Have You Ever Wanted to DIY a Dragon?

In partnership with Center for Puppetry Arts, the Hyatt International South on Saturday Sept. 2 at 11:30AM, welcomed attendees of all ages who came to make and take their own one-of-a-kind dragon. At the first station, pre-cut dragons were assembled by the attendees. Once completed, the dragon’s wings would “fly” to the next station where the attendees could make their dragon unique.

There, the creator could add color, glue, and plan the design of their dragon. No two were alike. You could decorate as much or as little as you wanted. There was no “wrong” way to do this. Watching the participants was enchanting as their inner child was living a small dream of owning a Dragon Con dragon.

Once finished, the newly-created dragon could take flight, wings flapping with joy. Their creator had given birth to their own Dragon Con dragon.

This free workshop was headed up by Aretta Baumgartner, Stacey Gordon, and Mo Vermenton, along with the volunteers who helped everyone make their dragon dreams come true. It’s always the year of the dragon at Dragon Con.

Author of the article

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 (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)