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Pre-Registration opens at 10am!!!

As a reminder both Pre-Registration and Registration are still located in the Georgia Hall at the Sheraton.

Here are the hours of operation:

Pre-Registration

  • Thu 9/2 -10am – 10pm
  • Fri 9/3 – 8am – 10pm
  • Sat 9/4 – 8am – 10pm
  • Sun 9/5 – 8am – 10pm
  • Mon 9/6 – 8am – 5pm

Registration

  • Thu 9/2 – 2pm – 10pm
  • Fri 9/3 – 8am – 10pm
  • Sat 9/4 – 8am – 10pm
  • Sun 9/5 – 8am – 10pm
  • Mon 9/6 – 8am – 5pm

<Will Call Memberships Available

“Will Call” memberships will be available for purchase Monday, August 30th at 5 pm EDST through Wednesday, September 1st at 5pm EDST.   The price for the will call badges will be $120.00 for all four days of the convention.   There will be a special “will call” counter in the pre-registration area in back of the Capital Ballroom at the Atlanta Sheraton for these badges to be picked up.

Starting at 1pm EDST August 31, 2010 the sale of memberships will only be available through the online Dragon Con Store.    The link to the Dragon Con Store is http://store.dragoncon.org/  Once you have completed your order, please print out your confirmation page from the Dragon*Con Store and bring your printed confirmation page and your government issued photo ID to the will call booth in pre-registration.


Shag to release an exclusive print 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!

And that’s not all…Shag will also be releasing an exclusive print at the party! So 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!


New Guests have been added!

Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, and singer, perhaps most widely known for her role as Cassandra in the feature films Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 and as Sydney Fox in the TV series Relic Hunter. She will return this season on Warehouse 13, playing Secret Service Agent, Katie Logan.

 

Colin Ferguson is a Canadian actor. He currently stars as the lead in Eureka, a SyFy channel series that began broadcasting in 2006. Ferguson was a member of the Montreal improv group On the Spot, as well as a founding member of The Second City in Detroit MI.

 

Lou Ferrigno is a world-renowned bodybuilder and actor who has played many roles calling for someone really big, but none as famous as The Incredible Hulk.

 

 

 

Gil Gerard is best-known to SF audiences as Capt. William “Buck” Rogers in the SF TV series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. His other roles include several movie and TV series appearances.

 

 

Dean Stockwell is an American actor of film and television, active for over 60 years. He played Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci in the NBC television series Quantum Leap and most recently appeared in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica as Brother Cavil.


Klingon Makeover for Charity!

We are excited to announce that John Paladin, a SFX makeup artist with over 10 years of experience has graciously volunteered his services to help us raise money for the Lupus Foundation of Georgia by auctioning off a complete Klingon makeover. Mr. Paladin was JG Hertzler’s personal makeup artist for the acclaimed Internet movie “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men” and will be doing complete Klingon makeup for Robert O’Reily and JG Hertzler here at Dragon*Con…and now you have the opportunity for him to give YOU a complete Klingon look…a kind of Extreme Klingon Makeover! All you have to do is swing by our Charity Events booth in the Marriott (located in the Marquis Registration booth across from the Dragon*Con store) and silently bid on this once in a lifetime opportunity. The winning bidder as of 3pm on Saturday will be on stage in the Hilton Crystal Ballroom with Mr. Paladin while 400 or so fellow Trekkie’s watch you transform from mere mortal to…Klingon! You will be able to show off your look at our Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of Star Trek costumes and wear it proudly for the giant Star Trek party that evening. And the best part? It’s all for charity!

For more information, vist our website today!


Charity Auction for Lupus

You may be asking, what is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause damage to any part of the body. In some ways, lupus represents a kind of allergic reaction by the body, in which the immune system sees the body’s own healthy tissues and cells as foreign, and attacks them. It is an incredibly unpredictable disease that can range from mild to deadly. There is no cure for lupus and more than 1.5 million Americans have lupus; that’s more than the combined number of those affected by MS, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, and HIV. Please help us raise awareness and much needed funds for research! We will sporadically be placing auction items up on eBay throughout the year so keep an eye out for more details. Thank you in advance for all your support!

Click here for more info!


Don’t miss The World Within!

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.


 

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.