We like NYE, religion, and learning pole dancing
Here's an event idea: a NYE party in a church with plenty of columns that the waitresses use for pole dancing. It should sell out in a minute.
The online ticketing platform Eventbrite did some number crunching and released some interesting nuggets about Atlanta. We party harder on New Year's than Miami or Vegas. Four of the top ten highest-grossing conferences in the city were faith-based. Five of the ten highest attended workshops were for lap or pole dancing. I suppose something has to keep the fires alive in marriages.
Of course, these statistics are purely based on events registered through Eventbrite. Incorporating DragonCon's numbers would probably skew these data points in a different direction.
Check out their infographic for a snappy visual presentation of the data.