Kim Campbell of Perth, Australia, traveled halfway around the world to attend Dragon*Con. 24 hours of flight time took her through Auckland, New Zealand, Los Angeles, and Chicago before arriving in Atlanta. “I was told that Dragon*Con was the con to come to, ” Campbell explained, confirming Dragon*Con’s worldwide reputation. Asked what her favorite thing about the con was so… Read more →
Not all the vampires collecting blood at Dragon*Con wear black and have alabaster skin and ruby-red lips. The Heinlein Society, assisted by LifeSouth of Atlanta, is sponsoring a blood drive at Dragon*Con located in the Yukon/McKenzie/Rio at the Marriott. Originally scheduled only for Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 10am-2pm, due to donor demand, the drive will continue on Monday from 10am… Read more →
It was worth crawling out of the bed after only three hours of sleep to see the Dragon*Con parade Saturday morning. I guess the Macys Thanksgiving Parade childhood excitement never left me because there I was on the sidelines again, cheering on the participants. The gaggle of Padmes was definitely a crowd pleaser. Maybe it was the attention to detail,… Read more →
Dragon*Con’s answer to Iron Chef took place in the Con Suite on Sunday at Noon. Contestants were given a secret ingredient and one hour to use it, a toaster oven, small rice cooker, griddle, and blender, plus anything else in the Con Suite to create a winning dish. Brave participants Brian Sussman and Greg Locurto went wild with a flurry… Read more →
Emily Rigelsky’s “Gold Dragon” won top honors in the Dragon*Con Art Show’s first Dragon Egg Contest. Contest judge Anne McCaffrey said, “this one has caught my imagination.” The winning dragon egg and other eggs entered in the contest will be offered for sale at the charity auction.
The X-Track would like to announce the winners in the Design an Alien Contest: 1st Place: Austyn Anderson 2nd Place: Julie Busby 3rd Place: Ben Brown
Winding my way through stormtroopers and swashbucklers in the lobby of the Hyatt as the flag of Cobra waved overhead, it finally hit me: Dragon*Con had begun. And what better way to kick off Dragon*Con than jamming to the Thursday night concerts? To start Dragon*Con off right, you could either do five triple shots of espresso while chewing on a… Read more →
“A New Man: James Marsters” was standing room only in the Centennial II/III Friday afternoon. Marsters (“Spike” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel) appeared relaxed in blue jeans and a sleeveless t-shirt. He was charming, unpretentious, and, oh my goodness, buff (with or without the “y”). We learned Marsters’ favorite color: green–“the color of mother earth”; lollipop flavor: Tootsie Roll red… Read more →