Brandilyn Carpenter

No Budget Kitchen Hijinks: Alton Brown at Dragon Con

No Budget Kitchen Hijinks: Alton Brown at Dragon Con

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Dragon Con foodies were given a treat on Sunday afternoon at 4PM in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom as the first-ever “Good Eats… the Panel” was presented. Longtime fans of the show will recognize not only Alton Brown but also the rest of the panelists, who all appeared on the show in one or more onscreen roles over the years. Joining Brown on the stage were actor Bart Hansard, actress Vickie Eng, actor Lucky Yates, production designer Todd Bailey, actress Widdi
 
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Life, Lust, and Laughs with John Barrowman

Life, Lust, and Laughs with John Barrowman

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From his sparkling, shining star–filled entrance to his final innuendo, John Barrowman had the 7PM capacity crowd in the Hilton Grand Ballroom alternately in stitches and in awe. No one was safe from his star power.  His costume designers from Elhoffer Design were the first to feel his special brand of love, being unwittingly pulled on stage to celebrate his Wonder Woman outfit, complete with sparkling cape, tiara, and booty shorts. Their designs for Barrowman never cease to shock and
 
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Casper Van Dien and Patrick Muldoon: From Bugs to Wolves

Casper Van Dien and Patrick Muldoon: From Bugs to Wolves

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What started out as a press conference on Saturday afternoon turned into what felt more like a family reunion. The relaxed vibe started with Patrick Muldoon pretending to trash-talk the tardy Casper Van Dien. He put the room at ease and started what became more of a conversation than a question-and-answer session. The few questions fielded by Muldoon included talking about his upcoming role in Alpha Wolf (incidentally with Van Dien) and his absence from the Starship Troopers movie poster.
 
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The Walk of a Thousand Characters

The Walk of a Thousand Characters

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Crowds began filling the sidewalks along Peachtree Street by 8AM on Saturday for one of the weekend’s most popular events: the Dragon Con Parade. The oldest and youngest fans alike eagerly awaited seeing their favorite costumes and characters. The parade kicked off with a bagpipe player, Janny Wurts, leading a contingent of dragons escorting the Dragon Con banner. Following close behind were the color guard and Colonial Marines. This year’s Grand Marshal was the legendary Stan Lee, joined by Ms.
 
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The Tale of Two Panels

The Tale of Two Panels

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The Military Sci-Fi Media (MSFM) Costume Contest was held on Friday at 7PM in Westin Chastain D–E. This contest had some tough competition in the time slot with a few other such contests running at the same time. For those unfamiliar with the MSFM track, it celebrates military-themed shows and universes such as Stargate, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica (both incarnations), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Babylon 5, and many more. Attendees and competitors were certainly dedicated. There were two categories—group
 
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