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Dragon*Con Rundown

Trace, Frank, Bill, Joel, Kevin, Mary Jo and Josh will be at Dragon*Con Friday Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 5, in Atlanta. Here’s what they’ll be doing.

Please note: Being poor little church mice who cannot afford to travel to Atlanta, we will not be there. We will have open threads for reports! So, if you’re there, report! Also, send us photos, especially incriminating ones!

Friday 11:30 a.m. Kevin Murphy solo panel, A601-A602, Marriott.
This event has been cancelled.

Friday, 1 p.m. Bill Corbett solo panel, A601-A602, Marriott.

Friday 2:30 p.m. Trace Beaulieu’s Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children, A601-A602, Marriott. Trace and our pal Len Peralta discuss their upcoming children’s book.

Friday 4 p.m. Darkstar : The Interactive Movie, Crystal Ballroom, Hilton. Trace will join the creators for this look at the long-awaited video game.

Friday 8:30 p.m. Cinematic Titanic, Regency VI-VII, Hyatt. Joel, Trace, Frank, Mary Jo and Josh will talk about CT, show a film, sign autographs, sell merchandise, it’s all good. FIVE AND HALF HOURS have been blocked off for this event!!

Saturday 11:30 a.m. Mystery Science Theater 3000, Regency VI-VII, Hyatt. Joel, Trace, Frank, Bill, Kevin, Mary Jo and Josh do a panel.

Saturday, 10 p.m. Nuts on the Road: The Quiz Show, International North-South, Hyatt. Trace, Frank, Bill, Joel, Kevin, Mary Jo and Josh will join the likes of Mythbusters’ Adam Savage, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick of The Venture Brothers, Adult Swim’s Dana Snyder and Widgett Walls of for a some kind of twisted game show. Few are expected to come out alive.

Sunday 10 a.m. Tom Servo vs Tom Servo, Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton. Josh and Kevin compare notes on being a gumball-headed robot.

Sunday 2:30 p.m. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Meet The Mads, Regency VI-VII, Hyatt. Trace, Frank, Bill, Kevin, Mary Jo and Josh discuss the ins and outs of showing bad movies to captive guys and their robots.
Sorry for leaving Frank off of this list by accident! And on his birthday!

Sunday 5:30 p.m. Rifftrax Live…sort of, International North, Hyatt Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy screen some classic shorts and answer your questions.

Sunday, 7 p.m. So You Wanna be a Screenwriter, Manila/Singapore/Hong Kong rooms, Hyatt. Frank will be among the experts on the panel looking at how-to and how-not-to
write for movies and TV.

25 Replies to “Dragon*Con Rundown”

  1. ety3 says:

    Looking forward to these events, but …

    I didn’t see Kevin Murphy’s name anywhere when it comes to autographs and I need his. Does anyone know anything about that?


  2. BIG61AL says:

    :shock: That sounds like one hell of an event for us fans! Can we hope for some of it to be in a future DVD release for us other poor little church mice? ;-)


  3. the2ndsuitor says:

    Wow, sounds cool.

    Why no Mike?


  4. Erik @ RiffTrax says:

    Mike is busy that weekend! He promised us all a BBQ cookout or something…

    Seems like this year they should just call it MST3K*Con!


  5. Mr. B(ob) says:

    That is an awesome amount of MST3K related events for one convention. It sounds terrific. Since I won’t be there I hope some of those events make it onto Shout! Factory DVDs as extra features.


  6. kismetgirl88 says:

    Man I wish I could go this year..


  7. Ryan says:

    Somebody who goes to this, please, BEG, out and out BEG Trace to guest riff on a Rifftrax! PLEASE!


  8. BeefStumpKnob says:

    wow–is this the biggest gathering of CT/RT folks TOGETHER to date? Gotta be a future SF extra!!


  9. ReptilianSamurai says:

    I can’t wait! I won’t make it to all the panels, but I’ll do my best to hit the big ones and take an audio recording.

    Why is Frank not on the Meet the Mads panel?


  10. ety3 says:

    #9 —

    According to the Dragon*Con program (, he is.

    Perhaps the above listing should be corrected.


  11. ety3 says:

    Also, Kevin’s Twitter feed states that he won’t be able to attend the Friday panels, so no solo event Friday morning.


  12. The the Eye Creatures says:

    I hope to see the “Tom Servo vs. Tom Servo” on a future Shout Factory set. The “Crow vs. Crow” was great! :mrgreen:


  13. crowschmo says:

    Damn! Wish I could go!


  14. Sampo says:

    Thanks for catching the goofs! I appreciate it! Fixed now!


  15. you guys need to start using using bigger font its getting hard to read


  16. Brandon says:

    # 12 I second that!

    Please Shout Factory, record the Servo Vs. Servo event! We need something to ape the Crow Vs. Crow!

    It’ll also be fun to see Josh and Kevin interacting in an interview. I’ve never seen that before.


  17. PondosCP says:

    Servo Vs. Servo has got to be on Vol. 20, it’s such a natural. And wow, this is the dream MSTcon I’ve been waiting for. If this is any indication of what next year’s Dragon*con has in store, I’m saving my money up starting now.


  18. This is one time I actually *would* go if Mike were going to be there.

    It’s not that I don’t have love for all the other guys, but it just seems kind of “wrong” for the guy doing the best post-MST3K work (not to mention being the head writer for ALL the other good stuff) to be missing. I understand people have other commitments so I’m not blaming him, just saying.

    Too bad — my wife and I want to drive up to Atlanta someday anyway (just a day’s drive) and this would have been a good time to go. Maybe next year.


  19. Ken Plume says:

    Trust me – This year’s events will be documented (so no additional recording necessary, folks). We’ve all been plotting for quite awhile to make sure this is a memorable year. And Hey! Sampo! I’m co-hosting the Quiz Show w/ Widgett… ;)


  20. mst3ktemple says:

    This sounds fantastic. I tried to schedule this in, but I just couldn’t work it out. Have a great time those who can make it and please send photos.


  21. Gary Bowden says:

    I know this has been mentioned before,but it would be great if Shout! was there and recorded this for a future set.Are you listening,Shout!??? ;-)


  22. Ken Plume says:

    Gary… See above… ;)


  23. Did anyone other than me think Kevin and Trace missed a golden opportunity to actually puppet Crow during their “Crow v. Crow” panel? Or at least talk to each other as their Crow? They are both pretty humble guys, and it was obvious the respect they had for each other, so perhaps that stopped it, but I really wanted to hear Crow talk to his future self.

    Perhaps we could get Tom v. Tom to do some of this (if anyone had an inside line to them — hint: Ken?)


  24. I’ll be at Dragon*Con and publishing reports via my “Voice Actors in the News” blog and covering animation-related con events for

    I’m heavily involved in the Animation Track and am moderating the voice actors panels and hosting an “Animation Fan Fun Panel” as well (it will appear on Friday’s “Daily Dragon.”

    I plan to attend as many MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic-related events as possible. I got me a new Sony “Bloggie” just for this weekend so I’ll take as many photos and video as I can.

    Looking forward to your panels too, Ken Plume. [Cue the “Prize Music” theme song.]


  25. yso says:

    Mike is playing shuffleboard this Friday..Mike bring back Shuffleboard Cam if ye read this!


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