Fresh from the August 20 Hugo Awards Ceremony, Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors K. Tempest Bradford and Mary Robinette Kowal were still glowing in the reflected light of that hallowed shining rocketship when they sat down with the Daily Dragon to chat about their lives with the Doctor. Chicks, an anthology of loving essays from female fans of Doctor Who (plus two interviews with former companions and a “Torchwood Babiez” comic!), won the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Related …
For those fans who, like me, are already missing Dragon*Con 2011 and already pining for Dragon*Con 2012 to arrive, here’s your chance for a bit of dragonish fun. At the very first panel of the Writer’s Track (WRIT), Fri 10AM, I took copious notes on the interactive workshop “Write a Story in an Hour,” wrangled by author Gary Hayes, a multi-award winner for his short fiction, now engaged in the undoubtedly multi-hour task of polishing his fantasy novel Sleag’s Quest.
Janet Cadsawan’s work embraces both art and literature. Her Exhibit Hall booth delighted fans at 2011 Dragon*Con with designs inspired by the work of paranormal, urban fantasy authors. After 9-11 left her without work, Janet decided to write the novel she always wanted to write. Her choice of protagonist, a jewelry designer, made her realize that her mother’s love of jewelry had left its mark on her. Janet began her new career by first working for a local jewelry store …
Contestant photos were posted on the boards near the contest registration table in the Hyatt in front of the Centennial Ballroom. Voting ended Sunday at 5PM, the only event decided by popular vote at the con:
The Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 4th in Regency V (Hyatt). Clips were shown from each of three finalists in 13 categories (Animated Comedy, Animated Drama, Animated Fantasy, Animated Surrealism, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Music Video, Science Fiction, Thriller) as well as the four features in the festival.
The 2011 Parsec awards were presented on Friday (9/3) at 4PM in Regency V (Hyatt), co-hosted by musician/podcaster George Hrab and author/podcaster Christiana Ellis, with musical entertainment provided by Marc Gunn.
Herein the Monday blood drive figures and the final numbers for the whole convention.
- 388 people attempted to give whole blood.
- 309 people successfully donated.
- 290 units of blood drawn, 848 units of blood processed.
For the whole convention:
- Total People Registered: 3449
- Total People Drawn: 2938
- Total Units Drawn: 2754
- Total Units Processed: 8039
That’s an almost 400-person increase from last year! Thank you to everyone who came out to donate and a huge thanks to all the blood drive volunteers!
Brent Spiner, who played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, spiced up this year’s Dragon*Con Trek track with his “special” brand of snarky humor. In-between entertaining fans and signing autographs on the Walk of Fame, he took five minutes to chat with the Daily Dragon about social media, storytelling, and his web series Fresh Hell.
We’re so proud of y’all!
- 678 people attempted to give whole blood.
- 596 people successfully donated.
- 1,594 successful units of blood gathered.
- Our four-day total is 3,057 people!
The blood drive is still open until 3PM. Go give them your precious bodily fluids in A701, A702, A708 (Marriott).
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