Parties/Events

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Dragon Con Newbies Walking Tour
Want to learn your way around the hotels? Did you know there’s a food court? Come on a tour & meet other newbies. 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).

MSFM Meet & Greet Onesie Mixer
So many fandoms…what’s a Con-goer to do? At the MSFM Onesie Mixer, you can meet & hang out with fans of all the different shows in our track as we welcome The Orville to our lineup at MSFM! Come in your favorite onesie, costume, or comfy-casual Con couture & chill with us. Thu 7 PM, Chastain DE (Westin).

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Stygian Masquerade Party!
Demons & Daimons are on the loose, & it’s a night to be remembered! Come dressed to party & celebrate one of the most anticipated books of the year! #1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Stygian (Urian’s book). Thu 7 PM, Regency VI–VII (Hyatt).

The Dark Crystal Ball
Celebrate the opening of the Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth & Magic exhibit. Guests are encouraged to wear Dark Crystal–themed costumes or masquerade costumes & masks. Costume Contest judged by Brian Henson, Kirk Thatcher, & Halle Stanford! Thu 7 PM, Center for Puppetry Arts (offsite).

Geek Singles Mixer
Good news, everyone! Dino Andrade is here to help you meet that special someone. No more LF1M in trade chat. Laughs & entertaining anecdotes aplenty. Thu 8:30 PM, Augusta E–H (Westin).

Sci-Fi Geek Sing-Along 2018
Start your Dragon Con the best way possible—by singing geeky theme songs in public with a room full of your closest friends! Thu 8:30PM, Grand East (Hilton).

The Yesteryear Lagoon & Lounge
The Alternate History Track brings back our opening night mixer in a new way—with a Tiki Lounge! Kick up your feet poolside with us time-travelling revelers. Have a mai tai in your Victorian bathing suit, ’50s hula, or whatever vintage swimwear era that you feel best in. Thu 8:30 PM, Pool and Courtyard (Sheraton).

Wakanda Welcomes the World to Dragon Con
The Honorable King invites you to his Black Panther Blue Lights Party! In keeping with the spirit of inclusion, all are welcome (yes even DC) to join us around the Soul Stone & get down to the sounds of some old-school R&B, funk, & other grooves guaranteed to make you move!! Thu 9 PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).

Metalsome Live Band Karaoke
Karaoke fans, grab this chance to sing onstage with a live band backing you! Metalsome has been a staple go-to event in Atlanta for 15 years and counting. Thu 9 PM, Atrium (Marriott).

The 8-Bit Bash
The Video Gaming Track is back again this year with its Thursday night retro dance party—now with classic arcade cabinets! Enjoy classics from the ’80s and ’90s. Costumes optional but always welcome, and you won’t even have to put down a quarter for the next game. Thu 10PM, Peachtree Ballroom (Westin).

Bunny Hutch Party and Costume Contest
Unleash your inner playboy/girl in this geek-meets-chic con kickoff party. Embrace your sexy side! Come dressed as your version of a Bunny or Hef. Be creative & mash it up with your fav fandom! Enter the contest, or just enjoy the party. Mature Audiences Only. Thu 10PM, Grand Salon (Hilton).

FRIDAY:

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’s Pin-Ups by the Pool Party
Don your best poolside pinup attire… there’s gonna be a pinup competition! Register for the pinup competition poolside 30 minutes before the party. The judges will be mixing & mingling with you in the fray, so don’t be a wallflower. Remember, the judges love a good pinup with a nerdy twist. Fri 8PM, Pool and Courtyard (Sheraton)

Coloring for Charity
Want to get out of the bustle for a little while? Come color & wind down. Suggested donation for Dragon Con’s selected charity, Literacy Action. Supplies provided. Fri 8:30PM, Regency V (Hyatt).

Ultimate Trivia for Charity
Lt. Moxie Magnus, Chief Cosmetologist for the USS Enterprise (under James T. Kirk), hosts our Ultimate Trivia Event to benefit our 2018 charity, Literacy Action. Fri 8:30PM, Regency VI–VII (Hyatt)

Evening at Bree
The annual Tolkien celebration, with dancing and frivolity, plus the much-anticipated Tolkien costuming contest and awards! Fri 8:30PM, Grand West (Hilton).

K-pop Dance Party
Korean pop music has been gaining fans worldwide for many years thanks to its catchy beats, amazing visuals, & incredible dance & vocal performances. Come see what’s hot in K-pop, K-hiphop, and K-R&B with this screening of some of the best music videos Korea has to offer. Fri 8:30PM, Grand East (Hilton).

Annual Zombie Walk
The undead horde once again takes to the streets of Atlanta in search of tasty, tasty brains. Shambling from the Westin to the Hilton, & everywhere in between, it’s sure to be a time worth dying for. NOTE: participants MUST be in a zombie or zombie hunter costume! Kid Friendly! Fri 8:30PM, Chastain F–G (Westin).

Zombie Prom
The one night of Dragon Con when the decomposing horde reigns. Stop by to shimmy and shamble across the dance floor, lurch into a prom photo, or possibly even be crowned Zombie Prom King or Queen! Fri 10PM, Grand Salon (Hilton).

Can’t Stop the Signal Dance
Aim to misbehave at our super-shiny party, celebrating Firefly and Serenity and benefiting Literacy Action! Bring your dollars for charity, and dance like no power in the ’Verse can stop you! Mature Audiences Only. Fri 10PM, Grand Ballroom A–F (Sheraton).

Klingon Karaoke
yIjah, Qey’ ‘oH! Leila McMichael is your host for the gaghtastic musical event of the season. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Chancellor Gowron rock out to “Dancing Queen.” Fri 10PM, Galleria 2–3 (Hilton).

The Alternate History Temporal Ball
Join us in your finest attire and waltz, foxtrot, & tango to both classic ballroom numbers & the geekiest of dance-able themes from all eras. Formal attire strongly encouraged. Come as your favorite character in their most formal ensemble or dress to impress. Fri 10PM, Savannah Ballroom (Westin).

SATURDAY:

Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium
Featuring Dragon Con’s cosplay competition “The Chôsen.” Costumes welcome! With DJP & Mr. Kennedy. Sat 7PM, Georgia Aquarium. Extra fee event. Shuttle bus available Sat 6PM–12AM; pick-up at the Marriott Marquis back driveway on Courtland (facing the Hilton).

Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra Presents…
A special musical experience! Hear live symphonic versions of some of your favorite scores from iconic film & TV shows. Sat 7:30PM, Centennial I–III (Hyatt).

MSFM Charity Games, Crafts, & Team Trivia Night
We’ll have card games, board games, and activity stations for a chill, relaxing evening of crafting, gaming, and trivia as we raise money for Literacy Action! The Military Sci-Fi Team Trivia contest starts at 10PM; charity donations suggested for teams entering the contest. Kid Friendly! Sat 8:30PM, Chastain DE (Westin).

Queerios Pre-Party Meetup
You’ve met on Facebook, now meet in person. All your Queerios friends are invited to this meetup. Afterward we will trek over to the Spectrum LGBTQ Party together.  8:30PM Sun, 306 (Hilton).

Spectrum: The Rainbow Flag Party
This party welcomes all of Dragon Con’s LGBTQ attendees to enjoy a party just for you. DJ Neon the Glowgo Bear spins the beats, and our go-go grrlz n boyz dance for you in Space Station Spectrum, our extraterrestrial-themed festivity. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to party. Mature Audiences Only. Sat 10PM, Grand West (Hilton).

Big Damn Game Show!
It’s the pop culture offspring of your favorite game shows! Audience members compete in a multimedia cavalcade of fun for fabulous prizes! Sat 10PM, International South (Hyatt).

Last Party on Alderaan
New DJ, new vibe…same great dance party! Sat 10PM, Grand Salon (Hilton).

10 Forward Party
DJ THX is your helmsman for a musical journey through time in a dance party that brings you the best from the classics to today and beyond. Sat 10PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).

Heroes & Villains Ball
The Video Gaming Track invites you to Dragon Con’s biggest ball of all. The Heroes & Villains are back again in the Westin. Enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Spider while you dance the night away under our mind-controlling dance lights of doom. You won’t even need your supersuit! Sat 10PM, Peachtree Ballroom (Westin).

The North Remembers…How to Party!
Join us for the High Fantasy Track’s very first Game of Thrones–themed party featuring music, dancing, costumes, and absolutely no beheadings. Mature Audiences Only. Sat 10PM, Grand East (Hilton).

SUNDAY:

Black Geeks of Dragon Con 2018 Photo Shoot
The Black Geeks of DragonCon (BGD) will be holding its third annual photo shoot. BGD began as a way to increase awareness of geek diversity because of a lack of African American interest in science fiction and the associated multigenre conventions. 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. Sun 2:20–3:30PM, back steps (Hilton).

Family-Friendly Dance
Dance featuring Disney and pop songs. This is a G-rated event designed for families with kids 12 or younger. Children over 6 must have their OWN badge. All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian. No alcohol allowed in the room. Kid Friendly. Sun 5:30 PM, Hanover C–E (Hyatt).

Yule Ball
Our annual Harry Potter-themed party! Come dance the night away while DJP spins your top pop hits from the ’80s, ’90s, and now! Join us for a YA Lit costume showcase at 9:30 PM. Adults only after 10 PM. Sun 8:30PM, Imperial Ballroom (Marriott).

4th Annual Doctor Who Ball
The best party this side of Raxacoricofallapatorius! We’ll rock on like an Axon late into the night. Dance to our new DJ Black Sunshine’s tunes & stay for our Pageant of Rassilon Winner Announcements at midnight! Allons-y! Sun 10PM, Grand Salon (Hilton).

An Evening at Vic’s—Holo-Karaoke
Recently seen the horrors of war? Looking for a place to recover from a long day at the con? You’re in luck! Vic’s Lounge has recently been approved for rest & rehabilitation by the Ensign Dax! Learn the Great American Songbook classics—or sing whatever you want, it’s your rehab. Sun 10PM, Galleria 2–3 (Hilton).

Game Night Mixer
Board games, video games, and yard games! Mature Audiences Only. Sun 10PM, Inman (Hyatt).

Mechanical Masquerade: Frontier
The Alt History track party is back for our 7th installment. This year is “A Fantastic Voyage” as we take our guests on a wild romp through time featuring DJs, costumed dancers, and high adventure. It is THE party to see on the final night of Con! Costumes and masks are encouraged but not required. Sun 10PM, Grand Ballroom A–F (Sheraton).

NeedCoffee Fun Fest
NeedCoffee blows your mind (as always) with games, skits, & prizes. Sun 10PM, Regency V (Hyatt).

BritTrack After Dark—Team Trivia!
Form a team, study up, and come to the best, most tea-driven team-trivia contest at the Con! Categories will include (but are not limited to) Doctor Who, Sherlock, Orphan Black, British royalty, geography, Doctor Who extended universe, James Bond, British music, and oh so much more. Sun 11:30PM, Galleria 5 (Hilton).

MONDAY:

Film Festival Filmmaker Discussion
This is our gloves-off discussion of festivals and filmmakers. We’ll talk about what we love and hate and give you tips for getting into fests. And you can let us know what you hate about festivals. A must-attend event for every filmmaker. Mon 10AM, Regency V (Hyatt).


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