Fresh from the August 20 Hugo Awards Ceremony, Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors K. Tempest Bradford and Mary Robinette Kowal were still glowing in the reflected light of that hallowed shining rocketship when they sat down with the Daily Dragon to chat about their lives with the Doctor. Chicks, an anthology of loving essays from female fans of Doctor Who… Read more →
Janet Cadsawan’s work embraces both art and literature. Her Exhibit Hall booth delighted fans at 2011 Dragon*Con with designs inspired by the work of paranormal, urban fantasy authors. After 9-11 left her without work, Janet decided to write the novel she always wanted to write. Her choice of protagonist, a jewelry designer, made her realize that her mother’s love of… Read more →
Brent Spiner, who played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, spiced up this year’s Dragon*Con Trek track with his “special” brand of snarky humor. In-between entertaining fans and signing autographs on the Walk of Fame, he took five minutes to chat with the Daily Dragon about social media, storytelling, and his web series Fresh Hell.
The first time meeting Christopher Heyerdahl, it’s hard to know what to expect. His characters are sometimes intense and morally questionable, including a demon, a wraith, and a serial killer (to name a few). But as you might expect, Heyerdahl is a gracious and kind man, and he was happy to sit down with the Daily Dragon to answer a… Read more →
This weekend I had the privilege to spend time with two of Dragon*Con’s esteemed literary guests, Alethea Kontis and Leanna Renee Hieber. In addition to offering up wisdom on panels and promoting their latest publications, they’ve made sure to enjoy the fannish aspects of the con as well. They stopped by the Daily Dragon on their way from the Yule… Read more →
I caught up with literary guests Ann and Jeff VanderMeer in the Exhibition Hall while they were signing their newest book, The Steampunk Bible. A guide to all things steampunk, the Bible showcases all aspects of the genre, from literature to fashion to beautifully wrought objects. Daily Dragon (DD): What are your favorite pieces of Steampunked-up technology? Jeff VanderMeer (JV):… Read more →
Artist Guest of Honor Michael Whelan is one of the most respected artists in science fiction, fantasy, and horror illustration. At the Sunday 1PM panel in Hanover G (Hy), he spoke about how he had been an artist since childhood. Having lived close to Vanderburg Air Force Base in California, Whelan was inspired by the sounds of airplanes and rockets… Read more →
Tahmoh Penikett has had guest roles on shows such as Smallville, Stargate SG-1, and most recently, The Killing, among others. He is perhaps best known as Paul Ballard on Dollhouse and as Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon on Battlestar Galactica. He took a couple minutes to talk with the Daily Dragon.