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Celebrate reptiles at Atlanta’s first Repticon 2104

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Got snakes? How about lizards, turtles and spiders? See them or buy them as Repticon returns to Atlanta for the first show of the year.

Repticon Atlanta www.repticon.com/atlanta.html will be held January 11 and 12, 2014 at the Gwinnett County Fairground, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with VIP early entry at 9:00 a.m. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Educational Shows

Repticon Atlanta will feature a full-schedule of educational programs and interactive presentations both days. Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with things that crawl, slither or eat insects.

Saturday:
11:00 a.m. The Reptile Wrangler
12:00 p.m. Carolina Designer Dragons, bearded dragons
1:00 p.m. Primeval Beauty, ball pythons
2:00 p.m. SouthEastern Exotics.com, geckos
3:00 p.m. Georgia Reptile Society, The History of Herpetology
4:00 p.m. Carolina Designer Dragons, bearded dragons

Sunday:
11:00 a.m. SpiderBoyz.com, tarantulas
12:00 p.m. Carolina Designer Dragons, bearded dragons
1:00 p.m. The Reptile Wrangler
2:00 p.m. SouthEastern Exotics.com, geckos
3:00 p.m. Georgia Reptile Society, The History of Herpetology

The Reptile Wrangler
Ken Panse www.reptilewrangler.net returns with a hands-on presentation of reptiles. You can get up close and personal with some big snakes!

Bearded Dragons
Learn proper care of bearded dragons from Lynn Benjamin of Carolina Designer Dragons http://www.carolinadesignerdragons.com.

Ball Pythons
Steve Beamer http://www.primeval-beauty.com introduces audiences to his ball pythons.

Geckos
Southeastern Exotics www.southeasternexotics.com will introduce show attendees to the popular gecko, familiar to most of us the spokeslizard for Geico insurance.

Tarantulas
Once you’ve mastered big snakes, you can get friendly with big, hairy spiders that make great pets and can live for 15 years. SpiderBoyz www. spiderboyz.com will introduce you to them.

Georgia Reptile Society
The Georgia Reptile Society www.gareptilesociety.org always provides basic education on the role of reptiles in our ecosystem.

Door Prizes and Raffles
Raffles will be held on the hour for some great products. There will also be a special raffle exclusive to VIP ticket holders.

Ticket Options

VIP tickets are available online and represent the best ticket value. They’re good for both days and get you in an hour early on Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. Adults, $12; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free. VIP ticket holders will receive free tote bags with product samples from ZooMed on Saturday, while supplies last.

Online tickets must be picked up at the VIP check-in table at Repticon.

Two-day tickets are also available at the door. Adults, $15; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free.
One-day tickets are available only at the door, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday or Sunday.
Adults, $10; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free.

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