Brent Spiner, who played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, spiced up this year’s Dragon*Con Trek track with his “special” brand of snarky humor. In-between entertaining fans and signing autographs on the Walk of Fame, he took five minutes to chat with the Daily Dragon about social media, storytelling, and his web series Fresh Hell.
This weekend I had the privilege to spend time with two of Dragon*Con’s esteemed literary guests, Alethea Kontis and Leanna Renee Hieber. In addition to offering up wisdom on panels and promoting their latest publications, they’ve made sure to enjoy the fannish aspects of the con as well. They stopped by the Daily Dragon on their way from the Yule Ball to the Time Traveler’s Ball for a quick chat.
Hieber, author of The Perrilous Prophecy of the Guard and Goddess, is releasing the first book in her Magic Most Foul YA series in November. She describes it as “gothic Victorian paranormal stuff in 1880s New York City.” She’s also working on the musical adaptation of The Strange and Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, and is workshopping it in New York with Broadway talent this November.
Kontis gave me an exclusive on her next project. She’s collaborating with Eisner-award winning artist Janet Lee on A Is For Alice, an alphabet book due out this winter. Enchanted, her fairy tale novel, will be out May 8th from Harcourt Books.
I caught up with literary guests Ann and Jeff VanderMeer in the Exhibition Hall while they were signing their newest book, The Steampunk Bible. A guide to all things steampunk, the Bible showcases all aspects of the genre, from literature to fashion to beautifully wrought objects.
Daily Dragon (DD): What are your favorite pieces of Steampunked-up technology?
Jeff VanderMeer (JV): I think this positronic brain thing is becoming my favorite because we didn’t know about the parts it’s made of. But at …
Kate Mulgrew is probably best known to fandom as Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager, but her genre credits don’t end there. She’s currently part of the cast of Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::, a funny send-up of CSI/NCIS/24-type shows written by comedy geek Paul Scheer. She graciously took a few minutes to speak to the Daily Dragon just after her Sunday morning signing.
The “Doctor Who: Davies vs. Moffat” panel in the Brit Track took place in the Hilton Crystal Ballroom at 7:00PM on Friday night. Panelists Caro MacCully, Alan Siler, and Robert Bowen began the proceedings by engaging the audience in a group performance of the Torchwood theme song while a Captain Jack cosplayeress stood up high and tried to look very serious. This set …
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