Dragon Con 2015 In Review

I’m now back from Dragon Con (it takes some of us more time than others) and boy was it a great time.  For those of you who don’t know, Dragon Con is the big convention in Atlanta.  It’s a unique experience, far more friendly an atmosphere than you might think for the size of it (they hit 70,000 attendees this year I’m told).

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My first panel at Dragon Con was a Military Science Fiction panel on Saturday evening, which I got to be on with John Ringo, Michael Z. Williamson, David Afsharirad, and Jack Campbell.  It was an excellent panel and we covered a lot of great topics, including: writing military SF with no military background (most of us as panelists had to admit that we couldn’t),  differences between American SF (which has a lot of Mil SF) and other cultures SF, how we tie our readers to our characters, and quite a few more.

First Contact Improv

I was also on an evening panel with Larry Correa and Keith DeCandido: First Contact Improv.  That was… an interesting one.  Cross ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’ with Star Trek and you sort of get the idea.  I think the panel actually improved when we discovered that the hairless alien lolcats secreted hallucenigens from their skin…

I’ve uploaded a few more photos to Facebook, but all in all it was a phenomenal experience that I can’t wait to have again next year.

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