Saturday, August 03, 2019

My DragonCon 2019 Panels and Events

Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
The two special panels focusing on my work are highlighted below.

Van Allen Plexico

Title: Avengers Journey from Comics to Movies
Description: Avengers movies have set a new standard with fans at the box office. But they wouldn't be possible without the trail that was blazed in the comics first. We look at how Brian Bendis' Avengers Disassembled & New Avengers as well as Mark Millar's Ultimates comics led to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Time: Thu 08:30 pm Location: Regency V - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael R Bailey, Van Allen Plexico)

Title: The Legacy of Space: 1999
Description: Over forty years later, and with a recent North American Blu-Ray release, Space: 1999 still lives in the hearts of fans. This cross-track panel between BritTrack, American Sci-Fi Classics, & Military SciFi Media discusses this and all the goings-on at Moonbase Alpha.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
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(Tentative Panelists: Moderator: Van Allen Plexico, James Palmer)

Title: Babylon 5 Anniversary: 25 Years 
Description: It's been 25 years since Babylon 5 the series premiered, and 20 since Crusade came along. What has this world meant to you? Share your experiences with us as we celebrate!
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, John Hudgens)

Title: Military Sci-Fi Writers & Creators - Media Edition
Description: A roundtable of Military Science Fiction writers & artists--whether in tie-ins or independent worlds--discuss the genre, trends, real-world accuracy, & working within the complex worlds of Military Sci-Fi.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: David Weber, Van Allen Plexico, Marc Alan Edelheit, Amy J. Murphy, Chris Kennedy)

Title: Battlestar Galactica Anniversary Panel: The End...?
Description: It's the 15th anniversary of the start, and the 10th anniversary of the end of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica...are we ready to talk about it? What is the verdict? Where might a future reboot of BSG take us?
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Andrew E.C. Gaska, Kevin R. Grazier, Van Allen Plexico, Michael Falkner)

Title: MCU: Phase 1 - 3 Review of the Infinty Saga
Description: A look back over the 10+ years of the MCU. What films worked and what ones didn't? This film 'series' created a new perspective and the box office of End Game, proved just successful long term planning can be.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: M302-M303 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Julie Kenner, Marx Pyle)

Title: Reading Session: Van Allen Plexico 
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Marietta - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico)

Title: Sci Fi Jeopardy
Description: Jovial host Van Allen Plexico presents the game of answers & questions. There will be prizes!
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Embassy AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel 
(Tentative Panelists: Moderator: Van Allen Plexico)

Title: Game of Thrones: The Final Season
Description: After ten years, eight seasons and several spectacular weddings, HBO's hit fantasy series has ended. Let's review the final episodes and what thrilled us or killed us.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: L401-L403 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Moderator: Tara Lynne, Van Allen Plexico)

Title: Van Allen Plexico, the Fan, the Man, the Work
Description: Van Allen Plexico has made a name for himself in the new pulp movement & in the world of superhero novels. We discuss with him how he got there & express appreciation of all he's done.
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Embassy AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Bobby Nash, James Palmer)

Title: Tolkien: The Man, the Myths and his Legends
Description: With the biopic released this summer, there is renewed interest in the man who founded the genre of High Fantasy. This panel will explore his life and influences and the way he impacted future storytellers.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: L401-L403 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Constance G.J. Wagner, greendragon)

Title: The Crow: 25th Anniversary
Description: It can't rain all the time, especially when we salute 1994's avenging hero epic.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: M103-M105 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Melinda R. Mock, Van Allen Plexico, Jonathan Williams)

Title: Special Topics in Babylon 5: Crusade
Description: Crusade was a short view into what could have been a new lease on life for Babylon 5. How does it hold up 20 years later? Where would it have gone, had it more time? Is it all Galen's fault? We'll look back on the show, its potential, and its legacy.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: John Hudgens, Van Allen Plexico, Peter David)

Title: Fire & Blood: The History of the Targaryens
Description: 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones a family of dragonlords conquered Westeros. This book chronicles their lives, loves and frequently violent deaths.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: L401-L403 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Moderator: Tara Lynne, Van Allen Plexico)

Title: Marvel vs. DC Trivia
Description: Pit your knowledge of the Fantastic Four against someone's knowledge of the Justice League! Join us for our longstanding tradition of Marvel vs. DC Trivia, hosted as always by Van Allen Plexico.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: International South - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel 
(Tentative Panelists: Moderator: Van Allen Plexico)

Title: Nailed it or Failed it: Characters Arcs in Game of Thrones
Description: The final season of Game of Thrones saw the end of many characters' journeys. Which ones did the showrunners get right? Which ones did they not?
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: L401-L403 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Moderator: Tara Lynne)

Title: The Nature of Evil: Ethics in MSFM 
Description: What is evil? We'll look at case studies in Stargate, Babylon 5, and Firefly.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Van Allen Plexico)