2018

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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Dragon Con Art Show Presents 135 Artists and 40 Programs

Dragon Con Art Show Presents 135 Artists and 40 Programs

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The Dragon Con Art Show is back and even bigger and better than ever before, featuring 135 artists and 40 programming items. There are over one hundred bays of hanging panels with 2D artwork and thirty 3D table displays in the gallery plus a huge print shop with artwork priced for every budget. The Art Show also has a returning bazaar with 75 artists offering their creations directly to fans. Among the 40 program items are demos and workshops that
 
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Artist Melissa Gay Brings Chesley Award Winner to Dragon Con

Artist Melissa Gay Brings Chesley Award Winner to Dragon Con

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Dragon Con artist Melissa Gay brought back a Chesley Award this year for her work entitled Offering. The Chesley category was for Best Game-related Artwork. “The game I did it for was Michael Bielaczyc’s RPG, Sagaborn (core rulebook),” Gay said. Prints are available in the Art Show’s Print Shop, as well as at Gay’s artist table (BT18). The original is on display (and available for purchase) in her Art Show bay (LB55). Other works in this year’s show include her
 
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Support the 2018 Dragon Con Charity: Literacy Action

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Each year, Dragon Con selects a charity to receive the fundraising conducted during various events at the convention. This year’s beneficiary is Literacy Action Inc. For nearly 50 years, Literacy Action has provided educational instruction to advance adults towards employment, citizenship, better wages, and post-secondary education. Literacy Action is the largest nonprofit provider of free adult basic education in Georgia. Several special events during the convention will help raise money for Literacy Action: Coloring for Charity—Color and wind down after
 
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Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

Talking Sidekicks, Fangirling Dragon Con, and Diversity in Publishing with CB Lee

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Award-winning author CB Lee is at Dragon Con for the third time this year, and she’s a big fan—in part because the first book in her Sidekick Squad series debuted here in 2016. Lee spoke to the Daily Dragon in advance of the con with information about Sidekick Squad, her favorite books, and her thoughts on diversity in publishing. Daily Dragon (DD): Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions for us! CB Lee (CL): Hi!
 
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Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

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Food is an important part of any con; 6 hours of sleep, 2 meals, and 1 shower each day is the bare minimum anyone should get each day at the conference. (And in life in general.) While you’re on your own for the sleeping and showering, we can help you find some food! Peachtree Center is a common jaunt for most con attendees looking for quick and cheap food. This year, Peachtree Center is undergoing renovations, but nothing that should
 
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Unowns Invade Dragon Con 2018

Unowns Invade Dragon Con 2018

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We have a huge gathering of pop culture enthusiasts for a con in Downtown Atlanta. What do we do but play games? One of the most popular games at the moment is none other than the Niantic/Nintendo collaboration Pokemon Go. If you are not familiar with the game, crawl out from under your rock and give it a try. If you are a casual player, you may not yet be aware that Niantic has given Dragon Con a few treats
 
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Open a Vein, Save a Life

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Give the gift of life and donate blood at Dragon Con’s annual Robert A. Heinlein “Pay It Forward” Blood Drive. For LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and more than 110 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, Dragon Con is a major donation venue. The Blood Drive will be held at the Hyatt on the Conference Room level (LL3). The Blood Drive also needs volunteers, so show up and sign up if you can! Don’t
 
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