Author Signings

When: Entire convention
Where: Westin Overlook

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
Where: Courtland Grand Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Be sure to mark this on your must-do list for the weekend, because it’s just so dang fun! The internationally known burlesque dancer and producer May Hemmer is so excited to continue this legacy and she is proud to introduce some of the finest performers and artists that this country has to offer. This show is just dripping with the most glamorous geeks you can possibly imagine! The infamous Cocoa Barbie from New Orleans, May Hemmer, shall be your mistress of nerdery at the fabulous Courtland Grand Hotel!

All you need is your badge to attend this event!

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Dragon Con Night at the Aquarium

When: Saturday

It’s baaaccccck!  Channel your inner fantasy and join us for the return of Dragon Con Night at Georgia Aquarium.  Here, you can experience exclusive after-hours views of the Aquarium galleries, with ambient music and food and drinks available for purchase with a General Admission ticket. To take your experience to the next level, consider the VIP experience which includes food and open bar located in a private ballroom with upgraded décor. Don’t miss this mystical and magical experience as you journey through 11 million gallons of wondrous water. We can’t wait to see your creativity in all things Dragon Con on this special night.

Important Information

  • Guests have the option to buy General Admission or VIP Admission.
  • Dragon Con badge lanyards are not accepted for admission.
  • Dragon Con has a clear no weapons policy that will be enforced. Click here for rules.
  • Food court open from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Cash bars open from 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • There will be tight security scanning and bag checks for all guests
  • No gum – no lighters – no pocketknives
  • No changing room or bag storage available

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

Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra Presents:

When: Saturday
Where: Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom

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

For the sixth year, 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

The Late Night Puppet Slam

When: Monday 
Where: Westin Peachtree Ballroom

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! 2019’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+

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.

The Palmetto Knights Tournaments

When: Saturday
Where: Courtland Grand Hotel

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. 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 unchoreographed combat experience leveraging our expertise in battle effectiveness of tactics and weaponry.

Dragon Con's Pin-Ups by the Pool Party

When: Friday
Where: Courtland Grand Hotel Pool and Courtyard

May Hemmer and her bevy of bathing beauties bring to you a poolside treat! Music, gorgeous ladies, and fun is what’s to be had at the poolside party as it returns for its tenth year to The Fabulous Courtland Grand Hotel. Be sure to don your best poolside pinup attire as there will be a pin-up competition!  Your mistress of Ceremonies will be the incomparable Phoebe Nyx, and May Hemmer will be there with her Burlesque Bombshells from Saturday night’s gorgeous Glamour

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!

Twisted Toonz

When: Thursday
Where: Marriott Atrium Ballroom 

Are you ready to attend the one event at the con that everyone will be talking about next week, not only those of us who are here but people all over the world? Then you do NOT want to miss the famous live movie read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this is the event that will kick Atlanta in the A**!! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Winnie the Pooh as Darth Vader, Christopher Walken as Harry Potter, or Pinky & the Brain as Frodo and Sam! This event will be packed, so get there early and strap yourself in! It’s time to experience your favorite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way! We’ll see you there and you may never be the same again!

Video & Film Rooms

Where: Hilton 202 & 203

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

Join us as Explorers through our imaginations as we trip through the decades. Feel like Flash Gordon as you rocket to see a Battle Beyond the Stars.  Thrill as we fight Ice Pirates and killer robots as we trip through the Black Hole.  Enjoy some Soylent Green in a FutureWorld as you exchange stories with The Last Starfighter on The Planet of the Apes.

If space is not your thing, engage with Wizards as they duel over the fate of The Black Caldron. Meet Arthur and try to pull Excalibur from the stone and battle The Sword and the Sorcerer to protect The Dark Crystal, and to become the DragonSlayer.

Round out your adventure by joining Time Bandits along with Doctor Who and the Daleks, on a trip through history with A Boy and His Dog, meeting The Omega Man as he tries to save Earth.

These and many other cult favorites are waiting inside, so bring your popcorn and candy and enjoy the show!

The world used to be split in two – you had cartoons and you had anime.  Times have changed and now we have a rich mix of Anime, traditional cartoons, digital animation, and mixed media animation.  You’ll still find all of your anime favorites and new exciting animation in our repertoire!.

Come hang out and see what we have playing.  The Anime Video Room tends to fill up quickly, so get to your showing early.  Oh, you want to know about Subs and Dubs – we’ll have both on hand – so don’t worry.  We’ll see you there!


When: Thursday
Where: Hyatt Centennial Ballroom II-III

Well, DCW fans, here we go again! This is the 19th 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
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.