Here’s my first batch of photos from Dragon*Con 2009. A lot of my family keep asking me what is Dragon*Con, so here is the short version. It is a very large pop-culture convention that focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, comics, etc. The only larger event I can think of is the San Diego Comic-Con. Dragon*Con is spread out over four host hotels in Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend. These hotels usually run out of rooms and con-goers fill up another half dozen overflow hotels.
The programming tracks touch upon practically every corner of geekdom (comics, sci-fi, fantasy, robotics, anime, gaming (online, board, RPGs, etc.), podcasting, science, skepticism, you-name-it). The celebrity panels attract the big names of fandom. This year had William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy as their headline guests, in addition to dozens of other A-list names in the genre.
I’ve uploaded over a hundred photos to my Flickr photo sets below. I’ll add more when I have more time for longer editing sessions.