Labor Day is nearing, and with it comes an extraordinary amount of visitors to Atlanta, as well as to Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast. In addition to the typical vacation and business traveler, don’t be surprised to see Stormtroopers, Walking Dead zombies, steampunks, and superheroes in our midst! Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe, according to the Dragon Con website. Dragon Con fans will travel from every state in the nation and a few foreign countries to participate in the four-day convention, where they can meet their favorite actors, artists, authors and creators, and talk about the stuff they love.
This year, September 4 -7, the events will be held at various locations in Downtown Atlanta. The 2015 guest list includes a myriad of stars, including two doctors from Dr. Who, Chewbacca and Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek television series. Nichols will be Grand Marshal of the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Some of our Stonehurst Place guests that weekend will be here to attend Dragon Con, in addition to our own staff members Laurel Ann and Nikko.
Dragon Con began in 1987, with the inaugural meeting in the Piedmont Plaza Hotel. The convention boasted 1,400 attendees. In 2002 the first Dragon Con Parade was held, with thousands of costumed participants. This year there are an anticipated 65,000 attending the panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops covering writing, gaming, costuming, robotics, podcasting and more. Attending professionals will partake in autograph sessions with attendees. The Comics & Pop Artists Alley is a not-to- be-missed mix of comic books and pop culture-inspired art. The Lymphoma Research Foundation – Georgia Market is the official charity for the 2015 Charity Auction.
Although we are booked for Saturday, September 5th, we do have availability during the rest of the Dragon Con event. Please call soon to book, as we always sell out for this weekend!