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message 1: by Derek (last edited Jul 07, 2011 07:53PM) (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments The Dark Fantasy track is dedicated to books, TV, and films where the heroes are monsters — or they at least have supernatural powers of some sort. Think along the lines of "True Blood," "Being Human (we cover the Syfy version)," and "Dark Shadows." This track has some literary programming, which is all booked up. We also cover Gothic pop culture, a la Tim Burton, classic horror, goth music, and other things.

The track's website is http://darkfantasy.dragoncon.org/

There is also a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DCDarkFantasy


message 2: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 298 comments Mod
Thanks

Can you tell us who some of the guests are?


message 3: by Derek (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments I hate trying to list names because I don't want to offend anyone by omission. The programming is well-stocked, though, and some of the people who are tentatively scheduled are...

Artists:
Michael Whelan
Bernie Wrightson

Authors:
Michelle Belanger
Laurell K. Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Bands:
Bella Morte
The Cruxshadows
The Last Dance

Being Human:
Sam Huntington
Meaghan Rath
Sam Witwer

True Blood:
Kristin Bauer
Joe Manganiello
Denis O'Hare
Jim Parrack

Vampire Diaries:
David Anders
Sara Canning
Michael Trevino

Film:
Elvira
Robert Englund
Lance Henriksen
Tony Todd


message 4: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 298 comments Mod
Hey Thanks!

There are some authors that I that I saw on panels on the Dark Fantasy Track last year and are listed as guests or attending professionals this year. Should I add them?

Here are links to the author profiles of the ones you listed:

Michael Whelan
Bernie Wrightson
Michelle Belanger
Laurell K. Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Elvira
Robert Englund
Lance Henrickson


message 5: by Derek (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments >> There are some authors that I that I saw on panels on the Dark Fantasy Track last year and are listed as guests or attending professionals this year. Should I add them? <<

Not yet. Due to the increasing number of guests, as well as confusion over the track's focus, we had to slightly modify the track. As a result, the programming is still in the planning stage and I haven't made a final decision on speakers. While there will definitely be some familiar faces, I don't want to publicly commit to anything just yet.


message 6: by Derek (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments I decided to put up the tentative schedule at http://tinyurl.com/6gdrwdu . Things are still subject to change at this time.


message 7: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 298 comments Mod
Derek wrote: "I decided to put up the tentative schedule at http://tinyurl.com/6gdrwdu . Things are still subject to change at this time."

Thanks, (OK, I really need to stop wasting time guessing who will be on each panel - 'cause really the people are more than the subject to me)


So, what track is Supernatural in?

But really, thanks for posting the link & participating in the group.


message 8: by Derek (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments "Supernatural" is handled by the X-Track folks, who were covering it before the Dark Fantasy track existed. I guess the way to look at it (in a very, very loose way) is that X-Track spotlights the investigators, and Dark Fantasy spotlights the monsters ;)

As for panelists, I'm reluctant to post that information publicly because it's dependent on guest approval. I also don't want someone to get their hopes up based on a certain name, because this stuff, even now, is subject to change.

I will say that I am overall pretty happy with how it looks to be shaking out. It manages to stay focused (for the most part) while still having variety when it comes to speakers.


message 9: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 298 comments Mod
OK, glad I asked, 'cause I wouldn't have guessed that.

I know, I'm just impatient. I am glad for what you have given us, it is much more than some tracks.


message 10: by Derek (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments I would have loved to have been offered "Supernatural," but between "True Blood" and "Being Human," not to mention some of the author guests, we'll be plenty busy. Leigh, who runs X-Track, is one of my favorite people "in-house," and I have no doubt that fans of "Supernatural" are in good hands.


message 11: by Derek (last edited Jul 21, 2011 09:47AM) (new)

Derek Tatum | 7 comments I posted some speaker names on the schedule at http://darkfantasy.dragoncon.org/sche...

And of course, it's still tentative. Always verify events with the Dragon*Con pocket program when it becomes available closer to the show date.

For anyone curious, TBA doesn't mean I am currently looking for speakers. I'm just waiting on a couple of things.


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