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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Website: http://www.aliciarpack.com/

Science Track Asks the Burning Question: Does it Fart?

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Daily Dragon, now in scratch ‘n’ sniff! Look for it in the Tuesday print edition. Oh. Wait. DD director says that idea stinks. And there’s no Tuesday print edition. Few questions twist your gut and are more pressing than “Does it Fart?” Audience members in the Hilton Porcelain Crystal Ballroom on Sunday explored all the things they never knew they wanted to know about farting, including what specifically constitutes a fart, and voted on whether or not it’s truly a
 
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Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison Makes Her Dragon Con Debut

Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison Makes Her Dragon Con Debut

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Once Upon a Time fans rejoiced as Jennifer Morrison made her first Dragon Con panel appearance on Sunday at the Hilton Grand Salon to talk fairy tales, being a strong female role model, and directing. The yellow Volkswagen was basically a character in its own, and an early question was whether Morrison was able to drive it around. “Yeah, that Volkswagen and I totally had a relationship … that car required so much effort that I drove it where we
 
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True Ghost Stories: The Haunting of Hales Bar Dam

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If you’re attracted to the paranormal, then the sordid history of Hales Bar Dam is one you’ll want to read while keeping a side-eye on the shimmering shadow in the corner. Will Aymerich, Christina Kieffer, and Lisa Shackelford talked about the investigation for their new show, True Ghost Stories, in Sheraton Savannah 1–3 on Saturday morning. Hales Bar Dam, located in Guild, TN, was the first multipurpose dam of its kind. Construction began in 1905 on land owned by the
 
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Drunk History Gets Drunker and Breaks Barriers, Drops the Axe, and Teaches Atlanta History

Drunk History Gets Drunker and Breaks Barriers, Drops the Axe, and Teaches Atlanta History

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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 citable, credible source. Also: Because this is a family-oriented publication, asterisks have been inserted to indicate *substitute your favorite curse words here*. It’s back and boozier than ever. Differing levels of inebriated attendees piled into Marriott A601-602 late Friday
 
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Join the Resistance: Finding the Reluctant Heroes and Villains in Dystopian Societies

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Fans can’t resist an intriguing dystopian story, so authors Ben Fisher, Richard Kadrey, C.B. Lee, F.T. Lukens, and Tara Lynne talked about reluctant heroes of the resistance, the corrupt governments being fought, and writing a dystopian society on Friday at 2:30PM in Westin Chastain F-G. A common dystopia trope is having a strong resistance group who are fighting against a corrupt government, but have you thought about what a main character really wants? The panelists agreed with Kadrey’s assessment that
 
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Don’t Be Alarmed: Crazy Talk with Eddie McClintock

Don’t Be Alarmed: Crazy Talk with Eddie McClintock

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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 own nefarious design. When he played Jack Payne on Shooter, he tried to make Jack’s personality as much like Warehouse
 
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Grab ‘Em by the Eyeballs: Writing Memorable Openings

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Ever wonder how to strike your audience dead from the very first sentence? Unlike this introduction, fantastic writing starts with a hook that kicks the audience in the pants and leaves them begging for more. Awesome notetaking, Clark Kent, but how do we write better openings than yours? Workshoppers at “Write Killer Openings” in the Hyatt Marietta at 1PM Thursday started their Dragon Con weekend off by writing an introduction on the spot and having it critiqued in front of
 
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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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