Mind Your Own Business

Sean Faircloth was in 205-207 (Hil) Sunday afternoon addressing how religious attitudes towards sex has poisoned how Americans make decisions in all public policy. As a ten-year congressional veteran and the CEO of the Secular Coalition, he states that “he works for the American people” in trying to have separation between church and state. In the 21st century, there is… Read more →

Tor to Come

In the “Tor to Come” panel at 2:30 on Sunday in the International North Ballroom, the Tor editors presented an array of titles spanning their various lines.   In addition to continuing series from familiar names, they’re launching debut authors, reprinting classics, and offering new works from bestsellers.  The list included several steampunk works, old and new. The editors touted Beth… Read more →

jim butcher

A Magical Panel with Jim Butcher

The Regency VI-VII early Sunday morning was full of attendees wanting to know more about the man behind the Dresden series and the Codex Alera series. Jim Butcher is this incredible author. He spoke on how he got started, and how horrible his writing used to be. He stated that he finally took some classes at the local college and… Read more →

Bridging Two Worlds: A Chat with Jennifer Ouellette

A speaker in the Science, Skeptics, and Writer’s Track, Jennifer Ouellette has authored fun and fascinating books The Physics of the Buffyverse, Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics, and most recently The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. For two years she has been the director of… Read more →

Battlestar Galactica Panels: A Focus on Edward James Olmos

Battlestar Galactica Panels: A Focus on Edward James Olmos

For the last several years, I have followed the new Battlestar Galactica panels for The Daily Dragon. This year, instead of reporting a sampling of the many interesting comments by ALL of the BSG actors, I decided to focus solely on the many contributions made by Edward James Olmos. Not because the other actors’ comments were any less important or… Read more →

The Legacy of Lovecraft

The Montreal/Vancouver room Sunday afternoon was standing-room only for the presentation of “Lovecraft’s Legacy.” The panel consisted of James A. Moore, Phil Nutman, Cherie Priest, Scott Allie, Stephen Segal, Mike Mignola, and the moderator, Clay Gilbert. The panel agreed that H. P. Lovecraft had a significant impact on horror fiction. Mike Mignola stated that “he put a spin on previous… Read more →

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