Dragon Con: Cosplay, Passionate Fans, and More over Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Dragon Con | LogoIf you’re looking for something fun where you can interact with people who come from all over the world who have the same interests you do, whether it is music, alternate history, or the brand new Epic Fantasy track for 2017, then you will find a place at Dragon Con.  Last year, more than 77,000 people descended onto downtown Atlanta for the Long Labor Day weekend to celebrate a world filled with pop culture, sci-fi, video games, anime, literature, filk, and much more. And every year, the convention keeps getting bigger and it keeps becoming more and more fun.

Dragon Con | Mortal Kombat

Often times, cosplay is done in groups and takes a classic franchise, such as Mortal Kombat, and presents it with a ‘twist’ as seen here.

Dragon Con | Cosplay

Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, and more are all represented at Dragon Con.

Over the past two years, Operation Rainfall has been reporting from the convention floor, doing interviews and tweeting out photos of some of the amazing cosplay that the convention is renown for. In 2015, I interviewed several cosplayers (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five) and last year I interviewed Shinji Aramaki, a world-renown anime director and mech designer best known for his work in the Transformers, Appleseed, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Gundam franchises.

Dragon Con | Moogle Ramen

You can never be quite sure what kind of cosplay you’re going to see at Dragon Con.

This year’s Dragon Con convention will be taking place over Labor Day weekend from September 1 to September 4, 2017. The cost of attending Dragon Con 2017 is currently just 100 USD dollars through February 10, 2017, for the full length of the convention. So if you’re on the fence on whether or not to go, now is the time to just take the plunge and sign up before the price goes up!

Dragon Con | Spirited Away

Seriously. Fantastic cosplay. This cosplay of No Face from Spirited Away is just one of the amazing examples you’ll find everywhere at the convention.

Note: I have reached out to Dragon Con for information about what the price will be increased to beyond 2/10/17, and I will update this article when I get a response.

You can find out more about Dragon*Con at their website, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook. The dates for Dragon*Con 2017 are from September 1st to 4th, 2017 and tickets are currently on sale.

All cosplay photos were taken at  Dragon Con 2016. Membership prices go up 2/10/17, so be sure to get your ticket now if you’re planning on attending!

Have you attended Dragon Con before, or are planning on going this year? What guests are you hoping will come this year?

Let us know in the comments below!

About Quentin H.

I have been a journalist for oprainfall since 2015, and I have loved every moment of it. Do you want to do an interview? You can reach me at interviews@oprainfall.com