2014

2014 Hallway Contest Winners

2014 Hallway Contest Winners

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In the category of “better late than never,” here are photographs of the winners for the 2014 Hallway Costume Contest. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty and upheaval following Dragon Con 2014, these results were never posted. Information is incomplete, so if you would like to add or correct character details or winner names, please email (dailydragon@dragoncon.org) dailydragon (at) dragoncon (dot) org and we will make changes as necessary and possible. (Click on any image to view as slideshow.)

Butcher & Grossman Explore Magic & Technology in Modern Fantasy

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Lev Grossman and Jim Butcher explored how magic and technology intersect and affect one another in more modern fictional settings during the “Modern Magic” panel (Sun 10AM, Hyatt Embassy). At this overflowing panel, the moderator and the fans asked a number of intriguing questions about both authors’ systems of and approaches to magic in their respective series’ worlds. Many of the answers focused on ethics, responsibility, mental health, and other heavy topics. In describing their individual ideas of how magic
 
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Growing up Potter: A Journey Through Time

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Where were you when you read your first Harry Potter novel or watched the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson) answered questions in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom Friday evening of Dragon Con about what life was like before being cast, during filming, and after the movies. Could you picture anyone else in the roles we adore so much? Before being cast, Byrne could see herself as Hermione because she’s always reading.
 
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You Never Know Who You'll Meet at Dragon Con

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet at Dragon Con

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I noticed her while waiting for a Karl Urban panel on Friday in the Hyatt–a flame-haired Amazon in full battle regalia. She wasn’t the only warrior in the room, but something about her outfit arrested my attention, despite my intention to watch the witty bumpers and enjoy the chatter of other enthusiastic attendees. I studied her attire, from her leather battle skirt to the unusual coin mail that protected her shoulders. They weren’t coins, though, those circular bits of metal,
 
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2014 Comic Book Quick Sketch

2014 Comic Book Quick Sketch

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Monday at 11:30AM in the Learning Center (Hyatt), 32 artists competed in the Comic Book Quick Sketch, America’s largest quick sketch competition for the discovery of new talent, with prizes for individual character and best comic page–judged by Georges Jeanty. The winners are: Best Character – Adult Division: Miranda Harrell, “Rogue” Best Comic Book Page – Adult Division: Alveric Yates, “Rabbits and Rocket” Best Character – Young Adult Division: Caitlin Baird (age 17), “Batwoman” Best Comic Book Page – Young
 
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An Hour of Apocalypse Theory with Death, Famine, Pestilence, and War

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With post-apocalyptic fiction and movies being so popular in recent years, the panel “The Cause of The Apocalypse” (Apocalypse Rising, Friday, 10 PM, Westin Chastain 1-2) looked at interesting avenues this subgenre could take. Science fiction author and survivalist blogger Michael Z. Williamson moderated the panel, which included Cathy the Insectress, a graduate student in insect molecular genetics, Tedd Roberts, a neuroscientist, and Doc Father, a former military medic now studying epidemiology. The four panelists, comparing their specialties to those
 
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