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Rep. John Lewis at Dragon Con: “A real-life super hero”

Tom Heintjes is the editor of Hogan’s Alley, a journal that explores the history and influence of comics and cartoonists, and writes articles such as “Crossing the Color Line (in Black and White): Franklin in Peanuts,” and “Flannery O’Connor: Cartoonist.” In other words, he is accustomed to thinking about comic books seriously.

Our Favorite Costumes from Dragon Con 2014

Now that Dragon Con is behind us for another year, here’s a look at some of the amazing costumes we found throughout the convention.

Dragon Con after dark: Dance parties, steamy panels, and more

If you thought all Dragon Con attendees did was sit in panels, cosplay, and debate who was a better captain of the Enterprise, you might be surprised to find out that the convention boasts a pretty active nightlife scene, albeit a little different from what you might find in Buckhead.

Dragon Con 2014 by the numbers

As Atlanta newcomers and self-proclaimed geeks, we decided to tackle the entire Dragon Con weekend to see just what these 60,000 mostly costumed fans were flocking to. While roaming the halls, we picked up some interesting stats.

Animated characters come to life at Dragon Con Cosplay Contest

As the rain started pouring down on Peachtree Street, the entrants in Saturday’s Dragon Con Cosplay Contest prepared to strut across the stage while a sold-out house of fans, many soggy from waiting outside, filed into a Hyatt convention room to watch.

Terry Gilliam talks filmmaking at Dragon Con 2014

During last year’s holiday season, director Terry Gilliam binge-watched four seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix in three days. He finished the fifth season over Christmas while his family sat downstairs.

Dragon Con 2014 Parade

We checked out the Dragon Con parade down Peachtree Street this morning. Here are a few of our favorite shots.

Six events to check out this Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Whether your enthusiasms lean toward the literary, the leisurely, or death-defying speed, you can find a way to indulge them over the long weekend.

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