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Film Festival Winners

Film Festival Winners

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The best films shown in the Dragon Con Independent Film Festival were recognized on Monday (1PM, Hyatt Regency V). Short Films Comedy: 7.2 Dark Comedy: The Amazing Rondini Fan Film: Prelude to Axanar Fantasy: The Sun Devil and the Princess Foreign Language: Replika Horror: Mojave Junction Horror Comedy: Dead Hearts Science Fiction: Dust Steampunk: Savant: Kali 47 Best Short Film: Dust Animated Short Films Animated Comedy: The Detectives of Noir Town Animated Fantasy: The Mill at Calder’s End Animated Musical
 
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Comic Book Quick Sketch Winners

Comic Book Quick Sketch Winners

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Four winners were selected from Monday’s Comic Book Quick Sketch contest (11:30AM, The Learning Center, Hyatt). Best Character, Adult Division: Carly Trowbridge, pencil male and female Best Comic Book Page, Adult Division: Kinsey Stewart, Ninja Turtles Best Character, Under 18 Division: Marina Fitzpatrick (13), woman in dress with swirls around her Best Comic Book Page, Under 18 Division: Katie Farmer (15), four-box captioned illustration of two people, watercolor

Masquerade Winners Selected

Masquerade Winners Selected

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The annual Masquerade Sunday night (8:30PM, Hyatt Centennial II–III) showcased a wide range of costuming excellence, from tiny Jedi to giant dragons. Winners were selected in three child and nine adult categories. Children Best Toddler: Amelia Lewis as Princess Serenity Best Pre-Teen: Nicola Tesla Desilets as Anna (Harley Quinn) Best Teen: Sierra Rivera, Twilight Sparkle Adult Best Movie Character: Nancy Nelson as Ronan the Accuser Best Horror: Alexander Hibbs as Oogie Boogie Best Video Game Character: Chris Miller as Pokemon
 
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2015 Parsec Awards Winners

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The 2015 Parsec Awards ceremony (Sun 5:30PM, Hyatt Regency V) honored the best in speculative fiction podcasting. Podcast shows are nominated by fans, finalists chosen by a yearly steering committee, and finalists voted on by an independent panel of judges from outside of podcasting. Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” OR “A Mike in the Mechanics” by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth, Hadron Gospel Hour Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form) Aaron’s World by Mike
 
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Miss Star Trek Universe

Miss Star Trek Universe

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And the new Miss Star Trek Universe 2015 is the gorgeous, talented, horned, Klingon diva of divas, Konora, aka Hannah Hoyt. The runner up is Lwaxana, aka Leslie Chapman, a Betazoid with a penchant for mixing dark martinis. Despite stiff competition from Chapman and nine other gifted contestants, Hoyt’s rendition of an aria from The Magic Flute, in which the Queen of the Night orders her daughter to commit murder, had the spectators spellbound and trembling in their seats. Hoyt
 
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Legendary Cosplay at the Aquarium

Legendary Cosplay at the Aquarium

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Saturday night was Dragon Con’s first annual “The Legend of The Chôsen” Costume Contest at the Georgia Aquarium. Much like the recently revamped judging requirements of the ever popular “Friday Night Costume Contest,” this brand new competition takes it up a notch in terms of costume integrity and attention to craftsmanship. Add the colorful Georgia Aquarium as a background, with a sprinkle of well-known presenters and creative cosplayers, and this show is sure to become an off-site event staple for
 
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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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