’10 Panels/Events

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 →

Firefly Class Reunion

Saturday afternoon, in front of a packed Hyatt Centennial Ballroom, four crew members from the beloved ship Serenity met for the first and only time at this Dragon*Con in front of a packed Hyatt Centennial Ballroom. And as if Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau weren’t enough, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk joined the festivities via prank-call… Read more →

European Flair in the Art Show

Ilse Spuijbroek, a sculpture and Jewelry artist from the Netherlands, is a first-time member of the Art Show this year. Being a steampunk fan, I was compelled by the intricate clock parts she uses on her goggles, hats, eye patches, necklaces, and bracelets. “We get the parts from a clock company in the Netherlands,” she explained. This attention to detail… Read more →


Eureka/Warehouse 13 Crossover

The Centennial II-III Room in the Hyatt on Saturday afternoon was full of excitement and energy as the casts from both Eureka and Warehouse 13 came together for an hour of discussion and Q & A from the audience. It was obvious from the start that the cast members were very comfortable, poking fun at each other. There was also… Read more →

Allston & Stackpole Expand Writers’ “Inner Circle”

Aaron Allston and Michael Stackpole began Saturday’s series of “Inner Circle” hourly writers’ workshops with “21 Days to a Novel,”  Sat 10AM Hanover A-B.  Starting on day 1 with a sentence describing one character, Stackpole built a working, yet flexible, novel outline in a mere 21 days.  In spite of the tight schedule, he advised that this was not a… Read more →

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Look at Me, I’m Stan Lee!

What is it about masks and secret identities, anyway?  According to their creator, Stan Lee, the Fantastic Four didn’t need them.  Why, you might ask?  “If I had a superpower—not to say that I don’t,” Lee told a packed house in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott.  “I’d say, ‘Look at me, I’m better than you.  I’ve got a superpower!’” … Read more →

RHYTHMATICA: The First Ever Dragon*Con Panel Dedicated to Speculative Poetry

Do geeks “do” poetry? Stephen Segal, senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, asked this question with his panel dedicated to poetry slams on Saturday at 4PM in Greenbriar. Poetry was an important part of the Weird Tales tradition, including work by Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard, among others. Weird Tales has always had poetry in… Read more →

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