Kevin Shirley

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones at Twenty

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones at Twenty

The Star Wars track at Dragon Con 2022 brought together a diverse panel to discuss the legacy of George Lucas’ middle chapter of the prequel saga. Logan Magaw, Sarah Dempster, Brandon Medley, Alex Borland, and Mike Fabre joined moderator Bryan Young in the Marriott A706 Friday at 2:30PM. Young launched the conversation by asking about the rumors driving discussion of… Read more →

Gandalf versus Sauron: Angels at War

Gandalf versus Sauron: Angels at War

The High Fantasy Track welcomed Constance G.J. Wagner, Tolkien scholar and long-time participant in the track, and Laura Grabowski of middleearthnews.com to discuss the roots of the conflict between the two great Maiar on Friday at 10AM in the Marriott L401-403. Moderated by Jim Wert, the session engaged a standing-room only crowd in a consideration of these characters, their development,… Read more →

Jump In: An Easy Entry into Star Wars

Star Wars at Dragon Con launched their 2021 virtual programming on Dragon Con TV’s Main Channel 2 Thursday evening when track director Brandy Roatsey welcomed Daniel Eisenhauer, Alex Damon (@StarWarsExplain), Myles Willis, and Bria LaVorgna (@chaosbria) to answer the question “how does one enter the world of Star Wars?”   The panel agreed that anyone interested in the franchise should enter… Read more →

Infinite Riker Games

Infinite Riker Games

The Trek Track convened its second annual Infinite Riker Games Sunday at 4PM in Hilton Galleria 2–3. Originally launched as part of the track’s 2020 Dragon Con Goes Virtual programming, the competition has now moved in person. Judges graded contestants on the 5 essential “aspects” of Riker: dexterity, charisma, strength, constitution, and Trombone. Winner: Dan Collis Fan Choice: Brian Spaz… Read more →

Tips & Tricks Every GM Can Use

Rucht Lilavivat, Dragon Con Table Top Gaming Track Director, and Sean Molley joined in a virtual discussion Sunday at 5PM on Dragon Con TV’s Fan Track channel to share tips every game master can use. Both have won the Dragon Con Top Game Master Award before and collectively have more than sixty years of gaming experience. They began with a… Read more →

Educators and Scientists: The Conduit to Fandom

Saturday at 1PM, the Diversity Track hosted a panel discussion in Hyatt Inman on the power and potential of science and social studies to take advantage of fantasy and science fiction in the classroom. Eric Thomas, Joy Hatcher, Glenn Paris, Nicholas Hoo, and Melanie Duncan explored the world of STEM, STEAM, social studies, ELA, the kind of contribution science fiction… Read more →

Exploring The Mandalorian with The Armorer and the Doctor

At the Saturday “The  Mandalorian: The Armorer & The Doctor” panel at 2:30PM in the Hilton Grand Salon, Omid Abtahi (Dr. Pershing) and Emily Swallow (The Armorer) joined moderator Tony Gowell for a freewheeling Q&A exploring the Star Wars universe and their roles in it.  For both actors, working on The Mandalorian and being part of the Star Wars universe… Read more →

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