Update: Meet TAPS – Ghosthunters at DragonCon 2009!

Update: See here for full video of the TAPS Panel at DragonCon 2009!

Dragon*Con 2009 Official web Site – Dragoncon.Org

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For the TAPS fans on the site, here are the team’s public appearances this Fall:

Spalding Inn NOW OPEN!!
Sept 4-
7
With: Jason, Grant, Steve & Tango DragonCon
– Atlanta, GA [More]
Oct 1
8PM
With: Jason & Grant Lecture Circuit
Wilkes University
– Wilkes Barre, PA
Oct 3 With: Steve, Tango & Kris Williams Scarehouse
– Pittsburgh, PA [More]
Oct 10 With: Britt Griffith, Syd Schultz, Amy Bruni TAPS Boot Camp
– Porterville, CA [More]
Oct 20
7PM
With: Jason & Grant Lecture Circuit
Univ of Missouri-St Louis
– St Louis, MO
Oct 21
7:30PM
With: Jason & Grant Lecture Circuit
Harper College
– Palatine, IL
Oct 22
7:30PM
With: Jason & Grant Lecture Circuit
Penn State York
– York, PA
Oct 23
8PM
With: Jason & Grant Lecture Circuit
Western Connecticut Univ
– Danbury, CT
Oct 23rd – 24th With: Amy Bruni & Britt Griffith Beyond Reality Events
Ghosts of the Gold Rush
– Volcano, CA [More]
Oct 24th With: Jason and Grant Halloween with J and G
Spalding Inn
– Whitefield, NH [More]
Nov 6th-
8th
With: Steve & Dave Tango – Charlotte, NC [More]
Nov 6th – 9th With: Jason, Grant, Kris, Amy, Britt

SOLD OUT!!

Beyond Reality Events
Stanley Hotel
– Estes Park, CO [More]
Dec 5th With: Jason, Grant, Britt Christmas with J and G
The Spalding Inn
– Whitefield, NH [More]
Jan 8th – 11th With: Jason, Grant, Amy, Britt Ghost of Cooperstown
Otesaga Hotle
– Cooperstown, NY [More]
April 23rd – 26th 2010 With: Jason, Grant, Amy, Britt Beyond Reality Events
Mount Washingtion
– Bretton Wds, NH [More]
Authors:
Kevin J. Anderson Peter S. Beagle Lois McMaster Bujold
Bill Fawcett Alan Dean Foster Christopher Golden
Charlaine Harris Sherrilyn Kenyon Katherine Kurtz
Rosemary Laurey Todd McCaffrey Rebecca Moesta
Jody Lynn Nye Mike Resnick John D. Ringo
Dr. Seth Shostak Susan Sizemore Michael Stackpole
S.M. Stirling Gene Wolfe Janny Wurts
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Timothy Zahn

Film & Television:
Karen Allen Catherine Bach Trace Beaulieu
Dirk Benedict Julie Benz Michael Connell Biehn
John Billingsley Claudia Black Barry Bostwick
Bruce Boxleitner Doug Bradley Ben Browder
Charisma Carpenter Luciana Carro James Cawley
Justin Chon Claudia Christian Frank Conniff
Bill Corbett Anthony Daniels Bruce Davison
Felicia Day Thomas Dekker Aaron Douglas
»Brad Dourif Richard Epcar Peter Facinelli
Tom Felton Lou Ferrigno Joe Flanigan
Charles Fleischer Louise Fletcher Stephen Furst
Gil Gerard Terry Gilliam Ron Glass
Steve Gonsalves R.W. Goodwin Erin Gray
Dean Haglund Richard Hatch Jason Hawes
Virginia Hey »Michael Hogan Gary Jones
Doug Jones Alessandro Juliani Peter Jurasik
Richard Kiel Shelia Larken Gareth David Lloyd
Traci Lords Rachel Luttrell James Marsters
Peter Mayhew Kandyse McClure Mary McDonnell
Malcolm McDowell Paul McGillion Jason Momoa
Tony Moran Kate Mulgrew Leonard Nimoy
Jaime Paglia Mary Jo Pehl Eric Roberts
Cristine Rose Alan Ruck Adam Savage
John Schneider Dwight Schultz Tracy Scoggins
William Shatner Helen Slater Dana Snyder
Patrick Stewart Kristy Swanson Michael Trucco
Lani John Tupu Kate Vernon Garrett Wang
Grant Wilson Matthew Wood

Comics, Art, & Illustration:
Doktor A Scott Allie Joe Benitez
Dan Brereton Mark Brooks »Tommy Castillo
Amanda Conner Darwyn Cooke Peter David
Larry Elmore Huck Gee Cully Hamner
Georges Jeanty Paul Jenkins Joseph Michael Linsner
Travis Louie David Mack Jim Mahfood
Don Maitz Tara McPherson Mike Mignola
Ted Naifeh Kathie Olivas Jimmy Palmiotti
Alex Pardee George Perez Brandt Peters
Brandon Peterson Eric Powell Jeff Preston
Brian Pulido Humberto Ramos David Reddick
Don Rosa Sket One Peter Steigerwald
Brian Stelfreeze Rick Sternbach Karl Story
William Stout Dexter Vines

Music, Theatrics, & Performance Art:
» Abney Park ArcAttack Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Ayria Bedlam Bards Bella Morte
Crossed Swords Crüxshadows DJ Catt Ninetails
DJ Nemesis DJ/VJ Anthony Emerald Rose
Faith And The Muse The Ghosts Project Marc Gunn
Hellblinki Sextet How I Became the Bomb I Fight Dragons
Lips Down on Dixie mc chris Pandora Celtica
Tom Smith Spider Lilies Three Quarter Ale
Voltaire Weep

September 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Art, Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Caprica, Celebrities, Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Twilight, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. 8 comments.

Dragon*Con 2009 – William Shatner – Leonard Nimoy Panel…

Courtesy of WhatJaneSays

Panel continues after the break:

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September 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Rodenberry, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

SpikeTV’s 2009 SCREAM Awards nominees…


Lena or Katee need to take home the statue! Megan Fox cannot act her way out of a wet paper bag although I'm sure she would look great wearing one...

How did Fox even get INTO this category with Lena and Katee? ugh!

Lena or Katee need to take home the statue! Fox cant act her way out of a wet paper bag although I'm sure she would look great wearing one.. (more…)

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

SDCC ’09: Starship Smackdown XIII – Andromeda v Serenity, NCC1701 Enterprise -Sparrow v Pegasus – Quint – Crunch…

Courtesy of magicinthenumbers:

Starship Smackdown XIII panel at Comic Con 2009 in San Diego. Ever wonder what would happen if the Pegasus from Battlestar Galactica battled it out with the Enterprise from Star Trek? Find out in this epic virtual tournament! See all videos for this panel:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

In the playlist above, order of smackdown:


05 jjprise vs captain eo.
06 nostromo vs yamato
07 defiant vs liberator
08 ajax vs lost saucer
09 andromeda vs serenity
10 executor vs searcher
11 enterprise vs moon
12 protector vs pegasus

13 captain assignments

14 jjprise/shatner vs yamato/morgan
15 ajax/taggart vs defiant/murdock
16 executor/archer vs serenity/solo
17 ncc1701/sparrow vs pegasus/quint/crunch

18 jjprise/shatner vs defiant/murdock
19 serenity/solo vs ncc1701/sparrow

20 jjprise/shatner vs ncc1701/sparrow

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, gaming, Popular Culture, Rodenberry, Sci Fi, Star Trek. 1 comment.

SDCC ’09 with Clayton Morris….

Fox and Friends co host Clayton Morris is giving updates from SDCC 09…

Clayton surely had a blast at NYCC

July 22, 2009. Tags: , , , . Caprica, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Legend of the Seeker, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Twilight, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Update: David Brooks and le wrath di khan…Health Insurance Update: Kent Conrad on his Compromise Plan…

Update: David Brooks agrees with MiM on Wyden Bennett option, oh noes! Someone check my brain for those bore worm things from Wrath of Khan!

If I am agreeing with Brooks something must be very very wrong….

Now you might think that in these circumstances someone might take a second look at the ideas incorporated in the Wyden-Bennett plan, which already has a good C.B.O. score, bipartisan support and a recipe for fundamental reform.

If you did think that, you are mistaking the Senate for a rational organism. For while there are brewing efforts to incorporate a few Wyden-Bennett ideas, there is stiff resistance to the aspects that fundamentally change incentives.

From the presser, more Trek talk as Jake Tapper nailed TOTUS down on the misleading claim that Americans could keep their coverage, not likely with employers dumping it to pay a govt fine instead:

TAPPER: Is the public plan non-negotiable? And, while I appreciate your Spock-like language** about the logic of the health care plan and the public plan, it does seem logical to a lot of people that if the government is offering a cheaper health care plan, then lots of employers will want to have their employees covered by that cheaper plan, which will not have to be for-profit, unlike private plans, and may, possibly, benefit from some government subsidies, who knows.  And then their employees would be signed up for this public plan, which would violate what you’re promising the American people, that they will not have to change health care plans if they like the plan they have. So…

OBAMA:  OK.  You’re pitching; I’m catching.

TAPPER:  OK.

(LAUGHTER)

OBAMA:  I got the question. First of all, was the reference to Spock, is that a crack on my ears?

(LAUGHTER)

TAPPER:  No.

OBAMA:  All right.  I just wanted to make sure.  No?

TAPPER:  I would never make fun of your ears, sir.

-snip-

TAPPER:  I’m sorry, but what about keeping your promise to the American people that they won’t have to change plans even if employers…

(CROSSTALK)

OBAMA:  Well, all right — when I say if you have your plan and you like it, and your doctor has a plan — or you have a doctor and you like your doctor, that you don’t have to change plans, what I’m saying is the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform. Now, are there going to be employers right now, assuming we don’t do anything — let’s say that we take the advice of some folks who are out there and say, “Oh, this is not the time to do health care.  We can’t afford it.  It’s too complicated.  Let’s take our time,” et cetera.

So let’s assume that nothing happened.  I can guarantee you that there’s the possibility for a whole lot of Americans out there that they’re not going to end up having the same health care they have. Because what’s going to happen is, as costs keep on going up, employers are going to start making decisions.  We’ve got to raise premiums on our employees.  In some cases, we can’t provide health insurance at all. And so there are going to be a whole set of changes out there. That’s exactly why health reform is so important.

REPOST: Call your Critters on the health care plan!!!! That CBS poll was designed to make them feel like tey had cover to vote for a public option, let them know how you feel before the votes go down….MiM is supporting the Wyden-Bennett plan…

Conrad has a lot to do with the purse strings so he is worth watching as health care debate unfolds:

Courtesy of Bloomberg

June 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Healthcare, Popular Culture, Star Trek. 2 comments.

Why Mrs. MiM hearts Jake Tapper…

Jake has thus far resisted being assimilated or replaced by a pod person. He is all over the Team TOTUS intimidation on IGs…

Today’s Qs for O’s WH – 6/19/2009

June 19, 2009 3:44 PM

TAPPER: Earlier this year  the special inspector general for TARP Neil Barofsky tried to get documents relating to AIG.  The Treasury Department rebuffed that request, and although ultimately I think they did turn over the documents, the Treasury Department sought a ruling from the Justice Department on just how independent Neil Barofsky’s office is supposed to be. Please explain from the administration’s perspective what exactly is going on here and why it appears as though the Treasury Department is pushing back against an independent inspector general.

GIBBS:  Well, obviously, Jake, the president believes that inspectors general fulfill a unique and important role in ensuring that programs operate with efficiency.  No attorney-client privilege on any of this stuff has been invoked.  No documents sought have been or are being withheld.  The DOJ review is not related to any particular investigation.  It is sorting out legal issues relating to the creation of the office.

TAPPER:  Right.  But could you explain — could you actually answer my question?  I understand the talking points you’ve been given, but — but could you answer my question, which is why would the Treasury Department push back against the inspector general trying to get the documents…

(CROSSTALK)

GIBBS:  Well, again…

(CROSSTALK)

TAPPER:  I understand…

(CROSSTALK)

GIBBS:  I would point you to DOJ on the specifics of that, and point you to the fact that the documents haven’t been withheld.

TAPPER:  But Robert, we’re only, what, about 150-some days into this presidency.

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GIBBS:  One-hundred-and-fifty-one.

TAPPER:  One-hundred-and-fifty-one days into this presidency, and already the president has fired one inspector general and his Treasury Department is challenging the independence of a different inspector general.  Can you understand why people who believe the president when he talked about the desire to be held accountable and the need for transparency, would say…

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June 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Film, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Star Trek. Comments off.

Spaced…

Cannot believe I missed this hidden gem for 10 years!!! Available on DVD and YouTube, tho’ embedding is for the most part disabled…

Go here to see the BEST Phantom Menace Discussion evah, lol and see here for best faux gunfight evah…

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May 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Simon Pegg, Star Trek, Uncategorized. Comments off.

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