Dragon-Con has become known for its passionate fans and their love of costuming, and the yearly parade succeeds in letting all that hard work get seen by both con attendees and locals here in Atlanta. The parade began at 10 a.m. and proceeded to work its way through the downtown area to the delight of onlookers. People began staking claim to their spot of the sidewalks at 7 a.m. and we were as well. That's right, we stood around aimlessly for over 3 hours to bring you these pictures. Remember that the next time we need to borrow something!
The parade was so huge this year, that there's no way we could put all of the cool photos in one post, so this is Part 1 of the Dragon-Con Parade!
Stay tuned to MTV Geek! for all your Dragon-Con coverage, including Part 2 of the Dragon-Con Parade!
Dragon-Con 2011: Day 1 Cosplay Roundup
Art Show and Artists Alley Wow at Dragon-Con!
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By Jon Waterhouse
Whether it’s animation splashed upon a screen or colorful action filling the pages of comic books, art is a huge component at Dragon*Con. And it’s no more apparent than in the Dragon*Con Art Show, and Comic and Pop Artists Alley.
Con guests can literally spend hours perusing the aisles of these sprawling ballrooms located next to each other in Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency. Painters and sculptors share exhibit space with some of the hottest names in comics and illustration. Turn a corner and you might run into Silver Age comic great Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Round another one and you’ll find comics legend Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).
Artist Derek Yaniger's '60s-inspired art decorates his booth in the Comic and Pop Artists Alley at Dragon*Con.
Photo Credit: Jon Waterhouse
Other younger guns are displaying and selling their work, and meeting fans, too. Former Marvel Comics artist Derek Yaniger can be found in the Comic and Pop Artists Alley. Yaniger’s booth pops with retro ’toon cool. His 1960s-inspired cartoon style comes to life on prints and tiki mugs. Read More...
By George Holochwost
Seeing as I'm at DragonCon, a convention well known for being the very pillar of fandom, I headed over to the Pyr Books booth to see what the publisher's of Joe Abercrombie's The First Law series had to offer me.
When I arrived, I was greeted with a smile and a handshake from Pyr's Editorial Director and 2012 Hugo Award-winner Lou Anders who showed me around the booth and highlighted some of the exciting titles produced by the independent publishing house over the last seven years since its founding. Read More...
By Jon Waterhouse
That piercing voice. Those bright blue tights. The superhero masking perched atop her glasses.
If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time at Dragon*Con throughout the years, chances are you’ve run into Danger Woman. This real-life superhero soars through life as the alter ego of Atlantan Betsy Goodrich.
Goodrich, who was born with a high-functioning form of autism, has been performing and appearing as Danger Woman ever since Dragon*Con began. And it was her presence at the con that inspired filmmaker Blake Myers to chronicle a documentary about her life. Entitled “Disabled But Able to Rock,” it recently took home the Audience Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. Appropriately enough the documentary kicked off the 2011 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival early Friday morning. Read More...
They're the best they are at what they do, and what they do is: make costumes! Dragon Con really kicks into high gear on Saturday morning thanks to the 10th Anniversary Parade, but many a fan was already representing their favorite characters to the fullest during Friday's show. Below you'll find some of our favorites... lots of them.
How awesome is this Lego costume?! Sorry guy, but we're stealing this idea for ourselves!
By Jon Waterhouse
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Dragon*Con, Atlanta’s annual pop culture gathering where more than 50,000 guests are expected to be waving their geek flags high across Labor Day weekend. Stormtroopers, superheroes, Klingons and the like are flooding the streets of downtown Atlanta and Dragon*Con’s participating hotel venues.
The con’s events and attractions remain as exhaustive as ever. Just about every genre topic under the sun is explored one way or another. Like-minded nerds revel in topics including comics, gaming, sci-fi, anime, horror, fantasy and much more. The proof lies within Dragon*Con’s pocket program guide, which packs more than 125 pages. But leave it to MTV Geek to wade through mountains of information and uncover a gaggle of not-to-miss highlights for Dragon*Con 2011. Read More...