ElfGrove
9 Days to Dragon Con. I’m not panicking, you’re panicking.

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Okay so I’m panicking. Just a little.

Dear friends, shoot me friend codes for the Dragon Con app if you’ll be using it.

elfgrove:


DCon Day 0 Cocktail HourWhere: Hilton Atlanta Downtown lobby bar (Southern Elements)When: Thursday, August 28th, 7:00pmDress Code (Optional): Cocktail Party AttireWhy: Meet up with friends, hang out, chat
Facebook Event: [link]

This is mostly aimed at folk I know via tumblr/twitter/facebook/cosplay and I don’t expect nor want this to be a big gathering. Just a low-key chance to hang out  before the con gets started in earnest. That means this is an invite to my friends and social media followers, friends and followers of my con roommates, and con acquaintances — basically, people that are a part of my extended convention social circle — don’t reblog this widely to invite a ton of folk, that’s not the goal. We’ll be meeting in the lobby bar, so to drink booze you’ll have to be 21+. Drinking alcohol is in no way required as this is primarily a social gathering. I will try to commandeer one of the tables near the front.
The dress code (cocktail party attire or other fancy dress) is completely optional, but it’s a good excuse to put on your nice clothes while you come out and socialize in a lovely bar. If it’s not feasible for you, come anyways.

elfgrove:

DCon Day 0 Cocktail Hour
Where: Hilton Atlanta Downtown lobby bar (Southern Elements)
When: Thursday, August 28th, 7:00pm
Dress Code (Optional): Cocktail Party Attire
Why: Meet up with friends, hang out, chat

Facebook Event: [link]

This is mostly aimed at folk I know via tumblr/twitter/facebook/cosplay and I don’t expect nor want this to be a big gathering. Just a low-key chance to hang out  before the con gets started in earnest. That means this is an invite to my friends and social media followers, friends and followers of my con roommates, and con acquaintances — basically, people that are a part of my extended convention social circle — don’t reblog this widely to invite a ton of folk, that’s not the goal. We’ll be meeting in the lobby bar, so to drink booze you’ll have to be 21+. Drinking alcohol is in no way required as this is primarily a social gathering. I will try to commandeer one of the tables near the front.

The dress code (cocktail party attire or other fancy dress) is completely optional, but it’s a good excuse to put on your nice clothes while you come out and socialize in a lovely bar. If it’s not feasible for you, come anyways.

11 Days to Dragon Con 2014

thesuperherocostumingforum:

**VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HILTON PHOTOSHOOTS DURING DRAGONCON 2014!!!!**

If you are part of any #DragonCon photoshoot scheduled on the back patio steps of the Hilton, it is EXTREMELY important that you read this post concerning CONSTRUCTION and CONCERTS in progress that weekend!!

http://thesuperherocostumingforum.com/topic/8081/master/1/?page=1#.U_AgCKMykTQ

Thanks to Allen for staying on top of this and working out the best solution possible.

elfgrove:

asatira:

Dragon Con 2013 Cosplay Music Video (by TheAlmostNerdy)

#WE’RE IN THIS ONE! 

Nice!

  • 5:01 Megan (Jesse Quick), ElfGrove (Liberty Belle), and Asatira (XS)
  • 5:20 Lower Left of crowd - TwinkleBat (starfield suit Donna Troy), Megan (Jesse Quick), Asatira (XS) 
  • 5:22 Lower Right of Crowd - ElfGrove (Liberty Belle), Devin (closest Flash)
  • 5:27 Lower Left of crowd - TwinkleBat (starfield suit Donna Troy), Megan (Jesse Quick), Asatira (XS) 
  • 5:29 Lower Right of Crowd - ElfGrove (Liberty Belle), Devin (closest Flash)

elfgrove:

This is what we found in the Hilton lobby one evening. Came in on the second level while the big group was going. Love this con.

elfgrove:

DRAGONCON 2013 FANVIDEO 1-3 [SAME DAY EDIT]

I love how the fan out from the DC Shoot at the end came out in action. :)

thatdjspider:

8) Hit an ATM before you get to Con - the food court ones empty pretty quickly over the holiday weekend.It’s a holiday weekend, and 50k people want to eat, drink and buy stuff. While many vendors have credit card apps on their phones and tablets, the cell-net across the hotels is positively HAMMERED by the number of people texting and calling, so don’t assume they’ll be able to get a signal. Be smart and take care of your banking ahead of time!

thatdjspider:

8) Hit an ATM before you get to Con - the food court ones empty pretty quickly over the holiday weekend.

It’s a holiday weekend, and 50k people want to eat, drink and buy stuff. While many vendors have credit card apps on their phones and tablets, the cell-net across the hotels is positively HAMMERED by the number of people texting and calling, so don’t assume they’ll be able to get a signal. Be smart and take care of your banking ahead of time!

thatdjspider:

9) Eat at least 1-2 “real” meals a day, not just chips and snack bars. Also, the ConSuite in the Hyatt is your friend! Even if you’re on a budget at DragonCon, you *can* eat more than you think. There are several food courts in the area (don’t forget the Peachtree station one has TWO sides!) with a number of decent, less-pricey options. The ConSuite in the Hyatt offers nibbles 24-hours a day! A loaf of bread and some PB&J and you can eat in your room, or bring a cooler packed with your favorites like yogurt, fruit, etc (just remember that you’ll have to re-ice these items regularly, so plan to do this during the day, rather than at night when the parties drain the ice machines quickly). The important thing to remember is to bring things you like and know you’ll eat. Personally, we’ve gotten a lot healthier over the years when we pack room snacks, but it’s just not Con for me unless I have my EZ Cheeze in a can and crackers, so allow yourself a little treat  If you haven’t checked out this fabulous link, do it now: http://dragon-con.pbworks.com/w/page/18183834/Food%20and%20Restaurants Noshing on the go is part-and-parcel to the DragonCon experience sometimes, so make sure you bring some portable snacks with you, like an energy bar or trail mix. However, the nice thing about eating that real meal is that you get a chance to stop and review your day, catch up with friends - either the ones you haven’t seen all day or new ones you make because they happen to have room at a crowded table - and just recharge in general. Do you have a favorite restaurant or on-the-go snack? Shout out!

thatdjspider:


9) Eat at least 1-2 “real” meals a day, not just chips and snack bars. Also, the ConSuite in the Hyatt is your friend!

Even if you’re on a budget at DragonCon, you *can* eat more than you think. There are several food courts in the area (don’t forget the Peachtree station one has TWO sides!) with a number of decent, less-pricey options. The ConSuite in the Hyatt offers nibbles 24-hours a day! A loaf of bread and some PB&J and you can eat in your room, or bring a cooler packed with your favorites like yogurt, fruit, etc (just remember that you’ll have to re-ice these items regularly, so plan to do this during the day, rather than at night when the parties drain the ice machines quickly). The important thing to remember is to bring things you like and know you’ll eat. Personally, we’ve gotten a lot healthier over the years when we pack room snacks, but it’s just not Con for me unless I have my EZ Cheeze in a can and crackers, so allow yourself a little treat

If you haven’t checked out this fabulous link, do it now: http://dragon-con.pbworks.com/w/page/18183834/Food%20and%20Restaurants

Noshing on the go is part-and-parcel to the DragonCon experience sometimes, so make sure you bring some portable snacks with you, like an energy bar or trail mix. However, the nice thing about eating that real meal is that you get a chance to stop and review your day, catch up with friends - either the ones you haven’t seen all day or new ones you make because they happen to have room at a crowded table - and just recharge in general.

Do you have a favorite restaurant or on-the-go snack? Shout out!

thatdjspider:

 #DragonCon #protips 14) Tag your damn bags, even if driving in. “It was a black bag” ain’t gonna cut it at the front desk check-in chaos! Make sure your bags, crates, coolers and boxes are all labeled and secure. There’s usually madness at the front desk at check-in, with luggage carts piled up, waiting to head upstairs to rooms.  Don’t lose a key costuming piece because it fell off or was shifted accidentally to another cart. Securing your boxes is important as well - no one wants stuff spilling out into the hallways when a cart hits a bump, so make sure your boxes are tapes shut. bring along an extra roll of tape for checkout as well. Ditto if you are mailing your costumes or props ahead of time to the hotel. Make sure you know EXACTLY what the hotel requires you to put on the label, and where you need to go to retrieve it.  Ditto if you are flying in. You may even want to go the extra mile and keep a copy of the contents of your checked bags in your carry-on, in case you need to ID it later, along with the name and address of the hotel you will be at, (as well as the name of the person in which the room is reserved, if not you!) in case luggage needs to be delivered due to a delay.

thatdjspider:

#DragonCon #protips

14) Tag your damn bags, even if driving in. “It was a black bag” ain’t gonna cut it at the front desk check-in chaos!

Make sure your bags, crates, coolers and boxes are all labeled and secure. There’s usually madness at the front desk at check-in, with luggage carts piled up, waiting to head upstairs to rooms. Don’t lose a key costuming piece because it fell off or was shifted accidentally to another cart. Securing your boxes is important as well - no one wants stuff spilling out into the hallways when a cart hits a bump, so make sure your boxes are tapes shut. bring along an extra roll of tape for checkout as well.

Ditto if you are mailing your costumes or props ahead of time to the hotel. Make sure you know EXACTLY what the hotel requires you to put on the label, and where you need to go to retrieve it.

Ditto if you are flying in. You may even want to go the extra mile and keep a copy of the contents of your checked bags in your carry-on, in case you need to ID it later, along with the name and address of the hotel you will be at, (as well as the name of the person in which the room is reserved, if not you!) in case luggage needs to be delivered due to a delay.