Author John G. Hartness had an unusual path to finding a publisher. He self-published the first three volumes of his series, The Black Knight Chronicles, before selling them to Writing track sponsor Belle Bridge Books. Daily Dragon (DD): How would you describe your series? John G. Hartness (JGH): I call it comedic urban fantasy. It’s hero-driven using classic comedy tropes. … Read more →
I met Leanna Renee Hieber at Dragon*Con 2011 and was impressed with her snappy Victorian costumes and enthusiasm for all things Gothic. Leanna returned this year and shared news of her myriad literary and acting adventures and accomplishments.
Baen Books offers all of its eBooks—yes, all—for free—yes, free—through Read Assist, a fan-organized and run program. Available at readassist.org, Read Assist is designed to aid individuals with reading disabilities by making all of Baen Books’ collection available to them at no charge. Just fill out a form, including doctor’s information for disability verification, and enjoyment from these amazing books… Read more →
[Editor’s note: Andrew P. Mayer’s comments, although timely sent, were delayed in the email ether. We’ve added them in this updated article.] The Book has come a long way from ancient carvings in clay and papyrus scrolls. The current eBook trend mirrors the launch in 1939 of affordable paperback books, which transformed publishing and our relationship with reading. Almost a… Read more →
Chances are good that you will see plenty of cosplayers amidst the colorful masses at Dragon*Con every year. Cosplay, the Japanese art of costume play known as ko-su-pu-re according to cosplaycloset.com, is a popular worldwide costuming trend. If you run into this amazing Dazzler at Dragon*Con, you’ve just had an encounter with Comicbookgirl19, a deep South transplant to sunny Southern… Read more →
Dragon*Con is pending, you’re waiting for the mobile app to load, and one of your best friend calls to tell you he’s getting married on September 1… September 1? It can’t be! That’s Dragon*Con Saturday. How could he do this to me? But when you put down your crying towel after downing three or more of your comfort beverages of… Read more →
Firefly and Serenity fans know Sean Maher as Dr. Simon Tam, the most devoted brother and best-dressed surgeon in hundreds of worlds. Next week, Maher will premiere his performance of Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Grinning and freshly caffeinated for his second Dragon*Con, Maher sat down with the Daily Dragon to chat about siblings,… Read more →
Mira Furlan was an acclaimed actress in her native Croatia, winning the equivalent of an Oscar, before emigrating to the United States in the early ‘90s. She is best known to American audiences, however, as Ambassador Delenn from Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau from LOST. She took a few minutes Saturday morning to talk with the Daily Dragon.