Atlanta’s DeKalb County Welcomes The 27th Annual Dragon Con Convention

logoDragon 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.

With over thirty-five fan based tracks, 3500 hours of panels, workshops, gaming, a parade down Peachtree, film festivals, art show, comics and pop art, nightly concerts and parties, bands and DJs, tons of costume contests, dealers, and exhibitors, all squeezed into four short days, Dragon Con is non-stop fun and is held in five host hotels in downtown Atlanta.

Dragon Con is a 4-day event (August 30 – September 2, 2013) comprising approximately 3500 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks.

These include writing, alternate history, art, anime, gaming, science fiction and fantasy literature, comic books, costuming, space science, online media, independent film, podcasting, Asian cinema and culture, robotics, filk, scientific skepticism, dark fantasy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, X-Files, Joss Whedon creations, apocalyptic themes, Anne McCaffrey’s Pern, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, British and American SF television, the Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival, and general programming which specific Guests of Honor attend.

From its origin, music has also been a significant feature of Dragon Con, with performances by groups and artists such as Abney Park, Blue Öyster Cult, The Crüxshadows, Celldweller, Ego Likeness, I:Scintilla, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Bella Morte, Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Emerald Rose, Ghost of the Robot, Godhead, Iced Earth, Voltaire, Jefferson Starship, The Misfits, GWAR, Man or Astroman?, The Bloodhound Gang, Spock’s Beard, and Mindless Self Indulgence.

For more information and a schedule of events, go to Dragon Con.

If you are looking for hotel accommodations, please click here. While in town, check out some of our unique shopping and dining experiences just east of downtown Atlanta.

Photos Courtesy Dragon Con Photography (c) 2013 Dragon Con, Inc

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