Historically Drinking

Historically Drinking

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A panel of cocktail professionals addressed a rowdy group of cocktail enthusiasts Friday night at 10PM in Marriott A601–A602. A cash bar in the back of the room promoted the festive spirit. Headed up by track director Enrique Velazquez, better known as Doctor Q, and sponsored by Joystick Gamebar, the speakers talked about the history of their chosen spirits and introduced a cocktail for each that could easily be replicated at home. The festivities started with Kysha Cyrus of Joystick
 
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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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2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

2018 Hallway Costume Contest Winners

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Best in Show: Mila, Queen of Hearts Best Pun: Carly Hjemdahl-Monsen, WeepinBELLE Best Animated: Jillian Clayton, Helga Best Group: Patricia Fuller, Sleeping Beauty Best Horror: Allison Chase, Power Lifter, Aliens Best Disney: Jennifer Martinez, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Best Hero: David Verwoest, Inigo Montoya Best Movie: Wayne Neumaier, Rocketeer Best Political: Mike Taylor, US Space Force Group Best Comic: Kristie Nelson, Peanuts Gang Best Villain: Teresa Anzulovic, Ursula the Sea Witch Best Comedy: Aaron Linde, The Black Knight Best Designer:
 
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A Weapon Through the Ages

A Weapon Through the Ages

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On Sunday afternoon in the Hyatt, Thomas Riley and Josh Waters presented “The Evolution of the Medieval Sword.” They explored the changes in swords by function and typography. The program focused on European swords because the katana has not changed in hundreds of years. The discussion began with an explanation of the parts of a medieval arming sword, which is a one-handed sword or the sword a knight would carry when he was armored and armed. The sword was not
 
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Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison Makes Her Dragon Con Debut

Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison Makes Her Dragon Con Debut

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Once Upon a Time fans rejoiced as Jennifer Morrison made her first Dragon Con panel appearance on Sunday at the Hilton Grand Salon to talk fairy tales, being a strong female role model, and directing. The yellow Volkswagen was basically a character in its own, and an early question was whether Morrison was able to drive it around. “Yeah, that Volkswagen and I totally had a relationship … that car required so much effort that I drove it where we
 
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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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Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

Steampunk’d in Thirty Minutes

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a costume thrown together in thirty minutes from random scraps, then “Extreme Makeover: Steampunk Edition” is the panel for you. On Friday at 2:30PM in Hilton Grand East, cosplay fans were treated to three expert costumers creating costumes from a wagon filled with scraps. David Anthony Lee, Astrid Shadows, and Andrew Reseigh graced the audience with some of their costuming genius. Doctor Q and Daisy Viktoria acted as moderators and judges, providing ample commentary
 
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