So, this afternoon, I spent quality time with the D*C schedule, worked on putting together my panels of interest schedule (bolded panels have a high probability of my attendance) and began the organization process. And I have a few items of note.
Since it's construction, the Atrium ballroom at the Marriott is considered the big room. BSG and Stargate have panels there. Stan Lee's panels will be there. But then I see Eureka listed while True Blood is over at the Centennial. Really? Even I Dream of Jeannie gets one shot at the Atrium. I feel some poor room scheduling took place.
I need to vent about the Trek Track. The guy who ran it for seventeen years and who, from my perspective, was doing a good job, apparently lost that job to Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim on Voyager). I'm not sure what the people who made the change thought Garrett could bring to the table. D*C signs big name Star Trek guests every year (though I'm not sure they'll ever top last year with Shatner, Nimoy and Stewart). And in past years the website was constantly updated. This year? THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A SCHEDULE POSTED. I've been checking every day for weeks! Finally, tonight, they post this: "The Trek Track Schedule can be seen in the Pocket Program, which can be found here." Seriously? And if you look at the Trek Track schedule in the Pocket Program, you'll see Garrett has included himself in every panel. How he plans to also participate in the Walk of Fame is beyond me.
For the Chris Judge fans, he's only scheduled to appear on one Stargate panel on Friday and he's not doing the Walk of Fame. It's possible he has a professional commitment, but why bother coming for one day?
Sadly, Michelle Forbes is not doing a BSG panel. Even sadder, EJO is doing all four. :( I want to do at least one panel because I'm interested to hear what Dean Stockwell and Rekha Sharma have to say.
And since I started watching Eureka this season, I think I want to check out a panel. Look at me! Leaving my fandom comfort zone!
Finally, what's with panels at night this year? There's a couple of panels at 7:00pm I'm interested in.
11:30 Voyager: Burton and Beltran - Grand Ballroom A-F (Sheraton)
11:30 BSG: Hatch, Grazier, Olmos, Douglas, Sheppard and Sharma - Atrium (Marriott) (Sharma, but no Stockwell)
1:00 Stargate Atlantis: - McGillion, Martin Quinn Gero and Hewlett - Centennial II-III (H)
2:30 Farscape: Raelee Hill and Virginia Hey - International North (H)
2:30 DS9: Brooks, Auberjonois, O’Reilly and Hertzler - Grand Ballroom A-F (W)
2:30 Eureka: Cerra, Ferguson, and Grazier - Atrium (M)
2:30 Terminator: Glau and Furlong - Westin Peachtree A-F (W)
5:30 Firefly: Sean Maher and Jewel Staite - Peachtree Ballroom A-F (W)
5:30 Stargate SG-1: Nemec, Martin Quinn Gero, Browder and Judge - Atrium Ballroom (M)
5:30 ST:TNG: Denise Crosby - Athens (S)
7:00 ST:TNG - Marina Sirtis - Athens (S) (Maybe if we do a late dinner.)
1:00 Stargate: Corin Nemic - A706 (M)
1:00 Enterprise: Scott Bakula - Atrium (M)
2:30 ST:TNG: Shimmerman, Sirtis, Frakes, Spiner and Burton - Grand Ballroom A-F (S)
2:30 Eureka: Cerra, Grayston and Ferguson - Centennial II-III (H)
2:30 Farscape: Raelee Hill and Virginia Hey - A601-A602 (M)
4:00 Voyager: Robert Beltran - Grand Ballroom A-F (S)
4:00 Firefly: Baccarin, Glau, Staite and Maher - Centennial II-III (H)
5:30 ST:TNG: John de Lancie - Athens (S)
5:30 SG1/Atlantis/SGU: McGillion, Shanks, Doig, Momoa, Browder, Gero, Huffman and Hewlett - Atrium (M)
7:00 BSG: Hatch, Douglas, Sheppard, Olmos, Sharma and Stockwell - Atrium (M) (Again, depends on dinner plans.)
10:00 Buffy and Angel Guest Extravaganza: Shimmerman - Peachtree Ballroom A-F (W)
10:00 V: Baccarin, Gretsch, Vandervoot and Sharma - Centennial II-III (H)
11:30 BSG: Hatch, Grazier, Douglas, Olmos, and Stockwell - Atrium (S) (Stockwell, but no Sharma. Hmph!)
11:30 ST:TNG/DS9: Michelle Forbes - Athens (S)
11:30 Firefly: Staite and Maher - Peachtree Ballroom A-F (W)
1:00 DS9: Avery Brooks - Grand Ballroom A-F (S)
2:30 SG1/Atlantis/SGU: Staite, Shanks, Momoa, Gero, Huffman and Hewlett - Centennial II - III (H) (Shanks and Momoa...)
2:30 ST:TNG: Brent Spiner - Athens (S) (...or Spiner? Tough one!)
4:00 Farscape: Browder, Hill and Hey - Regency VI-VIII (H)
4:00 Eureka: Cerra, Grazier, Grayson and Ferguson - Centennial II-III (H)
10:00 SG1/Atlantis - McGillion, Staite, Doig, Momoa, Nemec, Gero, Hewlett and Browder - Atrium Ballroom (M)
10:00 The Whedonverse Stars - Mark Sheppard, Summer Glau - Centennial I (H)
10:00 DS9: Shimmerman, Brooks, Auberjoinois, O’Reilly and Hertzler - Grand Ballroom A-F (S)
11:30 BSG: Hatch, Grazier, Olmos and Stockwell - Atrium (M)
11:30 ST:TNG: Sirtis, de Lancie, Frakes, Burton, Forbes and Beltran - Grand Ballroom A-F (S) (A panel I'd like to see, but not sure I can given when my flight leaves.)
1:00 Eureka: Cerra, Grazier, Grayston and Ferguson - Atrium (M)
And I think I have contact information for everyone who I know is attending. But if I'm mistaken or you need my information, just ask in comments and I'll send you a DM or email. :)