Dragon Con Media Relations

August, 30 – September, 3 Atlanta, GA
Covering Dragon Con Parade 2018
Written By: Samm Douglas - Aug• 18•18

The annual Dragon con parade is not only a fan favorite, but one of our favorites as well. This year the parade will be held at 10 AM September 1, lasting roughly two hours.  Approved reporters will again be able to take advantage of the media area at the corner of Peachtree Street and Baker Street. Please approach from the Hyatt side and we recommend you arrive around 9:30 AM on Sept 1. Reporters will be allowed to take up close photographs and even walk along the marchers in the parade for a brief time.

Reporters will be allowed to gather along the parade right in the reporters corral.  Dragon Con Media Relations Volunteers will walk individual reporters through the parade for a short distance, and then a short distance back.  Several volunteers will be available so multiple reporters can experience the parade at a time.  We ask that reporters return to the corral when asked, and remember not to stand in anyone place too long as it affects the view of spectators.

Beginning at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue, the parade will head south on Peachtree, east (left) on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north (left) on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street, in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The route is similar to last year’s route at– miles, from .8 miles last year, and brings the route closer to the North Avenue MARTA station, in addition to Civic Center and Peachtree Center. Parking downtown is expected to be tight, and we encourage parade spectators to consider taking MARTA. If you are planning on coming out to view the parade only, we strongly encourage you to use the North Avenue MARTA station to avoid the majority of traffic around the general vicinity of Dragon Con.

Please note, North Avenue at Peachtree will be closed to pedestrian and motor traffic. North Avenue MARTA riders are encouraged to follow West Peachtree to Linden. Civic Center MARTA riders can head either North to Pine or South to Ivan Allen Jr.

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