Wear comfortable shoes! It’s a lot of walking. You need a lanyard for your badge, either take one with you or buy one there, but it will be much more secure on a lanyard than it would be clipped on. If you lose your badge, you have to buy a new one. They even check badges to get into the main hotels at crowded times – people with a hotel key can, of course, get into their hotel, but not the other ones. There will be a newbie walking tour starting from the Hyatt Lobby at 5:00 on Thursday.
Good Luck and have fun!

Nerdophiles

So you’ve made the decision to come to Dragon Con this year. Congratulations! You are about to embark on the most fun four to five days of your year! Dragon Con is that magical time during Labor Day weekend where nerds from all over the country (and the world!) descend upon a five block radius of downtown Atlanta and take over with amazing costumes and drunken revelry. The stories you’ve heard from this con about slave Leias, kilt blowing, Doc Hammer being nearly undefeated at Apples to Apples, Steampunk Boba Fett, and a guy named Photognome? They’re all likely true.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

However, Dragon Con can be pretty overwhelming for a first timer. I know it was for me, and I started going when there were only three host hotels! I can’t imagine being a first timer when there is programming in five hotels…

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