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.

Doing It with Heart: Michael Rooker

Doing It with Heart: Michael Rooker

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Remember when Yondu (Michael Rooker) told Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, “I don’t use my head to fly the arrow, boy, I use my heart”? It’s an apt description of how Michael Rooker has tackled his acting career. At his Dragon Con press conference on Friday afternoon, Rooker spoke of approaching every role with the intention of making the character someone fans would be so enthralled with that they would want more. Rooker certainly isn’t afraid to give a part his all. He recalled using an assigned pantomime death scene to “deal with” one of his college professors (who was a bit of a jerk sometimes) by pretending to
 
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Getting Hammered with Nathan Fillion

Getting Hammered with Nathan Fillion

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A fan’s gotta do what a fan’s gotta do, and seeing Nathan Fillion tops the list for many Dragon Con attendees. Around 2,000 fans got their chance on Friday at 10AM in Centennial II–II, Hyatt, as well as an additional 2,000 fans in the overflow in the Marriot Atrium via video feed. Beloved for many of his roles, such as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly, Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and Richard Castle in the popular television series
 
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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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