Dragon Con Media Relations

September, 1 – September, 5 Atlanta, GA
DCMR Update 2019-1 (7/28)
Written By: Dan Carroll - Aug• 02•19

Table of Contents

Getting ready for Dragon Con 2019!

Hot Links:

Picking Up My Badge:

DCMR Podcast 5 2019: Filking and The Brit Track.

DCMR Podcast 4 2019: Tours for Reporters/Space and Science Track.

PRESS RELEASE: Dragon Con Announces Comics & Pop Art All-Ages Programming.

2019 Dragon Con Progress Report Released.

Dragon Con Reporter Email Policy.


Getting ready for Dragon Con 2019!

With less than 30 Days from Dragon Con 2019, you are probably now preparing your coverage ideas for Dragon Con 2019.

  • Remember that we are hear to answer any question you have.
  • If you entered “other team members” on your form, ensure they have applied individually! As a membership organization we are required to have each individual reporter complete their own application and do not give out badges by outlet. Each of your team needs to provide a unique email address.
  • We will be putting together a “boots on the ground” guide and related podcast in mid-august to cover practical concerns such as parking, transit, hotel layouts, navigating the sky bridges, finding more information, and all the good things about being a reporter at Dragon Con.
  • Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent information:
    • Twitter: @DragonConMedia
    • Facebook: Dragon Con Media Relations

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Here are links to our press releases and our podcasts:

Picking Up My Badge:

Consistent with previous years, Dragon Con badges will not be mailed prior to the convention.

Badges may be picked up at Media Relations, located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Greenbriar Room.

Media Relations Office Hours for 2018 are:

Aug 29Thursday2PM-10PM
Aug 30Friday9AM-9PM
Aug 31Saturday9AM-6PM
Sept 1Sunday9AM-5PM
Sept 2Monday9AM-12PM

NOTE: All journalists, photographers, analysts, etc. must present photo identification on-site in order to obtain a badge.

Be aware that it possible that the Greenbriar Room will open early than posted, but we are committing to a 2PM opening.

If you show up at a time when the hotels are conducting badge checks to get into the hotels, please do the following:

  1. Be patient.
  2. Inform the hotel security staff you are a member of the media coming to the GREENBRIAR ROOM.
    1. It is possible they will ask for a DCMR volunteer to escort you to the GREENBRIAR ROOM.
  3. If you are unable to gain entry, call DCMR at Hyatt (404-577-1234) and ask to talk to the GREENBRIAR Room. We will send an escort to you.

Here is the address and phone number for the Hyatt.

Address: 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 577-1234

DCMR Podcast 5 2019: Filking and The Brit Track

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.

DCMR Podcast 4 2019: Tours for Reporters/Space and Science Track

The Dragon Con Media Relations Podcast continues as Dan Carroll, Dragon Con Media Engagement Director, introduces Mary Lou Who, Dragon Con’s Media Engagement Assistant Director. He delves further in Dragon Con Tracks with a provacative and engaging talk about Dragon Con with Dragon Con’s Space and Science Track Directors.

Mary and Dan talk about the tours available to reporters, the parade, the Greenbriar Room, Information Services and a few other topics.

Previous Podcasts:

1: Registration
2: Interviews/Silk Road
3: Policies/Youth

PRESS RELEASE: Dragon Con Announces Comics & Pop Art All-Ages Programming


Dragon Con 2019 Comics & Pop Art Track (PDF Version)

Comic & Pop Artist Alley Boasts a Guest Roster of Industry Veterans and New Talent, Workshops for Children and Adults, and Amplified Kids Programming at Dragon Con.

ATLANTA – July 24, 2019 – Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally-known pop culture, fantasy, science fiction, and gaming convention, will be broadening its Comics & Pop Art programming to encourage art and comic enthusiasts of all ages.

In addition to a dream team of Bronze Age and Modern Age comics writers and artists, the convention’s traditional strength, the convention has added workshops and other programming designed to help aspiring comics creators and to encourage greater interest from today’s younger generations.

2019 Dragon Con Progress Report Released

The Dragon Con Progress Report is an annual publication that provides information about Dragon Con guests, performers, vendors, tracks, special events, contests, workshops, gaming, and so much more.

It is an excellent source of information about Dragon Con 2019 and is available now for your review.

Download Your Copy of the Dragon Con Progress Report!

Dragon Con Reporter Email Policy

Sometimes there are questions about the Dragon Con Media Relations email policy after the convention.  When you accept your badge from Dragon Con, you agree to a number of criteria (no impromptu guest interviews, no photography in the walk of fame, etc.), and one of those things you  agree to is to received emails from Dragon Con Media Relations for up to 1 year.

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