Because it really is for everyone. See if you can identify yourself as one of these kinds of folks and see how Dragon Con can be a blast for you.
Do you enjoy staring at people confused as to which escalator to use? Does figuring out what costume someone is wearing intrigue you?
Dragon Con is absolutely perfect for people watching. Sure, you may have a bit of sensory overload, but it’s worth it. You experience things you’d never even begin to imagine.
Like scarily inappropriate puppets. Or dozens of people gathering for a photo with Chewbacca. Both of those happened this past Con.
We are not talking about walking into a quiet, sanitized room where you’re afraid to even breathe on something.
Nope. Instead you can get a handmade necklace created with chainmail, or a signed copy of your favorite graphic novel. There are photographs, drawings and more of fantastical characters and creatures.
Do you want to become a better writer? Or learn how to join the legions of incredible costumers? There’s a writing track, a costuming track and even writing workshops featuring best-selling authors.
There are amazing opportunities for inspiration for writers, photographers, artists, simply because there’s so much creativity and camaraderie to take in.
Or you can learn the ins and outs of how to create a great podcast by being in one. Yep, that happened too. (Hint: I’m at 2242 in the audio)
The Star Struck
Trust me, I’ve been there. I sat down quietly outside of the Walk of Fame, Lou Ferrigno in my line of sight. Should I go up to shake his hand? What should I say? Have I watched enough episodes of Incredible Hulk to warrant even gazing at him?
It’s okay. From the stars of Star Trek, Star Wars to WKRP, there are plenty of celebs to gawk at, meet and grab autographs or photos (for a price, of course.)
You know the value of standing in line for 2.5 hours just to hear Edward James Olmos shout, “So say we all!”
The Night Owl
Whether it’s karaoke, a nightcap (then another…and another) or just some late night photography, there’s always something going on until the wee hours of the morning.
Epic cosplay to enjoy.
Unending rounds of “Are You a Werewolf”.
Masquerade ball drinking games.
Really, I could go on, but then you’d think I’m starting to make things up.
The Child At Heart
While I still think certain areas (and times of night) are inappropriate for young children, Dragon Con even has that covered.
The Saturday morning parade is the largest in Atlanta. (Yes!) Whether you have a child of your own or not, you have the opportunity to watch the kids’ expressions seeing their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters come to life. It’s simply magical.