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.

Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a costume thrown together in thirty minutes from random scraps, then “Extreme Makeover: Steampunk Edition” is the panel for you. On Friday at 2:30PM in Hilton Grand East, cosplay fans were treated to three expert costumers creating costumes from a wagon filled with scraps. David Anthony Lee, Astrid Shadows, and Andrew Reseigh graced the audience with some of their costuming genius. Doctor Q and Daisy Viktoria acted as moderators and judges, providing ample commentary
 
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The Best and Brightest—Costuming Exhibit

The Best and Brightest—Costuming Exhibit

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If you’ve ever wanted to be amazed by the sheer talent of Dragon Con’s cosplay guests, the Costuming Exhibit was the place to be. The exhibit features everything from period-accurate Jane Austen dresses to full-size monster costumes from Fallout 4. The artists whose works are on display are truly amazing, showing off skills that put Hollywood to shame. Some displays were recreations of pop culture attire, while others were original designs. Artist Paige Gardner created a steampunk version of Siri,
 
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Complicated and Oh-So-Human: Reflections with Jason Isaacs

Complicated and Oh-So-Human: Reflections with Jason Isaacs

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Jason Isaacs is drawn to complex characters. This idea came to the fore time and again during his Friday morning session in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. This notion of being drawn to complex fascinating characters appeared very early on in the session. A lifelong fan of comics, a lover of fantasy, Isaacs sees in stories, especially those we know as fantasy, as continuing the key to the answers we seek. For him, these stories offer solutions, a “way forward.” This
 
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From Sesame Street to Wakanda: The Dragon Con Parade

From Sesame Street to Wakanda: The Dragon Con Parade

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Dragon Con wouldn’t be complete without its annual parade. First thing Saturday morning, fans began lining the streets for a chance to see some of Dragon Con’s best costumes march through Atlanta. Starting promptly at 10AM, fandoms old and new began their journey. Lead by Emilo Degado, Roscoe Orman, and Bob McGrath of Sesame Street as the Grand Marshals, the parade had something for everyone to enjoy. From classics like Scooby-Doo to new fandoms like the characters of Overwatch, Dragon
 
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Game of Bones: The John Barrowman Show

Game of Bones: The John Barrowman Show

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It started with two scantily clad men in collars, and it just went down the gutter from there. Cersei Lannister—aka John Barrowman—defies description. If you have never seen him live, I really don’t know how to describe the debauchery that is John Barrowman. Because the Daily Dragon is a family-friendly publication, much of the panel cannot be recounted here in polite company. We will just tell you that his first story involved gay bars, drunk uber rides, and furniture on
 
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Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

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Food is an important part of any con; 6 hours of sleep, 2 meals, and 1 shower each day is the bare minimum anyone should get each day at the conference. (And in life in general.) While you’re on your own for the sleeping and showering, we can help you find some food! Peachtree Center is a common jaunt for most con attendees looking for quick and cheap food. This year, Peachtree Center is undergoing renovations, but nothing that should
 
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Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

Starting on Gruel and Finishing on Martinis

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Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston entered a packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom Sunday afternoon to thunderous applause. Arthur Darvill was unable to make the panel due to his flight schedule, but the two women continued without him. They kicked off the panel by asking anyone with a sonic screwdriver to raise it in the air for a salute. Deciding to mix things up, before audience members were able to ask the guests questions, they first had to answer (or attempt to
 
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'Young Justice' and 'Teen Titans'—Past and Future

‘Young Justice’ and ‘Teen Titans’—Past and Future

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Peter David and Benjamin Percy joined a crowd of eager fans to discuss Young Justice and Teen Titans in the comics. Both writers were eager to talk about their works, Peter David being responsible for the Young Justice comics in the 1990s, and Benjamin Percy working on the current Teen Titans comics. One of the first questions asked by the audience was how the rosters for the two comics were determined. Peter David said he was given the original roster
 
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