Dragon Con: Bigger & Better Than Ever

Dragon Con celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year in style, breaking records, introducing a few new “firsts”, and successfully matching donations in their annual charity drive. Atlanta was crammed with over 77,000 attendees from around the world, including Japan, New Zealand, and Fiji, which meant that more space was needed. Luckily, AmericasMart was able to open up 215,000 extra square feet to hold vendors, games, exhibitions, and the like (the

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Dragon Con Promotes Equality

I’ve been to Dragon Con three years running, and every year I’m struck by the attention and care brought to the convention in order to ensure that everyone is treated equally. This doesn’t just filter down to the choice of cosplay (cross-play, like male Slave Leias, or dressing as Lord Voldemort and Delores Umbridge) and the enforcing of the no harassment policy, but rather spreads throughout every aspect of a

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Dragon Con’s Hoard Isn’t Resources

On the last day of Dragon Con, I found myself wandering down to the lower levels of the Hilton after seeing a sign reading “We Want To Draw Your Blood!” It made me laugh, and reminded me that there were still some ways to give back to Dragon Con after enjoying the weekend full of festivities. I found another line to join, and after a battery of questions, a finger

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I’m a nerd. It’s taken a lot to get to this point; to acknowledge and recognize something that was a source of embarrassment, frustration, and bullying when I was younger. Younger people don’t get it now. Looking like you’re smart or completely falling into a certain lifestyle – including the nerd life – is cool. Of course, as the hipster would say, I got comfortable with being a nerd long

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