Lev Grossman and Jim Butcher explored how magic and technology intersect and affect one another in more modern fictional settings during the “Modern Magic” panel (Sun 10AM, Hyatt Embassy). At this overflowing panel, the moderator and the fans asked a number of intriguing questions about both authors’ systems of and approaches to magic in their respective series’ worlds. Many of… Read more →
The cast of Defiance had the audience rolling with laughter with their almost constant sexual innuendo, accent mimicry, and hashtag pushing. The panelists entertained a full house during the panel, “Defiance: Let Us Be Strong,” at 5:30PM Sunday in the Westin Peachtree Ballroom. The cast asked the audience to say “hashtag Defiance” before posing each question to the panelists and… Read more →
Four members of the Battlestar Galactica cast were on the panel, “BSG: A Visit to the Fleet,” on Friday at 4PM (Marriott). Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh aka “The Betrayer” and the Fifth of “the Final Five”), Tricia Helfer (Six aka “The Cylon Betrayer”), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), and Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, and also Apollo from the original series)… Read more →
You know it’s Dragon Con Parade day (Sat, 10AM) when you see dragons of all types, stormtroopers of various eras, pastafarians, robots on segways, zombies, LARPers, and cardboard-box superheroes all dancing, lurching, fighting, and weaving down the streets of the city. The crowds were thick again this year and seemed to particularly enjoy the Colonial Fleet from Battlestar Galactica, the… Read more →
In less than two years, the augmented massively multiplayer reality game, Ingress, has captured the attention and imagination of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Elonka Dunin, John Stocks, and Andrew Hansen described the game and answered audience questions during the Ingress panel on Friday at 7PM (Hilton). Originally an Android game, a version for iPhones was released a little… Read more →
Tahmoh Penikett, Eliza Dushku, and Miracle Laurie reflected on deep existential questions related to their time on the short-lived but popular series Dollhouse in a panel in the Westin Peachtree Ballroom, Sunday at 1PM.
Celtic music band, Emerald Rose, has been playing at Dragon Con for many years, usually several performances at each year’s show. They played to a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience Saturday night at 10PM in the Hyatt Concourse. The performance started about 10 minutes earlier than scheduled because of audience demand. Only a few people in the crowd raised their… Read more →
The Bonaventure Quartet offered a dynamic performance on Sunday at 4PM in the Hyatt Concourse. This group, which identifies as a “double quartet” because of the total number of performers, plays music in Big Band style with lyrics for a modern and non-standard audience. Popular with steampunk enthusiasts, the group attracted a large audience that seemed compelled to move with… Read more →