Nancy Northcott

Nancy Northcott is the Comics Track Director for ConTinual. She's also a lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, fantasy, and history. Her published works include the Boar King's Honor historical fantasy trilogy and the Arachnid Files romantic suspense series. Collaborating with Jeanne Adams, she also writes the Outcast Station science fiction mystery series.

Military Science Fiction Authors Discuss Their Work

Friday afternoon in Westin Chastain DE, four military science fiction (MSF) authors discussed their work and took questions from the audience. The panel opened with moderator Karen Henson asking the authors, Amy J. Murphy, David Weber, Chris Kennedy, and Van Allen Plexico, to define MSF and explain how they came to write it. Weber quoted Baen editor Toni Weiskopf as… Read more →

Jodo: The Art of Stickfighting

Jodo: The Art of Stickfighting

On Friday afternoon in Hyatt International South, Jason Hughes and his martial arts students, Mari Baker, Tammy Cleaveland, and Don Roberts, presented the history and techniques of Jodo, a stickfighting discipline. Jodo differs from quarterstaff or bo staff fighting in that the stick is shorter than a conventional staff. Jo Jutsu is the art of the staff, the first weapon… Read more →

Medieval Mythbusting

On Friday at 1PM in Hyatt International South, the Palmetto Knights busted a number of myths about medieval warfare. Laurence Lagnese moderated the program. Participants were Brant Hale, Chris Walters, Josh Waters, Kirk Curtis, and Jeff Bowers. The audience tremendously enjoyed the demonstration portions of the panel, which involved various grades of steel available in the medieval period. The group… Read more →

Roaming and Writing with Chris A. Jackson

Roaming and Writing with Chris A. Jackson

Author Chris A. Jackson has been a professional and scientist and is a lifelong gamer. He’s also a natural roamer. He and his wife split their time between the North Carolina mountains and the Caribbean. His Weapon of Flesh series about a magical assassin has made the Kindle bestseller list several times, but he also writes horror, satirical science fiction,… Read more →

31st Century Heroes Invade the Hilton

31st Century Heroes Invade the Hilton

On Saturday morning , cosplayers garbed as members of DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes (known to fans as simply “the Legion” or “the LSH”) gathered for a photoshoot on the Hilton’s fifth-floor balcony. The Legion debuted in Adventure Comics #247 in 1958 with a story fittingly called “The Legion of Super-Heroes.” The group’s three founding members introduced Superboy to their… Read more →

Avengers: Journey From Comics to Movies

On Thursday evening in the Hyatt Regency V Ballroom, Tony Barletta, Van Allen Plexico, and Michael R. Bailey discussed the Avengers’ development in media beyond comics. The pickings were slim for Avengers fans prior to the development of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As examples, the panelists offered a slide showing early live-action and animated television features. One of… Read more →

Turning Local History into Fantasy: Stuart Jaffe

Turning Local History into Fantasy: Stuart Jaffe

Stuart Jaffe, a northern transplant to the Carolinas, draws on his experience and his surroundings to create his different fantasy series. They range from a contemporary series featuring a ghost detective to post-apocalyptic adventures. The Daily Dragon sat down with Jaffe to get the story behind the books. Daily Dragon (DD): Who is Max Porter, and how did you come… Read more →

Marv Wolfman & George Pérez Together Again

Marv Wolfman & George Pérez Together Again

Friday morning at 10AM in Hyatt International South, legendary comic book creators Marv Wolfman and George Pérez discussed their collaborations and their friendship. Moderator Tony Barletta, the track director, kept the conversation moving.  The pair’s best-known collaborations were New Teen Titans (NTT) (1980) and Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985). They worked together earlier, though, when Wolfman edited Marvel’s Sons of… Read more →

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