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Dragon Con Newbies Walking Tour
Want to know the best way to get from one con hotel to another? Need to learn where the food court is? If so, come on this walking tour and find out! Tours leave every 30 minutes. Thu 2:30–5PM, A601–602 (Marriott).
Dragon Con Newbies—Q&A
First Dragon Con? Are you confused or overwhelmed? Savvy con attendees will share tips and tricks. Thu 5:30PM, A601–602 (Marriott).
Vegan Pot Luck
Join the Dragon Con Vegetarians and Vegans for a welcome to the con vegan potluck! Bring a dish to share (true vegan: no dairy, eggs, honey, meat) and meet your fellow peaceful-eating congoers. Room info will be added to the event on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConVegan/) upon check-in. Hosted by Jody Waldron Capps. Thu 6PM, Room TBD (Hyatt).
Dragon Con’s Nerdy New Year Party
You set your calendars to Friday of Labor Day weekend anyway, so let’s celebrate 30 years of fun and fandom! Featuring Q, Geekapella, The Cog is Dead, The Doubleclicks, and Talooolah Love. Thu 8:30PM, Atrium (Marriott).
Geek Sing Along!
Raise your voices with some favorite geeky hits. Thu 8:30PM, A601–602 (Marriott).
Lip Sync Battle—For Charity!
Vote with cash and help raise money for the Dragon Con 2016 charity. Thu 8:30PM, Grand Ballroom A–F (Sheraton).
The 8-Bit Ball
Shake your groove thang to classic dance hits from the Golden Age of Video Games. Music from the ’70s and ’80s with costumes and outfits to match. Featuring DJ Spider. Thu 10PM, Peachtree Ballroom (Westin).
Bunny Hutch Party and Costume Contest
Unleash your inner playboy/girl at this geek-meets-chic kickoff party. Embrace your sexy side; come dressed as your version of bunny or Hef. Be creative and mash it up with your fav fandom or crossplay for a night! Enter the costume contest or just enjoy the party. Thu 10PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).
Dragon Con Newbies—101
First DragonCon? Are you confused or overwhelmed? Savvy con attendees will share tips and tricks. Fri 10AM, Regency V (Hyatt).
Dragon Con Watergun War
A massive informal water gun battle in full costume. Water jugs will be provided, but participans should bring their own sidearm and make sure they have a costume they don’t mind getting wet! Fri 2PM, Patio (Hilton).
Dragon Con’s Pin-Ups by the Pool Party
Talloolah Love and her bevy of bathing beauties bring you a poolside treat. Don your best poolside pinup attire and join the competition! Remember that the judges love a good pin-up with a nerdy twist. Fri 8:30PM, Pool and Courtyard (Sheraton).
An Evening At Bree
Join the Tolkien Track for this annual celebration, with dancing and frivolity and featuring the music of Emerald Rose for the last time. Join the Middle-earth costume contest and awards! Fri 8:30PM, Grand Salon West (Hilton).
Geek Trivia for Charity
Join the Video Gaming Track for bragging rights and a chance at immortality on the famous Bling Gnome Trophy. Donation of $10 per player requested. Fri 8:30PM, Savannah Ballroom (Westin).
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Chancellor Gowron rock out to “Dancing Queen.” Fri 8:30PM, 204 FGH (AM2); Sat 7PM, 204 DE (AM2).
Annual Zombie Walk
The undead horde once again takes to the streets of Atlanta in search of tasty, tasty brains. Participants must be in a zombie or zombie hunter costume. Fri 8:30PM, Overlook (Westin).
Cthulhu for America Rally
Why vote for the lesser evil? Come support the only candidate that matters when the Stars Are Right! Presidential Candidate Cthulhu will be making an appearance, and detailing his plans to consume the world utterly. Cultist robes, signs and Cthulhu paraphernalia encouraged. Fri 9PM, Photo Stairs (Hilton).
Zombie Prom: 30th Reunion
Hundreds of the decomposing horde gather to shamble and shimmy the night away. Stop by to lurch across the dance floor, grab a quick prom photo, or even be crowned Prom King or Queen! Fri 10PM, Grand Ballroom East–West (Hilton).
Left your wand at home? Join the Fantasy Literature track to ensorcell the masses with the magic of a microphone. Bring a friend, some confidence, and your best supportive applause. Bonus points for coming in costume! Fri 10PM, Regency V (Hyatt).
Labyrinth Sing and Quote Along: 30th Anniversary
Join in the fun with subtitles onscreen and a bag full of props, including bubbles for the ball, balloons for the Fireys, and whoopee cushions for the Bog of Eternal Stench! Fri 10PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).
Suits, Sinatra, and Star Wars
Be dapper. Be classy. Wear your finest to mix and mingle at this retro-themed cocktail party. Listen to the classics and a little big band, and maybe even swing dance a little. Fri 10PM, A601–602 (Marriott).
Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium
Featuring DJ Marc J Cubbs and Dragon Con’s newest premier cosplay competition, “The Chôsen.” Costumes welcome! Sat 7PM, Georgia Aquarium. Tickets available outside Registration at the Sheraton. $30.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door. Shuttle bus available Sat 6PM–12AM; pick-up at the Marriott Marquis back driveway (facing the Hilton).
Last Party on Alderaan
Star Wars Track offers up a premiere house, electro, pop, and anything goes dance party with DJ BZB. Party like it’s the end of the world. Sat 10PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).
10 Forward Party
Go on a musical journey through time in a dance party that shifts you 10 years forward from the classics to today and beyond—that is, if DJ Guinan can fit the headphones over her incredible hat. Sat 10PM, Regency VI–VII (Hyatt).
Best Little Hootenanny in the Verse
Join the Whedonverse, Urban Fantasy, and Puppetry Tracks for this multifandom dance event. Photo stations will be set up for selfies in your favorite ’verse. Sat 10PM, Grand Ballroom East–West (Hilton).
Middle-earth Dance Party
Thorin Stardust and the Spiders from Mirkwood offer up glam, ’80s, and other glittering music gems from the past and present. Sat 10PM, A601–602 (Marriott).
Heros & Villains Ball
The single biggest party at Dragon Con, now with more room, more swag, and more cool stuff from the Video Gaming and Brit Tracks. Monocles and cheesy mustaches for Villains are completely optional. Sat 10PM, Peachtree Ballroom (Westin).
Dragon Con Queerios Meet-Up
We welcome all on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and their allies. Come make some friends before we head over to the Spectrum Party to get our dance on! 8:30PM Sat, 307 (Hilton).
Formerly known as the Rainbow Flag Party. The Costuming Track welcomes LGBTQIA attendees to enjoy a party just for you. DJ Neon the Glowgo Bear spins the beats while go-go grrlz n boyz dance. Mature audiences only (21+, valid ID required). Sat 10PM, Grand Salon West (Hilton).
Dragon Con Burlesque: A Glamour Geek Revue
The finest performing artists this country can offer—and the most glamourous geeks imaginable! Mature Audiences Only. Sat/Sun 12AM (midnight), Grand Ballroom A–F (Sheraton).
Black Geeks of Dragon Con 2016 Photo Shoot
The Black Geeks of DragonCon (BGD) will be holding its second annual photo shoot. BGD began as a way to increase awareness of geek diversity. While BGD honors the growing African American community at Dragon Con, it is in no way exclusionary and welcomes all who want to celebrate the diversity of convention. 11AM–12:30PM Sun, back steps (Hilton).
Come dance the night away with the YA Lit Track and DJ Chris! Parade of costumes at 9:30PM, so come in your Hogwarts finest. All ages invited until 10PM; Mature Audiences Only after 10PM. Sun 8:30PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).
2nd Annual Doctor Who Ball
It’s a Mauve Alert! Be prepared to shake your bootie like a Slitheen (hopefully not). Music, Mayhem, and maybe a surprise or two! Who knows Who will show up? Sun 10PM, Grand Ballroom A–F (Sheraton).
Mechanical Masquerade: Neverwas
The Artifice Club and Alternate History Track bring back this event for the fifth year with DJ Doctor Q. This year’s theme, “Once Upon a Neverwas,” is inspired not only by pirates and boys who could fly but also by all alternatives on storybooks and fairy tales. Let the dancing and imagination run free! 10PM, Grand Ballroom East–West (Hilton).
XTrack and Paranormal: Karaoke for Charity!
You wanted it last year. We did it. You begged for it back. We’re doing it again. Come get your karaoke on and help us raise funds for the 2016 Dragon Con charity. Mature Audiences Only. Sun 10PM, Savannah Ballroom (Westin).
Film Festival Filmmaker Discussion
This is where the truth comes out. We’ll cover what’s wrong with festivals, what’s wrong with films and filmmakers, and what you can do to get your film into more festivals. If you are or want to be a filmmaker, don’t miss this. Mon 10AM, Regency V (Hyatt).
Last Lunch with Buddy Christ
Come join Buddy Christ for a Last Lunch at Benihana. Contact Damien Metz at 702-525-9187 to be added to the reservation. Bring your camera for pics! 12PM Mon, Benihana (Peachtree Center).