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, 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.

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 →

Kids Need to Read Arrives at Dragon*Con

Kids Need to Read Arrives at Dragon*Con

It’s thanks to the Austin Browncoats that the Kids Need to Read foundation will be filling a booth at Dragon*Con 2009.

Kids Need to Read, which distributes books to libraries, schools, and other institutions in need, was founded in 2007 by writer P.J. Haarsma, author of The Softwire book series, and actor Nathan Fillion, best known to D*C attendees as Captain Mal Reynolds of Firefly and Serenity.

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