Off to Dragon*Con

You might notice I won’t be posting as much in the next few days, but it’s for a very geeky cause: I’ll be going to Dragon*Con!

This is the third year that I’ve gone to the Atlanta-based fan convention, and every year I experience, well, something altogether different. When that many costumed geeks descend on a city there’s always something to talk about, write about, and stare at in wonder. I mean, I’m a geek. But there are some people who just take fandom to a level I simply don’t have the dedication to pull off. I end up spending half my time at the convention just watching the detail on the costumes and accessories as well as the clear passion exhibited in their presentations. And I always feel, on some level anyway, that the con is my home away from home. These people get me. These tens of thousands of people get me! It’s a comforting feeling indeed, rivaled only by my one experience at PAX:East.

But beyond that, this year’s celebrity lineup is truly impressive. I was lucky enough to see Sean Astin two years ago, and he’s back again this year. As well, a good chunk of the Firefly crew will be present, including Summer Glau, Morena Baccharin and Jewel Staite. Not to mention quite a few in the Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica contingents. Oh, and Stan Lee. And dozens of others I just don’t have the space to detail. Suffice it to say, there will be plenty for me to do while I’m in Atlanta (crossing my fingers it won’t be as hot this year as it was last year)!

So, if you’re going to Dragon*Con, I’ll be wandering around covering the extravaganza from Thursday to Monday. You’re most likely to find me in the literature tracks, the steampunk tracks, and oogling books in the vendor area. Feel free to track me down on Twitter, too. I’ll mostly likely be in some form of steampunk gear.

For those of you who can’t attend, is there anything happening at Dragon*Con that you’d like to hear about? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do. I’ll be taking lots of pictures, that’s for sure. But if there’s any events or anything that you want me to keep an eye out for? I’m always happy to oblige the crowd.

Hopefully I’ll have some time to post on the go, but the way these conventions go, you never know. I have found that the less I plan the more likely I am to have fun and just go with the flow!

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