Dragon*Con is an extravaganza of sci-fi fandom held annually over Labor Day Weekend in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2008, it spans four hotels and boasts an attendance of more than 30,000 fans. Rumor has it that when the numbers swell with day pass folks, the count can go as high as 50,000. It can be a little overwhelming to attend a convention with 30-50,000 of your, er, um, closest friends. This year, the addition of the Sheraton, and the completed Marriott renovation, made the long Labor Day weekend a much more pleasurable experience than in the recent past.
What To See…Beats Me!
With a cacophony of choices in a wide variety of fandoms, you can’t see everything. Lines for many popular media based events are long, and give you no guarantee of entry even after you’ve waited for frakking ever. For me, the choice is simple. I don’t try. That has it’s own pitfalls, though. If I had tried to get into the Firefly panel with Nathan Fillion and supporting cast members, I would have been able to get in. Instead I watched it on Dragon*Con TV .
I’ve seen all three Acts of Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I was away on vacation this past week, so it was kinda bad timing, but I worked it out. As for Dr. Horrible, I loved it. I totally, totally loved it. And I don’t think it’s just cause of Joss Whedon. I mean, I think it’s good because of Joss, but I think I loved it cause it was just so good.
The ending wasn’t what I expected, but I’m not gonna give it away, cause you still have a couple of hours to go see it for free at www.drhorrible.com, (or use the links at www.doctorhorrible.net, if the other site is down). If you don’t get the chance to see it for free, then go download the whole thing at iTunes for $3.99. You will enjoy it, I promise. Somehow, as I started watching, I was envisioning more and more episodes of the same sort of thing, the evil Dr. Horrible, plotting to join the Evil League of Evil, thwarted at every turn by his arch nemesis, Captain Hammer, and always pining for his dream girl, Penny. I guess that’s not gonna happen, but still, I’ll take more, no matter what does happen. I’ve also got to say that I’m really gaining an appreciation for Neil Patrick Harris as an actor. Continue reading →
Sorry I didn’t get this to you yesterday, but we were actually traveling, and then when I tried to log into the doctorhorrible.com website to watch Act 1 of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the site was continually down. Very frustrating. So after messing around with that for an hour or two, I just went to iTunes and purchased the whole thing for $3.99 (it was $1.99 per Act and I know I’m gonna want them all). Its so worth it, if the first installment is anything to go by.
I loved it!! So my advice to you is to forget dealing with trying to watch for free. Just go buy it. You’re gonna want to anyway. I just bought it last night and I’ve probably only seen it like a dozen times, is all. Continue reading →
OK, I promise. This will (almost probably) be the last mention I make of Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Bloguntil next week. It’s just that stuff keeps happening and I’m so excited about it. Plus, we want to get the word out so that more and more people know. But, honestly, I do have other Whedony stuff to talk about. Really, I do. Continue reading →