Are You Loyal to the Ribbon?

Have you ever wondered about the ribbons seen hanging from the badges? Although this group is only a few years old, it has quickly grown into a tradition here at Dragon Con. “The Loyal Order of the Ribbon” met Saturday at 10AM in Hyatt Grand Hall D to exchange ribbons and mix and mingle.

This group hands out ribbons to anyone during the Con. It’s not about trading, though many do—it’s a way of giving people a little joy without expectations. Some participates have yards of ribbons attached to their badges, some save and collect them, and some only want a select few.

It’s fun and a great way to meet a new friend and a colorful way to add that little something-something to your badge.

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Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)