Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dragon Con 2012 Parade

Ah! Who doesn't love a parade! Especially when the parade has Klingons, Wookies, numerous variations of Dr. Who and Hagrid himself!

For most people the Saturday morning parade is the highlight of Dragon Con weekend. Even the locals who don't attend the convention festivities turn out for some good old fashion out of this world parade time.


Stan Lee!

Dean Cain!!







Amazing!! Hagrid is real!!


Lou Ferrigno!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DragonCon 2012

Labor Day in Atlanta. It can only mean one thing! That's right it's time for the annual scifi, fantasy, pop culture convention known as Dragon Con! And you thought I was going to say college football.

While always a fun time Dragon Con does seem to throw me for a loop.

I have always prided myself on the fact that I know Star Wars line for line, and for the most part I get the timey wimey of Dr. Who.

Yet each year (this was my third time attending) I can't help feel that I am really not as much of a nerd/geek/fan that I think that I am!

As I wonder around three of the four convention hotels (poor Westin - does anything go on over there?) I can't help feel I didn't do my homework. As I ask for a picture and the cosplayers pose, I severely have to hold back the urge to ask who exactly they are portraying!

And then I round a corner and I see something that I get! And I laugh and feel the nerd pride kick in. I get! I got it! Whoo hoo for me! And always there is a crowd of people who saunter by and have no idea what is going on.

All has been restored to the nerd/geek universe.

So behold the costumes of Dragon 2012. Can't wait for 2013 - I would seriously like to see more Sherlock though!

Star Wars the Clone Wars

Clone trooper on an escalator

Not sure about the next two - performance art maybe?

Harry Potter


Good old Gilligan!

Not sure about this one, but it was a beautiful color of purple!
Nice work!


Katniss from the Hunger Games! Look out Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears!
You are about to get eaten!

Cute Ewok!


Amy Pond, Dr. Who and River Song - do they not know they are standing next to a Dalek?


Not sure

Not sure

Classic Dr. Who


Captain Jack Sparrow!


Storm Trooper who works in an office on the Death Star?

Who knew Darth Maul was a Tennessee fan?

I thought he lived in a pineapple under the sea?

Harley Quinn

Okay - this one gets my vote for most creative....
Hedonism bot from Futurama!

Weird Al - I am ashamed to say I've seen Weird Al in concert!

V for Vendetta

Batman Beyond


Doesn't he look like Ewan McGregor?

Pinhead - creepy!!!

Barf from Spaceballs



The dude from the Hangover - I actually saw this guy walking around outside, and I couldn't believe he brought his baby to the con. So glad it was a part of his costume!

Looks like three Dharma workers made it off the island!

Scarecrow and Poison Ivy

Dr. John Watson and Molly Hooper from Sherlock!


The Queen from Snow White