It's finally happening; one of the biggest and most anticipated events in Atlanta is finally is here and it will bring out your inner sci-fi spirit more than ever. The long-awaited Dragon Con will scatter the streets of ATL with colorful, creative and costume-filled wonders, and hundreds of celebrities are in town to join in on the excitement. Among these A-listers is part of the cast of The Hunger Games, who you can hopefully meet at Atlanta Dragon Con 2019.
Dragon Con, exclusive to Atlanta, has been in existence for over 30 years and it gives you the chance to be super creative and literally become your favorite character (because Halloween shouldn't be the only time we can dress up crazy). The 2019 event began yesterday (Aug. 29) and will go through Monday Sept. 2, making it an unmatched and unforgettable way to spend your 3-day weekend. It's not too late to grab a ticket, so get one now starting at only $35.
With over 80,000 attendees each year, there's so much to do and see along Peachtree Street with tons of games, simulations, meet-and-greets and guaranteed fun for lovers of comic books, movies, science fiction, gaming and more.
The inclusive convention makes you feel like you've stepped into a fantasy-filled alternate universe.
This year, Jack Quaid and Georgia-born actor Wes Chatham from The Hunger Games series will be in attendance at Dragon Con 2019 for meet-and-greets, so if you're lucky you can be blessed with their presence and snap a cute pic with one of them.
You can also expect to see celebs like Kat Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery), Ruth Connell (Supernatural) and more. If you're into people watching but don't want to buy a ticket, you can hangout, in surrounding areas (and maybe eat a sweet and juicy Krispy Kreme donut burger) to catch some of the action.
If you want to keep the sci-fi game going strong, you can escape from Hopper's cabin with this Stranger Things escape game or check out this Atlanta Halloween parade for the ultimate costume party.
Dragon Con 2019
When: Aug. 29-Sept.2
Address: 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Why You Need To Go: To make all your fantasies come true by dressing up and joining the parallel universe of sci-fi adventure at one of Atlanta's most popular events.