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Dragon Con 2021: Is it Too Soon for Cons to Stage a Comeback?
With less than a month until Atlanta's annual "geek week," Dragon Con (the largest and best-known fan convention known for its party atmosphere each Labor Day weekend) released their official COVID-19 guidelines The convention had refused to release any mask mandates, attendance caps, or precautions they were taking until August 1, which is frustrating for[...]
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Maybe you've noticed the amount of sheer amazing cosplay during Dragon Con from the annual Labor Day convention in Atlanta, Georgia One of the best ways to experience it – other than, you know, being there in person – is the annual Beat Down Boogie cosplay music video. The group just released the video for 2018,[...]
Dragon Con: A Regal of Wakanda Forever Cosplay
We've been sharing some pretty fabulous galleries of images from this year's Dragon Con- the Atlanta, Georgia convention that takes place over Labor Day weekend Next up on the docket is perhaps one of the most stirring; WAKANDA FOREVER. Just *try* not to be emotionally moved when standing in a group of citizens of Wakanda when[...]
Dragon Con: Where Star Wars and Star Trek Come Together
One of the best parts of Dragon Con is seeing the multiple fandoms coming together in costume. An example of this from 2018's annual Atlanta, Georgia multi-day geek Mardi Gras is a mash up of Star Wars and Star Trek that makes perfect sense. Cosplayers Galacticat and her beau CGC Creative came up with this great pairing of a Hutt Slayer[...]
Dragon Con: A Violent Delight of Westworld Cosplay
There were many guesses as to what "the costume" of Dragon Con was going to be this year, and almost no one picked Westworld. But obviously, enough fans DID pick Westworld, as this fabulous 'violent delight' of cosplay courtesy of Annette Wamser (of Wamser Photography) will show. Our particular favorite is the Delos cleaning crew with the blood splatter,[...]
Black Geeks of Dragon Con: Fandom Comes in All Shades
Fandom comes is all colors, shades, nationalities, sexes, and peoples, especially at Dragon Con, which takes place over Labor Day weekend annually in Atlanta, Georgia.  The gathering of the Black Geeks of Dragon Con is one of [literally] hundreds of planned and organized cosplay photoshoots that happen during the convention, and this year it was particularly[...]
Dragon Con: This Judgement of Dredd *IS* The Law
Nothing like turning a corner during Dragon Con and coming face-to-face with an impressive armored collection of "The Law"- a Judgement of Dredd We're still workshopping that collective noun too, but, anytime you see a group of Judge Dredd cosplayers all together, it can be intimidating. Scowls and leather are the name of the game here[...]
Dragon Con: A Habit of Handmaids, Under His Eye
Even though Hulu's award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale isn't your typical convention fare, the red cloak and white bonnets were everywhere at Dragon Con this year. We're thinking the collective noun of handmaids is a habit, but we're still work shopping that. This collection of photos comes to us from Kristen Schlicht, who very kindly is letting us[...]
Cocktails Over Coruscant II: Star Wars Libations at Dragon Con
When Star Wars costumers get together at Dragon Con, it's always an experience Add in Imperial Officers and cocktails at one of the skybars in the Hilton host hotel, you've got all the makings of a cosplayer's dream. The Cocktails Over Coruscant [year two, actually] evening libation event is put on by the Imperial Officer Cosplay group; while[...]
A Raid of Vikings Invade During Dragon Con 2018
History's Vikings continues to be a favorite for group cosplay at Dragon Con over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta Georgia, and 2018 was no different. Since the very first season of the series, there have been large groups who gather in their chainmaille and leather to form shield walls all over the host hotels at the convention[...]
Dragon Con: 'Orville' Cosplay Crew Invades Star Trek 10 Forward Party
It makes sense really, kind of the same way that Galaxy Quest is often the answer to the question "What's your favorite Star Trek movie?" In this case, a group of Orville crew cosplayers invading the Star Trek-themed party during 2018's Dragon Con makes PERFECT sense. The 10 Forward party, based on Guinan's place on the Enterprise in Star[...]
Dragon Con: General Leia Cosplay That'll Make You Cry
We're still going through our mountains of images from this year's Dragon Con (2018), the annual convention that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. As always, some of the most popular cosplays again where within the realm of the Cosmic Conflict programs, Star Wars.  There were snaplines of Reys, slaplines of Holdos and Leias and Poes, and the[...]
Brian Henson Talks Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' at Dragon Con
Which, of course, is what we wanted to ask Brian Henson about during his interview session at Dragon Con 2018. Brian Henson during the Dragon Con 2018 interview session, photo by Bill Watters "It's been shooting since last November — it's so cool that Netflix could get behind it in such a big way so that we[...]
Brian Henson Offers Updates on His 'Farscape' Movie
Brian Henson hates to sound like a broken record, but he does want to assure fans that he hasn't forgotten about Farscape. Brian Henson during the 2018 Creature Shop Challenge Live at Dragon Con, photo by Mary Anne Butler Two years ago, also at Dragon Con no less, Henson confirmed the longstanding rumor that he was indeed working[...]