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 attendee of Dragon Con, where she enjoys attending panels and working with the talented staff of the Daily Dragon.

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Have you always wondered what editors and publishers do once they’re interested in a manuscript? At the panel “Behind the Scenes” on Sunday night in Hyatt Embassy CD, Lucienne Diver, Claire M. Eddy, Bill Fawcett, Toni Weisskopf, and Trisha Wooldridge gave attendees a coveted glimpse. Fawcett, who also acted as moderator for the panel, asked the group to explain what… Read more →

How to Wow the Writers of the Future Contest Judges

How to Wow the Writers of the Future Contest Judges

Distinguished panelists Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Tim Powers, Brandon Sanderson, and Robert J. Sawyer gave attendees tips on how to become one of the 12 yearly winners of the Writers of the Future Contest on Saturday in the Hyatt. Before the panel began, Sanderson chatted with some young writers sitting in the front row… Read more →

The Devil Went Down to Dragon Con

A distinguished panel of editors, agents, and authors gathered in Hyatt Embassy CD and explained what they really want from new writers during the panel, “Dealin’ with the Devil,” on Sunday evening for the Writer’s Track. Lucienne Diver, Claire M. Eddy, Chris A. Jackson, Jonathan Maberry, Lee Martindale, and Steve Saffel gave tips on how to be professional and warned… Read more →

The Sport of Chair Racing with the 10th Doctor

In a fight between the Doctor and Killgrave, with Crowley as the referee, who would survive? According to David Tennant, Crowley, hands down. Why? Because Crowley would just get bored and walk away. That’s hard to argue against, but then again, who knows what wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey tricks the Doctor might have up his sleeve? And couldn’t Killgrave just tell them… Read more →

Magical Illustrations of the Cosmere

Magical Illustrations of the Cosmere

Fans crowded into Centennial I on Sunday afternoon in the Hyatt to preview Dan dos Santos’s illustrations for the 10th anniversary edition of Brandon Sanderson’s Warbreaker. Sanderson said he fell in love with Santos’s work and asked for him to illustrate the book. Santos has done such a fantastic job that Sanderson has dubbed him Dandos the Oilsworn. The anniversary… Read more →

We’re All Winners at the Dragon Awards

Charles Gannon hosted the fourth annual Dragon Awards on Sunday evening, assisted by attending luminaries David Blue, Mike Capps, Peter David, Katherine Kurtz, Larry Niven, George Pérez, Tim Powers, Cat Rambo, Brandon Sanderson, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Winners were quick to congratulate all the nominees and to show their appreciation for all their fans. Gannon noted that the theme of… Read more →

Brandon Sanderson: Shardblades and Doomslugs

Fans of Brandon Sanderson, this year’s Dragon Con Literary Guest of Honor, had the prolific, award-winning author all to themselves for an entire hour of bliss on Saturday afternoon in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Sanderson began the panel by reading the first draft of the prologue for the eagerly awaited fourth book of his New York Times bestselling series, The… Read more →

The Expanse: The Messiness of Humanity

Cast members Wes Chatham, François Chau, Chad Coleman, and Steven Strait from The Expanse captivated the audience with their insights about the show and their characters on Saturday in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Strait, who is also a producer on the show, really enjoys the open, communal culture of commitment and involvement, where everyone is trying to help the show… Read more →

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