As you may have already heard, our little convention is going viral (and we don’t mean another pandemic. We’ve had enough of those). We’re traveling back to the early 1990s when the internet first became widely available and we weren’t spending our days sitting in the dark saying “wait, that was almost 30 years ago?” Back when the internet had that fresh, new world wide web smell, and the “dulcet” sounds of the Hamster Dance rang in our ears…pretty much daily. When technology is once again upending our world, we at Dragon Con are turning back to the nostalgic feel of 127.0.0.1 (home) and bringing your favorite convention to you. Want to be a part of Dragon Con Goes Virtual? We would love that for sure! Check out several ways to be included with our first ever virtual event.
Call your parents and tell them you finally made it big! Dust off those head shots. Practice your autograph. You’re going to be a star! Well…in certain circles, maybe. We have some great opportunities to broadcast your love for Dragon Con and for your fandom to thousands of viewing eyes. This is your moment to shine! (No pressure.)
DC Love Notes
Missing Dragon Con and want to let us and your fellow fandom know what you love about Dragon Con? Submit a 60 – 90 second video highlighting what you love about the convention and/or the community. Please submit your Dragon Con Love Note by August 15th.
Friday Night Costume Contest
Dragon Con’s Friday Night Costuming Contest (FNCC) focuses solely on the craftsmanship of the costume and inspires both audience member and contestant alike. Judges will be looking at the costume itself, the workmanship, design, and inspiration. This will be open to groups and individuals, experts and novices, and costumes from mainstream or self-creative. All judges are costuming professionals with extreme costume backgrounds. To enter the contest, please register and details will be sent to each participant on how to submit the necessary documentation and video. Registration closes at midnight on August 20th.
Hallway Costume Contest
Want a chance to show off your best costume on Dragon Con’s social media? What better way than to take our traditional Hallway Costume Contest virtual! Enter the contest through completion of the registration form and be prepared to win great prizes including memberships to Dragon Con and other awesome swag!! We will be awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall and then lots of other honors based on genre and other cool things about your submissions. We can’t wait for you to show off your finest (or most brilliant mash up, quirky pairing, hilarious and smart joke reflected through your costume, etc.) to our social media followers who will have a chance to vote on their favorites with the submissions that get the most votes crowned the winners. Grab your best costume, plan your most “in character” pose, and just have a great time sharing your cosplays all for a chance to be recognized in our Sunday night Masquerade event and to win great prizes.
Entries are due by midnight on September 2nd.
*Please note, pre-judging may occur depending on the number of applicants received.
In the grand tradition of convention costuming, dating back nearly five decades in SF fandom, Dragon Con is proud to present the largest Masquerade Costume Contest in the Southeast and one of the largest in the world! Entering the Masquerade is easy (and a great way to win amazing prizes and the much coveted title of Best in Show)! Submit your video entry (60-90 seconds for individual or group costume only and 2-3 minutes for group skit) by 5p on August 15th using the link on the right of this page. It’s that simple. Then stand back, watch your amazing work on display, and keep your fingers crossed for a win from our judges. Please review the Masquerade rules before you enter.
Want to be a part of the biggest parade in Atlanta each year? We can’t exactly take over Peachtree this year, but we are doing our best to still bring this amazing display of awesomeness to a living room near you. What are we looking at from you all? To be consistent with previous years and have it still *feel* like a parade, any footage you submit should have you start off screen, come onto screen from the right, and then walk off-screen to the left. A single group’s video should be around 30-45 seconds. This is not a hard limit. If your group has enough content to fill a whole minute, bring it on. Larger groups are welcome to give us longer videos, but ideally nothing longer than 90 seconds. Larger groups are welcome to give us longer videos, but ideally nothing longer than 90 seconds. For more details and to submit a video, check out the link to the right. The deadline to submit a video is August 12th.