• 2014 Parade Route Confirmed

    2014 Parade Route Confirmed

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    The route we introduced in 2013 was so well received, we’re using it again this year! Lots of excellent viewing spots and photo ops locations! For those new to the parade, our route winds through downtown Atlanta and is about 3/4 mile long: We launch the parade at Spring Street and West Peachtree Place, heading
     
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  • Dragon Con 2014 App Now Available!

    Dragon Con 2014 App Now Available!

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    The app is here; the app is here! Now available from Google Play for Android devices and the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads, the 2014 Dragon Con app*: Happy downloading! [*Please note that currently the app is just the framework with only incomplete test data (technically only a sampling of panels, etc.) so
     
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  • Gaming, Gaming, GAMING!

    Gaming, Gaming, GAMING!

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    Are you a gamer? Whatever way you get your game on, Dragon Con has you covered! Tabletop Gaming: One of our oldest tracks, Tabletop Gaming is the track for any game which traces its ancestry back to pen and paper RPGs, including board games, live-action role-playing games, card games, miniature games, as well as RPGs
     
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Volunteers Needed for This Year’s Blood Drive

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Each year, Dragon Con hosts a blood drive in partnership with LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and more than 110 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. In 2013, the drive welcomed 2,972 donors and collected 7,544 units, assisted by a crew of more than 60 people from all three states who descended on Atlanta to handle the flood of donors in costume. Don’t miss out this year! Join us, give blood, get a free
 
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Speedy Registration Hints and Tips

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All prepaid memberships, i.e., memberships paid for before the convention, will be available in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton. Dragon Con will be using barcodes once again to speed up the registration process for 2014. Those of you who have purchased your memberships in advance will receive (or have received already) a postcard with a barcode on the mailing label. Postcards are being mailed out daily. If you haven’t received yours yet and think you should have, (email Chip)
 
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Map to Nearby Restaurants, Grocery Stores, et al.

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Looking for a place to eat close to the Dragon Con host hotels but don’t want to do the food court? Want to replenish your hard tack and water supplies at a grocery store? Run out of rum and ale and the pirates are at your door? Check out this Google Map for nearby restaurants, grocery stories, and alcohol purveyors: Key: Restaurants: red markers Grocery stores: blue markers Booze: Yellow markers ATM: Green markers Direct link. [Thanks and kudos to
 
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Shiny, Shiny 2014 Challenge Coins Now Available for Pre-order

Shiny, Shiny 2014 Challenge Coins Now Available for Pre-order

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What is a “challenge coin”? It’s a small coin bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale and camaraderie within a military group. In addition, they are also collected by service members and have spread in popularity in recent years with non-military groups, such as civic organizations and volunteer groups. We are happy to present Dragon Con’s first official collection of Challenge Coins
 
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Registration Hours and New for 2014: Presales

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Available now through August 16, 2014, a limited number of Saturday Only memberships will be available through the Dragon Con store for $50.00 and a limited number of Sunday Only memberships will be available for $40.00.* Saturday Only memberships can only be picked up on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in the Capital Ballroom of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel and Sunday Only memberships can only be picked up on Sunday, August 31, 2014, also in the Capital Ballroom. Follow the signage
 
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