Saturday, August 25, 2012

PODCAST: August 24th, 2012: The Road to Dragon*Con Special

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Dragon*Con, Dragon*Con, Dragon*Con!!!

This episode is all about Dragon*Con, THE massive Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book, Horror, Pop-Culture, Film, Television, Music, Art, and everything-else-that's-cool convention that's held in Atlanta, Georgia every Labor Day Weekend (which means it's getting started next week!). They also happen to feature a number of concerts from Darkwave, Industrial, and Goth bands, which is how I was first drawn into the fold back in 2005. 

This episode features sounds and songs entirely related-to and inspired-by guests that will be appearing at the convention, fan panels that will be held at the convention, and bands that will be performing live -- including brand new releases from The Cruxshadows and Ego Likeness.

Currently, I serve as the Assistant Track Director for the Horror & Dark Fantasy Track, so there are many references to the panels, guests, and topics we have in our rooms this year (see our full schedule HERE), but my Dragon*Con coverage is not limited to just what we're doing. My interests are varied (scattered?), and this episode goes all over the map of Geekdom, as one might call it: Horror, Comics, Sci-Fi, Cartoons, Dark & Weird Music, etc.

On the playlist below, you will find not only the list of everything played on this podcast, along with links to each artist featured, but you will also find my notes on where to catch each related guest or performer at the convention (in small print below each name) -- because, well, I'm here to help. Of course, you'll want to check the Official Program Guide to make sure of these times, or install one of their many Smartphone Apps (for Android, iPhone, or Other devices).

If this podcast serves its purpose, it will turn you on to some attractions at Dragon*Con that you might not have considered. Failing that, it should at least get you as excited to hurry up and get there as I am right now. So, grab this episode and listen to it on the ride down, or stream it while you're packing up your costumes, and I'll see you at the Con!

NOTE:  This podcast is independently produced, and not officially endorsed by Dragon*Con. 'Nuff said.

Also: If you're wondering what panels I will be moderating this year, here's the list:

  • Friday 1pm: "An Hour with the Cruxshadows" [Embassy A+B]
  • Friday 7pm: "State of the Goth Scene 2012"  [Embassy A+B]
  • Saturday 1pm: "Meet the Bands: Spooky Music" (w/ Voltaire, Calabrese) [Embassy A+B]
  • Saturday 8:30pm: "Hammer Horror"  [Embassy A+B]
  • Sunday 1pm: "David Lynch: Inside the Black Lodge" [Embassy A+B] *(panelist)
  • Sunday 7pm: "Meet the Bands: Darkwave/Industrial" (w/ Die Sektor, I:Scintilla, Ego Likeness) [Embassy C]

NOTE: The Horror & Dark Fantasy Track panels will be in the same rooms this year, but they have new names. What was called 'Montreal Vancouver' is now Embassy A+B, and 'Cairo' is now Embassy C (both in the Hyatt).

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Format: Artist's Name - Song Title [Album Title, Year]
(each artist's name is also a website link)

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
"Road to Dragon*Con" Special
  Show date: Friday, August 24th, 2012

Stan Lee - Excelsior! (Shouted at Dragon*Con in 2010 & 2011) *** 
[Fri 05:30 pm (MAIN), Sat 10:00 am (MAIN, Parade), Sun 10:00 am (MAIN)]
Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me  ["Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack) 1994]
Alice Cooper & The Muppets - Intro [“The Muppet Show” 1978] ***
[Fri 04:00 pm, Atrium, Marriott, Sun 05:30 pm Peachtree Ballroom, Westin]
Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare [Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975]
Nelson Riddle - To the Batmobile! [“Batman” (Television Soundtrack) 1966]
[Adam West/Burt Ward: Fri 11:30 am (CLSF), Sat 11:30 am (CLSF), Sun 10:00 am (CLSF)]

Harry Robinson – The Resurrection of Mircalla  [“Twins of Evil” (soundtrack) 1971]
[Hammer Horror Fan Panel: Saturday 8:30pm Emb. A+B]
Calabrese - The Dead Don't Rise  [Dayglo Necros, 2012]
[LIVE: Saturday at 11:59pm, Hyatt; Panel: Sat @ 1pm, Emb. A+B, Hyatt]
James Bernard - Dracula [“The Hammer Film Music Collection, Volume One” 2000]
Harry Robinson - Countess Dracula (exc.) [“The Hammer Film Music Collection, Volume One” 2000]
Bear McCreary - Opening Theme [“The Walking Dead”]
[Walking Dead Panels: Fri 5:30 pm (AR), Sat 5:30 pm (AR), Sun 4:00 pm (AR), Mon 11:30 am (AR), Westin]
Calabrese - Saturday Night of the Living Dead  [The Traveling Vampire Show, 2007]
Meat Loaf - Whatever Happened to Saturday Night  [“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (soundtrack), 1975]
[RHPS screening w. Lips Down on Dixie shadowcast: Sat/early Sun. 1:30am, Hyatt]
Robert Cobert - Main Title [“House of Dark Shadows” (soundtrack) 1970]
[Dark Shadows Panel: Sat @ 10pm, Emb A+B]
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies [Billion Dollar Babies, 1973]
Angelo Badalamenti - The Pink Room/Theme from Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me [“Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” (soundtrack) 1992]
[David Lynch Fan Panel: Sunday @ 1pm, Emb A+B]
Rose McGowan - Two Against the World  [“Planet Terror” (soundtrack) 2007]
[Panel: Sat @ 5:30pm, Centennial II & III, Hyatt]
Valentine Wolfe - Imaginary Landscape (exc.) [Five Nocturnes EP, 2009]
[Thu 10:00 pm (LIVE), Sat 05:30 pm (ALT), Sun 05:00 pm (CONC)]
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company - At the Mountains of Madness (exc.) []
[Fri 07:00 pm (MAIN), Sun 07:00 pm (MAIN), Mon 01:00 pm (TOLK)]
This Way to the Egress - On a 45 [This Delicious Cabaret, 2011]
[Live: Friday 11:59pm (Atrium), Concourse: 12:30pm Sunday]
Voltaire - Sexy Data Tango (Live) [Live!, 2006]
[Late Fri/early Sat 01:30 am (LIVE), Sat 01:00 pm (HDF), Sat 05:30 pm (READ), Sat 10:00 pm (CSTM),
Sun 04:00 pm (FILM), Sun 10:00 pm (TREK), Mon 01:00 pm (FILM)]

Alexander Courage - Opening Theme [“Star Trek” Season 2 (soundtrack) 1967]
John Williams - Main Title (exc.) ["Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope" (soundtrack) 1977]
Voltaire - Cantina  [Ooky Spooky, 2007]
The Extraordinary Contraptions – Burn [Inappropriate on Purpose, 2008]
[LIVE: Thursday 11:30pm, Hyatt; CONC: Sun 4pm]
Nathan Barr - House Party / The Tribunal / Sam Visits  [“True Blood” season 1 (score) 2008]
[Panels with Sam (Sam Trammel), Lafayatte (Nelsan Ellis), Alcide (Joe Managniello), and Arlene (Carrie Preston): Fri 02:30 pm (HDF) Sat 11:30 am (HDF) Sun 10:00 am (HDF)]
The Cruxshadows – Burning [As the Dark Against My Halo, 2012]
[LIVE: Sun./early Mon. 1:30am, Hyatt; PANELS: Fri. 1pm (State of the Goth Scene), Fri. 7pm (CXS hour)]
Richard Gibbs – Main Title (UK version) [“Battlestar Galactica” (soundtrack) 2005]
[Fri 11:30 am (AMSF) Sat 04:00 pm (AMSF) Sun 05:30 pm (AMSF) Mon 11:30 am (AMSF)]
Die Sektor - Heaven Sent, Hell Embraced [Applied Structure in a Void, 2011]
[LIVE: Fri/Sat @ 1:30am, Hyatt; PANEL: Sun 7pm (Meet the Bands: Darkwave/Industrial) Emb. A+B]
Mark Snow - Progigno de Axis (exc.) / Materia Primoris (The X-FilesTheme) [“The Truth and the Light: Music from the X-Files” 1996]
[Gillian Anderson: Sat 07:00 pm (X-Track), Sun 01:00 pm (X-Track)]
I:Scintilla - Cursive Eve [Optics, 2007]
[LIVE: Sun 11:59pm, yatt; CONC: Sat 3pm; PANEL: Sun 7pm (Meet the Bands: Darkwave/Industrial) Emb. A+B]
TRAILER: "Tron" (1982) ***
[Bruce Boxleitner: Fri 02:30 pm (CLSF) Sat 01:00 pm (CLSF) Sun 02:30 pm (ALT)]
Ego Likeness – Treacherous Thing [Treacherous Thing (single) 2012]
[LIVE: Sun/Mon 1:30am, Marriott; PANELS: Fri 5:30 pm (Art of Darkness); Fri 7pm (State of the Goth Scene); Fri 8:30pm (Our Monsters, Ourselves); Sun 7pm (Meet the Bands: Darkwave/Industrial) All panels in Emb. A+B)]
Ben Holbrook - Opening Title [“The Call of Cthulhu” (soundtrack) 2005]
[Lovecraft Fan Panels: Metaphysics of Lovecraft 10pm Friday; Lovecraft at the Movies Sat 4pm; Cthulhu: The Cult in Pop Culture Sunday at 8:30pm -- All in Emb. A+B]
TRAILER: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) ***
[John Rhys-Davies/Billy Boyd: Fri 11:30 am (TOLK) Sat 1:00 pm (TOLK) Sun 4:00 pm (TOLK)]
TRAILER: “Swamp Thing” (1982) ***
[Bernie Wrightson: Art of Darkness panel - Fri 05:30 pm - Emb. A+B]
Kipp Lennon & Hank Sims – “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” Intro (1979) ***
[25th Century Superstars: Gil Gerard  Sun 2:30 pm; A601–A602, Marriott]
25th Century Superstar: Erin Gray, E. Gray; Fri 1:00 pm; A601–A602, Marriott]

Hoyt Curtin & Stanley Jones – “Challenge of the Superfriends” Intro (1978) ***
[Neal Adams: Comics Artists Alley Booth B20]
Chuck Lorre & Dennis C. Brown - “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Intro ***
[Kevin Eastman: TMNT Panel: Sunday 4pm Dunwoody, Hyatt]
TRAILER: “The Toxic Avenger” (1984) ***
[Lloyd Kaufman: Fri 11:30 pm (FILM) Sat 10:00 pm (FILM) Sun 10:00 am (FILM) Sun 10:00 pm (FILM)]
J.G. Thirlwell - No Vacancy (Venture Bros. Theme) [The Venture Bros.: Music of J.G. Thirlwell, 2009]
[Venture Bros. panel w/ Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, James Urbaniak - Sunday 2:30 Atrium]
Adam West (as Batman) - “Some days…” ***
Billy West (as Zoidberg & Hubert J. Farnsworth) ***
[Fri 2:30 pm (TOON) Sat 2:30 pm (TOON) Sat 8:30 pm (MAIN) Sun 11:30 am (TOON) Sun 7pm (MAIN)]
Patricia Quinn (as Magenta) – “…We're all lucky!” [“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1975] ***
Patricia Quinn: Sun @ 7pm, Brit Track]
Rikki Simons (as Gir) - The Doom Song [“Invader Zim”] ***
[Stars of Invader Zim w/ Rikki Simons & Richard Horvitz: Fri 4:00 pm; Reg. VI–VII [HYT]
Nelson Riddle - Chamber / Credulous Creatures / Fine Finkish Friends ["Batman: The Movie" (score) 1966]
Joe Harnell – The Lonely Man Theme [“The Incredible Hulk” 1978]
[Lou Ferrigno: Parade Saturday at 10am]
Stan Lee - “Spider-Man 3” cameo, 2007 ***

*** = Dialogue sample, not taken from a standard release
(exc.) = excerpt

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  1. So excited to listen to this! A friend introduced me to you when he sent me last year's Road to Dragon*Con podcast and I listened to it multiple times until it disappeared (in I think what was the MegaUpload thinger? I miss having it on my iPhone, sniff) so I'm glad to have something new to listen to! Will likely be listening when I pack to get hyped up. I have a 50 Days to Dragon*Con countdown on my blog ( and this year I did mini-profiles of all the bands that are playing at Con, many of whom were new to me. I am no music critic, I just go with what I like, and I found a lot of new bands that I really liked, and most of them are on your podcast! 5 days, so excited!

    1. Hi & Thanks! I will have to check out your blog and see if I can pick up on some things that I missed.