Girls of the Con Meet 'n Greet
Second annual Meet 'n Greet. Hope to see you there! Thu 6PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).
Dinner for Pern Fans
Curries and Mai Tai's! Meetup for Pern Fans and maybe a special guest. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page. Thu 7PM, Trader Vic's (Hilton)
CANCELED Doctor Who Dinner at Trader Vic's CANCELED
Thu 7PM, Trader Vic's (Hilton).
Dragon*Con's World Famous Bucket 'O Rum Meet & Greet
A celebration of one of the most famous icons at Dragon*Con. Officially known as Cruzan's Voodoo Juice, Dragon*Con's Buckets 'O Rum have become legendary. Join us & lift a Bucket with us! 21+ Only Please! Thu 7PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).
CON*tourage MEET & GREET
Come see old friends and make new ones. In addition to this being a perfect time to mingle, it’ll be a great opportunity to check out the Hyatt's newly renovated Twenty-Two Storys bar, formerly known as the Parasol Bar. It’ll be easy to find us. Just look for the CON*tourage red flag. (For more information, check out the Facebook page.) Thu 8PM, Twenty-Two Storys lobby bar (Hyatt).
Yellow Ribbon Party
We began as a well-meaning group of Dragon*Con attendees celebrating our military men and women coming home to us. We discovered that we didn't want to just celebrate our friends and family; we wanted to celebrate those still serving this country, those who can't come home yet to their loved ones, and those who gave all so that we geeks and fans could gather in freedom. Thus was born the Dragon*Con Yellow Ribbon party! Free, no Dragon*Con badge necessary, we'll be collecting for the USO of Georgia. Thu 8PM, 601-602 (Marriott)
Featuring appearances by:
- 8:30: The amazing antics of Thimblerig Circus
- 9:15: Lovely lyrics from the Dulcet Dames (A 1940s style acapella Americana
- 10:00: Manly music by Men of Melody
CON-Voluted 2nd Annual A.B.C. Party
What is an A.B.C Party? Anything But Clothes. Come dressed in a garbage bag, duct tape, police tape, bumper stickers, playing cards, bandages, a towel, a shower curtain, you name it. It doesn't matter so long as it is not clothing. What can you cover (or not cover) your naughty bits with and still make it to the party? Creativity and last minute planning is highly encouraged. CON-Voluted will be providing a DJ and Free Drinks. 21+ only please. Bring ID. We will have security checking IDs at the door. No ID, no admission. More details at the Facebook page. Thu 10PM, Room Number TBA (Hyatt).
Apeture Science Fan Photo Shoot
If you have an Apeture Science costume and want to take pictures with others, compare props, and chat about how awesome Portal is. Fri 2PM, in front of the Pulse!
An Evening in Bree
The Tolkien Track party. Fri 8:30PM, Centennial I (Hyatt).
Rock Star Photo Shoot & Mingle
Calling all rockers to come together for one big rock star photo shoot! We've seen you walking around—Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, KISS, Elvis, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Prince, Motley Crue, Madonna, Cindi Lauper. Or throw on your best rocker face, slap on the studs and rock star attitude, or favorite concert t-shirt and come get your photo taken with rock legends. More info. at the Facebook event page. Fri 9PM, Pulse Bar Area (Marriott).
25th Anniversary Masked Ball
Celebrating Dragon*Con's 25th year! Featuring The Ghosts Project with some extra special guest musicians. Come dressed to the nines. Masks are required to attend. Masks will be available for purchase at our Charity Events table just outside the room, with all proceeds going to this year's charity, The National Inclusion Project. Fri 10PM, Regency VI-VII (Hyatt).
Zombie Prom 2011
Dance, party, stumble, and moan into the night. Be there and be dead (or not)! With MC Kristen Nickels and DJ Jamie Toon along with the rest of the infamous Zombie Squad and other special guests. Come in your best zombie make-up for the chance to win D*C’s most coveted titles of Zombie King and Queen (chosen by a panel of experts). Fri 10PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).
Legend of the Seeker Fans Photo Shoot
Legend of the Seeker fans with or without costume, please join the group photo shoot. We will have a big SAVE OUR SEEKER sign in support for a third season of the show. Fri 11PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott)
Terry Goodkind Meetup
Come by the Goodkind ConSuite to mingle with other Terry Goodkind fans and enjoy ice cream and drinks! Sat 2PM, Room 223/226 (Hyatt).
Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire Costume Meetup and Photoshoot
A photoshoot in two parts for all Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire costumers! Costumes based on the HBO show or the books are all welcome, as are fellow fans without costumes. We'll be meeting before and after the 5:30PM AMSF Track "Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming" panel. This promises to be a large group of costumers, so come join us! Sat 4:30PM and 7PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott).
D*C2011 Official Reddit Meetup
The official Reddit meetup for Dragon*Con 2011. Look for the big orange-red arrow to find us! Sat 6PM, 10th floor lobby (Marriott).
This year, the Stargate Multiverse Track has partnered with the Star Trek Track to bring you a bigger, better games night and dance party combination, all to benefit this year's charity, the National Inclusion Project. Stop by carnival stations with midway games, card games, and board games. Get your portrait sketched in a live one-on-one session by nationally renowned graphic artist Pierre Bernard, Jr. ($30 per person). Have your photo taken in our expanded green screen photo booth ($10 single, $20 group). (More information here.) Sat 8:30PM, Peachtree Ballroom A-F (Westin).
Rainbow Flag Party - Carrying On
The BritTrack, in partnership with OutlantaCon, is co-hosting this year's Rainbow Flag Party! Cash bar, music, and dancing at one of the biggest and best parties at Dragon*Con! Sat 9PM, Atlanta Ballroom (Sheraton).
An Evening at the Winespring Inn
The Wheel of Time Track’s annual party. An evening of music and merriment at everyone's favorite inn. Sat 10PM, EFGH (Westin)
Last Party on Alderaan
Tonight we’re going to party and dance like it’s the end of the world! Sat 10PM, A601–A602 (Marriott).
MMO Gathering of Heroes
The DC*MMO gang is throwing a party, and you’re invited! Come as you are, or come dressed as your favorite hero from an MMO.
MMO heroes limited to *deep breath*: Stormtroopers, Jedi, Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi, Knights, Warriors, Ninjas, Pirates, Rogues, Thieves, Buccaneers, Snipers, Scouts, Rangers, Strangers, Hunters, Wizards, Lich Kings, Dragons, Dwarves, Gnomes, Elves, Pilots, Sorcerers, Warlocks, Necromancers, Shamans, Priests, Demons, Barbarians, Conquerors, Enchanters, Federation Officers, Redshirts, Spellslingers, Post-Apocalyptic Wanderers, Road Warriors, Corsairs, Privateers, Smugglers, Mad Scientists, Tinkerers, Drow, Monks, Medics, Healers, Brewmasters, Tanks, Dragon Riders, Warriors, Superheroes, Supervillains, Lions, Tigers, Bears (oh my!), Ravens, Hawks, Tauren, Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, Worgen, Werewolves, Druids, Vampires, Zombies, Elementals, Kobolds, Cylons, Colonials, Gods, Gunslingers, Pandas, Ostragoths, Visigoths, Plain Jane Goths, Corporate Goths, Oh-my-goths, Picts, Celts, Nemedians, Stygians, Cimmerians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Trojans, Khitans, Martians, Venusians, Jovians, Minmatar, Caldari, Amarr, Gallente, Undead, Forsaken, Draenei, Horde, Alliance, Sarnak, Drakken, Dark Elves, Wood Elves, High Elves, Erudites, Fae, Frogloks, Halflings, Hobbits, Kerra, Iksar, Ratonga, Mutants, Humans, Twi’lek, Zabrak, Trandoshans, Mon Calamari, Bothans, Sullustans, Ithorians, Wookiees (especially Wookiees), Bounty Hunters, Space Troopers, Super Troopers, Orions, Elysea, Asmodae, White Mages, Black Mages, Red Mages, Blue Mages, Life Mages, Death Mages, QQ’ing Mages, Frost Mages, Fire Mages (but not Arcane Mages...buncha one-button-pressing jerks!), Samurai, Dragoons, Corsairs, Dancers, Prancers, more Necromancers, Paladins, Beastmasters, Puppet Masters, Gypsies, Tramps (and Thieves), Berserkers, Dragon Slayers, Vampire Slayers, Assassins, Scholars, Templars, Guardians, Demonologists, Conquerors, Captains, Champions, Minstrels, Burglars, Wardens, Rune-Keepers, and Death Knights.
If, somehow, we missed your particular brand of MMO hero, rest assured. If you can
think of it, chances are it’s in an MMO somewhere. Our own Krystalle Voecks will be
spinning tunes until the wee hours. In addition, we will be featuring contests, giveaways, and a host of MMO-flavored surprises for everyone. Sat 10PM, Capitol Ballroom (Sheraton).
The Villains Ball
Party with the BritTrack at the Villains Ball, celebrating all things evil and sinister with a night of dancing and music! Show off your best villain costume or twirl your mustache in the shadows. Featuring DJ Rob Levy, The Ken Spivey Band, Mad Tea Party, and John Lenahan. Sat 10PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).
Fans for Christ.org Church Service
Like going to Sunday services but don't want to leave the con? Once again we will be having our geek-centered, costume-friendly, all-are-welcome church service on Sunday morning (9/4). Come visit our FFC fan-table for directions or more information. Sun 10AM, Meeting Room (Days Inn at Spring and Baker Street, one block west of the Hyatt).
Ravelry Meet Up/Stitch & Bitch
Bring your string and sticks and take a break from the convention madness with your fellow crafty con-goers. All knitters, crocheters, spinners, and other fiber artists are welcome to join us. This is an informal gathering, so black tie is optional. Sun 1PM, 10th Floor Lounge (Marriott).
Dragon*Con 2011 Brony Meetup
The official Reddit My Little Pony meetup at Dragon*Con. Look for the big orange-red arrow to find us! Sun 4PM, 10th floor lobby (Marriott).
Art Salon Room Party
Come join us for our Art Salon! Several artists have gathered to throw a lovely evening of art and socializing for our fans and others. Beaded jewelry and photographs from Green Dragon, woodworking by local artist Roy Coker, and prints of original art by Natile Jacques will be there. Sun 5PM, Room TBA Thursday (Marriott).
Zone 42 - The Fabulous Killjoys of Dragon*Con Meetup
Look alive, Sunshine! Inspired by the My Chemical Romance album, Danger Days, Zone 42 is a group of Killjoys looking for a few good Crash Queens, Zone Runners, and Motor Babies to join us. Hell, even BLI is welcome to join in our shenanigans. If you're brightly colored and look like you just beat the apocalypse, feel free to join us as we roam the Zones...er...con! Sun 6PM, The lions in front of the motor lobby (Marriott).
The Grand Pirate and Time Travelers Ball
Wear your finest historical or anachronistic costume and be prepared to dance and make merry! Airship pirates, buccaneers, chrononauts of all time periods welcome (as well as the curious public). Presented by the Alternate History and Sci-Fi Literature Tracks. Sun 8:30PM, Peachtree Ballroom A-F (Westin).
Meet up with fans, cast, and crew of SGTV, the YouTube channel featuring parody vids from Stargate and other sci-fi and fantasy series. Sun 8:30PM, 10th Floor (Marriott).
The pleasure of your company is requested at the Yule Ball where students of Hogwarts will socialize with their "foreign" guests. And this year, we're going totally 80's! For the first half of the Yule Ball, we'll be featuring eighties music. Come in your Hogwarts finery or whatever you're currently wearing. Sun 8:30PM, Grand Ballroom (Sheraton).
Browncoats: Redemption Wrap Party
The Fan Film for Charity project officially comes to an end and we're sending it off with a great shindig. Come out and celebrate, dance, and hear what's next and enjoy surprises and special guests. This is a once in a lifetime event that you won't want to miss. Celebrate being part of Browncoat History! Sun 9PM, Atlanta Ballroom (Westin).
Kingdom of Loathing Party
Zack and Kevin (Jick and HotStuff) will be on-hand to get the party rolling. Drinks, dancing, board games; we honestly have no idea where it will wind up. Sun 10PM, Capitol Ballroom (Sheraton).
*Note: TIMES/LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Jennie Breeden, congratulations on your engagement!
Happy Birthday, Claire
Best of luck to you and Alan.
14 Years Together and 13 Years at Dragon*Con = The Great Adventure!
Thank you, Jerry, for being geeky with me.
Six years and it's still the best day ever.
To Bev Kodak, the YA Lit Track Director.
Happy Birthday Navigator
From your wife and the Sunshine of your life. I Love You.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Rob Thurman from Dragon*Con!
—Rwinny and Twinchy
Thank You to Shelley for saying yes to the Big Question
I am a very Happy Man. Love You Shelley!
Happy 10-Year Anniversary
To my husband, best friend, drinking buddy, & Imzadi... you taught me the secret of eternal youth. Never stop laughing! I love you baby!
Thanks for changing seats and changing my life two years ago. I love you!
Have a wonderful 32nd Birthday, Brendan!
We all love you!
—Love, Mom, Gina, Care, Jason, and Carmen
From Zoltan to Lady Mayhem
Happy 2nd con and happier 10th anniversary bumhug! Thank you, and I love you!
Thank you for 3 wonderful years! I love you!
— The Rev. Russell Cash
Lori, Melinda, and Mike
Welcome to Dragon*Con where dreams of radioactive zombies in tanks movies do come true.
Thanks for 19 years of Dragon*Con and friendship and love! This is our real anniversary.
Gwen Blakeley has gone into the West
But you are with us still in spirit. We love and miss you.
—PLOBFFHH from Alesia, Dawn, Kris, Dina, Kim, Madie, Crystal, Ashley, Darcee, & Heather.
Attend one of the Science Track's Ham Radio talks last year and get
We want to meet you. Tweet @ATLRadioClub for more info.
To My Wonder Daughter, Tiffany (Tifa)!
Welcome to your first con! This is one of the happiest moments of my life to be able to share it with you! You are now an official geek! hehehe!
Happy Birthday on Friday, Laura!
Welcome back to Atlanta.
—Atlanta Royal Cabbies
Happy Birthday BT!
So very glad you could make it from Boston this year!
Happy 21st birthday, Kassandra!
So glad we can celebrate at the Con.
—Love you, Mama
Happy Birthday to my bestest roomie, Karen Venn!
Hope to see you at D*C next year.
Happy first Dragon*Con to Josh, Patrick, and Lizzie
We are going to have a blast!
Happy Dragon*Con to My South Carolina Family
Much Love to Soundwave Legion of Boom, Charleston Area Star Trek Fans, and Lowcountry Anime & Gaming.
Happy Birthday, Tammy (on Mon 9/5)!
On your first Dragon*Con! I hope this is the first of many.
To My Wonderful Husband, Spencer
Who, even though we just bought a new house and a new car last month and definitely don't have as much money as usual for this trip, still managed to make sure that we get to enjoy another fun-filled con together! I love you and thank you for being as geeky as I am!
—All my Love, Teresa
Wishing My Husband, Augie a Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary!
Thinking of You
Ryan Jones and Essay Hood, the best 10th Doctor and Rose this side of David Tennant and Billie Piper. May you get better soon!
Mog, Jase, D, and Red Shirt...I mean Chrissy
Hail, hail, the crew's all here! Barring mutiny, here's to the start of a wonderful addiction! Can't wait to share our first D*C stories—and more "you had to be there" events! Guess D wanted to renew vows after all! 😉
Super Excited About My Third Year at Dragon*Con
And even more excited to bring my sexy boyfriend for his very first time! Love you, Sean! XO
Happy Birthday, Ben Joyner!
Best hubby in the world! 🙂 Love you! Looking forward to next weekend!
To My Baby, Happy 25th Birthday
Sorry I won't be there as I am here at Dragon*Con.
Join the Dark Empire
Like the 501st but it's not Dark Side enough for you? Join the Dark Empire! We're officially affiliated with LucasArts. Custom costumes must pass standards to join. Come to the Dark Side.
Traci, My Lover, My Everything
I'm so glad you Dragon*Con de-virginized me last year, and even happier to be here with you this year. For this alone, I could put a ring on it. But that's neither here nor there...Let's enjoy the weekend! I love you!
Dragoncon is Love
Techno, I love you more than all the stormtroopers in the 501st + all the hamburgers at the Varsity + all the elevators stuck in the Hyatt. Happy D*Con, once again.
A huge, huge thank you to all the guests, staff, and volunteers who make Dragon*Con possible
Y'all don't get nearly the credit you deserve. I wanted you to know you are appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Have a great con!!
Zombies! You Can Run...
But you can't hide. Not this year Mr. HIACWEEKTZ*! There are more of us ... and
we're coming for you.
—Signed, "Hides In A Corner While Everyone Else Kills the Zombies"
To My Dear Friends (Busted Hoes)
Chris, Jessica, Katie, Eric: I can't wait to see your smiling angel faces as we tromp through another year at D*C together. I love you!
Craishae, Dear Child of Mine
Have fun and be safe. Mainly be smart and make sure to bring me something from home! Love ya!
Thanks for the sweet message, Shae!
Been to many cons, but I'm so excited for my first Dragon*Con!:D
To my wonderful twin sister, Melanie, and my best friend, Mindy
I cannot wait to experience my 4th year at Dragon*Con with you guys. This year's going to be the best one yet, I can tell! Let's be bad guys! Allons-y!
Happy Dragon*Con to Leatrice, Bindiya, Shelby, Angie, and Rodisha!
I wish we could all be there together, but this is an even greater incentive to come back next year! Love you all!
Dale, I am so excited to share the Dragon*Con experience with you!
We are going to have so much fun!
Waffle, this will be the first of many D*Cons together!
Let's make it one to remember. I love you so much!
Meri and Luchia
Can't wait to see you experience your first Dragon*Con! Kimberly and I will show you the ropes! D*C Girls will ROCK!!
Happy 12th Birthday, Elijah!
From a youngling to a young man, I couldn't be more proud of you. May the force be with you.
So happy to be sharing your first Dragon*Con with you!! Can't wait!!
—Love, Lisa and Jenny
Mike, I know you're going to be a great daddy
Baby Barron #1 due April, 2012.
—Love, Your Wife Casey.
Happy 5th Dragon*Con anniversary to my awesome friends, Hollis, Jenny,
Ashley (1), and Ashley (2)!
We are going to rock in Sucker Punch this year!!! xoxoxo
Lost & Found
[If you've lost or found something at the convention, stop by Dragon*Con Security in Room M101 (Marriott). If that doesn't bring about a successful reunion, email the Daily Dragon and we'll announce it. And be sure to check out these helpful Lost & Found Hints and Tips from D*C Security.]
LOST: 16 gigabite mini-sd memory card at the atrium ballroom at the Marriott. Email: email@example.com
LOST: d02 baseball hat in southern comfort restaurant Friday night at 7PM in Hilton. Hotel lost and found hasn't found it. It days "know no limit" on the reverse. If
found please contact Christian Conkle at 360-936-9978
LOST: Droid X with purple zebra stripe cover. Please call 1 (704) 906-1692. We think it was left lower merchandise room in Marriott.
LOST: Sword between Hyatt and Marriott by pool: wooden, duct tape hilt, silver and black. Please tweet @Zephyrpop if found.
LOST: black Motorola phone battery, on Friday, BF5X. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST: Kodak camera in gray canvas case w/extra lens pocket. Medium black, wide nylon strap. Lost in Hyatt, Sat AM. Shannon Aviles 407-405-8143
LOST: black Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate smartphone in clear argyle patterned case. Modest reward. Email: email@example.com
LOST: 4-day badge. Name: Anason Philavanh; Nickname: Psylocke
Last worn inside Marriot Sat (9/3) around 11PM-1AM. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST: Florida drivers license. Jenny Schoenfeld 727-967-1856
LOST: Silver lightsaber hilt with red power button and slightly discolored handgrip in Marriott Atrium under Pulse loft or Marriott Atrium ballroom before Gonzaroo. Contact Jean Prior, 513-560-2591. 11491 Folkstone Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45240
FOUND: iPhone 4 found in Learning Center, Hyatt. Appears to belong to a "Berkan Ciger." Turned in to Daily Dragon, Chicago E-F.
LOST: Wallet with Utah driver's license (1st name: Winn) found in Marriott dealer's room. At Security Operations (M).
FOUND: Nikon lens cap found in Westin Peachtree Ballroom. Left at the soundboard.
LOST: Lost four-day badge for Brian Wilson in Marriott atrium around 10:30PM Friday. Realized it was missing five minutes afterward and looked but someone already got it. Any help is appreciated. email: email@example.com
LOST: Black Sony Cybershot camera with pictures of McGee's Alice and the Queen of Hearts as I was leaving the convention. It may have been in the hotels or it may have fallen out in the Courtland Parking garage. Please help me find it 🙁 I took so many pictures! If found, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOUND: Blue Sony camera. Turned in at information booth at the Hilton.
LOST: Drivers license after registration belonging to Stephen Willis of Valdosta, GA. If found, please call 229-232-3196.
FOUND: Found D*C badge for Mike Duberville in the Sheraton parking garage. Left with the Registration staff.
FOUND: A smartphone was left in the X-track room. Please see a member of the X-track to pick it up.
FOUND: An iPhone was left in the Writer's Workshop in Hanover A-B.