Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dragon Con

A costumer's paradise.  Costumers from all over the world fly into Atlanta for 4 days of wonderment.
Dragon Con is where wizards from the world of Harry Potter hang out and talk with Professor X and Wolverine.  Jedi Knights compare the merits of light sabers and rapiers with Porthos, Athos, and Captain Barbossa.  Galinda sashays past with a dreamy wave, and over there- look, who is that just coming in? It's a group of Storm Troopers.  Are they looking for droids?  Ah, no- they were looking for Iron Man and Cat Woman.  The only place with a more concentrated gathering of Steampunk is the World Steam Expo in the midwest.  There are enough superheroes here to rival Comic Con in San Diego.  Kitty Pryde runs over to hug Frodo, who was getting a snack with The Blues Brothers and a couple of Jack Sparrows.
I love Atlanta in the fall...

I really want this to be my 'D' post for the A-Z, but I realize that it's going to take more than one post to cover all of the awesomeness that is Dragon Con in Atlanta.  And I haven't even been able to attend one yet!  I have a lot of friends who go every year, though.  Some with multiple trunks of outfits.  (Yes, you read that correctly.  Trunks.  Plural.)  I think I actually have more friends who attend Dragon Con (or have always wanted to) than who don't.

I really want to showcase some Dragon Con awesomeness on this blog.  However, it's 10 minutes to midnight and I am verrrry tired from a full day, which included a wonderful tea time with 3 of my closest friends. :) I can't do it justice.

So here is what I will do.  If you can't wait for photos and stuff in later posts by me, visit these links, pronto!

  • go to the Dragon Con website and see what all the fuss is about for yourself.  
  • Or, if you have an hour to spare, I highly recommend this PBS film on Dragon Con.  I know some a lot of the people in it.  Worth the watch!!

If you want to see my take on (and preparation for) the Con, stay tuned for several more Dragon Con themed posts after the A-Z Challenge ends.


  1. It's amazing how these costume-themed events are taking hold.

    Nice to meet you and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host

  2. And, when you don't have enough time to do it justice, links are the answer! I'll have to check them out...when I'm not falling asleep on my keyboard. :)

    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

  3. I really want to go to DragonCon.

    Do you ever go to Gen Con? That is the one that we all enjoy going too.

    I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

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