The Parsec Awards, a "Celebration of Speculative Fiction Podcasting," were established in 2006, dedicated to rewarding excellence in various aspects of Speculative Fiction Podcasting—available for both Sci-fi & Fantasy Original Content, podiobooks, and a variety of other categories dealing with the new frontiers of Portable Media.
Saturday night, artists gathered in excited anticipation for the Art Show awards, presented by celebrated artist Todd Lockwood. The awards consisted of three categories: the Special Awards (people’s choice), the Treasure Chest Charity Art Project (the charity art project), and the Juried Awards. Artist Don Maitz, who judged the treasure chests, could not attend because he was currently judging the… Read more →
And the winners of the 2007 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival are: Best Short Film: "Jakob and the Angels" Best Animated Film: "Operation: Fish" Honorable Mention: "Thanksgiving with the Kranzes"
Even Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts’s spirited performance of “Hey, Miss Klingon” could not overshadow the political message of the newly-crowned 2007 Miss Klingon Empire, VarkNa B’traughh (Valerie Rice): the Klingon campaign to conquer Earth. “We must save the humans from their biggest enemies–themselves.” The pageant opened with “Klingon Rhapsody,” accompanied by two trembling, red-shirted Federation security guards. Only… Read more →
Why I love Dragon*Con: 67 beautiful women (and one man) onstage in costumes ranging from elaborate to barely existent where, as contestant Athena said, “Attitude is more important than the costume.” Snapshot impressions of the costumes in the 10th Annual Dawn Look-ALike Contest include “Best Armor” winner Gayle Klar’s carbon dioxide powered wings that opened and flapped at the push… Read more →
“If you call him Shrek, he’ll beat you senseless.” —Bryan Thompson, King of the Trolls (as quoted by Grant Imahara) The Masquerade is a bittersweet moment at Dragon*Con. It’s always a fantastic show, arguably the best at Dragon*Con, and this year was no different. Masters of Ceremony Grant Imahara and Kari Byron from the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters were among the… Read more →
And the winners are: Best in Show: "Kata Mari" by Carey Cauther, Shannon Pochrom, Madalyn Ayer, & Amanda Ayer Most Popular Man: "Monkey of Steel" by Jonathan Carroll Most Popular Woman: "Miss Kitty" by Mandy Cowart Best Group, Heroes & Villains: "Pirates Group" by Pete Simpson