Ralph Gallagher

Ralph is a geek through and through. Living by the beach in sunny South Carolina, he spends most of his time huddled over a keyboard. Whether it's comics, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy, if it's even slightly geeky, he's there. He's a member of Wayland's Forge, a cosplay making group from Myrtle Beach.

Cosplay Experts: Learning from the Best

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Are you ready to take your cosplay to the next level? Then experts Robert Allsopp, Chris Donio, and Frank Ippolito’s “Advanced Armor-Making Techniques” panel was a must see event. Held on Saturday at 4PM in the Hilton Grand Salon East, this panel covered everything a cosplayer might need to know to kick it up a notch. The panelists all worked well together, bouncing ideas off each other and sharing their own experiences with different techniques and materials. With professional experience
 
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Costuming on a Budget: Creating Awesomeness Without Breaking the Bank

Costuming on a Budget: Creating Awesomeness Without Breaking the Bank

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If you’ve ever wanted to get into cosplay without spending a fortune, then “Costuming on a Budget” was the panel for you. Held at 11:30AM on Friday in America’s Mart 2, Room 204 DE, the panel was hosted by Matt Hayward and Carol Marie Underwood. The two costuming excerpts gave tips and tricks on how to make the costume of your dreams without taking out a loan on your house. Their biggest tip? Give yourself ample time to complete your
 
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John Barrowman: Out and Proud

John Barrowman: Out and Proud

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Eager fans crowded the halls and sidewalks outside of the Sheraton this morning as they waited for the Grand Ballroom to open for John Barrowman’s 10AM panel. They packed the room to the brim, eagerly awaiting the antics that were sure to ensue. Barrowman didn’t disappoint, making an explosive entrance, bounding onto the stage wearing a bright TARDIS blue dress and red pumps. He danced around the stage, doing kicks and twirls and giggling the entire time. It truly was
 
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Game of Thrones: Three Characters Still Alive

Game of Thrones: Three Characters Still Alive

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Editor’s Note: This show airs on HBO and contains copious amounts of nudity, mature content, and adult language. This article may contain the same. Well, maybe not the visual nudity. The Marriot Atrium Ballroom was packed to the brim on Friday at 11:30AM as eager fans waited to hear from Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle), Finn Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor). “Game of Thrones: From Highgarden to Winterfell” was not a panel to be missed. Fans of
 
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The Man Behind JL8: Interview with Yale Stewart

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Yale Stewart is a comic artist who has worked with major comic publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom! His most well-known work is the web-comic, JL8, featuring the Justice League in elementary school. He was kind enough to take a few minutes during the convention to answer a few questions. Daily Dragon (DD): What made you decide to be an artist? Yale Stewart (YS): That’s a tough question. It’s just what I’ve always done. One of my first memories
 
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Fantasy for the Young and Old: Interview with Cinda Williams Chima

Fantasy for the Young and Old: Interview with Cinda Williams Chima

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Cinda Williams Chima is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels. She currently has nine novels available, five in The Heir Chronicles and four in The Seven Realms series.  Her 10th book, Flamecaster, the first book in The Shattered Realms series, will be released on April 5, 2016. She was kind enough to answer a few questions.

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