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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.


FRIDAY:

10-11 AM, Intro to the AH Track/Steampunk 101.

11:30 - 12:30 PM, New Voices in Alternate History and Steampunk.

1-2 PM, PD Productions Showcase. The local Atlanta group of prop-builders and makers demonstrates their retrofuturistic visions.

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Practical Time Travel.

4-5 PM, Steampunk Superheroes. (WESTIN BALLROOM)

4-5 PM, Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Readings. (TRACK ROOM)

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Hollywood vs. History.

7-8 PM, Steampunk vs. Victorian Science Fiction (Academic Panel #1).

8:30 - 9:30 PM, The Myth and Reality of Victorian London.

10-11 PM, Tesla vs. Watt-The Great Debate. Audience participation encouraged!



SATURDAY

10 AM, Dragon*Con Parade. Come and join the Alternate History Track as we parade down Peachtree Street in your finest historical or anachronistic costume! (Meet us at 9:30 at Woodruff Park if you wish to march with us. Ribbons will be provided while supplies last.)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, The Science of Steampunk (Academic Panel #2).

1-2 PM, Steam Queens and Clockwork Hookers: Women in Steampunk.

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century.

4-5 PM, Steampunk Photo Shoot. (WESTIN BALLROOM). Come dressed in your finest Steampunk attire and join us to possibly break a world record! Sign up here: http://worldrecords.dragoncon.org/steampunk-info/steampunk-rules/

4-5 PM, Far Be It From Me… (TRACK ROOM)
A rousing debate on revisionist vs. ‘traditional’ history and the evolution of historical presentation.

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Steampunk Costuming with Outland Armour.

7-8 PM, The Steampunk World of AIR. (AIR is an innovative steampunk MMORPG currently in development.)

8:30-9:30 PM, Steampunk/Retrofuturistic Music Panel.

10-11 PM, Pub Sing. Join us for a rousing Ren Fair style pub sing with many special guests!


SUNDAY

10-11 AM, Alternate History Track Sewing and Craft Circle. Bring your projects to the Sewing and Craft Circle...all fandoms welcomed!

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Women’s Steampunk Costuming.

1-2 PM, Heartless: The Alternate Worlds of L. Frank Baum. A discussion of Baum’s works coupled with a showing of Whitestone Motion Pictures’ “Heartless: Story of the Tin Man.”

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Alternate History Interactive! Audience participation STRONGLY encouraged!

4-5 PM, Steampunk Makers’ Exhibition. (WESTIN BALLROOM) See some of the finest steampunk makers & builders display their props in an up-close and personal format!

5:30 - 7 PM, Alternate History Track Fashion Show (WESTIN BALLROOM)

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Elves, Aliens, Angels & Ayahuasca. (featuring Graham Hancock) (TRACK ROOM)

7-8 PM, Gender & Race Inequalities in Alternate History (Academic Panel #3).

8:30 - 12 MID, The Grand Pirate and Time Travelers Ball. (WESTIN BALLROOM)


MONDAY

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Alternate Regencies. The Regency Era of England is popular again with such books as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Come find out the historical truth here!

1-2 PM, Fashion Designer Views on Steampunk. Come meet some of the designers from Sunday’s fashion show!

2:30 - 3:30 PM, Returning to the Future: Track Wrap-Up and Q&A Session. Let us know if you enjoyed this year and bring us suggestions for next year!

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