Culture on My Mind
Bram Stoker’s Dracula at 30
March 28, 2022
This week, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track loves biters.
On March 24th, the esteemed panel of ToniAnn Marini (on Twitter and The Geeky Devil) and Keith DeCandido (decandido.net and wherever fine books are sold) convened with Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel to celebrate the lush and extravagant retelling of the classic vampire tale. These creatures of the night made music discussing highs, lows, faithfulness to the novel, and everything it inspired along the way. Cross the oceans of time with them.
These Classic Track Quarantine Panels will be held once every two weeks (or every fortnight, if you will). If you want to play along at home, grab your internet-capable device of choice and navigate the webs to the YouTube channel and/or the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
If you want to connect with the track, Joe, and/or Gary on the socials, you can find them on Twitter (ClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and sneezythesquid) and Instagram (SciFiClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and Gary_Mitchel). And, of course, to celebrate more pop culture awesomeness, you can find Dragon Con all year round on the internet, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
The next panel will be on March 31st, just in time for an international day of foolery. It is time to commemorate the anniversary of Steel. You can find all of this and more every other Thursday as the American Sci-Fi Classics Track explores the vast reaches of classic American science fiction.
The episode art each week is generously provided by the talented Sue Kisenwether. You can find her (among other places) on Women at Warp: A Star Trek Podcast.
Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.
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