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My First Cosplay Experience

My First Cosplay Experience

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This year, I made cosplay one of my New Year’s resolutions. I’d been to Dragon Con for the first time the year before, and in my constant battle with social anxiety, I resolved to don the uniform of the con and become someone else. Cosplay is a social thing, at least that’s what it appears to those of us who don’t generally participate. Working on a costume for days, weeks, even months assumes a level of exhibitionism. Someone who has
 
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Don’t Forget to Rate Your Panels!

Don’t Forget to Rate Your Panels!

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So many panels. So much to see and do. It’s so easy to get caught up in the awesomeness of Dragon Con. The cosplay, the photo opportunities, the people you long to be with every year who are your family, the volunteers, the vendors, the artists…everything that makes Dragon Con the most wonderful place to be on Labor Day Weekend is right here. Want to see your favorite panels or events come back? Want input as to which panels and
 
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New Viewing Options for the Dragon Con Parade

New Viewing Options for the Dragon Con Parade

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The Dragon Con Parade will be available to everyone in the Atlanta area this year thanks to its first television broadcast. The CW channel 69 will televise the parade live locally at 10AM Saturday, September 3, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia. A rebroadcast will air at 8PM. The parade will also be broadcast live to the five Dragon Con host hotels on Dragon Con TV and via streaming membership. Visit DragonCon.tv for details, or stop by a Dragon Con
 
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It’s an Artsy Affair

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The Dragon Con Art Show’s Artisan Gallery will open Friday at 1PM in the Hyatt Grand Hall. There is so much talent present at this year’s Dragon Con. This is definitely a great place to peruse and purchase a creative piece as a memento of your time here. Visitors can view original paintings and prints, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, masks, dolls, and puppets for purchase. There is also a running auction that allows patrons to place a bid on the piece
 
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Behind the Scenes with Disability Services

Behind the Scenes with Disability Services

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Dragon Con is dedicated to making its events accessible to as many people as possible. Cherie Wren, the Director of Disability Services, oversees the convention’s assistance services, which range from registration help to interpreter services and wheelchair-accessible shuttles. She sat down with the Daily Dragon to discuss the way her department works. Daily Dragon (DD): How long have you been working with Disability Services at Dragon Con? Cherie Wren (CW): I started in 1999 as an ASL interpreter. At that
 
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Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium

Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium

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The 2016 Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium, 7–11PM on Saturday, September 3, will feature DJ Marc J Cubbs and the second annual The Chôsen cosplay competition. Congoers can enjoy the beauty of the Aquarium’s exhibits paired with the geek atmosphere and excitement of Dragon Con. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, even if they aren’t planning to participate in the contest. For those who are ready for competition, The Chôsen offers the largest prizes of any costume
 
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Open A Vein and Win! Or Just Come Help Out

Open A Vein and Win! Or Just Come Help Out

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The 2016 Dragon Con Blood Drive will be held in the Galleria Level of the Hilton. This year, service provider LifeSouth will be holding daily giveaways and a chance to win passes to Dragon Con 2017. To participate, follow any of LifeSouth’s social media accounts and share blood drive photos by tagging them #lifesouth. Daily winners will receive a prize from a Dragon Con vendor, and every participating post will have a chance to win passes to Dragon Con 2017.
 
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