Complete List of Dragon*Con Voice Actor Events

09.03.2010

I’ve been asked by several individuals attending Dragon*Con if I would list all of the voice actor panels I’m involved with along with other related panels of note. As you will see below, there are so many related events that this was a rather daunting task. I hope my efforts will be useful as a guide to those attending the con.

Please note that the schedule and guests listed below are subject to change. Check The Daily Dragon regularly for up-to-the-minute schedule and guest updates.

Locations for each panel/event are not listed due to the possibility of changes. For those attending Dragon*Con please check your Pocket Program Guide, and every morning when you arrive at the con be sure to pick up a copy of The Daily Dragon from the local D*Con Info booth which contains all updates and changes.

FRIDAY

– 10:00 AM – Snydecast & FRED Entertainment
Featuring Dana Snyder.

– 11:30 AM – Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Squidbillies Panel
Featuring live script reads with a full cast: Jim Fortier, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Daniel Baker (Unknown Hinson), Daniel McDevitt, Dana Snyder, Bobby Ellerbee, Mary Kraft, and Scott Hilley. Autograph session to follow.

– 1:00 PM – Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Rifftrax)

– 2:30 PM – Trace Beaulieu (MST3K, Cinematic Titanic)

– 2:30 PM – Meet the Stars of Star Wars
Featuring Clone Wars cast members Ashley Eckstein, Phil LaMarr and Daniel Logan.

– 2:30 PM – Voice Acting for Podcasters
Panel description: “Learn the finer points of voice acting and voice overs to enhance your podcast.” [No industry guests listed for this event.]

– 4:00 PM – Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Featuring MST3K’s Trace Beaulieu

– 4:00 PM – Voice Actors
Panel moderated by Craig “Voiceroy” Crumpton, featuring panelists C. Martin Croker, George Lowe, Billy West, Dana Snyder, and John DiMaggio. (Additional guests possible for this panel.)

– 5:30 PM – The Animation Fan Fun Panel
Hosted by yours truly, Craig “Voiceroy” Crumpton, with special industry guests (TBA). Light on commentary and packed with voice actor improv, a wild Old Time Radio script read, and trivia contest with prizes. Sponsored by toonzone.net and Voice Actors in the News.

– 5:30 PM – Akira: The Great Dub Debate – Streamline or Pioneer?
Fan panel discussing the two dubs of the classic anime film.

– 7:00 PM – Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Live performance by local audio drama troupe.

– 7:00 PM – [adult swim] Comedy
Fan panel with industry guests TBA.

– 8:30 PM – Aqua Teen Hunger Force Fan Panel
Industry guests also possible for this panel.

– 8:30 PM – MST3K and Cinematic Titanic
Historic live performance featuring Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett, and J. Weinstein. [This is nearly a 6-hour event.]

– 1:30 AM – WEEP
Live concert featuring Venture Bros‘ Doc Hammer on lead vocals and guitar.

SATURDAY

– 11:30 AM – Voice Actors
Panel moderated by Craig “Voiceroy” Crumpton, featuring panelists C. Martin Croker, George Lowe, Billy West, Dana Snyder, John DiMaggio, and Tom Kenny. (Additional guests possible for this panel.)

– 11:30 AM – MST3K
Panel presentation featuring Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett, and J. Weinstein.

– 1:00 PM – Venture Bros. Guests
Featuring Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick. Autograph session to follow.

– 1:00 PM – FUNimation Entertainment Industry Panel and Q&A
Possible industry guests in attendance.

– 1:00 PM – Star Wars Costume Contest
Emceed by Ashley Eckstein.

– 4:00 PM – Bizarro Saturday Morning
Adult Swim voice actor/animator/artist C. Martin Croker hosts this vintage film showcase. Here’s Clay’s description of the show:
“Bizarro Saturday Morning” is a film series (all 16mm from my own collection) that I’ve shown around the South – but primarily at [Atlanta’s] Historic Plaza Theater – of vintage, rarely seen and usually offbeat cartoons from the 1930s through the 1980s intercut with vintage Toy and TV spots mostly from the 1960s and 70s.”

– 4:00 PM – Meet the Stars of Star Wars
Featuring Phil LaMarr and Daniel Logan.

– 8:30 PM – Quantum Quest
Animated feature film screening with guest Tom Kenny.

– 8:30 PM – FUNimation presents: Anime’s Greatest Hits – The Best Scenes
Possible industry guests in attendance.

– 10:00 PM – Nuts on the Road: The Quiz Show
Improvised game show with contestants Dana Snyder, Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Adam Savage, J. Weinstein and Kevin Murphy.

SUNDAY

– 10:00 AM – Tom Servo vs Tom Servo
MST3K event featuring Kevin Murphy vs J. Elvis Weinstein.

– 11:30 AM – Squidbillies Fan Panel
Possible industry guests in attendance.

– 11:30 AM – Gargoyles: The Animated Series
Featuring cast members Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis.

– 1:00 PM – Stories with Uncle George
George Lowe’s popular one-man panel show.

– 1:00 PM – Meet the Stars of Star Wars
Featuring Daniel Logan and Ashley Eckstein.

– 2:30 PM – Voice Acting Workshop
Featuring voice-over professional September Day and anime/video game voice actor Bob Carter.
Panel description: “Ever wanted to break into the voice over industry but just didn’t know where to start? Don’t have thousands to spend flying out to Los Angeles or New York for weekend-long workshops? How about coming to a workshop to learn what it REALLY takes to get started in this awesome industry right here in Atlanta? You don’t need a ton of money to launch your voice over career!”

– 2:30 PM – MST3K: Meet the Mads
Panel featuring Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, J. Weinstein, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy.

– 4:00 PM – Futurama Cast Panel
Featuring Billy West, John DiMaggio and Phil LaMarr. (Maurice LaMarche unfortunately had to cancel his appearance at the convention.)

– 4:00 PM – Master Shake Tells it Like it Is
Featuring Dana Snyder.

– 5:30 – FUNimation Anime Sneak Peaks and Prizes
Possible industry guests in attendance.

– 5:30 – Meet Chad Vader!
Featuring the star of popular YouTube adventures of Darth Vader’s less fortunate brother, Chad Vader, who has also voiced Vader for LucasArts video games.

– 5:30 PM – Rifftrax Live…sort of
Featuring Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy.

– 7:00 PM – What’s on Dana Snyder’s iPod
Featuring Dana Snyder.

– 7:00 PM – Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Live peformance.

– 8:30 PM – David Bowie: Loving the Alien
Featuring Doc Hammer.


MONDAY

– 10:00 AM – Clone Wars & Star Wars Cartoons
Featuring Phil LaMarr and Ashley Eckstein.

Other celebrity guests will be in attendance who have voiced characters for animated productions. Please check the Pocket Program Guide for the panels and autograph sessions they are participating in.

Thanks to all the following sites for providing detailed schedules for Dragon*Con:

Anime-Manga Track (by Jake)
http://anime.dragoncon.org/2010/08/22/anime-manga-track-schedule-subject-to-change/

Animation Track (by Jess)
http://dragontoon.moonfruit.com/#/schedule-2009/4534639034

Star Wars Track
http://www.swatdc.com/

MST3KInfo
http://www.mst3kinfo.com/?p=7080

Venture Bros Blog
http://venturebrosblog.com/dragon-con/

[adult swim] Central (by John)
http://www.adultswimcentral.com/dc10.html

[adult swim] Official
http://www.adultswim.com/presents/dragon-con/index.html


Event: Voice of Zorak Hosts Rare Cartoon Showcase

02.05.2010

C. Martin Croker (aka Clay Croker) — animation director, artist, writer and voice actor for several of CN’s Adult Swim shows (most notably as the voice of Zorak and Moltar) — will be hosting an encore presentation of his “To Hell With Hitler” rare 16mm WWII cartoon showcase at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Here are the details from the Facebook event page:

Event: C. Martin Croker Presents “To Hell with Hitler!”
Date: Tuesday, June 22
Time: 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Plaza Theatre – http://www.plazaatlanta.com/

Show description is available at http://www.plazaatlanta.com/.

Clay has also been confirmed as a guest for Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA September 3-6, 2010.

Be sure check out Clay’s personal blogs:

Arglebargle!: Posts at random times of the year about random things that strike his fancy.

Adult Swimmin’: Featuring original “drawings, sketches, concepts, oddities, pictures and other blackmail materials.”

Thanks to Clay for the news via Facebook.


There be dragons here…

09.05.2009

Just giving a heads-up that there will be limited-to-no updates until sometime next week due to my attendance at Dragon*Con 2009 in Atlanta, GA as a reporter for Toon Zone.

However, I will have reports from all the voice actor-related panels plus photos to share when I’m able to finally get some sleep after the convention ends.

In the meantime, I’ll be posting nightly news updates with D-Con coverage at Toon Zone through Monday, and already in Friday night’s post there are some details of interest to voice actor enthusiasts.

Voice actor guests at this convention include:

C. Martin Croker
Charlie Fleischer
Neil Kaplan
Richard Epcar
Scott Houle
Bob Bergen
Vic Mignogna
Dana Snyder
Unknown Hinson
Bobby Ellerby
Dave Willis
Jay Edwards
Ron Glass
Rick Forrester
Michael Brady
Doc Hammer
Jackson Publick
Alessandro Juliani
Scott Adsit
George Lowe

And some of the “celebrity” guests who have also performed voice-overs for various TV/film productions:

Patrick Stewart
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Malcolm McDowell
Anthony Daniels
Dwight Schultz
Peter Jurasik
Lani John Tapu
James Marsters
Edward James Almos
Dean Haglund

And the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company is making their annual appearance and live performance at D-Con as well.

And there are likely a few guests I’m omitting, but I’m in a bit of a rush at the moment. And normally, I’d include some of their voice credits in parentheses, but I actually need to leave for the con… like, 10 minutes ago. You can view the full 2009 Dragon*Con guest list (and their credits) at Dragoncon.org.


C. Martin Croker To Host Atlanta Theater Events

08.20.2009

C. Martin (Clay) Croker should be a name familiar to Adult Swim fans — he’s been the voice of Moltar and Zorak on Cartoon Planet, Space Ghost: Coast-to-Coast, and The Brak Show, as well as voicing Dr. Weird and Steve on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But Croker’s a multi-talented guy whose gifts extend beyond voice acting. On his arglebargle! blog, Croker describes himself as an “Animator, V/O Actor, Comics Artist, Archivist, Director, Collector, Writer, Historian, Painter, Packrat, Recluse, Hermit, Crank, Weirdo.”

He neglected to include “Emcee” or “Host,” which is what he’ll be doing for Bizarro Saturday Morning (a “working title,” says Croker) — a film festival of sorts — at the Historic Plaza Theatre near downtown Atlanta, GA.

Croker tells Voice Actors in the News: “The show will be comprised of all old weird 16mm prints from my own collection — featuring live action, cartoons and commercials and other stuff rarely shown in theaters before!”

The shows are currently scheduled for:

– Tuesday, September 15
– Tuesday, October 20
– Tuesday, November 17

Croker has promised to provide more details on these events in the near future. And while Croker’s upcoming shows are not yet listed on the Historic Plaza Theatre’s website — plazaatlanta.com — location and venue details are available there. Here’s the address and contact info for the theater:

Historic Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306-4219
(404) 873-1939

Croker’s last event at The Plaza — “To Hell With Hitler,” featuring rare 16mm cartoon shorts from WWII (circa 1942-45) — was completely packed out. Blogger “Hipster Dad” wrote a full report of the event on his blog. I was in attendance at the event as well and thoroughly enjoyed it. For those in the Atlanta area, I feel I can say confidently that whether you’re an Adult Swim fan, animation enthusiast, or TV/film junkie… you’d be denying yourself some prime entertainment if you miss these events. Make plans now to attend. And you’ll also want to show up plenty early as seating is rather limited.

In related news, Croker will also be attending Atlanta’s Dragon*Con this coming Labor Day weekend (September 4-7, 2009). He’ll likely be involved in a panel or two, and will be signing autographs at the Walk of Fame during the weekend. I’ll have more details on this once Dragon*Con publishes their schedule.

And just because I can, here’s a photo of me with the esteemed C. Martin Croker at the 2003 San Diego Comic-Con:

SDCC 2003: Craig Crumpton with C. Martin Croker

SDCC 2003: Craig Crumpton with C. Martin Croker

(Please ignore the dork who photobombed us in the background.)


‘Con Trek’ Interviews Dana Snyder

04.02.2009

The first season of Con Trek, a new “a magazine-style web show” described as the “Ultimate Convention Experience” debuted February 27th as an XBOX Live exclusive. The first 17-minute episode visits the 2008 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA and features an interview with Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Chowder, The Venture Bros.).

The next episode covers Anime Weekend Atlanta 2008. I’ve sent a query to the Con Trek staff on what anime voice actors might be included and will post a follow-up here upon their reply.

Con Trek has previews of both the Dragon*Con and AWA episodes on their YouTube Channel. More information on the show is available at ConTrek.com and the XBOX Live Marketplace.

Source: GeeksofDoom.com