Twice the DCTV in 2015!

Twice the DCTV in 2015!

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We know con attendees can never get enough of DragonConTV. That’s why, for 2015, DCTV will be providing not one, but two channels in most host hotels. In addition to the usual DCTV feed, broadcasting current panels, ads, bumpers, and fan films, we’ll also have DCTV LAND, running classic content on a second channel in the Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and Sheraton. You can even find a programming schedule for the primary DCTV channel in the pull-out section of the Pocket
 
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Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium

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Featuring DJ March J Cubs and our newest premier cosplay competition, “The Legend of the Chôsen,” this year’s Night at the Aquarium promises to be memorable. Costumes welcome for all! The best of the best of cosplay can earn a chance to win a stay in a host hotel for Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary in 2016. On-site prescreening will chose 20 finalists to compete for a three-night stay in a host hotel, along with admission to the 2016 Night at
 
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2015 Parsec Awards Finalists

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Founded in 2006, The Parsec Awards celebrate speculative fiction podcasting. Podcast shows are nominated by fans, finalists chosen by a yearly steering committee, and finalists voted on by an independent panel of judges from outside of podcasting. The 2015 Parsec Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 6, at 5:30PM in Regency V (Hyatt). Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) The Once and Future Nerd Star Trek: Outpost “Balancing Act” by Mike Murphy, Strange Stories “The Sinister Secret
 
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Butcher & Grossman Explore Magic & Technology in Modern Fantasy

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Lev Grossman and Jim Butcher explored how magic and technology intersect and affect one another in more modern fictional settings during the “Modern Magic” panel (Sun 10AM, Hyatt Embassy). At this overflowing panel, the moderator and the fans asked a number of intriguing questions about both authors’ systems of and approaches to magic in their respective series’ worlds. Many of the answers focused on ethics, responsibility, mental health, and other heavy topics. In describing their individual ideas of how magic
 
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Growing up Potter: A Journey Through Time

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Where were you when you read your first Harry Potter novel or watched the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson) answered questions in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom Friday evening of Dragon Con about what life was like before being cast, during filming, and after the movies. Could you picture anyone else in the roles we adore so much? Before being cast, Byrne could see herself as Hermione because she’s always reading.
 
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You Never Know Who You'll Meet at Dragon Con

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet at Dragon Con

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I noticed her while waiting for a Karl Urban panel on Friday in the Hyatt–a flame-haired Amazon in full battle regalia. She wasn’t the only warrior in the room, but something about her outfit arrested my attention, despite my intention to watch the witty bumpers and enjoy the chatter of other enthusiastic attendees. I studied her attire, from her leather battle skirt to the unusual coin mail that protected her shoulders. They weren’t coins, though, those circular bits of metal,
 
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