’15 Interviews

The Man Behind JL8: Interview with Yale Stewart

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Yale Stewart is a comic artist who has worked with major comic publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom! His most well-known work is the web-comic, JL8, featuring the Justice League in elementary school. He was kind enough to take a few minutes during the convention to answer a few questions. Daily Dragon (DD): What made you decide to be an artist? Yale Stewart (YS): That’s a tough question. It’s just what I’ve always done. One of my first memories
 
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Discussing Books and Audiobooks with A. J. Hartley

Discussing Books and Audiobooks with A. J. Hartley

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Author A. J. Hartley wears several different hats. In addition to writing various types of fiction, he’s the Russell Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the theater department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He’s also affiliated with the English department there. He was editor of the performance journal Shakespeare Bulletin for a decade and served as Resident Dramaturg of the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. With mystery author David Hewson, Hartley has co-authored novelizations of two of Shakespeare’s
 
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The Worlds of Kathryn Hinds: An Interview with the Author

The Worlds of Kathryn Hinds: An Interview with the Author

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Kathryn Hinds started writing stories early, but her first publications were nonfiction books for children and middleschoolers about various historical cultures. To date, she has written more than 50 of these as well as numerous short stories and poems and several novels. Christy English, author of the Shakespeare in Love series, described Hinds’s 2015 epic fantasy, The Healer’s Choice, as a “lovely, well-written novel with fascinating characters on both sides of the war.” Hinds did graduate studies in comparative literature
 
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The Space-Family Garriott: An Interview with Lord and Lady British

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Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux authored the famed Ultima series and is credited with creating the category of massively multiplayer games. A principal shaper of commercial spaceflight, he co-founded Space Adventures, the only company to arrange spaceflights for private citizens, and was the sixth private astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station. Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is co-founder, President, and COO of Escape Dynamics, which is developing an electromagnetic externally-powered space launch system to send single-stage reusable rockets into LEO. Prior
 
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Sight & Sound at Dragon Con: Behind the Scenes with TechOps

Sight & Sound at Dragon Con: Behind the Scenes with TechOps

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Anyone sitting in a DragonCon audience, whether it’s in a small track workshop or a giant ballroom, expects to see and hear the guests who’re presenting.  In all but the smallest track rooms, that wouldn’t be possible if not for DragonCon TechOps.  Wiring all those rooms is a big job. To find out more about it, the Daily Dragon sat down with Jason Allgood, aka Wolfman, the Director (Day) of TechOps.

Richard “Hawk” Altstatt: (Radiation) Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind

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Richard L. “Hawk” Altstatt received an MS in Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Plasma Physics (fire) and Material Science (burning stuff), from North Carolina State University and an MS in Engineering Science and Mechanics, specializing in Thermal Mechanics (fire again) and Instrumentation (sticking stuff in fire), from University of Tennessee Space Institute. He can be found throughout the weekend at the Science Track in Hilton 202.

Fantasy for the Young and Old: Interview with Cinda Williams Chima

Fantasy for the Young and Old: Interview with Cinda Williams Chima

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Cinda Williams Chima is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels. She currently has nine novels available, five in The Heir Chronicles and four in The Seven Realms series.  Her 10th book, Flamecaster, the first book in The Shattered Realms series, will be released on April 5, 2016. She was kind enough to answer a few questions.

An Interview with Faith Hunter, Creator of Jane Yellowrock

An Interview with Faith Hunter, Creator of Jane Yellowrock

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Faith Hunter returns for Dragon Con 2015! An attractive hazel-eyed blonde with a penchant for natural jewelry, Hunter is the creator of one of the most loved kick-ass heroines of contemporary fantasy and is hard at work on a new series. The New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock, Rogue Mage, and The Soulwood series answered our questions between whitewater kayaking trips and arriving in Atlanta.

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