This. Is. Happening.
Hot Breakfast! has been selected to be a House Band at Dragon Con 2016 in Atlanta, GA over Labor Day Weekend. And we could not be more psyched to bring our brand of dork-rock to Dragon Con! We’ve got sets on September 2, 3, and 4 – keep readin’ for the when & where!
You probably know all about Dragon Con – it’s one of the hippest Conventions around, a celebration of pop culture, sci-fi & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music – pretty much all the things that make life fun. For the 30 years they’ve been around they’ve pulled an amazing selection of guests and entertainers. They have incredible panels, fantastic sessions & programs, and, of course, hundreds of people in incredible costumes. You really should check out the Dragon Con link above to get the full experience, but here’s a very small sampling of some of the Special Guests who will be in attendance in 2016:
- Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson – Flash! and Dale! from the 1980 movie Flash Gordon – one of our absolute favorites!
- Kari Byron – from Mythbusters!
- Gillian Anderson – from the freakin’ X Files!
- Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team – from TROMA! We love Troma. Matt’s Troma movie and memorabilia collection is a little concerning.
- Joey Fatone – Matt’s favorite N’SYNC guy! (Second favorite for Jill. Because Justin. She’s not made of wood, guys.)
- Derek Yaniger (one of our f’real favorite artists)
- William Shatner (some show from the 60s about stars or something)
- Alan Tudyk from Rogue One and Firefly / Serenity! Gaaaah!!! (BROWNCOATS 4 LYFE!)
And holy crap, just so much more. Some incredible authors, artists, actors, performers, and all-around great people will be there.
We’ve got three sets scheduled:
- Friday, September 2 at 2:30pm at AmericasMart Concourse Stage II
- Saturday, September 3 at 5:30pm at Hyatt Concourse Stage I
- Sunday, September 4 at 1:00pm at Hyatt Concourse Stage I
You can bet we’ll be hanging around the Con the rest of the time, checking out the crazy scene, taking pics, photobombing, and hopefully meeting some of our pop-culture heroes. (If not, no big whoop. We don’t wanna be pushy. We just wanna ROCK. And, y’know, meet Flash & Dale. How amazing would it be to do our version of “Flash!” FOR FRIGGIN’ FLASH AND DALE?!? EeeeeeeEEEEeeee!!!)
Now, this isn’t one of those gigs where you can just pay to see us. You buy a ticket for the entire Con. We’re only one facet of the entertainment here – besides concerts, there are parades, screenings, lectures, panel discussions, autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, and tons of great activities. It’s like a carnival, down to the thousands of Con-goers in cosplay.
So if you’re one of the thousands of people who go to Dragon Con, please look us up – we’d LOVE to see you there! We are gonna be dork-rockin’ with all the dork – and all the rock – we possess inside. As we do.
We have to give a shout-out to the mighty Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band for steering us toward Dragon Con in the first place. We had the good fortune to open for Megan Jean & KFB a couple of years ago, and they strongly recommended we send Dragon Con an application. We applied this year, and – holy crap! We’re in! (A wacky misunderstanding almost scuttled us, but that’s a story for another time.) So thank you, Megan Jean & the KFB! We cannot wait to hear your new album.
WHO: Hot Breakfast! at Dragon Con 2016!
WHEN: Friday, September 2 at 1:30pm (AmericasMart Concourse, Stage II); Saturday, September 3 at 5:30pm (Hyatt Concourse, Stage I); Sunday, September 4 at 1:00PM (Hyatt Concourse, Stage I)
WHERE: Dragon Con is held in a series of participating hotels in Downtown Atlanta. It’s best to check their website for more detailed information.
TICKETS: As of this writing, memberships – your way in to the Con – are still available! Here’s the application page.
PARKING: The lots get filled up REAL quick. If you’re going, shuttles are recommended.
FOOD: Oh, there’s food. Vendors are everywhere.
FACEBOOK EVENT: Here’s the Dragon Con Facebook Page, if you wanna Follow ’em.
Hot Breakfast! at Dragon Con. This…this is gonna be fun.
All the love,
Matt (The Suburban Legend) & Ji11 (Jilleven)
Oh, of course. Third Star from the Trek.