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Dragon*Con 2013: Sunday Night Musings

by Christian Michael

September 01, 2013

Good evening everyone!

It's been a great weekend, so far, and a generally good week and a half, since I got to Georgia from Denver. I helped my mom wrap up her affairs to move. Most of a week in Warner Robins and then a four-day here in Atlanta at Dragon Con, the country's third largest con (I think), with near 80,000+ people pouring in from all over the world to see the best cosplay amidst a host of panels featuring actors, writers, producers, artists, bands, lawyers, scientists, costumers, make up artists and more.

I got here Thursday, picked up my friend B and we checked into the Hilton, where I stayed at in 1999 to bring in the millennium down at the Philips Arena with 16,000 youth from churches across the Southeast, satellite linked to nine other locations, entertained by major Christian music and comedy groups. I've attended a few different panels ranging from Copyright 101 this morning to "Don't Panic: How Internet Alarmism Isn't As Scary as You Think." I've seen about four or five famous-types in person, not including DCTV (DragonCon Television) where they broadcast funny videos and live feeds of major panels.

The cosplay is good, the food is expensive, the internet is troublesome, the con structure a failure, the friends are scarce but the event is great. I love DragonCon. It's the only place I can get on an elevator and have funny conversations about geeky stuff that just about everyone will understand.

Here are some photos from the Con, and a few links you should check out!

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I'll have more of a summary for you tomorrow night. For now, have a great Sunday evening! Take care!


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