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DragonCon Survival Guide

DragonCon is the behemoth of fandom conventions in the southeastern United States. Four days of non-stop geekdom across downtown Atlanta, GA, filled with over 50,000 fellow fans. On DragonCon’s “What’s New in 2013?” page, it bills itself on its website as hosting “over 3,500 hours of non-stop programming, concerts, a film festival, the South’s largest costume contest, and…

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Niko’s Handy Convention Packing Guide

One lesson I learned a long time ago: always bring swimming trunks to a con. 2012 will be my first time in four years to miss Atlanta’s massive geek mecca Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want YOU to go unprepared. If you’re planning a geeky getaway to the big D*C, GMX in October, MTAC…

Back from Dragon*Con 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve done an actual convention retrospective. The reason is that I’m always working cons, usually promoting MTAC and GMX. As such, for the most part, the convention experience is the same aside from the friend experiences that are uninteresting to read or insider knowledge or critiques that I don’t feel…

NikoScream @ Dragon*Con 2011

It’s Labor Day weekend again, which means thousands and thousands of geeks and nerds will descend upon downtown Atlanta for the 25th annual Dragon*Con, a large multi-genre fandom convention. It’s also the first con since 2007 that I’m going to and not promoting. Thanks to the very capable staff that MTAC and GMX has been…

Back from Dragon*Con 2010

There are few more laborious and chaotic ways to spend your Labor Day weekend than to head down to Atlanta for one of the largest multi-genre conventions in the country. That’s right, Dragon*Con. The convention going into its 24th year featured 35 tracks of content, over 3,500 hours of programming and more guests than you…

Back from Dragon*Con 2009

Dragon*Con 2009. One of the largest fandom conventions in the country, Dragon*Con takes over four hotels in downtown Atlanta every Labor Day weekend. This year was the 23rd year, making the convention as old as I am. This year was my second time going. Dragon*Con makes experiencing the entire con difficult. It’s really a group…