Sunday, August 29, 2021

Flopcast 486: DragonCon Preview - You're Weird and We Missed You

DragonCon, our very favorite annual gathering of the geeks, was a virtual-only event last year. But this year we're creeping back down to Atlanta and doing it for real! It'll be (mostly) business as usual: five days of nonstop panels, concerts, gaming, costumes, and all manner of nerdy fun. Celebrity guests include actors from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Smallville, Batwoman, Pinky and the Brain, Superman and Lois, and (our favorite) Land of the Lost. Safety protocols are in place, so if you're masked, vaccinated, and know how to play well with others, come on down. Kevin will be busy again this year with lots of silly panels and presentations, and we run through his whole schedule. (Warning: Since this episode was recorded, that schedule has already changed. Check our social media posts for the corrected version.) And we have new Flopcast badge ribbons for you too! (Also on this week's episode: Television of 1986, the Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon, and Barry Gibb's beard.) See you at DragonCon! Beware of Sleestak. And, you know, everything else.

Show Notes

Kevin recommends the excellent Bee Gees documentary on HBO. The podcast Hit Parade did a great episode on the band a few years ago, and you'll also find a curated Spotify playlist at the link.

You can hear Felicity on The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon Episode 145, discussing the 1986 serial "Mindwarp" with Joe and Toni.

If you are braving in-person DragonCon this year, find Kevin and get a ribbon!