Sunrise comes after a few hours of driving. Like last year, fog covered the road and fields until the sun rose high enough bake it away. We ran into another DragonCon group during breakfast at Ihop.
One of the fun things about the drive is the random costuming props. Here's our first stop for gas. You can tell other cars that were also on their way to DragonCon by the costumes piled in the backseats.
We finally arrived around noon and the line for pre-registration wrapped around the Sheraton. It took us about an hour to get our badges. Last year we walked right in, but 2011 we waited 3 hrs, so not bad middle ground.
DragonCon 2013 started as all past DragonCon's have for me ...at 3am on a Thursday morning. I drive to my group's meeting place, we pack all of our stuff into one van and then begin our trek north from Tampa to Atlanta.
A decent number of con-goers have started costuming on Thursday night now. My group just gets settled into our room in the Hilton, relaxes and meets up with our other friends there, but we still walk the atrium level of the Marriott checking out the cosplay.
I am currently hip deep in all of my photos and memories from DragonCon this year. It was the best one yet and here's a few pictures as teasers for my posts to come.
DragonCon 2013 has been amazing so far! I'm two days in and having an excellent time. Internet reception is poor in the hotels, so I will be blogging more, with all of my pictures and wondrous stories, once I get home. I've met some awesome actors and artists and the fellow con goers make me happy and proud to be apart of our tribe. Ok, costuming time!
I'm a zoo keeper. I currently work with Rhinos and it is awesome.