’18 Panels/Events

Authority, Discipline and… Cigarettes

Annabeth Gish (Agent Reyes) and William B. Davis (C.G.B. Spender, Cigarette Smoking Man) joined ML Bennett-Conover in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom on Friday to reflect upon their work on The X-Files. Over the course of eleven seasons and two feature films, Special Agents Mulder and Scully searched for the truth. Thwarting them time again was their great antagonist, Cigarette Smoking… Read more →

SpongeBob: Best Panel Ever

SpongeBob: Best Panel Ever

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” the moderator of the SpongeBob SquarePants panel, Michele Rittwage, asked the eagerly waiting audience at 4PM Friday in the Hyattt Regency VI–­VII. “SpongeBob SquarePants!” the audience roared. To everyone’s delight, Patchy the Pirate’s voice called out from the wings, “I can’t hear you!” The crowd was primed and ready as Tom Kenny,… Read more →

Star Trek: Must-Watch TV, Pulling People from the Darkness

Star Trek alumni Garrett Wang, Ethan Phillips, Walter Koenig, and John de Lancie gathered in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom on Friday to share some memories of their time with the Star Trek franchise. The intriguing hour began with a simple declaration by Trek Track director and panel moderator Wang: “Dragon Con is THE best convention to attend in this world.”… Read more →

Writers’ Intensive Workshop Speakers Craft Grand Finale

Jody Lynn Nye’s Writers’ Intensive Workshop offered students and alumni yet another golden opportunity to learn from working professionals at this Friday’s workshop. Ace executive editor Anne Sowards stressed that an emerging author must be able to summarize even a very complex story in a one-sentence logline. She urged writers not to follow popular trends. If you do so, and… Read more →

Don’t Be Alarmed: Crazy Talk with Eddie McClintock

Don’t Be Alarmed: Crazy Talk with Eddie McClintock

Dragon Con is back in full swing, and that means it’s time to catch up with con favorite Eddie McClintock. At a press conference on Friday, he talked about his villainous ways, what he’s looking forward to seeing at Dragon Con, and his warehouse artifact of choice. Don’t be alarmed. If you find yourself liking McClintock’s villains, it’s by his… Read more →

Sesame Street: Nearly 50 Years of Friendship and Fun

A walk down memory lane. That was how it felt being in the Marriott’s Imperial Ballroom on Friday at 1 PM. When the original, infamous theme song started playing, cheers erupted throughout. That song alone brought back a warm fuzzy feeling, like snuggling with your Snuffleupagus. Family had arrived in the household via television. Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer and… Read more →

British Accent and All: Benedict Wong Charms in First Dragon Con Appearance

British Accent and All: Benedict Wong Charms in First Dragon Con Appearance

A few things may surprise you about Benedict Wong—the actor who plays Wong, a master of the mystic arts alongside Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He has a full head of luscious dark locks, speaks in a perfectly delightful British accent, and can do a spot-on Sean Bean impression, which he treated co-goers to on Friday… Read more →

Blurring the Genre Lines in Fantasy

The members of the Genre Bending panel on Friday afternoon in the Fantasy Literature track discussed figuring out where the lines are between different subgenres of fantasy. Chris Kennedy, the moderator, noted that 64 subgenres of fantasy, including erotic and Christian, came up in his search as he prepared for the panel. He then asked the other panelists, L. Jagi… Read more →

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