#210 – Dragon*Con This Weekend – Straight from Those Who Have Been There, Done That, and are Going Back for More – September 3-6, 2010
Dragon*Con is “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!” I freely admit to knowing very little about this event, huge though it is, except for the tidbits I’ve gotten from friends who are loyal attendees.
So instead of giving you a bunch of mumbo-jumbo on what I think Dragon*Con is all about, I’m going to give it to you straight from the folks who have been there, done that, and doing it again this year…and feel free to add your own comments, recollections in the comments below!
“Where else can you see a Stormtrooper hanging out with a Klingon in a drum circle while a swordfight is happening 3 feet away?”
~ Kristie K.
“Where else is someone going to have the chance to see Edward Scissor Hands, Chewbaca and The Doctor all in one room?”
“The best people watching (and alien watching, and monster watching, and pirate watching, and Stormtrooper watching) of the year!”
“We wait all year to see the cardboard storm troopers.”
“My favorite thing about DragonCon is…all of the extremely amazing costumes that people come up with. To see everyone wearing something that , for the most part , they made themselves just excites me. It takes me back to my younger years and I feel like a kid again.”
“The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, will be there.”
“You’ve never been!?!?! [My friend incredulously asks me!]…My favorite parts/moments? Seeing my favorite actors/actresses walking around with the “regular people”, or telling their favorite filming stories in the panels. The “bumpers” that entertain us before major events begin (new ones every year). All the costume contests, some of which are for everyone and some only for grown ups (always entertaining, often awe-inspiring). Watching kids absolutely school grownups at robot battles. Monochrome pod people (their makeup and costumes made them look like they were on a black and white tv), and cardboard box stormtroopers and wookies. I’ve gone to Dragon*Con for four years (this is my fifth), and every day features something very different!”
~ Jennifer P.
Jennifer also tells me, “You ought to at least check out the parade on Saturday (10am)…free, very entertaining, a little something for everyone! Mostly, I’d say it’s great fun for fans of just about anything, and it is definitely something for both kids and adults!”
Dragon*Con is this weekend – Labor Day weekend – September 3–6, 2010 here in Atlanta. Get your tickets and all the other information you could possibly want by clicking here!
WHERE: Dragon*Con 2010 in Atlanta, GA