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21 July 2008 @ 08:09 pm
NOTE: This is the full schedule as it stands now. Should any changes (not that any are forseen) occur, they will be posted. UPDATED 8/17/08

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17 July 2008 @ 11:06 am
If you want you name published in the schedule, I must have your name by Saturday afternoon. Schedules are due on Sunday, and once they are turned in, I will not be able to add your name so that it will be listed in the schedule.

Current Mood: busy
13 July 2008 @ 07:48 pm
It's that time of year, folks. We're looking for panelists for the following panels (And no, this is not the full schedule, this is just a call for panelists...full schedule to follow soon):

5:30 "How Far Is Too Far: The Ethics & Appropriates Of Apoclyptic Themes In Modern Media"
7:00 "Road Warriors, Mad Scientists, & Zombies, Oh My!: Apocalypse Costumes"

1:00 "My God Is Smitier Than Your God: The Apocalypse In Theology & Mythology"
2:30 "Dead Men Walking: Zombie 101"
4:00 "End Of Days On Film: Apocalyptic Cinema"
7:00 "Aftermath! Gaming Night: The Survivors Guide to the Apocalypse" (We are looking for specific people to take part in a live demo of this game, game masters and players both. Please see below the cut for info on game masters.

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5:30 "The Future Looks Grim: Prophecy & The Apocalypse"

11:30 "And So It Is Written: The Apocalypse In Literature"
1:00 "The Apocalypse Will Be Televised: Armageddon On Television"
2:30 "Game Over, Man: Apocalyptic Gaming"

If interested in being a panelist, please send an email to apocalypse(at)dragoncon(dot)org with your real name and what panels you are interested in (and a little about yourself and why you'd make a good panelist)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
10 July 2008 @ 01:08 pm
The Apocalypse Rising Track is proud to present...
Photobucket Everything that could go wrong did go wrong: War, Terrorism, Natural Disasters. Evacuees were ushered from the cities to refugee camps in the surrounding counties. In-fighting, famine and disease took their toll on the survivors. Now, twenty years after the bombs fell and the plagues ran their course the few that remain live in fear and without hope.

Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) and Azura Skye (Red Dragon, One Missed Call, Buffy)star in this Post-Apocalyptic Fairy Tale about a young woman's journey to deliver the first child born in 15 Years.

For more information and to view the trailer, please visit http://apocalypserising.dragoncon.net/20years.html
Current Mood: accomplished

A few new panels, and a few old faves returning....

- The Future Looks Grim: Apocalyptic Prophecy
- Dead Men Walking: Zombie Cinema
- The End of Days On Film: Apocalyptic Cinema
- My God Is Smitier Than Your God: The Apocalypse In Theology & Mythology
- Doomsday Double Feature
- The Apocalypse Will Be Televised

More to come soon....

Current Mood: creative
21 April 2008 @ 02:30 pm
Does the end of the world fascinate you? Do you love zombies, Jericho, War of the Worlds, Jeremiah, or I am Legend? Are you looking for a volunteer activity at Dragon*Con that will allow you to share your passion for the Apocalypse with others?

The Apocalypse Rising track needs you!

Apocalypse Rising is in it's second year at Dragon*Con after having a fantastic debut year in 2007. We will be reviving several popular panels this year, including the religion panel, survival seminar, and zombie cinema panel, as well as creating some new panels, including an apocalyptic survival simulation.

Interested in learning more or volunteering? You can find more information out about us at ar_dctrack, our website, or at our MySpace page.

Interested parties should e-mail artrackdcatgmaildotcom.

Thanks for all of your support!

(X-posted: ar_dctrack, dragon_con, dragoncon)
14 April 2008 @ 01:30 am
Hey all, this is Tami, the track director...under a new username now.

New website is launched!


Panels and a call out for panelists will be going up soon.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
05 September 2007 @ 07:50 pm
 I know one of my staff members has already posted something, but I wanted to take a chance to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who spent time with us on the third floor of the Hilton this year.  We were blown away by how many of you showed up (especially 10 am on Saturday morning).  We loved putting together the programming for you, and look forward to next year (ideas and brainstorming and work has already begun).  Please, let us know what you loved, what you didnt love, what you'd love to see next year.  We've gotten some great feedback already, and are always happy to hear more.

To the guests and panelists who played with us all weekend, a standing ovation to all of you.  We couldn't have done it without you, and invite you back to work with us again next year.

Again, thank you to all of you for giving this first year track a chance!

Tami Brown
Apocalypse Rising Track Director 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
04 September 2007 @ 09:34 pm
Our first year has come and gone, and we survived! Damn, guess we were wrong about that end of the world thing, huh? Well, there's always next year...

We think this year went great (you like us, you really like us!) and the Apocalypse Rising Track would like to thank all of our guests, panelists, and attendees for making us such a huge success. We filled several panels to bursting, and even had security close one off because we had reached capacity. Where as this might be a bit of an inconvenience to some, we revel in it! It tells us, and Dragon Con, that people are interested in what we're doing and that we need to come back. That you want us to come back. It also screams, "For the love to the apocalypse, give us a bigger room!"

But you know, the Dragon Con PTBs have a LOT of people screaming at them. Both literally and figuratively. So the best way to make sure we come back next year (and hopefully in a bigger room) is to send a sweet little email to them saying how much you loved us and that you would like to see us back next year. You'd be amazed at how much difference just a few sentences from each of you would make.

Also, the AR staff is looking for feedback. We want to hear it all: what you loved, what you hated, what you want to see again, what you wish you could erase from your brain, and everything in between. We're all big girls and boys, so don't be concerned about hurting our feelings. In giving us criticism, either good or bad, you help us give you a better track and that is a win-win situation for everyone. If you don't feel comfortable posting your comments here, please feel free to email us at artrackdc[at]gmail[dot] com with the subject line of FEEDBACK.

And again, a big ole THANKS to everyone who came out to see us. It was an amazing first year and we look forward to bringing you many more in the future.

AR Staffer and one tired peon

Current Location: [home]
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: [the outer limits]
05 September 2007 @ 01:04 pm
 Does anyone remember the name of the book mentioned at the archetypes panel? I tried to find panelists in the exibitors hall to ask them, but I couldn't find anyone.

Also, to everyone who worked on the track this year- Great job!