Silk Road Track at Dragon*Con 2011
Friday

Welcome to the Silk Road 

Your road map to the Silk Road adventure at Dragon*Con! Meet the staff and learn about the origami crane project happening all weekend long.
Fri 10:00 am;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);

Introduction to Belly Dance w/Phoenicia: 
This is an actual dance class open to anyone of any experience level covering basic steps & turns used in belly dance and many other types of dance.
Guests: Phoenicia
Fri 11:30 am;  International North;   1 Hour(s);  

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls 

Open forum show & tell of these highly customizable and collectable dolls, meet and greet other collectors.
Guests: Panelist: Tina Rose Black
Fri 01:00 pm;  Piedmont;   2.5 Hour(s);  

Chinese Sleeve Dance 
Learn the art of Tang Dynasty Water Sleeve Dance. History, costuming and moves to practice will be included.
Guests: Panelist: Natakiya, Staff: Kira Lang
Fri 04:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Drum Circle Etiquette
What to expect, what to do or not to do and how to keep the beat! For drummers, dancers and visitors.
Guests: Panelist: Achbar, Panelist: M Eaves, Panelist: M Octavius
Fri 05:30 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Barbary Corsairs - Ottoman Pirates

Learn about Corsairs like Barbarossa (Redbeard) enslaving over a million Europeans in the 16-19th centuries, where the eye patch came from and more.
Guests: Panelist: Marcus Octavius
Fri 07:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Elegant Gothic Lolita 101 & 102
Victorian & Rococo trends, post feminism & cute rolled into one Japanese fashion style. Basics of EGL, where to buy & how to create the perfect outfit
Panelist: Amber Victoria
Fri 08:30 pm;  Piedmont;   2.5 Hour(s);  

Saturday

Parade
Sat 10:00 am;  Parade;   1 Hour(s);  

Isolations & Travel steps in Belly Dance w/Phoenicia 
An actual dance class open to everyone covering isolated body movements and combining them with traveling steps to music.
Guests: Phoenicia
Sat 11:30 am;  Hanover C - E;   1 Hour(s);  

Eating in the Box: Bento 101

Learn the history of bento boxes from 700 AD to now. Get advice for making your own. Basic design techniques for traditional and character bentos.
Guests: Panelist: Natakiya
Sat 01:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Sabutai Musashi: Ninkage-ryu
Ninkage-ryu a Japanese martial arts style continues to live. Grandmaster Musashi uses a variety of weapons and implements to astound and amaze.
Guests: Sabutai Musashi
Sat 02:30 pm;  International South;   1 Hour(s);  

Sabutai Musashi Q&A
Master Tai and his staff discuss martial arts.
Sat 04:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Silk Road Expo
Performances of the Silk Road - past, present, future and imagined.   ---->>>
Sat 05:30 pm;  Hanover C - E;   1 Hour(s); 

Steampunk & Orientalism
The orientalist fantasy and Steampunk from cultures along the Silk Road....
Guests: G. D. Falksen
Sat 07:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Asian Horror Film Fest
Asian horror film fest, screening "Savasana" a vampire film, "TeppanDead" a comical samurai/zombie film and a preview of "The Pact" by Rob Fitz
Guests: Rob Fitz
Sat 08:30 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Sunday

Using the arms & hands in Belly Dance w/Phoenicia 
An actual class open to everyone demonstrating various arm styles to coordinate with and enhance steps.
Guests: Phoenicia
Sun 10:00 am;  Hanover C - E;   1 Hour(s);  

Romani Trail & Silk Road 
Learn about the history, culture and art of the Romani and their trek from India to the West.
Guests: Panelist: Amanda Kimbrell, Panelist: Jadi Fatima
Sun 11:30 am;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Intro to Persian Dance
Persian Court dance is deeply rooted in the spirituality of Sufi poetry. Fluid, expressive, improvisational dance - different from other area dances.
Guests: Panelist: Jadi Fatima
Sun 01:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s); 

Far Eastern Braiding 
Presentation of Far Eastern braiding, demonstration of a Mongolian braiding stand and a make & take Kumihimo
Guests: Panelist: Natakiya, Panelist: Jadi Fatima
Sun 02:30 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Belly Dance, Burlesque & Orientalism 
Burlesque performer, Belly Dancer and Steampunk vixen discusses the connection between belly dance and burlesque.
Guests: Panelist: Talloolah Love
Sun 04:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Subatai Musashi Demo
Ninkage-ryu a Japanese martial arts style continues to live. Grandmaster Musashi uses a variety of weapons and implements to astound and amaze.
Guests: Sabutai Musashi
Sun 05:30 pm;  International South;   1 Hour(s);  

Sabutai Musashi Q&A 
Master Tai and his staff discuss martial arts.
Sun 07:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Drum Rhythms
Learn simple drum rhythms from cultures along the Silk Road. Bring or borrow a drum or clap along!
Guests: Panelist: Achbar, Panelist: Marcus Octavius
Sun 08:30 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Monday

SCA on the Silk Road 
Do you like cosplay? History? Silk Road culture? If so then you'll love creating a Silk Road persona in the SCA! Join us to find out more.
Guests: Panelist: M Octavius, Panelist: Elspeth, Panelist: J Fatima
Mon 10:00 am;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Godzilla 
Trivia contest on the longest running film series in movie history! We will also discuss the new movie slated for release in 2012.
Guests: Staff: Marilyn Teague, Staff: Thomas Blanks
Mon 11:30 am;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

Adding Props & Choosing Music w/Phoenicia
A short demonstration followed by a solo panel & Q&A on the use of props & various styles of music.
Guests: Phoenicia
Mon 01:00 pm;  International North;   1 Hour(s);  

Open Origami 
Open fold, drop-by & create a souvenir of your Dragon*Con experience; make a pet, flower, boat, box or something else to remember us by!
Guests: Staff: Kim McGibony
Mon 02:30 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);  

End of the Road 
Reminisce about your experiences in the East, share your souvenirs from Asia and let us know what you would like visit on the Silk Road next year!
Mon 04:00 pm;  Piedmont;   1 Hour(s);
Approved Schedule
- subject to change due to guest issues or room scheduling complications
Kira Lang
SilkRoad@DragonCon.org
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Silk Road Staff
Andye ~ Emporess ~ Khloe ~ Tom
Silk Road Expo 2011

Confirmed Performers:
Awalim
Cross-Cultural Dance Company
Jadi Fatima
Jahara Phoenix & Sherar
Karabela
Kartane of Raven's Wing
Natakiya
Ophelia Baptista
Phonecia
Sheraiah
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