Back to Dragon Con

21230893_10155733036584524_1844308872797651683_nIt’s that time of the year again: DRAGON CON IS ALMOST HERE!!!! I am once again excited to be presenting on a few panels this year, talking about a few of my favorites fandoms/shows and proudly representing Sci-Fi Party Line. Here’s where you can find me geeking out over the weekend:

Friday, August 31

  • Arrow Season 6: The Fall of Team Arrow (Friday, Aug. 31, 11:30 am. Marriott M302-202) – Things are falling apart in Star City. Problems with Team Arrow, problems with family, people leaving, years of complications & compromises make the newest threat to the city more visceral than ever before. 

Saturday, September 1

  • Beyond the Books: Harry Potter (Saturday, Sept. 1, 11:30 am. Marriott A601-A602) – Pottermore and plays and prequels, oh my! Join us for a fan discussion of the ever-expanding universe of Harry Potter material.
  • The World of Shadowhunters (Saturday, Sept. 1, 5:30 pm. Marriott A707) – Come geek out with us about Cassandra Clare’s popular books. We’ll cover the Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices, short stories & more in the Shadowhunters universe!
  • Always & Forever: The Originals Fan Panel (Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:00 pm. Westin Chastain 1-2) – A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s fifth and final season.

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 70,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place August 30 – September 3. Ticket information can be found on the official website.

You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.



Dragon Con 2014: Podcast Recording of “Growing Up to Save the World

From L-R: Tariq Kyle, Kevin Bachelder, Mary Moline, and Hanako M.Ricks discuss "Growing Up to Save the World"at Dragon Con 2014. Photo credit: Anthony Liggins

From L-R: Tariq Kyle, Kevin Bachelder, Mary Moline, and Hanako M.Ricks discuss “Growing Up to Save the World”at Dragon Con 2014. Photo credit: Anthony Liggins

This year at Dragon Con 2014, I had the pleasure of participating in a fan panel titled, “Growing Up to Save the World.” The panel was featured on the Whedonverse track, and the discussion was about the teenage antagonists/protagonists associated in television, film, and literature, and the pressures and consequences they face when the responsibilities of saving the world fall at their feet.

One of my co-panelists was Kevin Bachelder of the podcast Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV, and he recorded the panel live, and has now made it available via podcast. You can listen to the panel in its entirety here.