DragonCon is is a humongous fan convention held in Atlanta, Georgia every year over Labor Day weekend.

There were mature folks,

Some folks just couldn't stay awake.

LinkThere are hundreds of workshops, shows, parades, and dealers of books, magazines, costumes, and everything to do with horror, fantasy, and futuristic characters, movies and more. That sounds vague but there is too much to explain. The events are staged in four hotels in downtown Atlanta. Yep, four of them. Here are a few of the sights I saw when I escaped the writers tract in search of food.

There were babies, too.


More photos below!


  1. Beth Trissel // September 16, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

    Wow. Kewl post. I have never been to this. It must really be something.

  2. Judy // September 16, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

    Ve-e-e-ery interesting! Must be such a fun event! Thanks for sharing...

  3. Mary Marvella // September 16, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

    It was fun! The sights could be overwhelming at times. I didn't leave my own hotel this time.

  4. Mary Marvella // September 16, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

    I never knew who or what would appear around any corner.

  5. Debbie Kaufman // September 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

    Wow, were costumes mandatory, LOL?

  6. Mary Marvella // September 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

    No, Debbie, they weren't. I only took one with me.

    It was hard to tell about some people, though. Costume or just plain strange taste in clothes and hair.

  7. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 16, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I can't believe I live in Georgia and have never been to Dragon Con!

  8. Mary Ricksen // September 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

    You know that looks like a fun thing to do. I woulda loved it!

  9. Mona Risk // September 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

    Oh My!!! Great pictures. This looks even better than RT. Mama Mary how could you go without your kids?? But seriously that looks too...much for me.

  10. Nightingale // September 17, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

    Great photos, Mary. DragonCon is such fun and so bizarre! But I know you worked hard, though I see you got a little time out of the Writers' Track.

  11. Joanne // September 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

    Just walkin around, Mary? Interesting post, and loved the costumes.

  12. Mary Marvella // September 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

    Mona, some kids were there but some costumes were a bit much, or not enough. I have no kids, only a daughter, now 38.

  13. Mary Marvella // September 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

    Thanks, Linda! i had a few minutes away from supervision. My keepers weren't looking all the time.

  14. Mary Marvella // September 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

    Joanna, all I could do was stare sometimes. I didn't do parades or parties. I was a tad too conservative.