Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens is a mild-mannered freelancer by day, but by night, she's working on joining the Justice League. Cutting her teeth on fanfic before she knew there was such a thing (Frodo/Sam based on the books, anyone??), she's been writing since she learned that you put words together and form sentences. Her calling as a Professional Fangirl started with the X-Files, where she honed her writing and editing skills via fanfic that she finally had a name for, and discovered the amazing world of online fandom via IRC and AOL chats. And now, having written that, she feels old! She currently resides just outside Seattle, is owned by a cat named Gandalf, aspires to save the world, and owns over 100 tubes of lipstick.

An Hour with The Librarians

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As we all know, sometimes our favorite TV shows get cancelled. But The Librarians fans didn’t let that stop them from showing up to support actors Christian Kane and John Kim on Saturday evening in the Westin Peachtree Ballroom. Well, at the start, it was just Kim, as Kane was nowhere to be seen. He wandered in about five minutes later. That was the last time he’d wait for Kim in the hotel room, he joked. While we waited for Kane’s fashionably
 
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Under the Bat Signal

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Four comic book creators formed the “Batman & The Heroes of Gotham” panel on Friday afternoon in the Hyatt International North. Moderator Jami Jones, artists Craig Rousseau, Alex Sinclair, and Babs Tarr, and writer Gail Simone discussed the continuing appeal of the Batman family. Jones opened the panel by asking each of the creators to name the Bat books on which they initially worked. For Rousseau, it was Batman Beyond, based on the animated series. Sinclair first worked on Batman:
 
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Ritual, Faith, and Magic in Military Sci-Fi

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“There seems to be a lot of tension in sci-fi between the idea of space and the idea of God,” mused panelist Melayne Seahawk at the beginning of “Supernatural and Religious Elements in Military Sci-Fi” on Saturday afternoon in Westin Chastain EF. This was the heart of a deep but entertaining conversation about the ways science fiction TV shows use religion or religious elements to create otherworldly theology. Joining Seahawk on the panel were Callie Kelly, Damien Williams, Fr. Bryan
 
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Writing Military Fantasy: Where Are the Logistics?

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Got dragons? Naomi Novik does, and she, along with fellow military fantasy writers Chris Kennedy, David Weber, and James Hunter, were more than happy to talk about how they factor the fantastical into their writing. A full crowd was on hand Friday afternoon in Hyatt Embassy EF to listen and learn about the ways these authors weave our reality and theirs together. Neither Novik nor Weber have any actual military experience, with Weber describing himself in his younger years very
 
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DC Superhero Girls: Empowering a New Generation

DC Superhero Girls: Empowering a New Generation

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“I love that we live in a time where people want a girl show.” – Tara Strong You may not have heard the name Tara Strong, but you’ve certainly heard her voice(s). Currently, she is the voice of many of your favorite heroines (and anti-heroines) in the animated DCverse. Some of her roles include Harley Quinn, Ivy, and Raven. This is far from an exhaustive list, but we’d have spent all day at the “DC Superhero Girls: Impacting Dreams” panel
 
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Make Films Like a Girl: Women in Film, Gender Issues, and Cinematic Politics

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On Sunday afternoon, a nearly capacity audience gathered in Hyatt Spring to listen to four brilliant women filmmakers, all writers and directors, to talk about the trials and the (slow) changes toward the positive that exist for women breaking past the boys’ club in Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, the conversation started with Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins, and how this one film has put cracks in the glass ceiling. Ibba Armancas shared an anecdote of trying to get a short story she
 
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Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

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Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston entered a packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom Sunday afternoon to thunderous applause. Arthur Darvill was unable to make the panel due to his flight schedule, but the two women continued without him. They kicked off the panel by asking anyone with a sonic screwdriver to raise it in the air for a salute. Deciding to mix things up, before audience members were able to ask the guests questions, they first had to answer (or attempt to
 
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‘Love is Love’: Orlando Pulse Tribute Comic

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On June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the deadliest mass shooting in American history rocked the LGBTQ+ community when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub called Pulse, killing 49 people and wounding 58. Shortly thereafter, comic writer Marc Andreyko put out a call to comic writers, artists, and some celebrities with a question: Would they contribute a one-to-two page piece, in a style of their choosing, for a comic book unlike any other? One that would give a variety
 
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