Crowds and lines were the norm at Dragon*Con 2007, but fans in the Walk of Fame Sunday afternoon were undaunted. Harry Potter fans waited patiently for James and Oliver Phelps and Matthew Lewis to return from a lunch break. The staff gave out numbers on slips of paper, so the fans could take a break, too.
Oh, to be Todd McCaffrey! His mother, renowned author Anne McCaffrey, is letting him play in Pern. But this hasn’t been as easy for him as it might seem. “If I go play with my mother’s characters, she’ll kill me,” he joked, adding that they decided he needed to come up with his own characters and then tell their stories…. Read more →
Anne McCaffrey, Queen Dragonlady of Pern, flew with incredible speed from the Hyatt to her signing at the Marriott. Although she rode astride a scooter instead of a golden dragon, she kept her entourage running to keep up with her. I managed to keep up with Ms. McCaffrey, and she graciously satisfied my curiosity on a few points. Why did… Read more →
Weyr Fest has officially begun, and as most fans know, Anne McCaffrey herself is attending Dragon*Con 2003. According to director Anna Smith, the Pern track has evolved to include more of McCaffrey’s worlds with some exciting new additions this year. For the first time, the Pern track is also offering a writer’s workshop, hosted by Todd McCaffrey, co-author of Dragon’s… Read more →
The blade lunged toward my chest, but I was ready. My opponent didn’t have a chance. I parried, striking his foil aside . . . At least, that’s what I meant to do. With a deft flick of his wrist, his foil circled my heavier rapier, never allowing my blade to touch his. I had time to think, “Uh-oh, I’m… Read more →
We’ve been journeying through the lands of Middle Earth and strolling through the halls of Hogwarts for the past two years, thanks to the magic of the silver screen. So when do we get to soar with dragons through the skies of Pern? We’ve finally got the necessary filmmaking technology to do justice to the dragons and their riders, and… Read more →