I was kinda floored when I saw this date announced. Ozrics are one of my favorite bands. They are not metal, but they are excellent. Mike Portnoy, Devin Townsend, Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Christofer Johnsson (Therion), Marcel Coenen and Gregoor Van der Loo (Lemur Voice) and other metal muzos consider themselves fans. From the Masquerade's website: "Ozric Tentacles (commonly known as the Ozrics) is an instrumental band from Somerset, England, whose music can loosely be described as psychedelic or space rock. Formed in 1984, the band has released 30 albums as of 2009, and become a DIY cottage industry selling over a million albums worldwide despite never having major label backing. The Ozrics also use a wide range of instruments in their performances. Electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, recorders, xylophones and even sounds of digitally tweaked human voices appear throughout." I'm assuming the low ticket price and odd choice of venue (downstairs in Hell?!) means they won't be bringing their amazing liquid light show, but....an Ozrics show is an Ozrics show. Should be sweet. It's the Thursday right as Dragon*Con starts, so I'm planning on skipping out for a bit and letting my staff handle things back at the convention.