Two easels, two brushes, two artists, but only one can claim the title Iron Artist. The art world trembled and quaked on Sunday as two giants—Bill Stout and Ted Naifeh—met in the Regency Ballroom at 10:00AM for head-to-head art combat. The rules were simple: The painting had to contain badgers, the required style was that of Salvador Dali, the secret… Read more →
BEST IN SHOW: “Elemental Moon” by Rick Sardinha ARTIST CHOICE AWARD: “Golden Moon” by Tom Fleming SPECIAL AWARDS (voted by attendees): First Place: “D&D Classic” by DPI Studios Second Place: “Ferret Rider” by Tomak Baksik Third Place: “Through the Looking Glass” by Victoria Moore Abbott Best Alien: “Tzir Repairs” by Lora Laverne Moore Best Amazon: “Minerva of Etonia” by Tomak… Read more →
Master of ceremonies Kelly Lockhart returned this year as host, this time clad in an Elvis costume. To make the stage environment more interesting, he brought along rubber snakes as a stage hazard to trip up the robots. Yes, it was Snakes…on a Stage… The double-elimination Robot Battles competition was divided into the 12 lb weight category and 30 lb… Read more →
The Regency ballroom was filled to capacity with spectators as six women vied for the Miss Klingon Empire title: Cmdr Keela sutai-Septaric (Leila McMichael), Rok’ela DevnoH (Sharon Carter), VarkNa B’traughh (Valerie Rice), Kandak sutai-B’traughh (Aiven O’Leary), Lt. Cmdr. K’vara (Joanna Jo Lombardi), and SajQa’ sutai-Fenix (Andrea Benton).
1st: Dany Slone & Darieum Pagani, “Dawn and Death: From the Ashes” 2nd: Scarlett Gardner, “Masked Dawn” 3rd: Amanda Leigh Young, “Horned Goddess” Most Outrageous: Spider, “Dawna Reed—Domestic Goddess” Best Armor: Jones, “Black Ball Gown” Most Original: Faith, “Fall” Best Adapted: Li Li, “Darrian . . . Come here!” Best Theatrical: Aleta Karpan & Robert Gerhart as “Celtic Labyrinth Dawn”
The Masquerade, the last in a slew of costume contests at Dragon*Con, fulfilled its role as a must-see event. Peter David and George Perez hosted with style, humor, and discretion. They arrived covered in snakes and shared their rubber entourage with the child participants. During the opening section of the evening, a variety of children brought a chorus of “awwws”… Read more →
The Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival presented awards for first place in each of 12 categories: Animated Comedy, Animated Horror, Animated Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Parody, Science Fiction, Thriller. Best Animated Short was chosen from the 1st place winners in the three animated categories. Best Short Film was chosen from the 1st place winners in the… Read more →