’23 Panels/Events

Beyond the Saloon Girl Stereotype: Women of the West

Beyond the Saloon Girl Stereotype: Women of the West

On the Fan Track streaming channel Thursday at 8:30PM, the Alternate and Historical Fiction Track presented “Herstorically Speaking: Women of the Wild West. Panelists Nicole Givens Kurtz, Misty Massey, Dr. Omisade Richardson, and Tamsin Silver joined host Jean Marie Ward for a discussion of stereotype-busting women of the American West. Ward opened the panel by observing that many people think… Read more →

Serkis and Wood Charm Dragon Con

Serkis and Wood Charm Dragon Con

Elijah Wood began as the sole guest at the beginning of the panel “A Spot with Dot: A Conversation with Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood” on Sunday at 1PM in the packed Marriott Atrium Ballroom, moderated by Dot Steverson. Taking his co-panelist’s temporary absence in stride, Wood said, “This is my first Dragon Con,” and added, “I love it… You… Read more →

Five panelists smile at the camera, as they sit in front of a variety of comic universe media posters

The Smallville Kents, Just Another Small-Town Family

On Saturday afternoon at 1PM in Marriott M302–303, the American Sci-Fi and Fantasy Media track presented a panel on “Superman and Lois: Heroes, Inspiration, and Hope.” In addition to moderator Jon-Paul Estes, the panel included Jessica Combs, Kristin Jackson, Rebecca Johnson, and Alison Sky Richards. Estes opened the panel by asking everyone who was their favorite Superman and why it… Read more →

Travelling Down the Road with Baen

The Hyatt International North on Saturday at 2:30PM was the location of the infamous Baen Travelling Road Show and Prize Patrol. Toni Weisskopf, publisher of Baen Books since 2006, was the Mistress of Ceremony. Baen is known for its innovative e-publishing program, which has expanded under her leadership to include titles from other publishers. She is interested in space science… Read more →

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Creating Thrills and Chills in YA

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Creating Thrills and Chills in YA

The “Thrills and Chills in YA” panel took place Saturday at 5:30PM in Marriott A707 on the YA track. Sarah Brown served as the panel moderator, with speakers Kaitlin Bevis, Jay Boyce, Claudia Gray, A.J. Hartley, and DL Wainwright. The authors started off by sharing their favorite type of thriller read, which was varied between supernatural and thriller/suspense, with Gray… Read more →

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… Read more →

Geeks Take a Bow

The ways in which fandom and nerdery intersect can almost not be diagramed. When a geek is passionate, they are passionate all the way. The number of people who are both geeks and fans of musical theater is vast, which is why a lot of panels this year include theater as a theme. Musical theater is already a heightened reality,… Read more →

Epic Women Doing Epic Fantasy

Epic Women Doing Epic Fantasy

On the streaming Fan Track Channel at 10PM Saturday, panelists, and writers, Day Al-Mohamed, Kristina L. Gruell, Marie Whittaker, and Katie Cross, with moderator Cisca Small, talked about Epic Fantasy and what women writers bring to the genre, going toe-to-toe with men even on toilet talk. Small asked each writer to define epic fantasy, and everyone agreed it had to… Read more →

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