Colleen Callahan

Colleen Callahan

Colleen Callahan is a freelance content writer and social media consultant specializing in food and beverage, writing blog posts, newsletters, and managing social media accounts. She recently sold her house and most of her possessions and moved into an RV with her two doggos. They live the full-time nomad life, traveling the US and chasing 70 degrees.

Starting with A Wrinkle In Time and never looking back, Colleen is a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural. Favorite time burners are anything by Joss Whedon, the entire Outlander universe, the occasional Neil Gaiman rant, and as many geeky TV shows as she can lay her eyes on.

Recently, Colleen has decided to go back to her first love - writing. Since the third grade, creating neighborhood newsletters with a typewriter and copying them with a mimeograph machine (remember those?), the writing flame has been kept alive through short stints in industry magazines, copywriting for marketing projects, and writing on her blog, www.Sunrise2SunsetRV.com. Volunteering for the Daily Dragon was the first stepping stone in a journey towards her Destiny. Colleen can also be seen on her YouTube channel, Sunrise 2 Sunset RV.

‘Everybody Gets a God!’

Sunday evening at 8:30PM in the Chastain Ballroom of the Westin, speakers and audience members alike discussed the new Neil Gaiman show, American Gods. Erika A. Pratt, Damian Allen, Father Bryan Small, John Hartness, Wendy Hembrock, and Thomas Mariani were moderated by Carol Malcolm in the panel “Coming to America: An American Gods Fan Panel.” Though based on the book… Read more →

Is It Real Life? AR and VR

As Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) become more mainstream, questions turn to the future. The professionals at the “Augmented and Virtual Reality” panel on Friday at 1PM in Westin Augusta E-G discussed what is coming in this emerging field. Roger Altizer, Mike Capps, Maribeth Gandy, and Blair MacIntyre talked hardware, software, and creators. Though the discussion was dominated… Read more →

A Fish, a Troll, and a Dragon Walk Into a Tea Shop

A Fish, a Troll, and a Dragon Walk Into a Tea Shop

The first annual “Splendid Teacup Race” took place Saturday at 4PM in the Sheraton Atlanta ballroom. Sponsored by both the Alternative History and Robotics and Makers tracks, this family-friendly event was well attended. Approximately 250 guests surrounded the small track around which ten entrants would soon be racing. Begun in 2014 in New Zealand, teapot racing is governed by The… Read more →

Nazis Are Bad and Everyone Is Horrible

The fan panel “The Grasshopper Lies Heavy: The Man in the High Castle” was interactive from the beginning. Convened in Sheraton Augusta at 4PM on Saturday afternoon, the panel was moderated by Lindsey Boyer and included Roxanne Henkle, Andrea La-Rosa, Gary Mitchel, and Mark Staubitz. Right out of the gate, someone asked how similar the TV show is to the… Read more →

Good or Evil: The Two Sides of Grant Ward and Aida

Good or Evil: The Two Sides of Grant Ward and Aida

Mallory Jansen and Brett Dalton of the Marvel Universe hit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. answered audience questions Friday afternoon at 5:30PM in the Grand Ballroom in the Sheraton for the panel “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (or Is That Hydra?)” The two actors have the unique perspective of playing good characters that have gone bad. Leigh Bennet-Conner moderated the Q&A session and started by asking both actors about… Read more →

Not Just Programmers: Finding Unusual Video Gaming Jobs

The international panel of experts at the “Unusual Jobs in the Video Game Industry” panel have extremely diverse backgrounds and hold interesting jobs in a field primarily known for artists, programmers, and coders. The full room in the Westin at 5:30PM Saturday was excited to learn about alternatives to break into a field many of them interact with for entertainment… Read more →

Vikings: A Different World

Vikings: A Different World

The fourth season of Vikings, the popular television series that airs on the History Channel, is on its midseason break and returns this month. Panelists Kathryn Hines, Kirk Keplinger, Erika Pratte, and Philip Greco were introduced by moderator Jessa Phillips to a full room Saturday evening in the Marriott. With all the action and changes so far this season, the panel… Read more →

Gothic Homemaking World Premiere with Voltaire

Gothic Homemaking World Premiere with Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire, author of What is Goth? and Paint It Black: A Guide to Gothic Homemaking (often an item on books-you-didn’t-think-existed lists), premiered his new web series, Gothic Homemaking, at Dragon Con 2016. Voltaire took to the stage in the packed Hilton Crystal Ballroom Sunday evening, explaining how the idea for the web series came about as he was moving… Read more →

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