Dragon Con Media Relations

September, 1 – September, 5 Atlanta, GA
DCMR Update 2017-5 (Final)
Written By: Samm Douglas - Aug• 28•17

Table of Contents

  • How to Contact Media Relations
  • Dragon Con Media Relations has limited availability 8/29-8/31
  • How to Get your Badge
  • Not Coming to Dragon Con?
  • Media Events at Dragon Con
    • Pub Crawl
    • New Reporter Walk Through
    • Parade
    • Podcast Opportunities
    • Interview Dragon Con Spokesperson
    • Parade
  • Cancellations
  • Updates

How to Contact Media Relations

Please ask questions directly via email (mediarelations@dragoncon.org).  We ask that you not use facebook to ask official questions of Dragon Con Media Relations staff or Dan Carroll.


Urgent questions can use text or a direct phone call to Dan at 404-692-1958.


Here are some ways to get better and quicker answers:

  • In email and text messages use your outlet name and your name.
  • In email, we are able to respond quickest to emails that have the name and outlet as the subject, along with a word of two describing the issue. An example would be: “Seriously, Dan/Allison J. Swagger Registering additional reporters”
  • In text a simple: This is Joe from The Wall Street Journal. Where do we get badges?”
    Emails about registration go to interviews@dragoncon.org; all other inquiries go to mediarelations@dragoncon.org
  • Dragon Con is a volunteer activity, including the role of Media Relations Director. Dan and Samm both have full time jobs, but we are committed to responding without 1 business day of your contact


Dragon Con Media Relations has limited availability 8/29-8/31


Dragon Con Media Relations will be closing our home offices on 8/29 and beginning our epic journey to the Hyatt Regency.  We will open our doors as close to Noon as possible on Thursday 8/31. If you need to reach us between 8/29 and 9/31, email is the best method.  After 2PM on 9/31 the best way to reach is is to the call the Hyatt Regency We are watching it and will respond as soon as we can.

Email: MediaRelations@dragoncon.org

Hyatt Phone: 404 577 1234


Where do I start when I get to Dragon Con? (Or how do I get my badge?)

Go to the:


Hyatt Regency Atlanta

265 Peachtree Street NE,

Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30303

Tel: +1 404 577 1234 Fax: +1 404 588 4137


Once at the Hyatt Regency work your way to the lowest floor to the GREENBRIAR ROOM.

Floor Plan



Unable to Attend Dragon Con?

If you are unable to attend Dragon Con 2017, or if you are no longer a reporter for you authorized news outlet, please complete this form so that you may be considered for Dragon Con 2018. No shows will need to show good cause for missing Dragon Con 2017 to be considered for next year if they do not complete this form.



Reporter Events:

  • Pub Crawl: We just wrote a new update on the pub crawl It is the can’t miss event
    • https://www.dragoncon.org/mediarelations/2017/08/16/media-relations-tour-and-pub-crawl/
  • New Reporters Tour:
  • Dragon Con Parade: Consider joining us at the corner of Peachtree and Baker in the reporters’ corral September 2, at 9:30 AM for the parade. We will walk reports up and down the parade until the parade ends.
  • Podcast Opportunity:
  • Interview a Dragon Con Spokesperson:
  • Special Press Conferences:
    • Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive Press Conference: To talk about the massive success of the Dragon Con Blood Drive and our significant milestone 2PM Friday, September 1!
    • We will no longer have a new cosplayers press conference due to scheduling conflict.



Due to professional commitments, the following previously confirmed guests will not be able to attend Dragon Con this year.

  • Taylor Anderson
  • Kate Baker
  • Ric Flair
  • Lena Headey
  • Jon Heder



2017 updates and podcasts have rich amounts of information for reporters:









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