Editor's note: We're at Dragon*Con this Labor Day weekend, and there's plenty here for a nerd to get excited about. Here's just one of the really squeeful moments we've had so far.
The internet has been abuzz for the past several days about a series of ads for an Argentinian electronics store starring Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown, with Delorean in tow. (It seems that Doc has found his way there in the year 2011.)
"Back to the Future" fans were psyched to see Lloyd ("Dr. Emmett Brown") and James Tolkan ("Principal Strickland," who called some of the fans there "slackers!" upon request) show up to the first of two panels on the beloved film trilogy on Friday at Atlanta's Dragon*Con, but there was that one burning question about those ads.
When a fan asked the question at the panel, Lloyd explained that it was a "full week shoot in full [age-appropriate] makeup" as Doc (not to mention the wig).
"I don't know if it will show up in this country but Argentina got their money's worth," he joked.
Dragon*Con isn't only popular with fans of sci-fi and fantasy. Many celebrities make sure to put the Atlanta, Georgia fan convention on their calendar year after year. We asked a few veterans of the annual mega-geek-fest – taking place over this holiday weekend – what makes this particular convention so unique. FULL POST
This Labor Day weekend marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Atlanta, Georgia's own Dragon*Con – the largest and most well-attended multi-genre convention in North America. Or, put simply, it’s the “mother of all things geek,” as Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol) of "Battlestar Galactica" said. For one magical weekend, geeks of every stripe imaginable come together as shiny happy people (who just might hold hands at one of the convention’s legendary after-parties.)
When venturing out into the wooly, untamed wilds of geekdom, it can be difficult to keep all of the different fan genres and sub-genres straight. Fortunately, your friends at Geek Out! are here to help with this handy, dandy field guide to the geeks of Dragon*Con. FULL POST