Hi! Thanks so much for coming to the panel and signing! I had tons of fun, and y’all were a great audience!
So the story about the dragon is this: My family/friends have always called me Claire Bear. My boyfriend also started calling me Claire Bear a while back, and sometimes just Bear. Then he realized that he also wanted an animal moniker. I thought this was perfectly reasonable, so we considered several creatures until landing upon a DRAGON. Since dragons are, as you know, fierce and awesome and intimidating, the idea of being a dragon pleased my boyfriend immensely. So he is now the Dragon and I am the Bear (sometimes Claire Bear) and when we are sitting around at dinner sometimes we make up stories about Bear and Dragon’s Epic Adventures.
… I guess it’s not really *that* long a story, but I didn’t want to spend time telling it during the panel. ;)