[identity profile] hiltonatl.livejournal.com

Join us at Hilton Atlanta Thursday - Sunday (September 1-4)

Live DJ | Friday - Sunday, 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. | North Courtyard/Outside Pavilion

Karaoke| Friday - Sunday, 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. | Galleria

Smirnoff Electric Vodka Shot Station| Friday - Sunday, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Southern Elements (Located in the Lobby)

Dragon Con Local Brew Beer| Friday - Sunday, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Southern Elements (Located in the Lobby)

Live Music| Thursday, 8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Trader Vic's (Located on the Lower Level)

Live Music | Friday - Sunday, 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. | Nikolai's Roof (Located on the Top Floor)

[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Please note that I did not write this, but I just found it on-line. The opinions, reviews, and directions are provided by the author of the guide, as I only go downtown abt once a year, so I'm hoping the info is accurate. I don't know who wrote it, as there doesn't seem to be a name attached.


Call ahead and check the info w/ the restaurants themselves.
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
RL is a PITA at the moment, hence the late post. I'm linking to last year's post w/ the 2 links here:


As always, suggestions, updates, corrections, additions, subtractions are welcomed! I'll edit asap and give credit, of course. :)
[identity profile] summer-1981.livejournal.com
This is Miyah Sundermeyer again and I am posting a vlog on youtube for people coming to Dragon Con for the first time.  I had some tips.

[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
I'm linking to my two con tips posts here. Please reply to the individual posts with any further suggestions, updates, changes in info, that sort of thing. :) As I see the replies, I'll edit the info into the post, with credit given as always. :)

Dragoncon tips (and con tips in general) here:


And part two is here:


As always, I hope that these tips are of help. :) Enjoy the con!
[identity profile] maryryanbogard.livejournal.com

For those of you cosplaying from televison crime dramas/detective shows/police procedurals/whatever else you wanna call 'em, your gracious hosts Penelope Garcia (my friend) and Abby Sciuto (me) are hosting a photoshot on the 5th floor of the Hilton, Saturday at 5:00 pm. For those interested, dinner at Southern Elements in the Hilton will follow. 

Also, a reminder that this is not just for "Criminal Minds" and "NCIS" cosplayers- anyone from any television crime drama ever made in any country counts (yes, this even includes BBC's "Sherlock"), and duplicate characters are welcome.

Oh yes, the link is to the Facebook page, but there's also this thread here.
[identity profile] ninepointfivemm.livejournal.com
My sister's friend is a Dragoncon newbie, and she happens to have a gluten allergy. Are there any restaurants near the convention that serve gluten-free entrees? I know Mellow Mushroom has a bunch of gluten-free pizzas, but I believe it's a bit of a walk from the hotels.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com

These tips are more specifically aimed at Dragoncon goers. :)

Again, if you have any tips, or spot anything that needs to be changed, please reply, and I will edit the post accordingly, and also give you credit. :)
[identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Here's the link to the general con and D*C tips that I update and re-post every year:


(The second list, of suggestions made, will be updated and posted asap.)

As always, please feel free to reply with more helpful tips. :)
[identity profile] irishbuddha.livejournal.com
For all those Con goers always looking for a drug store, CVS will be opening a 13,000 sq. ft. store at 235 Peachtree Street - basically at Peachtree Center.


Let the lines for pain and allergy medicine, bandaids and blister pads begin!
[identity profile] mrcell.livejournal.com
Well, sort of. Yesterday, the voters of Atlanta overwhelmingly approved the ballot measure to allow Sunday alcohol sales. But, the text of the measure read:

"Shall the governing authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of both malt beverages and wine on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?"

Fans of "hard liquor" will apparently still need to stock up on Saturday.
[identity profile] maryryanbogard.livejournal.com
... the Geeks of Primetime Crime Photoshoot (why yes, this is the photoshoot I mentioned in an earlier post- we have a time and place now).

For those of you cosplaying from televison crime dramas/detective shows/police procedurals/whatever else you wanna call 'em, your gracious hosts Penelope Garcia (my friend) and Abby Sciuto (me) are hosting a photoshot on the 5th floor of the Hilton, Saturday at 5:00 pm. For those interested, dinner at either Southern Elements or Trader Vic's (majority's choice), both also in the Hilton, will follow. The Facebook page for this event is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127005310731018

[identity profile] eudoxia.livejournal.com
Hello everyone!

We are looking to stock our room with some munchies and booze (for more efficient con attendance, although I do remember an excellent breakfast joint from my last DC) and I am wondering if there is a grocery/convenience store and a liquor store within walking distance of the host hotels. Preferably one that is open after 11 since our flights get in late on Thursday night. We aren't going to have a car so it needs to be within a mile or so. Also another silly question, do grocery stores in Georgia sell alcohol? We have weird laws in Colorado and they can't. It's stupid.

Thanks for the help everyone!
[identity profile] con-tourage.livejournal.com
You are invited to this tasty late-morning shindig, from 10am-Noon on Sunday! Gotta make sure you eat while at Dragon*Con and sugary carbs are a great way to kick start the half-way point through the Con.

This will be the fouth time CON*tourage has hosted their PANCAKE CHOWDOWN so we have all of the kinks worked out and be ready for a great turnout.

PANCAKE CHOWDOWN FACEBOOK Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218672491486570

We’ll have two types of pancakes available: PLAIN and CHOCOLATE CHIP….ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, but you must clean your plate before coing back for more! This will allow us to feed the maximum number of people possible, with minimum waste. Also, if there are others who haven’t eatten yet, please give them priority when going back for more pancakes.

In addition to being a great time to fill your bellys you’ll be able to mingle with your fellow Dragon*Con attendees and swap war stories. Feel free to show up whenever…as long as it’s before Noon…and bring your friends!


TIME: 10 a.m.–Noon on Sunday

LOCATION: We won't know the Hyatt Suite # until we check in Thursday. We will post the suite # on here, on twitter, as well as www.CON-tourage.com and other outlets once we know.

Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/contourage

CON*tourage FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CON-touragecom/222461113229

For complete info. please visit: www.CON-tourage.com/Dcon2011

[identity profile] mrcell.livejournal.com
The question about taking food and drink into the hotels made me wonder: Are you allowed to eat and drink in the rooms where the con panels are held? At least, before the panel starts? Some cons allow it, some don't. I have a vague memory of reading somewhere that it's not allowed at D*C, but I haven't been able to find any info to back that up. I'd understand if it's not allowed, because of the trash problem caused by people who don't clean up after themselves. I assume it's OK while waiting in line, since I've read a lot of accounts of folks drinking while waiting to get into a panel. Is that the case?
[identity profile] alladinsane.livejournal.com
Map of Peachtree Center Complex from the official site

Downtown Google Map from The Daily Dragon

STREET RENAMING: The City of Atlanta just last week renamed Harris St., the street that runs to the south of the Hyatt, Marriott Marquis, and Hilton, to John Portman Blvd. at Historic Harris St.(how's that for a mouthful). Basically John Portman Blvd. and Harris St. are the same name. The Google Map somehow already has the new name, but other ones will still say Harris St. Most likely the street signs will still say Harris St. as well.

FYI: For those wondering who John Portman is, he's the designer/builder of several of the D*C hotels(Hyatt, Marriott Marquis, Westin) and the Peachtree Center complex with the Food Courts and the older Hamster Tunnels.

Downtown Atlanta Interactive Parking Guide

Downtown Atlanta Interactive Dining Guide

Downloadable General Downtown Map:

Downloadable Downtown Dining Map:
(I realize its dated 2008, but its still the current map CAP has on the website)

D*C Photoshoot Location Map...thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sparr0 for putting this together


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