Dragon Dronet

MisCon 30 Guest of Honor

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars; the Old Republic.

Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades.

Dragon has built props for tv shows and movies such as Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

For Star Trek: Generations, Dragon created engineering tools, tricorders, a Klingon dagger, and comunicators. For First Contact, he made phaser rifles and Worf's Klingon weapon.

As an actor, Dragon appeared in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as a Klingon in the trial scene and as a Klingon in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

He also played a pit fighter in Conan the Barbarian, Red Army Leader in Planet of the Apes, a Predator in the short film Batman: Dead End, and had a cameo as a vampire in an episode of True Blood.

Dragon also currently appears as Darth Malgus for Lucasarts, and can be seen in the video game Star Wars: the Old Republic.

You can see him in an offical Lucasfilm flash mob in Times Square here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUhDPa77t1k

Web site: http://www.renegadeeffects.com/index.htm

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Armor 101 (Real and Cosplay), Ballroom C
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Learn tips and techniques on building your own armor in a variety of mediums - Thermoplasitcs, fiber glass, and more - with special effects prop masters Dragon Dronet and Chad Volpe

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville , Lord & Lady Towers (Will Brown & Ashley McGehee), Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Jim Butcher, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Tundra Malamute, Nikki Rossignol, Beth Stoops, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk to the Elks, the Wilma, the Roxy Theater, and through Caras Park back to the hotel.

  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Word Fire Press , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Carol Berg, Jim Butcher, C.J. Cherryh, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Sturgeon, Chad Volpe (The Fin), Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Of all the gin joints in the city, you had to wander into this one. Well, come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 30. We'll meet our GoHs, hand out some Golden Squid Awards, and have a little fun. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the forces of chaos make us go longer. If the weather doesn't allow, we'll move into Ballrooms B&C in the hotel.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Fri 9:00
  • panel Fri 9:00 - 9:50 PM, Dragon and Chad Live in Concert, Elks Stage 112
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Join us for a party at Stage 112 at the Elks. Dragon and Chad will play music for at least an hour.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, Hollywood Prop Molding Demo, Demo Tent (5)
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Dragon will give a live prop-molding demo, highlighting techniques he has learned during his time in the movie industry.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 6:50 PM, The Art of Dragon Dronet, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Dragon's presentation on his body of work includes a photo/video slideshow and a prop-molding demonstration. He'll also pass around famous movie props. Last time, he made copies of a crew badge from Star Trek Into Darkness, a police badge from Terminator 2, and a batarang, among other things. Dragon is awesome, so do NOT miss this show. Last time this went for over 3 hours.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Fight Demo with Dragon and Chad, Field of Wonder (6)
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Guests of Honor Dragon and Chad Volpe will beat the snot out of each other for your amusement.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Let's Fight!, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Jim Butcher, Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Dragon Dronet, Wayne Heinz

    Action sequences are an important element in story craft. Not only can they liven things up but they can also represent critical plot elements. Join both authors and trained fighters as they discuss the mechanics of fight scenes, both written and real.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 30.


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