I jumped down to DragonCon for a few minutes with my friends Jason and Edie. I have not been before, which for someone that has lived in Atlanta for 20 plus years is a really sad thing. It was super crowded and there were plenty of freaks and geeks. Steampunk is big this year but, I liked the scary Alice in Wonderland girls.
Jason got a good picture of me and a Cylon – I wish you could see the red vertical “eyes” better but the light inside the hotel lobby was not strong.
Background: “Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
With over thirty-five fan based tracks, 3500 hours of panels, workshops, gaming, a parade down Peachtree, film festivals, art show, comics and pop art, nightly concerts and parties, bands and DJs, tons of costume contests, dealers, and exhibitors, all squeezed into four short days, Dragon*Con is non-stop FUN!”
CNN has a good overview of the different flavors of costumes: “This Labor Day weekend marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Atlanta, Georgia’s own Dragon*Con – the largest and most well-attended multi-genre convention in North America. Or, put simply, it’s the “mother of all things geek,” as Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol) of “Battlestar Galactica” said.”
From the Box Heros site: “Captain America (Stephen Larkworthy) is the man who made it all happen. As the mastermind designer behind The Box Hero Corps. he wrote to a select group of men, heroes really, who were believed to have what it takes to form the Box Avengers.”
And on Facebook: “Billy Rhoton last night i dreamed that my Beast hands became my actual hands. my relief at not having to grasp them by their dowels was soon replaced by the frustration of having no fingers and big boxy hands.”
I had to head back home to take care of JAD but Jason snapped this picture of a pig rider for me.
Best sign: “Its OK! We’re from the Internet.”