Dragon*Con 2011

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Sept. 19 2011 1:30 PM

Dragon*Con 2011

I suddenly realized I never put my photos up from Dragon*Con a few weeks ago, so I've corrected that oversight.

Those pictures are just a taste of how much fun I had. If you're an old school Doctor Who fan, then check this out:

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That's me with Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor! We chatted for a few minutes backstage before the Paul and Storm/Jonathan Coulton/Molly Lewis concert. I only got to see the first few minutes of the music because I had a panel at the same time and had to run. But Doctor McCoy (see what I did there?) was great. I was on a panel -- really, a goofy quiz show that was uproarious and maybe a little naughty -- with him the next night (and Doc Hammer from Venture Brothers; here's proof) and it was awesome.

In fact, I'll admit I felt like an A-list geek the whole con. It was amazing and gratifying and wonderful. I have been a fanboy my whole life; I went to science fiction cons when I was in high school and doted over my favorite authors. I stopped going for a long time, but then started back up again a few years ago, and now they're magical all over again. It's incredible to me that I not only get to meet so many people I truly admire, but that I also get to call them friends.

My thanks to Rain Glynn, Derek Colanduno, Ken Plume, and everyone else who made this con so much fun. Special thanks to Jennifer Teeter and Jason Thomas from Red Rocket Farm for giving me a rocket painting and other adorable swag. His art is terrific, and you should check out their t-shirts.

So yeah, Dragon*Con was made of win. I can't wait to go back next year!



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