The final price increase for DragonCon 2006 hits next week, so now's the last chance to get discounted passes before the event. Memberships are $70 until July 15, and then $85 at the door. In the last few months, the guest list has grown to include George Takei from Star Trek, Erick Avari from numerous science fiction roles and many other guests. We're also about to order tickets for some of the other Atlanta area attractions in the days leading up to the convention, so let us know if you'll be in the area and want to hang out. Each summer the CIC staff and a bunch of Wing Commander fanatics have a good time at one of the world's biggest science fiction conventions. The biggest hurdle for most people to attend are travel and hotel arrangements, so feel free to ask in our DragonCon Forum if you have questions about that. You can check out our pictures from last year here.
Most of us don't pack lightly. The first shot shows us circling the wagons after checking out of the hotel in 2005. LOAF is performing for the webcam in the middle picture, and the final image was a quick snap taken while we were preparing for the parade.
EA Mythic has announced it will be holding a convention his fall to celebrate the five year anniversary of Dark Age of Camelot. The event will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on September 29 & 30, 2006. Early registrants will receive free copies of the upcoming Dark Age expansion and all attendees will get a chance to network with the developers and meet fellow fans. EA acquired Mythic Entertainment last month and has been sponsoring fan meet-ups since the first Ultima Online Worlds Faire in 2000. They continue to host occasional UO Town Halls. Even the short-lived Earth & Beyond massively multiplayer space sim got a birthday party
Attendees will have a chance to meet fellow players and the developers, as well as get the inside track on future developments for the game. The Roundtable will feature Dark Age of Camelot -themed activities including LAN play (sponsored by NVIDIA and NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.), open discussion forums with the development team, guest speakers, and contests.
Players who register before August 25, 2006 will receive a beta account for the next Dark Age of Camelot expansion, a free copy of the expansion and an exclusive in-game item.