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NEW: Saturday Only Membership Pre-Sales, Discounted Braves Tickets, and More!

July 14, 2012 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator

 

Saturday Memberships in Advance!

Have you ever stood in the never-ending Saturday only membership line only to watch half of your fun filled sci-fi and fantasy day slip past while you are waiting to get your badge? Well this year we are trying something new. Beginning today, July 14th, we are offering a limited number of Saturday Only memberships through the Dragon*Con store for $50.00 (the same price you would pay at the door.) NOTE: Saturday only memberships can ONLY be picked up on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at pre-registration.

Click here for details.


Check Out Our
Super Workshops!

Dragon*Con is happy to offer nine super powered workshops that are guaranteed to knock your socks off!

That’s right, we have nine amazing workshops to choose from. Whether you aspire to be an actor (or a better one),need direction on the road to getting published, orare an artist that wants to brush up on your strokes, we have a spot for you. Or if you want something a little more physical as well as mind calming you might try the Meditation workshop, Tai Chi with Erin Gray, or even Belly Dancing.

No matter what you are looking for, we’ve got it. Socheck out all of our workshops and make your decision quickly because they are all filling up fast.

Click here for more info!


Charmed by Some Vampires

Pre-sales for autographs and photo ops of the Vampire Diaries cast and Rose McGowan continue!To check out full details including complete ticket options and pricing, visit Celebrity Authentics.


Get Your 2012
D*C Parade Shirt!

Everyone Loves a Parade...Shirt

We are pleased to present our 2012 Parade t-shirt with artwork by retro hillbilly tiki god Derek Yaniger.

The best part is (well maybe not the best part because the shirt itself is pretty awesome) is that you can get the new parade shirt online now!

Click here to get yours!


Take Me Out to
the Ball Game!

Take me out to the ball game!

Take me out to Dragon*Con,
Take me out with the crowd;
See me some Klingons and Captain Jack,
The best Star Wars movie is
Empire Strikes Back.
Venkman, shoot, shoot, shoot but
don’t cross streams,
Cause total protonic reversal’s a shame.
Have a blast at Dragon*Con and
then come hang out,
At a discounted Braves Game!

Dragon*Con and the Atlanta Braves are thrilledto offer the following tickets for the Braves from August 31–September 4, 2012, with a portion of the ticket sales going to the ALS:

  • Upper Pavillion………………………$8.00
  • Upper Box………………………….$18.00
  • Outfield Pavilion……………………$26.00

To purchase tickets, visit the Braves website at braves.com/dragoncon.


Need a Place to Stay
for the Con?

Hotels

If you are you in need of a hotel room then you are in luck. The following overflow hotels still have a limited number of rooms available. But act fast because they won’t last long.

Click here for a full listing of our host and overflow hotels.


Dragon*Con Loves to Fly
and It Shows

Delta

Dragon*Con has partnered with Delta Air Lines to offer attendees a 2%–10% discount on airfares to the convention. Reservations must be booked for travel between August 28, 2012 and September 6, 2012. Please note some restrictions do apply.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit Delta Air Lines and enter meeting/event code NM8S7 for domestic travel into Atlanta or NM8SR for international travel. Reservations can also be made over the phone at (800)328-1111 Monday-Friday 7:00 am–7:00 pm CDT, but a direct ticketing fee will apply.


Don’t Miss Dragon*Con
at the Aquarium

For more information on these and all of the exciting guests, performers, games,
and events at Dragon*Con, visit us today at www.dragoncon.org!

 
 

You Will Choose the New Name of Our
Comic Book Costume Contest!

Have you heard? We’ve been in the process of renaming our Comic Book Babes Costume Contest by collecting fan ideas. We’ve narrowed down the nearly 100 suggestions received to our top three selections and YOU are the first to hear the finalists. We’ll be taking these suggestions to Facebook for a poll to determine the winning name. The creator of the final name selected will be a judge at the contest, sitting alongside some of the best comic and pop art guests.

Which name will emerge victorious?

  • FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: COMIC BOOK PAGEANT
  • INTERGALACTIC HEROES AND VILLIANS
  • THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK COSTUMES SHOWDOWN

Keep an eye out on Facebook so you can cast your vote.


The Dragon*Con Survival Guide Is Here!

The D*C guide to surviving the 2012 show!

Dragon*Con is the most amazing multi-media, pop culture convention in the universe, bringing you the best in sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, film, and so much more.

Whether you are a Dragon*Con newbie or an old pro, we want your D*C experience to be as incredible as it can possibly be. With the lineup we are bringing you this year it is nearly impossible for you to not to have the time of your life.

But, we at Dragon*Con strive to go that extra mile. This year we are happy to provide the Dragon*Con Surival Guide to make your already incredible experience just a little bit better.


Stay Connected

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Want to be connected to Dragon*Con with the quickest and most regular updates out there? Be sure to add us to your social network…like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay connected.


Dragon*Con Launches the New Puppetry Track for 2012!

Puppetry

We are excited to introduce our new Puppetry Track! If you’re already into puppetry, then we’re sure you’ll love this new addition to our already fantastic fan tracks. If you don’t know much about puppetry or think it’s just for kids you would be selling yourself short by missing out on this incredible new track. Puppetry is so much more- just ask one of the 700+ people who attended the Late Night Puppet Slam at last year’s show.

To learn more about what the new Puppetry Track has planned click here.


Guests? We’ve Got’em!

Dragon*Con is excited to welcome the leading men of the hit series Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, to Dragon*Con 2012. Both will have limited appearances on Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of Celebrity Authentics. Stay tuned for more details.

Also check out some of our other recent additions:

For a complete listing of our guests click here.


Dragon*Con is Ready When You Are

Delta

This year Dragon*Con has partnered with Delta Air Lines to offer attendees a 2%–10% discount on airfares to the convention. Reservations must be booked for travel between August 28, 2012 and September 6, 2012.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit Delta Air Lines and enter meeting/event code NM8S7 for domestic travel into Atlanta or NM8SR for international travel. Reservations can also be made over the phone at +1-800-328-1111 Monday–Friday, 7 am–7 pm CDT, but a direct ticketing fee will apply.

AAA

Check out our Wonderful Workshops!

No, we are not referring to the ever popular and helpful motor club. Nor are we speaking of the Amateur Astronomers Association (although they will be pleased by the third A). This has nothing to do with the highest level of play in minor league baseball either.

What we are talking about is Acting, Artists, and Astronomy! That’s right, this year Dragon*Con is bringing you three new and exciting workshops!

Acting: We are pleased to offer a unique acting workshop over a two day period by acclaimed actress, director, and author Amber Benson. If you are interested in a career in acting either on the stage or screen or just want to polish up your professional skills, here is your chance to gain insights and learn tips from the successful, talented, and knowledgeable Amber Benson.

Artists: Dragon*Con is pleased to offer a series of workshops over a two day period by acclaimed artist and illustrator, David A. Cherry. Whether your interest is traditional, digital, illustration, or game art, one or more of these workshops will be for you.

Astronomy: We are also proud to offer a two-day workshop focused on astronomy, physics, and other space sciences and how to present these topics to general audiences. The workshop is designed for writers and editors of science fiction, as well as other interested parties. The workshop will be directed by Mike Brotherton, an astronomy professor specializing in quasars, a hard science fiction novelist (Star Dragon, Spider Star), and founder of the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for Writers.

Learn more about these new fabulous workshops as well as our returning favorites. Click here for more info.


Dragon*Con At The Aquarium



Don’t Forget the Benefits of Membership

Rewards

Dragon*Con members already receive four days of non-stop fun and excitement filled with everything from Klingons to Orcs.

In appreciation for all that you do we are beefing up the rewards of membership. What does that mean?

Click here to find out more.


Registration is Still Effortless

Last year we made great strides in making your registration experience as painless and expedient as possible. We have been experimenting with teleportation but until that technology becomes a little more reliable we are going to stick with our current process. Click here to refresh yourself on the process (Registration, not teleportation) and discover a little known secret .


 


For more information on these and all of the exciting guests, performers, games,
and events at Dragon*Con, visit us today at www.dragoncon.org!

 

The World Within, Stan Lee Autograph Early Bird Special, and more!

August 25, 2010 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator

 
Don’t miss the premiere of John Zaffis’s movie The World Within!

Get ready to step inside the world of a renowned demonologist with over 30 years of experience under his belt and hear stories few have ever heard before. See John’s world from the inside, go beyond what is currently seen on television and discover more about the man himself!

The World Within will premiere on Thursday night (September 2nd) at the Sheraton, kicking off the Paranormal Track.

The World Within is a look at the everyday life of a demonologist. Tickets are available in advance for $10.00 and will be available at the door for $12.00. Advance tickets are available at the Dragon*Con store or by calling the Dragon*Con office at 770-909-0115.

You don’t want to miss this!


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Don’t miss the chance for two surreal experiences in the same weekend!

Salvador Dalí, a flamboyant and imposing figure with his upturned waxed mustache and perpetual arrogant expression, was famous for having said “every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí.”

Well, now you have the chance of experiencing Salvador Dalí as well!

Immerse yourself in Dalí’s world Labor Day weekend. Bring your Dragon*Con badge to the High September 2nd through the 5th and get $5.00 off an adult admission to see Dalí: The Late Work. Enter Dalí’s world now!


That’s right, we are going for three world records this year!

Last year, 903 of you came out and helped us make it into the Record Holder’s Republic book for the largest number of people dancing to Thriller!

It was so much fun we decided to give it another THREE tries! And no, it is not for the record number of Stormtroopers we can fit into an elevator! This year we are going for a Superhero Costume record, a Star Trek costume record and even creating a brand new world record for the largest Steam Punk photograph!

For more information, visit us at worldrecords.dragoncon.org today!



The Deadline for the Stan Lee Limited Early Bird Autograph Tickets is Fast Approaching!

A LIMITED NUMBER of Early Bird tickets will be offered for Stan Lee’s autograph. The early bird price for this special opportunity is $50.00 per autograph. Tickets will be available until they are sold out or until Sunday, August 29 at 11:59 pm PST.

For more information, visit Desert Wind Comics.


Don’t Miss the Party with Pop Art Icon Shag and the Cemetery Surfers at the Georgia Aquarium!

Dragon*Con invites you to celebrate the inaugural appearance of pop art icon Shag at this year’s show by joining us for a Shag-themed party at the Georgia Aquarium!

There will be music by the Cemetery Surfers, limbo, and surprises as we swing the night away, Shag-style!

Break out your best vintage loungewear and join us Saturday, September 4, 2010 starting at 9:00 pm at theGeorgia Aquarium!

Get your advance tickets to the Aquarium for only $17.00 at Georgia Aquarium Dragon*Con Night!


Join Us as We Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of I Dream of Jeannie!

Join other fans from all over the world as we celebrate the joy and laughter I Dream of Jeannie has brought to us over the last forty-five years! Check your Pocket Program at the show for panel times, autograph sessions, and photo opportunities with Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, and Bill Daily.

 
 
Dragon*Con is Proud to Announce the Addition of Scott Bakula, Brandon Routh, James and Oliver Phelps, and More!

Dragon*Con may only be twenty-two days away, but we are far from done! Just a few of our exciting new guests and performers are:

Scott Bakula best known for his portrayal of Sam Beckett in the series Quantum Leap for which he won a Golden Globe and four Emmy nominations, has gone on to play such memorable parts as Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek Enterprise and Stephen Bartowski on Chuck. He can currently be seen TNT’s series Men of a Certain Age.

Former fashion model, Brandon Routh is best known for his role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns. Currently, he can be seen portraying Daniel Shaw in seasons 3 and 4 of Chuck, and in Scott Pilgram vs. the World as Todd Ingram an arrogant, narcissistic bass player that derives psychic powers from his vegan lifestyle.

James and Oliver Phelps are identical twin English actors, best known for playing Fred and George Weasley, respectively, in the Harry Potter film series. Recently, they helped plant trees at the National Forest, in Leicestershire—ensuring the wood that makes the Harry Potter broomsticks would be around for the next generation of wizards!

Don’t miss any of the late night action! Come rock out with WEEP featuring Doc Hammer, Pandora Celtica, Gavin Goszka, Ego Likeness, Leslie Fish, and join steam-punk madness with The Extraordinary Contraptions!

More than forty other guests added just this week! For a complete listing of the 2010 guests and performers, visit the Dragon*Con Guest List today!


Dragon*Con Joins the Madness at the High Museum of Art

Madman or genius? Whatever you call him, Salvador Dalí was a master of the unexpected. From melting clocks to an éclair on Alice Cooper’s head, Dalí rebelled against convention like no one else. A purple velvet suit? He wore it. A crazy, twisty mustache? He sported it. A little black book that read like a who’s-who of 1970’s pop culture? He had one.

Immerse yourself in Dalí’s world Labor Day weekend. Bring your Dragon*Con badge to the High September 2nd through the 5th and get $5.00 off an adult admission to see Dalí: The Late Work. Enter Dalí’s world now!


Super Heroes, and Star Trek, and Steampunk, Oh My!

Look up in the air… it’s a bird… it’s a plane… no! It’s a super hero changing history while boldly going where no one else has gone and breaking world records along the way!

Last year, 903 of you came out and helped us make it into the Record Holder’s Republic book for the largest number of people dancing to Thriller!

It was so much fun we decided to give it another THREE tries! And no, it is not for the record number of Stormtroopers we can fit into an elevator! Although… just kidding!

For more information, vist us at worldrecords.dragoncon.org today!


Forget to Book a Hotel Room? Afraid You Are Out of Luck?

Don’t be! All of the fabulous overflow hotels below still have a few rooms left, but don’t procrastinate much longer, because they won’t last forever!



Limited Early Bird Autograph Tickets for the Amazing Stan Lee Announced

A LIMITED NUMBER of Early Bird tickets will be offered for Stan Lee’s autograph. The early bird price for this special opportunity is $50.00 per autograph. Tickets will be available until they are sold out or until Sunday, August 29 at 11:59 pm PST.

For more information, visit Desert Wind Comics.


Dragon*Con Parties with Pop Icon Shag and the Cemetery Surfers at the Georgia Aquarium

Dragon*Con invites you to celebrate the inaugural appearance of pop art icon Shag at this year’s show by joining us for a Shag-themed party at the Georgia Aquarium!

There will be music by the Cemetery Surfers, limbo, and surprises as we swing the night away, Shag-style!

Break out your best vintage loungewear and join us Saturday, September 4, 2010 starting at 9:00 pm at the Georgia Aquarium!

Get your advance tickets to the Aquarium for only $17 at Georgia Aquarium Dragon*Con Night!


Dragon*Con’s Got Talent!

Thank you for your many, many colorful submissions for our newest event, Dragon*Con’s Got Talent! Dragon*Con’s Got Talent will take place on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Centennial ballroom at the Hyatt Regency.

We will have prizes…cash prizes! And not just for first place. We will have prizes in multiple categories. You do not want to miss this!

Submissions are now closed! However, iIf you have a special talent and you think you could be the most talented con-goer out there, let us know by sending an email to dctalent@dragoncon.org.



 

I Dream of Jeannie 45th Anniversary, World Record Attempts, and More!

July 30, 2010 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator

 
Join Us as We Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of I Dream of Jeannie with
Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, and Bill Daily

With a nod of her head and a blink of her eyes, Jeannie (Barbara Eden) will whisk you into her magical world! This mischievous genie feels only unabashed exuberance for using her magical powers, granting her master’s every wish – even when he doesn’t wish it. And what a master! Astronaut Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman), in a state of perpetual befuddlement over his wish-granting sprite, along with his best buddy, the equally befuddled Roger Healy (Bill Daily), try to hide Jeannie and her mad-cap antics from their peers and superiors, particularly the ever-suspicious shrink, Dr. Alfred Bellows!

Join other fans from all over the world as we celebrate the joy and laughter I Dream of Jeannie has brought to us over the last forty-five years! Check your Pocket Program at the show for panel times, autograph sessions, and photo opportunities.


Dragon*Con Parties with Pop Icon Shag at the Georgia Aquarium

Dragon*Con invites you
to celebrate the inaugural appearance of pop art icon Shag at this year’s show by joining us for a Shag-themed party at the Georgia Aquarium!

There will be music, limbo, and surprises as we swing the night away, Shag-style!

Break out your best vintage loungewear and join us Saturday, September 4, 2010 starting at 9:00 pm at the Georgia Aquarium!

Get your advance tickets to the Aquarium for only $17 at Georgia Aquarium Dragon*Con Night!


Brand New Paranormal Track and Paranormal Pathway!

We will be kicking off our brand new Paranormal Track with a Thursday night movie premier of John Zaffis’ movie The World Within. The World Within is a look at the everyday life of a demonologist. Tickets are available in advance for $10 and will be available at the door for $12.00. Advance tickets are available at the Dragon*Con store or by calling the Dragon*Con office at 770-909-0115.

We will have quite a collection of paranormal guests who will all be available on the bran new Paranormal Pathway. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin from the Ghost Adventures crew, Chris Fleming from Dead Famous, actor Kane Hodder who portrayed Jason Voorhees, as well as John Zaffis are just a sampling of the guests we are bringing in this year to kick of the Paranormal Track!

And don’t miss Para-X Radio broadcasting live from The Paranormal Pathway!

For more information visit our Paranormal Fan Track site at paranormal.dragoncon.org!



Super Heroes, and Star Trek, and Steampunk, Oh My!

Look up in the air… it’s a bird… it’s a plane… no! It’s a super hero changing history while boldly going where no one else has gone and breaking world records along the way!

Last year, 903 of you came out and helped us make it into the Record Holder’s Republic book for the largest number of people dancing to Thriller!

It was so much fun we decided to give it another THREE tries! And no, it is not for the record number of Stormtroopers we can fit into an elevator! Although… just kidding!

For more information, vist us at worldrecords.dragoncon.org today!


Forget to Book a Hotel Room? Afraid You Are Out of Luck?

Don’t be! All of the fabulous overflow hotels below still have a few rooms left, but don’t procrastinate much longer, because they won’t last forever!


Dragon*Con’s Got Talent!

Thank you for your many, many colorful submissions for our newest event, Dragon*Con’s Got Talent! Dragon*Con’s Got Talent will take place on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Centennial ballroom at the Hyatt Regency.

We will have prizes…cash prizes! And not just for first place. We will have prizes in multiple categories. You do not want to miss this!

But don’t worry if you haven’t sent in your super funky talent yet, there is still time! If you have a special talent and you think you could be the most talented con-goer out there, let us know by sending an email to dctalent@dragoncon.org. We will be accepting submissions through August 9, 2010.



 

New Guests, Vampire Diaries Casting Call, Dragon*Con Invades the GA Aquarium, and more!

August 10, 2009 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator


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CORRECTION TO: Exclusive Night at the Aquarium for Dragon*Con Attendees ONLY!

April 20, 2009 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator

The eBlast that went out on Friday, April 17 contained an error in the link, the link that read http://georgiaaquarium.org/dragoncon should have read:

For advance admission purchases, visit the Georgia Aquarium at http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/dragoncon today!

Exclusive Night at the Aquarium for Dragon*Con Attendees ONLY!

April 17, 2009 Posted by D*C Newsletter Administrator

Exclusive Night at the Georgia Aquarium for Dragon*Con Attendees ONLY
Saturday, September 5, 2009 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aquarium Image <br />     * Cash Bars Open Until 10:30 PM<<br />     * Food Court Open Until 11:00 PM<br />     * Shuttles Available from Host Hotels<br />     * Nandi, the FIRST manta ray in the USA<br />     * Titanic Aquatic: See artifacts from the wreckage, assume the role of a real passenger and see if you live or die ($8.00 extra)<br />     * And so much more!
$17.00 Admission, Purchase yours today at http://georgiaaquarium.org/dragoncon
Visit us at www.DRAGONCON.org for more information

For advance admission purchases please click here.