DragonCon review, from our one and only C’Loni Bailey.
With the ever increasing popularity of geek culture, conventions are popping up all over the place but only a few well established conventions have gained “bucket list” status, including but not limited to the famous San Diego Comic Con International, New York Comic Con, and my personal bucket list convention, DragonCon. After four years of trying and failing to make the trip, I finally was able to cross it off my bucket list earlier this month when I hopped aboard a plane to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the 30th year anniversary of Dragon Con.
Taking place annually over Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, DragonCon is one of the biggest science fiction and fantasy conventions in the U.S. My DragonCon adventure began a year ago when I booked my hotel room at the Hilton Downtown Atlanta, one of five host hotels where the convention takes place. A year later, I found myself in landing in downtown Atlanta and randomly sharing a Super Shuttle with two other DragonCon attendees, one from Manchester, England, the other from Helsinki, Finland. Over the course of six days in Atlanta I met other attendees from England, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, as well as all over the United States. This attests to the international appeal of DragonCon as a destination for geeks worldwide.