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The Great Jawa Build

The Great Jawa Build

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What does a “snarky” Facebook post get ya? The largest contingent of Jawas as part of the 501st Stormtroopers Legion. The 501st Legion is an organization for passionate Star Wars fans with a desire to serve others, now in its 21st year. You’ll find Georgia Garrison members not just celebrating Star Wars at conventions but working with organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Autism Speaks. When the 501st marches in Saturday’s Dragon Con parade, there will be a group of
 
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Party in the House: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Masquerade Party

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There was a packed room Friday night at 7PM at the Hyatt Regency VI-VII for the premiere release of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s new Dark-Hunter book Stygian. First there was Acheron. Then Styxx. And now… Stygian. All of the stops were pulled out for this event. Quincy J. Allen moderated, and Sherrilyn came out in full costume to greet all the fans and answer questions. She was delightful and charming. When fans asked whether there would be a book about various characters,
 
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2018 Dragon Con Parade

2018 Dragon Con Parade

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Don’t miss the highlight of every Dragon Con weekend as the 2018 Dragon Con Parade takes over the streets Saturday at 10AM. Grand Marshals Emilo Degado, Roscoe Orman, and Bob McGrath of Sesame Street will lead the way, along with Parade Marshals Joel Hodgson and Jonah Ray from Mystery Science Theater 3000, pro wrestling legend Ric Flair, and the Dragon Con 2018 Literary Guest of Honor, Steven Barnes. In addition to perennial favorites like the 501st Legion Stormtroopers, parade viewers should
 
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Support the 2018 Dragon Con Charity: Literacy Action

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Each year, Dragon Con selects a charity to receive the fundraising conducted during various events at the convention. This year’s beneficiary is Literacy Action Inc. For nearly 50 years, Literacy Action has provided educational instruction to advance adults towards employment, citizenship, better wages, and post-secondary education. Literacy Action is the largest nonprofit provider of free adult basic education in Georgia. Several special events during the convention will help raise money for Literacy Action: Coloring for Charity—Color and wind down after
 
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Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

Where to Eat at Dragon Con—Peachtree Center and SunTrust Plaza

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Food is an important part of any con; 6 hours of sleep, 2 meals, and 1 shower each day is the bare minimum anyone should get each day at the conference. (And in life in general.) While you’re on your own for the sleeping and showering, we can help you find some food! Peachtree Center is a common jaunt for most con attendees looking for quick and cheap food. This year, Peachtree Center is undergoing renovations, but nothing that should
 
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Unowns Invade Dragon Con 2018

Unowns Invade Dragon Con 2018

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We have a huge gathering of pop culture enthusiasts for a con in Downtown Atlanta. What do we do but play games? One of the most popular games at the moment is none other than the Niantic/Nintendo collaboration Pokemon Go. If you are not familiar with the game, crawl out from under your rock and give it a try. If you are a casual player, you may not yet be aware that Niantic has given Dragon Con a few treats
 
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Open a Vein, Save a Life

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Give the gift of life and donate blood at Dragon Con’s annual Robert A. Heinlein “Pay It Forward” Blood Drive. For LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and more than 110 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, Dragon Con is a major donation venue. The Blood Drive will be held at the Hyatt on the Conference Room level (LL3). The Blood Drive also needs volunteers, so show up and sign up if you can! Don’t
 
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