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Our second day at Dragon Con began with us sleeping in a bit after a late night. The first thing Riley and Bethany did was to go see the famous Dragon Con parade! With hundreds of cosplayers from a wide variety of genres, franchises, and a mix of both, the parade was definitely a must see for anyone interested in seeing costumes or cosplaying. There was a big Star Wars presence in the parade from the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs. There were also a number of Battlestar Galactica costumes, Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, Anime, and various other video game, TV show, and movie characters.
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Our first day of Dragon Con started with the four of us (Riley, Bethany, Aaron, and Teresa) meeting up at the media relations room in the Hyatt hotel! We had a fast and professional check in, and started off the convention by showing Teresa around the hotels a little, as it is her first time at Dragon Con.
From there we went to the Star Wars track room, run by Brandy Roatsey, in the Marriott (A-706) which, as usual, was well decorated. This year the theme was Star Wars Rebels, with Sabine’s graffiti painted over ad campaigns for the Empire!
Riley and Bethany were then panelists on the “A Farewell to The Clone Wars and Hello Rebels” panel, and Riley moderated the panel. It was quite fun, with much lamenting over the ending of The Clone Wars, but equally as much excitement about Star Wars Rebels. Ahsoka and Sabine were compared as characters, the panelists broke into song several times, Ezra was (of course) compared to Aladdin, and thoughts about the characters in the series were discussed.
After finally being able to check into the hotel room, Riley and Bethany went to a podcasting panel: “The Sound of Silence,” which discussed podcast tips, what to do if you’re a new podcaster with a small audience, and more. Aaron and Teresa went to a voice actors panel.
Bethany hit a few minutes of the “Introduction to Costuming” panel, which was a very helpful panel for those interested particularly in Star Wars costuming.
Riley and Bethany then went Bryan Young’s “Book Club: A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination” panel, in which Bryan talked about his book, presidential assassinations, history, writing research, the importance of sharing stories with children, and more.
After that, all four of us went to the awesome “Suits, Sinatra, and Star Wars” mixer, and had a great time conversing, dancing, and in general mingling.
After a long day (and night), we (and Reebok the ewok) finally went to bed; it was a great first day!
If you haven’t been, make sure you try out Dragon Con sometime! If you see any of us during the convention, stop by and say “hi”!
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