During the Electronic Frontiers Forum panel “Cyberwar and the Future of Cyber Conflict” (Sunday 10AM), Internet security expert Bruce Schneier gave the audience an overview of recent cyber attacks and issues in cyber security. He began by defining cyber war as the “spectrum of state-sponsored actions in cyberspace.” In April, 2011, Estonia suffered an attack on its government sites, one… Read more →
Author John G. Hartness had an unusual path to finding a publisher. He self-published the first three volumes of his series, The Black Knight Chronicles, before selling them to Writing track sponsor Belle Bridge Books. Daily Dragon (DD): How would you describe your series? John G. Hartness (JGH): I call it comedic urban fantasy. It’s hero-driven using classic comedy tropes. … Read more →
The speaker on the Science Track panel “Chemical Warfare—An Introduction” (Saturday 4PM) Erica Borgers Klonkowski, a biochemist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, took the audience on a whirlwind tour of the history, development, and modern use of chemical weapons. A chemical agent, she said, is a chemical compound used in tactical warfare. Some people consider anthrax a chemical weapon,… Read more →
The “Richard Dean Anderson” panel on Friday at 1PM kicked off with tremendous applause at the star’s entrance. The program followed a Q&A format, with runners distributing paper and pencils for questions and then delivering them to the moderator. Asked for his impressions of Dragon*Con, Richard Dean Anderson said he had been to Atlanta once before, shooting a “movie of the… Read more →
The “Lights! Cameras! Explosions! It’s the Rocket City Rednecks!” panel started on a casual note on Friday 11:30AM. The panelists, Charles Taylor, Dr. Travis Taylor, and Greg “Rog” Jones, from National Geographic Channel’s popular program Rocket City Rednecks chatted with fans until time for the panel to begin. They opened their presentation with Travis Taylor telling the audience a bit… Read more →
Dragon*Cons celebrity guests don’t always have time to sit down and eat in a restaurant or stand in line for a snack. Some would be unable to have a meal or even a cup of coffee without interruptions. For these guests, the Green Room provides a quiet place to have a meal or a snack. The Green Room Director, Edward… Read more →
Atlanta author Jana Oliver writes an award-winning young adult fantasy set in an alternate Atlanta and featuring the Atlanta Demon Trappers Guild. A Dragon*Con regular, Oliver sat down with The Daily Dragon to discuss her books.
C. L. Wilson is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with her Tairen Soul series. (Except for the hero and heroine, who are Fey, the Tairen are a race of large, winged felines with shapeshifting capability. The hero, Rain, is called the Tairen Soul.) Publishers Weekly said of the fifth volume, Crown of Crystal Flame,… Read more →