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The Latest News from the Hottest Sci-fi/Fantasy/Pop Culture Convention in the Universe!

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?


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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Dragon*Con Launches the New Puppetry Track for 2012!


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


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.


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


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!