’18 Interviews

A Chat with Jim E. Beall at the Intersection of Science and Science Fiction

A Chat with Jim E. Beall at the Intersection of Science and Science Fiction

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A nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for more than half a century, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer, Jim E. Beall has life experience including work as a U.S. Navy nuclear officer as well as design, construction, inspection, and/or policy work for public and private agencies. He attended Dragon Con for the first time this year. I ran into Beall before he returned to Virginia and he kindly answered some late questions.
 
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Sailor Moon Stormtroopers

Sailor Moon Stormtroopers

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It’s Dragon Con, time to geek out and cosplay. Check. But Stormtroopers in Sailor Moon outfits? The Alabama Garrison of the 501st pulled it off brilliantly. Jeremy Athy (Sailor Scout Mustafar, red), Josh Harris (Kamino, blue), Christi Boston (Artemis, white cat), Christian Gilliam (Luna, black cat), Derrik Bomagat (Tatooine, orange), and Robo Hutchins (Endor, green) dual-rocked their fandom on Friday afternoon. But…um…WHY? One of the group suggested the idea, and you know how storm troopers can be. These are the
 
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Intellectual Property and Fandom: An Interview with Courtney Lytle

Intellectual Property and Fandom: An Interview with Courtney Lytle

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Courtney Lytle is a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. She specializes in intellectual property law, an area of particular interest to fandom in general and to fanfic writers, cosplayers, and fan artists in particular. She regularly speaks about intellectual property at professional conferences and fan conventions. Daily Dragon (DD): What does intellectual property law cover? Courtney Lytle (CL): Intellectual property law includes patents (which basically protects inventions such as machines, new medicines, and
 
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Broken Toys and Found Families: An Interview with Christian Kane

Broken Toys and Found Families: An Interview with Christian Kane

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Between Angel, Leverage, and The Librarians, Christian Kane is well-known to audiences around Dragon Con. He took some time at the end of the day Friday to sit down with the Daily Dragon and answer a few questions. Daily Dragon (DD): How much of the similarities between Eliot Spencer and Jacob Stone is a factor of John Rogers and Dean Devlin and how much of it is what you bring to the roles? Christian Kane (CK): I was actually told
 
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A Chat with the Noisy Astronomer: Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

A Chat with the Noisy Astronomer: Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

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Astronomer, educator, maker-of-tiny-comets, and all around geek, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci has made it her mission to study and share the universe. Known as the “Noisy Astronomer,” she earned a doctorate studying radio astronomy, did a postdoc in science education, and is an assistant professor of physics in New Hampshire. She has also contributed writings over the years to Skepchick, School of Doubt, and SheThought (via Wayback Machine). Daily Dragon (DD): Why are you known as the Noisy Astronomer? Nicole Gugliucci
 
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Wearing Two Hats: An Interview with Lucienne Diver

Wearing Two Hats: An Interview with Lucienne Diver

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Lucienne Diver’s first career was as a literary agent, but she launched a second career as a writer in the early 2000s. She is the author of the Vamped young adult series—think Clueless meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer—and the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series, which Long and Short Reviews calls “a clever mix of Janet Evanovich and Rick Riordan.” Her first young adult suspense novel, Faultlines, was released in 2016. She has also published short fiction in several anthologies. Daily
 
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Jeanne Adams: Award-Winning Author and Literary Alchemist

Jeanne Adams: Award-Winning Author and Literary Alchemist

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Forged in “the dark crucible of emotion,” the fiction of Jeanne Adams explores character and relationship emerging from the turbulent collision of suspense and adventure, enriched by her multi-faceted imagination. Praised by John G. Hartness for her “old-school fun science fiction with heart and humor,” Adams, an award-winning author and a courageous genre hopper, will present her literary alchemy at Dragon Con 2018. Daily Dragon (DD): Your novella The Accidental Plague in Outcast Station features a not-so-classic plague plot, a
 
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The Worlds of Seressia Glass

The Worlds of Seressia Glass

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Seressia Glass’s proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday “Living the Dream” essay contest as a high school senior and then getting to meet Coretta Scott King and read her essay to the King family. Since then, she’s gone on to write a motley crew of characters and creatures, including werewolves, djinn, demons, Egyptian deities, and jackal shapeshifters with a few humans thrown into the mix. No matter who or what she’s writing about, Seressia
 
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