Frequently Asked Questions

Group rates are $5 off the current membership price. A group is 10 or more people sending in their memberships (by mail or fax) to the office at one time in one envelope or one fax. Include the names and addresses of all new members; confirmation postcards will be sent separately to each member. Please note, group rates do not apply during the first (and lowest) price break of the year.

Dragon Con memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Additionally, please note that memberships cannot be transferred forward to the following year.

Membership = admission to any part of the convention. Dragon Con membership covers all panels, events, demonstrations, concerts, performances, and contests during your designated day or days, as well as snacks and munchies in our Consuite (as available) and a host of other activities. The following are NOT covered in your membership fee: The Guest of Honor Awards Banquet, most Tournament Gaming sessions, most workshops, your hotel room, and certain autographs (at the sole discretion of the autographer; mostly screen stars). Dragon Con membership also includes our quarterly membership newsletter packed with the most up to date information on the show as well as our annual progress report, a 64-page booklet detailing the latest information on guests, fan tracks, contests, dealers/exhibitors, and other convention related information. As if that isn't enough, Dragon Con membership also entitles you to special "members only" pricing on merchandise and workshops and special offers throughout the year.

Yes, absolutely…please do. If you are ordering less than 10 memberships, order all memberships at once through our online store. On page 1 of check out add the information for all passes to the "Special Instructions or Comments about Your Order" section of the page. The specific information you need to enter is listed in that section. If you are buying 10 or more memberships and would like to take advantage of our group discount program, all details must be submitted by mail or fax to our office.

Pre-Registration Badge pick up hours are:
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 9pm
Sunday 8am - 9pm
Monday 8am - 5pm

Registration hours are:
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 8am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 9pm
Sunday 8am - 9pm
Monday 8am - 5pm

Please make sure to bring your bar-coded confirmation postcard and your government issued photo ID with you and then go to the pre-registration line.

No, we NEVER mail out badges. You will receive in the mail bar coded confirmation postcards that you will trade at the door (Sheraton in pre-registration line) for your badges. It is very important you keep this postcard and bring it to registration as it will greatly expedite your time in line. This bar coding process has been used the past couple of years with amazing results in keeping the lines moving to get you into the show faster than ever!

Yes. To be able to pick up someone else’s badge for the convention, you need a permission slip from them along with a copy of their government issued Photo ID and their bar-coded confirmation postcard. The letter needs to read something to the effect of, “I Susan Smith gives my permission to John Smith to pick up my badge.” The membership owner must sign the letter.

Dragon Con 2015 takes place September 4 – September 7, 2015. Dragon Con will be held in our 5 host hotels the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

The convention opens at 10am on Friday and runs around the clock until 5pm on Monday.

Vendor Hall, Comic Artist Alley, and Walk of Fame hours are:
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 7pm
Monday 10am - 5pm

First and foremost, you get an entire lifetime of fun with membership to the most fun and jam-packed convention of the year. As an Eternal member, you pick up your badge in a special Eternal membership line at VIP Badge pick up, which is located at the Marriott in room L507. This is most likely to shortest of all lines to pick up badges at the convention. In the spring of the year, we send out a special reminder post card. You are invited to join the other Eternals and guests at the meet and greet in the Guest Hospitality Suite on Thursday night before the convention officially starts. Additionally, as an Eternal member, you get first shot at the free items that are sent in every year. We never know what these items will be until days before the convention. The current price for an eternal membership is $2500.

First off, congrats if you are part of the lucky couple requesting to get married with us. We are, however, unfortunately not able to host weddings at Dragon Con with an already very tight and limited schedule. We would suggest that if you are interested in getting married the weekend of Dragon Con to contact one of the local hotels about renting one of their ballrooms.

While IDs are not required for a minor to pick up a membership badge, they do have to be present when the badge is picked up.