2011 Dragon*Con Pocket Program
Our Pocket Program contains all of scheduled events for that year, including a schedule grid and maps.
102 Dragon*Con 25 th Anniversary sabutai musashi Q&a Master Tai and his staff discuss martial arts. S. Musashi; Sat 4:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] silk road expo Performances of the Silk Road–past, present, future and imagined. Sat 5:30 pm; Hanover C–E [HYT] steampunk & orientalism The orientalist fantasy and Steampunk from cultures along the Silk Road.... G. D. Falksen; Sat 7:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] asian Horror film fest Asian horror film fest, screening Savasana a vampire film, TeppanDead a comical samurai/zombie film and a preview of The Pact by Rob Fitz R. Fitz; Sat 8:30 pm; Piedmont [HYT] Sunday using the arms & Hands in Belly Dance An actual class open to everyone demonstr- ating various arm styles to coordinate with and enhance steps. Phoenicia; Sun 10:00 am; Hanover C–E [HYT] romani Trail & silk road Learn about the history, culture and art of the Romani and their trek from India to the West. Sun 11:30 am; Piedmont [HYT] intro to Persian Dance Persian Court dance is deeply rooted in the spirituality of Sufi poetry. Fluid, expressive, improvisational dance– different from other area dances. Sun 1:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] far eastern Braiding Presentation of Far Eastern braiding, demonstration of a Mongolian braiding stand and a make & take Kumihimo Sun 2:30 pm; Piedmont [HYT] Belly Dance, Burlesque & orientalism Burlesque performer, Belly Dancer and Steampunk vixen discusses the connection between belly dance and burlesque. Sun 4:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] subatai musashi Demo Ninkage-ryu a Japanese martial arts style continues to live. Grandmaster Musashi uses a variety of weapons and implements to astound and amaze. S. Musashi; Sun 5:30 pm; Intl S [HYT] sabutai musashi Q&a Master Tai and his staff discuss martial arts. S. Musashi; Sun 7:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] Drum rhythms Learn simple drum rhythms from cultures along the Silk Road. Bring or borrow a drum or clap along! Sun 8:30 pm; Piedmont [HYT] Monday sca on the silk road Do you like cosplay? History? Silk Road culture? If so then you’ll love creating a Silk Road persona in the SCA! Mon 10:00 am; Piedmont [HYT] Godzilla A trivia contest on the longest running film series in movie history! We will also discuss the new movie slated for release in 2012. Mon 11:30 am; Piedmont [HYT] adding Props & choosing music w/ Phoenicia A short demonstration followed by a Q&A on the use of props and various styles of music. Phoenicia; Mon 1:00 pm; Intl N [HYT] open origami Open fold, drop-by & create a souvenir of your Dragon*Con experience; make a pet, flower, boat, box or something else to remember us by! Mon 2:30 pm; Piedmont [HYT] end of the road Reminisce about your experiences in the East, share your souvenirs from Asia and let us know what you would like visit on the Silk Road next year! Mon 4:00 pm; Piedmont [HYT] sKePTics (sKeP) Friday skeptrack Kick off 2011 A panel of some of our skeptic guests discussing who skeptics are, and some of their passions and issues are. D. J. Grothe, R. Watson, S. Mayhew, B. Brushwood, F. Treatment Nurse, M. Chapman; Fri 10:00 am; 207/206/205 [HIL] american freethought Live! John Snider and David Driscoll return for another live version of their popular podcast, in which they speak out for skepticism and secular freedoms. J. Snider; Fri 11:30 am; 207/206/205 [HIL] coming out skeptical JT Eberhard discusses why non-theists should be more open about their beliefs. Fri 1:00 pm; 207/206/205 [HIL] High Tech snake oil Technology makes a lot of promises, which are too good to be true. Learn about technological misfires, mistakes and outright scams. Fri 2:30 pm; 207/206/205 [HIL] skepticism and the Humanities Because critical thinking improves all scholarship, this panel explores the potential contributions of skepticism to the humanities. J. Nickell, M. Pigliucci; Fri 4:00 pm; 207/206/205 [HIL]