I think I am awake and aware enough to post now. :)
What an AMAZING four (well, kinda five) days! DragonCon 2010 was a blast and XTrack was thrilled as all get out to be a place where MANY of you spent time. From our Warehouse 13 panels to William B Davis to fandom discussions to general discussions, our rooms had people in them - big ballrooms to our track room. Thank YOU for attending the panels, asking good questions and keeping the discussions going! Without you there, it's just us talking to ourselves...which is boring! ;)
XTrack guests were a mix of new and old this year and I hope you enjoyed them. The mix, to me, creates the best possible discussions and reviews of the events. Therefore, let me thank:
Warehouse 13 guests - Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek and Tia Carrere, along with Rene Auberjonois and Mark A. Sheppard
Eureka guests (our cross-over panel) - Colin Ferguson, Erica Cerra and Neil Grayston
XFiles guest - William B. Davis
Dead Zone guest - Chris Bruno
And our guests (in not perfect panel time order) for the fandom discussions: John Flynn, Bob Blackwood, Jon Boutelle, Aaron Poole, Mighty Bill, Paul Dini (!!!), Speaker, Wendy Hembrock (and friends!), Andie Masino (and friends!), Graham Watkins, Roxanne Henkle, Damien Walker, Mary Moline, Andrew Bennett-Conner, Duncan Bennett-Conner*, and Iruka Yuywell.
Additional thanks go to Father Bryan Small for not only being willing to come and talk with us but also for pitch-hitting on a panel. Thank you!
Special Thanks to Widgett Walls and the Need Coffee Crew (Rox, ScottC, Jon, Serv, Aaron, Kim, Tuffley, Rob, Madman, Cosette and Thespia) -- closing out our track with them has become a tradition that I adore! :)
We were also thrilled this year to welcome back Dr. Kris Sperry with his amazingly informative talks on forensic pathology! Dr. Sperry has been a friend of XTrack for years and we are glad he was able to return this year.
And while we might have people talking in panels, it doesn't happen without an amazing amount of back-stage work by talented and wonderful people:
TechOps in Regency VI and VII, Centential I, II, and III, International S, International S&N, Sheraton Capitol Ballroom and the Marriott track room support
Guest Services and Security (and I didn't get every name - bad Leigh!)
and too many more to list :)
Last but never ever least, thanks again to my Track staff. I've been called "fabulous" (hee hee!) and a "spitfire" (*grins!*) but I couldn't be any of that without Danny and Jenny and Logan and Beth and Deb and Jason. They rock my world, keep me sane - and throw me out of my room when they can tell I need a nap! :) Thanks, guys!
So, thanks, again, to everyone. 2010 was a great year and I look forward to 2011! I'll keep asking for the guests you want and working to schedule panels you can enjoy. Please feel free to leave feedback here or send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Full Disclosure: My Hub and Son - who should also get thanked for putting up with me and the bit manic I get right before Con. :) *hugs them both!*