Over 80,000 people descended upon Atlanta on Labor Day weekend for the annual fan convention known as Dragon Con, a gathering of passionate gamers, cosplayers, movie and TV fans, and plenty of celebrity guests.
Standouts this year included Knight Fights, an intense cage match developed by Palmetto Knights, in which two men or women engaged in medieval combat, complete with real suits of armor and weapons such as swords and maces. The fights filled up quickly, and the crowd was loving every minute of it!
The Palmetto Knights also hosted several panels, including Castle Sieges and Battle Tactics, which filled up so fast, they decided to do last minute back to back panels!
Another highlight was the new board game called “Urban Insanity,” developed by Mic Mell and Larry Grayson. The tabletop game, which is completely unique, centers on building roads, cities and stadiums, and defending them against aliens, mobsters, and of course, other players. Learn more about Urban Insanity by checking out the Kickstarter page.
Dragon Con would not be complete without the amazing celebrities that get up close and personal with their fans, and I was lucky enough to make it into Vic Mignogna‘s panel, in which the beloved voice actor (known for Fullmetal Alchemist, Vampire Knight, and more recently, Star Trek Continues) walked through the crowd answering questions and telling stories.
Arguably the best part about the con is seeing so many people dressed up as their favorite characters from TV, movies, anime, and games. Below are some standouts this year!