Downtown Atlanta played host to another year of Dragon*Con this past Labor Day weekend as the nerds and costumed fans came out in droves. The wonderful Media Relations for the con personally extended an invitation to the offices of Comic Impact and I was more than happy to act as the company representative. The Press badge pickup was located at a separate hotel and the process was quite simple and took place without any hiccups. I then accompanied my friend to her location to pick up her weekend badge and the pathways were easily marked and we were in and out in a matter of 20 minutes. Granted, we got there a bit after badge pickup started.
Some of the Dragon*Con headliners included some of the cast of Arrow, Giancarlo Esposito, Warehouse 13 cast members, Mark Brooks, Tim Sale, and many more! One of the exciting highlights was director, James Gunn, and his brother, Sean Gunn, were special guests, but as a Thank You to the fans because the success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, they were posing for selfies and signing autographs for free.
As is tradition amongst conventions, there were cosplayers aplenty. Dragon*Con is known for having some of the most elaborate costumes where people really go all out. It was quite an amazing thing to see in person. The creativity of this con’s attendees are like none other I’ve seen anywhere else. From comics, to movies, to mash-ups, and even breakfast cereal! Dragon*Con definitely puts the social aspect in the forefront.
I would like to extend a big thanks to the Media Relations team for Dragon*Con for including the Comic Impact team this year. A big shout-out to Pat Loika for providing the great images for this article. To check out the rest of the countless images taken, make sure to check out Pat’s Flickr account