Dragon*Con 2009

This was the first D*Con that I actually bought a badge for, although admittedly too late and only for one day. Peachtree Center food court still I think the best place to get great candids of Troopers windin’ down, getting their Gyro on, etc. Also should have started watching the parade from Woodruff, not the Hyatt, too crowded. We managed to take in a couple of panels, although the Geisha dancing was canceled. Nerd fest. Regrets: missed the Apocalyptic Writing workshop and “Frodo: the Reluctant Hero.” Only at D*Con! Looked in on the Thriller dance, hilarious but I had no desire to be a part of that. ARC attack Masquerade was slammed, too slammed to get in, or spend too much time trying to get in. Lots of steampunk action. Saw the 30 rock guy. Lou Ferrigno. Drank Sweet Carolina Tea vodka out of the bike bag. It still kills me that they only let badged people into the merchandise rooms. Do they just not need the money? In the works for next year, Gatchaman costumes, getting a large group of people to share a room at the Marriott for a base. This would make resting, drinking, downtime that much easier while cavorting with the freaks and geeks…