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Dragon*Con is a multi-genre convention, founded in 1987, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Puppetry Track 2012 included various presentations directly related to the Muppets.

  • The Muppets Screening with Peter Linz: "A screening of new The Muppets film with commentary from star Peter Linz (Walter.)"
  • Puppetry for Children’s Television: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Peter Linz and Ryan Dillon discuss their years in children's television programs including Bear in the Big Blue House and Sesame Street.
  • Heather Henson "A Daughter Remembers": The youngest of Jim Henson's 5 children, Heather Henson of IBEX Puppetry provides a rare glimpse into the life & extraordinary career of her father.
  • Puppetry for TV: A Muppeteer demonstrates skills and techniques used for television puppetry. Limited audience participation. Peter Linz and Ryan Dillon appear with Gordon Smuder, of puppet sitcom Translvania Television.
  • Jim Henson: Not Da Muppets: A discussion of Henson’s other works for film & television. These aren’t your cute & cuddly Muppets. From Dark Crystal to Farscape and beyond. Guest Kathleen O'Shea David.
  • It’s Time to Raise the Curtain… "Our guests discuss their experience working with the Muppets." Peter Linz, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Craig Yoe.
  • Peter Linz Muppeteer Peter Linz talks about his career
  • Fraggle Rock! Moderated by Kathleen O'Shea David, with guest Heather Henson

Many of the presenters also participated in non-Muppet presentations, like a Lolly Lardpop show with Leslie Carrara and Heather Henson presenting "Handmade Puppet Dreams" volume 5, a world puppetry film showcase.

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