This year is the 30th anniversary of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA (Sep 2 – Sep 5, 2016). For many, SDCC is considered the ultimate comic convention, but for most cosplayers, this is the convention to go to.
Dragon Con (DC) was started in 1987 by a local group known as the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players. The first event was held at the Piedmont Plaza Hotel and featured several well known and prestigious guests such as Michael Moorcock, Robert Aspirin and his wife Lynn Abbey, Gary Gygax, and Richard “Lord British” Garriott. The event was a hit. It continued to grow yearly with more names, bigger crowds and more events.
Last year, DC had 70,000 attendees and this year they expect 5,000 more. Things have expanded and moved around so much that I thought I would give you a handy list of where and when to find just a few of the more popular things.
If you are looking for anything in particular, let us know and we will try to get an update out as soon as possible
Artists Alley – Third Floor, Building two of AmericasMart. To find out who is there, click here.
HOURS: Friday: 1pm – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Art Show – Hyatt Regency Atlanta Exhibition Level Grand Hall West. To find auction hours click here
HOURS: Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Autographs Hall – Marriott International Hall South
HOURS: Friday: 1pm-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Parade – Starts Saturday at 10am for route map click here. If you havent’ registered to march already, then sit back and watch.
Burlesque Show – Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 (12:00 am) at the Sheraton in the Grand Ballroom
Guest of Honor Award Show (sold out) – Saturday 7pm in the Hyatt International Ballroom
MST3K Night – Sunday at 8:30PM at the Hilton-Grand Ballroom East
Puppet Slam – Mainstage Theater get tickets here
SHOWS: Friday and Saturday 8pm
Night at the Aquarium – Saturday 7:00 – 11:00 PM get tickets here. 7 pm is already sold out.
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sunday 1am Atlanta Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom