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/

Writing Weres and Shifters

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During the “Second Nature: Werewolves and Shifters in Urban Fantasy” panel at the Westin, Saturday 11:30AM, Faith Hunter, Linda Robertson, Samantha Sommersby, Jeanne C. Stein, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro discussed what it takes to write some of the hottest supernatural creatures on the market. The appeal of writing shifters and weres is in the challenges. They are both human and not human. We all have a little wild and unique side to us and that side gets to come out
 
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My Patronus is an Otter: An Hour with Tonks

My Patronus is an Otter: An Hour with Tonks

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Natalia Tena brought the character of Tonks from the page to the screen. In “An Hour with Tonks” Saturday at 2:30PM in the Marriott Imperial Ballroom, Tena talked all things Harry Potter and what it is like to be a part of something that is such a big part of so many people’s lives. Tena’s first Harry Potter memory is getting to the set and going through her costume fitting and having her face and behind molded in plaster for
 
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Sea Dragons: Night at the Georgia Aquarium

Sea Dragons: Night at the Georgia Aquarium

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The Annual Dragon Con Night at the Aquarium was once again a swimming success. The aquarium is a totally different experience at night; the lights were dimmed, the DJ was rocking, and the dance floor was full. The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest and is home to the only captive whale sharks in the Western hemisphere. River otters, dolphins, manta rays, psychedelic jelly fish, and beluga whales are some of the many entertaining species inhabiting the enormous tanks. For
 
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Acquiring an Artifact: Warehouse 13

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We will soon be saying goodbye to Warehouse 13, but all is not lost.  During “Warehouse 13 Super Mega Awesome Panel” on Saturday at 1PM in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriot, our favorite Secret Service agent, Eddie McClintock, drew a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork to be auctioned off on Sunday.  The auction benefits the three Dragon Con charities: Noah’s Ark, the Georgia Conservancy, and the Marcus Autism Center.  Visit Hanover C-E in the Hyatt to take a piece of
 
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Captain Sulu to the Rescue: Q&A with George Takei

Captain Sulu to the Rescue: Q&A with George Takei

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From the past to the future, George Takei talked about his life as an Asian American imprisoned after Pearl Harbor, gave advice to aspiring Asian American actors, and discussed his upcoming roles during the “Sulu Solo” panel Fri at 11:30AM in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom A-F.

Own a Piece of Sherrilyn Kenyon History

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Menyons, here is your chance to own a piece of history from Sherrilyn Kenyon. The very first printed edition of Styxx is being auctioned for charity! The auction benefits three charities: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which shelters abused exotic animals, the Georgia Conservancy, which helps to protect the state’s natural resources, and the Marcus Autism Center, which helps diagnose and treat children with autism. What makes this charity auction so awesome is that Dragon Con will match the winning donation
 
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“Great Heroes are Not Born, They are Forged”—Sherrilyn Kenyon at the Styxx Launch Party

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Watch out Menyons, with Styxx you are in for “something very different,” according to Sherrilyn Kenyon. What is so different about this gargantuan book that made her editor cry at the size? For that, you will have to wait until Tuesday. Fans started lining up at 3PM to buy Styxx before it hits the shelves and to earn a coveted Sherrilyn Kenyon autograph. Many dressed up as their favorite characters, from the cute Simi to the formidable Evalle. The real
 
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