’16 Interviews

An Interview with Todd McCaffrey: Author, Artist, Baker-man, Chef!

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Todd McCaffrey, a true Renaissance man, author of City of Angels and novels in the incomparable Pern series, is probably one of the nicest guys ever to grace Dragon Con. Todd forgave my timing and ether issues and answered belated queries for the Daily Dragon, including the recipe for his famous crepes: Daily Dragon (DD): Your novel City of Angels, released with new art direction this year by Word Fire Press (Kevin Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, publishers), delves into a
 
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The Awesome Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Winn Sanderson has shot to fame for his extraordinary storytelling abilities, surprising plot-twists, intricate magic systems, and compellingly believable characters. This prolific, Hugo-award winning author is turning out books at an impressive rate of up to three per year. Chosen to finish Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, Sanderson also found time to release The Way of Kings, the first book in his The Stormlight Archive epic fantasy series, which debuted at number seven on The New York Times
 
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Illusion and Innovation with Brian Henson

Illusion and Innovation with Brian Henson

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Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson joined reporters for a press conference on Friday to talk the Muppets, puppeteering technology, and the unique challenges of puppeteering. You’d be hard pressed to find a Dragon Con attendee who hasn’t heard of the Muppets. Henson was asked if he feels a sense of responsibility for kindling the imaginations of so many generations, and his heartfelt response was that it was more of his dad.
 
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Build Your Own Convention with Con Man: The Game

Build Your Own Convention with Con Man: The Game

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Have you ever thought about creating your own convention? Maybe you want to see Joss Whedon run around cleaning the toilets. Or watch someone push the button on a fish vending machine and watch a trout get stuck and just hang there while he bangs on the glass. Or maybe you just want to watch your fellow con goers be attacked by rats, roaches, and pubic lice from thongs. Well, now you can! Welcome to Con Man: The Game. Con
 
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21 Years of Dragon Con Tie-Dyed T-Shirts: I Want Them All!

21 Years of Dragon Con Tie-Dyed T-Shirts: I Want Them All!

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The OffWorld Designs tie-dyed dragon t-shirt is a crowd-pleaser at Dragon Con. I asked co-owner Barbara Van Tilburg to tell us the history of the beloved T. Daily Dragon (DD):  How did OffWorld Designs get started with the tie-dyed dragon T-shirt project? Barbara Van Tilburg (BVT):  In 1996, we asked for permission to produce a dragon t-shirt on a tie dye.  The first shirt was a blue and purple tie dye with the old Dragon Con dragon logo and art
 
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Jennifer St. Giles: Following Her Dreams

Jennifer St. Giles: Following Her Dreams

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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer St. Giles, aka Jennifer Saints and JL Saint, has won multiple writing awards, including the Golden Heart, the National Reader’s Choice Award, the RT Reviewer’s Choice, and the Daphne du Maurier. Jennifer writes in multiple genres, including romance, paranormal, contemporary, historical and military and time travel. She believes fervently in following your dreams and never giving up. Daily Dragon (DD): What inspired you to start writing, and what was your first sale? Jennifer St. Giles
 
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Black Knights and Bubba: An Interview with John G. Hartness

Black Knights and Bubba: An Interview with John G. Hartness

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John G. Hartness is the best-selling author of EPIC Award–winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy. He is also the creator of the comic horror Bubba the Monster Hunter series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad series of horror anthologies from Dark Oak Press and Media. The past year has seen John launch a new dark fantasy series featuring Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter. On his Literate Liquors podcast, he pairs
 
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