Maggie Birge-Caracappa

Maggie Birge-Caracappa

By day, Maggie Birge-Caracappa is the editorial director at a medical communications company in Yardley, PA.

The rest of the time, Maggie sees to the needs of her kitty overlords; polices the grammar on all kinds of published material including signage, menus, and food packaging; and cuddles with her wife while watching her favorite shows (Killjoys, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who among them). She continues to be far too excited to be working for the Daily Dragon.

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Killjoys: Johnny and Lucy, Live and in Person

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Any Killjoys fan knows two things: The Warrant is All, and keep your hands off John Jaqobis or Lucy will electrocute you. That didn’t keep the crowd from showing Aaron Ashmore (Jaqobis) and Tamsen McDonough (Lucy) all the love at the “Killjoys Cast: Upgrades of Awesome” panel Sunday afternoon in the Hilton Grand West ballroom. It was clear that Ashmore and McDonough were having a lot of fun as the answers to the questions fans asked ranged from risqué to
 
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Bulletproof Love: An Hour with Luke Cage

Bulletproof Love: An Hour with Luke Cage

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One of the linchpins of the Marvel universe on Netflix, Luke Cage is now available for binge-watching of its second season. Mike Colter joined us on Sunday at 5:30PM in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom to share some insights about Luke and how things have developed in the second season. Moderator Thomas Parham started out by asking a few Inside the Actors Studio–like questions before opening up the floor to questions from the fans. Parham asked Colter about playing opposite some
 
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Queer Horror Recommendations with Cecil Baldwin

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Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Nightvale) started his panel on queer horror Saturday at 5:30PM in the Hyatt International North by saying that he was thrilled to be moderating a panel that he suggested to Dragon Con. From the outset, he kept the panel informal, mostly wanting to know our queer horror recommendations. Quickly, a long line of people formed, enthusiastic to give their suggestions. They ranged from the overtly queer to more “unintentionally gay” movies like Nightmare on Elm Street
 
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Black Nerdiness on Display: A Discussion of Black Genre Film

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The Learning Center in the Hyatt was full to capacity Saturday at 11:30AM for a discussion on new genre black film led by moderator Andrew Shephard, a PhD student at Stanford with a particular focus on Afro-futurism. On the panel were Karen Ceesay (The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, Stranger Things), Quatoyiah Murry (Editorial Manager at TCM and FilmStruck), and Daviorr Snipes (voice actor and professional actor with Alliance Theater Atlanta). The discussion was framed around the success of Black Panther
 
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“Do I Look Bovvered?”: An Hour with Catherine Tate

“Do I Look Bovvered?”: An Hour with Catherine Tate

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Take the quick wit of Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, add it to the charisma of John Barrowman and the stage presence of your favorite actor, wrap it all up in one ginger package, and you’ve got Catherine Tate. She started her panel on Friday afternoon in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom by immediately ditching the stage and heading into the audience to do a “who came the farthest” poll. “And it better not have been me!” she said. While
 
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Star Trek: Must-Watch TV, Pulling People from the Darkness

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Star Trek alumni Garrett Wang, Ethan Phillips, Walter Koenig, and John de Lancie gathered in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom on Friday to share some memories of their time with the Star Trek franchise. The intriguing hour began with a simple declaration by Trek Track director and panel moderator Wang: “Dragon Con is THE best convention to attend in this world.” Wang was just getting started. He pointed out during the introduction that both his last name (Wang) and Koenig’s last
 
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Broken Toys and Found Families: An Interview with Christian Kane

Broken Toys and Found Families: An Interview with Christian Kane

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Between Angel, Leverage, and The Librarians, Christian Kane is well-known to audiences around Dragon Con. He took some time at the end of the day Friday to sit down with the Daily Dragon and answer a few questions. Daily Dragon (DD): How much of the similarities between Eliot Spencer and Jacob Stone is a factor of John Rogers and Dean Devlin and how much of it is what you bring to the roles? Christian Kane (CK): I was actually told
 
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Companion and Condiment Freak: Billie Piper

Companion and Condiment Freak: Billie Piper

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The hour with Billie Piper in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom on Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM was briefly hijacked by John Barrowman as he made a surprise appearance on stage to help load the room and keep us entertained while we awaited Piper’s arrival. He teed up a teaser trailer for the WHOlanta convention that included their guests for 2018 and then he took a few impromptu questions. As soon as Piper arrived, she stepped on stage with her hands in
 
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