MisCon 31 Guest of Honor
Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Before joining the Battlestar cast Aaron had roles on many Films and TV shows including: X-Men 2, iRobot, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Outer Limits and many many more. Since Battlestar Galactica we have found Aaron in his own show The Bridge as well as Series Leads in Hellcats, Hemlock Grove, The Killing and The Returned. Besides Guest Star Appearances in Falling Skies, The Strain, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, iZombie, The X-Files, The Flash, Once Upon A Time, and more, Aaron is currently filming his new shows Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and My So Called Wife.
Aaron does a lot of work for charities and the majority of his efforts go to the Canadian Cancer Foundation and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, How to Spot a Cylon, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Aaron Douglas, David Farland, J.A. Pitts, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Some robots, like Cylons, Replicants, and Terminators, lurk among us. Others, like R2D2 and Johnny 5, are obviously not human. Or are they? We'll take a look at the roles robots play in pop culture. What makes them tick? Why do they hate us so much? Are they going to take over? Do some of them have souls? Are they just possessions? Do they have rights? Why is BB-8 so cute?
- Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 7:00
Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Justin Barba, Philo Barnhart, Aaron Douglas, Claire Eddy, David Farland, Amy Farrington
Calling all Cylons, Replicants, and Teerminators! Come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 31. We'll meet our Guests of Honor, 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.
- Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 10:00
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Aaron Douglas Signing, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas will sign autographs. MisCon will provide a limited number of photos of the Chief, but you're welcome to bring your own items for signing too. This signing will be strictly moderated: he will only sign 3 items/person/trip through the line to ensure everyone gets a turn (unless you're a Cylon, in which case, you're all set).
- Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, The Everyday Hero, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Aaron Douglas, J.A. Pitts
The Chief. Neville Longbottom. Samwise Gamgee. These everyday heroes aren't the classic protagonist. They're not rich or flashy and don't get all the glory (just some of it). So what role do they play in stories and why do we love them so much?
- Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Life on the Set, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Aaron Douglas
Special GoH Aaron Douglas will tell us what it's like working on so many tv shows and movies, from Battlestar Galactica to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
- Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Power of Place, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Carol Berg, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Aaron Douglas, David Farland
While people build places and things, places leave marks on people long after they’re gone. What places left marks on you after you were gone? Why? We’ll discuss the power places have over us, whether we’re talking about cities, restaurants, a nature spot, bad airports, etc.
Sat 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Drink and Know Things, Patio Tent (1)
Panelists: Aaron Douglas, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle)
Join us for a fun, "Inside the Actor's Studio" styled Q&A party where we relax with beer by the bar. We'll ask Aaron questions about his career and the world in general, and find out how he got where he's at today.
- Break Sat 7:50 - Sun 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Aaron Douglas Signing/Photo Op, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas will sign photos and take pictures with attendees.
- Break Sun 10:50 - Sun Noon
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Pop Culture Perversion: Space Opera, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Aaron Douglas, David Farland, Patrick Swenson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Has the mainstreaming of Science Fiction/Fantasy, particularly Space Opera, ruined it? Our panelists will discuss how Space Opera has changed in recent years, both for good and bad.
- Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Aaron Douglas Signing, Ballroom C
Panelists: Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas will sign autographs.
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Storytelling Across Media, Rocket Tent (1)
Panelists: Aaron Douglas, David Farland, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
How is storytelling for movies, tv shows, and short works different? Does the actor's role change depending on the length of the work? What about the writer?