Dragon Con Announces Literary and Artist Guests of Honor

Author Peter F. Hamiton and Artist Ciruelo Cabral to Be Recognized at Awards Banquet

Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy and sci-fi convention, has selected British science fiction author Peter F. Hamilton and Argentina-born fantasy artist Ciruelo as its Literary and Artist Guests of Honor. Both Guests of Honor are widely renowned in their respective fields and recognized as endlessly creative individuals. They will be recognized at the Guests of Honor Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 5. “We are delighted to have Peter and Ciruelo join us for Dragon Con 2015,” convention co-chair Rachel Reeves said. “For nearly 30 years, we have honored the artists and authors and other creators who bring their incredible imaginations to the worlds of science fiction and fantasy art and literature.”

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Hamilton is best known for writing “space operas” – romantic and often melodramatic adventures set mainly or entirely in space. Hamilton’s Fallen Dragon was nominated for both an Arthur C. Clarke Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award. His short story, “The Suspect Genome” was recognized with a British Science Fiction Award. Born in Rutland, UK, Hamilton still lives there today with his family.

Best known for his paintings of dragons, Ciruelo Cabral (b. Gustavo Cabral) has created book covers for George Lucas, album covers for Steve Vai and other rock acts, and magazine covers for Heavy Metal, Playboy and others. His artwork can also be found on Magic: The Gathering cards. While much of his artwork has been published in nine books including The Book of the Dragon, Ciruelo also pioneered a technique of painting on rocks that have the appearance of sculpture. He currently lives with his family near Barcelona, Spain.

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day Weekend (Sept 4- 7, 2015) in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information on Ciruelo Cabral, please http://www.dac-editions.com/. For more information on Peter F. Hamilton, please visit http://www.peterfhamilton.co.uk/.

New Image of Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Via Coming Soon.net (http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/475279-new-the-force-awakens-image-features-a-fearsome-kylo-ren#/slide/1), I saw this image from Empire Magazine of Kylo Ren (thank you Woo Kim for pointing it out).

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The background scenery, lighting, pose, and feel of the picture reminded me a lot of Satele Shan from the TOR trailer:

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~ Bethany Blanton

The Falcon’s Cloth – SWR #181

Mark’s back from the wilds of Scout camp to join Riley and Bethany, as they talk Star Wars, and more, all on this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!SWR LogoYou can show your support of the Star Wars Report podcast by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/starwarsreport

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Updated Information for Dragon Con 2015

RECORD CROWDS EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA FOR DRAGON CON 2015

Cosplayers, Gamers and Pop Culture Fans Return for Annual Fantasy, Sci Fi & Gaming Convention

More than 400 Actors, Artists, Authors and Creators Will Give Talks and Meet Fans.

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More than 65,000 people are expected to pack downtown Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend as Dragon Con, the internationally known pop culture, sci fi, fantasy and gaming convention, returns for its 29th consecutive year.

Dragon Con fans will travel from every state in the nation and a few foreign countries to participate in the four-day convention, where they can meet their favorite actors, artists, authors and creators, and talk about the stuff they love.

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Dragon Con Announcement Party for the Star of Guardians

Filmscope Entertainment and Margaret Weis Productions will be attending Dragon Con to host an Announcement Party for Star of the Guardians.

Filmscope Entertainment and Margaret Weis Productions are presenting a Morning Tea Party at Dragon Con, on Friday, September 4, to reveal some amazing Star of the Guardians news. Media and special guests are invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Vinings Room, Hyatt Atlanta, Friday, September 4, at 10 am. The theme will be Royal Devonshire Tea, and attending guests will receive a limited edition gift as well as enjoying the delights of scones, tea and coffee.

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Star of the Guardians is a series of galactic fantasy novels written by Margaret and includes The Lost King, King’s Test, King’s Sacrifice and Ghost Legion. The series received wide popular support and has become a classic of the genre.

Deidre Kitcher from Filmscope Entertainment commented, “We’re very excited to be part of this up and coming project. As a long time fan of Margaret Weis and her work, I am personally delighted that she has embraced this new direction for what she considers her favorite book series.”

Margaret Weis commented, “Working with Diedre and Filmscope to bring my vision to life has been a joy. I look forward to sharing with all the fans.”

Filmscope is a West Australian production company that has made three feature films in the last five years including, The Reckoning (2013), Needle (2011) and Crush (2009).

Margaret Weis Productions (MWP) is an award-winning publisher of tabletop roleplaying games. They are best known for their licensed games created from the worlds of Dragonlance, Serenity, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Leverage,Marvel and Firefly RPGs. Based in Wisconsin, MWP has been bringing games to fans since 2005.

To reserve your gift and space at the Announcement Party, or to schedule an interview, please email the project’s publicist, Jaym Gates, at jaym.gates@gmail.com, no later than August 28, 2015.