’15 Panels/Events

Jurassic World: Plot-a-saurus Rex

Jurassic World: Plot-a-saurus Rex

I’ll start this piece by admitting I hated the movie Jurassic World. The fourth installment of the franchise turned out to be the first movie with different kids. Everything, from the hamster ball, to the running through the jungle in high heels, to training velociraptors with a clicker, was so far beyond the realm of believable that it pulled me… Read more →

The Rings of Mars

The Rings of Mars

Innovation pushes the envelope of imagination. Dr. Pamela Gay, astronomer, writer, and podcaster, discussed the three avenues most likely to be explored next in the space program: the moon, asteroids, and Mars. She laid out some ground rules for her hypotheses to start. Assumptions: Heavy lift rockets will be available Tech process remains steady (things get smaller and faster) No… Read more →

Jody Lynn Nye Pilots Writers' Workshop

Jody Lynn Nye Pilots Writers’ Workshop

Author and Dragon Con writing guru Jody Lynn Nye encored her successful writing workshop to a full slate of twenty writers. The full-day sessions preceded the convention on Thursday and continued through Friday. Nye mixed her own sage advice with constructive critiques of writers’ work and inspiring visitors. Authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta shared the guest spotlight, followed… Read more →

Monsters & Mayhem: How to Keep the Pages Turning

Have you ever wondered how authors create a gripping story? At the “Monsters & Mayhem” panel on Sunday at 1PM in the Hyatt Embassy D-F, a distinguished panel of writers—Bill Fawcett (moderator), Elizabeth Moon, Esther Friesner, Peter David, Rebecca Moesta, and Larry Correia—discussed techniques they use to keep readers reading. When posed the question of what keeps a reader reading,… Read more →

Sleepy Hollow’s Father and Son

Sleepy Hollow’s Father and Son

The Sleepy Hollow panel on Sunday in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom started out with the disappointing news that Nicole Beharie wouldn’t be able to attend. She had to leave the convention early. But the mood quickly shifted when it was announced that John Noble and makeup artist Corey Castellano would be joining the panel instead. Moderator DJ Ichabod brought them… Read more →

An Hour Well Spent with Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sherrilyn Kenyon spent an hour with her fans in the Westin Augusta room Sunday at 4PM. She was accompanied by Alethea Kontis. Kenyon spent a few minutes talking about upcoming projects. There is a movie and TV series coming out, as well as more Dark-Hunter and The Chronicle of Nick books. Of course, what would a Kenyon panel be without… Read more →

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