Autograph Sessions

When: Entire conference
Where: Marriott International Hall South

Each year, Dragon Con assembles many of its willing guests for scheduled autographs (signings) in one area. Not every guest is willing – or able – to sign items, but we do inquire as to each guest’s willingness to do so.

Some guests, usually screen media guests, charge for autographs in our Walk of Fame, but autographs staged in our Autograph Area are always free. Limitations on number and type of items may be made, generally at the request of the signer, and sometimes due to time considerations.

Autographs will be handled on a first-come, first-signed basis. We will promote equal access for handicapped persons but this does not exclude them from the first-come, first-served rule; as with other convention attendees, they will get their autograph in order of their arrival.

Dark Crystal Ball

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia

Before the darkening descends, we invite you to gather at the Center for Puppetry Arts for our final ball honoring Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic”. Create a Dark Crystal-inspired costume or wear any fantasy attire. Festivities include celebrity guests, a costume contest, complimentary heavy hors d’ oeuvres, and beer and wine for purchase.  This event is Ages 21+.

Our celebrity guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Keep watching this space to find out who will be joining us this year!

General Admission - $150

General admission tickets include entry to the ball and all of its festivities along with admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and the special exhibit, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal World of Myth and Magic.

VIP Tickets - $300

30 Tickets Available

VIP tickets include a private, pre-event cocktail reception with our celebrity guests one hour before the doors open to the public, an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Center’s Museum collections with guided access to areas restricted from the general public, and an open bar for the evening. VIP ticket holders will also receive a special Dark Crystal Ball commemorative gift bag.

Ultra-VIP Tickets - $550

Only 4 Tickets Available

For the ultimate Dark Crystal Ball Fan Experience, purchase one of just four exclusive throne seats! The Ultra VIP package includes all of the items in the VIP package as well as reserved seating table service; each guest’s drinks for the evening; a spotlight dance, and an Ultra Fan gift bag. Ultra VIPs will have a dedicated podling servant server who will bring refreshments directly to you so you can truly enjoy the evening in comfort and style. You will also be invited to request one song for your very own spotlight dance.

Dragon Con Burlesque: A Glamour Geek Revue

When: Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 (12:00 am)
Where: Sheraton, Grand Ballroom

Talloolah Love is honored to bring you the Dragon Con 2019 burlesque show and is thrilled to bring back, “Talloolah Love Presents:  Dragon Con Burlesque – A Glamour Geek Revue.” With this two hour show, she hopes to appeal to not just the gluttons for glamour, but also to the Geek Chic who make Dragon Con what it is. Be sure to mark this on the must do list for the weekend, you won’t regret it!

All you need is your badge to attend this event!

For further information visit facebook.com/DragonConBurlesque

Or contact her directly: Talloolah.love@gmail.com

Live Performances & DJs

We will again offer late-night DJ’d dances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, beginning after the last concert and lasting until dawn, so you vampires can dance until the sun comes up!

Traditional SF convention filk-singing will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, late-night. Filking will begin at midnight and will continue to the light of day.

Dragon Con Night at the Aquarium

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Tickets On Sale: April 15, 2019
Discount Code: dragoncon

This is an amazing way to experience the Georgia Aquarium with special evening hours and exclusive pricing just for Dragon Con.  Imagine yourself exploring the world’s most magical aquarium with dim lighting and Dragon Con Themes on this special night.  This event will end at 11:00 pm and allow you to continue your Dragon Con weekend festivities/events.

  • Special “After Hours” (7:00 pm – 11:00 pm) –  All available Exhibits Open  – This is a PRIVATE Event / This event will SELL OUT
  • Food Court open from 7 – 9 pm
  • Cash Bars open from 7- 10 pm
  • Experience our AT&T Dolphin Gallery (Theater will be closed)
  • All costumes / gear welcome – NO REAL WEAPONS please.
  • For your safety there will be security and bag check for all guests
  • No gum – No lighters – No pocketknives
  • No changing room or bag storage available

Costume Contest Rules/Regulations: The Legend of the Chosen.

Shuttle departs from back of Marriott Marquis on Courtland St at 6pm.

Reading Sessions

Where: Various Locations – Hyatt

Offering readings by authors from their own works (and usually some discussion with the audience afterward), our past readers have included T.W. Miller, Janny Wurtz, Kevin J. Anderson, Jana Oliver, Karen McCollough, Tracy Hickman, Laura Curtis, and Caitlin Kiernan. Check the schedule closer to the convention for the latest on who will be reading for you this year!

The Late Night Puppet Slam

Join Dragon Con’s very own puppet ambassadors, Bob and Carl: The Sci-Fi Janitors, as they present a variety show of adult geeky puppet acts from the Guests and Pros of the Puppetry Track! Last year’s audience of nearly 900 made it one of the biggest puppet slams of all time! Don’t miss the hilarity, inappropriateness, and awesome puppetry that has made this one of the most popular events at Dragon Con! PUPPET SHOW! 18+

Video & Film Rooms

Where: Hilton 202 & 203

Dragon Con features two video rooms: one devoted to mainstream movies and the other for Japanese Animation.

MAIN VIDEO
The Main Video Room shows some of the latest movies you might have seen, and some you might never have known existed. Our crack team scours the world for video treasures that thrill you, delight you, frighten you, make you think, or simply toss your cookies! You’ll marvel at this year’s Super Heroic selection of movies, but you don’t have to read Detective Comics to enjoy all the action you’ll see! As usual, you can expect a few gems thrown in. Be sure to check out our late night offerings for the best in Cult videos including many you’ve never seen!

ANIME VIDEO
Dragon Con’s Anime video room shows the latest animated titles from Japan, and some classics you might have overlooked, available subtitled or dubbed in English. Come in for all your Anime needs! As always, seating in the Anime Room is limited and is first come, first serve!

Wrestling

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 (7:00PM)
Where: Hyatt Centennial Ballroom I-III

Well, DCW fans, here we go again! This is the 18th year of DCW and we plan to make it a blowout. What better way to start out your Dragon Con adventure than watching these crazy wrestlers beat the crap out of each other? The DCW Hooligans will of course be there to insult the wrestlers as they do every year. You don’t want to miss this show – we have some great action planned and of course there are always surprises for the fans!

Kids Character Encounter

When: Sunday, September 1, 2019 (10:00 am)
Where: Hyatt Regency V

The Kids Character Encounter gives kids (and their parents) the chance to meet, greet, and get a photo with a wide variety of characters. Growing to over 50 character performers last year, the event is a perfect chance to snap pictures of your little ones without having to brave the crowded hallways of Dragon Con. Featuring a larger room, longer time, and stroller parking, the 2019 Kids Character Encounter promises to be even better than before. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Everyone 7 years old or older must have their own Dragon Con membership.

The Palmetto Knights Tournaments

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Where: Sheraton Atlanta

The Palmetto Knights is a nonprofit international sports team based out of South Carolina with various clubs in the southeast. This medieval fight team, which includes both men and women, focuses on the research and training to recreate the ancient art of Medieval and Renaissance foot combat. The highlight of the con is the Dragon’s Cup Tournament, which has been recognized by the international league WMFC. Participants include other reenactment organizations, who also fight and compete across the USA and internationally. They will bring their real world insight into the equipment so they can truly discuss and educate on how effective they were on the battlefield. Each year, we present an entertainment unlike no other as we draw from history to conduct an un-choreographed combat experience leveraging our expertise in battle effectiveness of tactics and weaponry.

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