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Dragon Con Atlanta 2024

One of the country's top fantasy and sci-fi conventions in Atlanta, Georgia

Dates: August 29–September 2, 2024

Dragon Con Atlanta
Dragon Con Atlanta
Dragon Con Atlanta
Dragon Con Atlanta
Dragon Con Atlanta

Dragon Con is the foremost multi-media pop culture convention centered around science fiction and fantasy, gaming, tracks, comics, literature, art, music, and film across the cosmos. It is the ultimate destination for enthusiasts to revel in these passions alongside like-minded fans during Labor Day Weekend. To cut a long story short, Dragon Con is a must for a true comic and popular arts fan.

Scheduled Activities

DragonCon unfolds over four days and features around 3,500 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops. It boasts over 30 distinct programming tracks encompassing writing, alternate history, art, anime, gaming, science fiction and fantasy literature, comic books, costuming, space, and science.

The highlights of the Dragon Con include gaming, an art show, contests, a comic and pop artist alley, dozens of vendors, specialized workshops, celebrity guests, music performances & its own annual award. Guests can also participate in autograph sessions, reading sessions by authors, and wrestling. Kids will have a chance to meet, greet, and get a photo with a wide variety of characters. The greatest crowd-pleaser must be the Dragon Con Parade.

Dragon Con Parade (August 31, 2024)

The best part of Dragon Con starts on Saturday at 10 am. Folks dressed up in intricate costumes flood Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. The Parade commences at the junction of Linden Avenue and Peachtree Street, then proceeds southward along Peachtree, traversing intersections with Pine Street, Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, and John Portman Boulevard, and ending at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The whole city is invited to the free event. You can become a superhero and take part in this vibrant extravaganza.


Dragon Con facilitates an array of gaming sessions and tournaments. Opportunities include role-playing, video gaming, collectible card playing, joystick gamebar, NSDMG, LAN games and e-tournaments, larps and werewolves, miniature games, board gaming (for $10 for the entire weekend), Artemis starship bridge simulator, save point, and tabletop gaming.


During Dragon Con, members can participate in a variety of contests. In an Animation/Anime Costuming Contest, which will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Hilton Grand Salon, the participants will demonstrate the skill of bringing 2D and 3D characters from all forms of media into the real world. Other fun contests include the Friday Night Costuming Contest, Hallway Costume Contest, and Masquerade Costume Contest, the largest masquerade in the Southeast and one of the largest in the world, taking place at Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom on Sunday! Entrance is free with a Dragon Con membership badge.

Tickets price & Location

Attendees are called Members, so Dragon Con 5-day membership ranges from $140 to $160. A limited number of single-day tickets will also be available closer to the event. Kids under seven years old may attend the Convention for free. The organizers also offer some membership benefits, including travel discounts, rental discounts, and other perks. Dragon Con is spread across several hotels in downtown Atlanta—the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, Marriott Marquis, Courtland Grand (formerly Sheraton Atlanta), and Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

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