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7th-May-2015 09:08 pm - Parade Participant List
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Click on this url to see the list of everyone who made it into the Parade before registration closed on Monday, April 13. If you contacted us via email about being in the Parade after that date, you are on our radar should spots open up.  Please note that we can no longer accept any additional people or vehicles on our unofficial 'wait list'.

What happens next?

Group contacts: if you have available (unclaimed) space within the numbers you reserved, please contact me ASAP! Please, please, please.

Vehicle owners:  if you registered a vehicle for the Parade, please verify you will be bringing that vehicle.  Some of you noted you were unsure about having a vehicle but wanted to register one just in case.

Everyone on the list:  this is your 2015 confirmation.  If you have any questions or need to make changes (with the exception of upping your reserved numbers), feel free to contact us via email.  dc_parade(at)dragoncon(dot)  You will be receiving an email about a week or so before con that contains all of the details you'll need to participate.  We'll announce when the email has been sent.

Can't wait to see you all at con!
JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
13th-Apr-2015 12:23 am - 2015 PARADE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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As of 12:11 AM Eastern, Monday April 13, PARADE REGISTRATION FOR 2015 IS CLOSED.  We have reached our cap.  Thanks to all who signed up to march with us this year.  We are in process of taking down the online form.  In the meantime, no entries made past the above specified time stamp will be accepted.  Questions can be directed to me at dc_parade (at) dragoncon (dot) org.

Director, Dragon Con Parade
12th-Apr-2015 07:24 pm - FINAL 25!
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Last call, ladies and gentlemen.  Last call.

That's right - there are only 25 more spaces available in the 2015 Parade. If you are planning on marching and have NOT signed up yet - do it now .

Once these spaces are claimed, registration will close without further notice or warning. If you have questions or a concern about registering for the 2015 Parade, email me at dc_parade (at) dragoncon (dot) org.

JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade

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If you want to march with us, sign up NOW.

The parade is filling up faster than it did last year. You remember when we closed registration in early June, surprising all of us? Well, this year we may be shutting her down even earlier. Registration is subject to closure without any notifications (even though we try to give some warnings). Once we hit our maximum number, it's done.

As far as parade vehicles are concerned, unless we already have you on our radar or your vehicle was registered before March 21, we are at capacity. Full up. (This does NOT include motorcycles/motor scooters, Mobie-based vehicles, and people powered vehicles that can be staged with marchers.)

Reminding everyone again - if you are marching with a registered group (e.g., 501st, Prydon Academy, 405th, 76th, Skeptics, Kenyon's Minions, N7 Elite, etc. - so many groups!), DO NOT register yourself as an individual marcher. Your space in the parade is secured as part of the group's registration. If you've done so - please contact me so I can reclaim the duplicate space.

And remember, you can follow us on Twitter (@DragonConParade), join our Facebook ( and/or our Yahoo Group ( to get the most up-to-date information about the parade.

JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
dc_parade (at)

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This is a follow up to my earlier announcement asking potential parade vehicle owners who had not previously registered to contact me before doing so.

Our vehicle cap has been met.  If you have a vehicle you'd like considered, I am keeping a wait list and will be pleased to put you on it.  You MUST email me directly about this dc_parade (at)

We are in process of disabling the vehicle question on the reg form however this serves as the official cut off notice and no vehicles registered via the online form after this announcement will be automatically accepted.

Thank you,


Director, Dragon Con Parade

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Hi All,

We have come to the part of our program where I start begging people to do the following (Caps for emphasis, not screaming):

1. IF YOU ARE PART OF A REGISTERED GROUP, DO NOT SIGN UP INDIVIDUALLY. :)  Your space in the parade is already secured through your group's reservation. If you have done so (signed yourself up as well), that makes for a duplicate reservation and very likely takes the space away from someone else. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP so I can release the space for another potential participant. Email me at dc_parade (at)

2. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED BUT INTEND TO AND WANT TO ENTER A VEHICLE (car, truck, bus, float or other large motorized something), CONTACT ME FIRST TO DISCUSS. We are currently skirting our max on vehicles and I now need to review all vehicles of this type. Motorcycles, mini/go carts, bicycles, people powered vehicles and the like (things that can be staged with marchers) are still okay to add without prior discussion. Email me at dc_parade (at)

3. IF YOU REQUESTED MORE SPACES FOR YOUR GROUP THAN YOU REASONABLY BELIEVE YOU'LL END UP NEEDING, JUST TO BE SURE (and I know, it's early in the year), LET ME KNOW HOW MANY SPACES YOU COULD POSSIBLY RELEASE. Also, as the year progresses, if there is a change in your status (need to cancel or reduce your estimate, etc.) - please let me know as soon as you do. Email me at dc_parade (at)

4. REMEMBER THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE DRAGON CON MEMBERS BY PARADE MORNING AND BADGES MUST BE DISPLAYED/WORN DURING THE PARADE. If you weren't clear on this and are NOT joining Dragon Con 2015, you definitely need to give up any space you've already reserved in the parade. Email me at dc_parade (at)

Thanks everyone! :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
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Click on the link and fill out the form.  Double check that the information you entered is correct and hit the “Submit” button.  You will receive a confirmation screen that acknowledges the receipt of your information and tell you how to keep in touch with us.  If the confirmation doesn’t show up, scroll - because it might be hiding just out of your current screen view.  You can print the confirmation for your records.

Registration will remain open until all available space has been claimed/reserved OR August 3, whichever occurs first. This means that like last year, registration is subject to early closure with little or no notice.

The link:

Stay tuned here and keep up with the latest information about the parade as we make announcements throughout the year:
TWITTER @Dragonconparade

If you have questions or run into a problem while trying to register, email us at dc_parade (at)

Can't wait to see you all there!
JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
27th-Sep-2014 05:44 pm - RIP Eugie Foster
This is the most painful post I've ever had to make in here....

Daily Dragon Director Eugie Foster lost her long battle with cancer this morning.

I was lucky enough to be able to call her my friend for many years.

I just can't come up with any other words right now.
5th-Sep-2014 02:04 pm(no subject)
A Use: Christmas Define Naughty

My dad and I are going together next year. I've never done the hotel reservations before, but my parent's credit card was stolen so I'm having to do it this year. We were under the impression that the date to start reserving hotel rooms was tomorrow. However, everything on the website is saying sold out. So I'm wondering if those are still the 2014 listings, or if everything for 2015 is really already sold out.

Also, which hotels are on the cheeper end? We were going to do the Motel 6, but it isn't on the list of overflow hotels. We did the Holiday Inn Express one year and really weren't happy. Is there anything else in that price range or at least not a whole lot more?

4th-Sep-2014 09:08 am - Which day is best for teens?
I know this is a hard question cuz they do panels on everything every day, but if a teen that loves anime were able to go one day of DC which would you suggest?
The Post Con Control Mode has now gone into effect.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, FOR SALE POSTS ARE BANNED AND WILL REMAIN SO DURING THE POST CON PERIOD. There's currently no timetable set for allowing general for sale posts again(D*C vendors who had a booth dont come under the moratorium), but it will be fairly short compared to previous years. People need time for their wallets to recover from the con.

Certain D*C Senior and Track Directors have been granted posting preapproval. All know that this is a privilege and not a right and are subject to having posts yanked and losing the privilege same as anyone else.

Certain posts in the mod queue may be allowed thru as conditions warrant. Any posts in the mod queue that belong under the master posts will be automatically rejected.

Post Con Control Mode will remain in effect until traffic slows down which will prob be a week or so.

Thank you again everyone for a great con and already looking forward to next year!!
Post anything that does not fit under the other master posts here. Please remember that a moratorium on For Sale Postings is now in effect. Such posts will be yanked from comments. If abuse becomes a problem this master post will be removed.
1st-Sep-2014 09:45 am - MASTER POST FOR LOST AND FOUND
Post under here for Lost and Found items.
Post Reviews and or Feedback on D*C here.
Post your Photos and Photo Requests under this post. If the pics are not work safe, post them elsewhere, and post a link back to them with appropriate warnings. You can also use dragoncon_photo and the DC Wiki. Please avoid crossposting...use links instead
Overall Master Post for DC info including any last second room needs.
26th-Aug-2014 08:24 am - Final Update Before the Con
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support of this community and your patience with me.....this year has been really extraordinary with the family pressures, even more so than last year...hence I need DC for a getaway and some me time and some fun...

As said before, slow as it may get here, I'm not going anywhere...

We'll follow our usual Master Post and Post Con procedures then after Post Con take a look and see where to go from here...but for now its almost showtime!!

This year just doing one overall Master Post to cover all bases while I'm in transit to con...if somehow it gets pretty full I'll open a second one...

I am on the D*C app so you can leave me a friend code if you like or message me on Facebook(Alladin Sane with the Guinness Hat icon). If you leave it here, it may be Friday before I see it but will add when I catch it.

Thank you again everyone for making this community worth doing.

And I close with our annual announcement...this will be the 11th year for it:

Wayne Newton will again NOT be playing Atlanta during DragonCon weekend....Every year he looks more and more like the Joker so I expect someday he might do a con somewhere...but have to keep the updates going for the sake of the DC performers...;)

See you this weekend. Thank you everyone.
Once again prob my favorite posting of the year in here: taking the annual poll to see where everyone is coming in from...

NOTE: As usual for the sake of the poll, Metro Atlanta is defined as anywhere within 50 miles of the downtown core. I know its reached out way past that, but it still makes a nice round number. ;)

Poll #1979943 Where dost thou travel from?

Where are you coming in from for DragonCon?

Metro Atlanta
Georgia Beyond Metro Atlanta
South Carolina
North Carolina
The US beyond the previously mentioned states
Outside the United States

If coming in from a US state outside the ones listed, which state?

If coming in from outside the US, which Country?


Post in comments if you have any additions or changes...if so, please keep them to short and text only with basic info and links to the main information for your party...
25th-Aug-2014 09:03 am - Final Community List for 2014
Got slow this year so this will be the final community list for 2014.

Post any modifications or additions in the comments.

Final Community List for 2014Collapse )

Welcome to the "official" Hannibal Meet-up group for DragonCon 2014. Whether you're a cosplayer or just want to meet up and chat with your fellow fans, join us this year at the con! Though the primary focus will be on Hannibal Lecter's newest embodiment, all discussion of the iconic character in any format is encouraged- from the books to Manhunter. A laid back photoshoot will take place for that come in cosplay and hopefully lots of fun and discussion will be had! Suggestions on what to do at the meet-up are welcome and encouraged. This meet-up will take place on Sunday at 5:30pm on the 5th floor of the Hilton.

For more information visit here:
24th-Aug-2014 04:40 pm - Anyone need lodging?
I know this is very last minute, but we had a roomie cancel on Friday. I have a double bed open in Marriott for 1 - 2 people from Thursday to Sunday night. For one person it would be around 87.00 a night, for two it'll be between 65.00 - 68.00 per night. Only two rules, must be a quiet sleeper, and payment must be cash in full up front on arrival.

Other concerns can be worked out. Email me at if anyone is interested.
23rd-Aug-2014 06:25 pm - My Dragoncon tips :)
Nine loves science fiction by omgwtf42
RL is a PITA at the moment, hence the late post. I'm linking to last year's post w/ the 2 links here:

As always, suggestions, updates, corrections, additions, subtractions are welcomed! I'll edit asap and give credit, of course. :)
23rd-Aug-2014 12:42 pm - Dragon Con Elevator Games
The Programmer
Dragon Con is here again, and we all know what that means!

Waiting for the elevator.

What's worse than that? Waiting for the elevator, and when it gets there, it's full.

So to help mitigate that frustration, here's the Inaugural Dragon Con Elevator Games!

Here's how they work:

When you are in an elevator that is full, and it stops at a floor, have a little humorous surprise for the folks waiting, so that they at least get a chuckle to ease the pain of waiting for another elevator. Some suggestions:

1) A song - Rounds work ("Row, row, row your boat"), or perhaps one of the class
ics ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), or a current radio/Spotify hit (I got nothin....) Bonus points if you have someone in the elevator who can sing really well.

2) Elevatorus Interruptus - make it look like they caught you in the middle of something. Everyone is in the middle of 'attacking' someone else, or making out (fake, PG-rated, consentual, and non-harmful, please)

3) Have You Heard The Good News? - All of you in the elevator are part of a cult/secret society. Chanting "Join us!" or "One of us! One of us!" while staring wide-eyed at the waiting ones

4) Surrealism - everyone be facing the back of the elevator, or one side. Perhaps everyone 'vogues' as the doors open.

5) Scenes from an Elevator - call out the famous line from a movie as the doors open

6) Other? Your ideas may be better than any of these!

As always, be nice to folks, but perhaps a little humor will make the wait better.
22nd-Aug-2014 07:46 pm - DOWNTOWN MAPS AND GUIDES FOR D*C 2014
Map of Peachtree Center Complex from the official site

Interactive and Downloadable Downtown Parking and Dining Maps from Central Atlanta Progress downtown business group

Dragoncon Survival Map from the Daily Dragon

D*C Photoshoot Location Map...thanks to sparr0 for putting this together

NOTE: There are major changes this year concerning shooting on the 10th floor of the Marriott and the back steps of the Hilton. Check the previous relevant entries in the community for more details.
22nd-Aug-2014 12:06 pm - Froggie Photos
Froggie Photos says they will post the schedule if they have time but to check the convention website a week before the convention. I can't find that. The schedule should be up for Friday, at least. I have found that the pictures will be taken in the Marriott but clueless after that. I have gone through the history but can't find any reference to it other than references to Hilton. Where is the schedule posted?
22nd-Aug-2014 09:01 am - Dragon Con Vlog updates

It's Summer again here to post two more of my Dragon Con vlog updates from last night as well as last week. week

Please be sure to comment, like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see
21st-Aug-2014 12:37 pm - Sheraton taking early reservations
I just booked the Sheraton for DragonCon 2015. They already have a block open. No stress about getting a room for next year now... LOL... Life is gooooooooooooooooood.
21st-Aug-2014 12:08 pm - Bood Drive
Who is organizing the volunteers for the blood drive this year?
21st-Aug-2014 10:08 pm - Pocket program
The 2014 pocket program has been released.
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The emails, better known as the "TMI" mails, that contain parade section assignments and
other parade details are on their way to all the registered participants in my database. 

Reminder:  Only individually registered participants and group contacts get the email.
If you are a member of a registered group you will not receive one.  Check with your group

If you did not receive one but believe you should have, please contact me
at dc_parade (at)

If you have any questions after reading through the email and the attachments,
please contact me at dc_parade (at)

I got bounced email address notifications from the following participants.  Please contact
me at dc_parade (at) to correct the address so I can send you the TMI mail.

Kay Santora (Jackal Soldiers)
Susan Legra (Sanderson Sisters) 
Cindy (How to Train Your Dragon)  

Michael Morimino (Ghostbusters or Portal)

Zoltan Hawes (Arkham Batman)   

I need a final costume decision or further descriptions so I can assign you and/or your group 
to a parade section and get your TMI mail to you. Please contact me at dc_parade (at)

Amber (nothing noted in costume type but will be playing music)

Baker (TBD)

Bobby Hunter (TBD)

Brother Rebel (Brohinian)

Desiree Haltorn (Desiree)

James Sommer (Disney or Superhero)

Mark Whitaker (Tall Dude) 

So excited about the parade this year! It's going to be killer. :) Can't wait to see everyone in...YIKES!...
just a week! 

Thank you all for making the parade the huge and wonderful event that it is. 
You are the parade! 

JP :) 
Director, Dragon Con Parade 
Costume includes jacket, skirt, and bow tie. Worn only a handful of times, comes from a clean, smoke-free household. The jacket brand is Express, size 1/2. The skirt brand is Briggs New York, size 10. To give an idea as to sizing, I am 5'1" and wore this in high school when I weighed 100 lbs. Please contact me if you have anymore questions!

More pictures below the cutCollapse )
18th-Aug-2014 01:47 pm - Crowd Control
This might be the first time in about 7 years that I will not be attending Dragoncon. Mainly because of the huge crowds (seems worse every year) especially on Saturday. Even the smaller tracks have lines and overcrowded rooms now and the habitrails on Saturday were extremely dangerously crowded to a standstill last year to the point that is just wasn't even worth going out for me.

I was wondering has anything been done to improve the flow and amount of crowding in the hotels. I dont live that far away from Atlanta and might come down for a few days but last year really felt more like work that pleasure and frustration was the main primary emotion of the week. I was really surprised last year because I thought that moving the vendors out of the Marriott would really help. Dragoncon used to be my favorite event of the year and I hope some day it will again. I just cant see spending the money for that much frustration. That being said I hope everyone has and incredible and most importantly a very safe time! :)
17th-Aug-2014 10:24 pm - Tips for new Dragon Con Virgins
This is Miyah Sundermeyer again and I am posting a vlog on youtube for people coming to Dragon Con for the first time.  I had some tips.
If you're planning on attending the giant DC/Marvel shoot that happens at the Hilton every year, here's some information and major updates about what's going on at the Hilton (along with the shoot)!!!
Steampunk Star Sapphire
Heads up Atlanta Cosplayers:

Hey everyone, I don't know about you, but I for one would love to hear other's opinions about how my DC cosplay is looking and if there are tips and tricks anyone can share to make my costume POP at DC this year.

I'm sharing this from the MAG Meetup group so follow the link, login and RSVP. I would love to see your costume too. I am always amazed at the ingenuity of people to bring to life our favorite villains and heroes stripped right out of the comic book pages.

I'm quite sure that even if you do not have a costume from a comic book standpoint we would all love to see it from any genre.

11th-Aug-2014 12:45 pm - Are Badges really non-transferable?
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to go to D*C. I would like to transfer my badge so that somebody else can go, is that not doable? I know it's not refundable, but I thought it might be nice to let it go to another.
11th-Aug-2014 12:07 pm - Question about autograph signings
[text] element of surprise
Hi, Dragoncon newbie here with a quick question about the autograph signings:

Does the convention/any of the vendors sell photos and etc. of the guests that can be used for signing or do we need to bring our own materials for them to sign? I have been at conventions that do both and I don't want to be without a photo/item to sign if I don't bring something with me.

Thank you!
Can you believe it's almost time for dcon 2014? Come and celebrate Sherlock with us on Saturday at 5:00pm on the 5th floor of the Hilton. This is a repeat event that was done last year. Of course newcomers are more than welcome and you don't have to be a cosplayer to participate.

For more information visit the event page here:

Stop by the event page and check out our photos from last year. It was a lot of fun and I hope to see even more of you there.

"Casual gathering of Sherlock fans. Whether you're a fan of the BBC adaption, Elementary, or prefer the Granada series- any and all lovers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective are invited to come. Informal discussion of the show is sure to take place and whatever else we can think up. Cosplaying of Sherlock related characters is encouraged, but not required. There will be a fun photoshoot for those that come costumed. Gathering will take place on the 5th floor of the Hilton Hotel on Saturday, August 30th at 5:00pm and will last until the last person leaves."


The Meet-Up Location: 5th floor of the Hilton
7th-Aug-2014 04:19 pm - Blog update and more
I did a new blog on Dragon Con last night stating that as of today, we are three weeks out from the convention.  I also gave an update what I have been doing.  I also created a convention playlist all about my blogs.  

Please be sure to check these out

1.My latest Vlog

2. My Convention playlist.  I have some stuff from last year's show

I am still looking for people to interview for the show.

What would you like to see me cover this year without bother the major panelists?
4th-Aug-2014 11:04 am - Latest Dragon Con blog
Hi everyone:
As I said before I am working on a series of vlogs on youtube.  Every year I like to do a series of episodes at Dragon Con.  I have been promoting my blogs on twitter and facebook.  I am also starting to promote them on this communities because it revolves around the above.   So here is a link to my latest information on Dragon Con.
Due to money issues, I am no longer able to go to DragonCon this year. (gas, hotel, admission in, food, ect is just too much)

What I'm asking, is for someone who is going to see if they could help me out with a big favor!
It's really only a big favor since you will be at the con and I won't.

If anyone is willing... I would absolutely LOVE for someone to get my an autograph from Amy Acker! I was honestly about to cry when I found out that I couldn't go and meet her because I just idolize her so much and her acting is amazing and I would be eternally grateful if someone could help me out! I would definitely give you the money to pay for it and I will even pay for it to be shipped to me, all I need is for someone to get it!

Please, please, please someone help me out!

Thank you much,
30th-Jul-2014 12:59 pm - Events For Dragon Con Newbies
Debriefing DragonCon
Our Dragon Con Newbie group is very excited to be officially working with the con this year and we are putting on three events that will be listed in the con program/app.  Everyone is invited to attend any of these events.

For more information about our group please visit us here -

Here are the events we're doing this year -


Newbie Walking Tour
Thursday 5pm-6pm  Marriott A601-A602 (Atrium level)  *

Want to know the best way to get from one hotel to another? Need to learn where the food court is? If so, come on this walking tour and find out!


Newbies Meet and Greet
Thursday 6pm - 8pm Marriott A601-A602 (Atrium level)  *

Meet fellow first time con attendees and many long time attendees in a casual setting. Ask questions and learn about the awesomeness that is DragonCon.


Dragon Con 101
Friday 10am - noon  Hyatt Regency V (Ballroom level) *

Connect with fellow newbies and get helpful advice/tips from several long time con attendees so you get the most out of your Dragon Con experience.


* As with all things Dragon Con the date, time and location are subject to change.

Hope to see some of you there!
29th-Jul-2014 09:58 am - Previous years badge art
Hi All.  Does anyone have a link to any high quality images of badges from past years? I am missing years 2008, 2010, and 2011 from my wall of badges and I want to print out the image as it looks sad with missing spots.  I found one of 2011, but its not the best quality.  Thanks!
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