This panel in the Hilton 205-207 room on Saturday morning was speaker Sean Faircloth. He was buoyant and friendly, smiling and making small jokes to start the ball rolling. As a ten-year congressional veteran, his plan is to present a specific plan to return America to its secular roots. His belief is that there needs to be separation between church… Read more →
In this Q&A panel in the Hyatt Manilla/Singapore room on Friday morning, Gary Hayes was warm and friendly. Right off the bat, he had the audience laughing, warming them up to stimulate their creative processes. The workshop was structured around the premise that there are two ways to approach developing a story. The first is to start with a cool… Read more →
This panel was held in the Hyatt Baker room on Friday morning. The guest speakers were Mark Gunn, Leslie Fish, Andrew McKey, Michelle, and Tom Smith. From the start, these musicians were comical, demonstrating how the filking community is more than a gathering; it’s family. This panel explained what filking is. Its origins started in 1936, and it had evolved… Read more →
In this Q&A panel in the Marriot M106-107 on Friday afternoon, Leigh Bennett-Conner, the X-Track director, and Rox Henkle were warm, friendly, and comical. They had the audience laughing from moment one, fielding several questions about the new series Warehouse 13. In tribute to Pete, one of the main characters, Leigh passed out cookies to all participants. Topics of the… Read more →
Patrick McLean, Slau, and George Hrab were the guests on this Q&A panel in the Room 201 (Hyatt) on Saturday morning. This lively group of gentlemen definitely know their craft. One of the best ways to get your podcast to sound better is to get a better sound out of yourself. Posture, clarity, diction, and what you are drinking during… Read more →
I was fortunate in garnering interviews with four award-winning authors: Susan Kearney, Sandra Hill, Lori Handeland, and Susan Sizemore. Each of these ladies has published multiple books and experienced great success in the literary world. You can purchase their books at the Missing Volume Science and Fantasy Bookseller at www.themissingvolume.com.
The blood drive continues to be a huge success! According to Doc Koslow, the director of the drive, as of 5PM Sunday, 1,000 people have participated and donated 750 units. The drive expects to collect a total of 1,000 units by the close of Dragon*Con. This will break the record held by Comic-Con of 856 units. Almost all of the… Read more →
In the Hyatt on Saturday, Debra Dixon talked about her book, Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. She talked about the four areas that every writer needs to cover in their books: who, what, why, and why not. When sending out queries, editors want to know the plot, the main characters, and the world. She claims that although she did not come… Read more →