Reptile’s Random Previews: Contests at Dragon Con 2023

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Hey there, Dragon Con fans! Regardless if you have or haven’t been to Dragon Con before, let me tell you about some of the contests Dragon Con has to offer. Whether you want to compete or just witness some of the amazing work fans put into their favorite hobby, this is the place for you.

Page to Stage – Thursday

Characters from literature are brought to life and compete for 1st place. Prejudging is at 6:30 pm and the contest kicks off at 8:00 pm in the Hyatt International Ballroom. Preregistration and Dragon Con Badge required.

Night Costuming Contest – Friday

Held in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom, at 8:30 pm, this contest is for Costumers of varying levels from expert to novice and for groups or individuals. Costumes can be original or mainstream characters. The expert judges will be looking for workmanship, design, and inspiration.

Cults of Dragon Con – Saturday

These are contests paying tribute to the many cults of Dragon Con, such as the Marriott Carpet Attire, the Googly Eyes, the Dancing T-Rexs, or even the Homage to the Fed Ex cutout; there will be contests for many of them. Locations will be listed in the Dragon Con app, so don’t forget to download it. Registration starts at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.


Masquerade – Sunday

In a tradition of convention costuming that goes back nearly 50 years in the sci-fi genre, Dragon Con brings you one of the biggest in the world. HThe Masquerade is held in the Hyatt Centennial Ballroom at 8:30 pm and preregistration is required.

Splendid Teapot Racing – Sunday

This is where Steampunk fans come to race custom-built, remote-controlled vehicles carrying Teapots and guiding them through an obstacle course for fun and prizes. It’s a child-friendly event and fun for everyone. It will be held at 10:00 am at the Courtland Grand in the Grand Ballroom.

Robot Battles – Sunday/Monday

The Robot Battles will be held in the Hyatt International Ballroom on Sunday at 10:00 am for the Lightweight division bouts, and in the Hyatt Regency IV/VII on Monday at 11:30 am for the Heavyweight division bouts. Yes, Robot Battles have returned again this year and Dragon Con is very proud to have them back.

And More…

But wait, that’s not all. There are more contests to be had, besides those already listed, such as:

  • Anime/Animation Costume Contest
  • Hallway Contest,
  • Miss Star Trek Universe Pageant
  • Muscle Nerd Showdown
  • Star Wars Costume Contest
  • Video Game Costume Contest
  • Bunny Hutch Costume Contest

So if you’re competitive-minded and love to compete, Dragon Con is the place for you and your friends to meet! (see what I did there)

I hope this helps you decide what to do while at Dragon Con and I hope to see you there.

This has been yet another one of Reptile’s Random Reviews.. well kind of more like an informational, educational, advisory thing.

If that doesn’t fill your gaming needs, you just might need professional help.

For more information, check out the Dragon Con Official Contest Page.

Hope to see you there!

As always, this has be another Reptile’s Random (P)Reviews.

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans on Labor Day Weekend.


Dragon Con takes place annually on Labor Day weekend. Dragon Con will be held in our five host hotels the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Additionally, AmericasMart Buildings 2 and 3 provide a home for our Gaming, Vendors, and Comic and Po


The convention opens at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and runs around the clock until 5:00 p.m. on Monday.  Yep – you heard us right – that’s 96 hours of continuous enjoyment and excitement so come rested and ready to be overwhelmed with options on what to do.  With so many amazing things going on all hours of the day, we recommend you check the app for times.

The Vendor Hall and Comic Artist Alley hours are:

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Walk of Fame and Art Show hours are:

Friday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Convention – Dragon Con:

Dragon ConDragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days: Dragon Con is where you want to be on Labor Day Weekend!

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