Alicia Pack

Alicia Pack

Not everyone can say they watch television for homework, read novels for inspiration, and are paid to follow what’s trending. For Alicia Pack, it is all part of life as a writer and media enthusiast.  When she isn't lost in the world she is trying to create, you can find her with her nose in a book or catching up on her favorite supernatural shows.  She has a Master’s degree in Mass Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film.  Her nine years of diverse media experience include news writing, copywriting, website content management, social media, promotions, television production, and teaching.

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How to Be a Muscle Nerd: No Muscle Suit Needed

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Ever wanted to up your cosplay game by looking more like you favorite character, or do you have fitness goals you want to meet before Dragon Con 2018? Fitness enthusiasts and cosplayers Victor DelCampo, Damaris Degan, James Elmer, and Joe Miksan shared their best fitness tips for achieving the goals you want in the Hilton 302–305 on Saturday at 11:30 AM. When starting a nutrition program, first evaluate where you’re at and create a plan from there. Many of the
 
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Dudes with Boobs: How to Write Strong Women in the Military

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Aspiring writers looking to craft realistic woman at war, not stereotypical dudes with boobs or worse, attended an hour-long workshop in the Hyatt Hanover on Friday at 5:30PM with Janine K. Spendlove. Like any good story, you need to know the main character’s background. Spendlove is an active duty US Marine who’s been in for 17 years and was the first female C-130 pilot to deploy. She’s currently stationed at the Pentagon and works for the Commandant of the Marine
 
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Drunk History Trades Accuracy for Fun

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The Daily Dragon is not responsible for the accuracy of the history contained in this article. Do not quote us in an academic paper. You will fail. Unless you are writing an academic paper on drunk history. In which case, we are a citeable, credible source. Also: Because this is a family-oriented publication, asterisks have been inserted to indicate *substitute your favorite curse words here.* If you’re a fan of history(ish), steampunk, Nikola Tesla, the alcohols, and having all the
 
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This Is Why Hydra Loses: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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When a panel starts with a failed Instagram story and ribbing from cast mates, that’s the one to be at, even when it’s unclear if you’re part of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, or the Framework. Also, if you didn’t understand why Hydra lost to S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s due solely to the fact that Brett Dalton, as an evil double agent for Hydra, can’t figure out how to use Instagram or his phone’s video function. A packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom audience on Saturday at
 
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‘My Face Is on Your Leg!’ and Other Shiny Moments with Jewel Staite

‘My Face Is on Your Leg!’ and Other Shiny Moments with Jewel Staite

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While we are all still patiently waiting on—and by patiently we mean having a Gorram fit in our bunks—the Firefly cast to reunite for more seasons (that we were cheated out of), we were able to ask everyone’s favorite engineer Jewel Staite about her surreal Firefly experiences, iconic scenes, favorite Kaylee moments, and how Nathan Fillion is not only fantastic at being a star, he’s also a real-life smuggler. All this and more were covered at the “Operation Firefly: Everything’s
 
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A Killer Press Conference with Danielle Panabaker

A Killer Press Conference with Danielle Panabaker

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Dragon Con veteran and Georgia native Danielle Panabaker sat down with reporters Friday evening for a candid press conference to talk the future of The Flash, playing Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost, and role models. Like episodes of the show, let’s flash forward to the future. In season four, expect a time jump of about six months, and Tom Felton’s character’s absence will be addressed. A grieving Iris will take on a greater leadership role and work to keep Team
 
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A Visit to Dragon Con

A Visit to Dragon Con

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’Twas the night before Dragon Con, when all through the house All the creatures were stirring, even Pinky the mouse; The cosplays were hung by the door with care, In hopes that attendees would soon stare; The children were all wild running through the house; While visions of the Yule Ball danced in their heads; And mamma in her corset, and I in my bald cap; Had just energized our brains for a long weekend’s celebration. When out on the
 
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Bringing Out the Death: Crafting Zombies on a Budget

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Whether you’re looking to scare the brains out of everyone on Halloween or craft the goriest cosplay at Dragon Con, on Sunday professional makeup artist and film director Rob Fitz shared with attendees in the Westin Chastain F-H some of his creepiest budget-friendly tips for crafting zombie makeup. For realistic lesions, festering wounds, and decaying flesh, Pros-Aide makeup sells latex-free prosthetic transfers that easily apply in a few steps, similar to putting on a temporary tattoo. If the edges start
 
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