An Hour In the Firefly “Verse”

In the Q&A in the Centennial Rooms on Friday afternoon, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk were warm, friendly, and comical. They had the audience laughing from moment one, fielding several questions and autographing a variety of items to give to each participant. Nathan also talked about his charity, “Kids Need to Read.”

In addition to being co-stars, Nathan and Alan are friends-Alan apparently takes care of Nathan’s cat-and had wonderful stories to tell, not only about each other, but of their experiences, too. Nathan commented at the end of the hour how much he loved coming to Dragon*Con. He loves the closeness of the fans and how they all bond: “The energy level is here [hands held chest high]. I’m into it. You rock. You are so damn pretty.”

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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)