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Top Podcasters Descend on Dragon*Con 2010

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 Minds Behind HowStuffWorks.com Podcasts Take Fans Behind the Microphones

ATLANTA - August 31, 2010 This week, thousands of sci-fi enthusiasts will overtake Atlanta to celebrate the 24th annual Dragon*Con, billed as the world's largest multimedia and pop culture convention. This year's lineup includes "HowStuffWorks.com Podcasts: From Medici Murders to Linux and Lightsabers," in which panelists will discuss how any subject can be brought to life through dialogue and fan interaction. HowStuffWorks.com panel members include:

  • Tracy V. Wilson, FanStuff - Wilson will lead the panel as moderator. She is the Web Site Director for HowStuffWorks.com and writes the FanStuff blog. She also created "The Dragon*Con Survival Guide," which includes transportation tips, ideas for costume upkeep and photos from previous years. "The team is enormously excited about Dragon*Con and happy for the opportunity to be part of the podcast track," says Wilson. "Our listeners will get a behind-the-scenes look into how we choose, research and record podcasts, and we'll take some time to answer questions from the audience as well."
  • Katie Lambert and Sarah Dowdey, Stuff You Missed in History Class - History class may have been bland in high school for some, but Lambert and Dowdey use their blog and podcast, which is currently the top-rated history podcast on iTunes, to spice things up, taking on subjects like the Wild West, the Medici murders, Atlantis and Hitler.
  • Chris Pollette and Jonathan Strickland, TechStuff - From Facebook and Google to ghost hunting technology and fiber optics, Pollette and Strickland are a source for everyone from "n00bs" to tech geniuses. TechStuff is currently ranked the No. 1 technology podcast on iTunes.

Dragon*Con attendees can check out the podcaster panel on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton hotel, room 204. The Hilton hotel address is 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. To arrange an interview with one of the HowStuffWorks.com panelists, please contact Kathleen Reynolds at 917-595-3031 or kreynolds@cooperkatz.com.