Tahmoh Penikett has had guest roles on shows such as Smallville, Stargate SG-1, and most recently, The Killing, among others. He is perhaps best known as Paul Ballard on Dollhouse and as Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon on Battlestar Galactica. He took a couple minutes to talk with the Daily Dragon.
Getting together to talk about prematurely cancelled shows is a common experience for fans of Joss Whedon, but that doesn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was just as true at the “Welcome to the Dollhouse” panel in the Peachtree Ballroom (W) Saturday afternoon. As Eliza Dushku took the stage, she filmed the crowd cheering and clapping, which continued unabated as she was joined by Tahmoh Penikett.
Kate Mulgrew is probably best known to fandom as Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager, but her genre credits don’t end there. She’s currently part of the cast of Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::, a funny send-up of CSI/NCIS/24-type shows written by comedy geek Paul Scheer. She graciously took a few minutes to speak to the Daily Dragon just after her Sunday morning signing.
Daily Dragon (DD): So what have you been up to lately?
David Nykl (DN): I just did a webisode called “Mortal Combat.” Kevin Tancharoen directed it, the guy that directed Glee. Then I did another web project called “Future Love”… A lot of web projects coming up…
DD: Nice! There seems to be a lot happening on the web.
C. L. Wilson is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with her Tairen Soul series. (Except for the hero and heroine, who are Fey, the Tairen are a race of large, winged felines with shapeshifting capability. The hero, Rain, is called the Tairen Soul.) Publishers Weekly said of the fifth volume, Crown of Crystal Flame, “This series should have great appeal for fans of fantasy.” Kristin Smith, Borders’ romance expert, called the first volume, Lord of the Fading Lands, “a truly impressive debut,” describing Wilson as “an author to keep an eye on.” After participating in a Writer’s Track panel on gruesome ways to kill characters, Wilson sat down for a chat with the Daily Dragon.
Robot Battles Microbattles had a record turnout with 36 robots competing in the Ant and Beetle weight classes. The Antweight tournament was won by Thomas Kenney of M.H. Robotics with “Gilbert,” defeating Shawn Lyons of Team Tiger Blood with “Bi-Winnigs.” The Beetleweight tournament was also won by Thomas Kenney of M.H. Robotics with “Shame Spiral,” defeating Brandon Davis of Found Object Robots with “Homewrecker,” which was sponsored by the electric crew of The Walking Dead television production. The 12- and …
Our numbers are continuing to smash last year’s, but we’re slowing down! Keep on bleeding!
- 615 people attempted to give whole blood.
- 494 people successfully donated.
- 1,193 successful units of whole blood gathered.
- Our three-day total is 2,379 people!
The Silk Road Track is folding peace cranes to be donated to the 9/11 memorial project. We invite all Dragon*Con attendees to come and fold a crane or two on Monday in Piedmont (Hy). No experience necessary!
Lucienne Diver, Michelle Young, and Kaylan Doyle are three writers covering the entire range of speculative fiction, from Lucienne’s series’ on Greek gods, and vampires, to Michelle’s adventures in her medieval world, and Kaylan’s mix of science fiction and fantasy. They kindly agreed to sit down with the us to answer some questions after visiting the Blood Drive.
Daily Dragon (DD): Welcome to Dragon*Con! How are you enjoying it?
Lucienne Diver (LD): Loving it! Everyone is …
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