DragonCon 2016 celebrates science fiction fandom in Atlanta

Dragon.Con costume of Queen Lannister
DragonCon costume of Queen LannisterDragonCon 2016 celebrates its 30th year in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The DragonCon international science fiction and fantasy convention is hosted annually by the city of Atlanta.

Event activities include comic books, film, television, costuming, art, music, gaming, science and over 35 different fandom subgenres. Scientists, authors, actors, artists and entertainment luminaries hold panel discussions, workshops, parties, live concerts, puppet shows and contests over four days.

More than 77,000 science fiction fans worldwide attended over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 – Sept. 5. The Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Atlanta, Hyatt Regency, Georgia Aquarium, and other businesses welcomed fans, vendors, traders, celebrities and guests.

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Movie review: ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)

The female cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ give ‘fight like a girl’ a whole new ghostly meaning.

The 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” remained true to the traditional hilarity of the original “Ghostbusters” of 1984. The most persistent question about the remaking of the 1984 “Ghostbusters” movie was, “Can women effectively play the roles of Ghostbusters?”

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Sci-Fi Buzz: ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the 68th Emmy award nominations

According to The New York Times, “Game of Thrones” leads Emmy award nominations for 2016 and rightfully so.  Fans were treated to a spectacular season six of “Game of Thrones”.  Each episode got better and better, bigger and bigger, until the grand finale brought the house down.  The HBO television fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ received 23 Emmy nominations for 2016.

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Sci-Fi History Bites: Georges Melies, the father of speculative fiction films

Summer movie goers enjoyed movies such as “The BFG,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” to name a few.  Speculative fiction cinema is a huge, ever-growing genre.  In earlier years, few people considered speculative fiction a serious cinematic domain.  Technology, talented writers and devoted fans helped change that perspective.  Bigger cinematic budgets turned an odd sub-culture into a main-stream money making business.  This leads one to ponder, “How did speculative fiction movies get started?”

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‘HarmonQuest’ is funny, unpredictable and addictive

HarmonQuest” is for those who remember the good ole days.  Those were the days when “Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)” were three manuals: Player Handbook, Dungeon Master Guide and Monster Manual.  You sat at a table wielding dice, graph paper and a pencil.  One common question from outsiders who didn’t play D&D was, “Where is the game board?”  The response from insiders who played D&D was, “It’s in your head, use your imagination.”

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