Jessica Clary

Jessica Clary

Jessica spends her days advising college radio, magazine and newspaper staffs, and balances the rest of her time binge-watching TV and binge-reading nonfiction.

Charity Auctions Literally have Something for Everyone

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“If someone thinks they’re getting rid of something nobody is going to want, they’re wrong,” said Jennifer Breland, Dragon Con Charity Events coordinator. The annual main Dragon Con charity auction, Sunday from 10AM–2PM at Hyatt Hanover C–E, raised more than $10,700 with items auction ranging from pristine collector’s items to well-loved fan favorites. Plenty of the items were high-end collectibles, including a limited-edition Count Dooku Lightsaber hilt (complete with Christopher Lee’s autograph, a photo of him doing the autograph, and
 
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More Binge-Watching Means More Opportunities for Fans

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One of the first things the participants of the “How Binge-Watching Makes Us All TV Geeks” panel (Mariott M301–302, Friday at 2:30PM) want you to know is that binge-watching is not new. Before the advent of online streaming and even DVDs, fans waited for holiday marathons of their favorite shows, or mailed boxes of bootleg VHS tapes across the country. The panelists, consisting of blogger and podcaster Jessa Philips, Jenn “Wonder Jenn” Geoppinger, Gary Lindros, podcaster for Critical Myth, and
 
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Two X-Files Veterans on Mystery in their Careers and the Show

Two X-Files Veterans on Mystery in their Careers and the Show

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The life of an actor parallels the life of an X-Files character in a lot of ways, according to stars Jerry Hardin and Nicholas Lea as they spoke to a nearly full room Friday afternoon in the Hilton Grand Ballroom West. As character actors and as occasional guest stars, both related to the highs and lows of not necessarily knowing the mysteries behind their characters, or whether they’d ever even show up again. “Acting is a career of dealing with
 
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Cosplayers Strip Down for Annual Underwear Party

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While the thought of being in a crowded room in your underwear is some people’s nightmare, for a few hundred Dragon Con partygoers, it’s an annual tradition. The annual Dragon Con Superhero Underwear Party was Thursday night at the Marriott, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a party where the revelers deck out in their skimpiest superhero duds to kick off the con. Tony Ray, one of the organizers of the event, says it started organically a few years
 
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Daredevil Sets a New Tone for the Marvel Universe

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For a show that’s only existed since April, Daredevil has found some die-hard fans among longtime readers and new binge-watchers. Since its debut in a massive, binge-worthy 13-hour series on Netflix, Daredevil has brought a unique tone to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On hand to discuss were Gary Mitchel, writer and reviewer for RevolutionSF.com, Earth Station One podcaster Jennifer Hartshorn, writer and historian Bethany Kesler, writer Eric R. Asher, and writer Van Allen Plexico. All confessed to loving the series,
 
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