Charity

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

How real-life superheroes can change lives

At Dragon Con, we raise money for our designated charity throughout the convention via auctions and other events. These funds are donated to a designated charity that is selected at the beginning of the Dragon Con year in January.

Organizations selected in the past have represented a wide range of community services, including support for families facing lupus, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease, assistance for the homeless, community food banks, education, and libraries.

In general, we look for a charity that will benefit greatly from the funds donated by Dragon Con and can provide opportunities for our members, staff, and volunteers to have hands-on volunteer experience as The Dragon Con Superheroes.

The Official 2021 Dragon Con Charity Partner

After an unexpected turn of events in transitioning to a virtual show in 2020, we have made the difficult decision to rollover the planned 2020 charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, to 2021.  We made the decision wanting to offer the organization an opportunity to fully experience the greatness of Dragon Con and power of fundraising we are able to do when gathered.

As DC Superheroes, we know that defending people is a job that takes superhuman strength and compassion. We invite you to become a Defender of Potential with our 2021 official charity partner Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta! Dragon Con will match every dollar raised for BBBSMA up to $100,000 during the 2021 convention.

Established in 1960, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. With the help of their mentor, youth in the program learn important lifelong skills including how to create goals and go on to successful professional, trade, or military careers. Through one-to-one mentoring, BBBSMA helps at-risk youth discover their full potential, succeed academically, build confidence, and develop skills that will lead to increased economic mobility.

Definitely not your ordinary youth organization, BBBSMA uses its superhero agility to build strong one-to-one bonds that can dissolve divisions and bring people together with equity and inclusion for all. Click here to 1) Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, 2) Become a mentor, or 3) Find a chapter near you!

Dragon Con 2021 Charity Auction

In order to raise the most funds possible for our designated charity each year, we host several charity events throughout the show, including our main auctions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Charity Submissions

We welcome all submissions for the 2021 Charity Auction, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

Without donations from people just like you, we would not have been able to raise over $142,000 last year for American Hear Association, Atlanta Chapter.

If you’d like to help, we would love to have you donate an item for us to sell at the charity auction.  Items sold at past charity auctions have included: books, comic books, artwork, signed photos, movie props, prop replicas, toys, games, costumes, DVD players, computers, TVs, store and restaurant gift cards, weekend getaways at hotels, site visits to the “live” set of a TV series, a meal with an actor or writer, a writing review by an editor, inclusion (Tuckerization) in an upcoming book, and much more.  If you have an idea for something you’d like to donate and would like to discuss it, contact us at charityevents@dragoncon.org

Auction Item Mailing Address

If you would like to send an item (or items) for this year’s event, please send them to:

Dragon Con Charity Events
Dragon Con
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

Please include your contact information (name and email or street address) for donation tracking purposes.  Our computer system this year allows us to track all donations so we can send out receipts to everyone that made a donation (if you wish to donate anonymously, please let us know).

Auction Item Drop-off

If you are unable to send your donation to us before the convention, we will have a Charity Events Booth open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The booth is in the Marriott Hotel, one floor below the hotel registration desk.  At the booth, we will be displaying items that have been donated, as well as accepting additional donated items.  If you need help with your donation, come by the booth and we will have a staff member go with you to pick up the item.

As always, we thank you for your generosity.

Robert A. Heinlein "Pay It Forward" Blood Drive

Give the gift of life and donate blood at the Dragon Con Blood Drive. For LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and more than 110 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, Dragon Con is a major donation venue.

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In 2021, the Blood Drive will be held at the Hyatt on the Conference Room level. Don’t miss out this year!

Join us, give blood, get a free T-shirt!

Dragon Con Superheroes

The Dragon Con Superheroes is a community service project team for our members, volunteers, and staff to provide opportunities to gather and enjoy time with our Dragon Con family while giving back to our local community. Since 2014, Dragon Con Superheroes have contributed more than 3,100 hours to Atlanta-area non-profits.

We are looking forward to even more participation this year so that it can be our best year yet.  On top of the incredible generosity of our members, the community is strong and loves a good reason to get together outside of Labor Day weekend and we couldn’t think of a better way to do so!

Read more about the program and our projects here. We hope to see you at one of our projects this year!