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A little something to make your travel time to Dragon Con go by a little faster (or at least a little more pleasantly) with some great Dragon Con 2016 talk and panels from Dragon Cons past via Needless Things, Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, The Unique Geek, Arrow Squad, White Rocket, and others. Plug in some podcasts and hit the open road or the friendly skies next week with a little something to amp up your Dragon Con spirit.
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Dragon Con Horror and HNR

Everyone has their two great tastes that taste great together moments. Well, we’ll all be getting to enjoy one of those moments this coming Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This particular version of rich chocolate plunging into creamy peanut butter is going to be in the form of the Grue Crew of Horror News Radio/Decades of Horror descending upon Dragon Con 2016 and landing in the Dragon Con Horror Track as panelists.

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ParadeEveryone loves a parade. Dragon Con has one. You may have seen me mention that here before.

Well, there’s some interesting news about the 2016 Dragon Con Parade that just broke the other day that anyone who is going to Dragon Con this year, anyone who can’t go this year but loves the parade, and/or anyone who has never been but is curious might want to know about.

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DC at 30

We are officially less than two month away. The countdown clock is in that zone where it seems to speed up, and in the time it takes to blink you’ve gotten five days closer. Let’s talk a few steps you might want to be taking about now; especially if you’re newer to Dragon Con.

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Cutting the Cords

So, back in the bygone days of 2009 we snipped our cable cord as a budget cutting measure. We had a two-year-old, Jenn was staying home with our son, and the economy was still struggling after going down the drain during the late 2007 to early 2009 crash. That last bit kind of cut into my overtime pretty hard as well as ensuring that raises were going to be few and far in between for a while. With our Dish bill going through the roof, it was an easy call to make.

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Red DC Logo IconI’m a huge fan of Dragon Con. Ask anyone who knows me well. They’ll tell you that I’m practically a walking, talking, breathing advert for the convention during the parts of the year that I’m not there and enjoying myself at my favorite home away from home. In the last few years I’ve even had more than a few people call me, depending on how kindly disposed they were towards me, either the most loyal or most fanatical fan of the convention that they know of. But the weird thing (Funny thing?) about that is that if I had gotten my way about it, I would never have been a fan at all

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DCBannerDragon Con is a major event that takes over downtown Atlanta, Georgia every Labor Day Weekend. Whether you’re an experienced Dragon Con attendee or a total newbie to Dragon Con, some of these podcasts are great for finding out what’s going on, what everyone expects to happen at this year’s festivities, and getting survival tips for the long con weekend. Some I’ve linked to here before, some I’ve never linked to before.

Most of these are available on iTunes, all can be streamed directly from the links provided below. Dive in, scan over what’s listed below, find something that looks interesting, and check out what’s happening this year at Dragon Con.

Plus, hey, they’re just damned fun podcasts. Some of them are that way all year round as well, so you might want to check ’em out on iTunes or at whatever streaming platform carries them for some of their material not related to the big event. The White Rocket Podcast, as one example, just did a series of podcasts looking at all the films of 007 and a two-parter on some classic sword and sorcery in the theater that were just total blasts.

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