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22nd-Aug-2015 11:07 am - App--
Everybody probably knows--but the app has updated.

Now, just have to wait for the pdf for us fossils. :-)
DC New

IT IS OFFICIAL! The shiny new parade route is finalized and announced to the world. Posting the map here as well.

The route begins at Peachtree Street NE and Linden Avenue and continues South on Peachtree until we get to Andrew Young International Blvd. (at the Westin) and we take a left turn to Peachtree Center Avenue. That's our final turn - it's just a jump to the left - and we're headed for the parade's end in front of the Marriott Marquis.  :)

Our new staging area is the entire block of Peachtree Street from Linden to North Avenue, plus the private parking lot & garage that is immediately beside the North Avenue Presbyterian Church (sits on the corner of Peachtree and North Avenue). Unless you are a parade participant, we ask that you stay clear that area, including lining the sidewalks of the block. Thanks!

Details of when and how to get to staging for participants and parade vehicles, and what to do when you get there, will be included in the annual "TMI" email that will go out early next week.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade

7th-Aug-2015 04:46 pm - Blood Drive
Does anyone know who's organizing the volunteers for the Blood Drive?
with a kiss I'd pass the key
For Sale: Gwen Cooper Diesel Jacket
Selling Gwen Cooper's Diesel Rising Sun Tokada jacket.
Never worn.
Size XL.
Would like $75 + shipping.
Serious offers only.
Wanted to post this seperately:

Hotel reservation and roommate request posts are still redirected over to dragonconrooms, which is still in business and still running strong.

General posts and questions about hotels are still fine, but reservation and roomie posts will still be yanked even with this community in open mode.

Thanks everyone.
1st-Aug-2015 10:12 am - Still here
Hey everyone!

Sorry for the slowmess on my end. As the pattern has been the past few years, real life keeps interfering with con readiness. This year, my brother is getting hitched next weekend and have had to deal with that and other less pleasant family stuff.

As memtioned in past years, weve quieted back down to olden days with social media now run by Facebook and Twitter and eclipsing LJ; in a few years theyll likely be succeeded by something else. Despite that, this place will continue.

Since its much quieter and we domt get the outside spam post we did back in our high traffic days, ive turned the community back into open mode where your post shows immediately. Of course moderated mode can be reinstated at any time and while ive eased off a bit on the graphics limits, i still reserve the right to pull posts if they get too graphics heavy, beyone PG-13, etc., but i wont be quite as strict especially when we get out of con time.

Over the weekend, ill do the usual annual postings and set up for con. Even with our new traffic reality, well still prob go the master post route post con.

Thanks everyone.
29th-Jul-2015 10:05 am - the app update
is out. (at least for android and on the itunes store.)

it's very... purple
21st-Jul-2015 11:47 pm - Selling Tickets?
Doctor Who: Missy
So my dad and I were planning on going this year. However, unforseen medical expenses mean that we can no longer afford the hotel or air fair. So I'm going to need to sell our tickets. But I have no idea how to do this.

We bought them in January, so at the $95 rate.
3rd-Jul-2015 03:20 pm - True Blood Meetup
Hello Anyone interested in talking about True Blood and/or Cosplaying True Blood,

Since the Show ended a year ago, there will be no fan panels this year. I talked with people at Dragoncon and they said that it would be fine to have an unofficial meetup for a "fan panel" and cosplay shoot after or before. We have a panelist from the armory track and one of the professionals guest showing up as well.

If you are interested we are going to schedule the time and place at night on this event page:

6th-Jul-2015 08:25 pm - Hey you know we should Ask DCTV
It's "Ask DCTV" time again!

For those of you who don't know, Dragon Con TV (http://dragoncontv.com/) is the group that makes videos to entertain you while you're waiting in line to get a ticket or waiting for a panel or waiting for the Masquerade to start. One of the things we do are bumpers, those bits with white text on a black background. We make a lot of those each year, and because we're lazy, we recruit you to help us make them.

"But Stephen," you ask, "how can I help make bumpers?" Easy: ask us something. Previously we've been asked what to do with new fans who aren't familiar with old fandom, if we wanted to build a snowman, and which Star Trek series is best to watch while cuddling.

To ask DCTV, post a question as a reply. End your question with the name or alias you'd like me to use when I credit you with the question. If you don't give me a name, I'll use your LJ handle or else make something up to call you.

Some general advice: You can post more than one question, though I'll probably only use at most one of them. Take a minute and look through previous questions if you want to make sure you're asking us a new one. Examples of old questions include, but are not limited to: why is there con funk? What should I eat at con? How do I get that sexy sexy guest to notice me?
18th-Jun-2015 08:36 am - DCTV Submissions
Cowboy Bebop
Hey all!

My Google-fu is weak today I guess, so I figured I'd just ask here. What is the cut-off date for new DCTV submissions? I have something in the works but it might take some time due to everyone needing to get together.

2nd-Jun-2015 09:16 pm - Habitrail Change
I heard today that the tunnels connecting the Hyatt and the Marriott and the Hyatt and the food court will all be one way during the convention, counter clockwise, which I assume means that when using them you must go out through the tunnel toward the Hyatt and to return you must go from the food court to the Hyatt. Do I have that right? Anyone else heard about this? Did this make any sense at all?
11th-Mar-2015 04:03 pm - Query.
I was not able to get into a host hotel this year. Will it be possible to stream DragonCon TV for those people who do not have access to it in their hotels?
7th-May-2015 09:08 pm - Parade Participant List
DC New
Click on this url  http://tinyurl.com/dcparade2015final 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
DC New
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!
DC New

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 .  tinyurl.com/dcparade2015

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

DC New

If you want to march with us, sign up NOW. http://tinyurl.com/dcparade2015

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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonconparade/) and/or our Yahoo Group (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dc_parade/info) to get the most up-to-date information about the parade.

JP :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
dc_parade (at) dragoncon.org

DC New

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) dragoncon.org.

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

DC New
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) dragoncon.org.

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) dragoncon.org.

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) dragoncon.org.

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) dragoncon.org.

Thanks everyone! :)
Director, Dragon Con Parade
DC New
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: http://tinyurl.com/dcparade2015

Stay tuned here and keep up with the latest information about the parade as we make announcements throughout the year:
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonconparade/
TWITTER @Dragonconparade
YAHOO GROUPS https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dc_parade/info

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

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)
Doctor Who: Missy

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/332547793577034/
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 shield_wolfe@yahoo.com 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.

http://youtu.be/TOUmpw13OgI-Last 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?
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