’15 Interviews

The Serious Side of Eddie McClintock

The Serious Side of Eddie McClintock

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If you’ve never been to one of Eddie McClintock’s panels, stop everything (after reading this, of course) and jot his name down on your must-see list for next year. He’s on this reporter’s list of top people to see every year because McClintock brings a high intensity, laugh-filled exuberance to every panel he’s on. From taking his shirt off five minutes in to creating illustrations for the charity auction to running out to the audience to hold the microphone, you
 
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A Man of Many Ways: The Jim Butcher Interview

A Man of Many Ways: The Jim Butcher Interview

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Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and his new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills that were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it.

Author Omnibus: The Many Roads to Publication

Author Omnibus: The Many Roads to Publication

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The publishing industry has been in flux with larger houses changing course, smaller presses blooming practically overnight, and ebooks increasing their share of the market in almost all consumer categories. What choices should fiction writers make among the possible publishing venues? I corralled my usual list of suspects (plus some new contributors) and cried for help. Their responses follow in the order received. Daily Dragon (DD): What is the basis of your own knowledge or, better yet, direct experience with
 
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What is the NSDM Game? An Interview with Capt. Mark McDonagh

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Captain Mark McDonagh, USN/Ret. is a 30-year veteran of the US Navy. A qualified submarine officer with 12 years’ experience between the Naval War College and Navy Warfare Development Command, Captain McDonagh is a co-founder of the National Security Decision Making Game, Inc., a non-profit educational organization established to apply professional-grade, modeled games and simulation. Daily Dragon (DD): Did being submarine officer help you develop the NSDM game? Mark McDonagh (MM): Yes, it helped a lot, but I also spent
 
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Weathering the Magic: An Interview with C. L. Wilson

Weathering the Magic: An Interview with C. L. Wilson

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C. L. Wilson’s unique blend of epic fantasy and romance has carried her onto numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Her debut novel, Lord of the Fading Lands, the first in her Tairen Soul quintet, won the National Readers’ Choice Awards for Best First Book and Best Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. The other books in the series garnered similar accolades, with Publishers Weekly describing the final volume, Crown of Crystal Flame, as one that “should
 
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Capturing the Sights of Dragon Con: An Interview with Fong Dong

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If you’ve spent much time at Dragon Con, you’ve seen the people with the big cameras and the red Dragon Con Photography armbands. Whatever the time, day or night, they’re present at all the major events. The Daily Dragon sat down with Fong Dong, Director of Photography for Dragon Con, to find out how the Con’s roving photographers do their jobs. Daily Dragon (DD): When did you start working with Dragon Con photography, and what draws you to it? Fong
 
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An Early Morning Press Conference with Danielle Panabaker

An Early Morning Press Conference with Danielle Panabaker

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Georgia native Danielle Panabaker, who currently plays Caitlin Snow on The Flash and Arrow on The CW, sat down with reporters for a 9AM press conference on Saturday. Hot topics ranged from her experiences with comics fans to the role of Killer Frost to toilets in “the pipeline.” Panabaker was introduced to the extraordinariness that is Dragon Con with being informed that there will be people dressed like Caitlin. Panabaker replied, “Really? People are like, I don’t know how to
 
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Elizabeth Donald Walks Into a Bar; Everyone You Love Dies

Elizabeth Donald Walks Into a Bar; Everyone You Love Dies

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Come and linger in the dark and creepy shadows of speculative fiction with Author/Editor/Journalist Elizabeth Donald. Daily Dragon (DD): Your fiction might be best described as eclectic, including vampires, zombies, space ships, perhaps some romance, and more, oh my. Are you a horror writer, a science fiction author, something in between, or something else entirely unique? What tempts you to write across genres? Elizabeth Donald (ED): They always tell you to “write what you know,” but I say write what
 
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