DragonCon 2017, from a newbie

DragonCon, it’s every type of convention rolled into one.

DragonCon, my uncle calls it Nerd Fest,  it is a nerd fest.

DragonCon,  Labor Day weekend in Atlanta –  just go!

Now that I have persuaded you to attend let me tell you what to expect (I would love to say let me prepare you, but there really is no way to prepare.)

There will be Star Wars, Star Trek, SciFi, live action roll play, anime, Harry Potter, epic heroes and villains, celebrities, wackos, geeks, nerds and anything else your mind can conjure.  I guarantee  a huge crowd no matter where you look. Just envision 82 thousand people dressed up as their favorite fictional characters,  that’s what it looks like.   To many activities to pick from, there will be celebrity panels, workshops, photo/autograph sessions, a parade and the most magnificent people watching.  As a newbie I was overwhelmed.

So what did my husband and I end up doing? We saw panels with cast members from Firefly, Battle Star Galactica, Dr Who and ST Next Gen to name a few.  Went to the parade, which people started lining up to see two hours before it started.  By the time the parade got going the route was five people deep on the sidewalks.  Huge shout out to the Atlanta police by the way.  We went to costume night at the Atlanta aquarium dressed as Kaylee and Jayne from Firefly, used  it as an opportunity to catch up with a local friend, she even came dressed as River.

I think my favorite thing was the people watching – it really was monumental.