Friday, September 9, 2011
Dragon Con 2011
Me. Iron Man. Chillin'.
Last weekend was Dragon Con here in Atlanta and, if you wanna have a really fun geeked-out 3-day weekend surrounded by over 50,000 of your closest friends in every imaginable costumed genre of SciFi, Fantasy and Pop Culture, you should start booking your trip for 2012 now (it occurs here every Labor Day Weekend).
There is a huge parade of characters...
Irish Stormtrooper from the Clan McVeryLoud.
The Klingon Firebird of Prey
Dancing Sleestak? Come on down!
Go, Speed Racer, GO!
After the parade is finished, everyone wanders over to the various host hotels nearby to check out the myriad of costumed characters, props, and merchandise up-close and personal.
One of the few Wonder Women in attendance who actually skipped dessert over the past year.
The architecture of the hotels even fit the mood...
This video will give you a very entertaining taste of what it's like to hang out with the costumed kids at the hotels:
And lots of scantily clad girls with giant....boots.
Even my friend Pat ("fresh" from a red-eye flight from LA) got to see Ironmin (along with many Batmins, Supermins, Spidermins, Aquamins, etc).
I didn't know about Dragon Con until after I moved here, so I'm definitely planning to spend a couple days fully immersed in it next year.
What to wear....what to wear....
Click here to see many other cool/fun costumes from this past weekend.