by Nicholas Cox

Labor Day weekend marks the return of the cos-players dream convention, Dragoncon. Thousands flooded the downtown hotel district dressed as every character imaginable ranging from famous heroes such as Batman to more obscure fantasy figures. The four day event features a Saturday parade that has become an adopted tradition for Atlanta residents. Follow the track of your choice and attend panels on a wide variety of topics before sipping cocktails with Darth Vader and the X-men. The nights are the best party of the year, with  the most accepting crowd and there is a let your nerd flag fly vibe. People watch and snap pics with the some of the most ornate home-made costumes ever made. Next year will be even better. Can't wait!!