’15 Panels/Events

An Academic Study of Permissible Mullets in Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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Introducing a Hairstyle That Needs No Introduction: The Mullet The mullet is a unique hairstyle that is characterized by being short on the top and sides and long enough in the back to pull into a ponytail. It can be summed up as “business in the front and party in the back.” One of the most recognizable mullets of all time was the one donned by country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. In 2006, Cyrus released the album Wanna Be
 
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Jurassic World: Plot-a-saurus Rex

Jurassic World: Plot-a-saurus Rex

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I’ll start this piece by admitting I hated the movie Jurassic World. The fourth installment of the franchise turned out to be the first movie with different kids. Everything, from the hamster ball, to the running through the jungle in high heels, to training velociraptors with a clicker, was so far beyond the realm of believable that it pulled me out of the movie. Even Chris Pratt’s magic abs couldn’t save it for me. It wasn’t a dinosaur movie; it
 
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The Rings of Mars

The Rings of Mars

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Innovation pushes the envelope of imagination. Dr. Pamela Gay, astronomer, writer, and podcaster, discussed the three avenues most likely to be explored next in the space program: the moon, asteroids, and Mars. She laid out some ground rules for her hypotheses to start. Assumptions: Heavy lift rockets will be available Tech process remains steady (things get smaller and faster) No other major breakthroughs Current NASA/FAA rules in place Problems: Radiation can kill The sun is only semi-predictable (with respect to
 
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The First Dragon Con for The Girl Who Waited

The First Dragon Con for The Girl Who Waited

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Doctor Who is one of the staple fandoms at Dragon Con, and all of us Whovians were excited to have Karen Gillan attending for the first time, as evidenced by the packed Atrium Ballroom in the Marriott at 11:30 Monday morning. The room was full practically to capacity as we gathered for her second panel. Gillan took questions on a range of topics, but unsurprisingly, the majority of them centered on her time as Amy Pond. One young fan asked
 
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Jody Lynn Nye Pilots Writers' Workshop

Jody Lynn Nye Pilots Writers’ Workshop

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Author and Dragon Con writing guru Jody Lynn Nye encored her successful writing workshop to a full slate of twenty writers. The full-day sessions preceded the convention on Thursday and continued through Friday. Nye mixed her own sage advice with constructive critiques of writers’ work and inspiring visitors. Authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta shared the guest spotlight, followed by author/editor Lynn Abbey, and Baen Books editor Jim Minz. Nye opened the workshop with notes for building a professional
 
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Monsters & Mayhem: How to Keep the Pages Turning

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Have you ever wondered how authors create a gripping story? At the “Monsters & Mayhem” panel on Sunday at 1PM in the Hyatt Embassy D-F, a distinguished panel of writers—Bill Fawcett (moderator), Elizabeth Moon, Esther Friesner, Peter David, Rebecca Moesta, and Larry Correia—discussed techniques they use to keep readers reading. When posed the question of what keeps a reader reading, David said, “Writing is an utter mystery.” He writes things that are entertaining to him. Except for his book Artful,
 
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Sleepy Hollow’s Father and Son

Sleepy Hollow’s Father and Son

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The Sleepy Hollow panel on Sunday in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom started out with the disappointing news that Nicole Beharie wouldn’t be able to attend. She had to leave the convention early. But the mood quickly shifted when it was announced that John Noble and makeup artist Corey Castellano would be joining the panel instead. Moderator DJ Ichabod brought them out on stage and then explained that Tom Mison had been held up and would be there as soon as
 
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An Hour Well Spent with Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Sherrilyn Kenyon spent an hour with her fans in the Westin Augusta room Sunday at 4PM. She was accompanied by Alethea Kontis. Kenyon spent a few minutes talking about upcoming projects. There is a movie and TV series coming out, as well as more Dark-Hunter and The Chronicle of Nick books. Of course, what would a Kenyon panel be without her wonderful Southern charm and wit? She definitely has a way of connecting with her fans while keeping them in
 
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