How do you decide if you want to come in costume to Dragon*Con? Some participants do and go to great expense in doing so. Others come in t-shirts and jeans just to attend the panels and parties. Is there a right answer? After eight years, I decided I would come in costume. It is my first time planning and coordinating… Read more →
“Beginning Belly Dancing” took place in the Hyatt International North Room Friday at 11:30 AM. The dance class was open to everyone of any experience level. Phoenicia, who led this workshop, was a joy to watch. She made the participants laugh, move, and had a great time. Spending an hour on the floor with approximately 60 other people was fun…. Read more →
William Shatner graced the Centennial Ballroom Friday morning at 10AM, filling the space with his charm, his sincerity, and a dash of Shatner-style. Immediately, he walked in front of the tables and strode back and forth, stating, “I hate those desks. I want to be among you at this extraordinary event.” Photo by Greg Mooney The first question from the… Read more →
Fans of Battlestar Galactica packed the Centennial Ballroom at 1PM Friday for the “BSG—Children of Humanity” panel (American Science Fiction track). Panelists Michael Hogan, Edward James Olmos, Richard Hatch, Tricia Helfer, Tahmoh Penikett, and Dr. Kevin Grazier spent the next hour answering questions from fans.
Dragons, griffins, monsters, fairies, and other assorted fantasy creatures grace the exhibit and bazaar table of artist Laura Reynolds. Laura’s three-dimensional, multi-media dolls dress like high fantasy lords. And well they should. Winning over a dozen awards at Dragon*Con alone, Laura’s creations have also earned prizes at MarCon, Archon, Conglomeration, Rivercon (retired con), Millennicon, PhilCon, Windycon, LonestarCon 2, Boskone 35,… Read more →
New York Times best-selling authors Aaron Allston and Michael A. Stackpole will give an encore presentation of their Writer’s Hourly Workshops at Dragon*Con 2011. Either or both of the authors will present 14 hourly workshops on a variety of writing topics beginning Friday 10 AM, and continuing on Saturday and Sunday, in Hanover A-B (Hyatt). Putting on my editorial-opinion hat,… Read more →