Dragon Con Media Relations

August, 30 – September, 3 Atlanta, GA
Media Applications: Closed for 2019
Aug• 16•19

Media Access Applications for 2019 are closed.  Onsite registration as media is available for local Atlanta news and broadcast outlets or nationally significant new outlets. If you have a question about this policy, please direct your question to mediarelations@dragoncon.org. 


DCMR Podcast 7 2019: The Greenbriar Room/Horror & Urban Fantasy
Aug• 14•19

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Join Samm Douglas, Dragon Con Media Relation’s Director, as she takes over the podcast to prep reporters on what happens when a reporter comes to Dragon Con! Great for first time reporters and returning veterans.

She is joined by her co-host, Dragon Con Media Engagement Manager Dan Carroll, who also interviews Derek and Carol. Derek is Dragon Con’s Horror Track director; Carol run Dragon Con Urban Fantasy!

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Twitter:
@UrbanFantasyDC – Dragon Con Urban Fantasy
@DragonConMedia – Dragon Con Media Relations
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DCMR Podcast 6 2019: SciFi & Fantasy Lit and Xtrack
Aug• 14•19

This week we are joined by Xtrack Director Leigh (also host of the 50 Days of Dragon Con Podcast) and by Sue of Science Fiction Literature and Cisca of Fantasy Literature. We discuss the the new website move and the exciting things happening in these three tracks at Dragon Con.

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Links:

www.dragoncon.org/mediarelations
Apply before August 15!
Interview requests Close August 20!

XTrack:
https://twitter.com/dcon_xtrack
https://www.facebook.com/DragonConXTrack/

Fantasy Lit:
https://twitter.com/DCFantasyLit
https://www.facebook.com/fantasylitdc/

Science Fiction Literature:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/173171899402965/


NEW WALK OF FAME GUESTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
Aug• 13•19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:  

Phone:

Email: 
URL:

Dan Carroll 
Director, Media Engagement 
404 692 1958

mediarelations@dragoncon.org
www.dragoncon.org

NEW WALK OF FAME GUESTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

2019 Guests for Interviews (PDF Version)

Walk of Fame-Approved Media Are Invited to Request Interviews with Actors

ATLANTA – August 13, 2019 – Over the past few weeks, Dragon Con, the internationally known pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, has announced nearly three-dozen Walk of Fame guests, most of whom are available for interviews. 

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Dragon Con Adopts GrowTix Ticketing Platform
Aug• 12•19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contact For GrowTix:
Dan Christensen
dan@growtix.com
Media Contact For Dragon Con:
Dan Carroll, Director, Media Relations
404 692 1958
dancarroll@dragoncon.org
www.dragoncon.org

DRAGON CON ADOPTS GROWTIX PLATFORM FOR MEMBERSHIP SALES

Dragon Con Adopts Growtix Platform (PDF Version)

Online Purchases for Full and One-Day Memberships in 2019 Will Shorten, Speed Up Registration Lines.

SALT LAKE CITY and ATLANTA, August 11, 2019 — Dragon Con, the internationally known pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, has adopted the GrowTix platform to handle most membership sales transactions beginning on August 17th for the 2019 convention.

For the 2019 convention, the new platform will allow fans to purchase all memberships from their desktop or smartphone at any point before arriving at the convention, up to and including standing in a registration line. Click Here to Purchase Memberships.

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DCMR Update 2019-3 (8/10)
Aug• 10•19

Business Things:

Tell us what you need to Succeed

Let us know the questions you need answered. Let us know the things you want to do, and if you will need help on the ground making them happen.  Have questions about Disability Services? We can work with you. Is there something we haven’t addressed in an update or podcast that interests you? Something you can’t find on the website? Reach out; we respond promptly in most cases.  And, look…here are the appropriate contacts in the next section.

Best way to contact Media Relations

Email:

The website has moved!

Our new home on the web is: http://www.dragoncon.org/mediarelations

We are working to make sure that all links work after the migration, but if you find something that doesn’t work, send us an email at mediarelations@dragoncon.org.

Important dates

  • Registration Closes August 15
  • Guest interview requests Close August 20
  • You can continue to request an interview with the convention spokesperson up to August 29.
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DCMR Podcast 5 2019: Filking and The Brit Track
Aug• 09•19

We are talking music and Doctor Who! Join us on this, our 5th Media Relations Podcast for 2019!

This week, DCMR Podcast is happy to welcome:

  • Amber, Filk Track Director for Dragon Con: She tells us about music at Dragon Con and especially about the convention phenomena of Filking.
  • Chris Nightsaber of the Nightsabers: He tells us what it is like to be a  member of Filk Band playing at Dragon Con for the first time.
  • Caro, Brit Track Director for Dragon Con: She tells us about why people at Dragon Con love “Things from England,” and particularly Dr. Who.

We also remind everyone that time is running short to apply for Media Access and line up your Dragon Con interviews!

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DRAGON AWARDS 2019 BALLOT
Aug• 07•19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

 

 

Contact:

Phone:

 

Email:

URL:

Dan Carroll, Director, Media Engagement

404 692 1958

 

dancarroll@dragoncon.org

www.dragoncon.org

 

DRAGON CON’S DRAGON AWARDS PUBLISHES ITS 2019 BALLOT

2019 Dragon Awards Ballot (PDF Version)

Fans-Focused Awards Recognize Excellence in Fifteen Categories of Fiction, Comics, Gaming, and Filmed Entertainment.

Fourth Annual Awards Will Be Announced at Dragon Con over Labor Day Weekend.

ATLANTA – August 7, 2019 – Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards, a fan’s choice awards program to recognize the very best in science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, gaming, and filmed entertainment, has published its 2019 ballot.

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DCMR Update 2019-1 (7/28)
Aug• 02•19

Table of Contents


Getting ready for Dragon Con 2019!

Hot Links:

Picking Up My Badge:

DCMR Podcast 5 2019: Filking and The Brit Track.

DCMR Podcast 4 2019: Tours for Reporters/Space and Science Track.

PRESS RELEASE: Dragon Con Announces Comics & Pop Art All-Ages Programming.

2019 Dragon Con Progress Report Released.

Dragon Con Reporter Email Policy.

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Getting ready for Dragon Con 2019!

With less than 30 Days from Dragon Con 2019, you are probably now preparing your coverage ideas for Dragon Con 2019.

  • Remember that we are hear to answer any question you have.
  • If you entered “other team members” on your form, ensure they have applied individually! As a membership organization we are required to have each individual reporter complete their own application and do not give out badges by outlet. Each of your team needs to provide a unique email address.
  • We will be putting together a “boots on the ground” guide and related podcast in mid-august to cover practical concerns such as parking, transit, hotel layouts, navigating the sky bridges, finding more information, and all the good things about being a reporter at Dragon Con.
  • Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent information:
    • Twitter: @DragonConMedia
    • Facebook: Dragon Con Media Relations

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Dragon Con Official Party List (7/31)
Jul• 31•19

Every year Dragon Con welcomes over 80,000 attendees to discuss science fiction and fantasy, meet their favorite stars and writers, and be who they truly want to be for five days.  One of the hallmarks of Dragon Con is that late-night nerd party scene.  We have compiled a list of the scheduled parties at Dragon Con for you to help in planning your Dragon Con reporting (and enjoyment) for 2019.

Thursday:

  • Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Black Hat Ball
  • Endgame Neon Party
  • Bunny Hutch
  • Stranger Things Prom
  • 8-bit Bash

Friday:

  • Temporal Formal Dance, A Silver Screen Soiree
  • K-pop Dance Party
  • Zombie Prom
  • Evening in Bree
  • Toon Age Sock Hop
  • Can’t Stop the Signal Dance Party (Firefly)

Saturday:

  • Spectrum Party: Celebrating LGBTQ Geeks & Allies
  • Bond & Cocktails: Shaken Not Stirred
  • 10 Forward Party
  • The Last Party on Alderaan
  • The North Remembers How to Party
  • Heroes and Villains Ball (VGT)

Sunday:

  • Costuming 15 Anniversary Party
  • Yule Ball
  • Doctor Who Ball
  • Mechanical Masquerade: Revolution!