Debbie Yutko

Debbie Yutko

Debbie Yutko lives near Atlanta with her husband, two children, and two cats. When she isn’t gardening, rescuing homeless kittens, or cramming math formulas into teenagers’ brains, she can be found stringing words together at her computer and dreaming of adventures in far-off lands. She is a lifelong reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy and a veteran of Dragon Con, where she enjoys attending panels and working with the talented staff of the Daily Dragon.

It’s Alive! But is it Scary?

Doc Frankenstein knew what he was doing. Body parts, check. Sturdy thread, check. Giant lightning rod, check. Et violà! One of the scariest monsters ever. Except Frankenstein’s monster wasn’t created by some mad scientist with far more knowledge than common sense but by the imagination of author Mary Shelley. So what does it take to create a monster that’ll send… Read more →

Kim Harrison's Perspective

Kim Harrison’s Perspective

Kim Harrison, bestselling author of The Hollows series, The Peri Reed Chronicles, and traditional fantasies under the name Dawn Cook, joined moderator Carol Malcolm for the virtual panel “A Conversation with Kim Harrison” on Sunday at 5:30PM on the Urban Fantasy Track’s Facebook page. When Harrison first read Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, she was disappointed that the main… Read more →

John Scalzi: Just Be You

John Scalzi: Just Be You

Fans gathered for a chance to spend an hour with bestselling and award-winning author John Scalzi, Dragon Con’s 2021 literary guest of honor, on Saturday at 5:30PM in Hyatt Regency VI–VII. Scalzi, best known for his Old Man’s War series (or taping bacon to his cat), has won a Hugo, the John W. Campbell Award, and the Locus Award, and… Read more →

A Victorian View of Death

A Victorian View of Death

Death was a common occurrence for Victorians. Plagues, childbirth, wars—even a simple cut before the advent of antibiotics could bring the Grim Reaper to your door. But the Victorians had one thing their predecessors did not—money. The growing middle class could afford the lavish trappings of death that became the mode. Gail Z. Martin, Ruti Turner, Leanna Renee Hieber, and… Read more →

Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series

Reminiscing with Neville and Ginny

Matt Lewis and Bonnie Wright joined moderator Tony Henderson to share memories of their Harry Potter days during “An Hour with Neville Longbottom & Ginny Weasley” on Friday at 1PM in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Lewis and Wright enthusiastically answered questions from the audience, ranging from how they would leave a voicemail for a fan (Wright would use Parseltongue and… Read more →

Supernatural Baddies Beware

Supernatural Baddies Beware

What does it take to defend the world against things that go bump in the night? And why would anyone choose to do so? Bestselling authors Patricia Briggs, Kevin Hearne, Faith Hunter, Kim Harrison, and Richard Kadrey joined moderator Carol Malcolm to answer those questions and more during the virtual panel “The Urban Fantasy Protagonist” on Thursday at 8PM on… Read more →

The Dragon Prince: Voices and Friends

The Dragon Prince: Voices and Friends

Voice actors from The Dragon Prince seemed genuinely pleased for a chance to get together during this time of isolation. Racquel Belmonte (Claudia), Jesse Inocalla (Soren), Luc Roderique (King Harrow), and Jason Simpson (Lord Viren) joined moderator Renee Cooper on “The Dragon Prince Voice Cast Panel” Monday at 11:30AM, Main Track channel, for a lively discussion of the series. Although… Read more →

The Wizard's Secret: Chemistry

The Wizard’s Secret: Chemistry

Hold onto your wizard hats, Dragon Con! Let’s blow stuff up with the magic of science! That’s exactly what Jake (Wizard IV) did during the panel “Science Demos Too Dangerous for Dragon Con,” Monday at 8:30AM on the Main Events channel. Assisted by Deuce and R.J., Jake proceeded to amaze viewers with his awesome (and dangerous enough to be banned… Read more →

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