitting at the Astrosphere table and chatting up folks!

    2:30 Friday is a trainwreck! Your Scams & Consumers panel is opposite a Science Track talk about digital imaging! Wah! Maybe I’ll record that with my iPod for 365 Days of Astronomy and listen to your talk in person… Yeah…

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