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.

Singing with the Elf Choir

On Friday at 7PM, people of all ages and musical abilities gathered in the Hilton Crystal Ballroom for this panel, a mash-up of High Fantasy and reality. Kathleen Dallin, the lead of this panel, had the attendees separated by voice (Soprano, Alto, and Baritones) at the beginning. Two pieces of music were handed out. Although music training was not necessary… Read more →

Lang Belta Level 1

The TV series The Expanse introduced Lang Belta, a Creole-style language from space that blends languages from all over Earth with the unique culture of the Belt. Hanne Madeleine Gates Paine (Iro) led this panel on Friday in Marriott M301 at 2:30PM, teaching the participants some of the basic conversational phrases of Lang Belta. Paine is an acclaimed language educator… Read more →

No Sew Fabric Flowers

Want to be creative but don’t know how to sew? No problem. This Friday workshop on making fabric flowers without sewing, in the AmericasMart2 203D, was a prepaid workshop for Con participants. Using various fabrics and hot glue, participants were able to make flowers that could be used for cosplay, decoration, or any kind on embellishment. One of the side… Read more →

Ribbons! Ribbons EVERYWHERE!

Do you love ribbons? Then the Hyatt Concourse on Thursday at 2:30PM was the place to be. Collecting ribbons at Dragon Con has become a cult favorite activity. What started out as a “here is a cool message about something I like” has become an all-out obsession. Most participants attach their ribbons to the bottom of their badges. As time… Read more →

Solar Astronomy—LIVE!

The brightest light in our lives, the sun, doesn’t get enough respect. A program designed to give the sun proper attention ran weekend-long, Friday through Sunday, on the outside deck of the Hilton. The weather was perfect for this program, all weekend long. This year, the sun seems to be more active than in recent years. Participants received special viewing… Read more →

Belly Dance Moves You

People are usually seeking a different way to exercise, and at 11:30AM on Sunday in Hilton 404-405 instructor Alya Almee offered us a new idea. Belly dancing is an inexpensive way to tone the body and increase your cardio with just one tool – you. This class combined isolation body movements with traveling steps set to music. Almee broke everything… Read more →

Are You Loyal to the Ribbon?

Have you ever wondered about the ribbons seen hanging from the badges? Although this group is only a few years old, it has quickly grown into a tradition here at Dragon Con. “The Loyal Order of the Ribbon” met Saturday at 10AM in Hyatt Grand Hall D to exchange ribbons and mix and mingle. This group hands out ribbons to… Read more →

The Musical Talents of the Georgia Philharmonic

This is the sixth year the Georgia Philharmonic 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 II–III was filled to capacity Saturday night at 7:30PM as people waited for… Read more →

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