Shae Connor

Shae Connor

Shae Connor is a scientific editor with a Big Government Agency in Atlanta. Despite a fairly average upbringing, she jumped into fandom with both feet nearly two decades ago, thanks to The X-Files, and has spent much too much time writing fanfic and doling out heaping servings of Machete!Beta upon request. She’s also been known to hang around Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and various Whedonverse types, among others. In her copious spare time, she's a multipublished author of romance fiction.

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Website: http://shaeconnorwrites.com

2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

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Best in Show: Mila, Queen of Hearts Best Pun: Carly Hjemdahl-Monsen, WeepinBELLE Best Animated: Jillian Clayton, Helga Best Group: Patricia Fuller, Sleeping Beauty Best Horror: Allison Chase, Power Lifter, Aliens Best Disney: Jennifer Martinez, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Best Hero: David Verwoest, Inigo Montoya Best Movie: Wayne Neumaier, Rocketeer Best Political: Mike Taylor, US Space Force Group Best Comic: Kristie Nelson, Peanuts Gang Best Villain: Teresa Anzulovic, Ursula the Sea Witch Best Comedy: Aaron Linde, The Black Knight Best Designer:
 
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2018 Masquerade Winners

2018 Masquerade Winners

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Adult Division Most Subtle: Travis Tate as The Monolith Best Video Game Character: John Sackett as World of Warcraft Orc Best MMORPG: Bryan Bach as Diablo 3 Doomed Crusader Best Comedy: Rob Shetler as Destiny 2 Iron Banner Titan Best Mashup: Carly Hjemdahl-Monsen as WeepinBELLE Best Novice: David Terres, Stacie Mossey, Anthony Garnett, Bowie Sessions, Aaron Lilyerd, Jim Mossey, and Jeff Scalise (costumes by Stacie Mossey) as Robin Hood: Men In Tights Best Journeyman: Dave Collier and Kelsey McCarter as
 
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Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

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Award-winning author CB Lee is at Dragon Con for the third time this year, and she’s a big fan—in part because the first book in her Sidekick Squad series debuted here in 2016. Lee spoke to the Daily Dragon in advance of the con with information about Sidekick Squad, her favorite books, and her thoughts on diversity in publishing. Daily Dragon (DD): Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions for us! CB Lee (CL): Hi!
 
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2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

2017 Cosplay Contest Winners

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Best Youth Trinity and Avery Mooney as Frisk and Chara from Undertale Ellie Hendrickson as Steampunk Alice from Alice in Wonderland Vaughn Miller as Junkrat from Overwatch Charles Park-Greene as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones Honorable Mentions Kelsi Dick as Bayonetta from Bayonetta 2 Melissa Bunch as Demon Hunter from Diablo 3 Michael Kolarik as Shin Godzilla from Godzilla Kevin Close as Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones Clint House as Mr. Sinister from X-Men Joey Robertson as Anarchy
 
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2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2017 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

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Best Hero: Luke Sumerlin Best Children’s Movie: Dimitry Ekzarkhov Best Child: Ellie Paige Best Villain: Travis Darsam Best Video Game: Vince Morrow Best Novel: Christine Quarte, Deanna Dixion Best Musical: Kayla Bunch, Celia Sigler Best Mash-Up: Shannon Swearingen, Will Luther Best Lord of the Rings: Rich Sabo Best Humor: Shannon Caudle, James Caudle Best Fantasy: Colin Cook Best Doctor Who: Roland Rose Best Disney Princess: Gabrielle Scandrett Best Disney: Piper Whaley Best Death: Hugh Fuller Best DC: David Collier, Kelsey
 
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Dragon Con Guests Honored at Awards Banquet

Dragon Con Guests Honored at Awards Banquet

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Choosing a starting point to describe Saturday night’s Guest of Honor banquet (Hyatt Regency VI–VII, 7PM) could take until next year’s Dragon Con. Beginning with the emcee, Stargate SG-1’s Gary Jones, referring to the city as “Stargate Atlanta,” the evening offered two hours of laughs, tears, and poignant moments. After a prelude mini-concert by electro-swing band Good Co., Jones brought out actor and voice performer Garry Chalk and joined him in a brief set of improvisational comedy music. Jones then
 
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Nichelle Nichols: Back and Better Than Ever

Nichelle Nichols: Back and Better Than Ever

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Science fiction icon and proponent of space exploration Nichelle Nichols returns to Dragon Con in 2015 and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2015 Dragon Con Parade. She has several new projects coming and lots of great memories to share and was gracious enough to answer a few questions for the Daily Dragon in advance of her visit to Atlanta.

Covering the LGBTQA Spectrum in Young Adult Literature

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Always well-attended, the “LGBTQA Representation in YA” discussion panel filled the Young Adult Literature track room in Marriott A707 at 11:30AM on Friday. For those who need a quick primer, LGBTQA generally refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, and asexual, though the spectrum also covers other gender and sexuality categories such as intersex, genderqueer, and undecided. Panelists were librarian Christopher Elliott, Harmony Ink Press YA coordinator Nessa Warin, authors Cinda Williams Chima and Stephanie Perkins, and YA lit fan
 
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