Dragon Con would like to congratulate guests Todd Lockwood and John Picacio for winning 2013 Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists Chesley Awards! Todd won “Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book” for The Awakening, which was the cover for the novel The Wild Road by Jennifer Roberson. John won both “Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book” for The Creative Fire, which… Read more →
It’s the podcast edition of the Dragon*Con Late Show for August 31st, 2012. Brought to you by the Dragon*Con Videography Staff and the Daily Dragon.
Why I love Dragon*Con: 67 beautiful women (and one man) onstage in costumes ranging from elaborate to barely existent where, as contestant Athena said, “Attitude is more important than the costume.” Snapshot impressions of the costumes in the 10th Annual Dawn Look-ALike Contest include “Best Armor” winner Gayle Klar’s carbon dioxide powered wings that opened and flapped at the push… Read more →
“If you call him Shrek, he’ll beat you senseless.” —Bryan Thompson, King of the Trolls (as quoted by Grant Imahara) The Masquerade is a bittersweet moment at Dragon*Con. It’s always a fantastic show, arguably the best at Dragon*Con, and this year was no different. Masters of Ceremony Grant Imahara and Kari Byron from the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters were among the… Read more →
Two easels, two brushes, two artists, but only one can claim the title Iron Artist. The art world trembled and quaked on Sunday as two giants—Bill Stout and Ted Naifeh—met in the Regency Ballroom at 10:00AM for head-to-head art combat. The rules were simple: The painting had to contain badgers, the required style was that of Salvador Dali, the secret… Read more →
Dateline: Montreal/Vancouver Room, Hyatt Regency, Dragon*Con. Sources who attended the “Wishes, Mysteries, and Fallen Angels: The Crüxshadows” panel on Saturday report that the most famous hairstyle in all of Dragon*Con, that of the Crüxshadows’s front man, founding member, and visionary, Rogue, may be no more. The signature towering spikes that have so enthralled fans across the world were said to… Read more →
“Ready, get set… talk!” And so began the most interesting entry I’ve ever seen in the schedule grid: “Buffy/Angel Speed Dating.” More than 50 voices fill the room with the cacophony of more than 25 separate conversations. Each person talks to the person across from them. It’s a way to overcome the inevitable impersonalization that has occurred as Dragon*Con became… Read more →
If you are a fellow fan of the show Firefly, you are already familiar with Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite, and Adam Baldwin. If you’re not familiar with the show (in which case, go now, rent, borrow, or purchase the DVD set, and watch it), they play three members of the crew of the starship Serenity, plying the space-lanes, doing various… Read more →