This year at Dragon*Con I’ll be appearing on two panels.
Star Wars: Intro to the Expanded Universe, Friday, Sept 2, at 1:00pm in the Marriott, Room A706 (Atrium Level)
Mormonism and Sci-Fi, Monday, Sept 5, at 10:00am in the Marriott, Room A706 (Atrium Level)
How did I get invited to be on these panels? I was an insufferable heckler at the Dragon*Con 2010 Science of Star Wars panel. Among many other things, I had to point out the distinct differences between an E-11 blaster carbine carried by Stormtroopers and the DC-17 carried by Clone Commandos. Not to mention I had to teach one of the panelists how a lightsaber worked, explain it was nothing like a flashlight, and basically ask him to stop insulting our intelligence.
My brother-in-law’s boss from SpaceWorks Engineering was on the panel (I studiously avoided heckling him personally, for obvious reasons). Afterward, the Track Director asked for feedback from my brother-in-law and I slipped in more than a few comments of my own. The result was the Director asking if I’d like to be on some of the panels this year.
I chose these two and I hope to see you there. If I get heckled, it’s only what I deserve.