Dragon Con Panels 2014

dragon con blackline finalYes, it’s that time again. Time to post the annual list of panels I’m doing this year at Dragon Con. Now things are a little different as well this year, as I’m no longer just ‘Junior Minion’ on the track, I’m now the Electronic Frontier Forums track Assistant Director. Basically means I have to sit in more meetings, and are more likely to have a finger pointed at me if things go wrong.

Also, as is traditional (it seems) I’m doing MORE panels than last year. Seriously, more every year – just look at the graph.

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At this rate, I’ll be doing a panel every session by 2018.

Anyway, for those who have the interest, here they are

Notice I’m down for two at once. Ooops. Kind of a scheduling snafu this year, as one was moved to the other’s time. So, I’m going to pre-record a bit about net neutrality, which will mostly recap the start of the fight, which I had a hand in (which is the 0.5 in the graph)

Friday, August 29, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Top Gear Meetup

Fans share stories, favourite episodes, top car choices and rumours about the next season
Kim F Holec, JM Tuffley, A Mahboob, John Rabon, Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton
Macon room, Sheraton

Saturday, August 30, 2014

5:30 p.m.

Online Family Safety

Tips on how to keep kids safe at home without locking up the computer and what tools are available to help.
Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton, Dave Maass, June K Williams, Geoff Termorshuizen
Hilton 201
8:30 p.m.

Pirate Party of Georgia 2014 Annual General Meeting

Not actually a panel. This will be the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Pirate Party of Georgia
Jarod Smith, Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton
Hilton, 5th floor lounge

Sunday, August 30, 2014

2:30 p.m.

After Snowdon: How do we clean up the Mess?

It’s been over a year since the Edward Snowden leaks began. A discussion of how to move forward and live within Constitutional means.
Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton (Moderator), Kurt Opsahl, Dave Maass, Blair B. Chintella,
Geoff Termorshuizen, emptyset, Drew Curtis
Crystal Ballroom, Hilton
5:30 p.m.

BattleBots: 15th Anniversary Hangout

Meet some of the original BattleBot veterans and see footage of epic matches.
Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton, Fon Davis
Savannah 1-3, Sheraton
5:30 p.m.

Net Neutrality: RIP?

Has the FCC given up on any possibility of meaningful net neutrality regulations? What will Congress do about it?
TJ Mihill, Geoff Termorshuizen, June K. Williams (see above)
Hilton 201
7:00 p.m.

The Worlds of Terry Pratchett

This panel discusses the many worlds of Terry Pratchett, including his pending work: The Long Mars.
Roxanne Henkle, Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton, Misti Carpenter
Macon room, Sheraton

Monday, September 1, 2014

10:00 a.m.

British Comedies

From old comedies like Dad’s Army and Black Adder to new shows like Miranda! and Vicious, we discuss the ever growing popularity of Brit Coms.
Sacha Dzuba, R. Bowen, A Mahboob, Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton, Bill Price
Macon room, Sheraton
11:30 a.m.

FOIA Do-It-Yourself Kit

How to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Be your own activist!
Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton, Dave Maass
Hilton Room 201
1:00 p.m.

P2P, Copyright Trolls, and Your Privacy

Over a quarter million have been sued in the U.S. for downloading videos, but few have gone to court. Could you be next, and what should you do?
Blair Chintella, Andrew “K`Tetch” Norton
Hilton 201