Interviews

Lee Martindale: “Poet, songsmith, teller of tales, lover, student, teacher, warrior... Bard”

Lee Martindale: “Poet, songsmith, teller of tales, lover, student, teacher, warrior… Bard”

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Lee Martindale slings short genre fiction as a writer and editor. She edited the groundbreaking Such A Pretty Face and The Ladies Of Trade Town, and has written stories for Esther Friesner’s Turn The Other Chick, Witch Way To The Mall, and Fangs For The Mammaries, three volumes of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress anthology series, Catopolis, Warrior Wisewoman 2, Low Port, and others.

Nichelle Nichols: Back and Better Than Ever

Nichelle Nichols: Back and Better Than Ever

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Science fiction icon and proponent of space exploration Nichelle Nichols returns to Dragon Con in 2015 and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2015 Dragon Con Parade. She has several new projects coming and lots of great memories to share and was gracious enough to answer a few questions for the Daily Dragon in advance of her visit to Atlanta.

An Interview with Jean Marie Ward

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Author and interviewer Jean Marie Ward is a frequent guest at Dragon Con, appearing on panels covering a wide range of topics.  She sat down with the Daily Dragon to discuss her varied interests. Daily Dragon (DD): You’ve published numerous short stories.  What do you find most challenging and most rewarded about writing short fiction? Jean Marie Ward (JMW):  The good part is that it allows me to sample a large number of genres and subgenres. Short fiction lets me
 
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Past, Present, and Patriotism: An Adam Baldwin Interview

Past, Present, and Patriotism: An Adam Baldwin Interview

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“Quiet on the set! … We’re doing an interview here!” From start to finish, this Daily Dragon reporter’s interview with Adam Baldwin was full of laughs and poignant moments. Baldwin is best known to sci-fi fans as badass mercenary Jayne Cobb in Firefly and angry Colonel John Casey in Chuck. He can currently be seen on TNT’s new hit sci-fi series The Last Ship. Daily Dragon (DD): What’s been your favorite Dragon Con experience? Adam Baldwin (AB): I would say
 
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Gigi Edgley: Still Passionate About Puppets

Gigi Edgley: Still Passionate About Puppets

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It’s been fifteen years since Farscape first debuted and subsequent TV space operas still have a hard time topping it. Gigi Edgley, who played Chiana, helped fans celebrate and relive the magic on three panels at Dragon Con this year. Before the last day wound down she sat with us for a short interview on the Walk of Fame. Daily Dragon (DD): Eternal question: CGI or Puppets? Gigi Edgley (GE): Puppets. DD: Defend your thesis! GE: Because they have more
 
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Interview Footnote: Naomi Novik Promises a “Dragon or Two” in Unfettered

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After submitting my interview questions to Naomi Novik, I discovered “In Favour with Their Stars,” another jewel of a story by her which I had not included in my queries. This short story contribution to Unfettered, edited by Shawn Speakman, began with the gift of a handmade plush dragon (Temeraire, of course) to Novik’s daughter. In her introductory remarks to the story, Novik recalled, “She [Erika Swanson] offered me the lovely idea of the Temeraire-universe dragons encountering early attempt at
 
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Dream Logic, Murder Wizardry, and Flower Crowns: a Conversation with Cleolinda Jones

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You might know Cleolinda Jones (@cleolinda on Twitter) from her epic Twilight recaps, Movies in 15 Minutes, or her involvement in Hannibal fandom. Ever since the NBC show premiered last year she’s not only recapped all of the episodes but also developed an eyeshadow line called This Is My Design with the folks behind fansite Tattle-Crime.com. She’s here repping Hannibal fandom at panels and meetups, flower crown and all. Daily Dragon (DD): How big is the Hannibal fandom here at
 
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Kyle Hebert

Outside the Booth: An Interview with Kyle Hebert

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Kyle Hebert is an American voice actor best known for his roles as Teen Gohan and the Narrator in Dragon Ball Z, Ryu in Street Fighter, Aizen in Bleach, and Kiba in Naruto. He talked with the Daily Dragon about some of his experiences as a voice actor. Daily Dragon (DD): What made you first want to be a voice actor? Kyle Hebert (KH): A lifelong love of cartoons, the Looney Toons in particular. I remember when I found out
 
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