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Nov 15 2017

Dragon Con Tales (part 2)

Part 2 of my trip to Dragon Con photo diary focuses on the parade. The Dragon Con parade is something that you just have to experience. As I said in part one, I was suffering from sensory overload during my Dragon Con weekend. There was so much to see. So downtown Atlanta shuts down several streets in the morning to let a long line of cosplayers stroll the blacktop. People pack themselves together like sardines along the sidewalk to watch. Thankfully, my cousin, who lives in Georgia and is a Dragon Con parade veteran, helped me out. She came in with sunglasses, portable lawn chairs, and snacks. She designated a spot for me and kept others away from it. We ended up joking about her being a “parade nazi”.

The parade was sectioned off for the most part into cosplay categories with the parishioners and some pretty cool looking vehicles . Among the groups present were Colonial Marines (Aliens), Captain America films, Doctor Who, the Atlanta Geeks, 300 (Spartan warriors), an over 40 cosplay group, GI Joe, Ghostbusters, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Overwatch, League of Legends, Madmax, Borderlands, Umbrella Corporation,  Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Handmaiden’s tale, Stargate, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and group that centers around the fabric material that was the former pattern of the Marriott hotel floor. Pirates, and a group of folks who base their looks on  the Periodic Table of elements.

The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade was non other than the Generalissimo himself Stan “The Man” Lee. Also worth mentioning was the appearance of Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat in the parade!

 

Part two – the parade

 

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The Grand Marshall Stan Lee

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YO JOE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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