Why Dragon Con
Is America’s
Best Convention
By: Nathan Young
@nvyoung
Each Labor Day
weekend, Downtown
Atlanta transforms
into…
A geeky
/nerdy
mecca!
Every year, thousands and thousands of people fans pack into downtown
Atlanta to see their favorite stars or talk about th...
And who cares about the hot, humid weather you often see in
the Southeastern USA from Mid-May to Mid-September
You will see diehard fans wear their favorite costumes and
cosplay (costume play), in the Summer heat, they’re committed!
Dragon Con started in 1987 and only had around 2,400 people
attending. Here are flyers from the 1989 Dragon Con.
In 2013, Dragon Con saw over 57,000 people attending!
Other major events in Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend includes
the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome, NASCAR
racin...
With all of the major events, imagine the traffic in Atlanta!
So you are asking, why is Dragon Con different from the other
conventions you see across America and the world each year?
1
Dragon Con is a true fan convention. While other conventions like
SDCC have become corporatized, Dragon Con stays true t...
2
The Dragon Con parade is a must see, and the largest in
Atlanta! And the best part, you can see the parade for free!
3
Dragon Con is hosted in several major downtown hotels. This spreads
out the crowd, and provides much needed rooms for th...
4
Dragon Con focuses on all types of fans outside of the major stuff.
If you like robots, puppets, podcasting, alternate h...
5
And of course, Dragon Con always brings out the big stars and panels.
Panels from The Walking Dead (shot in Georgia) are...
6
If staying in a host hotel, you can enjoy Dragon Con TV, where they
show the major panels, so you don’t have to brave th...
7
At Dragon Con, people admire others wearing costumes and
cosplaying, no matter how elaborate the costume is!
8
Dragon Con is also known for its night life. Panels happen almost
24/7, and parties in the host hotels will last all nig...
9
Dragon Con cares about the community. From volunteering to raising
money for charity, the people want to make the world ...
10
From panels, art shows, costuming, contests, fan tracks,
workshops, gaming, meeting celebrities, and more! People
alway...
10
And for the 2014 run, Dragon Con has released a new logo!
Old Logo New Logo
In Closing
Dragon Con is one of the coolest and best fan conventions in the
country! Come to Atlanta on Labor Day weekend ...
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  1. Why Dragon Con Is America’s Best Convention By: Nathan Young @nvyoung
  2. Each Labor Day weekend, Downtown Atlanta transforms into…
  3. A geeky /nerdy mecca!
  4. Every year, thousands and thousands of people fans pack into downtown Atlanta to see their favorite stars or talk about their favorite topics/shows.
  5. And who cares about the hot, humid weather you often see in the Southeastern USA from Mid-May to Mid-September
  6. You will see diehard fans wear their favorite costumes and cosplay (costume play), in the Summer heat, they’re committed!
  7. Dragon Con started in 1987 and only had around 2,400 people attending. Here are flyers from the 1989 Dragon Con.
  8. In 2013, Dragon Con saw over 57,000 people attending!
  9. Other major events in Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend includes the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome, NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta Braves home games, Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta Black Pride, and more!
  10. With all of the major events, imagine the traffic in Atlanta!
  11. So you are asking, why is Dragon Con different from the other conventions you see across America and the world each year?
  12. 1 Dragon Con is a true fan convention. While other conventions like SDCC have become corporatized, Dragon Con stays true to it’s fans!
  13. 2 The Dragon Con parade is a must see, and the largest in Atlanta! And the best part, you can see the parade for free!
  14. 3 Dragon Con is hosted in several major downtown hotels. This spreads out the crowd, and provides much needed rooms for the attendees!
  15. 4 Dragon Con focuses on all types of fans outside of the major stuff. If you like robots, puppets, podcasting, alternate history, literature, and more, you will find panels just for you!
  16. 5 And of course, Dragon Con always brings out the big stars and panels. Panels from The Walking Dead (shot in Georgia) are popular!
  17. 6 If staying in a host hotel, you can enjoy Dragon Con TV, where they show the major panels, so you don’t have to brave the long lines!
  18. 7 At Dragon Con, people admire others wearing costumes and cosplaying, no matter how elaborate the costume is!
  19. 8 Dragon Con is also known for its night life. Panels happen almost 24/7, and parties in the host hotels will last all night long!
  20. 9 Dragon Con cares about the community. From volunteering to raising money for charity, the people want to make the world a better place!
  21. 10 From panels, art shows, costuming, contests, fan tracks, workshops, gaming, meeting celebrities, and more! People always enjoys their time at Dragon Con!
  22. 10 And for the 2014 run, Dragon Con has released a new logo! Old Logo New Logo
  23. In Closing Dragon Con is one of the coolest and best fan conventions in the country! Come to Atlanta on Labor Day weekend and see for yourself!
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  25. About Nathan Young Thanks for checking me out; Nathan Young is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and videographer who blogs at Geek Alabama. Nathan is a big Road, Weather, and News Junkie Geek and is a great person to be around who is funny and informative. Nathan is an accomplished media person who regularly covers topics on Geek Alabama and gets numerous requests to cover things from businesses, products, TV shows, movies, books, games, food, events, conventions, concerts, and other reviews. He is open to speaking, covering products or events, and representing your brand. The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD About Nathan Young Hello geeks and nerds; let me introduce you to what I am. Nathan Young does a lot of wonderful things in the media world, from writing, photography, videography, and social media. My current home is the blog and website Geek Alabama. There I do everything from geeky/nerdy talk, event coverage, reviews, cooking, community coverage, promotions, and anything else to give any geek and/or nerd an organism. If it’s anything any geek and/or nerd would care about, I am usually talking about it. From conventions, gaming, crowdsourcing, tech, movies, TV shows, comics, books, food, videos, apps, and more. If you are looking for articles anyone would love reading, you have come to the right place! If you are looking for someone who can cover events with pictures and videos, cover products and shows, speak at events, cover your products, or attend your conventions, consider me! Every geek and/or nerd from trekkies, whovians, and even bronies, already has! The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD
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