Cosplay, and Conventions and Dragons, Oh My! (Atlanta, GA)

A couple of days ago, I got a call from scheduling with an option to go to Atlanta. Since I hail from Chattanooga, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from A-town, this normally would not be a terribly exciting prospect. However, this week was different because of…..

*Majestic music playing*

DRAGON CON!

Darcy and our friends are super nerdy, and this fantasy/sci-fi/cosplay convention is highly anticipated all year. I didn’t think I’d get to go this year because as a newbie flight attendant, asking off for Labor Day weekend is about as realistic as a winning a head butting contest against a three-headed monkey.

However, when I got the call and heard that one of the overnights was in Atlanta, I got a serious case of euphoria. Even though I’d only get one night (Saturday) at the con, I’d still get to go and drink in the nerdy awesomeness.

It was my first Dragon Con, and the best way I can describe it is thousands of people dressed up as their favorite superhero, video game avatar or tv show character. Sci-fi nerdiness is in my blood though, because back in the day my dad owned and operated a comic book store in downtown Chattanooga. Everybody meandered around different hotel lobbies in downtown Atlanta, interacted, danced, ate and drank, and had a merry time. One of the hotels had an absurd number of floors; something like 40 or 50, and we took the elevator all the way up to the top to look down on the flea-sized party-goers below. We were able to purchase something called a “Bucket of Rum” which is essentially some tasty hunch punch in a plastic bucket.

Darcy and his friend were dressed up as the Blues Brothers (apparently this is an ongoing theme from the days of yore). What can I say, he looks pretty handsome in a suit.

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a picture from earlier this year at Chattacon

On the flight back to Charlotte the next day, there were lots of con-goers (still proudly wearing their badges and lanyards) who I got to exchange stories with. I just wish I had been able to attend more days of the convention rather than only Saturday, but there’s always next year. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to take many pictures this time around, but Darcy’s friends run a podcast called Vitamin Geek, and for those of you who’d like to see some of the nerdy awesomeness we experienced from their point of view, please visit their page {here}.

Last but not least, here’s a picture of our group Saturday night. We had so much fun!

picture courtesy of Vitamin Geek Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/VitaminGeekPodcast)
picture courtesy of Vitamin Geek Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/VitaminGeekPodcast)

 

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