Nancy Northcott

Nancy Northcott is a lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, fantasy, and history. She's the author of The Herald of Day, the first book in the Boar King's Honor historical fantasy trilogy, and the Light Mage Wars paranormal romantic suspense novels. Collaborating with Jeanne Adams, she writes the Outcast Station space opera series.

31st Century Heroes Invade the Hilton

31st Century Heroes Invade the Hilton

On Saturday morning , cosplayers garbed as members of DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes (known to fans as simply “the Legion” or “the LSH”) gathered for a photoshoot on the Hilton’s fifth-floor balcony. The Legion debuted in Adventure Comics #247 in 1958 with a story fittingly called “The Legion of Super-Heroes.” The group’s three founding members introduced Superboy to their… Read more →

Avengers: Journey From Comics to Movies

On Thursday evening in the Hyatt Regency V Ballroom, Tony Barletta, Van Allen Plexico, and Michael R. Bailey discussed the Avengers’ development in media beyond comics. The pickings were slim for Avengers fans prior to the development of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As examples, the panelists offered a slide showing early live-action and animated television features. One of… Read more →

Turning Local History into Fantasy: Stuart Jaffe

Turning Local History into Fantasy: Stuart Jaffe

Stuart Jaffe, a northern transplant to the Carolinas, draws on his experience and his surroundings to create his different fantasy series. They range from a contemporary series featuring a ghost detective to post-apocalyptic adventures. The Daily Dragon sat down with Jaffe to get the story behind the books. Daily Dragon (DD): Who is Max Porter, and how did you come… Read more →

Marv Wolfman & George Pérez Together Again

Marv Wolfman & George Pérez Together Again

Friday morning at 10AM in Hyatt International South, legendary comic book creators Marv Wolfman and George Pérez discussed their collaborations and their friendship. Moderator Tony Barletta, the track director, kept the conversation moving.  The pair’s best-known collaborations were New Teen Titans (NTT) (1980) and Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985). They worked together earlier, though, when Wolfman edited Marvel’s Sons of… Read more →

Jim Nettles

At the Intersection of Glass, Game Theory, and Writing

Jim Nettles wears many different hats. He creates glass art, advises authors about using social media and other internet promotion, and has written a book on the business side of writing. As James P. McDonald, he writes two different fantasy series. The Daily Dragon sat down with him to explore these varied areas of interest. Daily Dragon (DD): Why glass… Read more →

Under the Bat Signal

Four comic book creators formed the “Batman & The Heroes of Gotham” panel on Friday afternoon in the Hyatt International North. Moderator Jami Jones, artists Craig Rousseau, Alex Sinclair, and Babs Tarr, and writer Gail Simone discussed the continuing appeal of the Batman family. Jones opened the panel by asking each of the creators to name the Bat books on… Read more →

A Weapon Through the Ages

A Weapon Through the Ages

On Sunday afternoon in the Hyatt, Thomas Riley and Josh Waters presented “The Evolution of the Medieval Sword.” They explored the changes in swords by function and typography. The program focused on European swords because the katana has not changed in hundreds of years. The discussion began with an explanation of the parts of a medieval arming sword, which is… Read more →

Intellectual Property and Fandom: An Interview with Courtney Lytle

Intellectual Property and Fandom: An Interview with Courtney Lytle

Courtney Lytle is a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. She specializes in intellectual property law, an area of particular interest to fandom in general and to fanfic writers, cosplayers, and fan artists in particular. She regularly speaks about intellectual property at professional conferences and fan conventions. Daily Dragon (DD): What does intellectual property… Read more →

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