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How Far Will You Come?

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Dragon Con: those words mean something different to different people. To some, it’s a way to cosplay and let their fantasies fly. For others, it’s a way to hang with like-minded geeks who get the Star Wars or Supernatural quotes. Others get to game with people from all over the world. For everyone, it’s a way to reconnect to “family.” All over the world? Yes. Not only are there fans here from all over the United States, people travel here
 
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Everyday Superheroes

Everyday Superheroes

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Four years ago, Dragon Con started a new year-round charitable program called Dragon Con Superheroes. In its first three years, the Superheroes contributed nearly 1,900 hours of community service for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Sweetwater Creek State Park, the Walk to End Lupus Now, the Lymphoma Walk, Piedmont Park, and For the Kid in All of Us. In 2017, Dragon Con conducted four Superheroes events: a clean-up day at Piedmont Park, a toy drive for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
 
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Dragon Con Parade 2017

Dragon Con Parade 2017

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Join the legions of fans and cosplayers on Peachtree Street Saturday beginning at 10AM for the legendary Dragon Con Parade. Grand Marshal Stan Lee and other surprises await you! The parade route will start at the intersection of Peachtree Street Northeast and Linden Avenue, proceed south down Peachtree, turn left onto Andrew Young International Boulevard, and finally turn left onto Peachtree Center Avenue, ending between the Hyatt Regency and the Marriott Marquis. Once again this year, the parade will be broadcast live
 
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A Visit to Dragon Con

A Visit to Dragon Con

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’Twas the night before Dragon Con, when all through the house All the creatures were stirring, even Pinky the mouse; The cosplays were hung by the door with care, In hopes that attendees would soon stare; The children were all wild running through the house; While visions of the Yule Ball danced in their heads; And mamma in her corset, and I in my bald cap; Had just energized our brains for a long weekend’s celebration. When out on the
 
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Donate to the Charity Auction

Donate to the Charity Auction

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The Charity Events Booth on the Marquis level of the Marriott will accept donations 10AM–7PM Friday for the 2017 Dragon Con Charity Auction. Items sold at past auctions have included books, artwork, signed photos, movie props and replicas, costumes, a writing review by an editor, and much more. Book and art items will be auctioned Saturday, 11:30AM–2PM, and other items Sunday, 10AM–2PM, both in Hanover C–E (Hyatt). The 2017 Dragon Con Charity is Special Olympics Georgia, and Dragon Con is
 
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New Blood Drive Location

New Blood Drive Location

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The Dragon Con Blood Drive has a brand-new location for 2017. Donors can visit the Atlanta Conference Center on the Conference Level of the Hyatt (LL3, three levels below the lobby). In addition to rewarding donors with an exclusive t-shirt, blood drive provider LifeSouth will be holding daily giveaways from Dragon Con vendors, as well as a chance to win two 2018 Dragon Con memberships. Follow LifeSouth’s social media accounts and share blood drive photos by tagging or using the
 
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