Colleen Sisler

Colleen Sisler

Colleen Callahan Sisler is Digital Marketing and Print Production Manager for a Metro Atlanta agency specializing in adult beverage marketing for the national on-premise sector. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, their son, and their two rescue pooches. They are currently embarking on a 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 (she's a newb!) is the first stepping stone in a two-year plan to break into the literary world.

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Not Just Programmers: Finding Unusual Video Gaming Jobs

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The international panel of experts at the “Unusual Jobs in the Video Game Industry” panel have extremely diverse backgrounds and hold interesting jobs in a field primarily known for artists, programmers, and coders. The full room in the Westin at 5:30PM Saturday was excited to learn about alternatives to break into a field many of them interact with for entertainment on a daily basis. The panel was composed of Roger Altizer, tester, journalist, college professor; Jose Zagal, engineering education research;
 
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Vikings: A Different World

Vikings: A Different World

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The fourth season of Vikings, the popular television series that airs on the History Channel, is on its midseason break and returns this month. Panelists Kathryn Hines, Kirk Keplinger, Erika Pratte, and Philip Greco were introduced by moderator Jessa Phillips to a full room Saturday evening in the Marriott. With all the action and changes so far this season, the panel and audience were eager to dive into the who, what, when, and why of it all. Phillips started the discussion
 
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Gothic Homemaking World Premiere with Voltaire

Gothic Homemaking World Premiere with Voltaire

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Aurelio Voltaire, author of What is Goth? and Paint It Black: A Guide to Gothic Homemaking (often an item on books-you-didn’t-think-existed lists), premiered his new web series, Gothic Homemaking, at Dragon Con 2016. Voltaire took to the stage in the packed Hilton Crystal Ballroom Sunday evening, explaining how the idea for the web series came about as he was moving back to his small New York City apartment and was ready for a new look. This look, he said, needed
 
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Niche Markets in eBooks and Print (for Writers)

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The small stage in the Hilton 208-209 meeting room was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon with panelists for the “Niche Markets in eBooks & Print (for Writers).” Gail Z. Martin, Nico Murray, Alex Hovelich, Tyra Burton, Andrew Greenburg, Holly Bryant-Simpson and Elaine Calloway joined moderator Sascha Illyvich to discuss various types of niches and how to market yourself to your specific audience. Illyvich began the session with the question, what exactly is a niche market? The panel collaborated on the
 
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Con Quest: IRL

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Hank Whitson and his wife Grace have been attendees at Dragon Con consecutively for the past three years. Prior to coming this year, they were talking about how cons are similar to MMOs and started kicking around the idea of questing in real life. They talked with their friends about their idea and the support they received made the decision easy. Hank took to Reddit about a month prior to Dragon Con to introduce the idea to those subscribed to
 
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Timey Wimey Puppet Show

Timey Wimey Puppet Show

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There was a packed house in the Marriott Saturday evening for a pun-filled, Christmas-themed puppet show starring Doctor Who. Puppeteer Mike Horner elicited peals of laughter from the audience. The show opened with a life-size TARDIS in the center of the stage, and the show was acted on the roof of the TARDIS. The 11th Doctor began the show by explaining there would be no more episodes this year, but there would be a Christmas special. He decorated the TARDIS
 
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The Power of Line & Symbol: The Art of Sigil Magick

The Power of Line & Symbol: The Art of Sigil Magick

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“What is magic?” This is how artist Laura Tempest Zakroff began her one hour seminar, “The Power of Line & Symbol: The Art of Sigil Magick,” Friday afternoon in the Hyatt Grand Hall C. Her one-hour class focused on using sigils, line drawings used in magic ceremonies and rituals. “Magic is the focus of will and intent to have an effect on your environment.” Showing images of complex sigils—like those found in ceremonial magic, followed by more simplistic symbols used
 
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Con Man: The Game: The Preview

Con Man: The Game: The Preview

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After a significant delay to convert the Westin Peachtree Ballroom from a panel to a ballroom setting, “Con Man: The Game” finally got underway at 9:30PM. Con Man stars Alan Tudyk and Nolan North and producer PJ Haarsma were gracious and accommodating to the attendees, who waited for a chance to mingle with the actors while learning more about the game. Once inside, Tudyk addressed the room, saying they had provided free wi-fi in order for everyone to download the game and
 
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