Monday, September 5, 2011

Dragon*Con Parade 2011

The 25th Dragon*Con has come and gone as has the 10th Annual Dragon*Con Parade. long as there's an Internet (or some iteration of it), there will always be memories of the great times had. This year's Parade was exceptional for several reasons.

First and foremost, getting to experience it with friends makes it a lot more fun, even if I have to grovel apologetically to said friends for being totally engrossed in the Parade, to the point of completely ignoring them so I could make photos and video. 

I promised a couple of my friends that I would hire a photographer next year and actually enjoy the Parade with them. We'll see how that works out...

Batman Saves the Day!
Batman Saves the Day!
The Paradees (is that a word?) showcased, quite well, the genres represented at the Con. There was everything from Star Trek to Star Wars, from Steampunk to Steampunk X-Men (a very cool surprise!), and superheroes to villains.

There were cars, motorcycles, aliens, at least a legion of Stormtroopers, celebrities, dragons, thousands of onlookers, princesses, robots, Cylons, time machines, and at least one flying monkey!

Jedi Knights
Jedi Knights
My absolutely favorite part of the Parade was this super cute 4 or 5 year old on the other side of me who kept yelling to the parade participants. To one she yelled, "I love you, Rainbow" (to a brightly colored character that I wasn't familiar with, but she obviously was). "I love your color," she yelled to a Star Wars character highlighted in pink.

But the grand prize was her very enthusiastic, loud greeting when Chewbacca walked by..."Hello, Big Foot!" I laughed so hard, in great delight and admiration for her cognitive skills, that I had to stop videotaping because my laughter was shaking the camera so. 

That little Dragon*Con enthusiast was pure delight.

Visiting Dragon*Con

Date toured: Friday-Monday, September 2-5, 2011
Hours: Continuous
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Hilton & Towers, Atlanta Sheraton, and Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta
Parking: multiple downtown public parking garages and hotel garages, rates vary
MARTA: any station near the host hotels

1 comment:

Terry said...

Stormtroopers in kilts!