Debbie Yutko

Debbie Yutko

Debbie Yutko lives near Atlanta with her husband, two children, and two cats. When she isn’t gardening, rescuing homeless kittens, or cramming math formulas into teenagers’ brains, she can be found stringing words together at her computer and dreaming of adventures in far-off lands. She is a lifelong reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy and a veteran attendee of Dragon Con, where she enjoys attending panels and working with the talented staff of the Daily Dragon.

The Awesome Brandon Sanderson, Continued

The Awesome Brandon Sanderson, Continued

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While navigating an exceptionally busy schedule of appearances at Dragon Con, Brandon Sanderson made the time to answer a few more questions for the Daily Dragon, as promised: Daily Dragon (DD): We’re thrilled to have you back at Dragon Con. What do enjoy most about the con? Brandon Sanderson (BWS): The sheer vibrancy of it. Some other big cons feel a little…inauthentic. You never get that at Dragon Con. It can be stuffy and crowded, but you don’t feel that
 
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Cosplay Duos at Dragon Con

Cosplay Duos at Dragon Con

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Cosplay is one of the highlights of Dragon Con. Everyone gets involved—young and old, some of them serious costumers, others just out to have fun. And cosplaying with a buddy seems to double their enjoyment. This reporter stopped a few of these gutsy, creative, awesome cosplaying pairs to discover a little more about them. The first pair I found was Harley Quinn from Arkham Asylum (Katie Ledbetter) and Poison Ivy (Andrea Peng). Katie, a six-time veteran of Dragon Con, shared
 
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Game of Thrones: All Rulers Must Die

Game of Thrones: All Rulers Must Die

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They deserved it, and we secretly (no, not so secretly) loved to watch. Jack Gleeson and Alexander Siddig discussed their characters, deaths, and the future of the Iron Throne to an at-capacity Hyatt Centennial II-III crowd on Sunday. Who do you think is the most evil Game of Thrones character? Chances are that one of your top two is the very dead King Joffrey. Gleeson feels that since Joffrey is a product of incest, his frontal cortex may have been
 
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The First Annual Dragon Awards

The First Annual Dragon Awards

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The 30th anniversary of Dragon Con seems a fitting year for the inception of the Dragon Awards to honor the creators of the science fiction and fantasy at the heart of the convention. The great thing is that this is a fan award, so everyone is welcome to nominate and vote, no con membership required. Famed author and editor Bill Fawcett welcomed the storytellers and story-readers in the audience to the ceremony in the Hyatt Centennial I on Sunday afternoon.
 
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The Awesome Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Winn Sanderson has shot to fame for his extraordinary storytelling abilities, surprising plot-twists, intricate magic systems, and compellingly believable characters. This prolific, Hugo-award winning author is turning out books at an impressive rate of up to three per year. Chosen to finish Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, Sanderson also found time to release The Way of Kings, the first book in his The Stormlight Archive epic fantasy series, which debuted at number seven on The New York Times
 
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Picking the Brains of the iZombie Cast

Picking the Brains of the iZombie Cast

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Brains were the topic of the day at the iZombie panel in the Hyatt Centennial II-III at 4PM on Saturday. David Anders, Rose McIver, and Aly Michalka agreed that humor is what makes iZombie so enjoyable for the cast and fans alike. In fact, Anders began the panel by jogging across the back of the stage, waving and grinning, then vanished behind the curtain on the other side. Once properly seated onstage, he claimed that his character, Blaine, is a
 
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Wait Until Jason Isaacs Hears About This?!

Wait Until Jason Isaacs Hears About This?!

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How do you see Lucius Malfoy? Most likely not a different actor with short hair and a pinstripe suit. It almost happened. In the panel “Wait Until My Father Hears About This!” in Hyatt Centennial II–III on Saturday at 2:30PM, Jason Isaacs talked all things Harry Potter to a packed ballroom. Isaacs surprised the crowd by revealing that he first auditioned for the part of Gilderoy Lockhart. His agent had sent him the script and the first four books. He
 
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Grant Ward Belongs to All of Us

Grant Ward Belongs to All of Us

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Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) had the audience completely mesmerized from the moment he walked into the Sheraton Grand Ballroom A-F on Friday at 2:30PM and treated the delighted audience to a mock striptease while removing his jacket, encouraging laughter, applause, and wolf whistles. After such an auspicious beginning, he transitioned into a comical explanation for his tardiness: “I got caught in a Pokestop.” The first audience member began her question by mentioning she had a dog named Grant Ward,
 
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