A Dozen Can’t-Miss Happenings

My friend, this will be a night (and day) to remember

A diverse collection of some of the most memorable and recognizable moments at Dragon Con. Now’s the time to plan your weekend…

Autograph Sessions

When: Entire conference
Where: Marriott International Hall South

Each year, Dragon Con assembles many of its willing guests for scheduled autographs (signings) in one area. Not every guest is willing – or able – to sign items, but we do inquire as to each guest’s willingness to do so.

Some guests, usually screen media guests, charge for autographs in our Walk of Fame, but autographs staged in our Autograph Area are always free. Limitations on number and type of items may be made, generally at the request of the signer, and sometimes due to time considerations.

Autographs will be handled on a first-come, first-signed basis. We will promote equal access for handicapped persons but this does not exclude them from the first-come, first-served rule; as with other convention attendees, they will get their autograph in order of their arrival.

Dragon Con Burlesque: A Glamour Geek Revue

When: Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 (12:00 am)
Where: Sheraton, Grand Ballroom

Talloolah Love is honored to bring you the Dragon Con 2020 burlesque show and is thrilled to bring back, “Talloolah Love Presents:  Dragon Con Burlesque – A Glamour Geek Revue.” With this two hour show, she hopes to appeal to not just the gluttons for glamour, but also to the Geek Chic who make Dragon Con what it is. Be sure to mark this on the must do list for the weekend, you won’t regret it!

All you need is your badge to attend this event!

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Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra Presents:

When: Saturday, Sep 5th, 2020, 7:30pm
Where: Hyatt Regency, Centennial II-III

A special musical experience! Hear live symphonic versions of some of your favorite scores from iconic film & TV shows.

For the sixth year in a row, Georgia Philharmonic presents a musical night of beloved genre favorites. A perfect concert for kids of all ages, including adults! We feature magnificent scores from some of the best-known movies, TV, and video games everyone will know.

90 minute presentation

Live Performances & DJs

We will again offer late-night DJ’d dances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, beginning after the last concert and lasting until dawn, so you vampires can dance until the sun comes up!

Traditional SF convention filk-singing will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, late-night. Filking will begin at midnight and will continue to the light of day.

Dragon Con Night at the Aquarium

When: Saturday, September 4, 2021, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Tickets On Sale: May 1, 2021

This is an amazing way to experience the Georgia Aquarium with special evening hours and exclusive pricing just for Dragon Con.  Imagine yourself exploring the world’s most magical aquarium with dim lighting and Dragon Con Themes on this special night.  This event will end at 11:00 pm and allow you to continue your Dragon Con weekend festivities/events.

  • Special “After Hours” (7:00 pm – 11:00 pm) –  All available Exhibits Open  – This is a PRIVATE Event / This event will SELL OUT
  • Food Court open from 7 – 9 pm
  • Cash Bars open from 7- 10 pm
  • Experience our AT&T Dolphin Gallery (Theater will be closed)
  • All costumes / gear welcome – NO REAL WEAPONS please.
  • For your safety there will be security and bag check for all guests
  • No gum – No lighters – No pocket knives
  • No changing room or bag storage available

IMPORTANT New for 2021

  • Temperature Checks Required for All Visitors
  • Face masks required
  • Limited Capacity for 2021

Costume Contest Rules/Regulations: The Legend of the Chosen.

Shuttle departs from back of Marriott Marquis on Courtland St at 6pm.

Reading Sessions

Where: Various Locations – Hyatt

Offering readings by authors from their own works (and usually some discussion with the audience afterward), our past readers have included T.W. Miller, Janny Wurtz, Kevin J. Anderson, Jana Oliver, Karen McCollough, Tracy Hickman, Laura Curtis, and Caitlin Kiernan. Check the schedule closer to the convention for the latest on who will be reading for you this year!

The Late Night Puppet Slam

Join Dragon Con’s very own puppet ambassadors, Bob and Carl: The Sci-Fi Janitors, as they present a variety show of adult geeky puppet acts from the Guests and Pros of the Puppetry Track! Last year’s audience of nearly 900 made it one of the biggest puppet slams of all time! Don’t miss the hilarity, inappropriateness, and awesome puppetry that has made this one of the most popular events at Dragon Con! PUPPET SHOW! 18+

Video & Film Rooms

Where: Hilton 202 & 203

Dragon Con features two video rooms: one devoted to mainstream movies and the other for Japanese Animation.

The Main Video Room shows some of the latest movies you might have seen, and some you might never have known existed. Our crack team scours the world for video treasures that thrill you, delight you, frighten you, make you think, or simply toss your cookies! You’ll marvel at this year’s Super Heroic selection of movies, but you don’t have to read Detective Comics to enjoy all the action you’ll see! As usual, you can expect a few gems thrown in. Be sure to check out our late night offerings for the best in Cult videos including many you’ve never seen!

Dragon Con’s Anime video room shows the latest animated titles from Japan, and some classics you might have overlooked, available subtitled or dubbed in English. Come in for all your Anime needs! As always, seating in the Anime Room is limited and is first come, first serve!


When: Thursday, September 3, 2020 (7:00PM)
Where: Hyatt Centennial Ballroom I-III

Well, DCW fans, here we go again! This is the 18th year of DCW and we plan to make it a blowout. What better way to start out your Dragon Con adventure than watching these crazy wrestlers beat the crap out of each other? The DCW Hooligans will of course be there to insult the wrestlers as they do every year. You don’t want to miss this show – we have some great action planned and of course there are always surprises for the fans!

Kids Character Encounter

When: Sunday, September 6, 2020 (10:00 am)
Where: Hyatt Regency V

The Kids Character Encounter gives kids (and their parents) the chance to meet, greet, and get a photo with a wide variety of characters. Growing to over 50 character performers last year, the event is a perfect chance to snap pictures of your little ones without having to brave the crowded hallways of Dragon Con. Featuring a larger room, longer time, and stroller parking, the 2019 Kids Character Encounter promises to be even better than before. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Everyone 7 years old or older must have their own Dragon Con membership.

The Palmetto Knights Tournaments

When: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Where: Sheraton Atlanta

The Palmetto Knights is a nonprofit international sports team based out of South Carolina with various clubs in the southeast. This medieval fight team, which includes both men and women, focuses on the research and training to recreate the ancient art of Medieval and Renaissance foot combat. The highlight of the con is the Dragon’s Cup Tournament, which has been recognized by the international league WMFC. Participants include other reenactment organizations, who also fight and compete across the USA and internationally. They will bring their real world insight into the equipment so they can truly discuss and educate on how effective they were on the battlefield. Each year, we present an entertainment unlike no other as we draw from history to conduct an un-choreographed combat experience leveraging our expertise in battle effectiveness of tactics and weaponry.