The Dragon Con Report

The Dragon Con Report

Dragon Con is one of the ESO Network’s favorite conventions of the year. Dragon Con is the Largest Multi-genre and Pop Culture Convention and Since 2012, we’ve devoted a monthly podcast to countdown to the big event over Labor Day weekend. While you work to perfect your costume, and your batch of apple pie ferments, give a listen to Mike Gordon, Mike Faber, Darren Nowell, Jennifer Adams, and many others while we deliver all the news, notes, tips, tricks for newbies and veterans alike.

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April 29, 2022 80 min

Spring has sprung and the seedlings of new Dragon Con info have sprouted forth! Mike, Mike, Darren, Jen are joined by Tony Gowell fresh from the first Town Hall meeting of the year. He shares his Dragon Con memories of peeling eggs, hosting the Masquerade, working in the main office, his Duck Dodgers tribute, and moderating some of Dragon Con’s most popular panels.

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Hungry for more information about Dragon Con? Mike, Mike, Darren, Jen, and Michael Falkner serve up some tasty recommendations for diners and dives around the con to satisfy your cravings throughout the weekend. Just always make sure you leave room for Pie.

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February 23, 2022 94 min

Recorded via Facebook Live! Folks say you never forget your first time. Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen are joined by Michael and Sue from the Dragon Con Newbies group to recall their entry into the celebrated event and provide some tips on how to make your time at the con as memorable as possible.

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Welcome to the New Year! It's a little over 220 days until Dragon Con and there's no time like the present to begin to prepare. Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen are once again here to help, beginning with reviewing the different ways in which you can participate.

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September 29, 2021 117 min

Dragon Con 2021 has come and gone. Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen finally remove their masks to review the first major in-person convention to be held since early 2020. Plus, an official word from Director of Media Engagement Dan Carroll and a less official report from ESO Network's Dan Klink. Like many attendees, the Dragon Con Report crew all tested negative for COVID after the con, but still need some time to recover from all o...

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Dragon Con has recently announced some updated safety protocols so Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen have recorded a bonus episode to help clarify the information about the upcoming con, including badge pick-up requirements, mask mandates, and more.

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August 17, 2021 121 min

Dragon Con 2021 is nearly upon us! Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen are joined by Director of Media Engagement Dan Carroll for the latest news and safety information. We are also joined by Silk Road Fan Track Director Beth Giles as she reveals some kaiju-sized prizes for their silent auction. This Dragon Con will be unlike any other before it and we look forward to sharing with everyone a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!

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July 21, 2021 90 min

Dragon Con is less than 50 days away! Are you ready? Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen are joined by official media spokesperson Mary Lou to review the latest news and announcements to help you prepare whether you are attending online or in person. Plus for those local to Atlanta, Lisa Bunny joins us to talk all about Honahlee-Land where you can get your geek on before Dragon Con.

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June 23, 2021 77 min

The Dragon Con Report celebrates Pride Month with a gleeful gala complete with a DJ! Mike, Mike, Darren, and Sue Kisenwether are joined by Neon the Glowgobear to discuss the epic history of Spectrum - The Rainbow Flag Party and reveal this year's theme. Plus, the latest news and notes from the upcoming show.

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The con will go on! Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen discuss the latest news concerning Dragon Con 2021 and are joined by Todd Vaarwerk from Dragon Con Disability Services and Dr. Scott Viguie review the challenges of making the event weekend accessible to everyone.

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March 29, 2021 80 min

All signs along the road to Dragon Con 2021 read, "Cautiously Optimistic." Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen have the latest news and announcements. Plus, we are joined by Kimber McDermott, founder of the Dragon Con Over 40 Club, and discuss what it's like to get older as our favorite con gets bigger.

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February 28, 2021 58 min

In honor of Black History Month, Mike, Mike, and Darren are joined by Channing Sherman to discuss the con experience from the blerd point of view. BGD was founded on photos and fellowship created by fans for fans, which is what Dragon Con is all about.

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February 2, 2021 70 min

We're back! 2020 is over and there's a lot to be hopeful for in the new year, including Dragon Con!
Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jen are joined by guest Michael Falkner to review the latest news and discuss the success of going virtual last year and what could be improved.

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October 6, 2020 79 min

Dragon Con 2020 went virtual and it was the best that could be done under the current circumstances. Mike, Mike, Darren, Mary Lou, and Jen review their experiences and give praise to the many folks who helped make it happen, even though there was no way to digitally partake in some pie.

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August 23, 2020 87 min

We are just weeks away from the most unique Dragon Con ever! Mike, Mike, Darren, Mary Lou, and Jen discuss their plans for the virtual event weekend, including what panels they will be participating in, what costumes they may or may not be wearing, and what they will be drinking.

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July 24, 2020 75 min

Dragon Con 2020 is going virtual! Despite not being able to be held in the traditional manner, the con will go on. Mike, Mike, Darren, and Jennifer Adams are joined by Dragon Con Director of Media Engagement, Dan Carroll, to review the latest information on this unprecedented endeavor.

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A short episode as Mike and Mike make an important announcement about the Dragon Con Report podcast. Stay safe everyone, and we'll see you at the con (we hope).

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April 21, 2020 72 min

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Mike, Mike, Darren, and Mary host a conversation with other confined cosplayers. Ravyn, Denshi, and Kameleon Cosplay reflect back on past Dragon Cons with some fun stories and share thoughts on why Dragon Con is one of the best cons for costumers. Stay safe everyone, and we'll see you at the con (we hope).

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March 31, 2020 89 min

Could 2020 be a year without Dragon Con? Mike, Mike, Darren, and Michelle Biddix-Simmons review some "what if" scenarios as well as general con tips for maintaining your health. Plus, all the latest news, announcements, and Mike and Sue answer Newbie questions. Stay safe everyone, and we'll see you at the con (we hope).

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February 29, 2020 107 min

The Leap Year gives us one more day to prepare for Dragon Con weekend! Mike, Mike, and Darren make the most of it with Dan Carroll dropping the latest news and Kim and Sue helping us review some basic tips. Plus, podcaster and costumer Kavura shares her experiences with the con over the past two and a half decades.

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