Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dragon*Con & Lots of Pics

It wouldn't be a Con without those Stormtroopers!
So me and husband were able to attend our first Con this year!!! Dragon*Con!! Since it was  our first time attending a Con we decided only to go for a day to see if it was for us. Now all I can really say is "I can't wait till next year!!"

Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service
Drocell Keinz - the amazing thing about this cosplay was that the music actually worked! She made it herself!!
Bulma & Goku
Dragon*Con was on Labor Day Weekend, and since we wanted to make the most out of our time there we decided to go on Saturday.  Looking at the different fan tracks online it looked like that day there would be a lot of main events happening, like the parade. (We didn't have the greatest seats for the parade as you can see, but we managed to least see the parade!)

We arrived in Atlanta about 8:00, and were able to find a great parking spot in a garage right by the Sheraton :::thanks to a tip from a fellow Dragon*Con attender on twitter::::  Though the line for registration wrapped around the hotel it only took us about an hour to our badges and be on our way!
Ghostbusters! (the one on the right is the steampunk version)
Tifa & Aeris! (I'm a major FFVII fan)
Hagrid & Snape
All in all we had a great day.  We saw so many different comic book, and anime characters as well as some pretty awesome vendors and artists. Because the Con is located in so many different hotels, though relatively close to each other, it is easy to see why you would want to attend for more than just one day.  Luckily we were able to get into the things we wanted to see, such as the Parade, Cosplay Costume Contest, and Comic Book Babe Contest.

While waiting for the Comic Book Babe contest, a lovely steampunk couple!
The Comic Book Babe contest was probably my favorite and you would not even begin to believe how long that line was.  Not only did it weave throughout the hotel, by the time we got in line we were outside around the building.  We almost decided to give up considering how long it was but we decided to stick it out and lucky for us, despite the line being that long our seats were still close to the front!!!  Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from it because frankly I was so wore at this point. =(

Voltaire, who was BEYOND hilarious, was the best part of the contest and I think he was the only thing keeping me awake at this point.

We decided to duck out of the contest early (there were over 70 contestants! least that's where they were at when we left), and I managed to make it to the car before I fell quickly asleep in car.  I am soooo thankfu tol my husband is such a good sport when taking me to things like this and he didn't complain once! He even admitted he had a good time and now wants to dress up next year!!!

Its was surely a fun day =)

....more pictures!

the Predator (thats what my husband said it was, I didn't know)
the Joker
um. a dragon?




  1. Yes! This looks so awesome, I am sad that I could not make it.

  2. NIce! Looks like you had a lot of fun :D

  3. I would recommend you check it out next year =)

  4. Oh it was!! btw I'm sad your not blogging anymore.... =(

    I'm following you on twitter now tho! (I don't mean to sound stalker.. eeek!)

  5. This looks like so much fun! I've been to something similar, Animecon, a few years ago and really liked looking at everyone's cosplay costumes. I would love to go again one day but cosplay as well instead of being just an onlooker :)

  6. Wow some of those cosplays are amazing! Looks soo fun!

  7. cosplay always looks so fun! & I love ur header! It’s really cute!

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo