This happened in 2013: I went to DragonCon

I went to DragonCon in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend 2013. I’ve been to many comic book / pop culture conventions. DragonCon was actually the 4th I’d been to in 2013. Yet, it was unlike any other I’ve seen.

It’s taken me so long to write it up mostly because almost all the photos I took sucked and nothing I had could adequately capture the insanity of that weekend. It was more like Nerd Vegas than a comic book convention. Sure, there are tracks to follow with tons of great panels but the main draw is just the insanity of the hotel bars and parties. Spread across 3 conjoined hotels, 1 nearby hotel and one adjacent building, the convention is probably more sociable than its West Coast competition in San Diego. (more…)