Below is the TENTATIVE 2017 Schedule for the BritTrack. Please note this is subject to change; and in fact will more than likely change.
Panel descriptions and further information will be listed at a later date.
Any questions concerning the schedule can be sent to the BritTrack Director Caro McCully at firstname.lastname@example.org
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (FRIDAY ONLY)
|Welcome to the BritTrack!||Welcome to Brittrack 2017! We begin the year with an introduction to our new staff members, discussion of this year’s schedule, celebrate our 20th Anniversary as a Track, and the usual shenanigans.
Presenters: Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Robert Bowen, Volunteer: Shannon Burgess, Volunteer: Angela Miller Hartley, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer: Beth Holt
Fri 10:00 am; Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Brit TV Classics You Should Be Watching||Genre by Genre, we cover the great world of Classic British Television that you should be watching. Recommendations and discussions of shows such as Are You Being Served, The Saint, Space 1999, and more.
Presenters: Anthony Taylor, Panelist: Matthew Brewer, Panelist: Brian Doob, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Angela Miller Hartley, Volunteer: Claudette Hagan
Fri 11:30 am; Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Sherlock: History and Holmes||Sherlock Holmes has been around for over 100 years. We’ll discuss how the modern show fits into this rich tapestry of Holmsian lore, and how it relates to previous versions of the character.
Presenters: Panelist: Taylor Blumenberg, Panelist: Allison Lane, Panelist: Jesse Jackson, Volunteer: Robert Bowen
Fri 01:00 pm; Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Doctor Who Series 10: In Focus||A of the most recent series of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, and how its stories fit into the overarching themes of past series, and the personal arcs of the Doctor and his companions.
Presenters: Mike Faber, Dr. Scott Viguié, Panelist: Allison Lane, Volunteer: Robert Lloyd, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer: Robert Bowen
Fri 02:30 pm; « Crystal Ballroom; 1 Hour(s);
|Red Dwarf||We have enjoyed a resurgence of Red Dwarf episodes the last few years. This year’s adventures included Rimmer’s promotion, timey wimey organ theft, and not one, but two female cats! Fun fun fun, in the sun sun sun!
Presenters: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Rob Levy(M), Mike Faber, K`Tetch, Panelist: Phil Greco, Panelist: Brian Doob
Fri 02:30 pm; « Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Science of Orphan Black||A chat on all things Orphan Black, with a focus on real world applications of cloning, psychology, and genetic manipulation.
Presenters: Tina Hesman Saey, Kali Holder, Panelist: Dr. Jennifer Hardee, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley, Volunteer: Claudette Hagan, Volunteer: Caro McCully
Fri 04:00 pm; «» Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|ESW Presents…50 Years of the Cybermen!||Our friends at Earth Station Who are back to discuss the return of the Cybermen, and half a century of their menacing adventures!
Presenters: Michael Gordon, Mike Faber, Michael Falkner, Panelist: Sue Kisenwether, Volunteer: Robert Lloyd
Fri 05:30 pm; « Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Dirk Gently||The adventures of Dirk Gently in America! This oddball show worried all of us who were fans of the books and the short lived TV series starring Stephen Mangam. Did it live up to your expectations?
Presenters: R Alan Siler(M), Michael Eklund
Fri 05:30 pm; « Grand East; 1 Hour(s);
|The Women of James Bond||Thumper from James Bond’s “Diamonds are Forever” joins us to look at the role of women in the Bond films. From damsels and femme fatales to empowered partners with James, women often drove the plot of the films. How much have Bond girls influenced the new crop of female action characters?
Presenters: Panelist: Trina Parks, Panelist: Matt Sherman
Fri 05:30 pm; «» Hanover C-E; 1 Hour(s);
|BritTrack After Dark: Vogon Poetry Slam!||A Poetry Slam! Yes, a poetry slam in true Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy form: Vogon style! A coming together of reading, reciting, and creating some of the worste poetry in the universe, along with some chatting about HHGTTG. All for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day!
Presenters: Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Robert Bowen, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley
Fri 08:30 pm; Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Monty Python||The infamous Monty Python panel is back! We are here to entertain you with the best Monty Python skits we can find! Bring a shrubbery, master your silly walk, and catch a train to Notlob!
Presenters: Panelist: Rob Constantine III, Panelist: Robert Ray, Panelist: John Rabon, Panelist: Temporary Robs, Volunteer: Robert Bowen
Microphone – Boom Stand, Microphone – Wireless
Fri 10:00 pm; « Centennial I; 1 Hour(s);
|BritTrack After Dark: Gay/Trans Themes in Doctor Who||Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat differ in their approach to LGBTQIA lifestyles. Here we discuss the infusion of LGBTQIA themes into Doctor Who, including the first openly gay companion. Wait, does Jack count? Let’s talk…
Presenters: R Alan Siler, Panelist: Sue Kisenwether, Panelist: Lee Martindale, Panelist: Scott Campbell, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley
Fri 10:00 pm; « Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);
|Curse Like a Brit III: With a Vengence!||For the past two years, we have taught you the best of British obscenities, and we’re sure you have used them, but what if you have kids? Well, we have you covered!
Presenters: Panelist: Anthony Williams, Panelist: Brian Lee, Volunteer: Caro McCully, Volunteer: Robert Bowen, Volunteer: Andrew Hartley
Fri 11:30 pm; Galleria 5; 1 Hour(s);