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Dragon Con 2022

Dragon Con Atlanta

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Dragon Con Atlanta

Dragon Con 2022

The festival - Trekkies, steampunks, zombies, filkers, furries, goths, Klingons, Sleestaks, Predators, Aliens, and more descend on Downtown for the Southeast's largest sci-fi con. Come dressed as your favorite character from any number of sci-fi, horror, or fantasy films, comics, video games, etc. When it comes to Dragon Con, the wilder the better. The one Dragon Con must-see is the annual parade along Peachtree Street. Huge crowds, 10-people deep, line up super early to watch the Stormtroopers, Slave Leias, Dark Knight-era Jokers, and more strut up Atlanta's main thoroughfare.

Event (Event Scheduled)

Thursday September 1, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you ... | more...


Past Coverage

Dragon Con 2021

09/02/2021 10:00 AM
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event.

Dragon Con 2019

07/18/2019 1:24 PM
August 29– September 2

Dragon Con celebrates Y’allywood

08/31/2018 5:00 AM
The annual media and fandom festival hosts cast members from films and TV shows filmed in Atlanta on Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Time and Place: A newb at the Dragon Con parade

09/08/2016 6:34 PM
'Every day after Sunday is just a countdown to the next Dragon Con'

Dragon Con 2016 missed connections seek the Skywalker that got away

09/06/2016 6:25 PM
May the force of regret not be with you

5 things to do: Homestar Runner 20th Anniversary

09/02/2016 11:00 AM
What's happening in Atlanta today

The genre of Dragon Con

08/30/2016 3:26 PM
An inside look at booking music for the massive sci-fi and fantasy convention

First Slice 9/2/2015: Final teacher in APS scandal sentenced

09/02/2015 10:33 AM
Plus, are tiny homes on Atlanta's horizon?

Omnivore - My Parents' Basement opens just in time for Dragon Con

08/21/2015 12:02 AM
The craft beer bar, eatery, and comic shop opened in Avondale Estates last week

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Hidden Away' August 30 2013

08/30/2013 9:00 AM
It's D-day for festivals: both the Decatur Book Festival and Dragon*Con are taking over

First Slice 4-12-13: Atlanta gets its geek on

04/12/2013 8:25 AM
Last year's major drought called 'freak of nature' by scientists who sound like they know this stuff

When the Zombies Come to Sundance Film Fest

01/29/2013 4:00 AM
Two Georgia-born films rise in national indie ranks

Weekend Arts Agenda: Decatur Book Festival August 31 2012

08/31/2012 9:45 AM
The Decatur Book Festival, Dragon Con, and Charlie Brouwer this weekend in the Atlanta Art.

Most popular damn posts o' the week September 10 2011

09/10/2011 2:43 PM
Regrets, executions and booze - but the weather's nice

Most popular damn posts o' the week September 03 2011

09/03/2011 12:13 PM
Well, well, well... all the popular kids wanna crash the geeks' party, eh?

Chad Rad's Labor Day weekend concert picks

09/01/2011 3:53 PM
A handy field guide to all the music that you don't want to miss over this extended weekend...

Omnivore - Web roundup - what we're gobbling online (1)

08/30/2011 4:10 PM
Stuff we're reading about stuff you're eating.

Dragon*Con TV

08/30/2011 7:10 AM
Not up for busting out some tights and hanging out in hotel conference rooms this weekend? Don't wanna be an ogling troll? Get your Dragon*Con fix o...

Barfly - Geeknic

09/08/2010 4:00 AM
At Dragon*Con, everybody's a star

Opinion - Revenge of the nerds

09/08/2010 4:00 AM
The legacies of Labor Day weekend's Dragon*Con and Decatur Book Festival

Dragon*Con pt. 2: the saga continues

09/07/2010 1:41 PM
More pics for the belly of the beast...

Dragon*Con pt. 1: geeks, goths and grown men in booty shorts

09/05/2010 9:31 AM
Judge not lest ye be judged...

Jay Reatard tribute goes down at Lenny's Sat., Sept. 4

09/02/2010 9:37 AM
Locals pay homage to fallen punk icon

Q&A with Black Tape for a Blue Girl's Sam Rosenthal

09/01/2010 11:40 AM
Amid the procession of storm troopers, sci-fi celebs and librarian types letting their hair down in Slave Leia metal bikinis, the long-standing goth i...

Geek love

08/30/2010 4:00 PM
Dragon*Con, Jay (Reatard) Day and a boatload of new releases

Faith & the Muse play Dragon*Con on Sunday

09/05/2009 5:35 PM
Famed L.A. goth rockers talk about goth

CL's Dragon*Con events guide (1)

09/02/2009 8:51 PM
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R.I.P. shock artist Joe 'Christ' Linhart (1957-2009)

06/24/2009 12:46 AM
A respected filmmaker, musician and artist within underground scenes in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and such far away locales as Manila i...

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