During Labor Day weekend, Ben and I flew down to Atlanta to attend our first Dragon*Con: “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!” I had heard a lot of good things about this convention and even watched the documentary about it, so I had pretty high expectations for our experience. I was not disappointed and I’m so glad we went! There were so many people, panels, and events! It’s definitely a convention I’d like to attend again.
Compared to this past Anime Central, our registration experience went much smoother. Our flight arrived in Atlanta Friday evening and we immediately went to pick up our badges. We made it to registration about 5 minutes before they closed for the evening and there was no line! We were so thankful we didn’t have to wait hours in line Saturday morning; instead we got up early and found a good spot for the parade. I was very tempted to join the Venture Bros. group in the parade, but since it was our first year, I decided to watch. The parade was a fun way to see all the amazing costumes Dragon*Con had to offer. Ben and I then checked out some panels and I attended the DC Comics photoshoot as Black Canary in the afternoon. The evening was spent at the Georgia Aquarium.
On Sunday morning, Ben and checked out the vendor booths and then got our picture taken with Tom Felton. Then I changed into my Triana Orpheus costume and got in line for the Venture Bros. panel! After a great panel, Ben and I head to the Pulse Loft to chat with fellow Venture Bros. fans at the Venture Party hosted by Marc from the Venture Bros. Blog. I’ll talk more about that in a later post.
More photos from Dragon*Con 2011 and the Venture Party are here.