Atlanta DragonCon Meetup August 26, 2005 11:17 AM   Subscribe

I asked in 2003. I forgot to ask in 2004. So I'm asking now.
Dragon*Con 2005 opens in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. So 'fess up ... any MeFites going?
posted by grabbingsand to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:17 AM (30 comments total)


Someone make fun of me! Me! I deserve scorn!
posted by tittergrrl at 11:42 AM on August 26, 2005

posted by Pollomacho at 12:05 PM on August 26, 2005

I'll be going to Cascadia here in Seattle on the same weekend. I'm 36 and it'll be my first con.

posted by kindall at 12:13 PM on August 26, 2005

1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 3.5?
posted by bardic at 12:14 PM on August 26, 2005

I'd love to, but I've had sex before.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:20 PM on August 26, 2005

DragonCon? Lock up your daughters sons.
posted by trondant at 12:46 PM on August 26, 2005

Is this something you'd have to be a nerd to know about? Because I am not a nerd.
posted by jonson at 12:59 PM on August 26, 2005

Oh yeah, aight. Aight, I put on my robe and wizard hat.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:01 PM on August 26, 2005

No, I'll be in San Francisco at the San Francisco Grand Prix. Any MeFites going?
posted by fixedgear at 1:07 PM on August 26, 2005

I can't go to Dragon Con. I'm going to Freaknik.
posted by dios at 1:14 PM on August 26, 2005

No. I'll be at Willy's enjoying a good burrito, or maybe Flying Biscuit. Or, y'know, Ikea.

Actually I'll be in South Carolina. But I wouldn't go even if I were in Atlanta. Not that I'm judging or anything.

maybe a little
posted by socratic at 4:25 PM on August 26, 2005

MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm, Flying Biscuit. Some vegetarian food I actually like!
I'm going to Freaknik.
Not to add onto the sarcasm, but wasn't Freaknik moved to Miami or something a few years back? (I've been out of the Atlanta loop for a while)

On topic, I'd love to go, but isn't it farkin expensive? I'm currently the very definition of a poor, unemployed post-undergrad student. So, that's a maybe I s'pose
posted by jmd82 at 4:41 PM on August 26, 2005


Freaknik? Is that what you've named your special happy alone time?
posted by loquacious at 4:42 PM on August 26, 2005

I'm undecided. If I roll 16 or higher on my 20-sided dice, then I'm totally there. If I roll 3 or less, then I'm dead.


posted by 27 at 4:47 PM on August 26, 2005

Can't resist.
posted by bardic at 5:55 PM on August 26, 2005

Metafilter: We Eat Our Own.

Seriously. The nerd-baiting is cute, but we've covered this before. We're all geeks here -- whether we admit it or not.

But really, if you're going to be in Atlanta next weekend, swing through the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Pick any night from Thursday to Sunday and just stroll through the lobby. Bring your camera.

And jmd82, people-watching in the costume-filled concourse is still free.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:49 PM on August 26, 2005

I don't know what is more depressing:
1. I've never been to dragoncon (at 28)
2. I still want to go to dragon con at 28.
3. I still won't ge to go to dragon con this year.
posted by absalom at 8:07 PM on August 26, 2005

I wish.
posted by dreamsign at 9:11 PM on August 26, 2005

I will be at MOE.DOWN so unfortunately I cannot go. There is very little that could tear me away from it at this point.
posted by wakko at 10:19 PM on August 26, 2005

grabbingsand, there is no 'we' here. Go, have all the fun you want. Just don't ever associate me with those people in any way whatsoever.

Live long and leave me the fuck out of it, m'kay?
posted by trondant at 10:30 PM on August 26, 2005

Hey, I watch (the new) Battlestar Galactica. But comparing that degree of nerdness to DragonCon is like comparing a diluted rum & Coke to hardcore heroin use. That said, I hope they have fun etc., but it interests me about as much as, well, hardcore heroin use.
posted by socratic at 10:37 PM on August 26, 2005

Man, fuck the reluctant conventioneer guise. I've never been to Atlanta, but it's a safe bet that, were I in the area, I'd be at Dragon*Con, asterisk and everything.

San Diego Comic-Con was great this year, great last year, and will be great next year. I refuse to apologize for wanting to interact from time to time with those who share a few of my more accessible passions.

If the striped-shirt-and-Red-Bull frat crowd can gather in obnoxious clubs and date rape each other without compunction, I will most certainly go to the occasional comix/SF/fantasy convention and argue with some dude over First Spaceship on Venus versus This Island Earth or whether the Eagle Transporter could outgun a Y-wing fighter or the thematic subtleties of Chris Ware versus Daniel Clowes.

Enjoy Dragon*Con, grabbingsand and whoever goes, and take a photo of some Xena or Trinity for me.
posted by gramschmidt at 12:57 AM on August 27, 2005

I still have no idea what exactly Dragon*Con is, aside from some guesses based upon this and similar threads, and I am too lazy to look it up so I must remain clueless and I will never end this sentence
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 1:35 AM on August 27, 2005

I never attend Dragon*Con (as I am not into anything involved within it), yet I always end up finding myself around where it occurs by coincidence. (Really threw me off my first year here, seeing everyone dressed up and having no idea what was going on.)
posted by itchie at 6:53 AM on August 27, 2005

Me, for one day, just to pimp my comic...

I mean.. to pimp my comic!!
posted by jpburns at 4:15 PM on August 27, 2005

No, because I'll be at the Drive-Invasion 2005, Atlanta's other Labor Day tradition.
posted by BoringPostcards at 9:37 PM on August 27, 2005

I shan't be able to attend. But a woman who has spanked me will be there. She'll be wearing an outlandish costume and, at least some of the time, very high heels.

I've always wanted to instigate a drunken scavenger hunt. Please let me know if I've succeeded.
posted by Clay201 at 7:05 AM on August 29, 2005

But a woman who has spanked me will be there.

So dude, what does your mom look like? At least give us a hint?
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:53 AM on August 29, 2005

Just don't ever associate me with those people in any way whatsoever.

Dude, you're arguing about a Sci Fi convention on the internet and you have PGP public key block on your profile. Face it. You're already a great big nerd.

In the past, I've dropped in on Saturday to gawk at the costumes and always enjoyed it. I planned to go this year, but life's gotten in the way. Which is a shame 'cause I learned that Charlie Anders of Godhatesfigs will be there and I really wanted to meet the genius.
posted by octobersurprise at 9:15 AM on August 29, 2005


Well, she's twenty-eight years old....
posted by Clay201 at 12:16 PM on August 29, 2005

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