Sunday, September 10, 2017

#DragonCon2017 Recap and Photos

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Dragon Con was once again a wonderful whirlwind of panels and signings.  I had a great time with fans and friends both old and new.

As a guest, I rarely get to attend panels, but I did find time to see the cast of Battlestar Galactica and the cast of Wynonna Earp.


Even if you're not a Battlestar Galactica fan, you may recognize actors and actresses from other favorites such as The Magicians, Longmire, and Lucifer.


I even caught photos of Doc (Tim Rozon) and Bobo (Michael Eklund) hugging after their infamous kiss (video of the Doc/Bob kiss here!).

I also had the pleasure of attending a panel on Dracula's influence on horror (with Dacre Stoker, Kenneth Hite, Cherie Priest, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro), a talk with Jonathan Maberry, and I caught a few minutes of an Urban Fantasy panel (with Laurel K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Jim Butcher).

I would have attended more panels, but, as you can see, I had a busy schedule.

E.J. Stevens at Dragon Con 2017 Atlanta

E.J. Stevens @ Dragon Con


Title: Still Going Strong: Vampires in UF
Description: Vampires remain a favorite topic in urban fantasy, and our panel discusses their ongoing appeal for readers and writers alike.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Declan Finn, Chloe Neill, J.F. Lewis, Linda Robertson, Jennifer St. Giles, E.J. Stevens)
Midnight Revelry
Urban Fantasy Party
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Westin Savannah Ballroom (2 hours 30 minutes)


Title: Across the Veil: Ghosts, Spirits and Souls in UF
Description: Protagonists in urban fantasy deal with the gamut of supernatural beings, and not all of them have physical form, posing additional challenges.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, E.J. Stevens, R.R. Virdi, Myke Cole, David B. Coe, Cherie Priest)
Title: Hello, Brother: A Vampire Diaries Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the long-running hit show's final season, as well as a look back at highlights from the series' eight years
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Valerie Hampton, Kathryn Hinds, E.J. Stevens)


Title: Autograph Session - E.J. Stevens
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: International Hall South 1-3 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Y/A Genres: What's Hot?
Description: Y/A readers keep clamoring for more dystopian, urban fantasy, paranormal, dark fantasy...Which genre's for you?
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Claudia Gray, A. J. Hartley, Mari Mancusi, E.J. Stevens, Zoraida Cordova)
Title: House of Dreadpunk
Description: Come meet Dreadpunk: the Next Generation as we discuss the popularity of NeoGothic horror and its fandom.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: E.J. Stevens, Bill Bridges, Ted Naifeh, Valentine Wolfe)
Title: Santa Clarita Diet Fan Panel
Description: This unflinching gore-fest of a comedy seemingly came out of nowhere to the delight of some and the disgust of others.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Phantom Troublemaker, E.J. Stevens)


Title: Gone Too Soon? A Sleepy Hollow Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show's fourth and final season
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, E.J. Stevens, Kristin Jackson)

I had the honor of being on panels with fantasy authors Chloe Neill, Myke Cole, Claudia Gray, David B. Coe, Mari Mancusi, A.J. Hartley, Jennifer St. Giles, and Cherie Priest (and so many more!).

Special thanks to Eric Asher, Shayne Silvers, Lucienne Diver, Linda Robertson, Dacre Stoker, and the many other wonderful people who stopped to chat between events. 

E.J. Stevens and Eric Asher @ Dragon Con

Were you at #DragonCon2017?

Did you come out to my panels or signings? Let me know! I'd love to hear your stories and see your photos.


  1. Awesome post! Looks like you had a great time!

  2. Catherine NormandinNovember 7, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Dragon Con is such an amazing event! I wish I could visit it this year but I should work for Superiorpapers rating. Maybe next year!

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