The “Lights! Cameras! Explosions! It’s the Rocket City Rednecks!” panel started on a casual note on Friday 11:30AM. The panelists, Charles Taylor, Dr. Travis Taylor, and Greg “Rog” Jones, from National Geographic Channel’s popular program Rocket City Rednecks chatted with fans until time for the panel to begin. They opened their presentation with Travis Taylor telling the audience a bit… Read more →
Dragon*Cons celebrity guests don’t always have time to sit down and eat in a restaurant or stand in line for a snack. Some would be unable to have a meal or even a cup of coffee without interruptions. For these guests, the Green Room provides a quiet place to have a meal or a snack. The Green Room Director, Edward… Read more →
Atlanta author Jana Oliver writes an award-winning young adult fantasy set in an alternate Atlanta and featuring the Atlanta Demon Trappers Guild. A Dragon*Con regular, Oliver sat down with The Daily Dragon to discuss her books.
C. L. Wilson is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with her Tairen Soul series. (Except for the hero and heroine, who are Fey, the Tairen are a race of large, winged felines with shapeshifting capability. The hero, Rain, is called the Tairen Soul.) Publishers Weekly said of the fifth volume, Crown of Crystal Flame,… Read more →
This year’s Writer’s Track is sponsored by Bell Bridge Books, an imprint of Belle Books. According to CEO and acquiring editor Debra Dixon, Belle Books grew out of a conversation at Dragon*Con. Several of the partners were sitting in a hotel room, talking about the changes in publishing just after the wholesaler implosion a dozen or so years ago. They… Read more →
One of the people struggling through the crowd after the parade was Publishers Weekly contributing editor and blogger Barbara Vey. She agreed to sit down and answer some questions about her blog, Beyond Her Book. Daily Dragon (DD): Welcome to Dragon*Con! What brings you here? Barbara Vey (BV): I cover books, authors, and events. I’m here because there are a… Read more →
Christopher Heyerdahl’s entrance set the tone for the “Sanctuary—League of Extraordinary Individuals” panel in the Atrium Ballroom (American Sci-Fi Media track) at 2:30PM on Friday. He surprised the show’s fans first by appearing with a full head of hair, in contrast to his completely bald character, then danced across the stage and mugged for Dragon*Con TV. Heyerdahl and costars Robin… Read more →
Fans of Battlestar Galactica packed the Centennial Ballroom at 1PM Friday for the “BSG—Children of Humanity” panel (American Science Fiction track). Panelists Michael Hogan, Edward James Olmos, Richard Hatch, Tricia Helfer, Tahmoh Penikett, and Dr. Kevin Grazier spent the next hour answering questions from fans.