Ralph Gallagher

Ralph is a geek through and through. Living by the beach in sunny South Carolina, he spends most of his time huddled over a keyboard. Whether it's comics, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy, if it's even slightly geeky, he's there. He's a member of Wayland's Forge, a cosplay making group from Myrtle Beach.

African Cultures and High Fantasy

Sunday morning, high fantasy fans were treated to a wonderful panel about African influences in the genre. At 10AM, eager fans filled Marriott A401–403. Panelists Milton Davis and Alledria Hurt delivered a spectacular panel that was packed with information. They started off  with a brief history lesson that was informative and relevant, weaving more and more historical details throughout. Even… Read more →

Near-Death Experiences in D&D Open Play

Near-Death Experiences in D&D Open Play

What happens when a tavern is being vandalized by ruffians? Gale, Huddle, Ignis, Lar, Marcus, and Zilva set out to find those vandals and put a stop to them on Saturday at 3PM in the D&D Open Play area of AmericasMart Building 1. Dungeon Master James Armstrong ran the DDEX 2-1-3 adventure, better known as The City of Danger. This… Read more →

Dragon Con 2019 Parade

Dragon Con 2019 Parade

Saturday at 10AM the annual Dragon Con parade kicked off. People lined the streets for hours beforehand to get good seats for the event everyone looks forward to each year. Attendees had a beautiful day to admire the amazing costumes that marched down the street for well over an hour. The parade featured special guests including Grand Marshal Mark Sheppard,… Read more →

When Stargates Collide, Hilarity Ensues

When Stargates Collide, Hilarity Ensues

On Saturday afternoon in the International Ballroom of the Marriott, there was a Stargate cast reunion of sorts. Ben Browder, star of seasons 9 and 10 of the flagship series, Stargate SG-1, was joined on stage by David Blue from the short-lived, but much-loved, Stargate Universe series, and Paul McGillion, from the run of Stargate: Atlantis. Military SciFi track director… Read more →

Finding High Fantasy Inspiration in the East

Friday at 11:30AM, the Marriott L401–403 hosted “1001 Near and Middle Eastern Influences in High Fantasy.” The diverse and experienced panelists shared their breadth of knowledge with a packed room to help broaden awareness for fantasy books influenced by some non-Western cultures. The panelists started by differentiating between modern and historical influences in the genre. Some books will be influenced… Read more →

Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

If you’ve ever wanted to see a costume thrown together in thirty minutes from random scraps, then “Extreme Makeover: Steampunk Edition” is the panel for you. On Friday at 2:30PM in Hilton Grand East, cosplay fans were treated to three expert costumers creating costumes from a wagon filled with scraps. David Anthony Lee, Astrid Shadows, and Andrew Reseigh graced the… Read more →

The Best and Brightest—Costuming Exhibit

The Best and Brightest—Costuming Exhibit

If you’ve ever wanted to be amazed by the sheer talent of Dragon Con’s cosplay guests, the Costuming Exhibit was the place to be. The exhibit features everything from period-accurate Jane Austen dresses to full-size monster costumes from Fallout 4. The artists whose works are on display are truly amazing, showing off skills that put Hollywood to shame. Some displays… Read more →

Complicated and Oh-So-Human: Reflections with Jason Isaacs

Complicated and Oh-So-Human: Reflections with Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs is drawn to complex characters. This idea came to the fore time and again during his Friday morning session in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. This notion of being drawn to complex fascinating characters appeared very early on in the session. A lifelong fan of comics, a lover of fantasy, Isaacs sees in stories, especially those we know as… Read more →

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