Schedule

Tentative 2018 Full Dragon Con BritTrack Schedule

Note: Tentative means that this schedule is subject to change. This is not a final schedule. The final schedule will be in the Dragon Con APP once the schedule is released. Questions about the schedule can be sent to britishmedia@dragoncon.org.

BritTrack (BRIT)

Title Date/Time Room Length Status
Welcome to the BritTrack! Audience: General

The BritTrack is back with another year’s worth of goodness from across the pond! We’ll talk about our schedule for the year, introduce staff, & maybe play a game or two.

Presenters: Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen , Volunteer: Angela Hartley, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

Fri 10:00 am;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Brit TV You Should Be Watching Audience: General

With the arrival of BritBox, Apricot TV, & other streaming services, us Americans are flooded with choices for British TV–so much so that you might not know what to watch! Receive helpful advice on the best & newest shows from our knowledgeable panel of couch potatoes.

Presenters: Anthony Taylor, R Alan Siler, Volunteer: Ryan Carey, Volunteer: Caro McCully

Fri 11:30 am;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Historical Roulette: Call the Midwife, Poldark, & More! Audience: General

Our panelists race the clock in an attempt to have TWELVE mini panels on randomly selected British historical dramas! Can we get through all of them?

Presenters: Panelist: Kritsen McGehee, Panelist: Amanda-Rae Prescott, Panelist: Heather Mbaye, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

 

Fri 01:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

An Hour with Catherine Tate Audience: General

Q&A with the Doctor Who bride that ran away with the 10th Doctor.

Presenters: Rob Levy(M), Catherine Tate

 

Fri 02:30 pm;  « Atrium Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

Doctor Who: New Series Audience: General

With Series 11 premiering in over a month, this panel discusses what to expect from Chibnall in his inaugural series as show runner & the impact he’ll have on the Doctor & her companions.

Presenters: Kathleen O’Shea David, Courtland D Lewis, Panelist: JM Tuffley, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer:Mark Heffernan

Fri 02:30 pm;  « Crystal Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

The Science of Sherlock Audience: General

While Sherlock Holmes may have been his own mobile crime lab, he did occasionally do science. Our experts will review current procedures & scientific techniques used in modern criminal investigations & how these were reflected, or perhaps predicted, in Sherlockian lore.

Presenters: Kim F Holec, Stephen Cass, Rox of Spazhouse, Ann Margaret Lewis, Bob Nygaard, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 

Fri 02:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

British Literature & Television: The Perfect Pairing Audience: General

When it comes to drama, British literature has no equal. From the anonymous author of Beowulf to the speculative fiction of H.G. Wells, these classics are made again & again. What makes Brit Lit so popular for telly & film? This panel hopes to find out.

Presenters: Panelist: Meg Sonstroem, Panelist: Stephanie Post, Panelist: Kelsie Shipley, Volunteer: Mark Heffernan, Volunteer: Angela Hartley, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

 

Fri 04:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Ask the Experts: Anything Doctor Who Audience: General

All questions about the Doctor Who Universe may be asked & will be answered. Questions from the classic series, new series, novels, comic books, spinoffs, & audios are welcome. Even the oldest question in the Universe…hidden in plain sight.

Presenters: Rob Levy, Lars Pearson, Eric P. Spana, R Alan Siler, Panelist: Allison Lane, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 

Fri 05:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

James Bond & His Rivals Audience: General

From the Avengers, Danger Man, the Prisoner, and many others, everyone wants a piece of the 007 mystique. This panel discusses the many rivals of James Bond in a “March Madness” style bracket talkoff. Who will end up on top?

Presenters: John L. Flynn, Anthony Taylor, Panelist: Matt Sherman, Panelist: Allen Hilburn, Volunteer: Galen Greve, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Fri 07:00 pm;  «» Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

The Women of Doctor Who Audience: General

From companions & villains to directors, writers, & producers (and soon the Doctor herself), women have had a lasting impact on the show over the past 54 years. Their changing roles & indelible footprints will be discussed.

Presenters: Kim F Holec, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Mel. White, Rachel Kimberly, Rox of Spazhouse, Volunteer: Caro McCully

Fri 08:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Monty Python Experience Audience: General

The infamous Monty Python panel is back, bringing with it the finest high-quality free-range organic non-GMO Monty Python skits we can find. Bring a shrubbery, master your silly walk, and catch a train to Notlob!

Presenters: Courtland D Lewis, Panelist: Rob Ray, Panelist: Rob Constantine, Volunteer: Caro Mccully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 Cable – HDMI, Microphone, Microphone – Wireless, Other Cords: Laptop to projector cable, PA System – Medium, Projector, Projector, Screen – 6ft.

Fri 10:00 pm;  « Centennial I;   1 Hour(s); Review

BritTrack After Dark – British Fanfic/Slashfic Panel! Audience: Mature Audience

Fanfic & slashfic are an art form. They’re especially good when they delve into the world of British Culture, TV, & films. This panel discusses fanfic & slashfic from the darkest of places on the web.

Presenters: Panelist: Taylor Blumenberg, Panelist: Allison Lane, Panelist: Wendy Qualls, Panelist: Meg Sonstroem

 

Fri 10:00 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

BritTrack After Dark – Curse Like a Brit IV: The Game Show! Audience: Mature Audience

Curse Like a Brit Returns for more lessons in all things cursing like a proper Brit! This year’s panel will be in a game-show format with plenty of opportunity for audience participation & hilarity.

Presenters: Panelist: Gareth Morley, Panelist: Andrew Williams, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 Cable – HDMI, Other Cords: Laptop to projector cable, Projector, Screen – 6ft.

Fri 11:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Audience: General

From Cosgrove Hall and Wallace & Gromit, UK cartoons have become an institution. This early-morning viewing party will start off your Saturday with a laugh.

Presenters: Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Sat 07:00 am;  Galleria 5; 2.5 Hour(s);   Review

50 Years of The Beatles: The White Album & Yellow Submarine Audience: General

50 years ago, the most influential album & film in the history of the world was released by the iconic Beatles. This panel discusses the legacy of the beloved band & the influence of The White Album & the film Yellow Submarine.

Presenters: R Alan Siler, Panelist: JM Tuffley, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

 

Sat 10:00 am;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Crossing the Pond: Traveling to the UK Audience: General

We discuss the tips & tricks of crossing the pond & traveling to the UK!

Presenters: Panelist: Andrew Hartley, Panelist: Gareth Morley, Panelist: Mark Heffernan, Panelist: Heather Mbaye, Panelist: Monica Madon

 

Sat 11:30 am;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Catherine Tate: I’m Not Bovvered Audience: General

Comedian, actress, writer, director. There’s nothing Catherine Tate cannot do when she sets her mind to it. Now she’s here to talk about her amazing career and answer your questions.

Presenters: R Alan Siler(M), Catherine Tate

 

Sat 11:30 am;  « Grand Salon;   1 Hour(s); Review

Red Dwarf: 30 Years of Smeg Audience: General

Some 30 years ago, a man went into stasis to protect his pet cat, & the rest is history! The crew of the Jupiter mining ship Red Dwarf have caused more chaos in the universe than a gaggle of John Wayne-obsessed Scutters. We’ll look back on their wacky adventures. Fun fun fun!

Presenters: Mike Faber, Panelist: Rob Ray, Panelist: Gareth Morley, Volunteer: Caro McCully

 

Sat 01:00 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Doctor Who Team Trivia Audience: Kid Friendly

Family-friendly team trivia that will test your knowledge of the BBC show Doctor Who. Aimed at kids with families, but all are welcome. Cross-track panel with Kaleidoscope Track.

Presenters: Volunteer: Meghann Humphreys, Volunteer: Laura Walker

Sat 01:00 pm;  « Roswell;   1 Hour(s); Review

Doctor Who: An Hour with the 12th Doctor & Companion Audience: Kid Friendly

Q&A session with Doctor Who’s 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi & his companion Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) in which they discuss their time working on all things timey-wimey.

Presenters: Tony Gowell(M), Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi

 

Sat 02:30 pm;  « Atrium Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

The Ministry of Silly Walks’ Obligatory Silly Walk Competition [REDACTED] Audience: General

Official MOSW Guidelines state that any competition of Silly Walks must be overseen by qualified Ministry personnel. Contestants will be judged on difficulty, originality, & silliness. All must sign the Official Silliness Act of 1927 [REDACTED].

Presenters: Leighann Lord, Sue Kisenwether(J), Courtland D Lewis, Panelist: Rob Ray, Panelist: Robert Lloyd, Panelist:Andrew Hartley

 

Sat 02:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

The Pageant of Rassilon! Audience: General

BritTrack’s Costume Contest! Details on british.dragoncon.org. Signup all day Friday between panels & Saturday morning 7am-10am in the Hilton, Galleria 5. Winners announced during the Sunday night Doctor Who Ball.

Presenters: Robert Allsopp(J), R Alan Siler(J), Panelist: Christina O Brien, Panelist: Meg Wages, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

 

Sat 04:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Dirk Gently, Series 2 Audience: General

The adventures of Dirk Gently is back for another season! This oddball adventure & journey into the nature of reality through the eyes of a holistic detective has warmed hearts & confused minds. Trivia & discussions into all things Dirk Gently found here.

Presenters: Panelist: Caro McCully, Panelist: Mark Heffernan

Sat 05:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Humans: The Revolution Is Amongst Us Audience: General

Synths & humans struggle to work out some sort of detente, but it may be doomed when difficulties rise within their own circles. A look back over Season 3 of this intriguing series.

Presenters: Panelist: Zan Bowden, Panelist: Ryan Carey, Panelist: Mark Heffernan

Sat 05:30 pm;  « M301-M303;   1 Hour(s); Review

Felt Nerdy Presents: Fairy God-Doctor – Puppet Show Audience: General

When Doctor Who becomes Disney’s latest acquisition, the Doctor is forced to take on his most annoying companion–a Disney princess. An all-ages puppet show presented by Atlanta-based puppeteers, Felt Nerdy! www.feltnerdy.com

Presenters: Veronica Dashell, Charles Kelso, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Sat 07:00 pm;  «» Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

What’s up with the Royals? The Shared Saga of Victoria and The Crown Audience: General

The British royal family has been the subject of countless fictionalizations, but Netflix’s The Crown and PBS’s Victoria elevate their story to award-winning new levels. Fans discuss just what makes this one family’s history such rich fodder for great television. (See Alt History for presenters’ list.) [[-19]]

Presenters:

Sat 08:30 pm;  «» Athens;   1 Hour(s);  Review

2nd Annual Vogon Poetry Slam! Audience: General

A Poetry Slam! Yes, a poetry slam in true Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy form: Vogon style! A coming together of reading, writing, reciting, & creating some of the worst poetry in the universe, along with some chatting about HHGTTG. All for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day!

Presenters: Panelist: Ryan Carey, Volunteer: Rob Bowen , Volunteer: Caro Mccully, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

Sat 08:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Thumper & the Bond Girls Audience: General

Trina Parks (Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever) & a few mere mortals will look at what being a Bond Girl means, what it was like being in Diamonds Are Forever, her career, & anything else Bond. Cross-track panel with Film Track. (See Film Track for presenters list)

Presenters:

 

Sat 08:30 pm;  «» The Learning Center;   1 Hour(s); Review

BritTrack After Dark – Love Island Speed Dating Audience: Mature Audience

Anglophile? Looking for your companion? Meet singles & play games as you couple up on BritTrack’s Love Island to find your potential match!

Presenters: Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

Sat 10:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

BritTrack After Dark – Shakin’ Your Speare! (Adult Shakespeare) Audience: Mature Audience

Shakespeare is a cheeky one, & we are here to have some fun with him. A game show of odd naughty games centered around insults & innuendos with a focus on all things William Shakespeare. Time…to…play.

Presenters: Panelist: Robert Lloyd, Panelist: Stephanie Post, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

Sat 11:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Doctor Who: Capaldi & Mackie Audience: Kid Friendly

Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor, and Pearl Mackie, companion Bill Potts, conduct a Q&A with fans about their time on everyone’s beloved BBC Series: Doctor Who.

Presenters: Rob Levy(M), Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi

 

Sun 10:00 am;  « Atrium Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

BritPop Morning Game Show Audience: General

The British music industry is epic. There is so much to listen to and so much to know about. Learn about British music as you play a few rounds of “Name That British Tune!”

Presenters: R Alan Siler, Panelist: JM Tuffley, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Sun 10:00 am;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Hard Sun Audience: General

How do you enforce the law when the world will end in the next five years? When two detectives find out the truth about the end of the world, this becomes their dilemma. A discussion of the new hit show Hard Sun.

Presenters: Panelist: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer: Ryan Carey, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 

Sun 11:30 am;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Making a Drama: The Mammoth Screen Fan Panel Audience: General

This panel will discuss the recent seasons aired/streamed in the US of Poldark, Victoria, Endeavor, old favorites, & their upcoming projects The War of the Worlds, Vanity Fair, and the Pride & Prejudice reboot, which are all brought to us from Mammoth Screen Productions.

Presenters: Panelist: Mark Heffernan, Panelist: Kristen McGehee, Panelist: Phil Greco, Panelist: Amanda-Rae Prescott, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

 

Sun 01:00 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

A Slice of Fried Gold with Nick Frost Audience: General

Not many comedians can make the jump to serious acting, but Nick Frost has done it with ease. We’ll talk with Nick about his beginnings on Spaced and his work on the Cornetto Trilogy and Attack the Block, and answer a few questions.

Presenters: Nick Frost, Volunteer: Robert Bowen

Sun 01:00 pm;  « Imperial Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

ESW Presents: 12th Doctor Retrospective Audience: General

The Earth Station Who podcast crew host a retrospective of the Twelfth Doctor from the introduction of the Angry Eyebrows to his struggle to be a Good Man to ending where he began. Sonic sunglasses optional.

Presenters: Michael Gordon, Mike Faber, Michael Falkner, Sue Kisenwether, Panelist: Mary Ogle, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

Sun 02:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Big Finish Audios Audience: General

For 20 years, Big Finish has led the way with original Doctor Who audioplays, while expanding their talents to other ranges like Dan Dare, The Prisoner, Torchwood, & Star Cops, to name a few. We’ll discuss the sprawling history of their audio ranges & the future their brand.

Presenters: Davey Beauchamp, Lars Pearson, R Alan Siler, Panelist: Brian Doob, Volunteer: Rob Bowen

 

Sun 04:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Sherlock Audience: General

Unappreciated by his creator, Sherlock Holmes went on to popular acclaim & universal recognition. He has been re-imagined countless times by actors & fans alike. We will talk about his wide appeal, including the portrayal by Benedict Cumberbatch in the recent BBC series.

Presenters: Kim F Holec, Richard Paolinelli, Ann Margaret Lewis, Bob Nygaard, Panelist: Taylor Blumenberg, Panelist:Allison Lane

 

Sun 05:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

Doctor Who Q&A: Catherine Tate Audience: General

Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate is interviewed in an hour-long Q&A on her life, career, & time on Doctor Who.

Presenters: Rob Levy(M), Catherine Tate

 

Sun 05:30 pm;  « Grand Salon;   1 Hour(s); Review

Doctor Who: Classic Series Audience: General

Classic Series Doctor Who is still going strong! Complete season releases indulge the modern appetite for binging, while Big Finish Audios have become the champion of “new” classic Doctor Stories. Grab your scarf & explore the original series in depth!

Presenters: Davey Beauchamp, Robert Allsopp, Michael D. French, Panelist: Andy Teal, Panelist: Robert Ray, Volunteer:Rob Bowen

 

Sun 07:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

James Bond: Spy Class Audience: General

Learn from experts how to be a spy like Bond, James Bond 007. Decoding ciphers, smooth-talking villains, dressing for the part, & navigating all things Double-O!

Presenters: John L. Flynn, Anthony Taylor, Bob Nygaard, Panelist: Allen Hilburn, Panelist: Matt Sherman, Volunteer:Caro McCully

Sun 08:30 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

BritTrack After Dark – Black Mirror Audience: Mature Audience

Black Mirror has just finished its fourth twisted season. We discuss this & the impact the show has had on UK TV & the horror genre in general.

Presenters: Anthony Taylor, Panelist: Robert Lloyd, Panelist: Gareth Morley, Panelist: Brian Doob, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

 

Sun 10:00 pm;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

4th Annual Doctor Who Ball Audience: General

The best party this side of Raxacoricofallapatorius! We’ll rock on like an Axon late into the night. Dance to our new DJ Black Sunshine’s tunes & stay for our Pageant of Rassilon Winner Announcements at midnight! Allons-y!

Presenters: Volunteer: Caro McCully

 

Sun 10:00 pm;  « Grand Salon;   4 Hour(s); Review

BritTrack After Dark – Team Trivia! Audience: General

Form a team, study up, & come to the best, most tea-driven team-trivia contest at the Con! Categories will include (but are not limited to) Doctor Who, Sherlock, Orphan Black, British royalty, geography, Doctor Who extended universe, James Bond, British music, & oh so much more.

Presenters: Volunteer: Andrew Hartley

 

Sun 11:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 2.5 Hour(s);   Review

Saucy Puds & Soggy Bottoms: The Great British Bake-off Audience: General

Aprons on! Bake-off fans discuss this heartwarming & delicious television phenomenon. We’ll talk about our favorite seasons & contestants, the scandals & cast changes, & why it’s so fun to watch people watching ovens.

Presenters: Panelist: Monica Madon, Panelist: Meg Sonstroem, Panelist: Stephanie Post, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Mon 10:00 am;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

10th Doctor Companions: Donna Noble & Captain Jack Harkness Audience: General

Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) conduct a Q & A in which they gossip about their time on Doctor Who and all things the 10th Doctor.

Presenters: Rob Levy(M), John Barrowman, Catherine Tate

 

Mon 11:30 am;  « Atrium Ballroom;   1 Hour(s); Review

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens & More Audience: General

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s popularity have only increased in recent years, with popular television shows based on their stories either in production or on the air. We discuss the source material & the differences that manifest in interpreting their work for mass media.

Presenters: Mike Faber, K`Tetch, Rox of Spazhouse, Panelist: Stephanie Post, Volunteer: Caro McCully

 

Mon 11:30 am;  « Galleria 5;   1 Hour(s); Review

A Visit to Pooh’s Corner Audience: Kid Friendly

Fans of Disney’s Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, and all his friends from the Hundred-Acre Woods come together to discuss the new film & all things Pooh! In conjunction with the Kaleidoscope Track.

Presenters: Volunteer: Melissa Weibley, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

Mon 11:30 am;  «» Piedmont;   1 Hour(s); Review

The Doctor Who Game Show! Audience: General

From Doctor Draw, Name That Catchphrase, and Match That Companion, the challenges are laid down & our judges are ready to comment. This panel is all about game-show audience interaction & the Doctor.

Presenters: Robert Allsopp, Blair Shedd, Panelist: Robert Lloyd, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen, Volunteer: Angela Hartley

 

Mon 01:00 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

Feedback Panel Audience: General

How did we do this year? Let us know what we did right & what we need to work on for next year.

Presenters: Volunteer: Caro Mccully, Volunteer: Rob Bowen, Volunteer: Angela Hartley, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer: Kylie Offutt, Volunteer: Ryan Carey

 

Mon 02:30 pm;  Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);   Review

 

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