Atlanta is home to Dragon Con, the must-see multi-media convention!
The “largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe” is back! And it’s set to take over Atlanta for Labor Day weekend! Dragon Con has become an institutional part of the ATL events calendar.
Dragon Con’s origins begin in the fall of 1987, and has come a long way since then. Over three decades since its debut, and Dragon Con has grown from the little Atlanta convention that defied the rules, to one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world! Its rule-breaking reputation comes from the unapologetic mix of genres, media, and beyond! Which was fairly rare during its early years.
As one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, Atlanta is certainly the place to be on Labor Day weekend! It’s the perfect convention for any proud geek, nerd, or combination of both, to express themselves and delve into the star-studded lineup for Dragon Con 2021.
Famous faces attending the event include Dr. Who’s Billie Piper, Supernatural’s Samantha Smith, Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp, Harry Potter’s Bonnie Write, and so many more!
Complete the convention: Candlelit concert featuring all your favorite anime tracks coincides with Atlanta’s Dragon Con
There’s also so much else to do beyond meeting or searching for your favorite stars, with an array of contests, events, workshops, and more. We’re loving the sound of the Voice Acting Masterclass, but we’re most looking forward to seeing the costumes. There are several costume contents taking place throughout the event, from Star Wars to Star Trek, and beyond!
At the same time as Dragon Con, the mesmerizing Candlelight series will host a special tribute to the beloved music from Anime classics, at the gorgeous outdoor space at Trolley Barn. Get whisked away for a magical night paying tribute to some of the greatest anime songs of all time. This dazzling concert will feature timeless classics from iconic series like Naruto, Inuyasha, Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Sailor Moon, and more!
Dragon Con will be live and in-person from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, 2021. Dragon Con will require attendees to wear masks indoors at all times, regardless of vaccine status. The capacity will be reduced and their parade has been cancelled this year. For more information and updates, click here.
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