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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Four Races, One Panel

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“A Wizard, a Dwarf, a Hobbit, and an Elf, Oh My!” started ten minutes late as the Saturday afternoon capacity crowd packed into Centennial II-III at the Hyatt. When, Billy Boyd, Sylvester McCoy, Craig Parker, and John Rhys-Davies came onstage, the cheers were nearly deafening. Boyd opened the discussion by talking about his band, Bee Cake, and how they chose the name. While Boyd he was working, Dominic Monaghan, who was on holiday, texted him a picture of a cake
 
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Fan Moments: An Hour with John Barrowman

Fan Moments: An Hour with John Barrowman

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Saturday afternoon attracted another capacity crowd to the Atrium Ballroom (M) for John Barrowman’s solo panel, “John Barrowman Live!” The mood in the room was playful as Barrowman teased the crowd and they responded in kind. After taking a video of the audience so he could send it to his mom, he jumped right in to answer audience questions. Barrowman happily told stories whenever they occurred to him, including one funny story involving his partner Scott Gill and a kilt,
 
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Registration Moves at Light Speed–Or It Seems That Way

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Whatever bugs might have been in the barcode registration system last year seem to have been worked out, and people are blasting through registration. The average wait time has varied from ten to 45 minutes, a vast improvement over the multi-hour waits in line to get into a ballroom to get into another line to get into an alphabetical line to get a badge. Pei Ling Chen, a first-time Dragon*Con attendee, remarked that it took longer for her to walk
 
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Wil Wheaton Steals the Show at The Eureka Panel

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Each day at the convention, attendees have been treated to a panel featuring the stars of Eureka. At the Sunday morning panel, Colin Ferguson, Jordan Hinson, and Chris Gauthier were joined by fan favorite, Wil Wheaton.  And as with the other panels, Dr. Kevin R. Grazier was available to field science questions from the audience. The panel, however, quickly turned into “The Wil Wheaton Show,” with audience members firing question after question to the man who plays the scientist they
 
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