Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens is a mild-mannered freelancer by day, but by night, she's working on joining the Justice League. Cutting her teeth on fanfic before she knew there was such a thing (Frodo/Sam based on the books, anyone??), she's been writing since she learned that you put words together and form sentences. Her calling as a Professional Fangirl started with the X-Files, where she honed her writing and editing skills via fanfic that she finally had a name for, and discovered the amazing world of online fandom via IRC and AOL chats. And now, having written that, she feels old! She currently resides just outside Seattle, is owned by a cat named Gandalf, aspires to save the world, and owns over 100 tubes of lipstick.

DC Superhero Girls: Empowering a New Generation

DC Superhero Girls: Empowering a New Generation

“I love that we live in a time where people want a girl show.” – Tara Strong You may not have heard the name Tara Strong, but you’ve certainly heard her voice(s). Currently, she is the voice of many of your favorite heroines (and anti-heroines) in the animated DCverse. Some of her roles include Harley Quinn, Ivy, and Raven. This… Read more →

Make Films Like a Girl: Women in Film, Gender Issues, and Cinematic Politics

On Sunday afternoon, a nearly capacity audience gathered in Hyatt Spring to listen to four brilliant women filmmakers, all writers and directors, to talk about the trials and the (slow) changes toward the positive that exist for women breaking past the boys’ club in Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, the conversation started with Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins, and how this one film… Read more →

Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston entered a packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom Sunday afternoon to thunderous applause. Arthur Darvill was unable to make the panel due to his flight schedule, but the two women continued without him. They kicked off the panel by asking anyone with a sonic screwdriver to raise it in the air for a salute. Deciding to mix… Read more →

‘Love is Love’: Orlando Pulse Tribute Comic

On June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the deadliest mass shooting in American history rocked the LGBTQ+ community when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub called Pulse, killing 49 people and wounding 58. Shortly thereafter, comic writer Marc Andreyko put out a call to comic writers, artists, and some celebrities with a question: Would they contribute a one-to-two page… Read more →

Love, Laughter, and Comics: Milkfed Criminal Masterminds

The “Milkfed Criminal Masterminds” panel on Saturday in Hyatt Centennial I began, as a way to make sure everyone, from all walks of life, felt included and welcomed, with a group sing-along of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” This is indicative of how husband-and-wife comic book authors Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick treat their fans, and their writing: inclusion and… Read more →

‘Spoilers, Sweetie’: A Q&A with Alex Kingston

‘Spoilers, Sweetie’: A Q&A with Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston has a new convention game, and she kicked off her Q&A panel with it on Saturday. It’s called “How well do you know River?” and involves having people in the audience imitate her famous Doctor Who greeting, “Hello, Sweetie.” This also required a “sweetie-off,” which involved the two ultimate co-winners imitating her catch-phrase “Spoilers!” The winner? Got a… Read more →

A Female Superhero Movie at Last

“Is this how guys feel, during other superhero flicks?” exclaimed Cammien Ray, talking about watching Diana Prince climb onto the battlefield of No Man’s Land. A standing room only crowd filled Marriott M301–302 to talk about the highs, and the higher highs, that came from the summer blockbuster DC release of Wonder Woman. Panelists Ray, Kevin Eldridge, Tyra Burton, Jeni… Read more →

Everyday Superheroes

Everyday Superheroes

Four years ago, Dragon Con started a new year-round charitable program called Dragon Con Superheroes. In its first three years, the Superheroes contributed nearly 1,900 hours of community service for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Sweetwater Creek State Park, the Walk to End Lupus Now, the Lymphoma Walk, Piedmont Park, and For the Kid in All of Us. In 2017,… Read more →

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