Amanda Faith

Amanda Faith

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together.

Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced.

Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con.

Stirring the Creativity Pot

The Hyatt Embassy CD was full on Sunday afternoon with people wanting to know the secrets of creating fresh ideas for plots and characters from some highly creative people. The panel, moderated by Bill Fawcett, consisted of Chris A. Jackson, Janny Wurts, Jim Butcher, and Chelsea Quinn Yarboro. This Q&A session brought out some interesting points on how each writer… Read more →

Fly Me to Space

The Hilton Crystal Ballroom was standing room only Sunday evening as the audience was eager to meet and hear from Dr. Stephen K. Robinson. He retired from NASA on June 30, 2012, after 17 years as an astronaut and 36 years of NASA service. He visited the ISS twice and has received numerous awards, including NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished… Read more →

The Villains are Alive with the Georgia Philharmonic

The Villains are Alive with the Georgia Philharmonic

This is the fifth year the Georgia Philharmonic has performed at Dragon Con. Each year, there has always been a level of barely-contained excitement to the anticipation of the arrangement that will be performed. Each year, we think that it can’t get any better. Each year we are wrong. It’s always better. This year was no exception. The Hyatt Centennial was filled to capacity of over 3,000… Read more →

Family Don’t End With Blood: Supernatural

Family Don’t End With Blood: Supernatural

Saturday afternoon’s wonderful panel from Supernatural, moderated by Tony Gowell, filled 2,000 seats in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Samantha Smith, DJ Qualls, Kim Rhodes, and Sebastian Roche were listed for this panel. Guests were thrilled with a surprise guest—Ruth Connell. Everyone noticed right off the bat how close these cast members were. Qualls decided at the beginning of the Q&A… Read more →

Singing with the Elves

In a mash-up of High Fantasy and reality, Kathleen Dallin had the attendees separate by voice (Soprano, Alto, and Baritones) at the beginning of the panel held in Hilton Grand West Friday at 5:30PM to create an elf choir. Two pieces of music were handed out. Although music training was not necessary for this panel, it did help. Within an… Read more →

Getting Your Quack on with Duckman and Duckfairy

Coloring and ducks. Is there anything better for fun and relaxation? Not according to Duckman and Duckfairy. This event, held in Hyatt Techwood Friday at 2:30PM, was family friendly for kids of all ages. There were several pages for everyone to color, a small pool full of duckies for the little ones to play in, and a take-home package of… Read more →

Stan “The Man” Lee: A Tribute

As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the room. The screens lit up. A video tribute to Stan Lee appeared. It’s a collage of various cameos and rolls that Lee appeared in a variety of his movies. A man among men, Lee was iconic in the world of comics, as well as to humanity. Friday afternoon in the Marriott… Read more →

Flying Your Geek Flag

Coming to Dragon Con has so many joys. People hang with other geeks, go to panels to satisfy their fandom passions, and meet up with family they haven’t seen all year. It is such a joyous event. Dragon Con is also known for its many and varied costumes. There are several costume contests throughout the weekend for members to have… Read more →

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