Hosts Heather and Jeff change course this episode to talk about the famous DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia! Joined by Sue K from Women At Warp and Gary Mitchel from RevCast, they run through a long list of things beginners should know when attending DragonCon. Tune in for tips, tricks and information about travel, hotel, ticket packages, convention spaces, finding your way around, staying healthy... and a whole lot more!
Topics Covered in "DragonCon for Beginners"
Managing your schedule at the convention
Official and unofficial events and where to find them
The size, scale, and layout of the convention
Panels, lines and wait time advice
DragonConTV, what it is and how you can watch from your hotel or home!
Hotels and how to get to the con from where you're staying
Booking your hotel room - how far in advance should you lock in?
"Legacy Rooms" - booking next year's hotel room at this year's con
Public transportation, Uber and Lyft if you're staying further away
The DragonCon Parade, how best to watch it and navigating the con while it's happening
Staying hydrated and water availability around the convention space
Ticket pricing and options
Vendor's rooms breakdown and advice
Cosplay tips, managing outdoor heat and indoor cold
Weapons & Harassment policies
The benefits of a fan-run convention
The Walk of Fame, setup, celebrity availability and pricing