May 21 - May 23, 2021

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Online, Everywhere, Free!

Registration opens April 28, 2021!

Wixameret, TAG Fans!

If you love The Atlantis Grail then YOU are a TAG Fan!

Be proud, you're awesome!

Panels * Readings * Q&A Sessions * Special Guests
Media and Hollywood * Science and Astrophysics
Archeology and Ancient Cultures * Languages
Art Show * Costume Contest * Surprises * Trivia

Meet Our Guests!

Dr. Jeremy Frank
NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Jeremy Frank is the Group Lead of Planning and Scheduling Group, in the Intelligent Systems Division, at NASA Ames Research Center. He received his Ph. D. from the Department of Computer Science, at the University of California at Davis, in June 1997. He also has a B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College. Dr. Frank’s work involves the development of automated planning and scheduling systems for use in space mission operations, the integration of technologies for planning, plan execution, and fault detection for space applications, and the development of technology to enable astronauts to autonomously operate spacecraft. Dr. Frank has published over 60 conference papers, nine journal papers, and three book chapters, and received over 40 NASA awards, including the Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Silver Snoopy, and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center Award.

Dr. Michelle Thaller
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Michelle Lynn Thaller is an American astronomer and research scientist. Thaller is the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. From 1998 to 2009 she was a staff scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, and later Manager of the Education and Public Outreach program for the Spitzer Space Telescope, at the California Institute of Technology. She is a frequent on-camera contributor to programming on The History Channel and Science Channel.

Bridget Landry
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bridget Landry has worked on robotic space missions for over 30 years, including the Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Pathfinder, the Cassini mission to Saturn and the Curiosity rover. In addition, she has been attending and working cons since she was 13 and is a Master-level costumer with a twisted sense of humor.

Richard Joel
405 Productions

Richard Joel is a native Angelino and the President and founder of 405 Productions Inc. He is an Emmy Nominated and Rose D’or award-winning, TV Creator/Writer/Executive Producer and an award-winning Film Producer. He has worked in all areas of production and development and brings a strong business and creative process to all sides of this business including scripted TV & film as well as the creation of original formats, competition & game shows.

Richard began his producing career with his first short film, “Foursome,” and his first feature, “Wild Heirs.” In 2003, he met the President of Wildrice Productions and was recruited for their unscripted development team. He quickly rose through the ranks to become Head of Alternative TV Development & Production. There, he created, developed and sold an array of projects to multiple cable networks. While still at Wildrice he created and sold an original game show format called, Heads or Tails, to Eyeworks USA, which aired in the UK during Primetime. For the next 3 years he served as Head of Alternative TV Development & Production for Muse Entertainment, USA.

Richard then founded 405 Productions Inc. Conceived as a boutique production house and development shingle by creating original formats, specializing in competition and game shows. Out of the gate, he co-created the hit CW game show and Rose D’or winner, “Oh Sit!,” where he served as Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. The format is currently selling worldwide. 405 Productions has created numerous original formats and then sold/partnered/produced on these formats.

He is quickly expanding 405 Productions Inc. and the Richard Joel brands with scripted and unscripted content for TV & Film domestically and internationally. On the scripted side he is currently working as an EP on an animated feature film in production with A list stars, recently co-produced a SYFY pilot, “99 Problems” written and brilliantly directed by Michael G. Kehoe, with the seasoned John T. Connor as DP and served as Showrunner/EP on a new digital series, “Before We Go,” He produced “Tainted Dreams,” a 2014, 2017 & 2018 Emmy Nominated series for “Best Digital Drama” series on Amazon, and Produced/Executive Produced “The Candle,” a multi-award winning (30 awards / 30 nominations) short horror film / feature-proof of concept, screening in more than 50 film festivals in 13 different countries. Lastly, and most importantly he is super excited and over the moon to be developing/pitching the bestselling sci-fi series of books, The Atlantis Grail for TV from the award winning author Vera Nazarian.

On the unscripted side he is currently partnered with A&E Studios International on a co-production of an original game show format for both Germany and Canada and he recently produced and wrote on the digital-series, “You’ve Been Had...Celebrity Edition!,” a Celebrity driven hidden camera prank show.

Richard graduated Arizona State University with a B.S in Business where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and is currently a member of the WGA, PGA, The Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA. He is a world traveler, previous restaurateur and still fancies himself a bit of a chef. He claims he makes the best BBQ Cajun Honey Pineapple ribs and Old fashions in town! He scuba dives, surfs, snowboards and is a die-hard LA sports fan and a Rams season ticket holder. Go Rams!

Deena Dill
Producer, Actress, Writer

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Craig Martelle
Author, Novelist

I write science fiction with a few forays into fantasy. I have a number of books, nineteen different series with a little something for everyone. I'm a retired Marine, lawyer, and leadership consultant. I put all of that into my books. Justice and honor, characters you want to hang out with. Visit my web page, craigmartelle.com for the latest posts and updates or find me on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle.

Lisa Silverthorne
Author, Novelist

Lisa Silverthorne has published more a dozen novels, two short story collections, and over 100 short stories in the fantasy, science fiction, romance, and mystery genres. Her stories have appeared in publications from: DAW Books, Roc Books, Pulphouse Magazine, Fiction River, Wildside Press, and Prime Books. She is the author of the romantic urban fantasy, A GAME OF LOST SOULS and TRUE PURPLE, a genetic-engineering/military science fiction series. Last year, she retired from a thirty-year career in Information Technology and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after a lifetime in the Midwest.

Vera Nazarian
Author, Novelist

Vera Nazarian is the author of The Atlantis Grail series, historical (Renaissance) epic fantasy trilogy Cobweb Bride, and other science fiction and fantasy novels and short works. As a double refugee, after immigrating from the USSR during the Cold War, and then escaping from the Civil War in Lebanon (by way of Greece), she spent 35 years in Los Angeles, California. She now lives with two wacky cats in a small town in Vermont and uses her Armenian sense of humor and her Russian sense of suffering to bake conflicted pirozhki and make art.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

(scheduling still in progress, all subject to change)

All Times in Eastern Daylight Time
 

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PROGRAM TRACK 1

(Live and First-Run Events)


PROGRAM TRACK 2

(Replays, Previously Recorded Events)


Friday, May 21, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 PM EDT Phoinios Heights Estate Living Room - Fandom Casual Meet and Greet #1 - TAG Fans, this is YOUR panel! Come and meet your fellow convention members, relax, and socialize!
Moderators: Nancy Huett, Nydia Fernandez Burdick, Shelley Bruce
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM EDT (Saturday) Phoinios Heights Estate Living Room - Fandom Casual Meet and Greet #2 - TAG Fans, this is YOUR panel! Come and meet your fellow convention members, relax, and socialize! ...The fun continues!...
Moderators: Teri N. Sears, Kerry Vosswinkel, Shelley Bruce


Saturday, May 22, 2021

11:00 AM EDT Pharikoneon Chamber - Opening Ceremonies
Nancy Huett, Mistress of Ceremonies. Moderator: TBA
"Fandom Casual Meet and Greet #1"
REPLAY available, starting now.
12:00 PM Noon ICS-2 Command Deck - “Meet the Author: What's Next in the TAG Universe?”
Vera Nazarian, Moderators: Nancy Huett, Nydia Fernandez Burdick
"Fandom Casual Meet and Greet #2"
REPLAY available, starting now.
1:30 PM Imperial Quarters Eos Bread Nook - Presentation: "Exciting New Line of Hand-Blended Custom Teas of The Atlantis Grail" from Plum Deluxe Plum Deluxe Tea Presentation
RECORDING available, starting now.
2:00 PM Atlantis Station SPC Headquarters - "Into the Quantum Blue: Astrophysics and Mindblowing Science"
Guest, Dr. Jeremy Frank (NASA), Bridget Landry (JPL), Dr. Michelle Thaller (NASA, Goddard), Vera Nazarian, Moderators: Teri N. Sears, Nancy Huett
3:30 PM The Atlantis Grail Stadium - Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail - Stage #1 (Red)
MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderators: Shelley Bruce, Kerry Vosswinkel
4:00 PM Poseidon Fleet Cadet Headquarters - "Red Planet: Mars Presentation"
Bridget Landry (JPL), Moderators: Teri N. Sears, Nancy Huett
"Opening Ceremonies"
REPLAY available, starting now.
5:30 PM Four-Point Star Window Bedroom - Author Reading: To Be Announced: "TBA" from TBA.
Vera Nazarian
"Author Reading TBA"
RECORDING available, starting now.
6:00 PM Starlight Resonance Chamber - "The Hollywood Panel: From Book to Screen"
Richard Joel (405 Productions), Guest, Guest, Guest, Guest, Vera Nazarian, Moderators: Teri N. Sears, Shelley Bruce
"Meet the Author: What's Next in the TAG Universe?"
REPLAY available, starting now.
7:30 PM The Atlantis Grail Stadium - Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail - Stage #2 (Blue)
MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderators: Nydia Fernandez Burdick, Shelley Bruce, Kerry Vosswinkel
"Into the Quantum Blue: Astrophysics and Mindblowing Science"
REPLAY available, starting now.
8:00 PM Shesep's Bar, Fish Town - "Astra Daimon Round Table: Conversation with Other Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers"
Craig Martelle, Lisa Silverthorne, Vera Nazarian, Moderators: Nancy Huett, Teri N. Sears, Nydia Fernandez Burdick
"Trivia Games - Red Stage #1"
REPLAY available, starting now.
9:00 PM The Atlantis Grail Stadium - Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail - Stage #3 (Green)
MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderators: Shelley Bruce, Kerry Vosswinkel
"Red Planet: Mars Presentation"
REPLAY available, starting now.
10:00 PM Astroctadra Mission Control Room - "Atlanteo: The Completely Made-Up Ancient Language of Fictional Atlantis."
Guest, Vera Nazarian, Moderators: Nancy Huett, Nydia Fernandez Burdick, Shelley Bruce
11:00 PM The Atlantis Grail Stadium - Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail - Stage #4 (Yellow)
MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderators: Shelley Bruce, Kerry Vosswinkel
"The Hollywood Panel: From Book to Screen"
REPLAY available, starting now.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

1:00 AM "Trivia Games - Blue Stage #2"
REPLAY available, starting now.
2:00 AM "Astra Daimon Round Table: Conversation with Other Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers"
REPLAY available, starting now.
3:00 AM "Trivia Games - Green Stage #3"
REPLAY available, starting now.
4:00 AM
5:00 AM "Atlanteo: The Completely Made-Up Ancient Language of Fictional Atlantis"
REPLAY available, starting now.
6:00 AM "Trivia Games - Yellow Stage #4"
REPLAY available, starting now.
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM Vimana Yellow Habitat Deck - Presentation: "Atlanteo Glossary in Aeson: Blue"
Vera Nazarian
Presentation: "Atlanteo Glossary in Aeson: Blue"
RECORDING available, starting now.
10:00 AM Sekar Mehet Museum, New Deshret - Costume Contest
Moderator: Teri N. Sears
11:00 AM Imperial Poseidon Museum - Art Show Contest
Moderator: Elizabeth Logotheti
12:00 PM Noon The Atlantis Grail Stadium - Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail - Final Tie-Breaker Championship Round
Champions of Sections One, Two, Three, and Four, compete in the Final Tie-Breaker Round to crown the ultimate TAG Con Trivia Games of the Atlantis Grail Champion.
MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderators: Shelley Bruce, Nydia Fernandez Burdick

1:30 PM Pharikoneon Chamber - Closing Ceremonies
Nancy Huett, Mistress of Ceremonies, MC and Host: Richard Joel. Moderator: TBA

REPLAYS of all remaining events available four (4) hours after their inital airing.


Convention Committee Volunteers

(The TAG Con Astra Daimon)

Shelley Bruce, Nydia Fernandez Burdick, Elanor Dean, Heather Dryer, Susan Franzblau, David Hubler, Nancy Huett, Elizabeth Logotheti, Teri N. Sears, Kerry Vosswinkel.


Convention Swag for Your Goodie Bag!

Take this Atlantean Color Quadrant Quiz to find out YOUR Color Quadrant!

Don't forget to personalize your name on both sides, front and back of the badge!

Don't forget to personalize your name on both sides, front and back of the badge!


Get some additional TAG Swag! For you, your friends, and you convention goodie bag!

  • The Atlantis Grail Store on Zazzle for all kinds of fun swag and merchandize inspired by the Atlantis Grail Series, including mugs, t-shirts, buttons, totes, holiday ornaments, and more. The TAG Con 2021 Swag is all there! (Or use this convenient link.)


Visit the official hangouts for TAG Fans online:


More TAG Fan Resources:

  • TAG DOT FAN is your one-stop starting place for all your fandom questions!

  • YouTube Channel with exclusive video content including chapter readings by the author! The video recordings of various events of this convention will eventually end up there! Don't forget to subscribe to the Channel!

  • Atlantean Calendar Date Converter, a fun website gadget to enjoy! Find out your Atlantean Birthday, see Fun Facts and TAG Quotes and more!

  • Official website of The Atlantis Grail Series: TheAtlantisGrail.comEverything is here! Up-to-date Status Updates on the next TAG novel or TAG novella writing progress and release schedule, the Color Quadrant Quiz, forthcoming TAG books, novellas, audiobooks, hardcover and paperback editions, movie/TV series film option info, Music of the Atlantis Grail, wiki, videos, prequel series, etc.

  • New to the series? Start reading the books here: QUALIFY (The Atlantis Grail Book #1) is free in all digital formats!

  • Have questions? Want your books autographed? Check the official TAG website FAQ!


REMINDER - Using Hashtags.

When you talk about TAG Con 2021 and The Atlantis Grail on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media, be sure to use the proper hashtags!

They are: #TAGCon2021 #TAGCon2021QuantumBlue #TheAtlantisGrail #TAGfan

It really makes a difference!



Official Rules of Conduct:
  1. Be kind and courteous, respect others, and strive to create a welcoming environment.

  2. Respect everyone’s privacy. Do not share anything outside the convention. This includes any links to convention-related programs or applications such as Discord, Zoom, and YouTube.

  3. Participants are to place themselves on MUTE and VIDEO OFF for all Zoom Sessions unless otherwise indicated by the Moderators.

  4. No politics or controversial subjects.

  5. No spam of any kind. Self-promotion and off-topic links are not permitted. Posts deemed inappropriate are subject to deletion.

  6. No bullying or hate speech, no disparaging comments of any kind. No discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, identity, or culture. If, for whatever reason, you feel bullied or threatened by another participant, please let the event organizers know so we may address the situation.

  7. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in your removal from the event and possible banishment from future events.



Recording Disclaimer:

By attending and/or participating in these panels, all participants hereby grant permission for their audio and/or video likenesses, and names (if applicable) to be used by TAG Con 2021 Quantum Blue in recordings and replays of the panels and other recorded materials, including YouTube Channel videos of the convention.



Prizes Disclaimer:

All TAG Con Contest and Competition Prizes, as described, will be awarded to the Winners, to the best of our ability. There may be item substitutions based on item availability and regional shipping restrictions. There may also be delays due to international shipping restrictions caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. No purchase required.


     

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