Massively's Guide to Dragon*Con 2011

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PAX Prime is freshly finished and Gamescom 2011 is a distant memory, but con season isn't over yet! Not by a long shot, in fact. Dragon*Con is just around the corner, and we have undertaken the monumental task of putting together a what's-what for all of our adoring MMO fans.

Now, just because Dragon*Con isn't as internationally renowned as Gamescom or as well-publicized as Penny Arcade's brainchild doesn't mean you should write it off by any means. There's still a whole truckload of events for MMO players at Dragon*Con. From Q&As to panels (including one on MMO podcasting that includes our very own Shawn Schuster!) and more, there's a little something for every MMO player at Dragon*Con.

So whether you're attending or just want to see what kind of news you have to look forward to coming out of Dragon*Con (news that will, of course, be covered right here on Massively), jump on past the cut and see what the Atlanta-based con has in store.

Friday, September 2nd
  • Epic Fails and Flops: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • WoW Lore 101: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • The Guild - Q&A: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Grand Ballroom
  • AdventureQuest Worlds - Meet and Greet: 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • How to Avoid "Spouse Aggro": 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
  • Ask the Experts - MMO Roundtable: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
  • Kingdom of Loathing - Q&A: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • DC Universe Online - Q&A: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
  • What's Wrong With WoW?: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • RIFT - Meet and Greet: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • SOE - Meet and Greet: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
Saturday, September 3rd
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons - MMO style: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Coming Attractions - New MMO Releases: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Global Agenda - Q&A: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
  • World of Warcraft - History of the Alliance: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • The Guild - Q&A: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Grand Ballroom
  • World of Warcraft - Costume Contest: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Location TBA
  • CCP Games - Meet and Greet: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Star Wars Combine - Meet and Greet: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Machinima: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • World of Warcraft - Darkmoon Faire: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sheraton Capitol Ballroom
  • MMO Gathering of Heroes: 10 p.m. - 3:30 a.m., Sheraton Capitol Ballroom
Sunday, September 4th
  • MMO Gathering of Heroes (cont.): 10 p.m. - 3:30 a.m., Sheraton Capitol Ballroom
  • Guild Management - Taming the Drama Llama: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • World of Warcraft - All About Addons: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Hi-Rez Studios Presents: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Piedmont Room
  • MMO Podcasting: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • World of Warcraft - Tales from the Horde: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Oxhorn Q&A: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • MMO Trivia Contest: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Kingdom of Loathing Party: 10 p.m. - 4 a.m., Sheraton Capitol Ballroom
  • Watch The Guild Marathon: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sheraton Atlanta Ballroom
Monday, September 5th
  • Kingdom of Loathing Party (cont.): 10 p.m. - 4 a.m., Sheraton Capitol Ballroom
  • Watch The Guild Marathon (cont.): 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sheraton Atlanta Ballroom
  • WoW PvP: Setting Yourself Up To Win: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Defend Your Game: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
  • Post MMOrtem Survivor's Gathering: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sheraton Savannah Room
So there you have it, ladies and gents. As you can see, there's no shortage of events whatsoever for MMO fans at Dragon*Con. But keep in mind that Dragon*Con isn't just an MMO-focused event! The MMO track is just one of many available to attendees. If you want to see the whole spectrum of what the convention offers, head on over to the official website and check it out. There's even a smartphone app to help you find your way around, just in time to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary this year!

And remember, if you end up making it out to Dragon*Con, be sure to keep an eye out for our own Shawn Schuster, Jef Reahard, and MJ Guthrie on the convention floor.
This article was originally published on Massively.