Colleen Sisler

Colleen Sisler

Colleen Callahan Sisler is Content Writer for an online coffee roaster in Canton, GA, writing blog posts, newsletters, and managing their social media. In 2017, Colleen started her own business as a foodie blogger and marketing consultant. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, their son, and their two rescue pooches. They are hopeful to join the minimalist lifestyle and are in search of the perfect tiny home while purging 20+ years of accumulated memorabilia.

Starting with A Wrinkle In Time and never looking back, Colleen is a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural. Favorite time burners are anything by Joss Whedon, the entire Outlander universe, the occasional Neil Gaiman rant, and as many geeky TV shows as she can lay her eyes on.

Recently, Colleen has decided to go back to her first love - writing. Since the third grade, creating neighborhood newsletters with a typewriter and copying them with a mimeograph machine (remember those?), the writing flame has been kept alive through short stints in industry magazines, copywriting for marketing projects, and randomly posting in now defunct personal blogs. Writing for the Daily Dragon was the first stepping stone in a journey towards her Destiny.

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Divining the Future

Divining the Future

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Sunday morning at 10AM in the Sheraton, a group of around 50 attendees met to have their fortunes read in at the morning tarot reading. Beginning like the drum circle did, unofficially with a few like-minded people coming together to read and be read, the tarot readings have now been given their own room and time slots. Friday evening was the first of the tarot card readings and was heavily attended, bordering on chaos, according to volunteer Chris Moore. The
 
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Historically Drinking

Historically Drinking

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A panel of cocktail professionals addressed a rowdy group of cocktail enthusiasts Friday night at 10PM in Marriott A601–A602. A cash bar in the back of the room promoted the festive spirit. Headed up by track director Enrique Velazquez, better known as Doctor Q, and sponsored by Joystick Gamebar, the speakers talked about the history of their chosen spirits and introduced a cocktail for each that could easily be replicated at home. The festivities started with Kysha Cyrus of Joystick
 
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A Primer for the Art of Teapot Racing

A Primer for the Art of Teapot Racing

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In preparation for the second annual Dragon Con Splendid Teapot Race, Elizabeth Wang Carpenter, race organizer, revealed tips and tricks to winning the competition. At 1PM on Friday afternoon in the Sheraton Augusta Room, it was standing room only. Carpenter was surprised that the majority of attendees was over the age of 10, which was the audience demographic she had prepared for. Though it is a race by name, the Splendid Teapot Race is about more than just crossing the
 
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For a Spy Organization, We Really Love Our Logo

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast members Max Osinski, Dichen Lachman, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adrian Pasdar, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley sat down with moderator Rob Levy and an intimate group of fans on Saturday morning at 11:30AM in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom to talk about season five of the hit series. Levy began by asking Lachman if husband Osinski leaves notes on set for her. Lachman said that, though they have been on three shows together, they have not had the opportunity to work
 
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Questioning the Gods

Questioning the Gods

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Attendees of the Friday morning American Gods panel had the opportunity to ask questions of actors Bruce Langley—Technical Boy, Demore Barnes—Mr. Ibis, and Ricky Whittle—Shadow Moon. Moderator Marc Lee introduced the actors who took the stage to raucous applause. After storming the stage, Whittle took part in some gentle ribbing of his fellow cast members and their first appearance at Dragon Con. As Lee tried to start the questions with Barnes, Whittle immediately sent the panel careening by convincing Barnes
 
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He Said, She Said

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The authors in the “He Said, She Said” panel held on Friday at 7PM in the Hyatt Embassy C–D discussed the art of dialogue in writing. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, John D. Ringo, Gail Z. Martin, Katherine Kurtz, Bill Fawcett, and A.J. Hartley were on hand to give tips and pointers regarding how to write dialogue. The first point the panel discussed was how to make sure your dialogue makes sense. Being true to the character was high on the list—once
 
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The Use of Myth and Legend in Fantasy

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Saturday evening at 8:30PM in the Embassy meeting room of the Hyatt, D.L. Wainright, Mari Mancusi, Todd McCaffrey, and moderator Venessa Guinta discussed the use of mythology and legend in fantasy writing. The discussion started with why some authors choose to use myth or legend in their writing. The first point that was brought up was the Greek plays. As a type of fan fiction, they are the ultimate demonstration of the use of mythology. Today, the use of myth
 
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‘Everybody Gets a God!’

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Sunday evening at 8:30PM in the Chastain Ballroom of the Westin, speakers and audience members alike discussed the new Neil Gaiman show, American Gods. Erika A. Pratt, Damian Allen, Father Bryan Small, John Hartness, Wendy Hembrock, and Thomas Mariani were moderated by Carol Malcolm in the panel “Coming to America: An American Gods Fan Panel.” Though based on the book by the same name, American Gods is much more visceral than the source material. The imagery in the opening credits
 
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