Amy Herring

Amy L. Herring (Louise Herring-Jones) writes speculative fiction, with a preference for historical fantasy and alternate mystery. Her stories, appearing in fourteen anthologies, include “The Poulterer’s Tale” in God Bless Us, Every One—Christmas Carols beyond Dickens (Voodoo Rumors Media, 2019). Amy is a NaNoWriMo co-municipal liaison. She also coordinates the Huntsville (Alabama) Literary Association’s writers’ group. Visit her online at


At Tracy and Laura Hickman’s myth workshop Friday, Tracy began to describe the benefit of outlines to writers by analogy: “If you hold a handful of marbles too tightly, the marbles start popping out.” The immediate question from one witty fan: “So, the more you tighten your grip, the more marbles will slip through your fingers?” As if this wasn’t… Read more →

D*C Tracks Cover SF TV Highlights

Dragon*Con is a haven for science fiction fans whose favorite genre is television media. According to Marc Berman, a TV analyst for (as reported in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), “the end of the X-Files [in 2002] signaled the end of a golden era for sci-fi” on television. Even though Buffy may have “slain her last vampire” on first-run, primetime… Read more →

A Chat with audre at the Digital Art Show

“Dragon*Con’s digital art show is one of a kind for genre fandom,” said audre, the digital show’s director. Located in Artist Alley (Marriott Imperial Ballroom), “get art the way you want,” is the slogan for the program. The show within the art show offers digital art in a variety of media: glossy canvas, glossy Light Jet™, matte Light Jet™, and… Read more →

Ghoultown to Stage Farewell Concert at Dragon*Con

Ghoultown will perform its farewell concert at Dragon*Con 2004 Sun 1AM Regency Ballroom VI-VII. Count Lyle, Ghoultown’s lead vocalist, said, “letting Dragon*Con be our last show is kind of a cool thing.”  Lyle added, “We are retiring and doing something else, letting the winds blow us wherever.”  Fans interested in following the group should check out their website at…. Read more →

Hurricane Frances Felt at Dragon*Con

While MSNBC reported today that Hurricane Frances is weakening, Dragon*Con is still feeling its effects. The Daily Dragon received random calls all Friday morning asking whether Dragon*Con was being cancelled. 2.5 million Floridians were ordered to evacuate as meteorologists tried to forecast Frances’s landfall, but, in the tradition of the circus, the Dragon*Con “show” will go on. Not to say… Read more →

Hickman Duo Explores Myth

. . . the very dreams that blister sleep . . .” Tracy Hickman and Laura Curtis Hickman awed a packed Writers’ Track session Friday afternoon with their “Mythics Fundamentals Workshop.” The Hickmans compressed a week-long seminar into an energetic two and a half hours. The workshop covered story mechanics and world-building in the context of myth as defined by… Read more →

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