Nancy Northcott

Nancy Northcott is a lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, fantasy, and history. She's the author of the Boar King's Honor historical fantasy trilogy, which launched this year with The Herald of Day, and the Light Mage Wars paranormal romantic suspense series. Collaborating with Jeanne Adams, she just launched the Outcast Station space opera series with a two-novella anthology, Welcome to Outcast Station.

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Website: http://www.nancynorthcott.com

Down to Basics in Military Science Fiction

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At 8:30PM on Sunday, the Sci-Fi Lit track presented “Basic Military Science Fiction.”  The panel consisted of Kacey Ezell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Evan Currie, Jack Campbell, J.A. Sutherland, Doug Dandridge, and Mike Massa. The panel started with Dandridge, the moderator, asking the panel to define military science fiction and explain how their work fit into the category. Ezell cited setting as a major part, with stories set in a wartime environment and speculative elements involved, possibly including nonexistent technology or magic.
 
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A Rollicking Hour of 'Stargate'

A Rollicking Hour of ‘Stargate’

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On Saturday at 4PM in the Westin Peachtree ballroom, Stargate actors Christopher Judge, Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, and Jewel Staite met to razz each other, answer questions, and joke with their fans. Moderator Karen Henson explained that Saturday traffic had delayed Judge, Luttrell, and Staite. She brought Flanigan out, and he set the tone for the panel by saying, “When they get here, let’s pretend it all goes flat.” The other actors arrived, Judge asked what had been going on.
 
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Surviving the Apocalypse

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On Saturday at 1PM in the Westin F-H, Jaym Gates, Mika McKinnon, and Gail Z. Martin presented a panel discussion called “After the Storm: We Will Rebuild.”  Gates, the moderator, kicked off the discussion by asking how the other panelists felt about the idea that community mindset plays a large role in recovering from an apocalypse. McKinnon said that community resilience is “an excellent predictor for survival.”  She often tells people who don’t want to make disaster kits or other
 
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Ancient Death Reawakened

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On Friday at 4PM in the Hilton, Dr. Jessica Parilla presented “Microbes in (Semi)Permafrost,” a program on the reawakening of ancient viruses and bacteria as permafrost melts.  She began by defining permafrost as soil that has been continually frozen for at least two years. The map she displayed showed large areas of purple, which denoted continuously frozen soil that was mostly in Russia, Canada, and Alaska. There are also sporadically frozen areas that occasionally melt in northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia,
 
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Birds of Prey Rock the Hyatt

Birds of Prey Rock the Hyatt

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On Friday at 2PM, the cast of the Birds of Prey TV series took the stage in the Hyatt Centennial II–III ballroom. Panelists included Dina Meyer, who played Oracle, Ashley Scott, who played Huntress, and Rachel Skarsten, who portrayed Black Canary. The actors were delayed, so moderator Tony Gowell kept the crowd entertained with funny questions and dry, humorous commentary. The actors came onstage filming with their cellphones, and Meyer announced that they were streaming on social media, or were
 
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The Creative Faces of Linda Robertson

The Creative Faces of Linda Robertson

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Author Linda Robertson wears multiple creative hats. She writes the Persephone Alcmedi urban fantasy series and the Immanence series and composes music, including a score for the first Immanence novel, Jovienne. A former graphic artist, she has experience in design and layout.  Her love of cosplay at conventions has led her to make costumes of her own, and she works in an office decorated with geek memorabilia. Daily Dragon (DD): Please tell us about your Circle books and what inspired them. Linda Robertson (LR): The Persephone Alcmedi series begins after the cultish murder of a wærewolf, when the local
 
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Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

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By day, Anthony Francis teaches robots to learn; by night, he writes science fiction and draws comic books. He’s been attending Dragon Con practically forever and sold his first novel, the urban fantasy Frost Moon, from a contact he made in the Writer’s Track. His first steampunk story, “Steampunk Fairy Chick,” is set at a giant convention, and that led to his first steampunk novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine, which was released earlier this year. Daily Dragon
 
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Fantasy, Horror, and Horses: Trisha J. Wooldridge

Fantasy, Horror, and Horses: Trisha J. Wooldridge

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Trisha J. Wooldridge has been a freelance editor, copywriter, journalist, and author for over thirteen years. She’s edited over fifty books, three online courses, four tutoring manuals, several issues of Massachusetts Horse magazine, mutual fund resource information, and the text for the Dungeons & Dragons: Stormreach massive multi-player online role playing game. Her fiction includes over a dozen short stories and poems, including pieces in the EPIC award–winning Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies and the Stoker award–nominated New England Horror Writer anthologies.
 
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