Firefly Cast Visits Dragon*Con

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 →

A Chat with audre at the Digital Art Show

“Dragon*Con’s digital art show is one of a kind for genre fandom,” said audre, the digital show’s director. Located in Artist Alley (Marriott Imperial Ballroom), “get art the way you want,” is the slogan for the program. The show within the art show offers digital art in a variety of media: glossy canvas, glossy Light Jet™, matte Light Jet™, and… Read more →

Ghoultown to Stage Farewell Concert at Dragon*Con

Ghoultown will perform its farewell concert at Dragon*Con 2004 Sun 1AM Regency Ballroom VI-VII. Count Lyle, Ghoultown’s lead vocalist, said, “letting Dragon*Con be our last show is kind of a cool thing.”  Lyle added, “We are retiring and doing something else, letting the winds blow us wherever.”  Fans interested in following the group should check out their website at www.ghoultown.com…. Read more →

Hangface Røcks Dragon*Con

Daggi Helling, Hogne Rundberg, Espen Høgmo, and Bjørnar Flaa are Hangface, a Norwegian hard rock band, newly returned to the U.S. They have teamed with legendary rock producer Eddie Kramer (who has worked with such greats as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, and David Bowie) to take the American music scene by storm. They dropped by… Read more →

Hurricane Frances Felt at Dragon*Con

While MSNBC reported today that Hurricane Frances is weakening, Dragon*Con is still feeling its effects. The Daily Dragon received random calls all Friday morning asking whether Dragon*Con was being cancelled. 2.5 million Floridians were ordered to evacuate as meteorologists tried to forecast Frances’s landfall, but, in the tradition of the circus, the Dragon*Con “show” will go on. Not to say… Read more →

Independent Film Fest Entries Shown

The first six entries in 2004’s Independent Short Film Festival screened Friday in the Hyatt’s Learning Center to a nearly full house: First up was “Repossessed,” directed by John Coven and starring JoBeth Williams and former Buffy the Vampire Slayer villainess, Juliet Landau. In homage to many old ghost stories, a real estate agent (Williams) shows a young woman (Landau)… Read more →

Chain Mail Art Panel Goes Medieval

Don’t miss artist Bryan Jones’s panel on the art of making chain mail in the art track Friday at 7:00 p.m.  This is the third year Jones has presented this panel.  For the last two years, “it’s been standing room only,” Jones said, recommending that hopeful mail smiths come early.

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