Dragon*Con is a haven for science fiction fans whose favorite genre is television media. According to Marc Berman, a TV analyst for www.mediaweek.com (as reported in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), “the end of the X-Files [in 2002] signaled the end of a golden era for sci-fi” on television. Even though Buffy may have “slain her last vampire” on first-run, primetime… Read more →
“Dragon*Con’s digital art show is one of a kind for genre fandom,” said audre, the digital show’s director. Located in Artist Alley (Marriott Imperial Ballroom), “get art the way you want,” is the slogan for the program. The show within the art show offers digital art in a variety of media: glossy canvas, glossy Light Jet™, matte Light Jet™, and… Read more →
Ghoultown will perform its farewell concert at Dragon*Con 2004 Sun 1AM Regency Ballroom VI-VII. Count Lyle, Ghoultown’s lead vocalist, said, “letting Dragon*Con be our last show is kind of a cool thing.” Lyle added, “We are retiring and doing something else, letting the winds blow us wherever.” Fans interested in following the group should check out their website at www.ghoultown.com…. Read more →
While MSNBC reported today that Hurricane Frances is weakening, Dragon*Con is still feeling its effects. The Daily Dragon received random calls all Friday morning asking whether Dragon*Con was being cancelled. 2.5 million Floridians were ordered to evacuate as meteorologists tried to forecast Frances’s landfall, but, in the tradition of the circus, the Dragon*Con “show” will go on. Not to say… Read more →
. . . the very dreams that blister sleep . . .” Tracy Hickman and Laura Curtis Hickman awed a packed Writers’ Track session Friday afternoon with their “Mythics Fundamentals Workshop.” The Hickmans compressed a week-long seminar into an energetic two and a half hours. The workshop covered story mechanics and world-building in the context of myth as defined by… Read more →
At the “witching hour” Saturday night, panelists including a Wiccan/Egyptian witch, an Odinist priestess and an Episcopalian described how their religious and spiritual practices suffused their writing. Suddenly, an eerie wail broke through the back wall of the Greenbriar room. After a second of stunned surprise, the panelists and audience broke into gales of laughter. The screams continued throughout the… Read more →
Debra Dixon will teach a one-hour workshop covering the elements of fiction writing on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the WRIT/Writer’s Track (Greenbriar). The mini seminar is based on concepts from Dixon’s book GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict, The Building Blocks of Good Fiction (Gryphon Books for Writers 1996).
Ma’Jon of the Clan IpaQ (Marjan Peltier) wrested the Miss Klingon Empire title from seven other formidable warriors vying for the honor. Ma’Jon stalked Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts in formal attire trimmed with gold. She demonstrated her skills as the Head Chef of the Klingon Imperial Palace by stabbing and milking the young from a prized Klingon delicacy… Read more →