Animation Mechbird: FIRST PLACE and BEST ANIMATION, directed by Ashley Auld. The Day of the Subgenius: SECOND PLACE, directed by Chris Hopewell. Baby-Cue, Animation–HONORABLE MENTION, directed by Hazel Grian. Magic Realism Dwindling: FIRST PLACE, and BEST SHORT, directed by Arnie Lerner. Fate & Fortune: SECOND PLACE, directed by Keith Jefferies. The Reckoning: HONORABLE MENTION, directed by Chris Barfoot and Robert… Read more →
Edward Scissorhands resembled a statue as he prepared for his walk across the stage. Optimus Prime climbed into his multi-piece 9-foot costume. Pan danced around in merriment. The audience was riveted as Daffy proclaimed “I am Duck Dodgers in the Twenty-Fourth-and-a-Half-Century!” But the Masquerade was not fully launched until a brigade of imperial storm troopers and a battalion of rebels… Read more →
Dawn? Ha! Real beauty was on parade at the 2001 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant. As a human, I scampered to my seat to avoid the wrath of any of the many mighty Klingon warriors that filled the hall. Other Terrans surrounded me, but off several isles to my left, the ridges far outnumbered us smooth-heads. The three judges, Cherelyn… Read more →
Take two major artists, Don Bluth and Larry Elmore, add two raucous writers, Peter David and Harlan Ellison, and trick them into an hour-long performance, and you have a wild ride for everyone. Iron Artist, a Dragon*Con variation on Iron Chef, pitted Bluth and Elmore in a bizarre competition: 60 minutes to create a work of art with a mystery… Read more →
Winners of the Dawn Look-alike Contest: From Left: Trisha Buchwald, 3rd place; Milicent Olvey, 1st place; Joseph Michael Linsner; Dawn Emannuelle, honorable mention; Amanda Wolf, 2nd place. Backstage: Surrounded by a bevy of flame-tressed Dawn look-alikes, we were impressed by the variety of interpretations of the popular Joseph Michael Linsner character. Dawn, the goddess, the woman, is resplendent in her… Read more →
The crowd lined in anticipation to find out whom the most embodied the beauty of the Klingon Empire. The judges where known as Admiral Kroesh of KAG (Larry Septrick), Richard Herd (L’Kor on TNG: Birthright I & II), and Cheralyn L. Lambeth. Amidst the honorable Klingon warrior caste, eight stalwart warriors battled for the place of most desirable Klingon in… Read more →
The Annual Dragon*Con Masquerade Costume contest was held last night with its traditional hilarity and strangeness. There were 44 contestants in a wide variety of genres who put a lot of work and effort into their creations. Congratulations to all the contestants for a job well done. These were the best of the best.
Best Artist in Show: Todd Lockwood, Dragon Lance PROFESSIONAL Best Color Piece: Todd Lockwood, Dragon Lance Best Black & White Piece: Joy Marie Ledet, Aisling Best 3-D Piece: Jonathan Bowling, Keeper AMATEUR Best Color: Stanley Morrison, Pet Dragon Best Black & White: Melissa Gay, A Magical Meeting Best 3-D Piece: Todd Bowlin, Goblin (2) SPECIAL AWARDS Best Clay or Wood:… Read more →