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Friday, September 04, 2015

Muppet/The Jim Henson Company Themed Events at This Weekend's Dragon Con


Friday 7pm Imagination Illustrated: Inside Jim Henson’s Journal The Jim Henson Company archivist (author, Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal) takes you inside Jim Henson’s private journal for an overview of his diverse and exhilarating career. See selected handwritten entries and archival footage that give insight into Jim’s creative process.
Saturday 1pm A New Home for the World of Jim Henson Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts Preview Jim Henson’s puppets & props from the permanent exhibit at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Saturday 2:30pm Caroll Spinney: Puppeteer Join the man behind two of the most prolific puppets in history for an inside look at his experiences behind the scenes on Sesame Street. Caroll will be answering questions on his work inside and outside of the iconic Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch roles. 

Saturday 11:30pm How Did We Do That? A live/video discussion of the technical set-ups of some complicated puppetry effects in several mainstream film & TV projects. Included are sequences from The Muppets, Shadowmation endeavors, & a few other well-known properties. Show up & ask Tyler Bunch how we did it.

Sunday 11:30am Caroll & Steve: Early Days of Sesame Street Join two legends of puppetry hold a Q&A panel on Sesame Street, working with Jim Henson, & their experiences through the years. Be prepared with your best questions! 

Sunday 2:30pm Steve Whitmire: The Muppets, 1978-2004 Connect with longtime Muppet performer at a Q&A panel on his experiences working with Kermit & the gang during the Muppet Show’s heyday up through 2004. Ask Steve your questions about his classic Muppet experiences playing roles from right hand to lead character & everything in between. 

Sunday 5:30pm The Muppets at Disney Catch up with the Muppets at a Q&A panel with the VP of the Muppets Studio along with a veteran Muppet performer on projects produced within Disney since 2004. Everything you want to know from those in the know…just ask! 

Monday 10am Steve Whitmire: All the Other Stuff Renowned Muppet Performer discusses all his other work in television including Fraggle Rock, A Christmas Toy, Tale of the Bunny Picnic, Dinosaurs, Jim Henson’s Animal Show. and the feature films The Dark Crystal, Dreamchild, Labyrinth. and The Witches in a Q&A panel.

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