Beginning September 1st, pirates and spaceship captains, Klingons and Storm Troopers, will be hanging out together with thousands of other characters, famous and near-famous actors, authors, and ordinary people at the Hilton, The Marriott, and the Hyatt in downtown Atlanta. Every age from babies to octogenerians, every gender, every species..
Yes, it’s time for DragonCon again.
Nowhere else and at no other time are so many people trying to cram so much to do in four days.
They will be attending workshop and seminars on writing, comic book art, ghosthunting, forensics, and a host of other topics.
They will lining up around the building to see their favorite actors from Firefly, Star Trek, or Star Wars. This year’s guests include George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek, and Anthony Daniels, the ever-charming owner of the voice of C3PO.
They will be chatting with NASA officials, authors (Anne McCaffrey! Peter S. Beagle!), comic book artists, special effects artists..
They will be lining up for autographs, lining up for photographs, and believe me, lining up to buy, buy, buy in the Dealers’ Room, Art Room, and Exhibit Hall.
There is nothing like the exuberant, overwhelming, experience of DragonCon. Nowhere else can you step so entirely out of your everyday world and into somewhere..else.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster for pickup in the Grand Hall at the Hyatt Regency, or you may buy tickets for one, two, three, or all four days at the door. There will be a long line, so come early!
Alternatively, volunteers are still needed for registration and security. (DragonCon is run almost entirely by volunteer staff, and always has been.) First time volunteers pay $20 for the entire weekend, and are expected to work 20 hours over the 4 days of the Convention.
Hyatt Regency, Hilton, and Marriott
Peachtree Street, Atlanta