Dragon Con Media Relations

August, 30 – September, 3 Atlanta, GA
DCMR Update 2019-4 (8/20)
Aug• 20•19

As always, we recommend you check the website (http://www.dragoncon.org/mediarelations), look at past updates on the website, and listen to the available podcasts for many of the topics you may be interested in. If you can’t find information, send us your questions! 

Hot topics: The Parade: We will be publishing a website post about the parade this week, but we want to remind  you now that we have a special area reserved for media at the corner of Peachtree and Baker along side the Hyatt Regency.  Reporters are not allowed to walk in the parade without a DCMR volunteer escorting you, and security will remove you from the parade route if they notice you. BUT…we give every reporter a chance to walk through the parade WITH an escort. Come to the reporter “corral,” and we will ensure that every reporter gets a chance to take up close and personal shots of the parade!  Details will be found on the website.  

  • Pro Tip: You do not have to sign up for this. Just show up! 

Areas where photography is prohibited: There is no photography in the Art Show at any time, photography in the Walk of Fame is only allowed when you purchase a selfie with a guest, and vendors halls and Comics and Pop Artist Alley are both prohibited. Further there is no reporter access provided for any backstage activity. Reporters are not allowed backstage at the Masquerade or any costume contest, nor are they permitted in the Parade Staging area. Pro-tip: Please respect these rules.  

  • Pro tip: We are warning you about these rules because security does enforce them, and we want to make sure you have a enjoyable Dragon Con. 
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DCMR Podcast 8 2019: Interview Updates
Aug• 20•19

This week, we talk to Erin Behnke (interviews@dragoncon.org) about updates regarding interviews. This is a very short podcast and the big take away is: Interview Requests for Guests not in the Walk of Fame close on August 29! You have plenty of time to get your requests in.

Here are some of the Dragon Con Guests who will make themselves available for media interviews! (You can find out more about the at: https://www.dragoncon.org/people-to-see/guests/

Comic Creators

  • Dane Ault  
  • Andrew Aydin  
  • Mike Baron  
  • June Brigman  
  • James Burns  
  • Richard Case  
  • Mark Dos Santos
  • Stephan Franck  
  • Bryan Scott Fyffe  
  • Scott Hanna  
  • Erica Henderson
  • Georges Jeanty  
  • Ted Naifeh  
  • Zu Orzu  
  • Yanick Paquette  
  • Dan Parent  
  • Lan  Pitts  
  • Van Allen Plexico  
  • Robert Pope  
  • Benny Powell  
  • Jenna Powell  
  • Roy Richardson
  • Richard  Rivera  
  • Fabrice Sapolsky  
  • TJ Sterling  
  • Adam Withers  
  • Thomas Zahler  

Interesting Guests that are hard to categorize:

  • Cheralyn Lambeth Costume/Puppet Creator
  • Dr. Scott Edginton Science/Space
  • Gigi Edgley Actor and Musician (Farscape)
  • Jason Marsden  Voice Actor, Actor, Musician (Goofy Movie)

Authors:

  • Jack  Campbell  
  • Andrew Gaska  
  • Susan & Clay Griffith  
  • Jody Lynn Nye Saturday Only!
  • Tim Waggoner  
  • Robert Sawyer  

Afua Richardson Special Signing at Dragon Con Announced!
Aug• 20•19

Dragon Con Comics Guest Afua Richardson is a local Atlanta comic book artist who continues to excel in her craft. Many Dragon Con attendees recognize her work from the very well loved badge she designed for Dragon Con in 2017. Alfua was recently commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to create two designs for exclusive art representing the X-Men: Dark Phoenix

These images are part of an exclusive 4K Collectors Card pack, created entirely by female artists, only available at Walmart. 

To celebrate these uncanny pieces of art, Alfua will be hosting a special signing Friday, August 30 3:00 PM-5:00 PM in Dragon Con’s Comic and Pop Artist Alley. “Phoenix Passes” are available for few lucky fans to skip the signing line.

Afua Richardson is a Native/African American comic creator best known for her work on Top Cow’s genius. Richardson is the artist of Marvel’s new Bladeseries, All Star Batman, and Attack on Titan’s American anthology. She is the singer and flute player in the band Waking Astronomer.

Afua Richardson is also available for interviews during the convention. We encourage reporters to request an interview with Alfua using this form:

Find out more about Fox’s X-Men Dark Phoenix:


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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Facebook:

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Twitter:
@UrbanFantasyDC – Dragon Con Urban Fantasy
@DragonConMedia – Dragon Con Media Relations
@DragonCon – Dragon Con


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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