Suzanne Church

When Suzanne Church isn't chasing characters through other realms, she's hanging with her two children. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, On Spec, and Cicada and in several anthologies including Urban Green Man and When the Hero Comes Home 2. Her collection Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction is due out in spring 2014 from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. She is a three time finalist and 2012 winner of the Prix Aurora Award in the Short Fiction category.

Agents of W.H.E.D.O.N.

Three talented actors who earned the good fortune to work with Joss Whedon gathered in the Westin on Sunday afternoon to reminisce about their experiences. Amy Acker, who starred in Angel, Dollhouse, The Cabin in the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., said that working with Whedon is “like [being members of] a theatre troop. We all… Read more →

Voice Acting

Four talented voice actors brought joy and insight to the early Sunday audience in the Hyatt Regency. Master of Disney versatility, Bill Farmer switched between his natural speaking voice and many characters, not only from his own work (Goofy and Foghorn Leghorn), but plenty of impersonations of celebrities from Walter Cronkite to Pat Buttram to Johnny Carson. When he was… Read more →

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Brothers Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Brothers Gunn

On Saturday evening, one of the most anticipated panels of this year’s Dragon Con was so chock full of super-awesome-yumminess that this reporter wrote faster than a mouse skating on a frozen pond in a cat harem. James Gunn, writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy, and his brother Sean Gunn, who was the stand-in on set for the… Read more →

Baen Books

Party in the Baen House

On Thursday night, Baen Books celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with the help of Dragon Con fans. The savory appetizers and multiple balloon installations in the Baen colors, this reporter felt as though she’d stumbled into a New York cocktail party. The host for the evening, James Minz, was as sharply dressed as he was witty, keeping the evening moving from… Read more →

Battlestar Galactica: A Visit to the Fleet

On Friday afternoon several stars from Battlestar Galactica entertained the audience in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom. Kate Vernon, who played Ellen Tigh on the show, said: “The [production] was delicious from the get-go” and that she couldn’t wait to read what the writers had written as soon as the scripts would arrive. When a fan asked what Vernon had been… Read more →

Spotlight on Karl Urban

Spotlight on Karl Urban

Friday at 1PM, Karl Urban shared his charm, exuberance, and talent with fans in the Centennial Room of the Hyatt. He began with a montage of impressions, including an exquisite use of the so-called Shatner comma. When asked why he chose to be an actor, he spoke of his mother’s work in the movie industry and of inspirational films from… Read more →

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

It’s hot out there. And I’m not talking about sexy-costume or washboard-abs heat. I’m talking about summer in Atlanta, the sun beating down on your face, humidity levels making the walls sweat hot. We’re in the early hours of Dragon Con, and this reporter has the best interests of convention attendees at heart. Please make sure to drink fluids that… Read more →

Submission Suggestions by Editors and Agents

Sunday night at 7PM in Embassy D-F of the Hyatt, Deidre Knight, Nancy Knight, Jim Minz, and Anne Sowards recounted their anecdotes about submissions that made them laugh on the “Seriously Funny Ways to Get Rejected” panel. First thing, moderator Nancy Knight explained that the intent of the hour was not to be cruel or to make fun of people… Read more →