Join THE MARK as the speak with 3 of DRAGON CON's brightest leaders; Co-Chair RACHEL REEVES, Senior Director of Programming REGINA KIRBY, Director of Concourse Music, CLYDE GILBERT. Art Show Director JOHN PARISE, Parade Director JAN PRICE and DC Office guru TONY GOWELL.
Dragon Con is a multigenre convention which takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention draws attendance of 57,000, features hundreds of guests and encompasses several hotels in downtown Atlanta.
Dragon Con comprises approximately 3500 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks that include writing, alternate history, art, anime, gaming, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, comic books, costuming, space, science, online media, independent film, podcasting, Asian cinema and culture, robotics, filk, scientific skepticism, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, X-Files, Joss Whedon creations, apocalyptic themes, Anne McCaffrey's Pern, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, British and American SF television, dark fantasy, the Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival, and general programming.
From its origin, music has also been a significant feature of Dragon Con, with performances by groups and artists such as Blue Öyster Cult, The Crüxshadows, Celldweller, Ego Likeness, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Bella Morte, Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Emerald Rose, Ghost of the Robot, Godhead, Iced Earth, Voltaire, Jefferson Starship, The Misfits, GWAR, The Bloodhound Gang, Spock's Beard, and Mindless Self Indulgence.
In 2002, Dragon*Con began hosting a parade through downtown Atlanta and featured thousands of costumed participants.
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