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Dragon Con 2022 was a HUGE hit once more!

Dragon Con is an annual multi-genre fan convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the largest and most well-known conventions of its kind in the United States drawing over 80,000 attendees to Downtown and the Atlanta area. The event typically takes place over Labor Day weekend, spanning four days from Friday to Monday.

Dragon Con is a celebration of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, and other aspects of pop culture. It attracts fans from various fandoms and interests, including enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, literature, and more. Attendees often dress up as their favorite characters, a practice known as cosplay, adding a vibrant and colorful atmosphere to the convention.

The convention is hosted across multiple hotels located in downtown Atlanta, and each hotel hosts different tracks and panels related to specific genres or interests. The main venues include the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Westin Peachtree Plaza, and the AmericasMart.

The Crowds!

The atmosphere at Dragon Con is energetic and friendly, as fans come together to celebrate their shared interests and geek out over various pop culture phenomena. You’ll often find people striking up conversations, exchanging compliments on costumes, and bonding over their favorite series or characters. Many attendees attend panel discussions, workshops, and gaming events, fostering a sense of camaraderie and community.

One of the highlights of Dragon Con is the annual Dragon Con Parade. Held on Saturday morning, the parade winds its way through the streets of downtown Atlanta, attracting thousands of spectators. The parade features a spectacular showcase of cosplay, with participants dressed as characters from popular movies, TV shows, video games, comics, and more. Many of these costumes are intricate and meticulously crafted, making the parade a visually stunning display.

COSPLAY at Dragon Con!

Cosplay is an integral and celebrated part of the Dragon Con experience. Attendees invest a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity into crafting their costumes to portray their favorite characters from movies, TV shows, video games, comics, anime, and more. The level of detail and dedication put into these costumes is often awe-inspiring, and it adds an exciting and immersive element to the convention.

Dragon Con hosts a highly anticipated costume contest known as the Masquerade. The Masquerade is a showcase of some of the most impressive and elaborate costumes at the convention. Participants compete in various categories, such as Best in Show, Best Craftsmanship, Best Novice, and more. The contest is a fantastic opportunity for cosplayers to display their hard work and talent, and winners receive recognition and sometimes even prizes. Throughout the convention, you’ll find organized photoshoots dedicated to specific fandoms or genres. These gatherings allow cosplayers from the same series or universe to come together and take pictures in a suitable setting, adding to the overall immersion and excitement of the event.

Live music at Dragon Con!

Live music is another exciting aspect of Dragon Con that adds to the convention’s vibrant and lively atmosphere. Throughout the event, attendees can enjoy a variety of musical performances, ranging from concerts by well-known artists like Aurelio Voltaire, MC Chris, and many geek-themed bands to smaller gigs featuring independent artists and musicians. The music at Dragon Con covers a broad spectrum of genres, catering to different tastes and preferences within the geek and pop culture community.

MOVEMENT magazine frequently travels with The Crüxshadows, who have been a staple at Dragon Con, often performing during the convention weekend. Their performances typically draw large crowds of fans who eagerly gather to see them live. The band’s unique blend of electronic music, haunting melodies, and poetic lyrics resonates strongly with Dragon Con attendees who appreciate their distinctive sound and passionate stage presence.

Their shows are not just about the music; they incorporate visual elements, elaborate costumes, and mesmerizing lighting effects to create an immersive and unforgettable experience. The lead singer, Rogue, is known for his engaging and charismatic performances, interacting with the audience and adding an extra layer of excitement to the show.

The memories created at Dragon Con can be incredibly positive and meaningful. Remembering the fun times, connections made, and memorable experiences can intensify the feeling of longing to return to that environment. The Dragon Con experience is filled with non-stop activities, panels, concerts, parties, and interactions with fellow fans. An intense and immersive experience that can leave attendees feeling emotionally charged and energized, as well as eagerly anticipating the next year!

Though 2022 is over, we look forward to seeing everyone at the next amazing DRAGON CON!

  • Max Michaels / MOVEMENT Magazine

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