Undead or alive, English or American, in Buffy or in Angel, Juliet Landau and James Marsters ooze chemistry and charm. On Sunday 2:30PM, the talented duo offered humor, wisdom, and a dash of vampy creepiness to the packed Westin Peachtree Ballroom.
Many panels start with a five-minute “WOO!” from the crowd, but only for Archer is that “WOO!” canonically required. The eponymous spy of this animated TV show has a habit of celebrating with that line, whether he’s playing lacrosse with Malaysian pirates or shooting sharks in the face. This Dragon*Con audience shrieked with equal excitement at the appearance of Archer voice talents Amber Celeste Nash and Lucky Yates, who were thrilled themselves. “This is the best day of my life,” …
Bisexual succubus. Wisecracking pickpocket. Secret Fae underworld. If you haven’t put these pieces together yet to form the awesome pie that is the TV show Lost Girl, you probably weren’t at the panel Sunday at 5:30PM in A704 (M). To make matters worse, you probably aren’t watching Lost Girl air on SyFy—but you’ll be relieved to know that you can rectify that next Friday night. American viewers are just a few weeks away from the end of Lost Girl’s second …
Firefly and Serenity fans know Sean Maher as Dr. Simon Tam, the most devoted brother and best-dressed surgeon in hundreds of worlds. Next week, Maher will premiere his performance of Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Grinning and freshly caffeinated for his second Dragon*Con, Maher sat down with the Daily Dragon to chat about siblings, Shakespeare, storytelling, and the con experience.
Fresh from the August 20 Hugo Awards Ceremony, Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors K. Tempest Bradford and Mary Robinette Kowal were still glowing in the reflected light of that hallowed shining rocketship when they sat down with the Daily Dragon to chat about their lives with the Doctor. Chicks, an anthology of loving essays from female fans of Doctor Who (plus two interviews with former companions and a “Torchwood Babiez” comic!), won the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Related …
Like any Dragon*Con attendee, featured guest Stephen H. Segal has long lived by the maxims that lead all our geeky lives: All that is gold does not glitter / Not all those who wander are lost (The Lord of the Rings); Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent (Foundation); With great power comes great responsibility (good old Spidey!); Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering (I think you know this one); DON’T PANIC (you’d …
Four years ago, Felicia Day stood handing out bookmarks at Comic-Con International, hoping that the promotion for her tiny new web series The Guild wouldn’t get lost in the shuffle of the many scraps of paper thrust at every con-goer. This Saturday, she and her Guild costars Amy Okuda and Robin Thorsen stepped onstage in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom to wild cheers from hundreds of their fans. The excitement of Nathan Fillion‘s guest appearance in the show’s current season (its …
On Sunday and Monday, the Hyatt ballrooms came alive with the raging metal sound of Robot Battles, the second-oldest robot competition in the world and a hearty way to stave off post-con depression. Remote-controlled creations sporting every attachment and decoration—from circular saws to dandelions—sparred for supremacy on a square platform that was much like a boxing ring without the ropes.
The two-part competition features a robot-e-robot tourney and an all-robot rumble. In the tourney, the robots battle to drive each other …
A speaker in the Science, Skeptics, and Writer’s Track, Jennifer Ouellette has authored fun and fascinating books The Physics of the Buffyverse, Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics, and most recently The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. For two years she has been the director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a National Academy of Sciences program that pairs technical experts with Hollywood creators. …
Saturday afternoon, in front of a packed Hyatt Centennial Ballroom, four crew members from the beloved ship Serenity met for the first and only time at this Dragon*Con in front of a packed Hyatt Centennial Ballroom. And as if Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau weren’t enough, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk joined the festivities via prank-call not five minutes into the panel.
Despite the colossal audience attendance, the familiar energy between the stars was immediately present, and …
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