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Friday, July 22nd, 2011
1:02 pm
[ydnic]
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
9:52 am
[ydnic]
Alternate History Track Sewing & Craft Circle, 9/4/11, 10 AM
Hi, folks,

Once again, the Alternate History Track is opening its doors to all crafty types!

You are hereby invited to bring your on-going projects to the Alternate History Track Sewing and Craft Circle, Sunday (September 4th), at 10 AM in Westin, International C (the Alt History Track room).

All fandoms are welcome and discussion is encouraged!
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
3:16 pm
[dmedicus]
Selling some homemade jewelry to earn some CON money. Check out the site and see what you like. More to come.

http://chaotic-creations.webs.com/
Monday, February 7th, 2011
7:13 pm
[pixelmonster]
Rally the troops and get your posse moving!
The BT/izotope StutterEdit contest voting has begun! This track was a work of much love and effort and used the latest cutting-edge digital technology available for electronic music. This track is very important to myself and my wife, who helped work on it, with whom I am celebrating my first anniversary with today. It's one of our best brainchildren. It is a big serious deal to me, as it all my music and the joy of my listeners.

Voting starts now.

Vote for "Yoko Kanno Feat. May'n & Nakajima Megumi - Lion - DJ Light 1024'th Note Remix" by DJLight.

http://btmusic.com/brian-transeau/bt-contest-zone.html

Please share to let others know. Repost, tweet, text and blog, cut and paste, whatever it takes, but get the word out and let's get the vote! Let's show what social networking and blogging were designed for- communication, sharing and bringing people together! SHARE!!!:)

Thanks for your support.
-DJ Light (Sonny Haury) & Pixie

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
11:42 pm
[pixelmonster]
"Aimo O.C. Nyan Nyan Deculture Mashup"- DJ Light & Pixie



Name : DJ Light & Pixie
Title : Yoko Kanno Feat. Megumi Nakajima & May'n - Aimo O.C- DJ Light & Pixie - Nyan Nyan Deculture Mash-up
Style : Breaks, Breakbeats, Mashup
Date : 2011
Format : MP3
Bitrate : 320
http://soundcloud.com/djlight/yoko-kanno-feat-megumi-nakajima-mayn-aimo-o-c-dj-light-pixie-nyan-nyan-deculture-mash-up

Current Mood: satisfied
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
1:12 pm
[pixelmonster]
New Music- This Months Set


DJ Light breaks the 170bpm barrier, spinning at the speed of drum and bass! There's a first time for everything and this set is a diverse sampler of genres, styles, and tempo:)

Serious High-NRG!!! A dance endurance trial!:)

FREE DOWNLOAD, listen, download, love and share themusic and keep on dancing!!

Name : VA
Title : DJ Light Presents "Living for December 2010"
Style : Trance, Breaks, Epic/Anthem Trance, Breakbeats, Happy Hardcore
Date : 2010
Format : DJ Set, fully mixed podcast
Packing : MP3
Bitrate : 320
http://soundcloud.com/djlight/dj-light-presents-living-for-december-2010
Bitrate : 320
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
8:05 pm
[pixelmonster]
DJ Light and Pixie's Halloween Set



Name : V.A, the walking dead, and flesh-eating zombies:)
Title : DJ Light Presents Living for October 2010- Halloween Special
Style : Trance, Epic Trance, Breaks, Breakbeats, Psytrance, Aggressive Breaks, Instrumental, Original Tracks, Zombies, Halloween
Date : 2010
Format : MP3
Bitrate : 320
Download : http://soundcloud.com/djlight/dj-light-presents-living-for-october-2010

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
3:23 pm
[ydnic]
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
10:07 am
[ydnic]
Diana Gabaldon Panel
Folks,

This morning, I received an email from Diana Gabaldon in which she explained what happened concerning her non-appearance on Monday at D*C (on the AHT as well as elsewhere). Apparently, the D*C scheduling committee did not forward her the schedule as they are supposed to do prior to the show. She'd already made travel arrangements to leave on Monday, and was unable to change them--but did inform her fans by way of her blog and Twitter on the way out!

She expressed regret at missing our Monday panel, and, this is a direct quote, ...but I _am _ sorry to have disappointed anyone..

Cheers, all,
Cindy MacLeod
Track Director
Alternate History Track
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
8:11 pm
[ydnic]
Lost and Found
Greetings, folks--I do have a very small amount of Lost and Found items.

Most were picked up the evening of the Time Travelers' Ball, but at least one item was left in the track room.

If you lost something, please email theydnic at gmail dot com and identify the item so we can get it back to you. Thanks!
10:51 am
[artvixn]
Kudos!
Many thanks to the amazing ydnic for putting together a wonderful track full of fun alternate history. The Pirates & Time Travelers Ball was great fun! Meehan's Pub was a perfect place to meetup. There was simply too much to do and see.

If you got any pictures from Dragoncon that are of a steampunk nature, please add them to this Flickr group so we may all enjoy them: Dragoncon Steam 2010
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11:28 am
[ydnic]
The Alternate History Track Thanks You!
Whether you were a staffer, a volunteer, a participant in our many events, or just a passer-by who happened upon a stray panel or two, THANK YOU ALL for coming out!

I have screened comments on this post if you wish to leave us feedback.

Again, thanks, and we will see you all in 2011!
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
8:26 pm
[grafikat]
For Sale: Fine Ocular Protection (goggles)
(a special thanks to Kissmythistle for letting me post this)

Gentle traveller,
Steampunk Goggles: Many Styles
If you find yourself requiring ocular protection while in Atlanta, may I interest you in these fine traveling goggles. Perfect for open air travel, each pair is of a unique design.

Your cost, to be delivered at DragonCon is $20, (in US Currency only, please). More information may be found here

Current Mood: thankful
Monday, August 30th, 2010
12:01 pm
[ydnic]
Dragon*Con PARADE - Alt History Track
Hi, folks,

This year, once again, the Alt History Track will have a Parade presence.

We will be joined by official Dragon*Con guests the EXTRAORDINARY CONTRAPTIONS, performing live aboard their trans-dimensional road-traversing vehicle!

If you wish to join us in the Parade, follow these simple steps:

1. Visit the Alt History Track Room (Wild Wild WESTIN, International C) for our track programming, which begins at 10 AM on Friday. I will be making general announcements at the beginning of the first panel, and Parade badge ribbons will be available in the track room all day Friday. (If you can't find me, ask for Wm. MacLeod, second-in-command).

2. On Saturday, meet us at Woodruff Park no later than 9:45 AM. Click on the lj-cut below for directions.

NOTE: the first person who arrives at the park will likely be asked to hold the place marker sign for the group. The sign will read: "ALTERNATE HISTORY/STEAMPUNK". The staging begins at about 8 am.

How to Get to Woodruff Park from the various hotelsCollapse )

NOTE: If you will be carrying any sort of prop weapon in the parade, PLEASE go to Security in the Marriott to have your weapon peace-bonded.

ALSO NOTE: No handouts/freebies/candy/flyers may be tossed to the spectators, due to City of Atlanta regulations. No commercial enterprise advertising or promotion is likewise permitted.

ALSO ALSO NOTE: This is a politics-free zone. This is also a PG-13 parade, so if you're representing the seamier side of alt history or steampunk, please cover up. :)

See you all at the show!
Friday, August 27th, 2010
5:37 pm
[jaborwhalky]
Saturdat Dragon con.

Saturday, September 4th at Dragon con (http://www.dragoncon.org/)
The Steampunk meet up and group photo shoot.

Steampunk meet up
http://worldrecords.dragoncon.org/steampunk-info/
http://www.chronotrack.org

Are you going to Dragon con?(http://www.dragoncon.org/) Will you be there on Saturday?
Are you planning, plotting, spending hours and months putting together your ultimate steampunk get up? Do you want it to get shown off in photos amongst other steampunks all dressed to the 9s as well? Do you want to get photos by some of the convention's best photographers? Want a shot of maybe getting in the Guinness Book of Records? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to be at Westin Peachtree Ballroom at 4:00 PM Saturday the 4th of September dressed in your steampunk best. You will be able to meet up with others dressed their best, photos will be taken, and then I will take on the task of posing you in the most epic, biggest steampunk group shot ever attempted in the world. We have a good hour and I know it can be done and look fabulous.

The FB event page : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143583059015386

What is steampunk, you ask?
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58009
And here are some steampunk style suggestions:
http://community.livejournal.com/steamfashion/929255.html

Are you a photographer going to Dragon Con?
Do you have a camera of some sort? Do you want to take photos of the steampunk at Dragon Con? This event has been made just for you. This is your opportunity to have them all in one spot to shutter bug to your heart's content. So bring your camera, hand held lights or what not and come take photos. Get award winning shots, meet some of the best costumers and set up shoots for later on. Take this great opportunity to have fun and make art.

If you said yes to these two things then on Saturday, September 4, be at the Westin Peachtree Ballroom at 4pm bring your cameras and your best steampunk dress. At AROUND 4:30ish I will start to mold you and shape you into a mass of wonder so that the most epic steampunk group photo can be taken to rival any ever taken before anywhere in the world! So come one, come all and meet people who like the same stuff you do and take part in the photo fun!
Great photos from last year http://www.flickr.com/groups/dragoncon_steampunk_2009/pool/

Saturday, September 4th, 4pm-5pm
http://www.dragoncon.org/
http://www.chronotrack.org
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143583059015386
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
210 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
Google maps tells you where to go here!
http://maps.google.com/places/us/ga/atlanta/peachtree-st-nw/210/-the-westin-peachtree-plaza?gl=us

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm
[ydnic]
Schedule (Tentative) Updated on Website
Hi, the track website has been updated with the schedule:

http://www.chronotrack.org/schedule.html

(NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS STILL TENTATIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...thanks!)
Sunday, August 8th, 2010
11:20 am
[ydnic]
Alternate History Track News You Can Use
1. Our interview with the Unique Geek podcast is up and running:

http://www.theuniquegeek.com/40-days-of-dragoncon-2010-day-12-cindy-and-william-alternate-history


2. Diana Gabaldon fans, take note--a new panel has been added to the schedule! :)
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
4:38 pm
[alacon]
"The Steampunk Exhibition" at DragonCon: Calling Makers, Modders and MORE!

SEEKING STEAMPUNK

INVENTORS, CRAFTSMEN and BUILDERS!

 

DRAGON*CON 2010

Presents

 

The STEAMPUNK EXHIBITION

Showcasing Steampunk’s most inventive and talented

creators of gear, contraptions, weapons,

device modifications and more.

 

WHAT AND WHERE:

The STEAMPUNK MAKERS’ EXHIBITION will be hosted in the Ballroom of the WESTIN HOTEL from 4:00 until 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 5, 2010.  DragonCon’s Steampunk Fashion Show will follow at 5:30 PM.  Dedicated Exhibit Space will be provided for each individual/group selected to present their work.  Builders are asked to be present during the event to show, model, demonstrate or otherwise present their work to patrons touring the EXHIBITION.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Inventors, Designers, Craftsmen and Altered Artisans who build STEAMPUNK gear, weapons, devices, contraptions etc. are STRONGLY encouraged to submit photos of their work to be reviewed for the event.  Exhibitor submissions must be received by the DEADLINE of AUGUST 28, 2010.  Accepted Exhibition participants will be

notified promptly. 

 

Please send to DragonConSteampunk (at symbol) gmail.com :

--A brief description of your work/steampunk themes etc.

--Complete contact information (e-mail and phone)

-- 3 to 5 clear low-res jpg. images showing best examples of your builds/gear etc.

or website link  to same.

 

QUESTIONS:

For more details, contact Paige Smith at DragonConSteampunk (at symbol) gmail.com

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
10:33 am
[ydnic]
Preliminary Track Schedule
Folks,

Here's the PRELIMINARY track schedule. Please do remember that schedules are subject to change up until the convention (and sometimes, unfortunately, AT the convention). All panels will be held in the Alternate History track room, Westin International C, except where noted.

Beginning on Friday at 10 AM and running through Monday at 2:30 PM....Collapse )
Monday, July 12th, 2010
3:28 pm
[ydnic]
Word to the Wise on the Westin
The local Alt History track staff made a scouting expedition to the Wild Wild Westin yesterday afternoon after the last general Dragon*Con staff meeting.

For those who don't know where the Westin is, here is how to get there. Go to the FRONT entrance of the Hyatt. This is NOT the side that features the heinous stairs, the brand-new Habitrail, and the swimming pool...this is the entrance that lets out onto Peachtree Street.

Exit the Hyatt and turn left. Go 1 1/2 blocks. As you proceed down Peachtree, on the opposite side of the street from the Hyatt, you should be able to spot the large "WESTIN" sign. You will pass the MARTA entrance to Peachtree Center and the Food Court, and the Hard Rock Cafe. In the next block, the Westin entrance is directly across the street from Hooters, a pizza place, and a still-to-be-built BBQ joint. It is also next to Fire of Brazil (yay!) on the same side of Peachtree. There is also Meehan's Pub (even more yay!), a bit further down the block.

As you go in the front entrance of the Westin, the Alt History Track Room (International C) will be on your right and the Whedonverse Track Room (International D) will be on your left after a short flight of stairs.

(EDIT: According to sdrg below (thanks!), the handicap accessible entrance is on the right side of the hotel facing Peachtree Street, that is, on the side closest to the Hyatt. There is currently some scaffolding there due to renovations.)

As for the Westin Ballroom, where several AH and Whedonverse track functions will be held, it is on the 8th floor, easily accessible by elevator. There is also a balcony level, accessible both by spiral staircase from the Ballroom pre-function area and also by elevator to the 9th floor.
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