Shae Connor

Shae Connor

Shae Connor is a scientific editor with a Big Government Agency in Atlanta. Despite a fairly average upbringing, she jumped into fandom with both feet over two decades ago, thanks to The X-Files, and has spent much too much time writing fanfic and doling out heaping servings of Machete!Beta upon request. She’s also been known to hang around Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and various Whedonverse types, among others. In her copious spare time, she's a multipublished author of romance fiction. Check out her work at http://shaeconnorwrites.com.

2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

Best in Show: Mila, Queen of Hearts Best Pun: Carly Hjemdahl-Monsen, WeepinBELLE Best Animated: Jillian Clayton, Helga Best Group: Patricia Fuller, Sleeping Beauty Best Horror: Allison Chase, Power Lifter, Aliens Best Disney: Jennifer Martinez, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Best Hero: David Verwoest, Inigo Montoya Best Movie: Wayne Neumaier, Rocketeer Best Political: Mike Taylor, US Space Force Group Best Comic: Kristie… Read more →

2018 Masquerade Winners

2018 Masquerade Winners

Adult Division Most Subtle: Travis Tate as The Monolith Best Video Game Character: John Sackett as World of Warcraft Orc Best MMORPG: Bryan Bach as Diablo 3 Doomed Crusader Best Comedy: Rob Shetler as Destiny 2 Iron Banner Titan Best Mashup: Carly Hjemdahl-Monsen as WeepinBELLE Best Novice: David Terres, Stacie Mossey, Anthony Garnett, Bowie Sessions, Aaron Lilyerd, Jim Mossey, and… Read more →

Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

Award-winning author CB Lee is at Dragon Con for the third time this year, and she’s a big fan—in part because the first book in her Sidekick Squad series debuted here in 2016. Lee spoke to the Daily Dragon in advance of the con with information about Sidekick Squad, her favorite books, and her thoughts on diversity in publishing. Daily… Read more →

2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

Best Youth Trinity and Avery Mooney as Frisk and Chara from Undertale Ellie Hendrickson as Steampunk Alice from Alice in Wonderland Vaughn Miller as Junkrat from Overwatch Charles Park-Greene as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones Honorable Mentions Kelsi Dick as Bayonetta from Bayonetta 2 Melissa Bunch as Demon Hunter from Diablo 3 Michael Kolarik as Shin Godzilla from Godzilla… Read more →

2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

Best Hero: Luke Sumerlin Best Children’s Movie: Dimitry Ekzarkhov Best Child: Ellie Paige Best Villain: Travis Darsam Best Video Game: Vince Morrow Best Novel: Christine Quarte, Deanna Dixion Best Musical: Kayla Bunch, Celia Sigler Best Mash-Up: Shannon Swearingen, Will Luther Best Lord of the Rings: Rich Sabo Best Humor: Shannon Caudle, James Caudle Best Fantasy: Colin Cook Best Doctor Who:… Read more →

Dragon Con Guests Honored at Awards Banquet

Dragon Con Guests Honored at Awards Banquet

Choosing a starting point to describe Saturday night’s Guest of Honor banquet (Hyatt Regency VI–VII, 7PM) could take until next year’s Dragon Con. Beginning with the emcee, Stargate SG-1’s Gary Jones, referring to the city as “Stargate Atlanta,” the evening offered two hours of laughs, tears, and poignant moments. After a prelude mini-concert by electro-swing band Good Co., Jones brought… Read more →

Covering the LGBTQA Spectrum in Young Adult Literature

Always well-attended, the “LGBTQA Representation in YA” discussion panel filled the Young Adult Literature track room in Marriott A707 at 11:30AM on Friday. For those who need a quick primer, LGBTQA generally refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, and asexual, though the spectrum also covers other gender and sexuality categories such as intersex, genderqueer, and undecided. Panelists were librarian… Read more →