Between 7PM and 1AM, everyone must have a Dragon*Con badge or room key in order to enter the Hyatt or Marriott. A badge will get you in everywhere, but folks with just a hotel room key will only be allowed entrance to the corresponding hotel.
Tina Beychok has been involved with the Back Up Project from the very beginning, but she’s taken on a unique way of helping spread the message.
“The Back Up Project is designed to ensure that people will be willing to step in to help women when they get in trouble at conventions,” she said. “Stories started coming out about situations like these, where no one stopped to help because no one thought they had the right …
Here’s some hints and tips straight from the folks at Registration to get you in, badged, and out to enjoy the convention as quickly as possible:
- Cash is much faster than using a credit card. Use cash instead of plastic if you can.
- Go online and fill out the Prior Data Entry Form. Print it and bring it with you. It speeds up on-site processing by a factor of ten.
- Don’t queue up until registration opens! It just makes the lines longer and doesn’t do anything to speed things up. If you do queue up, be patient and know it’ll take longer.
- If your address information is incorrect, change it later, not while at the registration station.
So you’ve downloaded the Dragon*Con mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. Here’s a few hints and tips to help you get the most out of it:
Starting Thursday evening, the convention will provide free, courtesy shuttle bus service to its host hotels and most overflow hotels*. All buses are handicap accessible and equipped with a wheelchair lift. The shuttle stop at the northeast corner of Baker and Peachtree streets will be wheelchair-only.
The Dragon*Con Special Events Staff is currently taking submissions for costumes to be set up on display during the 25th Anniversary Masked Ball.
These displays will be roped off for viewing purposes only. Costumers must supply a dressmaker’s dummy or other adequate support system. Photographs of submissions and a brief explanation of the costume’s attributes or why you think it should be included in the exhibit should be emailed to:
Introducing the official mobile app for Dragon*Con 2011! Immediate access to important information, including daily schedule and programming updates, panel and event descriptions, venue maps, and other information that will enhance your Dragon*Con experience, right in the palm of your hand. Now ready for download!
And after you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to check out this mini-tutorial.
With this year’s addition of the Kaleidoscope Track at Dragon*Con, we’ve had some parents ask us to highlight Dragon*Con programming that’s suitable and of interest to younger fans.
The Kaleidoscope Track has compiled a list of panels and events (link opens a Google Docs spreadsheet) at this year’s Dragon*Con we think younger convention-goers would enjoy. It’s not the complete selection of events we think suitable for our younger attendees, …
Get your official Dragon*Con gear at the Dragon*Con store, located in the Marriott on the Marquis Level. This year, the Dragon*Con Store will be featuring hoodies, military-style caps, and mugs commemorating our 25th anniversary. Other new products include cinch sacks, Con Crude repellent (hand sanitizer), and glow necklaces and bracelets.
Dragon*Con Store hours:
- Fri-Sun: 10:00AM-7:00PM
- Mon: 10:00AM-5:00PM
We’ll also have a satellite location in the Sheraton offering lanyards, hats, sanitizer, and t-shirts.
Satellite location hours:
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