The Weekly Geek: Dragon*Con


It seems as if geek conventions are everywhere these days, and almost always on top of each other. GDC flows into Pax East for gamers, summer is comic-Con and Quake con territory (and next summer, GaymerCon will arrive) right now, PAX is raging in downtown Seattle, and next weekend (specifically, August 31-September 3), Dragon*Con will arrive in full force in Atlanta.

Dragon*Con boasts its status as the “largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!” with programming that ranges from charity events, to workshops on everything from bellydancing to writing to meditation, to the more “typical” showings for sci-fi/fantasy games, movies, novels and other forms of nerdy goodness.

One not-to-be-missed event for dorky dancers is the Apocalypto Disco, a charity event based on the whole “2012 is the end of the world” theme. From the events page:

News flash: the World is ending… again. This time it’s the ancient Mayans that have predicted our demise. Since the end is nigh there is only one thing the Members of Dragon Con can do about it… Party! And nothing says the end of the world like… Disco.

Whether you go to the con or not, that’s a pretty great ethos to live by. I think I’ll make disco parties a big part of my life for the rest of the year.

Trekkies (and any fans of beautiful women dressed as aliens) should also take note: the Trek Track will play host to the third “Miss Star Trek Universe” pageant, which  “will once again showcase a wonderful variety of female species.” Atlantans, consider me jealous.

Ok, geeks, who among you is attending Dragon*Con? And may I hitchhike along in your shuttlecraft/phone booth/starship?

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