Programming Tracks

View our Track schedules*, here:

*Schedules are subject to change.

Main Programming

Friday 04:30:00 PM Convention Centennial Ballroom Opening Ceremony
Join us as we welcome you to your 2017 AnachroCon convention. Have an opportunity to meet the directors and volunteers before it all begins.
Friday 06:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Mary Ann Harris Gay: Survivor LaDonna Allison
Based on Gay’s “Life in Dixie During the War,” LaDonna tells the story of a woman whose tenacity and determination overcame her fears as she endured and survived Sherman’s urban renewal project.
Friday 08:00:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom The Psychedelic Sixties Rock Show Ravi Basawa
Psychedelic 60s Rock Show Beatlemania to Moonshot Turn on and Tune in Features Dreaming Shadows (S’punk Shadows, Serina Shadows, Erick Shadows) Stars ‘Barefoot’ Bill Pacer as Sixties Guru LaDonna Allison as Flower Child
Friday 09:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Live Arts Theatre & Will Go Far Presents: 1960s Broadway Bill Pacer/Becca Parker/Michael Parker & Friends
Listen to the great songs that rocked the Broadway stage. And sing along if you wish
Friday 10:30:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom Wasted Wine
Established in 2006, Wasted Wine has gigged extensively around the Southeast, ensuring that a little bit of weirdness be embedded in the local arts scene. Their sound amounts to a mix of Cabaret Rock, Freak Folk, and Baroque-Gypsy-Punk.
Friday 11:30:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom Lord Hendry’s Steam Powered Audiophonic Time Traveling Adventure
Lord Hendry, for short, is a unique Audience Participation Entertainment Experience. More than providing Karaoke, Lord Hendry engages the audience with humor and games that not only makes their time together memorable but develops a fan loyalty that drives sales for your business.
Saturday 10:30:00 AM Arts Centennial Ballroom Florida Whammy
Florida Whammy Entertainment is a group of fans who professionally host various trivia competitions, general contests and emcee events at conventions throughout Florida, and the lower southwest! We are the exclusive provider of original game show related content for the Southeastern United States.
Saturday 01:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Jefferson & Jupiter JD Sutton/Mark Curtis
Thomas Jefferson was conflicted about slavery his entire life, in part because of his close relationship with his boyhood friend, Jupiter who was also his slave.  Jefferson & Jupiter is an untold true story of two remarkable men who were owner and property and friends for a lifetime. [Script premiered Anachrocon 2014 and had an award winning run Orlando Fringe 2016]
Saturday 02:30:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Benjamin Franklin: Taking a Licking for Stamp Act Bill Pacer
Insurance policies, almanacs, newspapers [all papers] goods were taxed and many colonialists questioned whether Franklin was too much an Englishman to represent colonial interests. Hear the Franklin Facts.
Saturday 03:00:00 PM Finer Things Centennial Ballroom Tea Dueling
Saturday 05:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom “…your afeckshonet wife” ~ Deborah Read Franklin LaDonna Allison
Brave enough match words with an arrogant British general, brave enough to thwart a crowd aiming to burn her home; brave enough to run family business in Benjamin Franklin’s absence; but not brave enough to cross the Atlantic. Meet the woman behind the man in this lively journey.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM Costuming Centennial Ballroom Fashion Show
Family friendly fashion show with prizes. Sign up in the Costuming Track room. Show off your latest creation!
Saturday 09:30:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn is a geek musician. He fuses his love of science fiction, fantasy, and comedy with his Scots-Irish heritage. You will laugh and smile to songs inspired from Firefly to hobbits, dragons to cats, to traditional Celtic songs. He is an autoharp innovator with his own unique sound. He has won several awards for his music and podcasts. If you are a geek and if you love Celtic music, then welcome to the Gunn Runners community.
Saturday 10:30:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom Gin Rebellion
The Gin Rebellion is the musical collective formed by Jason Bush and Nick Picard, joined by Catherine Barson Eastis and Austin Sirkin. Together they perform music in a manner never before heard in this century or any other. They draw inspiration from Vaudeville, early American folk, musical theater, and various regions of Eastern Europe and abroad.
Sunday 10:00:00 AM Fabrication Centennial Ballroom Teapot Racing
Time for our 2nd Annual Teapot Races
Sunday 11:30:00 AM Arts Centennial Ballroom Florida Whammy
Florida Whammy Entertainment is a group of fans who professionally host various trivia competitions, general contests and emcee events at conventions throughout Florida, and the lower southwest! We are the exclusive provider of original game show related content for the Southeastern United States.
Sunday 01:30:00 PM Arts Centennial Ballroom Wasted Wine
Established in 2006, Wasted Wine has gigged extensively around the Southeast, ensuring that a little bit of weirdness be embedded in the local arts scene. Their sound amounts to a mix of Cabaret Rock, Freak Folk, and Baroque-Gypsy-Punk.
Sunday 04:30:00 PM Convention Centennial Ballroom Closing Ceremony
We Bid Farewell to all our guests and members as we close the books on another successful AnachroCon. Please come and share your memories with the Directors and Volunteers who helped make your convention the success it was.

 


Literature Programming Track

The Literature Track presents panels about current and classic alternate history writings, exploring trends and issues in steampunk, historical fantasy, and other alternate-history genres.

Saturday 12:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II The Blood Is the Life: Early Vampire Fiction (Joint Panel with Horror Track) Amanda DeWees, Charles Rutledge, Dacre Stoker, Meghan Harker
In which we explore Polidori’s “The Vampyre,” The Mysterious Stranger by Anonymous, Carmilla, and Dracula.
Saturday 01:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Truth Is Stranger than Fiction James Palmer (M), Beth Dolgner, Bethany Kesler, Dacre Stoker, Leanna Renee Hieber
In which our panelists draw literary inspiration from history.
Saturday 02:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Bestsellers of the 1860s James Palmer (M), Beth Dolgner, Bethany Kesler, Dacre Stoker, Leanna Renee Hieber
In which we discuss Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Jules Verne, and other literary greats of the 1860s.
Saturday 03:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II It’s a Cold, Cold War James Palmer (M), Bethany Kesler, Stephanie Osborn
In which our panelists expound on the literature of the Cold War era, from espionage novels to superhero comics.
Saturday 04:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Sword and Sorcery  James Moore (M), Christopher Stasheff, Lee Martindale, Arthur Hinds
In which we explore the history and current state of sword-and-sorcery (a term coined in 1961) in fiction, film, and television
Saturday 05:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Gothic Feminism Leanna Renee Hieber (M), Amanda DeWees, Cecilia Dominic, Meghan Harker
In which we consider how feminism and the gothic genre (in history and today) impact one another.
Saturday 06:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Urban Legends: Modern Myth Stephanie Osborn
In which Stephanie Osborn presents an exploration (with slide show!) of using urban legends as source material for writers and other interested parties.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II The Art of War: The Vietnam War in Music and the Other Arts Katelyn Malloy-Roe (M), Arthur Hinds, Bethany Kesler, Charlotte Henley-Babb
In which our panelists discuss the relationship of the arts to the events of the Vietnam era.
Saturday 08:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II The AnachroCon Salon Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Martindale, Christopher Stasheff, James Moore, Lev Butts, Charlotte Henley Babb, James Palmer, Stephanie Osborn, Jannaea Adams, Charles Rutledge, and More!
In which many of our author guests read from, sell, and sign their works.
Saturday 09:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II The AnachroCon Salon Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Martindale, Christopher Stasheff, James Moore, Lev Butts, Charlotte Henley Babb, James Palmer, Stephanie Osborn, Jannaea Adams, Charles Rutledge, and More!
In which many of our author guests read from, sell, and sign their works.
Saturday 10:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II The AnachroCon Salon Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Martindale, Christopher Stasheff, James Moore, Lev Butts, Charlotte Henley Babb, James Palmer, Stephanie Osborn, Jannaea Adams, Charles Rutledge, and More!
In which many of our author guests read from, sell, and sign their works.
Sunday 10:00:00 AM Literature Dunwoody II How to Write a Killer Opening Lee Martindale
In which the marvelous Lee Martindale leads a two-hour workshop. Bring your writing materials!
Sunday 11:00:00 AM Literature Dunwoody II How to Write a Killer Opening Lee Martindale
In which the marvelous Lee Martindale leads a two-hour workshop. Bring your writing materials!
Sunday 12:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Build-a-Character Workshop Arthur Hinds (M), Jannaea Adams, Lev Butts, Amanda DeWees, James Palmer, Cecilia Dominic
In which our panelists and audience create a new steampunk hero—or villain!—and build a world around her or him.
Sunday 01:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II Alternate History: Picking Points of Departure Charlotte Henley Babb (M), Stephanie Osborn, Lev Butts, Jannaea Adams
In which we seek answers to the question, How do we alter our history, and where do we start?
Saturday 02:00:00 PM Literature Dunwoody II 866-1066: The Viking Age in Fact and Fiction Kathryn Hinds and others
In which those with an interest in vikings and the TV show Vikings gather to celebrate and vent about our favorite “barbarians” and their depiction in popular culture.

Fabrication Programming Track

The Fabrication Track will explore many aspects of Makers and Making all the necessary accouterments for Steampunks. This year’s programme will include many aspects of Steampunk Projects, whether they are constructed from wood, metal, leather, foam or scavenged items. We also hope to explore rudimentary subjects as basic tools, workshop safety and project planning. Plus we have planned a panel or two for those up and Coming Steampunks and SteamScouts! Our panelists include noted Makers, Gifted Vendors and brilliant craftsmen and magnificent Builders. Come join us and learn how to release your inner Maker!

Friday 2:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Making  a Living as a Steampunk Artist. Thomas Willeford..
How to get by being an artist and maker in a field that you love.
Friday 3:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Gears Gizmos and Guns. Bill Harrison  Chris Ahrendt. Stephen Chapman Robert Sienko.
Lets talk about how to make a Steampunk Weapon out of a toy gun.
Friday 4:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Making Steampunk Jewelry Rick Abercrombe,  Kerrie Hirsch Upton
Make yourself your own piece of Steampunk Jewelry
Friday 5:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Leatherworking.. Make your own Holster Tandy Leather.
Come to class and learn how to make your own Holster..
Friday 6:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Woodworking and Steampunk Shannon Trueax
Add some woodwork to your steampunk designs
Friday 7:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Large Steampunk Prop making and Vehicles. Arthur Millican , Stepen Chapman.
Meet one of the Premier Prop makers and see how his mind works.
Saturday 10:00:00 AM Fabrication Peachtree Metal Working  & Steampunk James Neathry Thomas Willeford.
Learn how to add a little metal working to your steampunk ideas
Saturday 11:00:00 AM Fabrication Peachtree Beginning Leatherworking James Neathry
I want to do some leatherwork ,how do I begin??
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree 3d Printers and Laser Cutters for. Steampunk   Stephen Chapman.
What role do 3D printers have in Steampunk and how do they work?
Saturday 1:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Introduction to Teapot Racing Stephen Chapman
The latest craze from New Zealand…
Saturday 2:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Steampunk Watchband Making Project James Neathery
This is a paid workshop you must sign up for to participate in, but its ok to come in and watch!!
Saturday 3:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Show and Tell.. Bring up your latest projects and lets Talk about them. Arthur Millican , Stepen Chapman.Bill Harrison,  Robert Sienko
Got an Idea for a project? Lets all brainstorm..
Saturday 4:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Advanced Steampunk Jewelry Rick Abercrombe, Kerrie Hirsch Upton
Lets take Jewelry Making a bit further…
Saturday 5:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Advanced Leatherworking Tandy Leather.
Lets Kick up that Leather project a knotch with these  fine leathersmiths.
Saturday 6:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Fashioning and Finishing Your Steampunk Project. Stephen Chapman. Arthur Millican
Time to add some color to your project.
Saturday 7:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree Iron Man 1889:A detailed Q&A on how to make Steampunk’d power armor and mechanical limbs and such Thomas Willeford..
A q & A with the master of armor and mechanical implements..
Sunday 10:00:00 AM Fabrication Centennial Ballroom TEAPOT RACING Stephen Chapman Bill Harrison.
Time for our 2nd Annual Teapot Races
Sunday 11:00:00 AM Finer Things Peachtree The Wonder of Hot Glue Tam Songdog
Using hot glue for textures and decoration
Sunday 12:00:00 PM Fabrication Peachtree SWAP MEET
Yall come an swap yer stuff…

Costuming Track

Costuming and Fashion, two of your favorite things to see at any convention!

Friday 02:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood The Proper Attiar for the Proper Apocalypse Bobby Matthews
Just because the world is ending doesn’t mean we should lose our fashion sense.
Friday 03:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Plus Size from Fabulous Finds Charlotte Babb
Size is not a limitation when you’re a crafty thrifter
Friday 04:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Women’s “Fashion” periodicals of the 19th Century Catherine Thomas
Godey’s, Peterson’s, Harper’s, and others, with original period examples
Friday 05:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Men’s DIY Outfits I: Head to Toe for almost nothing. Robert Sienko
Men’s DIY Outfits I: Head to Toe for almost nothing.
Friday 06:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood The Time Traveler’s Guide to Hair and Makeup for Period Costuming Andrea Mast Kessel
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Hair and Makeup for Period Costuming
Friday 07:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood From Plumb to Props Jannaea Adams
Building Props is easier than you think and with materials you can easily get from the hardware store. Come and learn the tips techniques and equipment needed
Saturday 10:00:00 AM Costuming Dogwood Men’s DIY Outfits II: Steampunk a hat Robert Sienko
Pick the right hat for your DIY outfit and personalize it.
Saturday 11:00:00 AM Costuming Dogwood Hostorical Costumes: Authenticity vs Comfort Bobby Matthews
When do you draw the line when it comes to the comfort of your historically accurate costume
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Steampunk on a Budget Andrea Mast Kessel
Saturday 01:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Skirt Understructures Catherine Thomas
Hoops, pads, petticoats, and bustles.
Saturday 02:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Steampunk Mashup Andrea Mast Kessel
Looking for a new way to Steampunk? Do you have a closet full of costuming pieces that you’ve grown tired of? Come and learn how to mash it up and blend any costume into the Steampunk genre for a new look that you are going LOVE
Saturday 03:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Ladies Millenry for the Beginner Jannaea Adams
Think you have to be a professional milliner to make those amazing Victorian, vintage and steampunk style hats? Think again. Check this panel out for our beginners tips and shortcuts
Saturday 04:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Fasten-ators Charlotte Babb
Nuts and bolts and screws, oh my, for your tiara/ ætheric receiver
Saturday 05:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Period Hand-pleating Techniques Catherine Thomas
Hands-on workshop, learn how to gauge pleat for different periods.
Saturday 06:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood You Mean That’s Not Metal or Leather Jannaea Adams
Unusual material that can be used to make armor and bracers.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM Costuming Centennial Ballroom FASHION SHOW FASHION SHOW
Family friendly fashion show with prizes. Sign up in the Costuming Dogwood room. Show off your latest creation!
Sunday 10:00:00 AM Costuming Dogwood Dapper on a Dime Jason Merrill
Want to look sharp, but a litle short on funds? Jason Merrill offers tips and tricks on getting the most out of limited wardrobes and budgets.
Sunday 11:00:00 AM Costuming Dogwood Illustrating novels, character development for broadcast and film, finding work Catherine Scully
Illustrating novels, character development for broadcast and film, finding work
Sunday 12:00:00 PM Costuming Dogwood Putting the Pieces Together…A Guide to Steampunk Costuming Andrea Mast Kessel

History Programming Track

The History Programming Track focuses on a wide variety of historical aspects including historical recreation, speculative history, and archaeology. Except this track to bring the past to life with demonstrations battle skills, lively historical debates, and presentations of the oddities of the past.

Friday 02:00:00 PM History Decatur II Druid 101 Charlotte Babb/Daniel Bailey/Sherree Bailey
Friday 03:00:00 PM History Decatur II Death in the Victorian Era: Let’s See What We Dig Up! Beth Dolgner
Death was a constant companion for the Victorians, whose passion for passing created lasting reminders of the dearly departed. From massive mausoleums to snarky epitaphs and glass-topped coffins, we’ll explore the ways Victorians kept their dead from ever being forgotten.
Friday 04:00:00 PM History Decatur II Part 1 = Being Hasty: Battle of Hastings: “The DNA realities of Saxon” Dea Mozingo
Have We Been Hasty About Hastings? Writers and Historians have long mourned the loss of Saxon heritage believed to occurred after 1066. Who were these great Saxons? What culture, if any was lost after 1066? Genetic Archaeology will take you on a tour of the origins of the people of the British Isles. We will examine the impacts of foreign invasions without history on the people of the Isles and determine what was truly lost.
Friday 05:00:00 PM History Decatur II Puppets: Masters of Manipulation Kelsey Fritz (Center for Puppetry Arts)/Ace Talkingwolf/Bill Pacer
Join us as we explore the rich history of American puppetry in the  1960s! We will discuss how innovators such as Jim Henson began to use new technology to transform the field, while traditional puppetry continued to flourish on television, film, and the stage.
Friday 06:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Mary Ann Harris Gay: Survivor LaDonna Allison
Based on Gay’s “Life in Dixie During the War,” LaDonna tells the story of a woman whose tenacity and determination overcame her fears as she endured and survived Sherman’s urban renewal project.
Friday 06:00:00 PM History Decatur II War in Deep South  –  Paraguay 1864-70 Richard Burke
A forgotten conflict of the very deep south: South America. Independence, unrest, war decimates  Independence and unrest, 1811-1860; Causes of war, 1860-64; major figures; Early stages, invasion of Corrientes and Matto Grosso; The tide turns, Riachuelo and Tuyuti; the campaigns of 1867-69; Endgame, 1869-70; Aftermath and legacy
Friday 07:00:00 PM History Decatur II Ladies of the Seas? Roger Wade Riddle, Dea Mozinga
Weaker sex my eye!Female pirates that were deadlier than the male
Friday 09:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Live Arts Theatre & Will Go Far Presents: 1960s Broadway Bill Pacer/Becca Parker/Michael Parker & Friends
Listen to the great songs that rocked the Broadway stage. And sing along if you wish
Saturday 10:00:00 AM History Decatur II British Re-store 3 C’s:  Cromwell, Charles, Crown Richard Burke
Killing of a king. Exile and commonwealth. Monck moves south. Return of the king. Charles’ vendetta. Regicides take flight.
Saturday 11:00:00 AM History Decatur II Part 2 = Being Hasty:Hastings 1066:Turning point Philip Paul Socco/Richard Jakiel
Look at the battlefield and forces involved, as well as the challenges met by the Duke of Normandy and the King of England for this turning point in the history of Britannia. Could the battle ended otherwise and if so what would the significance be.  We will look at what actually happened at the battle and why this particular battle was a turning point in history.
Saturday 12:00:00 PM History Decatur II The Supremes: Hits of the 60s … and Sour Notes Sarah Avraham/Bill Pacer/Jeremiah Mitchell/Christopher Stasheff
Impeach Earl Warren: Prayer in School, Sullivan vs NY Times, Miranda, etc
Saturday 01:00:00 PM History Decatur II Dead Men Do Tell Tales Dea Mozingo
Mortuary Archaeology and what you can really learn from the dead. This presentation reveals how studying the burial remains of a single person can reveal complex details about an entire culture. Join a professional archaeologist to explore a series of prehistoric burial excavations and what they reveal about past societies. Please note images of human remains will be shown during presentation.
Saturday 01:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Jefferson & Jupiter JD Sutton/Mark Curtis
Thomas Jefferson was conflicted about slavery his entire life, in part because of his close relationship with his boyhood friend, Jupiter who was also his slave.  Jefferson & Jupiter is an untold true story of two remarkable men who were owner and property and friends for a lifetime. [Script premiered Anachrocon 2014 and had an award winning run Orlando Fringe 2016]
Saturday 02:00:00 PM History Decatur II Maccabean Revolution Dan Darden
Saturday 02:30:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom Benjamin Franklin: Taking a Licking for Stamp Act Bill Pacer
Insurance policies, almanacs, newspapers [all papers] goods were taxed and many colonialists questioned whether Franklin was too much an Englishman to represent colonial interests. Hear the Franklin Facts.
Saturday 03:00:00 PM History Decatur II The President Has Been Shot? Bill Pacer / Jeremiah Mitchell / Christopher Stasheff / Harper Harris
The assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have intrigued and changed a nation and the world. Join us for a free wheeling examination of these events, and others
Saturday 05:00:00 PM History Centennial Ballroom “…your afeckshonet wife” ~ Deborah Read Franklin LaDonna Allison
Brave enough match words with an arrogant British general, brave enough to thwart a crowd aiming to burn her home; brave enough to run family business in Benjamin Franklin’s absence; but not brave enough to cross the Atlantic. Meet the woman behind the man in this lively journey.
Saturday 05:00:00 PM History Decatur II Spanish Entrada: The Day The World Changed Dea Mozingo
The Spanish Entrada, GA 1560s altered the fate of the world. Translations of Spanish documents that survived the invasion and archaeological evidence from Spanish contact sites provide a rare glimpse of the prehistoric societies encountered by the DeSoto and DeLuna expeditions.
Saturday 06:00:00 PM History Decatur II The Great Locomotive Chase Harper Harris/John Gilbert/Jeremiah Mitchell
“The General” was more than a soldier. It was an Iron Horse whose kidnapping and recapture has been the source of tales and films and fiction. Come and hear the facts.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM History Decatur II What’s Vlad got to do with it? Dacre Stoker
Dacre Stoker, great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, reveals fact and fiction in the divorce trial of the Historic Prince Dracula and Hollywood’s Count Dracula. Investigate the 14th century Prince Vlad Dracula (the Impaler) and the 19th century fictional Count Dracula, while experiencing past and present Transylvania.
Saturday 11:00:00 PM History Decatur II Captain Rumpot and the drunken pirates of the Caribbean Roger Wade Riddle
.Join Captain Rumpot as he tells you how rum raised up(and brought down)the real pirates of the Caribbean. There will be free Rum
Sunday 10:00:00 AM History Decatur II Media Revolution and Evolution Jeremiah Mitchell/Bill Pacer/Richard Burke/Java Green/Christopher Stasheff
Rod Serling, Norman Lear, TW3, Telestar, 1963, 1968… The 1960s changed us and changed the media.
Sunday 11:00:00 AM History Decatur II Founding Fathers Go to College:  University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania; Electoral College JD Sutton/Bill Pacer
Thomas Jefferson (Univ of VA) and Ben Franklin (Univ of PA) discuss the schools they founded and contemplate the consequences of the   Electoral college
Sunday 12:00:00 PM History Decatur II What if???? JD Sutton; Bill Pacer; Jeremiah Mitchell
A moment changes the world. What if…. the bullet missed, he survived, there was no attempt… What if…. topics are endless and provide a unique perspective
Sunday 01:00:00 PM History Decatur II Fear and bloating in the   Middle Ages giving rise to the undead Dacre Stoker/Dea Mozingo
This panel discusses the origins of vampire mythology across Europe. We will also examine the realities of plague and the normal and abnormal decay of human remains that added fuel to the belief in the existence of vampires. Note: Images of Human remains will be shown during the panel.

Science Programming Track

The AnachroCon Science Track focuses on the history of science, focusing on those scientific developments that saw the birth of the modern age. Panels will cover revolutionary upheavals in science, refutation of pseudo-sciences, and the societal changes brought about by empirical sciences.

Friday 03:00:00 PM Science Decatur I 60’s Science Fiction TV Series Mark Banks, Ace Talkingwolf, Stephanie Osborn, Tom Faber
Discussing the popular science fiction shows (not Star Trek) of the 60’s, including Time Tunnel, Dr. Who, the Avengers, Land of the Giants – etc.
Friday 04:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Food Fans and Trends of the 60’s Tammie Darden, Pixie Bruner, Sharon Ells–Jakiel
A panel discussion of the numerous and often weird food fads and trends of the 1960’s.
Friday 05:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Fun with Hypnosis Phil Sacco (two parts, selection of candidates on Friday)
In two parts. Friday – is the selection of candidates, Saturday – is the fun part
Friday 07:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Early Cold War Technology M. Banks, Rich Jakiel., Dave Lumpkin
The Arms race and the science/technology behind it.
Friday 08:00:00 PM Science Outside (Weather Permitting) Night Astronomy Atlanta Astronomy Club (AAC) members
Observing outside using a variety of telescopes (weather permit) Atlanta Astronomy Club (AAC) members
Saturday 11:00:00 AM Science Decatur I Nuclear Unclear Mark Banks, Ace Talkingwolf, Rich Jakiel
The distortions, the myths and outright lies about the use of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. Or  Alternative Nuclear Facts 101.
Saturday 01:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Star Trek – the Science/Technology of the Series Mark Banks, Ace Talkingwolf, S. Osborn, Tom Faber
As in the title – a panel discussion the real science and technology of the Star Trek series.
Saturday 02:00:00 PM Science Outside (Weather Permitting)  Solar Astronomy — Observing the Sun with solar telescopes. Marie Lott, Dave Lumpkin, AAC members
Observing the Sun with a variety of solar telescopes including hydrogen alpha and calcium k band.
Saturday 03:00:00 PM Science Decatur I  Mead Making Philip Sacco
The Art and Science of making Mead  by a  true master – make sure to take lots of notes!
Saturday 04:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Science of the 60’s (all centuries)   Ace Talkingwolf, Rich Jakiel
The march of science through the ages, with emphasis on the “60’s” of each century.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM Science Decatur I  Fun with Hypnosis!   –  (Part two) Philip Sacco
Now its time to see how the previous day’s hypnotic suggestions work out!
Saturday 08:00:00 PM Science Outside (Weather Permitting) Night Astronomy Atlanta Astronomy Club (AAC) members
Observing Outside with a variety of telescopes.
Saturday 10:00:00 PM Science Decatur I  Mythology of the Ancient Skies Philip Sacco
Not the boring G rated stories seen on Disney – but as how the old masters spun their tales.
Sunday 01:00:00 PM Science Decatur I Eclipse!   The Great American Eclipse of Aug 21, 2017.  Rich J, Marie Lott, Dave Lumpkin
First time in a century, a total solar eclipse event track spans the entire width of the county, Learn to find the best locations and how to best observe and photograph this once in a lifetime experience!
Sunday 02:00:00 PM Science Decatur I The Race to the Moon – Banks, Osborn, Faber
The incredible story of the 1960’s great space race to the Moon.

 

Classic Horror Programming Track

The Classic Horror track spotlights Gothic Literature, ghost stories, and vintage tales of terror by authors including Poe, Stoker, Hawthorne, Shelley, Lovecraft and their contemporaries, also incorporating modern approaches to these topics. In addition, the track features television shows in the genre, classic horror movies, and musical interpretations.

Friday 02:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Queen of Dread: Shirley Jackson Amanda DeWees, Beth Dolgner, Cecilia Dominic, Leanna Renee Hieber
An exploration of The Haunting of Hill House, “The Lottery,” and We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Friday 03:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Richard Matheson: Speculative Genre Master James A. Moore, Charles Rutledge, Anthony Taylor
A discussion of I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, “Bid Time Return,” the author’s Twilight Zone scripts, and movie adaptations of his diverse works
Friday 04:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Creepy, Kooky, and Spooky: 60’s Television Jevocas Green, James Moore, Charles Rutledge, Thom Truelove
The classics: The Addams Family, The Munsters, The Twilight Zone
Friday 05:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Victorian Mourning Practices Amanda DeWees, Beth Dolgner, Cecilia Dominic, Leanna Renee Hieber, Laura Mathews
A discussion of Victorian customs, including death photography and spiritualism,
Friday 06:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II The Sinister Sixties James Moore, Charles Rutledge, Anthony Taylor
The resurgence of Horror in books and movies of the 1960’s
Friday 07:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Running Away From Houses:  The Contemporary Gothic in Books and Media Amanda DeWees, Beth Dolgner, Leanna Renee Hieber, Charles Rutledge
Modern treatments of the popular genre
Friday 08:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula, a Stoker Family Perspective
A presentation by Dacre Stoker, with special guests Amanda DeWees, Charles Rutledge, and Carol Malcolm
Saturday 10:00:00 AM Classic Horror Dunwoody II Master of Terror: Edgar Allan Poe Beth Dolgner, Cecilia Dominic, Leanna Renee Hieber, Catherine Scully, Jonathan Chaffin (Horror in Clay)
Our panel weighs in on “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Oval Portrait”
Saturday 11:00:00 AM Classic Horror Dunwoody II The Golden Age Continues: Current Horror/Supernatural Television Beth Dolgner, Jevocas Green, Leanna Renee Hieber, James Moore, Catherine Scully
A rousing discussion of Penny Dreadful, Supernatural, and Sleepy Hollow, as well as other panelist favorites
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Classic Horror Dunwoody II The Blood is the Life: Early Vampire Fiction (in conjunction w/Lit track) Amanda DeWees, Charles Rutledge, Dacre Stoker
An exploration of Polidori’s “The Vampyre,” The Mysterious Stranger by Anonymous, Carmilla, and Dracula

Doctor Who Track:

“All of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will … where do you want to start?” Join us for a full weekend of Doctor Who programming and we’ll take you wherever you want to go – past, present or future, outer space or inner time, to the ancient home of the Time Lords or to the beginnings of life on Earth and back in time for tea. Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

Friday 02:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I Hello Sweetie!  A Love Story in Time and Space Patrick Taylor
Since her first appearance in “Silence in The Library” to her latest appearance in this past year’s “The Husbands of River Song”, River Song has proven to be fan favorite of Doctor Who fans.   We take a look back at River’s story, and how it has affected both The Doctor and the Whoniverse.
Friday 06:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I Who Wants to Live Forever – The Issue of Immortality in Doctor Who Patrick Taylor
In recent years, we’ve had at least two characters who have become effectively immortal on Doctor Who – Captain Jack Harkness and Ashildr/Lady Me.  How has becoming immortal affected their lives, and those around them?  Has immortality been a blessing or a curse?
Saturday 10:00:00 AM All Things Who Decatur I Doctor Who Series Nine Review Patrick Taylor
The ninth series of Doctor Who, the second series to feature Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, recently wrapped up.  How did this year’s series hold up?   We’ll discuss the returns of Missy and River Song, the story of Ashildr/Lady Me as well as the departure of Clara Oswald.
Saturday 12:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I Classic Doctor for the Modern Doctor Who fan Patrick Taylor, Jevocas Green
There are many Doctor Who fans who love the modern day series.  For those modern day fans who have an interest in exploring the classic era of Doctor Who, but don’t now where to begin, our experts will offer suggestions from stories that are well worth exploring to key stories that every Doctor Who fan should watch.
Saturday 02:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I Daleks Cybermen, and Sontarans…O my !! Patrick Taylor, Jevocas Green
We will be discussing the most iconic enemys of the Doctor, from the Dalek to the Silence… and a few you may have forgoten. For good reasons…
Saturday 05:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I You Will Obey !!!  The Master in all his Glory !! Patrick Taylor, Jevocas Green
Discussion of the Master from Robert To Missy.  Who is the Best, the most ruthless and so on.
Saturday 06:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I What it takes to make a Companion… Patrick Taylor
We will be discussing the pros and cons of future and past companions. What made them worth remembering and how they helped to mold the culture that is Doctor Who. Also how would you make a good companion ?
Sunday 10:00:00 AM (2h) All Things Who Decatur I AnachroCon’s Doctor Who Theater Track Staff
We will be airing “Robot” the first episode with Tom Baker and The first Christmas special with David Tennant… Who will win ?? Who knows ??  And has anyone seen my sonic screwdriver ??
Sunday 12:00:00 PM All Things Who Decatur I A Decade of Modern Doctor Who 2005-2017 Patrick Taylor
In 2005, the BBC brought back Doctor Who to television screens across the world.  From the early years featuring Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant to the more recent years featuring Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, we’ll take a loving look back at the modern day iteration of Doctor Who and how it has evolved over the past decade.  In addition, we’ll discuss the future of the series sense Steven Moffat departure as showrunner and of his replacement Chris Chibnall.

The Finer Things Track

AnachroCon celebrates the Finer Things in life and requests your presence at this exquisitely curated set of panels.

Friday 05:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Turning your Passion into a Business Jason Merrill, James and Sara Neathery
Friday 06:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Formal Tea Service Noel Leman
No Matter what the occasion, Tea should always be a relaxing opportunity to socialize
Friday 07:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I The Art of Courting Sarah Avraham
Courting practices, proper ones, starting from the ancient times going to the Victorian era and ending to present time.
Friday 08:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I SPECIAL EVENT
Saturday 11:00:00 AM Finer Things Dunwoody I Dress code Demystification Jason Merrill
Jason R Merrill of Blackbird Finery will walk you through the modern dress codes and the fog of ignorance
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Finer Things Centennial Ballroom Tea Party
Saturday 01:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Safety Razor Michael Cobb
Saturday 02:00:00 PM Finer Things Centennial Ballroom Tea Party
Saturday 03:00:00 PM Finer Things Centennial Ballroom Tea Dueling TBD
Saturday 04:00:00 PM Finer Things Centennial Ballroom Tea Dueling TBD
Saturday 05:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Victorian Spiritualism:Parlor tricks or Paranormal Beth Dolgner
Spiritualism’s popularity soared in America during the 19th Century. Exploring the history and highlight some of the tricks us by mediums
Saturday 06:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Putting on the Ritz Jason Merrill, Noel Leman
What does it take to put on an event or dinner? Join this panel of experts on a discussion for a night to remember.
Saturday 07:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I A Ladies Language… Fans, Flowers and Such Leanna Renee Heiber
Saturday 08:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I Shhh! Women shouldn’t talk of such things but I will!! Sara Neathery, Amy Wilder
What’s not to love about pretty dresses, calf length boots, and crotchless panties. What??? Join in a discussion about the REAL ladies of the Victorian era. A graphic, gross, fun and educational evening.
Saturday 09:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I SPECIAL EVENT
Sunday 09:00:00 AM Finer Things Dunwoody I Common Ground Discourse Kenneth Hosley, Shane Swor
The art of discourse, conversation and debate.  The finer points of proper conversation with a demonstration of a relevant topic.
Sunday 10:00:00 AM Finer Things Dunwoody I The noble Razor, Get this Straight Michael Cobb
How to get a great straight razor shave. Dr. Mike steps out of the Wild West, learn the history use and care for straight razors in traditional shaves.
Sunday 11:00:00 AM Finer Things Dunwoody I Haberdashery! A Modern Mans Guide to Care Yeshua Avraham
Sunday 12:00:00 PM Finer Things Dunwoody I The Barbershop in America Jason Merrill, Michael Cobb
In the age of the chain hair-cut store the barbershop experience is disappearing. What are you missing? Come find out the difference between SUPERFANTASTIC CLIPS and a Real Barbershop
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