Night at the Georgia Aquarium

Aquarium group shot
Photo by Grace Moss

Saturday night was the annual Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s taken this reporter six years of coming to this convention to actually leave the host hotels, and it was definitely something that should have been done sooner. Where else can one see dragons, Ursulas, Aquamen, fairies, superheroes, Dothraki, and at least one Sharknado oohing and ahhing over Beluga whales, whale sharks, sting rays, sea otters, and penguins? One Belgua whale also seemed particularly interested in the strange humans pressed against the glass. It spent several moments checking out one costumed attendee or another.

Aspen Comics sponsored a beach party during the event, including a costume contest and live diving with the Aspen Comics crew. There were also DJs, dancing, food, and a cash bar, as well as artists selling prints of their work. There are places in the aquarium where guests can pet sharks or other sea fauna. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Even as some were leaving after a few hours, more people were arriving by shuttle bus.

It was a great chance to do something a little different and spend time hanging out with friends. Next time, this reporter will definitely conserve energy and go the aquarium to see those penguins and otters again!

Author of the article

Maggie Birge-Caracappa

By day, Maggie Birge-Caracappa is the editorial director at a medical communications company in Yardley, PA. The rest of the time, Maggie sees to the needs of her kitty overlords; polices the grammar on all kinds of published material including signage, menus, and food packaging; and cuddles with her wife while watching her favorite shows (Killjoys, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who among them). She continues to be far too excited to be working for the Daily Dragon. You can find Maggie at her blog, https://inmysize.org and on Twitter @inmysizeblog.

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