The crowd lined in anticipation to find out whom the most embodied the beauty of the Klingon Empire. The judges where known as Admiral Kroesh of KAG (Larry Septrick), Richard Herd (L’Kor on TNG: Birthright I & II), and Cheralyn L. Lambeth. Amidst the honorable Klingon warrior caste, eight stalwart warriors battled for the place of most desirable Klingon in… Read more →
The Annual Dragon*Con Masquerade Costume contest was held last night with its traditional hilarity and strangeness. There were 44 contestants in a wide variety of genres who put a lot of work and effort into their creations. Congratulations to all the contestants for a job well done. These were the best of the best.
Best Artist in Show: Todd Lockwood, Dragon Lance PROFESSIONAL Best Color Piece: Todd Lockwood, Dragon Lance Best Black & White Piece: Joy Marie Ledet, Aisling Best 3-D Piece: Jonathan Bowling, Keeper AMATEUR Best Color: Stanley Morrison, Pet Dragon Best Black & White: Melissa Gay, A Magical Meeting Best 3-D Piece: Todd Bowlin, Goblin (2) SPECIAL AWARDS Best Clay or Wood:… Read more →
Bright and Groggy in the morning, the Kids Track presented “Drawing With Larry Elmore.” It was a beginner’s guide to drawing the face, and the common errors people make. Step by step, his workshop taught the children in attendance (and old ones too), how to draw the face profile and another option using just shapes in the stead of lines…. Read more →
Opening the night of fun was an underground band from Florida. Existential, sophomoric humor seemingly derived from the musical group Beck, permeated their lyrics and their repetitious musical thumpings. Three young men playing bass, lead guitars, and drums and two dressed as ‘bots did the “robot” to all their music is what equated to their band. Sadly all the energy… Read more →
Following the performance of Sir Millard Mulch and the witty segue by Claudia Christian, was the indomitable performer Apollo Smile. This was her third Dragon*Con attendance and she has gotten bigger and better rooms each time. Every year I have come to Dragon*Con I admired her from afar, she has a wealth of good karma and energy that seems that… Read more →
In a flurry of lace, leather, and long legs, the Dawn Contest surpassed everyone’s imagination in sight and context. All contestants showed their most favorable assets through dance, stances, or by having Anthony Daniels usher them around the stage. Judged upon their attitude, appearance, and imagination, the judges had a very difficult job of picking out the best of the… Read more →
Once upon a time, Dave Prowse wanted to be Mr. Universe. He was a contender, but was told once by a judge that he should give it up. When he inquired why, the judge told him that when the choice was between Prowse and another competitor, the other competitor had better feet. Instead of vainly attempting to bulk up his… Read more →