Day –1 of Dragon*Con 2011.
We made it to the Ellis with no major incidents around 5:30. Traffic was traffic, but not horrid.
When we pulled up to the valet station, Melinda got the valet and told him we may need 2 luggage carts. When I opened the Santa Fe’s tailgate the conversation went something like this:
Me: Yeah, it’s a big box.
Valet : You here for the Dragon*Con?
Me: How could you tell?
Even checking in, the lady at the counter looked at our luggage cart and asked “You here for the Dragon*Con?”
So they’re a little surprised to see people staying here attending Dragon*Con, but they are prepared for it.
After we unpacked I checked the big box to see how much damage the Subject Delta helmet and others had suffered had suffered. All in all its not too bad. A tube has broken off the helmet. A couple of wing nuts off of Melinda’s Eleanor piece. And a bit of chipped paint that will have to be touched up.
Our Tentative Schedule
Wednesday – 9PM – “Hatchling” meet-up at the Marriott Pulse bar. On Mondays they have the Dead Dragon parties for the survivors. Some thought that a Hatchling get together would be a good idea.
Thursday – registration opens at 10AM. Hopefully have badges by lunch.
7:30PM – Celtic Block at the Hyatt. Celtic bands.
8:30PM – Yellow Ribbon Party at the Marriott. Party for showing support to service men, women, family and friends at Dragon*Con
Friday – Morning to Evening – Panels for True Blood, Star Wars Clone Wars, Costuming and Prop Making. No costumes being worn at this time.
9PM – Bioshock costuming meet up at the Marriott Fountain.
Saturday – 10AM Dragon*Con Parade
Morning to Evening – Prop making workshop, people watching. Melinda will be dressed as Alice from Resident Evil : Apocalypse and I will be a Sandman from Logan’s Run.
7PM – 11PM – Bioshock photo shoot at the Georgia Aquarium with Irrational Games!!!!!
Sunday – Morning to Evening – Panels and workshops all over the place. Costumes to be determined.
Monday – 10AM Top Gear Panel as part of the British media track, and then 11:30 – 3:30 ROBOT BATTLES 2011! Then back to the hotel to pack.
Tuesday – check out, drive home.
I’ll try to post as the weekend goes, but as you can see, its going to be busy and all kinds of fun!!!